Volunteering is at the heart of everything we do at CADDT. We offer volunteering opportunities for both adults and young people to get involved with the wide ranging programme of activities, gain experience and have fun.
In January 2023 CDT achieved Investing in Volunteers accreditation, following 2 years work and interviews with staff, volunteers and trustees. This is a great achievement for a small charity like ours,
and gives confidence to volunteers and funders alike.
With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. The right match can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career.
Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. It can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even simple ways can help those in need and improve your health and happiness.
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Whether you are employed, unemployed, physically able or have a disability, there is always something you could offer, and someone who will benefit from your support. Cornelly Development Trust has a range of volunteer roles for all ages, abilities and at times to suit you.
We are interested in all of your life skills and experiences. As long as you’re open to inspire and discover new things we’ll have plenty for you to try out, and we’ll support and work with you to make the most out of CDT.
Are you a natural at meeting new people? We are looking for volunteers to go out into the community and spread the CDT message. This can be by talking to your friends, family and neighbours, delivering leaflets or visiting local groups and organisations and explaining what we do at Cornelly Development Trust
Do you have a skill that compliments our programme of activities? Maybe you're a keen photographer, documentary maker or performer. Maybe you have crafting skills, knitting, Tie dyeing, Crochet that could be shared and taught to the adults who use our services. Perhaps you are a card maker, an artist, sculptor, nail and beauty technician who would like to set up a new training session with adult or young people. Come and talk to us and we can see what we can put together. We are always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to engage with adults and young people.
Working in the charity shop earns valuable revenue for the Trust to keep delivering its activities at low cost or no cost whenever possible. From taking donations, sorting items and arranging shop displays, to serving customers and giving great customer service, the role is very varied. It builds team work, confidence and many other skills.