Below are some current volunteering opportunities from our list. Click on one for more details.

Volunteer Car Driver – SCAS (South Central Ambulance Service)

SCAS South Central Ambulance Service are looking for volunteer drivers to take vulnerable walker patients from home to hospital and hospital to home in Surrey. They are particularly looking for drivers to take patients to London hospitals from Surrey and return.  This is a very rewarding position by helping others worse off than ourselves. Volunteers need to be reliable, easy communicators and take pride in their appearance.

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Burgers & Banter at the Brow – Redhill Football Club

Calling all budding Michelin star chefs, a great opportunity has arisen at Redhill Football Club, Kiln Brow.  They are looking for some help with their canteen service on match days (Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings) – the usual teas and coffees, soft drinks and snacks. They have a limited hot food offering (chips, burgers, sausages/hot dogs, pies, etc) which goes down a treat with young and old alike.  Whether your 16 or 60, enjoy the banter with footie fans, have ideas for expanding/improving the service, and can ‘stand the heat in the kitchen’, then they would love to have you on board.

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Collection Tin Co-ordinators – British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation is looking for Collection Tin Co-ordinators.  The role involves placing collection tins in shops and businesses in your local community, counting and banking these tins 4 times a year and thanking the local shops and businesses for their support. Availability to volunteer for a minimum of one year (following training) is required.

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Volunteer Drivers, Hosts and Group Co-ordinators – Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly are looking for Volunteer Drivers (to pick up and accompany an older person to have Sunday afternoon tea once a month at the home of one of our volunteer hosts), Volunteer Hosts (to host the monthly teas) and Volunteer Group Co-ordinators (to arrange the monthly outings and act as the main contact for the group’s volunteer drivers and hosts.)

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WALK LEADER – EAST SURREY WALKING FOR HEALTH

East Surrey Walking for Health are looking for enthusiastic and committed people to train as walk leaders to assist on their walks across Surrey.
They offer a range of walks (from 45 to 90 minutes) in various, mainly rural, locations.  Their next training is TBC.

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Shop Volunteers – Age UK Charity Shop, Horley

Age UK charity shop in Horley are looking for Shop Volunteers.  There are many ways you can support your local Age UK Shop, whether it’s behind the scenes or on the shop floor. The volunteer roles include: serving customers (till work), sorting stock and creating window displays.  They need volunteers Monday – Saturday from 9am-5pm.  You need to be aged 18+ to apply for this role.

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Volunteer Patient Drivers – St Catherine’s Hospice

St Catherine’s Hospice are looking for volunteer patient drivers to use their own cars or to drive their minibus to bring patients into their hospice sites (Crawley or Woodhatch) or to hospital appointments.  You’ll need to be confident working with people from all walks of life, be able to sometimes have difficult conversations and able to work within strict boundaries.  Training is available and petrol will be paid at 45p per mile when using your own vehicle.

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Conservation Volunteers – Friends of Merstham Parks and Gardens

Their aim is to improve the greenspaces and woods of Merstham, for people and wildlife. They plant trees (mainly fruit) and hedges, create wildflower areas, cut down overly dense woods to encourage woodland flowers, create habitat woodpiles, put up bird and bee boxes etc. They supply free tea and cake, plus tools and basic training on the day. The group meets the first Saturday of each month.  You will need to wear sturdy footwear and waterproofs if wet. The location varies, but is always in the vicinity of Merstham.

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Warehouse Volunteer – Furnistore

Furnistore are a charity organisation providing furniture and household goods to those on low income that rely on volunteers.  They are looking for volunteers to help in general around the warehouse, putting up and dismantling beds, wardrobes and other items of furniture.  Making lists of furniture needing to be brought over from storage, making sure all sold items are ready for deliveries.  Some lifting and cleaning of the warehouse will be involved. Timings: any day from Monday – Friday 10am-4pm.  Travel expenses will be paid. Lunch is provided.

