Opportunities in Dartford


Shop Volunteer

for British Red Cross

Our shop volunteers are the first point of contact for customers when they enter our shops. You will be a welcome greeting for all customers providing assistance and ultimately helping increase donations.

You will provide invaluable help through the running of the shop, keeping it stocked and attractively displayed. You can get involved as much or as little as you like by: sorting out stock; putting your own stamp on the shop displays or getting trained in order to serve customers at the till. 

Interested? Contact Havering Volunteer Centre on 01708 922214

Shop Volunteer for British Red Cross
British Red Cross

Volunteer Gardener

for SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity

You do not need to be a qualified gardener but must exercise common sense at all times. A flair and love of gardening is essential as well friendly and outgoing nature. 

This role does not require you to have your own tools and will not require access to inside the home unless to use toilets etc.  T. Shirts and work trousers as well as Hi Vis jacket will be provided.  

Due to our policies and requirements of a DBS check volunteers are required to be a British Passport Holder. 

Training is given. 

Interested? Contact Havering Volunteer Centre on 01708 922214

Volunteer Gardener for SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity
SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity

Driver (Dartford North)

for Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

We require OWNER-DRIVERS to pick up PATIENTS and take them to various locations. Journeys can be long or short.

Journeys could be with a patient only or could include family members or staff, and may also include some luggage. You will be transporting people who have a mental health condition and so sensitivity, understanding and patience are essential. 

You will be using your own vehicle and will be reimbursed fuel costs each month, based on your mileage. 

You will also have to have an Enhanced DBS check made. Full training and support will be offered. 

For more details contact Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust on 01622 723210 - email: kmpt.voluntaryservices@nhs.net

Driver (Dartford North) for Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Trustee

for Mind

The local mental health charity, Havering Mind is currently looking to recruit a number of people to join its Board of Trustees and provide positive leadership and direction.

As a Trustee, you will be part of a team responsible for the strategic and financial management of the charity, ensuring that our core purpose is carried out and help promote our positive vision. 

For more details contact Mind on 01708 457 040 - email: volunteering@haveringmind.org.uk

Trustee for Mind
Mind

Information and Advice Volunteer

for Age UK Sevenoaks and Tonbridge

We are unable to do home visits due to the Coronavirus crisis though we are providing information and advice by phone or online.

We will definitely be looking for volunteers after the Coronavirus crisis so please do get back in touch then.

We will be looking for volunteers to visit older people, some of whom are housebound. Your main role would be to help them and their families to complete forms and to give them any other information about services that may help them.

You need to be able to give up one day a week (or more if you wish). The morning will be spent visiting an older person in their own home and helping them (and maybe their family) to fill in forms. Usually these are for health and disability benefits. Sometimes it will be helping them apply for housing benefit, council tax reduction, pension credit or a disabled parking permit or checking that they are getting all the benefits that they are eligible for. The afternoon will be spent back in the office writing it up and completing accompanying paperwork.

For more details contact Age UK Sevenoaks and Tonbridge on 01732 454108 - email: office@ageuksevenoaksandtonbridge.org.uk

Information and Advice Volunteer  for Age UK Sevenoaks and Tonbridge
Age UK Sevenoaks and Tonbridge

Ward Helper/Befriender

for Mind

This role is ward based and involves a great deal of interaction with patients, their family/friends and staff, to help patients take part in social and recreational activities, listening and chatting with patients about a variety of topics to make their stay a little more enjoyable. 

There may be times where you will reassure anxious or nervous patients by keeping them company, spend time with patients who may not have many visitors and generally be a support and a buddy to patients.

We are looking for friendly and dedicated individuals who can give us a dedicated long-term commitment. You will need to be polite, courteous and respectful to patients and visitors at all times. 

This role is suitable for those looking for a long term volunteering opportunity. Our volunteers need to be reliable and able to offer a long-term commitment. We will reimburse reasonable out of pocket travel expenses and supply a luncheon voucher. 

