Every month we pick the cream of the county’s volunteering opportunities:

Winslow Activity Club

Volunteer role title: Session Support Volunteer

Aim of Role: To assist paid activity organisers with a friendly group of adults with physical/learning disabilities and autism. Suitable for over 18s.

What makes this an exciting and rewarding opportunity? : Volunteering with us will give you the opportunity to:
• Support an important local community organisation
• Gain experience of engaging/assisting people with disabilities
• Make a positive use of spare time you might have
• Learn or try new things, develop new skills, and use existing skills
• Gain personal satisfaction as part of a friendly team.

Main tasks:

1) Setting up before session starts:

• Getting furniture in place (no heavy lifting required)
• Organising refreshments
• Preparing craft materials for activities
2) Helping clients safely up and down in the lift
3) Potentially helping with craft sessions
4) Providing refreshments
5) Washing up during and at the end of the session
6) Tidying away at the end of the session.

Website: http://winslowactivityclub.org.uk/

Location: Winslow Youth Centre

Time Commitment: Covering weekly Friday sessions from 9.30am-1pm, on a rota basis.

Contact Name: Fran West (Trustee)

Contact e-mail:  : fran@weste.co.uk

Winslow Activity Club

Volunteer role title: Session Administrator Volunteer

Aim of Role: To assist at weekly sessions by meeting and greeting clients and their carers, keeping the register, and carrying out other key administrative tasks. Suitable for over 18s

What makes this an exciting and rewarding opportunity? : Volunteering with us will give you the opportunity to:
• Support an important local community organisation
• Have practical experience of: a reception role whilst interacting with people with disabilities, using social media, website content management
• Make a positive use of spare time you might have
• Learn or try new things, develop new skills, and use existing skills
• Gain personal satisfaction as part of a friendly team.

Main tasks:

  • Meeting and greeting, keeping register
  • Creating a contact list and keeping it up-to-date
  • Checking that website and Facebook page up-to-date (and potentially posting material)
  • Check emails received via the website
  • Producing a welcome pack for new clients and their carers
  • Producing activity timetables
  • Assisting with preparing and distributing invoices once a term.

Website: http://winslowactivityclub.org.uk/

Location: Winslow Youth Centre

Time Commitment: Helping at weekly Friday sessions from 9.30am-1pm (finish time by agreement)

Contact Name: Fran West (Trustee)

Contact e-mail:  : fran@weste.co.uk

Hazlemere Youth Centre

Volunteer role title: HYC Youth Club Volunteer

Aim of Role: To assist in providing support and guidance to our Youth Club members

What makes this an exciting and rewarding opportunity? : Working with children from 7 – 14 years of age. Helping them learn and become a valuable member of society. More details found at https://www.hazlemereyouthcentre.co.uk/youthclub

Main tasks: Supervising children

Website: www.hazlemereyouthcentre.co.uk

Location: Rose Avenue, Hazlemere

Time Commitment:

Mondays 7pm – 9:15pm

Fridays 3:45pm – 5:45pm

Contact Name: Andy Rose, Jamie Arnold or Holly Rose 

Contact e-mail:  : Hazlemere.youth.centre@gmail.com

Contact telephone number: 01494 813364

South Central Ambulance Charity

Volunteer role title: Community First Responder

Aim of Role: Community First Responders supporting South Central Ambulance Service respond to emergency incidents within their local communities.

What makes this an exciting and rewarding opportunity?: 

Community First Responders provide life-saving first aid in the crucial minutes before an ambulance arrives. In non-life threatening situations, Community First Responders are there to comfort the patient, provide information and reassurance.

We’re looking for more people who want to experience the ultimate in community volunteering.

Main tasks:

  • Attend emergency incidents within their local communities as directed by 999.
  • Provide emergency care and support prior to the arrival of our ambulance clinicians.
  • Help to raise the profile of the CFR service by attending local events and fund raising.

Website: www.sca-charity.org.uk

Location: Buckinghamshire

Time Commitment: Minimum of 20 hrs per month. You can choose the times to fit around your other commitments and you ‘respond’ from home or perhaps your workplace.

Contact e-mail: volunteer@sca-charity.org.uk

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Volunteer role title: Volunteer Woodwork Tutor

Aim of Role: To provide woodworking expertise to help run a small woodwork group alongside clinical staff with the Community Head Injury Service.

What makes this an exciting and rewarding opportunity?

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys woodworking and using their skills to help and support others. We are able to use woodworking as part of the assessment and rehabilitation of people after a head injury, and you can be a positive part of their recovery journey. Seeing people progress and improve, and find ways of managing their difficulties, is extremely rewarding to be a part of.
Come and share your skills!

Main tasks:

1. To work alongside individual clients offering technical support and assistance as required with their woodwork projects.
2. To ensure clients are always aware of safety techniques and procedures as they undertake their work, particularly in relation to safe use of equipment.
3. To assist with the general planning and preparation of the woodwork group.
Clinical staff will be running the group alongside the volunteer woodwork tutor.

Website: www.do-it.org

Location: Queens Park Arts Centre, Aylesbury

Time Commitment: 1.30-4pm Wednesday afternoons in term time only

Contact Name: Clara Buckle

Contact e-mail: clara.buckle@buckshealthcare.nhs.uk

Contact telephone number: 01296 337760

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