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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:

Carriage Upholsterer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

Need someone who can maintain, replace the upholstery etc in our railway carriages.

Contact information for applicants:

trustchair@avonvalleyrailway.org

Closing Date:

30/04/24

Organisation Name:

Avon Valley Railway Heritage Trust

Title of Volunteer Role:

Project Support Volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

In this role, you will be supporting us with all or some of the following tasks:
• Reception tasks such as covering the reception area, handling client and visitor queries
and recording information.
• Administration tasks such as answering the phone, directing calls and relaying messages.
• Ensuring the service is user friendly, welcoming and presentable and that clients feel
supported.
• Supporting staff in the project – this can be carrying out health and safety checks.
• Supporting visiting agencies organise their rooms and diaries for the day.
• Helping to keep the space clean and tidy and ready for people to use
• Supporting service users to use technology on site
• Supporting people to move around the building.
• Adhering to St Mungo’s Policies and Procedures at all times.
• Promoting St Mungo’s work in an appropriate manner.
• Actively promoting equality, diversity and inclusion among staff, fellow volunteers and
clients.

Contact information for applicants:

volunteer@mungos.org

Closing Date:

08/03/24

Organisation Name:

St. Mungos

Title of Volunteer Role:

Trustee

Description of the Volunteer Role:

The Board of Trustees are collectively responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of North Bristol Advice Centre (NBAC). The board oversees the financial affairs and management of the charity and supports the Director and management team in delivering the charity’s aims

Term of Office: 3 years (unless co-opted – 1 year)

The main responsibilities of being an NBAC trustee are:

General Responsibilities
1. To ensure that NBAC complies with its governing document (including pursuing its objects as defined therein), charity law, company law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
2. To ensure that NBAC resources are applied exclusively in pursuance of its objects.
3. To contribute actively to the Trustee Board’s role in giving firm strategic direction to NBAC, including setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
4. To safeguard the reputation and values of NBAC.
5. To ensure the effective and efficient administration of NBAC.
6. To ensure the financial stability of NBAC.
7. To protect and manage the property of NBAC, and to ensure the proper investment of its funds.
8. To understand the difference between governance and management, and to delegate appropriately.
9. To use individual skills, knowledge and experience to assist the Board in reaching sound decisions; this may involve scrutinising Board papers,
leading discussions, participating in sub-committees and working groups, providing advice and guidance, or any other relevant issues in which the
trustee has special expertise.

In addition, trustees are required to:
– Sign a statement confirming their eligibility to serve as trustees.
– Declare any real or potential conflicts of interest in accordance with NBAC’s policy on this issue.
– Offer a personal commitment to the principles of NBAC’s Equality & Diversity Policy, and to implementing equality of opportunity in every aspect of
NBAC’s work.
– Familiarise themselves with the work of NBAC and the roles of staff/volunteers.
– Request and participate in training when appropriate to enable them to fulfil their duties and to develop both individually and collectively.

Person Specification:
1. Interest in the voluntary and community sector
2. Ability to offer a commitment to NBAC
3. Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
4. Strategic vision
5. Independent judgment
6. Ability to think creatively
7. Willingness to speak out
8. Ability to listen
9. Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
10. Ability to work effectively as a member of the team
11. Ability to respect confidences and confidentiality
12. Ability to work according to NBAC’s Equality and Diversity Policy

Work as a trustee is voluntary. However, NBAC is able to reimburse expenses incurred in carrying out this role

Contact information for applicants:

katherine@northbristoladvice.org.uk, 0117 951 5751

Closing Date:

30/03/24

Organisation Name:

North Bristol Advice Centre

Title of Volunteer Role:

Disability Form Advisor

Description of the Volunteer Role:

Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire is looking for one Volunteer to work as a Disability Form Adviser.

This important position would mainly involve helping with Personal Independence Payment (PIP) forms.

The charity – which provides free, independent and confidential advice to anyone who needs it in South Gloucestershire – is increasingly seeing clients about PIP amid the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

The charity is particularly keen to encourage applications from people with a diverse range of backgrounds. This is especially the case for people from BAME backgrounds who are currently under-represented.

