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

Volunteer Host – Surrey Families Volunteer Host Services

Surrey Families Volunteer Host Services provides emergency accommodation on a temporary basis to 16-21 year old’s who are at risk of being homeless.  They are looking for volunteers to welcome a young person to stay in their home for a couple of nights, which enables them to assess the young person’s family situation, resolve conflict and find appropriate longer term accommodation if necessary.  Volunteer Host’s must have a spare bedroom, give access to communal facilities such as a kitchen and bathroom and commit to offer a young person to stay for one or two nights at least every three months.

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Domestic Assistant – Age Concern Merstham, Redhill and Reigate

A wonderful opportunity for someone who enjoys meeting people to come and “join their family”.  They are based in Merstham and run a day centre three days a week for older people from the local area. They pride themselves on providing a safe and friendly centre and are looking for someone who has a passion for cleaning to come along to help maintain a high standard of cleanliness. Timings are flexible to suit volunteers on Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Friday’s from 9am-3pm.

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Cafe Support – Orpheus Centre

The Orpheus Centre is a performing arts centre for young, disabled adults based in Godstone.  They are looking for volunteers to help their Chef on a Thursday and Friday between 12.00-1.30pm (term time only) to take the money from students and staff who are buying  lunch.

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Cake Baker – Merstham Community Cafe CIC

The Merstham Mix Café is a community café and training kitchen being run from the new Merstham Community Hub on a not for profit basis. They hope to support people in food poverty, reduce food waste and welcome everyone.  They are looking for Cake Bakers and will be holding regular sessions in the cafe kitchen for interested volunteers to bake cakes to be sold in the cafe. The session will be led by an experienced volunteer who holds a Food Hygiene certificate. The individuals volunteering do not need to individually hold a Food Hygiene certificate, they will be fully briefed on hygiene and expected to follow the cafe kitchen hygiene procedures.  They would also very much welcome cake donations from individuals who themselves hold a Food Hygiene certificate and whose home/premises are registered with the Food Standards Agency.

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Customer Service Volunteer – Merstham Community Cafe (CIC)

This is a great opportunity to engage with customers at the cafe. The role will largely involve serving from the cafe counter. Volunteers will be trained to operate the coffee machine and over time the till. We will seek to be flexible on rota patterns to accommodate an individual volunteer’s availability, however we would expect the volunteer rota to be broadly based on: 08:00am to 11:00am and 11:00am to 14:00pm.  Volunteers will be able to have free hot drinks whilst on shift and a free ‘daily special’ meal.

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Kitchen Assistant Volunteer – Merstham Community Cafe (CIC)

This is an opportunity to work alongside their trained chef and prepare hot and cold food for customers. A Food Hygiene Certificate will be required for this role which will be organised by the cafe.  They will seek to be flexible on rota patterns to accommodate an individual volunteer’s availability, however they would expect the volunteer rota to be broadly based on: 08:00am to 11:00am and 11:00am to 14:00pm.  Volunteers will be able to have free hot drinks whilst on shift and a free ‘daily special’ meal.

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VOLUNTEER ROLES – STRIPEY STORK

Stripey Stork collect donations of baby equipment, clothes, toys and other baby essentials and check that they meet current UK safety standards. They pride themselves on passing on items in great condition, and want the families who receive items from them to feel they are receiving a gift and not a handout.  They are looking for volunteers to help with:  Sorting incoming donations, sorting and making up bags of clothing by age and gender.  Folding baby clothes, making up weaning packs (bottles, teats etc.). Checking stair gates, cots, buggies, high chairs etc. meet current UK safety standards by following their checklist.  Timings are flexible to suit volunteers.  Stripey Stork are open Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s from 9.30am – 12pm.  They are also looking for a Handyperson to volunteer on a regular basis (fortnightly/once a month) to help assemble furniture and check items are safe, for example if a piece of furniture has a screw missing or a pram tyre has a valve missing this would need ordering and replacing.

