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Leonard Cheshire

The Chatty Café Scheme

Flour Power Community Project

Wolverhampton Has Heart

Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity

The Haven

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Read Easy: Reading Coach

Commonwealth Games 2022

Here is the link to register directly to volunteer and follow progress…

https://www.birmingham2022.com/get-involved/volunteering/

Canal & River Trust

Community Clinical Volunteer (+ Young Volunteers)

Volunteering Event at Mander Centre Wolverhampton 11/8/21

Thanks to everyone who came along and made the event a success!

Retail Assistant

Lotus Sanctuary

Royal Society for Blind Children

Enterprise Home Group

Y’s Girl Mentor

Wolverhampton Volunteers Event Mander Centre 11th August

Come along and chat to the many organisations attending about volunteering and the valuable work taking part in our local community and how you can be part of it. For more information email pemms@wolverhamptonvsc.org.uk

Contacting Us July 2021

June 2021: Vaccination Volunteers Required

Host Volunteers – Covid 19 Programme, Particularly targeted towards our Host Volunteers working at the Saddlers Centre and Tipton Sports Academy Vaccination Centres. More details and to register here:

http://jobs.dudleygroup.nhs.uk/job/v3179220

Wolverhampton Volunteers

Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary

NHS Responders Evaluation

Thanks to everyone who stepped forward locally in the last year to respond as volunteers to the Covid 19 situation.

We have been asked to help out with an evaluation for the NHS Volunteer Responders programme. So, if you were involved in any way with the programme, please take time to respond to the request below.

Did you participate in the NHS Volunteer Responders Scheme – GOODSAM?

Whether you’ve offered your time as a Volunteer Responder or accessed help and support from a Volunteer Responder, we would love to speak to you about your experience.

We are looking to interview a number of volunteers and residents that participated in the programme between March 2020 and March 2021. Your insights and experiences will be used to inform how future schemes are designed and improve the way national health partners work with local voluntary and community sector organisations.

If you are able to spare a few minutes, please could you contact Natasha on 07590 523 540 or click the link to email her at Natasha@kai-zenglobal.com with your name and contact number.

We’re only looking to speak to a handful of people from each of the five boroughs in the next fortnight. Are you happy to help out?

Environmental Protection UK

15th Wolverhampton Scouts

Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity

Opportunities: (including brief role description)Woodland Walk Organiser

You will help organise a Woodland Walk to raise funds for its Woodland House Appeal, to bring a brand-new, purpose-built bereavement centre to the hospital for families experiencing pregnancy or baby loss. This sponsored walk will be one of a series of local, community -run walks taking place across the Midlands in a local park, a nearby country park or a favourite nature trail. You can personalise the walk to your community with Kids Activity Zones, catering, remembrance ceremonies etc. The Regional Fundraiser will support you. 

Your duties will be to:       

Investigate and decide on a suitable walk venue & route; Complete a Risk Assessment for the event;
Promote via social media, posters, leaflets, local press Complete all relevant event planning documents;
Recruit volunteers and helpers to help run the event; Contact and welcome registrants, remind them to raise sponsorship /set up a Just Giving page to raise donations;
Organise ‘on the day’ activities and send out instructions to attendees and volunteers prior to the event;
Keep accurate records of all participants and volunteers, in line with data protection/ GDPR guidelines;
Source local sponsorship to help cover the event cost; Send a thank you to attendees & volunteers post event; Send all donations raised to the Charity after the event.  

Requirements/ Skills Sought: A passion for organising with contacts in the community, great communication skills and a keenness to both plan and budget.

Hours:Planning to start now and the time required will increase as the date approaches. A fortnightly catch up on the phone with a representative from the Hospital Charity.
Location/Address:Volunteer Organisers choice.

Walk to be arranged in late Summer/ Early Autumn.
DBS Check:Yes
Referral type:Referral by Volunteer Centre
Other information:You will receive constant support from the Regional Fundraiser as well as a full information and planning pack including risk assessment ready for you to use.

Happy 2021 and New Year everyone!

Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre is still open and helping you get into volunteering with whatever your journey and whatever your reasons.

Even under current restrictions, you can still volunteer. You can register on our web site and find volunteer opportunities to suit you. We can deal with queries over the telephone on 01902 328980 and can offer limited appointments if necessary.

Also, Our dedicated BBO ‘Building Better Opportunities’ Bridges Team are also here to help if you are over 25 and looking at help and support in getting back into employment. On behalf of Frank, Ren, Julie and myself, Pete Emms Project Coordinator, we look forward to helping you reach your ambitions and goals in 2021.

January 2021

Volunteers required for various roles to help out with vaccination roll out across Wolverhampton…….

