Organisation Name
Hull and East Riding Citizens Advice Bureau
Title of role
Adviceline Telephone Assessor
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

As an Adviceline telephone assessor you would:



 



- Be the first point of access for Citizens Advice clients when they ring the Adviceline number



- Deal with a wide range of clients' problems and issues



- Support memebers of the public with a range of ages and backgrounds



- Provide information from the Citizens Advice electronic information system



- Refer clients to more specialist advice when appropriate



- Keep records of clients' cases on the database



- Help prevent future problems by identifying issues that affect a lot of clients



 

Location

Central Hull opposite Marks and Spencer



hu12ag

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full training will be provided by Hull and East Riding Citizens Advice.

Personal qualities and requirements

you need to have




  • good listening skills,

  • have a good telephone manner

  • have basic computing skills

  • be open-minded and non-judgemental

  • enjoy helping people 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

8 hours over Monday to Friday between hours of 9am- 5pm . Usually working one full day or two half days.

Additional Info

For more information or to join please contact:



Email: Volunteering@hull-eastridingcab.org.uk



telephone: 01482 341685



pop in personally to Hull and East Riding Citizens Advice , Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU12AG 

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No
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Organisation Name
Hull and East Riding Citizens Advice Bureau
Title of role
Advisor
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Finding out the key points of a client's problem



Finding out the best way forward



 



Examples might be:



 



Interviewing a homeless client to find out what their housing options are and helping the client decide their next steps.



 



Interviewing a client who has been sacked and finding out whether they have lost their job unfairly or not.

Location

Central Hull HU12AG 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full training given

Personal qualities and requirements

Must be polite and clear to understand.



 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

-Full training given.



 



You will need an ability to understand complex information, to be polite and good at listening, to be familiar with using keyboard skills and searching the internet, a good level of numeracy and literacy, to be open minded and non-judgemental, to enjoy helping people 

Availability

Hours required are 8 per week from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am - 5pm 



 



Usually one full working day or two half days.

Additional Info

 To find out more or sign up please contact



Email: volunteering@hull-eastridingcab.org.uk



Telephone: 01482 324655



or visit: Alfred Gelder Street Hull HU12AG



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thank you



 

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No
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Organisation Name
Crohns and Colitis UK
Title of role
Awareness and Activities Co- Ordinator
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Crohn’s and Colitis UK have teams of volunteers based around the country raising awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis - two of the main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (or IBD).



 



Join a team of like-minded people who play an important role in bringing people together locally. You’ll have the opportunity to get as hands-on as you like whether this is a general or a more specific role and on a regular or ad hoc basis. Activities can include organising events and information sessions, social activities, editing newsletters, social media, fundraising, campaigning - the list is endless! You can make a difference doing what you enjoy by bringing your expertise and interests to the team.



 



These teams are made up of those affected by IBD and others who wish to volunteer in their community. Get involved by supporting or hosting events, sharing information, and working with health professionals to promote awareness of IBD and Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

Location

This opportunity can be completed both on and off campus. The team exists throughout Hull & East Yorkshire (including Hessle, Brough, Cottingham, Beverley, Bridlington, Filey, Driffield etc. ) and arrange activities at various suitable locations.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements

A variety of skills and experiences are welcome - you can bring your expertise and interests to the team. We like forward thinking, engaging and enthusiastic people who can be effective in their local area and work well in a team.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

A variety of skills and experiences are welcome - you can bring your expertise and interests to the team. We like forward thinking, engaging and enthusiastic people who can be effective in their local area and work well in a team.

Availability

The role is very flexible and volunteers can get involved at any time which could include evenings and weekends. All this is decided by the team of volunteers who organise and plan local events and activities.

Additional Info

Email:    carly.benton@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk  



website: www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk



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 Telephone :01727 734475



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No
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Organisation Name
Age UK
Title of role
Befriending Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Providing a regular telephone call to an older person at a time convienient to both the volunteer and the older person. 



Aim is to reduce loneliness and isolation for older people and to encourage wellbeing. 

Location

Age UK Hull Hu12rh

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training will be provided

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

You must be patient, kind, caring and a good listener who has a good amount of empathy.



It is important you have good communication skills and are able to strike up conversations. 

Availability

Any times Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 3-30pm

Additional Info

For more information contact James Tyler or Grace Bailey on



Email: james.tyler@ageukhull.org.uk or Grace.bailey@ageukhull.org.uk



telephone: 01482 324644



website: www.ageuk.org.uk/hull



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Organisation Name
Macmillan Cancer Support
Title of role
Bereavement immediate support volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

MACMILLAN VOLUNTEER ROLE DESCRIPTION


To volunteer as part of Macmillan Specialist Care at Home is to provide practical support to individuals with life limiting medical conditions in the Hull area only.  


 


Volunteers provide




  • An extra person to talk to in confidence face to face.

  • Undertake basic household chores like shopping , light housework

  • Befriending

  • Attending appointments

  • Signposting

  •  And much more


 


This support may be as a one-off or on an ongoing basis, dependant on the person’s needs.


 


Volunteers make a big difference to people’s lives as they have the time to listen and provide companionship. 












Macmillan Bereavement Immediate Support Volunteers


 



What Bereavement Immediate Support Volunteers can do:-


 




  • Provide a rapid response service to carers who are newly bereaved and are alone

  • Support the carer whilst they are dealing with registering the death, arranging the funeral etc.

  • Signposting and advocating

  • Provide emotional support


 


 


Location

Hull

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

What will you get out of it?




  • You will make a difference to individuals with life limiting medical conditions by being that person to talk to and listen and be part of an enthusiastic team of people who want to make a difference, just like you!

  • Develop your communication skills

  • Enhance your CV

  • Receive an induction, relevant training and agreed out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed within our guidelines.

Personal qualities and requirements

What’s involved?



 




  • You will be the face of City Health Care Partnership and Macmillan and as such you will be expected to adhere to the organisations policies and procedures and behave in a professional manner at all times.

  • Reduce social isolation

  • Be a professional friend

  • Give people the chance to talk

  • Undertake activities such as baking, crafts, reminiscence work

  • Give carers respite time

  • Signposting or advocating

  • Support to hospital or other appointments

  • Offer emotional support through listening

  • Provide information about events and activities happening in the community which may be of interest to them




  • Visit patients in their own homes or contact by telephone to chat with them

  • Provide some practical support with daily living as required, such as running errands, or picking up essentials from a local shop

  • Report any difficulties, worries or problems picked up in conversations to the Volunteer Coordinator and/or Volunteer Buddy, who can then refer these to the appropriate service for help and support

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

How much time should I give?


This is a flexible volunteer role, whether you can give an hour or days is entirely up to you Support for individuals is 7 days a week. Mornings, afternoons, after work,

Additional Info

The Process


 




  • Apply today by completing an online application form on www.jobs.nhs.uk

  • We will invite you to an informal group discussion to discuss the roles and expectations and answer any questions that you may have

  • If you are then keen to pursue the role of volunteer you will be invited for an interview 

  • On receipt of satisfactory references  and DBS checks you will offered the role

  • Undertake full induction and bespoke training before you are matched to a patient


 


 


If you require any further details or would like an informal chat please contact:


 


Linda Conway, Macmillan Volunteer Coordinator on 0 482 3 4015 or email linda conway3@nhs.net  to find out more.

 
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Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
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Organisation Name
Hull University
Title of role
Careers and Employability service
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

To promote careers events to students in your academic department and year group. to deliver shout-outs at lectures and posting details online to social and proffessional media groups.



To update academic staff about careers events and services.



To assist in campus wide career events and undertaking occasional surveys and offering feedback to the directorof careers and employability service.liasing with careers advisors to meet students needs.

Location

On University Campus, based on third floor of the Student Union

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Support and training given from the Careers and Employability Service

Personal qualities and requirements

You will need to be a good communicator and confident in talking to people.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

For one academic year various hours to suit

Additional Info

contact Tony Taylor careers advisor A.r.taylor@hull.ac.uk  01482 465481  website www.hull.ac.uk/careers Please tell them that you saw the advertisement on the Hull University Student Union website Thank you.  

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No
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Organisation Name
Hull and East Riding Citizens Advice Bureau
Title of role
Citizens Advice Bureau Information Assistant
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

The CAB aims to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people's lives. The CAB provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. Volunteer play a key role in enabling clients to find the information that they need and help them use the different facilities, online PCs, benefit calculators, direct-dial phones and so on that are available. As an Information Assistant you will: -actively promote the use of PCs -support clients using PCs -help identify the correct leaflets, self-help resources or service provider -identify where a gateway assessment may be required and record client numbers and issues.

Location

CAB The Wilson Centre, First Floor Alfred Gelder Street Hull HU1 2AG

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be supported by Citizens Advice staff and receive full training for the role. Out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Personal qualities and requirements

Volunteers should have a good manner when talking to people, have basic computing and good literacy skills, and be friendly and approachable.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will learn how to use their own initiative as well as working as part of a team. Skills in organisation and communication will develop.

Availability

Volunteers are required for 8-9 hours a week Mon-Fri 9am-5pm with a preferred commitment of 12 months.

Additional Info

Contact: Ruby Sheikh / Dee Ingram Telephone: 01482 324655 Email: training.cab@hull-eastridingcab.org.uk Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk *When you contact this organisation, please let them know that you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Union website. Thank you!*

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Organisation Name
Yorkshire Mesmac
Title of role
Community Education Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Background Information



Yorkshire MESMAC Hull started its delivery of sexual health services in the city in 2015 to help prevent the spread of STIs and reduce late diagnosis through testing, education and community action. Our main focus is on at-risk groups that include:





  • Gay and bisexual men and men who have sex with men




  • Women, families and women dating after divorce or separation




  • Black and other ethnic minorities





 



One of cornerstones of our delivery is service user and stakeholder training and workshops.



 



Community Education Volunteer role



Community Education Volunteers work alongside an employed staff member to facilitate and support training groups and workshops:





  • Helping to prepare the setting for sessions




  • Helping to create a friendly, relaxed environment




  • Promoting participation in activities




  • Providing feedback, input and suggestions for future training and workshops




  • Supporting the delivery team



Location

HULL

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

 



Training, Induction & Supervision



Induction of Community Education Volunteers has two stages these are typically:



 





  1. Induction – A one day introduction to Yorkshire MESMAC and volunteering with Yorkshire MESMAC Hull




  2. Supported Working – volunteers will always carry out activity with an existing worker. All activity carried out as a volunteer with the Yorkshire MESMAC group of services will be in line with Yorkshire MESMAC health and safety policies.







Yorkshire MESMAC will allocate a suitably trained person to carry out supervision of Community Education Volunteers. This will be in addition to pre and post session briefings and debriefs facilitated by the session lead worker.





Yorkshire MESMAC offers a wide range of training for all volunteers and all volunteers will have the opportunity to access training on specialised subjects such as male child sex exploitation.





All Community Education Volunteers are encouraged to attend training sessions through-out their time as a volunteer.



 

Personal qualities and requirements

Qualities Skills and Experience of Community Education Volunteer



Community Education Volunteers will:





  • Be reliable, flexible and trustworthy




  • Offer empathy, respect and be genuinely interested in people




  • Be good listeners




  • Be non-judgemental and respectful of people’s opinions and decisions




  • Have experience of or an interest in training



Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Opportunities for Development



In addition to the work in community education, volunteers’ input is welcome in the following areas:





  • Networking through their own contacts to publicise and recommend the community education activity




  • Contributing to training delivery with ideas on how to develop the reach and relevance of the materials




  • Devising new training, publicity and marketing materials




  • Working with new groups as they develop





 

Availability

Availability and Location



Yorkshire MESMAC is happy to negotiate with volunteers as to when they will attend sessions to suit both their own personal circumstances and the training timetable.



 



Community education and training takes place at various times and locations to suit service users and stakeholders. Times and locations will be arranged to suit both the volunteer and the organisation.