The service aims to provide high-quality advice to members of the public. It also aims to influence Governments and other organisations by informing them of the effect of their actions on the lives of clients.

The role involves:

* Supporting clients by helping them complete disability forms
* This will mainly be PIP but could develop into other forms
* adhering to Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire’s vision, mission and values which includes offering a free and confidential advice service

You will have:

* An approachable, empathetic, friendly manner
* IT competence (essential)
* respect for views, values and cultures which are different to your own
* Applicants should be able to commit to one session per week lasting three hours for at least six months. Full training will be provided.

To apply, please email Finance and Admin Manager Amanda Wood at bureau@sgloscab.cabnet.org.uk to ask for an application form.

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 3rd March 2024.

In 2022-3, Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire helped 4,183 people with 19,625 issues. It saved clients a combined total of £3.8 million – that is the equivalent of £908 back in the pocket of each person it helped.

Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire is a small, local and independent charity and does not receive funding from central government.

Anyone in South Gloucestershire seeking free, independent, impartial and confidential advice from Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire can call 0808 278 7947.

Contact information for applicants:

bureau@sgloscab.cabnet.org.uk

Closing Date:

03.03.24

Organisation Name:

Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire

Title of Volunteer Role:

Receptionist (x 2)

Description of the Volunteer Role:

Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire is looking for two Volunteers to work as receptionists at our office in Yate.

This is an important role which involves greeting clients and adding their details to our database.

The rewarding position will be of great help to our charity – which provides free, independent and confidential advice to anyone who needs it in South Gloucestershire.

The charity is particularly keen to encourage applications from people with a diverse range of backgrounds. This is especially the case for people from BAME backgrounds who are currently under-represented.

The service aims to provide high-quality advice to members of the public. It also aims to influence Governments and other organisations by informing them of the effect of their actions on the lives of clients.

The role involves:

* supporting our team of Advisers
* greeting clients and adding their details to our database for use by our Advisers
* adhering to Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire’s vision, mission and values which includes offering a free and confidential advice service

You will have:

* strong attention to detail
* IT competence (essential)
* a friendly, approachable manner
* respect for views, values and cultures which are different to your own

Applicants should be able to commit to one session per week lasting three hours (Monday or Friday) for at least six months. Full training will be provided.

To apply, please email Finance and Admin Manager Amanda Wood at bureau@sgloscab.cabnet.org.uk to ask for an application form.

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 3rd March 2024.

In 2022-3, Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire helped 4,183 people with 19,625 issues. It saved clients a combined total of £3.8 million – that is the equivalent of £908 back in the pocket of each person it helped.

Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire is a small, local and independent charity and does not receive funding from central government.

Anyone in South Gloucestershire seeking free, independent, impartial and confidential advice from Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire can call 0808 278 7947.

Contact information for applicants:

bureau@sgloscab.cabnet.org.uk

Closing Date:

03.03.24

Organisation Name:

Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire

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:

Befriending & Community Connection volunteer – South Glos

Description of the Volunteer Role:

• To contact carers (by phone or Teams) on a weekly basis for up to an hour each week over 6 consecutive weeks, providing listening and emotional support to carers feeling isolated or lonely.
• To enable the carer to articulate how they feel, identify their own needs and what may help them feel less isolated or lonely.
• To work off site and independently but have support from the Befriending & Community Connection Service Co-ordinator as and when required.
• Along with the Befriending & Community Connection Service Co-ordinator, refer carers to appropriate organisations who can link carers to community based support.
• To record all contacts with carers monthly on a Call Log sheet (details of discussions are not required to be kept) and ensure these are sent to the office monthly.
• To keep any personally identifiable information about carers safe and confidential in line with CSCs Confidentiality Policy.
• To contact CarersLine or the Befriending & Community Connection Service Co-ordinator for specific information about services, benefits, breaks, support groups, etc.
• To be reasonably flexible in terms of contacting carers to meet their needs and fit in around their caring role.
• To participate in induction and ongoing training.
• To carry out the role in accordance with the Volunteering Policy.
• To raise any safeguarding concerns immediately with the Safeguarding Lead or their Deputy, in line with CSCs Safeguarding policies.

