Braintree Junior Rugby Club is actively looking for new self-employed Bumbles coaches for Sunday mornings starting immediately to the end of May 2019. Good pay. The children are age 4 to 6 and they play Tag Rugby. Hours are 10am to 12 noon and include set up, taking the register, giving out paperwork to new members, taking the children up into the clubhouse afterwards for a hot dog, giving out attendance stickers, and maintaining the groups equipment.
The applicant will need to undergo a DBS check, and should have a good knowledge of rugby, preferably through playing. If the applicant already holds a rugby coaching qualification they will start on the higher pay band immediately. The position is ideal for anyone who is injured and can no longer play, or a college student needing to top up their money.
Anyone interested should email a CV to Corinne: email@example.com
Age UK Essex are Recruiting
Age UK Essex is a charity dedicated to helping older people and are seeking Nail Trimmers to join their growing team.
They provide a comprehensive training programme in partnership with the NHS so no experience is required and they offer flexible working hours. You will be based in their Chelmsford office and provided with a company vehicle to visit clients in their own homes and travel to venues across Essex, Thurrock and Southend.
A full UK manual driving licence is essential and due to insurance purposes you must be 25 years or over.
For further details and an application pack click here.
Home from Hospital Volunteer
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.
Ad-hoc Community Volunteer
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.
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.
Volunteer Active Citizens
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.
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.
Voluteer Fundraiser/Helping Hand to support the Homeless
You will be a thinker, and a liaison person, and be able to write convincing letters. You will not be asked to beg on the streets, or do anything embarrassing or difficult. Much of the work can be done at home.
Digital Skills Volunteer
Colchester Borough Homes
To provide help and support to our tenants who live in sheltered schemes, the tenants are state pension age or above. To run 5 x 2 hour drop-in sessions, covering subjects such as: how to operate an I.T. device, get online, use social media and have access to an email address.
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.
Volunteer Social Host
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.
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.
Volunteers for Timebank I-Tea Days
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.
Food for Hungry Children Volunteer Driver required
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.
This is a chance to act as a radio reporter for a local community radio station! Colne Radio currently broadcasts over the internet. Granted an FM licence by Ofcom last year, it is working towards broadcasting on FM in early 2017 and will transmit over a 5km radius from its Wivenhoe studio. They need people to volunteer to act as reporters, covering local events and interviewing local people.
Volunteer bank side helpers (not on the boat) are needed for Trusty 11. This boat can carry up to 8 adults and is operated by friendly volunteer crew. You would be required to meet and greet, taking money, issuing life jackets to children, allocating seats for electric powered river boat trips along the River Stour from Flatford.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Receptionist – Colchester
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.
Gallery Assistant – Colchester
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.
Nature Conservation Volunteers – Braintree
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.
Clerical Assistant – Braintree
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.
Volunteer Readers and Copiers
Grays Thurrock Talking Newspaper
Volunteers required for recording or duplicating of Thurrock talking Newspaper for the Blind.
Cafe Assistant (Colchester)
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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Health & Wellbeing Activity Volunteers (Colchester)
Colchester Borough Homes
Looking for passionate volunteers who can provide a complimentary session(s) in disciplines such as, Yoga, Meditation, Indian Head massage, Aromatherapy or Reflexology. Volunteers will not be expected to offer all of the disciplines, rather if you can offer a one off session in one of the above, or any other related therapy.
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Waste Buster Volunteer (Braintree & Colchester)
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)
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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Mobile Library Support Volunteer (Braintree)
There are occasions when our mobile library drivers have to learn and drive new routes. 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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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.
Volunteer on a Sense Holiday
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.
Volunteer Community Ambassador
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.
Volunteer Dancer/ Dance leader of all genres – Braintree
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.
Volunteer Cancer Patient Partner
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.
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.
Homeless Services volunteer – Colchester
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.
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.
Carecall Admin Support Volunteer – Braintree
A volunteer is required to provide administrative support function for the Carecall and Falls Prevention teams.
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.
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.
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.
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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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A friendly volunteer is required to assist and lead volunteer based activities and programs that enrich the lives of the residents at Stanway: Grymes Dyke Court, Oatfield Close Community Hall and Winstree Court.
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.
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 for Young People’s Events and Projects
Essex Boys and Girls Club
This role is to support the Events and Projects Team in their work with young people.
Volunteering opportunities range from climbing a mountain with a team of young people and
mountain leaders in the Lake District, to helping a youth group to build a raft in Upminster; to
manning a tree-climbing challenge for teams on a night exercise in Great Yeldham, to joining
a small trekking expedition to Nepal. You could be invited to judge a fishing competition in Romford or a table tennis final in Great Sampford. You might be asked to check in teams for a 5-a-side football tournament in Brentwood or lead a fundraising jailbreak in Chelmsford.
You might want to help with the catering at our adventure weekend in June or you could be the minibus driver for one of our early intervention projects. You might get involved for a few hours or a day or a week or a month-long project.
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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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