Organisation Name
Families & Friends of Autism Spectrum Together
Title of role
CHILDREN/YOUTH: Autism Support Group
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

Families and Friends of Autistic Spectrum Together (FAST) is a support group for individuals with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and/or their families and friends. Scarborough FAST has a multifaceted approach to supporting the Autistic Spectrum community and their families and friends. FAST offers activities and events; provides a monthly drop-in often with local speakers, giving information, sign-posting and refreshments, and a confidential space to talk if needed; invites national and international speakers on Autism; and runs workshops and taught Autism courses with a qualified Autism tutor. FAST has an all-ages approach to the community and our members include ASC individuals, families, friends, interested parties and professional and non-professional people. Volunteers are needed to help with the group's activities including helping the children, administration and drop-in events. As Autism can be complex, the nature of the volunteering role will depend on the volunteer's knowledge of the condition.

Location

Volunteering takes place in and around the Scarborough area with monthly drop-in at Briercliffe Children's Centre on Monday mornings. It may be preferable to have your own transport but those without will be considered. Volunteering can be at various venues, depending on the activity or event.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be supported by the other volunteers in the FAST group.

Personal qualities and requirements

-Good communication skills -Adaptable -Empathic -Non-judgmental -Some knowledge of autism would be desirable.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

You will gain an understanding of the autistic spectrum world; gain knowledge from speakers on Autism-related matters and gain diverse skills and experience.

Availability

Times and days will also be varied and hours/duration will be discussed and will fit around volunteers' study hours. All can be negotiated with the FAST Chairperson.

Additional Info

Contact: Tracey Hampton Telephone: 07854 612560 Email: scarborough.fast@btinternet.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
RNIB
Title of role
CHILDREN/YOUTH: Vision impaired group
Number of volunteer places available
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Tasks

The Actionnaires Club runs a wide range of activities for children and young people aged 4-16 who are vision impaired. This is a unique opportunity to work with blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families. Volunteers assist with a range of activities and events including sports, music, visits to attractions and crafts, supporting both the group and individuals as required. Volunteers help provide the children and young people with a safe and supported environment in which they can let off steam and have fun.

Location

The club meets at Scarborough Rugby Club between Scarborough and Burniston.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The volunteer will be supported by a team of staff members and volunteers as well as members of the blind and partially sighted community.

Personal qualities and requirements

- A positive role model - Enthusiastic - Confident and patient in supporting blind and partially sighted children and young people - Energetic positive attitude - Happy to work as part of a team and co-operate with staff members - The ability to use own initiative - Willing to support participants both verbally and physically when needed.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will gain the satisfaction of helping a blind or partially sighted child to enjoy a full life plus great experience in building relationships and planning activities.

Availability

The group meets on the first Saturday of each month from 1pm until 3pm.

Additional Info

Contact: Karen Boyes Telephone: 0113 386 2800 Email: karen.boyes@actionforblindpeople.org.uk Website: Scarborough Actionnaires *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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A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required
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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



please tell them that you saw the opportunity on the Hull Student website thank you  

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No
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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
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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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No
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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 

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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