Category: Communities

Medaille Trust

Ad-hoc Outreach Volunteer

Opportunity: Ad-hoc Outreach Volunteer (Women Only)
Medaille Trust supports and empowers survivors of modern slavery, trafficking and exploitation.
We are looking for an Ad-hoc Outreach volunteer to help support service users to attend appointments and meetings in order for them to be able to access other service.
Tasks and skills include Building rapport. Attending appointments with service users. To support them access public transport either by accompanying them or support to access it themselves. To provide support at the appointments, such as note taking if appropriate. To arrange an interpreter if necessary.
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: Volunteers to look after Assistance Dogs
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre to recruit volunteers to look after assistance dogs during performances at the theatre.
Volunteers will be able to look after the dogs in the theatres Encore lounge with a complimentary drink, whilst their owners enjoy performances that may not be appropriate for assistance dogs.
If you are a dog lover and would be interested in joining Beacons volunteer team for this unique and flexible volunteer opportunity please do contact us
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 : Activities Volunteer Women’s Group (Female volunteers )
West Midlands Moving on Project supports female survivors of modern slavery, trafficking and exploitation. As part of this work we offer fortnightly group sessions where service users come together in a safe space to participate in activities and create friendships.
We are looking for creative volunteers to help us to deliver practical and emotional support to service users.
Tasks will include: Welcoming visitors and service users to the hub, helping them sign in, directing them to the hub space, helping service users to engage within a group setting, helping with any activity sessions that take place on or off the premises. Help to create a varied programme of activities. To provide feedback to local Coordinator reporting any observation or concerns in a timely manner. Helping to set up and tidy up group space and making refreshments/drinks. To attend volunteer or staff meetings, to attend training as and when required.
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)

Opportunity: Exhibition Researcher ( Schools)
The Access and Learning team deliver a variety of workshops to young people of all ages .With a focus on History and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths)
You will be supporting the Learning team and Exhibitions team to research the stories linked to proposed themes, seeking out images and artefacts that are related ,supporting the team in producing resources for use with the exhibitions, following the guidance of Head of Access , learning and Participation , adhering to legislation and practices around our handling collection, collaborating with fellow volunteers, staff and apprentices
You will receive training and guidance from staff to perform this role.
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

Opportunity: Museum Event Maker
Come and join a team who deliver exciting events all year round for families and adults at the RAF Museum Midlands site.
You can choose when to volunteer to match your availability, there is no regular weekly commitment.
Tasks will include: Helping to prepare the site for an event, this might involves preparing a activity areas, information and signage, setting up activities, this might involve choosing appropriate activities, setting up activity areas, ensuring staffing and resources are available, Overseeing family activities this might involve ticket selling and cash handing, handing out equipment and prizes, supervising hands on activities and assisting with games and activities. Assisting at large scale events this might involve manning the car park, directing visitors, providing information, running the info stall, Helping to take down events.
We have introduced a buddy programme for our new Event Makers.
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

Opportunity: Handling Collection Developer
The Access and Learning team deliver an extensive variety of workshops to young people of all ages with a focus on History and STEM (Science, technology, and mathematics) subjects .The Museum currently attracts around 28,000 school children per year who visit us to take part in these high-quality workshops.
You will be part of a team of volunteers following the guidance of the Head of Access Learning and Participation. Collaborate with fellow volunteers, staff and apprentices, update and catalogue the current collection onto a database. Collate the collection into themes, Set up a sign-in-sign-out system .Label artefacts appropriately .Help to manage the condition of the collection .Highlight gasps to identify required acquisitions, assist with the Midlands Development Programme tasks, research the RAF history of artefacts .
You will be trained and guided by our Staff in your role .PPE (personal protective equipment) will be provided where needed.
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 (Community Initiative to Reduce
Violence)
Opportunity : CIRV Volunteer Mentor (Community Initiative to Reduce Violence)
We are looking for Volunteer mentors who can be a positive role model for a young person or adult at risk who has been within the criminal justice system.
This could involve being a listening ear, supporting them to pursue an interest or hobby or helping the young person get more involved in their community, education or employment, to deter them away from criminal justice system.
You are not there to tell them what to do, your role is to explore options with them, support them to make good decisions and act as transfer of trust between the young person and other agencies.
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.

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 This role is now Suspended

Opportunity: Hospitality Assistant This role is now Suspended
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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