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Ukraine Community Support Project Manager - Community Impact Bucks

Ukraine Community Support Project Manager, Community Impact Bucks

28- 35 hours per week (4-5 days)

£32,240 per annum full time equivalent (if part-time, salary will be pro rata to this)

Fixed Term Contract – 9 months with possibility of extension

Working mainly from home with travel around Buckinghamshire.

Could you help Buckinghamshire’s communities, charities and voluntary groups to enable Ukrainian refugees to thrive in the county?

Reporting into our Chief Executive Officer (CEO), this fixed term role will manage Community Impact Bucks’ work coordinating and enabling community action across Buckinghamshire to support Ukrainian refugees moving to the county.

If you have experience managing and delivering community projects and are resourceful, adaptable and able to work in a busy and fast-paced environment, this could be the role for you.

About us

At Community Impact Bucks, we are passionate about helping people to get involved and make a difference in their communities.

  • We support hundreds of communities and causes across Buckinghamshire by helping charities and voluntary groups to be the best they can be – perhaps by helping them find funding, run their organisation or find volunteers.
  • By helping local residents to find volunteering roles, we support people who want to give back to their communities while at the same time help local charities to find the volunteers they may need to support vital services.
  • And through our community services, we help to build strong, resilient communities and directly help people – the elderly, vulnerable and socially isolated – where we see an unmet need.

Our office in Monks Risborough has free parking and good bus and rail links. Our team is currently working mainly from home, but with access to the office when needed.

About you

Passionate and experienced in voluntary and community action, you will have a flexible approach and relish variety in your work. While you may not have in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the work, you will be resourceful and enjoy working in partnership with others, drawing on each other’s skills and experience to find the best solutions.

Skilled at leading projects from ideas stage through to completion, you will manage Community Impact Bucks’ work coordinating and enabling community action across Buckinghamshire to support Ukrainian refugees moving to the county, and be excited to learn and develop your expertise.

An excellent communicator, you enjoy building partnerships and working with people from a variety of backgrounds, with a strong awareness of diversity and inclusion value, and the ability to judge situations and personalities quickly and adapt style accordingly.

Key responsibilities

Key tasks include:

  • Developing networking and support for charities, voluntary & community groups and social enterprises
  • Information sharing through channels including social media, email newsletter and events
  • Needs analysis, gap analysis, and facilitating solutions
  • Enabling and empowering communities, and in particular Ukrainian residents, to develop and provide safe and high quality community activities to meet needs.

Key requirements

  • A self-starter who is able to plan ahead, work independently, be self-motivated and use own initiative.
  • Have a flexible approach, willing to try new things and test effectiveness.
  • A natural collaborator with a positive, solution-focused approach.
  • Experience of successfully leading projects from inception to close-down, including setting realistic delivery timeframes, meeting project objectives, and monitoring and reporting outcomes.
  • Experience of successful partnership working and relationship building with key stakeholders including local authorities, voluntary sector and local communities.
  • Able to work under pressure, multi-task and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent organisational, planning and management skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Able to work outside normal office hours on occasion.

Diversity & Inclusion

Community Impact Bucks is committed to challenging inequality and values the diversity of our communities in Buckinghamshire. We recognise that reflecting that diversity will only ever make our organisation better. We work to ensure an inclusive culture where colleagues feel welcomed and supported to succeed and thrive. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly those from under-represented communities.

If you require any assistance to overcome barriers, please let us know.

How to apply

Please apply via the CharityJob website with a CV and a cover letter explaining how your skills, experience and interests meet the Job Description and Person Specification.

Closing date: 23 May 2022 at 09:00 am.

We would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible, and will be interviewing as we go. Interviews will take place via video call – Teams or Zoom.

Community Impact Bucks Volunteer Opportunities

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 Club Coordinators urgently needed in Stoke Poges

Volunteers urgently needed to work with our County Coordinator to support the Pub Lunch Club in Stoke Poges. The Pub Lunch Club 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 hours a month, like meeting people and want to make a real difference in your local community then this role is for you!

