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  • Douglas Macmillan Hospice logo

    Retail Volunteer - Bradwell

    Douglas Macmillan Hospice

    This opportunity takes place between 22 May 2024 and 22 May 2025

    Why does the Dougie Mac need you? Be part of our 400 strong team of retail volunteers across 21 shops in Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire.By volunteering with us, you will be doing your bit to help Dougie Mac raise vital funds needed to provide care for over 3,500 families in the local area.Why volunteer with us? Volunteering is a great way to gain new or develop skills. You will get to meet with, new, like-minded people and increase your confidence both personally and with retail too.You will receive training relevant to your role and have the opportunity to attend courses and events run by Dougie Mac.By volunteering with us, you will be helping the retail team to raise over a fantastic £5 million a year: all whilst improving your wellbeing and personal skills.What does being a shop volunteer involve?It will depend on which role you would like to be involved with; tasks will include:Sorting donationsHanging clothesServing on the tillDisplaying stockStock rotationSorting items for recyclingWho will be my line manager? The shop manager or deputy – you will meet them during your taster sessionWhat will I have to wear?A volunteer badge must be worn at all times with smart / sensible clothing and footwear appropriate to the roleHow much availability and time commitment do I need to give?We ask our volunteers to complete a 4 hour shiftWill I have to complete any training?Yes: all volunteers are required to complete mandatory training; staff can support with this if required

    • ProfessionsRetail
    • LocationOff Campus
    • What are your reasons for volunteering?Build my confidence, Do something positive with my spare time, Gain work experience/ improve my CV, Give something back to the community, Help others, Learn or try new things, Meet new people, Not sure, Use my skills
    • Communication Skills: Verbal
    • Communications Skills: Non- Verbal
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Organisation
  • Douglas Macmillan Hospice logo

    Retail Volunteer - Abbey Hulton

    Douglas Macmillan Hospice

    This opportunity takes place between 22 May 2024 and 22 May 2025

    Why does the Dougie Mac need you? Be part of our 400 strong team of retail volunteers across 21 shops in Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire.By volunteering with us, you will be doing your bit to help Dougie Mac raise vital funds needed to provide care for over 3,500 families in the local area.Why volunteer with us? Volunteering is a great way to gain new or develop skills. You will get to meet with, new, like-minded people and increase your confidence both personally and with retail too.You will receive training relevant to your role and have the opportunity to attend courses and events run by Dougie Mac.By volunteering with us, you will be helping the retail team to raise over a fantastic £5 million a year: all whilst improving your wellbeing and personal skills.What does being a shop volunteer involve?It will depend on which role you would like to be involved with; tasks will include:Sorting donationsHanging clothesServing on the tillDisplaying stockStock rotationSorting items for recyclingWho will be my line manager? The shop manager or deputy – you will meet them during your taster sessionWhat will I have to wear?A volunteer badge must be worn at all times with smart / sensible clothing and footwear appropriate to the roleHow much availability and time commitment do I need to give?We ask our volunteers to complete a 4 hour shiftWill I have to complete any training?Yes: all volunteers are required to complete mandatory training; staff can support with this if required

    • ProfessionsRetail
    • What are your reasons for volunteering?Build my confidence, Do something positive with my spare time, Gain work experience/ improve my CV, Give something back to the community, Help others, Learn or try new things, Meet new people, Not sure, Use my skills
    • Communication Skills: Verbal
    • Communications Skills: Non- Verbal
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Organisation
  • The New Vic Theatre and Borderlines Creative Arts are providing after-school/college sessions for Ukrainian and Afghan children/young people as well as other refugees and asylum seekers.

    Volunteers are required to support the New Vic Theatre's newly formed Brighter Horizons after-school/college sessions for Ukrainian and Afghan children/young people as well as other refugees and asylum seekers in the local area. 

    The session are on Tuesday afternoons from 4 - 5.30pm, for 11 - 18 year olds, providing homework help, skill building, creative activities, and opportunities to make new friends. Healthy snacks provided. The New Vic Theatre is in Newcastle-under-Lyme. 

