While we are unable to currently take on volunteers due to the ongoing covid situation, we are looking forward to offering new opportunities for volunteering with Step by Step very soon.
In the meantime, read below to find out about becoming a Step by Step volunteer and the types of opportunities we will have available.
Volunteering with Step by Step can be occasional or regular, dependent on your circumstances or interests, but whatever time you have to give, we are very grateful for your support. Volunteering for Step by Step provides you with an opportunity to give back to the local community that you live or work within, and can also allow you to use your skills, expertise or experience in a new and different way.
Every volunteer, whether it is for an hour, a day or a week, helps Step by Step to better support young people.
As a volunteer, you will very much be part of our team and work alongside our core staff. You will be given a named point of contact who will fully induct you to the team you are volunteering within and who will check in with you on a regular basis to ensure the work you are doing remains interesting and relevant to you and your skills and experience.
As a parent, I realise how lucky my children have been with family support and opportunities for their future. Not all young people are so fortunate.
When I found I had some spare time I wanted to put it towards something fulfilling. I feel strongly about the issue of homelessness, so volunteering for Step by Step was a natural choice.
We work across six counties in the South of England, but our volunteering roles will usually be in Hampshire where we have our head office and foyer accommodation. Anyone with an interest in supporting their local community is welcome to enquire about volunteering with us. The roles we are looking for will change from time to time, but all we ask of you is that you have a minimum of 2 hours available on a regular or ad hoc basis.
The qualities we look for in a volunteer are that you are approachable, reliable and most importantly, adaptable to a range of different tasks and areas that we may need support with.
Volunteers who may come into contact with young people will need to pass a DBS check.
We depend on volunteers to help raise income to support our work. Working alongside the Fundraising team, you might be helping out at events, collecting food donations from local supermarkets, or volunteering as race marshals.
Throughout our departments we are constantly in need of volunteers to support our core team with a variety of Administration tasks. Not only does this save costs for the charity, but it gives the teams a regular resource to assist them in their day-to-day roles. We are always on the lookout for individuals with expertise in different areas to support our teams on a regular basis.
We might occasionally have an opportunity to work with the Young People we support. You might be able to deliver a cookery or life skills class, or assist with other activities.