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Friends for English needs befrienders

Friends for English is looking for volunteer befrienders to help with English, crafts, basic literacy, numeracy and IT

Friends for English is a befriending project to help newcomers (mainly asylum seekers and refugees) to practice English, make new friends and learn about Hull

Meets at Marvell House, 1 Cranbourne St (off Spring Bank, at the bottom of Peel Street)

For more information please contact Karen on 07791 530039 or e-mail karenvandiesen@outlook.com or go to their website 

Hull Carnival Arts Carnival Crew Volunteers

Fancy helping create carnival in Hull? Carnival Crew – Volunteers Call Out

Volunteering is a great way to get involved and support Hull Carnival Arts. They have many and varied roles that offer opportunities for enthusiastic volunteers, helping out at their Popup Parades across Hull, and behind the scenes.

To Join The Hull Carnival Arts “Carnival Crew” come along to one of their inspiration Spark Days and meet the team, for further details and applications email: hullcarnivalcrew@outlook.com

11th May 10am-4pm Spark Day 1

Hull Afro Caribbean Centre 25/26 Park St, Hull HU2 8RR (Free entry all welcome)

Meet the Hull Carnival Arts team and find out how to Join The Carnival Crew Volunteer team this summer.

  • Presentation of work by Lewis Hunter (EMCCAN), and Hull Carnival Arts. A chance to see carnival arts artefacts and costumes up close, and try a costume on in Selfie Corner!
  • Dance and movement taster workshops with Lewis Hunter including a short talk about wearing large costumes and dance tips in costume.
  • Get your groove on and join our Pop-up Carnival Parade with Lewis Hunter and Hull Carnival Arts giant puppets for a finale of the days activities through St.Stephens Shopping Centre

12th May 10am-4pm Artists Masterclass

Scrapstore Studios HU3 5DB Tickets must be booked in advance via Eventbrite

Carnival costume backpacks With Lewis Hunter* and EMCCAN artists

Suitable for makers and carnival artists with an interest in large scale carnival makes, this masterclass will involve practical team work.

*Lewis Hunter is an East Midlands Caribbean Carnival Arts Network (EMCCAN) wining carnival King, regional winner for East Midlands and placed second in Leeds King and Queen Show

18th May 10am-4pm Spark Day 2 Hull Carnival Arts

Scrapstore Studios HU3 5DB (Free entry all welcome)

  • Meet the Hull Carnival Arts (HCA) team and find out how to Join The Carnival Crew Volunteer team this summer, and see the work of Hull Carnival Arts, opportunities to try on costumes in the Selfie Corner!
  • Presentation of mobility scooter based work by Nottingham based Can Samba (12:45-2:15 & 2:30-4:30pm)
  • A chance to see carnival Mono-Floats built on mobility scooters up close, have a test drive and move to music in one of Can Sambas special carnival mono-floats (weather permitting)

19th May 10am-4pm Artists Masterclass – Carnival Mobility Scooter Floats with Can Samba

Scrapstore Studios HU3 5DB

Tickets must be booked in advance via Eventbrite 

Suitable for makers and carnival artists with an interest in large scale carnival makes, this masterclass will involve practical team work.

The application deadline for volunteers is Monday 20th May, volunteers will be selected on 21st May. All selected volunteers will need to be available for induction and training on the following days

28th May 10-4pm – Initial Induction, carnival make & mend skills (essential)

29th May 10-4pm – Carnival costume making (optional)

30th May 10-4pm – Carnival event facilitation (essential) Carnival Crew Volunteers will have a variety of opportunities to get involved with Hull Carnival Arts work across the summer Season, at live events and behind the scenes from June 1st – Sept 1st

EMS looking for volunteers

EMS are looking for volunteers to lend a hand in their community shop, based in the Preston Road Village Centre

The shop offers residents a range of affordable food that they can pay for with a donation. Day to day tasks in the shop include:

  • Collecting any donated produce and storing it correctly
  • Receiving and unpacking stock deliveries
  • Helping residents
  • Stacking shelves and checking stocks
  • Helping with the cleaning

The shop is open Monday to Thursday 10am – 4pm and Friday 10am to 3pm. Busiest times are between 10 and 12 noon

All volunteers have access to the food available on the green shelves free of charge.