For more details contact Mind on 01708 457 040 - email: volunteering@haveringmind.org.uk

Ward Helper/Befriender for Mind
Mind

Foodbank volunteers various

for Gravesham Foodbank

Volunteers are the life blood of foodbanks. Your skills could be just what we need.

Volunteers are the driving force behind foodbanks. There are thousands of volunteers across the UK, helping The Trussell Trust Foodbank Network get emergency food to people in crisis. We want you to enjoy volunteering and there are lots of ways to get involved. Whatever role you choose, you will make a real difference to the life of someone in crisis.

Contact:info@graveshamfoodbank.org.uk; Tel 01474 559555

Gravesham Foodbank, Riverside Community Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend DA12 2jy

For more details contact Gravesham Foodbank on 01474 559555 - email: info@graveshamfoodbank.org.uk

Foodbank volunteers various for Gravesham Foodbank
Gravesham Foodbank

Dementia Buddy

for Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust

There are a number of volunteering opportunities offered by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust at both Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital, at Sidcup.

Volunteers help support the hospital in numerous different ways, assisting clinical staff on ward, meeting and greeting, as well as assisting office based staff with admin tasks. 

 

As part of our Equality and Diversity commitment, we aim for the Trust’s volunteers to reflect the communities we serve. This is a positive action statement as our volunteers are under-represented by male volunteers and we welcome male applications for volunteer posts. 

 

Click here if you're interested in becoming a Dementia Buddy

For more details contact Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust

Dementia Buddy for Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust
Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust

Caring Companion

for Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust

There are a number of volunteering opportunities offered by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust at both Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital, at Sidcup.

Volunteers help support the hospital in numerous different ways, assisting clinical staff on ward, meeting and greeting, as well as assisting office based staff with admin tasks. 

 

As part of our Equality and Diversity commitment, we aim for the Trust’s volunteers to reflect the communities we serve. This is a positive action statement as our volunteers are under-represented by male volunteers and we welcome male applications for volunteer posts. 

 

Click here if you're interested in becoming a Caring Companion

Interested? Contact Fundraising & Voluntary Services, Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road Dartford, Kent, DA2 8DA

Caring Companion for Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust
Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust

Pet as Therapy volunteer

for Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust

There are a number of volunteering opportunities offered by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust at both Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital, at Sidcup.

Volunteers help support the hospital in numerous different ways, assisting clinical staff on ward, meeting and greeting, as well as assisting office based staff with admin tasks. 

 

As part of our Equality and Diversity commitment, we aim for the Trust’s volunteers to reflect the communities we serve. This is a positive action statement as our volunteers are under-represented by male volunteers and we welcome male applications for volunteer posts. 

Click here if you want to find out more about Pet as Therapy

Interested? Contact Fundraising & Voluntary Services, Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road Dartford, Kent, DA2 8DA

Pet as Therapy volunteer for Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust
Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust

NHS Volunteer Responders & General Helpers

for Gravesham Borough Council

We are working with the North West Kent Volunteer Centre and other Community Partners to assist those who are self-isolating and need help. Let us know if you are interested in volunteering to help others.

If you want to help others in your community during the Coronavirus outbreak you can register using our online form.

We'll ask you for some personal data as part of your registration. View our Privacy Notice for more information about the data we collect, who it's shared with, and how it's stored.

Register to volunteer

 

NHS Volunteer Responders

Some 250,000 volunteers in good health are being recruited by the Government to help the NHS and support vulnerable people.

We understand that the 250,000 will be volunteers to cover non-clinical task both in the NHS and services such as patient transport, delivering prescriptions and keeping in contact with people isolating at home.

Contact: see links + North West Kent Volunteer Centre, Unit 2 Endeavour House, Twistleton Court, Priory Hill, Dartford · 01322 272476

Interested? Contact c/o North West Kent Volunteer Centre, Unit 2 Endeavour House, Twistleton Court, Priory Hill, Dartford on 01322 272476

NHS Volunteer Responders & General Helpers for Gravesham Borough Council
Gravesham Borough Council

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

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