Category: Communities

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.

Curiosity Club

Curiosity Club Workshop Assistant (August & December 2024)

Opportunity: Curiosity Club Workshop assistant (August & December holiday 2024)
Curiosity Club inclusive and accessible activity days for Children aged 5-13 that takes place at St Patricks Church Hall in Heath Town during school holidays.
Are you looking for experience in childcare or community arts?
Could you assist in running activity days for children.
Assist in delivering inclusive activities and games.
Encourage creativity and imaginative play and support children with additional needs.
(Your children can attend the sessions with you when volunteering)
Dates for Summer holidays: Mon 12th , Tue 13th, Wed 14th, Thur 15th ,Mon 19th, Tue 20th, Wed 21st, Thur 22nd, Fri 23rd ,Tues27th, Wed 28th, Thu 29th Fri 30th August .
Dates for December holidays: Mon 30th, Tue 31st Dec, Thur 2nd &Fri 3rd Jan.
Requirements: Have an interest in helping children to play creatively, nurture their imagination and discover their potential. Are committed to equity, access and inclusion. Can remain calm in challenging situations. Can work well in a team and support others. Are willing and keen to learn. Can be reliable and get to the sessions on time.
Summer Holidays Planning and training session: Friday 19th August 10am-4pm
Christmas Holiday Planning and training session: Thursday 19th Dec 10am-4pm
Location: St Patricks Church Hall, Wolverhampton Road WV10 0QQ (near New Cross Hospital)
Hours: Flexible hours during project. Minimum of 1 hour per day plus participation in the training and planning day before that set sessions.
Expenses: Yes Travel expenses paid, lunch provided if needed.
DBS: Yes , Volunteers must be DBS check we can arrange this for you
We are looking for volunteers to help at our Curiosity Club inclusive Holiday activity days throughout 2024 .The activities are currently funded through City of Wolverhampton Council and Department of Education.

Diabetes UK

Events Volunteers

Opportunity: Event Volunteer
Help set the record straight about diabetes by becoming an events volunteer.
We need help at events all over the country, so if you have some time to spare, this could be the role for you.
You will be working with Diabetes UK staff, talking to members of the public and hanging out information about diabetes.
The events range from stands in shopping centres and high streets, to big events such as country shows.
You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience about diabetes or Diabetes UK. We give you all the information and support that you need.
Requirements: Confident speaking to members of the public, Good communication and listening skills, ability to work as part of a team , interest in community health promotion and a willingness to attend all briefings and trainings related to your role .
Location: Local Community
Hours: Flexible
Expenses: Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses eg travel, lunch .
DBS: No
Diabetes is one of the biggest health crisis facing the country. Now more than ever, we need to spread awareness and increase knowledge to help people recognise if they or someone close to them is showing any of the signs or systems of the conditions.

Diabetes UK

Awareness Ambassador

Opportunity: Awareness Ambassador
As an Awareness Ambassador you will play an important role increasing awareness of diabetes in your local area and online.
Duties include:
• Let us know what is happening in your area, so that we can become involved.
• Support Diabetes UK Campaigns.
• Distributes leaflets and posters at local community venues such as GP & Dentist surgeries, libraries and community centre.
Requirements: No previous experience or specific skills, just be excited to get involved. Access to smart phone or tablet/laptop/computer.
Location: Local community
Hours: Flexible
Expenses: No
DBS: This role will require references
Diabetes is one of the biggest health crisis facing the country. Now more than ever, we need to spread awareness and increase knowledge to help people recognise if they or someone close to them is showing any of the signs or systems of the conditions.

Wings and Paws Ltd

Shop Volunteer

Opportunity: Shop Volunteer
General shop duties, such as restocking items on the shop floor, tidying /cleaning up.
Helping with customers queries, pricing up items, sorting through donations to see what can be sold in the shop and what needs to be sent elsewhere.
Using the till to take sales.
Answering the phone and any queries.
Requirements: Happy to help customers and good verbal communication,
There is an induction and training on the first day .
Location: Wings and Paws shop Ltd , 58 Warstone Road, Penn WV4 4EP
Hours: The shop is open Monday to Saturday. There are shifts available each day for
9:30-12:30 ,12pm-4pm or all day
Expense: No
DBS: Yes (A clear DBS check would be needed to allow them to work the till)
Wings and Paws Rescue the Wolverhampton based registered charity , care for and rehome sick, neglected and unwanted animals from all around the West Midlands and Shropshire .

Wolverhampton Sea Cadets

Unit Fundraiser

Opportunity : Unit Fundraiser
The Unit Management Team is headed by the Unit Chair. The unit Fundraiser is a volunteer role who is directly responsible to the Unit Chair and has authority over UMT members in relation to fundraising. The Fundraiser is to support the chair and Treasurer by:
Identifying fundraising sources, including seeking advice and support from our National Support Centre Fundraising team.
Developing links with local contacts, business and producing a database of potential funders.
Raising awareness of the unit in the local community.
Provide support and guidance on fundraising requirements to other volunteers and assist the Unit Management Team in the generation of unit funds through marketing and communication activities .
Requirements: All new volunteers are required to undertake Induction Training including Safeguarding and Responsibility for Information. Further training is provided as required to support this role. You can expect the unit to support you better understand the skills and experience you have as well as your aspiration for volunteering. To provide regular updates about developments in the charity that are relevant to you.
Location: Wolverhampton Sea Cadets ,93 Springfield Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 0LQ
Hours: This role offers a high degree of flexibility
Expenses: Yes, usually travel cost
DBS: Yes. Cost of DBS is covered by the organisation
A unit-based role although most of the tasks could be undertaken remotely. Attendance at the unit would be a gain an insight into the unit activities, priorities and to gain background information and evidence to better support fundraising applications.

