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ACORNS

Events Speaker , Researcher

Opportunity: Event Speaker
Representing Acorns by speaking to groups, organisations and businesses.
Accepting donations on our behalf and holding cheque presentations. Delivering presentations and speaking publicly to an audience.
Researcher
Conducting research into the local area. Finding events and funding opportunities. Researching local businesses, schools, faith groups, community groups that we could get in contact with.
Requirements: Event speaker: Confident to speak publicly Organised and prepared to deliver the presentations we provide Friendly –to represent Acorns in the local community Flexible –we will work to fit the group and you together but it would be great if you are flexible with a range of times. We will offer support to ensure you are comfortably to speak publicly about Acorns and provide you with info to ensure you’re are confident enough to answer any questions etc.
Researcher: Curious and inquisitive- to find new opportunities Organised –clear approach to maximise efficiency Comfortable using a computer for research(access to your own computer and Wi-Fi Induction/training is provided.
Location: Event speaker: Various (happy for you to provide areas you will be happy to travelling too.
Researcher: Home based
Hours: Event speaker: Times can vary- we will work with you and the group to arrange a time that suits you both.
Researcher: Whenever suits you
Expenses : No
DBS: Event speaker : No (unless at Schools)
Researcher: No
Established in 1998 Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust is a registered charity offering a network of care for life limited and life threatened children and young people and their families, across the heart of England.

Sported Foundation

Sported Volunteer

Opportunity : Sported Volunteer
You will use your professional skills and lived experience to help groups overcome operational challenges, become better equipped for the future, and tackle inequality in sport. Most of our roles are quite flexible and work around your schedule. We do our best to only share opportunities we think are relevant to you .With most of our volunteering support being delivered digitally, it’s even easier to get started supporting members across our network. Our roles include: Short term placements-Focused on one topic area or specific challenge, placements usually last about 6 months and encompass multiple topics or a single complex subject. One off support – Kick-starter are semi-structured, informal chats to learn more about a group’s strengths and challenges, and recommend a course of action. Specific project work, facilitating/delivering webinars and training, or supporting sported itself plus much more!
Requirements: Our volunteers have 3 or more year’s professional and or lived experience in any of the lived core support topics: Evaluation and Impact. Facilities. Financial Management .Fundraising &Income Generation. Governance .Inclusion. Leadership Coaching, Marketing/PR Planning (Business/Strategic) Project Planning Sport Development, Volunteer &Staff Management, Women and Girls. Other skills or lived experience that might be applicable. There is an induction and training provided.
Location: Region/UK wide & Online
Hours: Flexible
Expenses: Yes
DBS: No
We are a UK wide charity promoting fairness and equity for young people through grassroots sport and physical activity.

S&K Creative Artz Kidz CIC

Safeguarding Lead

Opportunity: Safeguarding Lead
• Provide support to volunteers/staff around any safeguarding issues or concerns
• Ensure safeguarding cases are referred to relevant professionals with support
• Ensure all staff and volunteers receive safeguarding training
• Ensure safeguarding policy is up to date and reviewed regularly linking to statutory policies and procedures guidance.
• Ensuring that all staff are fully trained in safeguarding and know how to spot and raise concerns.
• Help to maintain an effective staff supervision programme
• Has up to date regular safeguarding training to fulfil their role.
Requirements: Good communication skills .Ability to be proactive. Have good safeguarding training experience .Experience working with children and young people .Ability to work as a team player .There will be an induction meeting.
Location: Remote Home working
Hours: Monday-Friday (Maximum 3 days per week) Flexibility will be given for any holidays. Will work around the suitable person. Minimum commitment 6 months
Expenses: Yes when attending any face 2 face sessions or travelling to a community meeting. Travel expenses will be provided
DBS: Yes
To support children’s art talents by working with children aged 8-12 years old Providing art talents through digital art, drawing and painting.

