OPP OF THE DAY: IT Support/Tutor – The Hope Centre

STOP!!! Use your skills to help our life-changing charity keep supporting those in need!

What we do:
Our aim is to provide a safe accepting environment where people can meet, build relationships of fellowship, understanding and love. A community where people can access activities; social and educational at their point of need and to assist all by supporting, befriending and serving in whatever way possible to alleviate distress, poverty and loneliness. We do this as we work from a basis of Christian commitment and values of love, hope and friendship. We believe we are all family, every person is important and every person has a purpose.

The Hope Centre has been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service [MBE for voluntary groups] in recognition of the outstanding service its volunteers give to the local community.

 

Why we need YOU!

To support people to learn to use a computer and gain skills in this area.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Camilla Phillips
Tel: 0121 602 1744
Email: hopecentre@hotmail.com

OPP OF THE DAY: Fundraising Volunteer – The Hope Centre

STOP!!! Use your skills to help our life-changing charity keep supporting those in need!

What we do:
Our aim is to provide a safe accepting environment where people can meet, build relationships of fellowship, understanding and love. A community where people can access activities; social and educational at their point of need and to assist all by supporting, befriending and serving in whatever way possible to alleviate distress, poverty and loneliness. We do this as we work from a basis of Christian commitment and values of love, hope and friendship. We believe we are all family, every person is important and every person has a purpose.

The Hope Centre has been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service [MBE for voluntary groups] in recognition of the outstanding service its volunteers give to the local community.

 

Why we need YOU!

The following volunteer post is a fantastic opportunity to develop skills, network with other charities and organisations, build relationships and gain knowledge by working in a fantastic friendly life-changing charity. We are all volunteers, working together and helping each other, there are no paid staff, nor statutory funding, we have to fundraise ourselves!
We seeking a lead fundraising volunteer to identify funding opportunities, write and submit successful bids/funding applications to diverse funding streams to maximise income and opportunities within the Hope centre.

The role will be line managed by the Volunteer Manager at the Hope Centre.
We are looking for an individual with previous experience of sourcing, writing and submitting funding bids/applications bids preferably but not necessary with a record of income generation.

The volunteer will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as the role will also involve developing relationships with centre volunteers/centre users, partnerships and anyone who is part or will become part of or use/work with the services of the Hope Centre.

Please help us make a difference
If you are enthusiastic, committed to making a difference to the lives of others and interested in the volunteer post.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Camilla Phillips
Tel: 0121 602 1744
Email: hopecentre@hotmail.com

OPP OF THE DAY: Ebay Volunteer – The Hope Centre

STOP!!! Use your skills to help our life-changing charity keep supporting those in need!

What we do:
Our aim is to provide a safe accepting environment where people can meet, build relationships of fellowship, understanding and love. A community where people can access activities; social and educational at their point of need and to assist all by supporting, befriending and serving in whatever way possible to alleviate distress, poverty and loneliness. We do this as we work from a basis of Christian commitment and values of love, hope and friendship. We believe we are all family, every person is important and every person has a purpose.

The Hope Centre has been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service [MBE for voluntary groups] in recognition of the outstanding service its volunteers give to the local community.

 

Why we need YOU!

We urgently need a volunteer with computer skills who can list and sell things for us on E-Bay to raise funds. You would need to check suitable selling prices, p+p costs, deal with enquiries and questions etc, taking photos and doing listings etc.

You will need good computer skills

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Camilla Phillips
Tel: 0121 602 1744
Email: hopecentre@hotmail.com

OPP OF THE DAY: Community Bereavement Volunteer (non-counselling) Dudley Area – Compton Care Compassionate Communities Team

Department:
Compassionate Communities Team

Role Title:
Community Bereavement Volunteer (non-counselling)

Location:
Volunteers are needed to cover pilot sites within the Dudley area

Time Commitment:
2- 6 hrs per month

Length of Role:
12 months initially

Purpose of the Role:
Compton Care understands the importance in developing new initiatives and opportunities for volunteers and the communities in which we serve.

