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Role of the week

Brief overview of role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support the youth in our area through both our community and outreach programmes. Your role will be to facilitate their social, personal and physical development through informal education. Duties could include organising and delivering community programmes, helping young people understand values and ideas, building their confidence and developing life skills and deliver outreach intervention across North East Lincolnshire.

So who are we looking for?

  • Someone who is passionate about working with children and young people to help educate and support them.
  • Have good knowledge and understanding of the key principles of safeguarding
  • Recognises the importance of positive behaviour management and is willing to work towards developing these skills
  • Someone who is committed, hardworking and have excellent time management skills
  • For you to be resourceful, proactive, and well organised…but more importantly passionate about positively impacting the lives of the young people we support and work with.

Does this sound like you? Or something you’d love to be part of?


What will be the time commitment required for the role? (for example hours and days per week): Evenings and Weekends


Location of the role: Cleethorpes

Will own transport be required?: Yes, mainly to be able to attend the Trin Centre (N.B. There might be the occasional need to travel to another location as part of the role)


Are DBS checks required for the role?: Yes – To be facilitated by The Trin Centre


Other requirements: Minimum of 1 years’ experience working with young people, either voluntary or paid work delivering community and educational lessons and workshops would be fantastic. Be willing to participate in a criminal records check (DBS) or already in possession of one (Essential). A full clean driving licence would be an advantage. Expenses covered would be within certain instances (eg travel out with the normal ‘to and from base site’) which can be discussed and explained further directly with the Trin Centre.

If this role is of interest to you, please contact [email protected] for more information on how to apply.

This month

Safe Families logo

Overview

We need people to befriend and support families who are going through hard times or feel alone.

As a Safe Families volunteer you will receive full training and ongoing support from our Community Volunteer Manager so you feel confident to work alongside a family in need.

Are you:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Compassionate and understanding
  • A good listener
  • Able to empower others?

Duties of role will include:

As being a ‘Family Friend’ is a unique role, it is difficult to define the volunteer’s specific tasks or duties as they vary depending on the family. Some possible duties could be to:

  • Meet or speak with the person requiring family support at least once a week for approximately 1-2 hours for around 6 months.
  • Work on agreed targets set by the Safe Families team, which could be something like:
  • Supporting the individual to build community connections e.g. attending parent and toddler groups or leisure activities; encouraging /supporting the individual to improve home conditions; support with online applications for grants or jobs.
  • Add notes from each family contact onto the Safe Families database.

Further clarity will be given when any volunteer is put forward for the role and direct, specific discussions can begin.

What we offer

Our Community Volunteer Managers will deliver full training online and face-to-face, covering many aspects of volunteering with families including safeguarding and empowering individuals.

Questions & answers

  1. What will be the time commitment required for the role? (for example hours and days per week): Hours to suit. Once a volunteer has been matched with a family, it is recommended that weekly (1-2 hours) contact is made.
  2. Location of the role: Grimsby and Immingham area.
  3. Will own transport be required?: Yes.
  4. Are DBS checks required for the role?: Yes (including an enhanced criminal record check organised by Safe Families and at least three satisfactory references with at least one covering a period of five years.)

If you are interested in this role, please email [email protected] to request more information and the application link.

Waltham Museum of Rural Life logo

Overview

This voluntary museum tells the story of rural life from the 1800s to the 1950s, mainly in the local area. The exhibition relating to RAF Grimsby (Waltham) tells the story of the local WW2 bomber command airfield, its predecessor Grimsby Municipal Airport and the Home Front.

Volunteers are the face of the Museum when open to the public. You will be responsible for providing visitors with a warm and friendly welcome to the Museum. You will learn about and be able to describe an overview of the Museum’s collections to visitors.

Duties of role will include:

  • Make safety checks inside the Museum before opening to visitors.  
  • Opening-up and closing down the Museum.
  •  Staffing the Museum entrance to welcome visitors, providing an introduction to the Museum for new visitors, and recording visitor numbers. 
  • Interacting with visitors, answering questions about our collections, showing certain objects of interest
  • Guiding visitors use of the cash donation box and electronic payments, and counting the donations made at the end of the day.
  • Tidying-up at the end of the day, with occasional light cleaning.

Questions & answers

  1. What will be the time commitment required for the role? (for example hours and days per week): The Museum is open to visitors at weekends and Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of September each year, and from Tuesday to Sunday during Easter, Whitsun and summer school holidays. We understand that every volunteer will have differing levels of availability, from a regular volunteering session to committing to just a few sessions a month. The Museum is happy to facilitate this, and you are not required to have a regular schedule.
  2. Location of the role: Waltham Museum of Rural Life & RAF Grimsby Exhibition, Waltham Windmill Centre, Brigsley Road, Waltham, DN37 0JZ
  3. Will own transport be required?: No (However volunteers will have to travel to and from site)
  4. Are DBS checks required for the role?: No
  5. Will you reimburse out of pocket expenses: Volunteers expenses are not covered by the organisation for this role.

If you are interested in this role, please email us at [email protected]

Overview

The Widening Horizon volunteers will be needed to help support Heritage Lincolnshire in their project on Edward Watkin in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

The aim of the project is to share the legacy of Watkin’s work, and highlight the contributions he made within Grimsby and helping to establish Cleethorpes into a seaside resort.

We will be working with a Digital Interpretation Specialist and Digital Heritage Ambassadors from five local schools to co-create a film about Grimsby docks and a digital trail in Cleethorpes. Educational resources will also be created by the Education Manager to support schools in their teaching of the Victorians through Edward Watkin.

We would like the Widening Horizon volunteers support in helping to shape the digital resources through research and collaboration, providing feedback for the draft content of the digital and the educational resources and assisting at our end of project celebratory events.

Duties of role will include:

  • Widening Horizons volunteers will need to commit to approximately 18 months of support across the duration of the project.
  • Volunteers will be required to attend relevant training sessions (face-to-face and online) focusing on topics such as digital interpretation/technologies, digital research, creating accessible digital engagement tools and credit, Intellectual Property and Copyright.
  • Volunteers must attend in-person events, training opportunities and meetings when required, predominantly in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
  • To work as a proactive team member alongside the Digital Ambassadors from the five partner schools and the Digital Consultant, to support the creation of the digital and educational materials.
  • To provide written and oral feedback on drafted materials throughout development.
  • Widening Horizons volunteers will be required to research digital and physical archives to inform educational material.
  • We encourage volunteers to actively engage with the wider community in Grimsby and Cleethorpes by supporting with the end of project celebratory events which will showcase both the educational and digital resources. It will be an excellent opportunity to promote the project team’s hard work.  

