Please see below for a list of some of the opportunities we are promoting this week:
Y Bartneriaeth Awyr Agored/The Outdoor Partnership is looking for Volunteer Leaders/Assistants. They have a number of outdoor clubs across Conwy all looking for more volunteers. The activities range from kayaking, surfing, mountain walking, climbing, biking and cycle sports.
St David’s Hospice is looking for Cafe Assistants; duties include making drinks and snacks for visitors, keeping Café Dewi clean and tidy and provide a warm welcome to visitors to Café Dewi. No experience needed, training will be given.
Distribution Centre Volunteers; duties include sorting donated stock ready for distribution to our network of 9 hospice shops in the local area. No experience needed, training will be given.
Shop Assistants at the shop in Craig y Don. Positions will include greeting and serving customers, assisting in stock management, manning the till, processing sales, replenishing stock and displaying items on the shop floor.
Aberconwy Mind is looking for a Treasurer; key duties would be: Overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, being assured the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs.
Ensuring Charity has agreed reserves, preparation and presentation of accounts to the Board.
Advising on financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans.
Ensuring charity is legislation compliant.
Ensuring accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and Charity commission. Sitting on appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary panels.
Drop-in Centre Volunteers; In the initial stages volunteers would chat to adults experiencing mental health problems, making tea and coffee to provide a relaxed environment in which to talk. After training, volunteers will become qualified listeners. Volunteers should be able to work in a non-judgemental, non-discriminatory way and be a good listener. Volunteers should be able to provide information to service users, as well as support and motivate. There are opportunities for volunteers to take on groups and activities after training. This opportunity would be unsuitable for anyone physically unwell due to the nature of the volunteer work.
Cafe Volunteers for their basement cafe. There are opportunities for waiting on staff who would also be preparing and cooking food either in the kitchen or in the general public cafe, cleaning and washing up, also promotional and fundraising activities. Opportunities are also available within the retail section to advise and sell goods.
The North Wales Credit Union is looking for Ethical Banking Volunteers. North Wales Credit Union offers a saving and low rate loan service. Volunteers can work in four areas as follows:
- Collectors: collecting money from members at specified centre.
- Board of Directors: to manage the Credit Union.
- Credit Committee: to decide on loan applications.
- Supervisory Committee: to do financial checks.
Deafblind UK is looking for Home Befrienders to visit a deafblind person(s) in their own home or at another mutually convenient location to engage in conversation and/ or other activities as appropriate to build and maintain friendship. For example, chat and a cup of tea, gardening and walks. Reducing deafblind people’s isolation, and improving their quality of life.
Volunteer Digital Befrienders to regularly visit a deafblind person(s) in their own home or at another mutually convenient location to enable them to engage with digital technology. Using “off the shelf” devices eg. IPad or tablet PCs to demonstrate and train the deafblind(s) person to make safe and effective use of the devices. Reducing their isolation and improving their quality of life. Deafblind UK loans all required devices to our volunteers but each remains the property of Deafblind UK.
Duties: To establish and build a befriending relationship. To regularly visit a deafblind person, ideally weekly. To train the deafblind person to use the device to meet their aspirations or to meet the defined set of applications and websites. to provide regular updates of your activity to your volunteer coordinator.
Tele-befrienders to make regular phone calls to a deafblind person (s) and engage in conversations of mutual interest, offering support and friendship to each deafblind person. Reducing deafblind people’s isolation, and improving their quality of life.
See something you would enjoy? Then do please get in touch with Ellen or Medi on 01492 534091 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org