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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

Change Grow Live

Volunteer Independent Visitor.

Opportunity: Volunteer Independent Visitor.
Independent Visitors are adults who volunteer with us to offer one-to one support to children and young people who are living with foster family or in residential care.
The volunteer is separate from social services and all other agencies and is there just for the young person.
The aim of the role is about providing the young person with time and space to talk, feel listened too and valved and have some fun with their volunteer.
You will meet with your young person once a month on a long-term basis for as long as they want an Independent Visitor.
You will meet your young person what activity you plan to do, these could include activities such as going to the cinema, bowling, walking, or going to the local park.
Requirements: You do not need experience working with children and young people, just an interest in their development and welfare. An empathetic and caring nature is beneficial. Full training and support are provided.
Location : The volunteer Independent Visitor would collect the young person from their home, completed the activity and return them back home.
Hours: Monthly session take place during a weekday evening or on a weekend. Commitment to the role is essential and we ask for a least 2 years commitment post training
Expenses: Yes, pay all pre-agreed reasonable expenses to cover the cost of activities, travel and a gift allowance for the persons birthday and religious celebrations
DBS: Yes, Enhanced DBS
Change Grow Live is a charity providing many different services to support vulnerable adults and young people .Our mission is to help people change the direction of their lives, grow as individuals and live life to its full potential .

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.

Beacon Centre for the Blind

Admin Volunteer


Opportunity: Admin volunteer
Admin support is needed for our Income Generation team.
Based at our office in Sedgley. This volunteer admin role would be support with various ongoing events and would include data entry, updating excel spreadsheets, completing administration tasks and liaising with the fundraising team.
Requirements: Must be IT literate and have experience with Excel and Word. Good Communication skills and confident telephone manner are required.
Location: Wolverhampton Road East, Wolverhampton WV4 6AZ
Hours: Days/hours to be negotiated
Expenses: Yes
DBS: Two references will be required for this role
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.

Diabetes UK

Community Liaison Volunteer

Opportunity: Community Liaison Volunteer
Act as a contact point for referrals from healthcare professionals.
Provide patients with appropriate Diabetes UK information such as leaflets.
Tell patients about other Diabetes UK resources and services.
Go to some diabetes clinics or other events, as agreed by doctors’ surgery.
Requirements: An interest in talking to people. Confident speaking to members of the public and healthcare professionals. Good communication and listening skills. Enthusiastic and approachable. Commitment to follow Diabetes UK policies and procedures. A commitment to support the work of Diabetes UK and represent Diabetes UK in a positive way.
Induction and training is provided.
Location: Local Community
Hours: Flexible as required when patients are referred
Expenses: Yes Restrictions outlined in our expenses policy, which volunteers have access to.
DBS: No
We are Diabetes UK. Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. We are leading the fight against the UKs biggest and growing health crisis. And it’s a fight that involves us all, sharing knowledge and taking on diabetes.

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.

Sense

Get Out There Group Volunteer

Opportunity: Get out there Group Volunteer
GOT groups are a growing division of Sense that cater for children between 6 and 16 with complex needs.
We provide a 4-hour social setting which caters for children and families who need respite. We offer activities such as games, puzzles, arts and crafts, experiments, cooking and sensory play. We aim to tailor sessions to the needs, interests and abilities of the children we support and put pupil voice at the centre of all we do.
As a volunteer you will make sure everyone has a great time and can make most of the activities on offer. You will need lots of energy, a warm and welcoming personality and to be happy getting stuck into a wide range of tasks and activities all of what everyone has the best day they can together
Requirements: Fun and friendly and confident to meet and spend time with disabled people. Willing to develop the knowledge and skills to communicate with young people who have mufti sensory impairments and may use a wide range of communication methods. Able to work well in a team and be flexible about the role you play during the day depending on what’s needed by individuals and activities. Reliable and punctual.
Location: Sense Centre, Smethwick, Midlands Day Service, Holly Lane, B66 1QN
Hours: At least 4 hours + (Monday- Sunday)
Expense : No
DBS: Yes
We welcome volunteers of all ages to this role who are able to create an inclusive and welcoming peer environment for everyone involved in the group.

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.

Wolverhampton Engage & Connect

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.

Dogs Trust Freedom

Volunteer Foster Carer
Opportunity: Fostering has all the benefits of caring for a dog without the expense and long-term commitment.
All you need is a loving home and patience for our dogs, we cover the costs of everything form food to vets care .There is no need to travel as we bring the dogs to our carers and register them with a vet nearby. Previous dog ownership/experience preferable but not required. Volunteer pack is given and support is available throughout the foster carers time with us .This is in form of home visits, training and phone support.
Requirements: To become a foster carer , we require someone who has no cats, children under 5 years of age and that can be around most of the day (leaving the dog for no more than 4 hours at a time without provisions)
Location: Homebased
Hours: 24/7 With a commitment of 6 months
Expenses: Yes
DBS: No
The Freedom project is a free and confidential dog fostering service that provides a safe haven for dogs belonging to people fleeing domestic abuse. We help by placing dogs into volunteer foster homes whilst their owners seek refuge until they can be safely reunited with their much loved pet. Our fosters know that they are not only helping a dog in need, but they are also supporting a family to escape domestic abuse.

