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New Opportunities WOKING MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE CENTRE, CORNERHOUSE Eating Disorder Group Facilitator, Beat - The volunteering opportunity is to provide support to people affected by a range of eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia and overeating conditions within a self help group environment. The role involves co-facilitating groups where people can meet to share experiences and coping strategies with others in a similar situation. Currently twice monthly from 7.30 to 9.00 and will take place at Cornerhouse, Woking and Cornerhouse Runnymede,1A Corrie Road, Addlestone. 12/12 GIRLGUIDING UK Unit Leader, Assistant Leader or Unit Helper - We run Rainbow (5 – 7 yrs), Brownie (7 – 10 yrs) and Guide (10 – 14 yrs) meeting for girls in Knaphill and Brookwood. There are various roles offered, from being the Unit Leader; planning and running the weekly meetings and keeping a record of all the admin, Assistant Leader; helping with the planning and helping out at the weekly meetings, occasionally running an activity or Unit helper; helping out at the weekly meetings.Also there is the chance to do the accounts for Units. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with girls aged between 5 and 14 and watch their confidence develop. BEN - The Automotive Industry Charity HR/Volunteer Officer Administrator - This is an opportunity to give administrative assistance to a busy Human Resources department supporting four residential care centres and a day care centre within a national charity, and also includes providing support to the National Volunteers department. This role will give an individual an excellent insight into the workings of these departments including some assistance with pensions administration. YORK ROAD PROJECT Volunteer Charity Fundraiser - To assist in increasing income from fundraising and other funding streams to the York Road Project. The postholder will work with the Project Manager and Project Director to plan and facilitate fundraising events and also research other funding streams that may be available. This will be achieved by establishing a regular fundraising schedule and online research. Volunteer Housing Options Advisor - To assist with identifying client’s area of local connection, housing options available and completing paperwork in relation to this. The postholder will work with the Day Centre Co-ordinator to identify individual housing options for clients. Volunteer Employment Advisor - To assist with facilitating both group and one to one session with clients, to look at employment skills and other aspects relating to preparation when looking for work. The postholder will work with the Day Centre Co-ordinator to support clients with looking for work. Volunteer Welfare Benefits Advisor - To assist with facilitating both group and one to one session with clients, to look at employment skills and other aspects relating to preparation when looking for work. The postholder will work with the Day Centre Co-ordinator to support clients with looking for work. Volunteer Administrator - To assist with all associated administration required for the running of the day centre. The postholder will work with the Day Centre Co-ordinator to register new clients, keep recording records up to date and assist with general admin duties as required. CONQUEST ART Volunteers Helper - Conquest Art is a class for physically disabled people. We meet every Wednesday afternoon; we need a driver to collect some of the artists. I encourage the members to watercolour paint. It is a very informal with no instructions given. Members are encourages to develop their own way. The club is on a Wednesday from 1.30pm – 4.00pm
TALK –URGENTLY REQUIRED Help Those Recovering From Stokes - Therapeutic Workshop Volunteers are trained to learn the strategies to help recoverers from strokes with dysphasia (a problem with communication and comprehension) working one to one at Knaphill (Thurs am) There may also need for volunteers who are willing to visit recoverers at home on a regular weekly/fortnightly basis PEOPLE’S THEATRE COMPANY Fundraiser: The People's Theatre Company is looking for a creative and conscientious and diligent person to help us raise funds for our important work en education and for our high quality nationally touring family theatre productions. The ideal volunteer will have a passion for the arts and enjoy the thrill of supporting creative endeavour as well as the multi-faceted challenges of identifying and applying for grants and other sources of revenue. Work is flexible with hours to suit and can be carried out in our offices or from your own home. Costume Maker: The People's Theatre Company is looking for a friendly and capable person to help us develop and make costumes for our nationally touring adaptation of Old MacDonald Had A Farm. The ideal volunteers will have a passion for clothes and costumes and enjoy being part of a production that caters for young families. There are three costumes to create. The first for our hero Old MacDonald himself. The second for his ally in this clever re-imaging of the original nursery rhyme, a Russian Scientist and the third for Mrs. MacDonald. Work is flexible with hours to suit and can be carried out in our offices or from your own home. Marketing Manager and Marketing Assistant; The People's Theatre Company is looking for two friendly, creative and enthusiastic people to help us promote our unique brand of high quality family theatre as well as our ongoing education programme. The ideal volunteers will have a passion for theatre and enjoy developing promotional concepts and materials and talking to other like-minded people as well as press and sponsors. Work is flexible with hours to suit and can be carried out in our offices or from your own home. 27/11 WOKING YMCA Receptionist -You will have the opportunity to: Meet and greet all guests to the building Provide general admin assistance by answering the phones, making calls, answering enquiries, completing small admin tasks Help arrange room bookings at the YPod Centre Ensure that the reception is kept to a high standard as the “shop window” of Woking YMCA Build customer service skills and learn about working in a community organisation Work with a variety of colleagues and visitors Work flexible hours (typically 2pm-6pm on a weekday afternoon) Youth Worker - You will have the opportunity to: • Assist the lead youth worker in the running of drop-in sessions. • Work flexible hours (typical shift, 16:30 - 21:00 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) . For further details please refer to the opportunity in the A-Z section of this booklet. 22/11 KEYRING: Community Living Volunteer: We are looking for flexibility, enthusiasm, a common sense approach, an understanding of the needs of vulnerable adults, experience in a relevant area. We offer free accommodation - a shared 2 bedroom flat and excellent training. 21/11 RELATE WEST SURREY Director/Trustee positions are voluntary. In addition to the statutory duties of trustees as defined by the Charity Commission, responsibilities will include: Working as members of the Board to develop the strategies which the charity needs to be successful in difficult economic times. Developing step-by-step plans that will enable these strategies to work in practice.
Helping the small management team by playing an active part in putting the plans into effect. For further information please see A – Z. Treasurer The Treasurer’s responsibility is to provide financial information and advice to the Executive and the Centre Manager of RWS. The main duties include: Assist in the preparation of the Business Plan. Prepare an annual Budget. Prepare monthly Management Accounts. Prepare the monthly Activity Report. Prepare the Annual Accounts. Advise on banking arrangements. Advise on the Company’s Reserves Policy. Maintain the integrity of the Accounting System. Ensure that financial policies and procedures are maintained. THE CLUB @ OLD WOKING Youth Club Committee Member - We need a literate and numerate person to join the management committee of the Club. Do you have a little time to help with admin tasks such as applying for grants, volunteer recruitment and co-ordinating the Club volunteer's rota. Craft Activity Organiser - We need an enthusiastic artistic person to help organise craft activities on Wednesday evenings with our young people 9 - 17 years, some of whom have special needs. Active Assistant - We need an energetic and enthusiastic person to help organise active games on Wednesday evenings with some boisterous young people 9 - 17 years either in a large hall or outside. 14/11
FRIENDS OF WOKING PALACE Assisting with the Woodland Maintenance - Working in a Hazel Coppice with a small group of volunteers. General woodland maintenance. 5/11
CRUSE – BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT Bereavement Volunteer - Bereavement counsellors needed. Training takes place at Ashford Hospital and starts January 11,18, 25 Feb 5, 15 26, March 15 & 22.(Saturdays full days) The course costs £300. 31/10
WOKING CORONERS COURT Support Volunteer - An opportunity to provide support on the day of the inquest only to families and witnesses going through a traumatic proceeding. Working as part of a team, volunteers will need to commit at least 1 day per fortnight working at the court. 31/10
ST. MARY’S DAY CENTRE Pianist - We cater for a varied age group in the Community Centre and would like a pianist to play background music during the lunch period. 24/10
AGE UK SURREY Minibus Driver - To be an occasional minibus driver for groups of older people in the Woking area allowing them to go on short one day outings and walks - possibly only 3 - 4 times a year. 16/10
SURREY DISABLED PEOPLES PARTNERSHIP Citizen Advocate - Supporting SDPP's Professional Advocacy Service by becoming a Citizen Advocate an integral and much valued role assisting with a variety of issues of an non urgent and possibly longer term nature. 7/11
eVent Volunteering Experiment in International Living UK EIL has a group of 9 students aged 15/17 from Chile arriving in the Addlestone/Woking area on 11th Jan 2014 and we are looking for a DBS checked person who is prepared to escort the group during their programme of educational activities throughout the 2 week stay in the area. Duties will include getting the group to and from activities in London, Woking, Weybridge and Hampton Court as well as liasing with EIL office regarding all aspects of the programme (transport, activities, group member problems/welfare etc). SURREY HALF MARATHON The Surrey Half Marathon is taking place on Sunday March 9th 2014 they are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver this exciting new event. We are looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles, from helping people leave their bags safely, to providing drinks and nutrition along the route: from fetching and carrying during race HQ set up, to giving their medals at the finish line. If you would like to be involved in Surrey's first closed-road marathon event, get in touch. MOONWALK LONDON 2014 – 10TH MAY 2014 We need masses of volunteers at the Moonwalk London 2014 on 10th May to support over 17,000 Walkers taking part in a Marathon or Half Marathon challenge in their fantastically decorated bras! Help us promote breast cancer awareness by donating your time & skills to help raise money for Walk the Walk, a grant making charity. • An upbeat, fun & challenging event. • Different roles to choose from including: route marshals, directional team, awarding medals to walkers, cycle support, helping in WalkWear shop, handing out water plus many more! • Be part of the original and only “MoonWalk” night power-walking marathon & half marathon. • Put some excellent volunteering experience under your hat!
â€˘ Whether you are coming alone or with a group of friends we have a role to suit everybody!
A â€“ Z Volunteering Opportunities 1st BYFLEET SCOUT GROUP Scout Leader or Non uniformed Helper: We are a Scout group who have grown to some 90 boys and girls, a few with special needs, whose ages range from 6 to 15 years. We offer a full range of activities suitable for the relevant ages programmed to challenge each child. We are looking for volunteers to join our successful and friendly team, who offer a range of outdoor and indoor activities encouraging children to stimulate and challenge themselves both physically and mentally. 1st HORSELL SCOUTS Youth Leader or Unit Helper: Scouting is an Adventure, and how people volunteer is up to them. Occasional helpers (like the Duchess of Cambridge), section leaders, executive members, all do different things. The happy Horsell Scout community always needs new blood, some sections are light on manpower and we do need help. Meetings are throughout weekday evenings, and there are many flexible opportunities to help. 2nd OLD BYFLEET BROWNIES Guider/Unit Helper (WOK518): Assistant Guider and Unit Helper needed to assist the guider in charge with the Brownies 7-10yrs. Your role would be to enable the Brownies to participate in the activities on offer during the meeting and learn about the ethos of guiding and why it is special. Brownies Mondays 5.30-7.30pm 3H FUND (HELPING HANDS FOR HOLIDAYS) Trustee: A voluntary position with an expected time commitment of 4 meetings per annum (2 - 3 hours per meeting). Additional time is flexible dependent upon the charity requirements and incumbent commitments. 4x4 RESPONSE SURREY 4x4 Support Members: Support Members assist Responders whilst on callouts and are covered by the liability insurance, the only difference between a Support Member and a Responder is they do not have to pass an assessment as they would not undertake any driving duties. Support Members can choose to be more actively involved in call outs, for example by crewing Operational Members' vehicles. They can also assist in manning phones etc. 4x4 Responders: The key aim of the organisation is to bring together like-minded people who want to use their vehicles, their time and their expertise to support the community in times of need. In order to present a semi-professional service and because of health & safety requirements all 4x4 Responders who use their vehicles for the group must pass a
basic assessment involving familiarization of their 4WD vehicle, basic 4WD knowledge (what you don't know we can fill the gaps on) their driving skills (off-road/snow/ice), their ability to navigate (you can’t help if you can’t get there) and their equipment within the vehicle (we have some basic/cheap suggestions which can make all the difference) 8th WOKING METHODIST RAINBOW UNIT Scout Leaders and Unit helpers: to assist the Rainbow leader with the week to week running / organising of activities. Rainbows is with the unit of the Guiding Association for girls aged 5-7 years old. The current leader, who set up the unit, now requires additional help on Thursday pm (5 to 6) term time only, training given and CRB checks must be taken. 8th WOKING SCOUT GROUP Scout Leader and an Assistant Scout Leader: Scout troops cover a wide variety of activities taking into account the boys/girls needs and interests including badge work, camping and outdoor activities etc. They are also looking for help with the Beavers and Cubs all of which take place on a Tuesday evening and the ages range from 6 to 14 years.
ACTIONAID Collections Coordinator - ActionAid is looking for dynamic volunteers to coordinate local business collections in their surrounding villages. ACTIVE SURREY SPORTS PARTNERSHIP Sport Maker: Be a Sport Maker and make things happen. A new programme has been launched to empower people to inspire and organise their colleagues, friends and family to get active. Just sign up online and book yourself onto a free inspiring workshop, get free Adidas kit and access a network full of people like you who want to do more sport, but just don't know where. Now you will have the skills, contacts and the confidence to set up your own 5 a side league, organise after work tennis sessions or even start a new lunchtime yoga group. Sport Makers is an official Government Olympic Legacy programme. You can read more about it at www.sportmakers.co.uk. ACTIVENTURE - See Residential Section for more information Activenture runs residential programmes for young people aged 8 – 18 years who are disabled or have special needs. Typical activities include: archery, canoeing, zip wire, abseiling, obstacle courses, swimming, craft sessions, days out, live bands, karaoke and disco. ADULT AND COMMUNITY LEARNING SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL - GUILDFORD Supported Adult Learning Centre Supported Learning Volunteer required assisting the tutor & learning assistant in a class of 8-10 learners with learning difficulties, to support and encourage the learners to be as self managing and independent as possible. CRB Checks must be taken. An interest in basic cookery or arts and craft would help but training given. AGE CONCERN WOKING The work of Age Concern Woking could not happen without the group of dedicated volunteers of all ages who provide care and opportunities for older people who are involved in every aspect of Age Concern's work. Befrienders (WOK226): who can spare an hour or so each week, are kind and patient and have empathy with older people. All necessary training will be given. You will need good communication skills, an understanding of confidentiality, a sense of humour, an understanding of the needs of older people, sensitivity and reliability. Fire Risk Checkers (WOK724)- trained by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service you will carry out home fire risk checks in the homes of older people in the Borough of Woking. These visits will be done in pairs, with one volunteer being an Age Concern Woking befriender, so that our other services can be offered at the same time.
Volunteer Friend (WOK 1390) - Become a friend to an older, vulnerable person. Commit to approx 1 hour each week. Make a cup of tea, have a chat, give support. Keep in touch with Age Concern to report if anything seems wrong. Locations in the Borough of Woking. Trustee (WOK 504) - Trustees needed - especially if you can bring your own skills. You need to have empathy with older people and be a member of a very busy team of trustees who need more support. Fund Raiser (780) - We would like someone to join our fundraising committee, help us to raise money, bring your own ideas and head up your own projects. AGE UK SURREY Befriender: visiting or telephoning an older person once a week to chat, listen and become a companion. Volunteers who visit an older person may talk, drink tea, share a game or watch TV together. Telephone Befrienders will arrange to call at a certain time each week to chat and catch up on news. Advocate for the Elderly (WOK1335): to make a genuine difference to an elderly person's life by helping them find a voice, solve a problem or make an informed choice for them. Welfare Benefits Adviser to the Elderly (WOK1336): to be trained to help elderly people claim these benefits when they are entitled to them. This will significantly improve the quality of their lives. Currently ÂŁ4.6 billion each year is unclaimed in Welfare Benefits by elderly people in the UK. ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY Surrey The Society provides dementia care, a day centre, outreach and advocacy, carer support, helpline, drop-in centre and advice and information. Administration Support â€“ Haslemere: Providing support with general office duties and helping with volunteer/fundraising administration. We hope that you would be able to offer a couple of hours each week and provide some continuity over a number of months Collections Box Co-ordinators, Surrey: In order to expand the work of the Society, so that even more people with dementia and their carers can be helped and supported, we need to raise funds. This new community fundraising opportunity available in all parts of Surrey involves developing and maintaining an agreed number of collection boxes in your local area, and ensuring regular emptying of boxes, banking of money and keeping records of monies received. Fundraising Group Surrey: In order to expand the work of the Society, so that even more people with dementia and their carers can be helped and supported, we need to raise funds. By joining the group and assisting with its fundraising activities, you will be making a valuable contribution towards achieving this aim. This role will involve assisting the Community Fundraiser with fundraising activities: contributing ideas, assisting at events, devising new ways to generate income, administration and organising specific events (if you are willing to do so). Fundraising: In Memoriam Giving - Surrey: In order to expand the work of the Society, so that even more people with dementia and their carers can be helped and supported, we need to raise funds. This new community fundraising opportunity available in all parts of Surrey involves raising awareness of the work of the Society and the In Memoriam giving opportunity with bereaved families and friends and local funeral directors. You will be visiting local funeral directors to introduce the work of the Society and to gain agreement to distribute and display in memoriam leaflets and envelopes. Fundraising: Memory Walks â€“ Surrey (Working from Home.): Memory Walk is the Society's flagship fundraising event with walks taking place throughout September. All money raised is used to support services for people with dementia and their families and also raises awareness of dementia and the Society's work in the community. This role is essential to support the Community Fundraiser in planning, organising, delivering and evaluating flagship Memory Walks. The role is flexible and the specific commitment will be agreed between you and the Community Fundraiser. As this is a time limited (annual) opportunity, it will require an increased time commitment in the run up to the event. Planning starts in April, with an increased level of activity in September.
