Category: Support

15th Wolverhampton Scouts

Opportunities: (including brief role description)Volunteer Manager (Group Scout Leader)

You will inspire, motivate and plan ahead to help prepare young people with skills for life. You will enjoy working with adults and young people and see the impacts of your efforts. You will be organised, diplomatic and know how to get the best out of people. This is a challenging role suitable for someone interested in the power of Scouting to help young people.  

Requirements/ Skills sought:
Essential: Ability to manage adults effectively. Desirable: Understanding the challenges of working in the voluntary sector, experience of working with young people and/or community work with adult groups, experience of working in the Scout or Guide Movement as an adult. Person spec by request.  

Volunteer Beaver Scout Leader

You will get the chance to go camping, climbing, pot holing and lead community projects to help prepare young people aged 6-8 with skills for life? You will plan and deliver an exciting programme of activities for young people making sure every young person gets the chance to spend at least one night away from home each year. You will use your energy and creativity to help young people to develop their potential and earn a wide range of badges and awards including the prestigious Chief Scouts’ Bronze Award. You will do all this with a team of supporters, parents and the young people themselves. Your enthusiasm and sense of fun and adventure will inspire.

Requirements/ Skills sought: Leadership, interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with people of all ages, independence, flexibility and adaptability, commitment, ability to cope with responsibility, decision making, trustworthiness, ability to plan and meet goals.

Section Assistant

You will get the chance to canoe, climb and make bird boxes whilst improving your CV. This role will involve using your current skills and learning new ones. We need a fun, committed person to support young people helping run games and activities as part of weekly meetings. As part of a small team you will help plan and deliver a safe and exciting programme for young people helping them to achieve badges and awards. Enthusiasm, an empathy with young people and a sense of humour are a must – we can teach you the rest. We’ll provide the training and support you need.

Requirements/ Skills sought:
Leadership, interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with people of all ages, independence, flexibility and adaptability, commitment, ability to cope with responsibility, decision making, trustworthiness, ability to plan and meet goals.
Hours:Depend son the role
Location/Address:Group Headquarters, Skidmore Avenue, Bradmore, Wolverhampton. Executive Committee meetings and Group Leaders Meeting currently on Zoom
DBS Check:Yes
Expenses:Yes
Other information:Training comprises mandatory, role specific and ongoing learning to build on your existing skills and knowledge; some elements will count towards externally recognised awards.

In addition, for the Volunteer Manager role, you must complete the relevant training (a wood badge) within 3 years of taking up this role. Must be eligible for charity trustee status (as a member of the Group Executive Committee). It’s expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will undertake regulated activity.

Hope Family Centre

Opportunities: (including brief role description)Digital Champion

To help residents take advantage of being online and enjoy the benefits the internet offers such as saving money, being in touch with friends and family and searching for jobs. The role is to: Meet residents within the community on a weekly basis to enable them to access digital devices such as tablets and personal computers; Help build residents confidence and self-esteem with using digital technology; Keep a good record of your work including reporting verbally to a supervisor and completing relevant forms; Adhere to Hope Community Project’s policies and procedures at all times especially with regard to safeguarding vulnerable people; Attend induction and training sessions delivered by Hope Community Project or another approved provider  

Requirements/ Skills sought
Ability to use computers and IT equipment – to; have worked with/ understand the needs of a diverse community; confident to  teach residents digital skills in a friendly and supportive manner; an excellent listener, empathic, caring; patient reliable and respectful of confidential information/ data; a positive attitude; can remain calm in challenging situations; ability to keep notes and report back to staff and manager; good verbal and written communication skills; a commitment to equal opportunities and ant discriminatory practices; approachable, mindful, non-judgmental and a good sense of humour.
 
Hours:Weekdays, Monday to Friday

Six months minimum commitment
Location/Address:Heath Town Wolverhampton
DBS Check:Yes – clear
Expenses:Yes – for travel
Other information:Applications are subject to satisfactory references. The Hope Community seeks out and supports vulnerable families and the wider community in Heath Town, Wolverhampton.  

WVSC Social Prescribing

Opportunities: (including brief role description)Volunteer Telephone Befriender

To provide positive social interaction for Social Prescribing clients who are socially isolated through regular weekly phone calls. You will: Make regular phone calls on a weekly basis with clients allocated by Social Prescribing Link Worker; Provide some positive social interaction through phone calls; Undertake basic recording and share monitoring information with Link Worker about the calls; Pass on any concerns or identified support needs to Link Worker  

Requirements/ Skills sought:
Good listening and communication skills; ability to understand and act within the boundaries of the role; person centred approach, client led;  open-minded and non-judgmental; pleasant, approachable, welcoming; enthusiastic, reliable and committed; open to learning and able to reflect on experiences; commitment to WVSC policies and procedures including confidentiality and equal opportunities.  


IT Support Volunteer Role

To offer support and practice for Social Prescribing (SP) clients using IT skills, and offer positive social interactions for them. You will:  Make regular weekly contact with clients allocated by SP Link Worker using phone and internet based apps such as WhatsApp and Zoom; Liaise with the organization, Access to Business, about input already given and areas of focus for IT practice; Provide some positive social interaction alongside the IT support led by client’s needs and wishes as to the level of interaction.  

Requirements/ Skills sought:
Good working knowledge of IT applications i.e. Zoom and WhatsApp; good listening, communication and problem solving skills; person centered approach, client led; ability to patiently explain and encourage use of IT applications; open-minded and non-judgmental; able to understand and act within role boundaries; pleasant, approachable, welcoming; enthusiastic, reliable and committed; open to learning and able to reflect on experiences; commitment to WVSC policies and procedures including confidentiality and equal opportunities.
Hours:Mutually convenient times for client and volunteer – remote support
Location/Address:Home based – remote support
DBS Check:Yes – clear
Expenses:Yes, as necessary
Other information:Induction provided, full training, ongoing support and regular update meetings with Link Worker. WVSC work to maintain and develop a thriving and diverse voluntary and community sector. The Social Prescribing service provides a non-medical approach to supporting adult’s in Wolverhampton to improve their health and wellbeing. Our aim is to link people with activities and support in their local communities which might help them to feel better and more connected. This is an opportunity to enhance your own CV, use and enhance your skills through helping others, and to access to training and personal development opportunities.

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