Why become a Volunteer at FCHO?

Are you a FCHO customer and 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 have been unemployed for 6 months + this work experience provides applicants with a much more intensive opportunity. The placements are for 8 weeks, 16 hours per week and the  successful applicants will join a department to learn lots of new skills or enhance existing. Though these are unpaid but the experience is invaluable and really helps you get noticed when applying for jobs. We currently offer Administration roles and some with our maintenance teams. If you are always hearing “what experience have you got!” at interviews this may be the route for you.

All these opportunities give you amazing skills and opportunities with 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.”