Questions & answers

  1. What will be the time commitment required for the role? (for example hours and days per week): Occasionally until the end of the project July 2025.
  2. Location of the role: Grimsby and Cleethorpes (for example – In-person events, training opportunities and meetings when required, predominantly in Grimsby and Cleethorpes) – TBC as needed, requested or arranged.
  3. Will own transport be required?: Yes
  4. Are DBS checks required for the role?: Yes
  5. Will you reimburse out of pocket expenses: Yes. Expenses for travel and parking payable.

If you are interested in this role, please email us at [email protected].

Volunteer Shop Assistant

Overview

We are always looking for volunteers to join our team at our charity shop located near the seafront in Cleethorpes. Our volunteers form a large part of our team and are vital in the work we carry out. Volunteering for us brings a wide range of benefits, such as meeting new people, helps to build confidence and self-esteem, will improve your well being, and will help you to learn new skills. The tasks that our volunteers carry out include helping to serve and assist our customers, sorting and pricing incoming stock, helping to display merchandise in eye catching ways, and general duties such as cleaning and tidying. This is also whilst having fun and being part of a friendly and supportive team. Here at CARE we are passionate about giving everyone equal opportunities and we welcome your application whoever you are and whatever your needs.

What will be the time commitment required for the role? (for example hours and days per week)

We are open Mondays to Saturdays, between 10am and 4pm. Any hours you can spare for us are really appreciated, however big or small! You may choose to work a few hours one day a week (maybe a morning or afternoon shift), or one or multiple full days per week. It is entirely up to you.

Location of the role

The Care Shop, 46-47 Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LE.

Will own transport be required?

No

Are DBS checks required for the role?

No

Will you reimburse out of pocket expenses?

Yes. Our expenses cover the cost of relevant bus or train fare from home to our shop and return (we are located in the centre of Cleethorpes close to main bus stops and the railway station). We also cover the cost of lunch (if working over four hours), up to the cost of £4 per day. Expenses claim process explained when in post.

Introduction

  • Do have good listening skills and logical reasoning?
  • Do you have an open and enquiring mind and the ability to make considered and balanced decisions?
  • Are you interested in using your skills to volunteer and give some free time back to your local area?
  • If so, why not apply to become an independent school appeals panel member and help facilitate appeals for schools within North East Lincolnshire?

The Role

Choosing the right school is an important decision for children and their parents and carers.

Individuals are entitled to express a preference for the school they would like their child to go to. However, due to limited places, this is not always the school they end up being allocated.

When a child does not get allocated their preferred school, they have a legal right to appeal this process, which is where you come in. The same goes for children that move into area or want to change their current school mid term.

Three panel members will hear both the school and the parent/carers case and then decide whether the school should admit the child to their preferred school or not. The Panel is supported by a trained legal clerk who gives advice on points of law and procedure.

Your decision will be backed up by statutory frameworks and using a balanced approached to fairness and prejudice.

You will have all the necessary training and support to be able to fulfil this responsibility, and hopefully you will enjoy exercising your skills and meeting likeminded people along the way.

Key Tasks

  • Receive and read through paperwork for each school appeal prior to the hearing date, making notes of any questions you have
  • Attend school appeals panels at the Grimsby Town Hall and listen to both the school and the parents case
  • Ask questions of the school in relation to what you have heard in their case. This is likely to revolve around the individual school’s pressures, infrastructure, budgets, published admission numbers and various other factors that contribute towards the efficient running of a school
  • Ask questions of the parent/carers after listening to their case. This varies depending on the parents reasons for appealing (e.g. moving area, bullying, etc) but an empathetic approach is helpful here
  • Deliberate and answer questions asked by the Clerk to help solidify your decision
  • Decide on whether you believe the appeal should be upheld/dismissed, (the decision will be binding based on a 2/3 majority or a unanimous vote) and state your reasoning.

Who can become a Panel Member?

Each Panel must consist of at least one of the following categories of people:

Lay Members

‘Lay’ people are those without professional experience in education but with other skills that they can bring to the panel.

Educational Members

Educationalists are people who have experience in education, and who are acquainted with the industry, professionally.

As highlighted, a great panel member will possess the ability to be logical and considered while remaining open minded. We also encourage those with a high level of empathy, diplomacy and individuals who are decisive in nature to become panel members.

Whatever your skills and experience, we would like to hear from you! We are currently recruiting for both Lay Members and Educationalists.

Who cannot become a Panel Member?

In the interest of keeping the process independent of the admissions authority, there are some restrictions on who can become a panel member.

A person is unable to become a panel member if they are:

  • Employed by the local authority (NELC) other than as a teacher or teaching assistant
  • Has ever had any connection with the authority which might reasonably be taken to raise doubts about that person’s ability to act impartially

If you are wondering whether your situation would disqualify you from becoming a panel member, please get in touch.

Additional Information

There is no set required availability, as we can work around your existing commitments, and hearing dates tend to be set quite far in advance. The average Panel Member participates in around 10-15 hearing dates a year, plus 1 day for annual training.

We only operate during the School Terms and our busiest part of the year is usually May-July where we hear all the cases from pupils applying to Reception or from Primary to Secondary school for the first time.

Reasonable travel and lunch expenses are reimbursable, as well as any loss of earnings for the time you are offering as a volunteer for the panel.

Interested? Contact us

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in becoming a volunteer panel member. To take the next step please contact Amy Woodhouse on [email protected] or 01472 324011 for an informal chat if you have any questions.

Alternatively you can download the volunteer for panel member application form (PDF, 16KB) and return it to [email protected].

Role Description

We need someone to help us protect a generation of children from abuse and neglect.

As a Speak out. Stay safe. volunteer in your local area you will visit primary schools to deliver Speak out. Stay safe. workshops that teach children about the different types of abuse and how they can speak out and stay safe. So are you:

  • Passionate about children’s rights, including their right to be safe
  • Empathic and perceptive
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Feel comfortable talking to large groups of children
  • A team player and able to work independently
  • Basic IT skills, this includes being able to use email, powerpoint presentations, our Volunteer Hub and online meeting platforms such as zoom or MS Teams
  • Willing to rise to a new challenge

What you will do

Our Speak out. Stay safe. workshops are age appropriate and memorable and need an energetic and enthusiastic person to deliver them. You’ll work alongside other Speak out. Stay safe. volunteers to make sure at the end of each session the children feel empowered and know who they can speak out to if they are worried.

Location of the role

Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire and The Lincolnshire Wolds

Time Commitment

Minimum commitment of 2 school visits per Month. (between 2-4 hours per visit). Term time only. We would need volunteers to commit to the role for a minimum of 12 months.

