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High Fives

You can make a difference

We have a range of voluntary roles that you can look through to support a range of organisations! Find a voluntary role that suits you.

Or, if you're an organisation looking for volunteers you can
contact the team.

 

Organisation: Action For Children

We protect and support children and young people by providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

 

Volunteer Role:

  • To assist with children's groups, parenting groups and admin

As part of the Starting Well Partnership which was established in April 2020, we support families, parents, children and young people across Worcestershire to lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.

Volunteer Role:

  • Breast Buddy Peer Supporter: Mothers or grandmothers who are passionate about breastfeeding and have a desire to help parents in their local community.

  • Community Hub Volunteer: Delivering groups to parents of children aged 0-5.

  • Parenting Peer Supporter: Assisting with the delivery of a wide range of parenting courses.

  • School Health Volunteer to support the nursing team.

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Contact Details:

www.startingwellworcs.nhs.uk/volunteering

 

Sarah Callow

sarah.callow@actionforchildren.org.uk

07584 278744

 

Laura Evans
laura.evans@actionforchildren.org.uk

07967 092628

Organisation:Droitwich Spa  CVS

Volunteer Role:

  • Drivers and escorts for our vehicles or driving your own vehicle.

  • Answering the booking telephone line based in the office.

What you’ll get:

  • You’ll make a difference to others

  • You’ll help your community

  • All Training is provided

  • Mileage reimbursement provided

  • We sort the scheduling, so this allows for great flexibility

  • Warm, friendly, appreciative clients

  • The camaraderie of fellow volunteers

  • New friendships

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Contact Details:

01905 779115

admin@droitwichcvs.org.uk

Organisation: Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice South Worcestershire is an independent charity operating as part of the national Citizens Advice Network. Every year we help over 5,000 local people.

 

Volunteer Roles:

  • Volunteer Adviser: Will talk to clients over the phone or face to face about their problems and help them understand their options. Support clients to take action to resolve their problems. This might include drafting or writing letters, making phone calls, or referring the client to another organisation.  

  • Client Support – Forms: to help clients with completion of paper or online forms such as benefits, Blue Badge or Personal Independence Payments and any follow up required.

Contact Details:

volunteer@citizenadvicesw.org.uk

01386712100

Organisation: Droitwich Spa Foodbank

The foodbank is here to help people in Droitwich area who are in crisis and are suffering from food poverty.

Volunteer Role:

To work as part of a team taking in food donations, sorting and dating the food and storing in within our stock rotation system. They will also be required to make up boxes from a selection of food products using the list of specified by the foodbank.

Organisation: Mentor Link

Mentor Link provides a mentoring service to children and young people in the West Midlands. The aim is to provide one to one support to young people who may be facing difficulties and create a more positive attitude towards themselves and learning.

Volunteer Role:

Could you spare an hour a week? Do you think you could motivate, support and encourage young people? If you answered “yes” to both questions, Worcestershire based charity Mentor Link would like to hear from you as they are currently recruiting volunteer mentors.  No qualifications are necessary as Mentor Link, provide free initial and ongoing training. All you need to be is a good role model with a listening ear and desire to help.

Contact Details:

Claire.Quinn@mentorlink.org.uk

07973 572768

 

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Organisation: Gloverspiece School and Care Farm

The school has been developed on the principle of care farming where nature and animals play a part in the education of the child.

 

Volunteer Role:

  • Animal carers, DIY and gardening, classroom support assistants.

 

Contact Details:

gloverspiece@gmail.com

Organisation: Wyre Forest and South Worcestershire Nightstop and Mediation Service

Nightstop prevents homelessness through community hosting. It helps people who are in immediate housing crisis by providing safe accommodation in the homes of vetted volunteers called "hosts". The accommodation is provided one night initially, except on weekends, but is reviewed on a night-by-night basis. 

Volunteer Role:

  • Nightstop host: To provide clean, safe, basic overnight accommodation to the guest. To provide an evening meal and breakfast for the guest.
     

 

Contact Details:

Alice Thompson
01562 743111
athompson@wfnightstop.org

Organisation: Onside Advocacy

Onside is a Worcestershire and Herefordshire based charity, providing a wide range of support services to ensure fairness and equality for all members of our community who may be vulnerable, disadvantaged or discriminated against.

Volunteer Role:

Various opportunities including:

  • Community Mental Health (CMH) volunteer to support people with their mental health in a mentoring role, whereby you might offer support to the individual to achieve a goal, build confidence and empower them in their recovery journey.

