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Home from Hospital
We are looking for volunteers for this new project run by The Volunteer Centre. Volunteers take on one off tasks or over 6 weeks after a vulnerable person has been discharged from hospital. Tasks could include:
• Undertaking simple shopping
• Making sure the home environment is warm and comfortable
• Arranging for key safes to be fitted and community alarm or telecare systems to be provided if needed
• Supporting people to pay bills and make appointments
• Collecting medication prescriptions
• Helping people to find out about and access community activities to keep them connected to their communities
• Helping people to understand care options and plan what they need for the future
• Signposting people to other statutory, voluntary sector and community organisations as appropriate.
We provide support and expenses.
Barnardo’s Chesterfield Shop
We are looking for shop volunteers. There are various jobs you can get involved in. The application process is described below:
Here at Barnardo’s Chesterfield we accept volunteers from the age of 14 years, each volunteer is required to fill out an application form and to supply two references. Once we have this information we then arrange for a start date.
On the morning of the first day we then start training, we go through all the information that is required for the volunteers according to
- Health & Safety Regulations
- Safeguarding Code of Conduct
We then give the volunteer a tour of the facilities and a brief description on how each job is performed. Once this is all sorted and the volunteer understands all information and signed all appropriate paper work we then ask the volunteer which job they would like to start doing.
Either the manager/assistant manager/key holder or a long standing volunteer will then be given the task to give in detail of the job in question and to be a mentor as such for the new volunteer for the day.
We have facilities for volunteers to have lunch and a hot drink if required. A toilet is provided also. There is an area for people to smoke. We have parking facilities either around the rear of the building or at the front.
Our opening times are:
Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
We gratefully appreciate any volunteer that comes in either for a few hours or all day, there is not a time limit on how many hours that need to be given.
British Tinnitus Association
Do you like to help others? If you are happy to chat on the phone and support people by giving information that can make all the difference to their lives, this could be the role for you.
We provide induction training and ongoing one to one support to make sure you are ready and able to pick up the phone to talk to people who need your help.
The helpline is open 9am to 5pm, on weekdays, and we prefer to split that time into two ‘shifts’ (usually 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm) – though we can be quite flexible about timings.
This is based in Sheffield and receives over 4,000 calls and 1,000 emails every year from people seeking advice and reassurance. The topics we cover include information about the condition, how to deal with symptoms, how to cope with the effects on people’s lives and the best way of accessing support and help quickly.
Friends of Spital Cemetery
Our Gardening Group need volunteers!
We are actively looking for new volunteers. We meet, usually on the second Saturday of the month, from 10am – 12.30. Meet at the Tool House. All tools are supplied and no great gardening knowledge is required, just an enjoyment of being in the open air in fabulous surroundings. Tasks include sweeping paths, removing invasive bramble and seedlings of buddleja, ash, holly and other trees from among the graves and maintaining the island flower beds and tubs along The Terrace. All that is required is that you wear sturdy boots and bring your own gardening gloves, and a drink as we usually have a break to discuss progress at 11am.
We need your help! If you would like to help with any of the activities we organise, with the tours, gardening, at our events and stalls, on the committee raising funds and promoting the cemetery or have some experience with wordpress, please don’t hesitate to drop us an email. email@example.com
Holme Hall Unite Community Garden
We launched our community garden in 2017 – and a year later it WON “The Most Inspirational Project Award” (out of 155 entries from 6 Counties), at East Midlands in Bloom.
We are looking for extra volunteers this year to make sure we retain out Award !
We now also have our own Community Hub (about 100 yards away from the garden) so we now have toilet / kitchen facilities readily available.
We will be doing various “odd” mornings and afternoons in April / May & June and then at the end of June a full day to make sure everything is in order.
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At FareShare East Midlands we work with the food industry to rescue surplus in date food from landfill and redistribute to over 250 frontline charities across the East Midlands whose beneficiaries are in or at risk of living in poverty.
We need Volunteer Warehouse Assistant’s to join us in our Warehouse at Holmewood Industrial Estate. Can you spare a few hours each week to help us get much needed surplus food to local charities and community groups in the Chesterfield Area?
You will be picking, packing and stacking the daily deliveries of fresh food we receive from our food partners ready to go to local charities and community groups.
It’s good fun and a great work out… all you need is a sturdy pair of hands!
The Terminus Initiative
The Terminus Initiative is an amazing charity originally founded by local churches in Lowedges (a very poor neighbourhood on the Southern edge of Sheffield).
