Opportunities of the Week
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From: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:00 AM to: Sunday, April 01, 2018 12:00 AM



If you are interested in one of these volunteering opportunities then if you are not already registered with us, please register here at /volunteer-registration.aspx.

Once you have registered you can then email us with the underlined opportunity title and number at info@volunteercentreliverpool.org.uk or telephone us on 0151 237 3975.





Digital Champion - Include IT Mersey - VCL 2037

Do you have digital skills and would like to use those skills helping others? Do you like chatting to people?

As a digital champion you will promote the Include IT-Mersey project, raise awareness of the  free IT training available and encourage members of the public to access this training and provide support to participants.

We ask you to act as ambassadors for the project by chatting to people you know / dont know about the project, putting up posters and leaflets, and giving talks to local groups

Volunteering will predominatly take place Monday to Fridays between 9 and 5, but there may be opportunities for ocassional weekend volunteering at Digital surgeries or local events.



Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Volunteer - SANDS - VCL 2051

Do you have 3-4 hours a month to help local baby bereavement Group? We are looking to set up a local group to support people affected. You can volunteer in a number of roles.

Losing your much longed for baby late in pregnancy or soon after birth is the most awful trauma any parent can experience. A whole future is taken away from that family. Sadly this happens only too often. Currently 15 babies a day die in the weeks before or just after birth. Sands aims to care for those families with practical and emotional support for as long as they need it.

Sands support groups are run on a voluntary basis by parents, many of whom have themselves experienced the death of a baby. However not all Committee members have to be bereaved parents. As long as you have an empathy and interest in our work we would urge you to get involved.



Senior Citizens Lunch Club Cook (L17) - St Michaels and Lark Lane Community - VCL 326

We are looking for  enthusiastic volunteers to take charge of preparing twice weekly meals on Tuesdays and/or Fridays. These meals willl be for approximately 20-25 senior citizens and you will have plenty of  support from other volunteers.

The time commitment for this role is about 4 hours per day (usually 10:30am - 2:30pm max). Come and join our friendly and cheerful band of helpers!



Sea Cadets Instructor (Liverpool) - Sea Cadets - VCL 656

Kirkby & Liverpool North Sea Cadet Unit are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to organise activities for young people and become Volunteer Sea Cadet Instructors.

We are part of the UK's largest maritime youth charity supporting around 14,000 young people by giving them an opportunity to challenge and grow in confidence through outdoor activities.  We are a uniformed youth organisation based on the traditions of the Royal Navy.
We offer a wide range of activities from sailing and canoeing, rock climbing, engineering, IT and communications, to music and cookery. We aim to encourage good citizenship and provide worthwhile qualifications and adventure for young people aged 10-18years.



Financial Capability Volunteer (Liverpool) - Citizens Advice - VCL 492

Delivering financial capability sessions in an interesting and engaging manner; covering debt prevention, money management skills such as budgeting, using bank accounts, options for borrowing and saving, and dealing with debt.

You could do this role if you are available to volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours a week for at least 3 month.



Social Befrienders - Henshaws - VCL 040

We require volunteers who can support services users, enabling them to attend and enjoy our in house social activities and occasional trips out Support  is required either for the group or as a 1 to 1, mainly in orientation around our centre and occasionally unfamiliar areas, with the ability to describe the surroundings and environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to volunteer in a role that fits around your lifestyle.
You will gain experience with a great team who will fully support your role and ensure that you feel welcomed and valued.
You will have an opportunity to meet and work with lots of different people in a very sociable environment.



Tech Talk Volunteer - Henshaws - VCL 040

Tech Talk meet once a month, some physically and some virtually (Skype / FaceTime) and some just receive the minutes of the meeting and exchange emails once in a while. The group members are made up of 'geeks', 'novices' and 'not got a clue', which is a perfect combination to ensure a good measure of peer to peer support and learning.

TechTalk keeps people up to date on new technology and makes them better equipped to make informed choices on the technology they adopt. 

You will be needed  approximately 5 hours per month: 2 hours per month attending the group and 3 hours per month pre/post



Mersey Social Group Volunteer - Henshaws - VCL 040

As a social group volunteer, your role will be to support the members of a fortnightly social group which meets every other Thursday 11.30am - 2.30pm

Tasks include:
" Be a sight guide as required at meetings and on occasional trips out.
" Assist to set up and close down the room
" Set up and serve refreshments
" To encourage social interaction between group members.
" Help facilitate group activities


Marie Curie Helper Service - Marie Curie - VCL 107

We're always looking for more Helper volunteers in Liverpool.   As a Helper volunteer, you'll be matched with a person affected by a terminal illness who you'll visit in their home, go out somewhere with or chat to over the phone. 

You can offer your time any day of the week, between 9.00 am and 9.00 pm, so you can find a time that works for you and the person you are supporting. You'll either need access to a car or public transport. No previous experience necessary, we'll provide you with extensive training and support as well as out-of-pocket expenses.

You'll need to be patient, empathetic and a good listener who would be committed to volunteering at least three hours once per week. There may be accessibility issues as this role involves home visiting. 



