Assistant Data Manager Volunteer Roles in Liverpool
Do you want to make a real difference to people's lives? Do you work well within a team and want to give back to the community you live, work and/or study in?
We are a local charity providing social welfare advice, information and support, through a wonderful team of paid staff and volunteers and we are looking for Information Assistants to join our Volunteer Team and help steer our clients in the right direction.
In 2022/23 we:
Helped over 13,500 clients to find a way forward with their problems
Dealt with over 36,000 separate issues for those clients
Gained just under £2M of extra income for clients to help during the cost of living crisis
Demand for our service is very high and we are seeking volunteers to help assess clients’ needs and capabilities at the start of their advice journey, to ensure that we give clients the right level of support, tailored to them, and within a reasonable timescale.
The Information Assistant is required to undertake a short training course on key enquiry areas, and to complete some short multiple choice assessments to meet mandatory requirements. Some basic knowledge will also help when offering guidance and suggestions to clients and this training is offered too.
We require a commitment of at least 4 hours per week in one of our offices (Chester, Ellesmere Port or Winsford) plus remote elearning in your own time whilst training. All reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for a volunteer School Speaker Assistant Coordinator, who can support the running of our school speakers programme. Our school speakers visit schools around the country to talk to students about humanism as part of a broad and balanced education, about religion and worldviews. We receive extremely positive feedback from teachers on our service.
As demand from schools increases, we need somebody who can help carry out some of the key processes to ensure the smooth running of the service. Some of the key activities of the role include:
- Communicating with school speakers and teachers.
- Matching up school speakers with requests from local schools.
- Logging information about visits.
The work can be carried out remotely and will require approx. two hours per week. Experience in using databases (CRM) is beneficial but not essential as induction and periodic updates will be given.
For more information please view the APPLICATION PACK.
To apply for the role, please email volunteers[at]humanists[dot]uk and let us know:
● Who you are, including a little bit about yourself
● Why you are interested in the role
● What you think you’d bring to the role (e,g. your skills and experiences that would be particularly relevant)
● What you’d like to get out of the role
● Any concerns, or extra support you’d need in the role
We hope the application pack contains all the information you will need to decide whether the role is right for you, however, if you have any questions, you are more than welcome to contact the Director of Understanding Humanism at education[at]humanists[dot]uk for more information.
You can read our Recruitment and Promotion and Equal Opportunities policies online.
Volunteer Researcher/Resource Investigator
About Belmont Abbey
Belmont Abbey General Trust CIO (Charity 1190035) supports a community of Benedictine monks in their work and life under the Rule of St Benedict.
Belmont Abbey in Herefordshire designed by Edwin Pugin (1834-1875) son of Augustus Pugin and featuring fine stained glass from the studios of John Hardman, belongs to the congregation of English Benedictine monks who are custodians of this beautiful Abbey.
The Abbey is now home to fifteen monks and supports the livelihood of another 8 living elsewhere. Most monks living at Belmont are ordained as priests and are involved in pastoral work at the Abbey and in eight other parishes in England and Wales. Together they are responsible for around 8,000 parishioners and their families.
Belmont also supports a monastery it started in Peru in the 1980’s which is now home to ten monks.
Belmont provides modern office accommodation to the NHS and is also home to 19 formerly homeless local people, housed in what was the Abbey guesthouse. This initiative began at the beginning of the Covid pandemic, a response to the urgent need to provide a place of safety for those who were most at risk.
The Abbey is a friendly place reaching out to those in need and offering tranquillity, reflection and companionship.
As a home-based volunteer researcher/resource investigator you will be a key member of the Belmont Abbey Development and Community Outreach Project Team. You will support the Project Development Director and other colleagues by researching:
- Grant and other fundraising opportunities
- Evidence of need (using government data, academic articles, and reports, third sector feedback and analysis and news media coverage etc)
- Communication channels (including innovative back channels and networks)
- Services and resources that will benefit clients, members of the local community and our charitable delivery partners
This role could be for you if you
- Have high personal standards and a commitment to producing quality work
- Are a highly motivated self-starter who can efficiently research, record and report information accurately and clearly
- Want to use and further develop research, influencing and fundraising skills
- Understand the importance of sustainability (financial and environmental)
- Are willing to support people in need of all faiths and none
- Want to join an enthusiastic team working on a high profile and unusual development and community outreach project
- Are considering a career in research, marketing, PR, event, and project management and or business development
- Recognise the importance of confidentiality and can uphold this in practice.
