If you are looking to develop your skills and confidence for work and have a few spare hours each week, you could join our team as a Mahdlo Volunteer. It’s a great way of developing your self-confidence, motivation and employability skills whilst making a real difference to the lives of our young members.
To find out about becoming a Volunteer Mentor or Business Mentor, click here.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO BECOME A MAHDLO VOLUNTEER?
You can volunteer at Mahdlo if you are aged 16 or over and have left school.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Your training will cover everything you need to know about being a Volunteer here at Mahdlo, including:
- What is youth work?
- What skills and abilities are needed for youth work?
- What are my motivation and goals for wanting to volunteer?
- Where does motivation come from?
- Exploring your beliefs
- What are boundaries?
- Understanding your comfort zones
- Improving your confidence
- Valuing difference
- What issues do young people face?
- Communication and team work
Whilst you’ll want to make a real difference when you volunteer, it’s not just about what you can do for others. Here are some of the things that volunteering can do for you:
GIVE YOUR CV A BOOST
Time Bank recently did a survey of some of the UK’s leading businesses and 73%* said they’d employ someone who’s volunteered over someone who hasn’t.
MEET NEW PEOPLE
You’ll probably meet people from different cultures and backgrounds that you might not normally. Volunteering with people who are as passionate about improving the opportunities for you people, as you are, is a great way to meet like-minded people.
GET BACK INTO WORK
It’s a great way to get a reference and fill gaps in your work experience. You can also try out different types of work to get a taster – which can really help you if you’re looking for a job or want to change direction.
IMPROVE YOUR CONFIDENCE
You’ll learn and do things that you might not normally get the chance to – this can be a real