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

If you only have a few hours to spare, have a look at our one off opportunities here.

 

[Last updated on 27 March 2017]


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 


Store Volunteer for Charity Book Shop

Volunteers needed to help in the book shop. This will be sorting of books and the using of the till. You will be trained for this. So if you love books and want to be part of a friendly team 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 


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 


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 


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 


2 Volunteer Technicians required

A team of four readers, under the supervision of an Editor, read the contents of the local newspaper while a technician controls the recording quality and length of the recording, noting any issues. Could you help?

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 


Rest Centre Volunteers

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. 

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