Category: Outdoors & Practical

Guide Dogs

Breeding Dog Volunteer

Opportunity: Breeding Dog Volunteer
As a breeding dog volunteer, you will provide a full time, loving home for one of our guide dog mums, you will help keep her in top condition and health for her vital role, while also getting to enjoy all the benefits of a well-behaved loving dog. You will support your guide dog mum throughout her pregnancy and during her birth at home. You will then help to take care of her puppies during their seven weeks of life until they are ready to move onto the next stage of their guide dog journey.
Requirements: Need to live within hours drive of our national centre, you will need to have a car and be able to travel to our National centre. Your home will need an area suitable for your guide dog mum to give birth and need access to a secure garden. Volunteers attended an Induction Training Day at our National before their guide do mum is placed with them. Once matched with a guide dog, we then run an 8-week dog training class course, usually on Thursday morning at the national centre. The classes are an hour long. You will received all training you need for the role and you will have full support of our expert dog behaviour and welfare team and dedicated 24/7 support from our specialist breeding team.
Location: This role is available to volunteers in the Wolverhampton area who lives within an hour drive of the Guide Dogs National Centre, just outside Leamington Spa, CV33 9QJ
Hours: Our guide dog mum will come to you when she is 12-14 months old and will be with you until she retires at about 7 years old. You will have the opportunity to keep her as your own dog.
Expenses: Yes, we cover all the cost for our guide dog mum, including her food, vet bills and equipment or bedding she needs.
DBS: No
Our guide mums are perfect for families. They are specially selected for their ideal temperament and characteristics and have the very best guide dog genes.

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 .

Cats Protection

Transport Volunteer Role is now filled

Opportunity: Transport Volunteer
This role is now filled
Requirements:
Location:
Hours: Flexible/As needed . Our transport volunteers usually spend two to fours per week in this role, which is flexible and can be shared and can be shared by more than one volunteer if needed.
Expenses: Yes Travel expenses only
DBS: No
Our vision is a society where every cats 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

Cadet Force Adult Volunteer (CFAV)

Opportunity: Cadet Force Adult Volunteer (CFAV)
To assist in the development of young people as individuals and active citizens by providing safe and rewarding training, direction and guidance with the national training strategy for Sea Cadets.
To maintain the Sea Cadets Corps valves and assist the Training Officer to plan a varied training programme.
To promote and safeguard the Cadets welfare and ensure compliance with organisations Child Protection and Guidance.
To be responsible safety and the effective use of the unit’s resources and equipment
To keep relevant personal qualifications up to date and be aware of current good practice.
In conjunction with the unit Training Officer, direct cadets and adults to district and national training course to further personal and unit development.
Requirements: There are no essential requirements/skills as full training and support is offered to ensure that volunteers have the skills and knowledge to supports cadets in a range of activities both on and offshore.
Induction and training are also included.
Location: 93 Springfield Wolverhampton, WV10 0LQ also attend unit activities in addition district area and national training facilities.
Hours: Unit activities take place on Monday and Thursday evenings in additional to some weekend training activities. Longer training activities take place at area and national level.
Expenses: Travel expenses when undertaking training activities away from the unit
DBS: Yes, the cost of DBS is covered by the organisation
To provide young people with the best start in life through nautical adventure and fun and based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy.

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.

CARE 1BRP

Volunteers Needed One day event May 2nd 2024

Volunteers are needed to help with the following:
• Registration
• Set up/take down and clear up.
• Room locations/toilet directions/workshop/breakout sessions/directing attendees to the correct areas.
• Food layout
• Support with merchandise.
The Conference will be held on May 2nd 2024.
At the National Brownfield Institute,
University of Wolverhampton,
Springfield Campus,
Grimstone Street,
Wolverhampton, WV10 0JP
Registration is from 9:30am. The start time is 10am-4.30pm.
To apply for Volunteering Contact info@care1brp.com

Together In Penn Fields at Lea Road Community Church

Community drop in ,Youth club volunteer , Girls Youth group volunteer .