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

Governors for Schools

School Governor

Opportunity: School Governor
Schools do incredible things to educate young people and help them become compassionate and well –rounded citizens. However they can’t do this job alone.
School governors help to shape school policies and aims, allowing teachers to focus on delivering high-quality educational experience.
Governors offer strategic guidance, rather than getting involved in the operational aspect of a school .This involves Working with other board members to plan the schools strategic direction.
Overseeing the schools financial performance, ensuring money is well- spent.
Holding the head teacher or school leadership to account.
A governor’s relationship with the schools leadership team involves challenging existing process to drive school improvement.
Although becoming a governor requires drive and commitment, you will enjoy many professional and personal rewards including career development opportunities and the chance to support young people’s futures.
Requirements: You don’t need to be a parent or education expert to volunteer as a governor. School require a combination of hard and soft skills to ensure their boards operate effectively .Whether you are an experienced professional or embarking on the first stages of your career, we will work hard to match you with an appropriate school.
Location: Schools across Wolverhampton
Hours: Meetings usually take place one evening on a weekday, roughly every 6 times a year
Expenses: No
DBS: Yes
New governors received exclusive access to guidance and resources. You will receive 12 months free access to online governor resource and knowledge bank The Key so you can be confident in your decision making.
We have also developed eLearning element of the role and we also hold regular webinars so you can continue your learning and have opportunity to ask question

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

The Way Youth Zone

Longer-Term Mentoring

Opportunity: Longer Term Mentoring
This is an exciting new role for anyone who has a passion for developing our young people to achieve their highest potential.
As a long term mentor, you will be expected to undertake 1-1 mentoring and identifying areas of risk or a need for longer term intervention for our young people.
We expect that you will be working with young people who are looked after or have medium-high level safeguarding or mental health concerns and therefore, some youth work experience will be essential.
As a mentor in our longest term program, you will be expected to develop 1-1 mentoring relationships with young people who are in the care system or face medium-high severity mental health issues.
They might be young people who have already been through our short-term mentor program but aren’t ready to move on yet .These topics and surrounding group work will be intervention at its earliest.
Once you have spent time with the young people in a targeted setting you will be expected to spend time with those young people during our universal sessions to enable and empower them to access the session, something they will typically struggle with because of anxiety, poor behaviour or difficulty socialising
Location: The Way Youth Zone Wolverhampton
Hours: Couple of hours a week
Expenses: TBC
DBS: Yes
Mentoring Aspirations Plus: Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, the MAP project aims to support young people aged 8-18 in care, leaving care or on a children protection plan to develop their life skills , support their learning and training and improve their resilience and self-esteem

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

Volunteer Treasurer (Director/Trustee)

Opportunity:Volunteer Treasurer (Director/Trustee)
Exercise a governance/strategic leadership role at a major Wolverhampton Charity and Social Enterprise by: Attending six weekly Board meetings, attending sub groups in between Board meetings and undertaking the treasurer on behalf of the whole Board of trustees.
This will involve overseeing the monitoring of the organisations finances on behalf of the whole board of trustees, to report regularly on them to the board and to make sure that money and property are properly manged.
To act as bank signatory and support the ASAN Finance Manager. The treasurer will ensure that bookkeeping, record keeping and budgeting are done properly.
Full training and induction is provided including roles responsibilities of charity trustees and company directors and background on ASAN including visiting all our community business and services .
Requirements: ASAN is particularly seeking a director/trustee with understanding and knowledge of financial management or accountancy practitioner
6-8 meetings per year at 2-3 hours each and preparation / reading time of around 8-10 hours.
Location: All activities takes place in the All Saints Neighbourhood of Wolverhampton. Board meetings take place in The Workspace, on All Saints Road
Hours: Board meetings take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 6pm .The sub groups meet at various times including daytimes meetings and evenings (after6pm).There will be an annual business and strategic planning event- normally requiring trustees to devote half day plus 2 hours preparation.
Expenses: Yes. . Travel expenses, subsistence and childcare paid
DBS: Yes
ASAN is a long established charity and community enterprise which seeks to improve the All Saints neighbourhood of Wolverhampton.

The Way Youth Zone

Medium Term Mentoring

Opportunity: Medium Term Mentoring
This is an exciting new role for anyone who has a passion for developing our young people to achieve their highest potential.
As a medium term mentor, you will be expected to undertake 1-1 mentoring and identifying areas of risk or a need for longer term intervention for our young people.
We expect that you will be working with young people who are looked after or have medium level safeguarding or mental health concerns and therefore, some youth work experience would be beneficial.
As a mentor in our medium term program, you will be expected to develop 1-1 mentoring relationships with young people who are in the care system or face medium severity mental health issues .They might be young people who have already been through our short-term mentor program but aren’t ready to move on yet.
These topics and surrounding group work will be intervention at its earliest. Once you have spent time with the young people in a targeted setting you will be expected to spend time with those young people during our universal sessions to enable and empower them to access the session, something they will typically struggle with because of anxiety, poor behaviour or difficulty socialising.
Location: The Way Youth Zone Wolverhampton
Hours: Couple of hours a week
Expenses: TBC
DBS: Yes
Mentoring Aspirations Plus: Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, the MAP project aims to support young people aged 8-18 in care, leaving care or on a children protection plan to develop their life skills , support their learning and training and improve their resilience and self-esteem

The Way Youth Zone

Short Term Mentoring

Opportunity: Short Term Mentoring
This is an exciting new role, for anyone who has a passion with helping young people to achieve their highest potential.
As a short-term group mentor, you will be expected to undertake lower-level interventions with our young people, addressing key areas such as self-esteem, self-confidence and building resilience.
This will be done through 1-1 mentoring and group workshops to fulfil our young people’s needs.
As a mentor in our short-term program, you will be expected to facilitate workshops with young people around topics in our youth zone that are negatively impacting our young people. These topics and the surrounding group work will be intervention at its earliest.
Once you have spent time with the young people in a targeted setting you will be expected to spend time with those young people during our universal sessions to enable and empower them to access the session, something they will typically struggle with because of anxiety, poor behaviour or difficulty socialising.
Location: The Way Youth Zone , Wolverhampton WV3 0NR
Hours: Couple of hours a week
Expenses: TBC
DBS: Yes
Mentoring Aspirations Plus : Funded by the National Lottery Community fund, the MAP project aims to support young people aged 8-18 in care , leaving care or on a children protection plan to develop their life skills, support their learning and training and improve their resilience and self-esteem.

