Category: Support

Dentaid -BrightBites

Children’s oral health educator volunteer.

Opportunity: Children’s oral health educator volunteer.
We need volunteers who are willing to go along to their local nurseries, schools, childcare settings & organisations that work with young children and their families to deliver the project.
We would really like to target areas of high social deprivation where oral health needs of children are often greater, therefore we are relying on volunteers’ local knowledge to target these areas.
We would like volunteers to get in touch with schools, nurseries and groups to offer to go along and deliver the Brightbites programme.
Support can be provided upon request. All resources to support the volunteer are provided and sent prior to the session, including a PowerPoint presentation, leaflets, stickers, posters, a mouth model, a t-shirt and toothbrush and toothpaste for every child seen.
Requirements: Confidence to provide an engaging session, no clinical qualifications required
Location: Local schools. Childcare settings/organisations
Hours: Monday-Friday daytime generally, can be weekends/school holidays if arranged
Expenses: No
DBS: Yes
Help us improve oral health in the UK and overseas.

Together In Penn Fields at Lea Road Community Church

Volunteer Programme Starting April 2024

Opportunity: Volunteer Programme (Starting in April 2024)
Are you interested in gaining new skills, building up aspirations and self-confidence, as well as give you a head start in looking for future education or steps to employment.
We are looking for committed and dedicated volunteers to support us in a brand-new Wolverhampton City incentive Volunteer Programme.
You will have your own volunteer portfolio which will be used to show records of achievement.
Be invited to attend multiple training opportunities, be involved in volunteering at the Together In Penn Fields Project as well as be invited to do outreach work with organisations within the city.
Requirements: Friendly, approachable, happy to join in. Reliable and trustworthy.
Location: Lea Road Community Church, Lea Road, Wolverhampton WV3 0LW
Hours: The hours are flexible in what you want to offer and what you would like to gain in return.
Expenses: Travel expenses can be made available
DBS: Yes Provided
We are welcoming, inclusive and diverse building and respect all people entering the building on what beliefs, race, values that hold.
We are requiring volunteers who are welcoming of all the above.

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

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.

Wolverhampton LGBT+

General Volunteer or Specific Group Volunteers

Opportunity: General Volunteer or Specific group volunteers
As a volunteer of Wolverhampton LGBT+ you will be passionate about the celebration of the LGBT+ community and about promoting equality and diversity.
You will also have a keen interest in LGBT+ issues, with a desire to improve services for people living, working and visiting the City of Wolverhampton.
As a volunteer you will have access to knowledge and expertise from a range of organisations all working towards a common goal.
Duties include setting up for activities, serving drinks, making people feel welcome, starting conversations, tidying away after activities and attending pre-planned volunteer meetings and training when required.
Requirements: Good organisation, responsible, welcoming and friendly, understanding of the LGBT+ community.
Location: 27 School Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4LR
Hours: 3 hours per month, mostly evenings and weekend s but as our activity schedule increases, more activities may need volunteer cover during weekdays.
Expenses: Yes, Public transport costs or parking up to £6 per day evidence/receipt required
DBS: Yes
Our induction includes online training, observing activities and completing an
enhanced DBS. Ongoing training opportunities occur monthly.

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.

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.

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.

Medaille Trust

Ad-hoc Outreach Volunteer

Opportunity: This role is now filled
Requirements: Need to be computer literate and have a good standard of spoken and written English. Must be able to attend appointments across the West Midlands To regularly attend volunteer or staff meetings, to attend training as and when required including health and safety boundaries, safeguarding, manual handing and confidentiality.
Location: Outside of Birmingham City Centre. Location to be discussed during recruitment process.
Hours: Weekdays, we ask for 6 months commitment following training.
Expenses: Yes. We pay travel expenses and any additional expenses inline with our expenses policy.
DBS: Yes
Medaille Trust mission is to provide refuge and freedom form modern slavery. We are one of the largest providers of supported safe house accommodation for victims of modern slavery in the UK .

