Volunteering into Employment provides on-the-job experience and
training to people who are close to finding work but need a final helping hand.
A six-month placement provides work experience, the chance to
develop self-confidence and new skills, whilst strengthening volunteers CVs and
providing them with a recent reference.
The volunteers get a chance to develop their professionalism,
punctuality and learn about working within a team.
The placement involves volunteering for two days week and is preceded
by four days training over an initial two-week period.
Roles are found both within Thames Reach and externally and have
included social care and administrative roles at homelessness projects
including the Employment Academy, Robertson Street and at hostels and day
The volunteers will receive support and encouragement through
their six month placement in an effort to find and sustain paid work.
They will also be able to access support and
ad-hoc training via the Employment and Resettlement team and its Information
Advice and Guidance drop-ins, or be allocated a peer mentor to help them on their
journey towards finding paid employment.
For more information, please contact Thames
Reach’s Employment and Resettlement helpdesk on email@example.com
or call 0203 691 5111