Job Opportunities

Marketing and Communications Officer

Braintree District Council

This Vacancy is: Full Time/Permanent
Salary: Up to £31,071 per annum
Location: Causeway House, Bocking End Braintree, CM7 9HB
Closing Date: 9am Monday 19th November 2018

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Marketing and Communications Officer to join our busy team as we launch our multi-million investment programme. We are looking for someone who can turn complex technical material into sharp, clear and compelling messages.

This is a new role which will deliver marketing and communications for investments into new healthcare facilities, housing developments, road improvements and business premises.

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Commercial Sales Executive

Braintree District Council

This Vacancy is: Full Time/2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £30,213 – £31,068 per annum
Location: Causeway House, Bocking End Braintree, CM7 9HB
Closing Date: Sunday 25th November 2018

Do you have the ambition and drive to be at the forefront of an exciting new chapter in public service? We are looking for a Commercial Sales Executive to join Braintree District Council as we start our journey towards commercialisation.

This role is a full time 2 year fixed term contract with the potential for a permanent contract and in return you will receive a competitive salary of £30,213 – £31,068 plus benefits.

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Assistant Building Control Surveyor

Braintree District Council

This Vacancy is: Full Time/Permanent
Salary: £24,108 – £31,071 per annum (dependent on experience and qualifications)
Location: Causeway House, Bocking End Braintree, CM7 9HB
Closing Date: Sunday 2nd December 2018 Description

Have you considered a career in Building Control? This is a unique opportunity to join Braintree District Council as an Assistant Building Control Surveyor and be involved in all aspects of the construction process. We are looking for someone who has worked in the building industry in either a practical, technical or professional capacity and who has achieved City and Guilds or NVQ level 3 or above in a construction related subject.

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Volunteering

Volunteer Hand Masseuse

Provide

Volunteer Hand Masseurs provide a simple non-evasive therapeutic experience for patients. Prior to delivering the massage, volunteers will have attended training or will hold a recognised qualification. Nursing staff will refer patients for the massage.

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Volunteer Mediator

Parents Aid

To carry out mediation between family members, between partners and/or parents and children where a difference of opinion cannot be resolved amicably. To provide a neutral environment, give both parties the opportunity to put their side across and then look for solutions or compromises that both find acceptable. The mediator will be impartial and non-judgmental, his/her only objective to resolve conflict so that both parties come away with a better deal.

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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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Ward Activities Volunteer

Provide

There are a range of Ward Activity Volunteer (WAV) roles available which aim to engage with our patients in art and craft, reminiscing, reading, jigsaws and game sessions. Working in small patient groups or with individuals our goal is to provide therapeutic and stimulating activities which enhance the patient experience and accelerate patient recovery.

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Museum Volunteer

Bishop’s Stortford Museum

Looking for volunteers to research and deliver museum talks for the public. Working alongside the Museum Curator, you will need to help research and write your talk on a decided topic and then deliver it to the public. This is a great opportunity for someone with an interest in local history and who enjoys meeting new people.

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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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Befriender

Outlook Care Foxburrow Grange

Looking for people to work one to one with residents who need a bit more encouragement to get involved with activities and interact with people. Help to provide a stimulating environment for residents, bringing lots of fun, laughter, news and involvement from the local community.

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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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Baker

Outlook Care Foxburrow Grange

Looking for a keen baker to come in and help the residents to get involved in making scrumptious treats. Many of the residents are keen bakers and many others who have less experience enjoy having a go. They enjoy both the activity and eating the results! There is a lovely accessible kitchen stocked with basic ingredients and with plenty of room to create.

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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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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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Youth Worker 16-19

Working with young people 13-19 on a range of different activities including; Cooking, Arts and Crafts, Sports, Discussion groups, Duke of Edinburgh, Games, Gardening, Drama etc.

To support the adult Youth Workers during the delivery of services by encouraging and enabling young people to participate in a range of personally challenging activities.

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Receptionist – Colchester

Wellies-On Community Interest Company

Currently looking for volunteers to help man the reception area. This is a key role in the organisation and will help to ensure staff, service users and visitors are met by a dynamic person. The volunteer would be required to meet and greet our service users and visitors, to undertake admin duties and to sign people and items in and out.

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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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Nature Conservation Volunteers – Braintree

Braintree District Council

Braintree District Council has nature conservation volunteer opportunities available across the Braintree District. Volunteers complete a range of practical conservation tasks in woodlands, local nature reserves and public open spaces. Activities vary but can include coppicing, tree planting, river clearance, litter picking, invasive species removal and the chance to get involved with survey work.

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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 Mediator (Braintree)

Parents Aid

To carry out mediation between family members, between partners and/or parents and children where a difference of opinion cannot be resolved amicably. To provide a neutral environment, give both parties the opportunity to put their side across and then look for solutions or compromises that both find acceptable. The mediator will be impartial and non-judgemental, his/her only objective to resolve conflict so that both parties come away with a better deal.

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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 Hairdresser/hairdresser assistant – Colchester

Outlook Foxborough Grange

The residents like to look their best, so if you can spare a couple of hours a week to help you would be much appreciated. This could be valuable experience for young people interested in a hairdressing career or for a qualified person who would like to lend their expertise and help our residents take pride in their appearance.

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Carecall Admin Support Volunteer – Braintree

Provide

A volunteer is required to provide administrative support function for the Carecall and Falls Prevention teams.

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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 handyman

Braintree District Museum are looking for a reliable person who is interested in helping out at the museum on a regular basis. Somebody who can help move tables in preparation for set up for school visits, can set up computer equipment ready for the sessions, can change light bulbs and batteries and can take responsibility for locking up the museum when they have group visits.

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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 Chair-Based Exercise Leader

We are looking for Chair-Based Exercise Leaders to lead our classes, as part of our Health and Wellbeing Programme. The fun, enjoyable and rewarding classes are aimed at those with mobility issues and/or long-term health conditions, but any adult can take part.

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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 Youth Workers 19+

Youth Centres Braintree District

Volunteers needed to support youth workers during the delivery of services by making contact and establishing relationships with young people. Encouraging and enabling young people to participate in a range of personally challenging activities.

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Education Room Volunteer Help Needed

First Stop Centre

Volunteers needed in the education dept on a one to one basis helping people with entry level basic English and Maths. All clients are over 18. Monday morning 9.00 – 12.00. No formal qualifications but lots of patience and understanding.

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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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Parkrun Volunteer – Great Notley Braintree

The volunteer will fulfil one of several roles required to be filled every Saturday morning to enable the Great Notley parkrun event, working for the Core Team. They have a Core Team of five members and run a weekly parkrun every Saturday at 9am. They are only able to put on an event if they get around 20 volunteers, which normally consists of other runners.

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