Beacon Centre

Volunteers to look after Assistance Dogs

Opportunity: Volunteers to look after Assistance Dogs
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre to recruit volunteers to look after assistance dogs during performances at the theatre.
Volunteers will be able to look after the dogs in the theatres Encore lounge with a complimentary drink, whilst their owners enjoy performances that may not be appropriate for assistance dogs.
If you are a dog lover and would be interested in joining Beacons volunteer team for this unique and flexible volunteer opportunity please do contact us
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.

The Way Youth Zone

Longer-Term Mentoring

Opportunity: Longer Term Mentoring
This is an exciting new role for anyone who has a passion for developing our young people to achieve their highest potential.
As a long term mentor, you will be expected to undertake 1-1 mentoring and identifying areas of risk or a need for longer term intervention for our young people.
We expect that you will be working with young people who are looked after or have medium-high level safeguarding or mental health concerns and therefore, some youth work experience will be essential.
As a mentor in our longest term program, you will be expected to develop 1-1 mentoring relationships with young people who are in the care system or face medium-high severity mental health issues.
They might be young people who have already been through our short-term mentor program but aren’t ready to move on yet .These topics and surrounding group work will be intervention at its earliest.
Once you have spent time with the young people in a targeted setting you will be expected to spend time with those young people during our universal sessions to enable and empower them to access the session, something they will typically struggle with because of anxiety, poor behaviour or difficulty socialising
Location: The Way Youth Zone Wolverhampton
Hours: Couple of hours a week
Expenses: TBC
DBS: Yes
Mentoring Aspirations Plus: Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, the MAP project aims to support young people aged 8-18 in care, leaving care or on a children protection plan to develop their life skills , support their learning and training and improve their resilience and self-esteem

The Way Youth Zone

Medium Term Mentoring

Opportunity: Medium Term Mentoring
This is an exciting new role for anyone who has a passion for developing our young people to achieve their highest potential.
As a medium term mentor, you will be expected to undertake 1-1 mentoring and identifying areas of risk or a need for longer term intervention for our young people.
We expect that you will be working with young people who are looked after or have medium level safeguarding or mental health concerns and therefore, some youth work experience would be beneficial.
As a mentor in our medium term program, you will be expected to develop 1-1 mentoring relationships with young people who are in the care system or face medium severity mental health issues .They might be young people who have already been through our short-term mentor program but aren’t ready to move on yet.
These topics and surrounding group work will be intervention at its earliest. Once you have spent time with the young people in a targeted setting you will be expected to spend time with those young people during our universal sessions to enable and empower them to access the session, something they will typically struggle with because of anxiety, poor behaviour or difficulty socialising.
Location: The Way Youth Zone Wolverhampton
Hours: Couple of hours a week
Expenses: TBC
DBS: Yes
Mentoring Aspirations Plus: Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, the MAP project aims to support young people aged 8-18 in care, leaving care or on a children protection plan to develop their life skills , support their learning and training and improve their resilience and self-esteem

The Way Youth Zone

Short Term Mentoring

Opportunity: Short Term Mentoring
This is an exciting new role, for anyone who has a passion with helping young people to achieve their highest potential.
As a short-term group mentor, you will be expected to undertake lower-level interventions with our young people, addressing key areas such as self-esteem, self-confidence and building resilience.
This will be done through 1-1 mentoring and group workshops to fulfil our young people’s needs.
As a mentor in our short-term program, you will be expected to facilitate workshops with young people around topics in our youth zone that are negatively impacting our young people. These topics and the surrounding group work will be intervention at its earliest.
Once you have spent time with the young people in a targeted setting you will be expected to spend time with those young people during our universal sessions to enable and empower them to access the session, something they will typically struggle with because of anxiety, poor behaviour or difficulty socialising.
Location: The Way Youth Zone , Wolverhampton WV3 0NR
Hours: Couple of hours a week
Expenses: TBC
DBS: Yes
Mentoring Aspirations Plus : Funded by the National Lottery Community fund, the MAP project aims to support young people aged 8-18 in care , leaving care or on a children protection plan to develop their life skills, support their learning and training and improve their resilience and self-esteem.

