July's Volunteering Opportunities
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From: Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 AM to: Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:00 AM

PLEASE NOTE VOLUNTEER CENTRE LIVERPOOL WILL BE CLOSED FROM FRIDAY 20 JULY UNTIL MONDAY 30 JULY 

 

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 to get more information

 

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Home Visit Volunteer - 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:
Contact recipients by phone to agree an appointment time.
Visit people in their homes and be installing our audio equipment.
Givie instruction about and demonstrating the equipment.
Complete paperwork for each visit.
Make a follow-up telephone call and if required arrange further visit and training.
 You will also collect broken sets arranging repairs and /or deliver replacement sets

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.

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Wheel meet again Project - South Central Community Transport - VCL 834

The Wheel Meet Again project is aimed at reducing isolation of the over 50's with emphasis on provision of transport to events and activities.  

Volunteer Driver

We are looking for Volunteer drivers to drive 17 seat mini buses.  Driver must be over 25 and hold a D1 or MIDAS. 

Must hold clean licence. Hours can be negotiated - as many or as few as required.

Volunteer Helper  

We are looking for volunteers to escort mobility restricted residents to venues such as:  theatre trips, social and cultural days out etc

 

Volunteers must be over 25.

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 ReceptionAdministration / Reception Volunteer - Waves of Hope Riverside Project

Are looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer their time within our services. This role is an exciting opportunity for both experienced and new volunteers to take on a general role in our complex needs services. Our services support different client groups including younger and older customers as well as individuals with a variety of issues such as homelessness, mental health, substance misuse, domestic violence, learning disabilities and offending. You will:

Assist staff in the general running of the service including meeting and greeting new customers.
Dealing with incoming/outgoing calls.
Signposting customers to other support services/agencies.
Supporting management with admin tasks.
Updating lone working boards.

 Support Volunteer - Waves of Hope - Riverside Project

In this role you will:

Assist staff in the general running of the service including meeting and greeting new customers.
Volunteering alongside a nominated support worker.
Supporting customers to be referred to other relevant support services/agencies.
Support customers to achieve their goals, e.g. supporting someone to get online, learn a new skill or even just having a chat. 
Meeting customers in the community.

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Branch Treasurer - Parkinsons UK - Liverpool 

Local groups across the UK are run by volunteers and offer friendship and support to people living with Parkinson's, their families and carers across the UK. The Liverpool Central branch is active within your local community and regular activities include weekly hydrotherapy sessions, monthly branch meetings and social activities.

The Branch Treasurer leads the financial activity of the group. Working closely with the Branch Chair, tasks include:
o accurately record financial activity, keeping the group and the Parkinson's UK Office informed of the group's financial position 
o provide regular reports to the committee on the financial status of the group including final accounts at the annual general meeting
o deal with financial administration for the group, including sending annual financial returns to the UK Office, ensuring volunteer expenses are paid accurately and working within the guidelines provided
o be a signatory on the group's bank accounts

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Fundraising Research Volunteer - ClIC Sargent ( local Community)

CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly for chldren and young peple with cancer, often when they feel they can't. We do this individually, locallly and nationally, so that they can focus on the important things, like getting well. And if the worst happens we will work with bereaved families to get them support, to help them cope with their emotional pain.

With your help, we want to build up our fundraising contacts and discover new opportunities for Charity of the Year partnerships, corporate volunteering and much more. You’ll be vital in helping us reaching our potential so that we can do more for children, young people and their families.
Tasks will include
Use your local knowledge and research skills to build a list of local, groups, organisations and businesses, as well as larger companies based in in your area
Gather information about those potential partnerships and companies relevant to their charitable giving and relationships with charities
Compiling this information in a way that you can share with the Fundraising Engagement Manager, who’ll be able to use this information to approach the organisation and begin a relationship. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to this too!
Ad Hoc Community Volunteer
As an  Ad-hoc Community Volunteer you’ll be part of our team in the community who we can call on for ad-hoc support and exciting events. This role is varied, very flexible and essential to ensure CLIC Sargents presence is felt far and wide.

This role is hugely varied but could include any of the following tasks
 Supporting with organising fundraising events in your area, this could mean supporting your Fundraising Engagement Manager, other CLIC Sargent supporters, or arranging one yourself
Collecting cheques and attending events when we can’t be there
Participating in bucket collections
Plus much more

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Royal Voluntary Service - Liverpool Hub - Home from Hospital Volunteer

 Home from Hospital volunteers are needed to provide a friendly and confidential service offering one-to-one, short-term practical support which enables patients to return home with confidence when no other support is available. Volunteers may help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, looking after pets or just being there when people begin to do things for themselves.

You'll need to have a friendly personality, an understanding of the needs of older people with the ability to observe and identify areas of concern. You'll have good communication and listening skills with a non-judgemental attitude towards an individual's circumstances and a willingness to ensure confidentiality

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Cats Protection  - Branch Secretary VCL 2054

Our volunteer secretaries provide the support that helps our volunteer groups run smoothly. They make a real difference to the lives of our feline friends by helping maintain positive communications, supporting others, promoting the work of Cats Protection and signposting queries from members of the public.
You can expect to be:-
* Taking and distributing meeting minutes
* Identifying and circulating information
* Supporting the volunteer group in planning activities
* Managing communication between volunteers and staff
* Signposting enquiries to relevant team members

This is a home based role but the branch will meet up several times a year so the volunteer should be based within 15 miles of the L14 area.