Opportunity: Community Drop in
To volunteer with members of the local community in various activities connected with healthy lifestyle, improving English language skills and confidence building. Also to help with art and crafts sessions and sports activities for children and young people (All ages)
Youth Club Volunteer
To work with a range of sports, games and craft activities, depending on the skills of the volunteer. Big emphasis on befriending services and mentoring young people to build aspirations and guide them through struggles of school and day to day life. (Ages 10-18 years)
Girls Youth Group (Female Leaders only)
To support young girls to feel included, safe and supported in society and within their community. To help run workshops on specific tasks and topics tackling barriers young girls face today (Ages 11-18)
Requirements : Friendly, approachable, happy to join in and enjoys meeting and talking with other adults and children. Reliable and trustworthy.
Flexible/Open Ended. A weekly commitment preferred however can be less often depending on availability of the volunteer. This will be discussed.
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.
Community Drop In: Tuesday 4pm- 7pm
Youth Club: Wednesday 6pm-8pm
Girls Youth Group: Thursday 5pm-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.

The Vegan Society

Vegan Community Advocate

Opportunity: Being an Advocate for Veganism with The Vegan Society will mean communicating with people in your local community. You will share the benefits of a vegan lifestyle.
You will stay in touch with the Organiser and bring your passion to tasks. Activities can range from staffing a stall to giving a talk at an employee events , writing to a local newspaper or lobbying an MP.
Messaging can differ every month. Part of our mission statement is to ensure people can remain vegan, so you might focus on getting more vegan options available in local business. Or within our Live Vegan for Less campaign, you may share cheap vegan recipes to help people with cost of living.
Requirements: Committed to veganism and the mission of The Vegan Society. A good communicator and confident in communicating with people from a range of backgrounds. Regular availability and a willingness to stay committed to actions
Location: From volunteers own local area around the West Midlands. Advocates can be involved in events and stalls as well as remote tasks from the comfort of their own home.
Hours: We ask to engage in a minimum of 4 to 6 actions per year. For example of an action could be writing to an MP or holding a stall . On occasion, there may also be online meetings to plan for actions or provide training. And a commitment of 3 months
Expenses: Yes, we provide expenses related to the role such as travel.
DBS: No
You will be provided with a big welcome and full induction form your local Organiser. They will introduce you to group and any actions that are ongoing. Any training and development will be provided via your Organiser, and you can ask for specific training on any areas that you need some development in.

Dogs Trust Freedom

Volunteer Foster Carer
Opportunity: Fostering has all the benefits of caring for a dog without the expense and long-term commitment.
All you need is a loving home and patience for our dogs, we cover the costs of everything form food to vets care .There is no need to travel as we bring the dogs to our carers and register them with a vet nearby. Previous dog ownership/experience preferable but not required. Volunteer pack is given and support is available throughout the foster carers time with us .This is in form of home visits, training and phone support.
Requirements: To become a foster carer , we require someone who has no cats, children under 5 years of age and that can be around most of the day (leaving the dog for no more than 4 hours at a time without provisions)
Location: Homebased
Hours: 24/7 With a commitment of 6 months
Expenses: Yes
DBS: No
The Freedom project is a free and confidential dog fostering service that provides a safe haven for dogs belonging to people fleeing domestic abuse. We help by placing dogs into volunteer foster homes whilst their owners seek refuge until they can be safely reunited with their much loved pet. Our fosters know that they are not only helping a dog in need, but they are also supporting a family to escape domestic abuse.

Beacon Centre

Volunteers to look after Assistance Dogs

Opportunity: This Role is now Suspended .
Location: The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Lichfield Street , Wolverhampton WV1 1DE
Hours: Beacons volunteer team will be able to provide information on hours
Expenses: Beacons volunteer team will be able to provide information on expenses
DBS: a Basic DBS check and two reference will be required
We are dedicated to helping people with sight loss live a fuller more independent life. We work across all sectors to support people in their own homes and out of their communities.

Motive8 C.I.C

Volunteer Community Sport Coach

Opportunity: Volunteer Community sports coach
Volunteers who are recruited onto the personal development programme will support our community sport sessions where we provide positive sporting activities to young people in the community.
Volunteers will be required to support the delivery of sessions including:
• Setting up activity areas
• Delivering sport activities
• Providing guidance and acting as a positive role model to young people
• Potentially some admin tasks such as registers.
Requirements: Any person who either has an interest in sports coaching or would like to support positive change in young people through mentoring. There will be an informal induction and training throughout the programme.
Location: Oxley , Bushbury , Low Hill
Hours: Monday-Saturdays (evenings and Saturday afternoons) There is no fixed duration as volunteers can commit to suit their availability.
Expenses: Yes. . Travel expenses only
DBS: Yes
Motive8 Youth is a non-profit organisation which aims to use the power of sport to engage young people in sport and physical activity. We believe that engaging communities in positive activities creates cohesive, healthier and empowered communities

