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Leisure Volunteers – Banstead Leisure Project for People with Learning Disabilities

Banstead Leisure Project for People with Learning Disabilities are looking for volunteers to help out with their monthly social club which is held on the first Sunday evening of each month. Volunteers are needed to participate in basket-ball, hockey and other sports, play pool, table-tennis and help with craft activities with the members.

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Library Assistant – Surrey Library Service

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award volunteering role is part of the Library Service’s commitment to involve young people in library services, and is aimed at young people aged 14–24 years who are enrolled in further education. The role is ongoing throughout the year and would generally involve 2 hours volunteering per week.

Here are some of the activities/services you may be asked to deliver:

Helping customers to borrow, renew or return items at the Self Service Kiosk
Helping customers to reserve items and show them where to find stock using the online library catalogue
Replacing items in the correct place on shelves/displays and ensuring they are in good condition
Working with library staff on relevant stock related activities, including unpacking of stock from deliveries to the library and placing in the correct area
Using social media to promote events and activities within the library

For more information contact volunteer@varb.org.uk


Sports Event Fundraising Internship – The Children’s Trust

This voluntary position in The Children’s Trust’s busy Events Fundraising team will provide practical experience in all aspects of the team’s event planning and management activities, with a specific focus on their sporting events. The internship will last approximately 3 months.  During this time you will help them positively promote and raise awareness of The Children’s Trust’s important work whilst gaining valuable experience in charity sector events.

What will the role involve?  You will have the opportunity to get involved in a range of activities, including:

  • Support to the Events Fundraising Team on a range of sports events (e.g. Ride London, Royal Parks, London – Canterbury Cycle)
  • Marketing (e.g. promotion of the events, database maintenance)
  • Writing and PR (e.g. communications to event participants, online listings and articles)
  • Digital communications (e.g. web editing, management of intranet pages)
  • Various administrative tasks.

What skills and experience will you need?  They’re looking for someone with:

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Highly organised
  • Able to work using your own initiative
  • Able to communicate with all levels of personnel within a corporate environment
  • Computer literate.
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Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers

The Summer Reading Challenge runs during the summer holidays every year. It is a fun challenge for children which aims to keep them reading during the summer break.

Summer Reading Challenge volunteering is part of our commitment to involving young people in library services, and is aimed at young people aged 14–25 years. As a volunteer, you will be:

Enrolling children onto the Challenge
Giving them their rewards and incentives
Talking to them about the books they have read
Helping with summer holiday events and activities

Volunteers are only required for this role during the school summer holidays but the Library Service is recruiting now. For more details contact volunteer@varb.org.uk


Volunteer roles – Charity Shops in Redhill, Banstead, Tadworth, Horley, Woodhatch & Reigate

A number of local charity shops are seeking volunteers to assist in the running of the shop. Roles include sorting and tagging clothes, music and books and serving customers using the till. Would suit anyone with an interest in fashion or books or who enjoys meeting new people.

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Event volunteers – Parkrun in Reigate & Banstead

Parkrun is a national initiative offering free 5km timed runs on a weekly basis in public parks. To operate successfully they rely on the support of local volunteers. Volunteering at parkrun will typically take a full hour a week and a range of different roles are available.

Parkrun UK is an approved activity provider for DofE and their event teams will be delighted to assess you for either your Physical or Volunteering section.

Local Parkruns include Banstead Woods and Priory Park, Reigate – both are every Saturday at 9am.

For further details contact volunteer@varb.org.uk


Library Assistant – Surrey Library Service

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award volunteering role is part of the Library Service’s commitment to involve young people in library services, and is aimed at young people aged 14–24 years who are enrolled in further education. The role is ongoing throughout the year and would generally involve 2 hours volunteering per week.

Here are some of the activities/services you may be asked to deliver:

Helping customers to borrow, renew or return items at the Self Service Kiosk
Helping customers to reserve items and show them where to find stock using the online library catalogue
Replacing items in the correct place on shelves/displays and ensuring they are in good condition
Working with library staff on relevant stock related activities, including unpacking of stock from deliveries to the library and placing in the correct area
Using social media to promote events and activities within the library

For more information contact volunteer@varb.org.uk


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Summer Reading Challenge – Surrey Libraries

Summer Reading Challenge volunteering is part of Surrey County Council’s commitment to involving young people in library services, and is aimed at young people aged 14–25 years. The Summer Reading Challenge runs during the summer holidays every year and is a fun challenge for children which aims to keep them reading during the summer break. As a volunteer, you will be:

Enrolling children onto the Challenge
Giving them their rewards and incentives
Talking to them about the books they have read
Helping with summer holiday events and activities

Please note, volunteers are only required for this role during the school summer holidays but the library service is recruiting now.

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The Supercar Event – The Children’s Trust

One of the most popular days in the Supercar calendar, The Supercar Event is going from strength to strength. With 16,000 visitors over the weekend of the 24th and 25th June 2017, The Children’s Trust needs an army of volunteers to support the event each day. If you want to be part of their team supporting The Children’s Trust, the UK’s largest charity for children with a brain injury, then this is the opportunity for you!
This is being held at Dunsfold Park, near Cranleigh, Surrey from 7.30am-4.30pm.

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