Category: Children & Youth

Aspire and Reach

Volunteer Youth Worker

Opportunity:
Recruiting 3 volunteers for our 5 weeks programme from 25th July.
To support Aspire and Reach staff in the running of the club, with a focus on supporting the children and young people.
• Helping the children and young people to engage in activities.
• Socialise with children and young people.
• Play games and get involved in activates as required.
• Organise activities, if you have a particular skill you would like to share.
• Serve drinks and food (if this is a role the volunteer wishes to do and is trained to do so )
• Tidy up after food and activities.
• Other tasks as asked for by the club organiser or manger (i.e. accompany the young people on trips).
You will receive Induction training. Additional training offered as appropriate.
Requirements: Friendly, patient and can demonstrate strong listening and communication skills .Volunteers must be willing to work within guideline and always follow confidentiality policies.
Location: Wolverhampton
Hours: 5 weeks programme From 25TH July a minimum of two weeks for four hours a day
Expenses: TBC
DBS: Yes undertaken by Aspire and Reach
Aspire and Reach is an independent, local charity that has worked to support children and young people since 2014.
Aspire and Reach run a number of holiday clubs throughout the year in the City of Wolverhampton

NSPCC

NSPCC Schools Service Volunteer

Opportunity:
NSPCC Schools Service Volunteer
We are looking for new volunteers to be Speak out, Stay safe Volunteers. You will visit primary schools to deliver Speak out, Stay safe workshops that teaches children about the different types of abuse and how they can speak out and stay safe.
The workshops are age appropriate and memorable and need an energetic and enthusiastic person to deliver them. You will work alongside other Speak out , Stay safe volunteers to make sure at the end of each session the children feel empowered and know who they can speak out to if they are worried . In some sessions children may speak up and disclose abuse, so you will also be required to sensitively handle this and report any concerns you have about the child. But don’t worry you will get plenty of support and training on this.
When you volunteer with us, you will get lots of initial training, which includes practice sessions, home study, multiple visits to schools to help you learn which includes practice sessions, homes study and multiple visits to schools to help you learn workshop materials. When you start delivering the sessions, support will be on offer from both your supervisor and other experienced volunteers.
Requirements:
Passionate about children’s rights, including their right to be safe. Empathic and perceptive. Flexible and adaptable .Feel comfortable talking to large groups of children. Basic IT Skills
A minimum of 2 schools per month .Minimum commitment 12 months
Location:
Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell ,Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton
Expenses: TBC
DBS: Enhanced DBS Check and at least two satisfactory references
We are the UKs leading children’s charity, specialising in child protection and dedicated to protecting children today to prevent abuse tomorrow. We are the only UK children’s charity with statutory powers, which means we can take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse. We have been protecting children for over 100 years.

The Way Youth Zone

Cafe Kitchen Assistant , Handy Person

Opportunity: Café Kitchen Assistant
Supporting the Head of Catering to prepare and serve food to our members, their families and other users of the building. Serving food and snacks including taking money , clearing everything away and helping with washing up and ensuring everywhere is clean.
Handy Person
This role will involve supporting the Facilities Manager in a range of maintenance and odd job provision. Carrying out minor repairs, support the Health and Safety and Fire Safety function. Assist with moving and arranging of furniture for events.
Requirements: Cafe Assistant Food and Hygiene Level 2 Certificate .Able to engage and with young people in a positive way.
Handy Person Understanding of importance of health and safety within the work place. Able to help with clearing up and getting the building ready for visitors and functions. Provision of general manual help
Location: The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton ,WV3 ONR
Hours: Cafe Assistant Flexible Term time Monday/Wednesday/Friday 3.45-9.15pm
Tuesday/Thursday 3.15-8.15. Saturdays 9.30-4.30pm
School Holidays 7.30am-8.15/9.15pm Term times day’s 12-2pm Specific days/hours can be agreed to fit in with availability. Ongoing commitment needed for a minimum of 8 hours a week.
Handy Person Flexible Monday-Saturday including some evenings and weekends. Ongoing commitment needed for minimum of 8 hours a week.
Expenses: Yes travel expenses only
DBS: Yes
Informal training will be provided. Our Youth Zone aims to be inspirational, sending a clear message that the young people of Wolverhampton matter as soon as they enter. The Way offers young people the best –in-class facilities and opportunities to access a range of activities. The Way is a brand that reflects the values our Youth Zone represents, which are to be unique, welcoming and diverse and to provide opportunity and support.

