Opportunities in Gravesham


Telephone Befriender

for Kent Association for the Blind

To become a befriender, you’ll need to be kind, caring, trustworthy and patient.

A DBS check will be required and training will be provided for this role.

If you have a couple of hours to spare once a week/fortnight it would be great to hear from you and the great thing about telephone befriending is that it is flexible and you can arrange it around other commitments. 

Interested? Contact Chris Searle on 01622 691357 - email: chris.searle@kab.org.uk

Telephone Befriender for Kent Association for the Blind
Kent Association for the Blind

Shop Floor Customer Service Volunteer

for Wisdom Hospice Shops

Wisdom Hospice shops are looking for volunteers to join their teams within their established shops to help grow income by providing a positive shopping experience of the highest standard.

Could you assist customers with their purchases? This will help increase sales and promote the Hospice on the High Street. 

There is never a dull moment in a charity shop! We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and dedicated individuals to help. Whether you have, or wish to build your experience within retail, a flair for selling or visual merchandising we have a role within our shops that will suit your skills and interests. 

Interested? Contact Debra Gaskin on 01634 830456 - email: debragaskin@nhs.net

Shop Floor Customer Service Volunteer for Wisdom Hospice Shops
Wisdom Hospice Shops

Young Carer Volunteer

for Carers First

We are looking for committed and conscientious volunteers, who who have an appreciation of the difficulties faced by young carers. 

This opportunity would suit someone who can commit to providing regular support at our group in which takes place once a month.

We also need volunteers to support us with school holiday activities. 

For more details contact Carers First - email: volunteer@carersfirst.org.uk

Young Carer Volunteer  for Carers First
Carers First

Volunteer Befriender

for Family Action

We are looking for a number of individuals who are able to commit to 3 hours per week for a minimum of a year.

Do you feel that your experience as a parent could be valuable to others? 

The Perinatal Support Project is looking for Volunteer Befrienders to support new and expectant mums and their families who are finding things difficult. 

For more details contact Family Action - email: familyline.volunteer@family-action.org.uk

Volunteer Befriender  for Family Action
Family Action

Volunteer Conservation Assistant

for Little Belhus Country Park Trust

The type of works undertaken are very varied but conservation work such as tree planting, managing invasive vegetation, litter picking and general day to day maintenance of the country park. 

You will develop skills using hand tools, increase your knowledge of park management , help with event management and join a team of like-minded enthusiastic people. 

A willingness to learn and good communication skills are welcome. 
Induction and full training will be given. 

The role requires volunteers to be working outside, so will need a moderate level of fitness. 

For more details contact Little Belhus Country Park Trust on 01708 857245

Volunteer Conservation Assistant  for Little Belhus Country Park Trust
Little Belhus Country Park Trust

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

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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