Step Together Volunteering 

Step Together Volunteering is a national charity providing bespoke services to enable people who are facing barriers in their lives to become actively involved in their communities through volunteering.  We believe that though volunteering individuals can not only learn new skills but more importantly improve their self-confidence and aspirations for their future. Actively engaging in a volunteering opportunity that you feel is valuable and supports your community not only helps to overcome social isolation but it is also rewarding and even fun!
 


WIS/Veteran Programme 


Our Rehabilitation through Volunteering programmes supports WIS service personnel, veterans and their families across the UK to make significant change in their lives, through one-to-one support and group work volunteering activities. 

-  We provide 1-2-1 support to enable individuals to find and sustain volunteering placements that work for them. The support is not time limited and may include, for example: researching placements; completing applications; interview preparation; accompanying clients to interviews as well as in-placement visits to ensure it is working for both the client and the charity.  

- Depending on the area we also run a number of group volunteering programmes such as: Welfare Walks and Archeological Dig at Salisbury Plains etc. 

Currently we offer this programme in the following regions:

North of England

Midlands and East of England

South England and Wales

To make a referral for your client please complete and submit the following form  

WIS Referral Form

If referring on behalf of a client please direct the client to our equal opportunities form found at the bottom of this page for completion.


Ex Offender Programme

The Ex Offender Programme provides group work and 1-2-1 services to people who are experiencing barriers moving on in their lives as a result of their offending history.
 
- We provide 1-2-1 support to enable individuals to find and sustain volunteering placements that work for them. The support is not time limited and may include, for example: researching placements; completing applications; interview preparation; how to disclose convictions; accompanying clients to interviews as well as visits during placements to ensure it is working for both the client and the charity.  

-  'For My Future' is a semi-structured, gender specific 6 week programme. The programme is designed to improve self-esteem and confidence through group work discussions and targeted learning, some of the topics covered include: Decision Making Skills; How to build a CV without much work experience; Interview Techniques and Practice Interviews. Attendees receive workbooks to complete throughout the programme and a certificate of achievement at the end, they will then be signposted to volunteering opportunities, educational courses, and other employment support agencies. They can also choose to access one to one support from myself to make the next steps in their journey. 

Currently the Ex Offender Programme is available in the Greater Manchester Area

To make a referral for your client please complete and submit the following form

 ExO Referral Form

If referring on behalf of a client please direct the client to our equal opportunities form found at the bottom of this page for completion.


Young Persons Programmes  

Our young persons programmes offer 1-2-1 support to enable young people to find and sustain volunteering placements that work for them. The support is not time limited and may include researching placements; completing applications; interview preparation; accompanying clients to interviews as well as visits during placements to ensure it is working for both the young person and the charity.  

Referral criteria and process

Young people aged 16-25 living in Greater Manchester and Bristol or living in Dumfries & Galloway aged 15-25. The young person will be interested in volunteering and have at least one or more real or perceived barriers, for example NEET; learning difficulty; homeless; mental health or substance misuse issues.  I will inform you when I have contacted your client and they are happy to proceed with the support, I will also provide regular updates of their progress.    

Currently our Young Persons Programmes provide support in:

Bristol

Dumfries and Galloway

Greater Manchester (coming soon)

To make a referral for your client please complete and submit the following form

Young Persons Referral Form

If referring on behalf of a client please direct the client to our equal opportunities form found at the bottom of this page for completion.


Self Referral's

If you are an individual seeking support, i.e. not coming to us via another support organisation, then we welcome self referrals, please check that that you are located in one of the programme areas, as listed above, and then complete the following referral form and the equal opportunities form found below:

Self Referral Form


Equal Opportinities

Why do we collect this information? Collecting information on equalities helps us to ensure that every person supported by Step Together Volunteering is treated with dignity and respect and given access to opportunity and support in a way that shows we value difference and diversity.

What do we do with the information? This information is stored separately from client records and is always anonymous. We use the information to ensure our commitment to equalities is working in practice. As a publicly funded organisation, we are sometimes asked to share equalities data with our funders, who are keen to ensure all clients are treated fairly. Only statistical data is shared.

Do I have to complete this form? No. Whilst we strongly encourage you to complete it, to help us ensure our policy and procedures are working, you will not be treated any differently because you choose not to provide this information.

Confidentiality: This information will be treated in the strictest confidence and will be used for monitoring purposes only. Step Together Volunteering’s Statement on Equal Opportunities: Step Together Volunteering is committed to ensuring that no person will be treated less favourably than another because of their age, gender, colour, race diversity, disability, faith/belief, nationality, ethnicity, citizenship, physical appearance, health status, social position, employment status, family marital status, political belief, trade union membership, sexual orientation or non-relevant previous convictions.

Equal Opportunities

Registered charity number: 1038253, Scottish charity number: SC040616, Company Limited by Guarantee: 2932195
Log in | Powered by White Fuse