Our mission is to meet the emotional, physical, and developmental needs of the community here. We run lots of different community support through our health living centre, befriending schemes and youth outreach but our ‘front door’ is Terminus Cafe, which is a community hub and charity shop selling healthy food and homemade cake at affordable prices.
We have a lot of service user volunteers who need helping to learn skills and are looking for more able volunteers to support them. We are looking for kind and competent people to support our volunteers in running our community cafe and shop.
Supervisors and assistant supervisors will learn about food safety, ensure hygiene standards, operate the till, make basic meals (sandwiches and baked potatoes), and support the service user volunteers to help with these tasks plus help them find pride in doing their own tasks well.
We are looking for people who are supportive, friendly and reliable. Ideally you will have some background in volunteer support or food hygiene but this is not essential. Due to insurance our volunteers need to be over 18. We have a disabled access toilet and double doors. We provide reasonable travel expenses and meals for those working double shifts. We provide food hygiene level 2 training, an induction, and an invitation to our Christmas party, trips to the seaside and other treats we provide for our service users.
We are a friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities and Autism. Around 8 events are held in the Sheffield area every month. These range from meals out, crazy golf, bowling, cinema trips and much much more.
The organisation aims to help people to gain more confidence and friendships through meeting regularly and enjoying new activities.
Currently the Project Development worker (Nicola) runs 8 events per month in the Sheffield area. Between 6-10 members attend each event. Meals out, bowling, cinema and museum trips (The list is endless and new and creative ideas are always welcome) With the help and assistance of volunteers working alongside Nicola more members can access each event.
The role involves helping out at the events and overseeing the safety and well -being of our members. That can range from supporting them to order and pay for food, helping to add up the scores at darts, chatting to them or simply cheering them on when they get a strike at bowling!!
The times of the events are all advertised monthly on a flyer which the volunteers receive well in advance so they can see which ones they may be able to help with. Each event usually last 2-3 hours, although sometimes we may go out for the day. Most are day time events and vary month to month on which day of the week they occur. There are usually a couple of events during the evening and one on a Saturday or Sunday each month. Even if a volunteer can only help with one event each month, it’s still really helpful and always appreciated.
Contact the Elderly
Contact the Elderly is a national charity that changes the lives of lonely older people. Our Sunday afternoon tea parties are a lifeline of friendship bringing older people and volunteers together for an afternoon of stories, laughter and conversation.
Group coordinators make sure everything runs smoothly.
Every month they: Phone the host in advance to confirm the date and give an idea of numbers attending. Communicate with drivers so that everyone knows who they will be collecting. Ensure all runs smoothly on the day. Coordinators are usually drivers as well. Drivers use their own car to take one or two guests with them to the tea party every month. Coordinators are happy to take on the responsibility of running the group. Coordinators must be organised and good communicators, reliable and approachable.
You must have a car and, if you are to be a driver as well, be willing to use to take members to tea parties. You must also have a clean driving license and valid insurance.
Drivers use their own car to take one or two older guests and accompany them to a tea party one Sunday every month. Drivers also usually phone the guests they will be collecting a few days before the outing to confirm what time you will pick them up. You must have a car and be willing to use to take members to tea parties. You must also have a clean driving license and valid insurance.
Coordinators and drivers must provide two character references and have a DBS (police) check which the charity covers the cost of. Drivers must be physically capable of offering minimal assistance to more frail guests as they leave their home and get in and out of the driver’s car. We do not cover costs for our hosts and drivers.
Hosts welcome a small group into their home for tea just once or twice a year. They provide an afternoon tea for the group which usually includes some sandwiches, a bit of cakes and lots of tea. Hosts need to make sure that everyone gets a warm welcome! Hosts need to be welcoming and flexible. They also need a suitable home which is safe and has easy access and a downstairs toilet. They must be able to comfortably sit between 6 and 8 older guests.
Pink Ribbon Walk 2019
Breast Cancer Care are currently recruiting volunteers to help at the Pink Ribbon Walk at Chatsworth on Saturday 15 June.
Volunteers can get involved in a number of roles on the day, including:
- Venue marshal team; Welcoming walkers to the event, supervising the car park and helping to guide walkers around the venue.
- Registration team; registering walkers in on arrival and signing them back in when they cross the finish line.
- Information & gift team; providing information and directions for friends and family of walkers and selling Breast Cancer Care merchandise.
- Main marquee team; Handing out pink ribbons for people to write messages on and helping walkers swap T-shirt sizes.