Support Service Bletchingley (WOK1230): This role will involve supporting staff in the Day Centre by chatting and engaging with people with dementia, helping with activities and refreshments and ensuring that clients feel comfortable. We hope that you will be able to offer a few hours each week and provide some continuity over a number of months. Support Service Supper Club: Haslemere (WOK1231) This role will involve assisting staff and helping with refreshments, receiving and chatting to visitors at our Supper Club for people living with dementia and their families. The supper club takes place on the first Wednesday of each month between 6 and 8 pm. Volunteer Co-ordinator Haslemere (WOK1232): This role will involve assisting with the recruitment, selection and placement of volunteers and ensuring they receive adequate induction and support. This role helps to ensure that we have the people we need to raise money, improve awareness, help behind the scenes and provide services to anyone living with dementia and those who care for them. This role will require approximately 1-2 hours per week but would be flexible. Washing-Up Volunteers (WOK1302): The team at the Bradbury Centre desperately need volunteers who are happy to clear and wash up cutlery, crockery and glasses. This is a valuable role as it frees up the time of the support workers, allowing them to focus completely on the care of their clients. Information Support Volunteer (Egham) (WOK1323): role is essential to promote our services and highlight our presence in local areas. Your involvement will ensure information on our services is highly visible and readily available to those who need us. You will be welcoming and chatting with service users, and directing them to relevant information and resources. You may also assist with the demonstration of care equipment. AMPHIBIAN and REPTILE CONSERVATION TRUST Conservation Volunteer: to join a new mid-week volunteer group being established to carry out practical conservation projects on internationally important heathland sites in and around Surrey. A great opportunity to • Get fresh air and exercise • Learn more about wildlife and conservation • Help manage critically important nature reserves • Have a rewarding experience and develop new skills • Meet new people • Have Fun! Whether you're available for the whole day or for a few hours, your help is greatly appreciated. ARCH (Art Research Creativity Health) ARCH is a registered charity that is dedicated to helping performers protect their occupational health and involving them in the entertainment of people with ill-health or physical disabilities. Events Organisers: to help in all aspects of organising concerts in local hospitals and hospices. Time flexible, ½ - 1 day per week, expenses paid and training given BABCOCK 4S School Governor: (WOK781): Today's schools are increasingly independent, placing heavier responsibility on the governing body for budgeting, standard-setting and strategic decision making. The Governor's role is to be a "critical friend" to the Head Teacher, helping with overall management. Meetings are usually held in the evenings and only during term time. BASINGSTOKE CANAL AUTHORITY Canal Maintenance Activities Volunteer: (WOK1325): The Basingstoke Canal Authority is looking for members of the community to volunteer some of their spare time to assist the Canal Rangers with general light maintenance tasks. Ranger led volunteer days will run every Tuesday starting on the 10 January 2012 between 10am and 4pm. They will take place across all areas of the Basingstoke Canal on rotation in both the Surrey and Hampshire sections and will include tasks such as vegetation management, painting, clearing litter and controlling invasive plant species. This is your opportunity to get involved
in your local community and make a real difference to the local environment, meet new people, be active, learn new skills and enjoy a day in beautiful surroundings. BEN - The Automotive Industry Charity HR/Volunteer Officer Administrator - This is an opportunity to give administrative assistance to a busy Human Resources department supporting four residential care centres and a day care centre within a national charity, and also includes providing support to the National Volunteers department. This role will give an individual an excellent insight into the workings of these departments including some assistance with pensions administration. BOOKS ON WHEELS - SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL LIBRARIES “Books on Wheels” volunteer: to visit housebound clients to discuss their choice of reading/listening material; to select books etc. at your local library and to deliver these to clients on a regular basis. Volunteers are recruited on behalf of Surrey County Council (SCC) by Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS). Experience in mixing with elderly/disabled people and an interest in reading is an advantage. General physical fitness and the use of a car is desirable. Frequency, days and times can be negotiated. Woking/Byfleet//West Byfleet/Knaphill.
BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease. BHF’s aim is to achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease. Public Speaker (WOK1023): You will be part of a network of enthusiastic Volunteer Speakers promoting our fundraising initiatives and telling others about the work of the charity inspiring them to get involved. Heart Helper (WOK1024): Heart helpers support the charity and could include: Being a local contact, for instance picking up donations or helping to promote the charity, collecting donations at a supermarket or on the street, volunteering at local fundraising events, helping with paperwork/research, getting involved in fundraising for National Heart Month in February. Walk Co-ordinator (WOK1025):- Identifying walk(s) in your area that are suitable for the participants that you aim to recruit, conduct a risk assessment of the walk to ensure all walkers are safe and the environment is not adversely affected, advertise and publicise your BHF Walk (with the help and assistance from your BHF regional office). Recruit and register walkers and encourage sponsorship and fundraising. Manage the walk on the day to ensure all walkers are fully briefed on the route and other relevant details and that all volunteers understand their role. BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION SHOP - WOKING Shop Volunteers (WOK2) to assist in the day to day running of a busy charity shop Stock Room Assistants (WOK1) to assist in the stock room in Woking charity shop. BRITISH LUNG FOUNDATION (BREATHE EASY WOKING) Breathe Easy Woking is a friendly, locally run support group for people with lung conditions who meet once a month for informative talks about living with their lung conditions or other local interests. They also meet up socially outside of the group for meals and outings throughout the year. Group Support Volunteer (WOK747): to help in the running of the group. This post would suit a candidate who is approachable, organised, resourceful, willing to get 'stuck in' and who can show empathy for people with a lung condition. BRITISH RED CROSS
A volunteer-led, humanitarian organisation, that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. Fire and Emergency Support Service (WOK583): The Fire and Emergency Support Service is a partnership with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service that provides immediate postcrisis practical and emotional support to the victims of domestic fires, floods and similar Fire service related incidents. It is delivered 24/7 by specially trained Red Cross volunteers oncall working on a rota basis. You decide when you want to be on-call. When you get a call you need to get to leatherhead Fire Station within approximately 30 minutes. You will then have to go wherever the emergency is within Surrey. Home from Hospital Volunteers (WOK649): to compliment and enhance the care provided by statutory agencies to patients needing practical care or assistance at home, following discharge from hospital. Key Tasks • Bring a person home from hospital • Visit and keep a person company fro a few hours in their home • Help with shopping, collecting prescription • Assist people to regain their independence and confidence Collection Box Co-ordinator (WOK1120): You will be responsible for distributing and collecting Red Cross collection boxes within your local area, maintaining regular contact with your collection box holders. Fundraiser coordinator (WOK1303): with an emphasis on the Red Cross collecting week in May each year. You will coordinate the distribution of collecting tins and organise the flag day. Commitment will be a few hours each week. Home from Hospital Driver (WOK1315): to make a difference by taking a person home from hospital and helping them settle in their accommodation, check heating and be able to make a cup of tea. BRITISH ROLLER SPORTS FEDERATION PR/Marketing Officer (WOK1170): Responsibility for developing and maintaining marketing strategies to meet agreed company objectives. Initially a volunteer role for 10-hours per week, working from home and remotely. Evaluating customer research, market conditions, competitor data and implementing marketing plan alterations as needed and to oversee all marketing, advertising and promotional staff and activities. Administrator (WOK1174): Initially this job will be a volunteer role for 10 hours a week, working from home and remotely. The Administrator manages all aspects of the Admin services and team and provides administrative support to various departments, dealing with the task of editing, typing, mailing and filing. Online Store Manager (WOK1175): Initially this role will be a volunteer role for 10 hours a week, working from home and remotely. The Online Store Manager is responsible for website merchandising, sourcing and agreeing contracts with CEO, and developing and maintaining an online store. They will need to keep abreast of all roller skating trends and own merchandising strategies. Administration Manager (WOK1176): Initially this job will be a volunteer role for 10 hours a week, working from home and remotely accessing the RollerDome server. The Admin Manager manages all aspects of the Admin services and team and provides administrative support to various departments, dealing with the task of editing, typing, mailing and filing. They keep in account the documentation details and all information regarding product, sales. IT Officer Surrey Fire Volunteers (WOK1178): Initially a volunteer role for 10 hours a week working from home and remotely accessing the BRSF server. In charge of all the IT needs within BRSF. Maintaining an inventory of advertisements and managing the ad server software. Maintaining these ads and setting parameters for them within the site's architecture. BROOKLANDS MUSEUM Stewards at Brooklands (WOK93): to staff all the exhibition areas within the Museum, interacting with visitors, adding value to the visitor experience by offering information about the Museum. This also includes the Brooklands ‘Concorde Experience’. Specifically the Steward’s role on Concorde will be hosting visitors through the aircraft with its exhibition areas & audio visual facilities, its restored passenger cabin and flight deck etc.
Guide – weekends (WOK95): helping in “hands on exhibition” talking to and assisting visitors. Guide – schools (WOK96): helping in interactive science exhibition during visits by school parties, talking to schoolchildren. Also to look for volunteers willing to perform simple talks and demonstrations to groups of children. Activity Room Assistant (WOK236): required helping children between the ages of 5 to 7 years to build/construct models etc while they are waiting for their guide to take them for a ride on the Penny Farthing. Volunteers should be good communicators with both children and their adult helpers. Training will be given and applicants will be CRB checked. BYFLEET COMMUNITY ACTION (BYFLEET CARE) Drivers (WOK5): providing transport for elderly neighbours to the shops, doctors etc. Byfleet Care needs a volunteer to cover the mobile phone for 2 hours per fortnight. Phone Cover Volunteer (WOK6) covering the mobile phone for 2 hours per fortnight. Taking calls from elder neighbours needing taking to the shops, doctors etc. and allocating volunteer drivers to the elderly person. CHILDREN COUNTY HOLIDAY FUND - All about Kids Activity Break Residential Volunteers (five nights/six days) (WOK843): The volunteers’ role is to join in with whatever fun and games the week may bring: to get wet, sing, dance, laugh, play games, stay awake, ride bikes, climb, swim and lots, lots more! Also, volunteers should be sensible and aware; help, listen, support, encourage and mediate. Your job is to be there for the children if they need it ... or even if they don’t! • To give encouragement and support to a child who has low self-esteem. • To listen to a child who may be scared or homesick. • To enter into the child's world and be silly and have fun! • To understand that, generally, the child's behaviour is a direct result of the environment they have just left. That is, after all, why a child comes to CCHF! • Our breaks are designed with children in mind so don’t worry about the activities being too strenuous or challenging. We want you to have a positive experience on our Breaks! So please enjoy them! To be a CCHF Volunteer you must: • Be over 18 years old. However, we welcome 16-17 year olds to work alongside other volunteers and learn the ropes. • Be able to volunteer for 6 consecutive days or a weekend, attend training and stay with us residentially. • Have completed a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check and be able to provide two reference checks before you volunteer. • Enjoy working with children and have the energy, enthusiasm and empathy to work with children from underprivileged and disadvantaged backgrounds. • Hopefully have fun, bring a smile and give the children a fantastic break • Excellent training and support Weekend Break Residential Volunteer (Friday to Sunday) (WOK844): The volunteers’ role is to join in with whatever fun and games the week may bring: to get wet, sing, dance, laugh, play games, stay awake, ride bikes, climb, swim and lots, lots more! Also, volunteers should be sensible and aware; help, listen, support, encourage and mediate. But don’t panic … you won’t be alone. There will be a team leader and other volunteers helping and supporting your efforts. Your job is to be there for the children if they need it ... or even if they don’t! • To give encouragement and support to a child who has low self-esteem. • To listen to a child who may be scared or homesick. • To enter into the child's world and be silly and have fun! • To understand that, generally, the child's behaviour is a direct result of the environment they have just left. That is, after all, why a child comes to CCHF! Our breaks are designed with children in mind so don’t worry about the activities being too strenuous or challenging. We want you to have a positive experience on our Breaks! So please enjoy them!
THE CLUB AT OLD WOKING Youth Club Leaders - A small community run youth group catering for young people age 11 – 17 meeting on Wednesday Evening 6.30 - 9.15. We are looking for reliable, enthusiastic volunteers who young at heart, or body, who will be willing to give up their time to supervise young people, work in the tuck shop and help with administrative tasks on the night. No experience is necessary as it is a ‘learn on the job’ opportunity. This is a fulfilling and worthwhile position and you will probably get out a lot more than you imagine working with enthusiastic and sometimes challenging young people. We take the young people on trips and would also welcome help during these events. Active Assistance - The Club at Old Woking Comminity Centre needs an energetic and enthusiastic person to help organise active games on Wednesday evenings with some boisterous young people 9 - 17 years either in a large hall or outside if the weather is fine. In wetter weather we have a pool table and table-tennis as well as a tuck shop for the young people, and welcome anyone who can motivate the more energetic young people with fresh ideas. Craft Activity Organiser - We need an enthusiastic artistic person to help organise craft activities on Wednesday evenings with our young people 9 - 17 years, some of whom have special needs. We have a large range of materials and space as well as a kitchen for any cooking projects. We would welcome anyone who can inspire our young people with fresh ideas. Youth Club Committee Member - The Club at Old Woking Community Centre needs a literate and numerate person to join the management committee of the club. Do you have a little time to help with admin tasks such as applying for grants, volunteer recruitment and coordinating the club volunteer's rota? COBHAM LONDON BUS MUSEUM Museum Steward & Guide - involved in face to face contract with the public, welcoming and receiving them to the London Bus Museum, stewarding, guiding and advising them about the exhibits on display. You will also have the opportunity to answer enquiries about the Museum and its events over the telephone and in person. You may have the opportunity to assist in administration tasks in the Museum's office. You may be asked to fulfil a similar role elsewhere on the Brooklands Museum site. COMMUNITY FURNITURE PROJECT - WOKING Driver/warehouseperson (WOK395): needed to load and drive van approx. 40 miles per day. Need clean, full driving licence, must be able to lift furniture. Monday to Friday. Shop Volunteers (WOK596): wanted Monday - Saturday between 9.30-5.30pm to help with referrals and the general public choose furniture and other household items from our shop/warehouse. Warehouseperson (WOK 653) needed to work in the warehouse lifting and moving household items that are donated by the community. Monday - Saturday 9.30 – 5.30. Awareness/Promotion Advisor (WOK654): needed to raise awareness of the furniture project by delivering presentations to housing associations and other similar projects. Furniture Restoration (wood/upholstery) (WOK728): The charity was set up 20 years ago. Its aims are to re-use furniture and other household items to people in the local community. We have a vast array of interesting and collectible items. Someone with skills in woodwork or upholstery would be ideal. We have a fully equipped workshop to help renovate donated furniture. Tasks may include: repairing chairs and tables and restoring antiquities. Experience is welcomed, but there is full training available if you have an interest and are willing to learn. Administration Support (WOK 396) - Volunteer needed to carry out general office duties including data input, invoicing and filing for a few hours per week - Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs between 9.30 am - 5 pm. Quality management procedures experience would be helpful. COMMUNITY SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS - Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme Volunteer Organiser: RSVP encourages people aged 50 and over who have time and energy to spare to become involved as volunteers in their local community. We operate nationwide and have 15,000 volunteers involved in educational, environmental, community care and health projects.
