Valkyrie Wilderness Workshops are looking for volunteers

Valkyrie Wilderness Workshops offer support programmes for Armed Forces Veterans and vulnerable groups from the wider community. Inspired by existing wilderness therapy programmes we combine outdoor activities with structured peer support to create a unique type of outdoor recovery service.

Valkyrie Wilderness Workshops is a community project based in Keelby. They are seeking volunteer drivers with their own vehicle to transport group participants between central Grimsby and Keelby. This will primarily be on Saturdays, but there may be occasional requests for other days or evenings in the week.

Mileage will be reimbursed at standard rates. Potential volunteers can obtain full details of the role by emailing: hello@wilderness-workshops.com

https://www.wilderness-workshops.com/

Volunteer Role – CompanionsNEL

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Role Title:                                                        CompanionNEL

Location:                                                          Variable (Across NE Lincs)

Expected Time Commitment:                    Variable

Purpose of the role

During the current COVID-19 crisis, and the pressures of winter that are now upon us, we are aware that being socially isolated can take its toll on people and restrict them in accessing vital essentials including food, medicine, prescription and social contact. We are currently recruiting volunteers who we can match with people who feel isolated or need help in accessing supplies during this difficult time.  This may also include helping individuals who live in care homes, supported living, receive domiciliary care in their homes or those that live in their own home supported by an unpaid carer (usually a family member), to assist with the additional pressures at this time. Volunteers will not be asked to carry out any personal care.

We are the Docks!

Send on behalf of Rosanna McGlone:

We are the Docks is a community play which will be based mainly on the actual words of fishermen and anyone else associated with the docks back in the day. 

In the first instance, I am looking for people to interview. I will be holding interviews at Freeman Street Market who are supporting this project, but am very happy to also come to visit people in their homes to enable inclusivity. 

As these interviews will all be taped, I am then looking for volunteers to transcribe just one interview each. This will involve listening to an interview and writing down the exact words that are said. For an hour’s interview I would anticipate that this would take approximately 3 hours of work. This will be an opportunity to share in the fascinating wealth of history of the docks. 

This will be a short play followed by a  question and answer session, and will be performed at two very different venues: GIFHE and at Freeman Street Market. Later I will be looking for actors and possibly people to help with costumes and generally with the production. 

I would be grateful if you could share this call out for volunteers to be involved in the play with your networks.

Please find further details on the poster below. 

mcglonehealey@yahoo.com

NEL Alzheimer’s Society – Side by Side volunteering

Sent on behalf of NEL Alzheimer’s Society:

Could you spare a few hours to help make life better for people living with dementia?

A diagnosis of dementia is life changing and too often leads to a disconnect between people living with dementia and their local community.

Our Side by Side Service supports people to regain that connection, to have fun and rediscover hobbies old and new.

Do you enjoy meeting new people, walking, gardening, football, visiting the seaside, local history, bowls, chatting over a cuppa, visiting a local café, getting creative, music, photography, or film? We would love to hear from you.

By becoming a Side by Side volunteer with Alzheimer’s Society you’ll be helping a person living with dementia to feel valued, respected and included.

Our Side by Side volunteers are determined to make a lasting impact for people affected by dementia we would love to welcome more people to the team.

You don’t need experience in a health or social care setting to be a great volunteer. You’ll be supported by a role manager throughout your journey with us and receive our first-class training in supporting people with dementia.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to apply, please contact the North East Lincolnshire Team on 01472 359247 / sidebysidennel@alzheimers.org.uk

PAM Helping Hands Volunteering Opportunities

Climb 4 are looking for volunteers to become peer mentors and help support families, young people and children experiencing low level, poor mental health by sharing their own experiences. This is an amazing opportunity where you can be part of decision making on the PAM project and support the local community.

Click here for registration.

The Engagement and Consultation Strategy Steering Group (Talking, Listening, Working Together) vacancy

As an ‘important’ group, the Engagement and Consultation Strategy Steering Group will be a subsidiary agenda item of the VCSE Forum to facilitate participation in place arrangements and cross sector communication.

