Join the CLI team

Central to CLI’s success is our ability to recruit and develop motivated and passionate staff and volunteers. We support staff and volunteers to use their CLI experience positively and improve their own self-confidence and opportunities; applying a ‘recruit from within’ policy and supporting team members to access further education and qualification opportunities.

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are a crucial part of the CLI team – they are our driving force for helping people to turn their lives around.

We operate across England and currently have mentor volunteering opportunities in Greater Manchester, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.

Our volunteer mentors offer a minimum of 2-4 hours a week to support people to set and achieve personal goals.

We recruit and train volunteers from a wide range of experiences and backgrounds and we actively welcome volunteers with lived experience of all the issues we provide support for.

We face a diverse range of issues in our community and seek diverse individuals to work with us to address them.

In addition to a positive attitude and non-judgemental approach, we recruit outgoing volunteers who are resilient and are prepared to invest time, commitment and energy to help clients to create lasting change in their lives.

Click here to read more about what it is like to volunteer with CLI.

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“My experience at CLI was a huge help in securing my current full time job. During my time, I developed many different skills from; learning to communicate with adults, and vulnerable adults, which helped me to relate to many different scenarios given to me during the interview for my current role. I also gained the confidence to speak in front of others at CLI and I was really made to feel a part of a strong working team, whereby everybody supported each other”


“During my interview for what is now my job at a bank, they showed great interest in my role as a mentor with CLI. My experiences at CLI helped with competency based questions, as I was able to use different mentoring scenarios to show my ability to perform well in the role. The bank was also very impressed I gave up my free time during my final year of university to volunteer. As a result, I believe this most definitely played a part in me being successful with my application and getting the job.”