Volunteer Café AssistantCan you spare a few hours to help in our Community Café? We are looking for people who are friendly and approachable to assist with a range of task such as the preparation of hot and cold food and drinks, till operation and general cleaning. You don’t need to have café experience just a willingness to learn. We will provide training relevant to the role. For a copy of the role description please click link below. Volunteer Role Description - Cafe Assistant For a copy of the Volunteers Application Form please click link below. Volunteer Application Form
Volunteer Stay and Play Group Helper – Crackers Stay and Play GroupCrackers Stay and Play Group runs at St John’s Centre each Wednesday during term time. This is a successful group providing families with children aged 0 – 4 years a place to meet. Parents and carers have the chance to socialise whilst children have the opportunity to play and mix with others of a similar age. From September 2016 we need volunteers to help in a variety of ways. This includes helping to set up and tidy away, meeting and greeting families as they arrive, preparing snacks and drinks, preparing and facilitating a craft activity and leading story and singing time. You don’t need to have a qualification in childcare but a willingness to help and support is essential. For a copy of the role description please click below. Volunteer Role Description - Stay and Play Group Alternatively you can download an application form here. Volunteer Application Form
Befriender - Befriending ProjectThere are many older people who are lonely and living in isolation across Kingstanding and this affects their health and quality of life dramatically. The support offered by our befrienders gives them companionship and the opportunity to talk to someone on a regular basis. Befriending can include:
- Home visiting - to offer clients the chance for a friendly, uplifting visit within their own home.
- Phone Calls - Weekly, fortnightly or monthly telephone calls to offer a friendly chat.
- Letter Writing - Offering an alternative to friendly phone calls, letter writing allows our volunteers interact with our befriending service users via letter.
Volunteer Generalist Advisor and Volunteer Advisor (Form Completion) - BREATHEWe are looking for volunteers to support our new Advice and Advocacy Project (BREATHE). This service will offer free, independent, confidential & impartial support on issues including:
- Benefit & grant information
- Health and Disability support
- Carers Rights & Entitlements information
- Housing Related Support
- Work & Employment Support
- • Application form completion
- Effective Budgeting/Money Management
Volunteer GardnerWe are looking for Volunteer Gardeners to help look after our Community Café and St John’s Centre gardens. We are also working with William H Painter Funeral Directors on College Road to develop and maintain a memorial garden. This garden is at the back of their premises will provide a space where people from the local community can visit, reflect and remember their loved ones who are no longer with them.
Arts and Crafts VolunteerCan you spare a few hours each week to lead our arts and crafts group? We are looking for people with a flair for arts and crafts. Our groups will take place across several sites including our Community Café, St John’s Centre and William H Painter Funeral Directors on College Road. We are currently working with William H Painter Funeral Directors to develop and maintain a memorial garden. We would like to provide local people with the opportunity to make items for the garden which will include personal tributes to their loved ones who have passed away.