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Coordinate our Collecting Boxes

by Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs need you to place our iconic boxes locally to you, and every few months empty, count and bank the funds for us please.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0800 7811444

Help keep our outdoor space clean and inviting

by The Gap Christian Family Centre

We are seeking volunteers with an interest in gardening to help look after our outdoor spaces. Whether it's helping to redesign our areas, planting and growing in our greenhouse or weeding.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 525 4442
map The Gap Christian Family Centre Hargate Lane, West Bromwich, B711PH

Collect tools to help create livelihoods

by Tools with a Mission

The Tool Collector's role is to respond to requests from members of the public to collect tools they have to donate and to store them for the TWAM van to collect. There is considerable flexibility in this role time wise as collections can be made at any time which is agreed between you and the donor. If you prefer not to or don’t drive then you can also be a drop off point when people bring the tools to you Typical tasks may include Taking calls and emails from members of the public and arranging collection times driving to collect tools from people and bringing them back to your storage area arranging collections from the TWAM vans. We provide an induction to the role which may be either over the phone, electronically or in person and a volunteer handbook on starting. You will have a named contact within TWAM for any questions or problems and further training can be provided as required. You will also be given a TWAM Polo Shirt and fleece to wear and an ID card if required.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 01473 210220

Help our voices be heard!

by Persona Arts

Persona Arts is passionate about opera and inclusion, and we are looking for volunteers with experience or a knack for admin, community engagement, leafleting, advertising and general IT skills, to help us grow and spread the word.

Minimum age: 16+

phone 07981531966

Check in and chat with our clients

by BUDS

Befriend people with dementia and their carers via telephone calls or home visits to help ease loneliness and isolation. The telephone befriending service is run from our BUDS office in Oldbury and the befriending visits will be carried out in people’s homes.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 565 3721

Help us save lives with prevention activities

by West Midlands Fire Service

Help West Midlands Fire Service deliver prevention-based activities to members of the public and vulnerable groups. Educate the community on key safety messages linked to fire, road, home, and personal safety through a variety of activities. Key activities will be: • Acting as a “Safety Adviser” to delivery key safety messages to young people aged 9-11 around Safeside; a state-of-the-art scenario-based, experiential learning safety complex which provides an innovative, enjoyable learning experience that inspires people to think and act safely. • Delivering safety presentations to vulnerable groups, such as new arrivals to the country or those who have English as a second language. • Assisting Fire Stations with open days, community events and local Fire Safety initiatives to promote safety and wellbeing. • Acting as a Volunteer Fire Safety Tutor to educate young people who have shown an unhealthy interest in fire.

Minimum age: 16+

phone 0121 380 6074

Could you be a Youth Club Director?

by Vibes N'Shine

I am currently seeking Directors/Trustees to help manage a Youth Club

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07729 230496

Support people with a learning disability to get online and connect with friends

by Building Bridges

Building Bridges are looking for volunteers to join our Creating Connections team supporting people with a learning disability in Sandwell to get digitally connected. The Creating Connections project supports people with learning disabilities to use technology to get connected with friends and family, and other community activities. With your support people with a learning disability will be able to learn new digital skills, get started with using a tablet, smart phone or computer, learn how to stay safe online and how to use video chat software. The support can be given in small groups in community venues, face to face sessions in people’s homes, or remote support.

Minimum age: 16+

phone 07766 245053

Help people get back on track after prison

by Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact)

PACT are looking for volunteers to support and mentor referred service users to successfully engage with education, training, volunteering and/or employment. You would be delivering one-to-one interventions, mainly online, to support people on probation as they seek employment, training and education opportunities. We’re looking for people who are: self-motivated, good listeners, non-judgemental, reliable, and empathetic. We will provide training including safeguarding and mentoring. This role requires two references and a DBS check.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07710 056585

Support at a local Vaccination Centre

by NHS

Host Volunteers are required to support us in the continued fight against coronavirus and to positively support the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme for the Black Country and West Birmingham area. Host Volunteer roles include: Wayfinding and Patient Flow - Working alongside Front of house staff to support the smooth arrival onto the site of people coming for vaccination. Volunteer tasks may include: *Helping efficient patient flow to the clinical assessment, vaccination station, post vaccination observation area and pod exit *Assisting in the prevention of overcrowding be ensuring the crowd limits in various parts of the ground are complied with *Effectively communicate with the other areas representatives to avoid congestion *Identify people who require additional support (care/Chaperone, additional language support) and direct them to an alternative flow Patient Support - Answering patient queries and addressing any concerns about the vaccination in the waiting area. Volunteer tasks may include: *Providing enhanced support to those requiring it (e.g. those who cannot queue standing or patients with impairments) *Confidently conveying NHS messaging on the vaccination in line with national guidelines *Providing people with relevant information materials (e.g., leaflets) and offer brief explanation of the steps pre, during and post vaccination that the citizens need to be aware of. *Responding to any site people queries and concerns and escalating any issues to the respective Supervisor. * Ensure patients are comfortable and reassure them pre and post vaccine, signposting them to relevant external resources as needed

Minimum age: 18+

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