Who we are

Working for the Community

Forming outside the gate was a little area known as Spon, and so after time this became known as the Spon Gate, which stood for 300 years until its demolition in 1771.

it was originally a defensive gate which was the entrance to the inner city. In this time it tended to be the home of dyers and other such trades that were put out there because of the noxious fumes they produced.

Building on Spon Street flooded 1900

Spon Gate Community Project.

This Project is a Gateway to the Community, we're delighted to work with residences, children, young people, families and elderly from well over 60 countries from across the world making Spon Gate in Coventry their home.

We create events preformed by children, young people and adults from Spon Gate Community.The project come out of community activity arranged by local family's over the summer holidays, this has grown into community singing,  art and music workshops. 

You can make a difference?

We're looking for resident volunteers to work with us to improve services. You don't need experience or qualifications - we can help you get everything you need. 

If you want to make a real difference to people's lives, we'll help you find a role that's best for you.

What's in it for you?

Being a volunteer is a great way to give something back to your community and be there for other people who may need extra support. It's a rewarding role that makes a real difference to people's lives.

You make us who we are

We've produced the short video below to thank the many volunteers who are already working tirelessly to help make their homes and neighbourhoods better places to live for everybody. We'd love you to join them.

Are you interested?

Complete a short expression of interest form, and we'll get back to you. Or call 0247 7671480, email us

 

What we do

Help your Community

Is this for you?

  • Do you have lots of energy?
  • Do you like children and young people?
  • Are you good at building effective working relationships with others and working as part of a team?
  • Are you good at seeing different points of view?
  • Are you a good communicator and a good listener?
  • Are you calm and patient but able to be decisive?
  • Are you good at gathering facts and taking action to ensure the safety of others when needed?

If you like the idea of playing an important part in a child's early learning, or helping to support a young person through difficult times and making a difference to their future, then working with Spon Gate Community Project could be the best way to use free time for you and the local community.

f you haven't worked with children or young people before, it is worth considering some voluntary experience in working with children, young people, families or related support work. This will help you get a clearer idea of the range of services and challenges you might experience and how you might respond, ready for when you start looking for jobs.

Everyone working with children and young people must have a clear understanding of their responsibilities to keep children safe from harm. You should expect to be given training in your child protection responsibilities by your employing organisation, and learning about this will form part of any qualification you undertake.

Everyone who works directly with children and young people is required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/)

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. The service holds a list of named individuals who have harmed, or pose a risk of harm, to vulnerable people and who are barred from working with vulnerable groups. Employers must check this information, including the criminal record history of people seeking to work with children and young people.