External Job Opportunities

Administrator-Scheduler (Community Transport)

Community360

Full-time: £8.67ph (job share and part-time considered)
Location: Tiptree, Essex

The Position

Community360 are looking to recruit a positive organised person to its Scheduling team, to help provide administrative support so that our transport service meets the needs of our members.

Duties are diverse and include administering bookings, organising driver schedules, allocating drivers to vehicles, database management and dealing with public enquiries both face to face and on the telephone.

You would be joining a friendly team of ‘can-do’ people who work together to provide an excellent service.

The successful candidate will have proven administrative experience, excellent communication, time management and organisational skills, the ability to work with a diverse range of people, and a commitment to providing a service to meet the needs of the project. The ideal candidate must be willing to work across multiple locations including Tiptree (main base), Colchester and Maldon.

If you would like to support your local community and strengthen voluntary action, there couldn’t be a better time to join the C360 workforce. If you are keen to be part of a fantastic, enthusiastic, dedicated team and are looking for a highly rewarding role, enjoy working under pressure and want to join a forward thinking organisation, then this is the place for you.

About Community360

Situated at the heart of the local voluntary and community sector since 1968, Community360 are an independent, charitable infrastructure organisation whose aim is to inspire groups to seize opportunities and become more enterprising and sustainable. Their front line services are developed in response to local needs and not only assist established community groups, but are designed to address unmet needs, with project development defined by the communities we work with to improve their outcomes and life opportunities.

Community Transport

The Community360 transport scheme improves access to services, activities and facilities in both Colchester, Maldon and surrounding villages, for people with limited mobility (be it through permanent or temporary disablement, illness, accident or age). By doing so, the scheme also tackles isolation and boosts independence. Lack of accessible transport can be a barrier to disabled and elderly people accessing GP surgeries and other social and welfare facilities.

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Date entered on this page: 15/01/19

Dementia Coordinator (Engagement Officer)

Community360

Full-time: £21-23,000
Location: Colchester, Essex

The Position

Community360 are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic individual to take responsibility for co-ordinating a partnership-based approach to building dementia friendly communities in North East Essex. The post-holder will work with health and community groups to improve access to activities and support for people affected by dementia. In addition, they will raise awareness about Dementia and consult with local communities to help them to become more dementia friendly. C360 are seeking a candidate with strong interpersonal skills, who is well organised and committed to improving the lives of local residents. Experience in an engagement role within the voluntary sector is required (see Person Specification for further requirements).

You would be joining a friendly Community Development team of ‘can-do’ people who work together to provide an excellent service.

If you would like to support your local community and strengthen voluntary action, there couldn’t be a better time to join the C360 workforce. If you are keen to be part of a fantastic, enthusiastic, dedicated team and are looking for a highly rewarding role, enjoy working under pressure and want to join a forward thinking organisation, then this is the place for you.

Closing Date: Friday 1st February 2019
Interviews: Friday 8th February 2019

Call Community360 on 01206 505250, go to our website or email information@community360.org.uk for an application form, Job Description and Person Specification.

Date entered on this page: 15/01/19

Please note, Community360 do not accept CVs and cannot provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Community Development Officer

Real & Enthusiastic Voice of Integration

£25,262 (pro rata), 21 hrs/week, some weekend working, on a 2 year contract

REVI (Real & Enthusiastic Voice of Integration) is based in Braintree, Essex and actively promotes the benefit of the ethnic minorities in Essex and Hertfordshire.

As a registered charity, they are looking for a Community Development Officer who will be responsible for the provision of a structured programme of volunteer development, training & activities taking place in the community on behalf of REVI.

Closing date: 2nd February 2019
Interviews: 16th February 2019

Date entered on this page: 15/01/19

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Two new roles with the Essex Shed Network (ESN)
Community ‘Men in Sheds’ Project

The Essex Shed Network (ESN) has been successful in being awarded funding for 3 years by the Big Lottery to expand their work in relation to this already successful project.

The project is delivered in partnership by two charities CVS Uttlesford and Maldon CVS and we now need to employ two new staff to support this exciting opportunity.

The two roles are:

A Development Worker who will support the growth project and associated activities, particularly in relation to increasing the number of sheds, particularly at the point of start-up and implementation, along with supporting existing sheds.

