Whether you just want to do something as a one-off or you are looking to do something a little bit more regularly, there are so many ways in which you can volunteer with us. As a community charity, we rely on the support of those who volunteer with us by fundraising or helping us in practical ways.
And it’s good for you too! Research and leading organisations on mental health show that volunteering can have great benefits for your mental health –knowing that you are helping others can be a real boost to how you are feeling. It can also give you the opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience you can add to your CV.
Here are some of the ways in which you can volunteer with SLEAP:
Crisis support - You may be able to help organise our food and toiletries bank or help with food collections and distributions.
Hosting – Check the link to find out more about this way to directly support vulnerable young people.
Befriending – Check this link about how to become that trusted adult who can be around to encourage, mentor and support a young person.
Volunteer at New Day Homes and Hope Charity Shop (5 Hough Lane, Leyland PR25 2YB) – This charity shop financially supports SLEAP and another two projects. Charity shops cannot be run without the amazing support of volunteers who donate their time regularly. At the moment, they are looking for someone who could commit to helping one day/week or a morning/week. Why not getting in touch with them to find out more? Or contact us.
Help us run The Buzz – You could help us with some of our group sessions or our ‘drop-ins’ around the community.
Become one of our trusted professionals, giving young people work experience opportunities in your shop, business or trade.
Volunteer in the office and gain some admin experience.
Become a volunteer speaker or ambassador for SLEAP telling your community about the work of SLEAP and helping us recruit more volunteers.
Volunteer with our trustees to provide admin support to the Chair. This could be taking notes in trustees meetings and helping getting all documents sent to people on time.
Contact us to find out more or to discuss other ideas and opportunities.