Become a Matthew Project superhero!

Whatever time and talents you have...

We have many opportunities based throughout the county at different times and days. Our volunteers support children, young people, adults and the team at TMP HQ. These offer brilliant and sometimes life changing experience for people who are interested in supporting our community or learning skills related to social care, education and mental health. Induction and any other necessary training will be given. Expenses will be reimbursed. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and walks of life.

"Our values are at the heart of our work; they shape the way we support and care for our people. Our people are committed to making a difference to others' lives through giving hope and providing professional, creative and compassionate support."

The following list gives a little information about what opportunities we currently have but we always welcome suggestions. For more information please contact Sarah Nunn using the links below and join our team of real life super heroes!

Fundraising Team

We are looking to build a team to support our fundraising activities. Tasks may include:

- Organising fundraising events of your choice within the local community

- Encouraging people to join in

- Ensuring events are run in line with Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies and procedures

- Sharing ideas and successes to inspire and support other Community Fundraisers

- Working with the Fundraising Team to engage community, organisations and businesses

Allotment and Wellbeing Team Volunteers

More than just the fruits of labour...

We have 2 allotments in Norwich and are looking for a team of volunteers who are interested in allotments, horticulture and wellbeing, sharing time and skills to help us with general allotment tasks and supporting people engaging with the Matthew Project.

Horticultural expertise can be basic or with flare!  Enthusiasm and friendliness important.

As well as the practical side, volunteers may engage with service users to support their recovery by, for example, signposting to other activities and motivating individuals.

Volunteers may also need to interact with partner organisations, members of the public, other allotment users and individuals involved in our projects, and help support staff with applying health and safety policies.
 

Social Media and Content Volunteer

Do you enjoy using social media?  Are you a WhatsApp Wonder, a Facebook Fan or can make an Impact with Insta?   We are looking for someone to join our happy team delivering a lively, useful and motivational media presence for the Matthew Project. Volunteers are not expected to do every one of these tasks, please let us know your strengths, skills and media passions!

(Next Steps) Bike Maintenance

We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in bicycle repair. This also enables members to increase their confidence and make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

 

The Recovery Hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends. No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.

(Next Steps) Building Trade Skills

We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in building trade skills for enjoyment and/or to college entry level. Also enabling members to increase their confidence, make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

 

The Recovery Hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends. No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.

(Next Steps) Mechanical Repair

We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in engineering for enjoyment and/or to college entry level. Also enabling members to increase their confidence, make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

 

The Recovery Hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends. No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.

(Next Steps) Upholstery & Furniture Repair

We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in upholstery/furniture repair for enjoyment and/or to college entry level. Also enabling members to increase their confidence, make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

 

The Recovery Hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends. No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.

(Next Steps) Creative/Therapeutic Writing Group Facilitator 

We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in creative writing for enjoyment and/or to college entry level. Also enabling members to increase their confidence, make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

 

The Recovery Hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends. No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.