Are you friendly and outgoing? Do you feel comfortable approaching local organisations to distribute leaflets and speak about Kinship Care and Grandparents Pus? We need volunteers to raise awareness of Grandparents Plus and our support groups in their local community to reach kinship carers who would benefit from our support and advice. You will also be raising awareness of the issues that kinship carers face, and contributing to our campaign change.
Kinship care is when a child lives full-time with a relative or friend. Kinship carers often face emotional, practical and financial difficulties and our support groups and Advice Service play a vital role in helping them through the challenges they face. You will approach local institutions and businesses (schools, nurseries, libraries, supermarkets) to ask to add a flyer to the notice board, or leave some flyers. If you are comfortable doing so, you can give a (short) presentation at an organisation, and there is also the opportunity to campaign for change by lobbying your local MP.
No previous experience is needed for this role; full training is provided as well as all resources. All reasonable out of pocket expenses will be covered for attending training and leaflets and all resources will be provided.
This role can be carried out as and when you are able to do it, so it can fit around your lifestyle and availability. You'll be supported by our Volunteer Development Manager and our Communications Manager.
A full role description is available to download, alongside our FAQs and volunteer registration form.
Volunteers will give Carers Trust information to people visiting doctors surgeries, an opportunity to identify themselves or others they may know as carers and ask any questions about caring.
This is a face to face role, will involve volunteering alone for just a few hours per week in any one of our 12 surgeries or local hospitals.
Applicants will need to be drivers due to moving aorund the Solihull Borough
Making sure that as many people as possible know about Omega Care For Life and its work: supporting the lonely, isolated, sick and their carers. Omega’s work is challenging and one that we can’t achieve on our own. As an Omega Ambassador you will be helping us raise awareness of our work in your local community.
This might be the role for you if:
• You enjoy meeting people and are comfortable representing Omega in public.
• You are a confident public speaker for some roles.
• You are able to travel independently.
• You are enthusiastic and self-motivated.
• You associate strongly with Omega’s values and strategy.
What are the benefits for you:
• Experience of presenting to a wide range of people (for some roles).
• Confidence in talking to the general public.
• An understanding and awareness of Omega’s role and how loneliness, isolation, ill health and caring affect people.
• An opportunity to enhance your CV or learn new skills.
• An opportunity to engage with your local community.
What tasks can this role include (some or all of the following):
• Playing a role in increasing the ‘voice’ of Omega locally, by developing and delivering presentations or attending conferences, events and exhibitions to represent Omega.
• Signposting people to Omega’s services and support, by distributing and maintaining stocks of literature at GPs, health centres, gyms and other locations in your area.
• Attending cheque presentations on behalf of Omega.
• Supporting local Omega campaigns
• Representing Omega on external forums such as Healthwatch and patient/public involvement boards.
• Using social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to share key awareness and prevention messages.
• Feeding back any potential opportunities for further fundraising, volunteer support, campaigning or other support that Omega can follow up on.
• Participating in website research
What support and training will be provided:
• The Omega Induction.
• Training on how to be a Omega Ambassador.
• Regular and ongoing support from Volunteer Support or another named member
• Ongoing training and support as the role requires.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Can you help us with promoting and engaging people about our new Oxford House? We are looking for a volunteer to proactively look at ways to engage and promote support for our new House. This could be researching contacts in the area, talking to communities or we'd welcome your suggestions and ideas.
In 2020 we will be opening our brand new Oxford Ronald McDonald House and supporting over 60 families who have babies and children in hospital. We are looking for volunteers who can help promote our campaign to Fit and Furnish our new Home.
We would welcome the opportunity to tell you more about our new Home.
Birmingham Event Support Volunteer (Voluntary, Part-Time)
Role Title: Event Support Volunteer
Team: Fundraising and/or Programmes Division
Commitment: We will keep your details on file for 2 years after your last contact with us, and invite you to events throughout the year
Expenses: This is an unpaid position but we do reimburse reasonable out-of-pocket expenses such as travel and lunch in line with Human Appeal’s expenses policy.
Why does this role matter to Human Appeal?
Volunteers are an integral part of Human Appeal’s success. They are the ones that create real change for those most in need. This is your chance to meet new people, gain new skills and experience and have fun whilst being part of a great cause.
