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  • Panel Member

    Youth Offending Team (City)

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    To work with young people to empower them to live crime free lives Referral Orders are a new disposal given to Young People who have no previous convictions and plead guilty to their offence. Your role would be to design a legally binding contract drawn up by yourself and other trained members of the community. The aims of the contract are to facilitate the young person to: Repair the harm they have caused to the victim; take responsibility for their actions and reduce the risk of them re-offending. If they have completed the order, their criminal record is classified as “Spent”.

    • InterestsCommunity, Young People
  • Action Homeless logo

    Food Stop Volunteer

    Action Homeless

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We’re looking for friendly volunteers to help run our city centre based Food Stop, which provides emergency food parcels to individuals and families in need. Whether it’s serving customers, collecting donations or stocking shelves there is a place for you at the Food Stop.

    The Action Homeless Food Stop provides emergency food support to people in crisis in Leicester. We are looking for volunteers to help us to support the running of the shop.

    Main tasks and activities:

    • Processing and sorting donations
    • Transferring donations from storage to storefront
    • Checking customer ID to ensure each one receives the correct food parcel
    • Creating food parcels for customers based on their wants and needs.
    • Acting as a friendly, approachable point of contact in store

    Volunteers will be required to follow our health and safety procedures at all times.

    • InterestsCommunity, Health & Wellbeing
    • LocationCity Centre
    • AvailabilityMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    • Teamwork and Leadership
    • Business and Enterprise
    • Communication Skills
    • Critical Skills
  • Technical team volunteers

    Canal & River Trust

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    A variety of opportunities exist within our technical teams (which span engineering, environment, heritage, hydrology, project delivery and others) as well as within the local waterways where you can get involved in practical conservation and waterway maintenance tasks. We offer a range of opportunities within our professional teams and would welcome the chance to discuss volunteering with you. Practical activities are frequently run in Leicester and Loughborough, can provide diary dates on request or they are advertised on the website

    • InterestsEnvironment, Sports and Recreation
  • Life Links Volunteer

    Richmond Fellowship/Crisis Services

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Information, Advice and Navigation Volunteer: Delivered via our phone line. This includes answering calls and emails for the following: signposting to appropriate services, advising and navigating service users to specific groups/ services, taking referrals, gathering information regarding referrals to our service, exploring options, discussing next steps etc. This is also delivered out in the community at our open access surgeries. Peer support Volunteer: A recovery worker and volunteer will attend various existing groups within Leicester, Blaby, Oadby & Wigston to deliver mental health talks and workshops on a short-term basis. If members of the group would like to establish a peer support group for one another surrounding mental health or wellbeing, a volunteer will then help facilitate this and provide the support necessary for the group to be a self-sustaining peer support group Comprehensive training and induction will be provided. Information, Advice and Navigation Volunteer: Delivered via our phone line. This includes answering calls and emails for the following: signposting to appropriate services, advising and navigating service users to specific groups/ services, taking referrals, gathering information regarding referrals to our service, exploring options, discussing next steps etc. This is also delivered out in the community at our open access surgeries. Peer support Volunteer: A recovery worker and volunteer will attend various existing groups within Leicester, Blaby, Oadby & Wigston to deliver mental health talks and workshops on a short-term basis. If members of the group would like to establish a peer support group for one another surrounding mental health or wellbeing, a volunteer will then help facilitate this and provide the support necessary for the group to be a self-sustaining peer support group. At present, this role is a remote role and will be carried out from home as our service is run online.

    • InterestsAdmin, Community, Health & Wellbeing, Mentoring & Befriending
    • LocationCounty
    • AvailabilityMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    • Admin & Organisational
    • Business and Enterprise
    • Teamwork and Leadership
    • Communication Skills
    • Critical Skills
  • Mentoring other students on your course. At present this opportunity is only available to students in Psychology, Criminology, Midwifery, Biomedical Science, Pharmacy, Graphic Design and Illustration, Game Art ('gurus and grasshoppers') and the MA Education Practice.

    • InterestsMentoring & Befriending
    • LocationOn Campus
    • Communication Skills
    • Critical Skills
    • Business and Enterprise
  • Trade Sexual Health logo

    Fundraiser

    Trade Sexual Health

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We are seeking a passionate, persuasive and energetic volunteer with an interest in sexual health and HIV to lead on fundraising for Trade. The role would include contacting the corporate sector, trusts, foundations and private donors to help Trade continue its essential work through donations. It would also include supporting writing sponsorship proposals and funding bid applications, as well as developing fundraising initiative and projects. The role would also work alongside the admin and networking team.

    Qualities/skills/experience/knowledge:

    • Approachable and friendly attitude
    • Punctual and reliable
    • Able to work to deadlines
    • Successful experience in fundraising and application writing is desirable
    • Experience of dealing with the corporate sector is desirable
    • Good computer skills and comfortable using Office software, videoconferencing software (e.g. Microsoft Teams/Zoom) and other software deemed appropriate for your role
    • Access to computer and internet connection essential (alternate arrangements can be discussed)
    • Passionate about supporting local communities with their sexual health and wellbeing
    • Ability to convey information clearly and accurately in written and spoken English
    • Good organisational and administrative skills
    • Ability to work independently or as part of a small team

     

     

    Typical tasks:

    • Working with Trade staff and the admin and networking team to discuss and develop Trade’s fundraising strategy.
    • Maintaining regular contact with donors on Trade’s current projects and services, including annual events in Trade’s calendar, which include Pride and World AIDS Day
    • Exploring individual and group fundraising opportunities with the communities Trade works with and providing support and resource where necessary.
    • Checking in with the Business Support Officer on a regular basis to stay up-to-date with donations that have come in.
    • Managing the donation tins that Trade have across community venues

     

    What we can offer:

    • Induction training and other in-house/external training opportunities
    • Regular support and supervision with a designated Trade staff member to help personal development
    • A chance to build existing skill and develop new ones.
    • Opportunities to attend Trade events and training and partake in other volunteering roles.
    • A chance to be part of the wider Trade team
    • Reasonable expenses in line Trade’s expenses policy, which include travel expenses within Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
    • Experience of health promotion

     

    We welcome volunteer applications from everyone irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, trans status, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability, and age.