An Outreach Officer who will support the growth project and associated activities, particularly in relation to increase the reach of these projects through additional activities such as social groups, health activities and increased volunteering.

These are full time roles – 37 hrs per week

Salary per annum £24050 on 3 year Fixed Term Contracts
Based in Dunmow or Maldon, Essex, with travel across Essex

Further information and applications available at https://www.cvsu.org.uk/work-for-cvs-uttlesford/

Applications to be submitted by the 18th January 2019 by 5pm to CVSU, by email to info@cvsu.org.uk

Interviews/Selection – will start the week of the 4th Feb 2019.
If you wish to discuss these roles and opportunities please call CVSU CEO Clive Emmett on 01371 878400 or MDCVS Director Sarah Troop on 01621 851891.

Date entered on this page: 15/01/19

Property Manager and Surveyor

Braintree District Council

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic professional to join the team as a Property Manager and Surveyor working in the Asset Management Service at Braintree District Council.

This role will assist the Head of Asset Management in the corporate management of the Council’s property assets and in the provision of valuation and estate management services to the Council.

  • Part time, 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary up to £43,410 per annum (pro rata)
  • Application deadline is Sunday 20th January

To read more on the job role and to apply, visit the links below:

Job Profile

Online Application Form

Date entered on this page: 15/01/19

Minibus Drivers – Zero Hours

Community360

Pay: Scale of £8.50 – £12.00 per hour (dependent on day)
Hours: Vary and cover is required for daytime, evenings and weekends, seven days a week including bank holidays.

Overview:
We are looking for dedicated drivers to be based within our Community Transport Scheme to transport patients who have been discharged from Colchester hospital and require transport either direct to their home; care homes, or indeed any destination dictated by the hospital within North East Essex. The job holder is required to drive one of our minibuses and ensure all safety guidelines are followed at all times. Additionally you will be responsible for liaising with the schedulers, ensuring that all information is recorded accurately. MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training is provided and a DBS check will be required. Date entered on this page 21/12/18.

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Youth Support Worker

North Avenue Youth Centre

North Avenue Youth Centre is based in Chelmsford and works with young people aged 8 – 18 (25 with additional needs) in the area.

They aim to engage young people in a range of activities both within the Youth Centre and in the community. Through these activities North Avenue Youth Centre aims to develop meaningful and positive relationships with young people, based on mutual trust and respect, helping young people reach their full potential.
They are currently recruiting a Youth Support Worker to join their team. For more information click the link below. Date entered on this page: 14/12/18

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Interact

Evening Youth Workers (Sessional)

Location: Colchester/Clacton / Tendring
Current pay rates: £7.20 – £10 an hour depending on experience and qualifications

InterAct work with young people and adults who struggle to do the things that other young people take for granted. They do this by running a range of term time and holiday activities across Essex that people can dip in and out of, according to their interests and needs. They are currently seeking sessional workers to help run the term time and holiday activities in Clacton / Tendring.
Date entered on this page: 24/11/18

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Volunteering

Volunteer Orienteering Event Helper

Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society

Orienteering is an adventure sport that involves navigating using a map. Participants move at their own speed and can compete at any age. It’s a great workout for body and mind and an ideal sport for all ages and great for families.

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Emergency Rest Centre Volunteers

Colchester Borough Council

The emergency could happen at any time so CBC are looking for flexible volunteers who are able to assist in the running of an emergency rest centre for residents of Colchester who have been evacuated from their homes. The main duties for a Rest Centre Volunteer will be to support residents by providing support, shelter, and refreshments. There will also be some paperwork that you will need to complete to keep a log of residents that are attending the rest centre.

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Listening Volunteer

Samaritans Essex

Samaritans Listening volunteers offer 24 hour confidential emotional support to people throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland. Help is needed at the Mid-Essex helpline, based in Chelmsford.

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Volunteer Handy Person

REMAP

Use your practical skills and ingenuity to help people with disabilities live fuller and more independent lives. The role involves designing and making pieces of equipment for individuals who have a specific need. Requests for help come from health professionals or directly from the public. You will be joining a local group of like-minded enthusiasts and with some opportunities for collaboration.

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SOS Bus Volunteer

Open Road

Provide First/Aid and general support to people in Colchester at night time. Working closely with the on board paramedic in ensuring emotional/welfare support to the public in the town centre.