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

Wood Saints Depot Volunteer General Handyman /Carpenter/Wood Craftsman

Opportunity: Wood Saints Depot Volunteer-General Handyman /Carpenter/Wood Craftsman
Ideally would suit an individual with carpentry experience and craftsman skills. You will be sorting the wood, de-nailing, cutting off rotten ends and stocking the shop. Keeping the shop clean and tidy, serving the public, cutting wood orders to size and dealing with inquiries –face to face or over the phone. Developing wood working skills to cut, sand, assemble and finish simple products such as shelves, planters and benches.
Some people also get involved with sales, marketing, administration, designing products or any other tasks required to operate a busy and successful small community business.
Although there will be plenty of time to focus on your area of interest we like to train our volunteers to be competent in all aspect of the business.
Location: Wood Saints , Ashford Industrial Estate ,Dixon Street, Wolverhampton WV2 2BX Some initial training /work may take place at the All Saints offices at the Workspace , All Saints Road ,WV2 1EL
Hours: Minimum commitment of 4 weeks. Additional benefits (discounts, CSCS Card etc.) available to volunteers after completing 10 sessions. There is no maximum period.
Expenses: Reasonable travel expenses for those completing a 4 hour session plus lunch expense for a full day of volunteering. The maximum expenses for this a day is £10
DBS: No
An induction is provided, and training is required to work in various areas of the business. Some external training is provided to longer term volunteers (e.g. CSCS Card). Ongoing toolbox talks and training are provided when working with various pieces of equipment in the workshop.

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

Wood Saints Depot Volunteer Carpentry and wood builder skills

Opportunity: Wood Saints Depot Volunteer-Carpentry and wood builder skills
Would ideally suit individuals with carpentry or wood building skills .Sorting the wood, de -nailing, cutting off rotten ends and stocking the shop. Keeping the shop clean and tidy, serving the public, cutting wood orders to size and dealing with inquiries –face to face or over the phone. Developing wood working skills to cut sand, assemble and finish simple products such as shelves, planters and benches.
Some people also get involved with sales, marketing, administration, designing products or any other tasks required to operate a busy and successful small community business. Although there will be plenty of time to focus on your area of interest we like to train our volunteers to be competent in all aspects of the business.
Location: Wood Saints, Ashford Industrial Estate, Dixon Street, Wolverhampton WV2 2BX. Some initial training /work may take place at the All Saints offices at the Workspace, All Saints Road, WV2 1EL
Hours: Minimum commitment of 4 weeks. Additional benefits (discounts, CSCS Card etc.) available to volunteers after completing 10 sessions .There is no maximum period.
Expense: Reasonable travel expenses for those completing a 4 hour session plus lunch expenses for a full day of volunteering. The maximum expenses for a day is £10
DBS: No
An induction is provided and training is required to work various areas of the business .Some external training is provided to longer term volunteer (e.g. CSCS Card).Ongoing tool box talks and training are provided when working with various pieces of equipment in the wood saints workshop.

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

Community Leader Volunteer

Opportunity: Community Leader Volunteer –The Workspace-All Saints Community Centre
Assisting the Head of Operations, Nursery Manger, Community Engagement Officers or All Saints Cafe with any other tasks, duties or projects required to operate a busy and successful social enterprise and charity .There will be plenty of time to focus on your area of interest as we like to train our volunteers to be competent in aspects of the business. You can choose your area of interest from the start.
Location: ASAN, The workspace-All Saints Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 1EL .Some initial training /Work experience may take place at other sites in the All Saints local area.
Hours: Minimum commitment of 4 weeks .Ideally we would like to have you on board for at least 12-26 weeks .Additional benefits include First Aid, Food Hygiene qualifications available to volunteer after completing 10 sessions. This is an ongoing opportunity
Expenses: Reasonable travel expenses for those completing a 4 hour session plus lunch expenses for a full day of volunteering. The maximum expenses for this day is £10
DBS: Yes –paid for by ASAN
An induction is provided and training is required to work in various areas of the charity. Accredited training is provided to longer term volunteers who have a passion for improving the local community (e.g. First Aid, Food Hygiene, Other). Ongoing training is provided when working

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

Community Worker Volunteer

Opportunity: Community Worker Volunteer-The Workspace-All Saints Community Centre
Assisting the Head of Operations, Nursery Manger, Community Engagement Officers or All Saints cafe with other tasks, duties or projects required to operate a busy and successful social enterprise and charity .There will be plenty of time to focus on your area of interest, as we like to train our volunteers to be competent in all aspect of the business .You can choose your area of interest from the start.
Location: ASAN, The Workshop –All Saints Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 1EL .Some initial training /work experience may take place at other sites in the All Saints Local area.
Hours: Minimum commitment of 4 weeks. Ideally, we would like to have you on board for at least 12-26 weeks .Additional benefits include First Aid Food Hygiene qualifications available to volunteers after completing 10 sessions. This is ongoing opportunity.
Expense: Reasonable travel expenses for those completing a 4 hour session plus lunch expenses for a full day of volunteering .The maximum expenses for this day is £10
DBS: Yes –paid for by ASAN
An induction is provided and training is required to work in various areas of the charity .Accredited training is provided to longer term volunteers who have a passion for improving the local community (e.g. First Aid, Food Hygiene, Other). Ongoing training is provided when working within various areas of the business and charity.

