Stockport Volunteer Club Logo in a landscape format

Jo’s Story

Jo finds that volunteering enables you to get to know the neighbourhoods where you live.
Jo and a group of people pose for the camera

“Upon leaving university I got a temporary job for HMRC and they introduced me to their corporate volunteering scheme, which was facilitated by an external charity called Business in the Community. I loved the ethos and values of Business in the Community and it inspired me to want to work in the voluntary sector, when a job came up to work for them, I applied and was successful in securing the job, I do think the fact that I’d already volunteered through one of their programmes gave me greater insight and put me ahead of other candidates. Whilst in employment I’ve always held a volunteer position. I’ve volunteered for my local community association, raising money to invest in our village and put on family friendly events. I’ve also been a volunteer mentor to women who are trying to create their own financial independence and are looking to become self-employed. Volunteering is mutually beneficial, whilst it serves a purpose for the host organisation, it’s also very rewarding and provides a greater insight and understanding of communities in which you live.”


Welcome to your new & improved
Volunteer Hub site!

Welcome to your new and improved Stockport Volunteer Hub website,
we hope you like it!

Voluntary organisations are still in the process of uploading their
Volunteer Roles to the site, so we kindly ask for your patience whilst waiting for the roles to accumulate.

Please let us know of any issues you have when using the site.
As it’s fresh there may be some teething problems early on so any feedback you can share is much appreciated.
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