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

The Alzheimer's Society works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Volunteer befrienders provide one-to-one support for a person in the early stages of dementia and provide activity, support and companionship to enable people to continue enjoying hobbies and interests: this may include such things as going for a walk, looking at photos, doing crosswords, using a PC or just having a chat over a cup of tea.

Location

Throughout the East Riding

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training and induction prior to volunteering as well as on the job training. Travel expenses paid but must be agreed in advance.

Personal qualities and requirements

No particular experience is required. Volunteers should have good communication skills and be sociable and outgoing with an interest in elderly people. Interest or knowledge of dementia (or willingness to learn) would be desirable. Reliable and able to commit to a regular visiting pattern.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will develop communication and interpersonal skills as well as a deeper understanding of dementia and Alzheimer's.

Availability

A regular commitment of 2-3 hours (fortnightly/monthly). Volunteers are asked to make a regular commitment to the project for around 12 months as continuity is very important for the service users.

Additional Info

Contact: Rosemary Campbell - Blair Telephone: 01482 211255 Email: r.campbell-blair@alzheimers.org.uk Website: http://www.alzheimers.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
Alzheimer's Society Hull and East Riding
Title of role
Alzheimer's Support Services Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Alzheimer's Society works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Volunteers are needed to help run a social group for people with dementia and their carers. Responsibilities include: -Encouraging people to chat and socialise, as well as joining in with activities. -Assisting with room preparation and refreshments -Generally welcoming people to the group and helping the dementia support worker to facilitate the activity.

Location

All areas of the East Riding

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be supported by the Dementia Support Worker in their role. Travel expenses paid but these must be agreed in advance.

Personal qualities and requirements

No particular experience is required. but volunteers should have the following skills and attributes: -good communication skills -sociable and outgoing -an interest in elderly people. -an interest or knowledge of dementia (or willingness to learn) would be desirable -reliable Volunteers with particular skills (e.g. music, art, craft) are welcome to enquire about leading an activity for the group.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will develop communication and interpersonal skills as well as a deeper understanding of dementia and Alzheimer's.

Availability

Volunteers are need during the daytime from Monday to Friday. Volunteers are asked to give 2-4 hours per week and commit to the project for 10-12 months as continuity is important for service users.

Additional Info

Contact: Rosemary Campbell-Blair Telephone: 01482 211255 Email: r.campbell-blair@alzheimers.org.uk Website: http://www.alzheimers.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
FIND Charity
Title of role
Assistants
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Volunteers needed to assist students with learning disabilities and or autism. Participate in activities with the students.

Location

Miriam House, The Hourne, Hessle HU13 9LJ

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

Volunteers will have the opportunity to gain experience in a care setting.

Availability

All year round to suit the volunteer. Find3 is open Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm.

Additional Info

Please contact Gayle Rea, Richard Bye or Conrad Thompson



rea@findcharity.org.uk  Richard.bye@findcharity.org.uk Conrad.thompson@findcharity.org.uk 



Telephone:01482 640253 or 01482 870785



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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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Organisation Name
Barnardo's Disability, Support and Inclusion
Title of role
Barnardo's Volunteer with Disabled Children
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Barnardo's Disability, Support and Inclusion Service provides information and support to non-maintained childcare settings (including out of school and holiday clubs) in the East Riding of Yorkshire to promote inclusion of children and young people 0-18 with additional needs/disabilities in the mainstream settings. Volunteers will be working with and supporting families, children and young people who access the service. Youth Clubs There are a number of youth clubs for children and young people which take place throughout the week. Volunteers are need to help with activities, chatting to the young people and act as a positive role model for them. Short Breaks Children and Young Peoples Services commission a short breaks and fostering service from Barnardo’s. Barnardo’s recruit, approve and train carers to provide a stimulating family environment for a child with special needs. These carers are linked to children with disabilities and special needs and look after the child for short periods of time, perhaps overnight or for an occasional weekend. Volunteers are needed to assist the main care worker on short break sessions.

