OPP OF THE DAY: Family Activities Volunteer, Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust

During the school holidays families can join in lots of fun activities. Each holiday has a different theme and the activities include craft sessions, hands-on science based tasks, trails and games. Our family activities volunteers help run the sessions. Offsite, our family activities volunteers enjoy going to community events such as the Dudley Play week and Himley Hall under 5’s day. Once again we offer a range of activities for children and it’s great chance to talk to local families about who we are and what we do.

When?
School holidays
Day times, weekends and evenings.

Skills:
Someone who:
enjoys working with children
is friendly and loves chatting to people
enjoys getting involved with a wide
range of tasks
is enthusiastic and committed

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Becci Cooper-Sayer
Email: rebecca@dctt.org.uk

OPP OF THE DAY: Historic Boat Interpreters, Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust

Show visitors around our historic boats and share the fascinating stories that they can tell. Throughout the summer months we open up our two historic boats for visitors to look round. As one of our historic boat interpreters your role will be to share with visitors the histories of the boats. You would not only be volunteering on site at the Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust Portal
Building as part of our historic boat open days but you could also help exhibit the boats at the various boating festivals in the local area.

When?
Weekends and school holidays.

Skills:
Someone who:
is friendly and loves chatting to people
is enthusiastic and committed
loves history and local heritage
needs a role that is flexible

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Becci Cooper-Sayer
Email: rebecca@dctt.org.uk

Memory Walk – Walk for a world without dementia

It’s time to come together to walk towards a cure for dementia.

This autumn, join over 100,000 people coming together to defeat dementia.

Sign up today at memorywalk.org.uk

Locations:
Sutton Coldfield Memory Walk, Sutton Park – 14th September 2019, 9:30am-2:00pm
Birmingham Memory Walk, Cannon Hill Park – 12th October 2019, 10:00am-1:30pm

Or volunteer to help out on the day.  There are lots of roles available, so rally together your friends and family and take part in an unforgettable event experience at Memory Walk.
Sign up today to volunteer at your nearest memorywalk.org.uk/volunteer

OPP OF THE DAY: Benefits Form Volunteer – RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) [Birmingham]

Do you have excellent communication skills? Can you build a rapport with people over the telephone and put them at ease? As ‘Benefits Form Volunteer’, you will be telephoning people that have previously received assistance from the RNIB’s Information and Advice Team and help them complete forms relating to their claim for Attendance Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and other benefits.

Volunteers are needed at their Birmingham office.

What you will be doing?

  • Respond to questions and concerns, Using IT equipment and systems

What skills and experience are needed?

  • To support and respond sensitively

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY:

Please visit: https://www.rnib.org.uk/volunteering/find-volunteering-opportunities-near-you/benefits-form-volunteer

Do you look after volunteers? Why not pop along to one of our Connect over a Cuppa sessions?

Eileen from DCVS Volunteer Centre is hoping to start regular monthly get-togethers for anyone who manages volunteers, be they a paid member of staff or a volunteer themselves.

She plans to move them around the borough.  The first one is in Stourbridge on 16th October and the next one is in Halesowen on 15th November.  Please do pop along, grab a cuppa and have a chat about anything volunteering. Hope to see you there.