CVS South Gloucestershire

Latest Volunteering Opportunities

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If you are unsure of what type of volunteer role you want to undertake, or would just like some general advice and support around entering volunteering, please feel free to contact our Connections Officer Hannah Hulbert at hannah.hulbert@cvs-sg.org.uk 

Title of Volunteer Role:

Director

Description of the Volunteer Role:

Tortworth Forest Centre CIC is a community restoring the Dell at Tortworth Arboretum to create a place where people and trees thrive. We are looking for two new Directors with skills in the arboricultural and/or community sectors to join our Board. Full details at: tortwortharboretum.org/join-our-team

Contact information for applicants:

amyw@tortwortharboretum.org

Closing Date:

31.08.24

Organisation Name:

Tortworth Forest Centre CIC

Title of Volunteer Role:

Admin Project Volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

Do you have good admin and organisational skills, are friendly and reliable, and have some time to volunteer with us for a couple of months? We need someone to help us set up an exciting new project at our Enterprise Packaging at Brandon Trust. You can find out more about Enterprise Packaging and our other enterprises at Enterprises | Brandon Trust
Our team is branching out from packing kidney transplant kits for the NHS to also providing first aid kits to a wide variety of new customers.
This is very exciting for the small team that work here and so is the possibility that this new venture can lead to more jobs for the people we support.
The project leader needs some admin support on a Thursday for a couple of months at our office in Vassal Centre, Fishponds, to get the project set up. We would need you to be able to work independently and take ownership of a wide variety tasks such as:
• Sourcing new storage for all the new kit
• Finding the best items for the first aid kits at the best prices
• Working out the best way to pack all the items
• Setting up guides for supported employees so they know what needs to be packed
• Setting up the guides on ‘Easy Read’ for our supported employees
• Keeping track of deliveries and invoices
We would love it if you could share your time and admin expertise in setting up systems and help us to get this project set up.
Alex Bird, Project Coordinator, will be happy to give you further details about this volunteering opportunity so please give him a call on 01454 273532

Contact information for applicants:

volunteer@mungos.org

Closing Date:

31.08.24

Organisation Name:

St. Mungos

Title of Volunteer Role:

Fundraising Assistant Volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

As a Fundraising Assistant you will be volunteering in our Fundraising team, who are responsible for raising income to help fund our vital services. You will be based in the Events, Community and Regional (ECR) team, primarily aiding the Fundraising Coordinators based in Bristol and Reading. You will be providing events, communication and administrative support to ensure we provide and outstanding experience for our supported and maximize income. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested beginning a career in fundraising or events. The placement will give you experience in key elements of a fundraising role, such as running an event, managing income streams, project work and stewardship.

Please see all locations and the time commitments we are currently recruiting for in this role:

Bristol- Between Monday- Friday, 7.5 hours per week, 9am-5pm, once a week *Days and hours can be flexible and agreed with the supervisor.

Contact information for applicants:

volunteer@mungos.org

Closing Date:

19.07.24

Organisation Name:

St. Mungos

Title of Volunteer Role:

Enhanced First Response Volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

As an Enhanced First Response Volunteer, you will drive our hire car and go out with a partner volunteer to look for referrals made by StreetLink, engaging with those found sleeping rough, and passing on information to the Outreach team. Enhanced First Responders play a crucial role in ensuring people sleeping rough receive vital support from the Outreach team to move away from the streets and get connected to other local services. Please note, you have to be 25 years old or over to drive the hire car.

Contact information for applicants:

firstresponse@mungos.org

Closing Date:

30.11.24

Organisation Name:

St. Mungos

Title of Volunteer Role:

One World’ LGBTQIA+ Group Volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

What will I be doing?
As a “One World Group” volunteer you will be volunteering with St Mungo’s Assertive Contact & Engagement (ACE) Service to facilitate group sessions with clients who identify as LGBTQIA+ and who are experiencing Mental Health issues.
In this role, you will be supporting us with all or some of the following tasks:
• Setting up / preparation in the kitchen.
• Providing hot food and drinks to group members.
• Ensuring the group is a safe and calm space for everyone
• Promoting community ties and friendly relationships for group attendees.
• Helping staff to clear away after the group finishes.
• Participating in weekly pre-brief and de-brief check ins with staff before and after group time.
• Signposting group attendees to appropriate support services.

