|Opportunity : We understand that a person’s need for support doesn’t end when treatment finishes.|
Our Moving Forward services and information are for anyone living with and beyond breast cancer, helping them approach life after treatment with increased confidence.
Our Moving Forward courses usually take place over two consecutive weeks and are delivered by a Moving Forward Facilitator in partnership with NHS hospitals and are supported by on demand online resources.
We aim to have 2 volunteers on each Moving Forward course who are there to welcome participants and support the facilitator .You will move around small groups to support discussions , contribute your own insights when appropriate and offer emotional support if participants become upset .
|Requirements: A personal diagnosis of primary breast cancer (We suggest you are at least 6 months past the finish of active treatment. Understanding and empathetic .Confident communicator. Non-Judgemental and committed|
|Location: Varies , info given to volunteers well in advance|
|Hours: The course date vary and are run several times across the year, with our Wolverhampton course usually taking places on a Monday .The next course dates are Monday 2nd and 9th October .Flexible hours , course take place over two consecutive weeks and a volunteer would ideally be involved each week for half a day|
|Expenses: Yes .Volunteer Expenses policy available on request|
|DBS: Direct Contact|
Category: Health & Social Care
Front of House Volunteer
|Opportunity: Front of House Volunteer|
To give patrons directions around the auditorium to the appropriate facilities before, during and after each performance in a friendly and efficient manner.
To check the seating area and evacuation routes are keep clear of obstacles and to assist patrons with disabilities to their seats.
To assist with our Memory Café that has been set up for people living with Dementia and to assist our patrons who are hard of hearing during our Captioned and BSL performances.
To support theatre community projects which may be offsite such as our Panto project each year and assist in delivering excellent customer service to our patrons.
|Requirements: To promote and comply with Wolverhampton Grand Theatres equal opportunity policy in both the services and treatment of others.|
Our training will build on your existing skills and experience to ensure you have the knowledge and confidence to fulfil your role as well as support and supervision throughout your time volunteering with us.
|Location: The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Lichfield Street ,Wolverhampton, WV1 1DE|
|Hours : Evenings and Weekends|
|Expenses: Evenings and Weekends|
|DBS: We will obtain 2 references either personal or professional for all volunteers.|
|Opportunity: Warm Space Volunteer-All Saints Community Centre|
Assisting the All Saints Action Network with running our Warm Spaces on a Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon for 2 hours per session .You will provide a warm empathetic approachable environment. This opportunity will help you develop valuable skills and experience in the low –income people and families in All Saints who may be living in fuel poverty or impacted by the cost of living crisis.
|Location: ASAN ,The Workspace All Saints Road ,Wolverhampton WV2 1EL. Some initial training/work experience may take place at other sites in the All Saints local area.|
|Hours: Minimum commitment of 4 hours per week .Ideally we would like to have you on board until the warm space projects ends .Additional benefits include helping you gain a First Aid qualification after completing 10 session’s .This is an ongoing opportunity for people with an interest in helping improve quality of life.|
|Expenses: Reasonable travel expenses will be provided for those completing a 4 hours of volunteering per week. The maximum expenses available per week is £10.|
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|
Corporate & group volunteering
Volunteer opportunities across head office
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|
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.
Social Interaction Facilitator
|Opportunity: Supporting CT staff on the ‘Lets Chat’ project to meet and greet with members of the public, offer them tea and coffee and generally be willing and able to sit down and chat with people , offer them a friendly eat and with Training, be able to signpost them to other services that third party partners are offering . These activities are taking place in three ways:|
Mobile Unit –A number of our minibuses are being converted, to allow space for chairs and table, a place to make hot beverages and information boards containing information about local service .Across the week these mobile units will visit a number of pre-determined places within the local community and park up for a number of hours, allowing members of the public to come on board, meet people and speak with representatives from several organisations offering their services. The purpose of this project is to reduce loneliness and Isolation for local residents. We are looking for volunteers to join us and participate in this project by meeting people and providing a friendly ear to listen and to join in conversation. The same service is being offered in static bus station buildings and generally across our Passenger Service.
|Requirements: Friendly outgoing, sympathetic, a good listener.|
|Location: The project is set across three main areas, which are Coventry, Mid-Birmingham and the Black Country .The Black country will encompass Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell.|
The mobile units will travel around the Black Country on set days
Station sites in Dudley and West Bromwich .Our Passenger service locations vary.
|Hours: The Lets Chat project is operational between Monday-Saturday and the hours of 08.30-6.30pm.|
|Expenses: Yes Out of pocket travel expense will be paid.|
|Our Engineer/Maker Volunteers are the essence of our local branch activities .They use their practical skills and ingenuity to help people with disabilities live fuller and more independent lives.|
|Opportunity:This role may vary depending on local needs but is likely to include :|
• Designing and making pieces of equipment for individuals with specific needs.
• Using your practical skills working with one or more of :Metal , Wood, plastic or electronics
• Attending a monthly meeting of the local branch
|Requirements: Practical experience in working with one of the above materials. Able to listen well to understand someone’s needs .Able to follow Remap policies and procedures. Able to understand and apply our risk management system .Able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices .Able to keep peoples personal details safe. Access to your own tools and workshop ( or can access theses)|
Able to drive or have good transport links .Committed to our values. Enjoy working as part of a team Willing to develop skills and experience.
Complete your induction checklist and complete online and virtual training as directed by central staff.
Note: Volunteers may have to visit clients .There may be access problems outside the control of Remap.
|Location: Wolverhampton and surrounding areas|
|Expenses: Yes .Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed|