" I held a fundraising event here recently
and it was extremely successful, thanks
to the helpfulness of
the staff, the great affordability of the room hire, and the
fact that it is well connected with lots
of regular users . . ."
Volunteers are a vital part of our community services. They mainly help at the reception area, occasionally in the café and generally ensure that each day runs smoothly.
Cornerstone is committed to the principle of equal opportunity, both for its own paid and unpaid staff and the provision of services to the community.
Cornerstone policies for recruitment, selection, training, development are designed to ensure that no employee or volunteer or member of the community receives less favourable treatment on grounds of sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, marital status, responsibilities for children or dependants, disability, sexual orientation, age, trade union activities, political or religious beliefs, employment status, class or because of unrelated criminal conditions.
Potential volunteers will need to complete an application form and give two referees. All information given by the volunteer will be treated confidentially. The candidate will be interviewed by the Centre Manager, after which time both parties should be in agreement that a placement is appropriate. All volunteers follow an induction programme designed by Cornerstone’s staff and based on our robust experience gained over the years.
Full training and on-going support are available to volunteers. Twice a year, all volunteers come together for a social event where they have the opportunity to meet the rest of the Cornerstone’s team.
All volunteers supporting the centre will be reimbursed travel expenses and any other reasonable costs incurred in volunteering.