Where/ When will I be volunteering?
You will be volunteering the first and third Thursday of every month, in the afternoons, 2:30pm – 5:30pm in Redcliffe, Bristol

Do I need to have any specific skills?
• A desire to help people who are going through a very challenging time and need some respite from the demands of everyday life, in a supportive environment.
• An understanding and awareness of mental health issues and their impact.
• Identify as part of, or be an ally to, the LGBTQIA+ community.
• Being reliable, resilient and respectful.
• Good communication skills and an empowering attitude towards our clients.
• An understanding of the causes of homelessness and its impact.
• Genuine interest in and commitment to St Mungo’s work and client group.
• An understanding of and commitment to diversity & equality.
We particularly welcome applications from people living locally or working within the local community. Lived experience of mental health or addiction issues, as well as homelessness are welcome

Contact information for applicants:

‘One World’ LGBTQIA+ Group Volunteer | St Mungo’s (mungos.org)

Closing Date:

Ongoing

Organisation Name:

St. Mungos

Title of Volunteer Role:

Puppy Raiser

Description of the Volunteer Role:

Are you a dog lover? Do you have some spare time? Would you like to make a difference to someone’s life? If so, and you are based in the South Gloucestershire area, then this role could be perfect for you!

What you’ll be doing:
– Engaging with our world-class Puppy Raising for Excellent Partnerships (PREP) training programme to prepare your puppy for the next stages of becoming a guide dog.
– Providing care and support for your puppy at home e.g., loving, grooming and feeding him or her.
– Socialising your puppy and introducing him or her to a variety of environments to increase confidence – this can be as simple as taking your puppy with you to the shops, office or park as you go about your everyday life.
– Teaching your puppy to be comfortable alone – gradually building up from a few minutes to a maximum of four hours.
– Taking your puppy to monthly puppy classes, and interacting with other puppy raisers in your community whilst refreshing your training and sharing tips.
– Meeting with your volunteer manager as frequently as needed to discuss any changes or issues with your puppy.
– Completing short questionnaires about your puppy’s development.

You’ll ideally have:
– A loving home with enough time to invest in raising a puppy and attending to their needs (e.g. toilet training). If you work from home or have hobbies, you’ll need to be available to give the puppy regular attention alongside these.
– Someone at home who is physically able to handle large breed dogs (around 25-40kg).
– Access to a car, so that you can get your puppy used to travelling.
– The agreement of your landlord to have a dog in the property if you rent your home.
– A safe secure area outside for your puppy to go to the toilet.

If you don’t feel you tick every box, but are sure this role is the one for you, we’d love to hear from you! We’re always open to suggestions and are very happy to chat with you to discuss what’s possible, so please just get in touch at volunteersouthwestwales@guidedogs.org.uk

What you’ll get:
The satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting people with sight loss to live actively, independently, and well.
The rewarding feeling of watching a mischievous puppy learn new training techniques to help them develop into a guide dog.
The opportunity to participate in our bespoke world-class training programme – this can help you train your own dogs or advance a future career in dog handling.
The opportunity to have a loveable, canine companion, proven to reduce feelings of stress and improve fitness – you’ll be out walking rain or shine!
The chance to be part of the inspirational Guide Dogs Family, meeting like-minded people and interacting with a community of puppy raisers in your area.
Puppy training classes and regular support
As a volunteer you’ll have access to our world-class training programme, Puppy Raising for Excellent Partnerships (PREP), to implement with your puppy in training, a great bonus for any dog owner! This training includes:
– Food manners
– Greeting new visitors
– Being home alone
– Settling in new environments

You’ll receive plenty of support from your volunteer manager who will help you work through these training modules with your puppy. We also offer puppy classes for puppy raisers in the local area to get together, share stories and provide refreshers on training techniques.