- Route team; marshalling the route or handing out water and refreshments to walkers at the rest stops.
- Finish line team; marshalling the route or handing out water and refreshments to walkers at the rest stops.
St Johns Ambulance
Our youth programmes give young people the opportunity to learn first aid alongside other important life skills. They operate throughout England.
Our fun and adventurous Badger Setts are packed with activities for children so they can learn important life skills in an exciting and safe environment.
At Cadets it’s all about fun, community and developing your skills. You can learn first aid, earn your Grand Prior Award and volunteer within your community alongside our First Aid volunteers.
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals as Youth Team members who are keen to develop their own skills whilst supporting the development of our young people and helping them to learn how they can help and care for others in the community.
Be part of a team that empowers and supports young people
As one of our Cadets or Badgers youth team volunteers, you’ll be trained to provide our young people with both life skills and life saving skills, all while having fun!
What you’ll get up to
You’ll be volunteering with Badgers (aged 7-10) or Cadets (aged 11-18). You’ll help to support them to care for others, gain new experiences, and learn important life skills, including first aid.
You’ll have the chance to design your own role. This could involve running fun activities, such as outdoor events, summer camps, or providing more ‘behind-the-scenes’ support.
You’ll also have the chance to learn first aid. As well as the opportunity to become a Youth Leader with the support and guidance from a friendly volunteer manager.
Flexible time commitment
This is a flexible volunteer role. Whether it’s once a week or once a month, you can volunteer as much or as little as suits you and your lifestyle.
Matt, a Youth Leader, talks about what it’s like volunteering with St John Ambulance. He explains how he helps to inspire, support, and empower young people to deliver first aid in their community.
Fundraising and Events volunteer
Did you know that 1.2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss? RNIB currently supports 200,000 people per year, but we need your help to raise funds to reach far more people with our Talking Books, Helpline, specialist advice services, support groups and more. We also need to raise awareness as 50% of sight loss is preventable if people have an eye test every two years. Could you help us out for a few hours?
We have bucket collections coming up at Dobbies Garden Centre, Barlborough Links, S43 on Saturdays April 13th and 20th and we would love to have your help for a few hours.
Sight Support Derbyshire
Fundraising Events Volunteer
Sight Support Derbyshire is an independent charity, which needs to raise funds in order to provide services for blind and visually impaired people around the county. Although some of our money is raised through grants, individual donations and legacies, a large effort goes into fundraising events throughout the year.
What you will do: You can get involved in many different ways and do as much as you like. You can help to set up our fundraising table with tombola prizes, cakes, books and information, sell raffle tickets, cakes, books and cards, you may wish to give a few hours to help out with a street or supermarket collection or perhaps you can help with some of the organising and the running of events. You can also help in the office by making some phone calls and emailing.
When: You can give as much time as you like with hours to suit you.
Skills Required: Good communication skills, Confident with handling cash, a good sense of humour and happy to help wherever on the day of an event. You may need to find your own transport to and from events. If helping in the office you will need to have the skills to send out emails.
Training and Support: We will give you visual impairment training and training specific to the tasks you will undertake. A member of staff will support you throughout and will meet with you on a regular basis to see how things are going.
Expenses: We will reimburse your out of pocket expenses in line with our expenses policy.
Before you start: You need to provide us with the names of two people who can provide a character reference for you.
This is an excellentopportunity to help enhance the quality of life for visually impaired people throughout Derbyshire.
Sight Support Derbyshire
We are looking for Trustees
Sight Support Derbyshire (SSD) has been in existence since 1914 and was originally set up to support blind children and young people across Derbyshire. With the onset of the First World War the organisation went on to provide essential services for soldiers returning from war who had experienced sight loss. It is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. Its aim is to enhance the quality of life of people who live with visual impairment by providing a range of high quality, person centered services throughout Derbyshire.
SSD has 29 staff, 100 volunteers and an annual turnover approaching a million pounds a year. The Board of the Trustees has the legal responsibility for the organisation and its work. They decide the strategic direction and major policy and financial issues and employ staff who undertake the day-to-day work.
Our Current Services
We currently operate a range of services across Derbyshire. Some of the services are funded by statutory organisations (such as the local authority) others are from grants (such as the National Lottery) and as a registered charity a large portion of what we do is from our own fundraising.
Our services include: hospital services; visually impaired peoples information programme; rehabilitation services; home support service; mobile resource centre; sports and leisure activities; resource centers; children and young people’s service.
The Role of a Charity Trustee.
