Chance to volunteer and support the community

29th January 2015

Volunteers are in demand to support job-hunters at a Doncaster skills centre.

The role would suit anyone who has time to spare during the week, is confident using computers and the internet and enjoys working with people.

Based at DWDT’s Denaby Skills Development Centre, volunteers would be on hand to help people write and upload CVs and to search and apply for job vacancies using the government’s Universal Jobmatch website.

DWDT chief executive Marisa Graziano said that volunteering was often beneficial to retired people, especially if they had worked in a similar field, or anyone keen to gain practical work experience which could improve their own chances of securing a job.

“It makes a big difference to people who might be finding retirement or unemployment a lonely experience or those who simply have a few hours to spare and enjoy supporting other people,” she added. “It’s also a great confidence-booster for anyone who hasn’t been in the workplace for a while and can be extremely rewarding.”

All DWDT volunteers receive an induction and are paid expenses. There may also be an opportunity for training in Information, Advice and Guidance to enhance their personal development.

The centre on Grays Court is used by job-hunters five days a week who can search for work online, access the latest employment vacancies and pick up information about benefits and training.

The premises are also home to the South Yorkshire Credit Union where people can get practical advice about savings and affordable borrowing.

To find out more about volunteering for DWDT, please telephone 01709 866466 or email info@dwdt.org.uk.