Location

Various locations across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be supported by staff and other volunteers. Out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Personal qualities and requirements

Required skills and attributes: -reliable -punctual -keep confidentiality -enthusiastic, -caring -friendly.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will learn how to work as part of a team and improve communication skills.

Availability

Youth Clubs Weekday evenings 6-8pm (there are five youth clubs for young people with additional needs and disabilities) Thursdays 5-6pm, youth club for 7-10 year olds. Short Break Sessions Volunteers are needed to be a second worker on short break sessions. These take place at weekends and on weekdays. The times vary to meet the needs of the family and work is matched to volunteer availability. The preferred volunteering commitment for either role is 10-12 months.

Additional Info

Contact: Lucinda Witty Telephone: 01430 810139 Email: lucinda.witty@barnardos.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
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
Alzheimer's Society Hull and East Riding
Title of role
Befriending Volunteers - Older People with Dementia
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

One to one support for a person with dementia, helping them to maintain favourite hobbies and interests. 

Location

At the client’s home but may include local walks and outings. 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Befrienders are fully supported by the Befriending Manager who will maintain regular contact with them.

Personal qualities and requirements

Volunteers should be sociable and reliable, trustworthy and have good communication and interpersonal skills, especially with the elderly.



A genuine desire to help is essential.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers should have patience, be understanding, have excellent interpersonal skills and good timekeeping.  Previous knowledge of dementia is desirable.

Availability

A regular commitment for at least 9-12 months.

Additional Info

To apply for this role, please contact Volunteering Officer, Rosemary Campbell-Blair - Email: r.campbell-blair@alzheimers.org.uk Telephone: 01482 211255  *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
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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Organisation Name
CASE
Title of role
Charity shop volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Assisting serving customers. Helping with processing stock (E.G. sorting, ironing, pricing and handling of donated items). 



Providing support and guidence to the service users who attend. Helping them to gain confidence in their own abilities and assisting them in learning new skills. 

Location

542 Hessle Road, Hull, HU35BQ

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training provided. 

Personal qualities and requirements

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

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

Availability

Closed Monday and Sunday. Open 10-4 other days. Minimum time a week would be three hours for one slot (commitment months can be longer). 

Additional Info

www.casetraininghull.co.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
Macmillan Cancer Support
Title of role
Dementia Support Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

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 Dementia Support Volunteers



What dementia support volunteers can do:-


 




  • Work with patients living with Dementia

  • Offer support to carers

  • Undergo bespoke dementia training

  • Undertake activities such as baking, crafting, reminiscence work

  • Enable carers to have some time to themselves

  • Provide a regular/familiar face


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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Organisation Name
CASE
Title of role
Football support worker
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
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
Wheelchair Sports
Title of role
Fundraiser Event Organiser
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Wheelchair sports is a fantasic charity that needs help raising funds to put back into wheelchair sports and give much needed equipment to disabled children and adults that want to participate in various sporting teams.



They need help to raise awareness and put wheelchair sports in the spotlight to boost the potential of this amazing charity. 



If you can organise and project manage your own fundraising event that would be fantastic or just give whatever time you can to help us raise awareness via stalls in shopping centers to bag packing in supermarkets.



Every little helps and even an hour of your time would make a huge difference to wheelchair sports.



Wheelchair Sports Hull is a non-profit organisation raising the profile of disability sport in Hull and East Riding. We provide funding, support, and promote disability sport clubs and athletes. Every penny that is raised goes directly to disability sports in Hull. After, the success of London



2012 Paralympic Games Daryl Jones, Founder of Wheelchair Sports Hull wanted to give praise to athletes and clubs in a manner that nobody had thought of. This was a disability sports awards which we are about to enter our third awards in 2016. Since being established we have given out over £15,000 to athletes and disability sport clubs in Hull.



 



We hold a number of fundraising events across the year promoting disability sports while raising much needed funds for the disability sports in the area.