    We would love some volunteers from Keele to support this, especially to help with homework and gcse revision in subjects such as Maths Science and English lit and language 

    We will provide DBS checks and also cover transport costs for volunteers

  • The Access Project logo

    Online Volunteer Tutor (GCSE)

    The Access Project

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We are looking for students, staff, and alumni to tutor a young person aged 14-16, online, one hour a week in term-time from September 2024 – June 2025 to support them with their academic studies.

    The Access Project supports pupils from under-resourced backgrounds to access top universities. We are looking for undergraduates, postgraduates, staff, and alumni who would be able to tutor a young person aged 14-16, online, one hour a week in term-time Autumn 2024- Summer 2025 to support them with their academic studies.

    •Support a young person in a subject of your choice to achieve the GCSE grades they deserve and to fulfil their potential.

    •Build transferable skills, experience and knowledge through ongoing training and development as part of the role.

    •Students supported by The Access Project typically achieve a grade higher at GCSE and are twice more likely than their peers to progress to a top-third ranked university.

    No prior teaching or tutoring experience necessary, we provide a full comprehensive training and induction to help you build the confidence to be the best volunteer you can be.

    Interested? You’ll need to:

    · Either be currently studying for an undergraduate degree or have an undergraduate degree/equivalent professional qualification.

    · Either have an A Level subject or an undergraduate degree in a subject you wish to tutor at GCSE level.

    · Be able to spare one hour a week in school term time over the next academic year to tutor (starting Sept/Oct 2024), plus 30 mins a week preparation time.

    · Be prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS check (criminal records check) and provide two references (personal or professional).

    How does it work?

    1. Sign up at www.theaccessproject.org.uk/volunteer

    2. Sign up to any of our 2.5 hour training sessions over the summer, there are various dates so you can find one that suits you: During this session you’ll learn everything you need to know for your weekly one1 hour tutoring sessions.

    3. You’ll complete a DBS check (criminal records check) and an online safeguarding course.

    4. We’ll match you with a student who is looking for support in your subject. In particular, we are seeing high demand from our students for support with sciences and maths. Volunteers who are able to support in either of these subjects would be particularly welcome. There are also many opportunities for volunteer tutors in other subjects including humanities and languages.

    More information and sign up at: https://www.theaccessproject.org.uk/volunteer

    • EducationSchools
    • CommunitiesYoung People & Children
    • What are your reasons for volunteering?Build my confidence, Do something positive with my spare time, Gain work experience/ improve my CV, Give something back to the community, Help others, Learn or try new things, Use my skills
    • Communication Skills: Verbal
    • Communications Skills: Non- Verbal
    • Research & Planning
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Organisation
  • Caudwell Children logo

    Short Breaks Volunteer (Summer Only)

    Caudwell Children

    This opportunity takes place between 29 Jul 2024 and 23 Aug 2024

    Are you a looking to gain experience supporting children during the summer holiday? Are you a creative, friendly, open-minded person? Caudwell Children are looking for volunteers to help with our summer holiday project!

    These Sessions (Holiday and Food - HAF) enable disabled children to access fun, inspirational and challenging leisure activities that build life skills and promote independence whilst providing carers with vital short break respite.

    Volunteer Responsibilities include:

    • Assist Caudwell Children staff member(s) in running the short break activity sessions
    • Help to ensure all children are safe during the activity sessions
    • Support staff members with planned activities
    • Participate in setting up an activity and helping with the set down
    • Communicate and work with the children to ensure they have fun

     

    This role takes place during August 2024. We are looking for volunteers that can commit to 8 days for this role – full training and support will be provided.

    Over 18’s only can apply for this role.

