Opportunities in Tonbridge & Malling


Court Volunteer

for Citizen Advice Witness Service

Witness Service volunteers need to have a caring, mature, supportive and empathetic manner towards others. You need to be friendly and approachable with good listening and verbal communication skills.

We are especially interested in hearing from applicants with second language or sign language skills, though this is not essential. 

A non-judgemental, impartial and confidential approach to supporting others is essential. 
Volunteers need to have respect for the diversity of all people, which includes commitment to the service’s objective of ensuring equal access is offered to all witnesses and their supporters. 

Volunteers need to be committed, trustworthy, discreet and prepared to adhere to Citizens Advice Witness Service standards to ensure we deliver a high standard of service to our witnesses and victims. 

For more details contact Citizen Advice Witness Service

Court Volunteer for Citizen Advice Witness Service
Citizen Advice Witness Service

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. 

For more details contact Kent Association for the Blind

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

Driver

for Leonard Cheshire Disability

Do you enjoy driving?

Would you like to go to local attractions on the occasional day trip, whilst enriching the lives of others?

If so, volunteers are needed to be available on request but at your convenience to drive disabled people to and from social engagements with the occasional long drives to take a group on day trips. You will drive our specially adapted vehicles.

For more details contact Leonard Cheshire Disability on 020 3242 0200 - email: info@leonardcheshire.org

Driver for Leonard Cheshire Disability
Leonard Cheshire Disability

Charity Shop Volunteer – Tonbridge

for Heart of Kent Hospice

We welcome volunteers who are able to help with a morning or afternoon shift per week, or more if you wish.

Experience is not necessary as we can provide training in the shop and welcome all volunteers to attend an induction morning where you can learn about the Hospice itself, as well as meeting more members of the team. 

Volunteers must be aged over 16 years of age (volunteers aged 16-18 years must provide parental consent). However there may also be opportunities for Duke of Edinburgh Award students minimum age 14. They will need a Kent County Council child work permit 

Although some retail experience may be beneficial, we provide full training and inductions. 

Unfortunately we are unable to reimburse travel expenses. 

Interested? Contact People Services on  01622 792200 ext 225 - email: volunteers@hokh.co.uk

Charity Shop Volunteer – Tonbridge   for Heart of Kent Hospice
Heart of Kent Hospice

Compassionate Neighbour

for Heart of Kent Hospice

Could you spare a few hours a week to make a difference to someone in your community, simply by offering time and companionship? 

We are recruiting Compassionate Neighbours across Maidstone & Malling to offer friendship and emotional support to people affected by terminal illness or frailty, who are lonely or at risk of isolation. 

Compassionate Neighbours pairs local people based on their shared likes, interests and experiences. This is your chance to become part of an award winning network of more than 1500 Compassionate Neighbours nationwide and to make a real difference to those around you. Our Compassionate Neighbours are currently working remotely due to COVID-19, offering regular telephone and video call contact, but will return to face to face visits in the future. 

If you think you have what it takes we’d love to hear from you! You must be aged 18 or over and willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.

Full training is provided remotely as well as ongoing support to develop your skills. 

For an informal chat about this role please contact us

Interested? Contact Jennie on 01622 792200 (ext 240) - email: volunteers@hokh.co.uk

Compassionate Neighbour for Heart of Kent Hospice
Heart of Kent Hospice

Volunteer Computer Trainer

for Uckfield Volunteer Centre

To help and encourage disabled persons, on a one to one basis, to use a personal computer to create images, (landscapes, portraits etc) using image creation software (eg Corel Draw). 

Need to be patient and caring and a good communicator.

Need to be familiar with the basics of a personal computer.

Need to be willing to learn how to use specific software, eg Corel Draw. 

For more details contact Uckfield Volunteer Centre on 01825 760 019 - email: office@uckfieldvolunteer.org.uk

 Volunteer Computer Trainer  for Uckfield Volunteer Centre
Uckfield Volunteer Centre

Charity Shop Assistant

for Heart of Kent Hospice

We are looking for volunteer charity shop assistants to help in our Charity shops when they reopen.

