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Community Impact Bucks Volunteer Opportunities

Community Connector Volunteer – Rural Research

Aim of the role:

Community Impact Bucks supports rural communities in Buckinghamshire and to help us develop our services and make sure the needs of rural communities are considered by all sectors, we are conducting a countywide research project, Rural Voices, during 2022.

For us to really understand how to support and develop rural communities, we need to gather as much information as possible about the current and emerging needs, and the experiences and issues that matter most to residents living in rural areas.

We know the best way to consult with people living in rural communities is to have one-to-one conversations. We are recruiting a team of volunteers who are living, working, or studying across Buckinghamshire’s rural communities, to conduct conversations with friends, family, colleagues, neighbours, team mates – we would like lots of opinions from people you meet.

Feedback from the survey will help us target our support where it will really make a difference and ultimately will help create better connected communities in rural Buckinghamshire.

Reporting to:

Helen Archer, VCSE And Community Development Manager

Start date:

As soon as possible

Assignment length:

This is a short-term volunteer role for the months of May – September.

We are offering 30 minutes online information sessions to find out more about the role:

Following which Volunteers are asked to attend a 2-hour online training session:

On competition of the training, Volunteers will have up to 6 week to conduct the one-to-one interviews.  There is full flexible within the 6-week period with interviews based on your availability but must be completed by the end of August 2022.

Location:

From home online or in the local community – you decide what suits you.

Main tasks:

This role will be to support Community Impact Bucks in researching the local area

  • Attend Virtual Training Session.
  • Identify residents in local rural community to participate in the survey – this can be friends, family, neighbours, or colleagues.
  • Arrange and conduct one to one interviews with residents in rural areas in Buckinghamshire. These can be conducted over the phone, online or face to face. Ideally a minimum of 10 interviews to be conducted.
  • Feedback from Survey to be uploaded onto Survey Monkey / Google Form.

Skills and experience:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and face-to-face
  • Good PC skills (Office, internet, databases) and willingness to learn about other technology applications

What we can offer you:

  • Opportunity to support your community
  • Maintain or refresh your skills and experience
  • Add experience to your CV if relevant
  • Be part of a team in Community Impact Bucks
  • Full induction and training over video link
  • Reimbursement of reasonable, pre-approved out-of-pocket expenses
  • Free place provided at any online CIB-run training course/event relevant to this role

What you will need:

You will need to be able to access a computer, internet connection and have a basic knowledge of using Survey Monkey / Google Forms. All meetings will either be done virtually over Zoom or via phone call.

Additional information:

1 reference required from someone (not a family member) who has known you for at least 2 years and has agreed to act as a referee.  They should preferably be someone who has known you in another volunteering role, or a current/previous employer.

Get in touch:

If you think this volunteer opportunity could be for you, please contact: Helen Archer helen.archer@communityimpactbucks.org.uk  for more information.

 

Specialist HR Volunteer 

  • Are you ready for a new challenge?
  • Are you eager to use your skills to make a difference to communities across Buckinghamshire?
  • Do you have experience and expertise in Human Resources and People Management?
  • Are you looking to refresh your professional skills, or apply them to a new venture?

We could have the answer. Community Impact Bucks is seeking to recruit a specialist HR volunteer to join our team.

The Role

This is an exciting time at Community Impact Bucks, and we are looking for a bright and dynamic individual to help Community Impact Bucks to provide an HR information and advisory service to local charities and community groups. This will be a key role to support the team.

You will be working alongside the VCSE and Community Development Officer provide one-to one support sessions and/or training on a broad range of subjects including employee relations, recruitment and selection, HR administration and general HR advice.

You will also assist in the development of HR resources that Community Impact Bucks can utilise to provide support for local VCSEs.

Hours and times can be flexible to suit your needs as well as ours, but we are ideally looking for someone who can commit to a minimum of 5 hours a month.   Volunteering will be mostly from home although there may be some opportunities to volunteer from our office in Monks Risborough (during opening hours).  There will be occasional ‘in person’ delivery of advice sessions/training in the community supported by a VCSE and Community Development Officer.

Interested?

For more information download the volunteer role description.

If you think this opportunity could be for you, please contact Debi Game, Head of VCSE and Community Development on debi@communityimpactbucks.org.uk or phone 0300 111 1250 for more information.

