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  • Special Olympics St Albans- Sports Volunteer

    Special Olympics St Albans

    This opportunity takes place between 03 Dec 2019 and 31 Jul 2020. Closing date for applications is 31 Jul.

    Special Olympics St. Albans runs weekly sports sessions for individuals with a disability in the St. Albans City and District. Special Olympics St Albans currently offer: Athletics Mondays 6-7pm Westminster Lodge/Abbey View Running Track Boccia Tuesday 6-7pm Westminster Lodge Swimming Fridays 6.30- 7.30pm Westminster Lodge Pool Swimming Thursday 5-7.15pm Townsend School Pool Swimming Saturdays 3-4pm Harpenden Pool Equestrian Monday 6-8pm Oaklands College Smallford Campus Equestrian Thursday 5.30-7.45pm Oaklands College, Smallford Campus What are they looking for? Individuals with an interest in disability sport, that is easy going with a sense of humour. Special Olympics St Albans currently offers weekly sessions in: Athletics, Boccia, Basketball, Equestrian, Multi Sports, Swimming All sessions are run at facilities in the St Albans City and District area.

    • Day of the weekThursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    • Time of dayAM, PM
    • Teamwork
  • Information, Advice and Support

    Citizens Advice Welwyn Hatfield

    This opportunity takes place between 03 Dec 2019 and 31 Jul 2020.

    About the opportunity Many of our volunteers help our clients over the phone or face to face, to explore the issues that they need help with and find the information they need to solve their problems. Some roles involve supporting clients to find this information for themselves and to take action, for example, to use a computer to manage their money, pay their council tax bill of find a rented property. Other roles may involve helping clients with one specific issue, such as completing a benefits form, or switching energy provider, and many of our volunteers help clients with a range of issues, supporting them to weigh up their options and take action. About Citizens Advice Welwyn Hatfield We provide advice in the Welwyn Hatfield area to help you find a way forward with problems you face. All our advice is free, confidential and impartial. Whoever you are, whatever you do. Our experienced advisers help clients with solutions for a great variety of problems. We also campaign to improve the policies and practices that affect all our lives. What we are looking for? Whatever your experience, skills or interests we can offer a role that will give you the chance to meet new people, learn new things and make a difference to the people around you. Our clients come from a range of backgrounds, cultures and abilities, so it is important to us that our people do too. It means that we have volunteers from all walks of life, adding to the diversity of our organisation and bringing their experiences to benefit us and the people we support. Our volunteer roles are varied, challenging and rewarding and our volunteers really enjoy being able to make a valuable contribution and a positive impact on people’s lives. Volunteering with us is a great way to, use and gain skills, make friends and feel part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team. We offer excellent progression opportunities, free training and the opportunity to undertake a recognised qualification. You don’t need any specific qualifications or experience. You’ll need to be friendly and approachable and have a respect for views, values and cultures that are different to your own. Some roles may require you to have basic IT skills, be a good listener, or have good written skills.

    • Communication
    • Critical Reflection
    • Teamwork
    • Organisation
    • Perseverance and motivation
    • Confidence
  • 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
  • Bookshop Assistant

    Free Books Hatfield

    This opportunity takes place between 03 Dec 2019 and 31 Jul 2020.

    About the opportunity The aims of the charity are to promote literacy in the community and help the environment by rehousing unwanted books. It would be an ideal opportunity for anyone who has been involved in education, libraries or bookshops but no experience is necessary. All we require is an interest in books and reading, and a willingness to promote and adhere to our aims. About Free Books Hatfield Free Books Hatfield distribute free books to the Hatfield Community via our shop in the Galleria What are they looking for? We are looking for people who can commit to 2-3 hours a week or more to help run a community bookshop in The Galleria in Hatfield. The books are free but volunteers would be serving and advising customers, filling shelves, helping to keep the shop tidy, categorising books and helping sort books in the store room.

    • Day of the weekFriday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    • Time of dayAM, Flexible, PM
    • Communication
    • Critical Reflection
    • Teamwork
    • Negotiation and Persuasion
    • Problem Solving
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Perseverance and motivation
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Confidence
  • Volunteer Events Assistant

    Peace Hospice Care

    This opportunity takes place between 03 Dec 2019 and 31 Jul 2020.

    About the opportunity We are looking for volunteers to join our fundraising team and assist the Events Manager and Coordinator with admin and logistic tasks in the lead up to events and all year round. Main tasks for this role • Events set up and pack down. This will involve loading our Hospice van, setting up and packing down equipment and marshalling. • Assisting the events coordinator with research into event logistics, for example, venue sourcing. • Keeping the stock room tidy and completing stock takes before and after each event. • Event day support to ensure everything runs smoothly. • Sending out sponsor forms and cover letters to event registrants. • Leaflet flyering. Personal Skills and qualities that you’ll need • Excellent communication and customer service skills • Reliable and enthusiastic • An ability to use your own initiative • An interest in volunteer led fundraising Please note the busiest times of the year are between April and September. This role will involve some weekend work.

    • Day of the weekFriday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    • Time of dayAM, Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Problem Solving
    • Organisation
    • Confidence
  • Green Aiders, Hertfordshire

    Groundwork

    This opportunity takes place between 03 Dec 2019 and 31 Jul 2020.

