A BUMPER crop of exciting opportunities is available for those wishing to volunteer in the New Year.
Both old hands and new faces will have a range of offerings they can try in the Gazette area this week.
Roles available include:
n West Sussex County Council has space for a new waste prevention adviser to join its ranks.
The role has been designed to help promote recycling and reduce household waste being sent to landfill.
Volunteers would help to spread this message to residents across the county.
n Listeners are needed to lend a hand to the Worthing and district Samaritans in manning the charity’s phone helplines.
Full training will be provided and no formal qualifications or previous experience is needed – just the ability to listen without judging or giving advice.
n Age UK West Sussex has various roles available at its site, the Tamarisk Centre, in Beach Road, Littlehampton.
These include: café assistants, activity leaders; as well as opportunities to help the community through the charity’s home-from-hospital service and home visiting scheme.
n Youth club assistants are needed to help a Littlehampton charity which supports disabled children and young people.
Enable Me is looking for assistants to back the club, which takes place on Mondays (4pm-6pm) and Thursdays (6pm-8pm).
n A care home for disabled people in Rustington is appealing for a lover of literature to help one of its residents fulfil a very special New Year’s goal.
St Bridget’s, in Ilex Close, is hunting for a ghost writer to help one of the residents in creating a fictional detective story.
The resident needs support in pooling his thoughts into a cognitive, clear account.
This would include typing the book up using a computer, so basic IT skills would be needed.
n Worthing Churches Homeless Projects is appealing for new volunteers to bolster up the number breakfast club assistants.
The role would see volunteers greeting clients, taking orders and handling cash.
People are needed to work a weekday morning shift between 8am and 10.30am.
n People are needed to transport young carers to attend activities, as well as to assist in developing a plan of support for youngsters who tend to be disabled or ill family members.
To find out more about any of opportunities featured this week, contact Volunteer Now! by calling 01243 864220, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or seeing www.vaac.org.uk