Volunteer at Doorway 

Doorway operates a Drop-in Service for Young People, who range in ages 16- 25+,  who access our service, whether it’s from popping into reception to make enquires to using our shower or accessing our free IT services.  We rely on our volunteers to continue to run this service.

We need volunteers who want to give something back to the local community, who enjoy a friendly conversation, who strive on meeting new people. Our volunteers utilise all of their qualities from previous life experiences in order to touch upon another person’s life, especially when it really matters. By getting involved with Doorway, you will be making a difference.

You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications, but do need to be interested in other people by being open minded to different social circumstances and we welcome volunteers from a range of backgrounds and circumstances to build on Doorways reputation of assisting young people facing homelessness.

Volunteering is a commitment that can be challenging, but at the same time rewarding and we strive on empowering our volunteers in developing their own self-esteem and confidence, by enhancing success in personal development through opportunities, such as

  • Volunteering on Doorway Reception
  • External training,
  • Attending Events
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Helping with fundraising events
  • Enhancing your skills set and adding to your CV for future employment 

Why Volunteer? 

Kay’s Story

I started volunteering just over 7 months ago, it's something I’d always considered but never saw myself doing due to lack of confidence and I never knew how or where to start. I saw volunteering at Doorway a great path into a career in support work and care for young people. I’ve witnessed people I know be led down a path they couldn't escape, people I care about give up. I’ve experienced times in my life where I lost hope, felt alone, didn't have a voice, and made mistakes, been someone I didn't want to be. But there is hope, and that's why I volunteer because I want to help young people see that their lives now don't have to be that way forever, that people do care, and change is possible.’

Still not sure about volunteering?

If you have any queries about volunteering, please contact the volunteer co-ordinator:

Laura Summers

Tele: 02476 586926/ 07507660925.

Email: laura.summers@doorway.org.uk

Post: Doorway Advice Service,
        25-27 Dugdale Street,
        CV11 5QJ.