Onside Independent Advocacy provides a range of support and services for adults who may be vulnerable, disadvantaged, discriminated against or excluded. They need Peer Support Volunteers who understand what it is like to have experience of mental ill health and would like to support people who are currently receiving support from mental health services. Volunteers need to have empathy for others, good listening skills and a nonjudgemental approach. Full training given.
Sight Concern supports blind and partially sighted people to lead independent lives. They’re currently recruiting Home Visitors to visit clients for tea and chat, to help with paperwork or reading, to assist with basic daily living tasks and to accompany clients on short outings. Times for the visits are flexible to suit the volunteer and client but will be regular. Volunteers need to be good listeners with a positive attitude and a good sense of humour.
Worcestershire Wildlife Trust cares for more than 75 nature reserves. They’re looking for Nature Reserve Environmentalists to manage, maintain and revive natural environments to their full glory. Tasks include coppicing, invasive species removal, hedge-laying and scrub management. Work will take place at Nash's Meadow, Boynes, Brotheridge Green and Melrose nature reserves on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. No experience needed.
Oxfam - Shop Assistants
Oxfam is an international organisation focused on the alleviation of global poverty. The Malvern shop would like to welcome new Shop Assistants to help with sorting and pricing clothing, books and homeware, serving customers and placing items of clothing onto the Oxfam Online Site, including photographing the items and entering details onto the computer. Oxfam are looking for friendly people willing to work as part of a Team.
They provide support to families and children with special needs by providing clubs, trips, family days out, life skills and a variety of special events. They’re looking for Play Workers to help run activities for children who have a range of disabilities. Volunteers need to be caring and trustworthy. Training and support provided.
Action for Children is a national charity helping vulnerable children in the UK. They’re looking for Community Group volunteers to support children and families by delivering activities in their local area. Volunteers will plan sessions, promote activities, encourage new families to attend, set up/pack away sessions and build professional relationships with service users. Volunteers need to be reliable, friendly and good communicators. Full training provided.
Age UK (Malvern & District) - Website & Social Media Coordinator / Reconnections Volunteers
Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They’re looking for a Website & Social Media Coordinator who has a real aptitude for IT and is passionate about using social media platforms. The volunteer would need to be an excellent communicator who could commit time on a regular basis and who would be willing to work in Age UK’s office and from home. This is an exciting new role for the right person.
They’re also looking for Reconnections Volunteers to help tackle loneliness amongst older people. Volunteers would partner with an older person, helping them build confidence by enabling them to take part in activities/do things they enjoy i.e. going to a social club, and helping them make connections they can maintain. Volunteers need to be patient and flexible. Full training will be given.
Alzheimer’s Society - Side by Side Volunteers / Cafe Volunteers / Information Support Volunteer
Alzheimer's Society is leading the fight against dementia, need Side by Side volunteers to help people with dementia do the things they love, such as gardening, joining a club or going out for a cup of tea. Friendly and patient volunteers help support people to remain active in their community. As are also looking for friendly Café Volunteers, once a month 2-4pm, to help set up, serve refreshments, chat to people with dementia and their carers, and clear up.
They’re looking for an Information Support volunteer to help increase people's awareness of dementia. Tasks may include leaflet drops to libraries and other community venues, helping at public events giving out information, and talking to people and groups about dementia and the Society’s work. Volunteers need to be empathetic, good communicators and have an understanding of dementia. Hours are flexible.
South Worcestershire Citizens Advice would love to find some Community and Event Fundraisers to join a friendly new team raising funds for the local Malvern Bureau. The team would help encourage and promote community fundraising, such as pub quizzes and school non-uniform days etc., research new activities and funding sources and also help plan, organise and promote one-off events such as open days and roadshows. Volunteers are welcome to give as many or as few hours as they can spare. No previous fundraising experience is required, volunteer just need to be enthusiastic and friendly with a sense of fun!