Volunteering for Guide Dogs should never leave you out of pocket. We’ll make sure we pay any expenses related to volunteering with us, including veterinary costs, food costs for the puppy and other materials needed for the puppy’s training.

If you have questions about the training requirements, we’ll be very happy to answer these at your interview along with addressing any other support or accessibility needs you may have.

We ask that applicants for this role are aged 18+.

Contact information for applicants:

Visit our website to apply: https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/how-you-can-help/volunteering/volunteer-with-our-dogs/. For more information, please email: volunteersouthwestwales@guidedogs.org.uk

Closing Date:

Ongoing

Organisation Name:

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Title of Volunteer Role:

Chipping Sodbury: Social media and/or eBay volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

St Peter’s Hospice runs over 40 shops in the greater Bristol area. The shops trade mostly in second-hand goods donated by the public. All the money raised goes towards funding our patient care.

We are looking for a social media savvy volunteer who can help to set up an Instagram account for the shop and to generate creative, engaging content. We are also looking for someone to spot high value items for our eBay shop.

It’s a great way to meet new people, be environmentally conscious and engage with your local community whilst developing key digital and communication skills.

We welcome any amount of time you can give us. Some volunteers will work a couple of hours a week, others might come in for 2 or 3 days. We can be flexible around your existing commitments.

If you’d like to know more, visit our website and complete the contact form. The shop manager will be in touch to answer your questions and book you in for a taster session.

Contact information for applicants:

Charity Shop Volunteering – St Peter’s Hospice (stpetershospice.org)

Closing Date:

30.09.24

Organisation Name:

St. Peter’s Hospice

Title of Volunteer Role:

Chipping Sodbury: Stock Room Volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

St Peter’s Hospice runs over 40 shops in the greater Bristol area. The shops trade mostly in second-hand goods donated by the public. All the money raised goes towards funding our patient care.

We’re looking for volunteers to join the friendly team to prepare our donated items for the shop floor. From steaming clothes and sorting donations to attaching tags and keeping the stockroom organised, there’s lots to do.

We welcome any amount of time you can give us. Some volunteers will work a couple of hours a week, others might come in for 2 or 3 days. We can be flexible around your existing commitments.

If you’d like to know more, visit our website and complete the contact form. The shop manager will be in touch to answer your questions and book you in for a taster session.

Contact information for applicants:

Charity Shop Volunteering – St Peter’s Hospice (stpetershospice.org)

Closing Date:

30.09.24

Organisation Name:

St. Peter’s Hospice

Title of Volunteer Role:

Chipping Sodbury: Shop floor volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

St Peter’s Hospice runs over 40 shops in the greater Bristol area. The shops trade mostly in second-hand goods donated by the public. All the money raised goes towards funding our patient care.

We’re looking for volunteers to join the friendly shop floor team to help raise as much income as possible. From assisting customers with product selection & using the till to creating attractive displays, there’s lots of ways you can help. You can let us know what interests you.

We welcome any amount of time you can give us. Some volunteers will work a couple of hours a week, others might come in for 2 or 3 days. We can be flexible around your existing commitments.

If you’d like to know more, visit our website and complete the contact form: https://www.stpetershospice.org/support-us/volunteer/volunteer-in-our-shops/charity-shop-volunteering/

The shop manager will be in touch to answer your questions and book you in for a taster session.

Contact information for applicants:

Charity Shop Volunteering – St Peter’s Hospice (stpetershospice.org)

Closing Date:

30.09.24

Organisation Name:

St. Peter’s Hospice

Title of Volunteer Role:

Volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

Join our network of trained volunteers, helping families with young children through tough times. We work across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Our volunteers, who usually have parenting experience themselves, support families through home visits, group meetings or telephone support.
Our next volunteer training course starts on Thursday 25th April 2024 and runs every Thursday 9.30am – 2.30pm (apart from half term) till Thursday 6th June at Hartcliffe Children’s Centre, Hareclive Road, Bristol, BS13 OJW. 

Contact information for applicants:

Contact us for more information by emailing admin@homestartbristol.org.uk or call 0117 9501170 to speak to someone on our friendly team.

