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Volunteering opportunities

If you are interested in any of the below volunteering opportunities then please contact us by email to communities@chorley.gov.uk or by calling us on 01257 515151. We will be able to let you know how to apply.

 

Volunteering job title

OrganisationLocationQualifications, skills, knowledge or experience requiredKey duties and responsibilitiesTime commitment
Family group support Home StartCommunity/home based Good interpersonal skills and life experience.

It's a fantastic opportunity for you to meet new friends, learn new skills, have fun and make a difference supporting your community.
Here are just some of the opportunities we may have available at your local Home-Start

  • play groups
  • specialist groups for single dads, breast feeding mums, or families affected by postnatal depression
  • healthy eating sessions
  • social activities like trips to parks, farms or the seaside, cinema nights, and more
Flexible
Home visitorHome StartCommunity/home basedSome sort of parenting or caring experience. A commitment to our training programme. Agree to undergo referencing and an enhanced criminal records check. To have the understanding that support provided to families is completely confidential. To have a non-judgmental attitude and understand about the pressure of bringing up a family.Your role will be to support them in the way that they want; this may include practical tasks such as getting out of the house, getting to appointments or helping to get organised. It could also involve offering advice and sharing experiences; or supporting parents through emotional issues.2 hours a week upwards
Refugee and Asylum Seeker Signposting and Advice Service VolunteerChorley United Reformed Church (URC)Hollinshead Street, PR7 1EP

1. To be able to ensure that all those attending the session are treated with dignity, respect and offered a warm welcome at all times.

2. A knowledge of Safeguarding would be advantageous, however mandatory training will be provided every three years.

3. Experience of previous voluntary work with asylum seekers and refugees would be advantageous.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. To work with staff and other volunteers to provide appropriate advice and signposting to service users

2. To assist with the setting up of the room.

3. To assist with cleaning and clearing of all equipment and furniture at the end of the session, leaving the area suitable for other hirers to use.

4. To comply with all Health and Safety regulations and risk assessments for Chorley URC whilst in attendance and prior to attending the session.

5. To ensure that any incidents which could be considered a near miss, accident or are a breach of safeguarding policy are recorded and reported to the Team Leader.

4 hours on one day every week
The Meeting Place VolunteerChorley United Reformed Church (URC)Hollinshead Street, PR7 1EP

1. To be able to ensure that all those attending the session are treated with dignity and respect at all times.

2. A knowledge of Safeguarding would be advantageous, however mandatory training will be provided every three years.

1. To assist with the delivery of the services of The Meeting Place as directed by the Team Leader.

2. To assist with the setting up of the room and ensure that all equipment and servers can work safely.

3. To be willing to receive instructions to operate equipment used throughout the session safely.

4.To ensure that Food Safety Regulations are complied with during the session.

5. To work with other team members and support those as required during the session, through activities prepared for all to participate in.

6. To assist with cleaning and clearing of all utensils, equipment and furniture at the end of the session, leaving the area suitable for other hirers to use.

7. To comply with all Health and Safety regulations and risk assessments for Chorley URC whilst in attendance and prior to attending the session.

8. To ensure that any incidents which could be considered a near miss, accident or are a breach of safeguarding policy are recorded and reported to the Team Leader.

2 hours per week
Volunteer DriverEmerging FuturesClayton Brook

-Full UK driver's license

-Business insurance needed

Ideally volunteers need access to a medium-sized vehicle to support with collection of food and/or to deliver parcels to Food Club members.  Please note that expenses will be covered.Within the operational hours of the Food Club (Mondays and Fridays) 
Food Club VolunteerEmerging FuturesClayton BrookVolunteers need to be empathetic towards Food Club membersTo sort and pack food for collection and delivery, manage referrals and clean/tidy premises. 

Within the operational hours of the Food Club (Mondays and Fridays)

Volunteer DriverCentral Lancashire Dial a RideBorough-wide

-Access to a vehicle for the Community Car Scheme

-D1 on your driving license to drive a minibus

-Full UK driver's license

-DBS

-Be willing to participate in an observed drive

The organisation are looking for volunteers to participate in the Community Car Scheme or to drive Dial a Ride minibuses.  

You would be giving your time to people in your own community who are unable to use public transport, have no regular access to a car nor the ability to pay for taxis on a regular basis.

Dial a Ride will provide the Midas training (one day course) to enable volunteers to drive a minibus and pay for a DBS check.

Volunteers will be reimbursed any expenses at £0.40 per mile for the Community Car Scheme and meal expenses for any day trips out.

Various
Food and support service volunteerChorley Help the HomelessFriday Street, ChorleyFull training will be provided. Volunteers need to be empathetic towards visitors and reasonably active as the role involves moving around large quantities of food and other household items.

To help sort food and other donations, place items on shelves and prepare food parcels for delivery and distribution.

To also record all visitor details, non financial donations and items to be distributed.

3 hours a week
Digital buddyLancashire Adult Learning and Chorley CouncilHome basedBasic computer literacy.Support close friends and family members to develop computer literacy skills within their own home.Flexible
Telephone befriendingFriends for YouHome basedGood interpersonal skills, ability to use a phone.Reducing social isolation by maintaining contact with people who may have limited interaction with others.Flexible
Assessor Citizens Advice Bureau Home based

Full training will be provided.
Have good interpersonal skills, computer and maths skills. Be willing to follow the aims and principles of Citizens Advice Bureau.

Talk with clients to explore their problems and help them understand their options. Write summaries of issues and action taken.6 hours per week and above
Advisor roleCitizens Advice Bureau Home basedFull training will be provided.
Have good interpersonal skills, computer and maths skills. Be willing to follow the aims and principles of Citizens Advice Bureau.
Talk with clients to explore their problems and help them understand their options. Write summaries of issues and action taken. Making referrals to other organisations, for customs to access support.8 hours a week and above for a minimum of 12 months
Activity buddiesChorley BuddiesCommunity basedGood interpersonal skills and non-judgmental attitude needed. Volunteer will need to be physically able to perform the exercise part of the role.Helping those coming out of shielding or self-isolation into a regular exercise regime. This starts off with telephone befriending but will lead to accompanying the client on walks or other forms of exercise. 3 hours a week upwards
Shopping and medication deliveryChorley BuddiesCommunity basedGood interpersonal skills and non-judgmental attitude needed.Providing a shopping service for those who are unable to shop themselves and/or delivering medication. Would be a contact free role, Volunteers do not enter customers' homes.3 hours a week upwards
Telephone befriendingChorley BuddiesHome basedSafeguarding and telephone technique training provided. Good interpersonal skills and non-judgmental attitude needed.Talking to people who for a variety of reasons are feeling lonely or isolated. 3 hours a week upwards

 

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