 

Additional Info

Contact website: http://mesmac.co.uk Email: info@mesmac.co.uk



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No
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Organisation Name
Yorkshire Mesmac
Title of role
Community Testing Outreach Volunteers
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Community Testing Outreach Volunteers



 



Background Information



Community testing is carried out in Hull by Yorkshire MESMAC under the project name Testing Times. The service is an award winning high profile service within Yorkshire MESMAC and we are looking for keen and confident people who are interested in getting experience in outreach and health care.



 



The community testing service brings rapid HIV testing and screening for urethral chlamydia and gonorrhoea away from a clinic setting.





Community Testing Volunteers support the work of the testing carried out by Yorkshire MESMAC workers. This is done in a number of ways, from staff reception to undertaking outreach in targeted community groups.





Community Testing Volunteers Core Roles



The core role of Community Testing Volunteers include:





  • Providing service users and potential service users with information about community testing




  • Explain to service users and potential service users STI  transmission, treatment and prevention




  • Giving out information to service users and potential service users




  • Answering questions service users and potential service users may have about their sexual health




  • Referring individuals to other Yorkshire MESMAC services or other groups / organisations




  • Completing the necessary monitoring information as required



Location

Hull

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training, Induction & Supervision



Induction of Community Testing Volunteers has two stages these are typically:

 





  1. Induction – A one day introduction to Yorkshire MESMAC and volunteering with Testing Times




  2. Supported Working – volunteers will always work with an existing worker. All work carried out as a volunteer with the Yorkshire MESMAC group of services will be in line with Yorkshire MESMAC health and safety policies.







Yorkshire MESMAC will allocate a suitably trained person to carry out supervision of Community Testing Volunteers. This will be in addition to pre and post session briefings and debriefs facilitated by the session lead worker. A quarterly group meeting will also be held to provide peer supervision however supervision can take place at any time.





Yorkshire MESMAC offers a wide range of training for all volunteers and all volunteers will have the opportunity to access training on specialised subjects such as male child sex exploitation.





All Community Testing Volunteers are encouraged to attend training sessions through-out their time as a volunteer.

Personal qualities and requirements

Opportunities for Development



Community Testing Volunteers are able to develop their own roles within the wider Yorkshire MESMAC volunteer group and these are as varied as the individuals who volunteer with Yorkshire MESMAC and have included in the past:





  • Data entry




  • Researching available support groups




  • Website design




  • Acting as a Trustee for Yorkshire MESMAC




  • Training and Mentoring



Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

 



Qualities, Skills and Experience of Community Testing Volunteers



No previous experience is required. However, it is essential that volunteers have:





  • Good timekeeping




  • Good listening skills




  • Able to work with other people




  • Able to use initiative




  • A commitment to equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice




  • The ability to maintain appropriate boundaries




  • A commitment to and the ability to maintain service and service user confidentiality in line with approved policy







Full training is provided. Once this is completed successfully you will remain with a ‘supervisor’ who is an experienced worker to ensure your safety and to comply with Yorkshire MESMAC safety policies. 

Availability

Availability





  • Community Testing currently takes place in various locations both in our building and out in the community. Hours and shifts are varied.




  • You should arrive promptly for your shift and notify the Hull office as soon as possible if you are unable to work a shift you have signed up for.




  • We ask each Community Testing Volunteer to volunteer for at least one shift per month.







Location

Community Testing Support takes place across Hull including licensed premises and community groups.



 

Additional Info

website : http://mesmac.co.uk  email info@mesmac.co.uk



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Organisation Name
Hull Libraries
Title of role
Computer Session Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks










Scared Of Mice- Computer sessions



The role:



Working on a one- to –one basis with individual customers to support their basic computer skills needs.



Scared of Mice sessions are held monthly at all libraries throughout the city. Customers book for 1 hour and work on a 1:1 basis with a member of library staff or a volunteer. This allows us to deliver basic computer skills according to individual requirements, finding out what an individual needs to learn  and letting them progress at their own pace


Location

Contact: Claire Stanley, Senior Librarian Lifelong Learning.



Hull Central Library



Albion Street



Hull



HU1 3TF



Claire.stanley@hcandl.co.uk    Tel: 01482 613 442

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

This is an opportunity to work with individuals to raise their skills and knowledge, which can be very rewarding and inspiring. Full training will be provided to use specific equipment such as printers and scanners etc. 

Personal qualities and requirements










Skills/ experience we are looking for.



You do not always have to have these skills, but it would help us to choose the right people if you tell us that you have these.



 




  • Ability to work on your own

  • Ability to work in a team

  • IT skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work with a range of client groups with differing levels of abilities.

  • Some knowledge of library resources and services


Work-ready skills you will learn or develop


















Skills/ experience the volunteer will gain or develop



 



 




  • Working on your own initiative

  • Customer care

  • IT skills

  • Working as part of a team

  • Awareness of library resources and services



 


 
 
 
Availability

two hour sessions day and times will vary to suit.

Additional Info

Contact: Claire Stanley, Senior Librarian Lifelong Learning.



Hull Central Library



Albion Street



Hull



HU1 3TF



Claire.stanley@hcandl.co.uk    Tel: 01482 613 442 When you contact this organisation please let them know you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Student Union Website Thank you. 

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Organisation Name
Yorkshire Mesmac
Title of role
Condom Packers and deliverers
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Yorkshire MESMAC supplies condoms and lube to bars, saunas and other venues across Yorkshire. If you’ve ever used one of our condom packs, you’ll know how useful they are! We organise regular condom packing parties so that we can continue to provide this service.



These events happen on a regular basis, usually weekly or fortnightly, and our existing volunteers enjoy being involved and giving something back. So far to date, more than 6 million condoms and lube have been packed and distributed. This is vital to all the projects within Yorkshire MESMAC and to many users across Yorkshire

Location

Hull

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements

 



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Full training is provided.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

These events happen on a regular basis, usually weekly or fortnightly, and our existing volunteers enjoy being involved and giving something back

Additional Info

Website: http://mesmac.co.uk  Email : info@mesmac.co.uk



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No
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Organisation Name
University of Hull Schools & Colleges Liaison Serv
Title of role
Curriculum Support Mentors
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Placements are available in primary and secondary schools.  Primary placements are as classroom assistants, attached to a teacher and class to support the pupils and teacher in all subject. 



 



Secondary placements are as subject mentors, working with individuals or small groups to help raise achievement in specific subjects and to help improve general study skills. You may also spend some time working in classrooms as a classroom assistant in your specialist subject area.

Location

Various Schools and Colleges around Hull

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full support and Training given and DBS checks done.

Personal qualities and requirements

There are no specific requirements, other than enthusiasm, patience, a positive attitude and the desire or willingness to work with and support young people to help raise their attainment and aspirations. 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

Placements take from 25 January to 10 May.  You are asked to commit to one day or one half day visit per week for ten weeks during this time.  There will also be up to a day on-campus training in December



 

Additional Info

website   http://www2.hull.ac.uk/student/srs/becominganambassador.aspx



contact details:  Paul Wood Schools And Colleges Liaison Officer based in the Venn Building.



telephone 01482 465103   email: p.wood@hull.ac.uk



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Organisation Name
Alzheimer's Society Hull and East Riding
Title of role
dementia support
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Do you enjoy walking, cycling, or just being out and about? Could you help someone with dementia to continue enjoying the things they love too? From going for a stroll in the park, visiting a café, enjoying a cycle ride, or visiting a local museum or library, being a side-by-side volunteer is a flexible way to volunteer your time and helps people with dementia to keep doing the things we take for granted.   

Location

Suite D


Annie Reed Court


Annie Reed Road


Beverley


HU17 0LF


Side by Side volunteers are required in Hull and various locations across the East Riding.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training given

Personal qualities and requirements

We would like you to be genuinely interested in older people, and be enthusiastic about helping people with dementia to enjoy a better quality of life. Experience or awareness of dementia is not essential but you should be interested in learning more about it.  A patient manner, sense of humour, and reliability are all important.



We provide training and on-going learning opportunities to help you in the role.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

Side by Side volunteering can take place on any day, by mutual agreement between the client and volunteer. Visits are normally fortnightly, for 2-3 hours.

Additional Info

please contact Rosemary Cambell-Blair on



Email: r.campbell-blair@alzheimers.org.uk



website: www.alzheimers.org.uk



telephone: 01482 211255



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Organisation Name
Diabetes UK
Title of role
Diabetes Risk Assessor
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes. We provide information, help and peer support, so people with diabetes can manage their condition effectively. Diabetes UK is looking for volunteers to attend Healthy Lifestyle Roadshows, talk to members of the public, raise awareness of the risk factors of Type 2 diabetes and carry out Type 2 diabetes risk assessments. Volunteers will: -Talk to members of the public in a friendly and enthusiastic manner to raise awareness of diabetes and Diabetes UK -Encourage members of the public to undergo a risk assessment on the unit -Carry out Type 2 diabetes risk assessment using the appropriate resources and training provided. This includes: -Measuring individuals height, weight and waist circumference -Calculating their BMI -Talking them through the risk assessment and explaining the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes -Encouraging them to go to their GP or practice nurse to have a test if appropriate -Offer appropriate Diabetes UK publications and leaflets.

Location

The roadshows will take place at various locations in and around Hull and East Yorkshire.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will undertake a one day training session

Personal qualities and requirements

Diabetes UK is looking for people who: -have an interest in community-based health promotion work -are confident working with members of the public -have good communication and listening skills -are enthusiastic and approachable -have a friendly and supportive approach -have the ability to work as part of a team -have a commitment to follow confidentiality and data protection policies -have a commitment to support the work of Diabetes UK and represent Diabetes UK in a positive way.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will gain experience of health promotion in the local community and develop confidence working with members of the public

Availability

Roadshows will take place on various dates from May to October 2014. There is no minimum commitment - volunteers are asked to give whatever time they can.

Additional Info

Contact: Ann Taylor Email: ann.taylor@diabetes.org.uk Website: www.diabetes.org.uk *When you contact this organisation, please let them know that you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Union website. Thank you!*

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No
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Organisation Name
Hull University
Title of role
E-mentoring
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Becoming an E-mentoree connects you to an industry proffessional from a career background of your choosing. This can help you develop confidence and networking skills, inside industry knowledge and insight, a stronger c.v which is more tailored to a specific indusrty sector, a network of contacts and much more.

Location

Based in The Careers and Embloyability service third floor University House. However this is an online project 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements

Good communicator.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

Very flexible as all communication is online.



The programme starts in november and ends in may

Additional Info

contact Sally Scholes s.scholes@hull.ac.uk  01482 466007



 



when you contact Sally please let her know you saw this opportunity on the Hull University Students Union website Thank you.

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No
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Organisation Name
Candlelighters
Title of role
Family Network Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

Family Network Volunteers organise Family Network Groups in their local area. These are informal social events connecting family members and past patients who’ve been affected by childhood cancer across Yorkshire. Providing a platform for sharing stories, coping strategies or simply having some time out, Family Network Groups are an opportunity to connect with others who ‘get it’.

Location

Flexible (within own local area)

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will receive:




  • Training and induction

  • Support from Family Network Coordinator

  • The chance to develop new and existing skills

  • The opportunity to meet new people

  • Reasonable travel expenses reimbursed.

Personal qualities and requirements
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Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

We are looking for Family Network Volunteers who:




  • Have lived experience of childhood cancer and the effect it has on everyday life both physically and psychologically

  • Are able to attend one day induction training (and ongoing/refresher training as required)

  • Are able to organise at least one social event or activity a month

  • Are confident, friendly and approachable

  • Are able to share own experiences (when appropriate)

  • Have good communication and listening skills

  • Have the ability to empathise

  • Have strong planning and organisational skills

  • Are proactive, can work independently and use own initiative

  • Are experienced in working with a variety of people of all ages and backgrounds

  • Have the ability to work well and remain calm under pressure

  • Are able to ask for support when needed

  • Are able to maintain professional boundaries

  • Are able to adhere to Candlelighters Policies and Procedures, including confidentiality, health and safety, data protection and safeguarding.

