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‘One-off’ Volunteering

Interested in ‘One-off’ Volunteering Opportunities ?

The two organisations (below) are looking for Volunteers to give their time to volunteer on a one-off basis:

All Saints Action Network (ASAN) Christmas Fayre

Saturday 30th November, 4pm – 8pm   

(one-day commitment)

Several roles are available:

1)      Volunteer to set up and pack down

2)      Volunteer helpers for Santa

3)      Volunteer helpers on stalls

4)      Volunteer for general duties

 The Christmas Fayre will take place at The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton WV2 1EL

Wolverhampton Church Shelter

Short term commitment

(or ongoing if you prefer)

The Shelter provide beds overnight for homeless people and support them into accommodation, training and employment

Two roles are available:

1)      Overnight Volunteer (8pm to 8am)

2)      Evening Volunteer (8pm to 11pm)

The Church Shelter is located in the city centre on Waterloo Road

Interested ?

Please get in touch and tell us which volunteer role you’d like to do

Tel:  01902 328980 

Email:  wtonvolunteers@wolverhamptonvsc.org.uk

Come along and find out more if you are looking to return to work

World Mental Health Day 2019

On World Mental Health Day remember to look after your own mental health and wellbeing. We all need to be able to reach out when we need help, and notice when others need our support.

Volunteering is a great way to look after your own mental health and wellbeing by helping others and getting involved with the local community.

There are lots of opportunities to befriend and support others who may need some encouragement, including people who may feel lonely and isolated.

Feel good about yourself and Volunteer 😊 

Contact us to find out about the opportunities available.

Email:  wtonvolunteers@wolverhamptonvsc.org.uk

Tel:  01902 328980

Mentoring Charity looking for Volunteer Mentors

National Mentoring Day 25th October 2019

Mentoring Charity looking for Volunteer Mentors

Children’s charity Mentor Link is a National Schools Mentoring Award winner delivering dedicated mentoring and counselling service to schools across the West Midlands.

Mentor Link provides long term one to one social and emotional support to vulnerable and distressed children.  The charity professionally recruits and trains volunteer Mentors, to listen to and support young people who may be facing difficulties such as anxiety, low self- esteem, bereavement, family breakdown, self-harm, relationships with others.  Our aim is to create a more positive attitude towards themselves and learning.  The well-being of these young people forms the focus of our work.

Eve’s Story

When Eve was referred to our service she had no self- confidence, her parents had divorced and she didn’t see her dad. There were members of the family who had mental health problems and autism. Eve had to care for members of her family.

Eve was mentored by Christine one of our trained volunteers.  The mentoring support helped Eve become more self- confident and secure a place at college to study Childcare.

We are currently recruiting more volunteer mentors in your area.  No qualifications are necessary, you just need to be a good listener, and role model with an interest in supporting young people, are able to commit to a minimum of six months volunteering, 1 hour a week with referred children generally during school hours.

Mentor Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This role is subject to safer recruitment checks, including 2 satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS certificate.   Induction training, and ongoing training is provided free of charge and travelling expenses paid.

We welcome enquiries from parents’, schools, health professionals or community organisations.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer Mentor, or would like to support the charity raising awareness about their invaluable work; organising fundraising events contact enquiries@mentorlink.org.uk or Head Office on 01299 822336.

www.mentorlink.org.uk

Registered charity number 1169026.

Elias Mattu Foundation Macmillian Coffee Morning

The Elias Mattu Foundation will be holding a Macmillian Coffee Morning

Saturday 12th October 10am – 1pm

At Brickkiln Community Centre, Cherry Street, Wolverhampton        WV3 0QW

Narrindar Slatch will holding a Forever Living aloe bars where she hand out free samples of aloe drinking gels for people to try.

Families are encouraged to bring their Elderly Relatives.

If you would like get involved or would like to donate food toward the event,  contact Asha Mattu 07904 310530 or Manjit Kaur Sidhu 0742 717 3171

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New Support in Wolverhampton

New opportunity for you in Wolverhampton

Come and Volunteer at Funny Things 2019!

 Funny Things Festival

26th October to 2nd November 2019

We are looking for some volunteers to join the Funny Things 2019 team for this years festival!

Funny Things will be celebrating a wide range of comedians and artists from across the Black Country and further afield. Not only will there be plenty of stand-up on offer, we’ve also got lined up: funny theatre, spoken word, music, film, family activities, talks and workshops.

If you are 18 or above and would like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you!

