I WANT TO VOLUNTEER
Volunteering can make a real difference to your own life and the lives of those around you.
Skills and Training Network (STN)
Transforms People through Education, Employment, and Enterprise
STN caters to beneficiaries living in London. We have a core professional team of enthusiastic, multi-skilled volunteers. STN are currently seeking volunteer teachers, mentors, carers, advocates and befrienders.
The assignment period depends on the role – see individual job descriptions below. We are looking for an initial commitment of half a day per week for 6 months. This not a binding requirement and we do accept lesser time-frames.
Applicants must be over 18. If you are under 18 and looking for a work experience volunteer placement feel free to contact us for advice.
Do I need to have a particular skill?
We are looking for highly motivated self-starters who are able to work on their own initiative. You should have a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and the internet. You should have a good command of written and spoken English. Please check the list below for the roles we currently have available. If you have a particular skillset, or more than one – let us know!
When can I volunteer?
We recruit all year round and operate on a rolling schedule. We are always looking for talented people with passion and drive. Submit your application and we will be in touch.
Where will my volunteering take place?
Skills and Training Network (STN) is based in North London. You will work from our offices with the full team in support. Some of our volunteers work from home.
What benefits you will gain from volunteering with us?
STN will provide you with professional training, shadow our key staff, learn new skills, the small daily expenses to cover the travel and lunch, meet new people, and enjoy helping others. By end of the program, you will gain our in-house volunteering certificate, professional CPD courses for free, professional references, and other benefits.
- Patience and good listening skills: it takes time to get to know the client and earn their trust.
- Open-minded and accepting: you must value the opinions and beliefs of others.
- Excellent communicator: you will talk to your client about a wide range of experiences and encourage them to talk about their ambitions.
- Dedication: you must be available to meet your client every week.
- Volunteer work placements will improve your work skills and provide work-related references.
Why do I need tp volunteer?
- learn new skills
- make friends
- give something back to my community.
- make a difference to the lives of others
- gain Confidence
- feel valued and part of a team
- meeting new people and making new friends
- a chance to socialise
- getting to know the local community.
For some, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change.
Our volunteers come from the local community and offer a variety of support actions to:
- *Socially isolated people and those with health problems who might need encouragement to re-engage with their communities
- *Unemployed people wanting to build self-confidence and develop new skills to help them find work
- *Disadvantaged young people who may lack positive role models
- *Ethnic minorities looking for information about life in the UK