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Aspire and reach

Parents and Child volunteers

Opportunity: Parent and Child volunteers to join our project.
Are you a parent interested in making a positive impact on the lives of homeless individuals and families?
Do you have a child who is eager to learn about healthy cooking and those in need?
We are looking for parent and child volunteers to join our homeless project!
Our project aims to provide nutritious and delicious meals to homeless individuals and families in our community.
If you and your child are passionate about cooking, nutrition, and giving back to the community, we would love to have you on board. You will have the opportunity to:
• Prepare and cook healthy meals together with other volunteers.
• Learn about nutrition and how to create balanced, budget-friendly recipes.
• Engage with homeless individuals and families in a warm and supportive environment
• Be part of a community that valves compassion and empathy.
Requirements: No prior experience is necessary, and we welcome volunteers of all skill levels and both long- & short-term participation. Our cooking sessions are designed to be education, fun and meaning for both parents and children.
Location: The Old School, 73 Dudley Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 3BY
Hours: Every Wednesday from 18th June afternoon /evening
Expenses: TBC
DBS: TBC
Together , we can create a brighter future for those in need and foster a spirit of compassion and support in our community.

NICS Wellbeing

Community Events Co-ordinators
Opportunity: Community Events Co-ordinators
• Plan, organise and execute seasonal wellbeing events (eg winter gala, summer fun day)
• Develop timelines, schedules and checklists for smooth execution.
• Assign tasks and mange volunteer schedules.
• Ensure permits, risk assessments and insurance are secured.
• Collaborate with marketing for event promotion.
• Manage event registration processes.
• Engage with the community for feedback and incorporate it into planning.
• Nurture relationships with local business and stakeholders.
• Develop and manage event budgets.
• Source and co-manage sponsorships and donations.
• Collect feedback to evaluate success and provide detailed reports and recommendations for future events.
Requirements: Creativity, Ability to organise events from beginning to end, implement deadlines and meet individual and team goals. Lived experience with mental health or additional need is a positive asset to this role and the team. You will receive an induction and training.
Location: Primary Event Venue: Woodfield Social and Sports Club, Woodfield Avenue Penn, WV4 4AF
Office: 28 Cleveland Street Wolverhampton WV1 3HT
Hours: Flexible, events are mainly on weekends.
Expenses: Yes, Travel expense only
DBS: Yes
Our social mission is to empower people with lived experience of mental health and additional needs to live their best lives.

Our Small Wonders

General Volunteer

Opportunity : General Volunteer
Small Wonders is a stay and Play Group 0-4 age group where we have created a supportive community of parents and carers.
We need people to help in many areas:
• On the door: Welcoming people and monitoring the door.
• Desk: taking the register, entering details into laptop.
• Café: serving hot and cold drinks, fresh fruit and homemade cakes, loading dish washer, preparing fruit etc.
• Messy Room: running the messy room, resetting, cleaning up helping children.
• Singing Time: brief time when we do singing involves using a microphone, leading song time (we have the song words etc.)
• Chatting to parents
• Playing with children: helping parents/carers who have multiple children.
Requirements: Friendly and chatty approachable.
We invite you to come in and see what we do, we show you around and show you different roles that are available.
Location: Life spring Centre 34 Clifton Street, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton ,WV3 0QT
Hours: Thursdays 12-3pm to set everything up.
Fridays 9:15-11:45 or 12:15-2:45pm
Friday all day 9:15-2:45
Pack away 2:30 -3:45 pm
Expenses: Yes, Travel expenses only eg day bus savers (not taxis)
DBS: Yes, apart from Café Volunteer. Our Small Wonders will cover cost
Small Wonders provides a clean, safe, caring enjoyable and challenging learning environment where child is encouraged to reach their potential.

Cats Protection

Volunteer Champions Team Leader
Opportunity: Volunteer Champions Team Leader
Our volunteer champion team leaders support local volunteer groups by leading a team of others that provide recruitment, induction and recognition support to wider volunteer groups and teams.
What can you expect to be doing, Recruiting the volunteer champions teams of volunteers. Allowing tasks and activities to other members of the volunteer champions team. Identifying ways to involve volunteers Providing support, encouragement and leadership. Promoting a culture of volunteering best practice. Encouraging volunteer feedback.
Requirements: Good written and verbal communication skills. The ability to use initiative, willingness to be part of a team. Good knowledge of IT Experience in managing people. The ability to delegate. Knowledge and experience of volunteering and volunteer management.
Location: Homebased , we are here to support cats and kittens in Wolverhampton covering postcodes .
Hours: Our volunteer champion team leaders usually spend 3 to 4 hours per week in this role, which is flexible.
Expenses: Yes, Travel expenses
DBS: No
Our vision is a society where every cat has their best possible life because they are protected , cared for and understood by everyone .

