Volunteering

Great News!

Community Works is pleased to announce that we have been successful in securing funding to employ a Volunteer Co-ordinator which will allow us to widen our existing volunteer base and provide many opportunities and roles for those interested in volunteering with Communtiy Works.

Whether your interest is youth work, working with adults, fundraising, marketing and promotion, I.T, making food parcels, driving, D.I.Y, shop work or helping at special events we would love to hear from you!

If you would like to find out more then either get in touch or please come along to  one of our volunteer events or contact us through info@communityworks.uk or call 01845 523115 and ask about volunteering.

Volunteering makes such a difference to the community and also has so many other personal benefits; here are just some of the benefits:

  • Gain confidence - Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
  • Make a difference - Volunteering can have a real and valuable  effect on people, communities and society.
  • Meet people - Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
  • Be part of a community - Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
  • Learn new skills  - Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
  • Share experience - Volunteering provides an opportunity to invest in others and share your skills, knowledge and experience
  • Take on a challenge - Through volunteering you can  challenge yourself to try something different, achieve  personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
  • And finally - Have fun!

 

Current Roles

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Supporting Children

Children Sitting Service – Volunteers to help us to offer respite to parents and carers of disabled children who need respite (this could be any where in Hambleton but you would be carefully matched with a family).

Youth Support Workers – Join our team of enthusiastic volunteers to help at various Youth Club activities

Football Coach - We are looking for enthusiastic football coaches to run fun football sessions for our young members

Volunteer Skate Park Warden – Help us to keep the Skate Park safe and fun to use, by volunteering to become a warden with us. Opening and closing the park, checking for damage.

Supporting Adults

Tutors & Group Leaders – Volunteers that would like to share their knowledge and skills with others either delivering a taught session or coordinating a group.

Group Assistant – we run several groups for older people, adults, men, women and we are always keen to hear from people who would like to support them, making people feel welcome, making a cuppa etc

Peer Mentor – as an extra support we like to be able to provide peer mentors where needed to our clients.

Supporting Older People

Dementia Day Service – Volunteers that can support our day service activities for people living with dementia

Adults Sitting Service – Volunteers to help us to offer respite to carers who support a relative or friend on a regular basis. No personal care required for adults

Food & Friendship – Volunteers to assist at the Gavel and Pantry Café, to facilitate social events for older people to enjoy food and conversation

Shopping Bus /Supported Shopping Service – Volunteers are needed to enable older people to access local shops, have help to read labels, carry shopping and make choices.

Car Drivers – Volunteers for our Social Car Scheme to take people in your own car to appointments (both medical and social)

Meals on Wheels – Volunteers to help in the delivery of healthy and nutritious meals to clients’ homes

Working in Enterprise

Van Drivers -  Community Re-use and Recycle Store need drivers for the van to collect and deliver furniture, must be able to lift and carry furniture.

Drivers Assistants – Volunteers to assist our drivers in organising, collecting and delivering furniture donations, must be able to lift and carry furniture.

Sales Assistants – Our Community Works Re-use and Recycle Store is looking for assistants to help sort, select and sell donated furniture

Bike Project – We need enthusiastic volunteers with an interest in and knowledge of cycling and bike maintenance, to assist with the development and delivery of the Clockworks Bike Recycling Workshop

Workshop Leaders – as our enterprise works develop we are looking for people who are comfortable supervising and leading small groups

Help at Home – one of our projects is to be able to bridge the gap between people who don’t need large scale things doing in their homes but aren’t capable themselves (for example hanging curtains, pictures, clearing a garage etc).  We are looking for positive people who would like to offer simple DIY support in peoples homes.

Supporting the Organisation

Fundraising and Events – We are looking for help with fundraising events; this can be planning and resourcing these events or simply helping and contributing at the events. Or perhaps you could help us continue to achieve sustainability by holding your own events?

Administration – We always have administration task that we need help with, whether it be delivering leaflets, entering data.

Food Bank – We have a thriving food bank and we need help sorting and collecting donations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Clock - Thirsk

Community Works HQ
Church Hall
St James Green
Thirsk
North Yorkshire
YO7 1AQ

Tel: 01845 524 494
E-mail: info@communityworks.uk

Community Works CIO
Community Works HQ, Church Hall, St James Green, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1AQ
Registered charity number 1096518

Please note that in March 2020 The Clock (Yorkshire) CIO and Thirsk Community Care merged to form Community Works CIO

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