Why Volunteer with Step by Step?
Our volunteering roles are mainly in Hampshire. 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.
As a volunteer, not only would you be assisting us to run more effectively, but you will also be providing a greater range of activities and support to the young people accessing our services, broadening their horizons and the opportunities they have available to them, whether it is for social activities or learning new skills.
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. Working alongside the core staff, you will help us to be more efficient and achieve better outcomes for young people that rely on our services. 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.
We all need support at some stage of our lives, and volunteering with Step by Step gives me to support young people at a time when they are discovering so much about themselves.
I enjoyed the bucket collection because it gives me a chance to give back (clichéd I know), talk to interesting people, and raise the profile of a charity doing brilliant work.
We are working across the South-East with volunteering roles mainly in Hampshire, the Hampshire-Surrey border, and occasional roles in Shaftesbury, Dorset. 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.
Regular volunteers, and those working directly with young people will be DBS checked and we endeavour to meet with everyone who enquires about volunteering with so that we can match your skills, interests and time availability to the roles we currently have.
We depend on volunteers to help us raise voluntary income to support our work. This includes 1-2hr sessions at local street collections or bag packs, volunteering at our events as race marshals, regularly collecting food donations from local supermarkets or even just wrapping up all the gifts that are donated around Christmas time for the young people we support.
If you have a specialist skill, talent or interest that may be beneficial to the young people we support, we would love to hear from you. Currently, volunteers deliver regular yoga sessions, cooking activities, walking and cycling activities to young people that are accommodated within our services. If you have a background in, or experience of, working with young people and a skill to share, please do get in touch.
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. Similarly, if you have skills in event organising, marketing, databases or any other specific area of our work, we are always on the lookout for individuals with expertise in different areas to support our teams on a regular basis.
If you’d like to have an informal chat about any current volunteer roles or an area of expertise that you have and would like to offer to Step by Step, please contact us.