Urgent volunteer vacancies

Please note our Volunteer Centre drop-in service will close on 10th May 2017.
*More info here.*

Bristol 10K Marshals and Cheerleaders - Penny Brohn UK

Make a difference and be part of a Bristol event! We urgently need volunteers to help marshal and cheer our runners at the Bristol 10K on Sunday 7th May.
Times are yet to be confirmed but we are expecting to be needed from 8am - 1:30pm(ish). All volunteers will receive an official briefing from The Great Run Series (the new organisers of the race) and a snazzy new Penny Brohn t-shirt!

For more information contact Sarah Gottesman on 01275 370094 or volunteer@pennybrohn.org.uk

Support the London MoonWalk on Saturday 13 May (Bristol transport provided) - Penny Brohn UK

Take part in an exciting London Event and support your local Cancer Charity (Bristol transport provided). 

What is MoonWalk?  Grant making charity Walk the Walk organises the world famous midnight challenge marathon. Held each year the event sees thousands of men and women take to the streets of London in elaborately decorated bras all raising money for vital breast cancer causes.  Walk the Walk is a key partner and volunteering at their event is a fun and fantastic way for Penny Brohn UK to say thank you for all their support.

The MoonWalk London is on Saturday 13 May

If you are interested in volunteering at the MoonWalk this year please email tracy.tait@pennybrohn.org.uk with the following bits of information and we’ll pop you on the list.

Volunteer Driver - North Bristol Advice Centre

We are looking for an additional driver to help us provide our regular shopping trips for older people in our community. You will need to be confident to drive a minibus to collect older people from their homes, take them to a local supermarket and then return them home 2 hours later.

For more information please call 0117 9515751 or e-mail volunteering@northbristoladvice.org.uk

Admin volunteer - North Bristol Advice Centre

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your office/admin skills? We are keen to recruit an admin volunteer to join our team within our NBAC office for a minimum of 4 hours each week: Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons. You should be confident with IT and office-based tasks including data inputting and comfortable making phone calls to clients as part of our client follow-up processes. We can offer you a friendly and supportive team within a busy Lockleaze-based office and the opportunity to get fully involved in our organisation.
For more information contact Helen on 0117 9515751 x221 or e-mail volunteering@northbristoladvice.org.uk

Technical Support volunteer - North Bristol Advice Centre

We are keen to hear from anyone who could be available once a week/fortnight to support us to maintain our PCs and laptops. You should be familiar with Windows 10 and administrator functions and be confident around software updates, managing user accounts, adding devices to networks and general problem solving. As a technical support volunteer you will contribute to ensuring we have a very happy and contented team here at NBAC! 
For more information contact Helen on 0117 9515751 x221 or e-mail volunteering@northbristoladvice.org.uk

Advice Support Volunteer: Welfare Benefits - North Bristol Advice Centre

Are you looking for an opportunity to work one to one with clients to support benefit applications? We are looking for someone with some knowledge of welfare benefits and direct experience of working with individuals in an advice or support setting to join our advice team here at North Bristol Advice Centre. We provide full training and support into the role and ask for a comittment of 4 hours a week for 9 months. This role will involve 1 to 1 appointments with individuals to support them to apply for welfare benefits or grants from charities plus follow up contact. The position is available on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoon.
For more information contact Helen on 0117 9515751 x221 or e-mail volunteering@northbristoladvice.org.uk

Coordinator/Administrator - Contact the Elderly (Bristol, Bath & Somerset) 

The co-ordinator arranges the monthly outings, rebooking the annual host schedule and is the main contact for the group's volunteer drivers and hosts. The co-ordinator welcomes new volunteers into the group, ensuring they understand their roles and responsibilities. Co-ordinators also meet and assess new older members prior to them joining the group. You will be supported by your Regional Development Officer who in turn liaises with the Contact the Elderly National Office.  Looking for people who are organised, confident on phone and emailing other volunteers and elderly guests.  

Additional information contact Helen Ker-Bridges on 01225 873 812 or helen.ker@contact-the-elderly.org.uk

Driver - Contact the Elderly (Bristol, Bath & Somerset) 

To take one or two elderly people on a monthly outing to tea in your own car, and stay for tea yourself! Most of the elderly have walking, hearing or poor eyesight or other difficulties/disabilities. They are isolated and lonely and the opportunity to go to a tea party is greatly valued. As a driver you have the chance to really make a difference - without you the parties could not happen as you bring the guests. 

Additional information contact Helen Ker-Bridges on 01225 873 812 or helen.ker@contact-the-elderly.org.uk

Support the London MoonWalk on Saturday 13 May (Bristol transport provided) - Penny Brohn UK

What is MoonWalk?
Grant making charity Walk the Walk organises the world famous midnight challenge marathon.
Held each year the event sees thousands of men and women take to the streets of London in elaborately decorated bras all raising money for vital breast cancer causes.
Walk the Walk is a key partner and volunteering at their event is a fun and fantastic way for Penny Brohn UK to say thank you for all their support.

If you are interested in volunteering at the MoonWalk this year please email tracy.tait@pennybrohn.org.uk with the following bits of information and we’ll pop you on the list.

Retail Sales Assistant - Emmaus Bristol

We urgently require assistants for Saturdays and Tuesday to Friday also required. Hours 9.30 to 5 pm Monday to Saturday.  Would you like to use your experience to provide excellent customer service, encourage sales and contribute towards a positive shopping experience for all visitors to our shop. Previous retail/hospitality experience essential.

For further information, please contact: Sharon Howlett on 01179 540 886 or email: volunteer@emmausbristol.org.uk

Stay and Play Assistant - Windmill Hill City Farm

Stay and Play is a unique, all year-round opportunity for children aged two to five years to experience farming and nature in the heart of the city and for parents/ carers to be with their children in this experience. Parents stay with their children and engage in activities together including animal care, growing vegetables, mud kitchen, nature play, pond dipping, and bug hunting.
We are looking for a volunteer to enable children (Under 5’s) and parents to engage in Stay and Play sessions. This role will help develop and support the project.  The role will provide you with the opportunity to give something to the community and develop the valuable work of the Farm.
For further information, please contact by email to: lizzie.spencer@windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk

CarersLine Volunteer - Carers Support Centre
We want to reach more carers in need by offering more telephone support. We have a new volunteer role within our telephone helpline service to provide information and emotional support over the telephone to local carers.  Based in Fishponds, Carers Support Centre provides a wide range of information, advice and support services for unpaid adult and young (children) carers. Full training and support will be given. This role provides a unique opportunity to increase your knowledge, enhance and develop new skills and gives the satisfaction of being able to make a difference for carers. 
If you think you are right for this role, we would love to hear from you!  Contact Jan Mussi by email: JanM@carerssupportcentre.org.uk or tel: 0117 958 9987 

Could you be a Buddy to a disabled child?

This would involve you taking the child out for the day, giving them new experiences and helping them gain confidence and have fun together! It also give the family of the disabled child a little time to recharge their batteries. Bristol City Council is keen to hear from anyone over 18 who is interested in giving a little time to make a big difference. We would be particularly happy to have some more young male buddies. There are some expenses paid. Contact 0117 3534200 or click here.

Professionally skilled volunteers to give Bristol community organisations
Would you like to share your skills with a Bristol-based charity who would really benefit from your experience? The Boost! Programme, run by Volunteer Bristol, matches volunteers with specialist skills to organisations in the Bristol area who really need their help.  We have a number of organisations seeking someone enthusiastic and confident to help them, if you think this could be you then please email us on boost@volunteerbristol.org.uk for a registration pack.