  • Caudwell Children logo

    Summer Office Volunteer Role

    Caudwell Children

    This opportunity takes place between 02 Jun 2024 and 30 Sep 2024

    Are you a looking to do something worthwhile during the summer? Are you looking to gain communication and administration experience in an office environment?Caudwell Children are looking for volunteers to help to support families applying for vital pieces of equipment for disabled children

    As a volunteer in our service delivery office, roles and responsibilities may include:

    • Processing applications for specialist equipment, therapies and treatment, verifying financial documentation and diagnosis letters
    • Data inputting onto our database system
    • Carrying out a range of administrative tasks
    • Answering telephone / email enquiries & welcoming visitors on reception
    • Family support by researching services & providing signposting information

    This role can take place between June and September. We are looking for volunteers that can commit to at least two full weeks (10 days) for this role – full training and support will be provided.

    Over 16’s only can apply for this role.
     

  • Wild Rumpus logo

    Festival Team Members

    Wild Rumpus

    This opportunity takes place until 05 Jul 2024

    Come Join Us for Just So Festival Electrifying New Program of Music, Workshops and a Brand New Spa experience

    Come Join Us for Just So Festival Electrifying New Program of Music, Workshops and a Brand New Spa experience –

    ?? Sway to the soulful tunes of Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet, let The Bonfire Radicals ignite your spirit, plus, experience the quirky, handmade music of ICHI as his one-man band made up of weird and wonderful household objects transports you to a lands of tribal dancing! ?? 

    ??Dive into nature's bounty with our foraging workshop! Discover the wonders of the wilderness and embark on an adventure filled with fascinating finds and tasty treats.??

    Try a unique wellness experience at Just So this summer with Fire & Ice – a woodland sauna and ice plunge pool! 

    ??Head to the institute of silly dancing and learn new styles or go freestyle as we dance together from dawn til dusk!??

    ??Experience immersive, entertaining, interactive theatre performances for all ages from the likes of Piff Paff, Raggle Taggle Arts, Sole Rebel, and Angel Exit Theatre! ??

    We still have volunteer places this August. Click the 2 application forms links below to apply! You don’t want to miss any of the fun!

     

    Join the Wild Rumpus Community here -

    https://wildrumpus.org.uk/volunteer-application-form/

    Apply to Join Just So Festival -
    https://justsofestival.org.uk/volunteer-application-2/

    Thanks

    Rosanne

  • Tutor The Nation logo

    Volunteer Online Tutor

    Tutor The Nation

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We are looking for volunteers to provide one hour a week of free online tutoring in any GCSE or A-Level subject, to help disadvantaged students feel more confident and passionate about learning.

     

     

    Are you a UK-based university student, recent graduate, or experienced tutor with a passion for sharing knowledge? Join us at Tutor The Nation and help make a positive impact on students' lives! 

    Who We Are:

    Tutor The Nation is a charity working to help disadvantaged pupils develop the confidence and skills they need to achieve their goals through one hour a week of free 1-to-1, online tutoring delivered by passionate volunteers at both GCSE and A-Level. We're making education fairer, one tutoring session at a time. 

    Who We're Looking For:

    ?? Subject Enthusiasts - Across all subject areas at GCSE and A-Level

    ?? Empathetic Tutors - Bring your compassion and patience to guide your pupil

    ??? Commitment - Just 1 hour per week during a state school term

    ?? Encouraging - Foster a positive attitude towards learning and tutoring

    ??‍?? Role Models - Be an inspiration for your tutees

    What We Offer:

    ?? Supportive Team - Tutor The Nation's team is here to assist you throughout the application and tutoring journey

    ?? Top-Notch Training - Benefit from first-rate tutor training developed by leading private tutoring companies

    ?? Practical Experience - Gain invaluable hands-on experience to enhance your CV

    ?? Enhanced DBS Check - Covered by us for your peace of mind

    ?? References - Build a strong reference base for your future endeavours

    How to Get Involved:

    Ready to give just one hour a week and change a life? Apply now and be a part of something bigger!