Will own transport be required?

Yes

Are DBS checks required for the role?

Yes (including an enhanced criminal record check and at least two satisfactory references with at least one covering a period of five years or more with no gaps.)

Further Information

Travel costs reimbursed.

Get in touch

If you are interested in these roles then email our volunteer coordinators Ross or Chloe on [email protected]

About this role

We are looking to establish a Friends of Weelsby Hall group to help us to support activities at the historic Weelsby Hall at the heart of Linkage’s Grimsby Campus.

Help us to plan and deliver activities to raise awareness of this hidden gem and generate funds to secure its future, whilst also to making a real difference to the services we can provide, the people we support and the local community.

About Linkage Community Trust

We are charity supporting people with learning disabilities across Greater Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Linkage is proud to deliver high-quality specialist education, care, day services, employability support and more.

Everything we do is about valuing and supporting individuals, their carers and families.

About Weelsby Hall

Weelsby Hall is a beautiful Victorian building at the heart of Linkage’s Grimsby Campus. Linkage Community Trust acquired the hall in 1982 to serve the local and national needs of people with learning disabilities.

The Grade II listed hall is vitally important to Grimsby’s heritage and particularly its fishing heritage. It was built for George Sleight, first Baronet of Weelsby, as his country seat in the late 1890s.

The historic building is in urgent need of repair to prevent further water ingress which is damaging the fabric of the building.

Following receipt of a National Lottery Heritage Fund development grant, we are working to progress plans to repair the hall and its outbuildings and renovate them for use as a care training centre and residential accommodation and improve public access to this important site.

Key tasks

Tasks within the Friends of Weelsby Hall Group will be wide and varied. Volunteers will be encouraged to take on tasks which appeal to their own interests and complement their skills and experience.

Fundraising tasks will include:

  • With support from the Fundraising Manager, Project Team and your fellow volunteers, help to plan and deliver events and activities to raise funds and awareness.
  • Support the Fundraising Manager and Project Team with the events they are organising – your role may vary for each event; you could be greeting and registering participants, selling raffle tickets, running a book/cake stall or tombola or serving refreshments, for example.
  • Support collections and community fundraising events.
  • Help with admin, thanking donors and supporters.

History / Research tasks will include:

  • Helping to record and catalogue historic artefacts.
  • Researching the history of Weelsby Hall and the Sleight family.
  • Gathering images for the creation of a digital memory book of Weelsby Hall past and present.
  • Helping to document the works throughout the project.
  • Train as a tour guide or room steward for specific events.

What we are looking for

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to join our Friends of Weelsby Hall Group.

No formal experience is needed, as necessary training will be given, although we are keen to hear of any relevant skills you may have. Ideally you will:

  • Be trustworthy and reliable.
  • Have good communication and team working skills.
  • Be age 18 or over.
  • Keep up to date with the work of Linkage to represent the charity in a professional manner.

The role is flexible and provides the opportunity to help out as little or as often as you are able to.

We would appreciate any time you are able to offer. We hope you will attend monthly group meetings whenever possible.

What we offer

You will be given an induction and any necessary training for this role, and members of the project ream will help and support you when volunteering.

The role will provide an opportunity for volunteers to:

  • Utilise existing skills and develop new skills.
  • Take part in enjoyable and rewarding activities.
  • Meet new people and work as part of a dedicated and motivated team of volunteers.
  • Help us to protect a local heritage asset and develop opportunities for the local community to explore and enjoy the site.
  • Make a real difference to the work we do, the services we can provide and the people we support.

Volunteers can claim all reasonable and previously agreed expenses (such as for travel or reimbursement of items purchased).

Linkage Community Trust will seek to ensure that people are treated equitably regardless of their gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origins, age, disability, socio-economic background, religious or political beliefs and affiliations, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or other inappropriate distinction.

How to apply

Please contact [email protected] to request an application form.

Details also here; Weelsby Hall volunteers – Linkage | Learning Disability Charity including downloadable application form.

Please note that, due to the nature of the work, applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check and provide references.

This role description is binding in honour only and is not intended to be legally binding.

Volunteering at Our Big Picture will allow you to become part of our team, gaining a key insight into the workings of arts and heritage within the local community and beyond. If you’re passionate about arts and heritage we’d love to hear from you.

We are looking to recruit different volunteers who will work closely with our core team by assisting in the delivery of numerous aspects of our arts and heritage programme. Our volunteer scheme is a mutually beneficial experience in which volunteers assist in the delivery of our arts and heritage programme, while also developing skills and experience in a vibrant, creative and supportive environment.

The below opportunities are available.

Exhibition and Artist support

Opportunities include:

  • Meet and Greet: As a Meet and Greet volunteer, you will be the face of Our Big Picture, often the first point of contact from whom our visitors’/audiences’ gathers programme information and offer guidance from the minute they enter the building.
  • Artist Support: Although not always visible to the public, as an Artist Support volunteer you will be behind the scenes supporting the artists to make sure not only that their individual shows go smoothly, but that they get a fantastic welcome to Our Big Picture and the community in which our events are taking place.

Event Support

Opportunities include:

  • As an Event Support volunteer, you will support Our Big Picture to help our events run smoothly and efficiently, with visitors’/audiences’ experience always front and centre.
  • Access Support: These are the volunteers who go the extra mile to make sure that our visitors/audience who may have access and or additional support needs get the most out of their visit to our venue. Access Support volunteers will answer all your questions and guide you to the right places at the right time to make sure everything is accessible.

Community Arts and Heritage

  • By supporting our Arts & Heritage programme you are supporting Our Big Picture to develop a meaningful, challenging, and exciting programme of events. This may include supporting community-based arts and heritage workshops, liaising with the public and supporting our artists to deliver the planned activity.

Location of the role

Our Big Picture, 17-21 Bethlehem Street, Grimsby. Plus various town centre locations for community-based workshops and events.

DBS checks required for the role?

Yes.

Requirements

No experience is necessary, however, there are some qualities we are looking for:

  • Enthusiastic, reliable, and flexible
  • Friendly personality with good communication skills and initiative
  • An interest in arts, heritage, and contemporary culture
  • Be 16 or over

Training

Full training/briefing will be provided as necessary.

Additional information

Travel expenses will be reimbursed at pre agreed costs.

Get in touch

If you are interested in these roles then email our volunteer coordinators Ross or Chloe on [email protected].

Sense Virtual Buddying volunteers make a real difference to supporting young people and adults who may be lonely or isolated. Sense matches volunteers with disabled people to meet for an hour a week on Zoom or over the phone.