The Way Youth Zone

Fundraisers

Opportunity: Fundraisers
This role will involve Supporting the Head of Fundraising with a range of fundraising activity including major donors and patrons, grants and trusts, bid writing , direct marketing , community fundraising etc.
Requirements: Understanding of importance of fundraising to the charity .Experience of one or more fundraising disciplines willingness to work hard and learn new skills
Location: The Way Youth Zone ,Wolverhampton ,WV3 ONR
Hours: Flexible Monday-Saturday including some evenings and weekends
Ongoing commitment needed of 8 hours a week
Expenses: Yes –travel expenses only
DBS: Yes
Informal training will be provided.
Our Youth Zone aims to be inspirational, sending a clear message that the young people of Wolverhampton matter as soon as they enter. The Way offers young people the best in class facilities and opportunities to access a range of activities. The Way is a brand that reflects the values our Youth Zone represent, which are to be unique, welcoming and diverse and to provide opportunity and support.

Sense

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
DBS: Yes
We believe everyone should be able to take part in life, no matter their disability. Our work helps thousands of people who are deafblind or who have complex disabilities to communicate, experience the world and fulfil their potential.

Bookmark Reading Charity

Bookmark Volunteer

Opportunity: Bookmark Volunteer.
You will help a 5-8 year old learn to read, developing their skills and confidence. You will read together, play games, and see your reader’s progress all through our secure online platform.
Our programme involves 30 mins sessions with the same child, twice a week, for six weeks. You book your programme through the Bookmark app and select times that work with your schedule.
Main duties: Help children who struggle with their reading gain essential skills at a crucial age. This will prepare them to move up the school, ready to tackle new challenges without falling further behind. Three quarters of our volunteers noticed their reader become more confident with their reading .Making learning to read fun by bringing your own personality into the sessions and getting to know your readers interests. Give a child one-to –one attention and be a role model.
Requirements: Requirements/Skills needed: Access to a PC, laptop, Chromebook with a webcam and internet connection .Feel relatively comfortable using technology. Are you passionate about literacy and its importance, able to show enthusiasm, encouragement, empathy and patience?
(No access to PC or IT experience you can still apply to be volunteer on our face-to –face programmes in certain locations)
Location: Home Based
Hours: Two 30 minutes sessions a week, for 6 consecutive weeks and willing to complete at least 3 six week programmes a year.
Expenses: TBC
DBS: Provide two references
Bookmark is a tech-led literacy charity supporting disadvantaged primary school children to give them a fairer chance in life.

S&K Creative Artz C.I.C

Volunteer Coordinator

Opportunity: S&K Creative Artz C.I.C is looking for a volunteer coordinator who would like to help support their volunteers and make a positive difference in the organisation. We are looking for a detail-oriented and focused volunteer coordinator to be responsible for our database of volunteers and volunteer opportunities. You should uphold the values of our organisation while ensuring the comfort of our volunteers in their positions
Brief role of tasks/duties: Recruiting, training and supervising new volunteers. Collecting volunteer information, availability, and skills and maintaining an up-to-date database. Using marketing tools such as outreach programs, e-mails and volunteer database. Keeping new and existing volunteers informed about the organisation and volunteer opportunities. Matching volunteers to opportunities that suits their skill sets and ensuring they understand their responsibilities and receive the proper training. Organising training and leading on the job training. Keeping schedules and records of volunteers works .Preparing codes of conduct and operating procedures to uphold the organisation values. Ensuring the organisation purpose is conveyed to the public.
Requirements: Experience in being a volunteer coordinator or similar position. An associate’s degree in business management, human resources, or a similar field. Experience in volunteering and recruitment. Working knowledge of databases .Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent organisation and team-building skills .There will be an induction meeting
Location: Homeworking
Hours: Monday –Friday Maximum 3 days per week. Commitment 6 months -1 year Flexibility will be given for any holidays .Will work around the suitable person.
Expenses: Yes When attending any face to face sessions or travelling to a community meeting Travel expenses will be provided.
DBS: Yes plus References
To support children’s art talents by working with children aged 8-12 years old .Providing art talents through digital art, drawing and painting.

