Volunteers needed for Lateral Testing roll out in local secondary school

The Onslow St Audrey’s School will start lateral flow testing for Covid-19 for all students in January. Students and staff will be able to take a test and 30 minutes later get the result. Communities 1st, along with the Volunteer Centre in Welwyn Hatfield, have been asked to recruit and co-ordinate volunteers to assist with non-clinical duties around reception and queue management. Volunteers can come from any background. You will be trained on line, and then be asked to volunteer for a 4-hour shift. At the start of the shift you will be issued with PPE and be tested yourself. All volunteers will receive travel expenses and refreshments. Individuals who are interested in volunteering need to register at www.communities1st.org.uk/COVID-19-community-signup.   Once registered, ID verified and vetted, volunteers will receive training links for the online training.  Individuals will be asked to volunteer for a vacant shift (a shift is 4 hours) and

Youth Mentor

I am contacting to promote and raise awareness of the service that we offer young people who are at risk of NEET/are NEET. The Herts Youth Futures project provides one-to-one mentoring support for individuals facing barriers to education, training and/or employment. This BBO (Building Better Opportunities) project is in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council and is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund whom have invested £1.1 million to aid young people into supported and sustained work and education. What’s different about this project? The unique aspects of this project are that once referred, individuals will be allocated a Youth Mentor who will tailor their support solely based on the individuals’ needs. Additionally, this support is based around flexibility, being dependent on individuals’ circumstances and with the vision of long-term advice and guidance. With numerous partner organisations across the county , this is an extremely far-reaching

Remote Volunteer Family Support Worker National Helpline

Family Lives operate a free confidential helpline for anyone experiencing difficulties in their family or relationship. Our volunteers take calls from parents and carers on a wide range of subjects, whether that might be issues around separation and divorce, isolation, depression, bullying and abuse, dealing with behavioural problems, etc.  You can find out more about our services on our website www.familylives.org.uk  Parenting and family support from Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus) through our website, helpline 0808 800 2222, email service at askus@familylives.org.uk and local services. We are a national service with home-based call takers county wide as well as three call centres in the UK, one based in Old Hatfield in Hertfordshire, one based in Hadleigh in Essex and one in Newcastle. Once trained volunteers sign up for a weekly 4-hour shift comprising 3 hours ‘online’ followed by a debrief session with your supervisor which can lasts around half to one hour.   We recruit volunteers

Project Manager (part time)

Could you be the next manager for this exciting post? Project: Jobs Pathway Project Manager (part time) Do you have the skills to build relationships with employers to encourage them to recruit ex-offenders. We are looking for a self-starter, lots of enthusiasm and commitment on this new and exciting pilot project to place ex-offenders in meaningful jobs. Around a quarter of men in the UK have a criminal record, and reoffending costs the UK about £14bn a year. Yet despite that fact, and the skill and enthusiasm that ex-offenders can bring, they are often automatically excluded by employers. But we know that employers who are prepared to offer jobs to such candidates report that they are often more committed and loyal than the average. The vision of Jobs Pathway is to develop an agency that helps overcome the barriers, supporting candidates into a new life, and helping employers tap into

Filthy House SOS

We are looking for people to take part in the hit Channel 5 TV cleaning/decluttering series – Filthy House SOS – and we’re looking to spread the word to find people who might need a little bit of help tidying or cleaning up their homes.  Channel 5’s and 5star’s hit cleaning show is looking for people across the UK who are in need of some professional help keeping their homes clean and tidy. Filming in December this year until February 2021, this series sees expert cleaners clean each home in just four days and then gives each of our participants tips to keep their home clean for good. For more information, please email cleaning@flyingsaucertv.com or fill in an application form here https://form.jotform.com/201614460158348.   Alternatively, you can call me Teona 0161 518 0335 and I’ll be happy to chat with you about the show and what it entails – . We’re looking forward to changing more lives for

Upcoming Training Sessions: 24 February 2021

RECRUITING, RETAINING & MANAGING VOLUNTEERSWednesday 24th February 202110.00am – 12.30pm Recruiting Volunteers2.00pm-4.30pmManaging VolunteersVenue: A Virtual Training Session on Zoom ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­This interactive and engaging one-day course will explore the challenges of recruiting, retaining and managing volunteers. It is ideal for staff who have this responsibility as their role. We have split the course into two halves to give participants more choice. Morning: Recruiting Volunteers Topics include: 1. Volunteer motivation 2. Writing role descriptions 3.  Writing recruitment adverts 4. Selection process 5. Induction and support https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsfu6gpz4vH9Fb_87gKrMjiiQqRMADCUlU Afternoon: Managing Volunteers Topics include: 1. Volunteer Supervision 2. Managing changing motivations 3. Dealing with challenging or difficult behaviour 4. Saying “Goodbye” 5. Rewarding and recognising volunteers https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrd-CgrTkrE9BhzDbxbNYoXP8dM-drG2cW If you have not already achieved 6 Point Promise accreditation this is an ideal opportunity to get started!   Achieving this standard is acknowledgement of your commitment to excellence in volunteer management. It gives potential funders evidence of the quality

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