Please look at the Job Description – Here

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

 

Other Bucks Charity Vacancies

Marlow sea cadets needs volunteers

Instructors

“MAKE MORE OF YOUR FREE TIME AND VOLUNTEER WITH MARLOW SEA CADETS”

Marlow Sea Cadets needs volunteers who are happy to roll up their sleeves, get involved and make a positive difference to the lives of young people in the area (aged 9-18).

The unit has lots of roles to match your skills and offers training to help you gain more. Make more of your free time in the evening by showing cadets how to sail, powerboat, kayak or windsurf. Volunteers are also needed to teach first aid, football, mountain biking, navigation and drill.

Volunteers are supported by a network of other volunteers and employees. As a new volunteer, you will receive an induction and will be given training and support to make you feel comfortable in your role. Sea Cadets is always there to provide ongoing help and support. Please click here to register your interest.

Unit Committee Members (Trustee)

“Marlow Sea Cadets is currently looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer to join its Unit Management Team (UMT) to support the management and sustainability of the unit. We are a long-established Sea Cadet Unit that has provided life-changing opportunities for many young people from the local community. Sea Cadet units are managed and run by committed volunteers, The Unit Management Team (UMT) are the units trustees. The UMT is responsible for the running of the unit at a strategic and management level.

The primary purpose of UMT Trustees is to support the Unit chair to manage a safe, effective and successful Sea Cadet unit, this includes health & safety, insurance, fundraising, utilities, the unit minibus, governance and resources/equipment.

Our Unit Management Team meet for approx.1-2 hours on a monthly/bi-monthly basis.” Please click here to register your interest or if you have any question about these roles email Andy marlowscc@gmail.com

Closing date for application 31 July.

Healthwatch Bucks - multiple vacancies available

Healthwatch Bucks have 3 part-time vacancies available:

All roles are for 21 hours per week on permanent contract.

To apply, please fill in our  application form  and send it to zoe@healthwatchbucks.org.uk. We would also like you to complete our Equality & Diversity monitoring form on application (although this is optional).

The closing date for applications is 13th June @ 23:59.

If anyone would like an informal conversation, please contact Zoe McIntosh by emailing zoe@healthwatchbucks.co.uk

 

Heart of Bucks - Multiple vacancies available

Heart of Bucks is hiring!

1. Job title: Programmes Officer
Purpose: Delivery of HoB funding programmes and related VCSE engagement
Reports to: Head of Operations
Salary range: £20,183 – £26,910 per annum FTE
Job hours/days: Up to 37.5 hours p/w Mon-Fri
Location: Hybrid home/office working with office base in Aylesbury, plus travel around Buckinghamshire

Main duties:

  • Responsible for delivery of assigned funding programmes
  • Accurate and complete recording of all funding data using Salesforce CRM
  • Advice and support to applicants and potential applicants
  • Outreach/ VCSE sector engagement
  • Reporting on activity as required

Please click here to read the full job description

 

 

2. Job title: Communications Executive
Purpose: To support communications, marketing and development goals
Reports to: Marketing & Communications Manager
Salary range: £19,305 – £20,299 per annum FTE
Job hours/days: Up to 37.5 hours p/w Mon-Fri
Location: Hybrid home/office working with office base in Aylesbury, plus travel around Buckinghamshire

Main duties:

  • Work under the direction of the Head of Development and the Marketing & Comms. Manager to help achieve HoB’s communications, marketing and development goals and objectives
  • Help to maintain excellent client relationships through superior customer service skills
  • Support the Marketing & Comms. Manager, to ensure that the HoB brand and image is promoted consistently
  • To support the professional and efficient delivery of HoB events

Please click here to read the full job description

 

3. Job title: Finance and Operations Executive
Purpose: To support grant-making and finance objectives
Reports to: Head of Finance
Salary range: £19,305 – £20,299 per annum FTE
Job hours/days: Up to 37.5 hours p/w Mon-Fri
Location: Hybrid home/office working with office base in Aylesbury, plus travel around Buckinghamshire

Main duties:

This varied and interesting role will contribute to our overall objective, “to make our community a better place to live, work, play and do business through a programme of informed and targeted funding and advice”. The role will involve both external facing and internal back-office tasks and will provide a good grounding in working within the not-for-profit sector. You will have the opportunity to work across a range of areas to develop your skills and identify the area that best suits your personal interests and aptitude.