January 2021 Volunteers Required for help with Testing

Christmas Opening Hours

Volunteers still required to help with testing and vaccinations…

Hope Family Centre

WVSC Social Prescribing

West Sussex County Council

The Chatty Cafe Scheme

Goddess Living CIC

Compton Care – Fundraising

Volunteer Centre Update June 2020

Just a quick update on what’s been happening at The Volunteer Centre. In March, WVSC put a call out for volunteers to respond to the Covid 19 situation.

We have had over 600 people respond to help out to volunteer across Wolverhampton and our focus over the last few months has been in responding to this.

The good majority of these volunteers have been placed and have been helping some of the most vulnerable residents in our City.

The majority of organisations are now up to capacity for volunteers but we are still endeavouring to continue placing as many volunteers as possible. We thank everyone for their patience.

The Volunteer Centre is still offering a day to day service for volunteering, however, many organisations have suspended their volunteer recruitment due to the impact of Covid 19. So, once again, placements are taking a little longer to be offered.

Our BBO Bridges Project is still accepting referrals and continues to operate under these unique circumstances.

Organisations are slowly beginning to offer volunteer opportunities but it’s going to take a while for everyone to start operating at full capacity.

Thanks to everyone who has come forward at this moment in time and we look forward to working with you in the future and your volunteering journey.

Pete Emms: Volunteer Centre Coordinator.

The Children’s Society

Volunteer to Help the NHS

Do you want to volunteer with the NHS to ease pressure on staff during the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak?

They are currently recruiting Clinical Volunteers

Application deadline:  24th March 2020 (today!)

You will join a pool of volunteers who are willing to be deployed into areas of need within the Trust. Duties can involve bed making, making hot drinks, meal time assistance, running errands for staff and answering phone-calls. Training in basic skills required for the roles will be provided. Deployment of volunteers into specific duties (e.g. admin/ clerical, staff ward support) will be based upon volunteers preference and as well as their skills and experience.

You will need communication skills, empathy, a willingness to help and a can do attitude.

This role will mainly be at New Cross Hospital Wolverhampton, however it may involve West Park Hospital or Cannock Chase Hospital.

“I work at HR at New Cross, it has been a challenging fortnight for our staff and they are being absolute heroes but we know the worst is yet to come. In response we are looking to recruit clinical volunteers to help out, feeding patients, changing beds etc.

For more info go to: https://buff.ly/2QzvRJ0

Volunteer Centre updates and how to help

 

Like many orgs #covid19 / #coronavirus is affecting our ability to operate normally, but we are rising to the challenge & will continue to support the local sector.

Please see our dedicated webpage at WVSC for the latest info

https://buff.ly/2UnGe3U 

Volunteer Centre Update March 19th 2020

Some up and coming dates……

               

Compton Care

Remap

Canal and River Trust

Wolverhampton for Everyone

Recycle & renew!

Could you lend your skills to help out with this fantastic initiative? You can drop us an email at The Volunteer Centre!

Date for your diary in 2020

Lepra

Pattingham Drama Group

Christmas Holidays

Family Action – FamilyLine

Beacon need a Volunteer urgently

Contact us at the Volunteer Centre or Beacon Centre direct on 01902 880111 to find out more!

British Heart Foundation – Furniture Store

Deaf World

‘One-off’ Volunteering

Interested in ‘One-off’ Volunteering Opportunities ?

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

All Saints Action Network (ASAN) Christmas Fayre

Saturday 30th November, 4pm – 8pm   

(one-day commitment)

Several roles are available:

1)      Volunteer to set up and pack down

2)      Volunteer helpers for Santa

3)      Volunteer helpers on stalls

4)      Volunteer for general duties

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

Wolverhampton Church Shelter

Short term commitment

(or ongoing if you prefer)

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

Two roles are available:

1)      Overnight Volunteer (8pm to 8am)

2)      Evening Volunteer (8pm to 11pm)

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

Interested ?

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

Tel:  01902 328980 

Email:  wtonvolunteers@wolverhamptonvsc.org.uk

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

The Haven Wolverhampton – For Women

One Million Mentors

World Mental Health Day 2019

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

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

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

Feel good about yourself and Volunteer ? 

Contact us to find out about the opportunities available.

Email:  wtonvolunteers@wolverhamptonvsc.org.uk

Tel:  01902 328980

Mentoring Charity looking for Volunteer Mentors

National Mentoring Day 25th October 2019

Mentoring Charity looking for Volunteer Mentors

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

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

Eve’s Story

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.mentorlink.org.uk

Registered charity number 1169026.

Elias Mattu Foundation Macmillian Coffee Morning

The Elias Mattu Foundation will be holding a Macmillian Coffee Morning

Saturday 12th October 10am – 1pm

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

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

Families are encouraged to bring their Elderly Relatives.

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

New Support in Wolverhampton

New opportunity for you in Wolverhampton

Zebra Access

Come and Volunteer at Funny Things 2019!

