Foresight recruits and manages volunteers who assist with supporting all service users to access a wide range of activities on offer at the centre which helps to promote independent living in and outside the home.
Foresight has many different volunteering opportunities available at our Grimsby and Scunthorpe Centres -
At the Grimsby centre we have activities for our adults running from 10 am - 3 pm Monday to Friday and we have our Children Hub Scheme running every Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm.
At the Scunthorpe centre we have activities running for our adults from 10 am - 3 pm Monday to Friday and we have our Children Scheme running every Monday from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Tuesday 5 pm - 8 pm, Friday 5 pm - 8 pm and Saturday 10 am - 2 pm.
We are very flexible with days and times you are able to volunteer at our centres so please don't hesitate to apply.
Foresight offers an introductory interview for new volunteers to come along and see exactly what Foresight is all about before they decide if volunteering is for them. As a volunteer you have access to our free safeguarding training which is mandatory for all volunteers, employability training ran by CERT Training and free distance learning courses ran by the Grimsby Institute. Before a volunteer starts they will receive a full induction and a picture name badge.
Volunteering is not just about giving up personal time and supporting others it is also about gaining the necessary skills to build self-confidence and self-belief that many people are lacking, which they will need to enhance their job prospects and boost their CV. Volunteering is also about meeting other like-minded individuals and building a new network of skills and training.
Foresight has various ongoing projects, courses and activities inside the centre and a variety of sports and active recreation held at various centres throughout North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and surrounding areas so there is plenty for you to get involved in!
Networking with other organisations is paramount to Foresights ongoing need for volunteers and as there is a wide range of people who require the opportunity to progress their skills and wellbeing, Foresight is keen to support and promote their volunteers to succeed in achieving their own goals. Foresight has gained various partnerships with leading organisations such as the JobCentre Plus, CERT Training, North East Lincolnshire Council Employment Services, Duke of Edinburgh, NCS, Franklin College, Tollbar Academy, the Grimsby Institute, the Grimsby University Centre, MENCAP and Care Plus Employability Services and will continue to open doors to other organisations.
The organisation also offers a befriending service for visually impaired people over the age of 18 Years and each befriending client needs a volunteer to support them. Foresight also runs a Talent Match programme and works with young volunteers from 16 Years to 25 Years who not only assist with the day to day courses and activities at the centre but also play an important role in the children's holiday's schemes that run throughout the year. Foresight volunteers are the heart of our organisation and their support and commitment to the service user is undoubtedly first-class.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the form below, and a member of the volunteer team will contact you.