Our Trustees are responsible for controlling SSD governance. They are responsible for ensuring that the charity’s resources are used for the purposes set out in our governing document (constitution) and for no other purpose. Trustees have a responsibility to act reasonably and prudently in all matters relating to the charity, and have a responsibility to act in the best interests of the organisation.
Above all, our trustees need to work together as a team to ensure the charity is run effectively and efficiently.
We are always keen to recruit trustees who can bring new skills to the board. Meetings for trustees are held approximately six times per year near SSD main offices in Derby and usually in the afternoons (2-4.00pm).
In addition we hold a number of organisational events throughout the year, often connected to our fundraising and volunteer functions and Trustee participation is encouraged.
The main tasks of a Trustee are:
To read the board papers
To attend the board meetings and play an active role in strategic decision making
To undertake action in support of board decisions as requested
To contribute areas of particular expertise and skill
To maintain confidentiality on all issues
Trustees are volunteers, but travel costs and reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
We recognise that becoming a trustee can be demanding but we believe that it is also worthwhile. It provides an opportunity for you to share and build your skills, experience and knowledge and to contribute to the wellbeing of the community.
Derbyshire Autism Services
If you are a Counsellor either:
- Qualified and looking to gain specialist experience in complex trauma work and to increase your hours.
- Currently in your second year or beyond of ongoing training and you have some client experience or other relevant experience. – Then we would love to hear from you.
We are looking for a minimum commitment of 12 months.
In return for your skills and commitment we offer:
- A professional and supportive working environment.
- Opportunities to gain experience in specialist work with survivors of sexual abuse and trauma.
- Ongoing mentoring and monthly group supervision.
- Funded places on specialist trauma training events and CPD.
- Access to a comprehensive specialist library.
Recent feedback from our volunteers-
- “I am proud to be associated with SAIL”
- “I felt very supported as a volunteer”
- “I like the counsellor meetings, a chance to build a feeling of being part of a team”
- “I have gained more insight into the process of helping people”
- “The induction with SAIL was very helpful”
- “I have been helped and supported from the very offset”
- “The support I received was fantastic”
- “I have been stretched in a supportive way”
We are looking for a gardener to tidy up the beds around the centre, prepare the poly tunnel and general garden, ready for the spring.
We are also looking for a volunteer to work in the Fairplay Gift Emporium in Chesterfield on Monday/Saturday. Opening hours 10-3pm. Selling new and handmade items. Training will be given.
British Heart Foundation (Chesterfield)
Do you want to change the lives of people living with cardiovascular disease in Chesterfield? Do you want to help fund lifesaving research which has already saved thousands of lives? The British Heart Foundation Fundraising team would love your support.
In the 1960s Surgeon Donald Ross carried out the first UK heart transplant following five years of British Heart Foundation research. In the 1970s BHF Professor Michael Davies proved a blood clot causes a heart attack, setting the stage for a revolution in heart attack treatment. The 1980s marked the start of a series of trials, led by Professor Rory Collins, which showed the lifesaving benefit of statins. In the 1990s the British Heart Foundation focused on the exploration into generic heart disease & developing blood tests to identify people at risk. By 2010 we started exploring re-generative medicine to see if the heart can repair itself. Where will the next decade take us? Image being able to tell future generations – “I helped cure heart disease”
We need passionate people to support our fundraising. We’re looking for people with great organisational skills to join a fundraising group and arrange events in their local area. You should be well connected and confident enough to rally support from the people around you. Do you have the drive and passion to become the face of the British Heart Foundation in Chesterfield? If this sounds like you, please get in touch!
Fundraising volunteers should be over 18. Fundraisers need to be confident, chatty, passionate and self-motivated. Fundraising can be tough but it’s incredibly rewarding so a sense of humour and a resilient nature will help! Team work and the desire to get to know others are essential attributes if you are to succeed. Previous experience is desirable but not essential.
Volunteer Vacancies at Hardwick Hall, January 2019
- Butterfly Survey Volunteer
A Butterfly Survey Volunteer assists in the monitoring and recording of butterfly species along give transects on the estate and recording them on paperwork provided in line with national monitoring systems.
- Creative Interpreter
“Wow!” “What an amazing place!” Can you share your passion through our stories and inspire people? We are looking for lively and enthusiastic volunteers to support our visitors to have a brilliant experience at Hardwick and to create lasting memories.
- Fishing Bailiff
We are looking for someone who can provide a warm and friendly welcome to all our visitors to our lower park and ponds. Supervising fishing on the ponds, collecting fees and helping with a variety of other tasks to protect and improve the environment.