Most of our projects and activities are developed and run by Volunteer Organisers - people who are volunteers themselves and take on responsibility for leading projects. Volunteer Organisers develop projects according to their skills & interests and the needs in their local community - and they find other local people in their area to join them as volunteers. You might want to find people to help children with reading in local schools; arrange outings for housebound older people; drive people to medical appointments; clear up a local canal or open space; set up knitting groups in residential homes - the list is endless! As an Organiser and member of RSVP you will receive training and ongoing support from RSVP, help with fundraising and publicity to get your project going, and access to a friendly network of like-minded people across the UK with whom you can share your experiences and ideas as a Volunteer Organiser. It really is a valuable way to use your skills and life experience. COMMUNITY TRANSPORT LTD (Woking) (WOK397) Volunteer Drivers in the Woking area to drive WCT vehicles to MIDAS standards; carrying out daily checks on vehicles and other related equipment in order to ensure that the highest standards are maintained; operating a two-way radio in order to communicate with office staff; maintaining accurate vehicle log sheets (including records of money received from passengers) and other relevant paperwork and handing over documentation and money received to office staff at the end of the day. Volunteers will need to enjoy working with people and have a helpful and sympathetic manner; have a cheerful disposition and a sense of humour. They will also need a flexible approach to work; possess experience of handling cash and have a desire to be part of a team who wish to promote our service and achieve excellence for our users. For successful applicants : A medical examination will be required prior to driving passenger vehicles; a short 'on the road' driving assessment will be undertaken and References and a Criminal Records Bureau disclosure will be required. CONQUEST ART Volunteers Helper - Conquest Art is a class for physically disabled people. We meet every Wednesday afternoon; we need a driver to collect some of the artists. I encourage the members to watercolour paint. It is a very informal with no instructions given. Members are encourages to develop their own way. The club is on a Wednesday from 1.30pm â€“ 4.00pm CONTACT THE ELDERLY (WOKING) Group Coordinators - Coordinators ensure everything runs smoothly each month. Coordinators are also often volunteer drivers too. Coordinators organise the monthly group outings by liaising with the hosts and drivers so that everyone is clear about the time, date and place. After the drivers have been called by the coordinator, they in turn contact the older guest/s. Support and advice for the coordinators is readily available from Head Office or the regional Development Officer, if required. We ask all group coordinators for two references and we also take out a DBS check before you start as a volunteer. The coordinators role is very important, but it only takes a little extra regular commitment each month in addition to the outing. There are up to 15 older guests and volunteers relying on you! It is the coordinators job to be organised and keep everyone informed. Tea Party Host - Host provide a warm welcome and a simple afternoon tea lasting between two to three hours for six to nine older guests and their drivers (three to five drivers). Often host involve family and friends and two or three generations join in. Requirements: The only essentials are a big tea pot, a downstairs toilet and easy access to your house (e.g. not to many steps to your front door) Your commitment: We ask hosts to commit to one or two tea parties a year - more if they want. The volunteer coordinator will call to check dates and other arrangements and nearer the time will confirm how many guest to expect. CORNERHOUSE
Depression Support Group Facilitator (WOK584): Facilitators at the Depression Support groups usually attend every week. The wellbeing group is term-time only, the other groups continue to run during the school holidays. For the evening groups, we operate a rota, which usually means a time commitment of around twice a month, all year round. We aim to have two facilitators at every meeting. To help the group run smoothly. Key Activities • Guiding the group discussion so that people feel safe by timekeeping, for example we have 30 minutes left and invite another to speak, or summarising and then moving the conversation onto another topic, or ask a lightening question eg ask everyone to share one thing that helps them relax or one tip for coping with life or one helpful thing someone has said to them etc. • Noting anyone who looks uncomfortable and either check OK at the end or, if it is possible in your group suggest that they are called during the week. • To uphold the Group values (see below) • Not getting drawn into a one to one situation with any person • Showing that the person has been heard, using body language, active listening skills, paraphrasing etc. • Acknowledging the feelings being expressed and reassure; for example it is ok to cry. • Point out any positive aspects/feelings/achievements that the person may not be giving themselves credit for. • Opening up the discussion to others • Signposting and encouragement towards other resources. Volunteers will be required to keep brief notes of the session ie Christian names of those present, any follow up for the Depression Support Worker. It is important that these notes should be as impersonal as possible, and should not use names. If there is any concern about a group member, please circle the dsw follow up section of the form and the depression support worker will make contact with the facilitator/s as soon as possible after the meeting. Walk Leader (WOK926): You will lead a small group of walkers on a walk of about an hour around Woking. Currently walks leave from the Lightbox on a Wednesday morning but will hopefully expand to other times and starting points. CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE Fundraising Committee Member (WOK173): to serve on the fundraising committee and help raise much needed funds to support their bereavement care programme for members of the public, including children. Bereavement counsellors needed. Training takes place at Ashford Hospital and starts January 11,18, 25 Feb 5, 15 26, March 15 & 22.(Saturdays full days) The course costs £300. DEBRA CHARITY SHOP KNAPHILL. Shop Worker (WOK249): DEBRA is a charity raising funds for people with a genetic skin disease. Their shop in Knaphill is looking for volunteers to serve in the shop and sort clothes. Urgent request for Knaphill shop Tuesday 1-4pm, Fridays am and pm and all day Saturday. DIOCESE OF GUILDFORD Befriender – Family and Vulnerable Adults – A befriender’s involvement is best every other week: not over-involved in the person, but there as a help and guide. It is important to help the person to engage with others in their community, to make friends through outside activities, whether through the church or not. All befrienders do the same training which takes place over three separate days. Volunteer Driver – Homelessness Prevention Service - Volunteer drivers will assist housing specialist workers to provide transport for young people to get them to housing
appointments and/or emergency accommodation. The role requires some on-call and occasional out of hours working. Own transport is required but expenses are paid. Generic Family Support Volunteer - The volunteer will work with the young person and family regarding parenting issues, help with budgets, etc. It is family focussed and the volunteer will report back to a Social Worker - they are the eyes and ears of the family situation. Some group work and some individual work will be required with a minimum of 2 hours per week, including some out of hours working on occasion. Service Delivery Support Volunteer at Homelessness Prevention Service - To work alongside the Homelessness Prevention Service administrator and panel co-ordinator to assist in client facing activities and help co-ordinate the administration for the 4 supported housing panel meetings that occur every 6 weeks. Required for 4 hours per week, during office hours Monday to Friday DISABILITY CHALLENGERS Administration Fundraising: A volunteer fundraiser is needed to help with administration and projects in the charity's head office. Confidence on the computer is essential and volunteer must be able to do 1 day/week or 4 hours min. Relevant training will be provided. Youth Play Workers (WOK517): for Saturdays and holiday schemes run at various venues throughout Surrey. Applicants should be enthusiastic and energetic with an interest in working with disabled children. Need to commit for at least 6 months either 3-4 Saturdays per month and/or during school holidays or at least 3 hours per week for the after school club in Guildford. Event Volunteers (WOK1007): Disability Challengers are holding the 'Kellys Miles for Smiles' 5k/10k run or 5k walk event across Stoke Park in Guildford on October 14th 2010. This event is hoping to have about 600 people on the day, all having a great day and helping us fundraise ÂŁ20,000 for vital services. Marshals are needed to support this event by setting up, handing out race numbers, giving out water and timing chips, pointing people in the right direction and cheer on the runners! Minibuses Drivers (WOK1282): For pick up from local schools to the after school activity clubs. (Without this valuable service the children many disabled children would not be able to attend our service.) The right people would need to have a clean licence, been driving over 2 years and be over the age of 25. Ideally the person will have a D1 on their licence but this is not essential as we will pay for training for a certificate to drive our buses (not D1 certificate - one for smaller buses) EIKON Family Programme Support (WOK1369): To help at Connect Families Course, a course aimed at families resident in Woking with young people aged 14-16 and is designed to strengthen family relationships. This is done by helping young people to understand and deal with the stresses both they and their parents face and shows how we can appreciate one another and encourage good behavior. We explore ways of dealing with peer pressure and protecting against substance misuse. This is a relaxed course with an informal session at the end of each week where snacks and drinks are served and parents are invited to join. The course runs on one evening per week. EPILEPSY ACTION Community Fundraising Assistants (WOK1344): Epilepsy Action's brand new Community Fundraising team is looking for volunteers in Kent & Surrey This is a new opportunity to support the UK's leading epilepsy charity. We need your help with everything from events and street collections to involving your company, friends or community group. You can also get involved in our National Tea Break and Doodle Day. Fundraising is fun and rewarding and we will support you all the way. Wonga Walk Coordinator (WOK1353): Want to step out to help the 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK today? We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to organise a sponsored Wonga Walk in their local area. Wonga Walks can take place at any time throughout the year, and your walk can be as big or a small as you like. You can organise a long distance hike in the countryside, a sponsored
dog walk, an urban midnight walk, or even a tots toddle. Any funds you raise will be vital in helping us continue to support people living with epilepsy. Your brand new local Community Fundraiser will provide advice, support, and ideas to make your event a success, and as the organiser you will receive a fundraising pack including: • Posters • Sponsor forms • Certificates • One free Epilepsy Action T-shirt for each registered walk • Regular newsletters • Opportunity to advertise your walk on our website • Exclusive access to our Epilepsy ACTION heroes group • 'Thank you' certificate to display how much you've raised This is a great opportunity to support the UK's leading epilepsy charity. So put those walking shoes on and join hundreds of people across the UK stepping towards a better understanding of epilepsy. Community Group Coordinator (WOK1354): Could you start a fundraising group? Starting your own group isn't as scary as it sounds! As the group founder you'll need to bring together a group of fundraisers. These can be your friends, family and colleagues. So it might be much simpler than you think! You will then organise the group to get together - either in person, by phone or over the internet - to discuss ideas and make plans. All members of the group are welcome to get in touch with us, but as the leader you will be the main contact for information. What support will you get? Well that all depends on what you need! If you feel confident to move ahead with your own ideas, we're here for you to run your ideas and plans past. But if you feel you want more involvement, we can do that too. Everyone's different, and we'll work with you to suit what works best for you. Just to give you an idea, events can be anything that interests to you! This could be a coffee morning, sponsored walk, summer fete, Christmas fayre, a pamper night or even a ball. Whether you'd like to get involved or just find out more, we'd love to hear from you! Community Fundraising Assistants (WOK1344): Epilepsy Action's brand new Community Fundraising team is looking for volunteers in Kent & Surrey. This is a new opportunity to support the UK's leading epilepsy charity. We need your help with everything from events and street collections to involving your company, friends or community group. You can also get involved in our National Tea Break and Doodle Day. Fundraising is fun and rewarding and we will support you all the way. Collection and Events Support Volunteer (WOK1355): Can you spare a few hours every now and again to make a massive difference to people with epilepsy? If so, joining our collectors and event support team could be for you! We're looking for people or groups who can give us a few hours of their time to support our events and collections. This could a bucket collection in a supermarket or a football stadium, helping at a coffee morning, or marshalling at a sponsored walk. You can tell us when you would like to volunteer, and when we have something happening in your area we'll get in touch and invite you along. We generally ask you to join us for three hours at a time, but there's no obligation to say yes. This is an easy, stress-free way to get involved with fundraising! EPWORTH CHOIR Refreshment Helper (WOK1077): Epworth Choir is a friendly local choir that sings to raise money for local charities. It rehearses on Wednesdays through the year with a six week break in the summer. We aim to serve tea, coffee and biscuits at the interval when people can chat and socialise. We are looking for volunteers to work alternate weeks in pairs in the excellently equipped kitchen facility in the Church hall, where you can also hear the Choir rehearse while preparing and tidying away. FAMILY LINE SURREY Trustees - FamilyLine seeks to recruit two trustees and welcomes interest from anyone with a range of life skills and an enthusiasm that will benefit the charity. Previous experience as a
trustee is unnecessary; as induction and training can be offered, if needed. Two references are required and, depending on the role, a CRB check may be necessary. Each trustee contributes through their differing life skills and experience. Some of our trustees are retired but active in the community, others are in employment, with busy family lives. At times throughout the year our trustees are expected to assist with fund raising, public awareness opportunities and representing the charity at local events. Helpline Volunteers (WOK206): to answer calls from parents and other family members of all ages who may have a variety of problems, concerns or sometimes just need to talk. Required in Dorking HQ or working from home. You will have parenting experience, be open minded, non-judgemental and a good listener. Full training given. Times extremely flexible, weekdays and weekends from 10.00am - 10.00pm. There is a particular need for volunteers 2pm - 5pm and 5pm - 8pm on Saturdays. Lead Administrative Volunteer (WOK640): FamilyLine seeks to recruit a volunteer capable of leading, organising and mailing the charity’s posters and leaflets to a wide range of schools, colleges and both voluntary and statutory agencies in Surrey, Sussex and south London Boroughs. The office is situated in Leatherhead so own transport would be required. This is an administrative role well-suited to someone with good organisational and computer skills. FOSTERING TEAM – SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL Foster carers for the children who are “looked after” by the county council. (The term 'looked after' refers to children who are under 18 and have been provided with care and accommodation by children's services.) A large number of the children who we deal with will have a history of physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Some may have suffered the death of a parent, or have parents who are too ill to care for them. Others may have disabilities and many different needs.
FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY Telebefriending. (WOK893): Our Telebefriending Service creates befriending relationships on the phone between volunteers and isolated older people. You will need to be a good listener; friendly, patient and enjoy talking on the telephone? We will ask you to phone 1 - 3 older people in England or Wales, to reduce their feelings of isolation and loneliness and enhance their contact with the outside world. You will call on a regular basis and build up firm friendships over time, on the phone. You will call an older person at least twice a month for up to half an hour. The calls will be made from your own home or place of work, in line with Employer Supported Volunteer Schemes. We will provide full training, offer regular social events and reimburse expenses. FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY (Bernard Sunley Nursing Home) Visitor to Resident: Visiting the residents to take them for walks around the garden or simply just pop in for coffee and a chat. Good communication skills are essential and must be English speaking. FRIENDS OF WOKING PALACE Assisting with the Woodland Maintenance - Working in a Hazel Coppice with a small group of volunteers. General woodland maintenance. GIRLGUIDING U.K. Guide Leader: Guiders are needed to help out with Rainbows, Brownies and Guides in the Woking area (including Chobham and Byfleet). You would work with qualified Guiders to help run sessions on a weekly basis during term time. GODALMING TOGETHER COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
Visitor Information Centre Helper (WOK1339): An opportunity exists to assist in staffing Godalming's first ever Visitor Information Centre situated within the Godalming museum near to the Pepperpot in Godalming. The VIC offers information on: · Accommodation · Town events, markets and festivals · Countryside and walking · Travel information, maps, visitor guides · Places to eat and drink · Shopping · Town trails · Community information, (Schools, local facilities etc.) and the New Resident's Welcome Pack · Attractions Tasks include assisting visitors in their quest for visitor information, ensuring leaflets and displays are kept up to date and resourcing and updating the visitor information folder.The VIC is open during museum opening times from Tuesday to Saturday: · 10am to 5pm in summer (April - October) · 10am to 4pm in winter (November - March) The volunteering opportunity is very flexible and we are hoping to staff the VIC on a regular basis. You can choose to do as many or as few hours as you would like to. If you would like the opportunity to help your community, have an interest in local events and places and would like to help in an interesting environment we would be delighted to hear from you GOLDSWORTH CARE Drivers: for a neighbourhood care scheme in the Goldsworth area, helping transporting local neighbours to the dentist, hospital, shopping etc. Telephone Volunteers: covering the telephone one day a month or fortnight. Taking calls from elder neighbours needing taking to the shops, doctors etc. and allocating volunteer drivers to the elderly person. This is ideal for volunteers who would like to remain flexible.
GOLDSWORTH PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE Community Association Members: Goldsworth Park Community Association need general volunteers to help with organising and running events. Local residents preferred. The association meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7.30pm. They also produce a monthly newsletter. GUIDE ASSOCIATION (Byfleet, West Byfleet And Sheerwater) Brownie's Helpers - Byfleet Primary School: Helper for Brownies require for Monday Evening 5.30 to 7.30pm helping at a brownies evening Girl Guide Helpers: We are really looking for a Guider to run the Guide unit and one or two helpers to help her. All the equipment is still available at the hall and the new leader could pick the evening she wants to run the unit subject to booking with the school. There would be lots of help from other guiders to ensure the success of the unit but none of us have time to run it fully ourselves as we all run other units already. GUIDE DOG FOR THE BLIND ASSOCIATION (Woking & District Branch) Collector (WOK269): collecting for guide dogs 1-2 days per month for an hour or 2 each time in the Borough of Woking HARRY EDWARDS HEALING SANCTUARY Administrator - Grant & Trust Fund Application (WOK1138): The objective of the role is to increase the opportunity for The Sanctuary to secure funding from Grant & Trust sources for specific projects and purposes, in order to maintain the growth and future sustainability of the charity. The Volunteer will be required to carry out the following as the role holder:
Administration, Application Processing, and Promotion & Education. The role could however be carried out remotely for some of the time if the volunteer has access to a PC, the internet and a telephone at a secure home or office environment. 2 half days or 1 whole day per week Receptionist Weekend (WOK1138): • Ensuring that the Sanctuary's Healing reception area remains a calm, neat and pleasant environment for our visitors. • Providing our visitors with information on the Sanctuary's facilities and refreshments and answering any questions they may have. • Booking contact healing appointments, ensuring that visitors and healers complete the healing appointment forms, and entering the data onto the Sanctuary's database of patients. • Serving visitors who wish to purchase items from the Sanctuary's gift shop, maintaining appropriate records of sales, and handling cash and debit / credit card transactions. • Ensuring that all visitors to the Healing Sanctuary have left the premises at closing time; securing any donations / sales takings. • Ensuring that any problems or difficulties that arise are anticipated (if possible) and addressed quickly and sensitively. • Contacting the Healing Services Manager and / or the Operations Manager in case of emergency. HEADWAY SURREY (Guildford) HEADWAY Surrey supports people with head injuries, their families and carers and promotes understanding of the implications of head injury through-out Surrey. Befriender (WOK803): Spending time talking to someone who has had a brain injury and encouraging them to get out and about by taking part in leisure activities. This could be going for a coffee, to the cinema, to a football match or playing squash. Resource Centre Volunteers (WOK938): are needed to work with members doing a variety of activities including writing, computer skills, art etc. Members have all suffered brain injury and the activities take place in small groups each day Tuesday to Thursday 10-4pm.
HELP FOR HEROES (Surrey Group) Event fundraising Assistant(WOK912): Help for Heroes run different types of Fundraising activities and people can do anything that is legal; a sponsored parachute jump, dinner party, run a marathon, swim the channel, give a day's pay, shave your head, we don't mind, as long as its legal, fun and you donate the proceeds to Help for Heroes! As an event fundraising assistant you could be asked to help out in all sorts of ways by attending event, selling merchandise, supporting volunteers fundraising activities or just help when needed. HM PRISON SERVICE Prison Visitor: As a prison visitor you would provide prisoners from across the country with support and friendship, irrespective of race and belief and usually to those with few relatives and friends. You will be independent from the prison. Prison visitors also play an important part in maintaining links with the local community and the prisons. On average one visit per fortnight. HOME-START WOKING This organisation provides help and support to young families under stress and currently requires family visiting volunteers to visit and support families with children under 5 who are experiencing difficulties. Trustees - We are looking for a trustee to join our lively, friendly team of seven specifically to support a paid member of staff to research funding opportunities with trusts, foundations and local companies. The volunteer can work in the office or from home, liaising with the staff team and other trustees and reporting to the bi monthly Trustee Meetings. An interest in supporting children and families as an interest in fund-raising is essential.
Friends of Home Start - Volunteers will have the opportunity to join and get to know a group of volunteers who meet regularly and who are committed to supporting our Charity. We are looking for volunteers to join our Friends Group to assist with organising fund raising events to raise money and the profile of Home Start Woking. We arranged a very successful Chinese evening in February and a Bollywood evening is in hand. Friends would also help at events such as Party in the Park, staffing an information stall. New ideas and suggestions would be welcome. Home-Visiting Volunteers (WOK27): Volunteers are prepared for the role through a preparatory training course and ongoing training and support is provided by staff on a regular basis. Volunteers are carefully matched with a family and visit weekly for around 2-3 hours. The aim is to help families find their feet, gain confidence and become the parents they want to be. MUST HAVE PARENTAL EXPERIENCE. Management Committee Member (Trustee) responsible for fundraising/PR (WOK804): Home-Start Woking is seeking to recruit a Trustee to be responsible for Fundraising and PR. Duties will include the following: • Developing new and imaginative fundraising activities – often events based • Linking with media to promote and advertise forthcoming events • Building and maintaining long-term fundraising relationships via churches and other organisations • Organising traditional fundraising activities in line with Home-Start UK • Increasing funds through researching and targeting charitable trusts • Raising awareness of the charity at a LOCAL level Trustee (funding research) needed to work alongside the member of staff responsible for fundraising from trusts and foundations to research funding opportunities suitable for our organisation. Volunteer could work from home or in the office. Trustee needed to join our lively, friendly team of seven. We meet once every two months on a weekday morning and for an AGM in September. Trustees also take part in sub committees, currently personnel, fundraising, volunteer training, strategic/business planning, which meet on an ad hoc basis as necessary.
HORSELL VILLAGE AFTER SCHOOL CLUB Volunteer play workers - required to promote learning through play to children aged between 5 and 11 years. Team work needed, one or more weekdays during school term, time from 2.30 to 6.00. It would be preferable but not essential for you to have a DBS. HORSELL CARE A neighbourhood care scheme offer a helping hand for residents of Horsell, young or old, who find everyday tasks difficult Drivers (WOK28): to help neighbours with transport for shopping, home and hospital visits, befriending and covering the telephone. The hours and days are flexible. HORSELL COMMON PRESERVATION SOCIETY The Society is responsible for maintaining and preserving both Horsell and Pyrford Commons for the benefit of the natural flora and fauna and the general public for recreational purposes. Environmental Volunteers: The society requires volunteers to help with scrub clearance one Sunday per month (September to March 10am to 1pm) HOST UK HOST offers international students, over the age of 18, studying at all levels in the UK a day or weekend visit to a British family. We work with more than 100 subscribing institutions, many of whom pay in full for our student’s visit. We have a network of about 40 regional
organisers nationwide, each of whom manages between 20-80 host families. Our small staff co-ordinates the application process for about 3000 applications per year and manages our relationships with subscribing institutions and other stakeholders. We have an active Board of Governors of 9 people and sub committees for income generations and personnel. Hosts (WOK506): invite an international student to visit for a day or weekend over Christmas, Easter or New Year. The student will be studying in the UK at University or College and will be over 18 years old. The hosts and the students are 'matched' based on mutual interests by the local regional organiser who gives full support. Hosts can invite students occasionally; for instance just at Christmas, or frequently to suit their lifestyle. Hosts can ask to be matched with students from places that interest them or have a range of students from many lands. Hosts can opt to have a single visitor or friends travelling together or couples or families, to suit them. ICAN - MEATH SCHOOL Lunchtime Play/Support Workers: to volunteer with children aged 5-11 with severe speech, language and communication disabilities. You would support them during lunchtimes between 12.00 and 14.00. Garden Helper: We need someone to help in the school garden on a regular basis to help keep it tidy and help with planting etc. Hours to suit INDEPENDENT MONITORING BOARDS (IMB) Board Member (WOK994): The Independent Monitoring Board at HM Prison Coldingley (nr Bisley, Woking) is looking to recruit new members. Board members monitor the day-to-day life in a particular prison. They visit the establishment on a regular basis, often unannounced, and talk to the prisoners and staff.
