Volunteers perform a wide range of tasks and duties at TLCCH – some more glamorous than others! No matter what responsibilities you undertake you can rest assured that your efforts will be greatly appreciated. Without the generous help of our volunteer team it won’t be possible to keep the Centre functioning for the benefit of the whole community.
We hope that our volunteers will enjoy the time they spend in the Centre, no matter what tasks they are doing. We want to do all we can to make your volunteering experience worthwhile and enriching. We are committed to providing whatever support you need to get the most out of your time at TLCCH. This includes a range of training opportunities.
There are lots of ways in which you can help us with our work. Our volunteers have lots of fun whilst making a really worthwhile contribution to the College and the local community.
The roles we are currently recruiting for are described below.
Please sign up HERE if you can help
Our volunteer receptionists welcome visitors to the Colllege with a cheery hello and a friendly smile!
Most volunteers have a regular slot for half a day or an evening each week. As well as 'meeting and greeting' our reception team respond to booking enquiries and general requests for information about the College. They answer the phone and monitor the reception email box, received deliveries and sort post, ensure that visitor sign in, and keep an eye on the CCTV. You will enjoy this volunteering opportunity if you like meeting people, and are good at communicating and problem solving. Sometimes it can be quiet (so feel free to bring a book to read!) but now that lots of things are starting to happen the receptionist's role can become quite busy.
We run training sessions for new reception volunteers and you will join an experienced receptionist for a session or two before going it alone. There are always staff in the building to refer to if anything unexpected crops up.
Our dear old College building has been rather neglected over the last few years. We are determined to bring it up to scratch so that our community has a great place to meet, learn, exercise, organize, have fun, and relax. It is a big building and we are seeking funding for some big refurbishment projects. However there are lots of room, corridors, and spaces that can be improved rapidly by a bit of 'TLC' and a splash of paint.
If you love a bit of filling and sanding, are handy with paint brush, or rock it with a roller why not come and give us a hand. We organize frequent 'working party' days but we also have ongoing projects which volunteers can help out with.
As you'd expect, we are only using environmentally-friendly, healthy decorating products and have entered into a partnership with German company DPM Mashel who product natural paints in powder form to cut out the costly transport of water from factory to site. Here's some more information about their Farnovo paint range