    About the opportunity The Green Aiders Project is a service offered free of charge to elderly and other vulnerable adults who need assistance to get control of their garden. As a volunteer you will work alongside Groundwork staff to transform gardens to a more manageable state. Following Groundwork's visit, volunteers will be encouraged to continue visiting. Tasks will take place in the borough of Broxbourne. * Training and health and safety information will be given to all volunteers * A great opportunity to meet new people * Get some exercise whilst doing something worthwhile * Help a member of your community What are they looking for? No experience of gardening / environmental work is necessary, training will be given where appropriate. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in, although it would be helpful to know if anyone has any specific disabilities before task days. You will need to get stuck in and get a bit dirty!

    • Day of the weekThursday
    • Time of dayAM, PM
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
  • Home Visiting / Befriending (Broxbourne & East Herts)

    Herts Vision Loss

    This opportunity takes place between 03 Dec 2019 and 31 Jul 2020.

    About the opportunity Home visiting involves doing tasks such as reading post, going for short walks, giving information about aids and equipment and simply befriending someone whilst having a cup of tea! All our volunteers receive training in sight awareness plus the support of our experienced staff. Most people then volunteer about an hour a week. About Herts Vision Loss Herts Vision Loss supports visually impaired people across Hertfordshire. This is done by giving information over the Sight Line, and by sending out our newsletter ‘Sight News’ three times a year. Home Visitors support people n their own homes enabling them to access their local community and avoid social isolation. Information Points are set up around the county providing information about aids and equipment etc. and exhibitions of equipment are arranged around the county. Volunteers play a role on behalf of the charity in the Eye Clinics at hospitals. What are they looking for? We are looking for caring people who wish to help a blind or visually impaired person by socialising with them and taking them out of isolation. No special skills are required although driving and access to a vehicle would be useful.

    • Day of the weekFriday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    • Time of dayAM, PM
  • Independent Visitor

    Groundwork

    This opportunity takes place between 03 Dec 2019 and 31 Jul 2020.

    About the opportunity Volunteers needed for befriending scheme in Central Bedfordshire. Become an Independent Visitor and... - Change a young person's life - Support a young person in care in Bedfordshire - Find out whether a carrer in youth work is for you - Get real-world experience to reinforce youth or social work studies - Benefit from full training and support An Independent Visitor helps a young person in care to build their emotional resilience, social skills and achievement in school through regular, informal one-to-one sessions led by the young person.

    • Day of the weekFriday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    • Time of dayPM
  • Group Outings Volunteer

    Guideposts

    This opportunity takes place between 03 Dec 2019 and 31 Jul 2020.

    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. 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. Volunteers need to be responsible and reliable and also ready to have fun.

    • Day of the weekFriday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday
    • Time of dayPM
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Organisation
    • Perseverance and motivation
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Confidence
  • organise events & awareness activities

    Crohn's and Colitis UK

    This opportunity takes place between 03 Dec 2019 and 31 Jul 2020.

    About the opportunity We need your support to help people living with Crohn’s and Colitis. You can make a real difference to people’s lives by joining our team. We organise events for people living with Crohn’s or Colitis and we help raise awareness of the conditions with general public – all in your local area. From educational talks to social events, we help give people the comfort and confidence to live freer and fuller lives. And together, we can make our voice heard. It’s simple and rewarding to get involved, visit crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/volunteering or speak to a team member today. Together, we can make the greatest difference. Why get involved? • You’ll make a positive contribution together with your friends, family or colleagues • You’ll share new experiences and be active in your local community with a fun and passionate team • You’ll get access to development opportunities and gain experience in events, planning, teamwork, social media and so much more! • You’ll meet people from different cultures and background, as you make social connections throughout the community. • You will develop your awareness and understanding of the impact in living with a lifelong health condition and the work of an ambitious national charity • You’ll improve your own wellbeing through: giving, being active, learning and connecting. 96% of our volunteers say they are “proud to tell people that I volunteer for Crohn’s and Colitis UK” 91% of Crohn’s and Colitis UK volunteers say “my volunteering gives me a sense of personal achievement”. About Crohn's and Colitis UK Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis - two of the main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (or IBD), affect more than 300,000 people in the UK. Yet it is largely a hidden disease, and one that causes stigma, fear and isolation. We’re the UK’s leading charity in the battle against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Our mission is to work with all those affected by these conditions to achieve a better quality of life, improve services, and ultimately find a cure. We want to see a world in which people’s lives are not limited by Crohn’s and Colitis. See how we work to make life better for the 300,000 people in the UK with Crohn’s, Colitis and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk What are they looking for? We’re looking for people who can join a team and give approximately 3 hours per week (12 hours per month), usually on weekday evenings and weekends - the role is really flexible, even if you can’t quite manage the three hours p/w as there are no set days or times, so you can organise your involvement around other commitments you may have. To make a real impact, we advise a long-term commitment of volunteering for at least twelve months, but this is not obligatory. As part of the team you will be encouraged to arrange and promote 10+ events each year. The role is really flexible – your time might be made up of planning/delivering activities, producing materials, liaising with speakers, organising venues and much more! A variety of skills and experiences are welcome. We’re looking for people who are: - Collaborative and proactive - Compassionate, open and approachable - Organised and can communicate effectively - Willing to travel to events and plan sessions and activities - Willing to develop relationships and links in the local community

    • Day of the weekFriday, Saturday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    • Time of dayAM, Flexible, PM
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Problem Solving
    • Organisation
    • Perseverance and motivation
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