- Plant Retail Assistant
We are looking for people who can provide a warm and friendly welcome to all visitors to our plant shop, especially at the weekend. Sharing your passion for gardening with our visitors, helping people to find just the thing that they are looking for.
- Retail Assistant
Everyone likes a bit of retail therapy, don’t they? Retail Assistants offer this vital service to all visitors to Hardwick? They love helping people find just the thing they’re looking for, and helping us achieve our sales target, so everyone’s happy!
- Second Hand Bookshop Volunteer
Enthusiastic about sharing your passion for books whilst fundraising for Hardwick? Come and join the Hardwick Second Hand Bookshop team! You will be a vital part of our retail operations team and the money you raise will help to look after Hardwick.
- Volunteer Catering Assistant
We are looking for Volunteer Catering Assistants to support the Catering Department at Hardwick Hall; with particular emphasis on helping in our outside catering outlets (kiosk and trailer) on busy days.
To help the Ranger team produce wooden items to be sold in the stable yard shop.
- Visitor Experience House Welcome
Roll out the red carpet and give a warm welcome to visitors to the house! Provide important information to visitors so that they can make the most out of their day. Visitor experience volunteers are multi-tasking superstars who can brighten up even the rainiest day!
To apply for these roles please go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteering
Chesterfield Childrens Centre’s
We are looking for volunteers in various activity sessions in Chesterfield Childrens Centre’s. Below is the Volunteer Weekly Activity Rota, highlighted is where we have opportunities.
|Day||Venue Am||Venue Pm|
|Monday||Staveley Childrens Centre” Stay to Play”
3 Volunteers needed
Staveley Baby Clinic
|Tuesday||Hasland Youth Centre” Stay to Play”
2 Volunteers needed
|Old Whittington Childrens Centre
|Wednesday||Birdholme Childrens Centre
|Thursday||Holmehall Baby clinic
|Holme Hall Childrens Centre
2 Volunteers needed
“ Little Explorers”
2 Volunteers neededOld Whittington Childrens Centre
” Stay to Play”
2 Volunteers needed
Birdholme Childrens Centre
Group support volunteers help to inform, educate, support and provide structured activities with defined outcomes for attendees in a relaxed and safe group setting. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers for our various groups in Chesterfield and Dronfield. You will provide support to the group leader to enable people affected by dementia to engage with and socialise with other group members or participants in a welcoming and non-judgemental environment.
- Carers Support Group Second Friday of every month, 10am–12pm in Chesterfield.
- Memory Café and Activity Group Volunteer Fourth Friday of every month, 10am–12pm in Chesterfield
- Singing for the Brain Volunteer First Thursday of every month, 2–4pm in Dronfield
- Memory Café and Activity Group Volunteer Third Wednesday of every month, 1.30–3.30pm in Dronfield
GirlGuiding Chesterfield Central District
We are looking for adults who wish to gain experience in working with children and young children on a variety of nights. We would like a commitment to one night a week but this is not necessarily on a weekly basis as we can be flexible. Activities involve supporting the young people and also helping them develop. We complete such activities as games, singing, craft, holidays & fun days amongst many other things. Volunteers should register their interest on our national website https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/ and if you have any queries please do contact us via phone or email.
The volunteer must be over 18 and wishing to work with children and young people. This can be on a flexible basis but usually once a week in term time. Activities will normally run on an evening or weekend. We can usually find a unit to suit your commitments.
Just Good Friends Clubs
We are looking for volunteers to help out at the following clubs;
Monday – Whitwell and Bolsover Clubs 7 – 9pm and 6.30 – 8.30pm respectively. Tuesday – Fun Sports club at the Arc in Clowne 9.45 – 3.15 – Pinxton Club 7 – 9pm Wednesday – Chesterfield and Clowne Clubs 7 – 9pm.
We also have a opened a small café/sandwich takeaway from our office in Clowne and we are desperately looking for volunteers to help us run it alongside our members with learning disabilities. 9 – 2 Monday – Thursday 8.30 – 3pm -Friday.
We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, listeners, organisers, ambassadors and fundraisers. Our volunteers are a key part of achieving our goals and their support is vital. Join us.
13,000 people affected by MS accessed information, support and services delivered by volunteers through our network of local groups in 2015. Our local networks organiser roles are vital to ensuring this support is available to MS communities throughout the UK.