The Leprosy Mission

Volunteer Speaker

Opportunity: Volunteer Speaker
We are looking for inspirational communicators who will enjoy championing our work at churches and community groups, both in person and on zoom.
You will be given ongoing support, training and resources from your Community Partnership Manager, who is only ever a phone call away.
You may also have the exciting opportunity to visit our projects overseas. The qualities and experience The Leprosy Mission looks for includes.
• A clear and audible voice with the confidence to speak publicly
• A passion for work of The Leprosy Mission
• A willingness to learn about leprosy as a disease and the effects on individuals and communities
Requirements: Public speaking and networking skills would be ideal. A good understanding of technologies such as Zoom meetings and Microsoft Office. Internet connection access to emails and the ability to undertake simple administrative tasks like completing a meeting booking form
Location: Community groups and churches across Wolverhampton
Hours: The role is very flexible in terms of hours, we encourage volunteers to arrange talks for a time that is suitable for them , we kindly ask volunteers to deliver a minimum of 6 talks or events annually
Expenses: Yes
DBS: Yes
We are a global Christian organisation leading the fight against leprosy. Following Jesus Christ, we seek to bring about transformation: braking the chains of leprosy and empowering people to attain healing, dignity and life in all its fullness.

Act on Energy-Warmer Homes

Energy Champion

Opportunity: Energy Champion
At Act on Energy, we are looking for Individuals who’s Passions are aligned with This Charity’s in the form of Aiding vulnerable people and families within the community .At Act on energy we enable and support you through your journey as an Energy Champion.
We will provide you with coaching and support, in order to fulfil your role. Some duties will include offering advice and Guidance (IAG) and delivering this advice at various Hubs and workshops across our areas of operation.
Requirements: The Individual needs to be a great communicator, enjoys interacting with people and is passionate about their community and a have a can do attitude.
Induction, training, support and ongoing coaching will be provided.
Location: The Venues Energy Champions will be operating out of established facility locations in the communities, such as Hospitals, Libraries and Community Hubs.
Hours: Minimum of Five hours a week
Expense: Yes. We will pay Expenses travelling to and back from Community Venues, as we are a charity we don’t provide Lunch expenses unfortunately.
DBS: Yes
Action Energy is a non-profit organisation and registered environmental charity, we strive to engage with Householders to support them through their energy journey offering a full home energy support service and free impartial advice

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)

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.

St Giles Trust

CIRV Volunteer Mentor This role is now Suspended
Opportunity : This Role is Now Suspended
Requirements: We are looking for people who are passionate about working and young people, interested in giving back to their community and who believe in second chances .We will provide you with extensive training for this role, including a Level 2 Mentoring qualification.
Location: Either Coventry (Wood End) or Wolverhampton (Graiseley). Based at CIRV offices or meeting the mentee in the Community
Hours: Days/hours to be discussed with Volunteer Placement Contact/Manger. Minimum 6 months/Maximum 12 months.
Expenses: Yes. Travel expenses and other agreed expense only
DBS: Yes
Not all of our offices are accessible for people who have mobility issues or use a wheelchair. However, if we know this in advance we can ensure we use an accessible venue.

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

Circles of Support &Accountability Volunteer
Opportunity: Circles of Support and Accountability Volunteer
Circle Volunteers meet with the Core Member (person convicted of a sexual offence) on a weekly basis for around 1.5 hours.
During these sessions you will work with Core Member to help them reintegrate into their local community .This might involve building their social skills, helping them to find work or accommodation or developing pro-social hobbies and interests.
After each meeting, member of the circle will be expected to write brief minutes of meeting and forward these to the Circles Coordinator within 24 hours of the meeting taking place.
Volunteers will need to alert the Circles Coordinator immediately to any emerging risk issues noted by the Circles.
Requirements: Volunteers will need to attended two full days of training before commencing their role (Training usually takes place over weekend days).Provide accurate and timely minutes of Circle meetings. Communicate any concerns or risk issues you are aware of to the Coordinator or other relevant professional .Comply with the organisations policies
Location: Circles meet at community venues, the location of which will vary depending on the core member. Typically venues include community centres, faith group buildings or cafes.
Hours: 2 hours a week for 18 months, (plus initial 2 full days training.)
Expenses: Yes .Travel will be reimbursed for public transport and mileage. Taxis will only be reimbursed where taxi travel has been agreed as a reasonable adjustment.
DBS: Yes
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation provides assessment and intervention with adults and young people who pose a risk of sexual harm

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

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

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.

