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Come away on our play and stay?

by Midland Mencap

Would you enjoy empowering children and young people with additional needs to take part in activities and have a fun-filled 4-night residential trip? We are providing a residential trip to Bewdley in Worcestershire to give children and young people with additional needs the chance to spend some time away from home to try out a variety of fun activities. If you are energetic and creative, with brilliant interpersonal skills, and you’re available between 21st – 25th February 2022 we would love to include you in this exciting trip. Please note that this role will involve staying on site for the duration of the residential trip. You would be: • Supporting children and young people with disabilities to take part in activities, join in with communal meals and complete their general day to day tasks. • Encouraging them to try new things and build their confidence and independence. • Promoting an inclusive atmosphere on the residential and making sure the young people have an enjoyable time. • Supervising children and young people during activities and throughout the day.

Minimum age: 16+

phone 0121 442 2944

Have an interest in cycling and bike maintenance?

by Midland Mencap

parkride is a fun and flexible inclusive cycling project that provides anyone, regardless of age or need, with the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors through cycling, together! You would be: • Supporting children and adults with learning disabilities (including people who have complex needs) and their families/carers to take part in regular community bike rides • Helping to set up before each session and tidying away afterwards • Assisting Midland Mencap staff to deliver fun and engaging parkride sessions • Helping to maintain a fleet of bikes to ensure as many people as possible can take part in cycling sessions • Helping parkride participants to learn the basics of bicycle maintenance

Minimum age: 16+

phone 01214422944

Help a teenager get on track

by Barnardo's Black Country Family Matters

Education, Training and Skills Supporter volunteers support service users aged 16+ to access employment, education and training opportunities with the ultimate aim of reaching their individual goals.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07902 402054

Your Foodbank needs you!

by Smethwick Foodbank

Can you spare a few hours each week to help at Smethwick Foodbank? A wide variety of roles are available including warehouse support or administration and data entry; you could be a part of our meet and greet team or a driver for our weekly supermarket collections.

Minimum age: 16+

phone 0121 517 0141
map Holy Trinity Church Church Hill St, Smethwick, B67 7AH

Could you look after our books...?

by Federation of Friends of Sandwell Libraries

The Federation of Friends of Sandwell seeks a treasurer. There are not huge sums of money involved but funding needs to be carefully monitored and the payment for services received accounted for accurately. The Federation is registered with the Charity Commission so is also accountable to them. Someone with a basic understanding of accountancy and a keen interest in library communities would be the ideal person.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 552 2176

Your Pantry needs you!

by Smethwick Pantry

Can you spare a few hours each week to help your local pantry at Smethwick Library? A wide variety of roles are available including supporting members with purchasing produce or administration and data entry; you could be a part of our meet and greet team or a driver for our weekly supermarket collections.

Minimum age: 16+

phone 0121 517 0141
map Smethwick Library 100 High Street, Smethwick, B66 1AA

Digital design and web help needed

by Drama AND SOME CIC

Drama AND SOME ideally want a Board member interested in Theatre/Performance, willing to take on a non-executive position.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07732 563373

Put the fun in our fundraising

by Drama AND SOME CIC

Drama AND SOME CIC would Ideally like someone who is used to grant applications and raising funds or who has the appropriate transferable skills.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07732 563373

Help local children build their own woodland arts centre!

by The Parakeet CIC

Children and their families are invited to come and build (yes, we did say build!) their own arts centre, made from recycled wood and their own imaginations! Working together with constructive play experts Woodland Tribe CIC, children will be given hammers, saws, nails, and freedom to create an extraordinary woodland arts centre, a space designed to let their imaginations take them wherever they want to go. After the completion of the structure, artists will run Create & Explore sessions, which will be interactive, fun and spontaneous, full of music, theatre, making, playing and exploring. Weaving together made-up magic and forest play complete with toasted marshmallows, campfire, songs and storytelling. Volunteers may be asked to support children to use the tools, but will otherwise be responsible for welcoming, stewarding, manning the box office, helping to set-up or take down at the start/end of each day. A one-hour training session will be available beforehand.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07947 633686
map Warley Woods, 101 Lightwoods Hill, Smethwick, B67 5ED

Make a difference with some fun and games!

by Wednesbury Fellowship of the Disabled

Wednesbury Fellowship of the Disabled needs a few helping hands to set up tables and chairs for meetings; help communicate, stimulate and interact with members; support the physically less able members to take part in physical activities and help the committee in presenting activities and developing new ones.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 556 0010
map The Masonic Hall Lower Russel Street, Wednesbury, WS10 7AZ

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