Latest Volunteering Opportunities

chelmsford-volunteering-centre-logo-v2Below are some of the latest Volunteering Opportunities from the Chelmsford Volunteering Centre. If you are interested in any of the opportunities below please contact Pauline or Julie on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk

This page was last updated on 17 May 2017. 

You will find both the latest opportunities and one off opportunities below.

Urgent Need | Would you like to be an Emergency Response Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who can assist us in the opening and manning of rest centres as and when they are required. You will be helping those people evacuated from their homes due to an emergency. This will involve meeting and greeting attendants, providing assistance to people with specific needs, registering of those attending the rest centre and other duties

This opportunity is flexible. A free training course in July 2017 which will cover the theory of rest centres and disaster management, background in recovery from a disaster, survivor needs.

Once trained you will be kept informed of relevant information and further training.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Urgent Need | Exhibition Stewards required for pop-up Titanic Exhibition

We require 4 stewards per day to help engage with visitors at our pop – up Titanic Exhibition until 25 June. Volunteers are required to engage with visitors pointing out interesting facts on the narrative boards, selling relevant items for sale, keeping an eye on the exhibits and having a general overview. engaging with the children so that they learn of our local heritage.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Urgent need | Welcome Volunteer, Hotel Services

We are looking for volunteers who are able to help on the welcome desk for a local charity, we are in urgent need for volunteers to help from 4 – 8 pm weekdays.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 

Furniture Restoration trainee

A volunteer is required to attend to learn furniture restoration, become involved with others restoring pieces of furniture. Ideally some one recovering from a mental health condition.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 


Occasional Music Tutor

An opportunity support those with learning disabilities helping to develop their interest and capability in music.

City of Chelmsford Mencap wishes to draw on the talents of volunteer music tutors on an occasional basis for its Junior Gateway and gateway Clubs which run, respectively, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during term time. From to time time , these evening sessions , which last 2 hours, will have a focus on music.

We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic about music. The role of volunteers will be to help out with running various workshops as well as supporting and encouraging our members who have a wide range of sensory and communication needs. The music sessions will include singing; involve using various instruments such as percussion and drumming; and feature difference types of music such as choral, reggae and jazz.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Approachable and adaptable

Do you have a passion for working with people and improving life opportunities? Are you creative, supportive and inspiring? Then lend us your talents!

We need volunteer Independent Supporters to support at workshops and events. You will be welcoming people to the event, answering questions and empowering families to take ownership of their EHCP process.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Good Listeners

Do you have a passion for working with people and improving life opportunities? Are you creative, supportive and inspiring? Then lend us your talents!

We need volunteer Independent Supporters to work on our helpline. You will be answering questions, providing reassurance and signposting to other services/resources.

You need good interpersonal and communication skills, and you need to be self-motivated and adaptable. You need to be willing to learn and able to motivate people to achieve positive results. You should have personal or professional experience with disability and additional needs, or of working with children and young people.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Treasurer – Chelmsford Diocesan Mothers’ Union

The Treasurer is a vital role in the organisation and the person appointed does not have to be a member of Mothers’ Union, but does need an understanding of our work with marriage and family life. The person would be asked to attend four trustees’ meeting per year and two meeting of the members as well as giving advice if required to members. Although our income and expenditure mean we do not require an Audit or our accounts, they have to be examined by an Independent Examiner and the treasurer would be expected to get the accounts to the level required for this. It’s hoped the treasurer would advise the trustees regarding financial matters.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Weekend Mini-Bus Driver For Day Trips and Outings

Taking Chelmsford Community Transports members, mostly elderly and disabled, to various places of interest around Essex in one of our mini-buses. D1 licence required – training given.

Have a great day out yourself! Meet new people and visit new places! This role might suit a couple, bring your partner and enjoy free time at the destination before driving back.

Work one Saturday or Sunday once every couple of months.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Volunteer Passenger Assistant

Helping passengers of our Dial-a-Ride service on and off the bus, taking fares and collecting bus-pass numbers, assisting passengers with their shopping etc.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Benefits Assessor

Working with our Information and Advice team, our volunteer Benefits Assessor’s help older people to claim the welfare benefits they’re entitled to. You will be trained to help provide people with information on all retirement age benefits and you’ll be checking whether your clients meet the criteria and assisting them complete claim forms. This opportunity is based at our Chelmsford office.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Care Finder Volunteer

Helping to take the pressure off hospital discharge team, our Care Finder volunteers work within our Information and Advice Service to help patients at Broomfield Hospital access the care and support services they need after a stay in hospital.

Our volunteers speak with various organisations and providers to help find suitable care packages and residential beds and feed this information back to our Information and Advice advisors and the hospital discharge team.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Social Connector Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers who can be proactive and willing to invest time in supporting an older person to achieve their goals. You will be working with the older person and an Independent Age staff member to create agreed goals and an action plan to reach them. Working towards the agreed goals through listening and talking, supporting access to local social activities and groups, removing barriers and signposting.

Have regular meetings to review progress against goals and adapt support if needed. The support you give will focus on empowering the older person, building their confidence and helping them identify how they can build their social networks to lead to independence.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Befrienders

Replenish U.K. provides a voluntary one to one befriending service for adults with mental health problems living in the community within the Maldon and Chelmsford districts.

Befriending is a means of reducing the isolation that so often accompanies the experiences of mental health and volunteers will regularly visit a person who is experiencing mental health issues to have a chat, go for a walk and other outings and activities of common interest.

