VOLUNTEER FOR INVOLVE
Whether you are looking for a more active role in the community, want to meet new people or want to improve your professional skills, we have the perfect opportunities to meet your volunteering needs. There a variety of roles you can choose from, just follow the links below to see the individual role descriptions.
We are actively recruiting
Non- Executive Directors/ Trustees to join the Board at Involve Kent.
We are an innovative, creative and growing social action charity with 40 staff and around 400 volunteers, seeking people with commercial and non-profit management skills and insight to help us grow and develop. You’ll need a passion for making a difference to disadvantaged and vulnerable people, and an ability to consider and contribute towards strategic plans, decisions on finances, staffing, service design and new projects and contracts.
We are particularly seeking interest from individuals with the following skills/ expertise;
• Business management and leadership; particularly retail or other customer focused industry, and leadership of SMEs
• Health; particularly strategic leadership, planning, commissioning
• Finance; particularly financial management, audit and strategy
• Marketing and social media
• Arts development
We are actively seeking to build a diverse Board and would very much welcome applications from people with other skills and backgrounds, who feel they could contribute something towards the future direction of the organisation. We also welcome applications from volunteers and people who have used our services.
The role requires regular attendance at Board meetings (6 times per year, held in Maidstone) and occasional committee meetings. We are a flexible organisation for the right candidate, following initial induction we will consider virtual attendance at meetings to support individuals in meeting both their professional commitments and those required as a trustee. Under charity regulation, these roles must be unremunerated, though all expenses are covered. More information can be found here.
To Express an Interest
To see our volunteers, clients and staff in action, please click here for our documentary.
Volunteer with older people
Get involved with our Befriending services for older people, visiting or calling isolated individuals who may not have spoken to anyone in days, often weeks. Befriending is a highly sociable role and a great way of putting your people skills to good use.
Become a volunteer driver
Help with driving physically frail and older members of the community to the hospital, supermarket or wherever they need to be, who otherwise would not be able to make the journey with public transport. Volunteer drivers offer an essential service that helps older people keep their independence and reduces social isolation.
Involve’s Community Transport service relies on the support of volunteers to help people who are unable to use public transport, whether this is due to a disability, frailty, illness or an injury.
Volunteer at our Postural Stability Classes
Help older people at our postural stability classes. These classes help to prevent falls by strength and core exercises and also help older people know what to do if they have a fall.
Volunteer in our Involve Shop
The Involve Shop isn't your average charity shop. As well as selling a wide range of locally produced arts and crafts we also run weekly workshops and knitting and sewing groups. Find our shop next to the bus station at The Mall, Maidstone. For this role you will need to have a good knowledge of services in the local area as one of the main parts of the role is signposting. You will be given full training about Involve and it's services, but you will also be able to think on your feet to refer visitors to the right organisations and services.