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  • Falmouth University

    We are offering Falmouth University students the opportunity to participate in a schools mentoring scheme as part of our commitment to widening participation.

    Mentors will be offered the opportunity to support young people from Years 7 to 13 with careers and higher education guidance to help with their development. The mentoring is all facilitated online through our mentoring app, meaning students can complete their volunteering hours wherever they like! All mentors will be provided with training and subject to enhanced DBS checks. This is a great opportunity for students looking to complete some online volunteering, develop new skills and support young people considering their future options. This would be particularly valuable experience for anyone considering a career in coaching, teaching or mentoring in the future. Students will be asked to commit 4 hours per week, but are allowed to request more hours if they wish to do so.

    For more information, contact Anna Richardson or complete the attached form.

  • Heswall Disabled Children's Holiday Fund

    Heswall Disabled Children's Holiday Fund has over 60 years of experience providing free summer camps, respite care and other activities for disabled children and young people.

  • Newquay Community Orchard

    A beautiful multi-functional for people and nature, designed to provide environmental education, employability training, events and a space for all. Please visit:www.newquayorchard.co.uk for more info

    Are you looking for a Final Year project? Do you want hands on experience with sustainable and organic growing techniques? 

    Newquay Community Orchard is a site for everyone. Situated close to Newquay Town Centre we have 7 acres of community growing and events space. We have over 100 fruit trees, a large community growing space, wildflower areas and woodland area which we need your help in managing. We are looking for Lead Volunteers to get involved with leading onsite projects - whether that be leading on the maintenance of our pre-existing areas, or with the support of NCO staff leading your own projects. 

    For the right individual we can offer training and the support needed to lead your own projects. 

    Please get in contact with any further questions 

     

  • Porthleven Primary School

    Porthleven Primary School will be running an Arts Week from Wednesday 30th June till Friday 2nd July.

    Porthleven School will be running an Arts Week from Wednesday 30th till Friday 2nd July.

    We are looking for creative volunteers to deliver creative and inspiring workshops with children (aged 3-11 years.)

    Volunteers will need to be available for a full day which will involve delivering  two sessions; a morning (9.30-12noon) and an afternoon (1.15pm to 2.30pm.)

    Please get in touch if you have any ideas on a workshop you would like to deliver, or if you would like to help in a supporting role. We will organise artists according to the activity to match the children's needs.

    We hope this will be a successful event where the children get to experience working with artists and are able to create a finished piece of artwork at the end to celebrate in school and the wider community.

    Addition information:

    - Lunch will be provided for volunteers

    - member of staff will be in attendance within each class at all times

    -There will be a small budget to cover the cost of materials.

    -We will be advertising the event in a leaflet which will be sent home with children and will provide recognition for those volunteers taking part.

     

     

  • Sue Ryder

    Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters.

    Sue Ryder is a British palliative neurological and bereavement support charity based in London. Formed as The Sue Ryder Foundation in 1953 by World War II Special Operations Executive volunteer Sue Ryder, the organisation provides care and support for people living with terminal illnesses and neurological conditions, as well as individuals who are bereaving the loss of a loved one. The charity was renamed Sue Ryder Care in 1996, before adopting its current name in 2011.

    Sue Ryder supports people living with life-limiting and long-term conditions including brain injury, cancerdementiastrokesmultiple sclerosisHuntington's diseaseParkinson's disease and motor neuron disease. We operate specialist palliative care centres, care centres for people with complex conditions, homecare services and a growing number of community-based services. The charity also offers support to people who are bereaving the death of a loved one, through face-to-face services in its centres and also as an online service, as part of a bespoke online community.

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    The Access Project

    Education charity supporting disadvantaged young people 14-18 through an in-school programme of support as well as tuition provided by students and professionals to support their academic studies.

    The Access Project is an education charity supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in London, Birmingham and the Black Country, the East Midlands and Bradford. The programme provides in-school support which includes 1 to 1 mentoring, university trips and workshops as well as personalised academic tuition, to help disadvantaged young people gain places at top-third ranked universities.

    At the moment, young people in the UK from disadvantaged backgrounds are six times less likely to progress to a top-third university compared to their peers working at a similar academic level, so The Access Project seeks to change this. We help these young people to see university as something that is “for them”, to support them to make competitive applications and to get the grades they deserve so that they can fulfill their potential.

     

    We are looking for undergraduates, postgraduates, staff, and alumni who would be able to tutor a young person aged 14-18, online, 1 hour a week in term-time Sept-Nov 2021- Summer 2022 to support them with their academic studies.

