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
- Eastleigh Museum
Find out more for each of these opportunities below. Call 02380902400 to discuss any of the roles.
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.
We are looking for support with general administration in a number of departments at One Community. Are you available for one morning or afternoon a week to help with mail outs, cataloging, labeling, filing and a range of admin tasks?
This role would suit a methodical person, ideally with good IT skills.
Hours to be agreed but they can be worked round your availability.
Pre-agreed travel expenses can be paid.
The office is in central Eastleigh overlooking the Recreation Ground, close to the bus and train stations, with some parking 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!
A local GP practice is running a 6 month pilot scheme in their surgery, where older people will be offered an opportunity to talk informally about their diet and eating habits when they attend the surgery. One Community are looking for a volunteer to work with us in this new role. Could you talk to patients about their weight loss/gain, take height and weight measurements, talk about the social issues regarding weight management like mobility, cost and ability to cook, could you signpost the elderly to other services? If so then this role could be for you. No medical knowledge required, full support given, opportunity to accompany patients to new social activities if interested.
Full training will be given and expenses paid. Information about places to signpost people will be regularly updated.
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.
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. Call on 023 8090 2400.
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 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.