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General Maintenance Volunteer – Land and City Families Trust

Land and City Families Trust are looking for an enthusiastic handy-person to undertake general garden maintenance and odd jobs around the house which is in Mogador. This may involve cutting the grass on a sit on lawn mower, cutting back shrubs, small painting and DIY jobs etc.  Timings can be flexible. Volunteers need to have some knowledge and experience of general maintenance, good communication skills, enthusiastic, reliable, patient and organised.

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Drivers For People With Sight Loss & Multiple Disabilities – SeeAbility

SeeAbility is a charity which supports people with sight loss and multiple disabilities. Volunteer drivers are needed at their homes in Horley to take residents out on trips and activities both locally and further afield. There are no set times to volunteer – you can volunteer at times that suit you.

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Winter Night Shelter 2017/2018 – Renewed Hope Trust

Moving between different venues, manned by the good will and help of many volunteers; financially supported by those and other churches, Reigate and Banstead and Tandridge Borough Councils and many individuals, Renewed Hope Trust are able to provide a safe place to sleep for those local people who find themselves homeless.

The Winter Night Shelter has been supported by over 750 volunteers from faith groups and members of the wider community.

The 2017/2018 East Surrey Winter Night Shelter will rotate (one night per venue per week) between halls in Chipstead, Horley, Redhill, Reigate, Warlingam, Oxted and South Nutfield for the homeless or vulnerably housed people for 12 weeks from 13th December 2017.  They will be providing friendly, welcoming, non-judgemental hospitality which includes an evening meal and bed and breakfast for up to 12 guests each night.  They rely completely on local volunteers to staff this essential service. If you are prepared to attend an induction evening, and training session, and can spare at least an evening, a night or a morning to help, please get in touch.

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Domestic Abuse Support – East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS)

ESDAS are looking to extend their team of volunteers in order to enhance the support services they offer to those affected by domestic abuse throughout the Borough of Reigate & Banstead and the districts of Tandridge and Mole Valley.  Opportunities include direct client support including  1:1 befriending, ad-hoc support at various appointments and helping with their group work programme.

Other roles may include, but are not limited to,  helping  with event planning,  publicity and awareness raising, helping out in the office etc.

Volunteers with personal experience of domestic abuse welcomed (subject to adequate recovery time), however personal experience is not essential.

Their next mandatory 2 day induction programme will take place on 4th & 5th December, (2 full days), in Redhill. The majority of support needed will be during office hours and therefore availability during weekdays is desirable, as is the ability to drive and access to a car. They are currently only able to accept female volunteers for the direct client support roles. No specific qualifications are required but the following  list of requirements is essential:

  • Ability to be non-judgemental, empathetic and flexible in approach.
  • Good communication & listening skills.
  • Ability to work within confidentiality protocols.
  • Willingness to attend on-going training, supervision and volunteer meetings.
  • Access to own transport is highly desirable.
  • All out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
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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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Cancer Home Support Volunteer – Brigitte Trust

When someone is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness such as cancer or Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a Brigitte Trust volunteer provides emotional and practical help to client and carer.  They provide full training and ongoing support and ask for a commitment of three hours each week plus monthly supervision.  Their next free training course is TBC. After training, volunteers are supported as they visit their first families, offering respite for carers shopping, transport and, importantly, the opportunity to share some of the many feelings a serious diagnosis brings. Volunteers also offer bereavement support and are fully supported in peer group supervision led by a professional trainer.

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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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Friendship Volunteers – SeeAbility

SeeAbility is a charity which supports people with sight loss and multiple disabilities. They are looking for more volunteers at their two homes in Horley to spend time with residents chatting, reading, cooking, doing crosswords, gardening or going out for coffee or meals.

There are no set times to volunteer – you can volunteer at times that suit you either during the week or at weekends.

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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 is TBC.