Availability

Flexible - aiming for one session a month. 

Additional Info

More details and an application form can be found on our website:



https://www.candlelighters.org.uk/howyoucanhelp/volunteer-for-candlelighters/currentvolunteering-opportunities/ If you would like to request an application form or have any queries, please contact Carly Tordoff (Family Network Coordinator) on carly.tordoff@candleighters.org.uk or 0113 887 8333.



Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Selected candidates will be required to attend training before commencing the role.



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Organisation Name
Caudwell Children
Title of role
Family Support Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

o visit families who care for a disabled child and need family support



• To provide families with information they need to make informed decisions



• To provide emotional support within the family home



• To provide practical support within the family home



• To record support, and maintain records as required



• To ensure the work undertaken complies with safeguarding and child protection, equal opportunities, health & safety and other policies and the guidelines provided by Caudwell Children



 

Location

Yorkshire and Humber 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training will be given

Personal qualities and requirements

The ability to convey information to families, via telephone, home visits, e-mail and post



• Good listening skills



• Ability to talk to people from all backgrounds



• Be able to work on own initiative



• Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality



• Ability to record information



• Age 18 or over



• The role is subject to a CRB check



• Ability to travel around the local area



• Willingness to undertake training, induction and meetings as required



• Out of pocket travelling expenses will be provided

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

Flexible day time hours 2-3hours per week when needed. Monday to Friday 9-5pm 

Additional Info

Website:  http://www.caudwellchildren.com 



Telephone: 07972688019



Email: lucy.wood@caudwellchildren.com      



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Organisation Name
CASE
Title of role
Football support worker
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

A volunteer Football Support Worker is needed to assist our trainer to enable our service users at CASE (adults with learning disabilities) to participate in competitive football games as part of the Humber NHS football Inclusion League.



The volunteer will be required to play football with the CASE FC football team as well as supporting the wellbeing needs of the service users. These football matches (and practices) are on Thursday mornings off site in locations around the city. Transport will be provided from CASE.



A knowledge of working with individuals with learning disabilities is desirable but training will be made available

Location

60 CHARLES STREET, HULL

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full Training will be given

Personal qualities and requirements

Must be fun and outgoing with excellent communication.



A minibus licence is desirable but not essential.



coaching football experience is desirable but not essential but an enthusiasm to play football is necessary.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Skill & Qualifications Required



An awareness of learning disabilities and associated conditions is desirable but this is not essential as training will be provided.



A commitment to developing the knowledge, understanding and general well being of our service users.



A full clean (minibus) driving licence is desirable but not essential.



Enthusiasm to play football is necessary. Coaching football is desirable but not essential.

Availability

Monday 12-30 - 4pm and Thursday 8-30am - 12pm minimum time per week would be three and a half hours.



 

Additional Info

Contact Jackie Charlton 



Email: jackie@casetraininghull.co.uk   



Website: casetraininghull.co.uk



Telephone:01482 320200



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Organisation Name
Candlelighters
Title of role
Front of House Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Working with the Front of House Coordinators, Front of House Volunteers help to provide a welcoming environment to families and other visitors to the Square.



Activities include:




  • Meeting and greeting families and other visitors

  • Making drinks for families and visitors

  • Answering the telephone, transferring calls and taking messages

  • Making bookings and updating our database

  • Keeping the reception area clean and tidy

  • Keeping the kitchen, meeting rooms and other communal areas clean and tidy

  • Cleaning and maintaining the coffee machine

  • Setting up rooms for meetings and events

  • Updating statuses on the Square Facebook page

  • Assisting the Team with other tasks and activities as required

  • Maintaining professional boundaries and adhering to Candlelighters’ policies and procedures.

Location

The Square, 8 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will receive:




  • General induction training

  • Role specific training and induction

  • Support from the Front of House Coordinator

  • Support from Volunteering Manager

  • The chance to develop new and existing skills

  • The opportunity to meet new people

  • The opportunity to help Candlelighters support families affected by childhood cancer in Yorkshire

  • Reasonable travel and other out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed.

Personal qualities and requirements
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Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

We require volunteers who:




  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Have experience of working in a customer service environment

  • Have excellent customer care skills

  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people

  • Are confident, friendly and approachable

  • Have a fun and positive outlook

  • Are experienced in working as part of a team

  • Can remain calm under pressure

  • Are proactive and able to use own initiative

  • Are hardworking, reliable and organised

  • Have good IT skills and experience of using a database

  • Are able to move furniture (tables and chairs) and boxes

  • Are able to climb multiple flights of stairs

  • Are able to manage own emotions when working with families affected by childhood cancer

  • Are able to maintain professional boundaries and follow Candlelighters Policies and Procedures.



This role is subject to an enhanced criminal record check, which is processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This particular role is not suitable for family members receiving support from Candlelighters. This is to ensure they are given the best possible care and support without any potential conflict of interest. Other volunteering opportunities can be found on our website.

Availability

Thursdays and/or Fridays (Between 8.30am - 4.30pm) Thursday evenings (4.30pm – 8.00pm)

Additional Info

More details and an application forms can be found on our website:



https://www.candlelighters.org.uk/howyoucanhelp/volunteer-for-candlelighters/currentvolunteering-opportunities/ If you would like to request an application form or have any queries, please contact Clair Smith (Volunteering Manager) on volunteering@candlelighters.org.uk or 0113 887 8333. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Selected candidates will be required to attend training before commencing the role.



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Organisation Name
CASE
Title of role
Gardening support worker
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Gardening support worker



 



A keen eye for Horticulture for the CASE award winning allotments on Clough Road, Hull.



 



We are looking for Volunteers who have an interest in gardening and would like to learn more about horticulture. You will be properly introduced to your role and are provided with ongoing support - appropriate to your own needs or abilities. Our Volunteers are treated as individuals and their experiences of volunteering vary enormously. Wherever possible we try to cater for the needs of everyone and if a little extra support is needed in whatever aspect, we can discuss that request. 

Location

60 Charles Street Hull

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full training given

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Skill & Qualifications Required



A commitment to developing the knowledge, understanding and general well being of our service users. An understanding of learning disability and associated conditions is desirable but not essential. 



 

Availability

Please contact Case for details

Additional Info

Contact: Jackie Charlton



Email: Jackie@case traininghull.co.uk



Website: casetraininghull.co.uk



Telephone: 01482320200

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Organisation Name
CASE
Title of role
General support worker
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

General Support Worker



To help trainees in a range of activities. You should have patience and enthusiasm. You must be able to support people with learning disabilities. You must be reliable, honest and trustworthy.

Location

60 Charles Street Hull

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training will be provided

Personal qualities and requirements

Skill & Qualifications Required



Experience of customer service would be an advantage but training will be provided. Good communication is essential as well as the ability to work as part of a team and with the general public.



A commitment to developing the knowledge, understanding and general well being of our service users. An understanding of learning disability and associated conditions is desirable but not essential. 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

Please contact case for details

Additional Info

Contact: Jackie Charlton



Email: jackie@casetraininghull.co.uk



Website: casetraininghull.co.uk



Telephone: 01482 320200



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Organisation Name
CASE
Title of role
General support worker volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

To help trainees in a range of activities. 

Location

60 Charles Street, Hull HU28DQ 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training provided. 

Personal qualities and requirements

You should have patience and enthusiasm. You must be able to support people with learning disabilities and be reliable, honest and trustworthy. 



A commitment to developing the knowledge and general understanding of learning disability and associated conditions is desirable but not essential. 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Good communication is essential as the ability to work as part of a team and with the general public. 



Experience of customer service would be an advantage but training will be provided. 

Availability

Monday- Friday 8.30- 4. Minimum time a week would be three and a half hours (8.30-12 or 12.30-4) for one slot (commitment months can be longer). 

Additional Info
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Organisation Name
Guide Dogs
Title of role
Guide dog recruiter
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

  • Identifying locations to distribute Guide Dogs volunteering literature within the local area e.g. libraries, community centres, sports and leisure facilities

  • Helping find, plan and attend suitable locations for information days within the local area and attending local volunteer events/fairs

  • Promoting volunteer opportunities out in the community and with key agencies such as Volunteer Centres

  • Researching and identifying media opportunities to target volunteer recruitment within your local area.

  • Supporting the Volunteering Consultant with any local Employee Volunteering\Corporate Volunteer events Helping record stories from our volunteers within the local area to create a range of case studies to promote recruitment

  • Through your enthusiasm and planning, increasing the number of enquiries and applicants to become Guide Dogs volunteers


 

Location

Home or office based to suit

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

full training provided

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Customer facing/marketing experience is desirable



must have good organisation and communication skills

Availability

This role is flexible to suit the volunteer

Additional Info

website: www.guidedogs.org.uk



email: Samantha Bradley@guidedogs.org.uk  

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Organisation Name
Home-Start
Title of role
Home-Start Home Visiting volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Home-Start provides a unique service for families - recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home. Home-Start aims to help to increase the confidence and independence of families by: -Visiting families in their own homes to offer support, friendship and practical assistance -Reassuring parents that their childcare problems are not unusual or unique -Encouraging parents' strengths and emotional well-being for the ultimate benefit of their children -Trying to get the fun back into family life Volunteers provide practical and emotional support to families living in Hull with at least one child under five for 2-3 hours per week. You need to be available to complete our 40 hours training course (4 hours per week for 10 weeks) and then be able to visit a family for 2-3 hours per week and attend a monthly support meeting with a paid worker. You will need to keep detailed diary sheets about your visits and work within our confidentiality, safeguarding and equality and diversity policies along with many more. Our support is led by the family and can be everything from helping them get out to appointments, getting jobs done at home or just having a chat with a friendly, confidential listening ear.

Location

Across the city of Hull

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will receive training prior to volunteering and ongoing support. Travel expenses are paid but must be agreed in advance.

Personal qualities and requirements

Parenting experience (you do not have to be a parent but need to have experience with children through extended family, work or volunteering).

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will develop interpersonal and communication skills through working with a wide variety of people and professionals.

Availability

We need volunteers any time when they are available. Visits take place Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm and students can volunteer term-time only. This volunteering can fit around your other commitments. The preferred commitment to the role is a minimum of 12 months.

Additional Info

Contact: Caroline Watson Telephone: 01482 324063 Email: admin@homestarthull.org.uk Website: www.homestarthull.org.uk *When you contact this organisation, please let them know that you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Union website. Thank you!*

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Organisation Name
Hull Homeless and Rootless Project
Title of role
Homeless and Rootless Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

As an organisation, Hull Homeless and Rootless (HULLHARP) has been providing support to homeless individuals for 30 years. The HULLHARP family has grown considerably over the years, delivering homeless services from Dock House in the city centre. Volunteering roles are available working within various projects - supporting paid staff on shift; food preparation at Dock House (day centre, evening meals, Saturday soup kitchen); gardening/cooking at our Aspire projects. Volunteers can organise their own activities if they wish. Hull HARP is also hoping to build a bank of interpreters who could be called on if a client arrives who does not speak English. Languages being sought in particular are Swahili, Polish, Russian and Arabic languages.

Location

The projects take place in two locations: Dock House (St Peter Street, Hull, HU9 1AF) Aspire (Albert Avenue, Hull, HU3)

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will receive ongoing support from the Volunteer Co-ordinator and other staff members

Personal qualities and requirements

No specific qualifications but a knowledge of homelessness and related issues - such as mental health, substance misuse, would be an advantage. Similarly, any experience of working in a hostel environment would be valuable but not essential.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers can gain a lot of experience of working with people affected by homelessness and the issues surrounding it, such as substance and alcohol misuse, mental health problems, unemployment etc.

Availability

Volunteers are asked to give whatever time they can spare but to make a regular commitment to the project for at least 10 months. This could be a weekly, fortnightly or even monthly commitment.

Additional Info

Contact: Linda Tock Email: linda.tock@hullharp.org.uk Website: www.hullharp.org.uk *When you contact this organisation, please let them know that you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Union website. Thank you!*

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Organisation Name
Switch Project
Title of role
Homelessness Mentor
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

            Completing support plans and setting goals with service users. 