 Funny Things Festival

26th October to 2nd November 2019

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

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

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

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

Twitter: @FunnyThingsBC

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

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

Bridges Open Day at The Volunteer Centre

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

Opportunities Over The Summer

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

BBO Open Day July

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

The Access Project

Respond

New Opportunity to start September

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

Are you compassionate, caring and hardworking?

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

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

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

Please contact us for further details.

The Way Youth Zone

Volunteers Week 2019

Thanks to everyone who participated in celebrating Volunteers Week 2019.

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

Tarmac Team photo by Jay Mcnish

Volunteering Matters

Become a First Aider

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

Events in Wolverhampton

Mentor Link

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide

Events in April 2019

Unlock your potential

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

POhWER

The Haven Wolverhampton

Weston Park

Midlands Animal Rescue Team

Changing Lives

Volunteer for a Day of Action this Wednesday

National Trust – Moseley Old Hall

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

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

Fancy Volunteering at Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre?

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

Black Country Urban Industrial Mission

End Of Year Review

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

National Trust in Wolverhampton

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

Opportunities at Wolverhampton FC

2019

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

British Heart Foundation

Seasons Greetings and Christmas Closure

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

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

Season’s Greetings

 

Looking At Getting Back Into Work?

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

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

Volunteering at Christmas

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

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

Update December 2018

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

Citizens Advice – Home Library Service

Wolverhampton Sickle Cell Care

Wolverhampton Church Shelter

Restart Enterprise

Good Shepherd Services

HMP Oakwood

Give Us A Break

Inland Waterways Association

Samaritans Wolverhampton

Alzec Vision

South Staffs Water

Base 25

x2y LGBT Youth Group

Gloucester Street Community Centre

Gloucester Street Community Centre

Positive Participation

Shaw Trust

Starfish Wolverhampton Social Hub

The Shaw Mind Foundation

Family Action

All Saints Action Network (ASAN) – Wood Saints

Kingswood Trust

Marie Curie

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

Timebank

37th Wolverhampton Sea Scout Group

CT Furniture

CT Passenger

             

Owl Falconry and Wildlife Park

Wolverhampton City Council

Healthwatch Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Youth Offending Team

Woodcross Manor Breakfast Club and Playgroup

woodcross-manor

RAF Association (RAFA)

rafa

Central Cat Rescue

Parent Champions

parent-champions

Wolverhampton City Council

Ability Net

AbilityNet

African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI)

African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI)

Acorns Walsall

Acorns

Albrighton Trust

Albrighton Trust Moat and Gardens

Alzheimer’s Society

Aspiring Futures

Aspiring Futures

Barnardo’s Shop

Barnardos

Barnardo’s

Barnardos

Beacon Centre

Beacon Centre

Coram Beanstalk

Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell (BUDS)

BUDS

Black Country Neurological Alliance

Black Country Neurological Alliance

BME United

British Red Cross

British Red Cross

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Citizens Advice

Compton Care Shops

Reengage

Deafblind UK

Deafblind UK

Diabetes UK

Divine Onkar Mission

Divine Onkar Mission

Friends of the Coppice

Friends of the Coppice

Gatis Community Space

Gatis Community Space

Girlguiding Tettenhall

Girlguiding Tettenhall

Guide Dogs

Headway

Headway Black Country

HMP Featherstone

    

Jubilee Community Support Centre

Jubilee Community Support Centre

Keep Britain Tidy

Lea Road Community Church

Mind Space

Mindspace

Motor Neuron Disease Association (MNDA)

MND Association

Moreland Trust

Moreland Trust

MS Society

NCT Wolverhampton

NCT Wolverhampton

Newlife

Omega

omega

Prince’s Trust

Prince’s Trust

Progress Care Solutions

RAF Museum Cosford

RAF Museum Cosford

Resources for Autism

Resources For Autism

RNIB – Box Collector

Royal National Institute for the Blind - RNIB

RNIB

Royal National Institute for the Blind - RNIB

RSPB Sandwell

RSPB Sandwell

Seventh Day Adventist Church Day Centre

Spurgeons – Young Carer

Spurgeons – Young Carers

SSAFA

SSAFA

St George’s Hub

St George’s Hub

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder

SUIT (Service User Involvement Team)

SUIT

Tenovus Cancer Care

Tenovus Cancer Care

The Way Youth Zone

The Way Youth Zone

The Women & Families Resource Centre

The Women & Families Resource Centre

Trailblazers

Trailblazers

Walking for Health

 

Waterway Recovery Group

West Midlands Fire Service

West Midlands Fire Service

West Midlands Police Authority

West Midlands Police Service

The Wildlife Trust (Birmingham & Black Country)

Wildlife Trust

Wolverhampton City Council – Education Appeals

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