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Severe Weather Emergency Provision Volunteers

Colchester Borough Homes

During severe weather the homeless are at greater risk of harm. Bearing in mind that many rough sleepers have health issues, being out in the freezing cold often makes these worse. The Severe Weather Emergency Provision (a place where the homeless can stay during extreme cold nights) will be opening from 20:30 – 08:00. This is a reactive service determined by weather forecasts and temperature changes, and as such we are seeking to recruit volunteers who are extremely flexible who can work as part of a team to cover a few hours (or more) to help support the SWEP.

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Ad-hoc Community Volunteer

CLIC Sargent

By joining as an Ad-Hoc Community Volunteer you’ll be part of the team in the community who can be called on for ad-hoc support and exciting events. This role is varied, very flexible and essential to ensure CLIC Sargent’s presence is felt far and wide.

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Volunteer Caseworker

Royal Air Forces Association

A Caseworker is someone who carries out welfare work for the Royal Air Forces Association. Welfare work is about listening to an individual and assessing their needs to find out how the Association can provide help and support to them. Support can include anything from helping put a beneficiary with a disability in touch with social services, so they can apply for funding for a wet room, to something as simple as filling in a form to get a new fridge, for a beneficiary who cannot afford to replace their broken one.

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Volunteer Home Befriender

Deafblind UK

A member would really like to have a Home Befriender visit her once a week for an hour or so for some additional company and conversation. She used to be very creative but due to sight loss she is unable to do the activities she used to, although she is hoping that with some help for the volunteer she may be able to do some arty things again.

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Volunteer Trustee/Director

Red Balloon Braintree

Red Balloon Braintree is a small Charity and Company limited by guarantee which works in partnership with Red Balloon of the Air to provide education, counselling and therapy to children who are unable to go to school due to anxiety / mental illness – they return these children to mainstream education, further education or employment.

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Volunteer Administrator

Headway Essex

Headway Essex cares for people who have acquired a brain injury and this may be through sporting or work accidents, road traffic accidents, assault, illness or disease. Support is given in two ways. Through the Headway Centre, which is a day centre in Colchester where rehabilitation activities take place. These activities are designed to help people to rebuild their lives after brain injury. The second way is Community Support Service. The Community Support Team, provides telephone support, information on the different aspects of brain injury, support groups, training for carers, specialist literature on brain injury, home and hospital visits and educational talks.

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Volunteer Stroke Group Supporter

Stroke Association

As a Stroke Group Supporter you will be part of a team assisting in the running of our Colchester Communication/Peer group. The Group meets in Orchard Baptist Church, Blackheath, 23 Mersea Road. Colchester, CO2 0AE on a Wednesday morning from 10 am to 12 noon.

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Volunteer Receptionist

St Helena

To participate as an active member of the reception team, providing telephonist and reception services to St Helena Hospice. All volunteers must be sympathetic to, and be able to project the philosophy, vision and values of St Helena Hospice.

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Employment Support Volunteer

Signpost (Colchester)

Looking for volunteers to support clients with CV writing. This could be typing a CV from scratch for someone, identifying their key skills and setting our their work history. Or it could be updating a CV by adding another job, or updating their contact details.

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Volunteer Driver

Support 4 Sight

Looking for drivers in the Braintree and Great Dunmow areas to help take members to and from Coffee Mornings and Social trips. The Social Trips are held every month and are usually in the form of a lunch or a short trip out. The Coffee Mornings are held also every month in Braintree town centre. These events are much enjoyed and for some, are a vital, and the only, link to their community.

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Female Volunteer Mentor

Open Road

To provide one-to-one support to offenders from a range of backgrounds and circumstances. Act as a positive role model, helping to raise the individual’s confidence and self-esteem, and support them in identifying and achieving realistic goals and aspirations. Meet with offenders, usually weekly, at an Open Road centre or in a community setting, helping them to re-integrate into society. Accompany offenders to appointments if needed – the GP, Dentist, Jobcentre Plus, training and educational courses and job interviews.

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Volunteer Cafe Assistant

Essex Wildlife Trust

Are you great with people? The Essex Wildlife Trust have 11 centres across Essex which are our main point of contact with the general public. We are seeking centre volunteers to generally lend a hand, welcome people to the centres, make cups of tea and help with the retail and café outlets as required.

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Creative Team – Volunteer Assistant Director

KYDS Youth Drama Society

KYDS is currently searching for enthusiastic individuals to join our Creative Team as Assistant Directors. Assistant Directors will work on productions with our young people and volunteers.

