Opportunities in Canterbury


Volunteer Fundraiser

for Books2Africa International

Books2Africa is a UK Registered Charity that is committed to reducing environmental waste in the UK and improving the quality of education in Africa through the collection and distribution of books. Volunteer Fundraisers wanted to help support this valuable work in the local area.

For more details contact Books2Africa International

Volunteer Fundraiser for Books2Africa International
Books2Africa International

Telephone Befriender

for Volunteer Centre Canterbury and Herne Bay

Help wanted with making phone calls to older people who are at risk of social isolation and loneliness.

For more details contact Volunteer Centre Canterbury and Herne Bay on 01227 452278

Telephone Befriender for Volunteer Centre Canterbury and Herne Bay
Volunteer Centre Canterbury and Herne Bay

RNIB Council Member

for RNIB

Have you been volunteering with RNIB for at least 6 months? Would you like to share your experiences as a volunteer? You can play a key role to help us shape our understanding of volunteer expectations and the way in which we can meet and exceed them.

You'll meet with the volunteering team and other council members to provide advice and opinion based on your experience to inform development of our work. This role is available to current active RNIB volunteers only.

For more details contact RNIB on 0303 123 9999 option 4 - email: volunteering@rnib.org.uk

RNIB Council Member for RNIB
RNIB

Keeper Team Volunteer

for Wildwood Trust

Our keeper team welcomes volunteers and work experience placements throughout the year to help look after our animals across the park. We ensure the responsibility of training and supporting volunteers and work placements in all aspects of animal husbandry.

Please note, we receive a high volume of applications and as a result places are extremely limited and opportunities will vary depending on coronavirus restrictions.

For more details contact Wildwood Trust - email: volunteer@wildwoodtrust.org

Keeper Team Volunteer for Wildwood Trust
Wildwood Trust

Volunteer Engagement Assistant

for Fareshare

Volunteers are needed to help with helping respond to volunteer enquiries and applications, support current volunteers, recommending new places and opportunities to advertise for volunteers and helping new volunteers get started.

For more details contact Fareshare on 01233 502 355 - email: fskent@fareshare.org.uk

Volunteer Engagement Assistant for Fareshare
Fareshare

Trustee Treasurer

for CROP (Citizens Rights for Older People)

We are looking for responsible people who live in Mid and East Kent to join us as a Trustee.

Meetings are held approximately every 6 weeks in Maidstone, Ashford or Canterbury.. Own car is essential.

Interested? Contact Debbie Smith

Trustee Treasurer for CROP (Citizens Rights for Older People)
CROP (Citizens Rights for Older People)

Befriender/Volunteer Visitor

for Kent Association for the Blind

Volunteer Visitors visit sight impaired people in their own homes. They can also accompany people on outings, visits to friends or attend appointments. Many of our volunteer visitors are asked to help with reading personal correspondence and help with light paperwork. It is a very rewarding role, and a fantastic opportunity to make new friends.

No skills required just a friendly, caring, patient demeanour and good listening skills. An enhanced DBS check will needed for the role - but we will organise this for you.

Benefits from this role

This is a very rewarding role where you as a volunteer will provide company and friendship to our service users.

Age Ranges: - 18 and over

Interested? Contact Madeleine Gray

Befriender/Volunteer Visitor for Kent Association for the Blind
Kent Association for the Blind

Volunteer Driver

for British Red Cross

This is a very rewarding role providing much-needed support for people who are accessing our service. The main element of the role is to deliver or collect wheelchairs to/from people’s homes supporting them to maintain their independence, or you could choose to support members of the public from varying locations around the hub area (e.g. often using partner supermarket car parks) to enable them to obtain a wheelchair or other mobility aids equipment.

You could also be driving between hub and spoke locations to transfer stock. This is the ideal role for someone who enjoys meeting people, can show compassion and empathy and who likes driving. It will involve driving a Red Cross or hire vehicle

 

Age Ranges: - 18 and over, must have full driving license

 

Interested? Contact Linda - email: Wheelchairvolunteer@redcross.org.uk

Volunteer Driver for British Red Cross
British Red Cross

Collection Box Co-Ordinator

for Kent Association for the Blind

Collection Box Co-ordinators set up new collection box sites within a local area, make contact with local shops, pubs and businesses, and finally revisit the collection box sites to collect, count and bank collection income. It is a fantastic opportunity to give local businesses an insight into the work of the Kent Association for the Blind, as well as develop skills such as organising, mathematics and fundraising.

