Improving Lives

VAC's Improving Lives course can support unemployed Coventry residents who are over 18 (just like you!) to increase your confidence, and show you how you can improve your skills and prospects through volunteering.

Our popular course includes:

  • Understanding more about volunteering and how to find the perfect role for you
  • Appreciating your existing skills and assessing areas for development
  • Activities and discussions in an inclusive, fun and supportive environment
  • Volunteering database tutorial
  • Guidance and support with CV’s, interviews and application forms
  • Visits either virtually or in person to local charities for some volunteering inspiration
  • Explore the benefits of volunteering for your health, wellbeing, and future options
  • Access one to one support to help you find a volunteering role that meets your interests and needs, and that can improve your job prospects
  • If you are not sure which role is right for you, we can help you to try out a range of activities and identify your strengths
We have options for online or face to face courses
Online (Zoom) courses 10-12pm on Wednesdays and Fridays for 4 weeks
Face to face courses 10-12:30pm on Wednesdays and Fridays for 6 weeks

Contact us to find the next start date!!

Improving Lives is for you if you are ...

  • Looking to increase your self-esteem and build your confidence
  • Ready to gain experience to help you transition into a volunteer role or employment
  • Not currently in paid work
  • Over 18 and live in Coventry

Hayley Harman

A participant during the first year of the project:

"Since taking part in Improving Lives, I have volunteered at Coventry Haven and Underground Lights Community Theatre."

For more information or an informal chat, contact Immy or Cheska.

Improving Lives is funded by The Henry Smith Charity