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Adopt a Street

by Litter Watch

If you love where you live and would like to help keep it looking clean and tidy then this campaign is for you. Litter Watch encourages residents of Sandwell to take pride in where they live and pledge to keep it litter free. We all need to do our bit for the environment and what a great place to start - your own street! The area you choose to litter pick can be as small or as large as you like. We will supply litter picking equipment, bags and other helpful stuff.

Minimum age: 16+

phone 01215576970

Could you make a difference to a child's life?

by Mentor Link

Mentor Link is recruiting Volunteer Mentors from the Sandwell area to provide one to one support to children and young people in schools. Mentor Link are keen to hear from people in business and the community, who would be interested in becoming a Volunteer Mentor to support a young person to achieve their full potential. The mentors are specially trained to listen to and support young people and aim to improve their self- esteem and engagement in learning. The charity has an excellent track record of success in achieving positive outcomes with children and young people. If you like a challenge and want to give something back, to help make a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people then we would like to hear from you. As one year 9 girl wrote to her mentor , “I am glad I met you as you have allowed me to be who I am today and without you who knows where I would be right now. Role description • Meet your mentee at school on a weekly basis, during term time only. • Provide a listening ear, support and encouragement to your mentee. • Ensure that you are both clear about the boundaries of the mentoring relationship and operate within those boundaries at all times. • Ensure that confidentiality is maintained, but that the limits of that confidentiality are understood • Take responsibility for developing the mentoring relationship, ensuring that mentoring goals remain the key focus of the mentoring sessions. • Seek out any additional information which you think your mentee would find helpful, eg. information on courses or careers. • Be vigilant about potential safeguarding issues and immediately refer any disclosures/concerns to the designated person at the school and your Mentor Link contact. • Communicate any other needs or concerns in a timely and professional manner. • Let the school and Mentor Link know if you cannot attend an appointment or if you foresee any reason why you will be unavailable for a period of time. • Attend compulsory Induction and Safeguarding Training within the allotted timescale (this will take place on a weekday between 9.30am and 3.45pm) and any other training offered as you feel meets your needs/interests. • Follow the Mentor Link policies and procedures when carrying out your role. • Ensure that there is a positive ending to the relationship, for the mentee and yourself.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 01299 822336

Be innovative and raise vital funds

by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) operates and funds three air ambulances covering six Midlands counties including the West Midlands. Three rapid response vehicles are deployed when the helicopters are unable to fly, for example during bad weather.

Minimum age: 16+

phone 0800 8 402040

Could you support someone at the end of their life?

by Murray Hall Community Trust

Murray Hall delivers Bridges Support Service, which supports palliative care and End of Life patients and their carers. The organisation is looking to offer telephone befriending to its service users and /or their carers who may be in need of support. Telephone befriending can provide invaluable support to people who are at End of Life or are who are caring for a loved one at home. The volunteer role can be delivered over the phone at agreed times and is a much needed role.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 612 2939

Help us deliver fun, inspiring sessions for girls and young women.

by Girls Friendly Society (GFS)

Come and join our team to really make a difference to the lives of young women. Help run weekly sessions to make them feel supported, encouraged and ready to try new things. Current opportunities in Smethwick. You’ll be • Engaging with and listening to girls and young women weekly, to make them feel supported, valued and inspired to try new things. • Treating every girl with respect and kindness, helping her to feel proud of who she is. • Helping run activities for the girls, organising any materials needed for the sessions and helping with set up, tidy up and refreshments • Supporting and contributing to termly planning team meetings to create a programme of activities alongside the Group Leader/Coordinator. We’ll also provide support through themed session plans and step-by-step activity guides on the GFS website. • Leading on activities as agreed with the volunteer team • Sharing ideas and feedback given by the girls to the Group Leader/Coordinator to help create a truly girl-led termly programme. • Helping with First Aid or Food Hygiene in the group as needed • Keeping girls safe by informing your GFS Staff contact about any issues or concerns for girls’ wellbeing and report safeguarding concerns that you, or any other volunteers, have as soon as possible. • Treating every girl, parent, volunteer and task within the GFS values of being girl-focused, brave, feminist, ambitious, inclusive and fun. • Understanding GFS policy and procedures and follow them, especially safeguarding

Minimum age: 18+

phone 020 7837 9669

Admin Support

by Healthwatch Sandwell

Help us collate information from online surveys, paper surveys and social media posts about people's experiences and views of health and social care services. This will help contribute to improvement of services. You may be able to help with producing reports. This role may involve working from home, so access to a computer with Microsoft office is required. #LetsGoSandwell

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07885 214421

Reading Panel

by Healthwatch Sandwell

Got a good eye for words? Help review leaflets, standard letters and other communications to make sure they're accurate and easy to read.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07885 214421

Do your bit to improve health and care services by being a researcher.

by Healthwatch Sandwell

This role involves conducting field interviews and focus groups, data input, social media monitoring and analysis. There is an opportunity to get involved in research and support the many projects Healthwatch Sandwell undertakes. #LetsGoSandwell

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07885 214421

Support people with a learning disability to enjoy community social activities

by Jigsaw Events

Jigsaw Events enables people with a learning disability to take part in a range of social activities. Members choose activities and we co-ordinate and organise volunteers. Activities include coach trips, cinema visits, craft group, curry club and a walking group.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07543 194887

Train to give good advice via digital hub/advice line

by Citizens Advice Sandwell and Walsall

Train to give good advice and make a difference via our digital hub and advice line. Help Citizens Advice make a difference to people’s lives in your communities. We are looking for telephone, webchat and video call advisers across all of our offices. We offer full training and support. Some computer skills are required.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07720 127830

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