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

Throughout the year we have a number of primary schools come to us for a school trip. The majority of our schools are primary and as part of their day the children will go on a boat
trip and take part in one of our workshops. Our schools volunteers help support staff during the workshops are delivered as well as leading groups around the site
as part of the schools self guided activities.

When?
Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Number of days per week varies depending on school bookings.

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: Head Garden Volunteer, Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust

We are looking for a head garden volunteer who loves to garden and is happy to lead our small team of garden volunteers. We don’t have any formal gardens however we
do have small allotment and various areas of planting across the site. You will need to use your initiative to plan what tasks are to be done and to direct the rest of the garden volunteer team.

When?
Thursday plus one or two other days a week.

Skills:
Someone who:
loves being outside
has initiative and can lead a team
has good gardening knowledge
is enthusiastic and committed

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

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

OPP OF THE DAY: Visitor Welcome Volunteer, Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust

Join our brand new visitor welcome team this summer. We are looking for a team of volunteers who can help to ensure that our visitors have a warm and friendly welcome.
The team will work together, rotating round the building throughout the day, to welcome visitors at our two entry points; as well as chatting to people in our exhibition as they
wait for their boat trips.

When?
Weekends
School Holidays
11am—4pm

Skills:
Someone who:
Enjoys a busy environment but also
doesn’t mind the quiet times
is friendly and great with people;
happy to tell our story
is enthusiastic and committed

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

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

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