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

Changing Lives

Female Evening Outreach Volunteer. This role is now Suspended
Opportunity:Evening Outreach Volunteer. Female Volunteers
We need volunteers to support our outreach team by working alongside us on our weekly outreach sessions across Wolverhampton and Walsall .These sessions facilitate and encourage easy access for those with complex needs.
To support the team by engaging with and supporting service users who are involved in or at risk of sexual exploitation, survival sex, sex work and homelessness .To provide support to encourage service users where they are reluctant to engage. To support the team to build professional relationships with partner agencies. To signpost individuals to make best use of local resources and amenities, to make best use of local resources and amenities, to meet their health and welfare needs. To assist in the distribution of food parcels, goody bags, clothing, drinks and snacks etc. To log details of the outreach sessions for reporting purposes.
Requirements: Good communication and listening skills, a caring, sympathetic, sensitive manner and a non-judgemental approach .Ability to remain impartial and offer all different types of recovery support to people. Develop a robust knowledge of all services and options for people to access. Understanding of the complexities some of the individuals may face. Reliable, organised, consistent and have an ability to handle a level of stress and ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.
Location: Meeting and drop off point: The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton WV2 1EL .This session is facilitated by car .You will be collected from and dropped off at the named location.
Hours: Required one session a week 7.45pm-11.15 (3.5 hours) Monday or Thursday (Sessions are set to increase so other week day evenings may be required)
Expenses: Yes Travel expense
DBS: Yes
We work with people who are in crisis or need support to overcome serious challenges which can limit their opportunities .We help people develop the skills and self-belief to move past prior experience, change their story and achieve a better future for themselves, their families and their communities

Changing Lives

Female Project Support Volunteer

Opportunity: Female Project Support Volunteer.
Supporting staff and service users to access appropriate services during drop in hours. Also, helping those who have multiple and complex needs.
• Setting up the room
• Making up goody bags
• Greeting service users
• Handing out suppliers and leaflets to the service users
• Signposting service users to appropriate partner agencies
• Showing service users out and signing them out of the building.
Requirements: Communication and listening skills , a caring , sympathetic, sensitive manner and a non-judgmental approach , ability to work in a fast paced environment and be a team player ,ability to adhere to Health and Safety policies and procedures .There is an Induction and training opportunities
Location: Thornhust Alcohol &Counselling Centre, 1 Connaught Road .Wolverhampton WV1 4SJ
Hours: 3.5 hours Thursday from 6.45pm to 10.15pm
Expenses: Yes Travel expenses
DBS: No
We work with people who are in crisis or need support to overcome serious challenges which limit their opportunities. We help people develop the skills and self-belief to move past prior experience, change their story and achieve a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

Young Climate Warriors.

Student Climate Ambassador

Opportunity:
Student Climate Ambassador.
Taking climate change discussions directly into Primary schools, the Young Climate Warriors Ambassador Programme works to effectively initiate action-stimulating conversation and encourage critical thinking within an education environment. Our Ambassadors deliver interactive animated, in-person assemblies to allow pupils to engage with climate change in a positive, age-appropriate and honest manner.
Requirements:
Are enthusiastic about starting conversations about climate change. Are stubbornly optimistic about positive future. Are eager to engage primary school-aged children (previous experience a plus, but not necessary) Have strong communication skills, with an ability to use initiative and act professionally in all interactions with school staff and pupils.
Location: Wolverhampton
Hours: Assemblies will be delivered according to the requests from local primary schools during school hours. There is also the opportunity for ambassadors to host regular eco-club at their local primary school organised according to their availability. Ideally our Ambassadors remain part of the team for the duration of the remainder of the school year.
Expenses: Yes Travel expenses maximum of £30. Reimbursement for time £30 for delivering an assembly. £20 for helping at mutually agreed school requested event e.g. eco-club
DBS: Yes
After submitting an application, you will be invited to attend training sessions where we will fully prepare you for your position, providing resources and guidance for your assemblies. Once you have completed the training session. We will connect you with your local schools and you can begin to arrange your first climate assembly as soon as you would like.

