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Support us delivering fun activities for young children

by Wednesbury Rugby Club

Support the Whippersnappers Lead Coach, help introduce the children to new experiences in play and activity. No need to even know about Rugby! You will be supported. Open to everyone, extremely rewarding opportunity.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07368 267091
map Wednesbury Rugby Club, Woden Road North, Wednesbury, WS10 9NP

Share your passion for sport with EVERYONE!

by Midland Mencap

People with a disability tend to face huge barriers to participate in sport and physical activity – from inadequate facilities, to lack of opportunities. Midland Mencap aspire to improve and increase the opportunities and experiences of those with learning disabilities in sport and physical activity, to benefit them physically, socially, and mentally. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us deliver accessible sports sessions across the Midlands. What would I be doing? • Assisting and leading the delivery of sport activities in a fun, inclusive and engaging manner • Helping to create and deliver session plans meeting the needs of the participants • Ensuring the safety of participants, as well as yourself, during sessions • Registering attendance of the participants • Creating positive relationships with citizens, families, carers, and colleagues

Minimum age: 16+

phone 0121 442 2944

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

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

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

Like the fresh air? Help maintain our allotment

by Dorothy Parkes Centre

We need several people to help maintain a large community allotment plot in Bearwood.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 558 2998
map Bearwood Allotments Dale St, Smethwick, B66 4HX

Could you boost a child's confidence with Martial Arts instruction?

by Ileys Community Association

We work with newly/recently arrived families and refugee whose children need support. We can arrange sessions for various groups according to the availability of the volunteers. We are open 7 days a week, except public holidays.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07763796677 or 01214483940
map Victoria Park Skill Centre, Smethwick, B66 3PU

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