Main tasks include:
- Supporting local fundraising events and collecting donations from the general public
- Approaching individuals, groups and organisations for sponsorship and donation
- Organising or participating in events to raise the charity’s profile
- Excellent communication skills
- Organised and reliable
- Ability to work well in a team
- Imaginative and motivated
- Build and maintain good relationships with the public and/or team members
Benefits of volunteering with us:
- Experience of fundraising with an international charity
- Opportunity to develop new skills
- Excellent support as part of a friendly team
- Excellent training opportunities
- Offer to provide references after 3 months of volunteering
- Meet new people and make a difference
- Opportunities to take part in Human Appeal events
Learning & Development:
- To enable you to take part in this opportunity Human Appeal will provide:
- A detailed induction to provide you with an overview of Human Appeal
- Training and shadowing providing all the information and skills needed to fulfil the role
- A dedicated member of staff to provide ongoing support and supervision
- Payment of “out of pocket” expenses in line with Human Appeal’s expenses policy
- A volunteer handbook that outlines all of the policies and procedures you will need to be aware of whilst volunteering
What is the next step?
Please complete the application form via our website. Once received we will confirm receipt and let you know whether you have been shortlisted.
AAF is looking for a highly motivated, organised and experienced volunteer to offer culturally appropriate support and advice services for African women and girls who are victims and survivors of harmful cultural practices.
Are you flexible and have experience of working within a multi-disciplinary setting, delivering culturally appropriate advice and casework support for women, girls and their families, in an empowering way that ensures they remain in control of decisions affecting their lives?
Do you posses an understanding of issues facing women and girls from communities that practice or are affected by FGM?
Are you motivated and able to communicate verbally to a number of different audiences in a confident manner and to implement appropriate programmes and activities on sexual health and FGM?
Among other duties, you will be expected to support and empower victims and survivors of harmful cultural practices assisting beneficiaries to achieve long-term independence and self-sustainability. You will also assist in planning creative and innovative responses to families’ needs and keep high quality records and assists with the preparation of reports.
The selected candidate must exhibit high standards of professionalism, dedication and commitment to achieving the best outocmes the women and girls we work with. In return AAF will offer you excellent volunteering experience, relevant training and support needed to perform your role effectively and as conveniently as possible and in so doing making a difference to the lives of these women and girls..
AAF is committed to creating an inclusive work and volunteering environment, that reflects our diversities and unique characteristics of the beneficiaries we work with. AAF is an equal opportunities employer and operates a transparent and fair recruitment processes.
AAF takes seriously the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults, and applicants will need to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Checks.
All applications should reach us NOT later than Sept 20, 2019. We will acknowledge all; applications but will provide feedback only to shortlisted candidates.
About Africa Advocacy Foundation
Africa Advocacy Foundation is a registered charity established in 1996 that promotes better health, education and other life opportunities for disadvantaged people through practical support, advocacy, policy work campaigns, information, advice, and training. We work with marginalized communities, in particular migrants at risk and those diagnosed with HIV, hepatitis, mental health, TB and those affected by violence and harmful cultural practices e.g. FGM in the UK and across the EU/EEA and in parts of Africa
We’re looking for enthusiastic cheer volunteers to support our amazing runners at the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 13th October.
This year we have 250 runners taking part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon. Join us in supporting our biggest Royal Parks Half Marathon team yet at what is set to be a brilliant autumnal race day with a great atmosphere in London’s picturesque royal parks.
We need you to join us at our cheer point to give our runners a huge cheer, a high 5 and plenty of support a high five to keep them going as they approach the finish line!
What I do
- Spot our runners from our cheer point as they run past us.
- Cheer, encourage and motivate them!
- You’ll need lots of energy, enthusiasm, and be willing to make lots of noise to cheer on our runners and be part of that amazing atmosphere!
- Sunday 13th October 2018 from 9am to 1pm
- If you are only available for a couple of hours we’d still love to have you! Just let us know how much time you have to give and we will make sure it’s an amazing experience for you.
We’ll have two cheer points. One will be just before mile 6, outside the parks near Wellington Arch. The other cheer point will be in Hyde Park, near mile 12.
Age UK Cheshire is a local social enterprise and charity that is dedicated to later life.
We are looking for people who can volunteer their energy, time and skills to become Trustee Board members. You will need to commit to attending quarterly Board and sub-committee meetings as well as contributing to project events and development inbetween meetings.
We are particularly interested in people with skills and experience in innovation, commercial development, finance, fundraising, marketing, campaigning, legal or business matters.
No one should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it. St John Ambulance teaches people first aid so they can be the difference between life and death, and you can help us do this.
As a District Events Officer, you will organise first aid cover for public events as diverse as football matches, concerts, the London Marathon and the village fete. Events all involve challenges in terms of getting the right people and equipment to the right place at the right time. You will be part of a team, reporting to a District Events Lead and Events Delivery Manager while partnering with Unit Managers & Area Managers who manage SJA locally.
Closing date is Sunday 29th September 2019.