Our volunteers have spent thousands of hours with their buddies – learning new skills, having fun, and forming fantastic friendships. Sense matches each volunteer with someone who has similar interests, to make sure you have a great time.

The programme is open to all volunteers who are 16 and over. You don’t need to have previous experience volunteering or caring for disabled people. We welcome people from all backgrounds and with all interests.

What will you do?

  • Sense matches each volunteer with someone who has similar interests to ensure you’ll have lots of fun together. Once matched with a buddy, you will get to know each other remotely via video calls or phone calls.
  • You’ll arrange weekly sessions and plan fun things to do together – what this looks like will be inspired by your mutual interests. You could be gaming, doing arts and crafts, playing music, seed planting – there are so many possibilities! We will provide you with weekly themed activities to help to support you in planning your interactions with your buddy.
  • We’ll also keep in touch with you to ensure you have all the support you need.

Location of the role

Virtual – at home.

DBS checks required for the role?

Yes

Requirements

We need positive, empathetic volunteers who are passionate about supporting people with complex disabilities to communicate and experience the world. We are looking for volunteers who are great communicators and who are friendly, enthusiastic, positive and ready to have fun! Please note: we will require two references upon applying as a virtual buddy.

Training

Before you start your volunteering role, we’ll make sure that you’ve had the training you need to feel confident. This will be delivered online and via video call.While you’re volunteering with us as a Virtual Buddy, you will get:

  • A written account of your volunteering and references if required
  • Access to additional communication courses such as Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language
  • Reimbursement of pre-agreed expenses

Training includes

Safeguarding, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Confidentiality & Data Protection.

Training is also tailored specifically to support you in your role as a Virtual Buddy. We are also able to offer you additional e-learning to gain an understanding of different methods of communication (this is optional).

Get in touch

If you are interested in these roles then email our volunteer coordinators Ross or Chloe on [email protected].

Citizens Advice Witness Service

As a court based volunteer, you will support witnesses, their friends and family when they come to court.

You will give them practical information about the process, as well as emotional support to help witnesses feel more confident when giving evidence.

As an outreach volunteer, you will support witnesses who feel vulnerable or intimidated by meeting them in a safe place like their home, a school or community centre.

Court based Volunteer: What will you do?

  • Support witnesses (and their friends and families) through the experience of attending court and giving evidence.
  • Give witnesses and their supporters confidential support, guidance and information.
  • Help witnesses cope with the emotional impact of giving evidence.
  • Explain court procedures, legal terms and outcomes.
  • Show witnesses and others around the courtroom before a trial so they are familiar and at ease in the environment.
  • Carry out the paperwork necessary to record and evaluate our work.
  • Help witnesses prepare themselves for a range of possible trial outcomes.
  • Go into the courtroom with a witness if permitted.
  • Identify additional support to which we can signpost witnesses.
  • Work as part of a team with other Witness Service court and outreach volunteers and staff as well as liaising with court personnel.

Outreach Volunteer: What will you do?

  • Meet more vulnerable and intimidated witnesses away from the court environment, either at their home if safe to do so, or at an agreed community venue. Witnesses will include children and young people, people with learning disabilities, and people with mental health issues
  • We carry out risk assessments, provide training, and use a ‘call-in’ system to keep volunteers safe.
  • Make an initial visit and assess the needs of vulnerable witnesses in relation to attending court. Develop a tailored plan of preparation and support.
  • Make further visits, according to their needs, to help prepare the witnesses and manage their expectations about the process of the trial, the verdict and the sentence.
  • Invite the witness to have a pre-trial visit, liaise with the court based staff to arrange the visit.
  • Work with court based volunteers in providing support on the day, accompanying the witness into the courtroom when permitted and as appropriate.
  • Ensuring that witnesses continue to receive our assistance after court if they need it, for example: offering a debrief session after the trial.

Location of the role

Grimsby and N.E. Lincolnshire

Will own transport be required?

No

Are DBS checks required for the role?

Yes

Other requirements

A child DBS Certificate is required but there is no cost to our volunteers and we arrange the application.

Will you reimburse out of pocket expenses? (for example travel expenses)

Yes, full travel expenses including parking will be covered and own car use is currently 45p per mile.

Get in touch

If you are interested in these roles then email our volunteer coordinator Ross on [email protected].

About the role

We are looking for volunteers to help in our community café for 4 hours a day Monday to Thursday 10.30am to 2.30pm.

Roles will include serving hot and cold drinks, bacon and sausage butties, cakes and ice creams.

Basic cleaning duties to enable us to keep out level 5 hygiene standard. Volunteers will always be with another experienced volunteer.

Location

The Pavilion Café is located on Freshney Drive, Grimsby

Will own transport be required?

Yes

Are DBS checks required for the role?

No

Other requirements

A DBS check and other certificated training may be undertaken after a probationary period of 2 months. Polo shirt will be provided after this probationary time.

Will you reimburse out of pocket expenses? (for example travel expenses)

Yes. Reasonable bus fares will be reimbursed after discussion with volunteer

Get in touch

If you are interested in this role then email our volunteer coordinator Ross on [email protected].

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Fundraising Volunteer

North East Lincolnshire Mind organises and takes part in a full range of events across the year and our event support volunteers play a vital part in their success. The money and awareness they raise makes a vital difference to people with mental health problems in our area.

What does it involve?

  • Supporting the fundraising team at an exciting range of North east Lincolnshire Mind events, including comedy nights & national mental health campaign days.
  • Cash handling
  • Being part of a friendly and enthusiastic events team
  • Roles vary for each event- you might be greeting guests, selling tickets, serving refreshments or cheering on runners. The possibilities are endless!

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Enthusiasm
  • A positive and friendly manner
  • The ability to communicate with members of the public
  • Reliability
  • A willingness to get involved

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • The opportunity to develop experience in fundraising, events and the voluntary sector
  • Fantastic experience of working with the general public
  • The opportunity to develop a role as a lead events support volunteer
  • Meet new people and be part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team of events volunteers
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to give vital support to people with mental health problems in our area

Location of the role: Various Locations across North East Lincs (mainly Grimsby)

Will own transport be required?: Yes

Are DBS checks required for the role? : Yes

Other requirements: General Volunteer Training (3 hours over zoom) and additional online modules (approx 3 hours)

Will you reimburse out of pocket expenses? (for example travel expenses): Yes. Mileage and any other accrued costs will be reimbursed

Contact us

If you are interested in volunteering for either of these roles contact Ross via [email protected]

Citizens Advice require volunteers to help with most aspects of our work, from admin, fundraising, and trusteeship, to helping our clients find the information and advice they need. Most our volunteers give confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, to help our clients resolve their problems.