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Befrienders – Abbeyfield

Abbeyfield enhance the quality of life for older people and make their lives easier and more fulfilling. At their Reigate house they provide pleasant accommodation for their residents and are looking for a team of volunteers who would be interested in befriending some of them. Maybe assisting with shopping or driving them to medical appointments. Others might like to attend outings and coffee mornings at the house. They normally have a couple of fund raising events and the annual bbq is generally attended by the Reigate and Banstead Mayor.  The residents are a lively and friendly group. They are always happy to welcome new faces and would be delighted to have assistance from “friends” in order to make their lives so much easier.

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Supporting Vulnerable Detainees in Police Custody – Surrey Appropriate Adult Volunteer Scheme (SAAVS)

The Appropriate Adult Service offers support to vulnerable adults and young people who find themselves detained in Police custody. Being an Appropriate Adult is a challenging, fulfilling and often rewarding role. Volunteers don’t need previous knowledge of legal procedures or social work. The role of the Appropriate Adult is not to provide legal advice but to offer impartial support and be a friendly face in the absence of a family member or carer to people who may be feeling frightened, bewildered, and confused in an unfamiliar situation. An Appropriate Adult will join a team of local volunteers and will be on call at times to suit them. They will be available to answer a call to custody in a swift and professional manner, in all weathers and with very little notice. They will offer vital support to those who need it when they need it most.

Every Appropriate Adult is DBS checked and given training before joining a team. Each team covers one or more of Surrey’s custody suites. Although Appropriate Adults work independently Team Leaders are on hand to provide support and guidance and ongoing training is given on a regular basis. The service SAAVS provide is 24 hour for 365 days of the year and each volunteer is responsible for a regular weekly time slot of at least eight to ten hours.

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Helpline Volunteers (Out of Hours) – yourSanctuary

yourSanctuary works to prevent domestic abuse and undo the damage it causes to individuals, families and communities.  Helpline Volunteers (Out of Hours),  are needed to provide essential support to people experiencing domestic abuse. This role is home based and you are provided with a mobile phone on which you will take helpline calls. There is always a staff member on call so that you have access to support, information or guidance at any time.  The main aspects of the role are: Answering calls to the helpline.  Listening.  Providing immediate emotional and practical support as appropriate.  Offering confidential, non judgemental information and signposting to other agencies as appropriate.  Escalating issues as required.  The helpline is covered in shifts:  Weekdays 5pm – 9am; Weekends 9am to 1pm; 1pm to 5pm; 5pm to 9am. There is some flexibility on timings.

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Library Direct Volunteers – Horley Library

Horley libary are looking for Library Direct Home Service delivery volunteers.  The role will involve  you visiting individual people, within your own community, who are no longer able to visit the library due to either permanent or temporary infirmity of disability. Although a large number of their Library Direct Home Service clients are elderly, people of any age may and do use the service.  As well as bringing the library to their home for many Library Direct Home Service clients, their library visitor is also a social contact and this is an important part of your role. You should be prepared to spend between 20 and 40 minutes with each reader and be able to socialise easily with a wide range of people.

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Office Manager – Gatton Trust

They are looking for enthusiastic volunteer(s) who can take responsibility for running the office particularly when the rest of the team are out undertaking education activities. As part of the small education team at Gatton Park, this role will involve manning the phone, taking bookings, giving information on events, checking emails. marketing etc. Additionally you will ensure that the rest of the team of education volunteers have their tasks and be a point of contact for those volunteers on on that day. By volunteering with them you will allow the charity to reach more children and give them the opportunity to learn outside the classroom.

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Office Assistant – Gatton Trust

As part of a small team you will be involved in all aspects of running the environmental education centre at Gatton Park – administration work, marketing, producing educational materials, promotional mailing etc. You can have an area of responsibility or carry out whatever tasks are required that day. With your support, as a charity, they can reach more children and give them the opportunity to learn outside the classroom.

