Volunteering opportunities in Rural Rother
New opportunities July 2017
Volunteer with us at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve – whether you are looking to fill a few hours once a month or make a major contribution to the work of the nature reserve, there are many ways to volunteer. Volunteering can be an enjoyable way to meet new people, learn new skills (or show off your existing ones) and gain useful experience. Check out the wide range of opportunities available through the website
Saxonwood Residential Care Home in Battle would welcome volunteers to spend time with residents engaging in activities and or befriending. This can be either one to one engagement such as ‘life story’ work; chatting; taking someone out for a walk in the garden or group activities engaging in group activities such as exercises; arts and crafts; knitting etc. Further details are at Saxonwood Care Battle Jun 17
Contact: Karen.Oates@sussexhousing.org.uk Phone 01424 774336
Hands of Hope (HOH) is a charity based in Peasmarsh, working IN and FOR the local community with two main aims – to tackle social isolation in the elderly (loneliness) & childhood obesity, through the production of locally grown, organic food. From experience in growing, maintaining, preparing and cooking food, to fund-raising, managing market stalls and food-vans, or simply running our Lunch Clubs for the Elderly, HOH desperately need to hear from people who can spare as little or as much time as they have available to support these fantastic projects. Further details Hands of Hope charity Mar 2017. Contact 07968 333 097 or email@example.com
Are looking for volunteers who are interested in becoming Community First Responders. You receive full training, and previous medical experience is not required. The role of a Community First Responder is to attend emergency 999 calls made to the ambulance service, from within their local area. Being based in the community, a CFR can be on scene very quickly and provide immediate care to the patient until the regular ambulance arrives. Further details can be viewed here
Beanstalk, a national literacy charity, is searching for members of the community in Rye and its surrounding villages to volunteer as Reading Helpers in local primary schools in a bid to raise literacy levels and to inspire confidence in struggling and reluctant readers.
ESAB are looking for Home Visiting Befriending Volunteers for blind and partially sighted members in Rye and Camber. As a home visiting befriending volunteer you could be helping with reading or writing correspondence, getting out for short walks to the local shops, or simply just enjoying a chat and a cuppa happy in the knowledge that you are helping someone with sight problems combat isolation and loneliness. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:01323 832252. Full details: esab-oct-2016
A volunteer opportunity has arisen for someone interested in computers, the computer club at Tilling Green could do with a computer literate person to help out. The clubs run a Thursday afternoon and now because the group is so large, he is doing an extra class between 5.30-7.00 on a Thursday.
The Club is beginning a Sailability project that will enble people with a disability to enjoy sailing. One weekend a month. Seeking volunteers able to offer support for basic preparation/maintenance of club boats and also shore crew to help with launching and admin Contact Club Secretary, David Townsley 01424 882066 or email email@example.com
Become part of the management team of our community online newspaper by reporting or editing. Visit our website http://www.ryenews.org.uk
Working from home in your own time, going to events that you enjoy and reporting on them, or previewing them to encourage other readers to go. Four hours per week would probably represent minimum commitment, but it’s up to you how much you do. It helps to enjoy exerc
ising writing and reading skills. Also ability to use basic computer skills.
Contact Kenneth Bird 01797 225030 firstname.lastname@example.org
RYE COMMUNITY GARDEN
Looking for people to get involved in all aspects of running our garden in Love Lane, Rye. We advertise our events and regular work sessions on Facebook:
Usually Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons, but not every week. Details of our next one are chalked up on the sign boards outside the garden
For further details contact email@example.com 07885 469722
LITTLE GATE FARM
Opportunities are varied: Office; Fundraising; Running craft projects; Animal feeding at weekends; Farmers market stall; Contact details: Claire Cordell, Little Gate Farm, Horseshoe Lane Beckley TN31 6RZ firstname.lastname@example.org
Rye Chill Club for Young Carers needs volunteers to help with activities, crafts, games, sports, cooking once a month for children 5-18 in the support team.
Contact details email@example.com 0300 777 2011