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Volunteer Van Crew – Furnistore

Furnistore is a Redhill based organisation that finds new homes for pre-loved furniture, home furnishings and electrical goods. They restore donated items and offer them for sale at an affordable price and at a discounted price for those on means tested benefits.

Furnistore are looking for Van Crew to work closely with the Van Driver and the Warehouse Manager, you will need to be fit and in good health and able to lift and carry heavy and sometimes awkward objects. You will contribute to the daily delivery and collection of furniture. You could be involved in the following tasks: Travel on the van assisting in collecting and delivery of furniture. As dealing directly with the public you must be polite and courteous at all times. Follow all instructions from the Van Driver. To assist with loading and unloading the van. Assist in ensuring appropriate paperwork is completed accurately. Assist in ensuring any monies donated is safely stored and accounted for. Ensure that all furniture, household goods and appliances received into the warehouse are displayed attractively. You will be provided with the following which will be left on site: Furnistore fleece/t-shirt Steel capped boots and gloves. Long Johns if required. Timings: Flexible Monday-Friday 9.30am – 4pm. 1/2 hour lunch break (this is flexible as will depend on the loads on the day, you may choose to finish early instead). Lunch is provided. 15 minute morning and afternoon breaks.

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Mentor Volunteers – Kent, Surrey and Sussex CRC

Kent Surrey and Sussex CRC deliver a range of rehabilitation services to people who have been sentenced by a court to either custody or community supervision. Their goal is to reduce re offending and in doing so, improve people’s lives – potential victims as well as the perpetrators of crime. They do this specifically by steering people away from offending. Their approach to rehabilitation puts the service user at the heart of their own journey to a crime-free life and is designed to address the underlying causes of offending. They call it My Solution Rehabilitation Programme. They are looking for Mentor Volunteers to help support service users on probation throughout their order/licence period. They work with service users across all levels of risk and support their volunteers to fulfil their work and personal goals. Working as a volunteer is a great way of building your skills while doing something that is really worthwhile and rewarding. As a volunteer, you can make a real difference to the lives of their service users, enabling them to play an active role in their community and contributing to reducing their re-offending.

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Volunteer Helper – Macular Society Banstead Support Group

The Macular Society Banstead Support Group are looking for volunteers to go along on the third Monday of each month (9am – 1pm) to help transport a member or members to and from their meetings.  The members might be frail & elderly with sight impairments.  We also need volunteers to help set up and set down the meetings, this might involve shifting chairs and very light tables, help with making teas/coffees and chatting with members.

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Telephone Helpline Volunteer – Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre

This role provides an opportunity to offer support by telephone to male and female survivors of rape and sexual abuse at their offices in Guildford.  Because of the requirements of the victims this role is only suitable for female volunteers.  Their new Helpline Training programmes is starting on 22nd October 2017. Volunteers are asked to commit to one shift every two weeks.Volunteers are provided with extensive training and are supported by regular supervision and ongoing training. No previous experience or qualifications are necessary.Commitment – You must be able to:

  • Volunteer for one shift per fortnight with each shift lasting 2½ hours (7.15pm-9.45pm).
  • Attend a group clinical supervision evening (7pm – 9pm) on the 2nd Tuesday evening of every month (not August).
  • Given the significant amount of training, a time commitment of at least 18 months is mutually beneficial
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Creche Helper – Cedar House Support Group

The Cedar House Support Group supports mothers who are experiencing Post Natal Depression. They run weekly groups in in Dorking during term time. The groups provide a safe and trusting environment for mothers to discuss their feelings with others who are experiencing similar emotional and physical symptoms. There is a creche available free of charge in each group so that mothers can focus on themselves during the sessions. The volunteer will be looking after babies and children up to 5 years in Creche, help play, feed and talk care of the children two hours each week – Wednesday 12:30pm- 2:30pm.

