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To add your own opportunity please fill in this form Volunteering Opportunities Form Group
NEW IN NOVEMBER 2017
Victim Support are currently recruiting across East Sussex for Service Delivery Volunteers who directly support people who have been victims of crime. You will be clearly explaining the role of Victim Support and empowering victims to overcome the emotional, psychological and practical effects of crime and identifying ways to enable them to recover from the experience.
There are also roles available in fundraising and as Volunteer Ambassadors, engaging with local communities to promote greater understanding and partnership with Victim Support.
New in August 2017
The Association of Carers have a range of opportunities
BEFRIENDING WITH RESPITE. Spending around 3 hours a week with the cared for person, giving the Carer the opportunity to have some time to themselves.
COMPUTER HELP AT HOME. Helping Carers to learn how to use their computer/mobile device in ways that will support them in their caring role.
TALK AND SUPPORT. Providing Carers with a regular opportunity to offload and chat in confidence over the telephone.
DRIVING. Helping volunteers that are unable to drive to their volunteering role, or helping the cared for person attend day services.
Contact 01424 722309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Are currently seeking new trustees to help run The East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre. Ideally with a background in a commercial / business environment or alternatively previous experience working in the charity sector either as a trustee, volunteer or paid member of staff. We are particularly keen to recruit trustees with a financial or management background and also personal experience of hearing loss. Trustee meetings are held bi-monthly to discuss relevant issues, usually in the afternoon, which you would be expected to attend and fully participate in. If you feel that this role may be for you, then please contact the Director – John Leonard, on 01323 722505 for more information and an application form.
Sara Lee Trust are looking for volunteers to help in their retail shop and with fundraising. Call Maria on 01424 457969(fundraising) or Emma on 01424 272358 (retail) for more information
The Hastings and Rother Branch of Parkinson’s UK are actively looking to fill the following positions. Branch Membership Secretary; Branch Secretary; Branch Treasurer; Branch fundraiser and implementation volunteer. Details: Parkinsons May 2017
Contact Claire Hewlitt: email@example.com 0344 225 3735
Co-ordinators are needed in many roads throughout Bexhill, Battle and Rye helping to send out police updates as they come in to warn their members of scams and crime that has been happening each week in their areas. And to report suspicious activities they see on 101 to the Sussex Police.
We also need members of the public in Bexhill to come on to the Committee of RNHW to help with events and other committee duties.
Side by Side is a service that matches a person with dementia with a volunteer to enable them to access community facilities such as a trip to a cafe, cinemas or garden centre or attend a club or group they would not have the confidence to go to on their own. This is a brand new service starting in April of this year and we are looking for volunteers throughout the Rother area. More information available here Side by Side Volunteers
Healthwatch East Sussex are looking for Health Watch Community Connectors to join their Listening Tour which starts on July 10th. Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0333 101 4007
Organisations looking for volunteers are:
TCV have a range of volunteering opportunities including opportunities with Green Gyms, Health Walks and practical conservation activities. Information packs can be viewed here
East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre are looking for volunteers to visit residential homes, sheltered units, nursing homes, hospitals, Day Centres and housebound people to establish a friendly and helpful relationship with hard of hearing residents/individuals. Volunteers dispense hearing aid batteries, carry out routine hearing aid maintenance and inform clients of support services such as lipreading classes, assistive devices, Adult Social Care support and other voluntary organisations. The East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre provides all training (usually four hours over two sessions) and necessary tools. For further details click here
The Silver Line are looking for telephone befrienders for full details click here
Peers in Partnership Southdown Housing Association Student Buddies:
Providing 1:1 support to a person with mental health challenges who is studying any educational course. Support may include travelling with a student on public transport, providing emotional support, or sitting with a student in a class (if appropriate).
Active Sussex have launched a new volunteer programme to get more people volunteering at least twice per year. The initiative is aimed at anyone who would like one off, event style opportunities in sport. We recognise that volunteering can be rewarding, relationship building and improve health and wellbeing. However it can also be time consuming, but we think we’ve struck the right balance with our new programme the Active Sussex Volunteer Crew. Find out more here
Have a number of opportunities around supporting older people, these include: Short term help after a patient has left hospital; Support for older people who have been scammed; Supporting older people who are socially isolated; Support for older people at a health club
For full details click here Age UK East Sussex
Healthwatch Champions to help promote Healthwatch events and projects to local people and/or people with a common service/need/interest
Contact details: email@example.com
Befriending with Respite Volunteer. No personal care duties and full training given.
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0300 330 9498
East Sussex Befriending Service are looking for volunteers to spend time with people who have dementia, to participate in hobbies or just have tea and a chat!
Contact details:Louise Cruickshank 01403 213015 email@example.com
St Michael’s Hospice have about 20 different volunteering roles – from working in shops, in our donation centre or at fundraising events. to delivering newsletters, to supporting patients in wards or at home. We have roles in many locations. Contact: Voluntary Services, St Michael’s Hospice, 25 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 0LB. 01424 445177. Or www.stmichaelshospice.com