Volunteering at Spectrum

Can you help us make a difference in the local community?

Have you been looking to start volunteering?

Whether you are able to help for an hour a week or several, frequently or infrequently, this really makes a huge difference to what we can provide as a children’s charity. Your time and help also allow us to increase the number of children and families that we can support in different ways. Your help can come in many forms. This can be assisting at a session or event, fundraising, administration and media tasks to name but a few.

One of the most important areas of focus for the Spectrum team moving forwards is our volunteering channel. As our volunteering team grows, this then allows us to cover many more tasks that benefit everyone involved with Spectrum.

We appreciate that everyone has families and work taking up their everyday lives, but if you think you could even provide us with a small amount of your time here and there, then we would love to hear from you!

The only stipulations that we have in line with our volunteer policy, is that you will need to complete a DBS (former CRB) check and safeguarding training. We are certain you will find being part of Team Spectrum both a lot of fun and hugely rewarding.

New Volunteering Positions in 2020 & 2021

We will be creating additional volunteer positions at Spectrum during the course of the year, many more will also follow in the future to help us sustain and manage our growth. Please do keep checking back for more information on these.

Volunteering Vacancies at Spectrum

The following volunteering roles are now available at Spectrum.

All of our volunteering roles include an induction period, allowing you and us to find out what suits you best and also enable you to get to know our fantastic team. During this period, we also complete your DBS check and give you access to safeguarding training due to the nature of our work. There are also plenty of other opportunities to expand your skill sets further.

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Session Assistants

Assist the team at our Clip n Climb, Climb Quest and Partyman sessions
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Event Assistants

Assist us with our Away Days like Legoland, West End and Harry Potter
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Fundraising

Assist us with fundraising ideas and areas like the Black Tie Ball
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Social Media

Support us with our content for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
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Digital Reach

Assist with our new digital and visualisation projects and their development
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SEO & Web

Assist with our SEO, online analytics and web development
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Filmmaking

Assist us with our filming requirements, YouTube and showreels
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Community

Help us expand our community partners and work with local business
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Ops PA

Support our Ops Team, major projects and organisation strategy
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Marketing

Assist us with our general marketing and online advertising
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Administration

Assist us with our daily Spectrum tasks, operations and systems
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Arts Award

Assist us creatively with themes and tasks for our Arts Award programme
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Copywriting

Assist us with the intricacies of our content for the web and media
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Grant Writers

Assist us with funding requests and research for new projects
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Family Worker

Help us support families on EHCP, DLA, PIP & Behaviours
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HR

Assist us on all areas of HR and its administration at Spectrum
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Child Pyschology

Assist us supporting mental and behavioural problems alongside child trauma and anxieties
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Live Chat Support

Join our Live Chat Support team to give front line advice in real-time, to those on our website
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Minecraft

Assist our Minecraft Team with our servers and providing secure and creative engagement
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Signposting

Help families with general Spectrum information and putting them in touch with our services

Spectrum Volunteering Registration

Please complete our registration form below if you wish to apply for any of the available volunteering roles at Spectrum.

When completing the form, please ensure that all information you provide is accurate, especially email addresses, and that you have the permission of your referees to include their information.

Please note that if the submit button at the bottom of our volunteer registration form is not shown, we either have no positions available at the time or we have paused registrations.

The form content is left in place in these instances just to show the detail we require for an application submission.

Personal Information
Background Information
Spectrum Volunteering Preferences
Please tick the primary volunteering area of interest to you at Spectrum
Please tick any additional volunteering areas of interest to you at Spectrum
Personal Statement
References
Please include the contact information for two referees to support your application, one personal and one professional. Ideally, these persons should not be family members and be relationships of 2 years or more.
Your Experience - CV or Covering Letter
Please attach your current CV or a covering letter that summarises your working experience and skillsets. (PDF or Word Doc preferred)
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Emergency Contact
Consent Options
From time to time we take photos at our events to show the work that we do. Do you consent to being included in such photography?
I confirm that all information that I have submitted in this form in regard to being considered for volunteering at Spectrum is accurate.
Data Privacy (GDPR)
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