Ode to RISE Volunteers ♥

The RISE volunteers are a special crew,

Always helpful in every job they do.

Patient, kind, loyal and committed,

Part of the fabric that RISE has knitted.

Loved and welcome every one, 

So come along and join the fun!!

by: anon

Find out more about your next volunteer opportunity here…

RISE Volunteer Information Pack 2022

Did you know?….

RISE receives over 100 new volunteer enquiries every year 

RISE has 70 registered volunteers supporting our range of services 

So far this year (Jul 21-Mar 22) volunteers have given 5621 hours to support RISE services 

Our youngest registered volunteer to date is 14 years and our oldest 81 years 

Our volunteers are recognised within the community for the work they do with RISE

RISE yearly Volunteers Recognition Event (2022)- celebrating together

Bingo Fun!

BBQ Feast!

Why volunteer for RISE?

  • All volunteers are matched to a mentor to support and develop them on their journey with RISE

 

  • All our volunteers are referenced, have an enhanced DBS check and receive induction training prior to starting
  • Approx. 60% of our volunteers have previously been supported by RISE

 

  • Approx. 80% of volunteers leave to find employment 
  • We offer 14 different volunteering opportunities in a variety of locations from pre-school helper to in-school mentoring to gardening
  • We offer 14 different volunteering opportunities in a variety of locations from pre-school helper to in-school mentoring to gardening

 

  • We offer extended work experience placements and college L2 & L3 extended work placements
  • We offer placements to support the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme 

Volunteering Opportunities

With each volunteering opportunity, you will receive induction training with our volunteer coordinator. After we have identified which volunteering position you would be best suited to, a full DBS check & induction training will be undertaken.

We currently have volunteering opportunities in many areas of the service including:

  • Bookstart Corner
  • Family Visiting Service
  • RISE Youth
  • Breast Feeding Peer Support
  • Child Contact Centre





    By sending this form you agree to share your details with our volunteer coordinators. They will contact you to discuss the next steps.
    The RISE Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all volunteers to share in this commitment. All volunteer roles are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and are subject to satisfactory references, and enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check and training as appropriate for the role.

    “It gave me the opportunity to get my confidence back”….

    “I  became a volunteer for The RISE Trust in 2021…

    It gave me the opportunity to get my confidence back after being a full time mum for 3 years.

    The Children Centre helped me a lot from the beginning in my motherhood journey and I love the fact that I can give the same to someone else.

    Feeling inspired??  Get in touch with Vicky on 01249 464008 or email vickyw@therisetrust.org

    I would recommend volunteering to everyone. It is great to give back, particularly to your local community“….

    “After a lessening in my family commitments, I wanted to find something worthwhile and fulfilling to do”.

    I had heard about the Rise Trust, a local grass roots community charity. I truly believed in their ethos and the valuable support they provide to families.

    I initially started volunteering in the Nursery in the summer club, then I helped with the Young Parents Group and finally found my niche with the Contact Centre

    I would recommend volunteering to everyone. It is great to give back, particularly to your local community. You also gain useful transferable skills that can aid you in the workplace. Another positive is working alongside the most amazing team!!. Its wonderful to see families flourish and thrive and to be there to help and support in their progress.

    Feeling inspired??  Get in touch with Vicky on 01249 464008 or email vickyw@therisetrust.org

    The RISE are a great team to work with and are extremely supportive.“….

    Volunteering for RISE is a wonderfully rewarding experience”.

    It has enabled me to share my skills and knowledge with others and it has been a pleasure to see the confidence and skills build in those with whom I have worked.

    I have met some lovely families and professionals, making me feel very valued and the work which I do is very satisfying.

    The RISE are a great team to work with and are extremely supportive. 

    Feeling inspired??  Get in touch with Vicky on 01249 464008 or email vickyw@therisetrust.org

    “One of the top 10 best decisions I’ve made in my life, possibly ever“…

    “I joined RISE Youth for 2 reasons”….

    • To help the people my age who have been given up by the education system
    • To give back to a charity and employer who have given so much to my mum whilst working there

    Volunteering for RISE youth has been one of the top 10 best decisions I’ve made in my life, possibly ever. Yes it can be challenging on some days but it’s all part of a job that’s worth it all at the end of the day, all of which becomes easier when working with such a brilliant team.

    Do you think you could volunteer for RISE? Complete our expression of interest form and one of our team will be in touch or contact Vicky on 01249 464008 email vickyw@therisetrust.org

    “I would thoroughly recommend volunteering as a way of gaining experience”….

    “After the pandemic hit, I approached the volunteer coordinator and completed the volunteer training”

    The first programme I was involved in was Bookstart Corner – encouraging children from an early age to enjoy books and rhymes.  I then trained as a Mentor Me volunteer, working within a school setting.  I enjoyed building a relationship with the child, working through any issues they had and helping them to gain confidence.

    I pursued a career further as a TA and  carried on volunteering in a school with the Mentor Me programme. I had the full support of The RISE Trust when completing application forms – they were happy to provide references for me which was fantastic.  I gained employment as a Teaching Assistant drawing on my experience from my volunteer roles – I had quite a lot to tell.  It was lovely to have positive feedback from both the child and school when completing that placement at the end of the year.

    I would thoroughly recommend volunteering as a way of gaining experience and getting into the workplace – it’s extremely rewarding! I’d recommend it to anybody.

    Feeling inspired??  Get in touch with Vicky on 01249 464008 or email vickyw@therisetrust.org

    Sakshi

    make a better tomorrow”….

    Sakshi started with us last year. After successfully completing the training she is now enjoying being a Parent Group Leader as part of the Empowering Parents Empowering Communities programme – facilitating ‘Being a Parent’ courses across North Wiltshire.
    Sakshi says…..“I love having the opportunity to explore and develop my passion to support children and parents to make a better tomorrow”.
    Feeling inspired??  Get in touch with Vicky on 01249 464008 or email vickyw@therisetrust.org

    “Volunteering makes me feel like I’m able to help people”

    I like planning and supporting young people to take part in activities.

    The experience I get while volunteering will help me to become a teacher.

    Feeling inspired from some of our volunteers stories?  Get in touch with Vicky on 01249 464008 or email vickyw@therisetrust.org to find out more!

    The RISE Trust work in partnership with:

    Wiltshire Council, Community Co-ordinators, Employment and Community Skills, Special Educational Needs and Disability Service.

    We are also members of:

    The Wiltshire Children and Families Voluntary Sector Forum

    and NCVO: