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Worcester Community Action

Worcester Community Action regularly promote volunteering opportunities. They are based at The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN.

They would love to hear from you on 01905 936751 or worcestercommunityaction@gmail.com if you are interested in any of the opportunities listed below:

A local charity is inspiring people with disabilities or long term health issues to discover their creative energy and self- confidence through art. Could you help this art group, held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, in the Bath Road area of the city? Not every volunteer needs artistic ability, but you do need to be a ‘people person’ who is enthusiastic and ready to help create a friendly, welcoming environment, where members feel relaxed and able to make the most of their time.

Could you spare a few hours to help at a local care home? Are you a friendly person who can sit and chat about anything and everything, do you have a sense of humour, are you patient and kind? Can you play cards or tiddlywinks? If any of this sounds like you then please get in touch for more details.

Older people often feel lonely and isolated and a national charity for older people is always looking for befrienders to visit clients in their own home. If you have an hour a fortnight to spare, could you help?  If you like people and have a happy, caring nature you would be made very welcome.

A local organisation which works with cats, has a variety of roles available for volunteers. Could you could help with fundraising, or work in their shop or maybe foster a cat? This is the ‘purrfect’ place for a cat lover! Do get in touch if you are interested.

 

Do you like cooking and are you a ‘people person’? If so a Lunch club needs someone with your talents. If you could spare some time between 9.30 and 1.45 on Wednesdays and if you are happy to help with preparing vegetables, serving the diners and clearing up afterwards then this could be for you. Please get in touch for further details.

Are you interested in our local wildlife? Various roles are available at the local Swan Sanctuary, including collecting bread, feeding the swans and keeping the area clean and tidy. After training you will be able to chat to interested bystanders about the project. This is also an opportunity to learn about the swans, their lives and how to recognise swans that are unwell and in need of help.

Several roles are available at a local library including: helping with activities for children under 5 years of age, supporting youngsters who would like to try coding, meters and greeters, and many more. Various days and hours are available, if you like working with people of all ages and would like to support our library, get in touch for more details.

A medical team based in Droitwich is looking for someone who could support them by doing non-nursing tasks. Are you organised, discreet, physically able and do you possibly have administration/office experience? If you can answer yes to these and would like to know more, give us a call.

 

· A chain of local charity shops is looking for a driver’s mate. If you would like to help your local community, and are free on Mondays we would like to hear from you. You need to be physically fit and able to lift 10kg bags or boxes. If you have good communication skills and are well presented, please do get in touch for more details.

· Do you enjoy a good chat whilst keeping active? Then walk leading could be for you! Two walk leaders are needed to help out with local walks on a Tuesday morning. The current leaders would like a helping hand and full training will be given free of charge. The walk begins at 10.30 and lasts approximately 1 hour. A fantastic way to help your community and keep fit.

· A number of volunteers are needed to support service users of an Acquired Brain Injury charity. You may be asked to help with gardening, computer skills, cookery or exercise, to name but a few. If you are friendly, reliable, trustworthy and have good communication skills please give us a call.

· A national chain of Charity Shops is looking for volunteers at their Worcester branch. They are expecting to be busy in the run up to Christmas and they have a number of roles available, from helping on the till to photographing items for their online shop. As long as you are able to read and write you will be very warmly welcomed.

  • A national chain of Charity Shops is looking for volunteers at their Worcester branch. They are expecting to be busy in the run up to Christmas and they have a number of roles available, from helping on the till to photographing items for their online shop. As long as you are able to read and write you will be very warmly welcomed.
  • We are in need of one or two more volunteers, here at Worcester Community Action. We are looking for people to do some light admin work and answer the phones. If you could spare just a couple of hours a week to help us we would be so grateful. And there are always biscuits in the cupboard!
  • A national charity which works with children and young people in care is looking for volunteers to become Independent Visitors. Your role would be to act as a befriender to a child for a period of two years, giving a few hours of your time each month. The time required would be dependent on the needs and wishes of the child and the volunteer. Full training and support is provided. If you’d like to know more, then do contact us.
  • A volunteer receptionist is needed by an organisation which provides relationship counselling. The role is to support counsellors by providing a welcoming meet and greet and a caring atmosphere for clients. This is an evening opportunity in Worcester, Bromsgrove or Redditch. If you think you can help, do get in touch.
  • A local Dementia Café which meets on the first Friday of each month is looking for volunteers for additional support. No specific qualifications or experience is needed, but would suit if you know about, or are willing to learn about, dementia and its impact on sufferers and their families. If you enjoy meeting people, can demonstrate empathy and compassion and have good communication skills, then this could suit you. Contact us for more details.        