 



•           Supporting service users to achieve these goals and reviewing progress



 



•           Helping service users manage their time



 



•           Assisting service users in attending appointments



 



•           Ensuring the Switch Project team is kept up to date with your progress/that of your service user



 



•           Completing ‘Mentor Contact Sheets’ each time you support your client



 



•           Or, delivering session work to groups of service users and compiling feedback after each of these sessions.   

Location

Based from the Volunteer Centre, Hull CVS, The Strand, 75 Beverley Road, Hull, HU3 1XL

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

One to one meetings between volunteer and service user can be at a time agreed by the volunteer and service user.  Volunteers must be available for some training and supervision during office hours.  

Personal qualities and requirements

•           The ability to empathise and a none judgemental outlook



 



•           A general understanding of the causes and effects of homelessness



 



•           Good interpersonal & communication skills, in particular listening skills



 



•           General understanding of the barriers experienced by marginalised groups



 



•           Understanding and a respect for client confidentiality



 



•           Good time management & organisational skills



 



•           The ability to work on own initiative



 



•           A willingness to undertake further training and development, and to be supervised



 



•           An understanding of equal opportunities and diversity, and an ability to implement this ethos in a practical, non-judgemental way throughout your work.



 



•           A commitment to giving an agreed amount of your time to service users and the Switch Project



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Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

•           The ability to empathise and a none judgemental outlook



 



•           A general understanding of the causes and effects of homelessness



 



•           Good interpersonal & communication skills, in particular listening skills



 



•           General understanding of the barriers experienced by marginalised groups



 



•           Understanding and a respect for client confidentiality



 



•           Good time management & organisational skills



 



•           The ability to work on own initiative



 



•           A willingness to undertake further training and development, and to be supervised



 



•           An understanding of equal opportunities and diversity, and an ability to implement this ethos in a practical, non-judgemental way throughout your work.



 



•           A commitment to giving an agreed amount of your time to service users and the Switch Project



-

Availability

Flexible to suit both volunteer and service users.

Additional Info

Contact: Ben Murphy project lead



Email: switch@hull-cvs.co.uk



Website: http://hullcvs.org.uk/volunteer- centre-hull/switch-project/



Switch Project at the Volunteer Centre,



Hull CVS,



75 The Strand,



Beverley Road,



Hull,



HU3 1XL



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Organisation Name
SOVA
Title of role
Hull Independent Visitors Project
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

The Hull Independent Visitors Project (IV) works with young people age 5-18 who live in foster care. IV’s are volunteers who befriend young people, advice and support them during their time in care offering a listening ear, do fun activities and are a friendly consistent role model.

Location

Sova, Kenworthy House 98-104 George Street, Hull HU13DT

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full training will be given through acredited training OCN 

Personal qualities and requirements

We will provide accredited training through OCN and all the skills you need to become an IV with ongoing support after training. All you need is a genuine interest in the welfare of young people be able to commit to 2-3 hours once a fortnight.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

No experience Necessary.

Availability

We require volunteers now, and will continue to train throughout the year. The next training will start Wed 23rd March 2016 evenings 5.30 onwards.



Volunteer for just a few short hours once a fortnight

Additional Info

Contact: Richard Mullins Project Manager



Email: hullivproject@sova.org.uk



website: www.sova.org.uk/project/HullIV



Telephone: 01482 615780

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Organisation Name
SOVA
Title of role
Hull Mentor Project
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

 



Sova MENTOR recruit, train and support volunteers to work with young people aged 14 to 18 who have been identified by Hull Youth Justice Service (HYJS) as potentially benefitting from an adult role model. Volunteers support young people to make better life choices – steering them away from crime and helping them realise their potential.



 



The project offers advice, motivation and emotional support to encourage young people to make positive differences to their lives and gain some stability. Each mentoring relationship is structured, purposeful and time limited. A standard relationship involves volunteers meeting with a young person on a fortnightly basis for three months with the option of a further extension.

Location

Sova Kenworthy House 98-104 George street Hull Hu1 3dt

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers recieve full training and on going support  and supervision for this very worthwhile and fulfilling experience. 

Personal qualities and requirements

We will provide accredited training through OCN and all the skills you need to become a Mentor with ongoing support after training. All you need is a genuine interest in the welfare of young people be able to commit to 6 sessions either weekly or fortnightly.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

No experience needed

Availability

We require volunteers now, and will continue to train throughout the year. The next training will start Wed 23rd March 2016 evenings 5.30 onwards.

Additional Info

Contact: Richard Mullins Project Manager Email: hullivproject@sova.org.uk



Website: http://www.sova.org.uk/project/MENTOR



Telephone: 01482 615780



  

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Organisation Name
Hull University Angels
Title of role
Hull University Angels
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

To offer support to students on a night-out who are perhaps ‘worse-for-wear’ and in need of someone to make sure they are safe.



 



By being a presence on campus on an Asylum club night, University Angels can help the existing teams at Asylum and respond to students who are in need of additional support on account of intoxication. University Angels can help by speaking with students, keeping them safe as far as possible and also, where necessary, escorting them to a designated “Safe Space”.



 



A University Angel can provide a friendly face to someone who perhaps has been turned away from Asylum because they are too drunk to stay. The Angels are then able to stay with the student and keep them safe until they are able to make their way home.



 



The role may include escorting the student to a bus stop and waiting with them or arranging alternative transport for the student to get home.



 



Angels will:



 




  • Walk the campus in hi-vis jackets, ready to help vulnerable students

  • Provide information and telephone numbers for assistance

  • Listen and talk to students, and offer support where needed

  • Help ensure that your fellow students have the best and safest night out



 

Location

University of Hull,



Cottingham Road,



Hull,



HU67RX 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training will be provided

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • To be a volunteer University Angel you need to be over 18 and a current student at the University.

  • We ask that you are comfortable and confident in talking to people.

  • You should be able to respond effectively to difficult or challenging situations while remaining calm and composed.

  • Volunteers can be of any faith or none, but must aspire to the core values of selflessness, being non-judgemental, honesty, integrity, professionalism, excellence, collaboration and partnership.



 



 

Availability

Wednesdays during semester time 10pm 3am

Additional Info

How do I become a University Angel?



If you are interested in being a University Angel volunteer, please contact the Project Coordinator in the first instance to express your interest for the role. You will then be sent an application form to complete and return.



Following a shortlisting process, potential applicants will then be taken forward to interview whereupon successful candidates will then be invited to training.



We obtain references and DBS checks for those wishing to volunteer as a Hull University Angel.



 



Any other questions:



Please contact the Project Coordinator ( UniAngels@hull.ac.uk ) who will endeavour to respond to your question at the earliest opportunity.

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Organisation Name
Humbercare
Title of role
Humbercare Mentor (working with offenders)
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Humbercare is an enabling organisation dedicated to providing quality and innovative services to adults and young people. It is Humbercare's belief that all people should have the opportunity to realise their full potential, improve skills, optimise their life chances and become responsible members of our communities. Volunteers support offenders with issues such as: -Budgeting -Benefit Advice -Housing issues/ eviction etc -Mental health -Isolation -Befriending -Advocacy -Drug and Alcohol misuse

Location

Volunteering will take place at the Humbercare Office: 81 Beverley Road, Hull, HU3 1XR

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will receive support from the Humbercare staff and receive training. Out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed but must be agreed in advance.

Personal qualities and requirements

Mentors are required to have an open mind, be non-judgmental, good listeners, reliable and motivated.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will gain an understanding of issues facing ex-offenders when they leave the judiciary system and develop communication, interpersonal and listening skills as well as patience and a flexible approach.

Availability

All volunteers work flexible hours, this will be discussed with the mentoring team after the induction process. Volunteers are asked to give around 1-2 hours a week for a minimum of 3-6 months. Students cannot volunteer during term-time only in this role.

Additional Info

Contact: Nicola Daly Email: nicola.daly@humbercare.org.uk Website: www.humbercare.org.uk *When you contact this organisation, please let them know that you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Union website. Thank you!*

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Organisation Name
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for No
Title of role
Independent Custody Visitor
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Independent Custody Visitors are volunteers drawn from all walks of life whose main role is to provide an independent check on the welfare of people who are detained in police custody. They do this by making random visits in pairs to a custody suite local to their area and report their findings to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC). Custody Visitors are appointed by the OPCC and are totally independent of their Police Force. They carry out an important and highly valued role that helps strengthen North Yorkshire Police accountability.

Location

SCARBOROUGH POLICE STATION Y0127AD

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training will be given

Personal qualities and requirements

NO experience required for this role.  

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

No skills required for this role

Availability

Independent Custody Visitors work to a 3-month rota and wll be expected to make 1-2 visits to custody suites per month. As they turn up unannounced they can plan their visits 24/7 but all our visits to ensure detainees are available are usually between 08:00am-10:00pm.

Additional Info

To join please contact Trevor Latus



Email: trevor.latus@northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk



Website: http://www.northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk



telephone: 01423 569562

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Organisation Name
Independent Schools Appeals Panel
Title of role
Independent School Appeals Panel Member
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

The role of an Independant School Appeal Panel is to consider appeals submitted by parents when there are no places available at the school of their preference.



 



hearings are usually half a day or a full day and appeals from multiple schools may be heard. 

Location

Room 115



The Guildhall



Alfred Gelder Street



Hull



HU12AA

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

FULL TRAINING GIVEN

Personal qualities and requirements

A Person with educational experience and aquiainted with educational conditions in the local authority area is an advantage but not essential.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

No experience is required but an interest in education is important

Availability

Hearings are held at the Guildhall and various volunteer hours are available. Usually a half day or full day. 

Additional Info

Contact Louise Hawkins



Email: school.appeals@hullcc.gov.uk



Telephone 01482 613410



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Organisation Name
Hull Libraries
Title of role
IT support in the Learning Centre
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

The role: The Learning centre hosts the People’s Network computers, which are free to use by all members of Hull Libraries. Customers using these PCs often require additional help and support.



The volunteer would be required to actively approach customers and offer assistance e.g. setting up an e-mail, sending attachments, using the scanner or with other IT problems.



They will also be expected to promote library resources and services.

Location

Contact: Claire Stanley, Senior Librarian Lifelong Learning.


Hull Central Library


Albion Street


Hull


HU1 3TF


01482 613 442


claire.stanley@hcandl.co.uk

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

This an opportunity to work with individuals to raise their skills and knowledge, which can be very rewarding and inspiring.



Training will be provided on specific equipment such as photocopiers and printers and scanners etc. 

Personal qualities and requirements










Skills/ experience we are looking for.



You do not always have to have these skills, but it would help us to choose the right people if you tell us that you have these.



 




  • Ability to work on your own

  • Ability to work in a team

  • IT skills, especially Microsoft Office, Internet, e-mail, word processing etc.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work with a range of client groups with differing levels of abilities.

  • Some knowledge of library resources and services


Work-ready skills you will learn or develop


















Skills/ experience the volunteer will gain or develop



 



 




  • Working on your own initiative

  • Customer care

  • IT skills

  • Working as part of a team

  • Awareness of library resources and services

  • Communication skills

  • Problem solving skills



 


 
 
 
Availability

times and sessions to be determined

Additional Info

Contact: Claire Stanley, Senior Librarian Lifelong Learning.


Hull Central Library


Albion Street


Hull


HU1 3TF


01482 613 442


claire.stanley@hcandl.co.uk When you contact this organisation please let them know you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Students Union website Thankyou 

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Organisation Name
Hull Ethnic Minorities Community Centre Foundation
Title of role
Learning Advisor - TEFL
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Hull Ethnic Minorities Community Centre aims to advance the education and training of members of ethnic minorities in order to help them adapt within a new community. Volunteers are needed to assist in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Volunteers will support the classroom staff where needed and help learners with speaking and listening in English.