 



You can volunteer in many ways from helping us with doing fundraising like bag packs. Working on events for example photographs, timings etc



 



( it not live yet but our website is www.wcsh.co.uk ( old one is www.wheelchairsportshull.co.uk which we use for now )



 



if you would like to get involved please email us at info@wheelchairsportshull.co.uk



 



 



 

Location

Various around Hull

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

Must be outgoing and friendly and able to connect with people and tell them about this fantastic charity to boost enthusiasm within volunteers and get public interest.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

it not live yet but our website is www.wcsh.co.uk ( old one is www.wheelchairsportshull.co.uk which we use for now )



 



if you would like to get involved please email us at info@wheelchairsportshull.co.uk

Additional Info

it not live yet but our website is www.wcsh.co.uk ( old one is www.wheelchairsportshull.co.uk which we use for now )



 



if you would like to get involved please email us at info@wheelchairsportshull.co.uk



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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
Hull And East yorkshire Mind
Title of role
Gardening volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Support staff and service users with developing the gardens at one of our supported accomodations in Bridlington


Help to tend the vegetable patch


Help with general gardening


Input ideas of what, when and how to plant, grow and maintain

Location

Bridlington

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training given

Personal qualities and requirements

Experience, Knowledge and interest  of gardening- empathy and understanding of those living with a mental health diagnosis.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

2 hours per week

Additional Info

If you are interested please contact mjohnson@heymind.org.uk



website:www.heymind.org.uk



telephone: 01482 240200



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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
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
Hull and East Riding Arthritis Care
Title of role
Helping hands volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Arthritis Care is the largest voluntary organisation working with and for all people with arthritis. Arthritis care's mission is 'to empower people to take control of their arthritis, their lives and their organisation and its overall aim to work with and for all people with arthritis to promote their health, quality of life and independence through its services, support, self help, information and influence.' The Hull and East Riding Arthritis Care group meet the fourth Wednesday of the month. The Group offers a variey of interesting topics, guest speakers, NHS professionals, demonstrations and visits to places of interest, arts and crafts classes. The volunteers will be required to put out/away tables/chairs, help with refreshments, raffle, arts and crafts group.

Location

St Marys Hall, The Endsleigh Centre, Beverley Road, Hull, HU6 7LJ (ten minutes' walk from the university campus)

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The volunteers will be supported by Group staff and helpers. Out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Personal qualities and requirements

Volunteers should be caring, patient, compassionate and friendly.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will gain skills in working as part of a team and communicating with group users and staff.

Availability

Volunteers are required for 2-4 hours a week on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Volunteers are asked to commit to the project for a minimum of six months.

Additional Info

Contact: Jean Stevens Telephone: 01482 447889 Email: jean3@jean3.karoo.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
RNIB
Title of role
IT Specialist and Online Support
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

IT specialist and online support to assist people with sight loss to use computers, tablets and smartphones. Also online skills trainer and technology and online support roles available.

Location

Local area

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

Flexible to suit you

Additional Info

Please call 01733 375450 or Email volunteering@rnib.org.uk



When you contact this organisation please tell them you saw this 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 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
Mencap
Title of role
Mencap Volunteer Advocate
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Mencap is the voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers. Hull Advocacy has recently started to deliver advocacy services for adults with a learning disability. Advocacy support should focus on empowering an individual to take as much choice and control in their situation as possible. Whilst the volunteer advocate role can be fairly long term (between 6 and 12 months) it should always strive not to encourage dependency on the support and empower someone towards independence. Part of the service we would like to provide is to facilitate long term advocacy partnerships between those who require support and volunteer advocates. We need volunteer advocates to help support issues people might be facing in their life, each of which may be preventing them from living their life as fully as possible and with the maximum choice and control possible. The volunteer advocate would be matched with a person requiring support and be supported to develop a partnership with that person. Volunteers need to be 18 years or over. This role is in office hours, Monday to Fridays. They will receive training from the advocacy service and ongoing support and supervision. We hope that the role would be as rewarding to the volunteer as it potentially can be for the person accessing the service. An enhanced CRB will be required for this opportunity. If you are interested please contact the volunteer team.

Location

Volunteering takes place at locations in and around Hull

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be supported by the Mencap team and receive training and an induction. Travel expenses paid but must be agreed in advance.

