Opportunities of the Week
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From: Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 AM to: Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:00 AM

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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.

 

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

 Volunteer Transport helper

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

Volunteer Driver

We are also looking for Volunteer drivers and individuals whom are able to assist with trips and various events.


Volunteers must be over 25.

 

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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 advoacy 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 tpo 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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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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 RAF Association Volunteer Caseworker

The RAF Association, the charity which supports the RAF family is looking for caring people to join its team of trained volunteers. The RAF family includes serving and former serving personnel and their dependants.

A Caseworker is someone who carries out welfare work for the RAF Association. Welfare work is about making a visit and listening to an individual to assess their needs to find out how the Association can provide help and support to them.

Support can include anything from helping put a client with a recent disability in touch with social services in order for them to put in an application for a downstairs wet room to putting in an application to the RAF Association for funding for a new kettle for a client who cannot afford to replace their broken one. 

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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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 Artist Liaison Assistant Culture Liverpool Culture Liverpool

The international fleet of Tall Ships makes a triumphant return to the Mersey over the late May Bank Holiday weekend. The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta will link Liverpool, Dublin and Bordeaux through four days of maritime magic.

This is the fifth time Liverpool has hosted these historic vessels in the past three decades, and during Capital of Culture year an estimated million people packed the banks of the river to catch a glimpse of the parade of sail.


From Friday 25 – Monday 28 May 2018, the city will be transformed in to three cultural festivals reflecting the pre-historic environment when Liverpool, Ireland and France were connected by ice sheets and land bridges enabling hunter gatherer societies to migrate freely and share arts, culture, religion and mythologies.

Spectacular artistic commissions will explore the impact of these pre-Ice Age connections with theatre, performance, exhibitions and music animating three city areas to reflect the three race ports – The Pier Head (Bordeaux), the Albert Dock (Ireland) and Liverpool City Centre (Liverpool).


• Welcoming performers onto site
• Setting up visual design and props
• Help all performance run smoothly
• Getting them settled into their performance area with their props
• Answering queries as they come up
• Ensuring that the green room is tidied and refreshments are replenished
• To act as a runner for the event staff

 Skills :

Good People / Communication skills
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Knowledge of the event (info pack will be provided beforehand)
• Artist Liaison and Support volunteers must be capable of moving around a performance area easily and able to get involved in some light lifting (tables/chairs/props) where required

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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.