    • EducationSchools, Literacy, Numeracy
    • CommunitiesYoung People & Children
    • LocationOff Campus, On Campus
    • What are your reasons for volunteering?Build my confidence, Do something positive with my spare time, Gain work experience/ improve my CV, Give something back to the community, Help others, Learn or try new things, Use my skills
    • Communication Skills: Verbal
    • Communications Skills: Non- Verbal
    • Research & Planning
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Organisation
    • Leadership
  • As an Initial Adviser you will likely be the first person a client speaks to when they call the Citizens Advice helpline or use the Citizens Advice Email or Web chat service. Most of our Initial Advisers are volunteers and we could not run the service without them.What will you do?? complete an introduction to Citizens Advice and training for your role.? talk to clients over the phone to explore what problems they’ve come for help with. If you are unable to speak or hear over the phone you can train to give advice by email or webchat.? find information about the clients’ problems and help them to understand their options.? support clients to take action to resolve their problems. This might include drafting or writing letters, making phone calls, or referring the client to another organisation.? write a summary of the clients’ problems and what action you’ve taken.? look out for problems’ that are common, or are unfair, and write a short report about the problem or a letter to an elected official like an MP, AM or local councillor.

    What’s in it for you?

    • make a real difference to people’s lives.
    • learn about a range of issues such as benefits, debt, employment, and housing.
    • build on valuable skills such as communication, listening and problem solving, and increase your employability.
    • work with a range of different people, independently and in a team.
    • have a positive impact in your community.

    And we’ll reimburse expenses too.

    No prior experience is necessary in these areas as you’ll receive full training.

    For individuals who are doing advice giving roles, and who are also training to be a solicitor, if you started training to be a solicitor before 1st September 2021, you may be able to get up to six months reduction in your training contract.

    If you started training to be a solicitor after 1st September 2021, you may be able to include time spent volunteering (or working) in advice giving roles as part of (or all of) your qualifying work experience. See Solicitors Regulation Authority for more information.

    What do you need to have?

    You don’t need specific qualifications or skills, but you’ll need to:

    • be friendly and approachable.
    • be non-judgmental and respect views, values and cultures that are different to your own.
    • have good listening skills.
    • have good verbal and written communication skills.
    • have good maths and IT skills.
    • be able to understand information and explain it to others.
    • be willing to learn about and follow the Citizens Advice aims, principles and policies, including confidentiality and data protection.
    • be willing to undertake training in your role.

    How much time do you need to give?

    We ask for a minimum of 3 hours per week, for at least 12 months.

    Many of our volunteers give one full day or two half days per week.

    Valuing inclusion

    Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds, and we particularly welcome applications from racially minoritised people/people of colour,

    disabled people, people with physical or mental health conditions, LGBTQ+ and non-binary people.

    If you are interested in becoming an adviser and would like to discuss flexibility around location, time, ‘what you will do’ and how we can support you please contact us.

    • ProfessionsAdministration, Health, Legal
    • Crisis & PovertyCrisis Support, Foodbanks, Homeless / Housing, Poverty, Refugees
    • LocationOff Campus
    • What are your reasons for volunteering?Build my confidence, Do something positive with my spare time, Gain work experience/ improve my CV, Give something back to the community, Help others, Learn or try new things, Meet new people, Not sure, Use my skills
    • Communication Skills: Verbal
    • Communications Skills: Non- Verbal
    • Research & Planning
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Organisation
    • Leadership
  • Action Tutoring logo

    Volunteer tutor

    Action Tutoring

    This opportunity takes place between 15 Mar 2024 and 19 Jul 2024

    Children from lower-income families are less likely to achieve academically than their better-off peers. Action Tutoring is a charity that works to level the playing field.We are looking for volunteers to support pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in maths or English. As a volunteer, you’ll:- Work with 1-3 pupils to improve their English and maths, either in-person or online- Commit to a 10-20 week programme, for just one hour a week- Support either primary or secondary school-aged pupils- Use our tutor workbooks to shape your weekly sessions

    Good grades improve future prospects, opening the door to a wider range of opportunities. If you enjoy working with children and are passionate about social equality, you can make a tangible difference by volunteering for an hour a week.

    What support will I get?
    - Training (a two-hour induction session)
    - In-session support from your Programme Coordinator
    - Tutor workbooks with session plans
    - Travel expenses up to £5 per session
    - A free DBS check

    • EducationSchools, Literacy, Numeracy
    • Communication Skills: Verbal
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Organisation
    • Leadership
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