Why work as a volunteer for Preston’s Promise?

Volunteering is an excellent way of boosting social and professional skills in a working environment. It’s a chance to meet new people, build relationships and even work in a field you have never explored.

Benefits of being a volunteer

One of the biggest benefits from being a volunteer, is that it is an innovative way of networking and making new friends.

  • It is a great way to meet new people and strengthen existing relationships as you are committing to a shared activity together.
  • Volunteering also enhances your ties to the community and broadens your support network, exposing you to people with common interests and neighbourhood resources.
  • Another value gained by being a volunteer is increasing your social and relationship skills. While some of us are naturally outgoing and talkative people, some are shyer and find it harder meeting new people. By volunteering, it is giving you the opportunity to practise and develop your social skills. If you are meeting and working regularly with a group of people with similar interests to yourself, it is easier to become comfortable and use the momentum outside of your volunteering group.
  • A further advantage of volunteering is expanding your work experience. While gaining a paid job from volunteering is not always guaranteed, the experience you gain will really help when it comes to completing job applications and doing interviews.

Benefits of volunteering with Preston's Promise

Volunteering for Preston’s Promise is a chance to make a real difference in your community. It is also an opportunity to help raise awareness within your local area and beyond.
When volunteering for Preston’s Promise there are many different opportunities and events you can help with. We understand that some of our opportunities may appeal more to others and vice versa.
At Preston’s Promise, we understand that being a volunteer is great fun and extremely rewarding. We do all we can to help our volunteers settle in, feel comfortable and are doing things they are enjoying.
The main benefit of volunteering for Preston’s Promise is being part of a great team and a great cause. Everyone at Preston’s Promise has the sole aim of helping the vulnerable. Our volunteer trustees are always willing to help and will make your experience as easy as possible.
There is no obligation to participate in each campaign we run. The only thing we ask, is for you to donate your time to a great cause.

What our volunteers have to say

I started volunteering for Preston’s Promise late 2020 in the midst of the COVID pandemic and it has truly opened my eyes with how much effort goes on behind the scenes of this really worthwhile charity. Nothing seems to be too much and I, as a volunteer am really enjoying playing my part with this group of lovely people. I enjoy helping others that are in need during these unprecedented times, along with gaining true appreciation of family, friends and community spirit. We all get lost in our world sometimes, and when you volunteer for such charities it makes you appreciate the smaller things around you. Thank you for giving me the opportunity in helping out, and I look forward to working with you long term.
Being a Preston’s Promise volunteer has given me a sense of fulfilment and has been extremely rewarding. Helping the vulnerable through these testing times has been truly amazing. So happy to be involved in the community.
I completed Preston’s Promise’s volunteer application as I wanted to make a difference and help as much as I could during the current situation. I have really enjoyed being a volunteer, seeing old friends again, school & mosque teachers and making new connections. Collectively, as a team, working together I'd like to think we've helped people pull through these testing times.

How to get involved

Becoming a volunteer for Preston’s Promise is very simple and there are many ways in which you can get involved. The quickest and easiest way is by filling out the form below with your details, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can email us on info@prestonspromise.org.uk. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Volunteer Application Form

Upload CV here if available
What skills and experience do you have
Please provide details of your availability or preferred volunteering pattern
Upload DBS copy here if available
Upload ID Document 1 here- current passport, driving licence, utility bill
Upload ID Document 2 here- current passport, driving licence, utility bill
Upload ID Document 3 here- current passport, driving licence, utility bill
Referee 1 (Professional or employment related
Referee 2

If you or someone in your household has been in contact with someone arriving from a ‘Red List’ country, please do not volunteer until 10 days have passed since your last contact with that person.

If you have any questions about this, please discuss with a trustee via email.

Thank you for your understanding.