Life in Community CIC wants to support people living within Tipton, specifically the ward of Princes End. In order to do that we seek to recruit volunteers who are willing to offer their time to support local people. We understand the value of involving volunteers, especially for those who know, live and love our area. We appreciate those who wish to give back and assist those most vulnerable in our community. We are excited to involve those who wish who support us in our mission. to create transformational change within our community.
LIC Mission is to: - Inspire individuals to take responsibility in addressing local issues to make positive change within their own community - Harness the talents of every individual to contribute towards enriching the local community - Equip individuals with the right skills, training, and confidence to improve their life chances - Provide practical support to address health inequalities and improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of local people - Engage community members who are more likely to feel or be marginalised via social inclusion projects that promote the ethos of family/togetherness - Develop resilient outcomes in education, employment, enterprise, and equity for local people. As much as we wish to involve volunteers, we also wish to provide them with the best support possible. We want to make sure you get the best experience whilst volunteering with us; making sure that your volunteer time is time well spent. Therefore, we will be offering a full induction and training package for all our volunteers. You can find out more from our volunteer handbook
Volunteering for those who hold a criminal record For those who will be working directly with vulnerable children or adults, a DBS check will need to be undertaken. This is a check of your criminal record carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service. We understand that we some people have had a difficult past and may have gained a criminal record, however this may not disqualify you from volunteering with us. Life in Community recognises the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and will not discriminate against volunteers with spent criminal records. However, current criminal records or convictions at any time in the past for the following offences will not come under the rehabilitation of offenders act and any volunteer or application from someone with these offences will not be permitted to volunteer with us. - Murder - Sexual Crimes - Embezzlement Currently we have 2 roles that you can apply for as a volunteer: - Lifeline Listener - Lifeliner Shopper