CT Transport .

Social Interaction Facilitator

Opportunity: Supporting CT staff on the ‘Lets Chat’ project to meet and greet with members of the public, offer them tea and coffee and generally be willing and able to sit down and chat with people , offer them a friendly eat and with Training, be able to signpost them to other services that third party partners are offering . These activities are taking place in three ways:
Mobile Unit –A number of our minibuses are being converted, to allow space for chairs and table, a place to make hot beverages and information boards containing information about local service .Across the week these mobile units will visit a number of pre-determined places within the local community and park up for a number of hours, allowing members of the public to come on board, meet people and speak with representatives from several organisations offering their services. The purpose of this project is to reduce loneliness and Isolation for local residents. We are looking for volunteers to join us and participate in this project by meeting people and providing a friendly ear to listen and to join in conversation. The same service is being offered in static bus station buildings and generally across our Passenger Service.
Requirements: Friendly outgoing, sympathetic, a good listener.
Location: The project is set across three main areas, which are Coventry, Mid-Birmingham and the Black Country .The Black country will encompass Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell.
The mobile units will travel around the Black Country on set days
Station sites in Dudley and West Bromwich .Our Passenger service locations vary.
Hours: The Lets Chat project is operational between Monday-Saturday and the hours of 08.30-6.30pm.
Expenses: Yes Out of pocket travel expense will be paid.
DBS: Yes
There will be induction and Training on certain elements to assist with the role. Specific Training to be determined

Eye Can.

Activities Volunteer

Supporting members on Activities.
Opportunity:
Sighted Guide: Assisting members on wellbeing walks.
Bowling Assistant: Being a sighted guide/bringing the bowling balls to members and taking them to the lane. Offering encouragement and being as descriptive as possible to support members at the bowling alley to aim in the correct direction in order to hit all the pins.
Shooting Range: We require volunteers to assist and load pellets. Training will be provided by the shooting range. Need to offer guidance and assistance to members with the sound and laser equipment used. A copy of the league rules will be given to volunteers to assist our member should they want to participate in the winter shooting league. Need to be patient and offer our members encouragement. Score cards, and results will be given out at the end by relevant staff. Training will be provide at the Shooting range.
Tennis: We require sighted guides to team up with groups and individuals to offer encouragement , build confidence in the sport, be patient, support with set up and packing away , collecting balls, being descriptive with our members and having a general friendly encouraging approach.
Requirements: Someone that is active. Has a friendly and encouraging approach and someone that may have worked with people with disabilities previously would be an advantage. It is important to be descriptive as possible to prove our members with the relevant support when participating in activities .Induction and training provided.
Location: Bantock Park , Bentley Bridge , Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club
Hours: Sighted Guide: Wellbeing Walks Bantock Park every Wednesday 11-1pm until the end of August.
Bowling : Every other Thursday 12:30-2:30pm Bentley Bridge
Shooting Range: Every other Tuesday 10-1:30pm Aldersley Stadium
Tennis : Every other Thursday 1:30-2:30pm Wolverhampton Tennis & Squash club
Expenses: No .This is be reviewed later down the line.
DBS: No Volunteers will be interviewed
Promoting opportunities and creating positive experience for those with sight loss through the use of activities and events.

Independent Monitoring Boards.

West Midlands Region Volunteers

Opportunity: We are currently looking for new volunteers to join the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) at 10 prisons across the West Midlands (HMP Featherstone, HMP Oakwood, and HMP Swinfen Hall). The IMB helps to ensure that proper standards for care and decency are maintained. Applicants do not need any special qualifications or experience as we will provide all necessary training and support.
Requirements: Candidates need to be over 18 years of age and live within approximately 25 miles of the prison. You need to be enthusiastic, open minded, possess effective communication skills and have the ability to exercise sound, objective judgement.
Location: HMP Swinfen Hall; HMP Oakwood; HMP Featherstone; HMP Brinsford
Hours: 2 or 3 visits per month. This is an ongoing role with reappointment every 3 years to a maximum tenure of 15 years.
Expenses: Yes This is an unpaid, Voluntary role, but we pay your travel expenses and in certain circumstances, some loss of earnings and childcare/carer costs.
DBS: Yes
Closing date 11th September 2022. Our members are independent, unpaid volunteers whose role is to monitor the day-to-day life in their local facilities and ensure that people are treated fairly and humanely.