Do you want to see an end to global poverty? Do you want to campaign on issues such as refugees, inequality and climate change? Then why not give a few hours per month as a volunteer Constituency Campaigner?
As a Constituency Campaigner, you might find yourself persuading your MP to turn up and vote for new legislation that will ensure more refugees can be reunited with their families or meeting with your MP to talk to them about why action on climate change matters to you.
Whatever your background or experience, if you can devote a few hours a month and share our values and passion for tackling the issues that cause suffering to so many, then please join us. Our volunteer Constituency Campaigner Programme gives you the influencing skills and information to be able to engage your MP and other decision-makers on Oxfam's campaigns. No previous experience is necessary. You will learn about the issues that we campaign on, the work of an international development charity and how Parliament works.
Induction training: You will need to attend a one day induction training in either Manchester on Saturday 19th October or London on Saturday 2nd of November 2019. Expenses to travel to the training and food will be reimbursed.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Love campaigning, fundraising, art activities, promoting projects on social media? Do you want to develop many more skills, such as teamwork and time management, which would look great on your CV? Well then, Restorative Justice For All is the place for you!
A fundamental principle of restorative justice is power-sharing. Therefore, all our projects are structured upon this value. As a non-profit Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), our mission is to advance human rights and community cohesion at the local, national and international levels.
We redistribute opportunities in a more balanced way by delivering social justice projects, educational programmes and high-quality volunteering opportunities.
We are providing opportunities for those who are more disadvantaged or those who seek to support those who are.
This volunteering opportunity is open to anyone who wishes to build up their CV or who are interested in:
- Liaising between other volunteers, the participants of our projects, project officers, the director of RJ4All and our partners
- Creating spreadsheets, power points, word documents, etc. to organise information
- Creating flyers, leaflets and posters to promote our projects
- Disseminating information through social media and email marketing
- Manging children and workshops
- Writing blogs and research papers
- Creating videos and photographs
From September onwards, we have a series of after-school workshops targeted to 6 - 12 years old kids. These workshops have been designed to tackle different types of discrimination, as well as violence and victimisation. For this project, we will need volunteers to help us as soon as possible for the outreach (online) and volunteers who can help with the workshops (starting on 23rd September).
Another of our projects is called ‘Sailing the Mayflower’. The project’s main aim is to commemorate the sailing of the Mayflower in 1620 and celebrate its stories among local residents. This project will hold a youth-led Awards Ceremony during October 2020, bringing over 100 people together. Leading to the Ceremony, the project will run a competition on the theme of the Mayflower, generating high-quality volunteering opportunities. Some of these volunteers will then be trained to project manage and quality control of the project. Some of the categories that will be evaluated are
- Visual arts: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, filmmaking, design, crafts etc
- Performing arts (+ poetry): music, poetry, singing, dancing and theatre.
- Writing: blog/research paper.
- Community: community project and community leader.
What’s even better is that our project is not only for people in London but can these opportunities can be done by those who live more remotely!
If you live in London or are around the Surrey Docks Fitness & Water Sports Centre (Rope St, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7SX), we have an exciting event coming up between 12-14:00 at 24/08/2019! If you’re interested, we would be delighted for you to come along and help. You’ll be handing out leaflets and flyers and supporting the project officers, giving out awards for the children who participated in the Water sports activities.
If you are interested, please email us!
- Please remember that all volunteers working directly with kids (not online) will need the DBS Checked.
You can help build a connected community by sharing your particular skills and enthusiasm to reach and inspire other people with sight loss.
You will give encouragement, exchange knowledge and information, reach out and connect to those who are isolated, create enjoyable opportunities that will help us grow in confidence and build public awareness of what it’s like living with little or no sight.
You can choose what you want to do, how much time you want to give and focus on the things you enjoy doing, whether in your local area, wider region or even nationally.
Our growing Connect community brings us together as blind and partially sighted people, alongside others who care about us. The Community is where we can enjoy the company of others, give and receive help, share stories and information, get inspired and encourage others. It also helps us to come together to raise public awareness of sight loss and challenge barriers to independence.
We have many different opportunities for your talents and interests. You can help organise or provide general assistance at activities and events, gather information, write news features and much more.
RNIB Connect Members can now join regional Facebook pages and our online community to blog, join discussions and find out about events taking place locally. As our online community grows we need you to help moderate the content to ensure it if relevant, welcoming, safe and supportive. We also need you to welcome and support new members when they join.
RNIB Connect Members can now join regional Facebook pages and our online community to blog, join discussions and find out about events taking place locally. As our online community grows, we need you to help moderate the content to ensure it is relevant, welcoming, safe and supportive. We also need you to welcome and support new members when they join.