- Accurately maintaining income and expenditure records to document and report on group finances using our Online Accounting system
- Offering objectivity around the spending of money and ensuring money is spent in a cost effective manner
- Approving income and expenditure with the other group bank account signatories
- Ensuring that our financial requirements and policies relating to group finances are followed
- Supporting the group’s shared responsibility for designing and delivering services and activities in line with our Quality Standards so that they are safe, effective and impactful
- Developing an annual fundraising plan and budget for the group with other team members
- Organising and planning fundraising events throughout the year
- Overseeing the group’s compliance with MS Society policies and processes Recruiting, inducting, coordinating and supporting Fundraising Volunteers and ensuring everyone uses our brand and tone of voice
- Keeping up to date with guidance and information on local and national fundraising initiatives
- Ensuring Gift Aid is maximised
- Developing links with local organisations and businesses identifying fundraising opportunities, including giving talks to interested audiences Researching prospective support
- Ensuring regular communication between volunteers and local MS Society staff
- Ensuring that everyone takes shared and collective responsibility for the finances of the group and fundraising good practice
- Using our processes and procedures to keep people safe
- Coordinating the activities of our local group to meet the needs of the local MS community
- Coordinating the recruitment, induction and ongoing support of new local group volunteers
- Leading the group’s shared responsibility for planning and reporting expenditure and income
- Approving income and expenditure with the other group bank account signatories and ensuring with the Finance Volunteer, that our financial requirements and policies relating to groups are followed
- Ensuring the group’s activities comply with policies in order to keep people safe
- Regularly communicating and acting as a key contact between staff and volunteers
- Ensuring disclosure checks are completed and witnessed for volunteer roles that need them
- Leading the group’s responsibility for designing and delivering services and activities in line with our Quality Standards so that they are safe, effective and impactful
In order to volunteer in these roles you will need to:
- Complete a disclosure check.
- Our commitment
- Offer you a role that fits with your life
- Keep you and everyone safe
- Welcome you as an individual
- Help you learn your role and support you to learn as you go
- Reimburse your out of pocket expenses
- Listen to your feedback and welcome your ideas
- Value your personal contribution
- Keep you connected and up to date
- Thank you for the impact you deliver
We can support you to develop the skills you need for this role, including an induction into all the areas outlined. You will have a chance to discuss your role and any additional needs with us.
Deaf & Hearing Support
Volunteers support us with a wide range of local activities including supporting deaf and hearing impaired people by providing advice and support about equipment and the support which is available including demonstrating some of the equipment. Volunteers may also be involved in helping set up and organise local peer support groups and training in lip reading, sign language and IT or anything which would support people with hearing loss.
The volunteer should have clear communication skills when meeting people from all walks of life and of all ages including children. They should be patient and display empathy with people who are experiencing difficulty in communicating.
Training on the equipment available to deaf people will be given with the expectation that they will then be able to pass that knowledge on.
The correct person for this role is reliable and committed to supporting the service. They will have anything from a couple of hours a week to a few hours a month to spare.
3rd Holmesfield Scout Group
We are looking for a volunteer to run or assist to run a Cub section of 3rd Holmesfield Scout Group. Cubs are aged 8 years to 10 years, male and female with approx 30 members. They meet weekly on a Wednesday evening at 7.15-8.30pm term time only. We would like a volunteer to have a weekly commitment but we can accommodate a volunteer who can volunteer every 2/3 weeks. This is role is for over 18’s and we can offer training.
- 3rd Wingerworth Brownies (7-10 Year Old) who meet on a Thursday Night (6.00-7.15pm)
We also have various other opportunities across Derbyshire so please do still enquire as we can discuss these with you
To help give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure!
Assistant Leaders work with other volunteers to assist in delivering a high-quality programme to the girls and young women in the unit, while ensuring the safety of the unit members. Assistant Leaders will have opportunities for ‘on-the-job’ learning and development.
The responsibilities below will be shared among the Unit Leadership Team. As an Assistant Leader you will work with others in the team to make the most of the skills you are able to give.
Any woman aged 18 or over can be an Assistant Leader. You just need to be, or must be willing to become a member of Girlguiding.
Assistant Leaders will work towards an Adult Leadership Qualification and must register as members and be recorded on GO! (our online database). All Assistant Leaders are attached to a unit.
Help for Heroes
Wherever you live, whatever your interests and no matter how much time you have to offer us, there are loads of ways to volunteer for Help for Heroes.
We need volunteers to:
- Give talks to presentations to schools and businesses.
