OPP OF THE DAY: Charity Shop (Brierley Hill), Age UK Dudley

Purpose of Role:age uk dudley
To help with the day to day running of the Charity Shop, raising funds to support
services for older people in the Dudley Borough.

Reporting to: Shop Managers
Location: 5 Maple Row, Mill Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 2RH
Hours: The shop will be open Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm.
We would like volunteers to ideally work mornings or afternoons
one session per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:
– To serve customers and record purchases on the cash register
– To work with staff and other volunteers to sort, steam, hang, ticket and size
donated clothing for sale in the shop
– To help keep the shop clean.
– To assist with shop displays.
– Provide information leaflets and signpost any enquiries for Age UK Dudley
services
– Comply with Age UK Dudley relevant Policies and Procedures
– Wear personal identity badge whilst volunteering
– Represent the professional standards of the charity

Skills:
– An interest in the shop, and an enthusiasm for raising money through its work.
– The ability to work as part of a team.
– A flexible approach
– Able to provide a friendly, high quality service to customers
– The ability to work as part of a team
– Basic numeracy
– A sense of humour
– An understanding of the need for confidentiality
– Good timekeeping
– Reliability and trustworthiness
– A willingness to undertake training required for role

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

René Evans
Tel: 01384 356150
Email: volunteer@ageukdudley.org.uk

OPP OF THE DAY: Relief Volunteers, Halesowen Project for the Elderly

We could not run our service without volunteers and there are times when we need volunteers to hot mealhelp out to cover holidays, sickness etc.

This versatile role involves waiting on clients who wish to order refreshments. The volunteer takes the order, prepares the refreshments in the kitchen and presents the meal or snack to the client, collecting payment and registering the amount in the till. The volunteer is also responsible for clearing the table after the client’s departure.

Skills:
Good customer service/food preparation skills.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Jill Nicholls
Tel: 01384 395823
Email: nicholls470@btinternet.com

OPP OF THE DAY: Rehab Support Volunteer, Headway Black Country

COMMITMENT: Minimum 2.5 hours a week for six monthsHeadway Black Country
RESPONSIBLE TO: Day Services & Volunteer Co-ordinator
ROLE SUMMARY: Working alongside staff you will provide support to
clients in a group setting and on an individual basis as well as assisting staff to deliver rehabilitation sessions.
LOCATION: Martin Hill Street, Dudley or West Midlands House, Willenhall.

Main tasks and responsibilities:
1. To work alongside staff and be part of delivering rehabilitation sessions to clients both in a group setting and individually.
2. To help staff set up before, and tidy up after each session.
3. To support clients in completing activities, prompting, guiding and encouraging them.
4. To observe clients and provide feedback to staff on their activities and progress.
5. To help with making and serving refreshments.
6. To support clients with their eating or drinking.
7. To drive clients to and from locations as part of their activities (if you are willing and able).
8. To comply with any reasonable instruction given by a member of staff as part of the day-to-day running of Headway.
9. To participate in regular supervision with the Day Services & Volunteer Co-ordinator.
10. To comply with Headway Black Country’s policies and procedures. This includes presenting yourself in a professional manner, maintaining client confidentiality and
working in a way that keeps Headway a safe and healthy environment.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Ben Newton
Tel: 01384 869961
Email: ben@headwayblackcountry.co.uk
Website: www.headwayblackcountry.com

OPP OF THE DAY: Befriender (Cradley Heath), Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell BUDS

This involves offering one to one support to a person with dementia in their own home.Buds Activities include having conversations, helping with interests or hobbies, or visiting local shops.
Befriending can help alleviate the surrounding conditions that people with dementia may experience, such as depression and loneliness or a lack of stimulation. It can also offer a family carer a regular break from the caring role. Minimum commitment of 2 hours per week per person and the opportunity for more.
A reliable and committed volunteer is required for this role as it will make a big difference to potentially a whole family’s life.

Skills:
Good communication skills, confidence, good caring nature, patience, common sense, and a good sense of humour are all required for this role.
Previous experience is not essential as BUDS will provide a strategic and enhanced induction training programme and provide support throughout the volunteering in each role.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Sonny Brach
Volunteer Manager
Tel: 0121 565 3721
Email: sonny.brach@buds.co.uk
Website: www.buds.co.uk

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OPP OF THE DAY: Rehab Support Art Volunteer, Headway Black Country

Commitment: Minimum 2.5 hours a week for six months.Headway Black Country
Responsible to: Day Services and Volunteer Co-ordinator.
Role Summary:
Working alongside the Learning Coordinator (art tutor) you will provide support to clients in a group setting and on an individual basis as well as assisting staff to deliver creative art rehabilitation sessions.

Main tasks and responsibilities:
1. To work alongside the learning Co-ordinator (art tutor) and be a part of delivering rehabilitation sessions to clients in both a group setting and individually.
2. To help staff set up before, and tidy up after each session.
3. To support clients in completing activities, prompting, guiding and encouraging them.
4. To observe clients and provide feedback to staff on their activities and progress.
5. To help with making and serving refreshments.
6. To support clients with their eating and drinking.
7. To drive clients to and from locations as part of their activities (if you are willing and able)
8.To comply with any reasonable instruction given by a member of staff as part of the day-to-day running of Headway.
9. To participate in regular supervision with the Day Services & Volunteer Co-ordinator.
10. To comply with headway Black Country’s policies andprocedures. This includes presenting yourself in a professional manner, maintaining client confidentiality and working in a way that keeps Headway a safe and healthy environment.

Skills:
1. It is essential you have a general knowledge of arts & crafts, drawing and painting (acrylic, water colour)
2. Some experience as a professional artist and / or art education would be desirable but not essential.
3. You are able to communicate effectively with adults who have a physical disability and
poor communication.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Ben Newton
Tel: 01384 869961
Email: ben@headwayblackcountry.co.uk
Website: www.headwayblackcountry.com