Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to securing NREC’s future as we are a small charity with limited funds. Despite covering the whole of Northamptonshire and providing services at 3 offices, we only have two permanent paid members of staff.  Chris is our case handler who offers a free service to local residents who have suffered unlawful discrimination on the grounds of a protected characteristic. Anjona is our Chief Executive. Anjona is responsible for day-to-day management, public legal education and consultancy. Our offices are based in Northampton (main office), Wellingborough and Kettering. All of our services are offered free, with exception to some training and consultancy services. You can find out more information about the services that we offer by looking through the rest of this website.

Why Volunteer with NREC?

  • Develop transferable skills including use of Microsoft packages, attention to detail, working as part of a team within an office environment, working on tasks independently and develop your knowledge on different social and legal topics.
  • Feel a part of the local community by supporting the work of NREC
  • Encourage social and legal change
  • Broaden your future opportunities
  •  Build your confidence within the workplace if you have been out of work or are a student
  • Make new friends and acquaintances from different walks of life
  • Attend our training events for free (subject to availability)
  • We also cover some expenses including travel to ensure that you are not out of pocket (further details available upon request)

What are we looking for in Volunteers?

We welcome people from all backgrounds whether they have no work experience, are considering returning to work, have a strong academic background or specialist knowledge and skills. So if you are keen to learn or if you have skills that may be of relevance such as design, IT, media, photography, editing or legal knowledge then please email info@northamptonshirerec.org.uk to arrange an informal appointment. Our main expectations are below. We are sure that you will find them reasonable.

What Expectations does NREC have of their Volunteers?

  • To maintain confidentiality
  • To work as part of a team
  • To respect staff, volunteers, board members and clients
  • To be reliable
  • We ask that you donate 3 hours a week (we are flexible on times)

How do Volunteers Support the Work of NREC?

Tasks that you may be asked to complete may vary depending on current events and projects that we are working on. Tasks may include:

  • Drafting letters
  • Completing administrative duties including photocopying.
  • Conducting research and surveys
  • Designing posters and leaflets
  • Drafting freedom of information requests
  • Attending fundraising and public events under the supervision of a member of staff

What our Volunteers Say about volunteering with NREC

“I am excited about starting at NREC. I am really committed to everything they stand for. I can not wait to get stuck in.” E.T. August 2015

“Volunteering at NREC provides me with an opportunity to gain insight into issues that have an impact on our local community. I also find the work interesting as I am studying law.”  N.T. in July 2015

“Volunteering at NREC gives me experience in an office environment whilst also feeling like I am doing something helpful for a really important organisation that local people rely on.” T.B. July 2015

“I began volunteering at NREC to gain experience for a volunteering module at The University of Northampton. I have really enjoyed the experience and found that they were flexible in accommodating my other commitments.” D .S. March 2015

 

Tel 01604 400808      Fax 01604 400813    info@northamptonshirerec.org.uk

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