Volunteers needed to assist in day to day running of the center near kc stadium roles include admin, teaching, cleaning etc

Location

Volunteering takes place at the centre near KC stadium

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will receive support from the classroom staff.

Personal qualities and requirements

No previous experience is required. Volunteers should have excellent communication skills, an interest in other people and at least a Grade C in GCSE English.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will gain classroom experience and develop skills in teaching people who are speakers of other languages. Volunteers have enhance their own English language skills, develop communication skills, learn about teaching methods, gain knowledge about other cultures and more.

Availability

Volunteers are required 9am to 12pm, Monday to Thursday. Volunteers are asked to give 2-4 hours a week and there is no minimum commitment to the role.

Additional Info

Contact:  Telephone: 01482 561414 Email: info@hemccfl.org.uk Website: http://www.hemccfl.org.uk/ *When you contact this organisation, please let them know that you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Union website. Thank you!*

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Organisation Name
City Health Care Partnership CIC
Title of role
Macmillan Dementia Support Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

People who have dementia may experience a wide range of symptoms.  These include memory loss (including not recognising close family members), difficulty communicating, confusion and in some cases, agitation and aggression.  These symptoms usually get gradually worse and may last for years and, in most cases, cannot be treated.



 



The family and carers of people with dementia often find the experience physically exhausting, and often have to deal with complicated feelings and emotions.



 



Dementia support volunteers provide support for people suffering from dementia.  This will include providing support to enable their carer to take time out from their caring role.   Due to the vulnerability of people with dementia, and the confusion many experience, dementia support volunteers will regularly work with the same family for a period of time, to allow them to develop strong and  trusting relationships with the service users.



 



Responsibilities



•           Visit people with dementia in their own homes, and stay with them whilst their carers go out



•           Offer companionship and support to the person with dementia and their carers



•           Arrange appropriate activities for the person with dementia



•           Help with making memory boxes or recording/writing down memories or reminiscences



•           With support and training, provide basic therapies such as Cognitive Stimulation Therapy



•           Identify any immediate difficulties which could be referred on to the appropriate service for help and support



•           Report any worries or problems to the Volunteer Coordinator and/or Volunteer Buddy



•           Complete routine administration records after contact and within set timescales.



 



A full Role Description is available on request

Location

Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Team



c/o End of Life Office



Westbourne NHS Centre



Westbourne Avenue



Princes Avenue



Hull



HU5 3HP

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements
-
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

We are looking for volunteers with good communication and listneing skills.Volunteers need to be:



 



•           Patient, tolerant and understanding about the impact of dementia on the people affected



•           Able to listen to and communicate with patients, carers, colleagues and staff



•           Reliable and keep all commitments or appointments with the client and their family



•           Able to maintain confidentiality but recognise when problems need to be discussed with others



•           Able to share skills, interests or activities with the client



•           Be respectful of the client’s individuality



•          



•           Able to put training into practice especially simple therapeutic interventions



•           Be understanding rather than judgemental about a client’s situation or circumstances



•           Respectful of  different cultural values and work in a non-discriminatory manner.



 



A full induction and training would be given for the role. Volunteers would also be allocated a healthcare professional as a buddy to discuss any issues or concers as a result of a visit.

Availability

weekdays Mon- Fri Two hours per week for befriending would be ideal however more is always a bonus.  

Additional Info

Contact  website www.chcpcic.org.uk telephone 01482 335351 you can view this and other roles and sign up via the website 



When you contact Macmillan please let them know you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Students Union website Thank you.

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Organisation Name
City Health Care Partnership CIC
Title of role
Macmillan Support Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

People who have cancer or other life threatening medical conditions, their carers’ and families, often find it a confusing and lonely experience.  It can be difficult to find someone to talk to who isn’t a family member or a medical professional. Carers in particular often find it hard to talk about their own needs at all.



 



Support volunteers provide an extra person to talk to, someone who has the time to listen and can make sure that people affected are properly supported, particularly as the patient’s end of life approaches.



 



Support volunteers offer a confidential information and support service to clients by telephone and/or face to face.  Support may be as a one-off or on an ongoing basis.



 



Tasks



Visit clients in their own homes or contact by telephone to chat with them



Provide practical support with daily living as required, such as running errands, taking patietns to hospital appointments or picking up essentials from a local shop



Report any worries or problems to the Volunteer Coordinator



Complete routine administration records after contact and within set timescales



 



A full Role Description is available on request

Location

Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Team



c/o End of Life Office



Westbourne NHS Centre



Westbourne Avenue



Princes Avenue



Hull



HU5 3HP

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements
-
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

We are looking for volunteers with good communication and listening skills.Volunteers need to be:



 



- understanding rather than judgemental about a client’s situation or circumstances



- respectful of the client’s individuality



- respect different cultural values and work in a non-discriminatory manner



- able to listen to and communicate with patients, carers, colleagues and staff



- be reliable and keep all commitments or appointments with the client



- maintain confidentiality but recognise when problems need to be discussed with others



- able to share skills, interests or activities with the client



 



A full induction and training would be given for the role. Volunteers would also be allocated a healthcare professional as a buddy to discuss any issues or concers as a result of a visit.

Availability

Volunteers are needed during the week mon-fri mornings and afternoons. roughly 2hours per week for befriending volunteering. 

Additional Info

 



sign up and view other opportunities via the macmillan website



Evolve Hull Eating Disorder Service

267 Beverley Road

Hull

HU5 2ST



Tel: (01482) 344083

 



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Organisation Name
HEY Mind
Title of role
Mental Health awareness
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Supporting our awareness raising stands and fundraising activities, for example awareness stands at supermarkets and shopping centres, at festivals and events. Also bucket collections, and supporting fundraising events with raffle ticket sales, ticket collection, etc.



We have an elephant 'mascot' and are always looking for volunteers to dress up too!



Mental health often suffers a stigma, so we aim to raise awareness as often as possible. We also need to raise the money we need to support people in the local area with their mental health needs. We support over 2000 people each year, but would like to be able to do more.

Location

Various across Hull and East Riding

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

all training will be given

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers need to be enthusiastic and confident in speaking to people

Availability

various dates and times across the year

Additional Info

Claire Thomas

Partnerships Officer



clairethomas1@HEYmind.org.uk



 



 













 
   


 



 



 



 



 



Hull and East Yorkshire Mind

01482 240200

Wellington House 108 Beverley Road Hull HU3 1XA



Registered Charity No: 1101976   Registered Company No:  4936165

http://www.HEYMind.org.uk



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Organisation Name
Recycling Unlimited
Title of role
Mental Health Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Recycling Unlimited offer support for people with mental health problems, learning difficulties and ethnic minorities or disadvantaged backgrounds by recruiting them to recycle products to sell,  refurbing furniture and working in the recycling shops to sell the furniture they have made. They have a timber DIY shop where volunteers can make new items such as benches and planter to sell i "the Yard" which is one of the amazing shops they have.



They offer the opportunitiy of therapeutic and relaxing gardening and horticulture at three sites in Hull. . Their experiences include bee keeping and raising chickens and rabbits as well as gardening and planting vegetables.



They need volunteers to help in all areas from working in the two shops on newland avenue to working in the farms at one of three sites Beverley Road, Bontoft avenue or Woodmansey.



Van and delivery drivers are needed to collect donated items and deliver recycled items.



they also need social media users to help with facebook, twitter and gumtree.



 



    

Location

Retail shops on Newland Avenue HU52ER



City Farm 48 Beverley Road HU31YE



Bontoft units and allotment HU54HF



Small holding at Woodmansey HU17OTH

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training will be given 

Personal qualities and requirements

Driving license essential for driving role.



Must be enthusiastic and be able to work in a team.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

open from 8-30am - 5pm monday to saturday 



Times are varied to suit volunteers. 

Additional Info

for more information please contact



Eddie Brooks Email: recycling.unlimited@yahoo.co.uk



Telephone: 01482 343726



Website www.recyclingunlimited.org.uk



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Organisation Name
HEY Mind
Title of role
Mentor Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

HEY Mind Mentors offer one-to-one support to clients with mild to moderate mental health issues to help them achieve defined goals.



 



Social interaction, building self confidence, and motivating clients to access activities and services are some of the goals that our scheme is looking to achieve for individuals.



 



Clients are referred from a variety of places including GP’s, Mind projects and local prisons. Additional training will be provided if you wish to work with ex-offenders.



 



TASKS INVOLVED:



•           As above, to meet with a client once a week Monday to Friday, for 2-3 hours, for up to 3 months.



•           To complete a two day induction to mentoring course



•           To complete weekly diary sheets in conjunction with mentor meetings



•           To keep in touch with the volunteer team, requesting help and feeding back progress on a regular basis



•           To attend and participate in frequent group/individual support sessions



•           To participate in other activities such as training, when required 

Location

Wellington House, 108 Beverley Road, Hull, HU3 1XA

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements
-
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

            Good communication skills with a wide range of people



•           Good interpersonal skills



•           Ability to motivate yourself and others



•           Ability to use own initiative



•           To be flexible and reliable



•           To be able to complete relevant documentation



•           To understand the role of mentoring



•           Experience of working with vulnerable adults



•           As this role requires a DBS check and extensive training we hope each mentor is able to commit for 6 months minimum.-

Availability

Hull based.

Additional Info

EMAIL: mjohnson@heymind.org.uk



TELEPHONE: 01482 240200



WEBSITE: www.heymind.org.uk



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Organisation Name
SOVA
Title of role
mentor working with male adult offenders
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Volunteer mentors will work with adult male offenders to help them to integrate back into society.  Our service users face multiple barriers and we offer community and through the gate mentoring which signposts and supports service users to gain access to services.


As a volunteer mentor you will meet with your service user in the community on a 1-2-1 basis providing practical support which can include: Accessing local services, increasing skills and confidence, providing encouragement, support with completing forms and documents and attending appointments. 

Location

Hull City Centre

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training will be given

Personal qualities and requirements

volunteers need to be open-minded and have a genuine interest in supporting our client group. No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given.  An ideal mentor will have fantastic listening skills, be able to talk to others confidently and be organised and adaptable.     

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers need to be open-minded and have a genuine interest in supporting our client group. No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given.  An ideal mentor will have fantastic listening skills, be able to talk to others confidently and be organised and adaptable.     

Availability

flexible any day monday to friday morning evening and night shifts available.

Additional Info

Have a look on the website www.sova.org.uk under HLNY mentoring project



email for more info:  HLNYmentoring@sova.org.uk



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Organisation Name
ReFresh
Title of role
Mentor/Befriender
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

ReFRESH is a young people’s substance misuse service providing free and confidential support to young people under 19 to reduce or stop using alcohol or drugs (drugs may be illegal, legal, prescription or over the counter medicines).



ReFRESH also provides support for parents, carers and professionals.



ReFRESH is looking to recruit volunteer mentors to provide support to young people and parents by empowering them to improve their confidence and motivation and enabling them to make positive changes in their lives and reach their personal goals.



Volunteers will need to be able to build a positive relationship with a young person or parent. You do not need any formal qualifications or experience of working with young people and parents as full training will be provided. Our volunteer mentors need to be reliable, trustworthy and able to build a positive relationship with a young person or parent. As a volunteer mentor you will have the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and a sense of achievement through helping those in need in the community.



You do not need any formal qualifications or experience of working with young people and parents as full training will be provided. Our volunteer mentors need to be reliable, trustworthy and able to build a positive relationship with a young person or parent. As a volunteer mentor you will have the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and a sense of achievement through helping those in need in the community Those looking for a mentor will be matched by personality and other factors, icluding client's needs to ensure relationships set up are effective.



In addtion there are opportunties to support with one off events such as market place events promoting the ReFresh service as well as targeted education and brief intervention in selected schools or alternative education placements.

Location

Kenworthy House, 98-104 George Street, Hull, HU1 3DT.



