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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. • 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. • Creating great relationships with girls’ parents and share any issues or feedback that they raise, with your Group Leader/Coordinator. • Helping with First Aid or Food Hygiene in the group as needed • Posting photos of activities on the group’s facebook page • Taking the online register and collecting subs from the girls. • Recording and monitoring income and expenses you incur in relation to the group. • Understanding GFS policy and procedures and follow them, especially safeguarding

Minimum age: 18+

phone 020 7837 9669

Support people with a learning disability to enjoy community social activities

by Jigsaw Events

Support people with a learning disability in a range of social opportunities that they choose and we co-ordinate. These include coach trips, cinema visits, a bingo and craft group, curry club and a walking group.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07543 194887

Love where you live and 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. We are encouraging 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

Help us to reach communities and businesses by raising awareness.

by Ovacome

Raising awareness of ovarian cancer can help women get an earlier diagnosis and better outcomes. Can you help us to raise awareness with local businesses and community groups?

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07586 899334

Join our fun theatrical group and beat those lockdown blues!

by Showtime Community Productions CIO

Showtime Community Productions CIO has many opportunities for members - performing, backstage, dancing, costumes, scenery creation, or even making the tea - all as we work towards a full scale production. All ages above eight years welcome.

Minimum age: 16+

phone 07708 770853
map Sons of Rest Building, Foley Street, Wednesbury, WS10 9HG

Talk and Walk for Wellbeing

by Soho Victoria Friends and Neighbours CIC

Be one of Soho Victoria Friends and Neighbours' lead volunteers for our 'Talk and Walk' activity every Friday morning (happening NOW, adhering to Covid guidelines). During the walk, we share information, opportunities, and listen to each other’s concerns, facilitating discussion to problem-solve. We train volunteers how to listen, facilitate discussion and respond in order to open up choices for participants. We believe this helps reduce loneliness, isolation, anxiety, and increases people taking control of their lives, making new friends and neighbours. This also promotes mental health & wellbeing, as well as everyone involved getting fitter!

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 532 2011
map c/o Smethwick Baptist Church, Regent Street, Smethwick, B66 3BQ

Lettuce Turnip the Beet!

by West Smethwick Enterprise

Two Steps has a fantastic opportunity to volunteer and maintain our much loved garden. The children spend hours of play outside. We are looking for a helpful helper to come and join in the fun, planting, weeding, preening the bush. We are kind, caring and passionate, any age and ability welcome.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 558 3475
map Two Steps Pre-School Price street, Smethwick, B66 3QU

Get on our Board!

by Options for Life

Based in Oldbury, Options for Life works with participants across the West Midlands, we have an annual turnover of £1.6million and employ over 60 staff. As a leading learning disability organisation we want to recruit new Trustees, in particular a Chair of the Board, with a breadth of skills and talent to help us with our ongoing growth and continual improvement. We are particularly keen to recruit a diverse board of Trustees and welcome applications from all sectors of the community with lots of different experiences. Previous Trustee experience is not essential.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 544 6611
map Oak Green Lodge Oak Green Way, Oldbury, B68 8LR

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