Volunteer Maintenance Assistant

Published date: Wednesday 17 August 2016
Closing date: Ongoing
Location: Emmaus Preston
Type: Voluntary

Handy with your hands? Good at repairs? Confident at keeping buildings and vehicles in tip top condition? Then volunteer to put your skills to good use and help Emmaus Preston, a charity supporting formerly homeless people.

The duties of a Maintenance Assistant would be:

  • Painting and decorating
  • Basic joinery
  • Basic electrical work
  • Plumbing
  • Ground works
  • Oil and filter changes
  • Cleaning the vehicles
  • Basic bodywork repairs

Skills required:

  • We’re looking for a dedicated individual with good DIY skills…
  • Ability to carry out basic building maintenance duties
  • Knowledge of vehicle safety checks
  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and a positive, can do attitude.

Time commitment:

We are looking for a volunteer that will commit to at least 1 day per week (9:30am-4pm). The days will need to fall between Monday and Friday but we can be flexible in terms of what day(s) these will be.

Training, support and benefits:

  • As an Emmaus volunteer you will be given a full induction when you start.
  • A staff member and companion will support you throughout your time as a volunteer.
  • We will offer you an opportunity to develop your skills and experience for a worthwhile cause.
  • We will look to provide further training where possible.
  • We will provide you with dinner and travel expenses on the days that you volunteer.

So if your interested in giving your time and gaining experience in this area contact Karen on 01772 796622 or e-mail karen@emmauspreston.org.uk

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