A Smethwick pre-school has a great opportunity for a helper who likes the fresh air.
Two Steps in Price Street is hoping for help to maintain the garden where the youngsters spend hours having fun.
Early Years and Quality Practice Manager Zara Hill said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity to volunteer and maintain our much loved garden. We are looking for a helpful helper to come and join in the fun, planting, weeding and preening. We are kind, caring and passionate – a person of any age and ability welcome.’
If you would like to know more contact Zara on 0121 558 3475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
National charity, Diabetes UK, are looking for local people to spare a little time sharing their experience to help others. Diabetes UK recognises that people with diabetes are the experts on their own lives and condition, and the best people to help them develop support, services and information for others.
Diabetes UK need help with the new ‘Live Well, Move More’ programme. The initiative targets people living with diabetes in England who do less than 30 minutes of activity per week. They particularly need input from people who are:
• living with type 1 diabetes
• living with diabetes who are of South Asian heritage
• newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Other requirements are participants must be available for a monthly online meeting, and feel comfortable sharing their experience and understanding of Diabetes. As advisers, their contribution will help create resources for other people living with the condition.
To find out more about how contributing your experience could really make a difference, contact Sally.Smith@diabetes.org.uk.
A little bit of patience and a listening ear are the main requirements of a telephone befriender. From the comfort of your own home you could really make a difference to the life of someone who is lonely and in need of a chat.
One organisation currently looking for trainee befrienders is Murray Hall Community Trust, based in Tipton. The organisation promotes health and wellbeing by enabling and supporting people in need to overcome the challenges of inequality; by advocating on their behalf; facilitating empowerment; pioneering new solutions and delivering innovative services and stronger communities.
If you would like more details contact Paul.email@example.com
If you can spare an hour on a Friday lunchtime you could be a great help in Warley, delivering meals to those most in need.
Warley Baptist Church runs a weekly meal project but has lost many drivers who have had to return to work post-furlough.
If you have a car and would like to help, the meals need to be delivered from 12 noon to 1pm on a Friday.
For more information, contact Community Development Worker Carrie Pearson
on 07762 303374 firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative helpers are needed to support the promotion of upcoming activities in Tividale Park.
Friends of the park seek volunteers with social media or design skills to help publicise the re-launch of community group activities.
Max Robinson, speaking for Friends of Tividale Park, said: “We’re looking for helpers with social media and people skills. Additionally, creative skills would be useful as we need help to create logos / banners and signs for our community walking and exercise group.”
Anyone interested (must be over 18) can contact Max and the team at email@example.com
Rosa is looking for four Trustees who share our passion for making the UK a fairer, safer place for women and girls. We are committed to being representative of our society and bringing together those with a variety of skills and experiences to shape what we do and how we work.
They’re keen to hear from those who might not have previous trustee experience, or who aren’t sure their experience fits the role in a ‘traditional’ way. Most important to them is who you as a person – your values, thoughts, and knowledge of the people and issues we care about.
Having a board of trustees that reflects the communities they serve is incredibly important to them – so they’re keen to reach people from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. You might have experience in communications, research and knowledge management, fundraising, employment law or HR.
See link https://rosauk.org/2020/08/13/rosa-is-looking-for-new-trustees/ for the full role description.
To apply, please send a cover letter and a CV to Angela Todd Drake, firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday 28th August2020. The cover letter should include your interest in the role and a brief description of the skills and experience you can bring to our Board.
If you have any queries or want to discuss the role further, please email ROSA directly with your contact details and they will get back to you.
If you live on Millfields or Harvills Hawthorn estates, there’s a chance to really make a difference in your local community.
Riverside Housing Association would like any residents aged 14+ to consider becoming part of the team, helping out with social events and maintaining the estates as safe, inviting communities.
As a social landlord Riverside provides support to people of all ages and circumstances, acting as managing agents for Sandwell Council.
For the first time they’re looking for Volunteer Youth Reps as well as adult representatives to join in, or even initiate, a wide variety of activities.
Community Engagement Officer Denise Heginbotham said: “We’re looking for helpers at our events such as celebrations, our film club, exercise classes. We also have funds available to spend on our estates, so they can collect ideas and make suggestions for improvements, and help residents to apply for funding. We provide full training for the role, with other opportunities to take courses in first aid, fire marshalling and dementia for example. We provide passes and uniforms, so they really do become part of our team.”
If you require further information please call or email Denise on 07870 809387 Deniseann.email@example.com