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Onside Independent Advocacy - Peer Support Volunteers

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 - Home Visitors

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 - Nature Reserve Environmentalists 

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/ Online Retail Volunteers

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. They also need Online Retail volunteers to place items of clothing onto the Oxfam Online Site (OOS), including photographing the items, researching on Google and entering details onto the computer. Oxfam are looking for friendly people willing to work as part of a team who have an interest in fashion, antiques or bric a brac and photography. Oxfam are looking for friendly people willing to work as part of a Team.

What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful - Play Workers

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 - Community Group Volunteers

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/ Minibus Escort

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.
A Minibus Escort is needed every Tuesday from 8.30am-1pm to travel with the volunteer drivers, picking up clients going to Age UK’s coffee morning. Volunteers need to be fairly physically fit, with a good sense of humour, to help clients in and out of the bus and keep an eye on them during the journey. Age UK also needs Sales Assistants to help in their new Malvern shop, sorting stock and helping customers, Monday to Saturday.

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.

Citizens Advice South Worc. - Community and Event Fundraisers/ Trainee Adviser

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!
An open minded Trainee Adviser is needed in Tenbury to help people deal with a range of problems including debt, housing and employment issues. Volunteers need to be friendly, good listeners and have good IT skills. Full training is provided. Citizens Advice is also looking for a Clerk to the Board of Trustees to provide admin support 5-6 times a year in Malvern at their board meetings.

Kaleidoscope - Activity Volunteers

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 Welcomes - Fundraising Volunteer

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.

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 - Digital Champions 

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.

Blue Cross Shop - Shop Assistants

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) - Fundraiser

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 - Volunteer Mentors

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.

St. Michael’s Hospice - Shop Assistants
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 - Car Drivers

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 - Community Volunteers
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)  - Host Families

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.

The Malvern Clothing Exchange - Marketing Development Volunteer

The Malvern Clothing Exchange 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 would like to help parents save money on clothing for their children and prevent clothes going to waste.

Nightstop - New Host Volunteer

Nightstop provides safe, emergency accommodation for homeless young people aged 16-25 in the homes of trained and approved volunteer hosts. New Host volunteers are needed to welcome a young person into their home, provide a private bedroom, an evening meal plus a chance to have a bath/shower and breakfast the next morning, and to listen to the young person if they want to talk. Hosts need to be kind and caring. Full training and support provided.

St John Ambulance - First Aiders

St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity teaching more than 400,000 people each year how to save a life. First Aiders are needed for public events at locations like the Three Counties Showground and Priory Park and at music festivals like WestFest as well as at football and rugby matches and other sporting events. No previous first aid experience required, full training and a uniform provided. Volunteers need to be enthusiastic, interested in first aid and have good communication skills.

Community Action Malvern - Car Drivers/ Minibus Drivers

Community Action Malvern & District, work to prevent older and disabled people becoming isolated and lonely. They need: Car Drivers using their own cars to give lifts to GP surgeries etc. to people who have no one to take them and can’t manage public transport, Minibus Drivers to help take local groups and clubs to a variety of venues at various times of the day or evening during the week and Upton Shuttle Drivers to collect the minibus from Malvern, take people from Ryall area to Upton and back and then return the minibus.

Hartlebury Castle - House Steward Volunteers

Hartlebury Castle near Ombersley was the home to the Bishops of Worcester from 855 until 2007 and is now a major attraction, enabling visitors to see the Bishop’s House and Worcestershire County Museum. House Steward volunteers are needed to welcome visitors to the House, answer their questions and help them get the most out of their visit. House Stewards need to be friendly, welcoming and enjoy chatting with people. Young volunteers are welcome. Full training provided.

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

 

Success Stories 2018

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

  • Route to the Hill - Print & Digital Design Volunteer
  • Heartstart - Database Volunteer
  • Malvern Cafe - Cafe Volunteer
  • South Worcs CAB - Clerk Volunteer to the Trustee Board and a Social Media and Marketing Volunteer
  • Onside Independent Advocacy - Advocate
  • Kaleidoscope - Carer
  • Malvern Museum - Steward
  • Action for Children - Administrator
  • Conquest Art - 2 Helpers
  • Zest for Life Lunch Club - Assistant
  • Receptionist - Age Uk, Malvern & District
  • Receptionist - Community Action, Malvern & District
  • Marketing Assistant - NILS (No Interest Loans)
  • Route to the Hill's - Photographer
  • EIL (Experiment in International Living) -  Host Volunteer
  • Triage Receptionist - Age UK, Malvern and District
  • Sales Assistant - Malvern Age UK shop
  • Victim Support Volunteer
  • Upton Tourist Info Volunteer
  • Digital Champion - Fortis Living
  • Carer for Young Children - Kaleidoscope
  • Chair for Beacons Education Development Centre
  • Malvern Museum, Museum Steward
  • Another volunteer for Uptom Tourist Information Office
  • Volunteer and her PAT (Pets As Therapy) Dog for Friends of the Elderly
  • Ward Volunteer for St Michael’s Hospice, Hereford
  • Sales Assistant for Onside’s Bookshop at Great Malvern Station
  • Library Assistant for Welland Library
  • Receptionist for Clarence Park Village (Fortis Living)
Please have a look at our 'Featured Opportunitie
s' 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.