Befrienders are caring committed people with an open mind, willing to give of themselves in friendship and caring support.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Telephone Helpline Volunteers required

Would you like to help those suffering with anxiety and other mental health issues, what better way to help people than from the comfort of your own home

Volunteers cover 3 hour shifts, which operate 7 days a week 10 am to 10 pm. We ask volunteers to commit to doing 1 shift per week for a minimum of one year.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Helper to show how to cook and instruct healthy eating

Once a week we need someone to come to our residential unit in Chelmsford and show the residents how to cook a healthy meal, what to shop for beforehand and talk to them about nutrition.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Caring for Green Spaces

Practical conservation including hedge clearing, pond clearance, woodland management etc. There is a monthly task list of events and volunteers can join on an ad hoc basis, helping with as many projects as they choose. Volunteers will need sturdy shoes, waterproof clothing and a packed lunch! Hard work but fun. Lists of venues and activities are available upon request. Minimum age 16.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Courtyard Cafe Volunteers

Volunteers are required to assist with the running of the Farleigh Hospice Courtyard Cafe, you will work as part of the catering and support services team to provide a service for patients, Visitors and staff members. You will be provided with an apron to wear and requested to wear suitable clothing and enclosed footwear whilst on shift. Duties include setting up and close down of tables, refills, wiping down, menus etc. Write up the daily specials on the special boards, deliver special orders to the tables, serving customers at the till, including using the credit card machine. Undertake ad hoc cleaning activities to ensure that the kitchen/dining room and equipment is maintained.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Chelmsford SOS bus

We are looking for volunteers that can work alongside Medics and first aiders to provide a place of safety in Chelmsford on a Friday and Saturday evening, between 10pm-4am. At present the Colchester SOS bus is a very successful project supporting the vulnerable, injured and intoxicated who are out in the nighttime economy. We are looking to bring the same service to Chelmsford. In return for your time, we offer over 20 free training courses, first aid, expenses paid in full, a uniform, hot drinks and food.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Clear a pathway – Riverside litter pick 20 May 2017

2017 is the centennial year of Lions Clubs International, to celebrate this momentous achievement, a number of challenges have been suggested, one of these is to clear a pathway. Chelmsford Lions Club, in conjunction with Chelmsford City Council are organising a litter pick along the river in the Chelmsford town centre area. There will be a breakfast of bacon sandwich or similar provided at the start, or during the event.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
25th Anniversary Walk for Life Volunteers required on Sunday 21 May 2017

We are looking for volunteers for a variety of roles between 7.30 am to 6pm. Volunteers will be directing walkers along the route as well as ensuring their safety and also give them a boost and encourage them to keep walking along the way. Volunteer marshals will be positioned along the whole route. Volunteers are also required for helping to set up and clear away, to help on the registration desk and deregistration. Volunteer Photographers are also required.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 

Can you help at Chelmsford Aldi on Saturday 3rd June for a couple of hours?

We are looking for volunteers with a ready smile and a few hours to spare to greet Aldi customers and raise money in stores across the country in order to raise funds for Teenage Cancer trust. Right now, for every young person we reach, there's another we can't and this partnership opportunity with Aldi will really help us to change that. Shifts available are 10.00 - 1.00 pm or 1.00 - 4.00 pm.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 


Mind, Body and Spirit Festival Event Volunteers for 3 & 4 June

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is the main benefactor of the Mind, Body and Spirit Festival which is on Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June 2017 at the Marconi Club in Great Baddow, Chelmsford. The charity runs a raffle and sells tickets for the workshops. Volunteers will be provided with a charity t-shirt to wear and are free to attend the event after/before their volunteering shift.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Volunteer Marshalls for Sunday 11 June

We are holding a Walk and Run for Parkinson’s UK at Hylands Park on Sunday 11 June. We need marshals to encourage our walkers and runners whilst taking part in this event. You will be placed on the course to help the participants not to get lost and give them encouragement along the way.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Event Support Volunteers required for Saturday 24 June 2017

Essex Pride is looking for enthusiastic event support volunteers to help make sure that our annual event is safe, well managed and above all …..FUN!!!! We have various parts of the event need covering from front desk and tickets sales to event stewarding. So if you have a few hours to spare and would like to help please get in touch.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Festival Stewards for 3foot People Festival – 27/28/29 June 2017

We are looking for volunteers who would like to help at the 3foot People Festival 2017. Working hours can be varied and at any time of day including early mornings but hours will be agreed with you, in advance, according to your availability.

The volunteering role could cover a number of positions. These may include:

General stewarding, car park duties, recycling and waste duties, specific activity stewarding and gate duties.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Festival Stewards for Fling Festival – 1 July 2017

We are looking for volunteers who would like to help at the Fling Festival. Working hours can be varied and at any time of day including early mornings and late nights but hours will be agreed with you, in advance, according to your availability.

The volunteering role could cover a number of positions. These may include: General stewarding, car park duties, recycling and waste duties, specific activity stewarding and gate duties.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Sandford Mill Open Day Volunteers

Sandford Mill holds a number of fantastic open days and events throughout the year from the celebration of Marconi’s Birthday Bash in April, to the Science Discovery Days in July and October.

We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help make these days a success. Volunteers perform a range of duties from helping with workshops to assisting with practical demonstrations and ensuring that the event is a fun and safe space for all.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 

braintree time bankHave you heard of Chelmsford Timebank?

Timebanking is volunteering with a twist! It’s a project which supports and encourages people to help each other and a great way to be part of your community by offering some of your spare time and skills to others.  You can also ask for some help yourself –  perhaps you need help with your garden.  In turn, you may be able to offer someone else some help, perhaps becoming a telephone buddy to a housebound person.  Let’s help build a community where everyone is respected and regarded as an asset!

To find out more about Chelmsford Timebank call Julie on 01245 250731 or email timebank@chelmsfordcv.org.uk