The Michael Lynch Centre for Enterprise
71 Princes Street, Ardrossan, Ayrshire
KA22 8DG Tel No: 01294 475636

Scottish Charity No 028100
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CHAP provides free, confidential, independent advice, information and advocacy support on housing and housing related issues to all residents across North Ayrshire.

Advice and Information on: Rent arrears, Council tax arrears, Homeless issues, Eviction, Neighbourhood disputes, Re-housing issues.

CHAP can help

How to Volunteer

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If you are interested in volunteering for CHAP or wish to know more about volunteering please get in contact with us. We will arrange an informal chat with you.

Telephone us on 01294 475636 or write to us at the address below.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Contact details

CHAP Education Department - The Michael Lynch Centre for Enterprise COMMUNITY HOUSING ADVOCACY PROJECT
The Michael Lynch Centre for Enterprise
71 Princes Street
KA22 8DG

Tel No: 01294 475635
General Enquiries: 01294 475636

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Alternatively you can download our volunteer application forms by clicking on the links below.

more information about volunteering - Ayrshire Community Trust You can also find out more information about volunteering by contacting the Ayrshire Community Trust

Volunteering Opportunities

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Administration and I.T.

There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities within CHAP. Your interests may lie in learning administration and I.T. skills. You will be tutored in the basic skills such as answering the telephone, filing, faxing, photocopying, designing publicity materials,etc. You will be taught Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access) and if your interests lie in Website Design then we can provide training in that area too. You will be based in our main office.

Education department

You can become a volunteer for our Education department. Dealing with evaluations and buddying with the Facilitators are only two aspects of volunteering with them.

Advocacy department

You can become a volunteer in our Advocacy department and learn about housing law and legislation, sitting in on client interviews, etc...

Rent Deposit team

There are also volunteering opportunities available buddying up and admin support with our Rent Deposit team.

Fundraising activities

We are also looking for volunteers to help organise, plan and run with fundraising activities.

All volunteers, except in admin, will be required to provide us with an up to date enhanced disclosure which will be paid for by the organisation.

We look forward to you becoming part of our team.

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What is it like to volunteer with CHAP?

So what is it like to volunteer with CHAP? How do they feel about volunteering? What does it mean to them? We got the views of an ex CHAP volunteer who now works for us.

Tracey has been with CHAP for nearly 8 years and is now our Senior Advice and Information Officer. Here are her thoughts on her volunteering period.

  • quotation mark image Hi my name is Tracey. I am a mother of three children and had been out of work for many years raising my family. When my youngest child started High School I felt it was time to get myself back into the working environment but my problem was that I had been out of work for so long I was not sure what kind of work I wanted to do and never had any up to date experience.

    Through the Job Centre I learned about the Volunteer Centre in Ardrossan which I attended and enjoyed meeting people in similar circumstances to myself. I got told about a volunteer opportunity with CHAP in Irvine. I was very nervous when I went to meet the Administrator as I had not been for an interview in years. I was shocked but pleased when I was asked to go back and worked a few hours a couple of days a week.

    All the staff were very friendly and made me feel welcome which helped me to settle in. I have come so far since starting my voluntary work with CHAP and my confidence has grown, I now know my way around a computer and I am now confident with Administration work, I do still make mistakes from time to time but the Administrator takes time to go over things with me.

    Voluntary work was the best thing for me to do and I really look forward to my few hours I do every week. I have learned so much and I am very grateful to everyone at CHAP especially the Administrator Grahame for giving me the opportunity and teaching me all I have learned over the past two years.

    So why dont you give a few hours of your time and volunteer. You never know you might enjoy it and there is nothing better than some hands on experience. quotation mark image

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