Hull Home from Hospital Volunteering Service

Would you like to make a real difference by supporting someone recently discharged from hospital in your community?

Hull Churches Home From Hospital  are offering training and support to volunteers who have the skills and time to help with emotional and practical support.  Home visits, helping with shopping, providing a listening ear , changing those white stockings – these simple tasks make a real difference.

You need to be 18 years old or over to apply for this opportunity 

What they’re looking for

  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to help
  • Compassion for others
  • Knowledge of confidentiality and boundaries

What you can gain from this opportunity

  • Full training and support provided
  • New skills through ongoing training and support
  • Opportunity to be part of a team
  • Improved employment opportunities

For more information contact them on 01482 447673, or e-mail  Jacqueline@hchfh.org.uk

Hull Sisters need volunteers

Hull Sisters provide English language courses to women in the area of Hull and need volunteer tutors for basic English language courses and volunteer support workers.

They work out of the Hull Anatolian society 183 Beverly Road Hull (the old Railway Station) on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday each week and you are welcome to call in to find out more about the project.

Alternatively, for more information contact Sonia Jalal on 07539321502  or e-mail  soniajalal78@yahoo.co.uk

Treasurer needed for Home-Start Goole & District

Voluntary role – expenses reimbursed

Do you have the skills and knowledge to provide financial guidance to a well-established family support charity?

Home-Start Goole & District is looking for a Treasurer to join the friendly and professional Board of Trustees.

Home-Start in Goole has been recruiting and training volunteers to support families with young children since 1995.  The charity is funded by Big Lottery until July 2019 and also applies for grant funding to provide activities for families during the year.

Board meetings are held bi monthly on alternate months at The Courtyard in Goole. Trustees are invited to get involved with other aspects of the charity, i.e. fundraising, marketing.

Home-Start Goole can arrange for you to attend a committee meeting to see whether you would like to become part of the team.

The role of Trustee offers an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the community; being a Trustee means making decisions that will impact on people’s lives.

Experience or knowledge of Charity Finance and fundraising is desirable to lead and advise the board on all financial matters and ensure that proper procedures and records are maintained.

Please contact Barbara, Chair of Trustees, or Susie, Senior Organiser, if you would like more information. The Courtyard Boothferry Road, Goole Tel: 01405 769966 Email: office@hsgoole.org.uk 

Active Humber Board Recruitment

Active Humber are currently looking for new Trustees to complete their Board. It is a fantastic time at the minute for Active Humber with new leadership and a new direction targeting those who are inactive.

In particular they are looking for board members with experience in:

  • Voluntary and Community Sector
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing and Campaigning

For more information click here

Trustee Vacancy- Parent Representative with Downright Special

Downright Special is a charity which provides support to children with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals who work with them, across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Over the last 10 years they have supported over 100 children and their families to build a brighter future for childrenchildren. Over the next 10 years they aim to continue to deliver their priorities of education, support, advocacy and training to many other children and their families extending r support throughout their education.

As part of that they would like to involve more people in running the charity and shaping its future, and are currently looking for new trustees to join the board of trustees of Downright Special and are particularly keen for more parents to get involved.

The Role

Trustees are responsible for ensuring the effective running of the charity, making sure that it complies with all its statutory requirements and ensuring they are continually working to enable people with Down syndrome in Hull and East Yorkshire attain their full potential. Trustees are also responsible for developing the strategy for the charity, for maintaining financial controls and for promoting the charity.

The Parent Representative’s specific role is to ensure good communication between the trustees and parents, ensuring that they are continuing to deliver services that maximise the benefit to the families they support. In particular the parent trustee representative would be in involved in the support and advocacy priorities of the strategy.

Skills Required

  • A passion for ensuring children with Down syndrome reach their full potential, fully included in all aspects of life
  • IT literate and confident in the use of emails and MS Office applications such as Word and Excel.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Parent or carer of a child with Down syndrome.

Commitment

  • Attendance at monthly trustees meetings (usually Monday evenings)
  • 2-4 hours a week of own time, worked flexibly and dependant on the individual’s own availability.
  • Comply with the Charity Commission guidance for Trustees

How to apply

For more information please contact Gillian Bowlas on 07776 172477 or email Gillian@downrightspecial.co.uk

Trustee Vacancy with Downright Special

Would you like to get involved in helping to improve the lives of local children with Down Syndrome?

Downright Special is a charity which provides support to children with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals who work with them, across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Over the last 10 years they have supported over 100 children and their families to build a brighter future for childrenchildren. Over the next 10 years they aim to continue to deliver their priorities of education, support, advocacy and training to many other children and their families extending r support throughout their education.