Our volunteers need to be need to be friendly and approachable and have a respect for views, values and cultures that are different to their own. Most roles require basic IT skills, good listening skills and good written skills.

Advice roles

Some advice roles involve supporting clients to find this information themselves and to take action, for example, to use a computer to manage their money, pay their council tax bill or find a rented property.

Other roles may involve helping clients with one specific issue, such as completing a benefits form, or switching energy provider, and many of our volunteers help clients with a range of issues, supporting them to weigh up their options and to take action.

Trainee Advisers at Citizens Advice don’t need any specific qualifications or experience. Full training is given and this leads to new skills and qualifications and improves people’s employability and confidence.

For individuals who want to volunteer (or work) in advice giving roles, and who are also training to be a solicitor, if you started training to be a solicitor before 1st September 2021, you may be able to get up to six months reduction in your training contract. If you started training to be a solicitor after 1st September 2021, you may be able to include time spent volunteering (or working) in advice giving roles as part of (or all of) your qualifying work experience. See Solicitors Regulation Authority for more information.

Administration Roles

Our admin and customer service volunteers contribute to the day to day running of the local Citizens Advice making sure that everything runs smoothly. These roles may involve welcoming clients face to face, answering the phone, filing, sorting post, and typing up information.

Many people starting In an administration or customer service role end up progressing into advice roles.

Trustees

Local Citizens Advice trustees are volunteers who use their skills, knowledge and experience to help guide and govern our local Citizens Advice. They work with the Chief Executive and other staff to shape strategy and give direction to the local Citizens Advice.

Location of the role:

Primarily based at our offices in Town Hall Street, Grimsby. We also have volunteers who work from home or who help to deliver advice at outreach venues around the borough.

Other requirements:

All staff are required to sign a confidentiality agreement and to provide two referees. We carry out ID checks as due diligence. We may also need to consider any potential conflict of interest due to other voluntary or paid roles. Other aspect such as Criminal Records, the age of the applicant where they are under 18 or over 80 and other similar issues can influence the ability to offer a specific role. On rare occasions DBS checks can be needed for outreach work where the venue requires it and/or the volunteer will be in contact with vulnerable adults or children.

All volunteers are required to complete an application and undergo a basic interview process prior to being accepted as a volunteer.

Additional information:

Travel expenses and parking are paid in full for those taking public transport, parking and mileage at a rate set by the organisation is paid for those driving a vehicle.

If you are interested in applying for any of these roles please email Ross via [email protected].

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Volunteer Receptionist

Purpose: To help and direct personal and telephone callers in a welcoming and professional manner and to deal with all reasonable queries/issues from:

Personal callers:

  • Be the first point of contact
  • To greet all visitors to the building
  • Advise staff when a visitor arrives
  • Ask visitor to take a seat whilst they wait
  • Check the availability of staff to accept visitors
  • Escort visitors to their destination if no one is available to collect them
  • Monitor the visitor sheets

Telephone Callers:

  • To answer calls in a polite and professional manner
  • Use the correct greeting stating that you are Age UK N E Lincs and your name
  • To obtain caller’s name and telephone number and nature of the call
  • To write all information on telephone message sheet and reply given
  • Check the availability of staff to take personal calls and to transfer calls through on correct extension number
  • If any of the staff are unable to take the call, write down on a internal telephone message sheet, with name, number and a short message, then pass on the appropriate person
  • To take triage messages on required forms for the Information & Advice team, using a scripted text to then be passed onto the I&A team for booking.

Other duties:

  • To monitor in coming post and pass on to the Chief Officer
  • To write all out going post in post book
  • To help other members of staff with any small jobs that may need doing e.g. stamping booklets, leaflet etc
  • To make appointments with chiropodist, manicurist and hairdresser

Site:

27 Osborne Street, Grimsby, DN31 1EY and 20 Wardall Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8DN

Various hours and days available across both sites. Any travel to work expenses are reimbursed and lunch is provided by means of a sandwich meal

Volunteer Cafe Assistant

Tasks:

  • Setting up the tables each day with cutlery etc
  • Help preparing of the food to include some cooking and baking
  • Serving orders in the café and paying attention to presentation of the food
  • Washing up of the plates and cutlery
  • Serving drinks in the café
  • Operating a till, after training and cash handling
  • Clearing tables and cleaning of the kitchen area
  • Sweeping and mopping of the cafe floor
  • Help with a cleaning rota and stock rotation rota
  • Help to make sure that the service users are made to feel welcome upon arrival

Volunteers should have good communication and people skills along with some catering experience.

Any expenses for travel to work are reimbursed and a sandwich meal is offered for lunch free of charge.

To carry out the duties of the post in accordance with Age UK North East Lincolnshire’s policies and procedures including: Equal Opportunities’, Health & Safety, Confidentiality, Complaints, Data Protection, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Sites:

27 Osborne Street, Grimsby, and 20 Wardall Street Cleethorpes.

Various days and hours available.

You must carry out all the duties of these posst in accordance with Age UK North East Lincolnshire policies and procedures including: Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, Confidentially, Complaints, Data Protection and Safeguarding Adults.

Interested?

If you are interested in any of these roles please contact Ross on [email protected].

COVID-19 gave us all a glimpse into the lives that many of our older people are living every single day; lonely, isolated and housebound! The only difference between them and you is that their life isn’t going to return to normal after lockdown!

Volunteering just one hour a week can make a difference!

Some of our current opportunities-

  • Telephone Befriending: Giving a regular call to someone who may be in need of a friendly ear.
  • One to one befriending: Giving one to one support and friendship to older people who are less mobile or socially isolated, in the comfort of their own home.
  • Volunteer drivers: Transport to and from our social clubs to enable an older person to become reconnected with their community and enjoy some social group interaction
  • Social Club volunteering: Help at one of our weekly social clubs or assisting on day trips.
  • Wellbeing chats: Friendly chats to identify needs that ensure an older person has access to everything that enables them to live a full, independent life as much as is possible.
  • Confidence building volunteers: Volunteers to offer support to an older person who has lost confidence and/or abilities to enable them to once again become vital participants in our community.

Location of the role: Different regions within North East Lincolnshire (eg visiting service users)

Will own transport be required?: Yes

Are DBS checks required for the role? : Yes

Will out of pocket expenses be reimbursed? : Yes

If so, please provide details: Travel expenses of 25p per mile for use of own transport where applicable.

If you are interested in volunteering with Friendship at Home in any of the above roles please contact us via [email protected].

Have you been Bereaved by Suicide? Do you have a desire to help other people who have also been Bereaved by Suicide? 

If you are a great communicator, are comfortable listening to the experiences of others and can offer your support, then you could be just the person we are looking for.

