Category: Families

Base 25

Opportunity: Community Volunteer
Volunteer in community groups and spaces, reception area, charity shop and café.
Community group: Support or run a community group in an area of interest/expertise.
Community spaces: Develop and maintain community garden. organising reception area, interacting/listening to visitors/service beneficiaries
Charity shop: Take in and sort donations, pricing, helping customers, restocking, general cleaning/tidying displays
Café: Serving customers, cleaning, maintaining kitchen and eating area, preparing food and drinks.
Chatter and Natter: Running your own session of the chatter and natter table as part of the Chatty Café scheme.
Requirements: Well, presented, positive, friendly attitude and willing to engage. There is one day induction and training. Ongoing training through Base 25 plus further training opportunities.
Location: Base 25,29-31 Temple Street, Wolverhampton WV2 4AN
Hours: 3 Hours per week for 12 weeks minimum
Expenses: Day passes for bus transport given only. For three consecutive hours volunteered, free lunch or breakfast provided 10% discounts in charity shop and additional café purchases
DBS: Yes
Base 25 is an independent local charity established in 1998 to support children, young people and families in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas.

Aspire and reach

Parents and Child volunteers

Opportunity: Parent and Child volunteers to join our project.
Are you a parent interested in making a positive impact on the lives of homeless individuals and families?
Do you have a child who is eager to learn about healthy cooking and those in need?
We are looking for parent and child volunteers to join our homeless project!
Our project aims to provide nutritious and delicious meals to homeless individuals and families in our community.
If you and your child are passionate about cooking, nutrition, and giving back to the community, we would love to have you on board. You will have the opportunity to:
• Prepare and cook healthy meals together with other volunteers.
• Learn about nutrition and how to create balanced, budget-friendly recipes.
• Engage with homeless individuals and families in a warm and supportive environment
• Be part of a community that valves compassion and empathy.
Requirements: No prior experience is necessary, and we welcome volunteers of all skill levels and both long- & short-term participation. Our cooking sessions are designed to be education, fun and meaning for both parents and children.
Location: The Old School, 73 Dudley Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 3BY
Hours: Every Wednesday from 18th June afternoon /evening
Expenses: TBC
Together , we can create a brighter future for those in need and foster a spirit of compassion and support in our community.

NICS Wellbeing

Community Events Co-ordinators
Opportunity: Community Events Co-ordinators
• Plan, organise and execute seasonal wellbeing events (eg winter gala, summer fun day)
• Develop timelines, schedules and checklists for smooth execution.
• Assign tasks and mange volunteer schedules.
• Ensure permits, risk assessments and insurance are secured.
• Collaborate with marketing for event promotion.
• Manage event registration processes.
• Engage with the community for feedback and incorporate it into planning.
• Nurture relationships with local business and stakeholders.
• Develop and manage event budgets.
• Source and co-manage sponsorships and donations.
• Collect feedback to evaluate success and provide detailed reports and recommendations for future events.
Requirements: Creativity, Ability to organise events from beginning to end, implement deadlines and meet individual and team goals. Lived experience with mental health or additional need is a positive asset to this role and the team. You will receive an induction and training.
Location: Primary Event Venue: Woodfield Social and Sports Club, Woodfield Avenue Penn, WV4 4AF
Office: 28 Cleveland Street Wolverhampton WV1 3HT
Hours: Flexible, events are mainly on weekends.
Expenses: Yes, Travel expense only
DBS: Yes
Our social mission is to empower people with lived experience of mental health and additional needs to live their best lives.

Our Small Wonders

General Volunteer

Opportunity : General Volunteer
Small Wonders is a stay and Play Group 0-4 age group where we have created a supportive community of parents and carers.
We need people to help in many areas:
• On the door: Welcoming people and monitoring the door.
• Desk: taking the register, entering details into laptop.
• Café: serving hot and cold drinks, fresh fruit and homemade cakes, loading dish washer, preparing fruit etc.
• Messy Room: running the messy room, resetting, cleaning up helping children.
• Singing Time: brief time when we do singing involves using a microphone, leading song time (we have the song words etc.)
• Chatting to parents
• Playing with children: helping parents/carers who have multiple children.
Requirements: Friendly and chatty approachable.
We invite you to come in and see what we do, we show you around and show you different roles that are available.
Location: Life spring Centre 34 Clifton Street, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton ,WV3 0QT
Hours: Thursdays 12-3pm to set everything up.
Fridays 9:15-11:45 or 12:15-2:45pm
Friday all day 9:15-2:45
Pack away 2:30 -3:45 pm
Expenses: Yes, Travel expenses only eg day bus savers (not taxis)
DBS: Yes, apart from Café Volunteer. Our Small Wonders will cover cost
Small Wonders provides a clean, safe, caring enjoyable and challenging learning environment where child is encouraged to reach their potential.