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Befrienders – Home-Start East Surrey

Home-Start East Surrey offer support, friendship and help to families under stress that have at least one child under five years old.  They are looking for Befrienders to visit a family once a week for two to three hours in their own homes, offering support and friendship in a non-judgemental way, with respect and confidentiality. You will stay with the family for as long as the need is there, one year is often the case. The only real qualification is experience of bringing up children, friendliness and a caring attitude are essential as well as an understanding of the pressures of parenting. Their next free 8 week preparation course will start 4th October 2017.

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Cafe Volunteer – YMCA East Surrey

An opportunity for someone to work with a thriving group of young adults with additional needs helping them to develop functional life skills and confidence. There would be the opportunity to gather experience working within a drinks service, preparing typical café mains such as jacket potatoes and baguettes, preparing a weekly special, cake making, working the café setting up and looking after regular cafe customers.  They are looking for an additional volunteer to help out in the YMCA café on Thursdays . The café runs every Thursday between 9.30am – 2.30pm and are looking for someone to commit to between September and December.  They are happy to look at a Level 2 food safety or potentially other hygiene/food qualification if need be.

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Supporting Singer – The Include Choir

The Include Choir is a community choir with a difference!  They are a choir for people with and without communication or learning difficulties – they use Makaton signs and other inclusive communication techniques when they sing and rehearse.  They are looking for Supporting Singers to sing and provide musical support for less experienced singers at their sessions and concerts Choir sessions. Tasks will involve:  Attending Include Choir rehearsals regularly.
Participate in workshops and concerts.
Use inclusive communication techniques (e.g. Makaton signs) as instructed.
Sing harmony parts when required.
Be supportive of people who have different needs/abilities.
Join in the fun!
Time commitment: Weekly sessions on Wednesday’s 7.30-9pm. The Choir runs for 3 x 12 week terms over a year.

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Gardening or Horticultural Volunteer – Active Prospects

Active Prospects have taken on their first allotment in Earlswood, Surrey and have a team of enthusiastic people they support with learning disabilities, who are keen to make a start on growing their own vegetables and flowers.
What they need is a volunteer to provide expert help and advice to ensure they can dig, weed, sow and harvest some crops to keep participants interested and motivated.
You will have the satisfaction of kick starting their allotment project and support people with learning disabilities to reap the rewards of the therapeutic benefits of gardening as well as fresh air and exercise.  Their support staff will accompany the people they support, where required, but you will need to have a calm and empowering approach in order to fully involve participants and positively reward their efforts.

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Support Volunteers to Care for Small Animals – Active Prospects

Active Prospect’s residential care homes across East Surrey wish to have small animals that people they support can care for. This includes, chickens, a goat and small rodents. You will have the satisfaction of supporting people with learning disabilities to reap the rewards of the therapeutic benefits of caring for small animals as well as fresh air and exercise.  You will need to have a calm and empowering approach in order to fully involve participants and positively reward their efforts.

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Care Buddy – Active Prospects

Active Prospects supports people with learning disabilities, physical and mental health needs.  They have 8 residential care homes, offering round the clock care for people with complex needs.  Care Buddies enhance the lives of people they support by spending time with them in their home, engaging in activities or supporting them when they go out.  Volunteers can also support staff in running the service by helping with housekeeping or cooking.

Responsibilities
Supporting people they support to:

  • Bake cakes
  • Sensory activities
  • Reading a book or magazine
  • Arts and crafts activities
  • Gardening
  • Hair and nails
  • Having a cup of tea and a chat
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Newsletter Editor – Parkinson’s UK

Local branches of Parkinson’s UK are looking for volunteers to assist with the production and distribution of the branch’s newsletter. You will be working at local level to contribute to the goals of Parkinson’s UK by

  • Producing the newsletter and collecting the content from local contacts
  • Formatting and editing the newsletter so that it is engaging and on brand
  • Liaising with local contacts to produce a final product and sending it on to them
  • Agreeing a time line for the next newsletter.

Most of this role can be performed from home.

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Volunteer Administrator – Camelia House – The Children’s Trust

Join their family of admin volunteers who give a few hours each week to help behind the scenes at The Children’s Trust, so they can provide the best possible service for children that need them.

