We work hard to ensure those who participate in the programme have a constructive and valuable experience in return for the hours they dedicate to the organisation and preventing domestic and sexual violence and abuse.
A number of participants have commented on how valuable and influential their time at Tender has been. In particular, participants said they gained a voice to speak out through participation in team meetings and events; and learnt numerous work-related skills. A surprise to the team was the discovery of how much the placement students and volunteers named the value of strong female role models at Tender which contributed to them developing feelings of self-belief and esteem. A number of our placement students and volunteers went on to find employment with our partner organisations as a direct result of their involvement with Tender.
Placement students and volunteers are a valuable resource to Tender, its staff and its clients. Tender expects those who support the organisation with their time to gain from the experience. Our opportunities are predominantly based within the Tender offices and we expect the experience to be a truthful reflection of employment within a not for profit organisation.
In return participants should agree to actively perform their duties to the best of their abilities and to remain loyal to the values, goals and procedures of Tender. We expect placement students and volunteers, along with their main duties, to participate in the everyday activities of the organisation.