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Volunteer with H-CAS

Humber Community Advice Services (H-CAS), a charity based in Hull which provides advice & guidance to minority ethnic communities in Hull 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 01482 236460, or Email: info.hcas@gmail.com

The Co-op Foundation is recruiting four new Trustees

Deadline 3rd September

The Co-op Foundation is the Co-op’s charity. It’s vision is of strong communities, where people work co-operatively to make things better.

Following a major governance and strategy review, the Foundation rebranded and relaunched in 2017.

Since then, they have established ‘Belong’, a distinctive and influential UK-wide programme addressing youth loneliness. As part of this they’re delivering the £2million youth strand of the Government-backed Building Connections Fund, as well as another major match funding partnership with the #iwill Fund. Other significant recent developments include a new offer of interest-free loans to support the sustainability of community spaces, and support for digital skills and innovation through the development of the Charity Digital Code and a partnership with Omidyar Network. For more information about their work, visit their website.

They are currently recruiting four new Trustees, in readiness for the next phase of the Foundation’s development. In the coming years they expect to significantly increase strategic engagement with the wider community activities of the Co-op, maximising the benefits of aligning their focus with the parent business, while maintaining the charitable independence of the Foundation’s governance.

The duties and requirements of all Trustees are detailed in the role profile

They are looking for:

  • Good working knowledge of the social enterprise and/or social investment sectors
  • Digital
  • Fundraising (in particular, the ability to influence and provide insight into fundraising opportunities that may be available through the Co-op and its stakeholders)
  • Good understanding of effectively engaging communities and facilitating co-operation and partnership working.

The Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion, and aims to build a team that reflects the communities it serves UK-wide. They welcome applications from all suitably skilled and experienced candidates. However, in order to address current areas of under-representation on our Board, they are particularly keen to hear from suitable female candidates and from those aged 35 and under.

Apply by 3rd September 2018

To apply, please email your CV, with a covering letter of no more than 2 pages describing your motivation and suitability for the role, to the Foundation Secretary Steve Fowler

If you would like an informal discussion about the Co-op Foundation and the role of Trustee, please contact the Head of Foundation, Jim Cooke

Interviews will be held on 12th September in London and 14th September in Manchester.

Fusion Creative – Trustee

Fusion Creative is a not-for-profit organisation which encourages creativity in the community via theatre, music and crafts.

Job description for Trustee

Overall

  • A commitment to the organisation
  • Willing to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Vision for future development
  • Good, independent judgement
  • An ability to think creatively
  • A n ability to work effectively as a team member whilst not being afraid to speak out
  • An understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of being a Trustee
  • To follow Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership

Qualities

  • Knowledge and experience of relevant to voluntary and community organisations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Knowledge of voluntary sector legislation an advantage

An interest in arts delivery within the community is an advantage but not an exclusive requirement – but what Fusion Creative do need is enthusiasm, ideas and a willingness to support their activities as necessary.

For more information please contact Sue Milsom by telephone 07498 533191 or email Sue.milsom@ntlworld.com

Fusion Creative – Treasurer

Fusion Creative are a not-for-profit organisation which encourages creativity in the community via theatre, music and crafts
Job Description for Treasurer

Overall:

  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.

Specifically

  • Liaise with relevant staff and volunteers to ensure the financial viability of the organisation.
  • Make fellow Trustees aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them.
  • Regularly report the financial position at committee meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc).
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place
  • Appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies.
  • Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner.
  • Undertake bookkeeping duties and/or oversee the finance volunteer ensuring posting and bookkeeping is kept up-to-date.
  • Regularly carry out reconciliations/ oversee regular reconciliations by the finance volunteer.
  • Arrange appropriate signatures on payments.
  • Make the necessary arrangements to collect payments from debtors and bank payments promptly.
  • Give timely warning to the Board of any due annual payments as necessary eg insurances

Qualities

  • Knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management
  • Good financial analysis skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Knowledge of voluntary sector legislation an advantage

For more information please contact Sue Milsom by telephone 07498 533191 or email Sue.milsom@ntlworld.com

City Health Care Partnership (CIC) Volunteer Hub

The City Health Care Partnership (CIC) Volunteer Hub offers a variety of volunteering opportunities for individuals in Hull & the East Riding.

Join their team of volunteers and make a difference!

