What is a volunteer?
A volunteer is a person who freely gives their time, skills and experience to an organisation. Volunteering can take many forms; some tasks require particular skills whereas others require none. Volunteering may be for a limited time to complete a particular project or may be on an ongoing basis.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Please see below for our current volunteer vacancies.
To enquire or apply for any opportunities please contact our HR & Training Manager, Nicola Nicholas on 01323 493063 or download our Volunteer Pack.
Marketing & Communications Volunteer
We are looking for a person with creativity, but an eye for detail to assist the busy marketing department with the promotion of events and activities and our online presence. This opportunity would suit someone looking for a short-term internship or practical work experience.
Imagination and enthusiasm are essential. Training will be given. If you have ideas on how to improve Wave and make us more relevant to the local community this could be for you.
The post holder will need to clearly demonstrate passion and enthusiasm and be able to work well with others. The volunteer will need to be IT literate with a working knowledge of MS Office applications. Experience of website content management systems and organising and managing events would be advantageous.
Approx 4-8 per week.
For more details please email us
We are looking for a trustworthy, friendly and outgoing person to assist on reception at Downs Leisure Centre.
Experience in a customer service environment and cash handling are essential. If you have ideas on how to improve Wave and make us more relevant to the local community this could be for you.
Excellent customer services skills and an ability to work under pressure are essential. A working knowledge of MS Office applications is essential. The post holder will need to clearly demonstrate passion and enthusiasm and be able to work well with others.
The Downs Leisure Centre hosts its own market garden within the confines of the centre. Funded by the B&Q One Planet Living® Grants scheme the garden supplies Café Wave at the leisure centre with seasonal products. We are looking for a person with green fingers to assist us in the preparation and maintenance of our market garden.
The tasks will include weeding, tidying and sowing and of crops. We anticipate this role being 1-2 hours per week.
A knowledge of gardens and vegetable growing are essential as is a willingness to work alone and as a part of a team.