    •Support a young person in a school subject to achieve the GCSE / A level grades they deserve and to fulfil their potential.

    •Inspire, motivate and raise aspirations towards higher education and the world of work.

    •Students supported by The Access Project typically achieve a grade higher at GCSE and are four times more likely than their peers to progress to a top-third ranked university.

    No prior experience necessary, full training included with start dates through the autumn term.

    Interested? You’ll need to:

    · Either be currently studying for an undergraduate degree or have an undergraduate degree/equivalent professional qualification.

    · Either have an A Level subject you wish to tutor at GCSE (grade B or above) or an undergraduate degree in a subject you wish to tutor at A level.

    · Be able to spare 1 hour a week in school term time over the next academic year to tutor (starting Sept/Oct 2021), plus 30 mins a week preparation time.

    · Be prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS check (criminal records check) and provide two references (personal or professional).

    How does it work?

    1. Sign up at www.theaccessproject.org.uk/volunteer

    2. Sign up to any of our 2.5 hour training sessions over the summer, there are various dates so you can find one that suits you: During this session you’ll learn everything you need to know for your weekly 1 hour tutoring sessions.

    3. You’ll complete a DBS check (criminal records check) and an online safeguarding course.

    4. We’ll match you with a student who is looking for support in your subject. In particular, we are seeing high demand from our students for support with sciences and maths so volunteers who are able to support in maths and science subjects would be particularly welcome. There are also many opportunities for volunteer tutors in other subjects including humanities and languages.

    More information and sign up at: https://www.theaccessproject.org.uk/volunteer

  • The Rock Pool Project

    We are a social enterprise that encourages people of all ages to discover the incredible marine life found around our beautiful coast.

    Rock Pool Project Volunteer Roles 2020/2021

    All of the roles below run from October 2020 to October 2021. There is, however, some flexibility in these dates. Please chat with Ben Holt to discuss your personal situation.

    Science Officer

    Role description

    ·         Coordinate regular analysis of our marine wildlife data

    • Produce monthly outputs of this analysis
    • Help to develop our citizen science programme

    Skills/Experience required

    • This role well suited to a masters or PhD level ecology/conservation student
    • Previous experience of analysing and presenting results from ecological analysis is essential
    • Experience with the R programming language is highly desirable

    Training/Experience provided

    This post holder will work closely with the project’s Scientific Director Dr Ben Holt and will play an important role in coordinating our citizen science activities over the next year.

    Time commitment

    3 hours per week

    Science Communication

    Role description

    • To regularly produce marine ecological and conservation information that is suitable and engaging for the general public
    • To organise regular online scientific discussion events

    Skills/Experience required

    • The post holder should have an ecology and/or conservation background
    • Previous experience in public communication would be desirable

    Training/Experience provided

    The post holder will work closely other members of our team, as well as external researchers and citizen scientists.

    Time commitment

    5 hours per fortnight (2 per week plus a 1-hour fortnightly communications team meeting).

    Funding Officer(s)

    Role description

    • To lead on at all one aspect of our fundraising activities
    • Various fundraising options are possible including, traditional grants, crowdfunding, marketing our activities, etc
    • Post holder(s) is/are encouraged to explore their own ideas
    • Multiple postholders and/or working in a team possible

    Skills/Experience required

    • Previous fundraising experience is desirable but not essential.

    Training/Experience provided

    Postholders will gain a good working knowledge of the local and national funding landscape, as well as experience of raising important funds for a not-for-profit organisation.

    Time commitment

    5 hours per fortnight (2 per week plus a 1-hour fortnightly funding team meeting).

    Local citizen science coordinators

    Role description

    • To be a local contact point in your area for our citizen scientists
    • To undertake initial verification of data collected in your area

    Skills/Experience required

    • Some knowledge of UK marine wildlife desirable but training will be given

    Training/Experience provided

    Postholder will gain excellent knowledge of local marine species and a good working relationship with local citizen scientists.

    Time commitment

    One hour per week on average.

    Newsletter editor

    Role description

    • To produce our monthly email newsletter

    Skills/Experience required

    • Ideally suited to someone with a journalistic background or studying journalism
    • Previous experience with MailChimp desirable

    Training/Experience provided

    Full training on MailChimp will be provided if necessary as well as guidance on structure, format, and content of newsletters.