Creative Communities

Creative Communities Welcome Volunteers

Opportunity: Creative Communities Welcome Volunteer
Providing a warm welcome for parents and their children attending their creative workshops at their local Family Hub. Supporting the artist and community ambassador to deliver the art workshops, including setting up the session materials and furniture and clearing away materials at the end. Helping the entertain the children who attend with their parents with suitable art activities provided and toys.
Family Hub are: Rocket Pool, Graisley, Low Hill, Childrens Village, Dove, Whitmore Reans, Eastfield, Bingley
Requirements: Customer Service, Events support, children and families. Also available Council Training – bitesize training in health and safety, Equalities and customer service.
Location: Rocket Pool: Wednesdays 9am-12noon until 19th June
Graiseley: Fridays 9am to 12 noon until 28th June
Low Hill: Friday 12 -3pm until 28th June
Childrens Village: Mondays 9am-12noon from 8th April to 12 August
Dove: Tuesday 9am-12noon from 24th June to 30 September
Bingley: Tuesday 11:30am -2:30 pm from 25th June to 15th October
Hours: commitment 4 hours per week for 17 weeks
Expenses: No
DBS: Yes
Creative Communities has created an artist led programme for parents who feel lonely by using arts and crafts as medium to express themselves, socialise and improve their well being

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust-H.O.P.E Project

Link Volunteer-H.O.P.E Project

Opportunity: Link Volunteer-H.O.P.E Project
A 2 year project supporting the local community of Wolverhampton to prevent social isolation.
The task you will be asked to perform will depend on the needs of the service, the person you are matched with and your personal level of confidence, experience and interests. This may include the following :
• Telephone or face to face support for isolated housebound people across the city.
• Support people to utilise technology to reduce their isolation and ensure that their health and social needs are being met.
Other types of support you might be asked to provide include supporting people :
Identify and attend social activities or groups. Learn a new skill or find a new hobby
Help to cope with their long term conditions by getting involved with community activities. Link people with support service such as befriending .Try out new activities that make them feel healthier such as walking or swimming
Requirements: Excellent communication skills, caring and motived by desire to help others. Ability to use some digital technology for training/communications
Location: Wolverhampton area
Hours: We ask that volunteers commit to least one duty per week for at least 3 months .Shift availability to be confirmed by your supervising Link Worker.
Expense: TBC
DBS: Yes Enhanced Adults
The volunteers element of the service is manged by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and works in partnership with The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Charity and the Wolverhampton Voluntary and Community Action(WVCA)

Royal Air Force Museum

Museum Event Maker This role is now Suspended

Requirements: Able to work as a team, friendly and approachable, be confidence in engaging and approaching our visitors.
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
Hours: This varies depending on the type of event .You will find that most events fall on evenings, weekends and school holidays and we expect that you commit to one event per year . Events are typically 3-4 hours (with breaks)
Expenses: Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day in line with our policy
Our Event Makers are asked to undertake a number of mandatory training , including : Introduction to RAF Museum ,Safeguarding training ,Online training on health and safety, manual handing training .You will also receive specific training and inductions : Event briefing online and on site , Cash handling and till training and Customer service training .

Royal Air Force Museum

Summer Event Marker
Opportunity: Summer Event Maker This role is now suspended

Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
Hours: From July to early September .Flexible on days you could volunteer for weekdays, weekends or mix .You would be needed on site from 9am till 5pm but we would consider people who can only do half day.
Expenses: Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day in line with our policy
This volunteering role is specifically for the summer period, but if you would like to continue volunteering at the museum you would be very welcome to apply to be a museum event maker.

Royal Air Force Museum

Spitfire Cockpit Volunteer This Role is now Suspended

Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
Hours :
DBS: We will ask you to provide one reference
The Spitfire Cockpit Experience will only run when there a minimum of two volunteers and some flexibly in shift times can be arranged.

Royal Air Force Museum

Exhibition Researcher (Families) This Role is now Suspended

Requirements: Interest in research and collections You are comfortable communicating colleagues and visitors, including families (training and guidance will be provided ) Good written and oral skills
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal , Shropshire, TF11 8UP
Hours: One day a week or four days per month. The typical volunteering day is 9:30-3pm, but we can be flexible to suit individual needs .There is a one hour break for lunch
Expenses: Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day in line with our policy
Come along to our taster day on 30th September 2023

