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March Trustee Opportunities

Added 10/03/2020

BRLSI – Premises Committee – Surveyors

The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution Seeks Volunteers to Help with The Maintenance and Upkeep of Their Grade 1 Listed Building in The Heart of Queen Square, Bath.

Maintaining a grade 1 listed building on a limited budget requires much work and expert knowledge and is not always on the surface the most glamorous wing of what BRLSI do. For this reason, we are always on the lookout for volunteers from external agencies who are not only experts in their field but also willing to get genuinely stuck in and roll up their sleeves.

If you think that you would be challenged and invigorated by this aspect of the institutions work then the BRLSI Premises committee would be delighted to hear from you.  Learn More

BRLSI – Finance Volunteer

We are currently looking for a finance volunteer to make a contribution within our charitable organisation. Ideally we are seeking a volunteer who is happy to contribute their expertise within the finance or investments committee. We are looking for someone with trained experience working in accountancy and/ or finance management/ administration of investments. This is a great opportunity to become an active member of either the finance or investments committee, depending on experience.

You may give us as much or as little time as you like, so long as you are reliable. In return for your time, we offer regular social events for our volunteers. We are committed to helping and supporting the career development of careers where we can.  Learn More


68th Odd Down Bath Scout Group – Group Chairperson

You will be joining a worldwide organisation that has over 40 million members worldwide. With a great array of activities to choose from you are never far from the next adventure. With the number of activities being put you will always have something to do.

Your role as the group chairman is pivotal to the success of any group executive/scout group. You will not only be working with parent representatives, but leaders who have varied levels of experience. You are expected to be an ambassador for the group and Scouting, promoting it as much as possible.  Learn More


Friends Of The RUH – Human Resources Trustee

To strengthen the governance of the charity we are looking to appoint a Human Resources professional to join the Board of Trustees.

The Board is made up of 12 Trustees who bring a diverse range of professional and business experience

The Charity has a very enthusiastic volunteer workforce of some 350 individuals who provide much appreciated support to the hospital in more than 20 areas. Our volunteers work ranges from supporting the professional staff in the Emergency Department to serving drinks on the wards and guiding patients and visitors around the hospital.  Learn More


Read Easy – Secretary

Read Easy (www.readeasy.org.uk) is a not for profit organisation that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to give one to one tuition to adults who struggle with reading.

Administration needed to help with the smooth running of the management team.  Learn More

Read Easy – Team Leader

Read Easy (www.readeasy.org.uk) is a not for profit organisation that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to give one to one tuition to adults who struggle with reading.#

We are looking for a Team Leader to take overall control of the Bath group.  Learn More

Read Easy – Treasurer

Read Easy (www.readeasy.org.uk) is a not for profit organisation that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to give one to one tuition to adults who struggle with reading.

We are looking for a Treasurer to support the management of the Bath Read Easy Group.  Learn More


1st Midsomer Norton Scouts – Secretary to Group Executive

1st Midsomer Norton Scout Group would like to recruit a Secretary to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee meets 4-6 times a year to support the ongoing delivery of Scouting by 1st Midsomer Norton Scout leaders. As secretary you will be asked to work with the Chair of the Executive Committee to set meeting agendas and arrange meeting logistics for the Executive Committee.

You should be willing and eligible to act as a Charity Trustee for the Group alongside all the other Group Executive members.  Learn More


Time Bank Plus – Treasurer

We are looking for a volunteer to join our Management Committee and take on the role of Treasurer. We are looking for someone with financial experience and an interest in supporting a small voluntary sector organisation which is helping to stimulate community involvement in South West Bath through an exchange of services in the local community.

The volunteer will be expected to attend Management Committee meetings approximately 6 times a year and to offer advice and support on an occasional basis. He/she will be a member of Time Bank Plus and will receive time credits for each hour worked.  Learn More


BAPP – Trustee

As a BAPP Trustee, you would be working as part of a small friendly team with a common interest in supporting and developing community capacity through play and supporting the staff team. Meetings are informal and often include interesting discussions and debates, generating actions some of which we as Trustees to take a lead on initiating.

