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Featured Opportunities

Malvern Cube - Youth Empowerment Volunteers / Two new Trustees

Malvern Cube is a vibrant community centre hosting a variety of activities for all ages. They need Youth Empowerment Volunteers to help support professional youth workers running groups and delivering activities. Activities include craft, cooking, art, outdoor activities, developing resilience, drama, music, gaming, films etc. and groups include Skate & Scoot, LGBT, Art Project, Café and Autism Support. Volunteers need to be enthusiastic, comfortable around young people and good in a team.

Two new Trustees with either legal or building management experience are needed to help manage and develop the centre. The existing Trustee group has an amazing range of skills and expertise but these are two areas where help is needed. The current trustees are lively and committed so new trustees will need energy and enthusiasm, as well as a good sense of humour and possibly patience!

Malvern Hills District Council - Tourist Information Office - a Tuesday afternoon volunteer is needed for the Malvern Office

Malvern Hills District Council is the Local Authority for the Malvern Hills District. They’d like to find Tourist Information volunteers for their TICs in Malvern and Upton, to chat to visitors, promote the Malverns, sell merchandise and record visitor numbers. Volunteers need to have good communication skills and a friendly and approachable manner. Knowledge of the local area preferred. Volunteers need basic computer skills and be able to use a till. Full training will be given.

Mentor Link - mentoring support

Mentor Link is a national organisation supporting vulnerable and distressed children by providing volunteer mentors. Malvern Volunteers are needed to give 1-to-1 mentoring support in schools for children who are facing difficulties. The aim is to help young people achieve positive changes and remain engaged with their families, learning and community. Volunteers need to have excellent listening and communication skills and be patient and be non-judgemental. Full training given.

Zest for Life - Lunch Volunteers

Zest for Life is a not-for-profit group based at the Octagon Community Centre, Malvern. They run a Wednesday lunch club providing a hot lunch followed by activities such as arts and crafts and board games. They’re looking for lunch volunteers from 11am-2pm to help prepare and serve food, wash up and put things away. Volunteers can choose to help with all the tasks or just the ones that interest them and can join in with the lunch and activities when they're not doing any duties.

Action for Children - Parents 1st volunteers

Action for Children is a national charity helping vulnerable people in the UK. They’re hoping to recruit Parents 1st volunteers to help run parenting courses. Following a 10 week training course volunteers would pair up with a practioner to run a course in their local area. Volunteers need to be welcoming, friendly and non judgemental, confident and with good communication skills. Volunteers would also need to be committed to the role, able to help plan sessions and work as part of a team.

Age UK (Malvern & Worcestershire) - music/singing volunteer

Age UK (Malvern & Worcestershire) is the country’s largest charity helping people make the most of later life. They’re looking for a music/singing volunteer to join them from time to time to play music and lead singing at their weekly Tuesday coffee mornings in Malvern Link. If you own a musical instrument and would be happy to play and/or lead singing for a short time at the coffee morning you will be very welcome! This does not need to be a regular weekly commitment, an occasional visit would also be appreciated.

The Clothing Exchange Malvern - Marketing & Development volunteer

The Clothing Exchange Malvern offers a free children's clothes swap service. They need a Marketing & Development volunteer to help 2.5 hours per month on a Thursday morning to welcome people to the Exchange, help with publicity, liaise with the local community and set up and develop social media. They’re looking for a friendly volunteer who is happy to chat to people, has an interest in clothes and wants to help parents save money and prevent clothes going to waste.

Conquest Art - Arts Group Assistant

Conquest Art is a national group for people with disabilities to enjoy participation in creative art. They’d love to find an Arts Group Assistant to help twice a month, on Thursday afternoons, in Malvern Link. Volunteers will set up the room, make drinks, assist participants and clear away at the end. Volunteers need to have a friendly and caring nature, be physically cable of setting out tables/chairs, making drinks and clearing away at the end of the session. Art experience is not essential (though could be put to good use).

Hastings Residential Care Home - Befriending Volunteers

Hastings Residential Care Home provides a range of care and support for residents. They’re looking for kind, patient and reliable Befriending Volunteers to support residents to stay connected with their local communities and have the special one-to-one time and stimulation that volunteers can offer. The role is flexible and volunteers will be supported by staff and receive on-going training. Travel expenses are paid. There are no age limits to volunteering and young people doing their Duke of Edinburgh Awards are very welcome.