Wolverhampton Sea Cadets

Cadet Force Adult Volunteer (CFAV)

Opportunity: Cadet Force Adult Volunteer (CFAV)
To assist in the development of young people as individuals and active citizens by providing safe and rewarding training, direction and guidance with the national training strategy for Sea Cadets.
To maintain the Sea Cadets Corps valves and assist the Training Officer to plan a varied training programme.
To promote and safeguard the Cadets welfare and ensure compliance with organisations Child Protection and Guidance.
To be responsible safety and the effective use of the unit’s resources and equipment
To keep relevant personal qualifications up to date and be aware of current good practice.
In conjunction with the unit Training Officer, direct cadets and adults to district and national training course to further personal and unit development.
Requirements: There are no essential requirements/skills as full training and support is offered to ensure that volunteers have the skills and knowledge to supports cadets in a range of activities both on and offshore.
Induction and training are also included.
Location: 93 Springfield Wolverhampton, WV10 0LQ also attend unit activities in addition district area and national training facilities.
Hours: Unit activities take place on Monday and Thursday evenings in additional to some weekend training activities. Longer training activities take place at area and national level.
Expenses: Travel expenses when undertaking training activities away from the unit
DBS: Yes, the cost of DBS is covered by the organisation
To provide young people with the best start in life through nautical adventure and fun and based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy.

Blakenhall Action Forum

Voluntary Caretaker.

Opportunity: BACF P/T Voluntary Caretaker
To open up and close the building, Record bookings for hiring of rooms, Assist in setting up of rooms for meetings and other activities ,Clean and pack away chairs and tables, Carry out fire alarm test, Monitor CCTV screen and respond to emergencies, Ensure building is adequately heated as and when needed ,perform minor repairs, carry out inspections on the building (internally and externally) clean the car park and pick up litter ,ensure incidents are logged in the incident book, deal with concerns and or complaints form customers and service users.
Requirements: Good written and communication skills, Can work independently and solve problems, Good at prioritizing work, Good at listening and interacting with people, customer focused and friendly, DIY skills, Experience in caretaking and or general maintenance, Good team player ,IT skills
Induction/training will be carried out by BACFs P/T project Co-Ordinator and Administrator
Location: Blakenhall Community Action Forum, The Old School, Dudley Road , Wolverhampton ,WV2 3BY
Hours: 4 hours per day on a Monday. Wednesday & Friday (Times to be discussed and agreed with volunteer) up to 1 year
Expenses: Yes, Expenses will be paid for bus (not taxis) travel only
DBS: Yes
BACF is determined to continue to have a presence within Blakehall and to continue to provide accessible safe space at normal cost for residents and communities towards the advancement of education, the relief of poverty, distress and sickness.

CARE 1BRP

Volunteers Needed One day event May 2nd 2024

Volunteers are needed to help with the following:
• Registration
• Set up/take down and clear up.
• Room locations/toilet directions/workshop/breakout sessions/directing attendees to the correct areas.
• Food layout
• Support with merchandise.
The Conference will be held on May 2nd 2024.
At the National Brownfield Institute,
University of Wolverhampton,
Springfield Campus,
Grimstone Street,
Wolverhampton, WV10 0JP
Registration is from 9:30am. The start time is 10am-4.30pm.
To apply for Volunteering Contact info@care1brp.com

Beacon Centre for the Blind

Bowling Volunteers ,Walking Volunteers

Opportunity: Bowling Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to assist and support our visually and blind bowlers. Volunteers will support bowlers by guiding them to the lanes, helping with positioning etc. We visit Castlegate, Dudley on a Friday once a month .
Walking Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to help support visually impaired people to walk round a secure outdoor environment. Some of our members need guides, which will be the volunteers main role. We walk once a month on a Friday (usually the fourth Friday of the month) around West Park for an hour at a slow steady pace, stopping at a café for refreshments after walk . Must be happy to engage/chat with the members on the walk.
Location: Bowling Volunteers : Castlegate Dudley
Walking Volunteers: West Park, Connaught Road gate entrance
Hours: Bowling Volunteers: TBC
Walking Volunteers : Last Friday of each month 11am-12
Expenses: Yes ,as necessary
DBS: An enhanced DBS check and two references will be required for these roles.
We are dedicated to helping people with sight loss live a fuller more independent life. We support people in their homes and out in their communities, working across all sectors.

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

Unique Movez Dance Collective CIC

New Board Member (2 are needed )
Opportunity: New Board Member (2 are needed) The role and aims of the Board of Directors are to ensure that the resources of Unique Movez Dance Collective CIC are well manged and applied in the best manner possible to achieve the vision, mission and values.
Support with signposting and developing connections across the West Midlands region with arts/dance organisations and educational institutions ( schools and colleges)
Collectively address any barriers which may prevent a young person or a member of the public form participating on our programmes of activity.
We encourage applications from all walks of life, including but not limited to diverse/global majority backgrounds .
Requirements: Must be based in the West Midlands region ( preferably Black Country region ) 1 year experience in social enterprise and/or business development. Experience in one of the following Business development, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Accountancy , Funding and Fundraising. Passion for Arts and Culture and understanding of mental health and wellbeing.
Location: Online , Wolverhampton area
Hours: To be available and commit to quarterly board meetings, including any away days and annual evolution and planning efforts. 1 year commitment with opportunity to extend
Expense: No
DBS: Yes or can be provide
Unique Movez Dance Collection CIC is a community dance company based in the West Midlands , dedicated to offering accessible pathways for people to engage in dance and ensure the sustainability of creative activities.

Dentaid -BrightBites

Children’s oral health educator volunteer.

Opportunity: Children’s oral health educator volunteer.
We need volunteers who are willing to go along to their local nurseries, schools, childcare settings & organisations that work with young children and their families to deliver the project.
We would really like to target areas of high social deprivation where oral health needs of children are often greater, therefore we are relying on volunteers’ local knowledge to target these areas.
We would like volunteers to get in touch with schools, nurseries and groups to offer to go along and deliver the Brightbites programme.
Support can be provided upon request. All resources to support the volunteer are provided and sent prior to the session, including a PowerPoint presentation, leaflets, stickers, posters, a mouth model, a t-shirt and toothbrush and toothpaste for every child seen.
Requirements: Confidence to provide an engaging session, no clinical qualifications required
Location: Local schools. Childcare settings/organisations
Hours: Monday-Friday daytime generally, can be weekends/school holidays if arranged
Expenses: No
DBS: Yes
Help us improve oral health in the UK and overseas.

