Give A Year

Looking for a way to invest your time in a good cause? Our internship programme may be for you …

Our internship programme offers individuals the opportunity to serve voluntarily with the charity part-time (3 days) or full-time (5 days) for a 12 month period. Each candidate is provided with a personalised programme that enables them to experience a wide scope of the charity, working with a range of the charity’s outreach projects and also gaining insight into the background workings of the charity.

I enjoyed the variety of experiences offered by Open Hands, the opportunities I was provided with to grow and develop my skills and the privilege of being able to spend my time investing in people’s lives in a meaningful way” – previous Open Hands intern

Giving a year to serve Open Hands is such a worthwhile cause. Open Hands is a charity that creates an environment of dignity and respect for those in need, meeting practical needs through food, furniture and clothing (along with many other projects) whilst also restoring hope that so many vulnerable people have lost. It is an amazing opportunity to invest in developing yourself and your skills (existing and new) whilst impacting a community in need.” – previous Open Hands intern

As an intern you will benefit from:

  • a week’s induction programme and supervision
  • internal training opportunities
  • an opportunity to grow in confidence and self-awareness
  • an opportunity to develop your interpersonal and employability skills
  • experience to enhance your CV
  • a certificate and reference on completion of your placement

Whether you are a young adult seeking work experience or a mature individual seeking to invest your experience into the charity, we would love to hear from you. To express your interest email admin@openhandsleicester.org.uk to request an internship application form.