Our fantastic co-ordinators give their time freely and work hard behind the scenes to ensure we maintain the success of this extremely worthwhile initiative.
They come from a wide range of professions and backgrounds: we have doctors, lawyers, engineers, HR managers, business owners all passionate about helping to change the direction of the lives of those young people through their work with ROK.
If you’re interested in working with ROK as a co-ordinator, please contact us.
You may be able to help implement some of our policies, perhaps by undertaking research or writing bids. You could assist in pulling together a presentation or workshop, or attend with a group of students on an industry day, or contributing towards delivering a ROK end of year event.
If you’re a photographer, you may have the opportunity to take pictures of some of our events, while anyone with journalistic tendencies may be happy to write an article to submit to the local newspaper in the area of one of our schools. If you are a proficient ‘tweeter’, you may want to help us maintain our Twitter page or your marketing skills may be used in making the ROK brand really ‘ROK’!
Your skills and experiences could be used in a variety of ways – what better way to use them?
1. What skills do I need to be a co-ordinator?
It’s likely that some of the skills that you use at work or in your business are transferable and will be capable of being utilised for ROK. All we ask is that you:
- have good communication and teamwork skills
- are able to work under pressure and to deadlines (particularly when preparing for a presentation or workshop)
- are personable
- are reliable and able to commit some of your time to working with ROK
- are easygoing and welcome the opportunity to expand your network of colleagues and friends.
2. What are the benefits for me?
Giving something back always brings benefits for people. It may be as simple as recognising that through something you have done a child who was on their way to a life of crime is now going to university. That is what drives us at ROK. Other possible benefits include:
- Addition of new or improved skills for your CV
- The opportunity of widening your network. If you need help in a particular area, someone at ROK will able to help or at least point you in the right direction
- You will be helping to build a legacy. Our aspiration is that those young people will one day speak about the people at ROK who helped to change or shape their future lives in a positive way and that they will work with other young people to do exactly the same thing for them.
3. How much time would I have to give?
We ask our co-ordinators to meet with us once a month. if you are involved in helping to put together a presentation or workshop, you may be required to give, on average, around two to three hours a week for the preparation. If you are involved in an industry day, this may be a half day or a whole day, depending on whether you are assisting or leading it.
4. How do I apply to volunteer?
Contact us using our Enquiry form and our mentoring co-ordinator will get back to you.