Events Volunteer

  • VO90394


Description

A role to get to creative and have lots of fun whilst planning and delivering community and fundraising events for Westfield Park Community Centre's (SCIO) charity. A great chance to develop your organisational, project management, interpersonal, and creative skills which will enhance your CV. Volunteering is the perfect way to meet new people and give back to the community.

An events volunteer will assist with the general running of events including set-up and pack-down when required to. They will work as a team to ensure the events run smoothly and help to raise funds for the community centre whilst supporting other charities/community projects in the local area. They will have the ability to contribute new ideas to the team whilst working effectively together to achieve goals. This role could be ideal for those who studied or is studying event or project management. Those who have great organisational and time management skills and enjoy working with children and families will be suitable for this role.

Organisation aims and objectives

We are a small charity based in a population of 1,900 people in the middle of Falkirk. We aim to reach as many people as possible from all age groups, people with mental health issues, people with disabilities, people on low income, families with young children, and carers. Our recent emergency provision of food parcels during the beginning of the COVID pandemic demonstrates we understand what our community needs through its quick response to help over 2,000 local people. The community has still been involved as they wanted a food pantry run by local volunteers and our membership continues to rise. Weekly programme of events which ran up to March 17th 2020 but closed due to COVID included the following: - Arts and Crafts Group (10 participants) - Share a Craft (15 participants) - Writing Group (12 participants) - Drama Group (10 participants) - Job Club/Computer (10 participants) - Community Café (20 participants) - Girls' Group - Junior Youth Club (primary 4-7 age group, 45 participants) - Senior Youth Club (secondary school age group, 20 participants) - Bog Bairns Football (primary school age group, 20 participants) - Move It or Lose It for over 50s (15 participants) - Urdo for primary school children (10 participants) Weekly room lets for activities such as: - Senior Football Team (14 participants) - Tae Kwon-Do (60 participants) - English for Speakers of Other Languages (20 participants) - Rainbow Muslim Women's Group (45 participants) - Residents' Association meetings (6 participants) - Councillors’ Surgeries (16 participants) - Citizen Advice Bureau services (5 participants) We also had new groups just established: - The Scottish Courts (8 participants) - Cycling UK (20 participants) - Parent and Toddler Group for Parents from Syria and Iraq (10 participants) - Yoga and step classes for Muslim women (6 participants) These all ran prior to the shutdown due to COVID, we also had children's parties and fundraising bingo events, along with other social events.

Availability

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Flexible - can be arranged with the volunteer. Start date ASAP.

Restrictions

Travel details: Taking place at Westfield Park Community Centre, Westfield Street, Falkirk, FK2 9DX.

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Will be discussed what is covered during informal chat depending on role.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: A trial shift will be carried out.
Training details: Induction of role will be given along with a volunteer handbook and role profile with responsibilities outlined. Support meetings will be carried out regularly which will be agreed at first support meeting after the trial shift. First aid training will be given, child protection (if needed) and PVG will be paid for if required for the role.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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