    

  • Do you have experience of working in a mental health setting? Would you be prepared to offer informal support to in patients and help the ward nurses with activity groups and perhaps suggest suitable activities. If you are motivated to help, have empathy and enthusiasm then do get in touch. Full training will be given.
  • Volunteer drivers are wanted in Droitwich. If you have a clean driving licence and would like to help your local community, this is an opportunity to do so. Full training is given and expenses will be paid.
  • Home visitors and befrienders are always needed to visit sight impaired people in their own homes, for tea and a chat. Assistance with daily living tasks such as reading, or accompanying clients on short outings is also desirable. This is a completely flexible role depending on the client’s needs and wishes, so please help if you can.
  • Are you a keen gardener? Do you have a happy and polite disposition and a non-judgmental understanding of those living with mental illness? If so could you help with maintaining an outside area where patients can visit to help with their recovery. You would also support patients alongside the nursing staff, that show an interest in undertaking basic gardening tasks.
  • A popular local museum is looking for volunteers to help with their Primary Schools Education programme. Various roles are available from helping with small groups of children to leading activities in themed events and activities. Please get in touch if you think you could help. The museum is also looking for volunteers to act as Stewards and to help in the coffee shop. Saturday and Thursdays are the particular days when they are short staffed.
  • A national organisation, committed to building stronger families by delivering support to many of the UK’s most vulnerable people, is looking for home based volunteers for their Parent Support Service. If you have two hours a week to spare and feel you could give emotional support and guidance via telephone or email, then please give us a call.
  • A children’s centre in Stourport is looking for Befrienders for children with disabilities. If you feel you could help, either early evenings or weekends it would be much appreciated. A little experience would be beneficial but is not essential as training will be given.
  • A Worcester Scout Group is looking for several volunteers to act as Leaders, Quartermaster and Secretary. High quality training is offered for all roles which require a minimum of 1-2 hours a week, although plenty more are on offer if you get the scouting bug!
  • Would you like to improve your office skills? Do you have a few hours a week to spare? Would you like to help a local community? If so you are needed in Droitwich. No experience is necessary as full training will be given. Give us a call for more details.
  • Could you spare a few hours to help ward staff at a local hospital with various activities for their patients. If you are motivated to help others, have empathy and enthusiasm you would be warmly welcomed. Full training and induction is offered and this is an opportunity to gain experience in a care environment.
  • Are you someone who could make a real difference to a child’s life as an Independent Visitor? A friendly guiding influence can improve a young life and children in care benefit greatly from having that special person in their life. If you could spare just a few hours per month and would like to know more, please get in touch.
  • A youth led environmental charity, aimed at raising awareness around sustainability issues has a variety of roles available for 16 to 25 year olds. All the projects have been set up and run by young volunteers, and they are always looking for more people to join them. If you have a couple of hours a week to spare and would like to get involved, ring for details.
  • A growing group of volunteers who collect supermarket and deli food which is past it’s ‘display until’ date, but is still perfectly edible and safe to eat, and deliver it to local charities and hospices to help them feed those who are dependent on them for support, need help. They would like to rescue even more food from landfill and support more charities in Worcester. You could help in many ways, but first ring us for more details.
  • Volunteer drivers are needed by a local ‘Live at home’ scheme, for half an hour morning and evenings, on Mondays and Thursdays. If you are a safe driver, have access to your own vehicle with full tax, MOT and insurance and like people, this could be for you.
  • Home visitors and befrienders are always needed by a charity for the sight impaired. You would visit clients in their homes for tea and a chat, or to aid with paperwork and basic daily living tasks. At present, they are looking for someone who could take a young Mum and her baby out and about in Worcester. Please let us know if you feel you could help.
  • There are many and varied opportunities to volunteer at a charity which helps anyone who would like to dance. You could help the dance teachers with classes, chaperoning, working on costumes or delivering publicity materials. This is a fun and worthwhile organisation who would welcome your help.
  • A ‘meeter and greeter and general helper outer’ is needed at a social group for adults with Asperger’s. They are looking for a special person for their Worcester based group who could make new members welcome and generally, mix and mingle. The group meets on a Wednesday or Saturday so if you think you could help out for a couple of hours, get in touch.
  • Activities assistants are needed to support the daily delivery of multi-sensory activities to both children and adults who have disabilities. There are many roles and times available as the charity sees over 300 people every week. For example, the Sensory play session for 0-4 year olds and family sessions. This centre is a vibrant hub of diversity and welcomes volunteers to help them meet their aim, which is to bring joy to the lives of others.
  • A Wednesday Lunch Club is looking for help. They need someone who could assist with the preparation, help with serving meals and also with clearing the tables and washing up afterwards. The hours are flexible between 9.30am and 1.45pm. Please help if you can!
  • Fundraising volunteers are needed by a national Veterans association, to help with a range of activities. These include Collections, Community Events, or even doing your own thing! If you would like to organise a coffee morning or a cycle challenge, it all helps. If you join the fundraising team you can give as little or as much time as suits you. For more details, get in touch.