Together In Penn Fields at Lea Road Community Church

Volunteer Programme Starting April 2024

Opportunity: Volunteer Programme (Starting in April 2024)
Are you interested in gaining new skills, building up aspirations and self-confidence, as well as give you a head start in looking for future education or steps to employment.
We are looking for committed and dedicated volunteers to support us in a brand-new Wolverhampton City incentive Volunteer Programme.
You will have your own volunteer portfolio which will be used to show records of achievement.
Be invited to attend multiple training opportunities, be involved in volunteering at the Together In Penn Fields Project as well as be invited to do outreach work with organisations within the city.
Requirements: Friendly, approachable, happy to join in. Reliable and trustworthy.
Location: Lea Road Community Church, Lea Road, Wolverhampton WV3 0LW
Hours: The hours are flexible in what you want to offer and what you would like to gain in return.
Expenses: Travel expenses can be made available
DBS: Yes Provided
We are welcoming, inclusive and diverse building and respect all people entering the building on what beliefs, race, values that hold.
We are requiring volunteers who are welcoming of all the above.

Together In Penn Fields at Lea Road Community Church

Coffee stop , art workshop ,craft workshop volunteers

Opportunity: Coffee Stop
Supporting food preparation, serving, cleaning and tidying. Social interaction with community members, befriending and support services.
Art Workshop
Help run the art class by taking guidance off the art teacher and supporting members to engage in the different aspects of the lesson. Help in setting up, packing away and general cleaning duties. Big emphasis on befriending services.
Craft Workshop
Help run the art class by taking guidance off the craft leader and supporting members to engage in the different aspects of the group. Help in setting up, packing away and general cleaning duties. Big emphasis on befriending services.
Requirements: Friendly, approachable, happy to join in and enjoys meeting and talking with other adults and children. Reliable and trustworthy.
Location: Lea Road Community Church, Lea Road Wolverhampton WV3 0LW
Hours: Flexible/Open Ended. A weekly commitment preferred however can be less often depending on availability of the volunteer. This will be discussed.
Coffee Stop: Wednesday 12-2pm
Art Workshop: Friday 12-2pm
Craft Workshop: Friday 9:30-11:30
Expenses: Travel expenses can be made available
DBS: Yes Provided
We are a welcoming, inclusive and diverse building and respect all people entering building on what beliefs, race, values they hold.
We are requiring volunteers who are welcoming of all the above.

Together In Penn Fields at Lea Road Community Church

Community drop in ,Youth club volunteer , Girls Youth group volunteer .

Opportunity: Community Drop in
To volunteer with members of the local community in various activities connected with healthy lifestyle, improving English language skills and confidence building. Also to help with art and crafts sessions and sports activities for children and young people (All ages)
Youth Club Volunteer
To work with a range of sports, games and craft activities, depending on the skills of the volunteer. Big emphasis on befriending services and mentoring young people to build aspirations and guide them through struggles of school and day to day life. (Ages 10-18 years)
Girls Youth Group (Female Leaders only)
To support young girls to feel included, safe and supported in society and within their community. To help run workshops on specific tasks and topics tackling barriers young girls face today (Ages 11-18)
Requirements : Friendly, approachable, happy to join in and enjoys meeting and talking with other adults and children. Reliable and trustworthy.
Flexible/Open Ended. A weekly commitment preferred however can be less often depending on availability of the volunteer. This will be discussed.
Location: Lea Road Community Church , Lea Road , Wolverhampton , WV3 0LW
Hours: Flexible/Open Ended. A weekly commitment preferred however can be less often depending on availability of the volunteer. This will be discussed.
Community Drop In: Tuesday 4pm- 7pm
Youth Club: Wednesday 6pm-8pm
Girls Youth Group: Thursday 5pm-7pm
Expenses: Travel expenses can be made available
DBS: Yes Provided
We are a welcoming, Inclusive and diverse building and respect all people entering the building on what beliefs, race, values they hold.
We are requiring volunteers who are welcoming of all the above.

Together In Penn Fields at Lea Road Community Church

Women’s only group ,Parent& Toddler group, Food Project/Bank volunteer .

Opportunity: Women’s only Group
To support and get involved in a wide variety of activities including light exercise, crafts, befriending and guidance.
Have you got a specific craft skill you would like to run at the Women’s group, we would love to hear more! (All Ages, Women’s Only Group but nurturing male leaders are welcome)
Parents & Toddler Group
Support in engaging with babies and toddlers whilst the parents can relax with drinks and some snacks, giving them much needed to unwind ( Aged 0-4)
Food Project /Bank
Supporting the general running of the food bank with loading and unloading food trays, supporting members as they collect food, supporting the food bank café for members to access and befriending service, being a listening ear to peoples struggles and engaging in social interaction.
Requirements: Friendly, approachable, happy to join in and enjoys meeting and talking with other adults and children. Reliable and trustworthy.
Location: Lea Road Community Church, Lea Road, Wolverhampton WV3 0LW
Hours: Flexible/Open Ended. A weekly commitment preferred however can be less often depending on availability of the volunteer. This will be discussed.
Women’s only group: Tuesday 1-3pm
Parents & Toddlers: Wednesday 9:30-11:30
Food Project/Bank: Thursday 5:30-7pm
Expenses: Travel expenses can be made available
DBS: Yes Provided
We are a welcoming, inclusive and diverse building and respect all people entering the building on what beliefs, race, values they hold.
We are requiring volunteers who are welcoming of all the above.

Wolverhampton LGBT+

General Volunteer or Specific Group Volunteers

Opportunity: General Volunteer or Specific group volunteers
As a volunteer of Wolverhampton LGBT+ you will be passionate about the celebration of the LGBT+ community and about promoting equality and diversity.
You will also have a keen interest in LGBT+ issues, with a desire to improve services for people living, working and visiting the City of Wolverhampton.
As a volunteer you will have access to knowledge and expertise from a range of organisations all working towards a common goal.
Duties include setting up for activities, serving drinks, making people feel welcome, starting conversations, tidying away after activities and attending pre-planned volunteer meetings and training when required.
Requirements: Good organisation, responsible, welcoming and friendly, understanding of the LGBT+ community.
Location: 27 School Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4LR
Hours: 3 hours per month, mostly evenings and weekend s but as our activity schedule increases, more activities may need volunteer cover during weekdays.
Expenses: Yes, Public transport costs or parking up to £6 per day evidence/receipt required
DBS: Yes
Our induction includes online training, observing activities and completing an
enhanced DBS. Ongoing training opportunities occur monthly.