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

Breast Cancer Now

Moving Forward Volunteer
Opportunity : We understand that a person’s need for support doesn’t end when treatment finishes.
Our Moving Forward services and information are for anyone living with and beyond breast cancer, helping them approach life after treatment with increased confidence.
Our Moving Forward courses usually take place over two consecutive weeks and are delivered by a Moving Forward Facilitator in partnership with NHS hospitals and are supported by on demand online resources.
We aim to have 2 volunteers on each Moving Forward course who are there to welcome participants and support the facilitator .You will move around small groups to support discussions , contribute your own insights when appropriate and offer emotional support if participants become upset .
Requirements: A personal diagnosis of primary breast cancer (We suggest you are at least 6 months past the finish of active treatment. Understanding and empathetic .Confident communicator. Non-Judgemental and committed
Location: Varies , info given to volunteers well in advance
Hours: The course date vary and are run several times across the year, with our Wolverhampton course usually taking places on a Monday .The next course dates are Monday 2nd and 9th October .Flexible hours , course take place over two consecutive weeks and a volunteer would ideally be involved each week for half a day
Expenses: Yes .Volunteer Expenses policy available on request
DBS: Direct Contact
We are here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through providing support for today and hope for the future.

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust-H.O.P.E Project

Link Volunteer-H.O.P.E Project

Opportunity: Link Volunteer-H.O.P.E Project
A 2 year project supporting the local community of Wolverhampton to prevent social isolation.
The task you will be asked to perform will depend on the needs of the service, the person you are matched with and your personal level of confidence, experience and interests. This may include the following :
• Telephone or face to face support for isolated housebound people across the city.
• Support people to utilise technology to reduce their isolation and ensure that their health and social needs are being met.
Other types of support you might be asked to provide include supporting people :
Identify and attend social activities or groups. Learn a new skill or find a new hobby
Help to cope with their long term conditions by getting involved with community activities. Link people with support service such as befriending .Try out new activities that make them feel healthier such as walking or swimming
Requirements: Excellent communication skills, caring and motived by desire to help others. Ability to use some digital technology for training/communications
Location: Wolverhampton area
Hours: We ask that volunteers commit to least one duty per week for at least 3 months .Shift availability to be confirmed by your supervising Link Worker.
Expense: TBC
DBS: Yes Enhanced Adults
The volunteers element of the service is manged by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and works in partnership with The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Charity and the Wolverhampton Voluntary and Community Action(WVCA)

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

Spitfire Cockpit Volunteer This Role is now Suspended

Opportunity:
Requirements:
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
Hours :
Expenses:
DBS: We will ask you to provide one reference
The Spitfire Cockpit Experience will only run when there a minimum of two volunteers and some flexibly in shift times can be arranged.

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

Royal Air Force Museum

Exhibition Researcher (Families) This Role is now Suspended

Opportunity:
Requirements: Interest in research and collections You are comfortable communicating colleagues and visitors, including families (training and guidance will be provided ) Good written and oral skills
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal , Shropshire, TF11 8UP
Hours: One day a week or four days per month. The typical volunteering day is 9:30-3pm, but we can be flexible to suit individual needs .There is a one hour break for lunch
Expenses: Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day in line with our policy
DBS: No
Come along to our taster day on 30th September 2023

Race Against Blood Cancer

Promotions Co-ordinator , Social Media Co-ordinator

Opportunity:Promotions Co-ordinator We need your help to raise awareness for our donor register drives. You will research and book venues to host a donor drive. Book depots to use on the day of donor drive .Seek opportunities for adding value, such as organising entertainment, refreshments and car parking for volunteers. Carry out administration associated with bookings ,including sending confirmation letters and updating the database Seek opportunities in shops and other businesses and secure other opportunities to promote the charity’s event in line with the objectives of the Community Engagement team
Social Media Co-ordinator Assist with the recruitment of volunteers and participants for each campaign. Research potential and promote the campaign to supporters, clubs, businesses and schools to secure their involvement. Assist with PR and social media opportunities. Organise distribution of promotional materials .Respond to enquiries from members of the public about the campaign. Update the database .Assist with the wrap –up and evaluation of the event.
Requirements: Promotions Co-ordinator : Good verbal and written communication. A friendly and confidential manner with the ability to enthuse others and gain support .Good organisational and research skills .Self-motivation with good Microsoft Office skills.
Social Media Co-ordinator: Assist with the recruitment of volunteers and participants for each campaign. Research potential and promote the campaign to supporters, clubs, businesses and schools to secure their involvement. Assist with PR and social media opportunities. Organise distribution of promotional materials .Respond to enquiries from members of the public about the campaign. Update the database .Assist with the wrap –up and evaluation of the event.
Location: Homebased
Hours: Promotions Co-ordinator: Flexible 2-4 hours per week minimum of 3 months
Social Media Co-ordinator: Flexible 1-2 days 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.

Race Against Blood Cancer

Volunteer Development Officer

Opportunity: Volunteer Development Officer
Regular support and contact from your Community Engagement team duties will include : To manage the smooth day to day running of the Volunteer Recruitment Programme , ensuring the effective recruitment and retention of volunteers ,which includes recruitment campaigns to increase volunteer numbers, advertising, interviewing , induction programme , matching them to the appropriate Community Engagement Mangers , organising training from both inside and outside the organisation and encouraging their development whilst with us .Provide an advisory service on volunteer management .Develop a network of volunteer Co-ordinators to support Community Engagement Mangers . To be responsible for the accurate recording and security of personnel records and computer database for all volunteers in line with data protection legislation and confidentiality requirements. In create and review annually role descriptions for each volunteer role within the Community Engagement team. Support the management of volunteer expenses, reimburse, maintain records of expenses and deal with any anomalies. Responsible for keeping the volunteer handbook up to date and ensuring each volunteer receives a copy.
Requirements: Ability to work in a team, self-motivation and innovation, a friendly and confident manner in person, on the phone and in email, research skills and good Microsoft skills, an interest in or knowledge in communications and marketing.
Location: Homebased
Hours: Flexible 1-2 days per week , minimum of 6 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.

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.

