Volunteer With Us

Joining our established Volunteer Team provides a fantastic opportunity for both yourself and our young people to build confidence and improve communication skills, whilst being able to share experience and learn valuable skills from each other.

Volunteers have a crucial part to play within our core team at Baca, helping to provide support, structure, ideas and inspiration as our young people work towards their own individual goals. Volunteers help guide, motivate, encourage and invest hope into our young people as they navigate their way through this chapter of their lives.

How you can help …

There are so many different ways to volunteer at Baca, which include Education Mentors, Sport and Music Volunteers, Residential Volunteers, Residential Cover Volunteers and Holistic Mentors. On top of these roles, we are always looking for fresh ideas and an increased network of volunteers within the local community who want to share their skills, hobbies and passions with our young people.

For information regarding our Intern Programme and the roles we are recruiting for, please go to the ‘work for us’ section.

Volunteer Training

All our volunteers receive an induction, volunteer team training, role specific training and a copy of our Volunteer Handbook. We ask for two references and carry out an enhanced DBS check.

Our volunteers receive ongoing support and supervision throughout their roles.

Volunteer team Socials

We appreciate that often our volunteers are working 1-1 with young people and therefore the whole team meets together every three months to have food, swap stories, hang out and spend time with each other.

Volunteer’s Story

Giselle – Holistic Mentor

I had a great time with S yesterday. She told me that she saw a video of the recipe on the internet and thought it could be fun to make it. She didn’t know that it was an Indian dish and after I said this to her, she put some…

Volunteer’s Story

Helen – Holistic Mentor

Making yarn from old t-shirts with my pal @baca_charity this evening. Slicing up these well-loved Loughborough uni sports tee’s was very satisfying and we’re excited to crochet using the yarn next week!…

Volunteer’s Story

Jamie – Residential Volunteer

The boys all had a fun time together as a house last night. The boys are great. We managed to cook and eat together, F and N helped cook veggie burritos and it went down pretty well!…

Volunteer’s Story

David – Residential Cover Volunteer

Yesterday evening was great – N did some writing and reading. He came downstairs later and we played some checkers. M came back after seeing S and E, so I introduced him to Tortellini and he spoke to me about his mum. This evening we are planning on watching a…

“The support the young people receive is holistic (from Baca) - providing an excellent introduction to the UK education system whilst also demonstrating care ...
... compassion and a cultural awareness, so important to the emotional well being of clients.
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