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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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Office Help – Land and City Families Trust

The aim of the charity is to offer short breaks to disadvantaged children who would otherwise not have the opportunity to enjoy the open spaces that the local surroundings can offer them. Many of the children experience unhappy family backgrounds and cope on a daily basis with the entirely undesirable but all too common problems of living in a big city. Sadly some of the children that stay at the house are subject to supervision and care orders.  The Old Pheasantry, based in Mogador can provide a safe environment in which the young groups can live and carry out group activities. It also provides a base from which the visiting groups of children can return from day trips such as a day at the seaside or local sports centres or just a day in the beautiful countryside that is just on our doorstep.  They are looking for some Office Help to help the Manager with general office duties e.g. diary management, responding to emails, answering the phone,listening to answerphone messages and responding to these.  Timings are flexible (Monday – Friday) and can be discussed with the Manager.

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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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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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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: 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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ADMIN SUPPORT – THE PATCHWORKING GARDEN PROJECT

The Patchworking Garden Project based in Dorking, promotes the improvement of well being as a result of accessing the therapeutic benefits of gardening in a volunteer supported environment which include better physical health, improved psychological health, improved social opportunities, learning new skills and access to natural environment.  They are looking for admin support to help organise rotas of volunteers to ensure sickness and holiday can be covered and the sessions run with a safe minimum amount of support.  Help organise the waiting list and allocation of spaces for those attending the 6 week induction course in the morning sessions, or run the list of those signing up to attend in the afternoons.  Help develop a system whereby anyone who supports them is thanked in a timely fashion then kept abreast of developments with a regular supporters newsletter.

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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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IT Helpdesk Assistant – The Children’s Trust

The Children’s Trust are looking for an IT Helpdesk Assistant to be part of their busy, friendly and dynamic team providing essential administrative support with their helpdesk.

What will the role involve?

  • Answering phone calls
  • Logging and updating helpdesk requests
  • Opportunity to work with industry standard software packages and IT infrastructure
  • Providing  administrative support where needed

What skills and experience will you need? 

  • Confidence with Microsoft Office
  • Friendly and professional phone manner
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
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Trustee for East Surrey Rural Transport Partnership (ESRTP)

ESRTP is a charity based in Oxted concerned with providing accessible transport throughout east Surrey, with particular emphasis on the Tandridge area. They are looking for a Trustee with experience in any of the following areas: financial, knowledge of transport operations, running a business, fundraising, publicity, website management, or just a person sympathetic with the work they do with the disabled and elderly within the community.

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Trustee and Board Member – Financial Role – ESRA

ESRA is a small local charity, based in Redhill, and a provider of employment support & training services to people in difficulty and also to their employers. ESRA works closely and in partnership with a wide range of community based services.  They are currently seeking a volunteer Trustee to take on a financial overseeing role. You would give input to the Board at quarterly meetings to improve and develop our services.

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Braille Volunteer – SeeAbility, Horley

SeeAbility is a charity which supports individuals with sight loss and multiple disabilities. A resident at one of their homes in Horley would like to learn braille. He has learned some braille in the past and now wishes to take it up again; he is at stage/grade 2 and SeeAbility are looking for a volunteer to support him.  The day and time of the week when you volunteer can be flexible but they are hoping you can make a regular commitment e.g once a week, once a month.

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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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PAT Tester, Redhill Charity Shop – The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army charity shop in Redhill are looking for an electrician or an individual with PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) testing experience to PAT test donated goods. Hours are to suit volunteer.  You must be PAT qualified and all work is to be carried out on site.

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Support Group Coordinator, Reigate – Parkinson’s UK

The Support Group Coordinator takes care of all aspects of the Support Group, individually or part of a group of volunteers. The volunteer will ensure that the group follows the aims and objectives of Parkinson’s UK. Local groups are run by volunteers who usually have experience of Parkinson’s and are supported by professional staff. The local group network offers friendship and support to everyone living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers across the UK. They are looking for somebody to support their group based in Reigate. The role includes; Acting as a contact for local and UK office staff. Arranging speakers for group meetings, organising fundraising activities, room bookings and refreshments, entertainment, outings and meals out. And to agree with local Volunteer Coordinator an annual budget forecast. Group meetings are held on on the 3rd Thursday of the month (alternative months). The volunteer would also be asked to attend approx. 4 committee meetings a year. An ideal role for someone with strong leadership and organisational skills. Good communication skills and report writing skills are essential and being comfortable in a public speaking role would be beneficial.