- Look after and find places for H4H collection tins.
- Assist with or run your own H4H merchandise stall.
- Volunteer at exciting events such as crufts and Tough Mudder etc..
- Take part in a collection weekend at Asda, Debenhams or Moto.
- Run your own baking, cooking or BBQ event.
- Spread the H4H message in your local community with promotional items that we can provide.
- Pick up a cheque from a local fundraiser and pose for a quick photo.
- Support our mobile retail team as they travel to shows around the country.
- Support our street collections by smiling and holding a bucket.
- Become Hero Bear for the day and make hundreds of adults and children smile.
Anyone can become part of our local volunteer team. You don’t need experience – all we ask is for you to be committed, passionate and enthusiastic in support of all the wonderful events and fundraising you choose to get involved with.
After an initial period as a General Volunteer, you will become a Local Volunteer and then you will be able to claim travel and food expenses. You will also be invited to ‘meet the team’ days at a Recovery Centre and regular meetings/conferences. Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to come and help.
Chesterfield Museum Service is run by Chesterfield Borough Council. We tell the story of the town and local area through real objects, and we preserve them for the future. We believe that Chesterfield’s heritage is about and for everyone and we want people from all walks of life to be involved in and benefit from the heritage.
Volunteering is an excellent way of involving people in their heritage and that heritage is enriched by volunteers’ contribution. Volunteering is enjoyable and life-enhancing for the volunteer, who can also develop transferable skills that may lead to employment.
Be a voice for Chesterfield Museum and spreading the word in the community about its work.
As a Museum Ambassador you would be involved in
- Research and contact local community groups and organisations.
- Prepare short talks about what the museum does.
- Raise the museum’s profile by visiting local groups to deliver talks.
- Come up with new ideas to promote the museum within the community.
- Distribute Chesterfield Museum promotional leaflets and posters in the local area.
Explore opportunities for fund raising to support the work of the museum.
This is a brand new role, so we don’t know what the extent of local demand will be. We expect that preparation would take place during the working day with visits to groups on weekday evenings. Talks will take 10-15 minutes
Local volunteers are the best advocates that we could have in promoting the museum within the community. Without the interest and support of its community no museum can flourish.
You will get from us; an opportunity to share your enthusiasm for the museum with others; a chance to learn new skills; the help, support and any training you will need to carry out this role.
This task would be best suited to someone who has their own transport. Travel expenses will be paid. Any printed materials (eg advertising leaflets) will be provided.
Collection Tin Coordinator
Why we need you?
We know that for young lives, when the doctor says cancer, normal life stops. Cancer affects every part of life – relationships, confidence, money, school, work. CLIC Sargent care teams will fight tirelessly to limit the damage cancer causes.
Coordinating local collection tins is just one way volunteering with CLIC Sargent can make a difference to our work. Every year collection tins raise thousands of pounds to support our fight for young lives against cancer. Volunteers like you are vital to realising this – join our team
Volunteer required on Saturday for meet and greet. There will a bit of paperwork involved. It will involve moving scooters about. Full training will be given.
Active Derbyshire, Special Olympics
Within the SO Derbyshire network there are lots of different volunteering opportunities available, including:
Steering group roles: the group are responsible for administration, membership, communication, marketing, fundraising and more.
Coaches: whether you already coach athletes with Learning Disabilities and want to know more about the Special Olympics pathway or whether you want to get involved for the first time, get in touch.
Event volunteers: various events and competitions take place throughout the year where we need volunteers to help out on the day.
Volunteers at clubs: help with the clubs where our athletes train throughout the year; roles include promotion, administration and being a team manager.
The Derbyshire Veterans Group HQ
A group open to all Veterans, their spouses, partners and children who have an alcohol and/or drug and mental health issue. This groups is looking for committee members. A help with the ‘books’ would be ideal.
Derbyshire Victim Services (REMEDI)
Derbyshire Victim Services exists to support anyone affected by crime in Derbyshire. We need volunteers to help us do that. We do this both face to face and via the telephone. Our mission is to help victims cope and recovery after a crime irrelevant of where they currently are in the justice system.
