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Benefits to Volunteering

At Rochdale Children’s Moorland Home, volunteers contributions are highly valued. Without you we couldn’t function! Below are some of the reasons people choose to volunteer.

For some it provides an opportunity to:

Make a difference to the lives of others

Feel valued and part of a team

Gain new skills, knowledge and experience

Share your skills, knowledge and experience

Gaining confidence and self-esteem

For some, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. From this perspective, volunteering can be a way of:

Enhancing your CV

Gaining valuable work experience

Improving employment prospects

Gaining an accreditation


For others it might be the chance to:

Meet new people

Make new friends


Getting to know the local community

Come and see for yourself!

Whatever your reason is to volunteer; you will have a fantastic time volunteering for Rochdale Childrens Moorland Home

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1″][vc_images_carousel images=”2987,2613,2990,2870,2612,2989,2988″ img_size=”550×625″ speed=”4000″ autoplay=”yes” wrap=”yes”][vc_cta h2=”Volunteer Childcare Assistant” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Contact us!” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.jotfor.ms%2F82515750708459|title:Volunteer%20interest%20form||”]Rochdale Children’s Moorland Home, is a charitable, seasonal residential holiday home, for primary school aged children, located in an idyllic rural location. We are looking for volunteer Childcare Assistants to join our team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who wants to work with children aged 5-11. You will be tasked with assisting and supporting the staff team with  the day to day care and entertainment of the children during the school holiday periods.

This is a very rewarding role and is a fantastic experience, especially for those who would like to enter a career in child care, teaching or other associated field of work.

What a week, I had a great time! It was amazing to see the children go from shy and withdrawn to them getting involved with everything, laughing and having the time of their lives. I’m not going to lie- it’s tiring but such a rewarding and an unforgettable experience. You are made to feel part of the team from the second you arrive and are fully involved.

(A volunteer in 2017)

Volunteers would be required to commit for at least 1 week (Monday-Friday), but many have had such a great week they have asked to volunteer again for more weeks.[/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”Volunteer Garden/ Grounds Person” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Contact us!” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.jotfor.ms%2F82515750708459|title:Volunteer%20interest%20form||”]At Rochdale Children’s Moorland Home we have extensive grounds which require ongoing maintenance especially from spring to the beginning of Autumn. This can be quite a challenge for such a small charity.

Typical activities within this role would include; grass cutting, weeding, planting, pruning and general tidying. No previous experience is required as a full induction would be provided along with ongoing support.

Preferably, we are looking for someone who could commit to 2-3 hours per week from March to September but if you could volunteer on a Ad Hoc basis then just let us know. More hours per week can be discussed.[/vc_cta][vc_cta h2=”Volunteer Fundraising/Marketing Assistant” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Contact us!” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.jotfor.ms%2F82515750708459|title:Volunteer%20interest%20form||”]As a small charity, we often find it difficult to carry out our own fundraising activities and spread the word about the wonderful work that we do. We are therefore looking for some volunteers to join our fundraising and marketing team.

Within the fundraising and marketing team you would help progress our efforts both raising money and the charities profile. Previous experience in fundraising or marketing would be an advantage but not necessary as we can support you in this role.

You may be involved in activities such as:

*Developing our social media presence

*Collecting fund raising prizes

*Creating engaging website and social media content

*Supporting the general organisation of fundraising events[/vc_cta][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1″][vc_column_text][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]


Can I Volunteer with a friend? Yes! You are welcome to get your friend to contact us too and we will get you volunteering together. There may be a limit to 2 volunteers at a time if you are volunteering as a childcare assistant due to seats available on our minibus when we go on trips out. What is the minimum age you can volunteer? 16. If you are under 16, there may be some volunteering you could do with your parents/ carers. Get them to contact us.
Do you accept Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) volunteers? Yes, Just get in touch!
Do I need to have had experience of working with children to volunteer as a Childcare Assistant? No, experience would be an advantage but not necessary. You will be given a full induction, and supported throughout by experienced staff.
Do I need to bring my own food if I am volunteering as a Childcare Assistant? No. Whilst you are volunteering with us you will be provided with all your meals and drinks. If you have any dietary requirements just let us know.
Do I need to have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check? At Rochdale Children’s Moorland Home we take our responsibilities for safeguarding children seriously and therefore all volunteers will need to undergo a DBS check but this will be paid for by us
Any questions that haven’t been answered in our FAQ just get in touch and one of our team will get back to you as soon as they can.

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