In North East Lincolnshire we are hoping to hear from volunteers to be part of our local Suicide Bereavement Support offer by giving their time and experience across two valued roles. Firstly in a one-to-one role providing emotional and practical support to people bereaved by suicide and secondly by operating a self help group allowing people to share, listen and connect with others in a safe, understanding environment.

Both our local Suicide Bereavement Support offer and the voluntary roles will be supported by two fantastic organisations North East Lincolnshire Mind delivering the Together Bereaved by suicide service and SoBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) meaning any volunteer will have the required guidance of two hugely experienced, well established organisations in either of the roles they choose to be part of.

If volunteering in either of these roles is something you feel you are able to give your time and experience to or you would simply like more information on the roles please contact Ross by email at [email protected].

We are always looking for volunteers to help in our charity shops.

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do, helping us reach more of the 13.9 million disabled people in the UK.

We need to build a movement of committed people who believe disabled people deserve equality. We can’t do this without the thousands of people like you who support us in our charity shops.

Volunteering in our shops is a great way to meet new people and become part of your local community. You can volunteer for a morning or a few days a week.

Help collect and sort goods, serve customers, create eye catching displays, department specialists such as book, furniture, accessories and more. It is also a great way to boost your CV.

You may be able to complete a National Vocational Qualification.

All this, while having fun in a friendly, supportive environment.

Scope is passionate about giving everyone equal opportunities and we welcome your application whoever you are and whatever your needs.

We also work together with schools and colleges, and welcome volunteers from the age of 14.

You will be based at our charity shop on Freeman Street, Grimsby.

For more information please contact us on [email protected] 01472 346131.

About the British Red Cross

The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.

We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network and we refuse to ignore people in crisis.

Support at Home Volunteer, Grimsby

Could you help us to support someone experiencing a health and social care crisis?

The aim of the Support at Home service is to place the person at the centre of what we do and help them get through a crisis by offering positive encouragement, practical help and emotional support, for a few days or for longer, depending on their needs.

  • Location: Within 30 miles of Grimsby Hospital
  • Commitment: Volunteers for this role should be able to give at least 3 hours per week, on a regular basis, between 10am and 6pm, Monday-Sunday. In order to get the most out of the role, due to the level of training and induction, we hope volunteers can commit for a minimum of six months.
  • Age: 18 years+
  • Training: Approximately 30 hours
  • DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checks are required for this role
  • Must be able to drive with access to their own vehicle
Typical tasks include
  • Visiting the service user on their arrival home from hospital
  • Keeping someone company for a few hours at a time
  • Helping with practical tasks like shopping, collecting prescriptions and light meal preparation
  • Sitting with the service user and relieving the relative or carer of continuous care
  • Keeping paper records of contact and activities undertaken with the service user

Find out more about the Support at Home role and to apply via the British Red Cross website

If there is anything you would like to find out more about prior to applying for the role, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at [email protected]

Emergency Response Volunteer, Grimsby & Humberside

Could you help to respond to emergencies in your local area?

The British Red Cross responds to hundreds of UK emergencies every year – from major floods to house fires and transport accidents. Our trained volunteers are always available to help, working closely with the emergency services, local authorities and other agencies to support their work responding to crises.

As an Emergency Response volunteer, you will be providing much needed practical and emotional support to individuals, as part of a team, in support of category 1 and 2 responders and other agencies following an emergency or major incident.

  • Location: Grimsby and Humberside
  • Commitment: Volunteers for this role should be available for 2x shifts per month (service operates 7pm-7am, Mon-Fri & 24/7 at weekends) and must be able to reach Cromwell Road Fire Station within 30 minutes. In order to get the most out of the role, due to the level of training and induction, we hope volunteers can commit for a minimum of six months.
  • Age: 18 years+
  • Training: Approximately 45 hours
  • DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)Checks are required for this role
  • Must be able to drive, with access to own vehicle
Typical tasks include
  • Attendance at a wide range of emergency incidents across the UK.
  • Offering practical and emotional support to those affected by significant events or disaster. This may include; providing basic provisions and facilities, shelter, transporting, signposting to other organisations or assisting with seeking temporary accommodation.
  • Working alongside other voluntary organisations and local authority/statutory service partners.
  • Administration and maintenance of appropriate records.
  • Carrying out tasks as agreed with the Operational Team Leader and as per skills and training.
  • Attending briefings and debriefings given by the Operational Team Leader or responding agency.

Find out more about the Emergency Response role and to apply via the British Red Cross website

If there is anything you would like to find out more about prior to applying for the role, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at [email protected]

The Sports Traider Charity exists to give young people employment and sports participation opportunities. In doing so they gain confidence, self-esteem, retail skills and improve mental and physical health.

They do this by managing a professionally run chain of charity sports shops supported by army dedicated volunteers. The charity uses generated funds to invest in local sports participation projects for example providing sportswear to ensure that activities are available to all, using proceeds generated from the retail unit to fund coaching, providing free transport to and from venues and much more.

They are offering an opportunity to be part of the team in Grimsby, volunteering in a retail environment in their brand new outlet.

You will be provided with a Sports Traider unform and be fully trained in:

  • stock Control, checking stock deliveries
  • warehousing , storing stock and maintaining stock records
  • visual display, in-store presentation
  • customer service, interact with customers
  • till control, learning how to use the till and taking payments both by cash and payment cards
  • banking, responsible for daily banking drops
  • book keeping, daily cash sheets, (advanced volunteers)
  • re ordering, stock replenishment (advanced volunteers)
  • full references on completion of project

What we expect from the volunteers in our Sports Traider family:

  • punctuality
  • reliability
  • loyalty
  • honesty
  • respectful
  • smart appearance

This is a chance to shine in a friendly atmosphere, and to build confidence and skills so that you can progress to other opportunities, but not only that, to be part of a fantastic organisation who look to support the local community.

To find out more or apply for this voluntary role email Ross via [email protected]

Find out more about the charity on Sports Traider.

Climb4 – Family Mental Health Peer Support Volunteer

This is a fabulous programme for a family support project to do with mental health. The volunteers will support a user-led family peer support mental health network.

  • Peer Support Mentors- for those with lived experience of Mental health- to train as a Peer support mentor/assist with project/session planning- support young people and families during Peer Mentor drop in, coffee mornings and Creative Arts 4 health activities.
  • Project Trainees– for Students/those with Mental health qualifications/or experience of working promoting Mental well-being, assist with project administration, planning, monitoring, evaluation and delivery.  Specific areas to develop:-
    • Peer Mentor Groups
    • Arts 4 Health Workshops

Volunteers that want to take part will be able to receive free training on mentoring. This is not compulsory but is welcomed.