Personal qualities and requirements

Volunteers are required to have the following skills and qualities: -Commitment to the aims and values of Mencap -Reliability -Ability to relate to and empathise with people and their aspirations -Commitment to empowering those you support to work towards their goals -Good interpersonal and communication skills -Ability to be non-judgmental, self-aware, patient, understanding and flexible -Ability to keep clear, accurate and timely records of contacts

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will gain experience working with people with learning disabilities and develop communication skills.

Availability

Volunteers are required to commit to at least two hours a week for 6-12 months. As consistency is very important for the client group, students must be able to volunteer outside term-time if they take on this role.

Additional Info

Contact:  Email: volunteering@mencap.org.uk Website: www.mencap.org.uk/volunteering *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
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



Please tell Claire that you saw the opportuinty on the Hull University Student Union  website Thank you 

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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



Please tell them that you saw this opportunity on the Hullstudent website.



Thank you

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Organisation Name
HUSSO
Title of role
MINI BUS DRIVERS NEEDED
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Flintstones childrens group are seeking a suitable well mannered mini bus driver to collect the children for their group and drive them home afterwards.

Location

Hull University Student Union and close to the University

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training on the minibus driving is essential and will be booked through the volunteering co-ordinator.

Personal qualities and requirements

You must have been driving for two years with no offences occured on your licence

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

Wednesdays 4pm pick up and 7.30pm drop off

Additional Info

Contact Angie Drinkall Community Volunteering co-ordinator 01482 466295 huu-volunteering@hull.ac.uk or pop into Membership services first floor in University House Students Union.

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Organisation Name
CASE
Title of role
Minibus Driver
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Minibus Driver



 



Volunteer minibus driver required to assist in improving the lives of local people with a learning disability by giving them greater access to the community



Volunteers drivers are responsible for checking passenger lists, reporting any incidents, damage etc and for ensuring the vehicle is left in a tidy condition.

Location

60 Charles street hull

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full Training Given on what to do but must hold appropriate licence to drive a 17 seater minibus

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

Skill & Qualifications Required



Appropriate Driving Licence to drive 16 seater minibus



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 times and availability

Additional Info

Contact Jackie Charlton



Email: jackie@casetraininghull.co.uk



Website: casetraininghull.co.uk



Telephone: 01482 320200



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

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Organisation Name
Guide Dogs
Title of role
My Guide Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Become a My Guide by helping us support the 180,000 blind and partially sighted people who never leave home alone.



Come along and be trained (for FREE) to guide a blind or visually impaired person, enabling them to gain confidence and access the local community



Community My Guide’s support blind and visually impaired people, to access their community; enabling confidence, independence and the opportunity to take part in activities or personal development.



After training, the volunteer provides a time limited commitment to support someone needing help, and in agreement with the service users needs.



This is not a full time long term commitment and the skills gained can easily be transferred and are fully endorsed and accredited.

Location

Reed House



Annie Reed Road



Beverley



Hu17 0lf



Various areas dependant on need in that area.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full Training will be given and expenses covered for travel.

Personal qualities and requirements







Personal qualities and requirements:




 


 



 



Friendly and approachable, good communicator, good interpersonal skills, flexible, forward thinking, working as part of a team, loves a challenge.



 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Skills the volunteer will learn or develop:



 










Support Guide Dogs to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.



An understanding of how the different parts of Guide Dogs work




 


An opportunity to build experience for your CV.



 

Availability

Please contact Guide dogs for availability in your area.



Application process for volunteers: What are the steps from application to starting their volunteering?



Complete application form,



references,



DBS



interview,



Ongoing training as necessary,



start volunteering



 

Additional Info

Contact: Samantha Bradley



Email: samantha.bradley@guidedogs.org.uk



Website:www.guidedogs.org.uk



Telephone: 07825905903



Please tell them you saw the opportunity on the Hull Sudent Website Thank you

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Organisation Name
Seeing Ear
Title of role
Online Library Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Working from home and in your own free time, you will help us add books to our online library. Our free online library provides books in a flexible format to support readers who need books in an accessible format due to reasons such as visual impairment, dyslexia or a physical disability. You will be editing, styling and formatting MS Word files and we will give you all the training you need for this which again can be done at home via email. Every book you go on to edit will provide another opportunity for someone who struggles with reading ordinary books to take pleasure from reading or get a fair chance at education. We are currently working on an exciting new project working with schools to support children who need books in this electronic format and we want to give every child the opportunity for a fair chance in education and to be engaged with learning. To meet the demand of requests we will rely on the support of volunteers more than ever.