  • A charity for bereaved British Forces children will be holding an informal recruitment event in October. They are looking for self-motivated volunteers who enjoy meeting people and who could fundraise and raise awareness of the charity in the local community. For more details, please ring.
  • Support is needed at a local Dementia Café. No specific qualifications or experience are needed for this post but it may suit you if you know about, or are willing to learn about, dementia and its impact on people. The time required is 11.00am -3.00pm on the first Friday of every month.
  • A volunteer is needed by a local charity to maintain its front and back garden to a presentable standard, and to be able to work around members of the public during opening hours. Tasks will include sweeping, weeding, pruning and tool maintenance. If you have Friday mornings from 9am-1pm free and think this could be for you, please give us a call.
  • An organisation that provides Christmas presents for children, is looking for people to run its Toy Project. If you could spare some time between 11-2 on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday, and if you have empathy with families and children in need, please get in touch.
  • Would you be interested in an administration role, which involves data entry, answering the telephone checking emails etc. Volunteers are needed on a Monday and Friday between 11am and 2pm. Training will be given and this is an opportunity to brush up on your office skills.
  • Would you like to work in retail? There are a number of roles available in the local branch of a world- wide charity. From helping on the till to photographing items for their on-line shop. There really is something for everyone. Do get in touch if you would like to be involved.
  • Do you like football and are you a Worcester City supporter? If so would you be willing and able to take an elderly gentleman from Lower Wick, who is partially sighted, to games in Bromsgrove on Saturdays, fortnightly? The gentleman concerned has been an avid supporter for 60 years and is desperate to go to games. Please help if you can.
  • This is just one of a number of individual requests we have on our books, so do contact us if you’d like details about other similar opportunities.
  • Befrienders/ Independent Visitors are needed by a Youth Charity. This role involves being matched with one child, and befriending and visiting them on a regular basis for at least 2 years. The visits are for a few hours once a month at times to suit both parties. A complete training and induction course is available and expenses are paid, so if you are interested in this rewarding work please phone.
  • Side by side befrienders are needed to support dementia sufferers, whilst they are in hospital. You will take part in 1 to 1 activities, such as card games, or just chatting or listening to music. Various times are available and a certain commitment would be required. Get in touch if you can help.
  • Receptionists are required at a charity in Worcester city centre. Duties include answering the telephone and welcoming visitors. Morning or afternoon shifts are available to suit and there would be two volunteers on duty at all times. Training will be provided, so if you would like to help, please give us a ring.  
  • Someone who is fluent in British Sign Language Level 3 is being sought to act as a befriender to a person who is deaf or hard of hearing. You would be supporting them by visiting once or twice a week and helping them to feel less isolated. If you would like to improve your language, communication and people skills, get in touch.  
  • Retail Shop Volunteers are always needed by a national Children’s Hospice charity in their various shops across the region. If you are looking for a career in retail, or are thinking of returning to work after retirement this could be for you. If you have customer service skills or would like to learn them, please contact us.  
  • Are you a keen photographer? Would you be willing to spare a few hours a week to help an elderly, active gentleman, who is suffering from dementia to continue to enjoy his hobby. You would be helping by visiting and chatting about photography, looking at photos and helping him to get out and about to take photographs.
  • A nursing team based in Droitwich is looking for a volunteer to carry out tasks that are non-nursing. They are looking for someone who could organise office and cupboard spaces and keep them and the kitchen clean and tidy. You need to be organised, discreet and able to move light objects. Office skills are also desirable. Hours are to suit.
  • A caretaker is required by a local museum. Duties would include making minor repairs and keeping the workspace neat and tidy. Two to four hours are needed per week to suit the volunteer.
  • A disability charity is looking for a Correspondence Secretary who will be mainly home based but will attend committee meetings. You will act as a point of contact for all correspondence and distribute information to branch members. If you have administrative, IT and organisational skills, do get in touch.
  • A local toddler group is looking for someone to help them set up the group, engage with the children and their parents and generally help out by making tea and coffee etc. The hours are 9.30- 12.30 on Mondays, during term time only.
  • A local bird sanctuary is looking for volunteers to help keep the river steps clean and clear of debris. Ideally the need enough volunteers that the steps are cleaned daily, but Friday afternoon at 2pm is the most useful time. If you are physically fit and agile and enjoy seeing the environment looking its best, give us a call.
  • There are several volunteer opportunities at a local library. If you would like to meet and greet and help users access the internet, or if you are interested in children’s activities or have a knowledge of coding and could help 8-12 year olds get to grips with it, get in touch.
  • Do you have excellent social media skills and good financial understanding? If so, would you like to use those skills to manage administration for a unique project: A Singing and Sign Language Choir. 4 hours a week on a flexible basis, weekdays only, are required.  
  • A steward is needed by a local museum for 4 hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. If you are outgoing, communicative and interested in Worcester History, this could be just what you are looking for.