We are seeking someone who understands the importance of play for children of all ages and abilities, the importance of community based and child-centred services which are fully inclusive. This role will enable Board members to better understand what real life is like for some families in Bath, the difficulties they face and the importance of a strong relationship with a positive adult.


Bath Gateway Out and About – Trustee/Committee member

Bath Gateway Out and About is looking for some new trustees, to support and guide its work. We are particularly keen to recruit people who can bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the trustee group. You may already have experience of voluntary work and of being part of a committee.

Being a trustee is a key role on any voluntary Management Committee. The trustees need to ensure that they take full participation during meetings, and work together to see that all relevant matters are discussed and that effective decisions are made and carried out.  Learn More

Bath Mencap – Treasurer

Bath Mencap in need of a treasurer. Key tasks will include,  presenting financial reports to the Board of Trustees, preparing accounts on a monthly basis, keeping the Board aware of its financial responsibilities, ensuring that the accounts and financial systems are audited, as required by law, liaising with the Accountants/Auditors to complete end of year accounts, filing annual accounts with the Charity Commission and advising on the financial implications of the Bath Mencap strategic plan. The Treasurer may also apply to be a Trustee of Bath Mencap, if they so wish.


First Steps – Trustee

First Steps Trustee board members set the aims and objectives for the charity and set the policies and targets for achieving those aims and objectives. They monitor and evaluate the progress each service is making and act as a source of challenge and support to the Chief Executive. The board aims to represent the demographic of the people in the areas in which we operate. Skills required are a current knowledge of Early Years Policy, ability to analyse data, ability to performance manage, financial planning/management, understanding of special educational needs, understanding of the impact of complex family lives on the development of children under 5.  Learn More

 

 

 


February Volunteering Opportunities

Added 10/02/2020

Bath Cats & Dogs Home – Charity shop volunteer

This volunteer role is a great way to meet new people, be part of a team, gain self-confidence and be a major part of helping unwanted and abandoned animals in need.  Learn More

 

 

 


Sydney Gardens Parks for People Project – Sydney Gardens Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help us enhance Sydney Gardens for wildlife and for people. Come along on a Wednesday morning 10-12 (Starting Wednesday 5th February) to join in with gardening and conservation activities. Activities include planting, weeding, hurdle making, pruning and lots more. No previous experience necessary. Meet by the entrance behind the Holburne.  Learn More

 

 


Greenhill House Leonard Cheshire Disability – Steam Train Enthusiast Befriender/driver

Could you be the person to offer regular support and friendship with a disabled resident interested in all things to do with steam engines and trains? Perhaps driving him to local heritage railways and immersing in a shared interest.

We’d love to hear from you!  Learn More


Carers’ Centre – Lead Fundraising Volunteer

Could you offer a few hours a week to help co-ordinate fundraising activities for a local charity?

The Carers’ Centre supports unpaid carers of all ages in Bath and North East Somerset. Some 18,000 carers live in the BANES area alone, looking after people with a variety of physical and mental health problems.

Our volunteer fundraising team helps with a range of enjoyable activities to raise funds for the centre.

We’re looking for someone with creative and leadership skills able to generate and execute ideas for fundraising activities and events. In return, we offer induction, training and the chance to develop valuable transferable skills and work experience.  Learn More


Youth Adventure Trust – Programme Volunteer

The Youth Adventure Trust is a youth development charity providing a programme of outdoor and adventurous activities for vulnerable young people from Wiltshire and Swindon. As a volunteer you will be supporting young people aged 11 to 16 years old, helping them face challenges and build resilience, experience success, learn to go beyond their expectations and grow in confidence.

Your role will be to support the young people, assist with their welfare and ensure they gain maximum benefit from their experience. Previous experience of working with young people would be beneficial, but is not essential.  Learn More

 

 

 


Do you know of a friend or family member who would like to join the Citizens’ Panel?

