VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

When you volunteer with the BDIC you can choose what fits with your lifestyle, whether it be for a couple of hours of as much time as you can spare. We have a fit for your needs and skills. Our Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organisation and we believe we can work together to encourage and build on your expertise to gain further development in volunteering roles.

There is a wide range of services delivered by the Boghall Drop in Centre which are supported by our amazing volunteers.

 

One of the best benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real

difference to the lives of people and organisations in need.

 

Volunteering can benefit you and your family as much as the service you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your skill set, and boost your social skills.

 

Some of the services provided by the Boghall Drop in Centre would not be able to run without volunteers: such as the youth clubs.

 

It doesn’t matter what age you are, if you are 12 or over 75; are looking to  donate your skills or want to learn some new ones – there’s definitely something available at the Boghall Drop in Centre.

 

It doesn’t matter what age you are, if you are 12 or over 75; are looking to  donate your skills or want to learn some new ones – there’s definitely something available at the Boghall Drop in Centre.

Combat Depression: Reducing the risk of depression is another important benefit of volunteering. A key risk factor for depression is social isolation.   Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others and helps you develop a solid support system, which in turn protects you against stress and depression when you’re going through challenging times.

 

You stay Physically Healthy: Volunteering is good for your health at any age, but it’s especially beneficial in older adults.  Volunteering helps keep you active.

 

Provide career experience:  Volunteering offers you the chance to try out a new career without making a long-term commitment. It is also a great way to gain experience in a new field. For example, if you’re interested in childcare, you could volunteer at one of play sessions.

 

Increase Employability Skills: Just because volunteer work is unpaid does not mean the skills you learn are basic. The Boghall Drop in Centre openly encourages all volunteers to engage in training opportunities.  For example, recently some of volunteers have completed  First Aid, Child Protection and Health & Hygiene.

 

Volunteering can also help you build upon skills you already have and use them to benefit the greater community. For instance, if you have childcare experience you can help train and work closely with other volunteers to deliver new services in the community.

 

Some Colleges may accept your volunteering hours towards any work placement requirements.

 

Get Involved.

 

Are you interested in volunteering with the Boghall Drop in Centre?

 

Please contact the Boghall Drop in Centre to register.

You can call 01506 283201 or email  on info@bdic.org.uk to arrange a meeting.