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  • This role will be suited to someone who can relate well to children and work within a team. It involves assisting in the delivery of the sessions which could include arts and crafts, sports, cookery etc. This will involve supervising the activity to ensure it is carried out safely and with the full involvement of the young people. The adult volunteer team are there to help and encourage young people and to set a positive example in the way they conduct themselves. You will also be required to work with the rest of the team in helping to prepare for the start of the session and help tidy up at the end. No specific experience required, just an ability to work as part of a team, be able to get on well with young people and the flexibility to assist with organising and delivering various activities. We will cover reasonable travel expenses. The centre is on a main bus route, with service 14 stopping outside the centre.

    • Areas of InterestEducation/Young People
    • How Often?Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Positive Attributes
  • ***This project is temporarily on hold and volunteer days out will be reintroduced as and when our charity partners are ready to accommodate volunteers again. By expressing an interest you will be the first to know when the project is able to resume. The Special Olympics Movement is the ‘third arm’ of the Olympics movement, along with the Olympics and Paralympics. It is dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with an Intellectual (Learning) Disability through training and competition in numerous sporting disciplines, in both summer and winter sports. The focus is on what the organisation's athletes CAN DO. It is becoming apparent that the Athletes are gaining more and more confidence in their abilities after having attended 'Wednesday Club' sessions. At these sessions, student volunteers help to encourage and support people aged 16+ with intellectual (learning) disabilities to join in and participate in the various sports on offer. There will be opportunities to lead activities as well. No previous experience is necessary and taxis are provided to and from the event free of charge. Volunteers are asked to wear clothes suitable for sporting activities, especially shoes suitable for running and jumping around in. If you would like to receive regular updates from the project and be the first to know when activities are able to resume, you will need to sign up for a FREE membership with Student Led Volunteering is via this link: https://www.upsu.com/slv/ Weekly games include Badminton, Bowls, football and Boccia. There is also a weekly guest sport and details of this will be in the weekly email sent to students who register their interest in the opportunity via this volunteering tool box. Refreshments aren't provided but there is a café onsite that is open during the evening. Payments can only be taken in cash. There are also vending machines onsite.

    • Areas of InterestDisabilities/Special Needs, Sports
    • How Often?One Off Event
    • When?Weekdays, Evenings
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Positive Attributes
  • Oxfam (Mutley Plain Shop) logo

    Volunteer to help in Oxfam's Mutley Plain shop.

    Oxfam (Mutley Plain Shop)

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Volunteers are needed as Sales Assistants, Online Shop Volunteers, Sorters and Pricers and to help with researching and shop displays. No previous experience necessary.

    • Areas of InterestAdministration/Retail
    • 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, Whole Days, Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Leadership
    • Enterprise
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Numeracy Skills
    • IT Skills
    • Positive Attributes
  • UPSU Student Led Volunteering logo

    Days Out With The Animal Conservation Project

    UPSU Student Led Volunteering

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    ***This project is temporarily on hold and volunteer days out will be reintroduced as and when our charity partners are ready to accommodate volunteers again. Student Led Volunteering’s Animal Conservation Project aims to broaden the student experience of practical animal conservation whilst having fun and learning new skills. If you would like to receive regular updates from the project and be the first to know when activities are able to resume, you will need to sign up for a FREE membership with Student Led Volunteering is via this link: https://www.upsu.com/slv/

    • Areas of InterestAnimals, Environment/Gardening
    • How Often?One Off Event
    • When?Weekdays, Weekends, Whole Days
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Positive Attributes
  • UPSU Student Led Volunteering logo

    Get Green Fingered With The Green Team

    UPSU Student Led Volunteering

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    ***This project is temporarily on hold and volunteer days out will be reintroduced as and when our charity partners are ready to accommodate volunteers again. By expressing an interest you will be the first to know when the project is able to resume. The Green Team offer fantastic opportunities for students to experience the diverse landscapes of Devon and Cornwall. The Green Team focuses on the restoration, conservation and management of culturally and environmentally important local areas. Organisations and Partnerships that students will be helping include: - Moor Trees - Natural England - Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership - Poole Farm - Burrator Reservoir With no commitment to attend all of the trips you are able to sign up for the trips depending on your interests and availability. Whatever you choose to do when you come out with the Green Team it’s a great way to get away from all the uni stress, have a great time and do some good! FURTHER DETAILS: No previous experience or knowledge is needed and transport is provided. Hot drinks and biscuits will be available (just remember to bring a mug). Lunch however is not provided so you will need to bring your own. If you would like to receive regular updates from the project and be the first to know when activities are able to resume, you will need to sign up for a FREE membership with Student Led Volunteering is via this link: https://www.upsu.com/slv/