Race Against Blood Cancer

Financial Administrator and Office Administrator

Opportunity:Financial Administrator
Prepare donations for banking , keep a record of donations ,mange associated paperwork, such as counting forms and letters from donors, check banking paperwork received from volunteers in community for accuracy. Maintain the details. You will received regular support from your Community Engagement team
Office Administrator
Photocopying and filling , preparing day-to –day post for mailing, keep resources organised and in stock, prepare resources , count donations from public collections and community events, maintain records on a database, scan documents and issues correspondence . You will be working alongside our Community Engagement Mangers.
Requirements: Financial Administrator attention to detail , good numeracy skills and accuracy , good organisational skills , self motivation, good Microsoft Office skills and experience in or willingness to use a database .
Office Administrator Good organisational skills, Self-motivation, ability to work in a team, Good Microsoft Office skills and experience in or willingness to use a database.
Location: Homebased
Hours: Flexible 2-4 hours per week minimum of 3 months
Expenses: TBC
DBS: No DBS is 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 Brain Tumour Charity

Charity Ambassador Volunteer

Opportunity: Charity Ambassador Volunteer.
We are recruiting a team of Charity Ambassadors to help develop engagement across each Region. You will be actively involved with the Charity on the ground and play a key role working alongside the Regional Community Fundraisers as and when required.
Duties will include Representing The Charity in your area by undertaking presentations & cheque collections at Schools, local companies& community groups.
Helping us to recruit new fundraiser and supporting those who are already sign up for campaign. Identifying various opportunities in your local area to raise awareness of the charity &our wide range of fundraising campaigns.
Requirements: Friendly, approachable and able to communicate at all levels .Confident and comfortable in undertaking presentations to a wide range of audiences. You will receive training from the Community Fundraising Team and ongoing direction from Regional Community Fundraiser.
Location: The West Midlands
Hours: Flexible a minimum of 2 or 3 days per month
Expenses: Yes
DBS: Reference checks for all individuals who will volunteering on a regular basic
We are the world’s leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. Committed to saving and improving lives , we are moving further ,faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour

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

Volunteers required for Bhylls Acre Ptfa summer community fair on Saturday 8th July 2023 ,1230-530pm. All volunteers will be given free soft drink vouchers(up to x2) on the day. A quick and simple sign up the link is – https://volunteersignup.org/events/share/470901

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 Social Sanctuary Project

Volunteer Youth Worker & Youth Worker (Sport Focus)
Opportunity: Volunteer Youth Worker(Sport Focus)
Our Volunteer youth worker position consists of building positive relationships, engaging with a range of young people through various activates within the sports hall and getting involved in the Social Sanctuary community.
Volunteer Youth Worker: Our volunteer youth worker position consists of building positive relationships, engaging with a range of young people through various activates and getting involved in the Social Sanctuary community
Requirements: (Sport Focus)Empathetic, committed to their individual Anti-Oppressive Practice, open-minded and open to new learning and experience, active listener, good communication and knowledge of sports including football, general active games.
Youth Worker :Empathetic, open-minded to new learning and experience, active listener and good communication.
Location:Mondays: Parish Church of Saint Matthew, 222 Willenhall Road ,Wolverhampton WV1 2JQ
Wednesday: The Hub at Ashmore Park 82 Griffiths Drive Wolverhampton WV11 2LH
Hours: Evenings 6:30-8:30
Expenses: Yes
DBS: Yes , Social Sanctuary will cover the cost of your DBS once you have been through the application and interview section successfully
To work with young people and their communities to provide the services they want and need in local community spaces. We will provide a quality youth work service that will enhance community cohesion. We will promote social justice, collective empowerment and sustainability.

The Social Sanctuary Project

Volunteer Reception/Youth Work Support

Opportunity: Volunteer Reception/Youth Work Support.
Our volunteer reception/youth work support position consists of building relationships with young people and the community. Supervising our small reception area, completing general administrative duties and getting involved in the social Sanctuary community.
Responsibilities: To build positive relationships with young people and the community by welcoming members upon entry .Support with some administrative duties .To work within The Social Sanctuary Projects policies at all times, especially in regards to Health and Safeguarding and Equality and Anti-Oppressive Practice .
Requirements:Empathetic , committed to their individual Anti-Oppressive Practice .Open –minded and open to new learning and experience , proactive in their approach and good communication .
Location: Mondays: Parish Church of Saint Matthew 222Wilenhall Road Wolverhampton WV1 2JQ
Wednesday: The hub at Ashmore Park, 82 Griffiths Drive, Wolverhampton WV11 2LN
Expenses: No
DBS: Yes Social Sanctuary will cover the cost of your DBS once you have been through the application and interview section successfully
To work with young people and their communities to provide the service they want and need in local community spaces .We provide a quality youth work service .That enhance community cohesion. We will promote social justice, collective empowerment and sustainability.

The Friends of Bantock House Museum

Treasurer

Opportunity: Treasurer
Work with the chair and Secretary to ensure the financial health and accountability of the Friends of Bantock charity. Maintain the Friends bank account and process and monitor all payments and receipts. Prepare the annual statement of income and expenditure for approval at AGM. Process Gift Aid forms to maximise income from member’s subscriptions and other donations .Provide routine quarterly financial updates to the Friends Committee .Monitor payments of annual subscription renewals in liaison with Membership Secretary. Negotiate and renew the Friends annual public liability and personal injury cover. Act with others as an authorised bank signatory for all cheque payments .Complete and submit the annual return to the Charities Commission.
Requirements : A routine accounting knowledge and experience of producing income and expenditure statements. A commitment to acting in the best interests of the Charity’s aims of raising money and caring for Bantock House and Park. Secure access to a telephone, computer and printer as well as file storage space. Awareness of and commitment to the confidentiality and privacy issues involved .Experience in producing and maintaining accurate computerised records
Location: Homebased
Hours: Average 1-2 hours per week
Expenses : Yes. Expenses will be paid as appropriate for stationery, printer cartridges or other incidentals.
DBS: Yes. Expenses will be paid as appropriate for stationery, printer cartridges or other incidentals.
The Friends of Bantock is a small charity run entirely , including the committee of 7 , by volunteers .There are 22 volunteers who carry out gardening , litter picking and money raising projects .We were given the Queens Award for Voluntary service in 2021

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.