Location

HOME

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Either an interest in using and learning more about MS Word and computers or a love of books and an interest in reading, or proof-reading and attention to detail. Access to a computer with MS Word required. (some free versions are available if this is a problem.)

Personal qualities and requirements

Either an interest in using and learning more about MS Word and computers or a love of books and an interest in reading, or proof-reading and attention to detail. Access to a computer with MS Word required. (some free versions are available if this is a problem.)

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

VARIOUS

Additional Info

Contact: Rachel Seymour, Volunteer officer



email: support@seeingear.org



website: www.seeingear.org



telephone 01424 777466



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Organisation Name
Special Stars foundation
Title of role
Play support worker
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

  • To support the set-up of tables, chairs, mats and specialist equipment and sensory toys in preparation for our weekly Sunday Club sensory play sessions.

  • To engage with disabled children/young people, their siblings, parents and carers to support and enhance their experience of the session. This may include creating/painting at the arts and crafts table, helping the children to put on their aprons and select materials safely. Engaging in play using our toys and equipment, watching for hazards or accidents and alerting a senior member of staff, signing in and out families, handling petty cash, ensuring equipment is used safely, signposting to other areas of the building (disabled toilet facilities, refreshments, library, information stand etc).

  • To be friendly and welcoming to the families we support and to be interested to listen to and communicate with all families attending the session.



To occasionally support the running of additional activities such as inclusive football and dance sessions, music and Makaton sessions, trips to the theatre and cinema.

Location

HU9 Victoria Dock church/ community centre

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training will be given

Personal qualities and requirements

No specific qualifications or experience required, it would be preferable if volunteers had an interest in disability and working towards a healthcare or teaching qualification.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • To have a genuine interest in working with disabled children/young people.

  • To have enthusiasm and a polite and helpful manner.

  • To be organised and able to use own initiative.



To be reliable and honest and able to communicate well with management.

Availability

Sunday afternoons, saturday mornings and afternoons for 1-2 hours per session

Additional Info

To help this fantastic charity please contact 



Angela Drinkall the Community volunteering co-ordinator on



Email:a.drinkall@hull.ac.uk



Phone: 01482 466295 



Or pop in for an informal chat in the membership services area, first floor of  Student Central

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Organisation Name
Age UK
Title of role
Social Group Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
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
Special Olympics Swimming Club
Title of role
Special Olympics Swimming Supporter
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

The Special Olympics Swimming Club offers sport training and competitions opportunities to swimmers with learning disabilities. Volunteers are needed to help provide one-to-one assistance in the pool for the less confident, sometimes younger swimmers in the group.



Volunteers will never have sole responsibility for a swimmer and will always be under the guidance of a qualified coach. Volunteers will also provide positive feedback and encouragement and keep less focussed swimmers on the task.

Location

East Hull Swimming Pool Holderness Road HU9 1EA

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

Volunteers should have the following skills and qualities: -Confidence in the water -Patience -Reliability -Enthusiastic -Encouraging -Friendly and sociable personality No formal qualifications are necessary.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

The club meets every Saturday from 3-4pm. The preferred commitment to the group is at least seven months. Students can volunteer just during term-time if they wish.

Additional Info

Contact: Brid Loubani Email: bloubani@hotmail.com *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
CASE
Title of role
Sports support worker
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

Sports support worker



 



A sports support worker to help our clients access more sports in the local community



 



Volunteers needed to assist trainees in a wide range of activities. No previous experience needed, just a willingness to help. Training will be offered. 

Location

60 Charles Street Hull



 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full training will be given

Personal qualities and requirements

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

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



Telphone: 01482 320200 



 

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

Helping our trainees access more sport in the local community and assist trainees in a wide range of activities. 

