Volunteering with GISDA
We offer volunteering opportunities to different types of volunteers, including academic volunteers who want placement to complete their degree, school students who want work experiences, and people who are looking to help the community.
Volunteers have become an integral part of GISDA over the last year. Back at the start of 2014 we didn't have a volunteering system. It was clear, however, that establishing a volunteering system would hugely benefit GISDA as a company, the young people we support, and the wider community as a whole.
By creating volunteering opportunities, we can provide people with the skills they need to move on and find employment. Unemployment amongst young people in the area, including GISDA’s young people, is high. Volunteering opportunities can help people who have been out of work for a long or short period of time by improving their employ-ability and providing them with the support that they need. This project has developed and grown considerably, and we have already seen the positive impact it has had on our volunteers.
We offer different volunteering opportunities to different types of volunteers, including academic volunteers who want placement to complete their degree, school students who want work experiences, young people who want to develop their CV and receive training to move into work, and people who are just looking to help a charity and their community.
We have a volunteer coordinator, partly funded by Gwynedd Council and partly by WCVA Volunteering in Wales grant, who interviews volunteers on a daily basis, gives inductions, holds regular meetings, conducts training, creates new roles, awards certificates, and so on. The volunteer coordinator is the main point of contact for the volunteers.
For more details about how to volunteer with us, please get in touch. Contact us at 01286 671153.