SSAFA

Case Worker

Opportunity: Caseworkers visit clients to work out what type of help they need. Next they find the right sources of support and arrange for clients to access it .This might be funds for special equipment for someone with a disability, adaptions to a property so an older client can remain at home or funds for a rental deposit . Caseworkers also signpost clients onto specialist local services for advice on benefits, housing, mental health, debt, finding work etc.
Requirements: The essential part of the role is visiting clients, you will need access to a vehicle or another way to travel to meet clients at home or in a care home setting. You will also receive On-line or face to face instructor led training and e-learning modules
Location: Wolseley House TA Centre ,Fallings Park, WV10 9QR
Hours: Flexible
Expenses: Yes
DBS: Yes, this is provided by SSAFA at no cost to the potential volunteer. Also We will ask for two references ,this can be former employers or people that know you well (other than relatives)
SSAFA provides lifelong support for our Forces and their families .Each year we support over 90,00 people through our network of 7,500 volunteers and 850 health and social care professionals .We are committed to supporting anyone who is serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force and their families.

WaterAid

WaterAid Speaker Volunteer

Opportunity: WaterAid Speaker Volunteer.
WaterAid Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks and workshops to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, to transform people’s lives for good.
Our Speaker Volunteers engage audience about the important work of WaterAid inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, business, youth groups, and religious places of workshop, service organisations and many more.
Requirements: An interest in the work of WaterAid, including our key message, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering. Passion and enthusiasm for public speaking and confidence to speak publicly to diverse range of community groups. Good availability to volunteer 4 times a year, potentially for morning school assembly talks, midday educational workshops, evening and weekend talks. .Competence in PowerPoint and email. Access to travel locally (face to face visits only)
Location: Wolverhampton area ,Talks and workshops are delivered either face to face or virtually by Zoom or Microsoft teams
Hours: Flexible
Expenses: Yes Reasonable travel expenses.
DBS: Appropriate references
Volunteers will complete an online Speaker training course, followed by an interview and practice presentation with our friendly Speaker Network team. Once a Speaker, volunteers have ongoing support from the WaterAid team as well as a Speaker mentor

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

University Student Placements
Opportunity: ASAN Social Accountant Researcher All Saints Action Network
University Students placement
This role would suit a 3rd year degree or masters level student who seeks to gain valuable research-based work experience.
This role will involve conducting research, reports, data and evaluations for ASAN social impact methodology: social accounting and audit. Using a range of research methodology, you will be required to support ASAN management with research based tasks that help the organisation understand how it can better serve the local community using research finding to provide sustainable projects and activities.
Digital Media and Content Creator –All Saints Action Network
University Student placement : This role will involve creating original high-quality video based content which captures and displays ASAN organisation, various charitable projects, groups and activities in the local community. Further opportunities available to develop content for digital platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TIK Tok, blogs and more. Opportunity to create your film and digital media work .References will be provided upon completion of this placement.
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: Account Researcher: Minimum commitment of 6 weeks. Ideally we would like to have you on board for at least 12 weeks or more .This opportunity will be combined with a degree program.
Digital Media: Minimum commitment of 6 weeks. Ideally we would like to have you on board for at least 12 weeks. 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 expense for this day is £10
DBS: No
An induction will be provided and ongoing support.

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

Foodcycle

Cooking Project Leader Volunteer
Opportunity: Cooking Project Leader Volunteer.
Responsibilities include: Running cooking sessions, leading a team of volunteers to create a three course meal in a limited timeframe. Encouraging the whole team to have input into planning a tasty, healthy and nutritionally balanced menu using surplus a tasty, healthy and nutritionally balanced menu using surplus food ingredients .Inducting new volunteers into the Kitchen .Working with your Project Leader team to ensure that all elements of the Project run smoothly, including maintaining a tidy and well stocked store cupboard. Ensuring that all volunteers follow the food safety procedures set out in our kitchen handbook. Completing the weekly checklist in the kitchen handbook, and weekly session report via our website.
Requirements: You don’t need to have any previous cooking experience you just need to love food and motivating people. Attend regular Project Leader meetings to discuss as a team how things are going .Lead a minimum of one session per month .Complete Level 2 Food Safety, Food Allergens and safeguarding training. Train you up to lead cooking sessions and induct new volunteers.
Location: Wesleyan Holiness Church, 2 Merridale Lane ,Wolverhampton WV3 9RD
Hours: Minimum time commitment for the Cooking Project Leader is 8 hours a month. A cooking slot is 5 hours .We hope that Project Leaders stay with us for a minimum of 6 months. Every Wednesday from 14.00-19.00
Expenses: Yes up to £15 reimbursed towards travel costs for each volunteer session attended
DBS: Yes Enhanced DBS
Our Vision is to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community. We connect communities by running community meals that are free for everyone to attend and are cooked using surplus food that would otherwise be wasted.

NSPCC

NSPCC Schools Service Volunteer (Closing date 28th February 2024)

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.

The Friends of Bantock House, Museum and Park

Committee Secretary This Role is now Closed

Opportunity: Committee Secretary This role is now Closed
Organising and managing at least 3 charity Committee meetings(and 4 BUG meetings?) and one annual General meeting per year.Taking minutes, typing and printing hard copies where needed, working with chair to produce agendas and ensuring all committee members have appropriate , timely information. Maintain physical and digital files.Handing telephone communications and liaising with staff and mangers at Wolverhampton Council, the Charity’s volunteers and members of the public.Working flexibly with others to mange unforeseen issues that arise.
Requirements: A commitment to acting in the best interests of the charity’s aims of raising money and caring for Bantock House and park , in collaboration with our volunteers and council staff .Secure access to a telephone, computer and printer as well as file storage space.Awareness of and commitment to the confidentiality and privacy issues involved this is essential.Experience in producing accurate records using word processing tools.Confidence in dealing with Committee members.Council staff at all levels, the public and the charity’s members.This may be in person on the phone or via email.Willingness to provide a telephone.
Location: Home based
Hours: Average of 5-7 hours per week (although hours may vary according to particular demands)
Expenses: Expenses will be paid for stationary etc.
DBS: No
The friends of Bantock is a small charity run entirely , including the committee of 7 by volunteers .There are 22 volunteers who carry out gardening, litter picking and money raising projects.We were given the Queens Award for Voluntary service in 2021