Though work may need to be undertaken in various locations around the city.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Relevant training (including mentoring, child protection/safeguarding training as compulsory) and regular supervision will be provided



genuine belief in people’s ability to make positive changes and an interest in working with vulnerable/at risk young people and vulnerable adults is required. An enthusiastic, non judgemental attitude as well as reliability, trustworthiness, patience and good listening and communication skills.



Being kind, caring, sensitive, having a positive attitude and a good sense of humorare also essential!



 



Full training wil be provided.



 

Personal qualities and requirements

There are no specific qualifications necessary for the role as full training will be provided.



However, a genuine belief in people’s ability to make positive changes and an interest in working with vulnerable/at risk young people and vulnerable adults is required.



We are looking for outgoing, energetic and dynamic individuals who are passionate about working with young people and making a difference. A kind, caring and positive attitude, along with a sense of humour are essential as well as being able to empathise. We are looking for people who can support young people with chaotic lifestyles and be a positive role model.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

As a volunteer mentor you will have the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and a sense of achievement through helping those in need in the community. 



Mentoring and befriending, active listening, keeping professional boundaries and an increased awareness around alcohol and drugs.



There are no specific qualifications necessary for the role but a genuine belief in people’s ability to make positive changes and an interest in working with vulnerable/at risk young people and vulnerable adults is required. An enthusiastic, non judgemental attitude as well as reliability, trustworthiness, patience and good listening and communication skills.



Being kind, caring, sensitive, having a positive attitude and a good sense of humorare also essential!



 



Full training wil be provided.

Availability

4 x 2 hour training sessions and one day initially, plus around 2-4 hours per week/fortnight working with young people.



Other one off events may be additional (optional).

Additional Info

Contact: Sami Namhi, Recovery and Engagement Worker Telephone: 01482 331059 Email: sami.namih@hullcc.gov.uk *When you contact this organisation, please let them know that you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Union website. Thank you!*

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Organisation Name
SOVA
Title of role
Offender mentor
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Volunteer mentors will work with adult male offenders to help them to integrate back into society.  Our service users face multiple barriers and we offer community and through the gate mentoring which signposts and supports service users to gain access to services.



As a volunteer mentor you will meet with your service user in the community on a 1-2-1 basis providing practical support which can include: Accessing local services, increasing skills and confidence, providing encouragement, support with completing forms and documents and attending appointments. 

Location

Hull City Centre



Liberty House East



Liberty Lane



Hull



HU11RS

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements

Volunteers need to be open-minded and have a genuine interest in supporting our client group. No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given.  An ideal mentor will have fantastic listening skills, be able to talk to others confidently and be organised and adaptable.     

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

Monday to friday am and pm hours to suit

Additional Info

if you are interested please contact:



Natasha.langford@sova.org.uk



website: www.sova.org.uk



telephone: 07920536354



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Organisation Name
HEY Mind
Title of role
Out of hours receptionist
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind currently offer counselling services to young people experiencing mental health difficulties.  As many of these appointments take place after school, we are looking for a receptionist to support our counsellors, welcome the young people and their parents/carers and generally facilitate the smooth-operation of the reception area.



 



Main Tasks include; 



•           Greeting and signing people in



•           Making attendees feel welcome and relaxed



•           Offering support where needed



•           Admin tasks



•           Maintaining the tidiness of the reception space

Location

Wellington House, HU3 1BX

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements
-
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

            Well organised



•           Good empathy skills



•           An understanding of how mental health issues impact on young people



•           Professional and welcoming manner



•           Some IT skills



•           Ability to speak and engage with young people



•           Ability to spare your time during an evening from 5-8pm-

Availability

For a minimum of one 'shift' per week;



 



Shifts are Mon, Tues, Weds or Thurs 5pm - 8pm

Additional Info

 EMAIL:mjohnson@heymind.org.uk



TELEPHONE: 01482 240200

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Organisation Name
Child Dynamix
Title of role
Parent Peer Mentor
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

To provide 1:1 support sessions in mentees home or local venue



To listen and action plan with mentee



To sign post to appropriate services



To complete relevant paper work



To take part in 1:1 and group supervision



To report concerns to the Parent peer Mentor Worker



To seek support and advice form the Parent Peer Mentor Worker

Location

Child Dynamix, Little Stars Childrens Centre,



95 Preston Road , Hull, HU9 3QB

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements

A parent your self with at least on child aged 10yrs + , you will be supporting parents with children age 10yrs +



Commitment to undertking training and skills development



Good time management, be punctual and presentable



Good communication skills and abllity to listen



Be non judgmental



Able to maintain confidentiality



Able to use own initiative but ask for support when needed

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Commitment to undertking training and skills development



Good time management, be punctual and presentable



Good communication skills and abllity to listen



Be non judgmental



Able to maintain confidentiality



Able to use own initiative but ask for support when needed

Availability

Mon to Thursday between the hours of 9.30 to 3pm (school hours)

Additional Info

Email lhammond@childdynamix.co.uk



Telephone:01482 790277



website:  www.childdynamix.co.uk



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Organisation Name
Shelter
Title of role
Peer Support Officer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Peer support officers will have responsibility for the recruitment, training, management and supervision of peers in custody. This will include orgnisation of security clearance, coordination of tasks and integreated delivery of the resettlement service. 




  • facilitate and run workshops for prisoners in a group setting 

  • open bank accounts



Peers will assist in the delivery of the resttlement service by




  • supporting induction and pre-release activities

  • providing low level advice and signposting 

Location

HMP Hull, Hedon Road, Hull, HU9 5LS

HMP Humber, Everthorpe, HU15 2JZ

HMP Askham Grange, Askham Richard, YO23 3FT

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training provided. 

Personal qualities and requirements

  • professional

  • approachable

  • good listener

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • maintains confidentiality

  • reliable

Availability

Flexible from 3-4 hours per week. 

Additional Info

For more information please contact:



Heidi Trott (Service Manager)




  • Heidi_Trott@shelter.org.uk

  • 07789003983



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Organisation Name
Humbercare
Title of role
Practitioners' Assistant
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Volunteers will be supporting staff in providing sensitibe therapeutic engagement including distraction activities to help alleviate mental health crises. 

Location

81 Beverley Road, Hull, HU3 6XR

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training is provided. 

Personal qualities and requirements

  • ability to show empathy and compassion

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • excellent communication skills

  • good listener 

Availability

Flexible - please discuss. 

Additional Info

For more information please see www.humbercare.org.uk



or contact Julie Leam (Senior Practitioner/Practice Educator)




  • julie.leam@humbercare.org.uk

  • 01482 586633

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Organisation Name
The Prince's Trust
Title of role
Princes Trust Mentor
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Providing one-to-one support for up to a year to a young person looking to move into employment, education or training.



 



The role involves:




  • Having regular meetings with a young person

  • Providing a young person with support to move towards employment, education or training

  • Supporting a young person to identify goals and targets to work towards

  • Empowering them to make their own decisions about their development



Signposting them to other organizations for support

Location

The Humber Including the whole of the Hull area- all postcodes, also ares in Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Bridlington.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements

No qualifications or experience required.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

To hold the values of the charity:



 



-Be Non-judgemental.



-Passionate about helping young people succeed.



-Approachable



-Inspiring



-Encouraging. 

Availability

Varied dependant on young persons location, commitments etc.

Additional Info

Contact Rebecca Davis - Volunteering executive for the Humber.



Email: rebecca.davis@princes-trust.org.uk



Website: https://www.princes-trust.org.uk

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Organisation Name
Quids In
Title of role
Quids In - Financial Capability Mentor
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Quids In is a preventative project, we aim to reduce rent arrears and evictions by helping tenants get out and stay out of debt. We work in partnership with a range of agencies including Catch 22, the Credit Union and Hull City Council. We also work with the Illegal Money Lending Team to reduce the harm loan sharks cause to communities.



Working with social housing tenants at community venues, the volunteer will mentor the tenant to increase their financial capability and help them get the most from their money. This includes 121 meetings each week at which the mentor will guide the tenant through their action plan.



There are also lots of different of opportunities to get involved in marketing, events and networking as well as developing training resources. 

Location

The volunteer will choose to work at the community hub most convenient to them.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be supported by the Volunteer Training Co-ordinator and will receive full training in financial capability and how to deliver sessions.

Personal qualities and requirements

Full training is given with ongoing support. However - Excellent communication skills, an empathic and non-judgmental approach, tact and sensitivity are essential to the role.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will have the opportunity to develop their communication skills and gain an understanding of financial issues facing the client group.

Availability

Any day during the working week to suit the volunteer. Sessions normally start at 9:30 and will finish by 16:00, but some are different. Again times can be worked out.

Additional Info

Contact: Kate Winstanley Email: kate winstanley [kate.winstanley@hull-eastridingcab.org.uk Tel: 01482 224511



*When you contact this organisation, please let them know that you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Union website. Thank you!*

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Organisation Name
Samaritans
Title of role
Samaritans Listener
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

Samaritans offer everyone, regardless of background, the time and space to work through their problems. It does not judge or give advice; it allows people to work out their own way forward. Samaritans believe that offering people the opportunity to be listened to in confidence, and accepted without prejudice, can alleviate despair and suicidal feelings. In offering this service it hopes to achieve its vision of a society where fewer people die by suicide. It is the aim of Samaritans to make emotional health a mainstream issue. Listening volunteers deliver the service to people who get in touch by phone, email, letter and in person at the Hull branch of the Samaritans. Volunteers take calls and respond to texts and emails from members of the public and help explore emotions and promote emotional health. It wants to attract volunteers from a range of backgrounds and circumstances, because this helps it to provide the best service for the people who contact them.

Location

Hull branch of the Samaritans, 75 Spring Bank, Hull, HU3 1AG

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Your local branch will train you, using standard training used across Samaritans. The initial training course is eight 3-hour modules – this takes place over several weeks. You’ll then be paired up with a mentor (an experienced volunteer) who you’ll observe and do your shifts with for 4 – 6 months. You’ll receive ongoing training throughout your time with us, to help reflect on and build on your experience, and may get the opportunity to attend Samaritans conferences throughout the year, which bring together volunteers across the UK and Ireland.

Personal qualities and requirements

Required skills and attributes: -Empathy -Communication skills -Listening skills -Non-judgmental attitude -Interested in other people -Open-minded -Patient -Respectful of confidentiality

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Benefits of becoming a Samaritans volunteer -change peoples’ lives -contribute and share existing skills -develop new listening and communication skills you can use in all aspects of your life -meet new people from all different kinds of backgrounds and cultures -improve your CV -give something back to your local community

Availability

Volunteers are asked to give around 2-4 hours a week. Times are available throughout each day, evening and also some nights. Typically, volunteers do a shift of 3-4 hours every week, including a night shift of 4-6 hours every month to 8 weeks.

Additional Info

Contact: Angela Email: angela@hullsamaritans.karoo.co.uk Website: branches.samaritans.org/hull/ *When you contact this organisation, please let them know that you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Union website. Thank you!*

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Organisation Name
Yorkshire Mesmac
Title of role
Scene Outreach Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

Background Information



Yorkshire MESMAC strives to ensure that LGB&T* people accessing the commercial Gay scene know where they can also access information about sexual health, counselling services and support groups etc. To do this staff members will visit scene venues, and sometimes other events/locations where LGB&T* people meet/socialise, and talk to the people out that evening about Yorkshire MESMAC’s services, answer any questions they have about sexual health and give out appropriate resources such as condoms and information leaflets.



 



 



Scene Outreach Volunteers Core Roles



The core role of Scene Outreach Volunteers include:





  • Providing service users and potential service users with information about STIs and GUM services.




  • Giving out information to service users and potential service users




  • Answering questions service users and potential service users may have about their sexual health.




  • Referring individuals to other Yorkshire MESMAC services or other groups / organisations





Completing the necessary monitoring information as required

Location

Hull

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training, Induction & Supervision



Induction of Community Testing Volunteers has two stages these are typically:

 




  1. Induction – A one day introduction to Yorkshire MESMAC and volunteering with Yorkshire MESMAC. The second session will look more specifically at community testing and HIV.