Added 10/02/2020

Then can you let them know?

Virgin Care is encouraging more residents throughout Bath and North East Somerset to stay up to date with the organisation’s transformation to health and care services.

Virgin Care also wants locals to get involved with what’s happening in their area to help make decisions on the best ways to further improve services. Everyone from service users, carers or members of the public with an interest can sign up to Bath and North East Somerset’s Citizens’ Panel at any time to stay informed about what the organisation is doing, for example asking them how they think it’s doing locally, and give them the chance to get involved in improving health and care services.

It works by getting in touch with the individual citizens with opportunities to take part in initiatives and they’ll also receive news updates on a regular basis based on their chosen service areas of interest.

Kirsty Matthews, Managing Director of Bath and North East Somerset Health and Care Services for Virgin Care, said: “We’re seeing some very clear signs of how we’ve improved and moved on, the Citizens’ Panel has been a key part of that, helping us communicate with them but also get them involved to make a difference to the people who use our services.”

“The more people who join, the better our services will be – and we hope over the next year that our exciting projects will encourage more people who have yet to sign up come and be part of something very exciting in Bath and North East Somerset.”

People can sign up now at:    https://bit.ly/2uyQb5w

 

 

 


January Volunteering Opportunities

Added 09/01/2020

National Autistic Society B&NES – Out of School Club

Our out of school club supports children and young people with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism between the ages of eight and 18. The club offer children and young people the opportunity to join a structured youth group which meets their needs and provides a safe environment.

You will receive an induction including safeguarding and autism awareness training and will also have access to our e-learning modules as well as support from a Project Leader at the group, however you need to be able to volunteer independently as we cannot provide one to one support.

We seek applications from anyone interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from those on the autism spectrum.  Learn More


Victim Support B&NES – Victim Support Community Service Volunteers

We are recruiting Victim Support community service volunteers to give emotional support to victims of crime across Avon and Somerset. No previous experience is necessary but enthusiasm, empathy and commitment are essential. There is an expectation that you can travel to surrounding areas of… and take on phone support cases when required.  Learn More


Dorothy House Hospice Care – Hospital Companion

Are you a good listener? Would you be willing to give some valuable time as a Hospital Companion support patients nearing the end of life?

Dorothy House Hospice Care, together with the Royal United Hospital in Bath, are looking for volunteers to provide companionship and assistance to patients requiring hospital care at the end of life.

Volunteers are not required to undertake nursing tasks. Volunteers will only be expected to carry out personal care tasks that they have been trained for. E.g. providing basic mouth care, giving sips of water.  Learn More

Dorothy House Hospice Care – Volunteer Sales Champion – Dorothy House Furniture

Dorothy House Bath Furniture Shop are looking for Volunteer Sales Champions. If you like dealing with customers and have an interest in furniture this role is ideal for you.

You will join our friendly team of volunteers in managing calls from supporters who wish to donate items of furniture and you will help arrange collections and take payments over the phone. You will champion sales in the shop by keeping it looking attractive to customers and providing excellent customer service.  Learn More


Youth Adventure Trust – Day Activity Volunteer

The Youth Adventure Trust is a youth development charity providing a programme of outdoor and adventurous activities for vulnerable young people from Wiltshire and Swindon. As a volunteer you will be supporting young people aged 11 to 16 years old, helping them face challenges and build resilience, experience success, learn to go beyond their expectations and grow in confidence. As part of the Youth Adventure Trust programme, running alongside the three camps there are single day activities which take place in Swindon or Wiltshire.

Some experience of working with 11 – 16 year olds would be useful, as would previous experience of outdoor activities, but is not essential.  Learn More


Keynsham and District Mencap Society – Super Saturday Club Volunteer

Keynsham Mencap Society’s Super Saturday Club is a social club for children with additional needs that takes place in Bath, offering a chance to play and socialise during the weekend.

Activities include games, art and craft, music, dance, bingo, theme sessions and more.