The Hub offers volunteering opportunities in:

Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care at Home Team

  • Befriender
  • Dementia Support
  • Allotment volunteer
  • Publicity champion
  • Admin volunteer
  • Chemo friend
  • Pet support

For more information contact Linda Conway, Macmillan Volunteer Co-ordinator

T: 01482 222220 or E: Linda.Conway3@nhs.net

CHCP Hull & East Riding has opportunities in the following services

  • Carers Information & Support Service
  • Let’s Talk – Psychological well-being services
  • Evolve – Eating Order
  •  Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Volunteer Drivers for Pulmonary Rehab in Beverley

For more information contact Nicole Wild, CHCP Volunteer Co-ordinator Hull & ER

T: 01482 222220 or E: Nicole.wild1@nhs.net

The time you give as a volunteer makes a big difference whether it is 1 hour or more … it can be days, afternoons, after work or weekends. After an informal interview, DBS check (dependant on role) and 2 satisfactory references CHCP will:

  • offer full training
  • offer you access to CHCP training portal to enhance your skills and personal development
  • supply you with a uniform
  • supply you with a mobile phone for health and safety & lone working
  • reimburse you mileage or public transport costs

Grimsby and District Live at Home Volunteering

Grimsby and District Live at Home needs volunteers in Immingham.
The Grimsby & District Live at Home Scheme proudly took over the running of the “Have aChat Club” in 2017.
It runs fortnightly at the Trinity Methodist Church on Wednesday’s between 10am-12pm.

If you can spare a couple of hours every two weeks then please contact Ann-Marie at 01472 602080 or email ann-marie.tuplin@mha.org.uk for more information and club dates.

Dial-a-Ride Volunteer Drivers Needed

Your Help Needed.

DIAL-a-RIDE is a local Charity Organisation that is desperately short of Volunteer Drivers!

If you know anyone who might be able to give up even 1 day to help them out, then please ask them to contact Dial-a-Ride as soon as possible!  Please call them on 01472 269199 or go to this web page

The Green Team need volunteers

Do you enjoy being outdoors? Do you have a few hours to spare?

The Green Team (Goole) are currently looking for new people to join their team

They need new volunteers to join their team of gardeners.

  • No experience necessary
  • Work outdoors in the fresh air
  • Chance to meet new people and make new friends
  • Be part of a team
  • Learn new skills
  • Opportunity to be trained on our petrol power equipment
  • Improve your C.V.
  • Training opportunities available*
  • Make a difference to your community
  • Get involved in social activities (optional)

Green Team volunteers provide a gardening service to people who can no longer look after their gardens and who need help and support in keeping them neat and tidy. Could you give one morning or one afternoon a week please?

To find out more please contact: Cheryl Price, Development Officer, The Green Team. Telephone 01405 837126.  Email cheryl@thegreenteam.org.uk

*Once trained, volunteers have the opportunity to apply for paid employment on a 3 month contract as a Gardener on The Green Team Works C.I.C.

Green Fingered Volunteers – Health Tree Foundation

The Health Tree Foundation (HTF), the official charity for the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, are on the hunt for volunteers who can help give a little TLC to the gardens at Scunthorpe General Hospital. If you are interested in helping give a little back to your local community then you could be just the person they have been looking for.

The charity is striving to help look after the gardens within the hospital grounds to create tidy and peaceful outdoor areas where patients and families visiting the hospital can enjoy some fresh air.

HTF are urging local companies, gardening groups and social groups to come on board and help their local hospital charity.

HTF community champion, Hayley Thompson, said: “The gardens at the hospital are in need of a facelift. We would love to have a local community group or businesses offer their time to come along and help make a difference to their local hospital.”

If you are interested in helping to give the gardens a new lease of life, please contact Hayley at: hayley.thompson3@nhs.net or Tel.  03033 305672

 

Flamborough Head European Marine Site Management Scheme

Volunteers Required!

The cliffs around Flamborough Head and Filey Brigg are home to the UK’s largest mainland breeding seabird colony; during the summer months, over 300,000 seabirds flock to the cliffs to raise their young.  They are joined in the sea below by dolphins, seals, porpoises and even whales, making the Yorkshire coast one of the most important areas for mobile marine species in the country.

International issues like marine litter and climate change are placing significant pressures on our wildlife.  Therefore, it is important that we do everything we can to give the seabirds the best chance of a successful breeding season on the cliffs.

East Riding Council are looking for people who are able to give at least one day a week throughout the summer.  As a volunteer surveyor, you will be positioned at various locations around the protected area in order to record recreational activities, particularly noting whether the seabirds respond to human presence.   You will be trained to record the data accurately and you will be given support and guidance from the Flamborough Head European Marine Site Project Officer.

You don’t need to be a bird expert as full training will be given, however you will need to have your own transport, due to the remote location of the site. Personal access to binoculars/telescope would also be beneficial.

The data you collect will be used to create a baseline of evidence and may inform future management of this internationally-important site.  You will gain skills in surveying, seabird identification and accurate data collection, whilst spending at least one day a week along the cliffs of one of the most amazing stretches of coastline in Yorkshire.

For more information, please contact:

Heather Davison (Flamborough Project Officer)

Heather.davison@eastriding.gov.uk  / 01482 391721

Or see full details on the Do-It.org website