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Foothold is a community – supporting engineers across the globe with a little help from our wonderful volunteers.

Want to volunteer for us?

Anyone can volunteer. It can be very rewarding and is a great way to:

  • meet new people
  • gain new or use existing skills
  • get experience
  • make a big difference to your community

There’s loads of ways to give your time to help other people – from making a regular commitment to Foothold, to one-off volunteering projects. Volunteering is a unique experience and can make a difference to many people’s lives as well as your own.

Key skills:

  • Empathy
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Good communication
  • Working as part of a team

What you can expect from Foothold:

  • Equal opportunities for all those that want to volunteer with Foothold
  • Matching your skills and expertise with the right volunteer role for you wherever possible
  • A clear volunteer role description clarifying your roles and responsibilities
  • Appropriate training and support to develop your role
  • Recognise and celebrate volunteer contribution, success and achievements
  • Provide information on policies and procedures relevant to your role and Foothold
  • Reimburse out of pocket expenses in line with Footholds policy and guidelines
  • Make necessary arrangements to ensure your health and safety and welfare as a volunteer

What we expect from volunteers:

  • Commit to our aims and values and be a positive advocate or Foothold
  • A high standard of efficiency, reliability and quality in your volunteering role
  • Treat everyone you work with in your role with dignity and respect and understand that no form of harassment, bullying or discrimination will be tolerated
  • Support and act in accordance with Foothold’s organisational polies and procedures including; equal opportunities, health and safety, data protection, confidentiality and safeguarding
  • Be accountable for your behaviour, always consider Foothold’s reputation in your actions and conduct, act responsibly and within the law

Volunteering Opportunities

Support volunteers

Could you offer practical support to individuals in our community?

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Do you have skills or time that you could give to a project?

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Can you help us raise awareness by attending events?

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