Kaleidoscope is a unique service for young children with severe special needs which would love to welcome new Activity Volunteers to help with a range of activities such as using the hydrotherapy pool, outings to parks, picnics, trips etc. Volunteers can be from 13 years upwards and the group meets on the 2nd weekend of the month, term-time only. Volunteers need to be friendly and caring and have an interest in helping children with special needs.
Malvern Cube - Weeders and Waterers / Gardens Coordinator
Malvern Cube is a versatile community space offering a varied programme of activities. Weeders and Waterers are urgently needed to help in the well-cared for community garden. Volunteers can help at any time of the week but those wishing to have direction from an experienced gardener need to come along on a Tuesday morning. Volunteers can take home vegetables they’ve helped grow. The Cube is also looking for a Gardens Coordinator to oversee the volunteers and the running of the garden.
Malvern Welcomes supports the resettlement of refugees in the Malvern Hills area and provides practical assistance and advice. They’re embarking on a new project with the Home Office and need a Fundraising Volunteer to attend local events, approach local organisations and explore crowdfunding and other options. Volunteers need to be IT literate, have access to a computer and preferably have some fundraising experience. Hours are flexible.
Malvern Soup - Souptastic Team Members
Malvern Soup help local groups raise money for projects benefiting the Malvern Hills community. They’re looking for some Souptastic Team Members, able to give an hour a week, and an afternoon every 3 months. Volunteers would play an active role in many ways including contacting people and organisations, sourcing free entertainment, managing social media, writing press releases, meeting and greeting people, delivering leaflets and arranging raffle prizes.
Mencap - Pathway / Fundraising Volunteers
Mencap is the voice of learning disability: everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability. Their new Day Activity Service - Mencap Pathway - provides meaningful leisure and learning opportunities for adults. They're looking for Pathway Volunteers for a wide range of activities including supporting someone with a hobby, like fishing or gardening, accompanying someone to an activity such as a football match or the cinema, going shopping and having a coffee, driving people to activities or helping out with Pathway day activity groups, based at the 2nd Malvern Scout Hut in Spring Lane, WR1. They're also looking for Fundraising Volunteers to sell raffle tickets or help organise an event.
Worcestershire Association of Carers - Befriending Volunteers / Listening Ears Volunteers / Community Connectors Volunteers
Worcestershire Association of Carers have two roles for volunteers who enjoy talking to people on the phone. The services are both to help carers who provide unpaid support to relatives or friends, who due to illness, disability, age or addiction could not manage on their own. Carers can become very isolated if they are continually caring for someone at home, with little opportunity for them to take a break and Talk Time Befriending Volunteers chat confidentially with carers to help them feel less isolated and more supported. Similarly Listening Ears Volunteers make regular phone calls to support carers of loved ones with a terminal illness. For both schemes, calls are made from the comfort of the volunteer’s home at no cost to them and full training is provided.
Worcestershire Association of Carers provides information, advice and support for unpaid adult carers in Worcestershire. They’d love to find some Community Connectors to help raise awareness of WAC by linking up with organisations in their community, supplying them with up to date information and printed resources and taking information to local helping to plan, promote and run local events for carers. Suggested involvement is 1-2 hours per week.
Go On Worcestershire & Fortis Living would love to recruit some volunteer Digital Champions to help people in their community enjoy all the benefits that basic online skills can bring. They’re looking for friendly, approachable people who could encourage and help others have a go at building their online skills. Volunteers don’t need to be IT experts themselves as full training will be given, they just need to be comfortable with computers and be enthusiastic about the benefits of being online.
Malvern Clothing Exchange helps people extend the life of their clothes while refreshing their own wardrobes: people donate items they no longer wear in exchange for clothes donated by others. Based at the Octagon the Clothing Exchange need to find a Manager who would welcome people, help to sort and display donations, promote the Clothing Exchange at local events and venues and liaise with the local community who come to the luncheon club at the Octagon. No previous experience necessary, but an interest in clothes would be an advantage.
