Springboard needs volunteers in all aspects of our work

Volunteers help us deliver an efficient, supportive service to the children and families who attend Springboard. We need help in the following areas:

  • Playroom– volunteers support the keyworkers working with the children in our playrooms.
  • Admin– could you spare a couple of hours a week, or a fortnight to help us scanning and archiving?
  • Fundraisers– as a charity we rely on additional hands for fundraising activities and events
  • Driver– sometimes families struggle with transport to get to Springboard. If you are able to help, please contact us for further info. Mileage is reimbursed. (There are sometimes additional insurance requirements for drivers over 70 years old – please contact us before applying if this is relevant to you).
  • Gardening – volunteers help us to ensure that our outdoor areas remain inspiring and accessible to all users.
  • Governance and management – trustees and committee members are also volunteers
  • Springboard Parent Representatives –  to help us signpost families to support within their local areas and/or help us to establish fundraising opportunities.
Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering with Springboard can be a rewarding and valuable experience. You will:

  • Learn and develop new skills – these may be of use in future employment or areas of personal development? We can offer references when volunteers move on to employment.
  • Take part in individual and team training opportunities relevant to your volunteering role.
  • Meet new people and make new friends, as well as working alongside the children and their families, you will be working alongside our staff, volunteers and other professionals involved in delivering the service.
  • Achieve great levels of satisfaction – with your help the service will continue to develop and improve.
  • Become an valuable and integral part of a team.
How do I become a volunteer?

Please complete our online application form.

Online application form

When we have an appropriate vacancy we will contact you to arrange a visit and an interview.

All successful volunteers are subject to an enhanced clearance with the Disclosure Barring Service(DBS) along with the provision of two positive references. This is in line with usual safer recruitment procedures applied to all posts to ensure positive outcomes for the children and families.

For your information at Springboard we do the following:

  • We implement a range of policies to promote good practice, e.g. Equality and Diversity, Equal Opportunities.
  • We have comprehensive insurance cover including employers liability and public liability.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of volunteering further please email business@springboardchippenham.co.uk or call us on 01249 657145.