1st December 2021

Volunteers needed for Community Employment Hubs service

Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT)’s community-led employment support service is calling for volunteers to help reopen its walk-in centres located throughout the district.

The Community Employment Hubs service provides support to people both in and out of work, including long-term job seekers, employees at risk of redundancy or those seeking new skills or a career change.

The Community Employment Hub Coordinators are keen to hear from any volunteers who are willing to spare as little as three hours a week to help people access work and training, whilst over a hot brew.

All training is provided – all that is required from volunteers is that they have a passion for chatting and meeting new people.

The employment hubs are scheduled to reopen over the coming weeks in Dulverton, Minehead, Stogursey, Watchet and Williton, as well as five new hubs based in Wellington, an additional hub in Minehead and three hubs in Taunton.

Volunteers can expect to work with people ranging from 16 until retirement; helping them to find work, an alternative career path, or even providing advice for landing a promotion or starting up a new business.

Covid safety measures will be in place to ensure the safety of both clients and volunteers.

Volunteering for the Community Employment Hubs is a great way to give back to the community and an excellent way to make friends.

Any would-be volunteers who would like more information or to apply, should contact Georgie or Iolanda on 01823 219578 or by emailing employmentsupport@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk.  

For more information about the different volunteering roles available, visit sparkachange.org.uk/o/Community-Employment-Hubs.