Volunteering & Back to Work

Would you like to volunteer? Are you looking to get back to the workplace? We can help.


Volunteering in our children’s centres

Spurgeons has depended upon volunteers for 150 years to help deliver services which change the lives of children and families. We value our volunteers as individuals, and as part of the teams within each children’s centre.  There are lots of opportunities for all levels of experience, and so we would welcome hearing from anyone who has skills or experience that they think would support our work. Current opportunities include:

  • Early years volunteer – supporting our early years team to run sessions for families including set up and tidy up, role modelling positive communication and play.
  • Volunteer gardener – keeping our outside spaces tidy and attractive by trimming hedges, pulling weeds, sweeping leaves and other outdoor activities.
  • Reading volunteer – supporting primary pupils in school on their reading journey through weekly visits to listen to children.
  • Parent Group Leader – co-facilitating our empowering ‘Being a Parent’ course.
  • Seasonal volunteers – i.e. Father Christmas!

All roles will require an enhanced DBS check and references.  Full training for each role will be provided.

You can develop your interests or start something new, build your confidence or put something back into the community.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at one of the children’s centres, please contact us.

Volunteering for other charities

If you are interested in volunteering with other charities and organisations, but you don’t know where to begin, we can help you there too.  There are lots of opportunities to get involved, and lots of reasons for getting involved.  You could be looking to build your CV, or you might find yourself with some free time that you’d like to use supporting the community around you.

We have lots of links to other charities and organisations and we want to help you help them. Please do contact us:

Other sources of information:

Wiltshire Together

Community First (Volunteer Connect)

Back to work

If you are looking to get back into work, volunteering can be an excellent way to build your CV.  The children’s centre team can also support you back into work by exploring next steps, applying for childcare funding (where applicable) and/or helping you to brush up on some key skills.

Wiltshire’s Family and Community Learning team work really closely with the children’s centres offering some of their courses within the centres, other convenient community locations and even online.  Courses include maths and English, boosting your career, and supporting your children with their homework.  There is also more information about the support on offer from Wiltshire Council on their website.

Other sources of information:

Wiltshire College

National course advice and information from the UK Government

Learning Curve

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