 

Group Gardening

Voluntary Opportunity

Under our Group Gardening scheme which runs throughout Bucks, volunteers work as a team to carry out various gardening projects in clients’ gardens, supervised by the Community Impact Bucks gardening team leader. We always need more gardening volunteers to do valuable work and, drawing on each other’s knowledge and experience, there is always a great sense of camaraderie.

Both novice and experienced gardeners are welcome.

The scheme offers a great opportunity to learn new skills, be more physically active, make new friends and have fun whilst making a big difference to people’s lives.

For more information, click to download the role description or contact Samantha Hardy on 01844 617233 or samantha@communityimpactbucks.org.uk

Gardening 1:1

Voluntary Opportunity

Elderly and disabled people throughout Bucks need help to maintain their gardens. Through our Gardening 1:1 programme, we match our clients with volunteers who are able to tend the garden of somebody who needs help with garden maintenance.

Volunteers do not need to be experts, just lots of enthusiasm. Tasks could include:

  • Clearance of overgrown gardens
  • General gardening maintenance
  • Decorative, defensive and sensory planting
  • Cleaning of paths and patios

For more information, click to download the role description or contact Samantha Hardy on 01844 617233 or samantha@communityimpactbucks.org.uk

Volunteer Drivers - Aylesbury

Could you be a volunteer driver for a couple of hours a week? Join our new community transport scheme offering help to Aylesbury residents who are unable to access the bus to take them to the hospital or doctors. Drivers can claim 45p per mile for all volunteer journeys, plus any parking costs. Training and support will be provided by the scheme coordinator. You can commit as much or as little time as you want to fit in with your week. For more information download the role description here or email drivers@communityimpactbucks.org.uk

Pub Lunch Volunteer Coordinators urgently needed in Chalfont St Peter and Ludgershall.

New and exciting project urgently needs Volunteer Lunch Club Coordinators to work with our County Coordinator to support a Pub Lunch in Chalfont St Peter and Ludgershall. The Pub Lunch is for the more mature residents in our community, usually those over 65 years old and especially those living in isolation. This is a social event, a great opportunity to meet friends and make new friends, which adds to improve mental health and wellbeing.

If you have two – three hours a month, like meeting people and want to make a real difference in your local community then this role is for you!

If you are interested, please contact Lew for an informal chat on: 01844 617229 or email: Lew@communityimpactbucks.org.uk

Please look at the Job Roles

 Chalfont St Peter Job Role – Here

Ludgershall Job Role – Here

Other Bucks Charity Vacancies

You can also find other volunteer vacancies via the Volunteer Matching Service

Spark2life is looking for Volunteer Mentors and Coaching Support Staff

  • Are you passionate about children & young people and from an ethnically diverse background, Living in Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury & High Wycombe)?
  • Are you a stay-at-home Mum or Dad, retired and looking for something meaningful and want to make a real difference in the life children & young people?
  • We work with children from ethnically diverse backgrounds and sometimes disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • We offer free AQA accreditation in Wholistic Mentoring & free DBS check
  • Working hours: 1 hour per week; During school hours, (Term Time Only)
  • Working Period: 3 months in Primary School; 3 months in Secondary School
  • Employment terms: Voluntary.
  • Travelling expenses paid at current government rate.

We offer opportunities, to ethnically diverse young people, which are not necessarily afforded to them. Due to the nature of the role, we seek applications from relatable candidates and therefore we are specifically looking for people who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Click here for information poster and for further information please contact Micheline: micheline@spark2life.co.uk Mobile: 078 1599 3745

Closing date 31 October.

Spark2Life looking for Case-working Coordinator – Paid Role

JOB PURPOSE: To take responsibility for and oversee projects in line with the vision and mission of Spark2Life and line manage Spark2Life staff. Spark2Life is a Project of the Greenleaf Trust. We work with young people who are struggling with issues of identity, reputation, postcode wars and knife and gun crime. We work with young people in schools, Youth Offending Teams, Pupil Referral Units.

POST TITLE: Spark2Life Case-working Coordinator: Buckinghamshire Base

9-month Fixed Term Contract – Until 31st March 2023 highly likely to be extended for another year. Full-Time 37.5hrs per week.

