It is hugely important to us that all our volunteers are well supported by the staff team and feel confident in their role. You will attend a volunteer induction which is a crash course guide to all things volunteering at Poplar HARCA and is just the first part of your introduction into the organisation. Depending on your role it might be in a group setting or one-to-one and will cover the following as a minimum: – Poplar HARCA, who we are, what we do and our values – Health & Safety – A tour of where you will be based – Other information about volunteering with Poplar HARCA including, accessing training, claiming expenses and there is always plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
All volunteers will be assigned a supervisor which will be a member of staff whom you see regularly and who we think you will have a good rapport with.
In addition, at Poplar HARCA we have an excellent Employment & Training team who are able to provide support to volunteers seeking employment. Various accredited and non-accredited training opportunities pop up throughout the year.
As an extra bonus, volunteers who have been volunteering regularly for at least three months are eligible to apply for Poplar HARCA internal jobs!