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Help to collect, sort and organise items for our swaps and give-away events, such as clothes, books, DVDs and household goods.
Assist in setting up and maintaining our Library of Things.
Engage with members of the public visiting our hub and help to spread our message of sustainable living by encouraging re-use, repurpose and recycling of items and reducing buying new items.
Other straightforward housekeeping tasks as required.
Time Commitment and location:
Initially the volunteer would be needed on one or two days per month, usually a Saturday, to help at our swaps and giveaways. These take place at different community centres around Telford.
We can help by offering transport if that would be a problem.
They would also be invited to attend our regular zoom meetings which take place fortnightly on a Monday evening at 7:30 pm. The time commitment would increase when we have secured a permanent base for our Hub. This will be in Wellington.
We are part of the national network of Climate Emergency Centres and one of the first to be set up.
Our team of trustees are knowledgeable and enthusiastic, ready to support the volunteer in helping to spread our message.
The volunteer will report to our trustees.
They will not be responsible for any other team members.
Initial training will include: Background and Aims of our organisation; a tour of the premises; Volunteer role description and agreement; how to use any relevant equipment; who's who and what they do; health and safety information; problem solving procedures; who will help and supervise them.
No prior training is required.
As the role develops we may offer training and education in various aspects of sustainable living and other basic training such as Health and Safety.
A DBS check will not be required as the volunteer will be working under close supervision of our trustees.
The volunteers experience will be monitored and evaluated by informal briefing and de-briefing sessions.
The volunteer must have a personal commitment and belief in our core message of sustainable living. They do not need extensive knowledge however as this will be gained from working with us. Good communication skills with people attending our hub. Some flexibility as different tasks may be required at different times. We aim to be an inclusive organisation, open to all and encouraging of diversity.
This is an opportunity for anyone with the above skills to get involved in setting up and delivering a unique new service to the people of Telford.
We at Big Local are committed to developing and delivering meaningful projects that our community have asked for.
We need volunteers to drive our Big Local Minibus. 40% of Brookside residents do not have access to transport. We have purchased a minibus to give local people access to opportunities. We already have regular groups using the minibus for day trips, but as the usage grows we will need to grow our volunteer workforce to accommodate this.
- Respond to requests from our Big Local Team.
- Be able to drive and collect and deliver passengers safely
- Respond to requests from Big Local.
- Adhere to Policies and procedures set out by Big Local.
- Receive training
Skills and requirements
- Able to drive, have category D on license or willing and able to undertake Minibus training
- Need to be over 21 years old for insurance purposes
- Hold a full driving license for a minimum of 3 years for insurance purposes
- Volunteers will follow health and safety guidelines and procedures
- Punctuality and reliability
- Volunteers will work off-site transporting local people to and from activities/day trips.
- Volunteers will be working alone so will adhere to the lone working policy and will
complete a risk assessment with staff member.
- Flexible working to fit in with minibus bookings
- No set working pattern due to nature of voluntary role
- Willing to undertake a full enhanced DBS
Training and supervision
- Candidates will undergo an induction so as they are aware and confident to deliver service.
- Risk assessments will be carried out on a regular basis.
- If required minibus training course will be supplied.
- Any other training will be supplied in line with the role.
My Sighted Guide is a service we offer that allows volunteers to become sighted guides. You will undergo training and learn to safely guide someone with sight loss, navigating environments and building self-confidence and increasing social interaction; whilst maintaining dignity and promoting independence.
What does sighted guiding involve?
- Provide sighted guide assistance on a regular basis to people living with sight loss – you will be matched with a suitable partner.
- Agree on when and where you will provide the sighted guide, as part of a mutually agreed activity plan.
- You must undertake all elements of My Sighted Guide training (approximately two days).
- Always maintain professional boundaries and adhere to safeguarding procedures.
- Approx.3 hours per week but variable per needs of individual./p>
What is a Child Contact Centre? It is a friendly, safe and neutral environment where children can meet a parent or other family members they might not otherwise see. Shropshire Child Contact Centres is a registered charity.
Shropshire Child Contact Centres – SCCC – run three Supported Child Contact Centres in Shropshire, and are Accredited Members of the National Association of Child Contact Centres.
SCCC members running the centres are trained volunteers. They are selected by interview, must give references and are DBS checked. Members operate within the SCCC code of practice at every centre.
We are looking for volunteers who can support the contact between child and family member.
The Telford (Wrekin) Contact Centre runs on a Saturday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm from Wellington Methodist Church, New Street, Wellington./p>