The Friends of Bantock House, Museum and Park

Membership Secretary This role is now Closed

Opportunity: Membership Secretary This role is now Closed
Maintaining an up-to-date database of members details in accordance with GDPR Regulations, typing and printing hard copies where needed. Assisting in the recruitment of new members. Reporting to the Charity’s Committee at least 3 times per year and to the Annual General Meeting .Accurate transfer of updated data from paper formats to database systems. This is required when large numbers of members renew their membership April-May each year and when new members join. Liaise with Treasurer on a regular basis to ensure accurate and auditable records are kept. Managing the Friends of Bantock email communications. Handling the Friends of Bantock email communications .Handling telephone queries and liaising with Committee members, staff and mangers at Wolverhampton Council, the Charity’s volunteers and members of the public. Working flexibly in collaboration with others to manage unforeseen issues that arise. Familiarity with and commitment to working within policy guidelines.
Requirements: A commitment to acting in the best interests of the charity’s aims of raising money and caring for Bantock House and Park, in collaboration with our volunteers and council staff. Secure access to a telephone, computer and printer as well as file storage space .Commitment to the confidentiality and privacy issues involved, as set out in GDPR Regulations. Skills in producing clear and accurate records using word processing tools, setting up and managing group email. Confidence in dealing with Committee members, council staff at all levels, the Charity’s members and the public. This may be in person, on the phone or via email. Flexibility and a willingness to deal with unforeseen issues that arise .Willingness to provide a telephone contact number for use in newsletters and posters and an address for charity members communication.
Location: Home based
Hours: 2-4 hours per week , although hours may vary
Expenses: Expenses will be paid for Stationery etc
DBS: May be subject to a criminal record check
The Friends of Bantock is a small charity run entirely by volunteers. Including the Committee of 7, by volunteers. There are 22 volunteers who carry out gardening, litter picking and money raising projects. We were given the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2021

The Way Youth Zone

Cafe Kitchen Assistant , Handy Person

Opportunity: Café Kitchen Assistant
Supporting the Head of Catering to prepare and serve food to our members, their families and other users of the building. Serving food and snacks including taking money , clearing everything away and helping with washing up and ensuring everywhere is clean.
Handy Person
This role will involve supporting the Facilities Manager in a range of maintenance and odd job provision. Carrying out minor repairs, support the Health and Safety and Fire Safety function. Assist with moving and arranging of furniture for events.
Requirements: Cafe Assistant Food and Hygiene Level 2 Certificate .Able to engage and with young people in a positive way.
Handy Person Understanding of importance of health and safety within the work place. Able to help with clearing up and getting the building ready for visitors and functions. Provision of general manual help
Location: The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton ,WV3 ONR
Hours: Cafe Assistant Flexible Term time Monday/Wednesday/Friday 3.45-9.15pm
Tuesday/Thursday 3.15-8.15. Saturdays 9.30-4.30pm
School Holidays 7.30am-8.15/9.15pm Term times day’s 12-2pm Specific days/hours can be agreed to fit in with availability. Ongoing commitment needed for a minimum of 8 hours a week.
Handy Person Flexible Monday-Saturday including some evenings and weekends. Ongoing commitment needed for minimum of 8 hours a week.
Expenses: Yes travel expenses only
DBS: Yes
Informal training will be provided. Our Youth Zone aims to be inspirational, sending a clear message that the young people of Wolverhampton matter as soon as they enter. The Way offers young people the best –in-class facilities and opportunities to access a range of activities. The Way is a brand that reflects the values our Youth Zone represents, which are to be unique, welcoming and diverse and to provide opportunity and support.

The Way Youth Zone

Fundraisers

Opportunity: Fundraisers
This role will involve Supporting the Head of Fundraising with a range of fundraising activity including major donors and patrons, grants and trusts, bid writing , direct marketing , community fundraising etc.
Requirements: Understanding of importance of fundraising to the charity .Experience of one or more fundraising disciplines willingness to work hard and learn new skills
Location: The Way Youth Zone ,Wolverhampton ,WV3 ONR
Hours: Flexible Monday-Saturday including some evenings and weekends
Ongoing commitment needed of 8 hours a week
Expenses: Yes –travel expenses only
DBS: Yes
Informal training will be provided.
Our Youth Zone aims to be inspirational, sending a clear message that the young people of Wolverhampton matter as soon as they enter. The Way offers young people the best in class facilities and opportunities to access a range of activities. The Way is a brand that reflects the values our Youth Zone represent, which are to be unique, welcoming and diverse and to provide opportunity and support.

British Red Cross

Volunteer Driver

Opportunity: Volunteer Driver
We need volunteers like you so that everyone who needs one can get a wheelchair. Each year we hire out or loan over 75,000 wheelchairs to help people to get around after an injury or illness. Whether it is delivery or collection for people at home, or moving equipment between buildings you will be joining a friendly team of people who help to get people moving again.
The role will include deliver and collect wheelchairs using a Red Cross van. Load/unload wheelchairs ready for daily runs. Show people how to use equipment. Use a computer-based stock control system
Requirements: Physically able to safely lift or move wheelchairs and other mobility equipment. Experienced driver (at least two years) and age 21 and over .Confident driving a delivery van. Enjoy meeting people and good people skills .Good IT Skills .Able to commit to a regular weekly shift.
Location: Aldersley Lesiure Village Reception .Aldersley Road Wolverhampton WV6 9NW
Hours: Monday-Friday Minimum 5 hours per shift
Expenses: Reasonable pre-agreed travel expenses for the role.
DBS: 1 Reference
There is induction/training which includes E-Learning , Mandatory training, induction and ongoing training and support .

