Volunteering vacancies in our area

January 12 2019
Volunteering vacancies in our area

Every few months we publish a list of the volunteering vacancies in our area. As it is the start of a brand new year we thought now would be a good time to repeat the exercise.

The organisations listed below depend on volunteers to be able to deliver the services they provide. If you haven’t volunteered before why not give it a go, you could learn new skills, meet new people, enhance your CV and maybe even keep that new year’s resolution!

Manor Farm Community Hub

Manor Farm Community Hub currently has vacancies for 2 or 3 new core group committee members who would be able to be active members of the group, helping with some of the admin and organisational tasks (such as website design and population, leaflet production and distribution, helping to organise events and implement projects – sharing this with committee members already in post) , and attending meetings held every month – 6 weeks

Projects we are currently working on are the design and fitting out of the new community facility as part of the housing development on the site of the former St Peters EPH on Bishopthorpe Road, Operation Wild-It where we are working with Horfield School to plant new flowering shrubs and bushes and flowers in the Maskelyne Avenue Green Space and also Manor Farm Window Wanderland at the beginning of March 2019

North Bristol Advice Centre.

North Bristol Advice Centre are keen to recruit someone to join their Tuesday morning Drop-in team from January.  If you have some experience of welfare benefits issues and working or volunteering with people one to one AND would be happy to go through a benefit check or help clients through the on-line application process for Universal Credit we would love to hear from you. We offer regular slots for those wanting this type of support and an increasing number of people are getting in touch for help. We can offer you the opportunity to work as part of a small, friendly team offering a valuable role to people within our local community.

For more information please contact Helen: Volunteer Co-ordinator on 0117 9515751 x221 or E: helen@northbristoladvice.org.uk

Old Library.

The Old Library is hoping to open its doors on a Saturday from March 2019. To do this, we need a team of around 8-10 people that can select weekends they are available on a rota. This will be from 10-2pm and we're looking for individuals who would like to volunteer to make this happen! All volunteers will be given inductions, food hygiene training and get all the benefits of being a volunteer at the Old Library! Interested in helping make the Old Library more accessible to more people and helping us open a cafe and public space for everyone to use at the weekend? Want to meet new people, socialise and learn new skills? Get in touch with us and help us build our Saturday team!

Event organisers - We are looking for new volunteers to join our events team to help us organise community activities and events, including the Christmas Party and Anniversary party. We are also looking for ad-hoc volunteers who can help on the days of these events on stalls, activities and serving drinks and food. Got ideas for fun activities? Want to plan, arrange and get experience organising public events? Want to volunteer but don't have a regular time slot to give? Get in touch to help build our events team!

Gardeners & outdoor lovers - We are looking for individuals who would like to help grow food in the garden, encourage the birds and the bees into the Old Library garden by building bird boxes, bug hotels and planters, sow seeds and flowers, maintain fences and weed paths, decorate trees with fat balls, help build a firepit and come up with outdoor activities to take place for the community! The Old Library garden group currently meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10-12, and would love you to come and join in, whether with ideas, hands, spades or outdoor crafts. Get in touch and join the Old Library Garden Group facebook page to find out more!