|Opportunity: Citizen Champion|
We know there are areas of the city where residents have no pride in their locale.
Our project will encourage a sense of pride , whilst strengthening the social fabric within the city by our volunteers holding community meetings to record consultations on key topics that are important to the local community, consult, advocate and perhaps bring about change that helps in create a sense of pride in their local area both at the local ward level and citywide .Measurable can include outcomes of polls, progress of consultations .During your time with us you will gain digital skills and accreditation as well as employability skills .
|Requirements: The right candidate will be keen , motivated and potentially be looking to use the volunteering opportunity as a route back in to work|
4 days of training initially with the project running for approx. 10 months
|Location: Training and induction will be at our office, in the Chubb Building (WV1 1HT) then in venues across the city within the 10 priority wards|
|Hours: To be confirmed with venues and volunteers, however we anticipate that it will be 2-4 times per month.|
|Expenses: Yes Travel and Lunch , other rewards includes exposure to job opportunities and training (both accredited and not accredited )|
Volunteer Vitual Buddy
|Opportunity: Volunteer Virtual Buddy|
Sense Virtual Buddying Volunteers make a real difference to supporting young people and adults who may be lonely or isolated. Sense matches volunteers with disabled people to meet for an hour a week on Zoom or over the phone. Sense matches each volunteer with someone who has similar interests, to make sure you have a great time. The programme is open to all volunteers who are 16 and over. You don’t need to have previous experience volunteering or caring for disabled people. We welcome people from all backgrounds and with all interests.
|Requirements: We need positive, empathetic volunteers who are passionate about supporting people with complex disabilities. We are looking for volunteers who are great communicator’s and who are friendly, enthusiastic, positive and ready to have fun!|
Provided is induction and training, this includes Safeguarding, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Confidentiality and Data Protection. Training is tailored specifically to support volunteers. Sense is also able to offer volunteers additional e-learning to gain an understanding of different methods of communication (this is optional)
|Location: Home based|
|Hours : Days of the week are agreed between volunteers and their buddies Must be the same time each week. 90 minutes per week for a minimum of three months|
|Expenses: Yes Expenses must be pre-agreed|
Corporate & group volunteering
Volunteer opportunities across head office
Corporate and group volunteering Our corporate volunteering days are a great way to spend time building whilst contributing towards Newlife as a charity and the children and families it supports. We can also provide volunteering opportunities to educational groups looking for something fulfilling to provide their learners with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
|Various volunteering opportunities across our head office departments|
Other volunteering opportunities occasionally come up across different department in our Head Office at Cannock. From administration to supporting our online team, new opportunities are being created in order to give more varied roles for volunteers to experience. If there is a particular area you are interested in, please contact our volunteer team to discuss further.
|Location: Head Office : Newlife, Hemlock Way ,Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 7GF|
|Hours: Open Ended/Flexible: Including Weekends and Evenings|
Newlife is the UKs largest charity funder of children’s specialist disability equipment we also run the UKs only national emergency equipment service for terminally ill children.