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.

NSPCC

NSPCC Schools Service Volunteer (Closing date 28th February 2024)

Opportunity:
NSPCC Schools Service Volunteer
We are looking for new volunteers to be Speak out, Stay safe Volunteers. You will visit primary schools to deliver Speak out, Stay safe workshops that teaches children about the different types of abuse and how they can speak out and stay safe.
The workshops are age appropriate and memorable and need an energetic and enthusiastic person to deliver them. You will work alongside other Speak out , Stay safe volunteers to make sure at the end of each session the children feel empowered and know who they can speak out to if they are worried . In some sessions children may speak up and disclose abuse, so you will also be required to sensitively handle this and report any concerns you have about the child. But don’t worry you will get plenty of support and training on this.
When you volunteer with us, you will get lots of initial training, which includes practice sessions, home study, multiple visits to schools to help you learn which includes practice sessions, homes study and multiple visits to schools to help you learn workshop materials. When you start delivering the sessions, support will be on offer from both your supervisor and other experienced volunteers.
Requirements:
Passionate about children’s rights, including their right to be safe. Empathic and perceptive. Flexible and adaptable .Feel comfortable talking to large groups of children. Basic IT Skills
A minimum of 2 schools per month .Minimum commitment 12 months
Location:
Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell ,Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton
Expenses: TBC
DBS: Enhanced DBS Check and at least two satisfactory references
We are the UKs leading children’s charity, specialising in child protection and dedicated to protecting children today to prevent abuse tomorrow. We are the only UK children’s charity with statutory powers, which means we can take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse. We have been protecting children for over 100 years.

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.

British Red Cross

Volunteer Driver

Opportunity: Volunteer Driver
We need volunteers like you so that everyone who needs one can get a wheelchair. Each year we hire out or loan over 75,000 wheelchairs to help people to get around after an injury or illness. Whether it is delivery or collection for people at home, or moving equipment between buildings you will be joining a friendly team of people who help to get people moving again.
The role will include deliver and collect wheelchairs using a Red Cross van. Load/unload wheelchairs ready for daily runs. Show people how to use equipment. Use a computer-based stock control system
Requirements: Physically able to safely lift or move wheelchairs and other mobility equipment. Experienced driver (at least two years) and age 21 and over .Confident driving a delivery van. Enjoy meeting people and good people skills .Good IT Skills .Able to commit to a regular weekly shift.
Location: Aldersley Lesiure Village Reception .Aldersley Road Wolverhampton WV6 9NW
Hours: Monday-Friday Minimum 5 hours per shift
Expenses: Reasonable pre-agreed travel expenses for the role.
DBS: 1 Reference
There is induction/training which includes E-Learning , Mandatory training, induction and ongoing training 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.