South Staffordshire Narrow Boat

Opportunity: Crew Members and or Skippers
To operate the Ernest Thomas II during canal boat trips for the elderly, disabled etc . Full training will be given free of charge to NCBA qualification.
Administration
To help with bookings etc
Fund Raising
Due to the age of the boat, we are trying to raise £200,000 over the next two years to fund a new all electric boat.
Maintenance
The maintenance of Ernest Thomas II and mooring involving cleaning, painting, electrical and mechanical repairs as needed.
Requirements: The trips can be a little physical so being relative fit is beneficial other than that just a willing pair of hands as training will be given. Induction and training is also provided.
Location: The Ernest Thomas II is moored in Castlecroft Lane WV3 8JU. Canal trips are run north to Aldersley , as far south as The Round Oak Pub in Wombourne all are return trips.
Hours: Volunteers can choose which days/trips to take part in. The trips are run on a seasonal basis normally from the end of March through to end of October. Trips will either commence at 10am and finish at 4.00pm depending on the length of the trip and how busy the canal is during the summer.
Expenses: No
DBS: No
We are planning two open days this year, the first is 27th March 2024 .Interested Volunteers are welcome to visit us at Castlecroft Lane to have a look round , talk to current volunteers and if interested arrange a taster trip.

The Vegan Society

Vegan Community Organiser

Opportunity: Every month you will be sent a collection of tasks to choose from. We create these from our programme of campaigns. You would be the point of contact for Advocates in your area, sharing these tasks and coordinating activities, such as stalls and lobbying councillors. We will provide you with a campaign toolkit and be in regular contact with you to ensure you have everything you need. You will also be invited to our private Facebook group and WhatsApp chat.
We would expect you to provide any updates from your group and give feedback on each task on each task.
You will also be responsible for welcoming new advocates in your area, we will let you know when somebody applies, and you will help them to get involved with any activities. As the main contact for Advocates this role does require some awareness of safeguarding and data protection procedures and policy. You will also be health and safety contact for your group. There will be full training on your role in this, as well as a handbook and ongoing guidance and support.
Requirements: Great organisational skills, experience of working to specific dates and deadlines and experience of coordinating people. Ability to motivate people around the topic of veganism. When a new Advocate applies to work with you, we would like them to be contacted within seven days
Location: From Volunteers own local area around the West Midlands
Hours: You should be able to commit around two days a month to carry out actions and this usually spread out across the month and commitment of 6 months
Expenses: Yes. We provide expenses related to the role such as travel and when an event requires payment to hold a stand there.
DBS: No
There will be a full induction to the role, with a gradual introduction of new tasks and responsibilities. Staff are always available to organisers for any questions, via phone or email.

The Vegan Society

Vegan Community Advocate

Opportunity: Being an Advocate for Veganism with The Vegan Society will mean communicating with people in your local community. You will share the benefits of a vegan lifestyle.
You will stay in touch with the Organiser and bring your passion to tasks. Activities can range from staffing a stall to giving a talk at an employee events , writing to a local newspaper or lobbying an MP.
Messaging can differ every month. Part of our mission statement is to ensure people can remain vegan, so you might focus on getting more vegan options available in local business. Or within our Live Vegan for Less campaign, you may share cheap vegan recipes to help people with cost of living.
Requirements: Committed to veganism and the mission of The Vegan Society. A good communicator and confident in communicating with people from a range of backgrounds. Regular availability and a willingness to stay committed to actions
Location: From volunteers own local area around the West Midlands. Advocates can be involved in events and stalls as well as remote tasks from the comfort of their own home.
Hours: We ask to engage in a minimum of 4 to 6 actions per year. For example of an action could be writing to an MP or holding a stall . On occasion, there may also be online meetings to plan for actions or provide training. And a commitment of 3 months
Expenses: Yes, we provide expenses related to the role such as travel.
DBS: No
You will be provided with a big welcome and full induction form your local Organiser. They will introduce you to group and any actions that are ongoing. Any training and development will be provided via your Organiser, and you can ask for specific training on any areas that you need some development in.

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Arts& Heritage

Arts and Heritage Coordinator

Opportunity: Arts and Heritage Coordinator.
The main duties of this role are : To be friendly and welcoming face for visitors to the Healthcare Heritage Hub ,Engage members of the public with exhibitions on display, Be an ambassador for the heritage collection, spreading word of the hub and its activity with their communities and network, Support the delivery of events and workshops are required , Record numbers of visitors to the HubCollect and record feedback form visitors , Promote upcoming events and activities with visitors, Attend special training in areas such as collections management and conservation (optional)
Requirements: Over the age of 18, Be able to clearly and confidently communicate in English (additional languages are also welcome) Be comfortable approaching and speaking to members of the public. No prior knowledge of local history or healthcare heritage is required but volunteers must be willingness to learn new information, be prepared to be on rota and be able to provide times/dates of their availability.
Location: The main venue will be the new Healthcare Heritage Centre in the Mander Health Hub, Mander Centre, upper mall, Wolverhampton WV1 3NH
Hours: Shifts throughout week, Mon-Sat between 9am-4pm. Sunday between 10.30 -4.30. Ideally at least one shift per week, at least two shifts per month. Shifts should ideally be around 4 hours, although longer shifts are welcomed should volunteers be able to dedicate more time
Expenses: Yes, Travel expense only
DBS: Yes, as per Trust policy we will require volunteers to complete a brief Occupational Health assessment and be DBS checked (The Trust will support this)
This voluntary role is to support our exciting Arts and Heritage programme and our community project “Care, Create, Conserve” Funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Shaw Trust

Employability Support Volunteer

Opportunity: Employability Support (Face to Face)
As an Employability Support Volunteer, you will help participants build their confidence motivation and self esteem through increasing their skills in employability-related activities. From sharing CV writing techniques to supporting them while they are in employment, you will assist the frontline colleagues throughout the participant’s journey. This role could include Supporting participants to improve their CV and cover letters and sharing how to tailor these to job specifications. Offering guidance with applications and supporting statements to supplement their CV. Identifying someone’s transferable skills and how to make the most of these in job applications. Developing the participants online presence and personal branding using websites like LinkedIn, supporting job searches. Conducting mock interviews and helping participants prepare through quality feedback. maintaining support when participants start a new job.
Requirements: Understanding of employability sector and skills needed to gain employment, Good interpersonal and communication skills. Have an empathetic approach Awareness of barriers faced by participants who have faced disadvantages such as disabilities, care leavers and mental health. Understanding of data protection and GDPR. IT skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office software.
Location: Eastfields Community Centre, Eastfiled, Wolverhampton, WV1 2QY
Hours: Minimum two hours a fortnight commitment. Role is long term, but we don’t have minimum duration. Days and times to be confirmed with volunteer
Expenses: Travel expense for public transport, fuel and parking, cyclists. Taxis in exceptional circumstances
DBS: Yes
Mandatory safeguarding is provided and access to shaw Trust Academy to upskill in other areas at their discretion. There is an Online Induction with Volunteer and Skills Coordinator and Onsite Induction at the office.