Flexible working hours required 8am – 6pm

Salary: £25,000 – £27,500 Pro rata

For more information download the Job Specification Here or email: admin@spark2life.co.uk 

Closing date: 30 September

Calibre Audio -Volunteering Opportunities

Are you looking for some library experience?Calibre Audio brings the joy of audiobooks to anyone struggling to access print.  We feel passionately that a print disability, or any difficulty in holding a book, should not be a barrier to the pleasure and enrichment of reading.  Everyone, no matter their personal social or financial circumstances, deserves to immerse themselves in a good book, and unleash the power of their imagination.

We are looking for a volunteer to work in the Editorial Department on our library management system and to carry out other administrative task as required. Ideally you will have some experience of library databases and an eye for detail. The opportunity would be ideal for anyone looking to get into information sciences, librarianship or publishing, or anyone who has previously worked in a library. The person specification for this role includes:

  • Experience of a library management system (Symphony or similar)
  • Good attention to detail
  • Experience of working with Excel spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of or interest in books
  • Ability to volunteer 1 to 2 days a week

Please contact Emma Scott on 01296 432339 to find out more. Training and travel expenses will be provided. Two references will also be required.

Calibre Audio, New Road, Weston Turville,

Aylesbury, HP22 5XQ (next to the Holiday Inn)

Closing Date:  28th October 2022

Calibre Audio - Volunteer Gardening Assistant

Volunteer Gardening Assistant

 

Aim of volunteering role:

We are looking for a garden support volunteer, to assist with light gardening duties when our gardener is not on duty. You would not be required to mow the lawn or use any heavy machinery.

If you have any repair skills, that would be a bonus, as from time to time we need help with small DIY jobs in the office.

The number of hours worked to be discussed with the volunteer.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Watering and feeding plants, trees, and shrubs.
  • Hand weeding and cutting back the flower and shrub borders and hedging.
  • Maintaining good access e.g., path maintenance.
  • General help around the office with small DIY jobs.

Place of work:
Calibre Audio Head Office Site.

Skills Required:

  • Interest in and commitment to the work of the Charity.
  • Relatively good physical fitness.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

References:
Two references required.

If you are interested in this volunteer role, please contact Sally at the following email address: volunteering@calibre.org.uk

Closing date: end of October 2022.

Heart of Bucks- Join our Trustee Board

We are currently seeking new trustees to join our board and engage in the leadership, administration and governance of Heart of Bucks.

Our trustees are fundamental in contributing to the strategic direction of our organisation and provide valuable advice and support to both board members and staff.

Our board meet five times a year, with meetings usually held at our offices in Weston Turville during the day. Trustees may also be asked to attend occasional evening and weekend events.

We hope that our trustees would also be involved in a committee that is the closest match for their skills or could support Heart of Bucks with specific projects, utilising their professional skill or expertise.

We estimate that these commitments will take up approximately five hours per month.

We encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. It would be preferred if you live in, work in or are closely connected with Buckinghamshire. If you feel there may be barriers that could prevent you from otherwise supporting us as a trustee, please do get in touch for an informal discussion.

To read the full role description please click here.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to info@heartofbucks.org.

Our trustee recruitment is ongoing and there is currently no deadline.

Buckinghamshire Food Partnership looking for a Partnership Coordinator paid role.

The Buckinghamshire Food Partnership is a recently established independent charity working for a more sustainable food system throughout the county. We work with partners in the voluntary and community sector, local authority, and business, to facilitate change on all aspects of the food system, from farm to fork.

As a member of the Sustainable Food Places Network we apply knowledge and best practice from across the country to our work on the ground here in Buckinghamshire.

We are currently looking for a Partnership Coordinator to join our small, dedicated team. You will:

  • be passionate about, and ideally experienced working in sustainable food issues, particularly in the context of Buckinghamshire
  • be good at engaging and building relationships with food stakeholders from all sectors of society (e.g. local businesses, local authority, and grassroots community groups)
  • excel at fostering good peer-to-peer knowledge exchange networks, helping our partnership members collaborate, learn from each other and good practice elsewhere in the country, and grow local food action into system-wide change across Buckinghamshire

The role is part time, 3 days per week (ideally Mon-Weds) and is fixed term for two years (with extension subject to funding).

We welcome applicants considering job share, and other flexible working arrangements will be considered case by case as we seek to be an equitable employer.

