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  • Group Outings Volunteer

    Guideposts Trust

    This opportunity takes place from 19 Dec 2016.

    About the opportunity This role will involve supporting the co-founder of the Friendship Scheme with running outings and leisure activities for groups of adults with learning disabilities. These activities are usually run on a Saturday but can occasionally be in the evening. We currently offer trips and activities such as canal boat trips, picnics, visits to local zoos and open farms, meals out, theatre trips, bowling, sporting activities, pottery painting etc.. Our volunteers support our service users to join in with activities and also offer any other support they mat need. Our volunteers are encouraged to join in with the activities as well and have fun. About Guideposts Trust (Broxbourne & E. Herts) Our main focus is on developing independence, providing a range of welfare services for people with learning difficulties, utilising local facilities and building social relationships in order for people to have a real presence in their local communities. We do this by developing person centred plans with service users, continually listening, learning and understanding what is important to someone now and in the future, and acting upon this to positively change people's lives. We create a genuine organisational approach to research, learning, training and dissemination. The organisation has a commitment to public service in that all our activities should be carried out within an ethical context that ensures we do not do anything that exploits vulnerable people but rather provides quality services at reasonable cost. What are they looking for? Volunteers do not need any qualifications or experience but a positive attitude toward people with learning difficulties is essential. We are looking for volunteers who can drive or have access to their own transport as trips and activities take place in different locations and we cannot provide transport for volunteers - we would reimburse you for your travel expenses. If volunteers are able to offer transport for our service users to get to the location of the social activities this would be a bonus. This role would suit someone who is sociable and enjoys meeting new people. It also offers volunteers the opportunity to join in with different and interesting activities and have fun while supporting others to get the most out of their time out. We would also welcome volunteers who have particular skills such as art of crafts and who could run some leisure sessions for some of our service users. Volunteers need to be responsible and reliable and also ready to have fun.

    • Day of the weekFriday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday
    • Time of dayAM, PM
    • Communication
    • Negotiation and Persuasion
    • Problem Solving
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Perseverance and motivation
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Confidence
  • Arts Development Lead

    Jubilee House

    This opportunity takes place between 06 Jan 2020 and 31 Aug 2020.

    To develop art activities with children and adults with learning disabilities and encourage participants to explore different art forms. To help develop or 'Art for Wellbeing' project which will help service users to build their confidence and social skills through art and sharing learning with peers. Flexible, part-time opportunity in Welwyn Garden City.

    • Time of dayFlexible
    • Communication
    • Critical Reflection
    • Teamwork
    • Negotiation and Persuasion
    • Problem Solving
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Perseverance and motivation
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Confidence
  • Life Skills Project Worker

    Jubilee House

    This opportunity takes place between 06 Jan 2020 and 31 Aug 2020. Closing date for applications is 15 Aug.

    This role involves working with young people and adults with learning disabilities in Welwyn Garden City, helping them to develop their independent living skills. You will help service users with activities such as participating in their hobbies, developing their cooking skills or their social skills. You will assist them in their home or housing project, and also out in the community within Welwyn Garden City.

    • Day of the weekFriday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    • Time of dayFlexible
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Negotiation and Persuasion
    • Problem Solving
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Perseverance and motivation
    • Confidence
  • Volunteering in PDSA Shop

    PDSA

    This opportunity takes place from 25 Feb 2020.

    From humble beginnings in the East End of London, PDSA has grown to become the UK’s leading veterinary charity. Ever since we were founded in 1917, we’ve been a lifeline for pet owners who are struggling to make ends meet and for those who can’t afford to have their pets treated privately. This helps over 470,000 much-loved pets and brings peace of mind to 300,000 owners. We rely on our volunteers to provide this fantastic service, we simply couldn’t do it without you. So wherever you volunteer, in a shop, office, event or hospital, when you volunteer with PDSA, you will know that you are helping to save a pet and change someone’s life.

    Our shops are vital to PDSA. They provide much needed funding which means our Pet Hospitals can stay open and we can continue helping thousands of the nation's most vulnerable pets.

    We are always on the lookout for friendly people with great customer service skills to volunteer in one of our 120 shops nationwide. Volunteering in a PDSA charity shop can really enhance your CV. You'll also meet a lot of new people and gain customer service experience, as well as picking up new skills and becoming part of the PDSA team.

    As a shop volunteer, we can offer you the flexibility to work hours that suit you. Ever hour you can spare makes a huge difference to us. We know there are loads of great reasons to volunteer in our shops, such as:

    • Developing retail skills with a well-known charity retailer
    • Enhancing your CV
    • Meeting lots of new people (we're a social bunch!)
    • Improving your customer service skills
    • Building your confidence
    • Our annual 'Volunteer of the Year' awards
    • Recognition for length of service for all your hard work.

    • Time of dayFlexible
    • Communication
    • Critical Reflection
    • Teamwork
    • Organisation
  • Public Relations Strategy Officer

    Jubilee House

    This opportunity takes place from 25 Feb 2020.

    Project work with the CEO to develop the Public Relations Strategy, Build awareness of the charity in the local, community,Positively promote the charity through various, media platforms, Organise and attend promotional events, Write press releases, newsletters and contact radio stations.

    Experience within PR and Marketing industry and building PR strategies, Confident and capable around most social media platforms, Be able to monitor and respond to social media, activity, Good organisational, planning and interpersonal skills, Good level of written English skills, Good computer skills

    • Time of dayFlexible
    • Communication
    • Critical Reflection
    • Teamwork
    • Negotiation and Persuasion
    • Problem Solving
    • Organisation
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Confidence
  • Event Assistant

    Boccia England

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Working with the on court referee to time and score boccia matches using an ipad system. No previous experience needed, full training provided.

    An interest in sport and / event management is useful but not essential

    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
  • Social Media and Marketing Assistant

    Jubilee House

    This opportunity takes place from 25 Feb 2020.

    Description of the Volunteering Role • Project work with the staff team to develop the online presence of the Charity in the local community • Help create and maintain a social media plan • Work with your supervisor to develop and manage content for our website and social media, such as Twitter, Facebook & YouTube • Use social media to help promote the activities and achievements of Jubilee House • Keep our social media channels updated on a frequent basis as directed • Ensure that communication reaches a wide range of local stakeholders and diverse audience • Keeping up to date with local events and work with your supervisor on what to promote through our social media feeds • Writing articles • Act in a professional manner • To follow guidance from the team on how to work within charity regulations and other key legislation that impacts on this role.

    A keen interest in online marketing
    · An understanding of different types of marketing and communications media, including electronic and social media
    ·To be able to communicate effectively, be articulate with good writing skills and the ability to feedback accurately
    · Good grasp of Microsoft Office products
    · Good understanding of confidentiality
    · Knowledge of or willingness to learn about social care and disabilities
    · Ability to transform small snippets of information into interesting and engaging stories suitable for Twitter, Facebook etc.
    · The ability to work equally well in a team and unsupervised
    · Social Media experience (including Twitter and Facebook)
    · Good communication and interpersonal skills

    • Time of dayFlexible
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Ability to work under pressure
  • Team Leaders

    Dig Deep

    This opportunity takes place from 25 Feb 2020.

    Each year we run challenges out to East Africa where our teams either take on the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro or Mount Kenya whilst fundraising for the charity. We are currently looking for team leaders to head up the teams in 2021.

    • Time of dayFlexible
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Problem Solving
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Confidence
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