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Volunteer Action Team Member – Essex

MacMillan Cancer Support

Join the Action Team in locations across Essex to help raise money and campaign for improved local cancer care. Bring your energy and enthusiasm to help ensure that life with cancer is still life – let’s help people live it!

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Eye Clinic Support Volunteer – Braintree

Support 4 Sight

The eye clinic volunteer role is a very rewarding and satisfying opportunity; you will have the chance to meet people of differing ages from all backgrounds offering support, information. Eye Clinic volunteers will receive one-to-one support from the volunteer coordinator, be buddied with an experienced volunteer until you feel confident in the role. There will be regular updates on the charity’s latest activities as well as help with preparing tasks.

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Group Activities Volunteers

InterAct

InterAct are looking for volunteers to help us with our popular group activities programme where young people with additional needs meet regularly to socialise and have fun in the community.

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Volunteer Community Champion

Hope for Tomorrow

As a Community Champion you will be representing Hope for Tomorrow at a range of occasions/community events, distributing information to local companies, schools, surgeries etc, and seeking out new marketing and fundraising avenues in the area.

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Volunteer Telephone / Admin Assistant

British Heart Foundation – Braintree

Are you always on the phone? Are you calm, collected and chatty? British Heart Foundation are looking for friendly, confident and helpful people to join their team and become the voice of your local store. You will be the first point of contact for customers helping them with any enquiries and arranging collections for donations and deliveries.

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Art Cafe Volunteer

Braintree District Mencap Society & Gateway Club

Help needed to take the money and make teas and coffees for the Art Cafe for adults with a learning disability. This role may also include some one to one assistance with the different art and craft activities available at the Group.

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Volunteer Drop-in Centre Team Member

Open Door Colchester

A team member at Open Door works on the front line welcoming homeless and vulnerable people into our drop-in centre. Together with their team, they are responsible for serving food and drink as well as listening to the needs of guests and responding appropriately. There are plenty of opportunities for building meaningful relationships with the regulars.

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Volunteer In Memoriam Secretary

British Heart Foundation

When someone dies, their loved ones may request charitable donations instead of flowers. The volunteer In Memoriam secretaries play a crucial role in managing these, and being the link between the BHF and the people who want to support the work while remembering someone close to them.

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Volunteer HR Administration Assistant

St Helena

All volunteers must be sympathetic to, and be able to project the philosophy, vision and values of St Helena Hospice. Support the Volunteer Services Team with various aspects of administration including recording of personal details, reporting and special projects.

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Circles of Protection Volunteer

The Elfrida Society

Do you want to make a difference in the life of someone who has a learning disability?

Your role would involve visiting a lady who has a profound learning disability, building a trusting relationship with her and keeping our service up to date.

She is exclusively supported by paid staff. you would be the person choosing to spend time with her rather than being paid to be with her.

She enjoys music, cartoons, eating in restaurants and cafes.

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Kitchen Assistants and Day Centre Support Volunteers

Tabor Centre

Volunteers needed to spend time with the social centre for physically disabled adults to help members relearn skills of everyday life such as shopping and how to relate to others.

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Basic Computer Support Volunteers

Community360 – Braintree

We are looking for 4 volunteers able to support small groups of people in using their own devices with tasks such as:

Searching the Internet
Shopping on-line safely
Use of Paypal
Social Media
Emailing
Transferring photos from one device to another

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Volunteer Retail Assistant

St Elizabeth Hospice

Zest is a new concept in retail to raise funds to support the Young Adult Programme. As a volunteer you will be welcoming and serving customers in a friendly and helpful manner. Sorting, pricing and preparing donations and stock for the shop floor. Creating eye catching window and shop displays.

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Employment Support Volunteer

Signpost Limited – Colchester

Looking for volunteers to support clients with CV writing. This could be typing a CV from scratch for someone, identifying their key skills and setting our their work history, or it could be updating a CV by adding another job, or updating their contact details.

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Session Volunteer Baby Beginnings Group Supporter

Barnardo’s Children’s Centre

To support staff in the provision of a warm welcoming friendly environment to support new parents and their Babies. Help staff to set up the room at the beginning of the session with mats and treasure baskets, boards, and tidy up at the end. Talking to the new mum’s with babies and looking out for their wellbeing, reporting any concerns to staff. Provide a listening ear and signpost parents to other children’s centre activities. Complete the infant feeding BFI training to enable you to offer help and advice to parents. Help make the sessions an enjoyable experience for the families attending.

