VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Variety of volunteering opportunities across the area

The Donkey Sanctuary is looking for a new collection tin co-ordinator
The Donkey Sanctuary is looking for a new collection tin co-ordinator

Home-Start is a voluntary organisation in which volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to young families under stress in their own homes helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown.

The board of trustees is responsible for leading the strategic direction, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, and maintaining the performance and quality of the scheme.

The board is also responsible for the scheme’s property, financial management, security, good governance, the promotion of home-start and for employing staff.

Their job is to ensure that the resources of the scheme are used effectively.

If you have the ability to work as part of a team, as well as an understanding of the pressures facing parents today and an interest in supporting them, they’d love to hear from you.

Skills such as business or personnel management, finance, fundraising and IT would be welcomed.

Volunteer host – Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly is a national charity whose aim is to relieve the loneliness and isolation felt by elderly people living alone.

Hosts are volunteers who would like to provide afternoon tea, sandwiches and cakes for up to ten lonely elderly people.

The meetings take place in the host’s own home on the third Sunday of each month, from 3pm to 5pm.

While meetings take place monthly, it is unlikely that the volunteer host would be asked to hold a meeting more than once a year.

You will need a good heart, a large tea pot, space for ten guests in a ground floor room and a downstairs toilet.

Collection tin co-ordinator – The Donkey Sanctuary

These are new and exciting times for The Donkey Sanctuary’s community fundraising team.

Friendly and enthusiastic volunteers are needed to help them collect funds in the local area.

On behalf of The Donkey Sanctuary you will be emptying existing collecting tins, paying in the funds and helping to source new outlets.

The Donkey Sanctuary is a worldwide donkey welfare charity; their mission is a world where donkey and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.

They want to transform the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life enhancing relationships.

By joining the team you will be able to see first-hand what they are doing to improve the lives of donkeys and mules.

You will get to meet new people and have the opportunity to make friends with others with similar interests.

Shop worker – Scope West Sussex

Scope in West Sussex offers support to disabled children, young people and their families at home and in the local community.

They aim to provide individuals with the same opportunities as non-disabled people, by offering a range of services which are tailored to their needs.

In order to raise funds to allow them to continue providing this support, more volunteers are required at their shop in Littlehampton.

Duties will include: till work, sorting, hanging and steaming clothes, sorting bric-a-brac and window dressing. Team days and hours to suit, and you will enjoy tea/chat/music and a pleasant atmosphere.

No experience needed as full training will be given.

For more information on any of the above roles, please call Volunteer Now! on 01243 864220, or visit www.do-it.org. For bite-sized volunteering of ten days or less please visit www.skillshare-westsussex.org.uk/

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