volunteer

VOLUNTEER & GET INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS@THEMEADCENTRE.CO.UK

Our Volunteer application form is located on this page. A Word & PDF format is available for your convenience. 

Within the Mead Centre volunteers are involved in:

  • Board of Trustees/Management Committee

  • Administration including financial administration

  • Setting up meeting rooms in preparation for activities

  • Welcoming and conversing with visitors

  • Ensuring refreshments are available

  • Fundraising activities

  • Other roles as required to ensure the effective functioning of the Mead Centre


Volunteers are the heart of the Mead Centre, it would be great to have you as part of the team. Why not get involved in delivering services to your community, have fun and make friends at the same time. Volunteering will give you the chance to broaden your skills and meet new people.

Whatever your volunteering role, you will have access to relevant training, preparation, support and guidance throughout. We will do everything we can to ensure your volunteering experience is positive, enriching and enjoyable.

Get in touch with our volunteer team today.

As a volunteer you will be treated with respect and regarded as a member of the team. You will be given tasks or responsibilities appropriate to your role as a volunteer.

What you can expect from us:

  • To provide a named person as your key contact within the organisation who will meet with you regularly. This is the person you will go to for feedback, support, to discuss your volunteering and should difficult situations arise. Meetings may be arranged individually or as a group.

  • To provide induction on the work of the organisation, its staff, your volunteering role, and the initial training you need to carry your tasks.

  • Act in accordance with Mead Centre policies and procedures.

  • Help you to be aware of Mead Centre policies and procedures and be shown how to access them and adhere to them.

  • Revisit your role description as and when necessary so that you are kept aware of any changes and are carrying out tasks relevant to your role.

  • Treat you with respect and consideration so you feel included and comfortable in your role.

  • To resolve fairly any difficulties, grievances or problems in line with the Mead Centre’s disciplinary and grievance procedures.

  • To provide a safe and healthy working environment.

  • To provide adequate insurance cover for volunteers whilst undertaking voluntary work on our behalf.

  • To pay reasonable out of pocket expense as agreed in advance.

  • To store your personal details in accordance with current data protection laws and to treat you in the same way as information held on paid employees.

  • To recognise your achievements in volunteering so that you feel appreciated. 


What we expect from you:

  • That you will volunteer at the times agreed or inform us if this is not possible.

  • That you will abide by the Mead Centre’s policies, procedures and standards.

  • Perform your volunteering role to the best of your ability.

  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with the organisation’s confidentiality guidelines and data protection.

  • To bring any concerns relating to your role to the named person or other, as appropriate.

  • To provide receipts for out of pocket expenses (where appropriate).