Volunteers work under the guidance to help deliver the activities and support the children and young people to take part and join in.  Learn More


Great Western Air Ambulance Charity – Mascot Volunteer

The role of the Mascot Volunteer is to dress as our lovable Critical Care Bear, Charlie at community events throughout the year! Meet members of the public, delight children of all ages and help us spread the word about how your local air ambulance serve the community.  Learn More


Bath Welcomes Refugees – Employability Advisor

Bath Welcomes Refugees (BWR) has one simple aim: to bring to safety and security in the UK those people persecuted and in danger in their own countries and homelands, and in particular to help them settle in Bath or the surrounding area, should that be where their journey ends. We currently support approximately 100 refugees and asylum seekers living within the Bath area.

BWR is looking for a volunteer to take on the role of “employability adviser” to the families we support who come from a range of backgrounds in terms of education and employment experience.

You would be working alongside befrienders and/or English language teachers who will already know the individuals and can hopefully facilitate communication.  Learn More


Marie Curie – Fundraising Group Member

Our Marie Curie Fundraising Groups are our local face within the community. They are a group of people who come together to raise funds and represent us in the community by organising collections, planning events and looking after collection tins. Fundraising events can include anything from an art auction to holding a Blooming Great Tea Party, a pub quiz or a fire walk. The events chosen usually depend on the interests of the group members and they would usually do one or two events a year. The groups meet every 4-8 weeks to plan their activities.

Being a part of a group is a great way to meet new people, have fun and raise funds for a fantastic cause. We currently don’t have a local group in Bath so we are looking for people who want to get involved and help start up the group.  Learn More


Sing To Beat Parkinson’s – Music and Singing Group

Volunteers needed for a new Music Therapy group for people with Parkinson’s in Bath. Following the principle of Neurologic Music Therapy, the group will include vocal exercises and singing to strengthen muscles involved in speaking, breathing and swallowing, and playing music to help with movement.

The group will be led by two music therapists and will meet weekly on Friday mornings in central Bath (free parking is available).

We are looking for volunteers to help participants take part in the music sessions and to support with welcoming people. Musical experience is not essential but a willingness to sing and play would be very helpful!  Learn More


SWAN Advice Network – Volunteer Drivers to Transport Passengers

Do you like driving? Could you be a Star in your Car. Come and join our Award winning Team.

Swan Transport Scheme are looking for drivers in the Bath and North East Somerset area who have use of their own vehicle, to transport people who are older, frail or disabled and on a low income. Journeys may include hospital and doctors’ appointments, day care centres, trips to the hairdresser or shops, and visiting family and friends – you choose each journey you would like to do and can drive as often or as little as you like. All mileage costs are fully covered and training and support provided.  Learn More

 

 

 


School of Management Students at the University of Bath put Share and Repair in Top Position

Added 19/12/2019

 

Recently Team 13 Students at Bath University won the Rotork Challenge by ‘Delivering a Repair Café on site that was sustainable’.  Seven students took up the Challenge from Share and Repair to reach a younger audience. The Repair Café attracted about 25 students and staff who wanted to have items mended (which were mainly clothes.) The team recruited volunteers who will be able to take the Repair Café forward. Share and Repair had their experienced volunteers on hand to support students who wanted to try mending but the main need was for sewing.

The event which was sponsored by Rotork for the second year, saw 14 teams of 8 students helping a range of different voluntary groups with familiar names such as Dorothy House and Genesis to lesser known names such as MHA Stratton House.  As Head Judge Mike Plows, Manager Community Volunteer Service, said, “Decisions are always tough when the standard is so high, particularly this year when there were 14 highly credible contenders but this Volunteer Team stood out”.  Rotork said “The Judges liked the fact that this project was sustainable and the benefits are clear to see.  We all need to do more to support the environment”
Lorna Montgomery, Coordinator of Share and Repair said, ‘we want to change mind-sets away from the throw away culture we now have.  So it is important we reach young people and get them involved.  We are absolutely thrilled Team 13 won the Challenge and delighted with the cooperation of The University of Bath to continue this concept into the future.
Volunteers at Share and Repair now run Repair Cafes every Saturday at different venues. They also operate a Library of Things to allow people to borrow less used items rather than buy them, all in an effort to reduce carbon emissions and the use of resources.

