We have a range of volunteering placements at PBIC where you can utilise and develop your skills and knowledge to help others. Read our volunteering FAQs to find out more.
Whether you want to dedicate your time regularly or on an ad-hoc basis – we’re happy to accommodate you and any time that you can spare.
Our volunteers get free access to unlimited ESOL courses at PBIC and opportunities to attend specialist training in a relevant subject area.
People choose to volunteer for various reasons.
Help with the day to day running of the office, greeting clients, filing paperwork, data entry etc. This placement is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a career in administration and would like to gain some experience.
Some of the people that come through our door just need someone to talk to. It may be that they’re lonely or have no one to turn to with an issue. Our listening service volunteers will sit with clients and listen, without judgement, in full confidentiality and impartiality – just listen. As a listening service volunteer, you will be responsible for referring the individual to the appropriate service where needed.
Our volunteer interpreters provide community interpreting in a range of different settings, from interpreting general advice sessions, to supporting individuals with visits to the bank or meetings with solicitors.
We are especially looking for volunteers who speak the following languages: Polish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch! We’d love to hear what you can bring to the table.
We often get asked lots of questions about volunteering and how to get involved. We’ve tried to answer as many as possible below:
“Volunteering at PBIC helped me gain confidence in a working environment. I now have great experience to add to my CV and I’ve made some wonderful friends in the process!”Adam
“I like meeting new people daily and enjoy working in a team of friendly people that are always looking to help. I am very happy gaining new experiences and learning new things.”Sonya
“I have been able to develop my English skills significantly. Interpreting for welfare advisors allowed me to learn lots about UK systems and the vocabulary around it. I was not very confident when I started and did not know if I was good enough to interpret – but the team was so encouraging and supportive which was the boost I needed!”Marta