To start with the role will be based at home due to social distancing and relevant Covid guidance. Therefore volunteers will need access to a computer, internet and phone,

When restrictions are lifted and it is safe to work in the office, the role will be based at Centre4.

Due to the nature of the role it will require a DBS check, which Climb4 will organise for the successful applicants.

Apply now

So if this role appeals to you please email us at [email protected].

Would you like the opportunity to get out and about in the community, talking about everything health and social care related?

Would you like to encourage people to get involved and have their say on the health and care services that they receive, or how they could be improved?

Our Accord membership scheme is a way that North East Lincolnshire CCG can communicate with and involve members of the community in decision making. As an Ambassador you will play an integral role in promoting Accord & allowing people to have their say on health and care plans. All ambassadors are provided with training and ongoing support by the CCG. If you have a friendly attitude, enjoy communicating with people and want to learn new skills, this could be the opportunity for you.

To find out more information come along to our information session at Centre4, Wootton Road, Grimsby, DN33 1HE on Thursday 6 February 1pm to 3pm. If you would prefer to give us a call for an informal chat, please contact Jonathan Brooks on 0300 3000 563 or Katie Thomas on 0300 3000 567 or email [email protected].

North East Lincolnshire CCG is looking to recruit community representatives to be part of our Accord Steering Group.

This small group of Accord  members meets monthly, ensuring that our members have great opportunities to shape local health and care services. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in the planning of our twice yearly public events – Way Forward, and Getting Better Together. Being a member of this Group is a great way to find out more about how the NHS in this area works, as well as giving you the opportunity to help further develop the Accord scheme and the opportunities that members receive to have their say on matters affecting North East Lincolnshire. In recent years, our Accord Steering Group members have helped to plan numerous events, represented Accord on the Citizens Panel for the Humber Acute Services Review, and have helped to shape the new engagement strategy for North East Lincolnshire.

To find out more you can give us a call, for an informal chat, please contact Jonathan Brooks on 0300 3000 563 or Katie Thomas on 0300 3000 567 or email [email protected].

We have got an exciting opportunity coming up at the CCG and we want you to get involved!

We know that hearing the views of the people in our community helps us to plan and buy services that meet the needs of local people. One way that we do this is through our Equality Impact Assessment panel. Our panel, made up of community members, meet regularly to help the CCG ensure that their plans and policies do not have a negative impact on local people, particularly those with protected characteristics ( eg gender, disability, sexual orientation etc).

We are currently recruiting community members to our panel and would love it if you could join us. We are looking for motivated individuals who are passionate about equality and the services that are delivered in North East Lincolnshire.

To find out more you can give us a call, for an informal chat, please contact Jonathan Brooks on 0300 3000 563 or Katie Thomas on 0300 3000 567 or email [email protected].

Food Bank

Rock Foundation is seeking reliable volunteers who want to help vulnerable people in their community, alongside our dedicated and dynamic foodbank team.

Applicants must be able to work with people across the whole social spectrum with respect and compassion, and be able to deal with difficult situations in a non-confrontational manner.

Tasks will include interacting with clients, handling food and assembling food packages, and keeping the foodbank organised and presentable. There is one main food bank looking for support:

  • 98 Garibaldi Street, Grimsby, DN32 7DU. Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Charity Shop

Rock Foundation is seeking reliable volunteers who want to help vulnerable people in their community, alongside our dedicated and dynamic Second hand shop team.

Applicants must be able to work with people across the whole social spectrum with respect and compassion, and be able to deal with difficult situations in a non-confrontational manner.

Tasks will include interacting with customers, sorting donations, pricing up items under the managers instruction and serving customers when necessary. We are looking for an organised and presentable person.

The Shop is based on Freeman Street and open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.

Lincs Inspire provides a free, regular and reliable Home Library and information service to anyone who is unable to come into the library themselves either long term or temporarily due to illness, frailty or disability.

We also provide a library service to carers who find themselves equally housebound.

The service is monthly, free and delivered by volunteers who choose books for their readers and take them to their homes.The volunteers take time to chat about the books they like and keep records of the titles they have read.

The Home Library Service are always looking for new volunteers to join our team. How many people you visit is decided by yourself. Monthly visits are arranged in advance and you will work with another volunteer. If you do not drive we will pair you with a volunteer that has access to a car.

Thoughts from Barbara a current Home Library Volunteer:

“I know that our customers really value what we do, but we also get a lot back from it ourselves and it’s extremely rewarding to know that you can bring a smile to someone’s face by giving up a few hours of your time.”

If you want to volunteer contact us at [email protected] or by phone on 01472 325985.

So, you would like to volunteer. You’re ready to take the fight against dementia to the next level. But maybe your schedule is constantly changing, or you have a lot on. If so, Side by Side could be just the thing for you.

This fun, friendly, super-flexible volunteering opportunity matches you with someone with dementia so you can help them keep on doing the things they love – and try new things too.

That might be going to a football match. Catching the latest movie. A jog round the park, a splash in the pool, a mooch around the shops, a catch-up over coffee or supporting them to volunteer themselves.

Whatever they would like to do, together you decide where and when. One thing you can be sure of is bringing a lot of joy into someone’s life by empowering them to continue playing an active part in their community.

With someone developing dementia every three minutes, there are nearly 1,000 people waiting for volunteers right now.

Sign up for Side by Side and get ready to make a difference: not only to their lives, but to yours.

Email us at [email protected] if you are interested in becoming a Side by Side volunteer.

Green Futures is a social enterprise scheme based on a 3.5-acre site on Bradley Road in Grimsby.

They maintain a growing space that includes four poly tunnels; and also have a workshop, a wetland, woodland and orchard. They rely on volunteers to help us grow produce and maintain the site all year round, and in turn our volunteers benefit from open spaces, a nurturing growing environment, and companionship in a safe environment.

Volunteers benefit from a friendly, welcoming environment and companionship in a sanctuary in the heart of Grimsby.

Green Futures are looking for green-fingered volunteers, who are looking for great friends and want to enjoy growing and eating good food with roles including: general gardening and horticulture roles, also a lunchtime cook.

So as you can see there are a number of opportunities available for volunteers on site, across general gardening, pruning, woodworking, working on our veg-box scheme, preparing lunches, site maintenance and looking after our woodland.

For information please email [email protected], telephone 01472 870609 or visit Green Futures Facebook

4th Cleethorpes Scout Group are looking for volunteers to help run their Beaver section for 6 to 8 year olds. You’ll give young people opportunities to gain skills for life through activities and adventures.

What will you do?

