The Micah Liverpool Volunteer Programme works with people who have been unemployed long-term, supporting them for 9 weeks to improve their skills, confidence and readiness for work.
We offer a variety of volunteering roles at Liverpool Cathedral and build partnerships with employers through our network at the cathedral.
All of our volunteers attend our Recruitability training and complete vocational qualifications in Health & Safety, Emergency First Aid and Food Hygiene.
There are 4 key elements of the Volunteer Programme:
- Voluntary placements
Roles include retail, catering, administration, food bank, cleaning and more. All voluntary placements are on the Cathedral site
- Practical training and learning opportunities
Focusing only on practical, useful skills that help people search for, and secure, the right job for them. We also provide vocational courses that strengthen your CV and job applications
- Guaranteed interviews when you’re ready for work
Through extensive employer engagement Micah volunteers can access guaranteed interviews with organisations such as Liverpool Philharmonic and the University of Liverpool
- One to one support when needed
One to one support from one of our co-ordinators to help volunteers create an outstanding CV, prepare for interview or send in an amazing application
The programme has no religious requirements and welcomes people from any background, culture or faith. We only have two requirements; you must want to get a job and you must be able to commit to the whole course.
Joining the programme is a 3 step process:
- Open day
This is a presentation to explain in more detail exactly what is involved
and expected of you if you come onto the programme. The session usually lasts between 1 and 2 hours and is based at Liverpool Cathedral.
- Application form
This is usually completed after the open day presentation but we can send them out before the open day if you know you’re interested in joining the programme
- 1-2-1 interview
After attending the open day and completing the application form we will complete a 1-2-1 interview to make sure that we are the right programme for you and you are the right person for the programme
Please contact Executive Director Paul O’Brien using the contact below for details of the next open day.
You can get involved with the Volunteer Programme at Micah Liverpool in a variety of ways including:
Financial and non-financial support enables us to provide the help volunteers need to progress in to work
People who want to give something back can get involved as work club volunteers, mentors or IT support
Businesses can offer guaranteed interviews, mock interviews and training opportunities
We believe in working collaboratively with like-minded organisations such as One Ark and Merseyside Youth Association
For more information contact Executive Director Paul O’Brien
firstname.lastname@example.org 0151 702 7206 / 07932 842337