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  • RAG (Raise and Give) logo

    Silent Disco Volunteer

    RAG (Raise and Give)

    This opportunity takes place on 07 Feb 2023 Closing date for applications is 05 Feb.

    Everyone's favourite Silent Disco is returning to The Tub for Refresh and we need some enthusiastic volunteers to help! All profits from the event will go to RAG's Big 4 - sign up and make a difference!

    We are looking for volunteers to help us manage the event, including:

    • Entry to The Tub
    • Handing out headphones
    • Collecting headphones 

    By taking part in this event, you are helping RAG to raise funds for this year's Big 4.

    The event takes place on 7th February from 10pm-2am, and volunteers will be needed from 9:30pm-2:30am.

    A briefing session will take place on Monday 6th Feb 12:30pm-1pm on Teams.

    • Role TypeFundraiser, SU Volunteer
    • Work withAdults and Older People, Children and Young People
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making
    • Initiative
    • Leadership
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Project Management
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
  • Age UK Bath and North East Somerset logo

    Digital Champion

    Age UK Bath and North East Somerset

    This opportunity takes place between 25 Jan 2023 and 25 Jan 2025 Closing date for applications is 31 Mar.

    Do you have a couple of hours a week or month to help others understand the benefits of getting online? We are looking for volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and communities - and you don't have to be a computer-whizz to have a huge impact on your local community!

    Our Mission...

    To help older people in Bath and North East Somerset take their first steps in using IT and the internet, improving their self-reliance, health and wellbeing by reducing social isolation in a world increasingly moving face-to-face services online.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • To support permanent Age UK staff to provide IT advice to older folk at "drop in" sessions in community centres
    • To help in one-to-one or small group sessions, enabling clients to start using IT and end their digital exclusion
    • To improve older people's lives through online shopping, banking, advice, entertainment, communication etc.
    • To work times and locations that suit your availability within Bath and North East Somerset (travel costs reimbursed)

    Qualities and Skills:

    • Ability to form positive, supportive relationships with older people
    • IT literacy: expertise is welcome, but any regular user of smartphones, tablets or PCs will have sufficient knowledge
    • Good communication skills, attitude, commitment, and reliability
    • Full training provided

    Volunteer Benefits:

    • The chance to make a difference to an older person’s life
    • Ongoing support, ensuring your volunteering experience is a fulfilling and positive one
    • A comprehensive training programme
    • The opportunity to learn new skills
    • Experience to add to your CV
    • The opportunity to meet new people and make new friends – including local networking, which can be useful for future employment
    • Reimbursement of travel expenses as per the AgeUK B&NES expenses handbook

    Working with Age UK:

    • We are one of the country's largest and most active charities, with high levels of professionalism and support
    • Our staff, volunteers and clients are protected by extensive safeguarding measures including DBS checks
    • This role will provide excellent experience for anyone considering a move into social care, IT support or education

    How to apply

    Please either fill in this form [click here] or alternatively email your interest to digital@ageukbanes.co.uk

    • Work withAdults and Older People
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer, Tutor
    • Communication Skills
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Digital Practice
    • Initiative
    • IT Skills
    • Problem Solving
    • Time Management
  • Bath Rugby Foundation logo

    Sport and Education Volunteers

    Bath Rugby Foundation

    This opportunity takes place between 20 Dec 2022 and 04 Sep 2024 Closing date for applications is 17 Feb.

    We are looking for passionate, kind, and reliable individuals to assist our coaches and teachers working with vulnerable children across our programmes. This could be assisting participants during sport sessions, helping students with their maths and english, providing mentoring to children who need it most or simply lending a hand to our staff members out on the grass or in the classroom.As a Sport and Education Volunteer you will receive :• Bath Rugby Foundation uniform • Training and development • Social opportunities and team building• Access to exclusive events and matchdays • Professional referencesQualifications and experience are not essential, we need people with big hearts, strong values and an productive attitude towards learning and helping others.

    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer, Fundraiser, Sports Coach, Tutor
    • Work withChildren and Young People, Disability and Health, Schools and Education
    • Communication Skills
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Initiative
    • Leadership
    • Sport
    • Teamwork
  • Bath Rugby Foundation logo

    Matchday Volunteers

    Bath Rugby Foundation

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 17 Feb.

    We are looking for individuals to help us raise funds and awareness of our work on Bath Rugby Matchday fixtures throughout the 2022/2023 season and beyond. Our operation on matchday mostly involves walking around the stadium selling raffle tickets to spectators using our contactless izettle devices , whilst wearing our BRF branded volunteer wear, engaging in conversation and sharing our message as a charity.