 

 

 


Volunteering Opportunity at Community Volunteer Service

Added 13/12/2019

Bath & North East Somerset Community Volunteer Services provide a free brokerage service to potential volunteers and the local charities and other not-for-profit organisations that rely on volunteers. We are based within Bath Central Library and are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

We offer a drop-in service to the public and are keen to ensure that the desk can remain open during the lunch break of the staff member that runs the service. We would therefore like to recruit either one volunteer to cover all three lunch breaks or multiple volunteers to each cover one lunch period.

The role would involve greeting members of the public, helping potential volunteers to access our online system and the opportunities listed there, as well as putting them in touch with the Volunteering Services Co-ordinator if the person in question has a different type of enquiry.

Ideally, we would also like the volunteer to be available to cover for slightly longer periods when the staff member is on holiday.

Training and support with using our online system will be provided and travel expenses will also be available.

Interested please contact amanda.stone@virgincare.co.uk

 

 

 


December Volunteering Opportunities

Added 13/12/2019

St Mungo’s – Peer Mentor

Volunteer needed as Peer Mentor. Hours are flexible, but as a guide, a minimum of 4 hours per week with a commitment to a minimum of 6 months. Initially in the first 6 weeks, there are additional hours for training. There will also be monthly 1:1 supervision and a monthly coaching group for peer mentors. We recruit on an ongoing basis but offer training quarterly.  Learn More

 


Museum of East Asian Art – Gallery Volunteer

You will provide a warm welcome to all visitors and be responsive to their needs, always ready to give information about the exhibitions and collection that enhance the visitor’s visit. You will monitor objects on display and be vigilant about general security and health and safety.  Learn More

 

 


Muscular Dystrophy UK – Volunteer Researcher (working from home)

You will be supporting local fundraising by undertaking research projects. Tasks may include: Researching potential targets for fundraising campaigns (e.g. lists of schools, sports clubs etc). Building databases of contacts and keeping them up to date. Writing letters/invitations to inform contacts of events. Posting out mailings of letters to contacts – includes printing and posting. Provide research reports.  Learn More


Age UK B&NES – IT Supporter – ‘GADGET BUSTING’ at Click Cafe

Volunteer needed to help provide opportunities for older people to learn about IT skills in a safe & supportive environment. Role involves helping individuals learn about the benefits of using IT which may include anything from laptops, tablets, mobiles, digital cameras, as well as helping individuals learn computing basics and specific applications like shopping online and emailing.  Learn More

 


Youth Adventure Trust – Programme Volunteer

The Youth Adventure Trust is a youth development charity providing a programme of outdoor and adventurous activities for vulnerable young people from Wiltshire and Swindon. As a volunteer you will be supporting young people aged 11 to 16 years old, helping them face challenges and build resilience, experience success, learn to go beyond their expectations and grow in confidence.

Your role will be to support the young people, assist with their welfare and ensure they gain maximum benefit from their experience. Previous experience of working with young people would be beneficial, but is not essential.  Learn More

 


Islington Council – Befriender

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit and build a trusting relationship with a man who has a learning disability.

He lives in a care home in Bath where he is exclusively supported by paid staff but has no contact with family and friends. We would like to give him the opportunity to reduce his social isolation and have fun. Ideally you will be available for a couple of hours every fortnight for at least 6 months.  Learn More


Josephine’s Star – Grief Support

Josephine’s Star is a new, charity in Somerset offering support to children who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. We are looking for individuals to become Grief Support Volunteers.

We are looking for over 18 years experienced in working with children and/or young people to join our team as a grief support volunteer and support a group programme to help children cope with their grief and build happy memories of their deceased loved one.  Learn More

 


Macmillan Cancer Support – Macmillan Buddy Volunteer

Life with cancer is still a life. Can you help someone affected by cancer live their life to the fullest? We know that everyday tasks we take for granted when fit and healthy can become a challenge during and after your cancer treatment.