    The nature of this post may require you to work in different settings and diverse communities. If for any reason you think this may impact on your own wellbeing, family or culture and may prevent you from applying for this post, please contact us to discuss your concerns confidentially.

    • InterestsAdmin, Community, Events, Fundraising, Health & Wellbeing, Marketing
    • LocationOn Campus, City Centre, County
    • AvailabilityMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Critical Skills
    • Communication Skills
    • Admin & Organisational
    • Teamwork and Leadership
    • Business and Enterprise
  • Trade Sexual Health logo

    Communications & Digital Engagement

    Trade Sexual Health

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We are seeking a knowledgeable, tech-savvy volunteer with an interest in sexual health, HIV and digital/social media to support the development and delivery of Trade’s communications and social media strategies. The role will encompass the joint management of all of Trade’s social media accounts, website and online campaigns, as well support the delivery of live streaming online content for events.

    Qualities/skills/experience/knowledge:

    • Approachable and friendly attitude
    • Punctual and reliable
    • Able to work to deadlines
    • Good computer skills and comfortable using Office software, videoconferencing software (e.g. Microsoft Teams/Zoom) and other software deemed appropriate for your role
    • Access to computer and internet connection essential (alternate arrangements can be discussed)
    • Passionate about supporting local communities with their sexual health and wellbeing
    • Ability to convey written information clearly and accurately in English
    • Experience of using social media, either in a personal and/or business capacity, including interpreting back-office analytics and insights.
    • Good organisational and administrative skills
    • Ability to work independently or as part of a small team

     

     

    Typical tasks:

    • Working with Health Promotion Workers and the marketing & promotion team to discuss and develop Trade’s communications and social media strategies.
    • Supporting Trade’s social media activity for maximum effectivity.
    • Supporting campaigning, marketing, events and fundraising activities.
    • Researching local and national trends, media content and campaign/awareness days around the remit of Trade’s work, identifying opportunities for further engagement with Trade’s current and future service users.
    • Actioning online campaigns with resources provided from external partners, such as HIV Prevention England.

     

    What we can offer:

    • Induction training and other in-house/external training opportunities
    • Regular support and supervision with a designated Trade staff member to help personal development
    • A chance to build existing skill and develop new ones.
    • Opportunities to attend Trade events and training and partake in other volunteering roles.
    • A chance to be part of the wider Trade team
    • Reasonable expenses in line Trade’s expenses policy, which include travel expenses within Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
    • Experience of health promotion
    • Experience of communications & digital engagement within the voluntary sector

    We welcome volunteer applications from everyone irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, trans status, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability, and age.

    The nature of this post may require you to work in different settings and diverse communities. If for any reason you think this may impact on your own wellbeing, family or culture and may prevent you from applying for this post, please contact us to discuss your concerns confidentially.

    • InterestsAdmin, Arts, Community, Events, Health & Wellbeing, IT, Marketing
    • LocationOn Campus, City Centre, County
    • AvailabilityMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    • Admin & Organisational
    • Communication Skills
    • Teamwork and Leadership
  • CLIC Sargent logo

    Fundraising Research Volunteer

    CLIC Sargent

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    With your help, we want to build up our fundraising contacts and discover new opportunities for Charity of the Year partnerships, local sporting events and much more. You’ll be vital in helping us reaching our potential so that we can do more for children, young people and their families.

    We need to maximise our fundraising to ensure that we can continue our fight for young lives against cancer and in this role you will be key in finding new opportunities and building fundraising contacts.

    This vital role is flexible and can be undertaken from home allowing you to fit in with other commitments.

    What you will be doing:-

    • Use your local knowledge and research skills to build a list of potential supporting groups, organisations and businesses, as well as larger companies based in in your area
    • Researching current Charity of the Year partnerships and finding out when they renew
    • Looking up Community or Charity Champions for businesses

    If you enjoy researching and collating information, are organised and like a challenge then this role will be great for you.

    We will ensure that you receive the right training and support for you to feel confident in your role.

    • InterestsAdmin, Children, Community, IT, Young People
    • LocationOn Campus, City Centre, County
    • AvailabilityMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    • Business and Enterprise
    • Admin & Organisational
    • Critical Skills
  • VISTA logo

    Cooker Club Volunteer

    VISTA

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We’re looking for volunteers to help with our children’s cookery club, one Saturday a month. The aim is empowering young people with sight loss to grow in confidence and develop life skills, a better understanding of safe kitchen practice and healthy eating.

    • InterestsArts, Children, Health & Wellbeing, Mentoring & Befriending, Young People
    • LocationCity Centre
    • AvailabilitySaturday
    • Critical Skills
    • Communication Skills
    • Teamwork and Leadership
    • Business and Enterprise
  • VISTA logo

    Community Support Helper

    VISTA

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Primary Objectives: To provide information, practical advice and guidance about sight loss. Through this flexible role you will be based in community centers, health centers or eye clinics or travelling in our Vehicle Mobile Support Service across different locations within the city.

    • InterestsAdvice, Community, Culture, Health & Wellbeing
    • LocationCity Centre, County
    • Communication Skills
    • Critical Skills
    • Teamwork and Leadership
    • Business and Enterprise
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