For more information call Andy on 01482 709108 or e-mail andy@emsyorkshire.co.uk

HANA are looking for volunteers

HANA (Humber All Nations Alliance) are recruiting for Volunteers to work with in various capacities to help in the on going cases and events that they have.

They would particularly like volunteers with an interest in:

  1. Community Engagement
  2. Communications and Publicity
  3. Events and Activities
  4. Administrative Support.

If you are interested in any of these areas or any other form of Volunteering, please contact HANA on 01482 491177 or admin@hanaonline.org.uk

For more information about HANA go to their website

Hessle Road Network need volunteers

The Network need volunteers for their Network Attic – a new and used shop on Massey Street. Not just a shop, it’s an information point and lots of isolated local residents often just pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

For more information contact Jo on 01482 606077, or pop in to collect an application form

Headway Hull and East Riding is looking for volunteers

Headway, the brain injury association, is a Charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury.  Headway Hull and East Riding is run by a small committee of volunteers, some of whom are professionals or have had an injury themselves or are a family member or a carer; providing a monthly coffee meet and socials.

They are looking to strengthen their committee and with this in mind are inviting anyone who has an interest in giving something back to the community, sharing skills and supporting brain injured survivors, their families and carers to join.

If you think this volunteering opportunity would appeal to you and you have interests in any of the following areas, please contact diane.derbyshire@headway.org.uk

  • Arranging Fun & Interesting Social Activities
  • Fund Raising/Finance
  • Social Media
  • Administration
  • People Skills
  • Risk Assessing
  • Information & Sign Posting

For more information about Headway UK go to their web site where you will find information about all the – groups, branches and campaigns, and a host of Fact Sheets.

Volunteering Opportunities with H-CAS

Humber Community Advice Services (H-CAS) is a charity which provides advice & guidance to minority ethnic communities in Hull. H-CAS wishes to recruit volunteers who can support its clients with either advice; interpretation of different languages; basic IT skills; or admin skills.

Full training will be provided; and volunteer travel expenses reimbursed.

If you feel that this is for you, please contact the Manager, Peter, on Phone: 01482 236460, or Email: info.hcas@gmail.com

Hearing Aid Support Volunteers – Hull

Action on Hearing Loss need volunteers to provide support and advice to NHS hearing aid users at their local Hear to Help drop-in clinics.

All Hear to Help clinics take place Monday- Friday, during the day, and they ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 3 hours a month.

As Hearing Aid Support Volunteer, you’ll perform the following tasks:

  • Visit service users in their homes, residential/day care centres and walk-in clinics
  • Undertake basic maintenance on hearing aids such as re-tubing and battery replacement.
  • Signpost other agencies that may be beneficial to the service user, such as the Sensory Impairment Team
  • Monitor the number of visits carried out and feedback to the volunteer co-ordinator
  • Promote the work of Action on Hearing Loss

It can take time for people to get used to hearing aids, understand the different settings and learn how to take care of them. The Hearing Aid Support volunteers therefore provide a valuable service to people who depend on their hearing aids for day-to-day tasks and social interactions.

What skills do you need?

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about issues affecting people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss- particularly in older people
  • Some experience of using hearing aids would be preferable.
  • Friendly, reliable and an approachable manner.
  • Ability to listen to questions and to answer appropriately.
  • Happy to work with a wide range of people.

What support will you get?

Regular support will be given by your own Volunteer Manager especially in the early stages of your role as you settle in. You will also receive informal support from other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers and staff as you work together.

What training is offered?

Action on Hearing Loss offers full, on-going training for all volunteers including an induction programme and further training specific to the volunteering role. This may include:

  • training in understanding hearing loss
  • the opportunity to attend other training relevant to their role.

You will be required to complete a DBS check (previously CRB), as some of your work may include working with vulnerable adults.

Please find below a short video clip of Hear to Help Clinics in Wales.

If you think this role is perfect for you, and you can make a positive contribution to our service users then please contact Emma Butterfield, Community Support Officer, Audiology, Castle Hill Hospital


01482 841969 or 07435753193

Sight Support are looking for volunteers

They are recruiting to one of their premier placements.

Join the volunteer telephone befriending team on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning.

Making a call to someone who is lonely and visually impaired makes a huge difference.

For more information about the service go to the Sight Support website or e mail volunteering@sightsupport.org