The salary is £26,500 – £28,500 pro rata (upper level awarded for exceptional / experienced candidates).

We can offer you a supportive, friendly working environment, where you will be central to delivering our charitable objectives and we will be committed to supporting your training and professional development.

The closing date for applications is 09:00am, Monday 8th August 2022. Successful candidates will be invited to interview the week commencing 15th August 2022.

For an informal discussion about the role, contact Sam Cartwright samcartwright@bucksfoodpartnership.org.

For full details of the role and how to apply, please see here.

Talkback Volunteer opportunities in High Wycombe & Aylesbury

Whether you have a passion for drama or an interest in the arts, skills in woodwork, would like to help people be more active or want to hear more about how you can get involved, please get in touch. We can help find the right role for you.

Drama Group Volunteer

Aylesbury Tuesdays between 9.30 – 3.30

We are seeking a volunteer to work with our drama group to support the group leaders, helping members to have fun and get as much from the group as possible.

We would love to hear from anyone with-

  • Drama/creative arts experience.
  • The ability to enable people to express themselves through drama and encourage confidence.
  • Inclusive and person-centred approach
  • Technical skills e.g. set building

Volunteer to support with woodwork/Accessible Workshop

Aylesbury Tuesdays and/or Thursdays between 9.30 and 3.30 or opportunities soon in High Wycombe. We are looking for a volunteer to help at our social enterprise, the Accessible workshop. We are looking for someone who has knowledge, interest or experience of DIY, woodworking, craft or trade skills.

General volunteer

Aylesbury or High Wycombe between 9.30 and 3.30 various weekdays

We need volunteers to be able to keep giving our Talkback members the opportunities they deserve!

Could you make a real difference to people’s lives while having fun, making new friends, and learning new skills along the way?

Volunteers will need to undertake a DBS – Talkback will arrange this.

You may have experience of supporting people with a learning disability or autism though this is not essential. You will need to have a calm and flexible approach.

In return we offer:

  • Trial session
  • Full induction and ongoing support and supervision
  • Comprehensive training package

For more information about any of the above role please email: Anna.hinton@talkback-uk.com

View our Volunteer Flyer – Here

Closing Date 30 September.

The pastures church needs volunteer support two projects

TODDLERS TEAM – Family Support Workers

To help support the smooth running of the Toddlers session each week supporting families, childminders & children and connect to enjoy the sessions. Thursdays 9am – 12.00noon.

 SUMMARY             

Be part of creating a warm and friendly environment for people to connect. This may include setting up chairs and tables for crafts, setting up and leading activities or helping to serve refreshments.

 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Regularly attend the session you commit to
  • Help to set up the space and pack away
  • Conversation and engagement with people attending the group
  • Support people relationally
  • Serve them practically
MOVERS AND SHAKERS TEAM – Support Workers

To help support the smooth running of the Movers and Shakers session each week supporting over 55’s connect and enjoy the activities of the lunch club.

 SUMMARY                    

Be part of creating a warm and friendly environment for people to meet together. This may include setting up chairs and tables for activities or lunch, running group activities or facilitating exercises, quizzes and serving refreshments. Wednesdays 10am – 1.30pm.

 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Regularly attend the session you commit to
  • Help to set up the space and pack away
  • Conversation and engagement with people attending the group
  • Support people relationally
  • Serve them practically

If you are interest in any of the above roles please email Ant Lee on antlee@thepastureschurch.org

Closing date 30 September.

1st Radnage Scouts urgently needs volunteers various roles available

1st Radnage Scouts has been delivering exciting and rewarding activities for 59 years to Young People within Radnage and the local surrounding areas. Our HQ is located in a beautiful part of the Buckinghamshire Countryside, and we are passionate about being outdoors. Our HQ enables us to deliver on this with places to camp, light fires, hang a hammock and study the stars in the clear skies. Our goal has always been to offer young people opportunities that may not be presented to them outside of Scouts and to provide them with the skills to be confident in becoming the best they can be.

 Section Leader – Plan and deliver sessions to Young People with help from the Assistant Section Leader.

Assistant Section Leader – Plan and deliver sessions to Young People alongside the Section leader.

Section assistant – Helps deliver sessions on a regular basis alongside the Section and Assistant Section Leaders.

