Category: Elderly

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

Link Volunteer-H.O.P.E Project

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

The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

Front of House Volunteer

Opportunity: Front of House Volunteer
To give patrons directions around the auditorium to the appropriate facilities before, during and after each performance in a friendly and efficient manner.
To check the seating area and evacuation routes are keep clear of obstacles and to assist patrons with disabilities to their seats.
To assist with our Memory Café that has been set up for people living with Dementia and to assist our patrons who are hard of hearing during our Captioned and BSL performances.
To support theatre community projects which may be offsite such as our Panto project each year and assist in delivering excellent customer service to our patrons.
Requirements: To promote and comply with Wolverhampton Grand Theatres equal opportunity policy in both the services and treatment of others.
Our training will build on your existing skills and experience to ensure you have the knowledge and confidence to fulfil your role as well as support and supervision throughout your time volunteering with us.
Location: The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Lichfield Street ,Wolverhampton, WV1 1DE
Hours : Evenings and Weekends
Expenses: Evenings and Weekends
DBS: We will obtain 2 references either personal or professional for all volunteers.
Wolverhampton Grand is a long –established Theatre in the heart of the Midlands. We are actively seeking volunteers from the Deaf and hard of hearing community , people over 60 and 18-30 looking for work experience to improve their CV

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

SSAFA

Case Worker

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

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

Warm Space Volunteer
Opportunity: Warm Space Volunteer-All Saints Community Centre
Assisting the All Saints Action Network with running our Warm Spaces on a Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon for 2 hours per session .You will provide a warm empathetic approachable environment. This opportunity will help you develop valuable skills and experience in the low –income people and families in All Saints who may be living in fuel poverty or impacted by the cost of living crisis.
Location: ASAN ,The Workspace All Saints Road ,Wolverhampton WV2 1EL. Some initial training/work experience may take place at other sites in the All Saints local area.
Hours: Minimum commitment of 4 hours per week .Ideally we would like to have you on board until the warm space projects ends .Additional benefits include helping you gain a First Aid qualification after completing 10 session’s .This is an ongoing opportunity for people with an interest in helping improve quality of life.
Expenses: Reasonable travel expenses will be provided for those completing a 4 hours of volunteering per week. The maximum expenses available per week is £10.
DBS: No
This opportunity is available and open to men and women .An induction is provided and ongoing training. Additional volunteering opportunities are available in ASAN

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.

CT Transport .

Social Interaction Facilitator

Opportunity: Supporting CT staff on the ‘Lets Chat’ project to meet and greet with members of the public, offer them tea and coffee and generally be willing and able to sit down and chat with people , offer them a friendly eat and with Training, be able to signpost them to other services that third party partners are offering . These activities are taking place in three ways:
Mobile Unit –A number of our minibuses are being converted, to allow space for chairs and table, a place to make hot beverages and information boards containing information about local service .Across the week these mobile units will visit a number of pre-determined places within the local community and park up for a number of hours, allowing members of the public to come on board, meet people and speak with representatives from several organisations offering their services. The purpose of this project is to reduce loneliness and Isolation for local residents. We are looking for volunteers to join us and participate in this project by meeting people and providing a friendly ear to listen and to join in conversation. The same service is being offered in static bus station buildings and generally across our Passenger Service.
Requirements: Friendly outgoing, sympathetic, a good listener.
Location: The project is set across three main areas, which are Coventry, Mid-Birmingham and the Black Country .The Black country will encompass Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell.
The mobile units will travel around the Black Country on set days
Station sites in Dudley and West Bromwich .Our Passenger service locations vary.
Hours: The Lets Chat project is operational between Monday-Saturday and the hours of 08.30-6.30pm.
Expenses: Yes Out of pocket travel expense will be paid.
DBS: Yes
There will be induction and Training on certain elements to assist with the role. Specific Training to be determined

Remap. Engineer/Maker Volunteer

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

West Caribbean Parent&Friends Association Activities Co-Ordinator

Opportunity: Duties include: Open the building and set up table and chairs. Make tea and coffee .Do gentle exercise .Coordinate activities e.g. organise trips and attendance at different events .Organise guest speakers on relevant topics such as health issues .Keep in touch with elders who are not able to attend .Do arts and crafts.
Requirements: People person and some experience of working with the elderly, Coordinating activities and Exercise instructor .There is also an induction & training provided
Location: St Andrews Church Hall. St Andrews Close Whitmore Reans Wolverhampton WV6 OAA
Hours: Wednesday 11am to 1pm
Expenses: Yes Bus fares and travel costs if attending trips and /or events with the elders groups will be paid.
DBS: Yes
The Association established over 50 years ago continues to serve the local community by promoting cultural, inter generational working and lifelong learning. Through its Elders Group it provides an environment where people can socialise to improve the health and wellbeing and reduce isolation for elderly residents in Wolverhampton.

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BUDS

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Jubilee Community Support Centre

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