    Time commitment

    Six hours per month

    Webmaster

    Role description

    • To maintain and regularly update our website content

    Skills/Experience required

    • Previous experience with WordPress website development is highly desirable
    • Previous experience with Elementor page-building software desirable

    Training/Experience provided

    Full training on the specifics of our website will be provided. The postholder will work closely with other members of our communication team.

    Time commitment

    5 hours per fortnight (2 per week plus a 1-hour fortnightly communications team meeting).

    Social media admins (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram)

    Role description

    • To lead and coordinate activity on one of our social media platforms
    • To help promote our activities, scientific communication and networking

    Skills/Experience required

    • Basic knowledge of the specific platform is essential
    • Training and experience of social strategy desirable

    Training/Experience provided

    Training on our social media strategy will be provided. Postholder will gain extensive experience working with our communications team.

    Time commitment

    Two hours per week

  • Tutor The Nation

    Connecting university students with disadvantaged pupils give young people the confidence and tools to work towards their future aspirations.

    At Tutor The Nation, we aim to address the growing divergence of educational opportunity and educational success, between the relatively privileged and the relatively underprivileged. We do this by delivering online, 1:1, subject-specific, free tutoring sessions

    So what makes us unique? Our 1:1 online tutoring is completely free: to the pupils, tutors, schools, and the taxpayer. We interact directly with local councils to ensure that we support the young people who need it most.

    The benefits of the tutoring provided by our volunteers coated by overstated. Apart from helping with a particular subject matter, not only does this give the confidence ad tools to do better academically, but more importantly, the motivation to be the best of themselves in their future aspirations.

    Tutor The Nation feels it is imperative to offer extra support to pupils in the state sector who will be severely disadvantaged as young adults looking for employment in an uncertain economic climate. With your help, we can address the immediate challenge linked to the pandemic in addition to providing a longer-term contribution to reducing educational inequality.

    We understand that many university students are themselves finding student life, of the lack of it, difficult. Together we can contribute to enhancing student experiences from home. The feedback we have received so far suggests that volunteering remotely has had a positive impact on the volunteers and many felt uplifted by the mentoring process. As there are fewer opportunities for travel or internships available, this will be perceived as a positive way of spending time during a period of national uncertainty. 

  • Witness Service (Citizens Advice)

    The Citizens Advice Witness Service provide free & independent support for witnesses in every criminal court in England & Wales. Our volunteers provide practical information & emotional support.

    CITIZENS ADVICE WITNESS SERVICE

    We’re looking for volunteers who have a friendly, mature and empathetic manner towards others. You need to have good listening and verbal communication skills. We’re also looking for people who are non-judgemental and impartial in supporting all people, and who have the confidence to support vulnerable people and people with specific needs.

    Who can apply?

    We have over 3,000 highly trained volunteers who come from a wide range of backgrounds. They’re on hand to help witnesses feel valued, respected and able to give their best evidence in court. Could you be a part of our story in your community?

    Applicants who aren't UK citizens: please note that you are only allowed to volunteer if your immigration status permits it. Many will, but please do check that you are entitled to volunteer, to avoid breaching the terms of your status. You can find further information about different visa rules on this government webpage. Irish citizens, EU/EEA citizens with settled or pre-settled status, and refugees and asylum seekers are fully entitled to volunteer.

    Want to join our team?

    We have opportunities in England and Wales. You’ll get full training, support and accreditation - and a warm welcome.

    You can apply if you’re 18 years old or over. You’ll also need to commit to:

    • at least 18 months (if you’re studying we can talk about what happens during the holidays)
    • undertaking our online training
    • undergo an enhanced DBS clearance
    • A willingness to use IT - email, online training, and potentially tablets and entering information on online forms. You will need internet access, as the majority of our training is online. You will also need an email account, as this will be used to register you with our IT systems, and our main communication tool. If you do not currently have an email account we can help you to set one up.

    Frequently asked questions and additional information

    Our role profiles below give an overview of our roles, but if you'd like to know more about volunteering our frequently asked questions might be helpful.

    We have also put together some additional information about volunteering with us - we hope it will help you decide whether you feel our roles are right for you.

     

    How to Apply

    We use an online application form. This will ask you some questions about yourself, and then about any skills, qualities or experience you have that are relevant to the role. Do think carefully about these answers. Try to give examples where relevant - we generally need more than one line responses. The more information you give us, the more we can get a picture of whether you will be right for the role.

    We sometimes receive applications that we have to reject, as the applicant hasn't given us enough, or the right information to know whether they would be a good fit for the role. We don't want to miss out on people who could be great volunteers for us, so we have created some guidance on filling out our form.

    Apply now

     

     

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