What will the role involve?

  • Booking care staff onto training
  • Work within given parameters of confidentiality and security
  • Answering and making phone calls
  • Updating databases and producing documents.
  • Photocopying
  • Mail outs
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Information Governance Assistant – The Children’s Trust

The Children’s Trust are looking for an Information Governance Assistant to support their Information Governance compliance and preparation for the General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018.

What will the role involve?

  • Assist in establishing the Organisational internal Archive system
  • Keep their profile page on their intranet up to date
  • Prepare training documentation
  • Work in collaboration with members of the Strategy, IT and Governance team
  • Monitor the organisational policies
  • Provide administrative support where needed
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Office Help – Age Concern, Banstead

Age Concern, Banstead is seeking a volunteer to work 2-3 hours every Tuesday morning from 10am – 12/1pm to help in their Banstead office.  You would be required to organise the Minibus diary and drivers, assist with the car transport scheme and provide information and signposting through phone, email and personal visits.

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Receptionist (Hillbrook House) – YMCA East Surrey

YMCA East Surrey are looking for a Receptionist to be based at Hillbrook House in Redhill.  The role will involve providing a friendly welcome to residents and members of the public. To help operate efficiently the Reception area, dealing with enquiries and concerns. Role includes answering phones, taking messages, letting people in and out of the building and a little light office work.  Timings:  Wednesday afternoons between 2-4pm.

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Volunteer Manager – Abbeyfield, Reigate

Abbeyfield in Reigate offer affordable high quality living for people who want to be independent and self-reliant as possible without the worry of maintaining their own home. Every effort is made to meet individual needs and they are a non-profit making organisation.  They are looking for a Volunteer Manager the role will involve:
•Conducting exit discussions with people leaving their voluntary role. Where you feel it is appropriate, give them a   gift to say thank you (for Duke of Edinburgh volunteers a certificate). Make sure ex-volunteer details are put on the  friends database.
•Encourage volunteers to take part in Abbeyfield social media, and other communication channels.
•Organise twice per annum thank you’s/get to know you socials for volunteers.
•Recruit new volunteers as gaps emerge – either trustees or other roles.
•Develop job descriptions for each new role as required.
•Organise and lead volunteer induction sessions with House Manager.
•Work with the volunteer administration manager to keep records up to date.
•Teaming up with the volunteer administration manager as appropriate, represent Abbeyfield Reigate at volunteer events locally.
•Check in regularly with volunteers regularly to ensure they are happy with how things are going.
•Communicate monthly with all volunteers updating them on activity and changes in the house.
•Provide a short monthly update to the trustee board on any issues/successes which the trustees should be aware of.

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ADMIN VOLUNTEER – FURNISTORE

Furnistore based in Redhill are looking for admin volunteers, the role will involve providing retail sales, administration and customer service in a warehouse/showroom environment.  This role entails taking phone calls, downloading messages and checking emails for furniture collection.  If you are Website/Facebook or Twitter savvy they would be pleased to hear from you. Timings:  Tuesday’s 12-4pm and/or Thursday’s 10am-1pm.  You will need to have good communication skills, a good telephone manner is required and some knowledge of computers however, full training will be given. Must be able to ensure the confidentiality of information relating to clients/customers and furniture donors.  Travel expenses will be paid and lunch is provided.

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Office Support – East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS)

East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services is an independent charity providing outreach and associated services in the borough of Reigate & Banstead and the districts of Mole Valley and Tandridge.  They are looking for a regular volunteer – currently on a Monday morning from 9.30am-1pm. To help with admin duties including mailshots, conference packs, laminating, photocopying, answering phone etc. We also sometimes require additional help at particularly busy times in which case this would be ad hoc. You will need to be computer literate, Excel and Word, with good organisational skills and a level of flexibility. Due to the nature of the work that East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services carry out confidentiality is a key part of the role, especially when dealing with sensitive information.

