Volunteering at Barod
Our volunteers support our services in many ways, adding a variety of skills and points of view.
You might be looking to work in the substance misuse field or you might just want to help others, either way, volunteering could help you as you help others.
Benefits of volunteering with Barod
- Hands-on experience – looks great on your CV
- Making a difference – great for your ‘feel good factor’
- Shadowing experienced team members – learn from some of the best in the business!
- Opportunities to shape services – we have made some great improvements based on volunteer suggestions
- Develop your own social and professional networks – meet new people and make connections
- Access to training and development opportunities – there’s always lots on offer
- Support and guidance – you’re own link worker to guide you through your volunteering journey
- Possibility of employment – whilst volunteering doesn’t guarantee you a job with us, many of our staff started out as volunteers before becoming paid members of the team
We will also provide out of pocket expenses to all volunteers.
What are we looking for in our volunteers?
Our volunteers are as different as the roles they undertake and we encourage applications by volunteers from all walks of life. You may be retired or you may never have worked, you may have a criminal record or you may be just straight out of university – everyone has something unique they can bring to the table.
The most important thing for us is enthusiasm, empathy and openness; and a willingness to work within our values and regulations.
Certain roles may require certain things, such as a driving license or computer literacy. All volunteers will need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. But please note that past criminal offences will not necessarily prevent you from volunteering with us, each case is reviewed individually based on a number of factors.
How to apply
Having specific roles for volunteers to apply for helps to provide more interesting and engaging volunteering activities, so we only take on new volunteers when we need support in a specific area or role. Our volunteering opportunities are advertised below , as well as on our social media channels and on the Volunteering Wales website.
You can find both an electronic and printable versions of the Application Form and the Equal Opportunities Form below. Please email both the completed Application and the Equal Opps forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
Give us as much information as you can, make sure we know why you would be great for the role!
Make sure you tell us what role you are going for and that your contact information is easy to see so that we can get back in touch with you.
We’ve been supporting volunteers for many years and have learnt the importance of a robust application process, which is outlined in our information guide below.
N.B You will find details of all current volunteering vacancies below. Unfortunately we cannot accept application for a volunteer position that is not currently advertised. We also cannot hold applications for future volunteer vacancies.