Volunteer

We could not do what we do without our wonderful volunteers.

All of the initiatives and projects run by Level Trust, from the Uniform Exchange to the Child Poverty Conference, are successful because of the behind-the-scenes efforts of so many people, particularly volunteers.

If you would like to volunteer with Level Trust, there are particular roles that we are looking to fill:

Uniform Exchange Volunteers

The Uniform Exchange, set up like a boutique shop, provides free school uniform to children in Luton. Any family can use it by swapping items they have finished with for items they need. For families with no items to swap, their school can provide them with a gift card for a full set of school uniform at the Uniform Exchange. But it’s more than somewhere to get uniform; it’s somewhere children can play and families can get emotional support from our friendly team.

Being a Uniform Exchange volunteer involves being friendly, reliable, and passionate about making a positive difference to children living in poverty in Luton. Tasks include serving families, sorting donations, completing stock takes, and keeping the Uniform Exchange in pristine condition. There’s also the opportunity to provide emotional support to families in difficult circumstances.

For every shift in the Uniform Exchange, we need a Volunteer Shift Supervisor, to lead tasks and provide family support, and Supporting Volunteers, to complete tasks and help with the smooth running of the project.

SMASH Volunteer Group Leaders

SMASH is a summer scheme for 8-12 year-olds in Luton who are affected by poverty. The activities they take part in are designed to improve their confidence and social skills and give them the fun experiences they normally miss out on.

We need enthusiastic and responsible volunteers to guide children through their amazing time on SMASH. Volunteers will lead small groups of children through each day, keeping them together, giving them encouragement, making sure they feel able to participate, and offering them pastoral support if they are having difficulties.

We need volunteers to commit to at least one full week of SMASH, which takes place throughout the school summer holidays. (Full details in the role description, below.)

School Liaison Volunteers

  • Build relationships with key contacts in Luton schools, help them troubleshoot any issues with our projects and identify other ways we can support schools.
  • To do this role you would need to be comfortable working on your own, have excellent interpersonal skills and be passionate about helping vulnerable children in Luton.
  • The ability to travel to different Luton schools is also vital.

If you would like to apply for a role, please read the relevant full role description (which you can download below) and then fill out a  volunteer application form (below)  and send it to us on admin@leveltrust.org.

If you’d like to speak to us about a role before applying, give us a call on 07480 753905. If there are other skills that you feel you could bring to the charity that aren’t mentioned in the roles above we’d still like to hear from you.

Theresa’s Story
One of our Link Workers, Theresa, has seen the difference a new coat makes to a child: “A little boy came up to me recently while I was on lunch duty to show me his new reversible coat, which he got with a Level Trust coat gift card. He was so proud. “We are supporting...

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