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Honorary Information Standard Administrator – British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association

The British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association is registered as a not-for-profit company with the Department of Trade and Industry.  They are looking for a volunteer to act as their Information Standard Administrator (an NHS England operated scheme for accreditation of organisations who provide health and social care information) to carry out other general office duties.  Full training will be given. Working in a modern office environment in Reigate, they anticipate that the role will suit someone who would like to volunteer with them 1 or 2 days a week from 10am until 3pm.

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Armed Forces Services Administration Assistant – Merstham Community Facility Trust (MCFT)

The trust are looking to recruit volunteers to assist the Facility Manager in the provision of services under development for the Armed Forces Community,  The main activities of the role are:
•To have some connection or understanding of Armed Forces Culture
•To assist in the marketing and development of the service’s
•To signpost people to other MCFT courses/activities and to other local organisations where appropriate
•To undertake varied administrative roles as requested
•To assist at Ben’s Place.

Training Provision:
•To undertake the MHFA Armed Forces Community Training
•All volunteers will be given induction training and will be offered the opportunity to develop their personal and work related skills through training offered both in house and by other providers locally. All reasonable expenses incurred as a result of attending training will be reimbursed.

Availability:
Monday to Friday for a 2 – 3 hrs per session, on a regular basis.

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Chair/Trustees – Family Voice Surrey (FVS)

Do you have a passion for the voice of parents and carers of children with additional needs to be heard? Family Voice Surrey (FVS) is looking for people who can bring sound judgement, good business skills and a willingness to give their time to form our first board as they move to becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.  They are particularly keen to hear from candidates with specialised knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Education, health and social care services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
  • HR, training and development
  • Legal/governance
  • Marketing, business development and/or fundraising

Trustees are expected to attend regular meetings of the Board and also to get involved in other ways such as supporting fundraising, developing strategy or working with staff and volunteers on projects related to the trustee’s specialism. Applications from parent carers or family members of children or young people with special educational needs or disabilities will be particularly welcome. Trustees are appointed for three years and may be appointed for two subsequent terms.

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Executive Committee Members – The Include Choir

Would you like to develop your leadership skills and make a real difference to the lives of people with communication or learning disabilities?

The Include Choir is part of an exciting new charity trying to change the way that society views and includes people who need communication support. After a year of incredible growth, we are looking for a Vice-Chair and other Executive Committee members to join their dynamic, fun-loving team. They welcome applications from people who consider themselves to have a disability.

Still not sure it’s for you? You are welcome to visit the Choir or come along to a Committee meeting as a guest to see what it’s all about.

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Photographer – The Include Choir

The Include Choir is a community choir with a difference!  They are a choir for people with and without communication or learning difficulties – using Makaton signs and other inclusive communication techniques when they sing and rehearse.  They are looking to create a photographic record of the choir’s activities and events, which can be used to create visual supports for choir members, as well as for publicity / social media to raise awareness of the choir. The role will include: Attending The Include Choir rehearsals to take photographs.  Ensure photographs are sent on to Choir Director by following day. Provide advice around editing / uploading images to social media. Attend all concerts, or as many as possible. Time Commitments:  Attend at least four Include Choir sessions each term (7.30 – 9 on Wednesdays, 3 x 12 week terms. Attend concerts / performances / workshops as agreed each term (often 3-4 sessions per term)- period of attendance at each event is negotiable). Time commitment can be split between 2 or more volunteers if feasible.

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Newsletter Editor – Parkinson’s UK

Local branches of Parkinson’s UK are looking for volunteers to assist with the production and distribution of the branch’s newsletter. You will be working at local level to contribute to the goals of Parkinson’s UK by

  • Producing the newsletter and collecting the content from local contacts
  • Formatting and editing the newsletter so that it is engaging and on brand
  • Liaising with local contacts to produce a final product and sending it on to them
  • Agreeing a time line for the next newsletter.

Most of this role can be performed from home.

