Volunteer Opportunities from CVS

CVS CE LogoWhatever your reason for volunteering, whether it be to make new friends, gain new skills or experience, make a difference in your community or simply to have fun, Community & Voluntary Services Cheshire East can help you.

Below are some of the opportunities available in Crewe and Nantwich.

Everybody Sport & Recreation Trust require a Disability Adult Sport Coach Assistant to motivate participants to get involved with sports and access the gym. The aim of this session is for adults to get more active by participating in sporting activities such as Hockey, Badminton, Volleyball, Tennis and much more.

LATH (Looking after the Homeless) mission is to ease the plight of the homeless in the Crewe area with particular emphasis on groups for whom no facilities currently exist. Their aim is to eliminate rough sleeping and sofa surfing and extend the current drop in centre provision which exists to support those who are homeless. They are looking for a Trustee & Board Secretary who has a non-judgemental social nature to arrange meetings; produce and send out agendas and attend monthly Board meetings.

Autism Inclusive are looking for an enthusiastic and capable volunteers, who will be a welcome member of the team by being part of the drop in session on a Wednesday. The session is a service which individuals with Aspergers/ Autism can come along for support and social activities.

Jude Theatre Company needs Drama Group Support Workers to deliver drama workshops for young people and adults with learning disabilities. Enthusiasm and compassion are required; some drama experience would be useful but is not essential.

Cheshire Without Abuse are looking for an activities leader to support and inspire participants to help to raise their self esteem and feel good factor. Helping with lesson plans, equipment and working with other volunteers – helping people who have experienced domestic abuse.

A Beanstalk reading helper is a volunteer who is trained and supported by Beanstalk. Reading helpers work with children on a one-to-one basis, giving them consistent support to practice reading skills and increase confidence and self-esteem. If you would like to give children, who otherwise may not get enough regular encouragement and support, a better chance to “read, grow and succeed” this volunteer opportunity could be perfect for you! You will read, chat, play games and foster a love of reading in the children you support in this sometimes challenging but very rewarding role.

OCEAN are looking for an enthusiastic admin volunteer to support us with general administration tasks. These include email, post, databases, answering phones etc. This is a great opportunity to learn some office skills while supporting a vital community organisation. Days/ hours can be agreed as required and some of the role could be undertaken from home if needed.

Volunteer Befriender – Crewe & Nantwich for St Luke’s Hospice. As a befriender you will provide companionship to an elderly, frail isolated individual with a life-limiting illness. The befriending relationship provides the client with additional social support by developing an affirming, emotion-focused relationship supporting the client to feel less isolated and more connected to their community.

swirly-whirlysSt. Luke’s Swirly Whirly’s would be delighted to hear from anyone who is interested in supporting their work and enjoys being part of a busy, friendly team. No formal skills are required as full café training will be provided. Swirly Whirly’s is a ‘hidden gem’ with a twist. A creperie and coffee shop offering delicious and tasty treats, with great vintage style and quirky décor.

The driver’s mate role is to assist the driver, taking his direction and learning from him. This opportunity provides training in manual handling, contact with the general public, building confidence and gaining skills within the Charity Reuse Sector. Christian Concern is a small Charity who believes in giving Hope, Dignity, Confidence and Opportunity to everyone we meet and that includes you! If you want to make a difference to your community and help those in need we need you!

Will you join us in helping to reduce the loneliness of disabled children? Could you take on the Hot 100 challenge? Raise £100 in 100 days – you choose your 100 days, you choose how you raise the money- do it alone or do it with others. Be a Team Heat volunteer! Raising this money will be a fantastic help towards providing activities and friendships that we know young disabled people want. Whatever you choose to do, you will make a great contribution to Friends for Leisure.

Youth Outreach Support needed for Body Positive. Helping young people to make better decisions around their sexual health, relationships and sexual orientation and gender identity. This role also includes condom distribution.

To find out more visit www.cvsce.org.uk volunteering or call 01270 763100.