Please click here to read the full job description

 

Application process for the above roles:

The posts are offered on a two year fixed term contract, with the potential for extension after one year. Please e-mail your cv and a covering letter to Carolyn@heartofbucks.org , specifying the role you are applying for in the subject of the email and outlining how your knowledge and skills are a good fit for this role. Please consider each element of the person specification with reference to your experience, skill, and knowledge gained in employment, voluntary work, studying, or a personal setting.

Closing date: 12th June 2022

Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place in the week commencing 20th June 2022. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any time if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Horses Helping People CIC - requires Technical Support for Creating Online Course

Horses Helping People CIC is a therapeutic horsemanship centre on the Beds/Bucks border.  Therapeutic horsemanship benefits a wide range of adults and children, including those with behavioural challenges, mental health problems and learning difficulties. It helps to improve mental and physical wellbeing and social skills. www.horseshelpingpeople.co.uk

For more information click to download Role Description or email: Debbie La-Haye

info@horseshelpingpeople.co.uk

Closing date 30 June 2022.

Totteridge & Terriers News High Wycombe needs your help

Are you available four times a year in early March, June, September and December each year for around a couple of hours each time? If so, we need volunteers to help to distribute the community magazine to local homes.

Each quarterly edition has a print run of 3,750 copies and our volunteers are key to getting the magazine out to our readers. Round sizes vary but can be made to suit the volunteer. A guide is between 100—200 copies.

If you are a member of a local organisation or group and have something to tell people about, we need to hear from you too. Help is also needed with advertising which helps fund the printing costs of the magazine.

T & T News known in full as Totteridge & Terriers News is the community magazine for the Totteridge & Terriers districts of High Wycombe. The community magazine has been long established and this year celebrates 15 years of publication.

Please contact us:    David Winterburn (Editor) Tel: 01494 463107 or

T&T Mob: 07905 888098 or E-mail: editor@tandtnews.org.uk Web: www.tandtnews.org.uk

Closing date 30 June 2022.

Tools with a Mission (TWAM) - Virtual Volunteering Fayres

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 .  To this end we are going to run a series of Virtual Volunteering Fayres over the coming months.

We have tried to arrange these at different days and times as follows:-

  • Sat 30th April at 10.30am
  • Wednesday 25th May at 10am
  • Tuesday 21st June at 6.30pm

For more information, please have a look at our leaflet: Virtual Volunteering Fayre Leaflet

We also 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

Community Action MK - Multiple vacancies available.

Are you passionate about the work of the charitable sector, and looking for a new challenge?  Do you want a role that supports volunteers, voluntary groups and communities to do great things? If so, we are recruiting for multiple roles here at Community Action: MK. 

Community Action: MK is a charity based in Milton Keynes that supports local communities through a range of services. This includes support to local voluntary groups and a variety of community engagement and development projects across the city.

We are recruiting for a range of varied and interesting roles, all of which play a vital part in helping our charity to best support the not for profit sector, and volunteering in Milton Keynes. Each role is extremely varied and offers the opportunity to gain experience in many different aspects of our work.

To be successful, you will need to demonstrate that you are organised, can work both independently and as part of a team, and are passionate about social justice, which sits at the heart of our work. We are keen to hear from a range of people with relevant skills, whether they were gained via education, volunteering or paid employment.

You will be joining a team that is friendly and supportive, and keen to welcome new ideas and accommodate different ways of working. We are committed to putting staff wellbeing at the forefront of what we do. We pride ourselves in working collaboratively, and providing opportunities to develop in our roles.