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Volunteer Fundraiser

Emmaus

Raise awareness of and support the work of Emmaus Colchester in your local area. Plan and deliver events in the local area. Help participants to have the best possible experience of supporting Emmaus Colchester. Provide information and materials to participants. Placing promotional materials for events in the local community.

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Listening Volunteer

Samaritans Essex

Samaritans Listening volunteers offer 24 hour confidential emotional support to people throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland. Listening volunteers deliver our service to people who get in touch by phone, email, letter and in person.

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Volunteer Dining Companion

Provide

The purpose of the Dining Companion is to assist ward staff by offering support and positive encouragement to patients at meal times.

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Volunteer Handy Person

Colchester Archaeological Trust

Looking for volunteers to join a friendly team that maintains the lovely old building at Roman Circus House which is open to the public with free entry to see the only known Roman Circus in the UK.

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Volunteer Cancer Patient Partner

Healthwatch Essex

As part of the newly established STP Cancer Forum, Patient Partners will work directly with clinicians and NHS managers to ensure that the voice and lived experience of services users, carers and the wider community is used to inform and improve local services. Healthwatch want co-production to be at the centre of the transformation and cancer pathway reviews. The Patient Partners may also be involved in supporting contract monitoring of cancer services.

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Side by Side Telephone Volunteers

Alzheimers Society Essex

Side By Side Telephone volunteers make friendly, tailored conversations with people living with dementia. You will be connected with people based on their interests and preferences. Your involvement will support people with dementia to feel less isolated and focus in an individual’s strengths to remain connected, feel valued and more confident. The base for this role is flexible and will be agreed with your role manager.

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Museum Events Volunteer

Braintree District Museum

This role is to support the museum with the logistics of changing events, tidying up and general bits and bobs around the Museum. This role is a very important part of keeping the Museum and its services running as smoothly as possible. This role does include lifting of tables and chairs.

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Volunteer Leaflet Distributors

Farleigh Hospice

A number of volunteers are required across Mid Essex to assist with the promotion of fundraising events and campaigns by distributing promotional leaflets to pre-agreed locations such as your local shops, pubs, gyms etc.

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Mobile Library Support Volunteer

Essex Libraries

This opportunity is available through Witham Library.
As a mobile library support volunteer, you will assist the mobile library supervisor by reading from a set of route notes to ensure the correct route is taken; and make accurate amendments to the routes for future reference.

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Home from Hospital Volunteer

Community360

Would you like to give something back to our local hospitals? Can you provide cheerful, practical assistance to the more vulnerable members of our society?

If so, then join our Home from Hospital team and help create links within your community! Our team provides simple, practical support to isolated people after they leave hospital.

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Ad-hoc Community Volunteer

CLIC Sargent

By becoming an Ad-Hoc Community Volunteer you’ll be part of the team in the community who are called on for ad-hoc support and exciting events This role is varied, very flexible and essential to ensure CLIC Sargent’s presence is felt far and wide.

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Volunteer Shepherd/ess for Nature Reserve

Organic Countryside CIC

This role involves visiting sheep one day a week on a rota basis. Visits entail feeding (with hay and concentrate nuts) at some times of the year, topping up water pots and checking that all are fit and healthy. Experienced volunteers get involved in tasks for which training is given: lambing, hoof checking and cutting, moving to new pastures). Shepherdess with young children find visits are much enjoyed by their children.

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Volunteer Active Citizens

Essex Police

Essex Police are currently looking for “active citizen” volunteers to assist local neighbourhood policing officers in Essex. They are looking for citizens who will deploy with police officers and police community support officers on foot in the community on crime reduction initiatives. The aim is to help reassure residents, provide crime prevention advice, engagement work opportunities, and importantly – be a high visibility deterrent.

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Reoffending Prevention Volunteers

Essex Youth Offending Service

Essex Youth Offending Service are seeking volunteers from the community to help prevent re-offending by young people aged between 10 and 17 years. Volunteers will talk to young people, their parents and sometimes the victim of the offence to draw up a contract to address the young person’s offending behaviour. The contract is designed to prevent young people from re-offending, but also looks to try to repair the harm caused which can benefit both the victim and the community.

