Volunteer at Riversway

Riversway is a voluntary organisation that exists to serve the community in Harlescott and Shrewsbury as a whole. We aim to provide a safe place for people of all ages to come in and use our services and get the most out of what we have to offer.

What Can I do?

Riversway offers a variety of activities you can get involved with as a volunteer:-

  • meeting and greeting
  • office, IT and administration
  • youth and children
  • catering and hospitality
  • teaching ESOL
  • building maintenance
  • cleaning
    and much, much more.

Who can work here?

Anyone can apply to work at Riversway. Working at Riversway is just like getting a “proper” job!

How do I apply?

We want to see you and have a chat about what you would like to do. You could also try us out by spending an hour or so with us, getting to know us and see what its like being here.  Then you’d fill in the application form, with our help if required. References would then be sent for. This is because we have to take care of everyone who uses our facilities and services. That’s also why we get you to fill in a self disclosure about any criminal convictions.  After a successful interview, and subject to suitable DBS check If you are specially interested in volunteering to work with children, young people or vulnerable adults, you can start work.

What help will I get?

We can help you at every stage of the process through our ‘Work Club’. This means that we can help you complete forms, do a covering letter, help you write a ‘CV’ and prepare you for interview, if that is what you need. Not only will you be ready for a job at Riversway but you’ll be getting prepared for work elsewhere too!

What Will Working at Riversway do for me?

We will give you as many opportunities as we can to build your skills and confidence by welcoming you into our team of dedicated volunteers.
There are opportunities for training in using computers, learning English if it’s not your first language, literacy and numeracy, confidence building, even guitar lessons! These are just a few examples of what’s on offer.

What next?

If you would like to find out more, or to see how you might be able to help, please contact us and we will be happy to spend some time discussing your needs and advising you on the next step.

You can get in touch in several ways…

  • calling in on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 4pm.
  • phoning us on 01743 463970. If there’s no one available to answer the phone, please leave a message on the answerphone and one of our advisors will call you back.
  • completing the form on the next page and posting it or putting it through our letterbox! Again one of our advisors will contact you.
  • sending an e-mail to… info@riverswayelim.org and our volunteer co-ordinator will contact you.