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Training through volunteering

Find out about projects in Leicestershire that offer training for long-term unemployed people and people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and mental health problems

There are 7 projects in Leicestershire that offer training for long-term unemployed people and people with:

  • physical disabilities
  • learning disabilities
  • mental health problems

They offer training in many different skills including:

  • warehousing
  • electrical work
  • customer care
  • van driving
  • retail skills
  • woodworking

Some offer the opportunity to gain qualifications including:

Check each organisation’s website for more information.

Voluntary sector training providers
Organisation What they do How to contact 
BabygearMaking and refurbishing items for babiesYou’ll need to be referred by a community mental health team or an organisation working with the long-term unemployed
Get SetWork placements at Leicestershire County Council

Telephone: 0116 305 0603
Email: getset@leics.gov.uk

Hinckley Worklink ProjectRecycling and refurbishing furniture and electrical goodsYou’ll need to be referred by a community mental health teams, social worker, day centre or Voluntary Action Leicestershire
Melton and District Furniture ProjectFurniture recycling, collection and deliveryTelephone: 01664 410380 or visit them at The Warehouse, 2B Park Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1TT and ask for Angela Dawson (Project Manager) or Matthew Smalley (Trainer)
SOFARefurbishing furniture and electrical goodsTelephone David Scarborough (Volunteer Co-ordinator) on 01509 262557
Email: david@sofareuse.org
REACTCreating innovative products from recycled wood. Training for long-term unemployed people

Telephone: 01530 512454 
Email: lharrison@mrc.uk.net

Next GenerationTraining and advice for young people in Hinckley and BosworthTelephone: 01455 632984
Email: volunteering@nxt-gen.org.uk

 

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