Royal Air Force Museum

Exhibitions Researcher (Schools) This role is now Suspended

Opportunity:
Requirements: Have good written and oral skills, are comfortable communicating colleagues and visiting school children, are an effective team player, are willing to learn new skills. Will adhere to legislation and practices around handling collection.
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
Hours: One day a week or four days a month. The typical volunteering day starts at 9:30 and finishes at 15:00 .This is flexible to suit individual needs .There is one –hour break at lunchtimes
Expenses : Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day in line with our policy
DBS: We will ask you to provide one reference
There will be a taster day on 30th September 2023

Royal Air Force Museum

Museum Event Maker This role is now Suspended

Opportunity:
Requirements: Able to work as a team, friendly and approachable, be confidence in engaging and approaching our visitors.
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
Hours: This varies depending on the type of event .You will find that most events fall on evenings, weekends and school holidays and we expect that you commit to one event per year . Events are typically 3-4 hours (with breaks)
Expenses: Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day in line with our policy
DBS: No
Our Event Makers are asked to undertake a number of mandatory training , including : Introduction to RAF Museum ,Safeguarding training ,Online training on health and safety, manual handing training .You will also receive specific training and inductions : Event briefing online and on site , Cash handling and till training and Customer service training .

Royal Air Force Museum

Spitfire Cockpit Volunteer This Role is now Suspended

Opportunity:
Requirements:
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
Hours :
Expenses:
DBS: We will ask you to provide one reference
The Spitfire Cockpit Experience will only run when there a minimum of two volunteers and some flexibly in shift times can be arranged.

Royal Air Force Museum

Handling Collection Developer This role is suspended

Opportunity:
Requirements: Have an interest in research and collections, are comfortable communicating with colleague and visitors including families, are an effective team player, willing to learn new skills and have good written and oral skills.
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
Hours: One day a week or four days a month. The typical volunteering day starts at 9:30 and finishes at 15:00 .This is flexible to suit individual needs .There is a one hour break at lunchtimes.
Expenses: Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day in line with our policy
DBS: We will ask you to provide one reference
There will be a taster day on 30th September 2023

Royal Air Force Museum

Exhibition Researcher (Families) This Role is now Suspended

Opportunity:
Requirements: Interest in research and collections You are comfortable communicating colleagues and visitors, including families (training and guidance will be provided ) Good written and oral skills
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal , Shropshire, TF11 8UP
Hours: One day a week or four days per month. The typical volunteering day is 9:30-3pm, but we can be flexible to suit individual needs .There is a one hour break for lunch
Expenses: Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day in line with our policy
DBS: No
Come along to our taster day on 30th September 2023

Paws Protect-Cats Protection

Cat Foster Carer

Opportunity: Cat Foster Carer
Paws Protect offers temporary foster care for Cats whose owners are fleeing domestic abuse, the service enables both survivors and their pets to get to safety and then aims to reunite them once the owner has secure housing in place.
Our volunteers care for the Cat/s in their own homes, providing peace of mind to families fleeing domestic abuse who know their feline friends are receiving the care and attention they need.
The service is unique in that we offer long term foster placements of 5 months or more, asking our volunteers to allow the cats/s access to their whole home, whilst keeping them indoor only due to safety.
Due to the nature of the role , we ask that our foster carers have no free roaming pets, but if you have animals in your home who reside in tanks or cages we can discuss this
Requirements: Basic knowledge of cats and cat care .An appreciation of cat hygiene standards. Good interpersonal skills .Patience , perseverance and empathy and willingness to be part of a team
Location: Home based
Hours: Must be available for occasional visits sometimes between Mon-Fri 9am -5pm. With a commitment minimum commitment 5 months Max of 12 months
Expenses : Yes. We will cover emergency cat food expenses and travel expenses.
DBS: No
Paws Protect is Cats Protections specialist fostering service for survivors of domestic abuse