JIGSAW(SOUTH EAST) â€“ URGENTLY REQUIRED. Buddy (in children's grief support groups) - You will be required to help the group leaders carry out various activities which encourage memories of the person who has died. To take part in activities such as Salt Jars, Memory boxes, candle lit ceremony, Balloon release, Clay anger wall etc. Macmillan Volunteer - To provide support to families who have a family member with a life limiting illness and act as advocates and befrienders to the children and young people of the family and help support the person with the illness. Assist team members in their duties as well as helping to fundraise and promote this new service in Surrey. A flexible time commitment - you will be called upon at various times to visit families as and when required. JIGSAW/Woking Vineyard Church Sorter (WOK1049): Working with a vibrant group of volunteers during the Jigsaw sessions. Helping to sort clothes and toys Mondays 9.00 â€“ 12.00. JOINT EDUCATION TRUST Ambassador (WOK922): Our aim is to provide grants for the education of children who have suffered trauma, tragedy or neglect and to support those children through either boarding or day school provision and provide assistance with the costs of such education. As an ambassador you will work with Local Authorities to seek funding and support for the programme and help educate staff, parents & children about the BPVC programme. KEYRING LIVING SUPPORT NETWORKS Community Living Volunteer: We are looking for flexibility, enthusiasm, a common sense approach, an understanding of the needs of vulnerable adults, experience in a relevant area. We offer free accommodation - a shared 2 bedroom flat and excellent training. KNAPHILL CABIN YOUTH CLUB Activities Officer (WOK 859): To plan a programme of session activities for the Club, including organising materials and checking compliance; to ensure that session resources
are well maintained. The Club is a free drop-in youth club for young people aged 11-17. Hours to suit/work from home. Fundraising Officer (WOK1123): To organise fundraising for the Club by liaising with potential sponsors, submitting grant applications and organising fundraising events, liaising closely with the Finance Officer. Hours to suit/work from home. Café Officer (WOK1124): To run a small cafe/tuck shop during youth club session: keeping records, maintain stock and provide an up-to-date price list. To promote healthy eating, Fairtrade, fruit and help develop hot meals. Monday evenings. Publicity Officer (WOK 1376): To publicise the Club and its activities by producing posters and other material for the village and local schools, in order to help recruit members and volunteers; to maintain the Cabin website and social media. Hours to suit/work from home. Hours to suit/work from home (Youth Worker) Volunteer. (WOK857) To help run club sessions at the Vyne Community Centre. This will involve setting up, organising activities and ensuring the general wellbeing of everybody attending the drop-in. Enthusiasm to engage with young people and a commitment to provide a safe and supportive environment. Monday evenings. Meetings Officer (Secretary) (WOK1444) To organise monthly committee meetings and the Annual General Meeting (AGM), to circulate an agenda and take minutes. Safeguarding Officer (WOK 1446) To help run youth club sessions at the Vyne Community Centre in Knaphill; to maintain a record of Membership and Parental Consent forms and provide an up-to-date sign-in sheet; to maintain the Health & Safety Policy. Monday & Thursday evening. Recruitment Officer (WOK1447) To recruit new volunteers by liaising with relevant organisations and working with the publicity officer to promote opportunities. This will involve arranging induction sessions, DBS checks and following up references and maintaining an up-to-date register of volunteers. Training and Borough Liaison Officer (WOK1448) To liaise with appropriate bodies about potential training opportunities and arrange an annual event for volunteers. Youth Engagement Officer (WOK1449) To help run youth club sessions at the Vyne Community Centre in Knaphill and facilitate young people's input into the club, especially with regard to activities (ideally by establishing a youth council). KNAPHILL CARE KNAPHILL CARE is a "good neighbour scheme" offering a helping hand to residents of Knaphill - young or old - who may find everyday tasks difficult. We aim to bridge the gaps in existing services, to lend a hand when family and friends or other agencies are not able to help, to assist but not to replace them. Good Neighbour (WOK143) to help with shopping, driving, home visits and for covering the telephone. The hours and days are flexible. LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY ACTION LCAG is a small successful community led organisation tackling the issues facing people living in pockets of disadvantage in affluent areas and is looking to both consolidate and expand its activities. Youth Worker Sythwood Youth Committee (WOK594): for young people (14 – 18 years) runs on a Friday night 6.30 to 10pm providing a range of activities and trips out living on Lakeview Estate in Woking. Trips might include bowling, ice skating, paintball and there are plans to set up a motorbike workshop on the estate and a football team to play in the local league. Youth Worker for Lynx Youth Club (WOK595): (11 – 14 years), Thursday nights 6.30 to 9.30pm. You will get involved helping lead and facilitate the activities, set up play equipment and put this away after each session with the help of the existing team. A lively, friendly volunteering experience. Travel expenses and some training in youth work related subjects are offered. Youth Workers (Busy Bee) (WOK822): for our friendly, fun-loving group consisting of children between the ages of 7 - 11. Our group loves to express their creative skills in a variety of different ways. We are looking for enthusiastic people with a bright and positive attitude to help encourage our children to work together, lead, and interact with the children, to facilitate all activities. We welcome volunteers to help guide and develop our kids to their full potential. A CRB check will be required.
Youth Workers (WOK887): We are looking for Youth Workers to help run our sessions for our friendly group of young people between the ages of 11-17 years of age. 7-9 pm Thursday evening. Volunteers will be encouraged to bring and implement new ideas for activities, days out etc. We are looking for enthusiastic people with a bright and positive attitude to encourage and interact with the young people from and around the Lakeview area. LEUKAEMIA CARE SOCIETY The Leukaemia Care Society provides vital care and support to all those whose lives are affected by Leukaemia and the allied blood disorders. Community Fundraising/Events Volunteers (WOK299): Assisting with all aspects of the charities fundraising activities i.e. coffee mornings, etc Charitable Collector (WOK861): To carry out voluntary charitable collections at various locations throughout the year, ensuring effective communication with fellow voluntary collectors and Head Office staff and raising awareness of Leukaemia CARE's work and services, by communicating effectively with the general public. LIFEWORKS Receptionist/Administrator - General reception work and basic administration. Training will be provided and volunteer will need to commit to at least 2 days per week between 9am and 3pm. LINKABLE Give support to people with a learning disability to build an enhanced quality of life through sport and social activities in the community. Our Vision is to empower members of all ages and abilities to make choices, develop independence and achieve their full potential. Support workers - Disco Nights: assisting a group of (mainly) young adults who have learning disabilities at a weekly disco / club night. Wednesdays 7 - 9.30pm. Play Volunteer 16+ - volunteers are required to help with Under 18's on Tuesdays (term time only) from 7.30-8.00, Fridays 5.20 -7.00 and Saturdays 10.00-2.00 in Woking and on Wednesdays 7.00-9.00 in Camberley. Play Volunteer 18+ - all of the above plus various additional evenings in both Woking and Camberley, including swimming, keepfit, drama and sports groups. Play Worker/Swimming Assistant (WOK1031): Opportunities for outgoing, fun, caring, individuals to come along once a week to volunteer with children aged 4 - 14 for a fun swimming session encouraging interaction, play and confidence. Hours Sunday 1.45pm 3.15pm Programme Coordinator - We need to recruit several minibus drivers to cover all school holidays (daytime only), evenings and weekends. You need to be a confident driver with a clean licence, aged 25+. Experience of working with/happy to work with people of all ages with learning and some physical disabilities. You should be happy to conduct routine check of vehicle before and after each journey. Trips will be across, and occasionally out out, county. A staff member will always accompany each group. LinkAble will give training and provide insurance. Any help you can give would be most welcome, so even if you can only drive once a week, please get in touch! MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT Collectors (WOK301): Collecting outside supermarkets (mainly under cover) on specified days (up to 6 a year) for a 1Â˝ to 2 hour session with a collecting tin. Collections take place on Saturdays plus one Friday mid-October. New volunteers will work alongside experienced collectors. Event organiser (WOK705): is required to promote and organise events and functions for the Woking Group in order to raise money for the charity. MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE Event Promoter to make a presence within the community and encourage people to get involved and participate in the regionally organised events. You might visit gyms, shops and different venues dropping off leaflets and promoting events. Daffodil Appeal Collector: As a Daffodil Appeal collector you will need to give a couple of hours at one or more collections in Woking during February and March. You will be provided
with the daffodil box, collection tin, hints and tips and a collectorâ€™s guide to Marie Curie Cancer Care. Daffodil Box Coordinator: To help co-ordinate the local daffodil box campaign for the Great Daffodil Appeal in your local community. To distribute and collect in the daffodil boxes and then count, bank and record all monies from them. Daffodil Collection Organiser: To organise a local street or store collection for the Great Daffodil Appeal. Includes recruiting collectors, planning the rota, hosting the collection and banking the money collected. General involvement is from January to March. Dependant on the number of collections and geographical area covered during February and March. MARIE CURIE CHARITY SHOP Shop Volunteers. URGENTLY REQUIRED ON A SUNDAY Duties include serving customers as well as hanging, pricing and steaming stock. Days available are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. MARJORIE RICHARDSONâ€™S Drop-in Centre Helpers: Required on various days at various times for various duties. Mon - Fri 10-12.30pm or 12-2.30pm serving behind counter, loading/unloading the dishwasher and clearing tables. Treasurer of centre accounts. - Required to attend 3 or 4 meetings a year. Urgently require a volunteer who can help them with end of year figures and reports. Accountancy knowledge of Excel. If you are interested in this volunteering role, please contact WAVS ME SUPPORT GROUP - GUILDFORD The group provides M.E. sufferers in Guildford and the surrounding areas with social support via group meetings, events and seasonal newsletters. Committee Member - Trustees needed to become a committee member to assist in the running of the local ME/CFS support group. For this you must have interpersonal and organisational skills and be available 1 day a week. MENCAP (ELMBRIDGE) Handyperson - Minor repairs of equipment; changing light bulbs; painting and decorating; routine checking of fire alarm; arranging for servicing of equipment; snow clearance; drain clearance and checking; replenish paper towels, soap and catering items; identify low stocks; meter reading; light grounds maintenance. Thurs am poss other days MENCAP - ROYAL MENCAP SOCIETY Befriender needed for a lady of 60 years old with a learning disability. You will need to have good people skills and patience. Saturdays between 12-4pm MIND - WOKING Activity Volunteer needed to assist with members, in particular using your own skills, hobbies or interests, to develop ideas for small group activities, and then to lead and support those groups. Activities should be fun driven, but may also have an educational or cultural element. The purpose of the activities is to bring out the latent interests and skills of clients. MOORCROFT CENTRE FOR THE COMMUNITY Relief Coffee Bar Assistant: volunteers be relief coffee bar assistant in the Centre during the mornings. Duties to include selling teas, coffees, snacks and lunches, serving lunches, clearing away and washing up. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY - Woking, Runnymede and Weybridge Branch Information Officer: To take responsibility for ordering publications from the M.S. national centre for distribution to members. Also keep the information stand at the M.S. clinic at St.
Peter's Hospital stocked up. This is a very flexible position and will enquire a commitment of a few hours per month. THE N FACTOR Youth Worker - Club Supervisor required for Normandy Youth Club, Guildford. To work as part of a team supervising youngsters between 8 & 18. Using your creative skills to assist in delivering a programme of activities such as art, dance, music & singing. NATIONAL ANIMAL WELFARE TRUST Collectors required for up to two hour sessions, holding a tin outside supermarkets in Woking and surrounding areas. All monies collected help with the rescue and re-homing of animals. Times required will be about 4 Saturdays per year. NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY (SURREY BRANCH) Play Scheme Volunteers required at various areas and times, we are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to help run our play schemes for children aged 7 to 13 years who are affected by autistic spectrum disorders. • Woking-Friday-4.30pm to 6pm. • Walton-on-Thames-Thursday-4.30pm to 6pm • Godalming-Tuesday-6pm to 7.30pm • Redhill-Friday-6.15pm to 7.45pm. Youth Worker for group of young people aged 13-18 who are affected by autistic spectrum disorder. Thursdays during term time, located in Guildford. National Osteoporosis Society Minute Secretary – The National Osteoporosis exists to raise awareness and educate people of all ages about osteoporosis. The committee meets approx five times and year and organises fund raising and meetings for supporting people with osteoporosis. NATIONAL TRUST The National Trust is looking for volunteers at a number of its properties and gardens, including Claremont Landscape Garden, Ham House, Clandon Park, Hatchlands, North Downs, West Weald, Polesden Lacey, Wey and Godalming Navigations and Winkworth Arboretum. Help is needed with various roles: such as promoting events, front of house, guides, etc. North Downs (Box Hill): Raffle Tickets Volunteers: to sell either Raffle Tickets ‘in house’ or around the grounds and at the many major selling occasion being run throughout the year General Volunteer: to help with recruitment, sell raffle tickets etc. Lots of literature and leaflets also need to be well displayed. Shop/Restaurant Helpers: Volunteers needed who enjoy meeting people, providing information to visitors and general shop work. Training will be given and hours can be flexible on any day of the week. Volunteer needed to help with unpacking deliveries, keeping the shop clean and tidy and helping with sales Education/Children Activity Helper: Box Hill has several visits per week from local schools from April to October. In addition help is needed with running activities throughout the school holidays for 6 to 10 year olds. There is a team of volunteers to assist our Education Officer and dates and times can be flexible. Handy Person: Volunteer needed to help with sweeping up, cleaning windows and general keeping the centre tidy. Clandon Park Gardener: Come and help the gardener with a variety of tasks in the lovely garden at Clandon Park Room Stewards to join a thriving and happy team at Clandon Park. No previous experience required. Flexible hours, friendly atmosphere in a beautiful house. Opening hours are 11 - 4.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. April - October.
Shop Assistant: Volunteer needed to give a helping hand in the shop, speaking to customers and using the till. All training will be given. The shop is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 1.00 to 5.00pm April - October Claremont Garden Steward: Can you spare a few hours at weekends to help at Claremont Landscape Garden? Fit and enthusiastic person needed to help property staff on Saturdays and/or Sundays, and if possible during school holidays and at Bank Holidays. Duties will include stewarding the garden, assisting visitors with enquiries and ensuring the car park is used to its optimum capacity at peak times. Full training will be given; hours can be arranged to suit. Gardener: Physically fit volunteers are needed to help look after this 18th Century Landscape Garden. Ideally those who can spare 2 to 4 hours or more on a weekly basis to assist with general gardening duties, including pruning back laurel and rhododendron, planting of trees and shrubs, annual scarifying and seeding, path repairs and varied property maintenance tasks. Kiosk Volunteers: to help with our established team of kiosk staff at weekends, welcoming visitors to the garden, checking membership cards and helping with general kiosk duties. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who enjoys meeting people. Maintenance person: to help out across the three property departments - garden, visitor reception and tea-room - with general maintenance jobs. No experience necessary but obviously needs to be good at general DIY! Jobs would be varied but could include painting, repair and maintenance of noticeboards, putting up shelving, fixing display material - the list is endless. Any weekday by arrangement and hours to suit. Shop sales assistants: to help sell goods to the public and assist in the receipt, pricing and display of items. Sales assistants also help ensure the shop area is clean and tidy and maintain the security of goods within the shop. Half a day per week Wednesdays-Sundays in the season. Hatchlands Fundraising volunteers: to help raise money to fund conservation work and buy protective covers for the urns and statues in the garden at Hatchlands. You can help raise the required funds by approaching visitors in a courteous and friendly way to sell raffle tickets. Morning or afternoon opportunities are available most days of the week. Gardeners: to help the garden team with a variety of tasks in the beautiful park and garden at Hatchland Room Stewards to join a thriving and happy team at Hatchlands. approximately 4 plus hours per week April to October. The house opens Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays (also Fridays in August). Shop Assistant: A helping hand is needed in the shop/restaurant, speaking to customers and using the till. The shop is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 1.00 to 5.00pm. Holmwood Common Grounds Maintenance: To assist in outdoor estate maintenance and projects; meeting once a week for varied tasks on this property which is just south of Dorking. Mainly wetlands, ponds and pathways. Leith Hill Grounds Maintenance Volunteers: to help staff manage the Leith Hill estate, including the Rhododendron Wood every Wednesday. The tasks are varied, pathway and step maintenance, tree and plant care, tree planting and fencing etc. Polesdon Lacey Grounds Maintenance: to help maintain the Woodland and to be part of Woodland team. Guides: who enjoy working outdoors in a variety of weather. Need to be flexible, enjoy dealing with the public and answering questions. Keen and enthusiastic people are needed to help in the role of Visitor Service Volunteers, whose role includes: patrolling the grounds, helping visitors with their enquiries, helping with events, checking tickets front of the house. Raffle Team Leaders: to take over the running of their Raffle Team. They will be responsible for the administration, recruitment and leadership of their successful team raising money to pay for projects within the property. As well as selling raffle tickets in the house and grounds there is a major selling occasion during the Festival each July.
