NEW dates have been added for those wishing to start their own journey down the path of becoming a volunteer in their communities.
Volunteer Now! has added a fresh date to the calendar for its popular volunteer workshop introduction.
The course will be taking place in the centre of Littlehampton and places are limited so need to be booked in advance.
The workshop will offer people, keen on becoming volunteers, a chance to find out what the role entails and top tips on how to become a volunteer as well as letting people know what skills they will gain which are valued by employers.
The workshop will be taking place on Thursday, April 24, from 10am to 1.30pm. For more details, including the location of the event, contact Jenny Brown, on 01243 864220 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other courses are available in Chichester and Bersted. For dates and further information on these, see www.vaac.org.uk
Volunteering opportunities for people in the Gazette area this week includes:
The Arun Counselling Centre (ACC) is seeking an experienced counsellor to lead the group as its director, this year.
The centre, which is based at Dove Lodge, in Beach Road, Littlehampton, offers counselling to any able to benefit from the process, regardless of their ability to offer a donation for the support.
They are looking for a volunteer director to head a well-established and active counselling centre, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), to be involved in the services offered by the group and work closely with the clinical director and administrative staff.
The role would also see the new director encouraging and supporting the centre’s volunteer staff.
The ACC offers a valued service to the community and the director is an essential part of the service when it comes to driving it forward.
Those seeking to become the group’s next director should have counselling or supervisory qualifications.
However, experience in other areas of mental health work could be considered.
Candidates should also have good interpersonal skills.
The position would come with a number of benefits.
They include working with other professional people – maintaining professional standards and supporting our clinical and administrative staff.
The post also holds a good degree of responsibility and has a great reputation with local GPs.