- Spare a minimum of 3 hours per week (evenings and weekends will be required)
- Attend an initial 3 day training course
- Provide support to victims of crime in Derbyshire (Telephone and/or face to face support)
What we can offer you:
- Huge degree of satisfaction. You will be helping people
- Training to enhance your CV
- All out of pocket expenses
- The opportunity to work within a passionate and committed team
- Further training
Sir Arkwrights Cromford Mill
At Cromford Mill Sir Richard Arkwright constructed the world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill in 1771. These mills were the first phase in the development of the factory system and led to the Derwent Valley being described as “the cradle of the Industrial Revolution”. In 2001 its historical importance was acknowledged when this part of the Derwent Valley became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cromford Mills is not a museum. It is a multi-purpose site with visitor attractions and business tenants all contributing to the working nature of the site.
The site is undergoing a long-term programme of restoration. There is a variety of restaurants, shops, exhibitions and a regular events and schools programme.
Volunteers are required in a number of roles:
Visitor Centre Hosts welcome all of our visitors to the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site and perform a range of tasks to ensure they get the most out of their visit, including sharing your knowledge of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
Retail Support Volunteers; Based in the Mill Shop our Retail Support Volunteers help with the smooth running of the front of house operations of Cromford Mills. You will be helping to answer the phones, directing enquiries and occasionally operating the till while providing a friendly and helpful service for all visitors.
Promotions Assistant; You will proactively promote Cromford Mills, all of our activities and volunteer opportunities on site and at local events, shows and festivals. You will engage with people about the Arkwright Society, explaining what there is to see and do at Cromford Mills and the role of the charity, whilst encouraging people to join the society through our membership scheme.
As a Learning Volunteer you will work across the Education and Events departments to help to facilitate a wide and varied programme of activities for all ages. Your role will involve helping with the preparation of activities, both for schools and the public, and the assistance with the delivery of these workshops, so that everyone taking part has a positive experience. Your ideas for new activities will also be warmly received
Events volunteers are key to welcoming visitors and delivering a successful event here at Cromford Mills. From family fun weekends to evening talks, if you enjoy interacting with the public, then this role is for you.
Costumed School Activity Volunteer; You will play a key role in the delivery of school workshops, acting in character and helping to bring the 18th century world to life as you tell stories of the history of the mills. You will help to guide the children through their workshops and activities and work with the groups own leaders to ensure that they have all of the information required and that the sessions run smoothly for all involved.
Costumed Interpreter; Our small team of role play volunteers work with the general public to help our visitors understand about the lives of the people involved in the story of Cromford Mills. They wear period costume and play carefully researched and prepared roles such as mill workers, overseer and possibly Richard Arkwright himself, as more characters are developed in the future.
Breast cancer Care
Our Moving Forward Volunteers help us deliver our vital Moving Forward courses that help women approach life after breast cancer treatment with confidence.
There are a number of different things that volunteers can help with at Moving Forward Services. The list below is not exhaustive but outlines the majority of the tasks. You would not necessarily be expected to carry out all of the tasks at every Moving Forward service.
- Assisting in setting up and clearing away at the beginning and end of the event
- Meeting and greeting participants on arrival and making them feel welcome
- Helping with provision of refreshments
- Talking briefly about your role as a Breast Cancer Care volunteer/or Breast Cancer Care services
- Talking briefly about your personal experience of breast cancer
- Talking to participants during breaks
- Offering support to participants if they become upset or need to leave the room.
- Signposting participants to Breast Cancer Care’s other services where appropriate (or other local services if relevant)
What we look for in a volunteer?
- To become a Moving Forward Volunteer you need to have had a personal diagnosis of primary breast cancer (and be at least one year post diagnosis)
- You will need to be a confident and skilled communicator.
- We are looking for volunteers who are good listeners and are both non-judgemental and non-directive.
- We also need people who understand the importance of confidentiality.
- You may have knowledge of local breast cancer support networks which could be of added benefit to the participants at the events.
- You will need to attend a Welcome Workshop induction day and role specific training which will be at our regional offices in Sheffield.
- A commitment to working within Breast Cancer Care’s policies and guidelines, including respect for client confidentiality and equal opportunities
- The Services Development team will be responsible for managing and supporting you on a day to day basis which will include guidance and instruction particular to this role. The regional Volunteer Manager will also offer additional support if required.
- Breast Cancer Care will refund all expenses incurred in travelling for this role
- You must be over 18 years of age
RSPCA Charity Shop
As part of a friendly team, volunteers in the Charity Shop carry out a range of duties including interacting with customers, money handling, steaming clothes and assisting the shop managers with sorting stock. Those interested in becoming a volunteer within the shop ideally need to have experience within customer service, have a flexible and motivated approach to working and are able to work as part of a team. We ask volunteers to work on a rota system so we kindly ask if you can cover an afternoon or morning or all day shift.