August'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 IS OPEN MONDAY TO THURSDAY ONLY

 

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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                             Befriending Volunteer -  Resettle Plus
Resettle Plus would like to recruit Befriending Volunteers to support the work we currently undertake with men who are released from prison following lengthy prison sentences.
On release most of the men are socially isolated with few family networks and thus benefit from additional support from volunteers who meet fortnightly with the men to assist in social activities and to help them to establish their interests and to integrate back into society.
We are holding an induction day on Wednesday 24 October. Contact us to get involved. Email jeff.robinson@probation.gsi.gov.uk
Working with our participants can be both challenging and rewarding.
The role requires you to have a mature outlook, to be resilient, reliable and enthusiastic and to work within boundaries and confidentiality.
You would need to be available to volunteer for around 2 hours every fortnight either on Wednesdays or weekends.
DBS checks are undertaken and full training is given which is mandatory . Expenses are paid and ongoing support given.
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Ever thought about becoming a trustee?

The Sheila Kay Fund are having a Trustee Tea, where you can find out more 

Come along to our Trustee Tea, a Charity Board Recruitment Event at 151 Dale Street  on Tuesday 25 September 5.30pm -6.30pm 

Grab a bite to eat, a brew, and find out if a Trusteeship is the next career move for you…
Sheila Kay Fund (SKF) is a small, local charity with big ambitions. We work with people to achieve their true potential regardless of the social and economic inequalities they face. We create and connect people to learning, education and employment opportunities that move them closer to achieving their life goals.

We are searching for committed and passionate people to join the SKF Trustee Team. We are particularly looking for people with experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:


Finance, Legal, Marketing, Fundraising, Business Development

Trustees receive a full induction programme and have access to learning and development opportunities. Becoming a Trustee is also a great way to develop your network and skills, whilst supporting a local cause.

If you would like to come along or find out more about joining the Team; drop us a line on the details below:
enquiries@skfund.org.uk or 0151 237 2689

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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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Victim Support  Volunteer Merseyside

Victim Support is a national charity offering support to victims of crime and trauma.
The Merseyside team are looking for volunteers to enhance the service they deliver across the region
Many people face the effects of crime alone and confused. Your support will help individuals and their families to feel stronger, understood and able to move forward with their lives.
You will be supporting people who have been victims of crime, either over the phone, at the victim’s home or another mutually agreed location.
You will receive full induction, one-to-one support for the role and excellent training to develop new skills to enable you to become a knowledgeable, confident supporter
We encourage volunteers working with victims to be available for at least two hours a week for ideally a minimum of one year.
If you want to achieve a rewarding sense of having made a positive difference to people’s lives please apply for our volunteer programme by e-mailing info.merseyside@victimsupport.org.uk to request an application pack.

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 Charity Shop Volunteer Barnardo's L18

Want to make a difference?
Volunteer at your local Barnardo’s store, Allerton Road, Liverpool.
Volunteering can be great fun and you can:
Learn new skills and add to your CV.
Meet new people.
Do something meaningful and rewarding
With your help, support and a little belief, even the most vulnerable children can turn their lives around.
There are opportunities for volunteers to learn how to deal with customer enquiries, sort stock and donations, learn about stock rotation, create displays and work on the till.  In addition to “on the job” training, we may be able to offer long standing volunteers who are looking to gain a qualification in the retail sector, the opportunity to complete an NVQ in Customer Service.
These opportunities would be ideal for anyone who is looking to build their skills and experience in preparation for going back to work, or for someone who may have some spare time on their hands and is looking for a challenge!  Hours can be organised flexibly to fit with busy schedules and school/work hours.
Call in to our store at 112 Allerton Road, Liverpool, L18 2DG and speak to a member of staff or ring
0151 733 9226.

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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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 Oxfam Charity Shop Volunteer L18

Volunteering with us is a rewarding experience. We have roles for everyone and are always on the look out for passionate people to lend a hand.

You can:
• Apply your skills and learn some different ones
• Meet people and make new friends
• Indulge in your hobbies and interests
• Make a difference whilst having lots of fun!

 Desirable Skills:
• An enthusiasm for Oxfam's work and helping others get involved
• Ability to work within  Oxfam’s guidelines and values
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Good communication skills
• Attention to detail
• Honesty, integrity, commitment and reliability

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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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 Motor Neurone Disease Association Visitor

Association visitors (AVs) play a vital, valued and unique role in helping us to ensure people with MND and their families receive the support and services they require.
The role of AV is mostly a home-based role, and will involve contacting people living with MND via phone, email or face to face visits - depending upon the needs of people living with MND and their location.
Becoming a visitor can be a rewarding, enriching experience. Those who train as visitors come from all walks of life, and all backgrounds. You don't need personal experience of MND - just the desire to make a difference.
The time required is flexible but we expect Association Visitors to commit to a minimum of 2 - 4 hours per week.
Association Visitors:
Offer emotional support to people affected by MND
Provide information to people affected by MND
Help people affected by MND make informed choices
Help people to access appropriate services / support
Explain to people affected by MND how the MND Association can support them
Record information following the MND Association guidelines and local protocols
Develop and maintain relationships with our local branch or group
Attend support and supervision meetings as well as development events
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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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Activity Group Assistant / Group Leader- Mossley Hill Linking Lives 

This is flexible opportunity - once a month or whenever available.

We are looking for a volunteer to help us run activity clubs for older people in the community through the Linking Lives Project
We are looking for Activity Group Assistants to help with tasks such as hospitality (making and/or serving hot drinks), welcoming people to the groups, or assisting with activities.
We are also looking for people with skills, talents or interests they would like to share who could lead activity sessions as Activity Group Leaders. We are currently looking for people who could teach older people to do an art or craft or lead a chair exercise or dance session (in any style of dance), but would also welcome other ideas for activities you could either teach or deliver a talk on - such as flower arranging, local history, cooking, meditation, music, singing, calligraphy, learning a foreign language ... or anything else you can think of!
The sessions will run on Wednesday afternoons for 1.5 hours. Volunteers can help on a weekly or monthly basis or just deliver a one-off activity - the role is very flexible and can be suited to the volunteer.
What you will get out of it:
- The opportunity to improve the quality of life of older people in the local community
- Ongoing support for the role from our friendly team
- The opportunity to have lots of fun, meet new people and gain new skills
- We will reimburse volunteers for any agreed appropriate expenses

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Merseyside Dogs Home Volunteer L35

 At Merseyside Dogs home we re-home stray dogs making sure that  they all receive essential healthcare and assessments before they are made available for re-homing. We rehabilitate and re-home nearly 700 lost dogs a year. We provide activity days open to members of the public, as well as pioneering a pets-as-therapy programme in collaboration with the local homeless Whitechapel centre (Liverpool)  to help vulnerable people's rehabilitation.

 We are looking for enthusiastic animal lovers to help at the dogs home by socialising dogs, greeting visitors, assisting with administration and general tasks around the home. You will receive support and training, though we are unable to provide volunteer expenses.
 You will also have the chance to help with fundraising by attending our collections and events such as Bark in the Park and Go Walkies.

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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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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.