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Volunteer Events Organiser

Braintree District Museum

This role is to support the museums popular events programme and will include helping with setting up and down of the events. Serving refreshments, meeting, greeting and seating guests, all in all making sure the events run as smoothly as possible from start to finish.

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Volunteer Social Host

Outhouse East

Every Saturday at Outhouse East they host an exciting social, alternating between breakfast and coffee + cake mornings. These run from 10.10-13.00 every Saturday with some regulars in attendance as well as new faces each week. They are looking for a team of enthusiastic and friendly social hosts, who will help to facilitate these socials.

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Volunteer Peer Mentor

Futures in Mind

To support mentees with individual solution focused goal setting.
Support mentees to leave secondary mental health services and/or treatment providers in a planned way where relevant, liaising with everyone involved in the person’s care and support.

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Volunteers for Timebank I-Tea Days

C360 Braintree

Basic Computer lessons for the over 50’s. Each person will bring their own Laptop, mobile, tablet or camera. While enjoying a light refreshment. The Volunteer will support them with their I.T. This is a golden opportunity for anyone who would like to gain some teaching skills, or add to their work experience,or if someone just likes working with small groups and would like to share their basic I.T knowledge with others.

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Food for Hungry Children Volunteer Driver required

Braintree

A driver is needed to make a collection of food from the Lidl store in Halstead and deliver it to a school in Braintree. This task is for Friday mornings only at the moment but could increase to Monday collections.

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Art Mentor

Great opportunity for artists or crafts people to support people to use and improve their creative skills and well being. Art mentors are needed to support Art in The Community which is an established and recognised group of artists who support people who may have experienced mental health issues to expand their artists skills and improve their wellbeing.

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Volunteer Community Gardener

Colchester in Bloom volunteers work to enhance the quality of life in our town by making it cleaner and greener. Tasks include: litter picking, weeding neglected areas, improving pockets of green by replanting and arranging floral displays in baskets and containers around the town.

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Event Fundraiser Volunteer

Looking for people to make a real difference by increasing awareness of vital work. As a team you will inspire other people to support and strengthen ties with your local community, through community groups, events and businesses, by working with a passionate team of volunteers.

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Volunteer Gallery Assistant – Colchester

Firstsite

If you are 16 or over, interested in the arts and would like to get involved with Firstsite, they’d love to hear from you. They are seeking enthusiastic and friendly individuals to support the front of house, exhibition, event and learning activities.

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Volunteer Clerical Assistant – Braintree

Community360 Braintree Office

Community360 are looking for a volunteer to support once a week with our Weight Management programme, held at a Bocking End Venue. This role would involve supporting local people who like to come along to our outreach sessions to be weighed which helps them keep focused on their food diary and weight loss.

No experience is necessary, Full training provided. This is not a Clinical programme. This is a great way of gaining experience and working with the community. This could lead to further involvement with the Voluntary Sector.

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Volunteer Readers and Copiers

Grays Thurrock Talking Newspaper

Volunteers required for recording or duplicating of Thurrock talking Newspaper for the Blind.

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Cafe Assistant (Colchester)

Firstsite

This role involves volunteering in Firstsite Art Gallery whilst completing a 6 week Barista training programme. A commitment of 4 hours a week is required. Duties include; serving customers, experimenting with coffee and espresso machines and general cafe duties. You will gain a food hygiene certificate and receive support in to paid employment.

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Waste Buster Volunteer (Braintree & Colchester)

Waste Busters

Any Essex resident can join the Waste Busters, as full training is provided for free. This equips the individual with the knowledge and confidence about the three waste minimisation messages of Essex County Council; Love Food Hate Waste Knowledge around dates, storage, portion sizes, leftovers and planning. Home Composting Getting started and trouble shooting. Reuse Where and what to donate and up-cycling.

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Volunteer Usher

Firstsite

If you are 16 or over, interested in film and the arts in general, and would like to get involved with Firstsite, wthey are expanding theirr volunteering opportunities to include dedicated ushering positions.

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Volunteer on a Sense Holiday

Sense

On Sense Holidays and Short Breaks, groups of disabled children, young people and adults who are deafblind, have multi-sensory impairments or other complex communication needs pack their bags for a jam-packed week of new activities, friendships and lots of laughs.