West Midlands Community Homes .(WMUCH) Trustee/Board Member

Trustee/Board Member closing date 19th August 2022
Our Directors are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of WMUCH.
Opportunity: As a member of our board, you will be expected to: (a) Contribute actively in providing strategic direction to WMUCH, agreeing policy, goals, targets and evaluating performance (b) Ensure WMCH is an efficient organisation that delivers our desired impact, (c) Ensure that our values and vision are upheld in all of the decisions and decision-making processes of the board.
Requirements: We are especially looking for people with skills in the following areas: (1) Finance , particularly development finance, (2) Land and planning, (3) Experience of different housing markets: experience of private, commercial, social or community led would all be welcome. Applications from members of community led organisations or people with community development background would be particularly welcome.
We don’t have training, but new board members will have an induction.
Location: n/a meeting held via Zoom
Hours: Meetings are held during the working week (daytime’s, 9-6pm) We are looking for at least 1 year’s commitment, ideally longer.
Expenses: Yes No restrictions
DBS: No
Our vision is to see 5% of homes built in the West Midlands by 2031 to be community led and to see an increase in community control of existing homes in order to build strong and successful neighbourhoods. West Midlands Urban Homes (WMUCH) provides knowledge and expertise to inspire and support new groups who want to bring community led homes to their area.

Remap. Engineer/Maker Volunteer

Our Engineer/Maker Volunteers are the essence of our local branch activities .They use their practical skills and ingenuity to help people with disabilities live fuller and more independent lives.
Opportunity:This role may vary depending on local needs but is likely to include :
• Designing and making pieces of equipment for individuals with specific needs.
• Using your practical skills working with one or more of :Metal , Wood, plastic or electronics
• Attending a monthly meeting of the local branch
Requirements: Practical experience in working with one of the above materials. Able to listen well to understand someone’s needs .Able to follow Remap policies and procedures. Able to understand and apply our risk management system .Able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices .Able to keep peoples personal details safe. Access to your own tools and workshop ( or can access theses)
Able to drive or have good transport links .Committed to our values. Enjoy working as part of a team Willing to develop skills and experience.
Complete your induction checklist and complete online and virtual training as directed by central staff.
Note: Volunteers may have to visit clients .There may be access problems outside the control of Remap.
Location: Wolverhampton and surrounding areas
Hours: Flexible
Expenses: Yes .Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed
DBS: Yes
14.1 million People are living in the UK with some form of disability. Remap ambition is to help as many of those people as possible through its network of skilled makers and support volunteers.

West Caribbean Parent&Friends Association Activities Co-Ordinator

Opportunity: Duties include: Open the building and set up table and chairs. Make tea and coffee .Do gentle exercise .Coordinate activities e.g. organise trips and attendance at different events .Organise guest speakers on relevant topics such as health issues .Keep in touch with elders who are not able to attend .Do arts and crafts.
Requirements: People person and some experience of working with the elderly, Coordinating activities and Exercise instructor .There is also an induction & training provided
Location: St Andrews Church Hall. St Andrews Close Whitmore Reans Wolverhampton WV6 OAA
Hours: Wednesday 11am to 1pm
Expenses: Yes Bus fares and travel costs if attending trips and /or events with the elders groups will be paid.
DBS: Yes
The Association established over 50 years ago continues to serve the local community by promoting cultural, inter generational working and lifelong learning. Through its Elders Group it provides an environment where people can socialise to improve the health and wellbeing and reduce isolation for elderly residents in Wolverhampton.

RSPB Sandwell .Internship

Opportunity:Our Internship volunteering roles cover a wide variety of RSPB work and specialisms. From practical conservation, to communications, to advocacy and ecology. We have created internship opportunities so we can help people gain the skills and experience needed to start a career in conservation.
It will entirely depend on the specific internship, but generally your work will involve a variety of tasks. You will have the opportunity to take on multiple pieces of work in order to give you a broad range of experiences and opportunities to learn.
Requirements:Basic IT Skills, Experience spending time outdoors in nature. Communication skills .Planning and organisational skills
We are looking for individuals who are interested in saving nature and with the energy to learn. If you are new to the sector, changing careers or looking for a new challenge this could be for you.
Location: Tanhouse Avenue, Great Barr B43 5AG
Hours :Flexible 3 days a week
Expenses: Yes
DBS: No
Intern placements runs until 22/12/2022. The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Volunteer enable us to carry out our work to benefit wildlife.

Reach Volunteering.Chair of Trustees For The Way Youth Zone.