  • Relevant Persons Representative (RPR) Volunteer, an advocacy role that ‘looks out’ for an older or disabled person living in a Residential and Nursing care home, making sure they are getting the right care and support and are being treated fairly.

  • Independent Health Complaints Advocate Volunteer (IHCA) to support people who want to complain about their NHS care or treatment.

  • Community Advocate (CA) to support vulnerable people in a variety of ways. You may help them to make a complaint about a service or situation they are unhappy with, such as a housing or benefits issue.

  • Wellbeing Volunteer to support adults in a person-centred way, tailoring to the needs of the individual. This may be through practical, social and/or emotional support.

Contact Details:

Bridget Nisbet, Volunteer Manager

volunteering@onside-advocacy.org.uk

01905 27525
Mobile: 07485325612

Organisation: English Heritage

Witley Court and gardens are looking for volunteers to welcome visitors.

Volunteer Role:

Giving short talks to our visitors and bring to life the fascinating family history at Witley Court.

Organisation: Let’s Waste Less Worcestershire

Campaign to encourage people in their local community to reduce the amount of waste they throw away; this could be via composting, food waste reduction, recycling more, reusing or repairing items or not generating the waste in the first place.

Volunteer Role:

  • Attending events to talk directly to the public about waste

  • Giving talks or demonstrations to local schools, clubs, groups or neighbours

  • Writing articles for publication in local magazines/papers/newsletters

  • Promoting the message via social media to extend our reach even further

Organisation: ShelterBox

Our purpose is to provide emergency shelter to families who have lost their home to disaster, enabling them to rebuild their lives.

Volunteer Role:

There are some things you can do as a ShelterBox Ambassador, we are not expecting you to do all of them!!

  • Speaker engagements - 8 talks a year

  • Supporting our fundraising campaigns

  • Receiving cheques and donations from local groups

  • Holding/ transporting and accompanying our Demo ShelterBox at local events

  • Promoting the work of ShelterBox

Organisation: Tools with a Mission

Tools with a Mission support local people supporting their own communities through

sustainable livelihood creating projects.

 

Volunteer Role:

Tool Ambassador to be first contact in their local community to collect tools, box them and store for vans to collect.  See on line for full role details.

Contact Details:

Pauld@twam.uk

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Organisation: Victim Support 

Support in the process of enabling victims and perpetrators of crime to come together to collectively repair and find a positive way forward.  

Volunteer Role:

  • Restorative Justice Volunteer - West Mercia

  • Dual Restorative Justice & Multi-Crime Volunteer - West Mercia

  • Service Delivery Volunteer - West Mercia

Contact Details:

www.victimsupport.org.uk

Clare Griffiths

01905776896

clare.griffiths@victimsupport.org.uk

Organisation: The Silver Line 

The only 24-hour, free, and confidential helpline for older people.

Volunteer Role:

Telephoning someone each week for a chat.

Contact Details:

www.thesilverline.co.uk

The Organisation: 3rd Droitwich Scouts

Volunteer Role:

Adult helper to help run and plan weekly sessions for young people aged 6-14.

The Organisation: Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Cottage Ward (rehab inpatient), Princess of Wales Hospital, Bromsgrove

Activity: To provide informal support to inpatients and facilitate appropriate activities on the ward, ie, arts and crafts, playing games on a 1:1 basis like air hockey, table tennis or playing cards. Visiting and chatting to patients.

Contact Details:

Kate Richards, the Volunteer Co-Ordinator email address: kathryn.richards3@nhs.net
or on telephone number: 07849 308546

The Organisation: Coram Voice

 

Aim: Coram Voice get young voices heard, tells you about your rights, gives you the support you need through our advocates and work with you to improve the care system.

Activity: Independent Visitor

We are looking for volunteers aged 18+ to give a small amount of time each month to do things such as play football or computer games, go to the cinema, for a cup of coffee, swimming, walks or visiting local events etc.

This is a long-term, one to one commitment. Full training and on going support will be given and out of pocket expenses paid for mileage and activities.

Paisley Elliot

IVWorcestershire@coramvoice.org.uk

07904 850670

The Organisation: Paws Protect - Cats Protection

 

Volunteer Role:  Home based across the Midlands.   Offering temporary foster care for cats whose owners are fleeing domestic abuse and aims to reunite them once the owner has secure housing in place.

 

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer for Paws Protect, or have any questions, please to get in touch.   We would be delighted to hear from you.

