Do you want to improve the world for blind and partially sighted people?

Are you are already part of your local sight loss community and have issues small or large that you would like to change? This Campaigns Coordinator Volunteer role is with the Royal National Institute of Blind People and can be carried out in your own home. You will be supported by the RNIB Regional Campaigns Officer to plan and take action on issues that matter to you.

For further details contact:

Catherine Tonge tel. 07850 975093 email: catherine.tonge@rnib.org.uk

www.rnib.org.uk

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice seeks Volunteer Shop Assistants

If you are interested in  gaining new experiences and enhancing your skills then the Volunteer Shop Assistant role could be for you!

Current vacancies at two Forget Me Not Shops:

Manchester Road, Huddersfield HD1 3JF and

11 Victoria Street, Holmfirth HD9 7DF.

Role is flexible, and may include serving customers, handling money, sorting and steaming clothes, merchandising and training and supporting younger volunteers.

A great way to meet people and make a positive difference in your local area.

For further information please visit www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk or contact Kielly Law, Volunteer Partner on tel. 01484 637996 or email volunteers@forgetmenotchild.co.uk

 

Are you an eBay Wizard?

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice use eBay as an extra outlet for goods  donated to their charity shop.  They are looking for a volunteer who can spare about half a day a week to list items on eBay including researching prices, photographing goods and packing sold items.

The shop is based on Manchester Road, Huddersfield HD1 3JF.

For further information visit www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk or contact Kielly Law, Volunteer Partner tel. 01484 411040 or email: ebay.shop@forgetmenotchild.co.uk

 

Interested in keeping yourself and others active in your community?

Kirklees Sport and Physical Activity Development Team help inactive people to become more active through Sport and  Physical Activity. They offer training to support volunteers in their local community. They are currently offering the following free training to Volunteers:

WALK LEADER TRAINING

Could you lead or support a Health / Nordic Walk in your local area? This training will enable you to either support an existing walk group or set up a new group in your local area. Further details here: http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/food-exercise-and-sport/walking.aspx

 

MOVEMENT AND  GAMES IN A CHAIR (MAGIC ) TRAINING

Movement and Games in a Chair is aimed at people wanting to improve their mobility and memory.  Once you have completed the training you could lead or support one of the MAGIC classes which run in several fire stations or leisure centres across Kirklees. Further details here:  http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/food-exercise-and-sport/moving-more-often.aspx

If you have a passion for physical activity and are friendly and reliable then this could be the role for you – Session times are flexible.

For further details contact :

gill.logan@kirklees.gov.uk

or emma.schofield@kirklees.gov.uk

Tel. 01484 221000

Do You Love Books, Chatting & Reading?

What: Therapeutic reading group volunteers, working with people mental health problems, dementia, or who are isolated, and their carers

When: regular volunteering

Where: in your local community (anywhere in Kirklees)

 

 

Our colleagues at Third Sector Leaders Kirklees have Big Lottery funding to run a new project called Words in Mind, and need volunteers to help set up and run therapeutic reading groups in their communities with the aim of helping and supporting people who are isolated, have long-term conditions or have mental health problems.

Words in Mind will work with existing local community groups and organisations to  set up the groups all over Kirklees in community centres, places of worship, libraries, in-patient wards, care homes, day care centres – anywhere that people get together.  Volunteers will be given full training (in what’s called, bibliotherapy) and will learn how to  encourage people to read together in groups and use the written word (poems, short stories, novels, articles) to encourage discussion, reminiscing and exploring thoughts and feelings.

For more information about opportunities and training, contact Elaine Duffy – elaine.d@vkirklees.org.uk, 07776 588692.

Speech Therapy Volunteer

What: Speech Therapy Volunteer working 1-1 with people who’ve had a stroke or brain injury

When: 1 hour plus travel fortnightly or monthly.  Hours are flexible depending on how much time you have available and when.

Where: Across Kirklees (the project is Yorkshire-wide)

 

SpeakwithIT use volunteers to work 1-1 with people with aphasia (speech loss and comprehension problems following a stroke or brain injury) and use a specialist computer programme to help them improve their verbal skills.  They would like to recruit more volunteers in Kirklees who would be able to go into someone’s home on a regular basis (fortnightly and monthly) and work with them for at least a year.

Volunteers need to be patient and good with people, and will be given full training on how to run a therapy session and how to use the programme.  It would help if they had their own transport and could commit to at least 1 hour plus travel per month for a minimum of 12 months. They will also need to have a DBS check. The role is flexible and can fit around your other work and time commitments/

Volunteers can have a huge impact on the lives of people who are struggling to socialise and be understood, and will hopefully form meaningful friendships with their clients.

For more information about this role, please contact Hattie Foreman, hforeman@speakwithit.org

 

Looking for DIY Enthusiasts & Gardeners

What: DIY, Woodland Management, Gardening

Where: Beaumont Park, HD4

When: weekly and monthly opportunities

Friends of Beaumont Park are always on the look-out for volunteers to help keep their beautiful park and Visitor Centre running and to help co-ordinate and staff the many community events that they put on.  In particular at the moment they’d like people to help with DIY projects in the Visitor Centre and to join the woodland management and gardening groups who help maintain the park. This is a great opportunity to use skills and interests you already have, meet new people, work in fantastic surroundings, contribute to your local community and be part of a varied, active and welcoming Friends group.

The woodland group works on cutting back and maintaining the park every month on a Saturday. For details about the work and meeting dates contact Darren on darren@fobp.co.uk or phone 07801431837

The gardening group meets on a Monday, 10 till 12.

And to enquire about helping with DIY,  or other volunteering opportunities (such as events, helping in the Visitor Centre or cake baking), please email friends@fobp.co.uk, 01484 645217, www.fobp.co.uk