Bookmark Reading Charity

Opportunity: Bookmark Reading Charity-Reading Volunteer
Bookmark Exists to change children’s life stories through the joy of reading. We partner with schools to develop whole school reading cultures and to provide one to one reading support. Bookmark volunteers spend one hour a week reading stories and playing games with a child aged between five and ten years old, on our secure online platform. The programme involves two 30 minutes sessions a week with the same child for six weeks.
Help children who struggle with their reading gain essential skills at a crucial age. This will prepare them to move up the school, ready to tackle new challenges without falling further behind. Three quarters of our volunteers noticed their reader become more confident with their reading. Make learning to read fun by bringing your own personality into the sessions and getting to know your reader’s interest! 90% of teachers said that pupils enjoy reading more after our programme. Helping a child with their reading is also really fun and rewarding. Over 60% of our volunteers said their own wellbeing had improved because of volunteering with Bookmark. The best part? Our online volunteering can fit around your schedule seamlessly and there’s no need to travel.
Bookmark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being and welfare of children and require everyone associated with the charity, including all trustees, employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
Requirements: 18+. Access to a PC laptop or Chromebook with a webcam and internet connection. Feel relatively comfortable in using technology.
Location: Home Based
Hours: Two 30 minutes sessions a week, for six weeks
Expenses: No
DBS: Yes Paid for by Bookmark
Bookmark is a tech-led literacy charity supporting disadvantaged primary school children to give them a fairer chance in life.

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.

Cruse Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support Volunteer

Opportunity: Bereavement Support Volunteer
We are looking for someone who is committed to volunteering and has time to spare. Interested in the work of Cruse Bereavement and willing to undertake initial and continuous training in order to support clients in the Wolverhampton area by telephone zoom and eventually in person.
Requirements: Listening skills, empathy, good communication.IT literate as training will be delivered by zoom. Client cases manged by secure client information system .All bereavement volunteers will undertake foundation training currently delivered by zoom. They will be expected to undertake 15 hours per year continuous professional development per year and attend monthly 1 hour supervision
Location: Telephone/zoom support from home Community venue after undertaking in person training.
Hours: Minimum 2-3 hours per week .Mondays, afternoons. Early evening and a 12 months minimum commitment
Expenses: Yes .Travel and any telephone costs calls expense paid
DBS: Yes
Our Mission is that we support people through one of the most painful times in life, with bereavement support, information and campaigning.

MND Association

Community Champion

Opportunity: Do you want to engage with help your local community? Community champions at MND Association will work with local communities to raise awareness of MND and help to reach those people who are not aware of the association’s services. There will be a particular focus will be on engagement with Black ,Asian and minority Ethic (BAME)people, young people /LGBT and Disabled people .
There are a number of ways in which you can get involved for example: Talking with local communities and attending local events. Providing information on issues facing people affected by MND .Increasing the awareness of MND amongst local communities. Building partnerships with local events .Providing information on issues facing people affected by MND. Increasing the awareness of MND amongst local communities. Building partnerships with local groups who can assist in raising awareness and collaboration. Championing diversity within the local branch or group and helping to enhance inclusivity. Working with volunteers and staff to address any activities that make it hard for people to volunteer or use Association service.
Requirements: Have good listening, presentation, networking and communication skills. Digital skills, Language skills, general public engagement .Also included is induction and training.
Location: All across Wolverhampton, Some work could even be done remotely.
Hours: 2 hours per week
Expenses: Yes
DBS: No
We improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND .We campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society.

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.

Schoolreaders

School Readers Volunteer

Opportunity: Poor literacy amongst primary school children is a major issues in England with 1 in 4 children leaving primary school not reading to the expected standard. This has lifelong consequences. The disruption to education due to pandemic has exacerbated the issue particularly for disadvantaged children.
Schoolreaders recruits volunteers from the community and places them in primary to provided one to one reading support.
Volunteer Role :
• Listen to children read and help develop literacy skills through engaging in conversations about books/picture
• Follow safeguarding procedures in school.
Requirements: Please note each school will be different and we will match volunteers to a suitable setting.
Location: Various Primary Schools around the west midlands. We make every effort to find a school that is easy for you to travel to and from
Hours: Yes Enhanced DBS which will be carried out by the school prior to starting
Expenses: No
DBS: Yes Enhanced DBS which will be carried out by the school prior to starting
Schoolreaders goal is for all children, regardless of background, to leave Primary School being able to read well so they can go on to access their secondary education fully and maximise their future life chances.

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.