Contact information for applicants:

Pauline Edwards-Samuels, Volunteer Development & Counselling Manager Work Mobile Number: 07840822273 Email: volunteering@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

Closing Date:

April 2024

Organisation Name:

Carers Support Centre

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

Title of Volunteer Role:

Volunteer Online Peer Supporter

Description of the Volunteer Role:

We are currently recruiting for Online Peer Supporters, to provide one-to-one and group support to both individuals who gamble and those affected by someone else’s gambling.
Online Peer Supporters will:
Navigate and guide contacts through existing services at GamCare and the National Gambling Support Network.
Use motivational interviewing skills while drawing from their own lived experience to provide a supportive, non-judgemental space for those affected by gambling harms.
Facilitate discussions via our online support services, including:
Email – you will be paired with an individual for regular email correspondence (up to 3 emails per week for 6 months)
Chatrooms – you will facilitate group discussions and supporting conversation between people at various stages of recovery
Forum – you will initiate discussions, respond to posts, and provide encouragement, signposting and support to forum users
Help individuals set aims and goals to move to a more positive, sustained recovery whilst also providing resources to support people with these plans.
Recognise the purpose and remit of our service and signposting to other internal and external support where appropriate.

Skills and qualifications that may be needed or developed:
For any of our volunteering roles we ask that you have personal lived experience of gambling-related harms. This includes being affected by someone else’s gambling (friend or family member).
We ask that you’ve been in positive, sustained recovery for at least one year before volunteering with us.
This role is completely remote, so you’ll need access to a reliable internet connection, a computer and a confidential space.
To volunteer with us you must currently reside within the United Kingdom.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.gamcare.org.uk/about-us/join-us-as-a-peer-supporter/

Contact information for applicants:

volunteer@gamcare.org.uk

Closing Date:

31.03.24

Organisation Name:

GamCare

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

Title of Volunteer Role:

Trustee

Description of the Volunteer Role:

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our Board of Trustees for Emersons Green Village Hall; we need Trustees with a wide variety of skills and a diversity of background and experiences that they can apply to this role.

We are a village hall in heart of the Emersons Green community, offering rooms for hire to local businesses, charities, voluntary groups and individuals for recreation or business use. We also organise and run events for the local community such as a scarecrow trail, seasonal fairs, entertainment events, seniors’ activities, childrens’ craft and activity sessions and discos. Our village hall is at the centre of the Emersons Green community. As a large village hall, we are looking to the future to ensure that we can be financially viable in these challenging times.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of our charity. It is where final decisions are made. The Board’s key role is to make sure that the charity is successful in working towards its aims and objectives. The Board oversees the management of the hall and its staff and is responsible for the larger decisions, keeping an eye on the budgets and generally helping to ensure the halls continued success. This may include approving improvements to the hall, enacting policies, supporting the Hall Manager and the staff in dealing with hirers and staging community events and activities, and planning and monitoring progress.

We are looking for Trustees with a wide variety of skills and experiences. Experience in community facilities or running community projects would be helpful. We are also looking for Trustees with experience in business development and income generation. As a member of our Board of Trustees you will have the opportunity to provide leadership in helping to shape the future of the hall and strategic direction and ensure financial viability for the future.

We have 6 scheduled meetings a year and then usually a few ad hoc ones to look at budgets and staff meetings. These are usually in the evenings. The regular meetings tend to last about 2 hours.

The day to day running of the hall is dealt with by the Hall Manager, with the support of staff, the Treasurer and Company Secretary.

For more information or an informal discussion about this role please get in touch.

