Volunteers at IHAG are essential to the effectiveness of our services. However, for us, Volunteers are considered unpaid employees and we expect their training, support and performance to be every bit as thorough as that of our paid staff. Indeed we like to treat Volunteers in the same way as paid staff albeit without a salary! It stands to reason that our clients should not have to receive a service that is in any way different or inferior merely because the person giving it is not paid.
As a Volunteer at IHAG, we promise to give you the same level of support, training and assessment as a paid member of staff and in return we expect the same level of commitment and professionalism. For most Volunteering roles we are in a position to pay childcare costs on top of normal travel expenses
We are always looking for people with the right aptitude (see the Briefing) to train up as Money Advisers; so we expect the minimum requirement is 2 days per week for a year and in exchange we will train you up within 3 months to deliver all aspects of money, debt and welfare benefits advice. We undertake to pay expenses including childcare whilst volunteering for us.
If, having read the Briefing, you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Money Adviser then contact us to find out more.
We are always looking for people with the appropriate aptitude to train up as Administrators who may or may or may not want to go on to be Volunteer Money Advisers; the minimum requirement is half a day per week but if you want to use this for a stepping stone to become a Volunteer Adviser we would expect a minimum of 2 days per week.
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Money Advice Administrator then contact us to find out more.
We are always looking for volunteers to help in our kitchen or to run meaningful activities for our clients or to support our Assertive Street Outreach Worker. We undertake to pay any expenses including childcare whilst volunteering for us. If you would like to volunteer at the Centre please enquire at the Centre or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer as a Trustee
As a Registered Charity, IHAG has a Board of Trustees who are legally responsible for the running of the Charity and whose primary role is to ensure that its charitable money is used for the benefit of the beneficiaries – homeless and vulnerable people in Ipswich and the surrounding area.
To find out more please visit the Trustee page.