Malvern Theatres - Creative Art Workshop Assistant

Malvern Theatres offers a diverse selection of live arts, film and education work. They’re looking for a Creative Art Workshop Assistant to help with art workshops for participants with a range of needs. The assistant would support a member of the group who has physical disabilities and assist with making teas and coffees. Volunteers need to be friendly with a good sense of humour, preferably with an interest in art and an awareness of how best to assist someone with physical disabilities.

Cats Protection - Retail Heroes

Cats Protection is the UK's leading cat welfare charity. They’d love to find some Retail Heroes to help them in their shop at Barnards Green. Tasks include sorting and steaming donations, pricing and tagging items to prepare them for sale, greeting customers, serving on the till, creating displays, filling shelves and generally helping with the customers. Volunteers from all backgrounds and of all ages, from 14+, are very welcome. No experience is required, volunteers simply need to be friendly and welcoming! Community Action works hard to prevent older

Fortis Living - Café Assistants

Fortis Living is a Housing Association who help create successful and resilient local communities. They’re seeking Café Assistants to help out Monday to Saturday from 12 noon to 2pm for their café in Clarence Park Village, Malvern Link. Volunteers can choose the day/time that suits them and the role will involve taking orders, serving drinks, clearing tables and chatting to visitors. Volunteers should be friendly and welcoming and enjoy the company of older people.

Girlguiding - Guiding Volunteers

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, helping to build young women's confidence and raise their aspirations. They’d love to find some Guiding Volunteers to help and have adventures with Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers in Malvern and Upton. Groups are in danger of having to close unless new helpers are found. No previous experience of Guiding is required, although welcomed. Training and mentoring given. Volunteers need to be 16+ (no upper age limit!).

Link Nurseries (Powick) -Garden Support/Sales Volunteers

Link Nurseries (Powick) is a horticultural therapy centre supporting individuals with mental health challenges. They’d love to find Garden Support volunteers, with a basic knowledge of growing vegetables, to help with their Well Bean Gardening Club. Volunteers engage with and work alongside club members, providing social contact and friendly chat and assistance. Sales volunteers are also needed, to work in the sales area are. Training, tools and materials provided.

Malvern Civic Society - Town Walk Leaders

Malvern Civic Society aims to conserve and protect the best elements of Malvern's heritage. They’d like to find some new Town Walk Leaders to show small groups of visitors or residents the wonderful heritage of Malvern, during a gentle 90 minute stroll. Walks start at 10.30am on Saturdays and Sundays. Volunteers need to be confident, articulate, friendly and reliable. Full training is provided including written material and shadowing.

Malvern Library - Digital Champions/Work Club Leaders/Assistants/Story Time Volunteers

Malvern Library is a public lending library with a wide range of resources and services. They need Digital Champions to help visitors use computers and the internet, Work Club Leaders/Assistants to help people search for jobs, write CV’s, complete application forms and plan for interviews, and Story Time volunteers to run weekly ‘bounce and rhyme’ session for pre-school children and their parents/carers. All volunteers need to be friendly and keen to help. Training provided.

SMILE - Life Guards/Swimming Instructors/Play Workers,

SMILE (Sensation Movement Interaction in Life Experiences) at ARCOS provides a multi-sensory environment for calming relaxation and sensory stimulation for children with profound and multiple disabilities. They’re looking for Life Guards and Swimming Instructors with relevant qualifications and Play Workers, monthly on a Sunday in Malvern and Worcester. Experience of working with children with additional needs is preferable.

For further details of any of these opportunities please leave a message on our contact us page or give us a call.

 

Success Stories

Here are some of the organisations and volunteers we've helped recently:

  • Treasurer - Upton Community Care
  • Host Volunteer - EIL
  • Home Visitor - Sight Concern
  • Mentor - Mentor Link
  • Instructor - Malvern Air Cadets
  • Receptionist - Clarence Park Village
  • Volunteer - Tenbury Museum
  • Volunteer - Nightstop (Wyre Forest & South Worcs)
  • Charity Shop Volunteer - Barnards Green
  • Clerical - Vol. Bridge Training & Development
  • Receptionist - Citizens Advice, South Worcs
  • Riding Helper - Malvern Hills Riding for the Disabled
  • Website Manager - Malvern Special Families
  • Receptionist - Lyttelton Well Counselling Service
  • 2 Trustees (Finance) - Malvern Special Families
  • Reader - Malvern Talking Newspapers
  • Relief Driver - Malvern Library, Services to Readers at Home
  • Volunteer Advocate - Onside Independent Advocacy
  • A lunch time helper - Zest for Lunch
Please have a look at our 'Featured Opportunities' and if you don't find what you're looking for please contact us as we have lots of other varied roles on our books.