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Volunteering

 

Coastline encourages volunteering in all areas of the organisation.

We recognise and appreciate the positive contribution volunteers make to the organisation and that volunteering gives opportunities for individuals to achieve their own personal development goals. 

 

Established in 2013, Coastline’s Volunteer Scheme has gone from strength to strength and in February 2021 it was successful for a third time in obtaining the nationally recognised Investing in Volunteers accreditation. 

 

The volunteer scheme includes the following under its umbrella of support: 
 
Coastline Volunteer Opportunities
Providing voluntary roles across a number of Coastline’s departments and projects including Coastline Homeless Service, Miners Court Extra Care and Housing Services. These roles are open to all, including customers and non-customers.  

 

Partner Programme
This enables current clients of Coastline's Homeless Service to volunteer within the service with additional support. It provides homeless clients with essential employability skills and a positive focus during their journey through the service.

 

Miners Minders
This group of customers within our Miners Court Extra Care scheme are supported in donating their time. Their tasks range from befriending new customers to assisting with events and helping staff with monthly walk-a-rounds/litter picks.

 

Customer Voice
This group of customers are supported to donate their time by getting involved in the scrutiny of the organisation, shaping service design and delivery as part of the wider involvement and engagement model. The Customer Voice has evolved from Coastline’s previous Customer Scrutiny Committee and is a new way of delivering scrutiny. You can read more on the Have Your Say page.

 

 

If you are interested in volunteering with Coastline please contact our Volunteer Manager Tamsyn Pegler on 01209 200200 or email getinvolved@coastlinehousing.co.uk

 

Benefits of Volunteering at Coastline

  • Greater self-confidence
  • Improved self esteem
  • Learning new and developing existing skills
  • Training and Shadowing opportunities
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses
  • Time Credits to spend on attractions, services and products
  • Celebrations throughout the year

Current Vacancies

 We have a number of volunteer vacancies currently available at our Homeless Service in Pool, including: 

  • Garden Volunteer
  • Donation Volunteer
  • Cooking Volunteer

If you are interested in one of these roles or have alternative skills/ experience that you think would be beneficial to the Homeless Service please contact our Volunteer Manager on 01209 200266 or email tamsyn.pegler@coastlinehousing.co.uk
 

Our volunteers

Simone first approached Coastline in September 2019 after recently completing her Level 2 Hairdressing course at Cornwall College. She was looking for opportunities to utilise her new skills and gain experience, and felt a great way to do this while giving something back to the local community was to donate free haircuts to the clients of the Homeless Service.

 

Amy first joined Coastline as a volunteer with our Lettings and Community Investment teams:

 

 

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