Employability

Employability

Our supported volunteers are gaining confidence and experience with daytime volunteering opportunities.

They can also gain qualifications in computer skills, numeracy, food hygiene, warehousing, customer service and retail.

We also work with local employers to help our clients make the next step into the workplace.

If you or someone you know would benefit from support from our charity in Leamington, Warwick & Kenilworth, get in touch or pop into The Lighthouse.

A hand up not just a hand out

Building confidence & skills

Our House2Home project is run by a great team of volunteers and supported volunteers. As well as enabling people to have the basic furniture that they need, it helps keep supported volunteers busy while gaining experience in warehousing, stock management and deliveries.

“I wanted to do something constructive, so I began volunteering at the Helping Hands House2Home project, delivering and collecting furniture, two days a week. It gave me back some structure to my day and I enjoyed it.
One step led to another. Through a contact I’d met at Helping Hands, I heard about a job at Coffee Architects, and I got paid work in the kitchen there. My boss cared about what I could do and how reliable I was. It gave me that routine, which was really good for my mental health.”
Alec Roberts
Supported Volunteer now in work

Our Charity Shop, The Lighthouse in Leamington gives an opportunity for supported volunteers to get experience in retail and customer service in a welcoming environment. As our supported volunteers grow in confidence, skills and experience, we support them in gaining qualifications to help our clients make the next step into the workplace.

The Gateway Cafe is the newest of our employability projects. This gives supported volunteers the chance to train and gain experience ready for the catering industry in the supportive team. As skills grow our supported volunteers can work towards gaining a food hygiene certificate, barista training.

All of this wouldn’t be possible without the support of our kind volunteers and businesses who support this project!

Improving Skills

We have teamed up with Crisis to help improve our clients’ confidence with numbers and computers and gain qualifications.
Fridays 10am - 12pm at The Lighthouse

Helping Hands Community Project encourages our clients to move towards their goals building self esteem through accessing a range of services including volunteering.

Our daytime volunteering and employability schemes are part of a range of support that we offer to help people get back on their feet.

“I have been volunteering at The Lighthouse and am enjoying every minute. I decided to come to Helping Hands for support as I had suffered domestic violence.”
Leanne
Supported Volunteer

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