Macmillan’s Bath and West Wilts Buddies volunteers help in practical ways around the home, as well being an empathetic listening ear. It might be a bit of light housework or help in garden, going out to the shops or taking the dog out. We are looking for new volunteers to join the team. We’d love to hear from you.  Learn More


Bath and District MS Society – Transport Co-ordinator

Volunteer needed to maintain our minibus, liaise with others regarding transport requests, Support current volunteer drivers and assistants, and be able to attend monthly meeting 3rd Thursday of the month 6.30-8pm. To be able to use a computer and correspond with other professionals and any request from the national MS Society. Complete an annual health and safety audit annually for the bus. Keep current paperwork up to date, advertise for new drivers or assistants when needed and keep training records up to date, also arrange MiDAS training. Full ongoing support given from current transport co-ordinatior. No experience necessary. If this role interests you please get in touch for more information. It’s a really friendly group to be a part of.  Learn More

 


Guide Dogs for the Blind Association – My Guide Sighted Guide

This role supports a person with sight loss to safely navigate the environment, build their self-confidence and increase their social interaction; whilst maintaining dignity and promoting independence. We partner volunteers up with someone in local travelling distance to ensure there is a good community connection.

With a couple of hours a week of your time, you can support a person with a visual impairment transform their life for the better.  Learn More

 

 

 


November Volunteering Opportunities

Added 14/11/2019

CLIC Sargent – Fundraising Events Assistant Office Volunteer

This exciting role will give you an amazing insight into our supporters giving you the opportunity to contact them by post, email and telephone developing your communication skills and understanding of our Fundraising and Supporter Engagement Teams. You will be providing vital support to our Fundraising Events and Supporter Engagement teams ensuring that supporters receive the information they need prior to events, thanking them and recognising their support.  Learn More

 


Oxfam Bookshop – Backroom assistant

We need someone to work downstairs in the backroom processing stock on a Thursday afternoon (1.30 – 5.30pm).

If you love books and want to learn more about how a successful charity bookshop operates, then this is the perfect role for you.  Learn More

 


MHA – Sewing Project Lead

Residents are keen to remain useful and engaged with the world. This project was started in response to that need, and allows people to use their skills to create dresses to be sent to Africa with a charity. As many of our residents have sight or other challenges, we usually run a small group and support people one to one within that group.

This might suit someone with minimal skills who would like to learn the project well, or someone with more skill who can take the project further and might then consider running other sewing sessions, for example helping residents to make clothes for themselves.  Learn More


Love Weston Library – Digi-assistant

Weston Library was closed in September 2018 as a result of Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) budget constraints. Due to local support, it reopened in October 2018 as a Community Operated resource and works as normal branch library as part of the Libraries West group of central libraries. It is staffed entirely by approximately 50 unpaid volunteers who have been trained by B&NES librarians to operate the Libraries West software and associated systems.

To improve our service, we now need more support to help with improving our website and managing our social media account. There is no fixed working time. You can work at home. Just a couple of hours a week will be enough.  Learn More

 


Dogs For Good – Temporary Boarder

We need volunteers to provide temporary accommodation for our dogs while they are training to become a qualified assistant dog.

Dogs for Good trains very special dogs to help adults and children with a variety of disabilities. We also train dogs to support people with learning difficulties and a range of conditions including autism and dementia.

Full support is given and dog food and other equipment is provided. All of our dogs are insured in the event of any vet care being necessary.  Learn More


Coram Beanstalk – 1:1 Support

At Coram Beanstalk we believe that life is better when everyone can read well and express themselves with confidence. That’s why we recruit, train and support volunteers to work with children who have fallen behind with their reading ability and confidence.