  • Training for the roles are 5 online courses which take about 30 mins each to complete and involve watching a video and answering questions.
  • A days First Aid training is required for Section and Assistant Section Leaders.
  • A DBS will also be required.

If you have a passion for working with young people and want to know more about volunteering for 1st Radnage Scouts, please email Craig for an informal discussion on: radnage@chilternvalescouts.org.uk

Closing date 30 September

The Aylesbury British Muslims Association – requires volunteer marketing personnel

The Aylesbury British Muslims Association (ABMA) is a small organisation celebrating the Diversity of the Muslim community. A Non-denominational/theological organization. Improving Access to Healthcare, wellbeing, Education, and Employment. A Signposting Platform identifying and engaging, with the needs of this community.

Need

  • Help needed to design a logo for the ABMA.
  • Assistance with the website (create a sign posting platform)
  • Assist with managing subscriptions
  • Help with Facebook media pages and Marketing.

AimWe want local people to sign up and tell us their stories, artists, poets, landscaping, musicians, skilled and non-skilled professionals, and even carers! Anyone who is a local, from chefs to shopkeepers, residents of Aylesbury, Bucks, to show pride in their heritage and share in our community.

Visit our website – https://theaylesburybritishmuslimsasso.godaddysites.com/

ContactNageena Ahmed would like to hear from you, communication by text is good; to arrange a date and time to call and have informal chat. Please email Nageena @ naginaahmed@googlemail.com

I will happily interview by zoom

Post is for Approximately 2 hrs per week – in your own time with some zoom ‘catch up’ time for sharing ideas and progress.

Flexible; 15 – 20-minute touch base – preferably zoom,

Date needed by 11.7.2022 – can extend to August.

Beacon Villages Community Library Recruiting Volunteers - Various Roles Available

BVCL is run by the community for the community, with expert support and guidance from our library manager. Our aim is to provide access to books, learning, literature, and entertainment, to provide local information and to support the wider community across the Beacon Villages (Pitstone, Ivinghoe, Cheddington, Slapton, Marsworth, Edlesborough and the surrounding areas). BVCL is inclusive and open to all.

Opens on the following hours

  • Tuesday – 2pm– 5pm
  • Wednesday – 10am – 12noon
  • Thursday – 2pm – 7pm
  • Friday – 2pm – 7pm
  • Saturday 10am – 1pm

Various roles available with flexible opportunities, full training will be offered to volunteers.

The Roles:

Volunteer Supervisor – Click here for Role Description.

Counter Assistant – Click here for Role Description.

Volunteer Shelver – Click here for Role Description.

If you have some free time and is interested in any of the above roles and want to support your local library, please email: info@bvcl.org.uk or Tel- 01296 387890 for an informal chat.

Closing date 30 September.

Citizens Advice Bucks recruiting volunteers in Aylesbury, Buckingham, Chesham & High Wycombe – various roles available.

Enquiry Adviser

An Enquiry Adviser provides information and advice to help our clients online, over the phone or face to face – to explore the issues that they need help with and find the information and advice that they need to solve their problems.  Please view the Role Description.

Session Support Volunteer

Citizens Advice Bucks is looking for support to help us deliver our daily advice sessions across the county.  We are looking for people with admin experience or a keen interest in learning how to support members of the public to access the advice they need to resolve the issues they face. Please view the Role Description.

If you are interested in any of the above roles, please email admin@cabucks.org.uk for more information or complete the Application Form in the link.

Closing date 30 September.

Tools with a Mission (TWAM)- volunteering opportunities

TWAM are a Christian charity that collects unwanted usable tools, refurbishes them, sorts them into trade tool kits and sends them to the developing world for livelihood creation.

We send around 18 containers filled with a total of around 225 tonnes of tools every year. These tools range from sewing machines and knitting machines to carpentry tools and mechanics tools.

As our roles do cover most of England and Wales, it is more difficult to get groups of volunteers together .

We  have new Volunteering Roles available for which we need volunteers from all over England and Wales:

Tool Ambassador – more info here.

County coordinator – more info here

Community Champion – more info here

Community Ambassador – more info here

Church Ambassador – more info here

Mental Health Workers - One Eighty

Mental Health Workers – One Eighty

FT and PT hours available

£20,000 – £25,000 depending on role 

 

Due to continued growth we are recruiting for Mental Health Workers to deliver interventions to vulnerable young people and their families in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. 