The specific roles we are recruiting for are:

  • Senior Development Officer – Volunteering and Outreach 
  • Assistant: Group Support, Communications and Governance
  • Coordinator: Group Support and Communications (Maternity cover)
  • Development Officer: Group Support
  • Development Officer: BLMK (Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes)

To find our more about the roles, please visit our website here: Work with us – Community Action: MK (communityactionmk.org) or call us on 01908 661 623

Application and Interview Process: 

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Paula Williams at paula@communityactionmk.org. CVs and covering letters will be reviewed as soon as they are received. If we think that you have the right skills and experience for the role, we will contact you via telephone for a short assessment and, if successful, you will be offered an interview. The vacancy will be taken off the website once we have appointed a candidate for the role, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

 

Customer Service Volunteer (Mobility Aids) High Wycombe - British Red Cross

Customer Service Volunteer (Mobility Aids) High Wycombe – British Red Cross

If you enjoy being in an office environment, are compassionate and like meeting people then this could be the role for you. Thanks to volunteers like you we can provide people in your local community with wheelchairs and other mobility equipment to help them through a crisis. This vital service enables people to maintain their independence and quality of life after an illness or injury. Whether it is to help take a relative out, or take a child to school, it makes a difficult and distressing time a little bit easier. Spread the power of kindness with us and help make sure that everyone who needs one can get a wheelchair.

This role is for a six month or longer commitment.  We are interested in applicants who can commit to volunteering at least 3 hours a week on a regular basis, usually from 1000-1300, on any weekday (Monday to Friday). Other times/days may be considered.

Postcode: HP11 2NP
Note:  Location change early 2022, but is expected to be in central High Wycombe

Click here to apply directly : Customer Service Volunteer

For further information please contact the team at wheelchairvolunteer@redcross.org.uk or Linda on 03000 040309

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

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.

 

Transition Town Marlow CIO - need your support

Transition Town Marlow CIO is a community led response to climate change,  we run various projects including The Marlow Market,  The Repair Café,  Releaf Marlow,  Marlow Wombles,  please visit our website for more projects we run transitionmarlow.org.

We are looking for volunteers to support  the community Fridge.

The community fridge will be situated in The Ark Café.  The roll involves collecting fresh food that would otherwise become food waste from very local supermarkets and shops and brining it to the community fridge.  Food will be made available to low income families and individuals.  Hours and days of the week are to suit the volunteers,  there will be a rota.  Jobs can include logging the food, cleaning the fridge,  using social media and food bank contacts to make contact with low income families.

For informal chat please contact Jenny Searle on  +44 7729 711629 or jennysearle56@hotmail.com

Deadline for applications 30 June 2022.

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

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

Careers Springboard Needs Volunteers

“Careers Springboard is a registered charity, established 30+years ago in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, staffed entirely by volunteers, providing help and guidance virtually to redundant and unemployed professionals and graduates who seek employment.”

Vice-chairperson –

To work with our chairperson to lead our virtual services such as weekly presentations and coaching for job seekers. Active support will come from the 11-member Executive Committee plus 20 volunteers. For more information click here.

Programme Co-ordinator –

Programme Co-ordinator who heads the 5-6 volunteers in our Programme Committee. Their role is to organise our valuable and unique programme of weekly virtual presentations and to secure speakers. For more information click here.

Secretary –

To participate online in a few of our Monday evening meetings, and our four times a year Executive Committee Zoom meetings including AGM where the Secretary would take the Minutes and circulate Minutes to the Executive Committee. For more information click here.   

If you would like to know more about any of these roles & how to apply, please contact Richard Lambert on: 07810 561668 or  richardlambert@talktalk.net

Website: www.reachvolunteering.org.uk

Closing date: 30 June 2022.

 

Talkback seeking Drama volunteers to assist with our programme

At Talkback, we’re forever focused on improving the lives of people with learning disabilities. We recognise that once education is over there can be a problem: what comes next? We offer skills and activity-based sessions to help people move successfully into the next stage of their life with the skills and confidence they need.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with our programmes and help people with a learning disability and autism access the opportunities they deserve.

Our services are varied, please look at our website and potential volunteer role profiles.

Could this be the role for you?

For full profile of the role please download the Task Profile.

For more information about the role and how to apply please email: anna.hinton@talkback-uk.com

Website: www.talkback-uk.com

Closing date 31 May 2022

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!

Bucks activity project - need volunteers

Disability Support Volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic and pro-active people to help our team deliver our short breaks respite service for disabled children aged 0-19 in Buckinghamshire. We provide days out across the county from going to the farm to bowling, woods walks, trampolining, the cinema, and GoApe, etc. We also offer sessions at our children’s centres in Aylesbury and High Wycombe where we offer crafts, soft play, art, outdoor spaces, and more. All training and expenses are provided.

