Emerge Hub CIO looking for volunteers

Emerge Hub CIO are looking for:

Volunteers at the Hub, initially on a back-up when needed basis, with a view to regular weekly volunteering.

This is a female only support worker role within our day centre which opens Tuesday – Friday 2pm-6pm

We are a person-centred therapeutic organisation that supports sex-workers in the Grimsby/Cleethorpes area.

The successful candidate would ideally have some background in counselling skills or be willing to complete the level 2 course which is run yearly in house.

They would need to be able to remain calm in intense situations, have an accepting and non-judgemental attitude and be willing to learn the skills specific to the role.

Trustees to join our governing body. With an interest in supporting vulnerable and marginalised women involved in sex-work.

Meetings are monthly (approx. 2-3 hours)

For an informal chat and more information, Please contact:

Kate Austin – kate@emergehub.uk 07720 600494

Trustee vacancy for Lincolnshire Community Foundation

From Lincolnshire Community Foundation:

Press Release:

To:               The News Editor

From:           Lincolnshire Community Foundation

Contact:        Sue Fortune:  01529 305825

Date:            January 2022

Subject:        Trustee Recruitment

A New Year and a fantastic and exciting opportunity!  Lincolnshire Community Foundation is now recruiting Trustees to join our dedicated and committed Board, to help deliver our vision to create a county of thriving places where the people that live in them are healthy, happy, resilient, and empowered.

Lincolnshire Community Foundation is the County’s leading grant maker dedicated to serving the voluntary and community sector within the County, building endowment, generating, and distributing funds to support community needs and local organisations making a positive difference.

We are one of 47 Community foundations across the UK who connect philanthropic people with local causes that matter to them.

Trustees ensure the organisation has a clear strategy, and that our work and goals are in line with the values and vision.

A trustee’s role in a charity is to be the ‘guardians of purpose’, making sure that all decisions put the needs of the beneficiaries first.  They safeguard the charity’s assets – both physical, including property, and intangible, such as its reputation and local impact. They make sure these are used well and the charity is managed and run in a sustainable way. 

We are looking for up to 4 new Board members who can bring any one or more of the following attributes, together with an appreciation of the passion and drive within our communities to do good work for the benefit of others:

  • Experience of marketing and communications
  • Experience in the IT/creative and cultural sector
  • An understanding of local needs/experience of personal engagement in communities covered by LCF – in other word ‘experts by experience’
  • Trustees from a younger demographic who can bring new insights
  • Representation from the North, East and South of the County
  • Experience of philanthropy/fund-raising

If you would like to be part of a forward-thinking, progressive charitable organisation and can bring energy, enthusiasm, commitment and a breadth of knowledge and expertise to Board, we want to hear from you.  Don’t be dissuaded from applying if you’re new to charitable organisations, we welcome creativity and innovation.

The position is a voluntary one, where out of pocket expenses will be paid; the board meets (virtually and in person) on a bi-monthly basis on different days of the week, at different times of the day, removing barriers to participation.  We will do our utmost to adapt our processes to be inclusive ensuring board members are on an equal footing and they should not be afraid to suggest better ways of working.  Training and support will be offered to ensure you feel fully able to contribute to our work.

Prospective Trustees should send a copy of their CV, with up to five key reasons why they feel they are the right person for the role. In order to attract a broad range of skills and experience, we encourage creativity and will accept applications in a format that you feel will best showcases skills, personality and motivation to work with us.  The closing date for receipt of expressions of interest will be on 28 February 2022 and informal interviews will take place w/c 7 March 2022.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Sue Fortune CEO on 01529 305825/ 07908 208838 or sue@lincolnshirecf.co.uk

NEL Age UK need volunteers

From NEL Age UK:

Have you got time to volunteer? Age UK North East Lincolnshire relies on volunteers to help offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?  We are particularly looking to recruit some new catering volunteers for either the Grimsby or the Cleethorpes site.  We reimburse bus fare or the person will receive a lunch/snack from the cafes including unlimited drinks. We have vacancies on any day Monday to Friday and hours would normally be 9.30 to 2.30.  Normal duties would be washing up, clearing of tables, setting tables, making drinks, serving customers, till usage ideal but training can be given, helping with preparation of sandwiches, vegetables etc also.