Wings and Paws Ltd

Shop Volunteer

Opportunity: Shop Volunteer
General shop duties, such as restocking items on the shop floor, tidying /cleaning up.
Helping with customers queries, pricing up items, sorting through donations to see what can be sold in the shop and what needs to be sent elsewhere.
Using the till to take sales.
Answering the phone and any queries.
Requirements: Happy to help customers and good verbal communication,
There is an induction and training on the first day .
Location: Wings and Paws shop Ltd , 58 Warstone Road, Penn WV4 4EP
Hours: The shop is open Monday to Saturday. There are shifts available each day for
9:30-12:30 ,12pm-4pm or all day
Expense: No
DBS: Yes (A clear DBS check would be needed to allow them to work the till)
Wings and Paws Rescue the Wolverhampton based registered charity , care for and rehome sick, neglected and unwanted animals from all around the West Midlands and Shropshire .

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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)

Carpenter/Warehousing
/Retail& Administration
Opportunity: ASAN Wood Saints –Carpenter/Warehousing/Retail & Administration
Ideally would sit an individual with an interest or passion for recycling/ circular economy, carpentry 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 enquires 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 would like to train our volunteers to be competent in all aspects of the business.
Location: ASAN Wood Saints, The Wood Depot Dixon Street Wolverhampton WV2 2BX .Some initial training/work may take place at the ASAN offices at Workspace, All Saints Road WV2 1EL
Hours: Minimum commitment of 4 hours per week .Additional benefits discounts ,(CSCS Card etc) available to volunteers after completing 10 sessions
Expenses: Reasonable travel expenses for those completing a 4 hour session plus lunch expenses for full day volunteering .The maximum expenses are £10
DBS: No
5 levels of induction are 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 arte provided when working with various pieces of equipment in the workshop.

FoodCycle

Cooking Volunteer & Hosting Volunteer

Opportunity: Cooking Volunteer
You will join the kitchen team to help produce a three course vegetarian meal using surplus food .You will contribute to recipe ideas, helping with prepping food, cooking the meal and of course clearing up afterwards. You will be supported by FoodCycle Project Leader who will help you to develop your kitchen skills. You will have the opportunity to participate in fundraising activities like pop ups and sponsored challenges to help raise vital funds to support the Project.
Hosting Volunteer
You will be supported by Project Leader who will help you to develop your hosting skills, working as part of a team to prep the venue, serve a delicious meal, demonstrating good customer service skills and clear up afterwards. You will have the opportunity to participate in fundraising activities like pop ups and sponsored challenges to help raise vital funds for the project.
Requirements: You don’t need to have any previous experience, just enthusiasm and willing to get stuck in. Follow all training including First aid awareness and food allergens
Location: Wesleyan Holiness Church, 2 Merridale Lane ,Wolverhampton WV3 9RD
Hours: Flexible Every Wednesday from 14:00-19:00
Cooking slot is 5 hours
Hosting slot is 3 hours
Expenses: Yes up to £15 reimbursed towards travel costs for each volunteer session attended
DBS: No
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 .

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.

FoodCycle

Hosting Project Leader Volunteer
Opportunity: Hosting Project Leader Volunteer
You will act as the maitre’d of the team, helping to create a warm, friendly atmosphere that will make both volunteers and guests want to return each week. Your team of volunteers will lay the tables, greet guests and serve food all under your guidance.
Responsibilities include: Running hosting sessions. Leading a team of volunteers to serve a three-course meal in a limited timeframe. Encouraging the whole team to have input into creating a warm, friendly atmosphere for guests. Inducting new volunteers .Working with your Project Leader team to ensure that all elements of the Project run smoothly, including liaising with Cooking Project Leader at each session to gather information e.g about Food allergens .Ensuring that all volunteers are following the food safety procedures set out in our kitchen handbook .Completing the closing checklist in the kitchen handbook and weekly session report via our website.
Requirements: Attend regular Project Leader meetings .Lead a minimum of one session per month. Follow all FoodCycle policies and procedures, Complete Level 2 Food Safety, Food Allergens and safeguarding training.
Location: Wesleyan Holiness Church ,2 Merridale Lane ,Wolverhampton ,WV3 9RD
Hours : Minimum commitment is 8 hours a month .Hosting slot is 3 hours .Minimum stay of 6 months
Expenses : Yes up to £15 reimbursed towards travel costs for each volunteer session attended
DBS: Yes Enhanced DBS check
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.