    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer, Fundraiser
    • Work withChildren and Young People, Disability and Health, Schools and Education
    • Communication Skills
    • Financial Management
    • Initiative
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • Bath Foodcycle logo

    Volunteer Cook/Volunteer Host

    Bath Foodcycle

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 03 Apr.

    Get involved with FoodCycle Bath as a volunteer cook or volunteer host, either prepping and cooking our delicious veggie meals for the community, or helping serve our guests front of house each week.

    Week in, week out we nourish the hungry and lonely in our communities with delicious meals and great conversation, using food which would otherwise go to waste.

    FoodCycle aims to:
    • Connect communities
    • Support mental health and wellbeing
    • Nourish the hungry
    • Promote sustainability
    • Inspire change

    As a Cooking Volunteer you’ll join the kitchen team to help produce a three-course vegetarian meal using surplus food. You’ll contribute to recipe ideas, help with prepping the food, cooking the meal, and of course clearing up afterwards! You’ll be supported by a FoodCycle Project Leader, who will help you to develop your kitchen skills.

    As a Hosting Volunteer you’ll be working with the rest of the hosting team to create a warm, welcoming environment for our guests. By serving our guests a free, delicious meal and sharing in conversation, you'll be helping to reduce hunger and loneliness in your community. You’ll be supported by a FoodCycle Project Leader, who will help you to develop your hosting skills.
    You don’t need to have any previous experience – you just need to get stuck in!

    Skills you'll learn
    - Teamwork: you’ll work as part of a team to help produce a delicious meal for our guests.
    - Cooking: you’ll learn how to cater for large numbers and how to make nutritionally balanced meals.
    - Creativity: you won’t know what your ingredients are before the session so you’ll need to get creative to come up with recipe ideas and produce a great meal!
    - Fundraising: you’ll have the opportunity to participate in fundraising activities, like pop ups and sponsored challenges, to help raise vital funds to support your Project.
    FoodCycle is a company limited by guarantee (number 7101349) and a registered charity in England and Wales (number 1134423).

    What to expect from FoodCycle
    - Ongoing support and advice from a FoodCycle Project Leader during every session.
    - Expenses, including mileage, covered in line with our volunteer policy.
    - Free online training modules, including first aid awareness and food allergens.
    - The opportunity to take on additional tasks/responsibilities.
    - Impressive skills to add to your CV and a reference if/when you need it.
    - The opportunity to meet a large network of like-minded people.
    - A fun, creative volunteer experience within a community-led Project.

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Children and Young People, Conservation and Environment
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer, Project Leader
    • Communication Skills
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Decision Making
    • Initiative
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Project Management
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • Julian House logo

    Monday Morning Till Volunteer - Charity Shop

    Julian House

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We are looking for a friendly till volunteer to join us every Monday Morning at our Charity Shop on Walcot Street!86 Walcot St, Bath BA1 5BD

    Julian House is a charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. 

     

    The Role:

    Our shops recycle used or unwanted items that people have donated and make sure they go to a good home which reduces waste and helps the environment. The money we make is used to support some of the most vulnerable people in society.

    What is in it for you:

    • We will reimburse out of pocket expenses if agreed before you start your role

    • Customer service skills

    • Retail skills

    • IT and Admin 
    • Team work

    • Access to free Training offering

    • You will also have a volunteer manager who will support you in your role!

    Access full role description here

     

    Get in touch

    If you have any questions about this opportunity, please get in touch with Laura Dawes (Resourcing Assistant) on 07908496681

    We look forward to speaking with you soon!

    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer, Fundraiser
    • Work withAdults and Older People
    • Commercial Awareness
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making
    • Enterprise
    • Initiative
    • IT Skills
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • Julian House logo

    Thursday Morning Till Volunteer - Charity Shop

    Julian House

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 31 Mar.

    We are looking for a friendly till volunteer to join us every Thursday Morning at our Charity Shop on Walcott Street!86 Walcot St, Bath BA1 5BD

    Julian House is a charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. 

     

    The Role:

    Our shops recycle used or unwanted items that people have donated and make sure they go to a good home which reduces waste and helps the environment. The money we make is used to support some of the most vulnerable people in society.

    What is in it for you:

    • We will reimburse out of pocket expenses if agreed before you start your role

    • Customer service skills

    • Retail skills

    • IT and Admin 
    • Team work

    • Access to free Training offering

    • You will also have a volunteer manager who will support you in your role!