As part of that they would like to involve more people in running the charity and shaping its future, and are currently looking for new trustees to join the board of trustees of Downright Special. They are interested in applications from people from a diverse range of professional backgrounds e.g. Education, HR, Law, Accounting, Finance, Marketing

The Role

Trustees are responsible for ensuring the effective running of the charity, making sure that it complies with all its statutory requirements and ensuring it is continually working to enable people with Down syndrome in Hull and East Yorkshire attain their full potential. Working closely with the Charity Manager, trustees are also responsible for developing the strategy for the charity, for maintaining financial controls, ensuring the charity has robust governance process in place, for promoting the charity and for making sure that the charity is working for the benefit of the children and families who are part of the Downright Special family.

Skills Required

  • A passion for ensuring children with Down syndrome reach their full potential, fully included in all aspects of life
  • Ability to challenge, interrogate data and provide support to the management team
  • Good communication skills with an ability to contribute objectively to discussions and debate.
  • Previous experience of involvement in the voluntary sector is not essential but would be an advantage

Commitment

  • Attendance at monthly trustees meetings (usually meetings take place on Monday evenings)
  • 2-4 hours a week of own time, worked flexibly and dependant on the individual’s own availability.
  • Comply with the Charity Commission guidance for Trustees

How to apply

For more information please contact: Angela Broekhuizen (Chair) via email Angela@downrightspecial.co.uk or Gillian Bowlas (Charity Manager) on 07776 172477 or email Gillian@downrightspecial.co.uk

ERVAS Volunteen Plus Ambassadors

Volunteen Plus Pay Expenses Only

Location: North East of East Riding

Travel Required

ERVAS will train applicants

Job Description

As a Young Ambassador you will learn to:

  • Research and identify needs, assets, and interests in your community and possible service projects needed.
  • Work effectively with young people from unique perspectives and backgrounds.
  • Budget, address an audience, and delegate responsibilities.
  • Engage within a team of young people and professionals.
  • Work with the voluntary sector and gain an understanding of their role within the community.

For more information email VolunteenPlus@ervas.org.uk, or call 01482 871 077.

Butterflies require volunteers

Butterflies is a local charity that holds a number of drop-in sessions supporting people with dementia and memory problems and their families. They provide various activities, for example: quizzes, crafts, music and trips out to pubs, museums, cafes etc.

Butterflies need people who can help provide these activities at their weekly Men’s Luncheon club held at the Clubhouse in Garden Village and at monthly groups held at various venues across the city.

They require:

  • Helpers in the kitchen – cooking, preparing and serving food, clearing up and washing pots
  • Befrienders to help people participate in the activities
  • Help to set up and pack away after the session
  • People to deliver activities

What’s in it for you: they offer training, refreshments, cover your transport costs and you get that lovely warm feeling from doing something rewarding to help others.

If you are interested in joining our team of caring, fun people, contact:

Email: butterfliesmlsg@yahoo.co.uk

Mobile: 07821519212

They have a Facebook page and a website you can visit for more details of what activities they do:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Butterflies-Memory-Loss-Group-567337726670371/

Website: www.butterflies.org.uk

Trustee wanted for Sangwer Aid

Would you personally like to help hundreds of hard-working African families access much-needed water, food, education and healthcare?

This is a great opportunity to extend your skills as you help countless families

Sengwer Aid is a Registered Charity which was established in 2002. This small charity gives aid to Kenyan families from the Sengwer tribe (hunter, gatherer, beekeepers by origin; peaceful and hard-working people who have been evicted from their ancestral lands). Families struggle to survive; Sengwer Aid helps by funding community projects and education bursaries.

They now would like to recruit a new Trustee to focus on writing occasional funding bids so they can support more small-scale community projects, e.g. much-needed hillside water projects, community-built primary and secondary schools, further funds for our modest education bursary project.

Previous bidwriting experience is desirable, e.g. Comic Relief. The time needed for this work is flexible and can be fitted in with other commitments. There will be a proper induction and the opportunity to get to know the charity and understand the needs of the Sengwer community.

You will be supported by one of our Trustees who has considerable bid-writing experience.

There would also be the opportunity to visit projects, if interested. Trustees regularly make visits to Kenya, always paying their own expenses. Every single penny donated gets to the families who need help.

Trustees meet in Hull 3 times a year to make decisions about the best use of the small funds available. Meetings are usually 2 or 3 hours

For more information go to their website

If you are interested please contact Gill Pirt, Sengwer Aid Founder and Organiser, gillpirt@gmail.com