Closing Date:

Ongoing

Organisation Name:

 

Home-Start Bristol

Title of Volunteer Role:

Pottery Support Volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

Fired Up is a lively ceramics studio on Beeches Industrial Estate in Yate. It’s a busy ceramics studio in Yate, near Bristol, offering employment training to people with learning disabilities and autism. The pottery is one of Brandon Trust’s thriving social enterprises, which offers people with learning disabilities and autism practical work experience and training opportunities in a supported and fun environment.

At the studio the people we support make the products by hand from start to finish, so every item is unique. Throughout the week we run a range of hobby classes and can host private sessions for a party or group activity, so everyone can get creative.

We would love some volunteers to come and join our friendly team to help support small groups with the variety of tasks needed in a busy studio. We are looking for volunteers to join us at any of the following times. Monday-Thursday 10-12:30 or 13:30- 3:30

You can read more about Fired Up and Brandon Trust here https://www.firedupceramics.org/studio/

For further information please contact Sally Davis, Volunteer Coordinator
sally.davis@brandontrust.org

Contact information for applicants:

Contact Sally Davis – sally.davis@brandontrust.org

Closing Date:

31/08/24

Organisation Name:

Brandon Trust

Title of Volunteer Role:

Volunteer Project Assistant 

Description of the Volunteer Role:

To provide mobility scooters and wheelchairs to people with either a permanent or temporary disability allowing access the shopping centre, people places and services., To enable people with physical disabilities the ability to go on holiday or provide mobility for people visiting relatives in the area.
To develop effective working relationships with members and their carers.

• Help people access facilities at Yate Shopping Centre and use on holiday through access to a mobility scooter
• Help users/carer’s on wider issues by signposting and providing information
• Undertake admin tasks and handling small amounts of money.
• Take phone enquiries.
• Delivering and returning mobility scooters to users and to the garage.
• To undertake lone working after training.
• To undertake relevant training
A DBS will be required by shopmobility before being accepted for the role to ensure we meet our safeguarding obligations..
Health information may be requested to make any necessary adjustments under health and safety legislation.

Contact information for applicants:

Sheridan Crew Email shopmobilitysouthglos@yahoo.com Tel 01454 868718 Mob 07999574474

Anyone interested can pop into the office on either a Thursday or Friday between 10am and 3pm for a informal chat.
WE are based at Yate library in the shopping centre

Closing Date:

Ongoing

Organisation Name:

Shopmobility (South Gloucestershire)

Title of Volunteer Role:

Befriender (Face to Face or Telephone)

Description of the Volunteer Role:

Could you provide a regular call or visit for a lonely older person? Help us support those who are experiencing loneliness in South Gloucestershire by becoming a Befriender.

Befriending volunteers get matched with an older person in the community to visit them or give them a call regularly to provide companionship.

What you will get out of it?
It’s a great way to make a real difference in someone’s life
You’ll be giving something to your community
You get to be part of Age UK South Gloucestershire’s friendly volunteer team with regular social events
Further volunteering opportunities and experiences that can help you with personal/professional development.
Volunteers tell us they find befriending really rewarding

What is expected of me?
Befriending volunteers are expected to contact their match regularly; this usually works out at least once a week.
For Befrienders who visit a client in person, a commitment of around an hour visit per week is expected. With telephone befriending, this can be more variable depending on the client. Some clients appreciate a couple of short check-in calls in a week, while others are happy for one long chat.
All volunteers will also need to attend relevant training sessions, provide references and undertake a DBS check appropriate to the role.
No formal experience necessary.

When can I visit?
We have volunteers who visit in the daytime, evenings and at weekends. Feeling lonely can happen at any time of day. The majority of our clients are looking for daytime visits, but we can accommodate other times as well.
If you study, work shifts or irregular hours, we are always happy to work with you and accommodate your availability.