 




  1. Supported Working – volunteers will always carry out activities with an existing worker. All activities carried out as a volunteer with the Yorkshire MESMAC group of services will be in line with Yorkshire MESMAC health and safety policies.





Yorkshire MESMAC will allocate a suitably trained person to carry out supervision of Scene Outreach Volunteers. This will be in addition to pre and post session briefings and debriefs facilitated by the session lead worker. A bi-monthly group meeting will also be held to provide peer supervision.





Yorkshire MESMAC offers a wide range of training for all volunteers and all volunteers are expect to attend to attend at least 2 training sessions within the first year of volunteering. Training sessions particularly relevant to the Community Testing Volunteers include:




  • Listening Skills

  • Safer Sex and STIs

  • Working with Vulnerable People

  • Coming Out – Disclosure of Sexuality





All Community Testing Volunteers are encouraged to attend training sessions throughout their time as a volunteer.

Personal qualities and requirements

Qualities, Skills and Experience of Scene Outreach Volunteers



No previous experience is required. However, it is essential that volunteers have/are:





  • Good timekeeping




  • Good listening skills




  • Able to work with other people




  • Able to use initiative




  • A commitment to equal opportunities and anti oppressive practice




  • The ability to maintain appropriate boundaries



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    A commitment to and the ability to maintain service and service user confidentiality in line with approved policy



     



    Full training is provided and you will attend training days. Once this is completed successfully you will remain with a ‘supervisor’ who is an experienced worker to ensure your safety and to comply with Yorkshire MESMAC safety policies.







 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Opportunities for Development



Scene Outreach Volunteers are able to develop their own roles within the wider Yorkshire MESMAC volunteer group and these are as varied as the individuals who volunteer with Yorkshire MESMAC and have included in the past:




  • Planning which events/scene venues to do outreach in

  • Researching available support groups

    • Website design

    • Acting as a Trustee for Yorkshire MESMAC

    • Training and Mentoring



Availability

Availability



Scene outreach normally takes place on weekends and evenings in 4hour shifts. There maybe specific events that need an outreach presence or it could be a regular Saturday night, the opportunities to get involved can be very flexible. You should arrive promptly for your shift and notify your supervisor as soon as possible if you are unable to work a shift you have signed up for. Scene outreach may be as often as weekly or as infrequent as once every three months. Whatever is the best arrangement to suit both volunteer and staff member will be arranged.



 

Additional Info

Contact : website http://mesmac.co.uk Email info@mesmac.co.uk



Please let Mesmac know that you saw this opportunity on the Hull University Student Union Website thank you!

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Organisation Name
NHS Blood and Transplant
Title of role
Session Volunteers
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

The role of volunteers on blood donation sessions is to help us make things better for donors who come to donate by undertaking the three main activities described below.



 




  • Help our staff to manage queues of donors and explain to donors how long the waiting times may be

  • Ensure that the refreshment area is welcoming and inviting for donors and assist our staff with serving refreshments before and after donation

  • Make future appointments for our donors, whilst acknowledging their part in saving and improving lives.



 



Volunteer staff are not allowed or expected to be involved in any of the clinical aspects of care such as putting needles in, screening donors, First Aid or any other clinical activity. You will be supported by, and under the supervision of, our staff at all times. You will never be asked to and must never supervise children or be left unattended with any children that may have accompanied somebody to the session.



If you’re looking for a challenging role that offers enormous personal satisfaction, you’ve come to the right place. NHSBT collects blood from donors which is used by every NHS Trust in England and North Wales. We’d like you to help us.



By joining us, you’ll have chosen to become part of a team that enables people in need to benefit from life-saving operations and treatments. This is a chance to save and improve patient’s lives – and perhaps improve yours!



Each person on an NHSBT blood donation session plays an equally important role, whether a donor carer, a specialist nurse, a driver or a volunteer. A single thread unites and connects us all – our vital role in making sure the precious donations we receive from the public continue to save and improve lives.

Location

Various Hull and surrounding areas. Donation Sessions nearest to your area will be confirmed upon application. 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training in maunal Handling and cage training will be provided to enable volunteers to support with set up and packing down.



Training



·   We will train you in all the skills you will need to assist our staff on session.



·   You will attend a welcome to NHSBT information day.



·   We will provide you with mandatory training.



You will gain valuable experience in customer service and team work. 



Health, Safety and Security




  • Work within our infection control guidelines. We will train you in this.

  • Keep the refreshment area clean, safe and free from hazards.

  • Inform our staff if you see any potential risks for yourself, donors or our staff.

  • Use the computer monitor and other equipment safely.

  • Make sure donor and NHSBT property is kept safe at all times.

Personal qualities and requirements

 



Equality and Diversity




  • Ensure your own actions support equality and diversity in all circumstances.

  • Respect and ensure the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of everyone, staff and donors, at all times.



 



Confidentiality




  • You must ensure information concerning donors, visitors and members of staff is treated as confidential and you must not discuss it with friends or family members.

    Customer Care



  • Treat all donors in the way you would want a member of your family to be treated.

  • Respond positively and appropriately to any questions or concerns a donor may have, informing our staff if necessary.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

You must not be squeamish and have an interest in blood donatation and/or organ transplant.



You must be keen to support teams and have good customer service skills as well as enjoying working within a team 

Availability

Start immediately to cover blood donations in various venues around Hull to suit you.



sessions vary but we would expect volunteers to attend for 4hours three times per year. 

Additional Info

You can contact the NHSBT through the volunteering co-ordinator



huu-volunteering@hull.ac.uk



01482 466295



thank you. 



 

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Organisation Name
Age UK
Title of role
Social Group Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

Aim of volunteering role:



To volunteer with Age UK Hull as a Social Group Volunteer. The aim of the role is to provide regular social inclusion at an agreed time to a group of people aged 50 and over, promoting participation and conversation. The aim is that the group is user led, they making the decisions. Thus increasing confidence and reducing loneliness, isolation and promoting dignity.



 



Tasks:




  • Prepare the venue for the group. Chairs, tables, and that there is adequate space to allow everyone to feel comfortable.

  • Ensure refreshments are available (teas, coffee, biscuits etc.)

  • Welcome members of the group as they arrive. 

  • Take contact details of group members (will need to be updated as new members join)

  • Make sure that the group members have refreshments during the group (a member of the group may do this)

  • Join in conversation with the group & encourage participation.

  • If the general conversation begins to dwindle, have an activity in mind or a topic of conversation that may lift the occasion. 

Location

Place of volunteer activity:



Various locations within the city of Hull / Healthy Living Centre, Age UK Hull



 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training will be given



Benefits offered:



1.    Expectation to attend required training course on Befriending



2.    Additional, optional ‘in house’ training  on a variety of topics



3.    Expenses paid



4.    Full insurance cover



5.    Volunteer recognition events, e.g. Christmas and other holidays.

Personal qualities and requirements

Qualities needed:




  • Enjoys speaking with people.

  • Patience.

  • Empathy.

  • Understanding.

  • A good listener.

  • A good communicator, a sense of humour, flexibility.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

Time:



Flexible time commitment, ideally Age UK Hull would like Volunteers to provide one and a half hours per week as a Social Group Volunteer



Place of volunteer activity:



Various locations within the city of Hull / Healthy Living Centre, Age UK Hull

Additional Info

References:



          2 reference required (at the time of application).



Volunteers who will be involved with vulnerable adults will be required to undergo a police check. (Enhanced DBS)



Volunteer co-ordinator:



James Tyler, Befriending Project



Grace Bailey



Email: james.tyler@ageukhull.org.uk



Telephone: 01482 324644



Have a look at the website: www.ageuk.org.uk/hull 



Please tell Age Uk that you saw the opportunity on the Hull Student Website Thank you.

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Organisation Name
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Title of role
Student Ambassador
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

We know it’s important that young people have access to information about cancer. Seven out of ten 12-19 year olds in the UK know someone who has, or has had cancer. The same number says they wouldn’t know what to say to a friend with cancer.



 



By giving them information they want and need, we can equip them with facts to make informed lifestyle choices and help shed taboos about cancer. We can also ensure they are able to cope when cancer affects them – whether they are diagnosed themselves, or if a friend or family member gets cancer.



 



We need your help to raise more income and reach more people so that we can provide Macmillan’s vital services to everyone who needs us.



 



 



- putting up posters and leaflets promoting our largest national fundraising event



- leading on getting a group of students together to organise your own coffee morning within your place of education



- distributing Macmillan collection tins where possible



- organising your own fundraising events throughout the year



- raising awareness of Macmillan and growing support for our work by talking about what cancer is and how Macmillan can help in your assemblies, student council meetings or within your student union meetings



- putting posters and leaflets up in your building to promote keeping healthy



- asking teachers, lecturers and students to become campaigners by having a campaign sign up day.



 



The experience and skills you can obtain by taking on this role:



•           meeting and working with new people



•           learning new skills which would benefit future applications to further education, volunteering roles or employment whilst having fun



•           a reference and invaluable experience for your CV



•           gaining experience of event planning, fundraising and of the charity sector in general



•           knowing your support is helping the 2.5 million people in the UK who are currently living with cancer.

Location

Hull and East yorkshire

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements

 




  •            Confident, friendly and happy to speak to lots of people at different levels such as teachers, students and parents

  •            Confident in public speaking

  •            Adherence to Macmillan’s policies, including health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality, financial guidelines and agreement to uphold                   Macmillan’s reputation at all times

  •           An interest in cancer care and the services that Macmillan provides

  •            Participate actively in making your time as Student representative a success

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

These volunteering opportunities are on an ad hoc basis and volunteers can choose to opt in or out depending upon their other responsibilities. You will be kept informed of all opportunities and events via regular emails.

Additional Info

Contact Becky Baynes fundraising manager rbaynes@macmillan.org.uk  07474533720  website www.macmillan.org.uk



When you contact this organisation please let them know you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Students Union website Thank you.

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Organisation Name
Leukaemia Care
Title of role
Student Ambassador Programme
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

There are lots of exciting roles available from raising awareness to raising money.




  • Put up an awareness stand on campus 

  • hold an on campus fundraisier

  • take control of some collection tins

  • fundraising events

  • patient events

  • london marathon cheer squad.



We would love to have you on board!

Location

Various around Hull

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training given

Personal qualities and requirements

No one knows your University and local area like you and we are always open to ideas of how you can help to raise funds for Leukaemia care.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

we will provide you with all the material you need to make your friends and fellow students awre of the symptoms of blood cancer.

Availability

Various hours to suit you and your course.

Additional Info

Contact: michaela.camfield@leukaemiacare.org.uk  phone: 01905 755977



Student fundraising team student@leukaemiacare.org.uk



Visit the website : www.leukaemiacare.org.uk



Email:   info@leukaemiacare.org.uk



 Please tell them you saw this opportunity on the Hull University Student Website thank you. 

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Organisation Name
Sue Ryder Care
Title of role
Sue Ryder Care charity shops
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Sue Ryder care need volunteers to work in their charity shops.



Full training is given and an opportunity to learn about the retail industry as staff will train you in everything related to work in a charity shop.



This is an excellent opportunity for students who want to volunteer but are limited due to timetables as the store will plan a specific rota to suit you and the store.  

Location

Cottingham and Willerby

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full support and training package is offered with a view to delivering retail experience for the student 

Personal qualities and requirements

Good communication and confidence in speaking to customers

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

Hours to suit applicant

Additional Info

contact tahniaashrat@suerydercare.org 07540445312  application forms are also available from the volunteering co-ordinator desk on first floor of the student union in membership services.



Please tell Tahnia that you heard about this role from Hull University Students Union website Thank you.

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Organisation Name
Hull and East Riding Citizens Advice Bureau
Title of role
Telephone Advisor/Assessor
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Interview clients face to face or on the telephone.



Give information from the Citizens Advice Electronic Information System and other sources.



Explore options with clients.