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Website Support Volunteer – Art Matters – Richmond Fellowship

Art Matters is a community arts studio based in Redhill. It is part of the mental health charity Richmond Fellowship.The busy studio offers a person centred and supportive environment where people are encouraged to explore their creativity and develop new skills and confidence in a shared and inclusive environment.  They are looking for an individual to update the Art Matters website using the Dreamweaver software on an i-mac computer. The role will involve uploading new information and news, digital photographs (these may need to be taken), working with staff in creating promotional materials and helping to keep an experienced eye on i-mac updates, virus protection etc. Monday – Friday – Times and days are flexible to suit the volunteer but they ask you to commit to a regular slot with a minimum of 2.5 hours per week. Shifts are 9.30am-12pm or 1pm-3.30pm.

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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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Trustee – Merstham Community Facility Trust

Merstham Community Facility Trust (MCFT) is dedicated to the local community and helps the residents to achieve their personal, social and economic goals. Their efforts to serve the community include; challenging the deprivation; providing facilities that help to bring people together and promoting digital inclusion by giving access to information technology.
They have one staff member, a Charity Officer, and otherwise operate with volunteers.
Time commitment: 12 board meetings and support at other adhoc times. To be a Trustee of an organisation is an exciting and fulfilling role. The most effective Boards are ones which benefit from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets. The role of a Trustee is to ensure that MCFT fulfils its duty to its beneficiaries through provision of services, support, opportunities and signposting delivering on their charitable purposes.

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Director – Package of Sunshine C.I.C.

Package of Sunshine is a Community interest company based in Redhill that organises not-for-profit events to help local people back on the employment ladder.   They are currently recruiting new directors to join the board.

Package of Sunshine is looking for people with a range of skills and experience, for example: project/event management, communication skills and/or a knowledge of local businesses.

The Board meets formally once a quarter.  Additional meetings are held in the run up to events.  Timings are flexible but generally week day mornings in Redhill.

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Bucket Collection Volunteers – Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Sunday 17 December

SASH Charity seek enthusiastic volunteers to collect money in Reigate town centre on Sunday 17th December. You’ll have fun, meet new people and raise vital funds for your local hospital. Our fundraising manager will be there to support you on the day. You need to be aged over 16.

They have time slots of 11-1, 1-3 and 3-5 available so if you’re able to spare a few hours then please get in touch.

SASH Charity raises money to enhance the patient care at East Surrey Hospital and the wider Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. They do this by investing in state-of-the-art equipment, improving the hospital environment, supporting ground-breaking health research, providing specialist training and funding additional clinical resources.

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Saturday Volunteers – Gatton Trust

Would you like to learn new skills?
Want to give something back?
Interested in meeting new people?
Time on your hands?
Why not volunteer at Gatton?
Gatton Park is set in the beautiful landscape of the Surrey Hill. Volunteers are essential to all aspects of Gatton Park. Get involved in helping with the maintenance of the gardens and parkland. You don’t have to be an expert to help but any experience is useful.  Timings – Every other Saturday from 10am – 3pm but you are welcome to volunteer either in the morning or afternoon.

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Set Up Support Volunteers – VARB’s Festive Feast

Most people enjoy Christmas Day with their families, but for some this is a lonely time.  VARB will be cooking a free Christmas Day lunch in Reigate between midday and 3.30pm.  Can you spare some time on Christmas Eve to help set up the venue?  We’re looking for volunteers to help from 12.30 until 5pm.  The role will include some physical work such as organising tables and layouts, hanging decorations, peeling and chopping vegetables etc.

