Volunteers are an integral part of our community at the Haven. We greatly value the unique contribution that each of our volunteers bring to the Haven. We aim to build an inclusive community, where everyone is valued and respected.  We are committed to equal opportunities and believe that volunteering should be open to all regardless of race, gender reassignment, disability, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex or age.

Below are just some of our current volunteers:

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Rachel

Views the Haven as her neighbourhood and community. She volunteers to gain confidence, keep up her skills and to meet people in her local community.

Rachel takes orders,clears tables, uses the dishwasher and operates the till.

She's made friends, gained confidence and increased her self esteem.

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Kaden

Volunteers at the Haven to gain social skills and confidence. Kaden prepares food, serves and cleans the kitchen. Whilst volunteering he also has fun with the other volunteers and staff.

He has gained confidence and social skills, he is learning to multi task, to prepare food and to use the barista coffee machine.

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Dean

Volunteers at the Haven to get out of the house and meet people which has built his confidence. Dean enjoys being front of house taking customers orders, clearing tables and taking customers their food and drink. He’s learnt lots of new skills since volunteering at the Haven.

Our volunteers join us 

  • To offer their skills and experience to the local community

  • To make new friends

  • To belong 

  • To gain work experience.                              

  • To gain or regain confidence

  • To reduce social isolation

 

Volunteering  Opportunities include

  • Serving customers in our community coffee shop

  • Preparing light snacks and hot drinks

  • Mentoring  some younger or vulnerable volunteers with additional needs

  • Befriending (chatting and listening to service users who are alone)

  • Assisting /Facilitating activity groups 

  • Gardening

If you would like to join us as a volunteer then take a look at the role description below then either pop in to the coffee shop  or alternatively download and return the application form below.