TRAIN has always had a strong volunteer base and we have benefitted from people with skills in the following areas:
- Graphic Design
- Project Management
- Information technology
- Mini bus driving
- Health and beauty
- Mental Health
- Street Work
- Community liaison
As you can see, there is scope for all sorts of people to join us as volunteers and we are open to working with you for as much or as little time you can spare.
Currently we have 18 volunteers who help us by:
- Sit on our management committee
- Do detached sessions with Paul and Karen on the streets and in the schools at lunchtimes
- Run our football project with Paul
- Attend our residential weekend
- Participate in local social action projects
- Run pampering and cookery evenings
- Maintain our office IT
- Project management
- Act as Trustees
People who come forward to help with TRAIN do so because they believe in the value of our young people and they have a desire to see them making the best of themselves and living fulfilling lives. Our volunteers are from many different backgrounds and vary widely in age range, but each one makes a unique contribution to the charity and enables it to keep going year after year.
If you feel that you have a skill that would be of benefit to TRAIN but are unsure about offering please do get in touch. We have a straightforward process which involves completing our volunteer application form and meeting with us informally to discuss how we could involve you!
Please fill in our application at http://goo.gl/TnX7vg
Still not sure..........
Please read on find what made some of our volunteers come on board.
"I am involved because I enjoy working with young people. I think that their energy and enthusiasm should be encouraged as we try to help them to find out who they are and what their special contribution to this world will be!"
"I used to hang around the streets of Didcot when I was a teenager and I know people who have changed their life for the better and those who haven't. This makes me want to help young people to change themselves for the better"
"I have always been involved in customer service in some way at work due to my open and easy going communication style. I enjoy meeting people and helping them to unpack their problems in search of finding workable solutions"
"TRAIN helped my little brother in the past and I would like to give back"
"I'm excited about working with youth in Didcot. I hope that over time I can develop meaningful relationships with them and make a difference in their lives"
"I grew up around drugs and a mostly absent father. I would like to be able to help those in a similar place in life"