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  • Fareshare South West logo

    FareShare South West - Driver Assistant

    Fareshare South West

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    • Accompany our Drivers to deliver and collect food• Help load and unload the vans• Be an extra pair of hands helping the Driver with navigation, route planning and timing

    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Numeracy Skills
    • Positive Attributes
  • We are very fortunate to be allocated at least one slot per month in local supermarkets to shake a bucket, raise awareness, and spend time with people in the community. This role can be simply supporting on the day (Supermarket Collector) or more involvement with the planning and administration (Collections Co-ordinator).

    What will I be doing? 

    ·       Collecting at supermarkets and shopping centres

    ·       Giving out leaflets for upcoming events/promotions

    ·       Speaking to the public about the work of the charity

    ·       Support the Fundraising Team to find new volunteers/supporters (co-ordinator)

    ·       Count and bank monies raised (co-ordinator)

    ·       Monthly return of receipts (co-ordinator)

    ·       Organise and support volunteers on the day (co-ordinator)

    Co-ordinators support us with planning, organising and facilitating fundraising collections at supermarkets. Supporting recruitment and organisation of volunteers to carry out collections. Ensuring income from collections is correctly recorded and banked. Encouraging and welcoming a diverse group of new members and supporters into DAA and helping to drive our One Crew ethos. Liaising with the Fundraising Community Team to ensure that all activities are carried out safely and within DAA guidelines.

    When can I volunteer? 

    This is a flexible role to fit with your lifestyle and around other commitments.  Collections are held across the county throughout the year, so there's bound to be one near you - the hours are flexible too (2 to 4-hour shifts). Supermarket collections are a very simple way to raise valuable funds and a couple of hours of your time can make a big difference to the people of Devon. Supermarket collections are normally once per month, mostly on weekends, between 10 am and 4 pm, 2 x 4 hours shifts.

    What are we looking for? 

    ·       A friendly and approachable manner 

    ·       Reliability 

    ·       A willingness to learn, undertake training, and take direction 

    ·       Ability to work on your own or as part of a team 

    ·       A desire to help people 

    ·        Be respectful and understanding of others 

    No experience is necessary as full training, and an induction will be given. Don’t forget to share your interests, skills  and future aspirations so we can try and match you to the most suitable tasks. 

    What we can offer you 

    ·       A warm and friendly team of likeminded people 

    ·       The chance to develop your confidence and interpersonal skills 

    ·       The opportunity to gain invaluable experience to add to your CV and develop new skills 

    ·       Reasonable adjustments to make the role accessible for you 

    ·       20% discount on donated goods* 

    ·       Reasonable out of pocket expenses in line with our guidance 

    Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, socialise and contribute to a cause you care about whilst developing new skills. 

    Your DAA point of contact will be available to give advice and assist you during your time spent with us. The Volunteer Team is on hand to give you additional help and support throughout your volunteer journey. 

    Enhanced Volunteer  

    This is an opportunity to develop further in your volunteer role should you wish to and take on additional tasks or responsibilities i.e. mentoring and supporting new and existing volunteers. Some additional responsibilities may require training which will be provided.   

    Interested? [amend or remove as necessary]

    For further information please contact volunteer@daat.org, call 01392 466666or visit our website www.daat.org

    We look forward to meeting you!

  • Hearts Together logo

    Gardening Volunteer

    Hearts Together

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We are fortunate to have a large garden at our Hospital Hotel by Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, which those of you who are more green-fingered would be very welcome to volunteer to help enhance and tend. Our garden is highly valued by our guests, offering peace and tranquillity during what can be very difficult times.

    We welcome all keen gardeners, community groups or businesses looking to support the local community and Volunteer in Plymouth.

    This role is completely flexible with no set rota and so it is perfect to fit around your schedule and/or other work commitments. All we ask is that you attended at a time when the office is open: Monday - Friday 9am-4pm & Saturday - Sunday 10am-4pm

     

    What you’ll be doing 

    • Undertake any light garden maintenance that you wish, this could be weeding, edging, trimming, pruning, or cleaning up the leaves. This role is very 'self-driven' and so you will have the flexibility to undertake gardening works that are akin to your interests or skills. 
    • New planting (once discussed with the Volunteer Coordinator.) 

    • Areas of InterestEnvironment/Gardening
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Weekdays
    • Teamwork
    • Reflection
    • Positive Attributes
  • The Wave Project logo

    Event Volunteer with The Wave Project

    The Wave Project

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Jan 2018 and 01 Jan 2029

    Helping at Events: Not only do we organise our own events but we also attend festivals, movie nights and lots of other wonderful events all over the UK.

    At all of these events, we require a team of awesome volunteers to help run our stands, engage with the public and raise awareness of the work we are doing.