 

Do you have a passion for improving young people’s mental health? 

Do you want to work somewhere that values time for creative thinking? 

Do you enjoy a collaborative environment where you work alongside colleagues and other professionals? 

 

If so, one of our unique roles might be for you! 

 

We deliver tailored group and one-to-one interventions to young people struggling to engage in education. We believe all young people should have access to education that is right for them, and our interventions break down barriers to this.  

 

Factors affecting our young people include: trauma, autism, low mood, anxiety, emotional based school avoidance. 

  

We offer CBT and DBT training, 25 days’ holiday, bank holidays and 2 weeks off as extra over Christmas, and most importantly a rewarding role that is different every day. 

 

For further information and to apply go to our website: https://one-eighty.org.uk/career-opportunities or send us an email at  recruitment@one-eighty.org.uk

 

This is an open advert and applications will be reviewed as they are received so an early application is advised.

 

Volunteering opportunities - Action4Youth

Current Vacancies at Action4Youth

You don’t have to have charity experience to work with Action4Youth, but you do need a desire to take on new challenges that help make a difference to young people’s lives.

We are always looking for talented, passionate and motivated people to help us achieve a better life and future for young people in Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes.

We offer a range of job opportunities across all our teams and details of our current vacancies can be viewed below.

Office Volunteer

Part-time position –  10-15 hours per week.

A brief overview of the role – To assist with the smooth running of the office, to provide administrative and general day to day office support to the HR and Admin Manager and the wider team.

The advert will stay open until we appoint someone to this role.

To apply or for an informal chat, please contact jan.knight@action4youth.org or call 0300 003 2334.

 

Volunteer Youth Worker

Part-time position.  The Junction is open seven evenings a week from 3.30pm – 9.00pm and we would be grateful for a regular commitment to working with the young people who attend The Junction.

A brief overview of the role – The Volunteer Youth Worker will assist the Action4Youth core staff team to run activities for young people aged 11 – 18 years (up to 25 with Special Educational Needs). The programme runs across seven days per week with hours ranging from 3.30pm – 9.00pm. The groups include a mixture of young people from different backgrounds, some of whom may have disabilities or additional needs.  The Volunteer Youth Worker will help register and supervise young people and ensure that sessions run safely. The activities are free for all young people.

We will keep the advert open until we appoint several volunteers.

To apply , please contact jan.knight@action4youth.org or call 0300 003 2334.  For an informal chat, please contact Steven Mann steven.mann@action4youth.org  or call 07767 62148.

 

More details regarding the roles can be found at https://www.action4youth.org/work-with-us/

 

Female & Male Volunteer Advocates - the Sexual Assault & Abuse Support Service in Aylesbury Vale & Milton Keynes

You’ll support survivors of sexual abuse people to make decisions and have their voice heard. You’ll secure people’s rights, such as accessing services and ensure that people are involved in their own care and support planning.

You might support people with decisions around housing, benefits, care planning, medical decisions, and financial planning.

It can be a varied role and might include:

  • Active listening
  • Exploring options to help people make decisions about their own lives
  • Assisting people to secure their rights to the help they need
  • Enabling people to self-advocate and represent themselves,
  • Representing a person and speaking up on their behalf
  • Helping people access services

For further details  please download the Role Description.

Please download Volunteer Information Pack

To apply, please complete the Volunteer Application Form and send it to: support@avmksaass.org.uk 

The advert will stay open until we appoint someone to this role.

Trustees - Chiltern Child Contact Centre

Trustees – Chiltern Child Contact Centre

If you are interested in the work of the centre and would like to volunteer as a trustee, please contact us by emailing recruit@chilternchildcontactcentre.org.uk

The trustees meet 4/5 evenings per year in Amersham.  We are especially interested in recruiting people with skills in media/ marketing/ advertising and fundraising.

The advert will stay open until we appoint someone to this role.

Part Time Events Fundraising Co-ordinator - Stokenchurch Dog Rescue

We are looking for someone who enjoys working in events and fundraising and who feels passionately about our charity’s cause.

Stokenchurch Dog Rescue CIO is a great local charity. Can you help us raise money to rescue and rehome dogs in our care by developing and delivering a range of new and sustainable fund-raising events and activities that will generate income through attendance, sponsorship and commercial partnership.

