HOW TO VOLUNTEER AT OASIS CARDIFF

VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED

Due to having so many amazing volunteers already and having new applications submitted daily, we are now at capacity, so we are not currently taking on any new volunteers. Revisit this page again in the new year for updates.

Our charity attracts volunteers from all around Cardiff, from people who have lived here all their life to people who have just arrived.  Residents of Cardiff including asylum seekers who have been dispersed to Cardiff can apply to volunteer.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

- Firstly please fill in an application form - this should be completed fully and clearly, we can not process it if we can't read it or if it is incomplete.

- Receipt of the application is acknowledged within 5 working days.

- Two character references are needed. Referees will be contacted within 10 working days. References need to be received before volunteering commences.

- Informal chat

-DBS check– depending on the role.

- Induction Training is to be done before volunteering, this occurs twice a month. It covers:-

-The story of Oasis
-About Volunteering
-Policies and procedures
-Health and safety.

  • Catering volunteers are to receive Kitchen Induction Training before commencing volunteering. This takes place once a month.

  • Shadowing and trial shifts are to be completed with a buddy.  

  • Further training specific to the area e.g. food hygiene, ESOL, reception etc. 

  • Additional optional training throughout the year.  

  • Supervision and feedback for volunteers.


If you have an interest in any of the volunteer roles we currently have available please note you MUST be aged 18 or over to apply.

A DBS check will also be required, if you do not have one already our Volunteer Coordinator will assist you in applying for one which will be paid for by Oasis Cardiff. 

Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to attend an informal interview. This informal chat is intended to help allocate you to the best volunteering role for you. Oasis Cardiff is a unique and busy place and we are passionate about ensuring that all volunteers find their time enjoyable and fulfilling, as they contribute to the Oasis Cardiff team.

Volunteers are invited to an induction session. This is an opportunity to meet other volunteers and find out more about Oasis Cardiff, as well as cover essential health and safety information. 

Volunteers are allocated a buddy and a date is set for a trial session. If all parties are happy after this session then a starting date is agreed.

Volunteers are a valued and essential part of the running of our centre. There is an annual calendar for volunteers that includes, socials, meetings, ongoing training, and of course an Annual Volunteer Thank You Event.

If you have any further questions regarding volunteering at Oasis Cardiff, please don't hesitate to contact get in touch.

Phone: 02921850064
Email: [email protected]