Location

60 Charles Street, Hull HU28DQ

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training provided. 

Personal qualities and requirements

No prior experience needed, just a willingness to help. A commitment to developing the knowledge, understanding and general wellbeing 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

No prior experience needed. An understanding of learning disability and associated conditions is desirable but not essential. 

Availability

Monday afternoon, Thursday morning and Friday afternoon. Minimum time a week would be four hours for one of those slots (commitment can be longer). 

Additional Info

www.casetraininghull.co.uk

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Organisation Name
City of Hull Special Olympics Swimming Club
Title of role
Swimming Support
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

To assist intellectually disabled swimmers and support less confident swimmers.

Location

East Hull Baths, Holderness Road, Hull

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be under supervision of a qualified coach and all training given. Volunteers will not have responsibility of swimmers.

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

Volunteers must be encouraging and able to give positive feedback, patient reliable and enthusiastic.



 

Availability

1 hour per week, Saturdays 3pm-4pm

Additional Info

Please contact Janet Nolan on 01482 871349 or email janet@nolan5.karoo.co.uk



when you contact this organisation please let them know you saw this opportunity on the Hull University Student Union Website Thank you.

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Organisation Name
RNIB
Title of role
Technology and Digital skills support
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

We're looking for volunteers to join our Technology Support Squad and give life changing support to people with sight loss. Our Technology Support Squad help to set up computers, tablets, smartphones and TVs, they also solve IT problems and help people get online.Whether you're an internet enthusiast, a smartphone whizz, a gadget lover or an IT aficionado, you'll be a valuable member of our team. 

Location

Main Office: 



Fairfax House



Merrion Street



Leeds



LS28JU



The role will be based across Yorkshire and The Humber

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training will be given 

Personal qualities and requirements

You must have Plenty of Patience, Love talking to people and be IT confident.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

You will gain experience in developing computer skills in people with sight loss and experience in mentoring. 

Availability

This is a flexible volunteering role with th opportunity to self - organise.



Volunteers arrange with customers to visit at a time that suits both. This could be during the day, evening or at the weekend.



One to two hours per week is preffered but not essential

Additional Info

Contact: Amy Lang the Volunteering Development Advisor



Email: amylang@rnib.org.uk



Telephone: 01133862805



Have a look at the website: http://www.rnib.org.uk 

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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



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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
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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



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Organisation Name
Whizz-Kidz
Title of role
Youth Activity Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

Role Description: Youth Activity Volunteers support young wheelchair users aged 8 to 25 in a range of activities at various services including: Ambassador Clubs, Wheelchair Skills Training, Work Skills Days and Camp Whizz-Kidz.

Location

Main Office: 



4th Floor, Portland House, Bressenden Pl, London SW1E 5BH



 



Volunteering roles available across the UK and in your local area.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers who complete the application process are expected to volunteer a minimum of five times per year. They may choose the events that work best with their schedule.



Training will be provided.As a volunteer, we believe that you should never be left out-of-pocket for the time that you spend volunteering. However, we do have a limited budget as a charity, and so we only reimburse up to £30 unless you have agreed in advance with staff.

Personal qualities and requirements

Enthusiastic and confident Volunteers needed and those who are:



•  Supportive, friendly and sensitive to others



•  Ability to communicate with young people of all ages



•  Positive attitude towards disability



•  Flexible and creative



•  Proactive and not afraid to get involved



•  Experience of working with young people is an advantage but not essential-

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Will experience being an ambassador in clubs, helping children and adults in wheelchairs have a fun and exciting time .

Availability

Flexible to suit you however Whizz Kidz do ask that you volunteer at least five times per year by choosing events that work best with your schedule

Additional Info

Contact : Nicola Leadbetter the Volunteer and Leadership co-ordinator.



Email: volunteers@whizz-kidz.org.uk



telephone: 02072336600



Have a look at the website: www.whizz-kidz.org.uk and please tell them that you saw this opportunity on the Hull Student website. thank you 

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