Medaille Trust

Ad-hoc Outreach Volunteer

Opportunity: This role is now filled
Requirements: Need to be computer literate and have a good standard of spoken and written English. Must be able to attend appointments across the West Midlands To regularly attend volunteer or staff meetings, to attend training as and when required including health and safety boundaries, safeguarding, manual handing and confidentiality.
Location: Outside of Birmingham City Centre. Location to be discussed during recruitment process.
Hours: Weekdays, we ask for 6 months commitment following training.
Expenses: Yes. We pay travel expenses and any additional expenses inline with our expenses policy.
DBS: Yes
Medaille Trust mission is to provide refuge and freedom form modern slavery. We are one of the largest providers of supported safe house accommodation for victims of modern slavery in the UK .

Beacon Centre

Volunteers to look after Assistance Dogs

Opportunity: This Role is now Suspended .
Location: The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Lichfield Street , Wolverhampton WV1 1DE
Hours: Beacons volunteer team will be able to provide information on hours
Expenses: Beacons volunteer team will be able to provide information on expenses
DBS: a Basic DBS check and two reference will be required
We are dedicated to helping people with sight loss live a fuller more independent life. We work across all sectors to support people in their own homes and out of their communities.

Medaille Trust

Activities Volunteer Women’s Group (Female Volunteers )

Opportunity: This role is now filled
Requirements: Good standard of spoken and written English and computer literate .Must be able to get to group session which is based outside of Birmingham City Centre. Experience of machine and hand sewing as well as haberdashery would be an advantage.
Location: Outside of Birmingham City Centre –Location to be discussed during recruitment process.
Hours: Monday- daytime Fortnightly we ask for 6 months commitment following training.
Expenses: Yes. We pay travel expenses and any additional expenses in line with our expenses policy
DBS: Yes An Enhanced DBS
Medaille Trusts mission is to provide refuge and freedom from modern slavery .We are one of the largest providers of supported safe house accommodation for victims of modern slavery in the UK

Motive8 C.I.C

Volunteer Community Sport Coach

Opportunity: Volunteer Community sports coach
Volunteers who are recruited onto the personal development programme will support our community sport sessions where we provide positive sporting activities to young people in the community.
Volunteers will be required to support the delivery of sessions including:
• Setting up activity areas
• Delivering sport activities
• Providing guidance and acting as a positive role model to young people
• Potentially some admin tasks such as registers.
Requirements: Any person who either has an interest in sports coaching or would like to support positive change in young people through mentoring. There will be an informal induction and training throughout the programme.
Location: Oxley , Bushbury , Low Hill
Hours: Monday-Saturdays (evenings and Saturday afternoons) There is no fixed duration as volunteers can commit to suit their availability.
Expenses: Yes. . Travel expenses only
DBS: Yes
Motive8 Youth is a non-profit organisation which aims to use the power of sport to engage young people in sport and physical activity. We believe that engaging communities in positive activities creates cohesive, healthier and empowered communities

Muscular Dystrophy UK

MDUK Fundraising Ambassador
Opportunity: MDUK Fundraising Ambassador
Speaking about Muscular Dystrophy UK and the work of the charity. Feeding back to the Regional Development Manger on events, Key individuals and our next actions.
Helping us to recruit volunteers
Attending events and meetings on behalf of MDUK.
Introducing Regional Development Manger to local business and community organisations.
There is a volunteer induction and there is also a volunteers handbook
Requirements: Good communication skills. Enthusiasm and commitment to supporting the work of MDUK, teamwork and leadership skills, ability to build relationships and flexibility.
Location: Online, remote work
Hours: 2/3 hours a week. Minimum period 6 months .Maximum period 2 years but can be extended.
Expenses: Yes Expenses paid must be pre-agreed and reasonable .The volunteer handbook contains more information on this.
DBS: Yes
Muscular Dystrophy UK is the leading charity for over 60 muscle wasting and weakening conditions. They support those affected by muscle wasting diseases and fundraise for new research in the field. MDUK needs more volunteers to help get their local community involved in fundraising and raising awareness for charity

The Leprosy Mission

Volunteer Speaker

Opportunity: Volunteer Speaker
We are looking for inspirational communicators who will enjoy championing our work at churches and community groups, both in person and on zoom.
You will be given ongoing support, training and resources from your Community Partnership Manager, who is only ever a phone call away.
You may also have the exciting opportunity to visit our projects overseas. The qualities and experience The Leprosy Mission looks for includes.
• A clear and audible voice with the confidence to speak publicly
• A passion for work of The Leprosy Mission
• A willingness to learn about leprosy as a disease and the effects on individuals and communities
Requirements: Public speaking and networking skills would be ideal. A good understanding of technologies such as Zoom meetings and Microsoft Office. Internet connection access to emails and the ability to undertake simple administrative tasks like completing a meeting booking form
Location: Community groups and churches across Wolverhampton
Hours: The role is very flexible in terms of hours, we encourage volunteers to arrange talks for a time that is suitable for them , we kindly ask volunteers to deliver a minimum of 6 talks or events annually
Expenses: Yes
DBS: Yes
We are a global Christian organisation leading the fight against leprosy. Following Jesus Christ, we seek to bring about transformation: braking the chains of leprosy and empowering people to attain healing, dignity and life in all its fullness.

