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Be part of our new 'Play Plot' scheme

by Dorothy Parkes Centre

We invite parents/carers/adults (18+) to become part of a trained team of volunteers hosting outdoor play and allotment-related activities for young children. Training will be delivered by our Community Allotment Coordinator and the Sandwell ‘Go Play’ Team. Volunteers will run allotment-based play sessions throughout the year, engaging with young children aged three to nine years.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 558 2998/07503 504 064
map Bearwood Allotments, Dale St, Smethwick, B66 4HX

Could you be our Digital Communicator?

by Kaleidoscope Plus Group

As a Digital Community Volunteer, you will be sparing around an hour a week to spread the word about Kaleidoscope Plus Group far and wide, and use your creative flair and self-motivation to help us with fundraising. You would also have the opportunity to organise events and engage your community in supporting us. Based on your personal interests and skills, your responsibilities could include any of the following : • Share our social media content for a wider audience to see • Share our content or information with relevant online pages/groups/networks in your community. • Engage with our social media content using your social media profile. • Come up with creative fundraising ideas for us and yourself.

Minimum age: 16+

phone 07920 072 690

Be a friendly guide for a visually impaired person

by Sandwell Visually Impaired CIO

We are looking for helpers who can support a blind or visually impaired person to get out and about, enjoy everyday activities - and have fun! We need volunteers who are confident at explaining things, have patience and empathy, and can spare a little time. Activities could be as simple as going for a walk, shopping, or a gym session. You would be providing one-to-one sighted guide support and social interaction to our members who want to get out and about - assisting with queues, one-way systems and potentially the need to maintain social distance. All activities would comply with the RNIB guidelines and training provided.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 525 4810

Shopping delivery needed

by Life in Community CIC

Volunteers will collect shopping orders for elderly or vulnerable residents in Tipton, providing a weekly or bi-weekly service to a particular area or person, and checking they're ok. You'll need a clean driving licence.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07752659257

Become an ESOL teacher and help people with their English language skills

by Sandwell Language Network

We are looking for enthusiastic helpers with strong spoken and written communication skills in English, who understand the importance of language for integration and functioning in everyday life. You could gain: • City & Guild Level 3 Award in Education and Training • Work Placement • Professional development • Mentoring support • Support with travel expenses. DBS is sometimes needed depending on placement and currently some delivery is online.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 533 2668

Help people cope with the crisis

by Kaleidoscope Plus Group

We are looking for volunteers to help with people's everyday challenges. Requests we receive include fetching food from food banks, shopping for those socially isolating, fetching medication or befriending over the telephone or online for those feeling lonely during lockdown. All social distancing guidelines are strictly complied with.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07795290059

Sandwell Together

by Sandwell Advocacy

If you have time to make a phone call, it could make all the difference. This is an invitation to contact Sandwell residents who are missing their usual chats and interactions with family and friends, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic. Calls can be any length of time depending on the arrangement agreed. Some people want just a few minutes, others like to talk for longer. It is determined by the needs of the person and the availability of the volunteer. Full training and support given, expenses covered.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 520 8070

Share your favourite Sandwell walk in pictures and words

by Sandwell MBC Public Health

We are looking for people to help others enjoy Sandwell parks, canals and open spaces by sharing their favourite walk, with pictures, on a new app. Download the FREE Go Jauntly App on Android and IOS to: - Discover an online collection of walks with easy to follow pictures and directions. - Create and share your own walks. - Enjoy outdoor adventures and nature right here in Sandwell. Visit https://www.gojauntly.com/ to download the FREE app and then while out walking take photos along your route. Once back home open the app and follow the simple on- screen instructions to create your guide and add details that other people may find useful or interesting. Help create and be part of a Go Jauntly community.

Minimum age: 16+

phone 07790 945111

An hour a week could make all the difference to a young person's future

by Refugee Support Network

We seek volunteer mentors willing to spend one hour, once a week with a young refugee or asylum seeker to help them with their school/college work and learning English. Mentors normally meet their mentee in a public place, such as a library, but we are currently running all mentoring sessions online. You do not need to have any teaching experience but you do need to believe in the power of education to bring hope and transform lives. All mentors complete our interview and training process.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07543 340999

Help run our football teams

by Black Country Fusion FC

We are looking for coaches to run our football teams. We provide welcoming, safe and rewarding opportunities. FA Qualified and DBS cleared coaches can help support your development. In 2021 we intend to increase female and male participation. We are also looking for fitness coaches.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07800 845501
map Elwells Field, off Tame Avenue, Wednesbury, WS10 0RL

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