Other volunteering roles with Age UK North East Lincolnshire:

Reception – Reception Volunteers

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

Helping in our charity shop – Retail volunteers

Meet new people, help us raise funds and have fun while volunteering in our shop.

Kitchen / Pop-in Assistance – Kitchen / Pop-in Cafe assistance

Help to prep, make and serve food and drinks.

Help keep areas clean and tidy and wash pots though out the day.

To have basic understanding of catering and have good communication skills 

If you can help then please contact Mrs Helen Goodman, Telephone: 01472 252929 / 344976, Email: helen@ageuknelincs.org.uk

Volunteer with Friendship at Home

Are you great at listening, are you honest, warm and friendly.  Are you able to offer a caring and understanding presence.  For just 1 hour a week you can make a huge difference to someone, give them a reason to get up in the morning and feel that they are not alone.  Friendship at Home would love to hear from you today if you’d like to join their team.

Befriending Support Can

  • Lower rates of depression
  • Improve Social Skills
  • Reduce Social Isolation
  • Improve Self – Management
  • Improve Self Esteem and Confidence
  • Reduce Vulnerability and Risk of Abuse
  • Build Sense of Purpose
  • Reduces use of Emergency Services

And so much more. They need more wonderful people to help us on their journey to putting an end to loneliness.  Call Emma today on 01472 602500 or check out the website www.friendshipathome.org.uk/

Forum is Recruiting Trustees

Following a period of growth, Forum is now looking to further develop its activities and to explore new business development opportunities to expand its current portfolio across Yorkshire and the Humber. We are now looking for the right people to join our Trustee Board and help guide our journey forwards.

We are a charitable company (charity registration number 1107013, company number 5206464) operating in Yorkshire and the Humber.

We provide support and development services to voluntary and community sector organisations, including social enterprises, mainly in West Yorkshire (Calderdale) and North East Lincolnshire, though in practice Forum is a membership organisation and we provide a wide range of advice, guidance and information to all members across Yorkshire and the Humber.

We are also a delivery partner in Connect Well Hull, which is a local Citywide social prescribing service designed to provide additional wellbeing support to local people through signposting to other support services and community-based activities.

We support the active participation of the voluntary and community sector in strategic decision making and developing the role of the sector in terms of both community engagement and opportunities for future service delivery. The foundation for all of our work is partnership and collaboration, identifying new and innovative ways of working and promoting the long-term sustainability of the wider voluntary and community sector.

Forum also undertakes a range of consultancy activity, including advice on charity governance, funding, social enterprise development and supporting consortia and partnership delivery.

Being a Trustee of Forum

The Trustee Board meets every six weeks, usually on a weekday afternoon, and meetings last approximately 2 hours. The Trustee Board provides strategic oversight and assurance around the work of the organisation, supported by Forum’s Senior Management Team.

It is expected that trustees each take on an area of responsibility that requires a commitment of approximately two additional hours per month.  Full training and induction will be given to successful candidates.

If you would like to know more about the role please contact, in the first instance, our Chief Officer Jason Stamp Jason@nbforum.org.uk

You can download full information and an application form below (links to the Forum website)

Trustee Recruitment Role Description (pdf)

Trustee recruitment application Form 2021 (Word)

The Essential Trustee CC3 (pdf)

The essential trustee: 6 main duties (pdf)

Privacy Notice recruitment (pdf)

SSAFA Grimsby and Cleethorpes Volunteers

SSAFA provides lifelong support to those who currently serving or have served in the military. If you are interested in volunteering you can contact Mark Trainor on:

T: 01472 278140

E: Mark.Trainor@Lincolnshire.ssafa.org.uk

SSAFA welcome new volunteers from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. 

Help them change lives for the better – search for your local SSAFA volunteering opportunities today at https://ssaf.as/volunteerin2021.