OPPS of the day – Fundraising for Midlands Air Ambulance

Do you live in Solihull, Birmingham or Lichfield and want to support a Midlands Charity which saves lives? If so, we are delighted to promote some fundraising events which need YOUR help!  Please visit our What’s On calendar to check what’s happening and where.

Why not give a day of your time and help support a life-saving charity locally?

OPP OF THE DAY: Gardening Volunteers, Wordsley Housing Society

Do you enjoy gardening? If so we would love to hear from you as we are keen to recruit someWordsley Housing Society volunteers to help our residents enjoy gardening. You would be helping them grow vegetables and we also have a conservatory area, where plants could be cultivated.

COMMITMENT:
Ideally we would like volunteers to be able to come along on a regular basis, perhaps once a week.

EX-OFFENDERS:
Each volunteer would be considered on their individual merits.

SKILLS:
– A person of integrity is required
– Skilled in working as part of a team
– -Listens well and speaks briefly whilst being able to speak his/her mind
– Makes a commitment of his/her time
– Communicates effectively

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Karen Barr
Manager
Tel: 01384 480770
Email: karenbarr@wordsleyhousing.co.uk
Website: www.wordsleyhousing.co.uk

OPP OF THE DAY: Social Inclusion/Befriending Volunteers, Wordsley Housing Society

Are you sociable and friendly? Do you enjoy chatting to people? If so, we would love to hear from Wordsley Housing Societyyou as we are looking for volunteers to befriend our residents.

Initially we would suggest you pop in once a week for a chat so you can get to know your resident. Once the relationship has developed you could take the client out for a few hours to try something new. This could be a visit to the pub for a drink and a chat, going swimming or for a walk up the canal, or maybe popping to Merry Hill for a look round the shops together.

If you are a car driver, perhaps you could take your new friend out for a drive to a nearby garden centre for a look around, or some other place of interest.

If you think you could commit to a regular visit once a week, please get in touch.

COMMITMENT:
Ideally we would like volunteers to be able to come along on a regular basis, perhaps once a week.

EX-OFFENDERS:
Each volunteer would be considered on their individual merits.

SKILLS:
– A person of integrity is required
– Skilled in working as part of a team
– -Listens well and speaks briefly whilst being able to speak his/her mind
– Makes a commitment of his/her time
– Communicates effectively

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Karen Barr
Manager
Tel: 01384 480770
Email: karenbarr@wordsleyhousing.co.uk
Website: www.wordsleyhousing.co.uk

Dieting, Models and Volunteering?

Eileen:

I think I need to post a picture of me too Meridien! Great blog post as always :)

Originally posted on volunteerplaintalk:

happyI’ve dieted. And sure, I’ve sat there, chocolate cupcake in hand watching a commercial where the svelte people tout how much weight they’ve lost on the low carb or cabbage soup or just buy this little pink pill diet. Heck, I’ve admired the ones who look so freakishly happy because they finally got the weight off. Wow, look at them. That could be me.
So. why wasn’t it me? What insidious reason came between me and my easily obtainable goal of looking like Tyra Banks strutting down the runway in a Paris trunk show? (I won’t mention that a. I’m ridiculously too old, b. I’m seriously too short and c. I inherited my mother’s plough pulling non-dainty build.)
Why don’t I want to be one of the twirling, hair tossing, always smiling model thin people? Because I’m not them. That’s not me. Sure, I want to be healthy and I’m…

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OPP OF THE DAY: Get Cooking Volunteers, Wordsley Housing Society

Do you enjoy cooking? Would you enjoy sharing your culinary skills with our residents? If so, we Wordsley Housing Societywould love to hear from you as we are looking for volunteers to show our residents how to cook healthy meals.

COMMITMENT:
Ideally we would like volunteers to be able to come along on a regular basis, perhaps once a week.

EX-OFFENDERS:
Each volunteer would be considered on their individual merits.

SKILLS:
– A person of integrity is required
– Skilled in working as part of a team
– -Listens well and speaks briefly whilst being able to speak his/her mind
– Makes a commitment of his/her time
– Communicates effectively

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Karen Barr
Manager
Tel: 01384 480770
Email: karenbarr@wordsleyhousing.co.uk
Website: www.wordsleyhousing.co.uk

OPP OF THE DAY: Car Scheme Drivers, Community Transport

Do you enjoy driving and would like to make a real difference to an isolated older person’s life?Transport Buzz - Express & Star JS 17/12/14

In conjunction with Dudley MBC we provide accessible transport to social activities for those unable to access public transport and we are looking for volunteers to assist by using their own vehicle to provide this service.

Driving expenses paid.

This is an opportunity to meet a wide range of people and you will receive full training provided by CT.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

John Sanders
Individual Passenger Services Co-ordinator
Tel: 0845 209 0191
Email: John.Sanders@communitytransport.org
Website: www.communitytransport.org