Volunteering

Volunteering at playability is flexible, fun and fulfilling. All we ask is that you attend when you say you will and you have fun! 

You can bring your skills from your job or study, or you might want to volunteer to do something completely different than what you are used to, we respect that.

Most of our play staff joined us as volunteers.

We are happy to provide references for Uni or D of E.

Volunteering is really about what you can give to others which is a rewarding experience.

 

I've never done anything like this before.

We ask that you participate to the best of your ability and are aware that the situation may be intimidating if you are not used to the environment we work in. This is not something to be concerned about, go at your own pace and build your confidence in a way that is suitable for you.

However, the care and support of our young people is always our, and should be your, primary concern.

You are not alone, there are other volunteers around you who will have more experience and will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. We have training and other support events that will give you grounding for working with us.

 

 

What's in it for me?

Firstly, fun. Secondly, a fulfilling involvement that can give you practical and relevant experience and support applications for work or study. All your work can be verified and references given. Thirdly, a network of like-minded people who can empathise with your situation, and hopefully some friends along the way. Lastly, the satisfaction that you have made a difference to the young people and their families, being a positive role model.

What do I need?

A willingness to try, participate to the best of your ability and to turn up when you say you will. You will need to be DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked for working with vulnerable young people.

If you are interested in volunteering, use the contact us page, send us a message and the playability team will get back to you.