Benefits of Volunteering

As well as being hugely rewarding on a personal level, volunteering can help equip you with additional skills and work experience that will greatly enhance your employment prospects. We offer formal recognition of the services our volunteers provide, offering certificates and sometimes nominating them for public service awards.

How You Can Help Out

The CAIA relies on the help of volunteers to help with its various services. You can really make a difference by getting involved in the following areas:

  • Helpers for the Pre School and Youth Club
  • Helpers at events

Apply to Volunteer

Your title

Your Name (required)

Your Contact Number (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Address (required)

How did you hear about volunteering for CAIA?

Which days & times would you be available to help?
 Monday AM Monday PM Tuesday AM Tuesday PM Wednesday AM Wednesday PM Thursday AM Thursday PM Friday AM Friday PM Occasionally at weekends?

Would you be willing to visit people in their own homes? All expenses will be paid by CAIA
 Yes No

Please note that we do need a satisfactory reference before you can start as a volunteer and we cannot always guarantee a suitable role. Some jobs will be subject to a DBS police check.

Your skills and interests: Please tick as many as you want
 Admin/Clerical Car Owner Computer Skills (MS Office Proficient) Cooking Driving Events Fundraising Graphic Design/Publishing Languages (Specify below) Library Listening/Befriending Photography Practical (DIY, Gardening, Shopping) Social Media

Volunteer support areas: Please mark any fields you would be interested in working in
 Admin/Clerical Data Entry Domestic Cooking Domestic Cleaning Elderly Support Roles Interpreters (Specify languages below) Library Digitisation (Cataloguing, Scanning, etc) Library Book Salvage Organisational Assistance (Filing, etc) Play Group Assistants PR (Written communications) Social Media Channels Translation of written Armenian to English Youth Work Visiting and Befriending

If you ticked either language box above, or you have other skills you wish to tell us about, please put them in the box below:

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

As some of the CAIA’s volunteering opportunities will involve direct contact with potentially vulnerable older people, applications to volunteer are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

This means that potential volunteers are required to declare their entire criminal record, including cautions, reprimands, final warnings and criminal convictions categorised s `spend’ under the above legislation.

Please complete and sign this section. The information provided will be kept confidential.

It will only be disclosed to specific CAIA staff if/when they are considering you for specific volunteering opportunities (where you may come into contact with potentially vulnerable adults).

Have you ever been convicted at a Court or Cautioned by the Police for any offence?
 Yes No

If yes, please give details, including date(s) and nature of offence(s).