If you are trying to find a job, volunteering can be a great route to employment. Adding volunteering experience to your CV can give you an edge over other applicants, you will have more to talk about plus it can also boost your confidence and help you learn new skills. A survey of 200 of the UK’s leading businesses by Timebank through Reed Executive showed:
• 73% of employers would take on a candidate with volunteering experience on their CV in preference to one without
• 94% of employees who volunteered to learn new skills had benefited either by getting their first job, improving their salary or being promoted.
Conquest Centre depends on volunteers to deliver its work – we simply couldn’t run without them! We need volunteers to help in many roles, some of which are outlined below:
If you would like to apply to become a volunteer, please call on 01823 433614.
Some of our disabled riders can need as many as 3 volunteer assistants (pictured below) to help them during their lessons eg. 1 to lead the horse and 2 side walkers to ensure their safety.
This is a vital role. Volunteers may visit local areas with collection tins/buckets or support the many charitable events organised by us to raise both funds and awareness. Just a few hours a month (e.g. one Saturday) can make a real difference!
The maintenance of the Centre is an ongoing task so we always need volunteers who either don’t mind getting their hands dirty or like a DIY challenge!
The wellbeing of our animals is at the centre of everything we do. Our daily tasks extend not only to grooming and tacking up, but also to building relationships, training, foraging and enrichment activities. If you would like to be part of this team, please contact Kate Blackmore for further information.