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Skills Training


GIFTED (Get Inspired for Training, Employment & Development) is a skills training programme for young people and adults with complex needs.

They make significant progress by working as a team to process products for distribution to other vulnerable people.

GIFTED Skills training programmes help young people and adults with complex needs in their recovery


Basic Skills

An 8-week programme for 2 hours once per week, providing an opportunity to experience a working environment through processing donated products in a simulated warehouse. Up to 6 participants per cohort work as a team, gain confidence and connect to each other whilst engaging in a meaningful activity.

Contact us for more information if you are an organisation interested in referring a group or individuals that you support.


What beneficiaries say

‘It gave me a lot of confidence. Through volunteering at Giving World, I learnt to communicate better with people, work as part of a team and improve my time-keeping skills. I really enjoyed meeting other people and feeling connected and useful.’

What our partners say

‘The experience perfectly suited all my students. They all improved their skills, thoroughly enjoyed their time and asked for more work at Giving World. Jo and all peer mentors were brilliant in supporting my students and adapting to their needs.’

Elaine, Employability Support, West Gate School



Packing Lounge

Weekly volunteering sessions, for 2 hours once per week, held at Giving World in the centre of Leicester.

Socialise, meet new people and gain confidence while engaging in a meaningful activity to process goods for distribution to vulnerable people.


What beneficiaries say

‘My confidence had been knocked but the volunteering sessions helped me get to the next stage of applying for jobs and I recently graduated from LPT Peer Support Training that I’d enrolled on through attending. I’m now looking for work within mental health services.’

Susan has since gone on to successfully secure employment as a vaccine support worker, after having volunteered on the vaccine programme at a centre in Leicester.

What our partners say

‘Sophie was very isolated before joining GIFTED. She became so much more confident and travelled independently by bus. She hopes to work eventually and I feel she’s really begun this process on GIFTED. I know Sophie wouldn’t attend if she didn’t feel it was benefiting her.’

Caroline, Employment Officer, Leicester City Council


Peer Support

Volunteers participating in the GIFTED workshops have the opportunity to develop skills such as taking the lead and guiding and mentoring others in the sessions.


What beneficiaries say

Jenny Pike, Enablement Officer with Leicester City Council, referred Kamila to the GIFTED workshops as she wanted to return to work but was finding it difficult to leave her home. While attending, Kamila developed her peer mentoring skills and built-up experience to include on her CV.

Jenny noticed that Kamila’s outlook was brighter as she became more confident over the weeks and regained her independence travelling to and from sessions on her own.

Kamila says of her experience on GIFTED: ‘It helped me be more active and motivated as I wasn’t going out before. I also improved my team leadership skills and ability to work in a group which I knew would be useful skills to return to full-time work in a warehouse.’

Kamila achieved her goal in less than 12 months by securing employment in a Leicestershire warehouse.

What our partners say

‘She blew me over; it was really nice to see Kamila presenting herself as a confident young woman, motivated to come to Giving World. She never missed a session.’

Jenny, Enablement Officer, Leicester City Council


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