|Opportunities: (including brief role description)||Volunteer Divisional Secretary |
(West Midlands Division)
This role involves the administration of the division by organising occasional meetings (currently via zoom) of EPUK Members in the West Midlands. Ideally you will have some knowledge of environmental protection either from local government or the private sector. Support will be provided by the Society’s Secretariat and the elected Trustee for the region, whom you will assist.
Establish contact with EPUK Members in the region using the membership database & local authorities.
Arrange meetings via zoom and physical meetings, once restrictions are lifted.
Arrange at least one seminar per year and assist with the Annual Conference at Aston University.
Requirements/ Skills sought: Access to a computer and internet facility is essential.
|Hours:||Flexible to suit the volunteer|
|Expenses:||Yes – travelling costs only to seminars and annual conference at Aston University|
|Other information:||Environmental Protection UK (previously known as the National Society for Clean Air (NSCA) and Environmental Protection) is the oldest civil society established in 1898. It is a volunteer-run environmental protection charity concerned with air pollution, community noise and contaminated land. It would be advantageous if the volunteer had a background in any of these disciplines. EPUK is governed by a Board of Trustees, supported by volunteer professionals who offer local seminars and raise environmental protection issues affecting their area. Scientific advice is given to EPUK by the national Air Quality, Land Quality and Noise Committees.|
|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.
|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.|
|Opportunities: (including brief role description)||Digital Champion |
To help residents take advantage of being online and enjoy the benefits the internet offers such as saving money, being in touch with friends and family and searching for jobs. The role is to: Meet residents within the community on a weekly basis to enable them to access digital devices such as tablets and personal computers; Help build residents confidence and self-esteem with using digital technology; Keep a good record of your work including reporting verbally to a supervisor and completing relevant forms; Adhere to Hope Community Project’s policies and procedures at all times especially with regard to safeguarding vulnerable people; Attend induction and training sessions delivered by Hope Community Project or another approved provider
Requirements/ Skills sought
Ability to use computers and IT equipment – to; have worked with/ understand the needs of a diverse community; confident to teach residents digital skills in a friendly and supportive manner; an excellent listener, empathic, caring; patient reliable and respectful of confidential information/ data; a positive attitude; can remain calm in challenging situations; ability to keep notes and report back to staff and manager; good verbal and written communication skills; a commitment to equal opportunities and ant discriminatory practices; approachable, mindful, non-judgmental and a good sense of humour.
|Hours:||Weekdays, Monday to Friday|
Six months minimum commitment
|Location/Address:||Heath Town Wolverhampton|
|DBS Check:||Yes – clear|
|Expenses:||Yes – for travel|
|Other information:||Applications are subject to satisfactory references. The Hope Community seeks out and supports vulnerable families and the wider community in Heath Town, Wolverhampton. |
|Opportunities: (including brief role description)||Volunteer Telephone Befriender |
To provide positive social interaction for Social Prescribing clients who are socially isolated through regular weekly phone calls. You will: Make regular phone calls on a weekly basis with clients allocated by Social Prescribing Link Worker; Provide some positive social interaction through phone calls; Undertake basic recording and share monitoring information with Link Worker about the calls; Pass on any concerns or identified support needs to Link Worker
Requirements/ Skills sought:
Good listening and communication skills; ability to understand and act within the boundaries of the role; person centred approach, client led; open-minded and non-judgmental; pleasant, approachable, welcoming; enthusiastic, reliable and committed; open to learning and able to reflect on experiences; commitment to WVSC policies and procedures including confidentiality and equal opportunities.
IT Support Volunteer Role
To offer support and practice for Social Prescribing (SP) clients using IT skills, and offer positive social interactions for them. You will: Make regular weekly contact with clients allocated by SP Link Worker using phone and internet based apps such as WhatsApp and Zoom; Liaise with the organization, Access to Business, about input already given and areas of focus for IT practice; Provide some positive social interaction alongside the IT support led by client’s needs and wishes as to the level of interaction.
Requirements/ Skills sought:
Good working knowledge of IT applications i.e. Zoom and WhatsApp; good listening, communication and problem solving skills; person centered approach, client led; ability to patiently explain and encourage use of IT applications; open-minded and non-judgmental; able to understand and act within role boundaries; pleasant, approachable, welcoming; enthusiastic, reliable and committed; open to learning and able to reflect on experiences; commitment to WVSC policies and procedures including confidentiality and equal opportunities.
|Hours:||Mutually convenient times for client and volunteer – remote support|
|Location/Address:||Home based – remote support|
|DBS Check:||Yes – clear|
|Expenses:||Yes, as necessary|
|Other information:||Induction provided, full training, ongoing support and regular update meetings with Link Worker. WVSC work to maintain and develop a thriving and diverse voluntary and community sector. The Social Prescribing service provides a non-medical approach to supporting adult’s in Wolverhampton to improve their health and wellbeing. Our aim is to link people with activities and support in their local communities which might help them to feel better and more connected. This is an opportunity to enhance your own CV, use and enhance your skills through helping others, and to access to training and personal development opportunities.|