Category: Advice

NSPCC

NSPCC Schools Service Volunteer

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

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.

ACORNS

Events Speaker , Researcher

Opportunity: Event Speaker
Representing Acorns by speaking to groups, organisations and businesses.
Accepting donations on our behalf and holding cheque presentations. Delivering presentations and speaking publicly to an audience.
Researcher
Conducting research into the local area. Finding events and funding opportunities. Researching local businesses, schools, faith groups, community groups that we could get in contact with.
Requirements: Event speaker: Confident to speak publicly Organised and prepared to deliver the presentations we provide Friendly –to represent Acorns in the local community Flexible –we will work to fit the group and you together but it would be great if you are flexible with a range of times. We will offer support to ensure you are comfortably to speak publicly about Acorns and provide you with info to ensure you’re are confident enough to answer any questions etc.
Researcher: Curious and inquisitive- to find new opportunities Organised –clear approach to maximise efficiency Comfortable using a computer for research(access to your own computer and Wi-Fi Induction/training is provided.
Location: Event speaker: Various (happy for you to provide areas you will be happy to travelling too.
Researcher: Home based
Hours: Event speaker: Times can vary- we will work with you and the group to arrange a time that suits you both.
Researcher: Whenever suits you
Expenses : No
DBS: Event speaker : No (unless at Schools)
Researcher: No
Established in 1998 Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust is a registered charity offering a network of care for life limited and life threatened children and young people and their families, across the heart of England.

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

The Children Society Wellbeing Volunteer

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

PohWer

Kaleidoscope Plus Group

Alzheimer’s Society

Citizens Advice

Lea Road Community Church

Motor Neuron Disease Association (MNDA)

MND Association

Spurgeons – Young Carer

Spurgeons – Young Carers

SSAFA

SSAFA

Victim Support

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