Sense

Volunteer Vitual Buddy

Opportunity: Volunteer Virtual Buddy
Sense Virtual Buddying Volunteers make a real difference to supporting young people and adults who may be lonely or isolated. Sense matches volunteers with disabled people to meet for an hour a week on Zoom or over the phone. Sense matches each volunteer with someone who has similar interests, to make sure you have a great time. The programme is open to all volunteers who are 16 and over. You don’t need to have previous experience volunteering or caring for disabled people. We welcome people from all backgrounds and with all interests.
Requirements: We need positive, empathetic volunteers who are passionate about supporting people with complex disabilities. We are looking for volunteers who are great communicator’s and who are friendly, enthusiastic, positive and ready to have fun!
Provided is induction and training, this includes Safeguarding, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Confidentiality and Data Protection. Training is tailored specifically to support volunteers. Sense is also able to offer volunteers additional e-learning to gain an understanding of different methods of communication (this is optional)
Location: Home based
Hours : Days of the week are agreed between volunteers and their buddies Must be the same time each week. 90 minutes per week for a minimum of three months
Expenses: Yes Expenses must be pre-agreed
DBS: Yes
We believe everyone should be able to take part in life, no matter their disability. Our work helps thousands of people who are deafblind or who have complex disabilities to communicate, experience the world and fulfil their potential.

Bookmark Reading Charity

Opportunity: Bookmark Reading Charity-Reading Volunteer
Bookmark Exists to change children’s life stories through the joy of reading. We partner with schools to develop whole school reading cultures and to provide one to one reading support. Bookmark volunteers spend one hour a week reading stories and playing games with a child aged between five and ten years old, on our secure online platform. The programme involves two 30 minutes sessions a week with the same child for six weeks.
Help children who struggle with their reading gain essential skills at a crucial age. This will prepare them to move up the school, ready to tackle new challenges without falling further behind. Three quarters of our volunteers noticed their reader become more confident with their reading. Make learning to read fun by bringing your own personality into the sessions and getting to know your reader’s interest! 90% of teachers said that pupils enjoy reading more after our programme. Helping a child with their reading is also really fun and rewarding. Over 60% of our volunteers said their own wellbeing had improved because of volunteering with Bookmark. The best part? Our online volunteering can fit around your schedule seamlessly and there’s no need to travel.
Bookmark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being and welfare of children and require everyone associated with the charity, including all trustees, employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
Requirements: 18+. Access to a PC laptop or Chromebook with a webcam and internet connection. Feel relatively comfortable in using technology.
Location: Home Based
Hours: Two 30 minutes sessions a week, for six weeks
Expenses: No
DBS: Yes Paid for by Bookmark
Bookmark is a tech-led literacy charity supporting disadvantaged primary school children to give them a fairer chance in life.

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.

S&K Creative Artz C.I.C

Volunteer Coordinator

Opportunity: S&K Creative Artz C.I.C is looking for a volunteer coordinator who would like to help support their volunteers and make a positive difference in the organisation. We are looking for a detail-oriented and focused volunteer coordinator to be responsible for our database of volunteers and volunteer opportunities. You should uphold the values of our organisation while ensuring the comfort of our volunteers in their positions
Brief role of tasks/duties: Recruiting, training and supervising new volunteers. Collecting volunteer information, availability, and skills and maintaining an up-to-date database. Using marketing tools such as outreach programs, e-mails and volunteer database. Keeping new and existing volunteers informed about the organisation and volunteer opportunities. Matching volunteers to opportunities that suits their skill sets and ensuring they understand their responsibilities and receive the proper training. Organising training and leading on the job training. Keeping schedules and records of volunteers works .Preparing codes of conduct and operating procedures to uphold the organisation values. Ensuring the organisation purpose is conveyed to the public.
Requirements: Experience in being a volunteer coordinator or similar position. An associate’s degree in business management, human resources, or a similar field. Experience in volunteering and recruitment. Working knowledge of databases .Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent organisation and team-building skills .There will be an induction meeting
Location: Homeworking
Hours: Monday –Friday Maximum 3 days per week. Commitment 6 months -1 year Flexibility will be given for any holidays .Will work around the suitable person.
Expenses: Yes When attending any face to face sessions or travelling to a community meeting Travel expenses will be provided.
DBS: Yes plus References
To support children’s art talents by working with children aged 8-12 years old .Providing art talents through digital art, drawing and painting.

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.

Cruse Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support Volunteer

Opportunity: Bereavement Support Volunteer
We are looking for someone who is committed to volunteering and has time to spare. Interested in the work of Cruse Bereavement and willing to undertake initial and continuous training in order to support clients in the Wolverhampton area by telephone zoom and eventually in person.
Requirements: Listening skills, empathy, good communication.IT literate as training will be delivered by zoom. Client cases manged by secure client information system .All bereavement volunteers will undertake foundation training currently delivered by zoom. They will be expected to undertake 15 hours per year continuous professional development per year and attend monthly 1 hour supervision
Location: Telephone/zoom support from home Community venue after undertaking in person training.
Hours: Minimum 2-3 hours per week .Mondays, afternoons. Early evening and a 12 months minimum commitment
Expenses: Yes .Travel and any telephone costs calls expense paid
DBS: Yes
Our Mission is that we support people through one of the most painful times in life, with bereavement support, information and campaigning.

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.

Sported Foundation

Sported Volunteer

Opportunity : Sported Volunteer
You will use your professional skills and lived experience to help groups overcome operational challenges, become better equipped for the future, and tackle inequality in sport. Most of our roles are quite flexible and work around your schedule. We do our best to only share opportunities we think are relevant to you .With most of our volunteering support being delivered digitally, it’s even easier to get started supporting members across our network. Our roles include: Short term placements-Focused on one topic area or specific challenge, placements usually last about 6 months and encompass multiple topics or a single complex subject. One off support – Kick-starter are semi-structured, informal chats to learn more about a group’s strengths and challenges, and recommend a course of action. Specific project work, facilitating/delivering webinars and training, or supporting sported itself plus much more!
Requirements: Our volunteers have 3 or more year’s professional and or lived experience in any of the lived core support topics: Evaluation and Impact. Facilities. Financial Management .Fundraising &Income Generation. Governance .Inclusion. Leadership Coaching, Marketing/PR Planning (Business/Strategic) Project Planning Sport Development, Volunteer &Staff Management, Women and Girls. Other skills or lived experience that might be applicable. There is an induction and training provided.
Location: Region/UK wide & Online
Hours: Flexible
Expenses: Yes
DBS: No
We are a UK wide charity promoting fairness and equity for young people through grassroots sport and physical activity.

