Opportunities in Swale


Practical Help at Home Volunteer

for Macmillan Crossroads Kent and Medway

We are looking for people with empathy and compassion to help people who are living at home with cancer and finding everyday life a struggle.We are looking for people, with or without any special skills, willing to support people at home with simple domestic tasks they cannot manage, and to provide companionship at the same time.

For more details contact Macmillan Crossroads Kent and Medway on 0345 095 6701 - email: enquiries.macmillan@crossroadskent.org

Practical Help at Home Volunteer for Macmillan Crossroads Kent and Medway
Macmillan Crossroads Kent and Medway

Volunteer E-bay Assistant

for Wisdom Hospice Shops

To help the Wisdom Hospices to grow income through our different online platforms this volunteer role will assist the manager in tasks that will help the business reach their listings targets for the week. This will help provide additional income that will go towards the Wisdom Hospice that serves the communities of Medway and Swale.

Interested? Contact the shop manager on 01795 473816

Volunteer E-bay Assistant for Wisdom Hospice Shops
Wisdom Hospice Shops

Volunteer Gardner

for Macmillan Crossroads Kent and Medway

This is an opportunity to help someone who can no longer manage to look after their garden because of ill health associated with cancer.

If you love to be outside, doing something physical and enjoy gardening, this is a role for you; mowing the lawn, looking after the borders or trimming a hedge.

Interested? Contact enquiries.macmillan@crossroadskent.org on 0345 095 6701

Volunteer Gardner for Macmillan Crossroads Kent and Medway
Macmillan Crossroads Kent and Medway

Volunteer Meal Delivery Drivers

for Age UK Sheppey

Help wanted to deliver 2 course hot meals to people’s doors on the Isle of Sheppey.

For more details contact Age UK Sheppey on 01795 662562 - email: admin@ageuksheppey.co.uk

Volunteer Meal Delivery Drivers for Age UK Sheppey
Age UK Sheppey

Social Media Volunteer

for Harmony Therapy Trust

For more details contact Harmony Therapy Trust on 01795 663050 - email: thtt2010@gmail.com

Social Media Volunteer for Harmony Therapy Trust
Harmony Therapy Trust

Volunteer Fundraiser

for Face Faversham

Help needed to raise money for Face Faversham – which is a local charity offering practical help in the form of garden maintenance and decorating to people who are unable to carry out these tasks themselves due to ageing or disabilities.

Interested? Contact Becky Duffy on 01795 530011

Volunteer Fundraiser for Face Faversham
Face Faversham

Voucher Co-ordinator

for Swale Foodbank

Volunteers are the life blood of foodbanks. Your skills could be just what we need. If you are interested in volunteering at Swale Foodbank, please follow the below link to access our online Volunteer Application Pack. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Foodbanks work with front line agencies who in turn refer clients to foodbanks. Some foodbanks have over 100 referral partners and in this role you will be coordinating the issuing and distribution of vouchers to these agencies. Once the vouchers are redeemed the data they contain needs to be added to our central database. Full training and support is available. 

For more details contact Swale Foodbank on 07486 370709 - email: info@swale.foodbank.org.uk

Voucher Co-ordinator  for Swale Foodbank
Swale Foodbank

Treasurer Volunteer

for Cats Protection

At Cats Protection we help thousands of cats each year thanks to our dedicated and passionate volunteer groups and teams, all of which help our feline friends in a different ways. They take in stray and abandoned cats and ensure they receive the veterinary care and attention they deserve, help raise funds, promote neutering and help spread cat welfare messages. Our volunteer treasurers maintain the finances of local groups and teams, ensuring they hold the funds needed to continue their vital work. Cats Protection relies solely on donations from generous members of the public, and our volunteer treasurers help make sure these funds are spent in the most effective way. 

  • Preparing budgets 

  • Keeping accurate financial records 

  • Reporting financial records via ‘Cashlog’ (Cats Protection supplied software) 

  • Paying invoices and volunteer expenses 

  • Being part of a team which ensures there are sufficient funds to meet expenditure 

  • Updating and advising others on income received, expenditure and available funds 

  • Managing and monitoring donations made to the group 

  • Following financial procedures e.g. Gift Aid returns and VAT claims 

For more details contact Cats Protection on 0345 371 2755 - email: BSUSouth@cats.org.uk

Treasurer Volunteer  for Cats Protection
Cats Protection

Shop Assistant

for Demelza

Volunteers will assist staff/volunteers undertaking various tasks, including:- ¨ Sorting through donations – selecting suitable items for sale, re-stocking/rotation of stock. ¨ Steaming clothes for best presentation. ¨ Pricing [guidelines provided], ticketing and display of products attractively, internally on shelves and rails and in the window. ¨ Dealing with customers and enquiries – face to face, and on the telephone. ¨ Using the till to take payments, process refunds and cash up at the end of the day. ¨ Promote/encourage customers to sign up for Gift Aid and process donations efficiently. ¨ Moving/handling - the post requires a major element of lifting shop supplies and merchandise. ¨ Maintain high standards of housekeeping, organisation, safety and cleanliness throughout the shop, stock room and staff areas.  

For more details contact Demelza on 01795 845200 - email: volunteering@demelza.org.uk

Shop Assistant  for Demelza
Demelza

Till operator

for Oxfam - Sheerness

Do you like interacting with the public, meeting new people, getting to know your local community. If so, this role could be perfect for you to build skills, boost your confidence and help Oxfam increase sales to continue to support the work Oxfam does to beat Poverty nationally and internationally. 

Some of the tasks are, operating the till, working with our Gift Aid opportunity, accepting donations, keeping a tidy and welcoming environment, customer interaction, some merchandising. 

If you enjoy working in a busy bustling atmosphere, get inspired by working as part of a diverse team or you can use your own initiative, apply today to help us offer a great service in our Oxfam Shop. 

OXFAM is a global organisation working to end the injustice of poverty. We help people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and saves lives in disasters, our mission is to tackle root causes of poverty and create lasting solutions both globally and nationally. Volunteering in our OXFAM Shops is an ideal opportunity to gain relevant work experience and meet new people whilst contributing towards an exciting and progressive International Charity. Oxfam do not accept applications from anyone on the sex offenders list. We may inquire about unspent convictions relevant to the role and you may be required to submit PVG/DBS check (at no expense to you). 

Part-time hours: 3-4 per week 

Job Types: Part-time, Volunteer 

Benefits: 

  • Free or subsidised travel 

Schedule: 

  • Day shift 

 

For more details contact Oxfam - Sheerness on 01795 669198

Till operator  for Oxfam - Sheerness
Oxfam - Sheerness

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 Swale contact:

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Swale Community and Voluntary Services

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