Volunteer

Volunteering at the Safety Centre is a really rewarding experience.

As one of our volunteers, you’re part of a close-knit community, all with a common goal – to use education to save lives. 

You’ll help us deliver our dynamic safety sessions with the Safety Centre team to young people and all we ask for is your time, a positive attitude and an interest in developing your own skills.  

You can do this in one of two ways – either by becoming a tour guide in Hazard Alley or by being a guide answering the children’s emergency calls. We’ll provide you with the training you need, and complete the relevant disclosure checks. 

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If you don’t see yourself working directly with young people or don’t want to make a commitment to regular times, we have other activities that we need volunteer help with including:

  • DIY
  • Administration
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • HR support
  • Recruiting more volunteers
  • Staffing stands at community events
  • Social media campaigns & marketing

What would you get out of volunteering at the Safety Centre? 

  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are teaching valuable life skills that can help to save lives 
  • Make new friends and widen your social circle 
  • Have a welcoming friendly environment to work in 
  • Work with enthusiastic children who enjoy the learning environment 
  • A pleasant and enjoyable experience which is both interesting and rewarding 
  • Gain experience that might help you find a new job or change career 

Benefits 

  • A polo-shirt and sweatshirt to wear 
  • A staff room with tea and coffee facilities and an area to sit and chat 
  • Out of pocket expenses 
  • An invitation to two organised social activities a year 
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FAQs

Yes, we work on an individual basis and you will start by shadowing a guide for a few times, then you will work with a guide until you can do all twelve scenarios by yourself, then you will have a final assessment. Each guide will also be given an information booklet for reference.

Again we work on an individual basis, and we are flexible to the amount of time an individual can give. Once training has commenced we would need a fairly long term commitment, however, sessions per week can vary from as little as 1 to as many as 10,depending on the volunteers availability.

You do not need any qualifications but it can be an advantage if you like working with children. The minimum age of a volunteer guide is 16 yrs old and our guides are a mixture of all ages.

How can I find out more about becoming a volunteer?

For further information please contact 01908 263 009 or email  info@safetycentre.co.uk

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