Cats Protection

Shop Volunteer
Opportunity: Shop Volunteer.
Our shop volunteers help with all aspects of the day to day running of our fantastic shops, serving customers helping with stock rotation, creating displays and everything in between!
You will develop new skills, make new friends and help raise the funds needed to help thousands of cats and kittens each year.
Requirements: Friendly, enthusiastic and reliable ( Training will be provided)
Location : 7 Warstones Drive WV4 4PP
Hours: Various day and times available 2-12 hours a week
Expenses: No
DBS: No
Our vision is a society where every cat has their best possible life because they are protected, cared for and understood by everyone.

NCT Wolverhampton

Nappy Library Volunteer & Social Media Volunteer

Opportunity:
Nappy Library Volunteer.
Help manage and coordinate our reusable nappy library. This role involves administrative tasks, good organisation and attention to detail.
Social Media Volunteer.
Help managing NCT Wolverhampton’s social media channels (Facebook and Instagram) You will be helping to create and schedules posts to advertise the branch and their events as well as responding to queries on the social media pages. You will have access to online training, resources and templates to use.
Requirements:
Nappy Library :Organised, time management, admin, IT/digital skills, reliable and good communicator. Online training is provided.
Social Media :Help managing NCT Wolverhampton’s social media channels (Facebook and Instagram) You will be helping to create and schedules posts to advertise the branch and their events as well as responding to queries on the social media pages. You will have access to online training, resources and templates to use.
Location: Home base for both roles.
Hours:
Nappy Library: 1 hour per week
Social Media : 1-2 hours per week
Expenses: Yes Travel only
DBS: No for both roles
NCT is an advocate, guide and friend for parents through their first 1,000days (from conception to 2 years). NCT offers information and support in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood, campaigns to improve maternity care and ensure better services and facilities for new parents, aims to give every parent the chance to make informed choices and wants to make sure that everyone has access to our services and activities.

NCT Wolverhampton

One Day Event Nearly New Sale Volunteer

Opportunity:
One Day Event Saturday 1st April 2023
Nearly New Sale Volunteer.
• Volunteering on the day for an event
• Help set up tables and rails
• Answer queries from parents
• Welcome parents at the entrance and thank them when leaving
• Process payments at tills
• Help tidy at the end of the event
Requirements: Friendly and approachable (Online training is provided)
Location: Springdale Methodist Church, Warstone Road ,Penn ,Wolverhampton ,WV4 4LF
Hours: All day or morning or afternoon shift
Expense: Yes Travel expenses only
DBS: No
NCT is an advocate, guide and friend for parents through their first 1,000 days (from conception to 2 years). NCT offers information and support in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood, campaigns to improve maternity care and ensure better services and facilities for new parents, aims to give every parent the chance to make informed choices and wants to make sure that everyone has access to our service and activities.

POhWER

Opportunity:
Volunteer Engagement Advocate. You will support the local team to help the community understand who we are, what are the services do and to ensure they know how to get in touch with us and get involved.
Volunteer Office Administrator. You will support our local offices and front line staff by shadowing our paid advocates and report writing.
Volunteer Peer Advocate. You will have lived experience of using advocacy services and offer support to clients on a wide range of non-complex issues.
Requirements: Able to use Microsoft Office and other software; Good standard of written/ spoken English; good communication and listening skills; willing to learn new skills; able to respect, value and treat people as individuals; live in local area or be willing to travel. You will have an interest in Health and Social Care as well as the ability to question and challenge in an assertive and sensitive manner.
All our volunteers received training in Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards .This a piece of legislation that allows the Local Authority to make decisions about people care and accommodation, on behalf of people who deemed unable to make these decisions for themselves.
Location: Home-based at present: Wolverhampton and surrounding areas.
Hours: Open Ended/ Flexible: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Minimum of 1 hours each week. A commitment of 6 – 12 months is required.
Expenses: Yes – if you are using a car you must have business car insurance to claim mileage. If not you can commute via public transport
DBS: Yes – Enhanced DBS Check. (This can take up to 6 weeks).
Initial induction and further role specific training available .Please note that until further notice all training will be carried out via video conference, and you must demonstrate a good level of I.T skills needed for remote volunteering at present.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

Wood Saints Depot Volunteer Carpentry and wood builder skills

Opportunity: Wood Saints Depot Volunteer-Carpentry and wood builder skills
Would ideally suit individuals with carpentry or wood building skills .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 aspects 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.
Expense: Reasonable travel expenses for those completing a 4 hour session plus lunch expenses for a full day of volunteering. The maximum expenses for a day is £10
DBS: No
An induction is provided and training is required to work various areas of the business .Some external training is provided to longer term volunteer (e.g. CSCS Card).Ongoing tool box talks and training are provided when working with various pieces of equipment in the wood saints 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.

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. Volunteer Coordinator.