Act on Energy-Warmer Homes

Energy Champion

Opportunity: Energy Champion
At Act on Energy, we are looking for Individuals who’s Passions are aligned with This Charity’s in the form of Aiding vulnerable people and families within the community .At Act on energy we enable and support you through your journey as an Energy Champion.
We will provide you with coaching and support, in order to fulfil your role. Some duties will include offering advice and Guidance (IAG) and delivering this advice at various Hubs and workshops across our areas of operation.
Requirements: The Individual needs to be a great communicator, enjoys interacting with people and is passionate about their community and a have a can do attitude.
Induction, training, support and ongoing coaching will be provided.
Location: The Venues Energy Champions will be operating out of established facility locations in the communities, such as Hospitals, Libraries and Community Hubs.
Hours: Minimum of Five hours a week
Expense: Yes. We will pay Expenses travelling to and back from Community Venues, as we are a charity we don’t provide Lunch expenses unfortunately.
DBS: Yes
Action Energy is a non-profit organisation and registered environmental charity, we strive to engage with Householders to support them through their energy journey offering a full home energy support service and free impartial advice

Royal Air Force Museum

Exhibitions Researcher (Schools) This role is now Suspended

Opportunity:
Requirements: Have good written and oral skills, are comfortable communicating colleagues and visiting school children, are an effective team player, are willing to learn new skills. Will adhere to legislation and practices around handling collection.
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
Hours: One day a week or four days a month. The typical volunteering day starts at 9:30 and finishes at 15:00 .This is flexible to suit individual needs .There is one –hour break at lunchtimes
Expenses : Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day in line with our policy
DBS: We will ask you to provide one reference
There will be a taster day on 30th September 2023

Royal Air Force Museum

Museum Event Maker This role is now Suspended

Opportunity:
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
DBS: No
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

Requirements:
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
DBS: No
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

Handling Collection Developer This role is suspended

Opportunity:
Requirements: Have an interest in research and collections, are comfortable communicating with colleague and visitors including families, are an effective team player, willing to learn new skills and have good written and oral skills.
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
Hours: One day a week or four days a month. The typical volunteering day starts at 9:30 and finishes at 15:00 .This is flexible to suit individual needs .There is a one hour break at lunchtimes.
Expenses: Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day in line with our policy
DBS: We will ask you to provide one reference
There will be a taster day on 30th September 2023

Race Against Blood Cancer

Community Relationship Builder & Community Champion

Opportunity: Community Relationship Builder
The success of local engagement is based on developing good relationships in the local community. You will work alongside your local Community Engagement Manger
Research key individuals and organisations according to the priorities of the local community engagement team. Initiate approaches to target audiences .Assist with applications for support .Keep your local community engagement team informed of approaches and outcomes .Liaise with staff and other volunteers to ensure interest generated is followed up appropriately , update records on the database
Community Champion
Liaise with your local Community Engagement Manger with regard to new and /or existing contacts in the community. Deliver engaging and motivational talks using prepared scripts as guide .Keep a record of approaches made and talks given and occasionally represent the charity at local events and cheque presentations.
Requirements: Community Relationship Builder Excellent Communication skills , Confidence and the ability to enthuse others and gain their support , organisation and research skills ,Self-motivation and the ability to work independently
Community Champion Good communication skills and in particular, confidence in public speaking, ability to work on own initiative with good organisational skills .Willingness to ask people to support the charity through volunteering or fundraising.
Location: Community Relationship Builder : Homebase
Community Champion: Community based
Hours: Flexible 4-6 hours per week , minimum of 3 months
Expenses: TBC
DBS: No DBS required but a reference is needed.
To increase the diversity on the stem cell register to give everyone an equal chance of finding a lifesaving match regardless of their ethnicity.

St Giles Trust

CIRV Volunteer Mentor This role is now Suspended
Opportunity : This Role is Now Suspended
Requirements: We are looking for people who are passionate about working and young people, interested in giving back to their community and who believe in second chances .We will provide you with extensive training for this role, including a Level 2 Mentoring qualification.
Location: Either Coventry (Wood End) or Wolverhampton (Graiseley). Based at CIRV offices or meeting the mentee in the Community
Hours: Days/hours to be discussed with Volunteer Placement Contact/Manger. Minimum 6 months/Maximum 12 months.
Expenses: Yes. Travel expenses and other agreed expense only
DBS: Yes
Not all of our offices are accessible for people who have mobility issues or use a wheelchair. However, if we know this in advance we can ensure we use an accessible venue.

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

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

Circles of Support &Accountability Volunteer
Opportunity: Circles of Support and Accountability Volunteer
Circle Volunteers meet with the Core Member (person convicted of a sexual offence) on a weekly basis for around 1.5 hours.
During these sessions you will work with Core Member to help them reintegrate into their local community .This might involve building their social skills, helping them to find work or accommodation or developing pro-social hobbies and interests.
After each meeting, member of the circle will be expected to write brief minutes of meeting and forward these to the Circles Coordinator within 24 hours of the meeting taking place.
Volunteers will need to alert the Circles Coordinator immediately to any emerging risk issues noted by the Circles.
Requirements: Volunteers will need to attended two full days of training before commencing their role (Training usually takes place over weekend days).Provide accurate and timely minutes of Circle meetings. Communicate any concerns or risk issues you are aware of to the Coordinator or other relevant professional .Comply with the organisations policies
Location: Circles meet at community venues, the location of which will vary depending on the core member. Typically venues include community centres, faith group buildings or cafes.
Hours: 2 hours a week for 18 months, (plus initial 2 full days training.)
Expenses: Yes .Travel will be reimbursed for public transport and mileage. Taxis will only be reimbursed where taxi travel has been agreed as a reasonable adjustment.
DBS: Yes
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation provides assessment and intervention with adults and young people who pose a risk of sexual harm

LearnPlay Foundation

Citizen Champion
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 )
DBS: No
We are a digital media organisation with the overarching ambition to make a difference to people’s lives by empowering and enabling digital inclusion and access to digital skills.