The Blue Cross Shop in Barnards Green would love to find some Shop Assistants to help with sorting donated stock, assisting customers and working on the tills. They’re looking for friendly people who enjoy being part of a team.
Link Nurseries (Powick) is a horticultural
therapy centre supporting individuals with
mental health challenges. They urgently need a
Fundraiser to help them research grants, draft
applications and roll-out a corporate supporters
club. Previous experience of grant applications
would be useful but someone who is selfmotivated,
able to work with minimal direction
and has good administrative skills, would be a
huge asset to the team.
Mentor Link provides a mentoring service to young people facing difficulties. They’re looking for Volunteer Mentors to provide a listening ear, support and encouragement to a young person, on a weekly basis at their school, with the aim of helping the young person create a more positive attitude towards themselves and their learning. Volunteers need to be empathetic, kind, encouraging and reliable with excellent listening and communication skills.
Full training will be provided.
Positive Thoughts (Malvern Mental Health Support Group) helps people experiencing mental health difficulties through a weekly drop-in support group. They need a Treasurer to undertake a variety of tasks including keeping simple records of monies received and paid out, compilng an annual report, arrangeing for independent auditing of the accounts and attend Trustee meetings. Volunteers need to be reliable and trustworthy with some basic bookkeeping experience or accountancy skills.
St. Michael’s Hospice aims to make sure palliative and end of life care is available to all, regardless of age, gender, diagnosis, social group or location. The St. Michael’s Hospice Charity Shop in Malvern is looking for Shop Assistants to join their friendly team. No experience is required as full guidance will be provided. Volunteers need to be welcoming and helpful and enjoy chatting to customers and being part of a team.
Upton Community Care help the elderly and people with disabilities by providing transport to medical appointments, and to collect prescriptions. They need Car Drivers who are willing to use their own cars to give lifts to people who have no one to take them and can no longer manage to use public transport. Volunteers can choose the days they help and appointments are scheduled in advance so drivers know when they’re required. Volunteers need to be a car owner, confident driver and interested in helping people.
Victim Support helps people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need. Community Volunteers help people identify ways to enable them to recover from their experiences. This is done mainly by phone, occasionally face-to-face. Volunteers need to be caring, empathetic, have good communication skills and basic IT. 4 days training are required as is a commitment of at least 12 months. Volunteers can either work from home or from Victim Support’s offices in Worcester.
Deaf Direct - Superstar Fundraiser
Deaf Direct have worked with and for the deaf and hard of hearing community since 1927. They’d love to find a Superstar Fundraiser to help them raise awareness and funds for their organisation. Volunteers could do a variety of tasks including supporting Deaf Direct with a tin collection, helping or organise and promote an event or starting a fundraising group in your area. No experience is required just enthusiasm and a keen interest in engaging with people.
Experiment in International Living (EIL) was one of the first programmes of its kind to engage individuals in intercultural living and learning. They’re looking for Host Families to offer students and adults an immersive experience of everyday life in the Malvern community. Host families can choose to offer Weekend Stays, Short Stays or Long Stays and families receive a contribution towards the cost of hosting, depending on the length of stay. If you’re interested in learning about other cultures and have a spare room in your home, find out more.
Home-Start - Family Visitor Volunteers
Home-Start is a national charity helping families with young children. Family Visitor volunteers are needed to visit families at home, offering support, friendship, advice and practical help to parents with young children. Qualifications are not required but volunteers do need parenting experience and an understanding of some of the challenges faced by parents of young children. Volunteers need to be, non-judgemental and friendly and able to work flexibly with families a couple of hours a week. Full training given.
NYAS - Independent Visitors
NYAS provides a range of services for children and young people who have nowhere else to turn. They need Independent Visitors to befriend children and young people who are looked after by the local authority or living in foster care. Volunteers arrange monthly visits to help improve the young person’s social, emotional and education wellbeing and to have fun! No experience is required as full training is given but volunteers need to have a good sen
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