VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Find an opportunity to help nearby

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

Here are just a few of the volunteering opportunities that are available in Littlehampton and the surrounding areas.

If you would like to find a role near you, go to www.do-it.org and search using your postcode.


Museum steward – Arundel Museum Society

Arundel Museum exists to acquire, conserve and display objects related to Arundel’s history and heritage.

The society wants to create a gateway to the past in an exciting and inspiring learning environment which is accessible to all. It is looking for volunteers to act as stewards both at front of house and in the museum.

Tasks might include: meeting and greeting members of the public, dealing with tourist information enquiries, taking money for admissions and items sold in our shop, giving information with regard to the exhibits and answering any other questions visitors may have.

Receptionist skills would be useful and you must enjoying meeting people; an interest in local history would also be an advantage.


Computer buddy (Arundel Library) – West Sussex Library Service

Arundel Library is looking for computer buddies to teach people basic computing skills and how to use the internet on a one-to-one basis.

Duties will include: running training sessions to complete novices to help them get started with computers, including keyboard and mouse skills; and running training sessions to customers who have some experience in ICT, particularly in the areas of email and internet.

Depending on demand, the general commitment is two one-hour sessions per week.

More frequent and less frequent attendance will be considered in appropriate situations.


Honorary secretary – Arun Sunshine Group

Arun Sunshine Group aims to provide a regular break for carers by providing a safe and friendly befriending service and social programme for adults with a learning difficulty in their care.

The role of the secretary is to support the chairman by ensuring the smooth functioning of the board.

Tasks will include: preparing agendas and circulating them and any supporting papers in good time; minuting the meetings and circulating the draft minutes to all trustees and checking that trustees and staff have carried out actions agreed at a previous meeting.

The committee meets four times a year on a Sunday afternoon for a maximum of two hours each meeting.


Volunteer admin support – Look and Sea Centre

Look and Sea aims to provide a first class experience for visitors to and residents of Littlehampton, capitalising on its unique position on the bend of the River Arun.

The centre encompasses a five-storey viewing tower giving 360-degree views of the river, sea and South Downs; the Littlehampton Experience heritage exhibition offering an educational service for all, and the restaurant with its fine food.

The centre is looking for volunteers to assist the centre manager with administration tasks; filing, taking bookings for functions, dealing with emails, answering the phone and so on.

They are looking for people to cover at least one session per week either a morning or afternoon, but can be flexible.

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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