Please download information – Here

Office Support Volunteer

We are looking for organised and dedicated people to help us run our Project in our office in Aylesbury. We need help with general administration to aid our Business Support Officers behind the scenes. All training and expenses are provided. If you have time during the week which you could spend with us we would love to talk to you.

Please download Information pack – Here 

Session Facilitator Volunteer

We are looking for creative and instructive people to facilitate sessions based on your craft or hobby. You would work alongside our team to deliver a learning opportunity where our service users can gain skills and new ideas. All training and expenses are provided. We would love to talk to you if you have a passion you could share with our children and young people.

Please download Information pack – Here 

Link for Job Application http://bttr.im/hb4hs

For more information about any of the above roles please contact

Karen Elliott – Volunteer Co-ordinator on:

07740455389 or Karen.Elliott@actionforchildren.org.uk

Closing Date for applications – 31 May 2022

one ymca - Various volunteer roles available in high wycombe

Admin/Reception VolunteerThe admin support/receptionist volunteer supports the day to day running of the hostel ensuring that there is appropriate support and information available when any queries are received from residents and external agencies we work with. The volunteer will also be responsible for supporting the staff team with any administrative duties required such as uploading documents to the internal database as well as general duties of answering the telephone, photocopying, filing and scanning.

 Click here for Role Description

Evening Café HostThe evening case host supports with building relationships with residents as part of a team, creating a welcoming space for people to belong and enjoy social interaction. This involves not only serving tea and food, but ensuring there is a friendly and supportive listening ear for residents. The volunteer also will be able to support in creating and leading on any fun activities or games which helps connect one another and makes the residents feel welcome and an integral part of the hostel.

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BefrienderTo support our residents on a one to one basis who are experiencing difficulties in their life and who would benefit from the input of a volunteer with things such as:

– Talking and listening
– Support develop their confidence and self-esteem
– Signposting to local services and helping them in settling into the local area

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Resettlement
The resettlement volunteer will help support people in the first six months after leaving One YMCA . This could include telephone support or setting up a drop-in, ensuring that the residents have been signposted to appropriate services and enabling residents to feel settled and have a sense of belonging to a wider community.

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For further please email Sanna Ahsan – Sanna.Ahsan@oneymca.org

Closing date for applications 31 May 2022.

Community Volunteer Gap Year, in High Wycombe, Marlow and Aylesbury – for 18-24 year olds

The Discipleship Year is a gap year programme, linked to Churches in the local area. It is for anyone aged 18-24 looking to grow in confidence in who God has made them to be and to explore their future vocation.

Each individual gets involved by working with a Placement Church for 12-32 hours a week (depending on the placement). Placements include a range of opportunities, often working with children and youth but there are also chances to work with community cafes or gardens, the elderly, music and church management. Placement Churches work with each individual to understand the skills they want to develop. Full time placements offer accommodation and a small living allowance.

Once a week all gap year participants gather at All Saints Marlow for a day of teaching and development. Through the year different topics are covered allowing individuals to get a greater understanding of the Christian faith and also looking at day to day skills like leadership and money management.

The Training Centre is one of sixteen hubs across the country, all trainees join together for two weekends away during their gap year. The weekends cover some key aspects of teaching as well as a great opportunity to get to know the other trainees and make lasting friendships.

The placements run from September each year, applications for this September are now open.

For more information about the programme and details of each placement, visit our website: www.wycombedtc.org or follow us on Instagram @marlowhubdy

For specific questions email Charlotte info@wycombedtc.org

Closing date – June 30, 2022.

Volunteer Marshal for Tour de Vale Bike Ride

Can you spare two hours to help more disabled people play wheelchair sports?

The Tour de Vale is an annual bike ride which takes place on Sunday 12 June 2022.

We need volunteer marshals to cheer on our riders.  We provide a free lunch and a high-vis jacket.  All you need is your enthusiasm to help our riders achieve their goal.

Times slots are from 9am-5pm.

If interested please email chris.large@wheelpower.org.uk or phone 01296 395995.

Closing date Thursday 9 June.