Opportunity: The role of Chair is a stimulating and challenging role that will call on your strategic and interpersonal skills. It provides an opportunity to work alongside an experienced and diverse team of trustees and senior management in a rapidly changing environment to make a real difference to the young people of Wolverhampton. The Chair provides leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees to enable the board to fulfil its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, as well as oversight and scrutiny of the charity operations.
Requirements: We are interested in an individual who brings the following. A real connection and passion for Wolverhampton, passion for the work of The Way Youth Zone, links with local networks and willingness to use it to help fundraise, characteristics which strengthen the diversity of the Boar , ability to make the time commitment , governance experience and skills , entrepreneurial/business skills, relations with local stakeholders such as the council and other key funders .We welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds
Location: The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton WV3 ONR
Hours: The Board meet 6 times a year for 2 hours in the evening. Monthly catch ups with the Chief Executive.
Expenses: Yes
DBS: No
Reach TrusteeWorks are supporting The Way Youth Zone with their Chair recruitment .

RSPB Sandwell ,Site checks & maintenance volunteer

Opportunity:This role can vary from site to site but can include the following: Talking to members of the public about the reserve and the wildlife they might see. Checking paths, fences and benches and reporting any issues. Litter picking. Checking livestock. Reporting inappropriate behaviour. Checking/replacing signage .Reporting back to the site team.
Requirements: Excellent attention to detail. Good people skills including diplomacy. Problem solving.
We will provide the equipment, training and any uniform needed for you to complete the role.
Location:Tanhouse Avenue, Great Barr ,B43 5AG
Hours:TBC
Expense:Yes
DBS:NO
The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity inspiring everyone to give nature a home .Volunteer enable us to carry out our work to benefit wildlife

RSPB Sandwell. Volunteer Coordinator.

We are looking for a people person with well-honed organisational skills to champion and coordinate our volunteer teams.
Opportunity : Dealing with queries from potential new volunteers who get in touch. Being the first point of contact for our existing volunteers and answering general queries. Lead on advertising new volunteers (on the RSPB and external websites, in the local community) Set up interviews with potential volunteers and assist with induction administration. Administrative tasks such as recording volunteer hours, registering new volunteers on our database, creating ID badges, organising rotas and processing expenses claims. Supporting the site manager or project manager, reserve wardens and project officers with volunteer administration and recruitment as necessary.
Requirements : You will be trained in everything you need to know beforehand and we will support you in your role every step of the way. Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. Friendly and approachable. Excellent telephone manner and written communication skills. Computer literacy.
Location : Tanhouse Avenue ,Great Barr B45 5AG
Hours : TBC
Expenses : Yes
The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Volunteers enable us to carry out our work to benefit wildlife.

Livin Lives : Womens Group Assistant

Volunteer needed to assist group leader with coffee mornings and women’s group sessions.
Opportunity : Tasks include preparing and serving refreshments, meet and greet ladies as they arrive, display paperwork and information needed for sessions, participate in most group sessions where possible.
Groups sessions include Mother support sessions, Health and Well being, Arts & Crafts and more which will be discussed at interview.
Requirements: A friendly, empathetic, caring, good listener, none-judgemental and patient person would be ideal for this position.
Location: Low Hill Community Hub, Kempthorne Avenue, Wolverhampton WV10 9JJ.
Hours: Fridays 11.00am -3.00pm
Expenses : Yes Travel Expenses only.
DBS: Yes.
There will be an induction and volunteers will be supported with training in order to fulfill their role effectively and to work safely

Hope Community Project Summer Cook

Hope Community Project will be offering a summer school holiday community cafe service (Breaking Bread) to children/residents in the community. We need volunteer cooks to support this service. That’s where you can make a difference, cooking and preparing food.
For the Summer school holidays from Monday 25th July to Friday 19th August.
Opportunity:Main Tasks: Plan, prepare and cook a range of food, Rotate cupboard stock to reduce waste. Work within a small team .Are organised and able to give out instructions/directions to others.
Requirements:Must be over 18 years of age .Have some knowledge and experience in cooking .Have a positive attitude and remain calm. Have or be willing to undertake/update a food hygiene qualification. Adhere to Hope Community policies and procedures at all times especially with regard to safeguarding vulnerable people. Be approachable, mindful and non-judgmental. A commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practices
Location:40 Ling House, Heath Town WV10 0HH
Hours:Morning sessions 9-1pm
Afternoon sessions 1-4pm
Expenses:Yes
DBS: No only references.
They must undergo training in both safeguarding, health and safety relevant to the role. Hope policies and procedures must be adhered to in regards to GDPR and Confidentiality. We celebrate the diversity and are striving to promote and reflect that diversity within our organisation.

Livin Lives Administration/Peer Support

Hope Into Action Black Country Marketing and Fundraising

British Red Cross Customer Service Volunteer

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