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New volunteering opportunities at The Hive

Volunteers are being sought to help at the regular Job Club at The Hive in Worcester.

The Job Club, which has now been running for more than two years, provides invaluable help and support to those looking to return to work. The club has grown in popularity and at the same time a number of longstanding volunteers have moved on to new jobs. Therefore new volunteers are being sought.

The volunteering commitment, working with Hive staff, is for 2 hours each week with a number of benefits.

Current and previous volunteers have said: “The Hive [was] the very first volunteer placement I ever signed up for. It's given me many opportunities and connections as a result.” Another commented: “The Hive was where all my volunteering started, and I've now got multiple roles with different places in the region.” And another said: “Volunteering is a good way to help get a job as it gives real experience of working with people and the chance to learn and put into practice new skills.”

Those with practical experience of using computers, a friendly and welcoming approach, excellent interpersonal skills and an understanding of recruitment and the employment and training landscape, would be particularly welcome to become volunteers.

Janine Downes, Hive Library Manager, said: "Our volunteers form the backbone of activities like our Job Club. Many come with a wealth of experience they can bring to our customers, others are using their skills for the first time in the workplace and often go on to get paid employment. Either way – there is so much to be gained for our customers and for volunteers themselves – we look forward to expanding our team."

Anyone interested in joining the Hive friendly Job Club team of staff and volunteers can find out more by contacting thehivelibrary@worcestershire.gov.uk or by completing the online application form on The Hive website.

The Job Club meets on Wednesdays from 2.30 – 4pm.