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Outreach Support Volunteer (OSV)

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Betknowmore UK is a gambling support service based in Islington. We provide 1:1 outreach and counselling support, workshops and community information and awareness campaigns addressing problem gambling and addiction.

Volunteers are required to help support our outreach services and community events. For suitable candidates, there may also be the opportunity to provide 1:1 mentoring/befriending to clients presenting with gambling issues. Volunteers would receive full support and training.

Activity Coordinator Volunteer

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Share your skills and passions by volunteering as an Activity Coordinator with Shaw Trust! Can you motivate a group of job-seekers by running a book group, a travel confidence session or a dance, games or other health and well-being session? We need volunteers who can share their passion with others and ultimately, help people gain confidence and skills to move into employment. If you think you’ve got skills you’d like to share or you’re interested in coordinating a group of some kind, get in touch and we’ll have a chat about how it could work.

Social Media/IT Assistant

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We are looking for a volunteer to assist on development projects for disability rights and other related projects. We’re particularly keen to work with someone who has knowledge of web development, web design and social media. This is a great opportunity to use your skills in the context of a well-established disability rights organisation in the Third Sector.

Link Up Volunteer

Link Up is a London-based service intended to enable people with sight loss to attend events and activities - such as going to the theatre, concerts, arts classes, sporting events, etc. - with the support of a volunteer.

Social Volunteer

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Our Social Volunteers usually stay for 1-2 weeks and provide companionship and support to our guests by chatting with them at meal times, making teas or coffees, accompanying them on daily excursions to local sites and enjoying the evening entertainment with them. It also involves some personal support such as assisting with mobility and eating and drinking.

IT Specialist and Online Support

Do you have skills and experience in IT, smartphones and tablet technology? Put your problem solving skills and expertise to use by supporting people with sight loss to use their computers, tablets and smart phones. We need you to troubleshoot problems, set up devices and provide basic guidance for people with sight loss to use technology and get online.

Session Meet & Greet / Reception Volunteer

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Working as a session meet & greet volunteer for Wheels for Wellbeing, an inclusive cycling charity, is a great way to support people with disabilities who come to our inclusive cycling sessions.

As a volunteer you’ll have a chance to assist them with registration, make them feel welcome and important. You’ll also have a chance to boost your customer service and online database skills as well as experience work with people from different backgrounds.

Befriending Volunteer

Help your local community by Befriending older people in their homes. These people are often housebound and because of this have become lonely and isolated from society. This will involve telephoning and visiting someone in their home or supporting them to get out of the house. The person you visit may have a physical impairment; dementia; or mental health difficulties. This is something you can do weekdays, weekends, or evenings.

Information Hub Volunteer

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If you have a great combination of interpersonal and organisational skills, we need you to be part of our Friday morning team!

Case Studies Volunteer

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Do you believe in the power of a story? We are looking for a confident communicator to help us share the stories of volunteers across the UK.

Leonard Cheshire is a charity supporting disabled people in the UK and around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose. We have over 3000 volunteers in the UK.

Our Case Studies Volunteer will:

- Collect case studies from volunteer coordinators all over the UK

- Support volunteer coordinators to write good case studies

Musical volunteer

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Do you play a musical instrument or sing? Would you like to play to patients regularly? The Royal Free Charity, which works across three hospitals to make every patient’s experience the best it can be, is looking for musical volunteers to play regularly on the wards as part of its new Arts in Hospitals programme. As part of Arts in Hospitals you will play a role in improving patient experience, health and wellbeing, and providing a welcome distraction to visiting friends and family.

Reach Out Volunteer Support

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A Reach Out Volunteer plays and integral part of the work of Resources for Autism. You will be there to support families around their adult or child with autism, giving them a welcome break, helping with activities and helping the person to gain if possible some level of independence. You could be a listening ear to a mum or dad or a friend to the person with autism who may face isolation. If you are hard working willing to make a difference then this opportunity is for you. You will develop new skills and attitude and be able to get a better insight of someone living with autism.