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Trustee – Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead

VARB is looking for a Trustee to join its Board of Trustees. The role includes (among other responsibilities): ensuring the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations; providing strategic direction to the organisation; setting overall policy; defining goals and setting targets; evaluating performance against agreed targets and ensuring the financial stability of the organisation.

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Treasurer – Merstham Community Cafe CIC

Merstham Community Cafe CIC are setting up a community cafe and training kitchen in Merstham.  The idea of the cafe comes from two local charities, Loveworks and Merstham Community Facilities Trust and a number of local residents, who want to go further to support those most marginalised in the local community.  The charities have come together to set up a new Community Interest Company (CIC) to run the cafe.  Merstham Community Cafe (CIC) are looking for a Treasurer to ideally have the following skills:

  • Knowledge and experience of bookkeeping and financial management
  • Knowledge and understanding of the financial responsibilities of a charity, social enterprise or company environment
  • Good financial analysis skills
  • Understanding of best practice in governance, compliance and financial control
  • An active interest in topics relevant to the work of the cafe e.g. food poverty, young people’s, training etc.
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School Governor – Woodmansterne Primary School

Governors are responsible for the strategic direction of the school: they make long term decisions about the progress and development of the school. Governors help to appoint the senior staff, they make decisions about the school’s budget, they decide on policies for every aspect of the school and they set targets for pupil achievement and attendance. Governors ensure that the school provides the highest standard of education for every child.  The Governing Body meets once every half term on a Wednesday morning at 8am for about two hours. They review the meeting timings every year to ensure they best fit the needs of the governors. In addition, governors are expected to come into school for monitoring at least once a term and attend ad-hoc training sessions.

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Board Trustees

St Peters House Project support people living with or affected by HIV regarding their healthcare, continued wellbeing and independent living. To provide quality and responsive services that meet, reflect and support the diverse needs of individuals within local communities. The are looking to recruit a range of people to be able to oversee the governance, support their strategic vision and contribute to its leadership. They would like to hear from you if you feel you have the necessary experience in Communication and Media, Finances, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, and or senior management skills at senior level.

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Chefs – Reigate & Redhill Live at Home Scheme

Reigate & Redhill Live at Home Scheme aim to offer support and friendship to older people in the Reigate, Redhill, Merstham and Horley areas.  They are looking for chefs to cook the main meal at their Redhill Club on a Wednesday.

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Treasurer – Surrey Family & Mediation Services

Surrey Family Mediation Services (SFMS) is a not for profit organisation and has been providing successful family resolution services for over 30 years to couples and families. Based out of offices in Leatherhead, they have outposts throughout Surrey delivering their core services of Mediation, SPIP courses and provision of Contact Centres.  The Honorary Treasurer is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Charity.  If you have an interest in providing a small but highly valued contribution to easing some of the family stresses in society, then it is an exciting but challenging time to join SFMS.  They are currently looking to enhance their financial systems and processes so enabling greater analysis of financial information and ultimately provide improved insights for decision making by the Board. This is in the context of a new CEO recently joining the organisation and the intention to recruit a fundraiser to enable more diverse means of income generation, so helping more families. The treasurer role is initially required for 12 months to help support the CEO in implementing the necessary changes to create the right foundations and environment.

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Friends of ESDAS – East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS)

East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS) is an independent charity providing outreach and associated services in the borough of Reigate & Banstead and the districts of Mole Valley and Tandridge.  They are looking for volunteers to join their Friends of ESDAS, who are volunteers that are asked to be available for ad hoc support such as, events, fundraising, interpreting, PR & marketing, graphic designing, publicity working members, giving short talks to interested groups, transport, etc.  All out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. You will be asked to provide a reference and will be welcome to attend Day One of the Volunteer Induction programme which will include a half day training overview of “What is Domestic Abuse” and will familiarise you with the workings and ethos of ESDAS. If you cannot attend this full day training there will be further information sessions available.