Refer clients when appropriate 

Location

The Wilson Center



Alfred Gelder street



Hull



HU1 2AG

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements

Be good at listening



Basic computing skills



Enjoy helping people



Open minded non judgemental attitude

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

Any time Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm



Prefered commitment to the role would be 9hours per week for 12 plus months

Additional Info

Contact Dee Ingram and Ruby Sheikh  volunteering@hull-eastridingcab.org.uk



Telephone : 01482 342655



When you contact this organisation please let them know you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Students Union website Thank you.

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Organisation Name
HEY Mind
Title of role
Therapeutic social support group volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

HEY Mind’s Volunteer Social Group Facilitators offer support to the Wellbeing Support Worker in delivering a specialist mental health social group for the people who access our services. The Social Groups provide an opportunity for peer support; to re-learn lost skills and find new ones; to regain confidence and self-esteem; to reduce isolation; to increase independence and to build a new social network.



 



The volunteer, with support from the Wellbeing Worker, will facilitate the group, ensure clients feel supported and participate in the programmed activities, and help clear up after the group. The volunteer may also be involved in setting up new client led activities for the group.



 



TASKS INVOLVED:



•           Preparing the venue at the beginning of the session; arranging tables and chairs; setting out equipment, arranging teas and coffees



•           Welcoming clients and sitting down with them; giving them one to-one time or encouraging group interaction



•           Supervising and supporting the group, reporting any issues to the Wellbeing Worker



•           Organising group sessions



•           If relevant, looking after the petty cash tin, giving expenses as advised.



•           Packing away and tidying up after at the end of the day



•           To complete a one day induction into Volunteering course



•           To regularly attend a peer support group with the Wellbeing Worker



•           To complete weekly diary sheets in conjunction to group sessions



•           To keep in touch with the volunteer team, requesting help and feeding back progress on a regular basis



•           To attend and participate in frequent group/individual support sessions



•           To participate in other activities such as training, when required 

Location

Wellington House, 108 Beverley Road, Hull, HU3 1XA based.



Various location across East Riding. 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements

            Good communication skills with a wide range of people



•           Good interpersonal skills



•           Ability to motivate yourself and a group



•           Ability to use own initiative



•           To be flexible and reliable



•           Experience of supporting/running a group



•           Experience of working with vulnerable adults



•           As this role requires a DBS check and extensive training we hope each volunteer is able to commit for 6 months minimum.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

HEY Mind’s Volunteer Social Group Facilitators offer support to the Wellbeing Support Worker in delivering a specialist mental health social group for the people who access our services. The Social Groups provide an opportunity for peer support; to re-learn lost skills and find new ones; to regain confidence and self-esteem; to reduce isolation; to increase independence and to build a new social network.



 



The volunteer, with support from the Wellbeing Worker, will facilitate the group, ensure clients feel supported and participate in the programmed activities, and help clear up after the group. The volunteer may also be involved in setting up new client led activities for the group.



 



TASKS INVOLVED:



•           Preparing the venue at the beginning of the session; arranging tables and chairs; setting out equipment, arranging teas and coffees



•           Welcoming clients and sitting down with them; giving them one to-one time or encouraging group interaction



•           Supervising and supporting the group, reporting any issues to the Wellbeing Worker



•           Organising group sessions



•           If relevant, looking after the petty cash tin, giving expenses as advised.



•           Packing away and tidying up after at the end of the day



•           To complete a one day induction into Volunteering course



•           To regularly attend a peer support group with the Wellbeing Worker



•           To complete weekly diary sheets in conjunction to group sessions



•           To keep in touch with the volunteer team, requesting help and feeding back progress on a regular basis



•           To attend and participate in frequent group/individual support sessions



•           To participate in other activities such as training, when required 

Availability

Various times and days according to location.  Generally daytime.

Additional Info

 EMAIL: mjohnson@heymind.org.uk



TELEPHONE: 01482 240200



WEBSITE: www.heymind.org.uk



please tell them that you saw this opportunity on the Hull student website Thank you

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Organisation Name
Together Women Project
Title of role
Together Women Project volunteer mentor
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Hull Together Women Project is a city-centre based women’s centre delivering a variety of support and courses within a confidential and safe environment. Our services are designed specifically to meet the needs of women who find it difficult to access mainstream services. Every woman accessing the centre will be assigned an individual Key Worker to offer support and guidance around a wide range of needs including: housing, parenting, substance misuse, health, benefits and debt, domestic abuse, education and employment and confidence building. The TWP in Hull is looking for volunteer mentors and project volunteers: Volunteer Mentors The volunteer mentors develop a one-to-one mentoring relationship with our customers. The main ways this will happen will be: • With long-term customers who have become quite stable and have low support needs – in this case exiting the project would be an important factor. • Customers who are new to the project but are only in need of low level support. • Customers with high support needs due to chaotic lifestyles. • In all cases it will be the Volunteer Mentor’s role to support the customer to achieve their agreed support plan goals. Project Volunteers The role of the Project Volunteer may be varied and will be to assist and support the TWP centre in its delivery of services to customers. The main ways this will happen will be:- • To provide regular support to customers during short courses and support sessions held at the centres. • Admin support, attend events or provide complimentary services to each centre.

Location

In Hull City Centre: Together Women Project, George Street, Hull, HU1 3AA

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be supported by the Together Women staff and receive an induction and on the job training.

Personal qualities and requirements

The qualities required depend on the role but volunteers should: - Be empathic -Have good listening and communication skills -Have good interpersonal skills -Be interested in people Because of the nature of the roles, only women are able to volunteer for this opportunity

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will gain great experience and insight into the lives of local people and the services available

Availability

Volunteers are needed Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Volunteers are asked to give around 2-7 hours a week (or more if they are able to). The minimum commitment to the role is 3-6 months and students are able to volunteer term-time only if they prefer.

Additional Info

Contact: Nicola Lambe Telephone: 01482 218125 Email: nicolal@twpyandh.org.uk Website: www.togetherwomen.org *When you contact this organisation, please let them know that you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Union website. Thank you!*

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Organisation Name
Kingston upon Hull Gateway Club
Title of role
Treasurer /disabled adult aid/minibus drivers
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

Treasurer needed for local charity for children and adult clubs.



preferably one day per month.



Also help with the disabled adults clubs bringing friendship, support and happiness to our members.



we need people to support our groups with tuckshops, breaks,chatting, photography,art projects etc



we also need about 4 mini bus drivers to collect participants from their homes and bring them to support groups around Hull.

Location

140 Rokeby Park Hull

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training will be given but we expect you to have a confident out going personality who can help out with our groups  be a treasurer or drive mini buses.

Personal qualities and requirements

The treasurer role would suit someone studying to be an accountant or charity treasurer.



Must be trustworthy and have excellent mathmatical skills to be able to assist the charity with book keeping. 



The disabled aids need a happy outlook with a great personality to help out with one of our six groups .



The mini bus drivers must have good knowledge of hull and relevant license.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

preferably one day per month for the treasurer role.



mini bus drivers and aids to cover 5 evenings per week 7pm -9pm 1 saturday afternoon 1pm -3pm



shifts to suit your availability as you are not expected to cover all. 

Additional Info

please contact Chairperson Lily Railton



telephone: 01482 573774



Please tell Lily that you saw the opportunity on the Hull Student website thank you 

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Organisation Name
ABL Health
Title of role
Volunteer Birth Supporter
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

ABL Health is a GP led organisation which has a proven track record of delivering affordable and successful behavioural change programmes to improve public health.



We specialise in empowering individuals and communities to make lifelong changes through education and support. 



ABL Health are currently looking for volunteers to support their Antenatal Education programme.  



Volunteer Role:




  • Assisting Birth Educators set up rooms for sessions

  • Greeting clients, preparing drinks, making sure all clients sign session register

  • Occasional reception duties

  • Scribing answers on flipchart/white board

  • Assisting with educational tasks

  • Engaging quiet groups in conversation relating to session topics

  • Being a visible advocate for the project

  • Assisting staff with promotions at events

Location

Marvell House Children’s Centre, Cranbourne Street, Hull HU3 1PP

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be given full training and supported throughout.

Personal qualities and requirements

Personal qualities and requirements:




  • Antenatal care or experience (desirable)

  • Peer support worker experience (desirable)

  • Previous work in a supporting capacity

  • Caring manner

  • Good communication

  • Open minded and non-judgemental

  • Ability to provide empathy and comfort

  • Supportive and person centred

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Skills the volunteer will learn or develop:




  • Assisting with educational sessions

  • Experience with clients in an antenatal setting

  • Communication – individual and groups

  • Team-working

  • Antenatal knowledge

Availability

Volunteers would be required to attend sessions on evenings, weekends and occasional daytime.

Additional Info

Travel expenses will be reimbursed.  To apply or for an informal chat about the roll, please contact the office on 01482 303 541 and ask for a member of the BUMPS team or email adminhull@ablhealth.co.uk  *When you contact this organisation, please let them know that you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Union website. Thank you!*

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Organisation Name
Remedi - Restorative Services
Title of role
Volunteer Restorative Justice Practitioners
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

Remedi are looking for volunteers to help support Restorative Justice Practitioners, contacting victims and offenders in the aftermath of a crime.



Volunteers would be required to - 




  • Support Restorative Justice Practitioners in their meetings with victims and offenders and assisting them if required with the risk assessment.

  • Help staff prepare for the meetings with service users.

  • Work alongside at least one other Remedi staff member to help facilitate direct or indirect contact between the victim of crime and the offender.

Location

All areas of Hull, HU1 - HU10.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be given full training and ongoing support in this role.  

Personal qualities and requirements

No formal experience is required, however, an understanding of restorative justice practice would be an advantage.



This role requires a proactive team member with excellent listening skills.  Volunteers should be approachable and able to recognise own judgements. 



 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

This role would be excellent for building communication and organisational skills.  A fantastic opportunity for any student with an interest in rehabilitation and restorative justice. 

Availability

Volunteers would be required between 2-4 hours a week, Monday - Friday with some evening commitment required. Due to the nature of the opportunity, it is preferred that volunteers can commit to a 12 month placement. 

Additional Info

Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed by Remedi.  



For applications, please email humberside@remediuk.org *When you contact this organisation, please let them know that you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Union website. Thank you!*

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Organisation Name
Student Wellbeing Service
Title of role
Wellbeing Champion
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

SWLWS is recruiting a team of student volunteers to champion mental health and wellbeing on campus by:




  • Engaging with students to share information on a variety of wellbeing matters.

  • Offering a friendly ear for students needing to talk.

  • Publicising Hull University’s Health and Wellbeing programme around the campus to other students and members of staff as appropriate

  • Participating in events related to Health and Wellbeing.

  • Signposting students to relevant support services, both within the University itself and in the local community.

  • Arranging and/or participating in innovative activities (e.g. Lunchtime Walk, Running Club)

  • Promoting particular health and wellbeing campaigns including through displaying posters or by giving out leaflets.

Location

Hull University

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training and an induction will be provided. Volunteers will receive ongoing support from the Project Officer and other staff members.

Personal qualities and requirements

Must be a student at the University of Hull.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers need to be enthusiastic and confident in speaking to people

Availability

Varied dates and times across the year

Additional Info

Rob Jackson

Wellbeing Champion Project Officer



Rob.Jackson@hull.ac.uk



Please tell Rob you saw this opportunity on the HullStudent Website. Thank you!

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Organisation Name
Yorkshire Mesmac
Title of role
Yorkshire Mesmac
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

Community testing outreach volunteers/ Community education volunteer needed



Community testing roles inc explain to service users about STI transmission treatment and prevention.



Offer information and answer questions about sexual health and completing monitoring info.



Community Education Volunteer Role includes working alongside a staff member to facilitate and support training groups and workshops. Helping to prepare sessions,promote participation, and support the delivery team 

Location

Hull various areas

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements

There are opportunities for development and networking

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

Various times and locations

Additional Info

Email  hull@mesmac.co.uk 



 



When you contact this organisation please tell them that you saw the opportunity on the Hull University Students Union website Thank you. 

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