RNIB Community Connector (L1) - VCL 1002

We're building a stronger, more vibrant community of blind and partially sighted people and we're looking for enthusiastic individuals to make this a reality. Could you become a leading figure in your local area? Are you blind or partially sighted and passionate about making a difference?

What you will be doing?
Keep abreast of local issues/challenges, Organising, supporting and attending activities in your local area for blind and partially sighted people.
Find out what people affected by sight loss need and want in your area. Bring together people with sight loss with similar interests. Bring your fellow volunteers together so knowledge and information is shared Build local networks and links



Cash Desk Volunteer - British Heart Foundation (Liverpool) - VCL 206iv

Are you a social butterfly? Love getting in to conversations? Always have a welcoming smile on your face? Meet, greet and get to know the people from your community with this versatile volunteering role. Gain valuable experience in customer service adding value to your CV.

You'll be at the heart of the BHF's fight against heart disease. You will be serving customers, promoting our stock and awareness campaigns and encouraging every donor to become part of our Gift Aid scheme. If you want to get to know the community around you this is a perfect way to integrate yourself into your local area and maybe spread the volunteering bug to new recruits.



Volunteer Stock Collection Driver - British Heart Foundation (Liverpool) -VCL 206iv

Do you love driving around and keeping yourself busy? If you're an active and bubbly person looking for a flexible role that gets you out and about meeting people and exploring your local surrounding then come and join our friendly team.

Help collect stock from people's houses, businesses or our clothing banks and deliver them to your local shop. Help to promote the BHF's cause in the local area and help raise not only vital funds but awareness of the lifesaving research the BHF does into cardiovascular and heart diseases.



Home Visit Volunteer (Liverpool) - British Wireless for the Blind - VCL 810

This role involves visiting blind and partially sighted people in their homes, installing their new radio and teaching them how to use it as well as providing ongoing support where needed.This role also involves a small amount of admin. 

You will be asked to travel around a reasonable distance within your local area.Each visit will take around two hours to complete. Depending on your area, we envisage that there will be no more than one to two visits per month.



Admin Assistant (L5) - The League of Welldoers - VCL 219

We are looking for a volunteer admin assistant to help run our small office within The League of Welldoers in Vauxhall. Hours to suit the volunteer. The ideal volunteer must have some office experience and have experience with using the internet and computer. Free tea/coffee and lunch will be provided for the volunteer.

Must have some office experience ability to use a computer / internet would help. Neat and tidy individual who can work in support of others or with an individual task, reliability is important.



Charity Shop Assistant (L15/L20) - VMM - VCL 734

Our charity shops in Wavertree and Bootle require committed volunteers for a number of tasks. Ranging from customer service, using the cash register, restocking shelves, tidying the shop, volunteering behind the scenes, sorting donations, pricing & preparing new stock.  Whatever skills you can bring there is a place for you in our shops.  Days and times are flexible to suit both you and us.

Volunteers age 18+ years. No disabled access.



Warehouse Assistant/ Electrical Function Volunteer (L6) - British Heart Foundation - VCL 206V

We are a busy shop that sells donated furniture and goods to raise funds for our charity. We get many different electrical items donated to us and we have to ensure that they are clean, in full working order and safe to be sold in the shop.

Using your practical skills, your role would include cleaning a range of electrical items, doing basic checks on them to ensure they work and are shop ready before we have them PAT tested prior to being sold e.g. checking doors work properly, electrical plugs /wires are in good order, the items function when plugged into the electricity supply and are clean and presentable.



Shop Assistant (L6) - British Heart Foundation - VCL 206V

We are a busy shop which sells donated furniture and goods to raise funds for our charity. We require a volunteer to help us provide a good customer service.
We have a lot of telephone calls about the collection of donated goods and delivery of sold items as well as customer queries.

Your tasks would include: answering the telephone, taking messages, booking times of donation collection and delivery of sold items, making sure that correct paperwork is completed and in place, assisting with dealing with customers. You could be asked to operate the till if required. You will receive training and have the opportunity to gain an NVQ in Retail.



Community and Events/Bucket Collection Volunteer - Blind Veterans UK - VCL 848

Volunteering as part of a team to assist our Community and Events staff in running local events and activities to raise funds to support Blind Veterans UK.

Collection boxes are an important part of our fund raising campaign to support our blind veterans to live as independently as possible following sight loss.  



Gallery and Exhibitions Volunteer - Bluecoat Arts Centre - VCL 315

To ensure the galleries are opened and closed on time each day and that procedures for exhibitions are completed (ie. starting up AV equipment before opening and turning off said equipment upon closing); to ensure the daily maintenance and cleanliness of the galleries; providing security for art works on exhibit in the galleries; greeting visitors and facilitating a good experience for them by providing assistance and information about the exhibitions on display; lead scheduled exhibition tours.

Volunteers are required everyday with shifts available 9.45am - 1pm, 1pm - 4pm and 4pm- 6.15pm.



Dance and Drama Teacher (L8) - Team Oasis Inclusive Childrens Charity - VCL 648

Team Oasis delivers dance and drama every week.. We are now recruiting extra dance and drama teachers to support our expanding programme. We require dance teachers in the following, Ballet, Tap, Hiphop, Street, Commercial,  and Modern. We also require drama teachers. This is a fab opportunity for any person looking to develop their portfolio.