We are looking for a people person with well-honed organisational skills to champion and coordinate our volunteer teams.
Opportunity : Dealing with queries from potential new volunteers who get in touch. Being the first point of contact for our existing volunteers and answering general queries. Lead on advertising new volunteers (on the RSPB and external websites, in the local community) Set up interviews with potential volunteers and assist with induction administration. Administrative tasks such as recording volunteer hours, registering new volunteers on our database, creating ID badges, organising rotas and processing expenses claims. Supporting the site manager or project manager, reserve wardens and project officers with volunteer administration and recruitment as necessary.
Requirements : You will be trained in everything you need to know beforehand and we will support you in your role every step of the way. Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. Friendly and approachable. Excellent telephone manner and written communication skills. Computer literacy.
Location : Tanhouse Avenue ,Great Barr B45 5AG
Hours : TBC
Expenses : Yes
The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Volunteers 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

Hope Community Project Summer Cook

Hope Community Project will be offering a summer school holiday community cafe service (Breaking Bread) to children/residents in the community. We need volunteer cooks to support this service. That’s where you can make a difference, cooking and preparing food.
For the Summer school holidays from Monday 25th July to Friday 19th August. This Role is now suspended
Opportunity:Main Tasks: Plan, prepare and cook a range of food, Rotate cupboard stock to reduce waste. Work within a small team .Are organised and able to give out instructions/directions to others.
Requirements:Must be over 18 years of age .Have some knowledge and experience in cooking .Have a positive attitude and remain calm. Have or be willing to undertake/update a food hygiene qualification. Adhere to Hope Community policies and procedures at all times especially with regard to safeguarding vulnerable people. Be approachable, mindful and non-judgmental. A commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practices
Location:40 Ling House, Heath Town WV10 0HH
Hours:Morning sessions 9-1pm
Afternoon sessions 1-4pm
Expenses:Yes
DBS: No only references.
They must undergo training in both safeguarding, health and safety relevant to the role. Hope policies and procedures must be adhered to in regards to GDPR and Confidentiality. We celebrate the diversity and are striving to promote and reflect that diversity within our organisation.

Livin Lives Administration/Peer Support

Hope Into Action Black Country Marketing and Fundraising

Collection4Clothes Door to Door charity bag packing

Compton Care eBay Volunteering opportunities! -eBay Depop Seller -Volunteer eBay Photographer -Volunteer eBay Dispatch and Warehouse Volunteer

Hope Community Project Volunteer Cook /Family Community Café

British Red Cross Customer Service Volunteer

This role is now suspended

Gloucester Street Community Centre Volunteer Digital Online Mentor

Midland Mencap

Range of Opportunities

Wolverhampton City Council Education Appeal

Kaleidoscope Plus Group

National Trust – Moseley Old Hall

City of Wolverhampton Council Wolverhampton Art Gallery- British Art Show 9

SNJ Charitable Trust- Zoom Session Leader

Beacon Centre

Hope Community Project

Leonard Cheshire

Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity

Retail Assistant

Royal Society for Blind Children

Enterprise Home Group

Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary

Environmental Protection UK

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.

Hope Family Centre

WVSC Social Prescribing

Compton Care – Fundraising

The Children’s Society

Compton Care

Canal and River Trust

Lepra

British Heart Foundation – Furniture Store

Deaf World

The Way Youth Zone

Midlands Animal Rescue Team

National Trust – Moseley Old Hall

Black Country Urban Industrial Mission

British Heart Foundation

Wolverhampton Sickle Cell Care

Good Shepherd Services

Give Us A Break

Alzec Vision

x2y LGBT Youth Group

Positive Participation

The Shaw Mind Foundation

Family Action

All Saints Action Network (ASAN) – Wood Saints

Marie Curie

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

CT Furniture

Healthwatch Wolverhampton

RAF Association (RAFA)

rafa

Central Cat Rescue

Ability Net

AbilityNet

African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI)

African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI)

Acorns Walsall

Aspiring Futures

Aspiring Futures

Barnardo’s Shop

Barnardos

Beacon Centre

Beacon Centre

Black Country Neurological Alliance

Black Country Neurological Alliance

BME United

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Citizens Advice

Compton Care Shops

Divine Onkar Mission

Divine Onkar Mission

Gatis Community Space

Gatis Community Space

Guide Dogs

Headway

Headway Black Country

HMP Featherstone

    

Jubilee Community Support Centre

Jubilee Community Support Centre

Mind Space

Mindspace

Motor Neuron Disease Association (MNDA)

MND Association

MS Society

NCT Wolverhampton

NCT Wolverhampton

Newlife

Omega

omega

Prince’s Trust

Prince’s Trust

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

Seventh Day Adventist Church Day Centre

SSAFA

SSAFA

St George’s Hub

St George’s Hub

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder

Tenovus Cancer Care

Tenovus Cancer Care

The Women & Families Resource Centre

The Women & Families Resource Centre

Victim Support

Wolverhampton City Council – Education Appeals

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