Fundraising: to help raise money to fund conservation work and buy protective covers for statues in the garden at Polesden Lacey. You can help raise the required funds by approaching visitors in a courteous and friendly way to sell raffle tickets. Morning or afternoon opportunities are available most days of the week. Garden Stewards to welcome visitor and give information to the general public throughout the March to October season. General Volunteers: for a variety of roles to help in all areas of running this magnificent estate including: Room Stewards in the house, volunteers in the gardens and on conservation projects, helping to maintain footpaths and planting trees, fundraising and helping with special events. Volunteers are asked to commit at least half a day a fortnight but most help for half a week. Wey & Godalming Navigations Grounds Maintenance: Fit and able volunteers are required to assist our lengthsmen with a variety of general conservation and maintenance tasks along the river/towpath and also at Dapdune Wharf, Guildford. Guides to lead and provide back up to the guided that are run trough the summer. Front of House Volunteers to assist in visitor reception with ticket sales/information and in the small tea rooms at Dapdune Wharf, Guildford Winkworth Front of House: to help with our established team of kiosk staff at weekends, welcoming visitors to the garden, checking membership cards and helping with general kiosk duties. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who enjoys meeting people. Face to face work with high need young people on the E2E course. The role is similar to that of a teaching assistant, helping out on excursions and day trips, with reading and writing. You will be a support and a positive influence for the young people. Witley Centre Education/Children Volunteer: to help with education visits to the Witley Centre approximately one day a week during the summer. NORTH WEST SURREY CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP (Woking, West Elmbridge, Runnymead and Spelthorne Boroughs) Public Representative: Working with and listening to our local population and healthcare partners, aiming to develop the following:• Commission better and more services locally • Improve the quality of care • Improve access to the right treatment and service • Involve our local population in shaping the provision of services • Achieve the sharing of information and learning with partner organisations within the community Key Tasks • Represent the views of the local population in respect of health provision • Attend and actively contribute to PE meetings(typically quarterly) including preparation and reading of papers beforehand • Support the development of a network of local and public representatives to support work streams and service reviews • Acknowledge a wide range of health needs and represent the interests of the wider population • Attend and participate in ad hoc meetings with the opportunity for involvement in other projects NO STRINGS BADMINTON ROLE (WOK1455) To welcome and register new particiants, ensure everyone is rotating and having an equal amount of game time, demonstrate some ideas for each session to make them fun and different each week and to provide any hints/tips where needed OLDER PEOPLES FORUM WOKING Chairperson: to take on a strategic role, representing the vision and purpose of the Woking's Older Peoples Forum, ensuring that the (OPFC) management committee functions
properly, that there is full participation at meetings and that all relevant matters are discussed and that effective decisions are made and carried out. MAIN DUTIES: • Take responsibility for managing the committee and the affairs of the club • Oversee and guide all decisions taken by the (OPFC) committees • In liaison with and oversee the work of the (OPFC) officers • In conjunction with the secretary, prepare and present the annual report • Liaise with the secretary on the Agenda for each meeting and approve the minutes before they are circulated • Be completely familiar with the constitution, club rules, committee procedures and the NGB rules and regulations • Liaise with the Treasurer to ensure that funds are spent properly and in the best interests of the Older People's Forum • Help to prepare and submit any statutory documents that are required (e.g. VAT, grant aid reports) • If unable to attend any committee meeting, a written report should be sent to the meeting and the Vice Chairman briefed on the Agenda ONE IN FOUR SURREY Grant & Corporate Fundraiser: One in Four Surrey offers an exciting opportunity for the right candidate of working within a professional and caring environment. We are looking for a dynamic fundraiser with passion for our cause. You should have good computer knowledge, ability to manage deadlines, work independently and use own initiative. Flexibility and willingness to attend some external training events. Event & Community Fundraiser: One in Four Surrey offers an exciting opportunity for the right candidate of working within a professional and caring environment. We are looking for a dynamic fundraiser with passion for our cause, excellent communication skills and ability to understand the resistance that may be present when approaching or discussing our work. OPEN DOOR COUNSELLING SERVICE Receptionist - urgently need someone to receive clients as they arrive and to deal with appointments. If you have a relaxed, welcoming smile and can put clients at ease while observing strict confidentiality and have a couple of hours to spare on alternate Monday evenings 19.45 – 22.00- you are just what we are looking for.
OUTLINE- Outline is a well established charity with a long history of supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Surrey that also operates the only youth group that is 100% run by LGBT volunteers. Helpline volunteers for Tuesday and Sunday evenings. available. Full training will be given.
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OXFAM Shop Volunteers Oxfam require volunteers to help out in their charity shop any day between 9.30-4.30pm. You could work on the till, sort clothing, steam clothes, price and present stock sort, recycle and price books. Create shop displays and advertising. Reliable and self motivated. It would be helpful if you are able to work without supervision. You need to be a people person, to get on with customers and the wide range of volunteers helping in the shop. PAINSHILL PARK TRUST Painshill is a Grade 1 listed landscape of international importance. Welcome Team 16+You will be the first point of contact for our annual 75,000 visitors, greeting them with a smile, providing information and promoting our work and Membership.
With responsibility for selling tickets and maps, as well as items from our gift shop, you could also help us reach out into the community at events. Grotto Steward to show visitors around our spectacular Crystal Grotto, be responsible for opening up the Grotto at the beginning of the day (morning shift) or closing it at the end of the day (afternoon shift), ensure that visitors travel safely through the Grotto (low light and uneven surfaces) without damaging the fragile environment and reporting any maintenance issues to the Duty Manager Weekend Maintenance Ranger We need additional help at weekends to support our Visitor Centre and Tearoom. You may be required to open or lock the Walled Garden, pick up litter as required. Perhaps there is a light bulb that needs changing or the Tearoom may need an extra pair of hands. Training in buggy driving and first aid provided. Tearoom Volunteer to provide a warm welcome and friendly, efficient service to visitors, serve tea, coffee, cakes and light refreshments, assist to clear tables and assist with other duties as agreed with the Supervisor and to help to ensure that the Tearoom and outside eating area is clean, tidy and attractive to visitors Education Volunteer (WOK1311): Our busy Education Department offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities to schools, the general public, and scouting and youth groups throughout the year. Join us in 2012, an historic year seeing the restoration of the Crystal Grotto and reinstating of the Woollett Bridge. Reporting to the Education Officer you will be: • Welcome school groups, brownie and scout groups to the Park • Help to supervise and run fun, flexible educational events - treasure hunts, bug hunts, pond dipping and camp building out in the Park, craft activities in our Abercorn room, dressing up in 18th Century costume, storytelling, etc • Assist with organising education resources • Help to decorate for special events such as Christmas and Halloween • Help with our Christmas Grotto Rockband Volunteer - Heritage Lottery funding has enabled Painshill to set up a partnership programme called 'Rockband'. This project will provide the opportunity to create and deliver educational activities exploring geological collections and features. PARKINSONS DISEASE SOCIETY (Woking & Weybridge) Fundraiser: who is able to increase the contributions of individuals and groups to Parkinson’s by building relationships and exploring new fundraising opportunities. PARKINSON’S UK Chairperson. The Chairman needs to attend and chair every meeting, approving the agenda and taking overall responsibility for the running of the branch. S/he needs to ensure that the governance and management of the Branch always accords with Branch Rules, and to deal with correspondence from the national and regional offices, passing on or acting on relevant information, as appropriate. This also involves preparatory and follow -up work at home - several hours a week. The chairman is also an important presence at the monthly social meetings for members.
PEOPLE’S THEATRE COMPANY Fundraiser: The People's Theatre Company is looking for a creative and conscientious and diligent person to help us raise funds for our important work en education and for our high quality nationally touring family theatre productions. The ideal volunteer will have a passion for the arts and enjoy the thrill of supporting creative endeavour as well as the multi-faceted challenges of identifying and applying for grants and other sources of revenue. Work is flexible with hours to suit and can be carried out in our offices or from your own home. Costume Maker : The People's Theatre Company is looking for a friendly and capable person to help us develop and make costumes for our nationally touring adaptation of Old MacDonald Had A Farm. The ideal volunteers will have a passion for clothes and costumes and enjoy being part of a production that caters for young families.
There are three costumes to create. The first for our hero Old MacDonald himself. The second for his ally in this clever re-imaging of the original nursery rhyme, a Russian Scientist and the third for Mrs. MacDonald. Work is flexible with hours to suit and can be carried out in our offices or from your own home. Marketing Manager and Marketing Assistant; The People's Theatre Company is looking for two friendly, creative and enthusiastic people to help us promote our unique brand of high quality family theatre as well as our ongoing education programme. The ideal volunteers will have a passion for theatre and enjoy developing promotional concepts and materials and talking to other like-minded people as well as press and sponsors. Work is flexible with hours to suit and can be carried out in our offices or from your own home. PERENNIAL – GARDENERS’ ROYAL BENEVOLENT SOCIETY Event Administrator: Volunteer Event Administrator required working from home. The primary responsibility of the role is to provide administrative support for events being organised by the Charity in the South East of England. Involves telephone calls and letter writing. No travelling required and you will be needed for up to 2 days a week. PYRFORD GUIDES, BROWNIES AND RAINBOWS Guide Leaders: We are looking for new leaders to help with Rainbows (aged 5-7), Brownies (aged 7-10) or Guides (aged 10-14) in Pyrford. No experience required - full training will be given. All you need is enthusiasm and a desire to get involved in organising and taking part in fun activities with the girls. Monday 4 - 5.30 Brownies Wednesday 4 - 5.30 Rainbows Thursday 4 - 5.30 Brownies, 6.30 - 8.00 Guides. QUEST GROUP RIDING FOR THE DISABLED RDA Helper: Volunteers assist with leading ponies and horses for disabled riders. Typically, one volunteer leads the pony, whilst 2 sidewalkers are needed to assist the rider, providing encouragement and helping them to do simple exercises. Previous experience with horses is not required as full training is provided. Experience with people is just as important. If you enjoy running and walking, you could be doing something vitally important while you keep fit. Each session is supervised by a qualified instructor. We have sessions six days a week, Monday to Saturday, some in the afternoon and some in the evening. RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE SUPPORT CENTRE Female Helpline Volunteer: To listen to callers who have suffered rape and or sexual abuse in Surrey or surrounding areas. As well as supporting the friends, family and partners who are caring for the survivor. To mainly listen, but to offer advice if requested or signpost to other places. You will work from Guildford in the evenings 7.30-9.30pm Fundraising Events Helpers: To help behind the scenes leading up to on the day of an event. Locations and times will vary depending on the time of the year and volunteers availability. Availability agreed by mutual agreement by the volunteer and Management Co-ordinator. Examples of fundraising events in the past are: Sponsored Walk, Charity Gliding Day, Winter Fair, Ladies Pamper Evening and Balloon Race. Future suggestions are sponsored cycle, golf days, wine tasting, cheese & wine, quiz nights, raffles, BBQ etc. RAPt – REHABILITATION OF ADDICTED PRISONERS TRUST RAPt is the UK's leading provider of prison-based addiction treatment programmes, and also offers a range of services in the community that aim to move drug-using offenders away from a life of addiction and crime. Rehabilitation Meet and Greet Volunteer (WOK1341): to meet RAPt client on their release from prison at the prison gate and accompany them to their release destination which may be appointment(s) with probation, housing offices, their home, residential rehabilitation The role may involve long travelling time depending on the client’s release destination and may involve overnight stay in pre-booked hotels from time to time.
The role does not involve a regular weekly commitment as volunteers are contacted according to the needs of our clients in their area. Volunteers are supported via phone contact throughout their volunteering duties and are expected to communicate at regular interval with a named person throughout the day RELATE WEST SURREY Relate West Surrey offers relationship counselling support to individuals, couples, families and young persons (age 11-25). Director/Trustee positions are voluntary. In addition to the statutory duties of trustees as defined by the Charity Commission, responsibilities will include: Working as members of the Board to develop the strategies which the charity needs to be successful in difficult economic times. Developing step-by-step plans that will enable these strategies to work in practice. Helping the small management team by playing an active part in putting the plans into effect. This could mean leading a project team, finding sources of funding or sponsorship, dealing with outside suppliers, and specialists, organising events, or providing training and advice. Dynamic and creative individuals with good leadership skills, able to take an overview and to drive through necessary changes. Ability to encourage and foster team spirit. Willingness to take personal responsibility for getting things done. In addition, experience in one or more of the following areas would be particularly useful though not essential: Public relations Use of new media Business development (particularly for a professional service firm) Fundraising Systems implementation (e.g. for quality assurance) Legal practice Treasurer The Treasurerâ€™s responsibility is to provide financial information and advice to the Executive and the Centre Manager of RWS. The main duties include: Assist in the preparation of the Business Plan. Prepare an annual Budget. Prepare monthly Management Accounts. Prepare the monthly Activity Report. Prepare the Annual Accounts. Advise on banking arrangements. Advise on the Companyâ€™s Reserves Policy. Maintain the integrity of the Accounting System. Ensure that financial policies and procedures are maintained. Shop volunteer: The Centre relies on funding from our Charity Shop to help us support clients who require financial support (Bursary fund) and to help cover the costs of providing our Relateen service which is free for young people to access. The shop is well established in Woking, having been at its present location for 12 years. There is a dedicated team in place, led by a Shop Manager. All are looking forward to supporting new volunteers. REMAP Remap design and make equipment for disabled people in order to solve some of their practical issues which they cannot solve through retail purchased equipment. DIY and Practical Equipment Designer: If you have any basic DIY, crafts person or woodwork skills than perhaps you could help design and make practical equipment to address the problems faced by many disabled people for whom no commercial product is available. Volunteers work from home either on a regular basis or for a few hours each month. All volunteers are attached to a local panel who regularly meet where cases are presented, and appropriate member volunteers are asked to discuss with the client how their problem may be overcome. You will then design and manufacture a suitable aid. Support is always available from other panel members. The Surrey panel meets at Bookham Village hall every 6 weeks in the evening. Equipment Designer: If you have any electrical, electronic or mechanical engineering skills then perhaps you could help design and make practical equipment to address the problems faced by many disabled people for whom no commercial product is available. You will meet
with clients and discuss how their problem may be overcome. Work will be carried out from home. Occupational therapists are needed to support Remap visiting disabled clients in their own homes. You will need to advise and liaise with other volunteers on practical solutions for disabled people. The role can be on a regular basis or for a few hours each month. All volunteers are attached to a local panel who meet regularly to discuss cases and exchange ideas. ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY (Wisley) Public Relations - Membership Recruiters needed to attract new members to join RHS Garden Explorers and to attract current members with young families to trade-up to RHS Garden Explorers. Your role will include general visitor care and membership recruitment. You will get a free lunch when volunteering for a full day, an RHS volunteer pass to access gardens and 2 complimentary tickets for Chelsea and Hampton Court. ROYAL NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BLIND PEOPLE Charity Box Collector 'Sooty' (Fundraising) Ensuring money donated by the public into the iconic Sooty boxes is collected on a regular basis from local shops, pubs and leisure centres. Collectors Street and Store (Fundraising): Be part of our team of volunteers collecting regularly at local supermarkets and shopping centres throughout the year. Key Campaigner â€“ Make a difference by taking actions to change national and local issues affecting blind and partially sighted people. Did you realise that by writing a letter, sending an email or meeting a local politician you can change the world? By being a key campaigner with RNIB you can make a big difference without necessarily leaving your home. Public Speaker - Be our ambassador! Make a difference in your local community by talking to a variety of audiences. By raising awareness of our services and products you are helping us rebuild the lives of blind and partially people ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION - Woking Branch Friend of the RNLI: A 'Friend' is someone who is willing to do more than collect but does not want the formal responsibility of being on the Committee. The amount of time a 'Friend' is willing to make available is entirely flexible and at his/her choice. 'Friends are willing to undertake that fits their particular skills and talents and can vary from cooking, preparing and serving food to selling raffle tickets, moving furniture, selling wine, helping in some way with collections and fundraising events. Catering Specialist: The Woking branch of RNLI is planning to become increasingly involved in organising fundraising events that includes the need to provide meals for the guests. To do this the branch needs a catering specialist to head up a team of helpers in cooking, preparing and serving food. Collectors prepared to stand with a RNLI bucket, sealed and labelled in a Town Centre or outside a supermarket. We ask our collectors to collect for an hour, two or three times a year. Sponsorship Secretary: The RNLI is planning to develop new fundraising events where the venue costs and attendance costs are such that sponsorship is required to make the necessary profit. He/she would be required to endeavour to gain sponsorship for such events and contribute in the development and running of more interesting and attractive events. Collections Organiser: The Collections Organiser is a planner and progress chaser as well as carrying out an appropriate role him/herself and is assigned a team to carry out critical parts of the event. He/she takes responsibility for a whole collection relieving the Chairman of this task. Events Organiser: The task is multi-facetted in that each event has different requirements which have to be itemised, the appropriate helpers identified and checked for each of the different requirements. ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS TRUST Trolley volunteers required to take toiletries and confectionary items around the wards to enable patients, visitors and staff to buy. Working in pairs the trolleys at present visit the
wards morning and afternoon Monday to Friday (Could soon be extended to weekends). Travelling expenses paid and meal voucher towards lunch if working both morning and afternoon. Volunteers must be over 16 years of age. Ward Volunteers responsible to the Sister on Ward. Duties would include listening to and chatting with patients, reading and writing letters for patients, stocking trolleys, collecting prescriptions from Pharmacy, making drinks as requested by staff, looking after plants/flowers in the ward, assisting with clerical duties and tidying tops of lockers and bedside tables. Volunteers must be over 16 years of age. Hand Care Volunteer to join the Hand Care team at St Luke’s giving therapeutic hand massage and human contact to patients. Training is given. Thursday PM (other afternoons by arrangement). Must be over 16 years of age. Administration - Clerical Support Volunteer needed at St Luke’s Cancer Centre to support the ward clinic and admin teams. Duties will include filing, mailing photocopying and general office support. Flexible hours. Volunteers must be over 16 years of age. Clinic Volunteer needed at St Luke’s Cancer Centre. You will support patients by talking and sitting with them and accompanying them to other departments; and assisting staff with delivering and collecting. Monday – Friday 9.30 - 1pm & 1.30 - 4pm. Volunteers must be over 16 years of age. Pantry Assistant: Working in pairs, volunteers serve beverages, wrapped food, confectionery etc. to patients waiting for appointments and treatment in the Cancer Centre. St. Lukes Cancer Centre is a friendly modern area and the pantry has just undergone a complete refurbishment. There is currently a vacancy for alternate Friday mornings; we are also looking for volunteers who are willing to cover holidays and occasional sickness. Must be over 16 years of age. Patient Experience Volunteer - As a Patient Experience Volunteer your role will be specifically focused on gathering patients' feedback; it is not to provide patient care. Specifically, this involves helping us to conduct an electronic patient feedback survey to enable us to improve the ways that patients can share their views on our services with us. Must be over 16 years of age. RUNNYMEDE RASCALS CRICKET CLUB This club is for young people between the ages of 8-18yrs who have a physical and/or mild learning disability. Cricket Coaching assistant needed to work with the club’s coaches in developing cricket skills. Each session starts with a variety of drills and then a mini game. Fixtures are also arranged. Sundays 2 - 4pm. SALVATION ARMY Horsell, Woking Shop Volunteer Volunteers needed to help with the various aspects of shop work, including sorting of donated goods, pricing and till work. If you have an eye for fashion or window dressing, or just like having a chat - this could be just the thing for you! SAMARITANS – NORTH WEST SURREY Listening Volunteer with Samaritans means being part of a team of around 100 volunteers who give up a few hours each week to provide emotional support to anyone who is experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that may lead to suicide. Full training and on-going support is provided. Some volunteers also respond to emails from people who prefer to use that form of contact. A commitment of one duty a week is required, of around 3-4 hours and one night duty (to 4am) once a month on average. Fundraising and social events take place on a regular basis. Support role: Instead of listening and supporting callers, there are various support roles where volunteers can give as much or as little time as they have spare to help with any of the following activities: • Recruitment • Finances • Fundraising • Publicity • Office admin SAMBER - RIDING FOR THE DISABLED
Riding Lesson Volunteers required from 9.30-12.30 pm every Tuesday (term time only) in Chobham to help disabled children with riding lessons. Volunteers should be reasonably fit and comfortable with ponies and disabled children. SCHOOL GOVERNERS ONE-STOP SHOP SCHOOL GOVERNORS' ONE-STOP SHOP (location dependant on where volunteer placed) Today's Schools are increasingly independent, placing heavier responsibility on the governing body for budgeting, standard-setting and strategic decision making. The Governor's role is to be a "critical friend" to the Head Teacher, helping with overall management. Meetings are usually held in the evenings and only during term time. SCOPE SHOP WEST BYFLEET Stock Generation Volunteer to think of new ways to generate stock to sell in Shops and to support the Great Donate scheme as part of this process. To assist shop management in the promotion and implementation of Great Donate events. Merchandising Volunteer to generate income by creating appealing and in-store displays. To select and co-ordinate donated items to produce themed displays. Stock Preparation Volunteer to sort donations, prepare stock for sale in the Shop and price garments to generate maximum income. SEA CADETS WOKING Our organisation is a charity that trains and prepares youngsters for life in the workplace, through teamwork and leadership skills. We will be moving to a purpose built building on Goldsworth Lake in two years time and this opens up many exciting opportunities. Instructors needed to help teach young people (12-18) the ethos of the Sea Cadets including adventure based activities, sailing and military skills. You will have the chance to go on courses to enhance your knowledge of outward bounds skills as well as being able to work towards relevant qualifications. Other activities to get involved in include: first aid, canoeing and band practice. Monday and Thursday evenings with occasional weekends. Committee Members needed who can give time to join our building management committee. No particular skills are required but we will need some people with Secretarial, Accountancy, Building fitting out, Youth Group and HR experience or skills. We are forming a Building committee to oversee the build and finished fitting of our new building and then to oversee the management of our modern Eco friendly building. Building Manager - We are seeking an enthusiastic person, with a background in building services, who can take on the running of our brand new ECO-friendly HQ on Goldsworth Park Lake. SECAM CARE (South East & Central Woking plus Maybury) Drivers: helping with transport for medical appointments, shopping, home visits, small odd jobs and other tasks for young and old living in the area. A current clean driving licence is required. Hours and days are flexible and expenses will be paid. Volunteers are CRB checked.
