SEFTON FOODBANK VOLUNTEER
Sefton Council for Voluntary Service is working with a group of charities, community groups, faith organisations and Sefton Council to create a Sefton Foodbank Network in partnership with national charity, the Trussell Trust.
Sefton Foodbank supports local people living in crisis. The Foodbanks are located in supermarkets and volunteers provide information to customers on the items required via a 'shopping list'. Customers can then buy an item to donate which can be placed in collection bins within the supermarket. The contents of the bins are then collected and send to distribution points across Sefton. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers etc identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher which can be exchanged for food at the distribution centres.
We require Volunteers to attend designated supermarkets across Sefton and give out information flyers (Sefton Foodbank Flyer) to shoppers to donate food to the Sefton Foodbank. Volunteers maybe required to empty collection bins and sort food ready for pick up.
No skills are required other than a friendly, helpful and reliable manner, volunteers maybe required to work alone.
At the moment we are specifically looking for volunteers At ASDA, Southport on Thursday 21st February 12pm-1pm and Wednesday 27th February 11am-12pm, 12pm-1pm and 1pm-2pm.
All volunteers will be provided with support during their volunteer role and will be given a key contact and phone number to call. All volunteers will be provided with information and High Visibility Jackets. All volunteers will be provided with out of pocket expenses as per the Sefton CVS volunteer expenses claim procedure.
FEELGOOD FACTORY - Young Champion
The Feelgood Factory is a community-led healthy living centre in Netherton. As part of their work they have launched the Your Health Project, a community volunteering project for young people aged 13-21.
The Project has three strands in which volunteers or Young Champions can get involved:
- Projects with Older People
- Health Promotion Volunteers
- Reach Up Programme
Among the intergenerational projects that volunteers have helped to organise are luncheon clubs, knitting groups and dance afternoons.
Health Promotion Volunteers are able to link in with the Feelgood Factory's existing projects, including exercise classes and peer mentoring to improve the health of the local community.
Reach up is a 12 week course to help 13-16 year olds gain more information on health issues that affect them, and volunteers can get involved in helping to deliver the course.
BEATING BOWEL CANCER - Fundraising Volunteer
Beating Bowel Cancer supports bowel cancer patients and those around them at every step of the their journey. They do this by:
- Running a nurse hotline which provides expert support and advice on the disease
- Producing booklets and factsheets on bowel cancer
- Running an online forum for patients to share experiences and concerns
- Operating a patient to patient support service
Beating Bowel Cancer are looking for people in Sefton to help us spread the word about the importance of early diagnosis.
They are looking for volunteers to help organise events, help at collections or find suitable sites for collection tins. Volunteers can help to distribute booklets and posters to local medical centres.
VOLUNTEER READING HELP - Reading Volunteers
Volunteer Reading Help is a national charity that helps children who struggle with reading to develop a lovve of reading and learning. The organisations places volunteers in local schools where they are matched with pupils to provide ongoing support.
They are currently working with a school in the Waterloo / Crosby area and need local volunteers to help.
Volunteers need to be patient and encouraging, good listeners, good communications, flexible and approachable. All volunteers will also need to undergo an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau check too.
AGE CONCERN SEFTON & LIVERPOOL - Befriending Volunteer
Age Concern Sefton & Liverpool recently launched a Befriending Scheme. The project has been very successful and is now looking to recruit even more volunteer befrienders.
Older people are quite often socially isolated for a variety of reasons; they may find it difficult to leave the house, their family may live out of the area, etc.
Age Concern's Befriending Volunteers can make a huge difference in providing a smiling face and a listening ear to someone who otherwise may not see anyone else for days on end.
Volunteers only need to give two hours a week to visit an older person in their home, and will receive full training in the role. Ideally volunteers would be available between 9am and 5pm on weekdays but weekend volunteering may also be available.
THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION - Volunteer Warehouse Assistants
The British Heart Foundation's Furniture Store on Lord Street, Southport are looking for Volunteers to work in their warehouse.
Volunteer Warehouse Assistants working in the shop's busy warehouse make sure all their deliveries are received efficiently and then either put into storage or put onto the sales floor. The British Heart Foundation also provide a delivery service for their customers and volunteers organise these in preparation for the BHF van drivers.
Volunteers would receive any necessary training for their role and be part of a large team.
BLUNDELL DIVISION GUIDING - Uniform Group Volunteer
Blundell Division Guiding are looking for volunteers to support their uniform groups.
The Division is looking for volunteers over the age of 18 years to help. Where possible volunteers would be happy to go into Uniform working with either Rainbows, Brownies or Guides.
All the groups are in the Ainsdale and Birkdale area.
Nationally there is an increasing demand from children and young people wanting to join Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. But without volunteers these groups cannot operate.
This would be a great opportunity for those interested in developing skills and gaining experience in working with children and young people.
NORTH SEFTON SOCIAL INCLUSION PROJECT - Shopping Volunteer & Social Club Volunteer
Formby: The project runs a volunteer shopping service for housebound older people in Formby. This opportunity takes place every Wednesday, volunteers are required to shop at Waitrose and then deliver to the client or clients. Training is provided around Safeguarding Adults, lone working and manual handling. A CRB check is required for this opportunity. The project is looking for people who have a couple of hours to spare each week. All expenses are provided.
Southport: The project runs a shopping service for housebound older people in Southport. The opportunity takes place every Friday, volunteers are required to shop at Tesco. The project is looking for people who can spare about an hour every week. All out of pocket expenses are reimbursed and training around Safeguarding Adults, manual handling and lone working is provided.
Ageing Well Club: A volunteer is required to help and assist at a weekly Ageing Well club in the Southport area, helping with drinks and refreshments and club activities and befriending. The project is looking for someone who can spare a couple of hours on a Monday afternoon.
ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY - Befriending Volunteer
Volunteers are vital to Alzheimer's Society goal of improving the lives of people living with dementia.
Volunteer Befrienders support people with dementia in the local community. This involves companionship for a person with early-stage dementia, helping the individual to take part in social and recreational activities. Your involvement will help to significantly improve well-being and help to reduce the isolation so often experienced by people with dementia.
Visits are arranged at mutually convenient time for both the befriender and the person being befriended. Volunteers need to be able to commit to a regular weekly or fortnightly meeting visits of up to two hours.
AGE CONCERN CROSBY - Office Volunteer
Age Concern Crosby are looking for a volunteer to help staff their busy office.
The office runs two luncheon clubs and provides advice and support to older people in South Sefton. They are currently looking for one or more volunteers to help answer the phones, responding to queries and taking messages.
Volunteers would be trained in the office systems and services available to older people in the area. They should have a good telephone manner and ideally have good customer service skills.
If you are interested in any of the above opportunities or would like any further information please click on the contact us button below to send us an enquiry