Contact information for applicants:

Contact Amanda at volunteering@ageuksouthglos.org.uk for an application pack, or call 01454 411 707 if you would like more information

Closing Date:

Ongoing

Organisation Name:

Age UK South Gloucestershire

Title of Volunteer Role:

Digital Champion (Basic IT Support)

Description of the Volunteer Role:

In the digital age we live in, you can make a real difference by helping to build someone’s confidence online. Could you spare some time to support an older person in getting to grips with a phone, tablet or computer as a Digital Champion volunteer?

Our Digital Support Service is available to support anyone over the age of 50 living in South Gloucestershire who would like to know how to access the internet, use new technology, stay connected or access vital services.

What you will get out of it:

It’s a great way to make a real difference in someone’s life
You’ll be giving something to your community
You get to be part of Age UK South Gloucestershire’s friendly volunteer team with regular social events
Further volunteering opportunities and experiences that can help you with personal/professional development.
Volunteers tell us they find befriending really rewarding

What is expected of me?

The ability to work patiently and supportively with people and work towards their goals – in either a group or 1-1 setting (Groups run in Yate, Thornbury and Hanham)
All volunteers will also need to attend relevant training sessions, provide references and undertake a DBS check appropriate to the role.
No formal experience necessary.

Contact information for applicants:

Contact Amanda at volunteering@ageuksouthglos.org.uk for an application pack, or call 01454 411 707 if you would like more information

Closing Date:

Ongoing

Organisation Name:

Age UK South Gloucestershire

Title of Volunteer Role:

Walking Group Assistant

Description of the Volunteer Role:

Do you enjoy spending time in the fresh air, exploring parks and gardens? Could you support one of our Walking Groups? Our short group walks are inclusive and flexible enough to adapt to older people’s lives and abilities and act as a gateway to enjoying more regular physical activity. We are looking for willing volunteers to accompany client on the short planned walks. We are particularly needing volunteers in Filton and Longwell Green.

Older people can experience barriers that prevent them from engaging in local activities and hinder them from keeping active; this may be because of a significant life event like a bereavement or periods of ill health, which result in a lack of confidence. You could help older people reintroduce activity into their daily lives and boost their confidence by becoming a walking group volunteer with Age UK South Gloucestershire.

Volunteers attend a weekly group walk in the community and support this walk by providing encouragement and companionship to the older people participating.

What you will get out of it:

You will be making a real difference in the lives of older people.
You will be helping improve the health of older people, which has a positive impact on the wider community.
You get to be part of Age UK South Gloucestershire’s friendly volunteer team with regular social events.
Further volunteering opportunities and experiences that can help you with personal/professional development.
What is expected of me?

Walking group volunteers are expected to commit to attending and supporting one walk per week, which will be approximately an hour long. Part of the aim of this project is to help reduce loneliness and social isolation; therefore, after the walk, the participants will be taken to a café for tea or coffee. The walking project staff team would strongly encourage volunteers to join us for this as well, as it is a great opportunity to build bonds with the clients. This will last for approximately half an hour.
The majority of walks will be taking place during the day, between Monday to Friday, with the possibility of some evening walks as we move into the summer months.
All volunteers will need to attend relevant training sessions, provide references and undertake a DBS check appropriate to the role.

Contact information for applicants:

Contact Amanda at volunteering@ageuksouthglos.org.uk for an application pack, or call 01454 411 707 if you would like more information

Closing Date:

Ongoing

Organisation Name:

Age UK South Gloucestershire

Healthwatch South Gloucestershire logo

Title of Volunteer Role:

Engagement and Feedback, Information and Guidance Volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

Engagement and feedback provide an important link between Healthwatch and the residents of Bristol, North Somerset, or South Gloucestershire. You will be the first person a member of the public will engage with, and using your communication skills will gather feedback and experiences about health and social care services. Feedback gets shared with providers such as the NHS and local council, so they know what works, what does not work and what people want in the future. There is also the opportunity to help with specific projects, such as focus groups of looking at a particular service or area.

Providing information and guidance is an important link between a person and local services that can support them e.g. around food or fuel poverty, housing, immigration, or a specific health-related issue. Healthwatch BNSSG holds a directory of many organisations that can support a person further. We use the directory to signpost people so they can make contact to receive the support or information they need.

