OPP OF THE DAY: Lunch Club Volunteer (Mondays and Tuesdays) – Break Away

Break Away is a new opportunity for older people to meet new friends, enjoy lunch and take part in some social activities. It is a Break Away for people from the social isolation and loneliness that many older people face today.

They are looking for a few good volunteers who are looking to work with older people within a day care setting. Your day would be varied and they would look to offer you a variety of opportunities from assisting to catering or providing companionship to their group. They are especially looking to recruit volunteers who maybe have a particular interest in providing stimulating activities to the group, some of which have physical disabilities or dementia. They are a rapidly expanding service and are looking to provide a service based on quality not quantity.

Times would be 09:30 to 12:00 or 12:00 to 4:00

Skills:

Empathy
Enthusiasm
Sense of humour
Communication skills

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Jenny Bates
Email: jennybates1@virginmedia.com

 

Catch up with other volunteer managers over a virtual cuppa on 24/4/2020

With the current COVID-19 Pandemic I am still keen to engage with those of you who manage volunteers, so why not join me for a virtual cuppa via Skype?

Why not come along to one of our get-togethers for anyone who manages volunteers, be they a paid member of staff or a volunteer themselves.

Please join in to chat about all things volunteering and see if we can support each other with any challenges 🙂

 

 

OPP OF THE DAY: Future Proof Parks Volunteers (Saltwells Nature Reserve) – Groundwork West Midlands

1.    Art work project to do some painting to represent what the site would have looked like during the industrial era.

2.    Support to create a child friendly map of the site with volunteers needed who have photography and art skills

3.    Some part of the site is currently not being used, so volunteers are needed to create artwork displaying the site with different people’s perceptions of how they see the site. Artwork will be displayed on a banner outside the site to attract people to visit Saltwells more often

4.    First Sunday of every month site support club including tree planting, clean up and litter picking

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT ANY OF THESE ROLES OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Zahra Khalil
Email: Zahra.khalil@groundwork.org.uk

OPP OF THE DAY: Future Proof Parks Volunteers (Jubilee Park) – Groundwork West Midlands

1.    Social media accounts: volunteers needed to run facebook and Instagram pages

2.    Make a logo design for a banner to be displayed around the park and on all marketing materials

3.    Regular activities to be put on to get the friends group name out there

4.    Community litter picking day, encourage those to work together instead of vandalising parks

5.    Young people to make posters that encourage antisocial behaviour to stop

6.    Help in organising a community focused event to take place in July £500 budget available

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT ANY OF THESE ROLES OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Zahra Khalil
Email: Zahra.khalil@groundwork.org.uk

OPP OF THE DAY: Future Proof Parks Volunteers (West Smethwick Park) – Groundwork West Midlands

1. The park will be celebrating being open for 125 years in September 2020 and as part of the celebrations we will be working with the friends of park group to have a few young volunteers lead on a heritage walk where the volunteers will be pointing out the main heritage features of the park. We now need to find volunteers who are interested in history/ heritage and would love to give a guided tour to visitors of the park. It would most likely be on the first weekend of September (dates to be confirmed). This project deadline would be by July as the volunteers would need time to research the parks history, create a mini story about the park and map out the tour.

2. Help in organising a community focused event to take place in July £500 budget available.

3. Help to organise new events suitable for young people to use the park in a positive manner

4. 3rd Friday of every month general park maintenance club

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT ANY OF THESE ROLES OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Zahra Khalil
Email: Zahra.khalil@groundwork.org.uk

OPP OF THE DAY: Activity Assistant, Blackheath Live at Home Scheme

We welcome volunteers to help us across our range of activities; from exercise classes to tea dance or lunch clubs. Volunteers can choose which activity/ies they would like to help at. Working with other volunteers and a staff member they will help to provide services and support to our members who are all over 60 years of age. We place a strong emphasis on friendship and enjoyment and try to build a good bond between all participants.

Skills:
The main skills are the ability to join in and contribute. We will provide training for anyone with a specific task. e.g Food safety for those helping in the kitchen. Previous experience of working with people over 60 is welcome but not essential.
An important attribute is to be punctual and reliable, this does not mean attending every week but does mean that we ask you to let us know when you are available and then attend as agreed.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Peter King
Tel: 0121 561 7941
Email: Blackheath.liveathome@mha.org.uk

OPP OF THE DAY: Befriender, Blackheath Live at Home Scheme

Could you offer Support & Friendship to older people in the Blackheath Area? Just a few hours a month could make all the difference Our main service is supporting independence which matches a volunteer visitor with an older person and encourages regular visiting and friendship. Great care is taken to match people, ensuring there are interests or circumstances in common that will encourage the friendship to grow. We are a volunteer-based scheme, offering support and friendship to older people in your community who may be isolated and unable to get out and about as they used to. We encourage them to regain lost confidence and to become part of local life once again. The Live at Home Initiative is a nationwide befriending service provided by local people to meet the needs of older men and women in the area. The initiative encourages older people to regain lost confidence and to feel part of the community again. Many older people are lonely or unable to get out and about. They spend many hours alone and would enjoy the company of a friend: someone to chat to, someone who has time to listen. To make life worth living… To encourage older people to remain living in their own homes. We need volunteers to act as Befrienders, visiting lonely and isolated older people in their own homes in the Blackheath area.

Skills:
A trained volunteer will visit an older person weekly to provide company whilst also helping to monitor their general safety and wellbeing. Aimed at elderly people who are lonely and isolated.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Peter King
Tel: 0121 561 7941
Email: Blackheath.liveathome@mha.org.uk