Newlife

Corporate & group volunteering

Volunteer opportunities across head office

Opportunity:
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
Expenses: Yes
DBS: No
We encourage applications from people with physical or learning disabilities and will make reasonable adjustments so that everyone can enjoy volunteering.
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.

Schoolreaders

School Readers Volunteer

Opportunity: Poor literacy amongst primary school children is a major issues in England with 1 in 4 children leaving primary school not reading to the expected standard. This has lifelong consequences. The disruption to education due to pandemic has exacerbated the issue particularly for disadvantaged children.
Schoolreaders recruits volunteers from the community and places them in primary to provided one to one reading support.
Volunteer Role :
• Listen to children read and help develop literacy skills through engaging in conversations about books/picture
• Follow safeguarding procedures in school.
Requirements: Please note each school will be different and we will match volunteers to a suitable setting.
Location: Various Primary Schools around the west midlands. We make every effort to find a school that is easy for you to travel to and from
Hours: Yes Enhanced DBS which will be carried out by the school prior to starting
Expenses: No
DBS: Yes Enhanced DBS which will be carried out by the school prior to starting
Schoolreaders goal is for all children, regardless of background, to leave Primary School being able to read well so they can go on to access their secondary education fully and maximise their future life chances.

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.

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

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.

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. This Role is now suspended
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

The Children Society Wellbeing Volunteer

Hope Community Project Volunteer Cook /Family Community Café

St John Ambulance Youth Team Member

West Midlands Police Volunteer Cadet Leader

Barnardo’s Employment, Training and Skill Supporter – Family Befriender

City Year UK Volunteer Mentor in School

Everyone prosper SDB Driver to drop off food parcels or household items

Midland Mencap

Range of Opportunities

Wolverhampton City Council Education Appeal

Broadmeadow Special School

Hope Community Project

Woodcross Manor Breakfast Club & Playgroup

West Midlands Fire Service

Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity

The Haven

Canal & River Trust

Lotus Sanctuary

Royal Society for Blind Children

Y’s Girl Mentor

15th Wolverhampton Scouts

West Sussex County Council

Goddess Living CIC

The Children’s Society

Canal and River Trust

Pattingham Drama Group

Family Action – FamilyLine

The Haven Wolverhampton – For Women

The Access Project

Respond

Volunteering Matters

Mentor Link

Weston Park

South Staffs Water

Base 25

Gloucester Street Community Centre

Gloucester Street Community Centre

Family Action

37th Wolverhampton Sea Scout Group

Wolverhampton City Council

Healthwatch Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Youth Offending Team

Woodcross Manor Breakfast Club and Playgroup

woodcross-manor

Parent Champions

parent-champions

Wolverhampton City Council

Acorns

Barnardo’s

Barnardos

Coram Beanstalk

Girlguiding Tettenhall

Girlguiding Tettenhall

Lea Road Community Church

NCT Wolverhampton

NCT Wolverhampton

Prince’s Trust

Prince’s Trust

RSPB Sandwell

RSPB Sandwell

Spurgeons – Young Carer

Spurgeons – Young Carers

The Way Youth Zone

The Way Youth Zone

The Women & Families Resource Centre

The Women & Families Resource Centre

Victim Support

West Midlands Fire Service

West Midlands Fire Service

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