You’ll do tasks like:

  • Welcoming young people and families
  • Making sure everyone’s safe, supported and included in the fun
  • Helping to plan and lead activities (as part of a team!)
  • Sharing your skills and learning new ones

And it won’t just benefit the young people! You will:

  • Make new friends
  • Challenge yourself and try new things
  • Get outdoors
  • Positively impact your community

Location of the role

Scout Hut, Albert Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LX

Requirements

The meetings are one hour each week, Thursdays 5:30pm to 6:30pm and there may be some planning and preparation in between meetings as well.

Volunteers must be 18+.

Skills and Experience

Don’t worry if you haven’t got any experience – we’ll provide full support and training along the way.

Additional information

All expenses will be reimbursed.

Get in touch

If you are interested in these roles then email our volunteer coordinators on [email protected]

Local NCT groups and activities are an essential part of what we do. They provide warm, friendly, non-judgemental support to all parents, improving wellbeing and reducing isolation.

What’s involved

As a Community Volunteer you will know what is most needed to support parents in your local area and play a big role in creating spaces for parents to connect and access reliable information and support.

In this flexible role, you will support local parents by leading one of our easy to set up regular events such as a Bumps & Babies group or outdoor Walk and Talk, or holding one of our well-known Nearly New Sales.

Role Requirements

Our Community Volunteers are;

  • Passionate about supporting parents
  • Motivated and reliable
  • Able to plan and organise a one off event or regular group
  • Welcoming to all parents, friendly and a good listener

Location of the role

Grimsby and Louth

How Often

The time you will spend volunteering will vary depending on the type and frequency of the activity you choose to run. You could volunteer with as little as 2 hours per month. We’re ideally looking for Community Volunteer who can volunteer for at least 3 months. This is a flexible role that can fit around your other commitments and availability

Will own transport be required?

No

Are DBS checks required for the role?

No

Will you reimburse out of pocket expenses? (for example travel expenses)

We will reimburse all out of pocket expenses in line with our expenses policy.

Get in touch

If you are interested in volunteering for either of these roles contact Ross via [email protected]

Ongoing opportunities

Could you support a young person in the local area?

We are looking for someone who can give us their time and life experience as an Appropriate Adult, to support young offenders in police custody.

The role involves supporting a young person in the event that they are detained by the Police, helping them to understand what they are being told and making sure that they are treated fairly.

We provide a 7-day-a-week service, and you can sign up to cover shifts during days, evenings or weekends – whatever suits you.

You will receive extensive training and be required to complete a DBS check.

For more information you can view the AA job description (Word, 58KB) or contact:

Safeguarding and Youth Offending Service

Telephone: 01472 325252

Email: [email protected]

About the role

In this role you will make a difference in the lives of children and young people when you teach them how to speak out and stay safe from abuse. Visiting one primary school at a time, you will deliver energetic, enthusiastic presentations that inspire courage and create confidence.

You will:

  • Co-deliver engaging assemblies and workshops to primary aged children
  • Give and take feedback to help keep up high standards
  • Sensitively handle and report any concerns you have about a child

To apply go to the NSPCC  website.

More information about the role is in this Role profile (Word, 19KB) .

If you have any questions about the role then please contact the NSPCC on 0121 227 7577 or by email at [email protected].

As a mystery shopper volunteer you will visit community venues to find out what information is available and find out if staff know where to sign post you to if they cannot help. This will enable Healthwatch and you to make changes to how information is given to the general public and you will make recommendations to organisations how things can be done better or share their good practice and achievements. It is a role in which you have an opportunity to help with the health and wellbeing of our people and place.

If you think that this could be something that you would be interested in supporting and would like to find out more information please contact our volunteer coordinator on [email protected].

As a community engagement volunteer you will support the Healthwatch staff team at local events, Community venues and GP Surgeries, talking to the local community about their experiences of health and social care services, and handing out information and leaflets promoting the service. if you enjoy meeting people and like a good natter, then this is the volunteer role for you.

Volunteers all undergo DBS checks and must provide references. In return we pay all travel and associated expenses, regular supervision and the opportunity to undertake training.

We welcome Volunteers from all backgrounds and all ages (over 18 yrs) who have good communication and interpersonal skills, are flexible and have an understanding of or personal experience of health and social care services.

If you are interested in supporting this fantastic service please email me at [email protected] and we can begin the communications around the application process.

As a Volunteer Enter and View Representative you will ‘enter’ publicly funded health and social care settings such as care homes, GP surgeries, Pharmacies etc and, once on site, you will talk to patients, residents, staff, carers and relatives about their experience of the service to find out what is working well or where improvements can be made.

You will also ‘view’ what is going on and write a short review of you findings ready to form the basis of a report compiled by Healthwatch staff.

Volunteers all undergo DBS checks and must provide references. In return we pay all travel and associated expenses, regular supervision and the opportunity to undertake training.

We welcome Volunteers from all backgrounds and all ages (over 18 yrs) who have good communication and interpersonal skills, are flexible and have an understanding of or personal experience of health and social care services.

If you are interested in supporting this fantastic service please email me at [email protected]  and we can begin the communications around the application process.

Brief overview of role requiring support: Foresight offer classes and activities for adults with learning difficulties. We recruit volunteer support workers to assist the learners within the classes.

Volunteer Support Workers will;

  • Being helpful and assisting learners to their classes, even if it’s not a class you’re volunteering in.
  • Escort learners to their classes in the mornings and afternoons and also to break times throughout the day.
  • Assist wheelchair users, including those who are not sure as to where they need to be.
  • Escorting learners to the toilets when necessary.
  • Reporting incidents to members of staff (including reception), the volunteer co-coordinator or to management when necessary.
  • Treating our learners and other Volunteer Support Workers with respect.
  • We also often have trips which our Volunteers take part in as our learners will need assistance there as well.

Location of the role: Foresight, 60 Newmarket Street, Grimsby, DN32 7SF

Time Commitment: A full day of classes at Foresight is 10am until 3pm, however, volunteers are welcome to only stay for the mornings (10am-12pm) or just the afternoon (1pm-3pm) or all day,  with classes running Monday to Friday. All volunteers will get regular breaks, including an hour for lunch if staying for a full day. Each volunteer can discuss and confirm their hours ahead of time.

Will own transport be required?: No

Are DBS checks required for the role? : Yes

Other information: Foresight reimburse car and bus expenses for all volunteers up to £5 per day that they volunteer.

If this role interests you please email [email protected] to move your interest forward.

Volunteer now

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these roles then email our volunteer coordinator Ross on [email protected].

We look forward to hearing from you.


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Contact details

Volunteering Coordinator, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU

Email: [email protected]

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm, except bank holidays