Improving Lives

VAC's Improving Lives course has moved online, and 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 still includes all the great content as the face to face option.

  • 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 a fun environment
  • Volunteering database tutorial
  • Guidance and support with CV’s, interviews and application forms
  • Virtual Visits to local charities: introductions from the comfort of your own home!

Sessions take place on Zoom every Wednesday and Friday morning for four weeks.

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

What to expect….

  • Take part in group sessions in an inclusive and supportive online environment
  • 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

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

Hayley Harman

Hayley Harman was 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."

Improving Lives is funded by The Henry Smith Charity