As well as our external opportunities via our volunteer centre, we have a number of in house volunteering opportunities available here at One Community…
Eastleigh Young Carers are always on the look out for enthusiastic and committed volunteers. There are a wide range of opportunities available including helping out at our regular club sessions, life-skills sessions, over our summer trips, or some one off craft/dance/whatever takes your fancy session! If you have a particular interest or skill, or you are interested in volunteering your time with our inspiring young people – get in touch! Give us a call on 023 8090 2465.
Why not drive a minibus for One Community Transport? The One Community Transport scheme provides transport for voluntary and community groups, and members of One Community can hire minibuses to take residents and club members to meetings, shopping trips, days out and pub lunches. FREE MiDAS minibus training is provided in-house and there is no level of commitment required. You can drive on a weekly or monthly basis, or only a couple of times a year. Any time that you can offer is very helpful. Expenses are paid and references and a DBS check is undertaken. Talk to the transport team who can arrange a ride on a minibus to see if this for you.
Visitors for our Visiting Scheme
Our visitors scheme has become extremely popular thanks to the dedication of the volunteer visitors. However there are sadly more referrals for visitors needed to sit with lonely and isolated people across both Eastleigh and Fareham Boroughs. Could you visit someone for a few hours a week near where you live? Please apply via our visitors scheme application form (77 downloads) we will then be in touch with you to arrange an informal interview.
We are looking for volunteers to go into clients homes to install and remove emergency lifeline equipment. An installation takes about an hour, as there is a form to fill in with the clients details, but a removal is quicker. We send the clients details to you, so you can arrange to go to the clients home at a mutually convenient time. We operate throughout the borough of Eastleigh, but volunteers usually work in one area that is convenient for them, although they are welcome to cover other areas if they are willing. (We are particularly looking for someone to cover the Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath area.)
The installation of the lifeline makes a huge difference to the lives of frail and vulnerable clients, enabling them to live independently with the confidence that they can summon help quickly when necessary, by simply pressing the button worn around the neck or on the wrist. This opportunity is subject to DBS checks and two references. Expenses are paid.
Trustee for One Community
One Community is a major local charity with an annual turnover of £1.5 million. We are looking for a new member for our board of trustees to assist with the strategic development of the organisation and to be a critical friend. Meetings of the board of trustees are held bi- monthly on a Monday evening in central Eastleigh.
The work of One Community, as a charity, is to provide advice and support to the many voluntary and community organisations operating in the Borough. It also provides an impressive range of services to the residents of the Borough and beyond. These include community transport, Dial-A-Ride, support for adult and young carers, day centres for older people, respite care, a Macmillan Solutions project, an information and support project, community development and a Volunteer Centre. Please call our CEO on 02380 902 440 for an informal chat.
Volunteers are needed at Eastleigh Museum. In the delightful setting of Eastleigh’s community museum, One Community volunteers provide a warm welcome to visitors, including occasional school visits, and information about exhibits. Duties include serving light refreshments in the small cafe and selling items in the shop. The museum is a hub of community life, preserving Eastleigh’s heritage and putting people in touch with local services, opportunities and events.
Volunteer help is needed with various research projects at One Community’s surveys, community questionnaires and studies into trends. Work with managers to help devise, test and undertake studies; to analyse the data and produce results. This role would suit someone interested in social care, statistics or marketing. Support will be given.