Volunteering opportunities advertised
We are looking for support from someone who has experience in accessing and applying for funding and grants, who can help our charity group. We are a mental health charity and are growing at a fast pace. We have a great committee team on board but most members are tied up with face to face work with community members
We require someone with experience of accessing and applying for funding on our behalf, who can continue to access opportunities. This will include attending meetings where required, and networking with local services/organisations who may be a good funding provider for our charity.
There will be an expectation that you link with the chair/vice chair regarding applications and attend any committee meetings relevant.
We currently run on a Monday and Thursday evening, however this role will be flexible depending on individual availability.
We are looking for Volunteers to come along and help us make a meaningful difference in the villages, litter picking, path work, ecology, tree care and general conservation.
We hold three events per week lasting around 90 minutes each. Volunteers can come along to all of these or as many as they think they could manage. The work is fairly physical on the event days but we also need help with other stuff less physical like publicity, education and the organisation of these events.
You will be providing the puppy with a vital foundation for its future role as a guide dog with someone with sight loss.
What does the role involve?
• Feeding, training and generally caring for a puppy's needs on a daily basis is time consuming and, particularly when very young, they cannot be left on their own for more than three hours
• You will develop and care for a puppy as directed by your supervisor and as described in Puppy Walking Policies and Procedures
• You will familiarise the puppy with many different environments
• Teaching basic obedience commands
You will need access to a suitable area where the puppy could go to the toilet during the day, including first thing in the morning and last thing at night
What skills or experience are required?
Good communication skills, Good interpersonal skills Experience of being in an environment around dogs an advantage
What will I get out of it?
• The challenge and reward of seeing a puppy develop in your home
• The satisfaction that you have had a pivotal role in providing guide dogs that enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else
What does being a speaker involve?
•Identifying and sourcing opportunities to deliver talks to groups, clubs and organisations in your local area.
•Talks should be natural, enthusiastic and passionate about sharing our life changing stories, highlighting the difference GD continues to make to people’s lives who are living with sight loss.
•Attending cheque presentations and corporate supporters of Guide Dogs when requested by the local Guide Dogs team in order to grow their support and passing on any donations received
•Encouraging local organisations and groups to support and fundraise for Guide Dogs.
We are looking for people who are patient, caring, understanding and can relate well to people who may have memory or communication difficulties. As a befriender you can make a real difference to the lives of people living with dementia by providing more opportunities for social contact and companionship; boosting people’s confidence and self esteem; supporting people to build relationships with others; motivating people to take up old hobbies and interests again or develop new ones; encouraging people to take part in local groups and activities.
You will engage with your befriendee in their own home through reminiscence activities and life story work. No previous experience required as full training and ongoing support will be given.
We will train you to provide advice to local people regarding social security benefits, tax credits, fuel poverty and many other issues. You will need to be a good listener, open minded and non-judgemental. In return, you will receive training and experience in all aspects of welfare rights. All volunteers are required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
1. General sales floor duties (customer service, stock replenishment, till operation, security awareness)
2. Merchandising and display (could include designing and completing promotional window displays)
3. General stockroom duties (sorting, preparation, pricing, health & safety)
4. Department supervision (e.g setting up an event or permanent department to attract customers(clothing/ books/ household etc)
5. Administrative duties (ordering and receipt of New Goods, related paperwork, checking statements, stocktakes etc. Weekly branch paperwork & filing)
6. Market Research (analysis of competition, local trading, research retail environment through the national press, customer surveys)
7. Recruiting additional volunteers (could be through contact with local colleges, schools, libraries etc)
Roles are available for both stockroom assistants and sales assistants to help out within the shop. Stockroom assistants will be involved in sorting out raw stock, hanging, tagging and steaming clothes, sorting books and bric-a-brac and pricing them, and cleaning and tidying the stock room. Sales assistnces will be involved in customer service and sales, cash handling, till procedures, merchandising products / displays, and general housekeeping
Volunteers assist wth with a range of tasks, including marketing, front line sales, retail, repairing, maintaining and rebuilding old PC's to go back into the community (no computer skills required), van driving, driving assistants/collectors, administration and office work, and hygienist / cleaning work.
Volunteers will lead/assist in various club and activies including after school clubs, breakfast clubs, health events, area festivals and holiday sports camps.
Responsibilities include child safety, risk assessment, registration and club organisation.
Prospective volunteers are expected to be qualified in their chosen sport, well organised, a good communicator, willing to work with children and punctual.
A high level of motivation, inititative and enthusiasim are a must
Volunteers will visit an elderly person within their own home, work with a group or by telephone on a regular basis. This can take place at any time of the week, and volunteers will be asked to support the elderly person for an hour or two per week. Volunteers will help the elderly befriendee by taking them on outings, helping build their self-esteem and confidence, and share hobbies and experiences, as well as having fun. No previous experience is required and volunteers will be provided with full training.