SEND FAMILY LINK Send Family Link is a registered charity providing support and services for families visiting women in custody at HMP Send, with a particular focus on children with a mother in prison. Visitors Centre Volunteer: SEND FAMILY LINK requires volunteers to serve light refreshments to visitors in the Visitors' Centre. To support Visitors' Centre staff in booking in visitors, help provide information for visitors. Help run table top sales in the Visitors' Centre. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 12.30 - 2.30pm Events Community Team Member: To set up and run small stalls at community events or at the Visitors' Centre e.g. craft stall. Working with the Volunteer Coordinator to raise awareness of the work of Send Family Link by attending local events and delivering talks. Locating different community events for Send Family Link to have a stall at and design display materials for promotion purposes at local community events. With a team of people,
creating a range of community fundraising ideas e.g. raffles, quiz, craft fair, table top sales, children's lucky dip. Sourcing raffle prizes as items for table top sales. Playworker needed to facilitate play and craft activities for children of all ages in the Visits Hall at HMP Send, a women's prison. Saturday & Sunday 2 - 4pm. Gardener needed to help maintain Send Family Link's small garden at the Visitorsâ€™ Centre outside HMP Send, to include mowing grass, weeding, pruning. Families visiting the prison often travel a long distance and it helps if the garden is tidy and safe for children to play before going inside for their 2 hour visit. SERV Surrey Promotions Officer - SERV is a volunteer night-time service that makes emergency deliveries to hospitals of blood, samples and other urgently needed items across Surrey free of charge. We need someone who can spare 8 â€“ 10 hours a month during the day booking and arranging our promotional events for us. We do all sorts of fundraisers and social events, with the occasional Easter Egg/Toy Run for children in hospital. Meet new people, work the hours that suit you, and have some fun doing it too! You need to be capable with Microsoft Word, Excel, and have some web experience, with your own transport when needed to visit new sites. Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be paid. Assistant to Fundraiser: SERV Surrey has ambitious plans to expand and equip itself better to help hospitals and those in need throughout Surrey. You would be working with the fundraiser, and other members of the Surrey team, in a new position specifically created to help us grow our emergency support service across Surrey. Your work will help us find those who could support us with donations, materials or sponsorship, so you need to be a creative person interested in locating opportunities for long term funding and / or significant grant / aid awards. Work will involve researching opportunities in trusts, grant making charities, and alternative sources of funding such as government or corporate sponsorship. Charity Relations Manager: Working with members of the SERV team, this is a new position to strengthen our emergency support service across the region. We want you to develop existing relationships with our charitable supporters, and, with the help of our researcher, locate new charitable bodies, clubs, societies and philanthropic organisations who have an interest in social responsibility, introducing SERV to explain what we do, and seek out support opportunities for us. Developing regular contact with our supporters by phone, email etc. this will suit an enthusiastic outgoing person who is keen to make and meet new people and develop a relationship with new supporters. Corporate Relations Manager: We want you to find ,with the help of our researcher, business and government authorities who have an interest in social responsibility, introducing SERV to explain what we do, and seek out support opportunities for us. Developing regular contact with our supporters by phone, email etc. this will suit an enthusiastic outgoing person who is keen to make and meet new people and develop a relationship with new supporters. 2 day per month commitment Events Organiser: You will help research & identify public events and venues suitable for SERV to attend. Dealing with the event organisers, booking venues, arranging and coordinating people, the display equipment, and liaising with the local SERV groups. This is a varied job with lots of opportunities for your initiative. You will be involved from first contact and start to finish with events.2 days per month commitment Operations Manager: You will be helping local SERV groups with their day-to-day problems, and implementing new projects we have planned to improve the way we do things. You will also be responsible for managing some purchasing and arranging distribution of equipment used by our groups, such as safety wear and marketing materials. SERV also has some discount schemes for members and you would be acting as point of contact for suppliers.2 day commitment per month Researcher: You will be researching & identifying UK & EU Government and private grant making sources, relevant to our needs. With your research skills you will locate charitable trusts and private donor organisations for us, and will be reviewing and assisting with grant application documentation. 2 day per month commitment E-Media Manager You will be liaising with our local groups for day-to-day news stories, researching & identifying potential media channels for us to use. Posting press & PR information on our website, Facebook page, email newsletter etc. and to keep our supporters up to date with SERV. Commitment of 2 days per month
Press and PR Manager: You will be liaising with our local groups for day-to-day news stories, researching & identifying potential media channels for us to use. Creating relationships with editors and publishers to encourage the posting of our information in their publications. SHOOTING STAR - CHASE Reception (WOK1261): A volunteer is required to help out with various tasks on the reception desk including manning the reception desk, answering the telephone, administration tasks Addlestone Branch.. Previous experience in an office / reception role would be an advantage but not essential as training will be given. However, they must be IT literate and have a good telephone manner Administration Assistant (WOK1351): to assist the Challenge Event Team in a variety of administrative tasks. Duties and Key Responsibilities • Create thank you letters and certificates for event participants. • Prepare and distribute fundraising packs and t-shirts/vests for event participants. • Assist in updating records on the database, Justgiving and Virgin Money • Research new organisations and service providers to help promote and service our events. • Prepare promotional materials and equipment for challenge event fundraisers to collect. SHOPMOBILITY (Woking) Shopping Companions/Pushers needed to accompany electric wheelchair users on their shopping trips around the town centre. Event/Fundraising Volunteers. Innovative volunteers who are able to help out with Shopmobility's fundraising. We run various event and street collections throughout the year and need your help. SKILLWAY Craftsperson (WOK719): Volunteering with and alongside 14 to 16 year olds, in small groups, with the support of another craftsman in workshops to encourage and pass on their skills (wood/metal work). SOUTH WOKING - HELP AT HAND This Good Neighbour scheme offers a helping hand to anyone, young or old, living in the Kingfield, Westfield and Old Woking areas who find everyday tasks difficult. Helpline Volunteer (WOK1095): to answer the mobile phone between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon, one day a month. Training and expenses are provided. Driver (WOK339) South Woking - Help at Hand is a good neighbour scheme looking for volunteers to help with transport for medical appointments, shopping, home visits, small odd jobs and other tasks for young and old living in the area. Own car required and a current clean driving licence is required. Hours and days are flexible and expenses will be paid. New volunteers are CRB checked. SOUTHERN ADDICTIONS ADVISORY SERVICE Fundraiser: Responsible for raising income from charitable trusts, foundations, major donors and grant giving bodies. SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Assoc – Forces Help SSAFA helps people with an Armed Forces connection by visiting and recording their needs, then taking action to help them solve their problems. Caseworker/ Volunteers to help serving and ex-servicemen/women and their dependents in times of need. They may be retired, some disabled and some are lonely. They need help to remain independent, mobile and socially included. You will be visiting them in their own homes, establishing their eligibility, needs and helping to meet those needs by contacting statutory bodies and local/national charities. Job satisfaction is very high and content varies from case to case. ST JOHN AMBULANCE
Youth Leader/Assistant Leaders - An exciting opportunity to work as part of a team as either a leader or assistant leader in one of St John Ambulance Badger Setts. Badgers are the youngest members of St John Ambulance, aged 5 to 10 years old. The entire program is easy to run and fun ST JOHN’S CARE St. John’s Care is a good neighbour scheme helping those in the community who find difficulty with everyday tasks or who have no transport of their own and where, for one reason or another, public transport and taxis are not an option Drivers (WOK341) to help with transport for medical appointments, shopping, home visits, small odd jobs and other tasks for young and old living in the area. A current clean driving licence is required. Hours and days are flexible and expenses will be paid. Volunteers are CRB checked. St John school will provide the technical supervision. ST. JOHN’S VILLAGE MEMORIAL HALL ASSOCIATION Deputy Chairman (WOK1309): Initially this opportunity is to volunteer alongside the existing chairman in an organisation which is having a new village hall built, due to open in early summer 2013. The role is to help develop the new building as the social hub for the Hook Heath, St John's, Hermitage & Interman estate area and to do it a profit. Key Skills • Basic Computer Skills • Ability to run meetings • Management experience • Basic knowledge of accounts • Local resident ST MARY’S CENTRE Drop in Centre Assistant needed in the Centre during the mornings. Duties to include meet and greet customers, selling teas, coffees, snacks and lunches, serving lunches, clearing away and washing up. Receptionist/Cashier needed in the Centre during the mornings. Duties to include answering telephone, greeting members of the public, filling in lunch orders, selling lunches, transport tickets, garden bags etc. Pianist - We cater for a varied age group in the Community Centre and would like a pianist to play background music during the lunch period. ST PETER’S HOME & SISTERHOOD Trustee (WOK1157): St Peter's Home & Sisterhood is an Anglican charity in Woking, which includes St Columba's retreat and conference centre. Trustees are required to join the Council which manages the charity. There are 4-8 morning meetings per year. Trustees are unpaid but expenses reimbursed. STROLLERS Drop-in centre Volunteer: Strollers are supported by Woking Borough Council and can be found in the Generation Centre behind St. Andrews church in Goldsworth Park. Strollers is in the heart of Goldsworth Park close to the shops and health centre and is popular with shoppers and local retired people who go to meet and make friends, chat and have a drink or a snack. Strollers is open to all retired and disabled people and also offers a small lending library, provides knitting wool, organises outings and luncheon Club Opening Times Mon 9.30am to 1.30pm Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri 9.30am to 2.45pm SURE START WOKING Baby Café Volunteer –- Volunteer needed to help with the refreshments at the Baby Café on Mondays and at the Young Parents Group on Fridays. The aim is to provide a relaxed, friendly atmosphere for the parents, carers and children attending the centre. SURREY APPROPRIATE ADULT VOLUNTEER SCHEME Advocate for Those with Learning Disabilities: Appropriate adults needed to support vulnerable people whilst they are held in police custody, in accordance with Police and
Criminal Evidence Act codes of practice. Due to the nature of the work this role would suit people over 23 preferably over 30. Willing to undergo training and capable of giving advice and guidance. SURREY ASSOCIATION FOR VISUAL IMPAIRMENT (SAVI) Surrey Association for Visual Impairment is here to help anyone in Surrey, whose eyesight has become a cause for concern, whether they are registered as having a visual impairment or not. Home Visitor to befriend and share interests with a visually impaired person referred by SAVI: (This is not a domestic or personal care role.) Helping the person with correspondence and if desired accompany on walks. Generally enabling the visually impaired person to have involvement and knowledge of the community and being an essential link between the person and support from the Charity. Driver needed to assist visually impaired people from their homes, into the driver’s car and take them to local clubs or classes and back. Driver /ICT Volunteer - To assist visually impaired people from their homes, into the driver's car and take them to communication class at local venue to SAVI at Rentwood, Leatherhead to assist with their ICT training and to bring them back to their home. Rehabilitation Services Volunteer: The role can include any of the following; Deliver equipment, set up and demonstrate use e.g. lamps, radios, cassette players, TV magnascreens, big button telephones, Collect equipment e.g. above, typewriters, braillers, talking book machines, Assist with simple admin tasks in the office e.g. sending faxes, photocopying, gathering information, tidying stock of Braille and Moon books, cleaning equipment such as typewriters. Collection Box Coordinator - urgently required in the Woking area. We are looking for outgoing and proactive people with a good knowledge of their local community to help us raise money and awareness. What will I be doing? • Recruiting shops and offices to host our collecting boxes in your local area • Placing and emptying a minimum of 10 collecting goblets in your local community • Placing occasional promotional material en route on community notice boards etc Coordinator for Speakers Group - To co-ordinate and organise talks for members of the SAVI speakers group, liaising with organisations and speakers to ensure the effective running of the project. Public Speaker - To give talks and presentations to local organisations and groups about the work of the Surrey Association for Visual Impairment. Administrator, Community Services Team - To provide general office/administrative support to the Community Services Team in Leatherhead as necessary, including photocopying, typing and printing documents, assisting with mailings and other ad hoc tasks. Equipment delivery volunteer - One-off visits to vision impaired persons' homes to deliver bulky or expensive equipment. The equipment may need a minimal amount of setting up in the person's home, e.g. phones with memory dialling, or talking book tape recorders etc. ICT Volunteer - To assist visually impaired people in their homes, and/or at one of our Communications Classes locally with ICT Training. Class Assistant - To assist the Communication Class facilitator at a local venue to provide a conducive environment where a small group of visually impaired people can practise touch typing, Braille and Moon skills and support each other. No previous experience of these techniques is necessary. The basic support required is reading, guiding people in the venue, assist with making tea and coffee/arranging chairs and small tables. (This is not a domestic or personal care role). Low Vision Services Volunteer – The role will enable visually impaired (VI) people to make the best possible use of the reading aids/magnifiers purchased from SAVI and Eye Clinics and will include: Visiting (VI) people in their homes; Helping (VI) people to read more effectively; Supporting SAVI staff in delivering Low Vision services Phone Friend – To befriend one or more visually impaired people in Surrey through regular telephone contact from the volunteer's own home using own phone. Office Support for Eye Clinic Liaison Officer - To provide general office/administrative support to the ECLO as necessary, including photocopying, audio typing and printing documents, assisting with mailings, making appointments and other ad hoc tasks. Reporting to SAVI on outcomes and issues
Eccentric Viewing - To support Eye Clinic Liaison Officer by visiting clients to ensure they gain the full benefit from reading aids. Time commitment of up to one day a week. Training provided in Fetcham, Leatherhead. Next training course January 2013. Need to be able to travel in local area and communicate effectively. Expenses paid. SURREY CARE TRUST STEPS Voluntary Learning Support Worker - Located at Woking Learning Centre, 6 wayside Court, Woking, Surrey this role is to support an existing team in the delivery of structured programmes of personal and social education to small groups of challenging young people. The role would be: • To support the delivery of training sessions to an appropriate level. • To support group work and individual training packages to a small group of young people. To assist each young person to develop a portfolio of work in the context of their Personal Development Plan. To support monitoring and recording of training delivery as required. To ensure all work is delivered and evaluated in accordance with the programme's Equal Opportunities policy. To attend occasional team meetings as agreed. To attend formal supervision every term. Mentors will support 14 to 16 year-olds in Woking. This work is part of a wider Youth Consortium project working with hard-to-reach young people who are at risk of becoming what is officially known as NEET (not in Education, Employment or Training). If you become a mentor, you would typically see a young person for half an hour once a week or once a fortnight. Mentoring is not about being constantly on call. We wouldn’t expect you to take on more than one mentee at a time, unless you want to make a bigger time commitment. Training Support Officer - This is a ‘supporting people’ role, the work takes place on a canal boat, conducting environmental work, however, other volunteers manage the boat and environmental training can be provided if needed, no boating or environmental skills are needed to apply for this role, though a willingness to work in this environment is essential. Volunteers are asked to volunteer the same day of the week, a minimum of one day per four weeks is requested, though the same day each week would be ideal. The role involves supporting small groups of up to four environmental volunteers as they carry out practical environmental work and then helping them to provide the documentary evidence (written, photographic and audio) of their understanding and progress. The environmental volunteers on Swingbridge 2 carry out essential conservation work along the River Wey, Basingstoke Canal and the Thames. The environmental volunteers are mostly from disadvantaged backgrounds, with poor education, learning difficulties, homelessness, addiction, being an offender or ex-offender, or long term unemployed. Young people (14-19) from the Trust’s own STEPS programmes also benefit from training on Swingbridge2. All have the potential to progress and develop their skills, thereby improving their life chances. Environmental Volunteer - This is a ‘supporting people’ role, the work takes place on a canal boat, conducting environmental work, however, other volunteers manage the boat and environmental training can be provided if needed, no boating or environmental skills are needed to apply for this role, though a willingness to work in this environment is essential. Volunteers are asked to volunteer the same day of the week, a minimum of one day per four weeks is requested, though the same day each week would be ideal. The role involves supporting small groups of up to four environmental volunteers as they carry out practical environmental work and then helping them to provide the documentary evidence (written, photographic and audio) of their understanding and progress. The environmental volunteers on Swingbridge 2 carry out essential conservation work along the River Wey, Basingstoke Canal and the Thames. The environmental volunteers are mostly from disadvantaged backgrounds, with poor education, learning difficulties, homelessness, addiction, being an offender or ex-offender, or long term unemployed. Young people (14-19) from the Trust’s own STEPS programmes also benefit from training on Swingbridge2. All have the potential to progress and develop their skills, thereby improving their life chances.