Benefits of this role include
- You will have several opportunities to change lives and make good things happen quickly
- Gaining new skills and/or enhancing your CV
- Joining a friendly, high performing team
- Making new friends
- Feeling valued and regularly receiving praise for your contribution to our important work
- Boosting your confidence and self-esteem by supporting others
- A flexible homeworking role with a minimum requirement of 4 hours per week at a time convenient to you
Please submit a CV and a letter of introduction
NEW VOLUNTEER TEAM NEEDED! A DYNAMIC AND DEVELOPING MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY URGENTLY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS. HELP FORGE THE BEST MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING SERVICE
Evolve Counselling is … changing. Over the next year we have an ambitious programme to meet a large and growing demand for professionally-delivered talking therapies. We have plenty of volunteering opportunities for you. Bring your skills and experience to help us, and in return be part of an empowering community - where you can thrive in a rewarding project. Build your CV! Try something new! Put your spare time to use! Revive your career skills! Do life-enriching work helping others! All roles are flexible hours, working remotely with full IT support.
Exciting and absorbing NEW volunteer job roles
Admin Assistant . Secretarial tasks supporting the Trustee Board: Scheduling meetings, preparing agendas and board papers, taking minutes, keeping records, monitoring compliance with legal and contractual rules, etc. Admin support for CEO: Arrange external meetings, attend planning sessions and produce notes and minutes, schedule key business events, and keep diaries up to date. General office administration: Keeping records, directing calls and messages, maintaining files and building the business ‘memory’. We are looking for a highly efficient organiser, someone used to routine and fine detail, with good IT skills.
Finance Controller or Finance Assistant. Finance tasks supporting our growing charity, working with our external Book Keeper, outsourced payroll service, and the Board Treasurer. Tasks include producing monthly reports and stats for the Board, for funders and fundraising bids. Monthly financial reporting including monitoring of income and expenditure, variance analysis and cashflow forecasting, monthly management accounts, and annual financial statements - charity income and expenditure, balance sheet, P&L. Supporting annual budget setting, and assisting when data is required for grant submissions. You will ideally be, or have been, a chartered, AAT, or qualified-by-experience accountant, have Third Sector knowledge, and have an interest and passion for charitable enterprises.
Communications and Media Coordinator or Assistant. We are looking for help to communicate much much better with counselling clients, funders, our own “Counselling Community” of therapists, and the wider voluntary sector across our large area. You’ll be writing news stories, success ‘profiles’, publicising regular and special events, and driving social media and the web - building the brand for Evolve. This job will be great for a pro-active social media “story teller”, looking to build their own profile by ‘owning’ this new area of Evolve’s work. You’ll need to be creative, organised, and literate, with a very self-motivated approach. A background in PR, marketing, social media or news will be great for this role.
Marketing and Fundraising Specialist or Assistant. Help us to grow our client numbers, improve the service, generate a development fund for new innovations, and get our name in front of sponsors, donors, and other charity project funders. In this demanding but hugely rewarding new role you will be in at the beginning - creating campaigns, researching and writing bids, and working with our communications and media volunteer to build and promote compelling fundable projects.
About Evolve Counselling. Evolve Counselling is a long-established charitable social enterprise, providing low cost, affordable or funded mental health counselling to adults in Cambridgeshire and surrounding counties. Our counselling community is made up of 50 – 60 qualified self-employed practitioners, working part-time. We deliver talking therapies to adults – online and in person. Our service delivers around 500 counselling sessions per month to a broad range of individuals, many of whom would not otherwise be able to access counselling support. Evolve also provides supervision, reflective practice, critical incident support and mental health awareness and related training to organisations and businesses large and small.
Connection Support carries out a wide range of marketing activities internally and externally, overseen by our Marketing Manager. We are looking for volunteers to assist with marketing and communications tasks to help raise our profile and spread the word about what we do. Marketing and Administration Volunteers will also support our team of Volunteer Coordinators with administrative tasks relating to bringing volunteers on board with the organisation.
How You’ll Help
Tasks may include:
· Creating visual and text based content for social media, the Connection Support website and intranet
· Creating content for and updating external websites such as Indeed and Do:It
· Periodically review local media publications to identify relevant content
· Respond to routine queries from volunteer applicants
· Assist with maintaining volunteer records
· Carry out research for volunteer recruitment purposes
· Occasionally assist with mailings to volunteers such as Volunteers Week certificates, Christmas and religious holiday cards
· Ability to communicate confidently in written English
· Ability to use Microsoft packages such as outlook, word, excel and teams
· Ability to work within organisational policies regarding confidentiality and use of data
· Experience with using (or ability to learn) web based graphics software such as canva
· Understanding of social media and ability to use facebook, twitter and linked in for professional purposes
This role is offered on a flexible basis. It is possible to undertake this volunteer role remotely, or volunteers can be based at one of our offices in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire or Milton Keynes. Volunteers will need to use a Connection Support laptop or PC so applicants will need to be located within reasonable collection distance for equipment. Please state your preference for location during your application.