S&K Creative Artz Kidz CIC

Safeguarding Lead

Opportunity: Safeguarding Lead
• Provide support to volunteers/staff around any safeguarding issues or concerns
• Ensure safeguarding cases are referred to relevant professionals with support
• Ensure all staff and volunteers receive safeguarding training
• Ensure safeguarding policy is up to date and reviewed regularly linking to statutory policies and procedures guidance.
• Ensuring that all staff are fully trained in safeguarding and know how to spot and raise concerns.
• Help to maintain an effective staff supervision programme
• Has up to date regular safeguarding training to fulfil their role.
Requirements: Good communication skills .Ability to be proactive. Have good safeguarding training experience .Experience working with children and young people .Ability to work as a team player .There will be an induction meeting.
Location: Remote Home working
Hours: Monday-Friday (Maximum 3 days per week) Flexibility will be given for any holidays. Will work around the suitable person. Minimum commitment 6 months
Expenses: Yes when attending any face 2 face sessions or travelling to a community meeting. Travel expenses will be provided
DBS: Yes
To support children’s art talents by working with children aged 8-12 years old Providing art talents through digital art, drawing and painting.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Livin Lives Administration/Peer Support

The Children Society Wellbeing Volunteer

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

The Salvation Army Anti –Trafficking &Modern Slavery unit

Barnardo’s Employment, Training and Skill Supporter – Family Befriender

City Year UK Volunteer Mentor in School

Gloucester Street Community Centre Volunteer Digital Online Mentor

Everyone prosper SDB Driver to drop off food parcels or household items

Wolverhampton Social Prescribing Exercise Buddy

PohWer

Midland Mencap

Range of Opportunities

Kaleidoscope Plus Group

SNJ Charitable Trust- Zoom Session Leader

Beacon Centre

Samaritans Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Citizens Advice

Leonard Cheshire

The Chatty Café Scheme

Read Easy: Reading Coach

Lotus Sanctuary

Y’s Girl Mentor

15th Wolverhampton Scouts

Hope Family Centre

WVSC Social Prescribing

The Chatty Cafe Scheme

Goddess Living CIC

Compton Care – Fundraising

Family Action – FamilyLine

One Million Mentors

Zebra Access

The Access Project

Respond

The Way Youth Zone

Volunteering Matters

Mentor Link

Changing Lives

Citizens Advice – Home Library Service

Wolverhampton Sickle Cell Care

Wolverhampton Church Shelter

Restart Enterprise

Good Shepherd Services

HMP Oakwood

Alzec Vision

Base 25

Gloucester Street Community Centre

Positive Participation

Shaw Trust

Family Action

Timebank

CT Furniture

CT Passenger

             

Wolverhampton City Council

Healthwatch Wolverhampton

RAF Association (RAFA)

rafa

African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI)

African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI)

Albrighton Trust

Albrighton Trust Moat and Gardens

Alzheimer’s Society

Aspiring Futures

Aspiring Futures

Beacon Centre

Beacon Centre

Coram Beanstalk

Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell (BUDS)

BUDS

British Red Cross

British Red Cross

Citizens Advice

Reengage

Deafblind UK

Deafblind UK

Diabetes UK

Divine Onkar Mission

Divine Onkar Mission

Gatis Community Space

Gatis Community Space

Headway

Headway Black Country

Jubilee Community Support Centre

Jubilee Community Support Centre

Lea Road Community Church

Mind Space

Mindspace

Motor Neuron Disease Association (MNDA)

MND Association

Moreland Trust

Moreland Trust

Omega

omega

Prince’s Trust

Prince’s Trust

Progress Care Solutions

Resources for Autism

Resources For Autism

Seventh Day Adventist Church Day Centre

Spurgeons – Young Carer

Spurgeons – Young Carers

SSAFA

SSAFA

St George’s Hub

St George’s Hub

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder

SUIT (Service User Involvement Team)

SUIT

Tenovus Cancer Care

Tenovus Cancer Care

The Way Youth Zone

The Way Youth Zone

The Women & Families Resource Centre

The Women & Families Resource Centre

Trailblazers

Trailblazers

Victim Support

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