Opportunities in Thanet


Volunteer Peer Advisor

for St Giles Trust

This role involves working alongside our caseworkers for a minimum of 1 day a week on our County Lines project in Thanet.

The project supports young people in Kent who have become involved in County Lines, drug-related crime and supports them and their families in accessing training, education, housing and other forms of support.

For more details contact St Giles Trust

Volunteer Peer Advisor for St Giles Trust
St Giles Trust

Telephone Buddy

for Age UK Thanet

Volunteer role description: volunteer needed to call an old person for a chat and to boost morale.

Interested? Contact Louise Collins on 01843 223881

Telephone Buddy for Age UK Thanet
Age UK Thanet

Packing of Food Parcels

for St Austin and St Gregory’s Food Parcel Service

Volunteers to help with the packing of food parcels, packing of “tea packs” (teabags, milk and sugar), bagging up fruit portions.

Interested? Contact John Finnegan on 07443890082 - email: Jftldsalmestone19@gmail.com

Packing of Food Parcels for St Austin and St Gregory’s Food Parcel Service

Helpers

for Birchington Support Group

Help needed to assist local residents with shopping/prescriptions/dog walking and to chat on the phone for reassurance.

Interested? Contact Dave Adams on 07540 813028 - email: daveadams1955@sky.com

Helpers for Birchington Support Group

Volunteer Appropriate Adult

for The Young Lives Foundation

The Appropriate Adult Service provides trained volunteers to assist and advise young people (10-17) and vulnerable adults detained by the police when parents or carers are not able to attend.

These volunteers are on call to support young people and vulnerable adults that have been detained by the police

For more details contact The Young Lives Foundation

Volunteer Appropriate Adult for The Young Lives Foundation
The Young Lives Foundation

Family Food Bank Volunteer

for Children and Families

Volunteers needed to collect, make up and distribute food boxes.

For more details contact Children and Families on 01233500477 - email: familyfoodbank@children-families.org

Family Food Bank Volunteer for Children and Families
Children and Families

Theatre Group Trustees

for The 1927 Theatre Group

We are looking for up to 3 new Trustees to join our Board.

We are looking for inquisitive, imaginative and collaborative people that can see opportunities for 1927, will champion and support our work and extend our reach, whilst also maintaining a strong focus on protecting our resources and assets. 

We are particularly keen to hear from individuals who have skills, experience or expertise in; Developing diversity strategies and inclusive policy and practice within an organisational setting, education, learning & participation, fundraising, legal practice and have experience / knowledge of the local community/ies in Margate, Thanet and Kent.

Trustees will be required to attend 4 x Board Meetings in either Kent or London, per year. Trustees will also be asked to support sub-groups and to attend events, conferences or to support 1927 at community events. 

 

Interested? Contact Natalie Ross on 07939 834185 - email: 1927recruitment@gmail.com

Theatre Group Trustees  for The 1927 Theatre Group
The 1927 Theatre Group

General volunteer

for Thanet Branch Parkinsons UK

Assist at weekly meetings on a regular or occasional basis.
Provide support for people with the Parkinson' s condition during exercise sessions. Set up and restore equipment after use.
Assist with serving refreshments and the clean up afterwards.
Consider becoming a committee member in the future.

Interested? Contact Douglas Hamilton on 01843 842985 - email: adouglashamilton@aol.com

General volunteer for Thanet Branch Parkinsons UK
Thanet Branch Parkinsons UK

Ambassador

for The Mason Mile

The Mason Mile is recruiting Ambassadors to work on The Family Mile initiative funded by Sport England to get families outdoors and being active by covering the distance of 1 mile.

The idea of The Family Mile is to make a mile fun and engaging with themed fun walks, combining crafts and imagination.

By becoming an Ambassador you will have the opportunity to do the folowing:

Leading Family fun themed walks around local green spaces.
Connecting with your local community through social media or promo.
Trough specilaist training be able to offer help and support where needed through pathways.

This is a fully trained and supported Ambassador role with a variety of different elelments you can CHOOSE to get involved in. Some of these roles can help to boost the CV in marketing, social media, community work, working with children, working with families and networking.

Interested? Contact Daniel Porter on 0300 30 31 030 - email: daniel.porter@wellbeingpeople.com

Ambassador  for The Mason Mile
The Mason Mile

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

Coastal Warden

for Thanet Coast Project

If you are interested in this role please visit the NEKMPA website and apply direct on there: http://thanetcoast.org.uk/how-to-help/coastal-wardens/

Volunteer Coastal Wardens can adopt a stretch of coast to look after and received a programme of informal training opportunities and regular newsletters to help them. The training is two core sessions, and then optional ones so that they can choose to learn more about the marine and coastal wildlife and environment.

This volunteer opportunity is best for people who would like to look after their local bay or stretch of coastline and so this is independent in that volunteers do this in their own convenient time on a regular basis.


Although the scheme is aimed at over 17s years of age, 16-18 year olds will be considered with parental permission and supervision.

 

For more details contact Thanet Coast Project

Coastal Warden for Thanet Coast Project
Thanet Coast Project

Mediator/Coach

for East Kent Mediation

Mediation is a way of dealing with disputes that helps those involved to reach an agreement. We will listen to the people involved & encourage them to suggest, discuss & agree a way forward that everyone is happy with.

The role of a mediator will be to work as part of a team within the organisation. There will be a fully comprehensive training package delivered before anyone steps into the role. Mediators will never be expected to work alone.

 

For more details contact East Kent Mediation on 01303 227 296

Mediator/Coach for East Kent Mediation
East Kent Mediation

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 Thanet contact:

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