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Volunteer Community Ambassador

Dementia Adventure

To promote Dementia Adventure and their mission, to enable people living with dementia to get outdoors, connect with nature, themselves and their community, and retain a sense of adventure in their lives, in all aspects within the community.

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Volunteer Dancer/ Dance leader of all genres – Braintree

Millard House

An individual or duo who would like to come along and lead or possibly teach some of the residents to dance. Mostly ballroom style dancing. You would not have to construct a schedule, just come along and share your skills with some people that have either forgotten how to, or would like to learn how to, or just want to dance.

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Volunteer Cancer Patient Partner

Healthwatch Essex

As part of the newly established STP Cancer Forum, Patient Partners will work directly with clinicians and NHS managers to ensure that the voice and lived experience of services users, carers and the wider community is used to inform and improve local services. They want co-production to be at the centre of the transformation and cancer pathway reviews. The Patient Partners may also be involved in supporting contract monitoring of cancer services.

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Volunteer Community First Responder

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Community First Responders are volunteers who are trained by the East of England Ambulance Service to attend certain types of emergency calls in the area where they live or work. Their aim is to reach a potential life threatening emergency in the vital minutes before the ambulance crew arrives. Their role is to help stabilise the patient and provide the appropriate care until the more highly skilled ambulance crew arrives on scene to take over the treatment.

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Homeless Services volunteer – Colchester

Beacon House

Service-user volunteers have the opportunity to work in several areas: helping with food preparation & service; helping clients with job applications & searches, CV creation etc.; spending time talking to people while helping staff manage access to the medical clinic and other services; and assisting with laundry and the clothing/toiletries store.

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Volunteer Drivers – Braintree

Braintree District Mencap Society & Gateway Club

Looking for volunteer drivers to support with activities – both during the week and evenings so even if you only have a couple of hours free one day a week (or even less) then this is the volunteering role for you.

Don’t worry if you’ve never driven a mini bus as training can be provided and the insurance is paid for.

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Volunteer Home-Start Mentors

Home-Start is a family support service that offers the assistance of another person to offer support to local children and parents during difficult times. Home-Start is a local Children and Families Charity that works at grass roots, supporting families in their own home and through community group support. The children supported are aged 0- 11 years and volunteers are needed to help support both home visiting and group activities.

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Volunteer Website Designer/Builder

Torchlight would like to recruit a volunteer who is interested and keen to help us design, and build our website. We need it to be vibrant and relevant to the young people who use our services and to families, carers and friends.

We want you to see it all the way through from design to going live.

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Volunteer Facebook Enthusiast

Torchlight would like someone to help keep their Facebook page up to date. Post news flashes, upload some of our photographs and dates of events. A general all round FACEBOOK FAN. UNDER 18’s CAN APPLY. This would be an ideal position for someone wishing to gain a little work experience.

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Volunteer Marketing and Promotions Ambassador

Purpose of role:

Healthwatch Essex Ambassadors are key to raising the profile of Healthwatch Essex and providing an interface with the general public. You should be enthusiastic, a flexible team player and have good communication skills. This role will involve assisting the team with marketing and communication activities, attending events, collating information and feedback, and promoting the work of the charity.

Your duties may include:
  • Attending various events and promoting the work of Healthwatch Essex.
  • Collecting feedback and analysing information (eg surveys).
  • Networking with other organisations and members of the public.
  • Taking photographs for use on website and in reports.
  • Helping with creation of content for blogs, case studies, news stories, website and social media platforms.
  • Keeping up to date with local initiatives and news headlines.
  • Supporting the use of our Chatterbox Cab (our mobile recording studio), encouraging participants to share their lived experience, managing the consent forms and helping to edit and package the footage.
What we can offer you:
  • A chance to volunteer for a local charity that makes a difference!
  • An opportunity to use or develop your marketing and communication skills.
  • Our award-winning ambassador training on lived-experience, along with other training relevant to your work, when the occasion arises.
  • An annual get-together with other Ambassadors and HWE stakeholders to showcase your contribution to our charity.
  • Reasonable travel expenses for any work you conduct with us.
  • A dedicated member of HWE staff to support you.

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Volunteer Coach

Shaw Trust is a national charity working to create brighter futures for the people and communities we serve. We’re looking for people who can provide valuable help by sharing their skills, experience and time with Shaw Trust’s clients to help them prepare for work and successfully navigate recruitment processes.