Bereavement Information Hubs is an initiative to offer signposting and support to communities affected by grief and loss of a loved one. The hubs will be located within community settings and will be facilitated by community volunteers.

This is an exciting opportunity for a volunteer to broaden their skills by facilitating a Bereavement Information Hub. The purpose for a community-based Bereavement Hub is to provide people an opportunity to meet other people who are or have been affected by a loss and grief and to signpost them to other services of support.

A Bereavement Information Hub is not a service for counselling or one to one support. The aim of a Bereavement Information Hub is to bring together people who are affected or have experienced bereavement. A hub is a safe and supportive environment which enables people to meet others who have also been affected, share experiences and help access information and signposting to other relevant services.

Role Responsibilities:
• Facilitate a Bereavement Information Hub within a community setting
• Provide group facilitation as required with clients experiencing bereavement
• To provide information and advice on local services
• To monitor and maintain attendance list of visitors to a Bereavement Information Hub
• To signpost people for further help and support to other agencies as and when appropriate
• To carry out any other activities that may reasonably requested by Community Engagement Coordinator.
• To be professional in all your undertakings and to act as an ambassador for the Bereavement Information Hubs
• To ensure the Bereavement Information Hub is set up prior to sessions commencing
• To support the running of the session and ensure that visitors are welcomed
• To monitor and maintain stock levels for leaflets and promotional material for Compton Care and other signposting services
• To support the development of activities and support material required within the community locations to promote Bereavement Information Hub
• To report incidents or concerns to Compton Care Community Engagement Coordinator.
• To attend all induction training and any other training relating to the role

Desired Qualifications/skills:
• You will be flexible, friendly, willing to be part of a team and enjoy helping people in the local community
• You will have good communication and interpersonal skills
• You will be able to work independently
• You will be trustworthy, reliable, dependable and resilient
• You will be 18 years and over and must complete a DBS check

Training Offered:
• Organisational induction training
• Communication Skills
• Loss and Grief Awareness
• Safeguarding
• Confidentiality
• Health and Safety
• Volunteer Self Care
• Support and Signposting Networks

Support:
• Quarterly group peer supervision supported by Community Engagement Coordinator.
Expenses:
• Travel expenses
• Out of pocket expenses as agreed with the Compton Care Partnership Development Manager

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Compton Care
Email: compassionatecommunities@comptoncare.org.uk
Tel: 0300 323 0250

OPP OF THE DAY: Volunteer Social Garden/Farm Support, Ashfield Gardens Camphill Village Trust

To support service users from vulnerable groups in daily activities at the farm/ Gardens.
Activities may include horticulture, forestry, conservation, animal care, nature-based crafts and cookery.
To adhere to policies and procedures and undertake any necessary training relevant to the post.
To lead or assist in new areas of development and projects undertaken at the gardens/ farm.

Location:
Ashfield Gardens
Sugar Loaf Lane
Iverley
DY10 3PB

Commitment:
We would ask for a commitment of 1 day per week.

DBS required, criminal convictions would need to be assessed on an individual basis.
We do not currently pay volunteer expenses.

Skills:
Experience of supporting vulnerable people in activities, or a willingness to develop skills and experience within this area.
Skills in green care activities to include horticulture, animal husbandry, conservation, crafts or cookery are desired but not essential. However, applicants must enjoy being outdoors and participating in outdoor activities.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Hannah Nott
Email: hannah.nott@cvt.org.uk

OPP OF THE DAY: Saturday Charity Shop Volunteer, Mary Stevens Hospice Shop (Brierley Hill)

To help with shop duties on Saturdays, 1pm-4pm.

Skills:
– Hard working
– Personable
– Responsible
– Friendly
– Honest
– Cheerful
– Confident to use the till

Smart appearance and good communication skills essential.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Carol Bailey
Tel: 01384 70177