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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Are you a not-for-profit group and thinking of involving more volunteers?  Is involving volunteers new to you? Whatever your queries around involving volunteers and raising the profile of your organisation to recruit them, we can help.  Why not visit our special page for groups for more information and see our:

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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

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

Commitment: Minimum 5 hours a week for six months.Headway Black Country
Responsible to: Day Services & Volunteer Co-ordinator.
Role summary: Working alongside staff you will provide IT 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 support clients to use computer packages such as Microsoft Office, Internet Browsers & Email, Adobe Photoshop and other Educational IT software.
5. To provide IT support to Headway staff on an ad hoc basis.
6. To observe clients and provide feedback to staff on their activities and progress.
7. To help with making and serving refreshments.
8. To support clients with their eating or drinking.
9. To drive clients to and from locations as part of their activities (if you are willing and able).
10. To comply with any reasonable instruction given by a member of staff as part of the day-to-day running of Headway.
11. To participate in regular supervision with the Day Services & Volunteer Co-ordinator.
12. 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

Share the Dudley Volunteer Awards experience with us @DudleyCVS @DudleyMBC @MIRDudley #dva15

flyer for blogEach year we put together a very special blog for our annual Dudley Volunteer Awards celebration of local volunteers and this year is no different.

Why not visit this year’s blog and sign up for updates, as we share stories about this year’s poster stars and give you hints, and ideas on what makes a good nomination.  We will also tell you who’s supporting this year’s event, there’s information about the categories and you can follow links to last year’s blog for inspiration on who to nominate.

As we get ready for the event, we’ll share pictures as we prepare the room for the celebration, there’ll be live tweeting on the night with the hashtag #dva15 and we’ll share the fabulous photos of our celebration. You will be able to follow the event as it happens live on social media and join in the conversation. Let’s tell the world how much we love our wonderful local volunteers.

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OPP OF THE DAY: Outreach & Promotion Volunteer, Headway Black Country

Working under the supervision of the Outreach Worker you will help to raise awareness of Headway Black CountryHeadway Black Country, through contact with head injury survivors, their carers and associated healthcare professionals.

Minimum 3 hours a week for six months

To promote Headway Black Country through independently manning stalls at hospital and other community health, social care and voluntary organisations. This will be primarily during weekday afternoons.

To liaise with organisations and organise setting up promotional stalls.

To provide a ‘listening ear’ to head injury survivors and carers.

To communicate with health and social care professionals the work of Headway Black Country.

To have a good working knowledge of the services Headway Black Country provide, following experience and training, which will be provided.

To occasionally support carer events. These may be held in the evening.

To have a driving licence and use of a car to attend community locations.

To comply with any reasonable instruction given by a member of staff as part of the day-to-day running of Headway.

To participate in regular supervision with the Day Services & Volunteer Co-ordinator.

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