    Access full role description here

     

    Get in touch

    If you have any questions about this opportunity, please get in touch with Laura Dawes (Resourcing Assistant) on 07908496681

    We look forward to speaking with you soon!

    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer, Fundraiser
    • Work withAdults and Older People
    • Commercial Awareness
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making
    • Enterprise
    • Financial Management
    • Initiative
    • IT Skills
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • Julian House logo

    Thursday Afternoon Till Volunteer - Charity Shop

    Julian House

    This opportunity takes place between 12 Dec 2022 and 24 Feb 2023 Closing date for applications is 24 Feb.

    We are looking for a friendly till volunteer to join us every Thursday afternoon at our Charity Shop on Walcott Street!86 Walcot St, Bath BA1 5BD

    Julian House is a charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. 

     

    The Role:

    Our shops recycle used or unwanted items that people have donated and make sure they go to a good home which reduces waste and helps the environment. The money we make is used to support some of the most vulnerable people in society.

    What is in it for you:

    • We will reimburse out of pocket expenses if agreed before you start your role

    • Customer service skills

    • Retail skills

    • IT and Admin 
    • Team work

    • Access to free Training offering

    • You will also have a volunteer manager who will support you in your role!

    Access full role description here

     

    Get in touch

    If you have any questions about this opportunity, please get in touch with Laura Dawes (Resourcing Assistant) on 07908496681

    We look forward to speaking with you soon!

    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer, Fundraiser
    • Work withAdults and Older People
    • Commercial Awareness
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making
    • Enterprise
    • Initiative
    • IT Skills
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • Julian House logo

    Kitchen Volunteer (Weekdays Only)

    Julian House

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 31 Mar.

    Julian House is currently looking for Kitchen Volunteers to prepare dinner for clients with an Autism Spectrum Condition. Ideally you will be able to volunteer one weekday evening per week.

    Role
    We offer a 9-bed supported housing project in Bath for Adults with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Commissioned through Virgin Care, this service offers support to encourage and enables residents to move towards independent living by improving life skills and working with other agencies such as social services and state specialist services e.g.B&NES & Bristol Autism Advice Service (BAAS) to ensure the right package of care and support is in place, at the right level.

    Hot dinners and baked goods are often prepared by our wonderful volunteers. Start times are flexible but dinner must be ready by 5pm to fit in with our client's routine.

    What you will be doing:

    • Preparing a meal for our residents

    • Washing up and tidying afterwards

    • Serving food and chatting to our residents

    • Understanding the principles of food hygiene

    All our volunteers will receive full induction and training to the role.

     

    Get in touch

    If you have any questions about this opportunity, please get in touch with Laura Dawes (Resourcing Assistant) on 07908 496681.

    We look forward to speaking with you soon!

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Disability and Health
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Communication Skills
    • Initiative
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Time Management
  • Nightline logo

    Nightline - Call Taking Volunteer

    Nightline

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 13 Feb.

    As a Bath Nightline volunteer, you will be trained to provide support to anonymous callers via a telephone, email and Instant Messaging service. The support is non-judgemental and non-directive and so you will be trained not to give advice but to just be there for callers and to listen, which often helps callers to work through their problems themselves or at least feel relief that they can speak to somebody. We try to consistently review the performance of our volunteers to ensure we are providing the best possible service we can and we offer further training and/or progressing to be a debriefed volunteer or member of the Nightline committee. We are looking for volunteers who share the same enthusiasm as our current volunteers to join the Nightline team. No previous experience working on a telephone service or helpline is necessary and volunteers can be from any degree discipline.

    COMMITMENT

    Like every society we do require you to give your time on a regular basis and we ask that our volunteers sign up for a minimum of 1 shift every 3 weeks. Each shift is 12 hours long (from 8pm-8am)! Beds are provided for all volunteers - we do not expect you to stay up for 12 hours!!

    ESSENTIAL SKILLS

    • Excellent listening and communication skills
    • Ability to show empathy and understanding
    • Excellent level of spoken English and be able to speak very clearly (this is very important!)
    • Desire to provide empathetic support for others
    • Dependable and will always keep to their word

    DESIRABLE SKILLS

    • Previous volunteering experiences (NOT essential)

     

    • Work withDisability and Health
    • Role TypeSU Volunteer
    • Communication Skills
    • Initiative
    • Leadership
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
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