Why become a Volunteer at FCHO?

Are you interested in giving back to the community, gaining new skills and enhanced personal development? Then FCHO volunteering is for you!

Volunteering is a great opportunity to give something back to the community and you can also benefit from increased personal confidence, gaining new skills and develop friendships. This is a 2 hour a week commitment and a really feel good opportunity. Don’t just take our word for it have a look at some case studies. Click on the volunteering button below for further information and how to apply.

Volunteering at FCHO

Work Experience Placements are available to local residents who are unemployed; the opportunity provides applicants with an intensive opportunity, gaining transferable work place skills and also opportunity to build on more specific career paths. The placements are for 8 weeks, 16 hours per week and the successful applicants will join a team within FCHO, who will guide you through. These are unpaid but the experience is invaluable and really helps you get noticed when applying for jobs. We currently offer administration, customer service, construction, trade and environmental roles. If you are always hearing “what experience have you got!” at interviews this may be the route for you.

Come and join our team to enhance your CV and gain a reference for prospective employers. The only decision to make is which route is best for you!

Placements at FCHO

Some quotes from candidates that have completed placements with us…

“The placement exceeded my expectations with transferable skills and new friendships.”

“The staff were very kind helping me all the way, exciting and positive experience.”

“First Choice Homes Oldham is an excellent place to do a work placement; I can’t believe what I have learnt in just 8 weeks.”

“All my family and friends can’t believe how my confidence has grown. I have learnt to think of myself too and what I want for the future.”

“Placements at FCHO make you work ready!”

“The best thing about my placement was supporting customers to find somewhere to live where they would be happy.”