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 English conversation Volunteer - AMRUT NW  VCL 2068

Our mission is to build and sustain healthy, vibrant and connected communities. We run English language conversation classes for local refugees on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 1-3pm in our Liverpool office (Unit 4, Upper Warwick Street, Toxteth, Liverpool L8 8DN.) We also run our mobile Breakfast Kitchen project, visiting temporary accommodation for refugees and asylum seekers in Liverpool. We need your help maintaining all of our current projects and establishing our pipeline initiatives!
 No previous experience required!
Come and volunteer with us to share your knowledge of the English language and grammar to foreign students who include asylum seekers and refugees.

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Marys Meals - Community Ambassador 

We are a global movement that sets up school feeding programmes in some of the world’s poorest communities, where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. It’s a simple idea that works. We provide one daily meal in a place of learning in order to attract chronically hungry children into the classroom, where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty. Mary’s Meals began feeding just 200 children at a Malawian primary school in 2002. Today, fifteen years on, we are reaching 1,230,171 children with a nutritious daily meal in places of learning across fifteen countries.

Marys Meals are  looking for volunteers who would like to spread the word of Mary’s Meals within their own communities and who can inspire and motivate others to support our cause. If you have a little time to spare, you enjoy meeting new like-minded people and you’d like to help chronically hungry children around the world, then our Community Ambassador role is perfect for you!

 To find out more contact Bethany Barry - Bethany.Barry@MarysMeals.org  

 

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Digital Champions - VCL 2037 - Include-IT Project

Help others to increase their IT Skills
The aim of this role is to help increase digital inclusion in Liverpool. The Include - IT project
is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Big Lottery Fund and will provide free I.T. training and employment support for people across the Liverpool City Region (LCR) which includes Halton, Liverpool, Wirral, Knowsley, Sefton and St. Helens.
 Digital Champions will be based in an area local to them.
What does the role involve?
" Promoting the benefits of using the internet
" Inform people about the nearest free IT training
" Opportunity to assist at the drop in sessions
" Encourage people to access the training opportunities
You need to be: 
Friendly and approachable
 Willing to chat to people
 Know how to use the internet, a computer, tablet or laptop and email
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 British Red Cross Mobility Aids Volunteer -VCL 2038

Do you have an interest in excellent customer service? Play a key role in helpingpeople to gain their independence back.

A Mobility Aids Spoke Volunteer will be on hand to deal with wheelchair requests and enter details onto a database. This key role will enable people to return home after an illness or surgery and help them to remain independent or go on a holiday or trip with friends or family. The beneficiary is at the centre of everything we do. 
Typical tasks include
>     Taking calls and enquiries from people wanting to borrow a wheelchair
>     Giving information about other Red Cross services, where appropriate 
>     Updating service user records and other administrative tasks using computerbased systems
>     Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs
>     Receiving and recording donations

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Kindred Minds Volunteer Buddy 

 As a Volunteer Buddy 

You will be paired with service users accompanying them to DWP appointments and assessments in the liverpool / Merseyside area.

You will NOT be providing advocacy but simply a friendly chaperone for what, for  many, are extremely stressfull appointments.

You will not be expected to visit service users in their homes, but to meet at or near the location of the appointment

We are looking for people who are friendly and supportive.  have good communication skills

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SUSTRANS Loop Line Volunteer

 

Are you passionate about walking and cycling and would like to make a difference in your area? Sustrans are  looking for volunteers to lend a helping hand to look after the Liverpool Loop Line.

Our enthusiastic and passionate volunteers on the Liverpool Loop Line need help to look after this much-loved route for people and wildlife.

Volunteer task days take place every Tuesday from 10.30am to 1.30pm where the group mainly tackle litter along the route. Please do get in touch if you would like to take part in other activities such as:
managing habitat for wildlife
cutting back overgrown vegetation
litterpicking
maintaining the community orchards on the route
bulb planting.

  

No skills are required! We're looking for someone enthusiastic and happy to work as part of a team.

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Addaction Liverpool- Volunteer Co-ordinator Administration Assistant - 504

To support the Volunteer Co-ordinator with general administration duties including dealing with correspondence by phone, email and post, filing, photocopying and preparing training materials, database input and upkeep, report writing, monitoring  and evaluation of figures and gathering evidence of volunteer experiences.

The opportunity to support the co-ordinator in the selection process of volunteers as well as planning and co-ordinating training and supporting in it's delivery. Volunteers age 18+ years.
Application Form online https://app.betterimpact.com/Application/?OrganizationGuid=15cf4bda-4ca2-495c-be92-558d0c36a72d&ApplicationFormNumber=1.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

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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
 

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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. 

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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.