Location

Within our Bristol Hub (Unit UG21, Union Gallery, The Galleries (middle floor, next to WH Smith and opposite Boots), Bristol BS1 3XE) and at events city-wide.

Commitment

A minimum of 2.5hrs in the morning or afternoon once a week or every two weeks

Responsibilities 

  • To work alongside staff and other volunteers
  • To greet and meet members of the public
  • To listen to and gather what people are saying about their experiences of health services e.g. at GPs, hospitals, dentists, opticians and community mental health settings
  • To enter feedback accurately onto our database within the Bristol Hub
  • To take on other administrative tasks within the Bristol Hub
  • To promote Healthwatch at our Bristol Hub, within community groups and various events, festivals etc.
  • To adhere to the Volunteer Agreement and Code of Conduct

Skills needed 

  • An ability to describe and explain the mission of Healthwatch
  • Active listening – a considerate, respectful, and non-judgmental approach
  • Confidence in talking to people who may have a difficult story to share
  • The ability to separate personal experiences from those of others
  • Accuracy in collecting verbal information in written formand computer skills (Google search, printing and basic Excel)

Training and support 

Full induction, training and ongoing support will be given.

Benefits

Volunteering with Healthwatch will give you the opportunity to:

  • Involve yourself in your community
  • Meet new people
  • Play an important role in improving health and social care
  • Learn new skills or improve existing skills
  • Gain experience that could be a steppingstone into employment or training

We can provide a reference for volunteers after 3 months volunteering.

Contact information for applicants:

Please complete a volunteer application form and equality and diversity monitoring form. If you are offered a volunteering role we will need to check references from people who know you well.

Return your form to: jacqui@healthwatchbnssg.co.uk

If you would like to have an informal chat, please let Jacqui know via email or pop into the Bristol Hub, UG21 Union Gallery, Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3XD

For more information visit:

www.healthwatchbristol.co.uk

www.healthwatchnorthsomerset.co.uk

www.healthwatchsouthglos.co.uk

Please call Jacqui Reeves on 03300553251 if you have any questions.

Closing Date:

 

Ongoing

Organisation Name:

Healthwatch

1625 Independent People logo

Title of Volunteer Role:

Volunteer Community Mentor

Description of the Volunteer Role:

Community Mentor (South Glos)
Become a Community Mentor and help young people to grow

About The Role
When done right mentoring can transform lives, both for the Mentor and the Mentee.
We are currently looking for individuals interested in volunteering as a Community Mentor in South Gloucestershire. You will receive training to enable you to mentor a young person aged 16 to 24 develop confidence, self-esteem and improved interpersonal skills and wellbeing.

You’ll do this by bringing a positive attitude, a fresh perspective and your own personal experiences. Sharing your knowledge, hobbies and interests you’ll support a young person to develop their own. You will also act as a positive, reliable role model and responsible adult in their life.
Mentors are a reliable and motivating figure in a young person’s life. Mentoring offers young people the chance to be inspired, supported and encouraged to seek out opportunities that they might not have previously considered.
The young people we work with have all either been at risk of homelessness or have been homeless. They may be care leavers, have spent time in custody or be deemed at risk of custody. They may have experienced poor mental and/or physical health, addiction, been the victim of a crime or exploitation. They may be a young parent. They may be an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child. This may be the first time they’ve lived in South Gloucestershire or they may have grown up and have family here.
The length of the mentoring relationship will vary from individual to individual. We ask Community Mentors to commit to at least 2 hours a fortnight for at least 12 months alongside semi-regular supervisions and reflective practice sessions. There will also be some ‘admin time’ required.

About You
You don’t need to have had any formal experience of mentoring to be considered for this role as full training is provided. As well as regular time to give and an ability to commit fully to this role, you will need an ability to listen and have patience and enthusiasm.