Louise Hill

pawsprotectmidlands@cats.org.uk

0300 012 0284

The Organisation: Westacre Middle School

 

Volunteer Role:  School Governor, making a real difference to the lives of local children and ensure they receive the education they deserve, influence important decisions for the school and affect how the school is run. Also make links across the community by working closely with fellow stakeholders, parents and staff.

Hannah Coleman, Clerk to the Governors

clerk@westacre.worc.sch.uk

01905 772795

The Organisation: Race Against Blood Cancer

 

Volunteer Role:  

  • Social Media Co-ordinator
    Home based you will provide online social media, support your Community Engagement Team with all elements of key donor campaigns - from planning, promotion and recruiting participants through to celebrating when targets are met. 

  • Promotions Co-ordinator
    Home based you are needed to help to raise awareness of our donor register drives. You will research and book venues to host a donor drive. From high streets to shopping centres, supermarkets to newsagents, community fairs to school fetes, the more booking you make, the more opportunities we will have to ensure the public know about the work we do and how they can support us

  • Community Relationship Builder
    Community based. The success of local engagement is based on developing good relationships in the local community. You will work alongside your local Community Engagement Manager to identify potential opportunities, look to open new avenues of support and develop beneficial partnerships through which we can promote our recruitment activities. 

  • Office Administrator
    Home based, you will provide general support and administrative back-up for our campaigns and events, counting money, preparing mailing or keeping our records up to date.

  • Community Champion
    Community Based, you will be out and about giving talks about the charity and explaining what we do and ensuring local people know about the vital support we provide, as well as helping to increase volunteering and fundraising for the charity. 

  • Volunteer Development Officer
    Home based you will support your Community Engagem
    ent team with the development of engagement/donor recruitment volunteering.

Gemma Elsmore
07572991530
gemma.elsmore@raceagainstbloodcancer.com

Kate Richards, the Volunteer Co-Ordinator email address: whcnhs.volunteers@nhs.net or on telephone number: 07849 308546

The Organisation: Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire

 

We are a local charity supporting older people, their families and carers

 

Volunteer Roles:  

  • Home from Hospital; help an older person remain independent in their own home.

  • Fundraising and events volunteer

  • Veteran's Wellbeing Service volunteer; provide a regular phone call to older veterans who would like a friendly chat.

  • Creative Arts volunteer; help people explore their creative side while being social in a larger group.

  • Day Care Activities volunteer; help to run music, crafts, light exercise sessions, games etc.

  • Digital Support volunteer; help older people get online and feel more confident about using technology.

  • Footcare volunteer; helping the podiatry team to deliver great care for client

  • Allotment/Community Garden volunteer; love gardening, why not join our Pershore allotment or Worcester community garden teams.

The Organisation: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

 

Our nature reserve teams are always looking for practical volunteers to help manage our reserves across the county. 

Volunteer Activities:

Dependant on location but can include: installing fences, hanging gates, scrub clearance, tree planting, pond and stream clearance.

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The Organisation: Guide Dogs

 

Could you provide a loving home for a guide dog mum?

We urgently need more breeding dog volunteers to look after our guide dog mums and help us raise the next generation of life-changing guide dogs for people with sight loss.

This vital volunteer role is perfect for dog-lovers who are looking for a permanent addition to their family. Most of the time your guide dog mum will be a wonderful, pet dog, then roughly once a year you’ll also get to enjoy the company of a litter of her guide dog puppies for around 7 weeks.  You’ll see her puppies grow in just a matter of weeks – from tiny newborns with closed eyes, to excitable bundles of fur ready to explore the world. And, when the pups are ready to go, you’ll feel a huge sense of pride knowing you’ve made a big difference by raising life-changing guide dogs for people with sight loss.

Our guide dog mums are perfect for families. They’re specially selected for their ideal temperament and characteristics and have the very best guide dog genes. She’ll also arrive socialised and house trained!

We cover all the costs for our guide dog mums, including her food, vet bills and any equipment or bedding she needs. We’ll also provide all the training you need to look after her and her puppies.  In addition, you’ll have the full support of our expert dog behaviour and welfare teams and dedicated 24/7 support from our specialist breeding team.

This opportunity is unique to the Midlands as our breeding dog volunteers must live within an hour’s drive of our National Centre, just outside Leamington Spa, CV33 9QJ.

To find out more about this rewarding role as well as many other volunteering opportunities that we have available, and to apply, please visit our website www.guidedogs.org.uk/how-you-can-help

Additionally, you can always drop us a line at VolunteerMidlands@guidedogs.org.uk and we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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