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Earn Your Entrance – Gatton Park

Gatton Park’s  Earn Your Entrance scheme is the perfect way to dip your toe into volunteering. Volunteer with their park & gardens team in the morning and then enjoy free entry to their open day in the afternoon.  No experience needed, just lots of enthusiasm.  First Sunday of the month February – October. 10am – 12/12:30pm. Free entry to open day in the afternoon 1 – 5pm.

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Cards For Good Causes Volunteer – Make-a-Wish UK

Cards for Good Causes sell Make-A-Wish Christmas cards in their various shops each year. They raise a significant amount of money through these card sales. However, they can only do this with your help. It’s a great way to raise funds for MAW over the lead up to Christmas as well as raising their profile.  They ask that you commit to a minimum of 3 shifts over the lead up to Christmas (between October and December).

The responsibilities of the volunteers include:
– Operating a simple electronic till for which training is given.
– Dealing with payment for the cards and goods. The majority of payments are made by cash but volunteers
will also be taught how to deal with cheque payments and, in a few shops, with credit/debit card payments.
– Re-stocking the card boxes. Some shops will have bin cards (which keep a record of stock held in reserve)
and volunteers must ensure that these cards are kept up to date.
– Generally helping in the shop by keeping the card boxes and the Christmas Goods tidy.

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Community Fundraising Volunteer – Princess Alice Hospice

As a Community Fundraiser volunteer you will lead the collection tin activity in your local area, placing tins in local cafes, shops etc. Every 2-3 months you will collect the full tins and replace with new ones, returning the funds to the Hospice. You could also support other varied community fundraising activity such as delivering posters to your local Princess Alice Shop and distributing leaflets.  You will be provided with initial and ongoing training. The tin collections will take place in an area, local to you, that has been agreed between you and the hospice. You will be required to visit the hospice in Esher about once a month.
The areas that we need Community Fundraisers are:  Addlestone, Banstead, Brentford, Chertsey, Dorking, East Sheen, Esher, Ewell, Feltham, Hampton, Hownslow, Isleworth, Kingston, Leatherhead, New malden, Raynes Park, Stanwell, Surbiton, Sutton, Tadworth, Teddington, Thames Ditton, Tolworth, Virginia Waters, Worcester Park.

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Fundraising Assistant – The Include Choir

The Include Choir is a community choir with a difference!  They are a choir for people with and without communication or learning difficulties – they use Makaton signs and other inclusive communication techniques when they sing and rehearse.
They are looking for a Fundraising Assistant to work with the Music & Communication Director to raise funds for the Choir. The role will include but not limited to:  Meeting regularly with the M & C Director and other volunteers as appropriate.
Identify opportunities for the choir to raise funds. Assist in writing funding bids.  Be an advocate for the choir. Attend at least one choir workshop and performance per team.  Time commitment: Flexible – to be agreed with the M & C Director (between 2-12 hours per month).

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Fundraising Group Member – The British Heart Foundation

Community Fundraising Groups consist of volunteers who come together in their local communities to hold exciting fundraising events, raise awareness and have a lot of fun while they do it! Their support is crucial to BHF work and it helps to power their research on an ongoing basis.  By becoming a BHF group member, you are joining an empowered network of dedicated fundraisers who help the BHF to save and improve lives.  Quite simply, without volunteers like you, they couldn’t continue their pioneering work.  Responsibility of a Fundraising Group Member:
 Support your local group in organising and running fundraising events.
 Build strong relationships with all group members and actively recruit new members.
 Represent the charity in your community, acting as the face of the BHF.
 Ensure group activities comply with relevant law and BHF policy.
 Work alongside your local Fundraising Manager.

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Volunteer Fundraiser – NSPCC Surrey

NSPCC Surrey are looking for volunteers who would like to help the NSPCC raise money to support their vital services in your local area. Do you have wonderful and exciting fundraising ideas? Can you organise bake sales, charity golf days or coffee mornings? You will be volunteering with a group of people in your local area. No previous experience required, just passion and enthusiasm to get involved. This role is based in your local area, the time and commitment is flexible and it is open to DofE students over 16 years old.

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