LearnPlay Foundation

Community Digital Champions: Over 50’s
Opportunity: Community Digital Champions: Over 50’s
We understand that many over 50s struggle to access technology and if they do have access they do not always have the know how to use the device.
With 20 volunteers we will provide digital inclusion interventions and digital know-how to create to help percolate IT and digital inclusion sessions and troubleshooting hyper-locally to groups of the same age band.
Knowledge to be percolated includes setting up an email and how to send one, setting up online accounts (banking/utilities) accessing platforms such zoom/teams how to create document (i.e. CVS).
During your time as a volunteer you will gain digital skills and accreditation which you will also percolate during sessions as employability skills.
Requirements: The right candidate will be keen, motivated and potentially be looking to use the volunteering opportunity as route back to work. An induction period will include training and skill development.
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. ( initially with the project running for approx. 10 months )
Expenses: Yes Travel & Lunch , other rewards include exposure to job opportunities and training (both accredited and not accredited )
DBS: No
We are a digital media organisation with the overarching ambition to make a difference to peoples lives by empowering and enabling digital inclusion and access to digital skills

LearnPlay Foundation

Skills Champions
Opportunity: Skills Champions
We will be working with 20 volunteers who will engage with and give accredited training.
Once trained volunteers will then work with peers aged 16-29 year olds using interactive digital media & cutting edge technology focusing on marginalised YP, hidden NEETs & current claimants to highlight some of the career opportunities that are open to the young people across the city.
Volunteers will sign post to and encourage the uptake of opportunities citywide and help referrals to further relevant training.
Requirements: The right candidate will be keen, motivated and potentially be looking to use the volunteering opportunity as a route back to work .An induction period will include training and skills development around digital, employability as well as project management , positive communication, running activities reporting and website management which will be further developed during the volunteering experiences .There is also a possibility of an additional 10 days of training over the duration of the programme
To be confirmed with venues and volunteers however we anticipate that it will be 2-4 times per month.
Location: Training and induction will be at our office 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 & Lunch , other rewards include exposure to job opportunities and training ( both accredited and not accredited)
DBS: No
We are a digital media organisation with the overarching ambition to make a difference to people’s lives by empowering and enabling digital inclusion and access to digital skills

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.

The Framers Gallery

Wolverhampton Art Festival 6th-7th July 2024

Opportunity: Back for its second year ,Wolverhampton Arts Festival 2024
As part of the festival , volunteers are required over the weekend to set up and bring down gazebos ,marshal the festivals .
In addition to the gazebos we have stalls inside the Mander Centre main ground floor open area .
The community hub in the mander centre is being used for the festival form 1st July to Saturday 6th July to host the schools and art groups competitions and try to promote the festival during the week preceding the event .
Requirements: Good communication skills well organised, art interest desired, but not necessary, events organising interest desired, but not necessary.
Location: Victoria Street Wolverhampton WV2 4LE & Mander Centre
Hours: Set up : Saturday 6th July 7am-10am
Help dissemble gazebos etc : Sunday 7th 4:00pm-6pm
Marshall the event: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th 10:am-4:00pm
Expenses: TBC
DBS: No
At the beginning of each day the volunteers will be introduced to the whole team, the stage and workshop line ups and the daily activities will be shared with the whole team.

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.
DBS: No
This opportunity is available and open to men and women .An induction is provided and ongoing training. Additional volunteering opportunities are available in ASAN

Changing Lives

Female Evening Outreach Volunteer. This role is now Suspended
Opportunity:Evening Outreach Volunteer. Female Volunteers
We need volunteers to support our outreach team by working alongside us on our weekly outreach sessions across Wolverhampton and Walsall .These sessions facilitate and encourage easy access for those with complex needs.
To support the team by engaging with and supporting service users who are involved in or at risk of sexual exploitation, survival sex, sex work and homelessness .To provide support to encourage service users where they are reluctant to engage. To support the team to build professional relationships with partner agencies. To signpost individuals to make best use of local resources and amenities, to make best use of local resources and amenities, to meet their health and welfare needs. To assist in the distribution of food parcels, goody bags, clothing, drinks and snacks etc. To log details of the outreach sessions for reporting purposes.
Requirements: Good communication and listening skills, a caring, sympathetic, sensitive manner and a non-judgemental approach .Ability to remain impartial and offer all different types of recovery support to people. Develop a robust knowledge of all services and options for people to access. Understanding of the complexities some of the individuals may face. Reliable, organised, consistent and have an ability to handle a level of stress and ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.
Location: Meeting and drop off point: The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton WV2 1EL .This session is facilitated by car .You will be collected from and dropped off at the named location.
Hours: Required one session a week 7.45pm-11.15 (3.5 hours) Monday or Thursday (Sessions are set to increase so other week day evenings may be required)
Expenses: Yes Travel expense
DBS: Yes
We work with people who are in crisis or need support to overcome serious challenges which can limit their opportunities .We help people develop the skills and self-belief to move past prior experience, change their story and achieve a better future for themselves, their families and their communities

Changing Lives

Female Project Support Volunteer

Opportunity: Female Project Support Volunteer.
Supporting staff and service users to access appropriate services during drop in hours. Also, helping those who have multiple and complex needs.
• Setting up the room
• Making up goody bags
• Greeting service users
• Handing out suppliers and leaflets to the service users
• Signposting service users to appropriate partner agencies
• Showing service users out and signing them out of the building.
Requirements: Communication and listening skills , a caring , sympathetic, sensitive manner and a non-judgmental approach , ability to work in a fast paced environment and be a team player ,ability to adhere to Health and Safety policies and procedures .There is an Induction and training opportunities
Location: Thornhust Alcohol &Counselling Centre, 1 Connaught Road .Wolverhampton WV1 4SJ
Hours: 3.5 hours Thursday from 6.45pm to 10.15pm
Expenses: Yes Travel expenses
DBS: No
We work with people who are in crisis or need support to overcome serious challenges which limit their opportunities. We help people develop the skills and self-belief to move past prior experience, change their story and achieve a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

Beacon Centre

Book Club Volunteer, Fishing Volunteer & Swimming Volunteer

Opportunity:
Book Club Volunteer.
Volunteers needed to support a book club. We meet once a month, on a Thursday at Beacon Centre Sedgley. You will need to have an interest in reading and be comfortable communicating with people and supporting with providing refreshments. It is a very relaxed and enthusiastic group with a great passion for reading.
Fishing Volunteers.
We currently fish once a month on a Wednesday .Our volunteers need to be confident in handing fish and bait and just generally supporting our members. It is a very relaxed role at Albright on Fishing Moat .All equipment is provided.
Swimming Volunteers. This role is Currently filled
Volunteers needed to help support our members from the minibus to the centre, assist them round the changing rooms and to the lockers and guide them to the poolside. You have the option whether you want to go into the pool or not .There is always a qualified swimming instructor in the pool. You are not expected to teach anyone to swim .You not expected to help anyone get changed .all members are independent but need support getting round a new environment.
Location:
Book Club Volunteer: Beacon Centre Sedgley
Fishing Volunteer: Albrighton , NR Wolverhampton WV7 3FL
Swimming Volunteer: Bert William Centre ,Bilston ,WV14 OEF
Hours:
Book Club Volunteer: First Thursday each month 11am-12pm
Fishing Volunteer: 11am -2pm Third Wednesday of each month
Swimming Volunteer: Second Wednesday &Fourth Monday of each month
Expenses: Yes
DBS: An enhanced DBS check and two references will be required for these roles.
We are dedicated to helping people with sight loss live a fuller more independent life .We work across all sectors to support people in their own homes and out in their communities.