You will be working in a local school with three children, twice a week for one academic year. The commitment is 90 minutes, twice a week and the sessions are fun, informal and child-led.  Learn More


BRLSI – Premises Committee – Surveyors

The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution Seeks Volunteers to Help with The Maintenance and Upkeep of Their Grade 1 Listed Building in The Heart of Queen Square, Bath.

Maintaining a grade 1 listed building on a limited budget requires much work and expert knowledge. For this reason, we are always on the lookout for volunteers from external agencies who are not only experts in their field but also willing to get genuinely stuck in and roll up their sleeves.

If you think that you would be challenged and invigorated by this aspect of the institutions work then the BRLSI Premises committee would be delighted to hear from you and in particular would like to hear from anyone who has worked as a Surveyor or has experience in Health and Safety.  Learn More


Dorothy House Furniture – Volunteer Sales Champion

Dorothy House Bath Furniture Shop are looking for Volunteer Sales Champions. If you like dealing with customers and have an interest in furniture this role is ideal for you.

You will join our friendly team of volunteers in managing calls from supporters who wish to donate items of furniture and you will help arrange collections and take payments over the phone. You will champion sales in the shop by keeping it looking attractive to customers and providing excellent customer service. There are a variety of shifts available and full training and support will be given.  Learn More


BAPP – Trustee – Treasurer

We are looking for someone with experience in finance who can uphold all the statutory duties of the trustee role, with particular skills and experience in finances, for example ability to provide annual finance reports and work as part of the trustee team. The treasurer is responsible to the chair of trustees.

You will benefit from joining part of a varied trustee team and be part of a local children’s charity and share your skills.  Learn More


The Woodworks Project – Van Delivery Assistant

We are looking for volunteers to work alongside our Van Drivers helping to collect and deliver furniture from addresses in the B&NES area to and from our shop and workshops. Without the kind donations of furniture either to restore in our workshops or sell in our shop, The Woodworks Project would not be able to run the workshop projects for vulnerable and disadvantaged adults within our local community, so it’s no exaggeration to say that this role is the most important of any within our organisation.

The role requires some heavy lifting and carrying of furniture, sometimes up awkward staircases for example, so volunteers will need to be fit and able to carry out these tasks.  Learn More

 

 

 


CEO Drops in to Learn About our Service

Added 31/10/2019

Lovely to meet our ⁦‪Virgin Care CEO Dr Vivienne McVey, who took time out of her busy day to learn about our service ‘Community Volunteer Service BaNES’ and to hear about the positive impact our work has across the communities of Bath and North East Somerset. The cherry on the cake was my colleague Amanda Stone being presented with a Virgin Care HeartFelt Award. Well done you, well deserved!

 

 

 


Big Community Clean Up in Bath & North East Somerset

Added 25/09/2019

A call to action has been given to residents across Bath & North East Somerset to join a week of community litter picking activities.

The council’s sustainability and waste teams, supported by community group No Place for Litter, are running the ‘Big B&NES Community Clean-Up’ in October and are offering communities support and guidance to run their own events.

Individuals, neighbours, businesses, schools and community groups are all encouraged to carry out a litter pick from 19 to 27 October. A calendar of activities will be produced so that everyone in Bath & North East Somerset can find out where to join an event near them.

Find out more here.

Webpage: https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/plasticfree

 

 

 

 


The Community Awards 2019/20

Added 25/09/2019

We are very proud of our communities and our annual Community Awards are an opportunity for us to thank volunteers, community leaders, carers, charities, staff and businesses who make a difference. We want to highlight those people and organisations who positively contribution to our community, people who are compassionate and caring and help inspire others to get involved.

We would also like to encourage nominations, although not exclusively, that focus on our priorities to protect and care for the most vulnerable and help us address the climate emergency.

This year we have made some changes to the eligibility criteria and categories. We have introduced three new categories: Charity of the Year, Foster Carer of the Year and Green Business of the Year. Also this year we have renamed the Volunteer Leader of the Year Award to ‘The Beryl Dixon Community Leader of the Year Award’, in honour of Beryl Dixon, a well-respected advocate for the BME community who sadly died in 2017.

