Volunteers required for Loaves’N’Fishes


  • Update your C.V.
  • Gain work experience
  • Learn new skills
  • Minimum of 4 week placements available
  • Positions available:

Drivers, Warehouse Operatives, Drivers Mates, Processing Assistants, Workshop Assistants, Cleaning Operatives, Retail Assistants.


Tel: 0121 285 3970 (Volunteer extension)
Email: volunteers@loavesnfishes.co.uk

OPP OF THE DAY: Editorial Support Volunteer – Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Do you enjoy researching and writing engaging and interesting stories and articles? Do you have a keen interest in people, their lives and the community they live and volunteer in?
We need a creative and motivated volunteer to help us produce regular written volunteer updates to the growing team of volunteers in our Sight Loss Advice Service.

Either office based at RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People), TouchBase Pears, Bristol Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6NA or home based within West Midlands area and occasional travel to Birmingham office.


West Midlands

Where based?

On Site

Additional location information

Home based or RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People), TouchBase Pears, Bristol Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6NA

What you will be doing?

Assist with a variety of admin tasks, Maintain records and computer files, Create documents and input data
Administration tasks to include researching, drafting and typing articles Assisting in choosing suitable newspapers, media for press releases

When will you be needed?


How often will I be needed?

3 hours Per Month

To apply please visit www.rnib.org.uk/volunteering or call 01733 375 450

OPP OF THE DAY: Grandmentor – Volunteering Matters Wolverhampton

  • Commit to Grandmentors for at least one year
  • Meets the young person regularly (usually weekly/fortnightly)
  • Builds up a relationship based on trust and mutual respect
  • Acts as a positive role model, helping boost confidence and self-esteem to encourage ambition and aspiration
  • Helps the young person plan and work towards goals in relation to employment,
    education or training
  • Be someone who can discuss options, hope and aspirations
  • Planning meetings, activities and actions with the mentee
  • Keep a diary sheet and submit after each meeting with the mentee
  • Share any concerns with the Volunteer Manager
  • Ensure that confidentiality and safeguarding guidelines are adhered to (as outlined in the training)Support the mentee to find work, start college or take up training. This could include:

    •    help with writing CVs and job applications
    •    support to find work experience or voluntary work
    •    looking for apprenticeships
    •    searching for college courses
    •    Expanding horizons

    Meet with the young person weekly/fortnightly


    Visit: https://volunteeringmatters.org.uk/opportunity/grandmentors-w/

    Contact: Farhana Akthar
    Email: farhana.akthar@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

One to one. One hour a month. One life changed. Professionals over 25 needed urgently to train as mentors in Dudley borough @BCCCmembers @blackcountrylep @1millionmentor1

Help a young person find their purpose in life

Become a trained mentor

Mentoring opportunities in Dudley

We are looking for professionals over 25 and retired professionals who would like to join the One Million Mentors (1MM) community, partnered with Mayor’s Mentors. We’re happy to welcome you even if you’ve never mentored before, and will help cast aside any concerns around your ability to mentor. If you can offer just one hour a month for up to 12 months, you will be great!

One Million Mentor’s is transforming mentoring in the UK, aiming to connect a million mentors to young people to increase youth employability, support social action and help break down social barriers.

To sign up, please go to https://1mm.org.uk/ to register to begin your journey. Once in, we will personally guide you through the preparations which have been designed for even the busiest professional to manage comfortably.

Questions? Please email wesley.erpen@uprising.org.uk

What are we looking for?

Over 25 yrs old (there is no upper limit!)

Employed or retired

All backgrounds are welcome

No prior mentoring experience is needed

Many of our mentors taking part have found our training very valuable and have developed their leadership, management and communication skills as well as having a sense of fulfilment from taking part in the opportunity.

Wesley Erpen | Regional Manager – West Midlands – One Million Mentors I UpRising

OPP OF THE DAY: For Mens Group Helper, Christ Church Lye

Volunteers will be required to help out in the kitchen serving light snacks and beverages through a serving hatch. Also, some washing up, general cleaning of surfaces and hoovering of the areas being used. An ability to engage with service users will be an advantage.

Church Hall, Christ Church, Lye High Street.

Monday’s 9am-1pm

3 months initially, but we have a long term commitment to this group of people. Longer term involvement welcomed.

FORE MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Rev. Simon Falshaw
Email: s_falshaw@yahoo.com

OPP OF THE DAY: Community Volunteers, Parkinson’s UK


Ryegate Shopping Mall, High St, Stourbridge, DY8 1HJ

Time commitment:

3 – 5 hours for 1 day on Saturday 14 September

What the role involves:

Regional fundraising supports local communities to raise as much money and awareness as possible to make a real difference to the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson’s.
This role is for one day to help promote a new Firewalk event taking place in Stourbridge in October and to also raise awareness of Parkinson’s UK in the community.

  • You will be handing out flyers to raise awareness of the event
  • Talking to shoppers about the event and the charity
  • You could be on the awareness stall answering questions or giving out information leaflets
  • Helping the Regional Fundraiser to flyer drop at local shops/cafes etc
  • Potentially taking cash donations/selling merchandise

What you could get out of volunteering:

  • Meet others in your local community
  • Have a fun day out talking to people
  • Be part of a friendly team; working with the public, other volunteers, supporters and staff
  • Do something meaningful within your local area for people affected by Parkinson’s
  • Be part of an innovative and inclusive organisation committed to finding a cure and improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s
  • References for future employers

What we’re looking for and why:

  • Friendly and welcoming personality
  • Flexibility 
  • Outgoing personality
  • Able to handle money
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Happy to meet and talk to new people in a busy shopping environment
  • Able to stand/walk around for a few hours at a time

Training and support provided:

Ongoing contact and any additional support you need will be provided throughout your role by your named Parkinson’s UK staff contact.

The Parkinson’s UK Induction is compulsory for all volunteers starting a new role at the charity. Created by volunteers, for volunteers, the award winning range of videos, exercises and vital information can be taken at your own pace and covers everything you need to know about the charity you’re joining, the support available for you and a range of useful resources. 

You can access it our website at https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/volunteer   

It’s important that people affected by Parkinson’s can trust volunteers with their personal information. If you are handling personal or sensitive volunteer you will need to do ‘Our Information Matters’ training, so that you can confidently carry out your role.

Volunteers do need to register, please fill in a booking form located at https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/get-involved/apply-volunteering-role. Please put ‘Stourbridge community volunteer’ in the ‘role applying for’.

No references required.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact:

Gayle Kelly
Email: gkelly@parkinsons.org.uk