S&K Creative Artz Kidz CIC

Safeguarding Lead

Opportunity: Safeguarding Lead
• Provide support to volunteers/staff around any safeguarding issues or concerns
• Ensure safeguarding cases are referred to relevant professionals with support
• Ensure all staff and volunteers receive safeguarding training
• Ensure safeguarding policy is up to date and reviewed regularly linking to statutory policies and procedures guidance.
• Ensuring that all staff are fully trained in safeguarding and know how to spot and raise concerns.
• Help to maintain an effective staff supervision programme
• Has up to date regular safeguarding training to fulfil their role.
Requirements: Good communication skills .Ability to be proactive. Have good safeguarding training experience .Experience working with children and young people .Ability to work as a team player .There will be an induction meeting.
Location: Remote Home working
Hours: Monday-Friday (Maximum 3 days per week) Flexibility will be given for any holidays. Will work around the suitable person. Minimum commitment 6 months
Expenses: Yes when attending any face 2 face sessions or travelling to a community meeting. Travel expenses will be provided
DBS: Yes
To support children’s art talents by working with children aged 8-12 years old Providing art talents through digital art, drawing and painting.

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

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

Community Worker Volunteer

Opportunity: Community Worker Volunteer-The Workspace-All Saints Community Centre
Assisting the Head of Operations, Nursery Manger, Community Engagement Officers or All Saints cafe with 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 all aspect of the business .You can choose your area of interest from the start.
Location: ASAN, The Workshop –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 volunteers after completing 10 sessions. This is ongoing opportunity.
Expense: 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 within various areas of the business and charity.

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.

Independent Monitoring Boards.

Independent Monitors

Opportunity: Independent Monitors . Are you searching for ways to meet new people and fill your time? Maybe you are looking for ways to increase your confidence or develop your skillset and gain experience?
If so then you could join our team of ordinary people doing an extraordinary role. Independent monitors in prisons and immigration detention.
Requirements: Integrity and honesty. Ability to analyse situations and make decisions, commitment to equality and inclusion. Training and support will be provide during the 12 months induction period
Location: HMP Brinsford, HMP Featherstone and HMP Swinfen Hall
Hours: 2 or 3 visits per month.
Expenses: Yes ,we pay travel and subsistence expense, childcare/carer costs.
DBS: Yes
Closing date 25th February 2024. Our members are independent, unpaid volunteers whose role is to monitor the day-to-day life in their local facilities and ensure that people are treated fairly and humanely.

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.

Remap. Engineer/Maker Volunteer

Our Engineer/Maker Volunteers are the essence of our local branch activities .They use their practical skills and ingenuity to help people with disabilities live fuller and more independent lives.
Opportunity:This role may vary depending on local needs but is likely to include :
• Designing and making pieces of equipment for individuals with specific needs.
• Using your practical skills working with one or more of :Metal , Wood, plastic or electronics
• Attending a monthly meeting of the local branch
Requirements: Practical experience in working with one of the above materials. Able to listen well to understand someone’s needs .Able to follow Remap policies and procedures. Able to understand and apply our risk management system .Able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices .Able to keep peoples personal details safe. Access to your own tools and workshop ( or can access theses)
Able to drive or have good transport links .Committed to our values. Enjoy working as part of a team Willing to develop skills and experience.
Complete your induction checklist and complete online and virtual training as directed by central staff.
Note: Volunteers may have to visit clients .There may be access problems outside the control of Remap.
Location: Wolverhampton and surrounding areas
Hours: Flexible
Expenses: Yes .Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed
DBS: Yes
14.1 million People are living in the UK with some form of disability. Remap ambition is to help as many of those people as possible through its network of skilled makers and support volunteers.

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 .Internship

Opportunity:Our Internship volunteering roles cover a wide variety of RSPB work and specialisms. From practical conservation, to communications, to advocacy and ecology. We have created internship opportunities so we can help people gain the skills and experience needed to start a career in conservation.
It will entirely depend on the specific internship, but generally your work will involve a variety of tasks. You will have the opportunity to take on multiple pieces of work in order to give you a broad range of experiences and opportunities to learn.
Requirements:Basic IT Skills, Experience spending time outdoors in nature. Communication skills .Planning and organisational skills
We are looking for individuals who are interested in saving nature and with the energy to learn. If you are new to the sector, changing careers or looking for a new challenge this could be for you.
Location: Tanhouse Avenue, Great Barr B43 5AG
Hours :Flexible 3 days a week
Expenses: Yes
DBS: No
Intern placements runs until 22/12/2022. 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.

Reach Volunteering.Chair of Trustees For The Way Youth Zone.

Opportunity: The role of Chair is a stimulating and challenging role that will call on your strategic and interpersonal skills. It provides an opportunity to work alongside an experienced and diverse team of trustees and senior management in a rapidly changing environment to make a real difference to the young people of Wolverhampton. The Chair provides leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees to enable the board to fulfil its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, as well as oversight and scrutiny of the charity operations.
Requirements: We are interested in an individual who brings the following. A real connection and passion for Wolverhampton, passion for the work of The Way Youth Zone, links with local networks and willingness to use it to help fundraise, characteristics which strengthen the diversity of the Boar , ability to make the time commitment , governance experience and skills , entrepreneurial/business skills, relations with local stakeholders such as the council and other key funders .We welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds
Location: The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton WV3 ONR
Hours: The Board meet 6 times a year for 2 hours in the evening. Monthly catch ups with the Chief Executive.
Expenses: Yes
DBS: No
Reach TrusteeWorks are supporting The Way Youth Zone with their Chair recruitment .

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

The Chatty Café Scheme

Flour Power Community Project

Canal & River Trust

Community Clinical Volunteer (+ Young Volunteers)

Retail Assistant

Lotus Sanctuary

Royal Society for Blind Children

Enterprise Home Group

The Haven Wolverhampton – For Women

Opportunities Over The Summer

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

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