Care 2 Listen?

Do you have a few hours a month to help support a vulnerable young person?
Could you make a difference in their life?

In Kirklees, there are many children and young people in the care of the local authority who would benefit from a positive relationship with a trusted, responsible adult.

By becoming an Independent Visitor, you can help give a looked after child or young person regular independent adult guidance and support as well as having some fun along the way.

You will receive training to help prepare you for this role, together with support from your peers and a dedicated Independent Visitor Scheme Coordinator.

You will be reimbursed for ‘out of pocket’ and travel expenses when taking a young person out on an activity.

What are we looking for?

No formal qualifications are required but patience, flexibility, determination to make a difference, and a non- judgmental attitude are essential.

We are looking to recruit adults (18-75 for insurance purposes) who have a genuine interest in supporting children and young people; who can offer their time and long-term commitment to be a consistent, reliable and trustworthy person in a young persons’ life.

Currently, Male volunteers and volunteers from minority ethnic communities are particularly under represented on the scheme so we would particularly welcome expressions of interest from these people.

Practical Considerations

The Independent Visitor Scheme covers all areas of Kirklees. Some young people may live in other areas such as Leeds, Sheffield and Greater Manchester.

Recruitment process: Application Form, Enhanced DBS, Informal Discussion, Interview, References, Training.

How to Apply

Find out more about the role here

Download an application form here

For an informal discussion, please call, Chris Berridge, the Scheme Coordinator on 07976 497735 or email christopher.berridge@kirklees.gov.uk

Interested in volunteering in an education setting?

Crosland Moor Community Learning Centre are running a 3 week training course to help people interested in volunteering in an education setting.

The Essential Skills for a Volunteering Placement course will cover:

  • Safeguarding
  • Prevent
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Inclusivity and communication

The course starts on 10th January from 9.30am – 3.30pm

For further details contact Clare or Joanne tel. 01484 462346

Leonard Cheshire Disability seek Volunteers to help with trips to the shops, theatre, church etc.

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity supporting disabled people to fulfil their potential and live the lives they chose.

They are seeking Volunteers for their Kenmore House residents in Cleckheaton, particularly for evenings and weekends.

Volunteer Drivers: You will  drive their minibus to activities such as shopping, meals out and community activities. Full training will be provided free of charge and you will need to be 25 years or over for insurance purposes.

Volunteer Escorts/Befrienders: You will help residents attend activities such as the theatre church or shopping.

Both roles require a DBS check which is organised and paid for by the organisation.

For further details contact  Jeanette Fullwood, Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Telephone: 01274 872904

Email: jeanette.fullwood@leonardcheshire.org

Friendly and confident Volunteer to support Cancer Charity

The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust is the only UK Charity funding research into the types of cancer affecting teenagers and young adults, They also fund support for teenage cancer patients across 43 hospitals.

The charity is looking for a Lottery Promotion Volunteer to attend fairs, businesses and community events in the Kirklees and Calderdale area.

This is ideal role for someone who likes getting out and about and meeting people.

Suitable for over 18s, own transport would be useful but not essential.

Training and support provided.

For further details contact Lauren Barber lauren@lauracranetrust.org

tel. 01484 510013

 

 

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