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Help us make a difference to the lives of those with Muscular Dystrophy

by Muscular Dystrophy UK

Be an enthusiastic MDUK ambassador, building its profile locally: Research potential targets for fundraising campaigns (e.g. lists of schools, voluntary groups, sports clubs, leisure centres etc). Build databases of contacts and keep them up-to-date. Promote fundraising by writing letters/invitations to inform contacts of events or charity. Undertake posting out mailings of letters to contacts – this includes, printing, stamping and posting. Provide your Regional Development Manager with research reports within agreed timeframes.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07900 228575

Help protect children and adults from sexual abuse

by The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are committed to preventing sexual abuse to form local ‘Circles’. Circles reflect the communities they work in and we welcome volunteers from all kinds of backgrounds. Circles of Support and Accountability aim to rehabilitate people who have committed a sexual offence and help them to not offend again. Each circle includes 4 to 6 trained volunteers from the local community who help to support one person who has sexually offended. The volunteers meet with the core member for 12 to 18 months. HOW DO CIRCLES WORK? The circle provides practical skills and support to the Core Member according to their needs, which might include social skills, finding work or hobbies, or looking for suitable accommodation. They will also receive disclosure about the Core Member’s offending behaviour, and support them to recognise unhelpful thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour which might link to their risk of offending, and encourage them to develop more healthy strategies. The Core Member will be subject to probation oversight within the criminal justice system. Volunteers are supported by a professional Circle Coordinator, who liaises with other key professionals working with the Core Member, including police and probation. DO CIRCLES WORK? Successfully rehabilitating and reintegrating people with sexually harmful behaviour is key to reducing reoffending, because social isolation and emotional loneliness are key factors that increase the risk of reoffending. For many people who have sexually offended, trying to re-settle into the community (particularly following a period of time in prison), can be daunting. Circles have proven to be an extremely effective way of reducing risk of reoffending. Circles use the principles of restorative justice, in particular a belief in the importance of healthy relationships and an individual’s accountability for what they do and its effect upon others.

Minimum age: 18+

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Learn how to support others with similar lived experiences

by Kaleidoscope Plus Group

Half day workshop that will cover topics such as health and well being, professional boundaries, relationships and roles. Go on to apply to volunteer with KPG+ or take the skills learned to other organisations as a volunteer or job applicant.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 565 5605

Develop your group work skills to deliver sessions confidently

by Kaleidoscope Plus Group

Half day training with Kaleidoscope Plus that will give you the tools to deliver group sessions. The course aims to help you identify important factors of successful group work, body language, own skills, strengths and qualities. Overcome the fear of public speaking and plan and deliver presentations. Go on to apply to volunteer with KPG+ or take the skills learned to other organisations as a volunteer or job applicant.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 565 5605

Learn how to deliver workshops and courses

by Kaleidoscope Plus Group

A free course from KPG+. Develop the skills of becoming a trainer by understanding the training process, practical skills, knowledge and delivery techniques. Go on to potentially apply to volunteer with KPG, or take the skills gained with you to another organisation for volunteering or potential employment.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 565 5605

Could you help out with activities?

by Brushstrokes

Assisting with a variety of social/physical activities will help build friendships and support those feeling isolated in the community. Your role as a Brushstrokes Activity Volunteer will be to support the development and smooth operation of a variety of activities as detailed below. These activities will be situated either at Brushstrokes Community Project, High Street Smethwick, or Hadley Stadium, Wilson Road, Smethwick, B66 4LN. You can choose any or all of the following activities to assist: • Football Session Volunteer • Games Zone Volunteer • Sports Volunteer • Walking Volunteer • Bicycle Project Volunteer

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 565 2234

Our allotment needs a lead gardener!

by Brushstrokes

Help grow vegetables to supply to the local community. With the support of the Brushstrokes team you will help lead the project and supervise both community and refugee volunteers who wish to work on the allotment. This will involve supervising and carrying out various gardening tasks such as tidying beds, weeding, planting vegetables, maintenance of the plot and other gardening jobs as required by adhering to Health and Safety guidelines. We welcome enquiries from volunteers who can offer some time during the day.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 565 2234
map Brushstrokes Community Project, 253 High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NJ

Provide specialist, clinical care in pre-hospital situations

by St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance need healthcare professionals to provide clinical care, undertaking clinical assessments and attending to patients in pre-hospital situations. Our professional clinicians mainly work in mobile treatment centres, ambulances or temporary event medical centres. They attend events, such as music festivals and sports matches. There are also opportunities to deploy your skills, or develop new ones, in specialist areas like the Medical Response Team and the Cycle Response Unit. St John Ambulance’s HCP skillsets are suitable if you are a: Doctor (GMC registered) Nurse (NMC registered) Paramedic (HCPC registered) Physiotherapist (HCPC registered) Physician Associate (PAMVR registered) Nursing Associate (NMC registered) Podiatrist (HCPC registered)

Minimum age: 18+

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Build confidence in your community by sharing first aid skills.

by St John Ambulance

Do you want to play your part and build confidence in your local community by sharing first aid skills? Are you looking for a flexible volunteering opportunity? Then join our team of Community Advocates and together we will build confident, more health resilient communities. As a Community Advocate with St John Ambulance you will help to raise the profile of first aid within your local community by helping us raise awareness of the first aid message, through the delivery of short first aid awareness sessions. You will be a motivated individual who already has community connections in your local area and is confident talking about first aid to groups of people. You will be organised and have the ability to plan your own sessions, with availability to suit the community group and yourself. In this role, you would ideally be volunteering for at least two sessions per month (a total of 4 hours), plus travel time.

Minimum age: 18+

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Support young people to gain confidence, leadership and teamwork skills

by St John Ambulance

Are you passionate about helping young people develop their confidence, leadership and teamwork skills? Are you interested in working with young people in your local community? Would you like to support young people to become active health citizens by helping to deliver an engaging, fun and informative youth programme? Youth Team Volunteers work with young people from a wide breadth of backgrounds, ensuring they really feel part of the St John family. Volunteers will help young people develop their confidence, teamwork skills, self-discipline, and generally encourage them to strive to be the best they can be. In this role, you will support the delivery of games, activities and training sessions during Unit meetings for young people aged either 5-10 years (St John Badgers) or 10-17 years (St John Cadets). As you gain more experience, you can be involved in planning and delivering sessions as part of our youth programme, and taking on additional responsibilities such as encouraging and organising for young people to go on events. The expected commitment is around 2 hours per week, every 1-4 weeks during school term time.

Minimum age: 18+

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