Hope Community Project

Community Connector

Opportunity: Community Connector
The role is a community based role, working in the community alongside staff and volunteers. The Community connector will be able to speak to people face to face and be able to listen to the needs within the community.
This role requires the applicant to complete all necessary training, this will be provide free of charge. Reporting to Supervisor responsibilities are :
• Outreach work, within the community
• To keep accurate and up to date records
• Connect community needs with services
• Undertake appropriate training and keep up date with local community needs
Requirements:Empathetic, non-judgmental and a good listener. Able to relate to a wide range of people .Good communication skills both verbal and written .Willing to learn new skills. Understand the importance of confidentiality .Methodical. Ability to work with a wide range of people from different cultures. Able to speak a community language. Be honest and act with integrity. Appreciate the importance of working within policies and procedures. Able to stay objective and avoid becoming personally involved, maintaining professional boundaries. Be a team player. A commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practices
Location : 40 Ling House, Heath Town, WV10 0HH
Hours: Flexible
Expense: TBC
DBS: Applications for this position are subject to satisfactory references.
This role involves walking and door knocking. Alongside specific training for this role the volunteer will need to do training in both safeguarding and health and safety relevant to the role. Hopes policies and procedures must be adhered to in regards to GDPR and Confidentiality.
We celebrate the diversity of society and are striving to promote and reflect that diversity with our organisation.

Hub For Grub

Hospitality Assistant

Opportunity: Hospitality Assistant
To support the hub with food preparation and distribution within the organisation. To support with the effective running of the hub, including refreshments and setting up café area.
Main Areas of Responsibility
• Basic food preparation
• Washing up cleaning and clearing all kitchen areas
• Unloading and putting away deliveries
• Emptying all equipment is clean and put away correctly
• Deep cleaning fridges and store rooms to maintain sanitary and kitchen safety standards
Requirements: Requirements/Skills needed Calm natured, approachable, handling cash and card payments confidently .Training will be given including a basic health and safety.
Location: St Albans Church , Ashmore Park WV11 2LJ
St Joseph’s Church Willenhall WV1 2QN
The Lunt Community Centre Bilston WV14 7HF
St Mary Church Willenhall WV13 1DA
St Matthew Church Willenhall WV1 2JQ
Hours: Tuesdays 12pm until 2pm.
Wednesdays 12pm until 2.30 pm
Thursdays 12pm until 2pm
Friday 12pm until 2.30 pm
Expenses: Yes Travel expenses only
DBS: Yes
We take wonky produce and turn it into beautiful meals for the community to take away on a pay as you feel basis. Volunteers will be able to eat on the job or take away the food we are serving on the day .Vegan options will also be available.

MND Association

Community Champion

Opportunity: Do you want to engage with help your local community? Community champions at MND Association will work with local communities to raise awareness of MND and help to reach those people who are not aware of the association’s services. There will be a particular focus will be on engagement with Black ,Asian and minority Ethic (BAME)people, young people /LGBT and Disabled people .
There are a number of ways in which you can get involved for example: Talking with local communities and attending local events. Providing information on issues facing people affected by MND .Increasing the awareness of MND amongst local communities. Building partnerships with local events .Providing information on issues facing people affected by MND. Increasing the awareness of MND amongst local communities. Building partnerships with local groups who can assist in raising awareness and collaboration. Championing diversity within the local branch or group and helping to enhance inclusivity. Working with volunteers and staff to address any activities that make it hard for people to volunteer or use Association service.
Requirements: Have good listening, presentation, networking and communication skills. Digital skills, Language skills, general public engagement .Also included is induction and training.
Location: All across Wolverhampton, Some work could even be done remotely.
Hours: 2 hours per week
Expenses: Yes
DBS: No
We improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND .We campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society.

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.

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)

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

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.

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.

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 ,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

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. 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

Hope Into Action Black Country Marketing and Fundraising

Enjoy Wolverhampton BID Friends of the City Volunteer

St Anthony’s Valorum care -Activities Support -Beauty -Gardening -Driver & Outing assistant

Hope Community Project Volunteer Cook /Family Community Café

St John Ambulance Youth Team Member

St John Ambulance Event First Aider

Independent Monitoring Boards HMP Oakwood

West Midlands Police Volunteer Cadet Leader

British Red Cross Customer Service Volunteer

This role is now suspended

Gloucester Street Community Centre Volunteer Digital Online Mentor

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

Wolverhampton Social Prescribing Exercise Buddy

Midland Mencap

Range of Opportunities

City of Wolverhampton Council Wolverhampton Art Gallery- British Art Show 9

SNJ Charitable Trust- Zoom Session Leader

Beacon Centre

Broadmeadow Special School

Hope Community Project

Woodcross Manor Breakfast Club & Playgroup

Wolverhampton Citizens Advice

West Midlands Fire Service

Leonard Cheshire

The Chatty Café Scheme

Flour Power Community Project

Wolverhampton Has Heart

The Haven

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Read Easy: Reading Coach

Canal & River Trust

Lotus Sanctuary

Zebra Access

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide

British Heart Foundation

Citizens Advice – Home Library Service

Wolverhampton Sickle Cell Care

Wolverhampton Church Shelter

Good Shepherd Services

Give Us A Break

Alzec Vision

Gloucester Street Community Centre

Gloucester Street Community Centre

Positive Participation

Starfish Wolverhampton Social Hub

All Saints Action Network (ASAN) – Wood Saints

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

Timebank

37th Wolverhampton Sea Scout Group

CT Furniture

CT Passenger

             

Wolverhampton Youth Offending Team

Aspiring Futures

Aspiring Futures

Citizens Advice

Reengage

Gatis Community Space

Gatis Community Space

Jubilee Community Support Centre

Jubilee Community Support Centre

Lea Road Community Church

Omega

omega

Seventh Day Adventist Church Day Centre

SSAFA

SSAFA

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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