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Car Driver Escort – Christmas Day

Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead is organising Christmas Day lunch in Reigate for local people who would otherwise be on their own. We’re looking for people to escort guests to and from the venue with Car Drivers and assist any guests with limited/restricted mobility.

You need to be a team player and non-judgemental and have a friendly outlook. Photo ID & proof of address also required.

Please note: You will be paired up with a Car Driver. You’re warmly invited to join us for the meal.

Timings: 11.30am-12.15pm and 4.45-5.30pm

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Photographer/Film Editor – Christmas Day

Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead is organising Christmas Day lunch in Reigate for local people who would otherwise be on their own. We’re looking for photographers to take pictures and film guests/volunteers during the event.

You need to be a team player and non-judgmental and have a friendly outlook. Photo ID & proof of address also required. You’ll need to provide your own camera and have access to editing software.

Timings: 11.45am-5.00pm.

You’re warmly invited to join us for the meal.

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Car Driver – Christmas Day

Many people enjoy Christmas Day with their families, but for some this is a lonely time. VARB is organising a Christmas Day lunch in Reigate for local people facing Christmas alone.

We’re looking for people to pick up guests and drive them to and from the venue in Reigate using their own cars and assist any guests with limited/restricted mobility. Timings: 11.30-12.15pm and 4.45-5.30pm.

Requirements:  Team player, non-judgemental, friendly outlook. Photo ID & proof of address, insurance and clean driving license.

Car drivers will be paired up with an escort. You’re warmly invited to join us for the meal.

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Lunch Server – Christmas Day

Many people enjoy Christmas Day with their families, but for some this is a lonely time. VARB is organising a Christmas Day lunch in Reigate for local people facing Christmas alone.

We’re looking for people to act as servers, to serve at table and clear away a traditional 2 course Christmas lunch for approx. 120 people, and where necessary assist table hosts.

Timings: 12.00-3.30pm.

Requirements:  Non-judgemental, team player, friendly outlook. Photo ID & proof of address.

You’re invited to have something to eat with the guests.

 

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Drinks Server – Christmas Day

Many people enjoy Christmas Day with their families, but for some this is a lonely time. VARB is organising a Christmas Day lunch in Reigate for local people facing Christmas alone.

We’re looking for people to act as drink servers, to welcome and serve drinks to guests whilst they wait to be seated and during the meal.

Timings: 11.30am-4.30pm.

Requirements:  Non-judgemental, team player, friendly outlook. Photo ID & proof of address.

You’re invited to have something to eat with the guests.

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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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Christmas Fair Volunteers – The Children’s Trust

The Children’s Trust are looking for a team of elf helpers to volunteer at their annual Christmas Fair and make it the best one yet. The Christmas Fair takes places on the 25th November and is perfect for getting everyone in the spirit of Christmas and stocking up on presents. There will be ice skating, lots of market stalls, festive food & drink and a chance to meet Santa and his elves.

They have lots of exciting roles that include: Helping on their stalls, playing the part of one of Santa’s Elves, helping with the ice skating rink and selling raffle tickets.

What we expect from volunteers;

  •         No experience required
  •         Commitment to your role
  •         Outgoing, friendly and motivated
  •         Enthusiasm and a flexible approach
  •         Willing to work as part of a team
  •         A friendly and welcoming attitude for greeting guests
  •         Willingness to set up and take down after the event
  •         Time required: 10:30am – 5:30pm (various shifts avaliable)
  •         They need over 70 volunteers to support the event
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Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator – Citizen Advice Reigate & Banstead

Citizen Advice Reigate & Banstead are looking for a Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator.  You will mainly be based at their bureau in Banstead with occasional meetings across the Borough.  The purpose of the role is to assist the bureau in obtaining resources for the services they provide to the local community. This could be: money, help in kind and equipment.