Find attached:

  • Engagement Strategy Steering Group Role Description
  • ToR Engagement Strategy Steering Group
  • VCSE Representation Process Flow Chart.

If you are interested in attending The Engagement and Consultation Strategy Steering Group you must be committed to attending the meeting and the VCSE Forum, on behalf of the wider VCSE.  There is no remuneration for undertaking this role.   

Interested? Submit the following information to Jennifer@nbforum.org.uk by 5:00pm 17th June 2022:

Sustainable Communities Board representative vacancies

There is currently two vacancies for a VCSE representation at the Sustainable Communities Board. The rep will then feed back to the VCSE Forum.

As a ‘critical’ board, the Sustainable Communities Board will be a standing agenda item  – with a reporting function to the VCSE Forum to facilitate participation in place arrangements and cross sector communication.

Find attached:

  • Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Sustainable Communities Board (Sustainable Communities Board Final V2)
  • VCSE Representation Process Flow Chart.

If you are interested in attending Sustainable Communities Board you must be committed to attending the meeting and the VCSE Forum, on behalf of the wider VCSE.  There is no remuneration for undertaking this role.   

Interested? Submit the following information to jennifer@nbforum.org.uk by 5:00pm 17th June 2022:

  • Board/Meeting Name:
  • Name:
  • Organisations Name:
  • Position in the organisation:
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Telephone Number:

Recruitment for Charity Tax Group Board Member

Deadline 25th April 2022

Who are Charity Tax Group?

CTG is the authoritative voice of charities on tax. Over the past 40 years CTG has saved the sector billions of pounds in tax. We work together to campaign for a better fiscal environment for the charities, provide authoritative information, improve understanding and secure a fair deal for charities on tax. We work closely with HMRC, the Treasury to support our network of large and small charities.

CTG’s core principles are to:

  • Strive for technical excellence in all aspects of tax that impacts on charities
  • Provide practical support to charities by mitigating their tax burden and providing informed and relevant guidance.
  • Work with others to maximise our impact.
  • Develop a sustainable funding structure that matches our ambition
  • Be brave and innovative

What do CTG board members do?

The board sets out the strategic direction of CTG’s work programme and identifies key short and long-term goals. Board members also share their relevant technical expertise and are involved in delivering CTG’s work programme in association with the Secretariat and its Technical Adviser. The Board works to ensure CTG’s financial sustainability and legal and regulatory compliance, and aspires to best practice in its governance.

Board members automatically become a Director of the Charity Tax Group, which operates as a company limited by guarantee. Board members are volunteers.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Lincs Inspire Limited – Appointment of New Trustee

Sent on behalf of Lincs Inspire Ltd:

Lincs Inspire Limited is a registered charity, delivering a diverse range of cultural, sporting and leisure facilities and services across Lincolnshire. 

The company has been operational since April 2013 and has gradually expanded to include five leisure centres, a football development centre, Grimsby Auditorium, four libraries and an arts and sports development service, all within North East Lincolnshire, and having a strong focus on improving health and well-being.  Lincs Inspire Limited also operates the Hub (an Arts Council NPO and National Centre for Craft and Design) in Sleaford, and Whisby Natural World Centre, a visitor centre in the heart of a nature reserve.

As business gradually starts to return to more normal operations, we are delighted to see our customers once again benefiting from our services, especially improving levels of physical activity and enjoying social engagements that are so good for mental wellbeing too.  Moving forward we are keen to expand our board of trustees and are interested to hear from local people who share our   passion for culture, sports and leisure, and want to bring their expertise to the table to help shape the next steps in our journey.  We are especially keen to hear from people with a background gained in either health related services, children’s development or having an interest in environmental improvements.

Becoming a trustee of Lincs Inspire will involve you in a charity that is committed to making a real difference to the lives of the local community through encouraging more people to become more active, more often.  Our board meets 4-6 times per year and our trustees are encouraged to experience the range of services and events we provide.

The board is therefore seeking applications from enthusiastic individuals. This is a voluntary and unpaid role and a great opportunity to make a real difference within our local community.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity please contact us via humanresources@lincsinspire.com and arrange an informal chat with our CEO, Sue Wells.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 30 April 2022.