West Midlands Historic Building Trust

Buildings at Risk Volunteer
Opportunity: Buildings at Risk Volunteer
To observe and record the condition of listed buildings in the region. We have developed an app which maps all the listed buildings in the West Midlands. We are asking volunteers to upload a brief condition assessment of each one to help us identify those most at risk .The app uses a form with simple prompts and requires no previous training .Volunteers can also suggested buildings for local listing.
Requirements: There are no specific skills required. It helps to be inquisitive and interested in local heritage , but you only need a smart phone/tablet (or to volunteer with someone who has one)
Location: Anywhere across the West Midlands /Worcestershire
Hours: Anytime, in daylight .There is no max/min commitment .Assessments take about 5 minutes each .You can undertake individual surveys as and when or could dedicate an afternoon to exploring and submit several assessments. It’s completely flexible .Some volunteers arrange a regular social walk with the BaR project to give some focus.
Expenses: No
DBS: No
There is an introductory training module which takes about 30 mins and all volunteers will need to download and register with Margin Maps. Both steps can be completed independently but we are happy to help if needed .Assessments are undertaken without supervision, through support is on hand if required.

The Social Sanctuary Project

Volunteer Youth Worker & Youth Worker (Sport Focus)
Opportunity: Volunteer Youth Worker(Sport Focus)
Our Volunteer youth worker position consists of building positive relationships, engaging with a range of young people through various activates within the sports hall and getting involved in the Social Sanctuary community.
Volunteer Youth Worker: Our volunteer youth worker position consists of building positive relationships, engaging with a range of young people through various activates and getting involved in the Social Sanctuary community
Requirements: (Sport Focus)Empathetic, committed to their individual Anti-Oppressive Practice, open-minded and open to new learning and experience, active listener, good communication and knowledge of sports including football, general active games.
Youth Worker :Empathetic, open-minded to new learning and experience, active listener and good communication.
Location:Mondays: Parish Church of Saint Matthew, 222 Willenhall Road ,Wolverhampton WV1 2JQ
Wednesday: The Hub at Ashmore Park 82 Griffiths Drive Wolverhampton WV11 2LH
Hours: Evenings 6:30-8:30
Expenses: Yes
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 services they want and need in local community spaces. We will provide a quality youth work service that will enhance community cohesion. We will promote social justice, collective empowerment and sustainability.

WaterAid

WaterAid Speaker Volunteer

Opportunity: WaterAid Speaker Volunteer.
WaterAid Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks and workshops to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, to transform people’s lives for good.
Our Speaker Volunteers engage audience about the important work of WaterAid inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, business, youth groups, and religious places of workshop, service organisations and many more.
Requirements: An interest in the work of WaterAid, including our key message, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering. Passion and enthusiasm for public speaking and confidence to speak publicly to diverse range of community groups. Good availability to volunteer 4 times a year, potentially for morning school assembly talks, midday educational workshops, evening and weekend talks. .Competence in PowerPoint and email. Access to travel locally (face to face visits only)
Location: Wolverhampton area ,Talks and workshops are delivered either face to face or virtually by Zoom or Microsoft teams
Hours: Flexible
Expenses: Yes Reasonable travel expenses.
DBS: Appropriate references
Volunteers will complete an online Speaker training course, followed by an interview and practice presentation with our friendly Speaker Network team. Once a Speaker, volunteers have ongoing support from the WaterAid team as well as a Speaker mentor

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.

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.

Beacon Centre

Book Club Volunteer, Fishing Volunteer & Swimming Volunteer

Opportunity:
Book Club Volunteer.
Volunteers needed to support a book club. We meet once a month, on a Thursday at Beacon Centre Sedgley. You will need to have an interest in reading and be comfortable communicating with people and supporting with providing refreshments. It is a very relaxed and enthusiastic group with a great passion for reading.
Fishing Volunteers.
We currently fish once a month on a Wednesday .Our volunteers need to be confident in handing fish and bait and just generally supporting our members. It is a very relaxed role at Albright on Fishing Moat .All equipment is provided.
Swimming Volunteers. This role is Currently filled
Volunteers needed to help support our members from the minibus to the centre, assist them round the changing rooms and to the lockers and guide them to the poolside. You have the option whether you want to go into the pool or not .There is always a qualified swimming instructor in the pool. You are not expected to teach anyone to swim .You not expected to help anyone get changed .all members are independent but need support getting round a new environment.
Location:
Book Club Volunteer: Beacon Centre Sedgley
Fishing Volunteer: Albrighton , NR Wolverhampton WV7 3FL
Swimming Volunteer: Bert William Centre ,Bilston ,WV14 OEF
Hours:
Book Club Volunteer: First Thursday each month 11am-12pm
Fishing Volunteer: 11am -2pm Third Wednesday of each month
Swimming Volunteer: Second Wednesday &Fourth Monday of each month
Expenses: Yes
DBS: An enhanced DBS check and two references will be required for these roles.
We are dedicated to helping people with sight loss live a fuller more independent life .We work across all sectors to support people in their own homes and out in their communities.

