Volunteering opportunities in York, April 2014

Volunteering opportunities in York, April 2014
22 Apr 2014 @ 7.20 pm
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Looking to donate some time and skills to good causes? Here are some of the latest volunteering opportunities in York.

Volunteer marshal

City of York Council encourages residents to participate in projects that bring benefits to the local community. Suggested by local residents and ward councillors Tour De Tang Hall Cycling Event will have a positive impact on the local community cohesion.

This event is a chance for resident volunteers to show their care for the local community, meet new people, establish and/or join existing community links and groups.

The event will be taking place on Sunday, June 15, 2014, 1pm-4pm. Marshals are required to man the route of the cycling event.

As a volunteer you will be directing cyclists to follow the route. The route in the area of Tang Hall, Derwenthorpe and St Nicholas Fields will be about two miles long. It will be clearly marked and volunteers are expected to attend a 12 noon briefing session on the day.

If you wish to volunteer contact Michal on [email protected]

Play session volunteer

The Family Tree Children’s Centre: Volunteers are sought to help and support the Earwings stay and play session for under five year olds.

Volunteers will help with the set up of craft activities, putting out toys, food preparation (mainly cutting up fruit) for a snack and tidying away at the end of the session.

A volunteer may attend with his or her own children, as long as they are under five. Volunteers are needed Tuesday afternoons 12.45-2.30pm, or 1-2.45pm during term-time only.

For more info, or if you’d like to volunteer, contact Elspeth Barraclough on [email protected]

Volunteer walk leader

If you enjoy walking and would like to encourage others to walk regularly, you could become a volunteer walk leader.

We offer a free volunteer training session at various times throughout the year. It is an informal day of practical advice, delivered locally, which includes information on leading a walk and keeping people motivated.

Volunteers are then supported to lead and back mark walks within the Health Walks scheme. The next training session will be held on Thursday 24th April. Places are limited, so booking is essential.

To book a place, or for more information contact Gillian on [email protected], or telephone 01904 553377.

Volunteer for elderly residents

The purpose of the role is to help out with activities for elderly residents at Willow House on Long Close Lane, York. The volunteer will help out with activities, such as: bingo, dominoes, outings, knitting.

Contribution with ideas on new activities is welcome. Group activities can involve up to 20 residents. Sessions usually take place in the morning-afternoon.

For more info, or if you’d like to volunteer contact Trisha on [email protected]

Sports club secretaries and treasurers

Powerchair football and wheelchair basketball: Both of these clubs are pan-disability and are fully inclusive.

As a volunteer secretary you will act as the first point of call for those looking to join or seeking information about the club, deal with all club membership and affiliation, deal with all outgoing and incoming correspondence, keep club records accurate and up to date, liaise with chairperson to arrange meetings, prepare agendas and take minutes from committee meetings, ensure that all club members have relevant information before and after meetings, training and matches.

As a volunteer treasurer you will maintain records of the account, produce and monitor annual budget, report financial position to the committee, collect and deposit all fees, subscriptions and funds, prepare and issue receipts for monies received, ensure that funds are spent appropriately, explore funding opportunities for the club and Pay any bills incurred.

For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, contact Jason on [email protected]