The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

Front of House Volunteer

Opportunity: Front of House Volunteer
To give patrons directions around the auditorium to the appropriate facilities before, during and after each performance in a friendly and efficient manner.
To check the seating area and evacuation routes are keep clear of obstacles and to assist patrons with disabilities to their seats.
To assist with our Memory Café that has been set up for people living with Dementia and to assist our patrons who are hard of hearing during our Captioned and BSL performances.
To support theatre community projects which may be offsite such as our Panto project each year and assist in delivering excellent customer service to our patrons.
Requirements: To promote and comply with Wolverhampton Grand Theatres equal opportunity policy in both the services and treatment of others.
Our training will build on your existing skills and experience to ensure you have the knowledge and confidence to fulfil your role as well as support and supervision throughout your time volunteering with us.
Location: The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Lichfield Street ,Wolverhampton, WV1 1DE
Hours : Evenings and Weekends
Expenses: Evenings and Weekends
DBS: We will obtain 2 references either personal or professional for all volunteers.
Wolverhampton Grand is a long –established Theatre in the heart of the Midlands. We are actively seeking volunteers from the Deaf and hard of hearing community , people over 60 and 18-30 looking for work experience to improve their CV

Hope Community Project

Volunteer Play Leader

Opportunity : Volunteer Play Leader
Hope Community Project offers the opportunity for a play worker to work within a parent and child/toddler group. The parents in the group will also be doing training within some of these sessions.
Main tasks
• Ability to be able to lead the group/participate in training sessions
• Set up room with parents
• Work directly with parents and child to promote play
• Help /Encourage parents to tidy and clear after sessions
Requirements: Must be over 18 years of age , Have or be willing to complete play worker qualification/training , Adhere to Hope Community policies and procedures at all times especially with regard to safeguarding vulnerable people. Complete online safeguarding training. Be approachable, mindful and non-judgemental. A commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practices.
Location: 40 Ling House ,Health Town ,WV10 0HH
Hours: Monday 9:30-11:30
Expenses: Yes
DBS: Yes
We celebrate the diversity of society and are striving to promote and reflect that diversity within our organisation.

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

Warm Space Volunteer
Opportunity: Warm Space Volunteer-All Saints Community Centre
Assisting the All Saints Action Network with running our Warm Spaces on a Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon for 2 hours per session .You will provide a warm empathetic approachable environment. This opportunity will help you develop valuable skills and experience in the low –income people and families in All Saints who may be living in fuel poverty or impacted by the cost of living crisis.
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 hours per week .Ideally we would like to have you on board until the warm space projects ends .Additional benefits include helping you gain a First Aid qualification after completing 10 session’s .This is an ongoing opportunity for people with an interest in helping improve quality of life.
Expenses: Reasonable travel expenses will be provided for those completing a 4 hours of volunteering per week. The maximum expenses available per week is £10.
This opportunity is available and open to men and women .An induction is provided and ongoing training. Additional volunteering opportunities are available in ASAN

NCT Wolverhampton

Nappy Library Volunteer & Social Media Volunteer

Nappy Library Volunteer.
Help manage and coordinate our reusable nappy library. This role involves administrative tasks, good organisation and attention to detail.
Social Media Volunteer.
Help managing NCT Wolverhampton’s social media channels (Facebook and Instagram) You will be helping to create and schedules posts to advertise the branch and their events as well as responding to queries on the social media pages. You will have access to online training, resources and templates to use.
Nappy Library :Organised, time management, admin, IT/digital skills, reliable and good communicator. Online training is provided.
Social Media :Help managing NCT Wolverhampton’s social media channels (Facebook and Instagram) You will be helping to create and schedules posts to advertise the branch and their events as well as responding to queries on the social media pages. You will have access to online training, resources and templates to use.
Location: Home base for both roles.
Nappy Library: 1 hour per week
Social Media : 1-2 hours per week
Expenses: Yes Travel only
DBS: No for both roles
NCT is an advocate, guide and friend for parents through their first 1,000days (from conception to 2 years). NCT offers information and support in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood, campaigns to improve maternity care and ensure better services and facilities for new parents, aims to give every parent the chance to make informed choices and wants to make sure that everyone has access to our services and activities.

NCT Wolverhampton

One Day Event Nearly New Sale Volunteer

One Day Event Saturday 1st April 2023
Nearly New Sale Volunteer.
• Volunteering on the day for an event
• Help set up tables and rails
• Answer queries from parents
• Welcome parents at the entrance and thank them when leaving
• Process payments at tills
• Help tidy at the end of the event
Requirements: Friendly and approachable (Online training is provided)
Location: Springdale Methodist Church, Warstone Road ,Penn ,Wolverhampton ,WV4 4LF
Hours: All day or morning or afternoon shift
Expense: Yes Travel expenses only
NCT is an advocate, guide and friend for parents through their first 1,000 days (from conception to 2 years). NCT offers information and support in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood, campaigns to improve maternity care and ensure better services and facilities for new parents, aims to give every parent the chance to make informed choices and wants to make sure that everyone has access to our service and activities.


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
Expenses: Yes
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.

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
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

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

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

Wolverhampton City Council Education Appeal

Broadmeadow Special School

Woodcross Manor Breakfast Club & Playgroup

The Haven

Canal & River Trust

Lotus Sanctuary

Family Action

Healthwatch Wolverhampton

Parent Champions


Wolverhampton City Council




NCT Wolverhampton

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