This role is part-time: 5-10 hours a week, £8.91/ hour.

If you would like to apply for this role please see our website for more information including a job description and an application form.

If you would like to discuss the role, please email Joycemarriott@btinternet.com

Please note previous applicants need not apply.

The advert will stay open until we appoint someone.

STOKE MANDEVILLE COMMUNITY CENTRE NEEDS YOUR HELP

Stoke Mandeville Village Community Association (SMVCA) committee is looking to recruit volunteers to form a new committee to take over the day-to-day management and maintenance of the community centre from 1st August 2022.

The centre is very popular and well patronised by numerous groups from the surrounding area. Not only do we have a large number of regular hirers we also have many hirers using the facilities at weekends.

Please download Committee JD Here

Download Treasures Tasks Here

For further information please contact us on our email: smvca@btconnect.com

Sport in Mind – Sessional Volunteers

Do you want to give back to your local community and help support adults with mental health challenges become more active to support their recovery and well-being?

Sport in Mind are a mental health sports charity who run free, weekly physical activity sessions for participants who are experiencing mental health problems to aid recovery, promote mental wellbeing, improve physical health, combat social isolation and empower people to move their lives forward in a positive direction.

We are looking for volunteers across Buckinghamshire to help support us in the delivery of our sessions. They run at the same time every week and range from Tai Chi to yoga to Tennis and Badminton! The sessions are welcoming, engaging and focused on participants enjoying the movement and the social benefits that come from sport. We deliver sessions in Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Buckingham, Chesham, High Wycombe and Marlow. Check out our timetable for sessions close to you that you could assist with – Buckinghamshire Timetable.

 

If you are interested, please contact beth.marriott@sportinmind.org for some more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Drivers for BucksVision

Do you enjoy driving? Why not combine the good you can do through volunteering with a chance to explore your local area, engaging in good conversation, by driving blind and partially sighted people from their homes to local activities using your own vehicle?

What you will be doing?

Drive to BucksVision social groups and activities; sighted guiding.

What skills and experience are needed?

  • Friendly and professional attitude, reliable and punctual
  • Willingness to work independently
  • Full Driver’s License
  • Valid MOT certificate and proof of insurance

What will you gain from the role?

  • A chance to make a difference
  • Sense of purpose
  • Build confidence, and improve wellbeing
  • Working with people with sight loss

What support will be given?

  • Induction
  • Training Day, including sight loss awareness and sighted guiding
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Expenses
  • Support from your Volunteer Manager and local Divisional volunteers.

Volunteers can apply via our website https://bucksvision.co.uk/support/Volunteer-for-us

For more information contact: volunteering@bucksvision.co.uk Or call 01296 487 556

Deadline for application: September 2022

Connection Support need Volunteer Befrienders

Prevent isolation in your community become a befriender

We all need a helping hand or listening ear – sometimes more so due to health, isolation or recovery following an operation. Local charity, Connection Support, are looking for volunteer befrienders to support their Prevention Matters clients to build a more fulfilling life in Buckinghamshire.

Prevention Matters help adults regain confidence, maintain independence and help them get out and about. The Community Support Workers support clients by finding help, signposting to other services, connect with others in the local community and provide encouragement to get involved in social events.

How you can make a difference to people’s lives as a Prevention Matters volunteer

  • Increase or maintain social links such as attend local events, transport to coffee mornings
  • Accompany clients on GP or hospital appointments
  • Teach clients new digital skills such as email, Skype or how to search the web.
  • Practical support in the garden or a spot of DIY in their home
  • Assistance with hoarding disorder
  • Support to a carer who is feeling isolated.

Connection Support feel that nobody can do everything but everyone can do something so volunteering is flexible to suit you.

For a chat about becoming a volunteer befriender with Connection Support please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator in Buckinghamshire on 01296 484322 or email  via volunteers@connectionsupport.org.uk  Further details can be found on connectionsupport.org.uk/volunteer.

COVID-19 DETECTION DOGS RESEARCH NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

Arctech Innovation, a spin-out company of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, is collaborating with the Medical Detection Dogs charity on research to see whether dogs can detect COVID-19 on humans, and we’re looking for volunteers to help us.

We need volunteers (aged 16 and older) who would be willing to be screened by the dogs to help validate our research.

We’re looking for people experiencing COVID-like symptoms, have had close-contact with a COVID-positive individual or a positive Lateral Flow Test.