Time Commitment Required
So that the volunteer can work effectively with our Marketing Manager and Volunteer Coordinators, we ask that applicants are available between 9am and 5pm on at least one day per week.
We will provide training and an induction
Family Futures is seeking a dedicated Grants and Corporate Fundraising Volunteer to join our team.
Family Futures is a not for profit, independent adoption and fostering agency and a therapy centre in London, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2022 for the fourth consecutive time. We have a reputation for innovation and providing a gold standard service to children and families. It is an exciting time for Family Futures as we celebrate our 25th anniversary of helping families heal this year and develop our new strategy to drive forward our pioneering work into the future.
Family Futures provides an integrated interdisciplinary, assessment, treatment and family-finding service for children who are traumatised or have attachment difficulties. Our groundbreaking Neuro-physiological Psychotherapy (NPP) model takes a body-based and neuro-sequential approach to healing developmentally traumatised children and supporting their families and network. Our services extend to adoptive, foster, special guardian, and at risk families.
What you will be doing.
This volunteer role is within our Marketing and Communications team, working closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager and other roles across Family Futures, to achieve our fundraising targets, objectives and values. Our therapy, adoption and fostering services for children and families depend on our financial resilience.
By volunteering as a Funding and Grants Volunteer you will be helping us develop our fundraising strategy to ensure we have funds for projects which will improve our therapy space and better serve the community through enhanced services.
This is a rewarding opportunity to get involved in the ongoing development of Family Futures and to play an important role in helping generate income and build a pipeline of new funding opportunities to improve the mental health and outcomes of developmentally traumatised children.
Who is right for the role.
We are particularly looking for those who have some or all of the following qualities and experience:
- has a proven track record of successful trusts and foundations fundraising and knowledge of fundraising regulations.
- has effective communication and collaboration skills
- can build effective working relationships with others.
- is willing to keep proactively up to date with the external fundraising environment, identifying trends and opportunities.
- can understand the financial set up, budgets challenges and opportunities.
Please request an application pack to view full list of experience and skills desired for this role.
- Ideally committing to at least a year to provide consistency to the role and establish key relationships with funders and the local community.
- Commitment to being involved in a grant application/project from start to finish preferred.
What you will get out of it.
You'll get the opportunity to:
- spend time with like-minded people and make new friends.
- develop skills in fundraising, networking, and business engagement.
- raise money to help us improve the mental health and outcomes of developmentally traumatised children.
Family Futures will provide.
- Full induction to Family Futures and the role.
- Monthly supervision and support.
- Out of pocket expenses agreed in advance.
- Reference at the end of the volunteer placement.
We believe that embracing different perspectives enriches our agency’s culture and strengthens our ability to serve the children and families we work with. Therefore, we welcome applications from candidates from a wide range of lived experience and are actively recruiting people from the global majority, i.e. Black, Asian, dual heritage and minority ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented at our organisation.
Family Futures is a highly nurturing environment. We are an equal opportunities employer and committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce. We encourage applications from suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Family Futures is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The organisation follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk of harm and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Using Anonymous Recruitment
This organisation is using Anonymous Recruitment to reduce bias in the first stages of the hiring process. Our system keeps your personal information hidden until the recruiter contacts you.
This organisation is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. Don’t miss your opportunity, apply now!
Are you committed to childhood flourishing with an interest in creating stragegies for this to happen?
Godly Play offers spiritually sensitive approaches to learning and living together in a fragile world. We take childhood spirituality seriously, providing training to transform thinking and practice for the whole of life.
A Christian movement, Godly Play seeks to make space for questions about the meaning and purpose of life, through play, wondering, story, exploration and community.
Our small board of trustees supports a group of fifteen part-time trainers offering courses to people working with children in churches of many traditions, in schools and in community settings.
We would like to diversify our board's ethnicity, age and gender. It would be great to have someone with grant-seeking experience and/or communications know how, but we would love to talk to anyone who is interested.
Would you like to join us? Our website offers lots more information.