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Could you be a Vegan Community Advocate

by The Vegan Society

Advocates are a crucial voice in their own community. They ensure that our campaign messages are spread far and wide. They provide a strong vegan presence in local communities. What does the Advocate role involve? Being an Advocate for veganism with The Vegan Society will mean communicating with people in your local community. You'll share the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. You will form part of a local group, headed up by a local Organiser. The Organiser will feed back your collective efforts to staff. You will also be invited to our private Facebook group, for vegan socialising and ideas sharing. You’ll stay in touch with the Organiser and bring your passion to tasks. Activities can range from staffing a stall to giving a talk at an employee event. It could also mean writing to a local newspaper or lobbying an MP. Messaging can differ every month. Part of our mission statement is to ensure people can remain vegan, so you might focus on getting more vegan options available in local businesses. Or within our Live Vegan for Less campaign, you may share cheap vegan recipes to help people with the cost of living. When acting as an Advocate, you will use The Vegan Society’s branding and messaging guidelines. Your local Organiser will guide you in doing this, as they hold physical resources and handbooks. You can report any issues and feedback you have to your Organiser. You can also contact staff if your Organiser isn't available or you have any problems. Agreed expenses will be reimbursed.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 728 5855

Could you be a Vegan Community Organiser?

by The Vegan Society

Our network of committed local vegans across the country is growing! The Vegan Society organises various outreach activities to influence change in every level of society. There are a range of activities going on all the time, from general educational stalls at events to meeting with local policy influencers. What does the Organiser role involve? Every month, you will be sent a collection of tasks to choose from. We create these from our programme of campaigns. You would be the point of contact for Advocates in your area, sharing these tasks and coordinating activities, such as stalls and lobbying councillors. We will provide you with a campaign toolkit and be in regular contact with you to ensure you have everything you need. You will also be invited to our private Facebook group and WhatsApp chat. We would expect you to provide any updates from your group and give feedback on each task. It's vital that we measure the impact that we are having, in terms of positive conversations and leaflets handed out. You can also give us ideas you have for future outreach tasks or campaigning. Many Organisers find a huge sense of satisfaction, improvement in self-esteem and enjoy the social side of volunteering in this role. You will also be responsible for welcoming new Advocates in your area. We will let you know when somebody new applies, and you will help them to get involved with any activities. As the main contact for Advocates, this role does require some awareness of safeguarding and data protection procedures and policy. You'll also be the health and safety contact for your group. There will be full training on your role in this, as well as a handbook and ongoing guidance and support. As an Organiser, you will ensure any resources or actions undertaken are in line with our branding and messaging guidelines and make sure that Advocates understand this too. Agreed expenses reimbursed.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 728 5855

Friendly help needed at Day Club for people with care needs

by Crossroads Caring for Carers

This opportunity with Crossroads is to provide companionship and conversation to attendees of a Day Club for people of all ages with care needs. Care needs may relate to age, medical condition (including dementia) or disability. The aim of the Day Club is to provide a change of scenery and companionship for those facing isolation. Your voluntary role will include; • helping to set up the venue. • greeting and seating people. • helping with refreshments. • interacting with attendees - taking part in activities and games, ensuring everyone feels involved and welcome in an inclusive space. • providing a listening ear. • Helping to tidy up at the end. The Day Club runs 10am – 3pm and we are grateful for assistance for the whole or part of the session. Please note: no care skills are needed as the Day Club has fully trained carers in attendance. Agreed expenses will be reimbursed.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 553 6483

Help out at local support groups for unpaid carers

by Crossroads Caring for Carers

This opportunity with Crossroads Caring for Carers is to provide companionship and conversation to unpaid carers at a regular, two-hour Carer Support Group. The aim of the support group is to provide carers with a place to socialise, develop friendships and reintegrate back into the community, whilst gaining the support needed to help them in their caring role. Your voluntary role will include; • helping to set up the venue. • greeting and seating people. • helping with refreshments. • interacting with attendees - taking part in group discussions and one to one conversations. • providing a listening ear. • ensuring that attendees feel welcome in an inclusive space. • Identifying those who require additional, professional support and referring to Crossroads staff. • Helping to tidy up at the end. Agreed expenses reimbursed.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 553 6483

Help set up our theatre company workshops

by Drama AND SOME CIC

Help set up (with admin and content creation) workshops in community venues. Work alongside professional cast of actors, director and workshop facilitators to share strategies for better mental health.

Minimum age: 18+

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Support our theatre company in community venues

by Drama AND SOME CIC

Help with stage management, costumes, props, music and equipment. Assist with workshop facilitation. Work alongside professional cast of actors, director and workshop facilitators to share strategies for better mental health. Agreed expenses reimbursed.

Minimum age: 18+

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Help us make a difference to children's lives

by West Smethwick Enterprise

Become part of a team who care about providing a better future and opportunities for children under 5 and their families in the community. This role will support us to improve outcomes for families and work towards reducing the inequalities between the most disadvantaged and vulnerable families. You will help us to improve the quality of life of all children and families we work with. This opportunity can take place in any of our 5 pre-schools or family support services. There are lots of different ways you can get involved and provide your support: Pre-School - this could include storytelling sessions, arts and crafts activities, supporting children’s routines, helping to prepare snacks & supporting children’s play. Family Support – this could include supporting our stay and play sessions through helping to set up, taking part in activities, talking to parents. One to one – some of our children require additional one to one support. Agreed expenses will be reimbursed

Minimum age: 16+

phone 07596 868680

A bit of gardening and maintenance?

by West Smethwick Enterprise

West Smethwick Enterprise are looking for a volunteer to help with gardening and maintenance support across pre-school sites in Smethwick and/or Ladywood. This would include helping out with minor DIY tasks such as painting, weeding and general maintenance to support us in creating a safe environment for our children and families. You will be making a real difference to the lives of children and their families by creating and maintaining an environment for them to enjoy. As well as time indoors, you will be spending time outside in nature, and gardening is a great way to keep fit and active. Agreed expenses reimbursed.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07596 868680

Help out with admin please

by West Smethwick Enterprise

Assist with day-to-day administration of the pre-school and organisation. To welcome visitors in a warm and friendly manner and answer any questions visitors have as well as answering telephone calls. Main tasks would include: • Providing clerical and administrative support • Assisting with day to day operations of HR functions and duties • Communicate with public services when necessary • Helping with administration such as completing registration forms, where necessary. • Encouraging parental involvement in the pre-school activities and other services. • Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, and other agencies. • Working within the framework of West Smethwick Enterprise’s policies and procedures. • Practical knowledge and skills in using a range of Microsoft software applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07769117789
map Smethwick Council House, High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NT

Are you skilled in social media?

by West Smethwick Enterprise

This role is to help us manage our social media platforms and website We are searching for a talented social media volunteer to represent our organisation by further developing our social media presence. You will help support our advertising and drive engagement by creating high-quality original content. You would also help manage our communications by responding to comments and oversee our customer service across all platforms. The role will support us to develop our social media presence with a particular focus on: • Keeping our social media channels updated, ideally a few times each week • Encouraging others to comment on our posts and share them with others • Increasing the numbers of people following our posts on our own website and on Facebook & Twitter • Building the West Smethwick Enterprise brand • Setting, working towards, and reporting on social media objectives and targets. • Engaging with partners and other local organisations to promote projects and activities

Minimum age: 16+

phone 07769117789

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