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.

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.

Eye Can.

Activities Volunteer

Supporting members on Activities.
Opportunity:
Sighted Guide: Assisting members on wellbeing walks.
Bowling Assistant: Being a sighted guide/bringing the bowling balls to members and taking them to the lane. Offering encouragement and being as descriptive as possible to support members at the bowling alley to aim in the correct direction in order to hit all the pins.
Shooting Range: We require volunteers to assist and load pellets. Training will be provided by the shooting range. Need to offer guidance and assistance to members with the sound and laser equipment used. A copy of the league rules will be given to volunteers to assist our member should they want to participate in the winter shooting league. Need to be patient and offer our members encouragement. Score cards, and results will be given out at the end by relevant staff. Training will be provide at the Shooting range.
Tennis: We require sighted guides to team up with groups and individuals to offer encouragement , build confidence in the sport, be patient, support with set up and packing away , collecting balls, being descriptive with our members and having a general friendly encouraging approach.
Requirements: Someone that is active. Has a friendly and encouraging approach and someone that may have worked with people with disabilities previously would be an advantage. It is important to be descriptive as possible to prove our members with the relevant support when participating in activities .Induction and training provided.
Location: Bantock Park , Bentley Bridge , Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club
Hours: Sighted Guide: Wellbeing Walks Bantock Park every Wednesday 11-1pm until the end of August.
Bowling : Every other Thursday 12:30-2:30pm Bentley Bridge
Shooting Range: Every other Tuesday 10-1:30pm Aldersley Stadium
Tennis : Every other Thursday 1:30-2:30pm Wolverhampton Tennis & Squash club
Expenses: No .This is be reviewed later down the line.
DBS: No Volunteers will be interviewed
Promoting opportunities and creating positive experience for those with sight loss through the use of activities and events.

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.

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.

RSPB Sandwell ,Site checks & maintenance volunteer

Opportunity:This role can vary from site to site but can include the following: Talking to members of the public about the reserve and the wildlife they might see. Checking paths, fences and benches and reporting any issues. Litter picking. Checking livestock. Reporting inappropriate behaviour. Checking/replacing signage .Reporting back to the site team.
Requirements: Excellent attention to detail. Good people skills including diplomacy. Problem solving.
We will provide the equipment, training and any uniform needed for you to complete the role.
Location:Tanhouse Avenue, Great Barr ,B43 5AG
Hours:TBC
Expense:Yes
DBS:NO
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

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.

Enjoy Wolverhampton BID Friends of the City Volunteer

Collection4Clothes Door to Door charity bag packing

St Anthony’s Valorum care -Activities Support -Beauty -Gardening -Driver & Outing assistant

Wolverhampton Social Prescribing Exercise Buddy

Midland Mencap

Range of Opportunities

National Trust – Moseley Old Hall

Table Tennis England

Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity

Canal & River Trust

Enterprise Home Group

15th Wolverhampton Scouts

Remap

Canal and River Trust

Wolverhampton for Everyone

The Haven Wolverhampton

Weston Park

Inland Waterways Association

All Saints Action Network (ASAN) – Wood Saints

Kingswood Trust

37th Wolverhampton Sea Scout Group

Owl Falconry and Wildlife Park This role is now Suspended

Wolverhampton City Council

Central Cat Rescue

African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI)

African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI)

Albrighton Trust

Albrighton Trust Moat and Gardens

Beacon Centre

Beacon Centre

Friends of the Coppice

Friends of the Coppice

Gatis Community Space

Gatis Community Space

Keep Britain Tidy

RSPB Sandwell

RSPB Sandwell

The Way Youth Zone

The Way Youth Zone

Walking for Health

 

Waterway Recovery Group

The Wildlife Trust (Birmingham & Black Country)

Wildlife Trust

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