Both programmes run on the boat aim to build confidence, encourage communication and teamwork, improve literacy and deliver accredited qualifications whilst offering valuable training in environmental skills. The environmental training is accredited by the Open College Network for topics in outdoor maintenance and for those with aptitude and interest; nationally recognised qualifications in boating skills are also available on board through the National Community Boats Association.
Surrey Disabled People’s Partnership Citizen Advocate - Supporting SDPP's Professional Advocacy Service by becoming a Citizen Advocate an integral and much valued role assisting with a variety of issues of an non urgent and possibly longer term nature SURREY DOLPHINS Swim Assistant: Surrey Dolphins is an assisted swim charity offering Runnymede and Woking adults with restricted mobility the opportunity to swim and exercise in a safe and friendly environment. We need a fit and strong volunteer to assist with pushing wheelchairs in and out of the pool and helping members to transfer from our waterproof chairs back into their own wheelchair and of course assisting members in the water during the swimming session. Tuesday & Thursday mornings, during term time. SURREY DRUG & ALCOHOL CARE Chairman (WOK957): Surrey Drug & Alcohol Care (SDAC) receives its funding from Surrey Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT). It is managed by a Chairman, Vice Chair, Treasurer and the Committee. There is one paid position in the charity a co-ordinator and referrals manager. We are seeking a professional with experience of chairing meetings, understanding funding and finance issues. Experience although not essential within the drug and alcohol sector would be advantageous as would the running of a charity. Helpline Volunteer - Volunteers are needed to help run our confidential 24/7 helpline to Surrey County residents primarily, but also nationally, to give advice and support to those with drug and alcohol problems, both users and family and friends. Free compulsory training provided which is six Saturdays over 10 weeks, and ongoing support provided through specially trained volunteers. The volunteer will work from home, but the charity has a call system which involves no cost. A minimum commitment is required of 5 hours a week for one shift. Surrey Drug Care has a minimum age limit of 18 years. SURREY EDUCATION BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP Activity and games support volunteers: Helping with one day and half day activities taking place in schools across Surrey. Activities include: • Business Game - students run a virtual company for the day. • Future Town - planning and development of a town • Global Trading Game - to illustrate trade and economic development of different countries and the role of technology and natural resources. • Interview Skills - Surrey based companies provide interviewers at school or business premises for 6 students, each interview lasting 30 minutes. • Business Studies - tutorials to A Level students delivering: finance, human resources, accounts, banking etc. SURREY FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE The Fire and Emergency Support Service is a partnership with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service that provides immediate post-crisis practical and emotional support to the victims of domestic fires, floods and similar Fire service related incidents. It is delivered 24/7 by specially trained Red Cross volunteer’s on-call working on a rota basis. Fire Volunteer: As a Fire Volunteer you will be supporting Surrey and Fire Rescue in the local community raising awareness of Fire Safety and assisting and supporting at community events and campaigns.
The Key tasks of a Fire Volunteer are: • To target individuals within the community that are 'hard to reach' and 'hard to influence', building links between community organisations and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to ensure 'at risk' groups are aware of fire safety. • Deliver leaflets regarding fire safety initiatives to areas of individuals most at risk. To assist operational crews in completing Home Fire Safety Visits. Assisting in local initiatives • About Surrey Fire Volunteer Service • Surrey Fire Volunteer Service exists in order to support and assist the community work of our operational firefighters, providing an efficient and professional service to all members of the community. SURREY GOLF - FUNDING AND RECOGNITION OFFICER needed to join the team to help the County and the 20 Get into Golf clubs and other clubs to apply for pots of funding in order to improve facilities and get more beginner/intermediate club and community activities happening. The role is designed to give those clubs that are doing the beginner development work, recognition at a local, county and national level and to help get their club in to the public spotlight! This is an important role within Surrey Golf and will take between 3-4 hours a week. SURREY POLICE ANPR Back Office Assistant: Carry out ANPR NASP compliancy checks. We are required to carry out annual checks of all cameras owned or operated by Surrey Police.No min. hours, daytime and evening times required. Appointment Setting Volunteer: This role is designed to assist the Force by appointment setting over the telephone (arranging meetings between the Nationality Department and Foreign Nationals). 15 hours per week ideally in total, could be through more than one volunteer. CID Administration Volunteer: To provide administrative support in order to enhance the investigative function. 5 hours per week, hours can be flexible by arrangement. Maintaining the duties rosta for the team Helping at meetings Producing letters for internal distribution Dealing with telephone enquiries and visitors General clerical duties including photocopying/filing Promote and comply with Surrey Polices policies on equal opportunities and health & safety both in the delivery of service and the treatment of others SURREYSAVE CREDIT UNION Volunteer Administrator - SurreySave Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial co-operative for the people of Surrey, offering a safe, local and convenient way to save and borrow at fair rates of interest. We need an enthusiastic volunteer to assist us in the day to day running of our back office, to ensure we provide excellent, professional and prompt member service. Specific tasks will include processing membership and loan applications, dealing with member inquiries over the phone and via email, and assisting with general office administration
SURREY SEARCH AND RESCUE Search and Rescue Technician: To form the major part of the individual teams that are deployed during a search. Every operational member undergoes a period of training and assessment in order to qualify as a Search technician. Non-operational members: To help maintain equipment, keep vehicles on the road, carry out fundraising and recruitment activities and assist with the accounts. Although Non-operational members do not get actively involved in searches, these members are equally vital to the Unit SURREY STOP SMOKING SERVICE
Telephone Support Service Ringing new clients to discuss the stop smoking support options and booking them onto chosen path. Volunteers will be making a huge contribution towards the better health of clients. SURREY WILDLIFE TRUST Environmental Volunteers are wanted for various projects in Pirbright and surrounding areas, mainly in practical conservation (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). Also weekend work at Horsell Common (see above) and Brentmoor Heath. All parties are supervised. Other occasional opportunities, planning and land use, otter and river projects, ecological surveying. Trustees have ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of SWT, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up. Duties:Compliance • To ensure that SWT complies with its governing document, organisation law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations • To ensure that SWT pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document. • To ensure SWT applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives. Strategic Direction • To contribute actively to Councils' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets. • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation. • To ensure the financial stability of SWT, the proper investment of its funds, protection of its property and other assets Employees • To ensure that there is a clear understanding of the scope of authority delegated to the CEO • To ensure that policies and strategies agreed by Council are set out clearly and unambiguously so that the CEO and staff are clear about what they need to do. • To ensure that SWT has an appropriate human resources policy framework in place to support efficient and effective practice in all areas of operations. • To appoint and support the employees and monitor their performance General • To represent SWT at functions and meetings as appropriate • To use any specific knowledge or experience they have to help the Council of Trustees reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising Council papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the Council on new initiatives, or other issues relevant to the area of the organisation's work in which the Trustee has special expertise. • To attend meetings
SWAN (South-West Woking Assisting Neighbours) Driver (WOK381): to assist people with various tasks such as prescription collection, transport, shopping. Expenses covered. Duty Officers (WOK958): Working from home using our mobile phone to receive calls from needy neighbours - usually requests for lifts to hospital or doctors appointments. Then using their own phone (costs will be reimbursed by SWAN) - to contact suitable volunteers in the organisation to meet the client's needs. Duty Officers may volunteer for as little or as many duties each month that suits them. SWINGBRIDGE COMMUNITY BOAT PROJECT Crew Members Winter to work with offenders on community payback work doing bank clearance, litter picking, tree coppicing, tidying up the tow paths and clearing nearby open areas, maintenance including fencing, paths, signs and lock gates. Training is provided and you can gain an OCN certificate in crewing and in environmental work.
Environmental Volunteer needed to participate in bank clearance along the canal waterside and conservation work, litter picking, tree coppicing, tidying up the tow paths and clearing nearby open areas, maintenance including fencing, paths, signs and lock gates. Training is provided and you can gain an OCN certificate in 'Maintenance for Outdoor Recreation' - environmental work. This work takes place Wednesdays between 10am & 3pm. There is an optional opportunity to work with disadvantaged young people and supervised groups of adult offenders who are sentenced by the courts to 'unpaid work'. This work takes place on Fridays and Saturdays between 10-4pm. Volunteer Skipper â€“ Swingbridge 1 To train as a Volunteer skipper to work on Swingbridge 1- which is used for training in boat crewing and boat management plus teambuilding and educational trips. Volunteers need to have experience of working with young people and the confidence to learn how to take responsibility for skippering boat trips and helping to train other novice volunteers. Accredited training is provided in-house. Once trained, skippers and crew will run trips for community groups. They will share their skills and train people of all ages including young students on our STEPS alternative education programmes and offenders on community payback. Volunteer Skipper - Swingbridge 2 To train as a Volunteer skipper to work on Swingbridge 2 - which is the base for teams of people carrying out environmental conservation and clearance all year round on Surrey waterways and in nearby parks, nature reserves and green spaces. See above SYTHWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL Reading Volunteer (WOK 1459). Sythwood primary School has done much in the last few years to improve reading standards. We are always looking to improve our children's reading skills further and this is where you can help. Volunteers are required to hear children read across the primary age range to provide that very important reading practise. You will work with the children on a regular basis for a morning or afternoon session and hours will be flexible to suit. TALK A small registered charity based locally in Surrey running 2 hourly weekly therapeutic workshops running within the school term. Help Those Recovering From Stokes - Therapeutic Workshop Volunteers are trained to learn the strategies to help recoverers from strokes with dysphasia (a problem with communication and comprehension) working one to one at Knaphill (Thurs am) There may also need for volunteers who are willing to visit recoverers at home on a regular weekly/fortnightly basis. Communication Support Volunteer (WOK1193): Providing support for people with speech and communication difficulties (aphasia/dysphasia) following stroke, in a group workshop for 2 hours a week (term time only). The role involves assisting stroke recoverers in practicing all aspects of communication in a lively and stimulating environment, thus promoting confidence and increasing independence. Speech Therapist led training sessions are also offered once a term to volunteers to support strategies to aid communication. TEENAGE CANCER TRUST Collection Volunteers â€“ Argos: With over 1100 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland, we have a unique opportunity to fundraise through bucket collections at busy shopping periods during the year. Collection volunteers must be aged over 16. Younger volunteers are welcomed, providing they are accompanied by adults. You will be receiving cash donations from the public, raising awareness of our work and positively representing Teenage Cancer Trust TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST Community Support Volunteers: to provide support for clients who require a structured period of support to enable them to reach agreed personal and/or self management goals THE BRIGITTE TRUST
Support Volunteer – An opportunity to provide emotional support and practical help to people with life-threatening illness, their carers and families. This is a very flexible position for people able to offer weekly support for 3-4 hours. Training will be given and volunteers are supported in their role.
THE CLUB @ OLD WOKING Youth Club Committee Member - We need a literate and numerate person to join the management committee of the Club. Do you have a little time to help with admin tasks such as applying for grants, volunteer recruitment and co-ordinating the Club volunteer's rota. Craft Activity Organiser - We need an enthusiastic artistic person to help organise craft activities on Wednesday evenings with our young people 9 - 17 years, some of whom have special needs. Active Assistant - We need an energetic and enthusiastic person to help organise active games on Wednesday evenings with some boisterous young people 9 - 17 years either in a large hall or outside. THE THERAPY GARDEN: Creative Assistant - We are looking for creative people who would be prepared to help on monthly activity days we run for special needs clients who can prepare activities, think of new ideas etc. Fund Raising Assistant - We require help with some of our fund raising activities on an ad hoc basis, which occur throughout the year. Garden Assistants We require volunteers to assist in the Garden alongside our horticulturists in the supervision of our adult clients and teenagers with special needs. From September we will be open 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday. Our adult clients attend all year round but our teenagers only attend during school term times. No gardening experience is required, just the ability to get along with others and muck in! TLC – HOSPICE SERVICES AT HOME Support Partner – SUPAR’s (Woking) A "Supar" is a support partner - to an adult with a life limiting condition, their family/carer(s) in their own home. Befriending/helping on an emotional and practical level, providing respite for families/carers, up to 3 hours per week. Supar's offer companionship, and are matched with a client with similar interests. Practical assistance can be helping with light shopping, walking the dog, collecting prescriptions, driving and accompanying people to appointments. The service does not provide personal or nursing care. The charity’s activities are supported by the Big Lottery Fund. Aim: Making a real difference by improving quality of life at a sensitive and challenging time. Events Helper/Fundraiser. Enthusiastic and fun loving people are required for this role! TLC needs help with local fundraising activities across Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Involvement can range from organising events, distributing leaflets, helping at events, managing street collections, holding small personal events such as coffee mornings, and contributing to the marketing and fundraising plan with new ideas! Trustee. Candidates are sought who will be able to offer sufficient time to enable attendance at board meetings; normally six a year; participation in meetings and on one strategic away day per year. TOURETTES ACTION Helpdesk Volunteer (WOK1451) To help operate the Helpdesk between 9am-5pm weekdays or out of hours to provide support and information about Tourettes. Full training and support will be given. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone with experience of Tourette Syndrome and who may be undertaking a counselling degree/qualification. Suitable for volunteers who can make a long-term commitment. VICTIM SUPPORT
Caseworker: We are looking for people to join our local team to provide emotional support to Victims of Crime. This involves face to face and telephone contacts with victims. This volunteering role is done in your own time as part of a team, with supervision close by. We need people who are able to empathy without preconceptions, are “people persons”, have their own computer with basic IT skills and are good communicators VISITING FRIENDS Friendship Friend - Two hours a month is all we ask to help serve tea and coffee to lonely older residents in sheltered schemes. Your ideas for other ways to make the social experience enjoyable would also be most welcome. Administrator - If you have a few hours to spare doing general office administration. No experience necessary. Home Befriender - One hour a week is all it takes to make a real difference to the life of an elderly lonely person living on their own when you pop in for a chat and a cup of tea. Be a friend by having a friend to experience the rewards. A sad fact is that over half a million older people spend Christmas alone. Make a difference by being a friend. One hour a week is all it takes. Thank you WATERWAYS RECOVERY - Help to Restore the Waterways Week long working holidays usually start around 4pm on the first Saturday and finish at lunch time on the following Saturday. The working day usually runs from 9am to 5pm (weather dependent) with plenty of tea-breaks and lunch on site. A cooked breakfast and a substantial, home cooked, evening meals are provided. WATTS GALLERY Gallery Steward - Watts Gallery re-opened in late Spring 2011 after a two year restoration. You can be a part of this exciting moment in the Gallery's history by becoming a Gallery steward. Our stewards provide a friendly welcome to visitors and help to answer any questions they may have whilst safeguarding the collection. WEST SURREY OSTEOPOROROSIS SUPPORT GROUP Committee Member required to run the local support group that provides support and information to local people affected by osteoporosis. The committee meets about 5 times a year and runs 4 - 6 Group meetings and 2 events per year. The group also raises awareness of osteoporosis in the community and has close contacts with St Peter's Hospital to ensure they provide the best possible service. WILD LEARNING Outdoor Learning Holiday Club - (WOK1361) Supporting trained “Forest School “ leaders to look after groups of children spending the day having fun in woodlands around Surrey. You will need to be easy going, enjoy the outdoors and love being with children. There are 4 sites across Surrey: Gatton Park near Reigate (National Trust), Claremont near Esher (National Trust), Winkworth Arboretum near Godalming (National Trust) and Alice Holt (near Farnham) Wild Learning Volunteer(WOK1363) The role of the Wild Learning volunteer is to look after activities for leaders from time to time, support assistants and leaders with the tasks of the day, and otherwise be thoroughly alert to what is happening at all times, communicating with assistants and leaders. An enthusiastic and full hearted volunteer is of immeasurable value to participants, leaders and assistants. WHITE LODGE CHILDREN’S CENTRE White Lodge, based in Chertsey, supports disabled children and adults and their families or carers in Surrey and the surrounding areas. We believe it is important not only to provide support and services as early as possible, but also to ensure they are available as and when they are needed. Driver, Minibus – Volunteers required to drive White Lodge minibus to pick up service users from their home. 9.00 - 10.30 and 3.00 - 5.00 Also one person who could drive 1 or 2 days a year for pre-booked trips. Training provided, aged over 22yrs and must have 3 years driving experience. Need to be able to drive D1 vehicles on modern driving license or 'A' vehicle on older driving licence.