You’ll have empathy and understanding of the needs of young people who have experienced a disrupted education, insecure housing and other forms of social exclusion.
You’ll be flexible, assertive and resilient and able to develop positive mentoring relationships with young people.
We welcome applications from everyone, but due to the backgrounds and interests of our young people we are particularly interested in hearing from people who:

– Live in South Gloucestershire and engage with the local community here
– Spent time in care
– Describe their ethnicity as Black, Asian and/or consider themselves as part of a minority ethnic group.
– Have lived experience of homelessness, and/or unstable accommodation including sofa surfing
– Have previously been an offender or were at risk of offending in their youth. Have professional experience of offenders / those at risk of offending.
– Please note: despite us feeling it is often helpful for mentors to have lived experience that relates to mentee’s experiences, this is not essential for a successful match.

Appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and any offending history will be considered on a case by case basis.
We are not expecting any volunteer to be an expert in a young person’s unique needs and 1625 and other agencies provide dedicated professional support – with mentoring an additional offer to some young people. We will discuss with you and assess your preparedness to work with a mentee throughout the application, interview, training and matching process.

What we offer:

• Full induction, initial training programme and ongoing training opportunities
• Regular support, supervision and reflective practice sessions
• Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses such as travel and costs associated with mentoring,
• References available upon request after 6 months of volunteering

For more information on this role contact Max Harris on 0117 969 5763 or max.harris@1625ip.co.uk

To apply for this role please go to https://www.1625ip.co.uk/volunteer/community-mentor-south-glos/

Interviews and Training
Rolling advert
Informal interviews will be conducted as suitable applications are received. Interviews will take place face to face or via Zoom as agreed with the interviewee.
Comprehensive training will be delivered in person / via zoom as agreed with successful applicants.

Contact information for applicants:

Max Harris on 0117 969 5763 or max.harris@1625ip.co.uk

Closing Date:

No closing date – rolling advert

Organisation Name:

AbilityNet

Womankind provides a befriending service for women who are struggling and in need of some support and encouragement. We hope to give women a better quality of life by improving their mental health and well-being. Befrienders help women do everyday things like going for coffee and getting the bus, we aim to help build confidence and self esteem so women can establish new interests and broaden social networks.

You will need to be a good listener and want to help a woman change her life for the better.

The Commitment:We expect volunteers to commit to 2-3 hours per week for a year, plus attend group supervision on a monthly basis.

What we offer:– Comprehensive training and induction;– Support and supervision;– Experience of working in mental health;– Out-of-pocket expenses.

Contact information for applicants:

Ashleigh Riddell Volunteer Service Coordinator
ashleigh@womankindbristol.org.uk

Closing Date:

Open ended

Title of Volunteer Role:

Circle of Support & Accountability Volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

As a Volunteer in a ‘Circle of Support and Accountability’, you will make an important contribution to preventing sexual abuse and creating safer communities.

A Circle of Support and Accountability is a small group of carefully trained and selected volunteers who meet regularly with an individual who has sexually harmed. Volunteers hold the individual ‘core member’ to account for their behaviour, supporting their safe integration into the community. They work closely with relevant organisations including the police and probation.

Circles South West needs more Circle Volunteers from all walks of life. We are looking for adults who are approachable and emotionally stable, with a mature outlook. The ability to maintain firm boundaries is essential. Circle Volunteers commit around 2-4 hours per week for 12-18 months. We provide full training, ongoing professional support and reimburse expenses. Appointment is dependent on suitability assessment, satisfactory references and criminal records checks.

Contact information for applicants:

volunteering@circlessw.org.uk

Closing Date:

No closing date – rolling advert

Organisation Name:

Circles South West

Title of Volunteer Role:

Support Session Volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

Volunteer in England and Scotland with people who need support to resolve problems and make their voices heard.What does a support session volunteer do?

You’ll be working with people with mental health problems, people with learning disabilities, autistic people and people with other disabilities.

As a support session volunteer, you might:

help people have their say when it matters mostoffer general advocacy support, including one-to-one supporthelp people to make complaints and use local servicesVolunteering opportunities are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. You need to be over 18 years old with the right to work in the UK, and be living in the UK.

Contact information for applicants:

volunteering@voiceability.org

Closing Date:

07.08.2024

Organisation Name:

VoiceAbility

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