Volunteering Towards Employment Project

Bury VCFA is pleased to announce our ‘Volunteering towards Employment Project’ (VtEP). VtEP aims to help participants in Bury who are unemployed or economically inactive to develop skills and confidence in a workplace environment by using volunteering to get closer to the jobs market. The European Social Fund (ESF) fund the project, which provides funding for employability and training projects.

New Springs Community Project

Background

Bury VCFA currently offer a local online volunteering matching service across Bury which can be accessed via the Bury VCFA website. Potential volunteers are able to register their area of interest together with activities they would like to volunteer. This is picked up by volunteer seeking organisations via an automated matching process.

This project offers the opportunity to develop this aspect of volunteer recruitment to help the unemployed or economically inactive to embrace volunteering as a step towards employment.

Project Outline & Outcomes

The VtEP project is managed and delivered by the Bury VCFA. Under current government guidelines, the activities will take place online via Microsoft Teams meetings. Full details on how to use Microsoft Teams will be provided after successful enrolment on the project.

The aim of VtEP is for participants to use volunteering experience as a step towards gaining employment. Outcomes may then be that the participants volunteering experience could ultimately lead on future employment and/or progression into Further Education or training to gain further skills to support their employability. Each participant will receive a minimum of 6 hour’s free support. Individuals will also be encouraged to continue with non-guided learning at home where appropriate.

Rammy Men Project

Eligibility and how to join VtEP

We are looking to work with participants who are unemployed or economically inactive aged 18 years and over who may be from groups such as:

Single parents
People aged 50 and over
People from ethnic minorities
People with disabilities and health conditions
Women

Participants should also be resident in the Borough of Bury and will be required to prove their identification and legal right to work in the UK.

The Woodies Project

The Woodies Project

Eligibility and how to join VtEP

We are looking to work with participants who are unemployed or economically inactive aged 18 years and over who may be from groups such as:

Single parents
People aged 50 and over
People from ethnic minorities
People with disabilities and health conditions
Women

Participants should also be resident in the Borough of Bury and will be required to prove their identification and legal right to work in the UK.

The VtEP project is scheduled to start from October 2020 and will run for approximately 6 months.

To apply to join the VtEP project please e-mail volunteering@buryvcfa.org.uk for an enrolment form.

This should then be completed and returned to the above e-mail address.