    • Areas of InterestEnvironment/Gardening
    • How Often?One Off Event
    • When?Weekdays, Weekends, Afternoons, Whole Days
    • Teamwork
    • Positive Attributes
  • YMCA (Honicknowle Lane YMCA centre) logo

    Grounds person with the YMCA

    YMCA (Honicknowle Lane YMCA centre)

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    To help with the upkeep, development and protection of the grounds

    • Areas of InterestAdministration/Retail, Environment/Gardening
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
  • YMCA (Honicknowle Lane YMCA centre) logo

    Holiday Club Assistant with the YMCA

    YMCA (Honicknowle Lane YMCA centre)

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    To assist the Youth Team during Holiday Club activities.

    • Areas of InterestDisabilities/Special Needs, Education/Young People, Sports
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Problem Solving
  • Time commitment to be arranged by discussion. To raise awareness of the organisation within the local community. Tasks include: **Advertising and publicising the charity’s activities **Liaising with local press and radio **Ensuring maximum coverage of charity events both before and after **Attracting new sponsors **Dealing with appeals for funds and attracting donors and sponsors **Establishing relationships with local organisations and businesses **Maintaining publicity material such as boards and leaflets You need: Any specific skills and qualifications Enjoy partnership and development work Good verbal and written communication skills Approachable and friendly Ability to work on own initiative Open minded and non-judgemental Good numeracy and attention to detail Past experience of marketing and social media would be useful but most important is enthusiasm and initiative The role requires computer skills and access to e mail The ability to make new contacts and confidence in approaching the media and other oragnisatiins is essential ** Full induction and training given. ** Reasonable re-imbursement of out of pocket expenses are available

    • Areas of InterestAdministration/Retail, Community Events, Fundraising
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Numeracy Skills
    • IT Skills
  • Association Visitors act as the main contact for people living with MND (this includes the person with MND, their family and carer) on behalf of the Association. They keep in regular contact offering confidential emotional support, and accurate information to enable people with MND to make informed choices. On completion of your training course and registration you would be expected to take on the following: o Make and maintain contact regularly by phone, email or face to visits with people living with motor neurone disease. o Explain the support and services the Association can offer. o Explain the benefits of becoming a member. o Discuss their needs and wishes regarding support from the Association. o Enable them to identify problems as they arise and explore how these might be managed, outlining the sorts of options available and how to access these. o Develop and maintain relationships with your local branch or group. o Make accurate and relevant records in accordance with the MND Associations guidelines and local protocols. o Attend support and supervision meetings and other development events. TRAINING: Application form, interview, DBS check, four days of training, (three residential), six week experiential learning period

    • Areas of InterestDisabilities/Special Needs, Mentoring, Older People
    • How Often?Flexible, Once A Week
    • When?Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Positive Attributes
  • Would you like to work in a tranquil, beautiful part of Dartmoor by the side of the reservoir? The Discovery Centre provides information for the benefit of the general public and visitors to Burrator Reservoir. Friendly Volunteers are needed to welcome visitors and enable them to discover and enjoy the Discovery Centre and the wider site (Customers enquire about historical sites, cycle paths and walking, for example.) and to help with preparing resources and displays. The days and hours are flexible, with training and travel expenses provided. Own transport is an advantage, but not 100% necessary. Closest bus stop is Yelverton (4 miles away) No previous experience needed, but a friendly personality is essential!

    • Areas of InterestAdministration/Retail, Community Events, Environment/Gardening, Education/Young People, Fundraising, Mental Health
    • How Often?Flexible, Once A Month
    • When?Weekdays, Weekends, Mornings, Afternoons, Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Leadership
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • IT Skills
    • Positive Attributes
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