Volunteering FAQs

Who can volunteer for the Gingerbread?

We welcome people from all walks of life.

Student volunteers are welcome to gain skills and work experience, people in full-time employment are invited to volunteer during evening or weekend events and retired people are also welcome to put their experience and some of their newfound free time to good use.

How much time will I have to commit?

Volunteering at the Gingerbread Centre is flexible; you can give as much or as little time as you want to.

Do I need any skills or qualifications?

Our volunteer roles don’t require any special skills or qualifications, as you will acquire this on the job training. However, we do ask for;

What are the benefits of volunteering?

As a volunteer, you will gain personal satisfaction, learn new skills, gain work experience, gain, confidence, respond to challenges and enhance your CV.  You could also benefit from the opportunity of meeting new people and working as part of a dedicated team to help and support vulnerable families.

Are there short-term volunteer vacancies available?

Yes there are. If you are not able to participate as an ongoing volunteer, then there are plenty of other short-term vacancies available. Short-term volunteering roles usually take place for specific fundraising events.

Will it cost me anything to volunteer?

Volunteers will not be out of pocket when they work with us, and we will reimburse expenses.

What happens if I am unable to continue volunteering?

Volunteers can leave at any point if they feel unable to commit their time.