VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Do some good with your spare time

For more about Volunteer Now! on their website - www.do-it.org
For more about Volunteer Now! on their website - www.do-it.org

Do you have some spare time available? Why not use it to make a difference in your community?

If none of the opportunities below interest you, find more at www.do-it.org.

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Curriculum support – Arundel C of E School

Adults are needed with special knowledge of topics the school uses in lessons to bring learning alive.

Volunteers will be assigned a teacher/class exploring a particular topic and together they will tailor the volunteer opportunity, approximately an hour a week.

You must have a warm personality, with the ability to engage small children in conversation, good listening skills, the ability to work closely with teachers/teaching assistants and the head teacher, a good sense of humour, a good understanding of the ethos of the school and be reliable. You must be over 18 for this role.

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Editor – Sussex Coast Talking News

Littlehampton and Worthing’s talking newspaper for the blind and partially sighted, produced by Sussex Coast Talking News, requires volunteers who could give a little of their time in the role of editor.

The position entails selecting copy from the local newspapers, collating it and presenting it in a format suitable for our readers to record.

These recordings are produced every fortnight so it would require four to six hours of editing every eight weeks.

The work is ideally suited to someone who can work on their own and is happy to work from home. Full training would be given.

You would be joining a very dedicated and enthusiastic team whose aim is to bring news into the homes of those in the visually impaired community. It is very rewarding and something that listeners really value.

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Honorary secretary – Littlehampton Civic Society

Littlehampton Civic Society watches plans and makes representations on residents’ behalf, on many local issues, especially when people feel their councils have lost sight of their expectations – or have let them down.

The role of the honorary secretary is to support the chairman in ensuring the smooth functioning of the executive committee and in the day-to-day administration of the society on behalf of its members.

Tasks will include: planning dates and arranging venues for meetings, agreeing agendas with the chairman and circulate them, taking and circulating minutes at each meeting, organising the annual nomination of officers and executive committee members to be voted on, and dealing with correspondence, writing letters/emails as agreed at meetings.

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Child Contact Centre volunteer – Littlehampton Child Contact Centre

Can you spare one Saturday morning a month? Volunteers are needed to join the Littlehampton Child Contact Centre team.

The centre is a safe, friendly place where children of separated families can spend time with their non-resident parent.

They meet between 9.30am and 12.30pm at Littlehampton Baptist Church Hall on the first and third Saturday of each month.

Applications are sought from both men and women; two references and a DBS will be required.

For more information on the above roles, or to find out what other opportunities are available, please visit www.do-it.org, call Volunteer Now! on 01243 864220 or email: volunteernow@vaac.org.uk

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