This opportunity can be carried out at times convenient to you.

Interested? Contact Madeleine Gray

Collection Box Co-Ordinator for Kent Association for the Blind
Kent Association for the Blind

Bereavement Supporters

for Cruse Bereavement South Kent

Supporting those who have been bereaved and to enable anyone suffering a bereavement to understand their grief and cope with their loss.

We meet people, generally in their own homes, where they feel most relaxed and support them.

Interested? Contact Anne Puttick on 0844 800 9104

Bereavement Supporters for Cruse Bereavement South Kent
Cruse Bereavement South Kent

Processing Officers

for Books2Africa International

We are in urgent need of Processing Officers who are responsible for checking, scanning, sorting and cataloguing donated books at our Processing Centre in Canterbury. As part of the Processing Team, you will be scanning/entering the barcodes/ISBN numbers of books using a computer and a barcode scanner, as well as supporting the sales, multimedia and rare books team.

Casual volunteers: can volunteer any day/time of the week and complete any number of hours they set.
Interns: are expected to commit to volunteering at least once a week and have a target to complete a minimum of 200 hours of volunteering (or set their own target hours beyond this).

Certificates and reference: Only issued to both casual volunteers and interns after completing 200 hours.

Shifts: Anytime between 9am – 5pm weekdays and Saturdays.

Location: Unit 2, Barton Business Park, New Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3AA.

Apply: Complete the online application form https://books2africa.org/volunteer/ or email info@books2africa.org for groups volunteering.

Interested? Contact Tonson Sango

 Processing Officers for Books2Africa International
Books2Africa International

Cultural Events Volunteer

for Equator Festival

ShivaNova works with culturally diverse communities developing cultural and heritage based projects with them… including Nepalese, south Asian, Caribbean, Roma and Syrian communities in Kent.

Volunteering opportunities are for over 18’s interested in event management and organising cultural events. They are particularly looking for an assistant to help them with their events and festivals in Ashford and Tenterden as we continue to come out of lockdown. Event production training will be provided as part of these events.

Most events take place at weekends between May and June

Interested? Contact Priti Paintal on 07795 967533 - email: shivanova@aol.com

Cultural Events Volunteer for Equator Festival
Equator Festival

Bereavement Volunteer

for CHUMS Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Service

We are looking for individuals, who would like to give their time as a support to Children & Young People across the region.  Volunteers support our delivery of bereavement groups for Parents/Carers and Children and Young People up to the age of 25. 

We work with a multidisciplinary team of professionals and the Volunteers would enhance the service and support the Children in various different ways.

They would attend the workshops and explain ‘CHUMS’ objectives.           

Our Volunteers are all committed to making a difference to the lives of Children, Young People and their families.

Our Bereavement Volunteers will undergo training delivered by our team.

We support our Volunteers by offering a regular ongoing training programme and a bi-monthly communications meeting. We also offer support and supervision at any time.

This service supports the Children & Young People in Kent who have experienced bereavement.

It is a holistic approach and it is important to understand the issues that children & young people face.

The Volunteer would need to enjoy Children’s company and have a genuine concern for the emotional wellbeing of the Child.

- We welcome everyone as a Volunteer and Disabled access will always be considered.

All our Volunteers will undertake training in Safeguarding & Manual Handling.

Volunteers can claim for their travel expenses.

All Volunteers must be over 18 but no upper age limit.

We offer ongoing training & support

Our service is currently well established in Bedfordshire, but new to Kent. Therefore, meetings will be held in locations suitable for the Volunteers.

Volunteers must be able to travel to support groups in other parts of the County.

Interested? Contact Jo Tredgett on 07731 133387 - email: Jo.tredgett@chums.uk.com

Bereavement Volunteer for CHUMS Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Service
CHUMS Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Service

For even more opportunities in Canterbury contact:

Volunteer Centre Canterbury and Herne Bay

Volunteer Centre Canterbury and Herne Bay

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