It’s a great way to develop or use existing customer service skills, to meet new people, to be part of a small team and to keep active in the community. If you are looking to enhance your cv or university application it is a great way to get some up to date experience and develop a wide range of transferable skills

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who have good customer care skills and who are keen to serve customers with a helpful and friendly approach. Tasks include helping to sort and prepare donated clothes, displaying stock, working a till, creating exciting window designs and providing great customer service. 


No experience is required as training is provided. Volunteers must be aged over 16 years of age (volunteers aged 16-18 years must provide parental consent).  However there may also be opportunities for Duke of Edinburgh Award students minimum age 14. We will need to apply for a Kent County Council child work permit for them

Interested? Contact Denise Sullivan on 01622 792200 ext 225 - email: denise.sullivan@hokh.co.uk

Charity Shop Assistant for Heart of Kent Hospice
Heart of Kent Hospice

Leybourne Lakes Country Park Volunteer

for Leybourne Lakes Country Park

Typical tasks, supervised by council officers, include a range of tasks such as pond surveys, pond clearance, stream maintenance, hedge laying, coppicing, planting, scrub clearance and putting up fences.

The Volunteer Group meet on the second Tuesday of every month. Tools, equipment, training, refreshments and biscuits are provided.

For more info read the volunteering opportunities leaflet.

Contact: Leisure.services@tmbc.gov.uk; 01732 844522 or the Leybourne Lakes Country Park Manager on 01732 243397

For more details contact Leybourne Lakes Country Park

Leybourne Lakes Country Park Volunteer for Leybourne Lakes Country Park
Leybourne Lakes Country Park

"Stepping Out" and General volunteering options

for Age UK Sevenoaks and Tonbridge

Our groups have been closed due to the Coronavirus crisis though we hope to re-start them when our day centre re-opens. This is not likely to be till spring 2021 at the earliest.

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

We are seeking volunteers for Stepping Out, a well-supported exercise and social group which meets at the Hollybush Day Centre, Hollybush Close off Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks every Friday 2.30 to 4.30 pm and which has been providing supervised exercises, tailored to the needs of the older members of the community and led by qualified instructors, for over twenty years. The hour of gentle exercise is followed by refreshments and a quiz, occasionally a short talk or other special feature. The meeting lasts in total for two hours.

Applications in writing, phone or email to:

Gillian Shepherd-Coates, Chief Officer, Age UK Sevenoaks & Tonbridge, The Old Meeting House, St John's Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3LR
 

For more details contact Age UK Sevenoaks and Tonbridge

Age UK Sevenoaks and Tonbridge

Volunteer Driver

for Compaid

Become a volunteer driver and help us to make a difference

 

We are looking for volunteer drivers to help us to support our vulnerable clients to remain as independent as possible.

This role is to drive our specially adapted vehicles in Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Maidstone areas.

Applicants must be over 21 years of age, and have a full clean driving licence for a minimum of 2 years for insurance purposes.

Minimum commitment required is 1 day per week Monday - Friday.

All volunteers receive relevant training and reasonable local travel expenses.

Interested? Contact Judith Williams on 07487524099 - email: judith.williams@compaid.org.uk

Volunteer Driver for Compaid
Compaid

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

Volunteer Advocate - Maidstone/West Kent

for CROP (Citizens Rights for Older People)

CROP provide a volunteer led home visiting service to support older people who are struggling to cope or overwhelmed with a problem through delivering Advocacy, Information, Advice and Guidance.

As a CROP Volunteer the type of cases you can support with is varied; for example, help to fill out forms including disability benefits, understanding information, problem solving to challenging a wrong decision, or simply to express their views and wishes if they are not being listened to. CROP supports the Wellbeing of older people, to have their voice heard and to know their rights and entitlements.

They are seeking volunteers for 2 to 3 hours per week based in Lenham.

Interested? Contact Debbie Smith on 01622 851200 - email: lenham@cropkent.org.uk

Volunteer Advocate - Maidstone/West Kent for CROP (Citizens Rights for Older People)
CROP (Citizens Rights for Older People)

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