Main duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Identifying possible sources of funding in the community such as: local businesses, individuals and charitable trusts.
  • Working with the Fundraising Sub-committee to fit funders to projects being developed in the bureau.
  • Developing a relationship with local funders so that they are aware of bureau activities.
  • Developing and maintaining a database of supporters and donors.
  • Communicate with donors and interested parties in a timely and courteous manner and record communications on the data base.
  • Write to regular donors who have reached an anniversary or stopped their donations.
  • Assist with the compilation of our Monthly Newsletter and liaise regularly with our Research and Campaigns coordinator.
  • Prepare progress updates on campaigns for our social media outlets.
  • Developing a ‘Friends of the bureau’ group to encourage and promote community fundraising.
  • Facilitating the Fundraising sub-committee within the bureau.
  • Assisting with the drafting and preparation of publicity materials for fundraising campaigns.
  • Support the Fundraising sub-committee with organising fundraising events.
  • Assist the Fundraising sub-committee to explore new opportunities.
  • Willingness to attend and contribute to bureau volunteer meetings and training sessions.
  • Identify and undertake further training where necessary.
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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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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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Fundraiser – VARB’s Festive Feast

VARB will be holding their Festive Feast again on Christmas Day 2017 and are looking for Fundraisers. The role will include approaching businesses, local authorities and commercial organisations for Sponsorship and donations. Maintaining relationships with media and sponsors and the administration or sponsorship records and donations.  We are looking for someone who has a good telephone manner, good communication and organisation skills.  The role will be adhoc to begin with but we will need someone probably once a week from November up to the event and post event up to January/February.

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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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Alzheimer’s Society – Fundraising Group (Surrey-wide)

Assist with local fundraising activities with the Alzheimer’s Society. Involvement can range from contributing ideas to the fundraising plan; helping organise events; management of street/ store collections and thinking of new ways to generate income.  Timings are flexible for as much or as little as the volunteer can undertake.

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Collection Box Coordinators – The Children’s Trust

The Children’s Trust are looking for collection box coordinators to help them raise over £75,000 every year.

Coordinators place their boxes in their local community and every few months tally up the funds before paying into The Children’s Trust.

You’ll develop relationships with your local shops, businesses and other organisations, tell them about The Children’s Trust and encourage them to fundraise for them by placing one of their boxes in their establishment.

What will the role involve? 

  • Identifying and placing collection boxes in suitable locations
  • Speaking confidently about the work of The Children’s Trust and the difference the boxes will make
  • Emptying boxes every 3-6 months (as they get full) and banking the income through the paying in book provided. Give a receipt and letter of thanks to the hosts
  • Keeping a written record of the location of all boxes for your supervisor, the dates they are emptied and the dates/amounts banked
  • If boxes aren’t collecting much, you’ll decide to move them to a better location.

What skills and experience will you need? 

  • Experience of working on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
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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:
ï‚· Support your local group in organising and running fundraising events.
ï‚· Build strong relationships with all group members and actively recruit new members.
ï‚· Represent the charity in your community, acting as the face of the BHF.
ï‚· Ensure group activities comply with relevant law and BHF policy.
ï‚· Work alongside your local Fundraising Manager.

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Bucketeers! (Bucket Collections) – The Children’s Trust

The Children’s Trust are looking for Bucketeers to join their team and take part in bucket collections in your local area. You’ll have fun, meet new people whilst raising vital funds for children with brain injury and neurodisability.

What will the role involve?

  • Joining their fabulous community fundraising team, to help them raise as much money as they can for children with brain injury and neurodisability
  • Raising money using collection buckets at designated underground, train stations, supermarkets and other public locations.
  • Acting as a positive and friendly representative of The Children’s Trust
  • Answering basic questions about the work of The Children’s Trust

What skills and experience will you need? 

  • No skills or experience needed!
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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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If you want a very comprehensive list of volunteering opportunities, you can look at the Do-It website by clicking on the logo here. At VARB we post all our opportunities on Do-it. However, we appreciate it isn’t always easy to find exactly what you want among so many opportunities. If you get lost or need some help finding what’s right for you we would be very happy to help – just let us know!

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