Please ensure you read the guidance notes and the Award categories carefully before submitting a nomination.

Please use the on-line nomination form to submit your nomination or you can download a nomination form here.

Deadline for nominations: 20th December 2019.

 

 

 


September Opportunities

Added 25/09/2019

 

Bath Area Play Project – Playworker – Teenage Rampage

Teenage Rampage is a weekly group for disabled young people. Volunteers will assist in facilitating activities which could include: cooking, arts and craft. The group also has project themes in which the group are involved with activities such as decorating or gardening as well as off-site trips to the theatre or an activity of their choice. Volunteers will be able to assist in the planning and organising of activities, whilst supporting disabled young people to be involved.  Learn More

 


The Holburne Museum – Gallery Steward

Volunteer needed to act as a Gallery Student for the Holburne Museum collection. They will need to provide a very high standard of welcome to all visitors, and to deliver friendly and informative customer service at all times as wells as providing assistance with disabled visitors.  Learn More

Holburne Museum – Learning Department Volunteer

Learning Volunteers support the staff and freelance Learning Team to prepare for and deliver a range of art’s activities and events for children and families.

In addition, there are opportunities to volunteer at large family events such as the Easter Eggstravaganza and Big Draw, occasionally to help with workshops for teenagers and adults, and to help prepare flyers for school book bags.  Learn More


Marie Curie – Fundraising Group Member

Our Marie Curie Fundraising Groups are our local face within the community. They are a group of people who come together to raise funds and represent us in the community by organising collections, planning events and looking after collection tins. The events chosen usually depend on the interests of the group members and they would usually do one or two events a year. The groups meet every 4-8 weeks to plan their activities.

Being a part of a group is a great way to meet new people, have fun and raise funds for a fantastic cause. We currently don’t have a local group in Bath so we are looking for people who want to get involved and help start up the group.  Learn More

Marie Curie – Fundraising Group Member

We are looking for volunteers in the Bath and the surrounding villages to place and collect our distinctive yellow collection boxes with local shops and businesses. This can be a flexible role where you can volunteer when it suits you.

Every penny dropped in our collection boxes helps Marie Curie provide care for people living with terminal illness. Volunteer in your spare time for a great cause and manage your own workload. You will get to know the business owners in this fun and flexible role.  Learn More

Marie Curie – Collectors and collection hosts

We are looking for people to help out at our collections in Bath and North East Somerset. This entails standing with a collection tin in your local town or supermarket and collecting funds for a couple of hours. Volunteering just two hours of your time to collect for Marie Curie makes a huge difference to families living with a terminal illness. Just £20 pays for an hour of hands-on care from a Marie Curie Nurse – helping control someone’s pain, making sure they’re comfortable, or just listening if they need to talk.  Learn More


Bath Welcomes Refugees – English Language Teacher (Qualified)

Bath Welcomes Refugees is currently recruiting a bank of volunteers that hold CELTA, TEFL or similar qualifications.  Learn More

Bath Welcomes Refugees – Resettlement Support Volunteer

When a new refugee family arrives in B&NES, Bath Welcomes Refugees (BWR) provide a specific team of volunteers specific for each family. The role of these volunteers is to help the family settle into their new home and to aid their progress towards independence.

Each team consists of several Resettlement Support Volunteers (RSVs), along with BWR English language teachers. Further support is also provided by other BWR volunteers, including a gardening team, donations team and benefits advisor.  Learn More


BRLSI – Saturday Reception Desk Volunteer

The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution is a charity promoting advancement in the arts and sciences. With the commitment and energy of our wonderful volunteers, The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific institution has become a centre of cultural activity open to all.

We are currently looking for Reception Desk Volunteers. As a Reception Desk Volunteer, you will be the first point of contact for visitors to our institution. You will be responsible for greeting visitors, answering the telephone, checking and responding to email, printing out and displaying publicity materials, carrying out any administrative tasks the management team might need help with.  Learn More

 

 

 

 


 

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