Thinking of Volunteering?
Here is Hayley Hamlet from community development talking from our Fareham shop about why volunteering is a fabulous thing to do, via the medium of plastic ducks…..
As well as our external opportunities via our volunteer centre, we have a number of in house volunteering opportunities available here at One Community. This includes with:
- Young Carers
- Minibus Driving
- Visiting Scheme
- Lifeline Installers
Find out more for each of these opportunities below. Call 02380902400 to discuss any of the roles.
You can come along as a small group and work on specific projects with charities and voluntary sector groups we know.
Here are the AVIVA volunteers hard at work (having a lot of fun!) at the Bursledon Brickworks during Volunteers Week.
Back to the Future Re-engagement SchemeVolunteers
Loneliness and social isolation is a huge problem among older people and others who find it difficult to get out and about. One Community runs a support scheme running across the borough of Eastleigh to address that need. The scheme, Backto the Future, which provides support to older and physically disabled people, is looking for friendly people who can commit to between eight and twelve visits to one person at a time. Volunteers visit a client at home for an hour or two, to chat to someone who finds it difficult to get out of the house and finds themselves feeling lonely. Our aim is to support the client to re-engage with their community, by perhaps going to a lunch club, do their own shopping, with the aim of themeventually going out on their own.
Being a volunteer visitor is a very flexible role, with visits arranged at the mutual convenience of the volunteer and client. It is a role that fit around any other commitments you may have. While volunteers are welcome from across the borough, volunteers are particularly needed in the Southern Parishes of Botley, Bursledon, Hamble, Hedge End, Hound, Netley and West End to meet the needs of local people. Training is given and full support and supervision is provided, with mileage expenses paid at 45p per mile.
Tel: 02380 902440
We are looking for drivers to volunteer for us at One Community.Volunteer Driver
We are looking for people to share a skill, it could be over a few sessions or just a one off.Skill Sharer
Volunteer Youth Worker.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, positive and caring person to help us within our young carers team.Youth Worker
This person, with help from the Volunteer Centre, will recruit and co-ordinate a small team of volunteers to help with day-to-day fundraising:
• Develop new and imaginative activities, i.e. tombolas, fun runs and lots more
• Design, to an agreed template, publicity material including press releases
• Lead activities i.e. attend the function, manage volunteer support
• Agree and work within a budget per activity
• Source raffle/tombola prizes, sponsorship. This volunteering role can be based at home or at One Community’s offices in central Eastleigh, where office space and telephone access is available.
Volunteers are needed to help at fundraising events for the Mayor’s charity appeal. The role might include being on the mayor’s stand at community events, stewarding, holding a collection tin, making tea, meeting and greeting, dressing up, handing out leaflets, etc, as and when you are available. There’s often a lot of fun involved!
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! See below for some opportunities we are currently advertising.
- Youth Worker
- Skill Sharer
- Minibus Driver (Volunteer)
- Fundraising Volunteer
- Volunteer Driver
- Buddy Scheme Person
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.
Minibus DriversMinibus Driver (Volunteer)
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. Call on 023 8090 2400.
Visitors for our Visiting SchemeBuddy Scheme Person
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 the Eastleigh Boroughs. Could you visit someone for an hour or two a week near where you live? Look here find out more. Although we welcome applications from anywhere in the borough, we particularly need visitors in the Southern Parishes. Please apply via our visitors scheme application form 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. Ring 023 8090 2416 for more details.
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. 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. Ring 023 8090 2400 for an informal chat.