Without volunteers RISC wouldn't be the success it is today.
Over 1,000 volunteers have volunteered since 1995, which was the year RISC moved to its current location. Of course we will never forget the valuable contribution made by volunteers in the early days of RISC either.
From students to academics or work experience to overseas interns, people with many different skills and experience, have supported RISC by volunteering.
Volunteering is a great way to build confidence, especially if you have been out of work for a while, or maybe you want to learn new skills, either way, volunteering for a well respected organisation like RISC, always looks good on your CV. Stay with us for a minimum of two months and we'll back you up with a reference. So many of RISC's volunteers have gone on to secure paid employment.
A variety of opportunities exist within RISC; whether you are interested in RISC's fair trade World Shop, the Global Cafe, roof garden & community garden projects, education, office/reception or becoming a trustee...we're sure you'll find some area of our work that will interest you. If we don't have a specific vacancy when you enquire, we will do our best to offer you a suitable alternative.
Please note - because we attract so many brilliant people who want to volunteer with RISC, we quite often have more applicants than we do vacant opportunities. We apologise in advance if this happens to you. We will let you know (by email) what is happening with your application and keep you on file for a while to see if we can match you up with any future vacancies.
Email Leslee Hopper if you are interested in volunteering with RISC.
Come along to one of the monthly Volunteer Group Induction sessions; click on the link on the right for more details.
Please note: Volunteer placements/interns - minimum placement two months and minimum of two hours a week.
RISC is an equal opportunities employer and will not knowlingly discriminate against anyone who applies to become a volunteer or a paid member of staff.