    • Areas of InterestArts/Culture, Community Events, Education/Young People, Mental Health, Sports
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Leadership
    • Enterprise
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Numeracy Skills
    • IT Skills
    • Positive Attributes
  • The Wave Project logo

    Photography/Videography Volunteer with The Wave Project

    The Wave Project

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Jan 2018 and 01 Jan 2029

    Photographers Vidoegraphers and Bloggers Wanted for The Wave Project. Use your skills to volunteer and share your work on our national website, social media and Instagram sites.

    With sessions running through spring, summer and autumn at 11 locations across the UK, there is always the opportunity to help capture the sessions in action. It’s not only our surf sessions that are great to document, our fundraising and brand awareness events like Summer Surf Challenge are the perfect place to donate your photography and videography skills.

    • Areas of InterestArts/Culture, Community Events, Disabilities/Special Needs, Education/Young People, Mental Health, Sports, Technology/Computing
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Flexible
    • IT Skills
    • Positive Attributes
  • We are looking for volunteers to help with the wide range of community events that Polzeath Marine Conservation Group offer.

    Polzeath Marine Conservation Group offers a whole range of community events including:

    - A varied programme of talks
    - Rock pool rambles
    - Monthly litter picks with Keep Britain Tidy BeachCare
    - A marine discovery day in May
    - Welcome local schools to Polzeath beach
    - Support Polzeath Photo ID Programme (POLPIP) surveys along North Cornwall coast which monitor seals, birds,cetaceans and other marine life as well as ghost fishing gear, human activity and marine micro plastic
    - Join in Cornwall Wildlife Trust Shore search surveys and the Big Seaweed Search.

    We are looking for volunteers to help:

    - Open marine centre especially in school holidays to provide information to the public
    - Join our rock pool rambles to share your marine knowledge with existing volunteers and members of the public.
    - Join surveys and litter picks.
    - Help with school visits.

    • Areas of InterestAnimals, Community Events, Environment/Gardening, Education/Young People
    • How Often?Flexible, More Than Once a Week, Once A Week, Once A Fortnight, One Off Event, Once A Month
    • When?Weekdays, Weekends, Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings, Whole Days, Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Leadership
    • Enterprise
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Numeracy Skills
    • IT Skills
    • Positive Attributes
  • The Box, Plymouth logo

    Weekend Gallery Guide

    The Box, Plymouth

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Join a lively and enthusiastic weekend team of volunteers and staff at The Box, helping to create outstanding experiences for our visitors.

    What is The Box? 
    The Box is a world class cultural centre and a museum for the 21st century. Its fifteen extraordinary galleries take visitors on a journey from pre-history to the present and beyond. Galleries include the Mammoth, Media Lab, Port of Plymouth, 100 Journeys as well as our temporary spaces for touring and one off exhibitions.
     
    What do Gallery Guides do?
    Our engaging and passionate Gallery Guide volunteers will support the front of house staff by helping our visitors to enjoy their time at The Box. Based in one of the fifteen galleries you’d share amazing stories about the collections, helping and inspiring visitors to interpret the exhibitions and advising them on where to go next. Volunteer shifts are available at weekends 9.45-1.30, 11.30-3.30 or 1.00-5.00.

    No experience necessary!
    There are no formal requirements for this role and full training will be given. You just need to be aged 16 or over, be keen to learn more about the exciting collections and exhibitions and enjoy helping others to learn and explore. You’ll need to enjoy communicating with the general public in order to help them make the most of their visit. Volunteers may be DBS checked.
    We will provide you with an induction, shadowing sessions and regular opportunities to learn about our amazing collections and exhibitions.

    What does the role involve?

    As a Gallery Guide volunteer your role will be to support The Box through the following tasks:

    ? Spend part or all of a shift in one of The Box’s galleries at Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AX

    ? Engage with visiting members of the public in a proactive way and also by responding to questions and requests for help

    ? Share information about the content of the galleries and assist visitors with the use of interactive displays

    ? Help visitors with finding their way and suggestions as to what else they can see at The Box

    ? Observe security and safety procedures, reporting concerns to staff as they arise, in accordance with your training

    ? Monitor visitor numbers to the gallery in which you’re based

    ? Keep a record of any visitor feedback you receive and pass it on promptly to the relevant person.

     

    Would this role suit you?

    There are no formal requirements for the role and full training will be given. This role will suit you if you;

    ? Have an enthusiasm for and are proud of the city of Plymouth

    ? Are interested in and prepared to learn more about the content of The Box’s galleries

    ? Enjoy helping others to learn and explore

    ? Enjoy communicating with the general public

     

    What can you gain through volunteering at The Box?

    Here are just some of the ways you may benefit from volunteering with The Box:

    ? Be part of an exciting cultural project at the heart of Plymouth

    ? Be part of a team of passionate fellow volunteers and employees

    ? Meet new and interesting people from all walks of life

    ? Have the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped to inspire visitors to The Box

    ? Have the chance to use existing knowledge and expertise

    ? Gain valuable industry experience (for future career)

    ? Gain experience of customer facing roles, building your confidence with communication, teamwork and other employability skills

    ? Receive training in understanding and explaining gallery content, object handling, health and safety etc.

    ? Reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses (by prior arrangement)

    ? Reference (on request)

    ? The chance to attend staff and volunteer celebratory events at The Box.

     

    How will your volunteering benefit The Box and its visitors?

    The Box and its collections are an important asset to the people of Plymouth and it’s vital to us that we invite local residents to volunteer in our spaces, reflecting our visitors and taking pride in the city’s rich culture and history.

    Volunteers will enable each visitor to have a unique experience ensuring they leave with lasting memories, sharing these with family and friends and making them more likely to return. This relationship and reputation building help will ensure the success of The Box as a world class cultural experience here in Plymouth.

    Miscellaneous

    We welcome applications from everyone aged 16 and over. The application process is by way of a written application form followed by an informal conversation with the Volunteer Officer.

    Volunteers can contribute at least one shift per week/fortnight, choosing from Tuesday to Sunday. Morning and afternoon shifts are available with a flexible “flying squad” shift available during the middle part of the day to cover busy periods. Timings are approximately 09.45-13.30 or 13.15 – 17.00 but could change slightly.

    Rebecca Wickes, Volunteer Officer, will be your main point of contact until the induction and training period is complete. Once settled in, a member of the operational team will be assigned as your main point of contact.

    You will have the opportunity for regular catch up chats with a relevant member of staff to talk about your volunteering to ensure you are enjoying it and to give you the chance to mention any concerns or requests, for example further support or training.

    • Areas of InterestArts/Culture
    • How Often?Flexible, Once A Week, Once A Fortnight
    • When?Weekends, Mornings, Afternoons
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Positive Attributes
  • Jeremiah's Journey logo

    Jeremiah's Journey Digital Champion volunteers

    Jeremiah's Journey

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    This role can be as simple or as involved as you want it to be.We are looking to extend the reach of our social media to further engage with our community to support the work of Jeremiah's Journey and to assist us with the promotion of events.

    We are seeking volunteers that will simply share our social media posts and encourage others to do the same.

    If you would like to be more involved, how about being a content creator for our social media. We are active on Facebook, Instagram, LilnkedIn and Twitter and are now looking to extend towards TikTok. We are looking to build a selection of videos that we can put out on TikTok to promote Jeremiah's Journey. If you would like to be a part of this campaign please let us know.

    This role varies from simply sharing our social media content to assisting us in creating it.

    • Areas of InterestEducation/Young People, Fundraising, Mental Health
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Flexible
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Leadership
    • Enterprise
  • Reception and drop-in session assistant

    Devon & Cornwall Refugee Support

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support (DCRS) provides advocacy, advice, support, education, recreational activities and a welcoming communal space for asylum seekers in the region. Our aim is to promote independence, prevent destitution and encourage integration of our service users into the local community.We have a busy city centre office, and offer a drop-in session on a Monday and Thursday from 10am- 1pm. Acting as the first point of contact for our service users, we are looking for friendly people who have warm and outgoing personality who can make everyone feel at ease and welcomed.

    Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support (DCRS) provides advocacy, advice, support, education, recreational activities and a welcoming communal space for asylum seekers in the region. Our aim is to promote independence, prevent destitution and encourage integration of our service users into the local community.

    We have a busy city centre office, and offer a drop-in session on a Monday and Thursday from 10am- 1pm. Acting as the first point of contact for our service users, we are looking for friendly people who have warm and outgoing personality who can make everyone feel at ease and welcomed.

    Main duties will include-

    Setting up waiting room area and refreshments ready for the session.

    Greet service users, find out reason for visit, take name and manage waiting list.

    Liaise with staff and other volunteers to ensure smooth running of triage operations.

    Provide information about activities/events etc as directed by staff.

    Make tea/coffee/ refreshments for service users.

    • Areas of InterestHuman/Civil Rights
    • How Often?Flexible, More Than Once a Week, Once A Week
    • When?Weekdays
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Reflection
    • Positive Attributes
  • We provide FREE creative writing workshops for children aged 7-18yrs. Each workshop has real outcome. As the class of children co-create their own story, you will live illustrate characters and action! Your pictures will be featured in beautiful storybooks which the children will take home at the end of the workshop. It's a great way to kickstart creativity at the beginning of your day!

    Timings: 09.30 – 11.30am weekday mornings. We will send you a zoom invite the day before, and in the session you will see the story being typed up as it is being created, and be able to hear the room. We would love you to share the work before the end as the children get very excited to see their story coming to life.

    Please note; You do not need a DBS check as you will be attending the workshop via zooom. 

    To sign up and find out about workshops available please visit the link below and compete the volunteer illustrator form and we will get you set up! 

    https://www.thebankofdreamsandnightmares.org/illustrators-form

    • Areas of InterestArts/Culture, Education/Young People
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Weekdays, Flexible
    • Communication
    • Positive Attributes
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