Volunteer Mentor

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Sova supports more than 8,000 people and is currently recruiting motivated and open-minded individuals across London and Greater London to provide a range of services including:

· Mentoring offenders

· Drug and alcohol support

· Helping people back into training and work

· Supporting children, young people and families

· Helping people improve their skills

· Reducing the risk of homelessness

· Independent visitor support for children in care

Summer Holidays Volunteer Helper

Help with our residental holidays for people with learning disabilities run entirely by volunteers! Have the oppportunity to act as a carer to an allocated guest providing them with 1 to 1 support and engage them in activities. Our guest have varying levels of needs, but one thing in common, your commitment to their holiday– it is a very special thing. They look forward to the holidays all year and often volunteers have as good a time as they do!

Ability Bikes Saturday Assistant

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Are you looking to improve the lives of disabled people and their families’ Do you love exercise? We are looking for volunteers to assist in the running of our free cycling sessions on Saturday’s. These sessions use ‘ability bikes’ that are specially adapted bicycles for use by people with disabilities. We have nine bikes which are kept in Regent’s Park where they are used by various groups.

Hear to Help Hearing Aid Support Volunteer

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of hearing aid users’ Your time could make a real difference to the people we support, and raising deaf awareness throughout society as a whole. We are looking for volunteers to provide support and advice to hearing aid users, their families, carers, community groups and professionals in the area. Please be advised that this role does not involve the use of BSL.

After School Club Volunteer

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Come and help children with disabilities participate in fun social activities at our after school clubs at Markfield.

Phoenix Volunteer

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Mind in Camden/HCCT Day Services Consortium

Foundation Support Time and Recovery Volunteer

This opportunity involves working with people with mental health issues at Mind in Camden/ Holy Cross Centre Trust.

Volunteering for this role, you can receive training and assessment in Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Work.

This role involves providing practical help and support to people who are isolated, many of whom have mental health or drug and alcohol issues.

Trusts Officer

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Stoll is both a housing association and a charity and for almost 100 years, we have provided homes and support services for vulnerable Veterans (ex-Armed Forces personnel). We have four housing schemes in London and our office is based at our largest scheme, Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions, in the Fulham Road Apart from providing housing, we also provide support services, to ensure that Veterans are equipped to live independently.

Local Fundraising Group Volunteer

Do you want to be part of a of a friendly and vibrant team, full of ideas and working together to help us support blind and partially sighted children and adults’

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join a Fundraising Group in your local area to raise awareness and help organise fundraising activities.

What will I gain from the role?

* Opportunity to work as part of a team organising a wide variety of events.

* Personal satisfaction from helping blind and partially sighted people.

* Learning new skills.

Children's & Young People's Buddy - Tower Hamlets

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With your ability to support people with complex needs, including autism, you will discover that supporting a child or young person on the Tower Hamlets Buddy Scheme a deeply rewarding and life enriching experience.

As a Tower Hamlets Buddy, you will make a real difference to children and young people’s lives, whether it’s nurturing small achievements, creating new connections or triggering life changing moments.

Communication Support Volunteer

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Do you have strong communication skills’ Do you like working with people? Are you training as a therapist?

Come and meet our peer leaders and peer led groups who meet within the Blackfriars area of London. It is a great opportunity to meet people with acquired communication disability and to learn what it is to live with disability. You will acquire insight into group facilitation and huge experience in meetings a wide range of individuals and practicing your supported communication skills.

End PJ Paralysis project volunteer

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End PJ Paralysis in a national incentive, which is being piloted on an elderly care ward. We are looking for volunteers to help with this exciting project. Volunteers would act in encouraging patients to sit out of bed, get dressed, and possibly go for a walk (if able). All this would contribute to the patient’s well-being & therefore aid the patient in being discharged from hospital. Anyone interested in a career in Physiotherapy may well find this role of interest.

Local Fundraising Group Event Coordinator

Are you confident and organised with the talent and skills to help oversee and co-ordinate activities and events’ We need a good team player who will be an integral part of a friendly and vibrant team of people, full of ideas to ensure the success of community fundraising events to help us support blind and partially sighted children and adults.

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