You will offer face-to-face or virtual (WebEx) time-limited one-to-one coaching or mentoring to help participants improve their confidence and progress in specific aspects of their life. You can help our clients by:
· Building their confidence around their employability and skills
· Sharing your knowledge of applying for jobs, sustaining work, performing well at interview or skills that help with this process such as good communication or basic IT.

In return for your time, you will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of people, boost your own confidence and share your skills with others. Read more

There are also two other new opportunities with Shaw Trust. Please visit the following links for more information:

www.volunteeressex.org/opportunities/community-engagement-volunteer-10482

www.volunteeressex.org/opportunities/social-activity-volunteer-10483

Volunteer Cafe Assistant – Abberton Reservoir

Are you great with people? The Essex Wildlife Trust have 11 centres across Essex which are their main point of contact with the general public.
EWT are seeking Centre Volunteers to generally lend a hand, welcome people to the centres, make cups of tea and help with the retail and café outlets as required.

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Volunteer Treasurer

We would like a proactive volunteer who is willing to attend committee meetings to enable them to be fully informed of the organisation’ progress, forthcoming events etc. Someone that is confident in discussing ideas on our financial health and development with us and able to report on the charity’s finances.
Record all income and expenditure, pay invoices, receive and bank grant awards and cash from events, support the production of the Annual Report and Accounts. Work with the fundraising trustee to prepare the annual budget: Fundraising trustee reports progress against budget.

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Volunteer Social Media Wiz

We require an enthusiastic individual to join our friendly organisation who enjoys social media and can help us improve our on-line communication.
Are you a Wiz on the computer and can help us to keep our followers posted on our events please apply.
This is a flexible opportunity and would suit any person who likes and is familiar with social media platforms.

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Rowhedge Youth Community Club Volunteer

Do you want to work with young people in a vibrant and established youth club? We are a friendly group offering the young people of Rowhedge and surrounding areas a safe and welcoming club on Wednesday evenings during term time.

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Greenfields Community Housing

Wanted: volunteers to lead life-changing exercise classes

Greenfields Community Housing is on the look-out for volunteers to lead its chair-based exercise classes (CBE), which take place in a variety of locations across the Braintree District and can have life-changing results.
The prescribed, adaptable exercises improve mobility, help to prevent falls and maintain independence, as well as reducing loneliness and isolation. Jane McClure, a 49-year-old Greenfields resident and CBE leader who lives in Halstead, credits the classes for helping her to manage her disability, following a freak accident four years ago; and for inspiring her to launch her own successful business.

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Volunteer Befriender – Home From Hospital

Would you like to give something back to our local hospitals? Can you provide cheerful, practical assistance to the more vulnerable members of our society? If so, then join our Home from Hospital team and help create links within your community! Our team provides simple, practical support to isolated people after they leave hospital. We ease their worries about being discharged, assist them in the transition back to their homes and continue to visit for 6 weeks afterwards.

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Volunteer Supportive Team member

Braintree District Mencap Society

To help and support members attending activities, to develop good relationships with members and their carers. To work as part of the team under the direction of the group leader to ensure the activity runs smoothly.

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Volunteer befrienders urgently needed in Basildon, Loughton, Walton on the Naze and Colchester

Do you like to chat, do a jigsaw puzzle crosswords or play cards? Do you have time to meet with some one either weekly or fortnightly?

Then we need you to help reduce the feeling of loneliness and isolation to a hearing impaired person?

You don’t need to have a hearing loss yourself – just be a good communicator, volunteers are needed in Basildon, Loughton, Walton on Naze and Colchester.

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Volunteer Group Leader / Knitter

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

Do you enjoy being with people? Do you have a talent for organising? Do you like to knit and/or crochet?

Colchester Hospital need someone to play an essential role in a busy, merry little group of keen knitters.

The CHUFT Blanketeers are a newly formed group who have come together to chat, drink tea and knit/ crochet blankets that are given to patients nearing the end of terminal illnesses.

While in hospital these patients have these blankets to make their environment less clinical and more homely. Visiting relatives know that they loved one is being cared for and comforted. After they pass, the blanket is gifted to the family as a keepsake and a token of kindness; we often spray it with the patient’s perfume or aftershave in the hope that it can bring their loved one some warmth & comfort in the difficult times ahead.

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