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Educate like a Hero....

by Anthony Nolan

Education volunteers presenters make sure potential lifesavers know the facts about stem cell donation. • Education volunteers presenters make sure potential lifesavers know the facts about donation by delivering our education programme, The Hero Project. • We are looking for people who are positive about young people and believe that they can make a difference. Education volunteers deliver inspiring presentations to young people aged 16+ in a variety of settings from schools and sixth forms to colleges and youth groups (either in person or online). These presentations inspire students by showing them that they have the potential to help save a life. • Our presentations aren't a hard sell, but they educate all young people about stem cell, blood and organ donation and encourage them to make an informed decision about donation based on facts, not myths! If you are comfortable with public speaking or would like to improve your public speaking skills and being around young people, then you'll love this role. We provide comprehensive training, so you can be confident delivering inspirational presentations. We'll also make sure you attend events with experienced staff or volunteers. Key Tasks • Delivering PowerPoint presentations – we provide you with the template presentation and support you to make it your own • Visiting sixth forms, colleges, and youth groups to deliver inspirational presentations • Raising awareness of stem cell donation and empowering people to sign up to the Anthony Nolan stem cell register • Answering basic questions using your knowledge of Anthony Nolan and the stem cell register • Education about the three main types of donation and the importance of stem cell, blood and organ donation. • Tactfully speaking to people about the barriers that stop people registering and be able to handle sensitive situations • Attending training events and keep up to date with processes and procedures, along with any guidelines and best practice • Following relevant Anthony Nolan policies and procedure • Being committed to the charity’s vision and value You will be representing Anthony Nolan to our potential donors it’s important we make a great impression.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07900 730529

Support our fun 'Welcome Wednesday' activities

by Brushstrokes

Welcome Wednesday is a weekly session at Brushstrokes Community Project on Wednesdays 5-7pm. It is open to everyone and a great way for people to socialise, get out the house, make friends and learn new skills. We offer different activities, such as table tennis, chess, table football, board games, and people are welcome to bring their own games and activities. Alongside the activities, we offer drinks and biscuits/cakes to add to the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We are looking for volunteers to support Brushstrokes’ staff during this session. Responsibilities include: (1) Setting up the hall for the session from 4:30pm (2) Welcoming guests and making them feel comfortable (3) Preparing teas/coffees (4) Joining in with games & activities (5) Helping to tidy away the hall after the session.

Minimum age: 18+

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

Help local youngsters as a mentor

by The Diana Award

We’re on a mission to break the stereotypical view of who a mentor can be- we welcome applicants of all industries and levels of experience. This is a great opportunity for you to gain skills in communication and leadership, building empathy and understanding of issues and barriers facing young people in their communities. Ideally once a week for twelve weeks, sessions last around an hour and are delivered in local schools. We will train you to be a mentor and provide ongoing support for the duration of the programme.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 020 3934 2160

Seeking a Chair TIGHT DEADLINE!

by Spectra Arts CIC

Spectra is a small, ambitious, radically inclusive, neurodiverse, multi-arts company. As we prepare to join the Arts Council’s National Portfolio in April 2023, we seek a Chair to help scaffold our reflective growth through dynamic governance. WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF THE FOLLOWING APPLY: - You care about radical inclusion and diversity and deeply believe that the arts can affect change - You have experience of managing effective and impactful meetings and of being on a Board (you do not have to have been a Chair before) - You can commit the necessary time to provide strategic leadership, challenge, and support for the Board and executive; to assist in reporting to the Arts Council; and to act as an advocate for Spectra - You want to share in the intensity, fun and delight that comes with being part of Spectra’s work. A full role description for this voluntary post is available at We eagerly encourage applications from people who are from backgrounds that have thus far been underrepresented in publicly funded culture. We are committed to creating a working space that is safe and caring for all. The application closing date is Monday 9 January at 9am. The new Chair will attend their first meeting on 3 February 2023.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07825 599377

Help make important decisions as a Panel member

by Camphill Village Trust Shared Lives

As an Independent Panel Member your role is to recommend the approval/disapproval/place restrictions on new and existing Shared Lives Carers. You have no legal responsibility, but you are there to advise the Registered Manager who will also attend Panel. Reports are sent to you by secure email at least two weeks before the Panel meeting. You then have time to prepare some questions you may wish to ask of the carers and assessor, which are directed by the Panel Chair. There is time set aside at the beginning of Panel for the members to discuss any concerns and there is also de-brief afterwards to share learning and thoughts with the Registered Manager.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07960 630249

Many different ways to support homeless young people

by YMCA Open Door

YMCA Open Door believes that every young person should have a safe place to stay. Your skills and experience could make a real difference in work as volunteers are crucial to us here at YMCA Open Door. Drivers and chaperones keep people safe and off the streets every night and would be an amazing opportunity for anybody seeking to help. We also would appreciate anyone volunteering to do leaflet dropping, some admin work in the office, assist with host recruitment, promotional events and fundraising activities.

Minimum age: 16+

phone 07545 428585

Help us with our database please

by Soundabout

We are looking for a person with knowledge in Salesforce to support the running of the charity. The role requires to support the Operations Manager in ensuring that Salesforce is fit for purpose and processes are streamlined; creation of Salesforce apps or looking into integration; fixing any Salesforce glitches and maximise its potential.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 01235 797474

Help bring the local community together, whilst keeping fit.

by Friends of Red House Park

Red House Park is a lovely park with some great features, including the Grade II listed building, lakes, woodlands, and the Princess Charlotte memorial. Currently we don’t have a walking group in the park, which is a real shame, one that would benefit the local community, by keeping them active and help reduce isolation. Join us to help form and lead a walking group.

Minimum age: 16+

phone 07775 966790
map Hill Lane, Great Barr, B43 6NA

Fundraise for a worthwhile cause

by Cruse Bereavement Support

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is keen to raise money for a worthwhile cause. Charities rely on fundraisers to generate income for much needed funds in order to carry out vital work to serve the community. If you have experience of raising money for charity, applying for funding or have had experience of bid writing and would like to help Cruse across the Black Country, then we would like to have you on board.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 558 1798

Help others to explore our fabulous green spaces

by Sandwell Council - Public Health Team

We are looking for new walk leaders who enjoy being with people, are welcoming and friendly and love being out in the fresh air walking and chatting to like- minded people. Sandwell Stride programme of weekly walks makes the most of the green spaces, parks, canals and neighbourhoods all across Sandwell. Wherever you are in Sandwell, there is a walk near you! The short walks (max 1hr) are open to all and are a great way to meet new people, make friends and have lots of fun! Walking is one of the best exercises for your health and it's FREE! You will receive a 3hr training session before you start and will be alongside an experienced leader who will mentor you while you’re getting used to the role. If you want to help more Sandwell people get walking, we would love to hear from you!

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07790 945111

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