Play and Leisure Activities Worker - School Holidays (Christmas, Easter, Half Terms). To assist with holiday activities for young people with physical disabilities, giving general support with activities including playing with the children, painting, water and play, swimming and outings. Mon - Fri during school holidays 9am-5.00pm. General Help with the Leisure & Life skills activities in our adult centre on Tuesdays between 10.30 and 3.30 â€“ cooking, gardening, discussion groups, quizzes etc. Gardening Helpers required Mon-Fri, hours to suit. Maintaining and tidying the grounds etc. Hydro Help: assisting Volunteers needed on Friday mornings to help with the adult hydrotherapy sessions. Assisting disabled adults either in the water or changing. Fundraising Event Team: to help at events throughout the year, with our fundraising team. Leisure & Life Skills Activities Helper in Adult Centre: General help with the Leisure & Life Skills activities in our adult centre on Tuesdays between 10.30 and 3.30 - cooking, gardening, discussion groups, quizzes etc. WOKING ASSOCIATION OF VOLUNTARY SERVICE Volunteer for Woking Interpreting and Translation Service. Volunteer required initially for one day a week (Tuesday) to take bookings from clients and book interpreters. Must be computer literate and able to use database. Good telephone manner essential. The ability to cover other days if necessary would be an advantage WISDOM TRUST (The) The Wisdom Trust provides education programmes to create wider awareness about poverty, environment and health issues and to support charities and good causes with donations. Web Designer: People with web design skills are needed to help develop the Wisdom Trust website as well as take part in other areas of the Trust's activities. Most of the tasks will be carried out from home. Website Assistant / Online Researcher: You will assist with online research, fundraising online, developing education programmes and help at exhibitions. Anyone with a computer could help out. You could give any amount of time from 5 minutes a week upwards. WOKING (ST MARY OF BETHANY) SCOUT GROUP (7th) Beaver Scout Helper: Initially you would act as a helper within the Beaver Colony with a potential then to move into a uniformed roll. Beaver Scouts are children aged between 6 and 8 yrs old. They belong to the first and youngest section in the Scouting family. Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. Temporary opportunities for young people doing DofE also available. WOKING AND SAM BEARE HOSPICES Warehouse Sorter: Lively and fun person wanted to join our great team in Knaphill. Our main sorting warehouse is a busy and interesting environment. If you have an eye for fashion, an interest in books, toys or bric a brac, you are just the person to help the team sort goods ready for distribution to one of our 11 shops. Shop Volunteers required working in charity shops in the following areas, Woking, Kingfield, Knaphill (furniture shop), Horsell (bookshop and charity shop), West Byfleet and, Goldsworth Park. 9.30-4.30pm Mon-Sat. Driver/Delivery Person to work in our main warehouse in Knaphill. Collecting and delivering goods to our charity shops. MUST be able to lift heavy boxes and have a clean driving licence. WOKING CORONERS COURT Support Volunteer - An opportunity to provide support on the day of the inquest only to families and witnesses going through a traumatic proceeding. Working as part of a team, volunteers will need to commit at least 1 day per fortnight working at the court. WOKING CYCLE STATIONS
Cycle Mechanics (WOK1371): We are looking for individuals who have enthusiasm and dedication for cycling and Cycle mechanics who like working with young people to help train them in cycle maintenance and pass on their knowledge and skills. You would be working from our new purpose built Cycle Station Workshop in Goldsworth Park Woking as a valued member of a Community Interest Company that sets out to promote cycling to everyone, young and old and to teach people how to keep their cycles maintained in good order and keep cycling. We are also involved in the sale of second hand refurbished bikes which we complete in our workshop and we give bikes to people for reduced rates who need a bike to get to work or for recreation. We hope to run three workshop session to start with on Tuesday evening 5 till 8pm and on Saturday either morning or afternoon depending on the availability of volunteers responding to this advert. The purpose built workshop presents us with a new opportunity to expand and we need to build a dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteer mechanics make it a success! If you think you can help or know someone who might like this opportunity we hope you get in touch! Free T shirt provided! WOKING COLLEGE School Governors needed at Woking College to play a key role in contributing to the strategy and direction of the expanding and successful Sixth Form College with a strong sense of mission. Governors' experiences, knowledge and skills make a vital contribution to the development of the College. No formal qualifications are necessary for these unpaid roles. You should have an enthusiasm to contribute your time and energy to help the College grow and continue with its commitment to success. Induction and training support is available for all Governors. Professional qualifications such as accountancy, law, surveying, estate management, marketing, management skills or an education background would all be very useful but are not essential. WOKING COMMUNITY MEDIATION SERVICE Mediators â€“ Please note at present, they are only looking for men as they have enough ladies. Within the community, neighbours may get into dispute over boundaries, hedges and trees, noise, anti-social behaviour, rubbish, parking, children, pets etc. Community Mediators work in pairs with neighbours in this situation to help them resolve the dispute. The process involves meeting with each party to listen to the issues and then, if possible, bringing the two parties together, in a neutral location, where the mediators will facilitate a meeting where each party will listen to each other, discuss the issues and reach an agreement which will usually spell out what each party will do to avoid the problem from arising again, and how they will deal with it if it does. Training will be provided
WOKING MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE CENTRE
Beat Eating Disorder Group Facilitator The volunteering role is to support people affected by a range of eating disorders including Anorexia, bulimia and overeating conditions within a self-help group environment. The role involves co-facilitating groups where people can meet and share experiences and coping strategies with others in a similar position. Groups meet twice a month. Full training and support will be provided.
WOKING TALKING NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION Recording Engineers: to record master tape that can be copied and dispatched to our visually impaired listeners. Recording takes place on a Friday evening at our studios based
the Moorcroft Centre, Westfield, Woking. This fun role sounds more technical than it is; it is easy to pick up and any training will be provided. Administration Assistant (WOK1314): Required 1 week in every 3, on a Friday evening, to under various administration tasks involved in the processing and distribution of audio tapes to our visual impaired clients WOKING MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE CENTRE, CORNERHOUSE Eating Disorder Group Facilitator, Beat - The volunteering opportunity is to provide support to people affected by a range of eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia and overeating conditions within a self help group environment. The role involves co-facilitating groups where people can meet to share experiences and coping strategies with others in a similar situation. Currently twice monthly from 7.30 to 9.00 and will take place at Cornerhouse, Woking and Cornerhouse Runnymede,1A Corrie Road, Addlestone. WOODCRAFT FOLK Helper, who likes working with children (5 to 16 years), required to lead groups in games, drama, craftwork and music as well as outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and hostelling. Training and support is offered. Monday evenings 6.30 to 9 pm in Knaphill. YMCA WOKING - The Ypod centre Volunteers required at a new state of the art youth music, drop in and creative arts facility in Woking town centre. Positions available include: Youth Workers Do you enjoy encouraging and empowering young people to succeed in life? The Woking Ypod seeks enthusiastic and energetic Volunteer Youth Workers to promote and support youth work in our Drop-In service. You will have the opportunity to: • Assist the lead youth worker in the running of drop-in sessions. • Build relationships with young people, showing a professional interest in their lives. • Engage young people in positive activities. • Contribute ideas to improving and developing facilities and services • Be a member of our growing and dynamic youth work team • Provide Woking’s young people with a safe environment to belong, thrive and succeed in life. • Provide encouragement, empowerment, and equality to all young people • Mentor and coach young people • Help run the service, be on café duty, be involved in our gigs, help put out facilities (Xbox, pool etc) • Be trained in Safeguarding • Receive basic Youth Work training • Work flexible hours (typical shift, 16:30 - 21:00 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) Youth Support Volunteer (WOK1180): to support Youth Drop-in for 11-19 year olds at the Ypod. Attend monthly team TVN meeting (usually the last Thursday of the month 7-8 p.m.) Must be over 18 years old. Duties: Assist the lead youth worker in the running of drop-in sessions. Understand safeguarding policy and work within professional boundaries. Undertake necessary training. Provide safe, welcoming environment for young people. Build relationships with young people, showing a professional interest in their lives. Engage young people in positive activities. Bring any concerns to the attention of shift leader. Contribute ideas to improving and developing facilities and services. Alternative Learning Volunteer Youth Support Worker Do you enjoy encouraging and empowering young people to succeed in life? The Woking Ypod seeks enthusiastic and energetic Volunteer Youth Support Workers to support our Alternative Learning Programme. Hours - Tuesday and/or Wednesday 9am-3pm You will have the opportunity to: • Be a member of our growing and dynamic youth work team
• Provide Woking's young people with a safe environment to belong, thrive and succeed in life. • Provide encouragement, empowerment and equality to all young people • Mentor and coach young people • Attend monthly leadership and vision nights • Receive Safeguarding training • Receive basic Youth Work training. Detached Youth Workers Do you enjoy encouraging and empowering young people to succeed in life? The Woking Ypod seeks enthusiastic and energetic Volunteer Youth Workers to promote and support Detached Youth Work in our community. You will have the opportunity to: • Be a member of our growing and dynamic youth work team • To go out into the community: Barnsbury, Sheerwater, Sythwood, Goldsworth Park. • Encourage Woking’s young people to find a safe environment to belong, thrive and succeed in life (pointing them to one of our 7 centres) • Provide encouragement, empowerment and equality to all young people • Attend monthly leadership and vision nights • Receive Safeguarding training • Receive basic Youth Work training YORK ROAD PROJECT The York Road Project is a registered charity which runs a direct access hostel for single homeless people in the Woking and surrounding area. Activity volunteers needed who have ‘something to offer’ such as playing guitar or arts and crafts or other interesting skills. Hours are 6.00-9.00 pm Monday to Saturday. Drop in Centre Helpers needed Sundays between 8.30am-1.15pm or 1.15pm-6pm serving breakfast, lunch and dinner or just being at the centre playing games and interacting with clients. Drop in Centre Evening Living Skills Coach: Coaching people who have been homeless in the basic living skills needed, including budgeting, basic cooking, being a good neighbour/tenant and paying bills Advocate and Support volunteer to support people who have been homeless. This will include supporting in training/employment/voluntary work, staying safe/what to do in danger/emergency and staying in tenancy i.e. budgeting, antisocial behaviour and managing bills. Kitchen Assistant to help prepare and serve a healthy meal (Food Safety Hygiene Certificate desirable). Also to restock cupboards, washing up and cleaning and serving teas and coffees. From 10am to 1.30pm Monday to Thursday. Volunteer Charity Fundraiser - To assist in increasing income from fundraising and other funding streams to the York Road Project. The postholder will work with the Project Manager and Project Director to plan and facilitate fundraising events and also research other funding streams that may be available. This will be achieved by establishing a regular fundraising schedule and online research. Volunteer Housing Options Advisor - To assist with identifying client’s area of local connection, housing options available and completing paperwork in relation to this. The postholder will work with the Day Centre Co-ordinator to identify individual housing options for clients. Volunteer Employment Advisor - To assist with facilitating both group and one to one session with clients, to look at employment skills and other aspects relating to preparation when looking for work. The postholder will work with the Day Centre Co-ordinator to support clients with looking for work. Volunteer Welfare Benefits Advisor - To assist with facilitating both group and one to one session with clients, to look at employment skills and other aspects relating to preparation when looking for work. The postholder will work with the Day Centre Co-ordinator to support clients with looking for work. Volunteer Administrator - To assist with all associated administration required for the running of the day centre. The postholder will work with the Day Centre Co-ordinator to
register new clients, keep recording records up to date and assist with general admin duties as required. For more information on any of the above. Please come into the WAVS office.
YOUNG ENTERPRISE (Surrey) Business Advisers - Learn to Earn: Business Advisers are required to assist with the delivery of the Young Enterprise scheme in Woking and West Surrey. No previous experience or expert knowledge is required, other than individual experience of work and business, and enthusiasm. Learn to Earn a range of one day programmes for local schools that enables young people aged 13-15 years to develop a crucial understanding of the importance of developing skills, knowledge and experience for working life through their education and future training. The programme engages students in 6 activity based sessions exploring the relationship between learning and the attainment of personal goals. Management Skills - Learn to Earn: Volunteers with management skills in business are required to assist with the delivery of the Young Enterprise scheme in Woking. The schemes include: Company Programme, students aged 15-19 are supported to set up and run their own company over the course of 1 academic year. They elect a Board of Directors, raise share capital, market and finance a project or service of their own choice. Can be run in or out of school/college hours and will usually involve you committing to 1-2 hours per week. YOUR SANCTUARY, Women’s Refuge – Female Volunteers only please Helpline Volunteers - yourSanctuary offers specialist services to women, men and children affected by domestic abuse. We run a 24/7 helpline along with other frontline services such as community outreach and refuge. Helpline roles can be office or home based and we need volunteers to commit to a minimum two shifts per month. Full training and support is provided. Female volunteers only Helpline Volunteers (office hours): yourSanctuary offers specialist services to women, men and children affected by domestic abuse. We run a 24/7 helpline along with other frontline services such as community outreach and refuge. Helpline roles can be office or home based and we need volunteers to commit to a minimum two shifts per month. Full training and support is provided. Female volunteers only Helpline Volunteer - Out of Hours: Weekday shifts are from 5pm to 9am and weekend shifts from 9am to 1pm, 1pm to 5pm and 5pm to 9am although some flexibility is available. Volunteers on overnight shifts are expected to sleep but need to be able to wake up and take calls if necessary. Based at home, you will be provided with a mobile phone on which to take calls. A minimum of two shifts per month would be required. Full training and support is provided. Female volunteers only. Receptionist: This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to gain additional skills and experience as a volunteer within a reception/administration role. Based at yourSanctuary’s offices in Woking you will be part of a great team in a friendly and supportive environment. We are looking for help Monday afternoons, Thursday afternoons and Fridays. Budgeting and Debt Management Volunteer: Some people who come into our refuges do so with a level of debt. We are looking for a volunteer with excellent finance and communication skills to provide support in the area of budgeting and debt management to those that require it. This may involve reviewing a resident’s financial situation and discussing options; contacting companies; writing letters and putting together payment plans; helpline someone to go down the bankruptcy route and so on. This is a role where you can really make a different to our women’s lives. YOUTH COUNCIL - Woking Youth Councillor Woking Youth Council was set up to be the voice for young people in the Borough, for young people aged between 11-19 years old. As a youth councillor you will be expected to show a commitment to the council, and attend monthly meeting and any events, training or other opportunities. You must want to make a difference to the local community and be able to feedback to other peers in school, youth centres or any clubs you attend.
RESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES ACTIVENTURE Activenture runs residential programmes for disabled/special needs young people aged 1818yrs. Typical activities include: archery, canoeing, zip wire, abseiling, obstacle courses, swimming, craft sessions, days out, live bands, karaoke and disco. Residential Volunteers are needed for this very rewarding role, supervise young people encouraging them to participate in activities and also give assistance and guidance with personal care. You would need a good caring attitude with a ‘get on with the job’ approach and a strong sense of humour. Residential Nurses needed during school holidays throughout the year at Woodrow High House, Amersham and Hindleap Warren, Wych Cross, East Sussex. They require fully qualified nurses to be responsible for the medical needs of the client during the week, including medication, briefing night staff and record keeping in line with Activenture Policy. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the centre. Waking Night Volunteers are needed during the school holidays throughout the year any night Sunday to Saturday. Volunteers are needed to care for their disabled/special needs guests during the night. This may involve escorting to the toilet, or as directed by the residential nurse. No previous experience is necessary, as experienced staff will be on hand if required to support. Night staff generally work as a minimum of two people, so would be ideal for a couple, otherwise an experienced partner will be provided. Activities Organiser at Woodrow High House, Amersham, Bucks. Typical activities for all those attending include: archery, canoeing, zipwire/abseiling, obstacle courses, and swimming. The activity organiser will assist in the planning of indoor and outdoor activities (such as craft sessions, days out, live bands, competitions, karaoke & disco) other than those sessions supervised by our own outdoor pursuits instructors. Minimum age 18 years. Helper (16+): This is a unique project with several volunteering roles available to accompany young people with special needs on activity weeks and participating in the activities. We are delighted to have been supported so keenly by the volunteering agencies in the South East, and hope that the future will be just as successful. Despite our residential centres being located in both East Sussex and Buckinghamshire, this has not put off volunteers being willing to travel out of their immediate area, presumably as we cover the cost of seven days’ accommodation, meals and activities – many regard us as a week away from home! We would be very pleased to hear from any individuals or groups of volunteers whom would be interested in joining Activenture for a residential activity week as companion helpers to young people who are disabled or have special needs, during school holidays. We offer volunteers free training, and a choice of twelve weeks during the year (generally during school / college holidays). This has proven to be a very useful means to gain experience in support of seeking further education and of course employment. Many volunteers utilise their stay with us to complete their voluntary involvement and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award residential project, however most of our regular volunteers simply return because they enjoy this unique experience. CHILDREN COUNTY HOLIDAY FUND - All about Kids ACTIVITY BREAK RESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEERS (five nights/six days) (WOK843): The volunteers’ role is to join in with whatever fun and games the week may bring: to get wet, sing, dance, laugh, play games, stay awake, ride bikes, climb, swim and lots, lots more!
Also, volunteers should be sensible and aware; help, listen, support, encourage and mediate. Your job is to be there for the children if they need it ... or even if they don’t! • To give encouragement and support to a child who has low self-esteem. • To listen to a child who may be scared or homesick • To enter into the child's world and be silly and have fun! • To understand that, generally, the child's behaviour is a direct result of the environment they have just left. That is, after all, why a child comes to CCHF! • Our breaks are designed with children in mind so don’t worry about the activities being too strenuous or challenging. We want you to have a positive experience on our Breaks! So please enjoy them! To be a CCHF Volunteer you must: • Be over 18 years old. However, we welcome 16-17 year olds to work alongside other volunteers and learn the ropes. • Be able to volunteer for 6 consecutive days or a weekend, attend training and stay with us residentially. • Have completed a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check and be able to provide two reference checks before you volunteer. • Enjoy working with children and have the energy, enthusiasm and empathy to work with children from underprivileged and disadvantaged backgrounds. • Hopefully have fun, bring a smile and give the children a fantastic break • Excellent training and support WEEKEND BREAK RESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEER (Friday to Sunday) (WOK844): The volunteers’ role is to join in with whatever fun and games the week may bring: to get wet, sing, dance, laugh, play games, stay awake, ride bikes, climb, swim and lots, lots more! Also, volunteers should be sensible and aware; help, listen, support, encourage and mediate. But don’t panic … you won’t be alone. There will be a team leader and other volunteers helping and supporting your efforts. Your job is to be there for the children if they need it ... or even if they don’t! • To give encouragement and support to a child who has low self-esteem. • To listen to a child who may be scared or homesick. • To enter into the child's world and be silly and have fun! • To understand that, generally, the child's behaviour is a direct result of the environment they have just left. That is, after all, why a child comes to CCHF! Our breaks are designed with children in mind so don’t worry about the activities being too strenuous or challenging. We want you to have a positive experience on our Breaks! So please enjoy them! OVER THE WALL – Holiday Camps Over The Wall is a very special place for children who are affected by serious or life limiting illnesses. It is the only residential camp in the UK structured on Paul Newman's renowned Hole in the Wall Gang camp. Over The Wall gives children one glorious week of experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound. It rebuilds their confidence and most importantly is a place where they can just be children, not children who are sick. As Paul Newman puts it "A place where kids can kick back, relax and raise a little hell". Camp Team Staff directly care for our Campers (not medical care), giving lots of positive encouragement and support to the campers and treat them as 'special', not because they, or their sibling, have been ill, but because they are children and young people, each with their own unique gifts and talents. Volunteering at an Over The Wall camp is great fun and hard work. The rewards at the end of the week can be immense. Seeing the difference in the campers after just one week can be amazing and tremendously satisfying. Time spent at camp makes a difference to the volunteers, too! You will learn a lot about yourself, meet like-minded people and make new friends!
Benefits of Volunteering Through volunteering, you could… • Meet different people and make new friends • Enhance your CV and develop new skills • Build your confidence and selfesteem • Help others in your community and make a difference • Create more fun in your life!
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