For more information and to receive a registration pack please send an expression of interest to paige.funnythings@gmail.com by Friday 20th September 2019. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Twitter: @FunnyThingsBC

http://funny-things.co.uk/

Funny Things Festival:  26th October – 2nd November 2019

Bridges Open Day at The Volunteer Centre

Looking an a little extra support in getting back into work? Come along and find out more!

Opportunities Over The Summer

Contact Let Us Play for more information on these great opportunities…….

BBO Open Day July

Be great to see you this Thursday, feel free to bring a friend!

New Opportunity to start September

Do you want to work with Children, Young People and Families?

Are you compassionate, caring and hardworking?

As a Children’s Centre Supervisor you will supervise parents and their children. The role will involve helping parents and children with creative activities and escorting them to outdoor activities including parks, eateries and other public places. You will need a polite telephone manner and good computer skills to answer phone-calls and compile emails etc. You must have a full clean DBS and access to a car with a full clean driving licence. You will need to commit for at least a year from September 2019 and be available day-times, weekends and evenings for a minimum of 6 hours a week.

The Arts of Change (AoC) in Dudley would love to hear from you if you are reliable, patient, mature, friendly and have experience of working with children, young people or families. A background in teaching, early years, social work or similar is desirable, though not essential.

This will be a rewarding opportunity where you will receive full training and ongoing support within a caring and friendly team. Also, great for your CV.

Please contact us for further details.

Volunteers Week 2019

Thanks to everyone who participated in celebrating Volunteers Week 2019.

The week saw a busy drop in and the Volunteer Centre involved in training sessions with many organisations in Wolverhampton, a volunteers event at Central Library, conducting workshops and Inspiration events with Adult Education and facilitating the whole HR team from Tarmac in volunteering in Wolverhampton and making a massive difference to the community.

Tarmac Team photo by Jay Mcnish

Become a First Aider

Great opportunity in Wolverhampton, get in touch if you need any more information! https://volunteering.sja.org.uk/opportunities/role-detail.html?jobid=89854

Events in Wolverhampton

Events in April 2019

Unlock your potential

Visit us to find out how volunteering can unlock your potential and your future!

Volunteer for a Day of Action this Wednesday

You’re Invited To Our BBO Bridges Open Day February 26th

Come along to the Volunteer Centre 16. Temple Street on 26th February to find out how our Bridges can give you a hand getting back into work. Just bring yourself and have a cuppa a biscuit and a chat to our friendly team. Let Frank know if you are interested in coming along flockley@wolverhamptonvsc.org.uk or call 01902 328980. Look forward to seeing you there.

Fancy Volunteering at Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre?

Two great volunteer positions are available now at Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre. These are exciting roles for 2019. Drop us an email at pemms@wolverhamptonvsc.org.uk for more information.

End Of Year Review

Here is a snap shot of what we got up to in 2018. Looking forward to 2019

National Trust in Wolverhampton

Fancy Volunteering with National Trust? Volunteering open days are taking place on the 18th & 19th January 2019 (between 10am -2pm) at: Moseley Old Hall, Wolverhampton, WV10 7HY Get in touch with us at The Volunteer Centre for further information or to register your interest. 

Opportunities at Wolverhampton FC

2019

Hope everyone had a great break. Our drop in hours have now resumed. You are more than welcome to pop into our Drop In at 16 Temple Street Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m till 2.00 p.m 

Seasons Greetings and Christmas Closure

The Volunteer Centre will close at 2pm on Monday 24th December and re-open on Wednesday 2nd January at the usual time of 10am.

Wolverhampton Volunteers wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We hope you enjoy a relaxing festive break.

Season’s Greetings

 

Looking At Getting Back Into Work?

Volunteering is a great way to help you get back into work. Volunteering is like stepping stones to help you get to where you want to be!

At Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre we have the BBO Bridges Project which specifically aims to help you get back into work. If you have been unemployed for a while through various reasons and circumstances and are over 25, the BBO Project can help you with building confidence, interview skills, advice & guidance as well as finding the best volunteer placement for you. For more information contact Frank on 01902 328980 and have a chat about how BBO can help get you back into work!

Volunteering at Christmas

Did you know you can make a real difference over the Christmas period by volunteering? It’s the time of year we often think about others and how we can help.

There are many organisations in Wolverhampton that work with the homeless, such as foodbanks and overnight shelter’s, that are all run by volunteers. Get in touch with us at Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre and see how you can give the biggest gift all. Your time!

Update December 2018

Volunteer drivers urgently needed for this invaluable service in Wolverhampton. If you are interested or want more information, get in touch with us at Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre. 

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