Volunteers will need to travel to the location of the dog screening exercise (3 Millfield Greenway Business Park, Winslow Road, Great Horwood, Milton Keynes MK17 0NP) and they will be provided with a PCR test to confirm the dog’s indication.

If you are interested in volunteering to support this research, please fill in the consent form by visiting https://is.gd/c19dogsSTEV.

To receive further information, please email c19dogs@arctechinnovation.com or call us at +44 (0)20 3105 3522.

Closing date: Monday 15th August 2022

Chair of Prestwood Nature (voluntary, part time)

Prestwood Nature is the local environment group for the central Chilterns region. We are a small registered charity that aims to enhance the natural environment through involving local people. We restore and maintain several small local sites; organise guided walks, survey for butterflies; arrange talks and events, produce a newsletter and keep records of local wildlife. For more information see our website.

Our current Chair will stand down in November after her final three year term. We are looking for a new Chair with an interest in nature and knowledge of Prestwood and the local environment to take on the role. The ideal candidate will have good ideas for the future of Prestwood Nature and the ability to lead a team and build consensus. It’s not necessary to be an expert in everything – the Council of Trustees and other volunteers will also provide expertise and support. The role of the Chair is to keep everyone working together, towards our common goal. Previous experience of chairing meetings in a professional or voluntary context would be helpful. As with many voluntary roles the time commitment can vary according to how much you want to put in, but two hours a week on average is an approximate guide.

If you’d like to find out more, please contact admin@prestwoodnature.org to arrange an informal discussion about what is involved.

If you’d like to apply, please send an email setting out your interest in and what you feel you would bring to Prestwood Nature to admin@prestwoodnature.org by 15 September.

Trustee of Prestwood Nature

Prestwood Nature is a small volunteer-led registered charity that engages local people to enhance local nature. We restore and maintain local sites; organise walks, talks and events, produce a newsletter and keep wildlife records (see our website).

We have a Council (of Trustees) which provides management and leadership of PN. We are keen to find four new Trustees with an interest in nature and knowledge of Prestwood and the local environment. The ideal candidate will be keen to help lead PN while also helping out with practical matters they enjoy (eg communications, social media or website management, organising events, engaging members, developing new projects etc) together with the Chair and other volunteers. We welcome everyone and are keen to involve young people. As with other voluntary roles, the time commitment may vary according to how much you want to put in, but two hours a week on average is an approximate guide. Roles are for three years, renewable once.

If you’d like to find out more, please contact treasurer@prestwoodnature.org to arrange an informal discussion about what is involved.

To apply, please send an email setting out what you feel you would bring to Prestwood Nature to admin@prestwoodnature.org by 15 September.

FoodCycle - volunteering opportunities

FoodCycle Volunteer- Transform surplus food into free community meals

Part Time: Tuesday afternoon/ evenings. No minimum commitment- you can come as often or as little as you’d like!

Every Tuesday evening, FoodCycle Aylesbury brings the community to share free community meals. Our doors are open to anyone in need of a nutritional, vegetarian, sit down meal and great conversation. Many of our guests are very vulnerable and rely on our meals for a sense of community and to build friendship- we believe no one should go hungry or lonely!

We need enthusiastic volunteers to transform donated surplus food into delicious 3-course menus, serve and share in conversation with our guests!

Here are our volunteering roles:

Project Leaders*(various times on Tuesday afternoon) – our senior volunteers who commit to leading sessions regularly. We couldn’t do FoodCycle without our Project Leaders! More info here: https://foodcycle.org.uk/volunteer-roles/project-leader/

Cooking volunteers (Tuesdays 4pm-8.30pm) – working as a team, creating a 3-course meal using the donated surplus food in a “Ready Steady Cook” style test of imagination!

Hosting volunteers (Tuesdays 5pm-8.30pm) – working as a team to serve a delicious meal and share conversation with our guests- helping to strengthen and build a resilient community.

*Project Leaders commit to volunteering once a month, but there is no minimum commitment for Cooking and Hosting volunteers- you can volunteer as frequently or infrequently as you like!

​You can find out more about our volunteering roles by clicking here: https://foodcycle.org.uk/volunteer-roles/

Please contact Emily at Emily@foodcycle.org.uk if you have any questions.