Contact information for applicants:

secretary@egvh.org.uk

Closing Date:

31/03/2024

Organisation Name:

Emersons Green Village Hall

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

Description of the Volunteer Role:

‘Welcome Home’ is a new project being led in partnership by Southern Brooks and Age UK South Gloucestershire, to support clients being discharged from hospital who have been identified as needing short to medium term support.

We are looking to recruit supportive and outgoing volunteers who can work with the clients to support them on their journey to regain independence. To help with practical day-to-day skills such as shopping, cooking, cleaning and going to appointments/activities, so that when their support ends they are able to live as independently as possible.

Volunteers will have an induction, training and on-going support from the Volunteer Team Coordinator at Age UK South Gloucestershire.

Travel across South Gloucestershire is required, therefore access to suitable transport and flexibility with hours is essential, however we will work with you to ensure that the hours fit in with your existing commitments.

This role will suit someone who is able to commit to 2hrs (or more) per week; who is patient, proactive and passionate and about improving the lives of others.

We encourage applications as soon as possible to allow for DBS checks and collections of references.

If you would like further information about the role, please contact us for further information and an application pack.

Contact information for applicants:

volunteering@ageuksouthglos.org.uk or 01454 411 707

Closing Date:

31.03.24

Title of Volunteer Role:

RPR Support Volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

What does an RPR support volunteer do ? Some people live in a care home because other people have decided that’s the best and safest place for them. They are entitled to have support from a Relevant Persons Representative (RPR), who is there to make sure they get the best care possible. Some people have a family member as their RPR, but the RPR might be a person from VoiceAbility. An RPR support volunteer supports the VoiceAbility RPR to make sure a person’s views are listened to when decisions are made about their care.

As an RPR support volunteer, you might:

-visit people in their care home, to make sure they are getting the right care and support
-talk with them about their feelings, thoughts and wishes
-raise concerns
-keep detailed notes and records
-make a real difference to someone’s life

Volunteering opportunities are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Volunteers usually provide 2-3 hours of support a week. You need to be over 18 years old with the right to work in the UK, and be living in the UK.

As a volunteer you won’t be paid, but you will receive excellent training, paid expenses and access to our benefits programme.

Contact information for applicants:

volunteering@voiceability.org

Closing Date:

22.06.2024

Organisation Name:

VoiceAbility

Title of Volunteer Role:

Service Team Volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

VoiceAbility’s service team volunteers role is a varied role that provides support to advocacy service teams in a number of ways.

-support the local advocacy team as needed
-drop off promotional materials at various locations
-attend events or assist in organising small local events
-support staff with presentations
-accompany advocacy staff on visits
-support staff with group advocacy and self advocacy workshops
-submit regular reporting forms

Volunteering opportunities are available Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm.
Volunteers usually provide 2-3 hours of support each week

What will I get from volunteering ?

As a volunteer you won’t be paid, but you will receive excellent training, paid expenses and access to our benefits programme.

Contact information for applicants:

volunteering@voiceability.org

Closing Date:

22.06.2024

Organisation Name:

VoiceAbility

Title of Volunteer Role:

Support Session Volunteer

Description of the Volunteer Role:

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 most
-offer general advocacy support, including one-to-one support
-help people to make complaints and use local services

Volunteering opportunities are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Volunteers usually provide 2 to 3 hours of support -every week. You also need to be over 18 years old with the right to work in the UK, and be living in the UK.

After years of volunteering, I feel that there is no better thing to do than help someone through challenging times.

These skills will be important:

-empathy with people
-ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
-ability to act as a representative of VoiceAbility
-good communication
-respect for difference and diversity
-non-judgmental attitude
-organisational skills

What will I get from volunteering?

As a volunteer you won’t be paid, but you will

-receive excellent training, paid expenses and access to our benefits programme.
-grow your confidence and communication skills
-build up personal experience in health and social care
-develop skills in accessibility, confidentiality and empathy
-add experience to your CV
-know you’re making a difference to people’s lives

Contact information for applicants:

volunteering@voiceability.org

Closing Date:

22.06.2024

Organisation Name:

VoiceAbility

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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