We are gathering details of organisations and initiatives that currently need more volunteers. Please do offer your help if you are able to:
Last updated: 25th November 2020
Hastings Community Transport currently have volunteer opportunities for drivers, bus buddies and shoppers. To find out more any of these roles contact Lorna on email@example.com or phone 01424 436868 Mon-Thurs between 9-12 noon.
Macmillan Horizon Centre are recruiting a Lead Virtual Support Volunteer to help them train and support people with a cancer diagnosis to access services and support. To apply go to www.macmillan.org.uk/volunteer or call 033 1000 200.
Citizens Advice 1066 urgently require front line volunteers who can give advice via phone or email at a time when their services are in greater demand than ever before due to Covid. Training and claiming back of volunteer expenses is available. For an application pack please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01424 721458 for a chat.
Care for the Carers are in need of a Social Media volunteer who has great communication skills and a vision for new and exciting social media content. This voluntary post can currently be done from home but there maybe future opportunities to be based at our Eastbourne office. The closing date for applications is 9am on Mon 26th Oct and more information can be found at www.cftc.org.uk/make-a-difference/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/
Volunteering in Horticulture
Interested in volunteering in horticulture or gaining a Level 1 Award qualification, being active, learning new skills or volunteering at green spaces in Hastings? Contact Chris Hoddinott at Groundwork South for more information. email: email@example.com tel: 01474 552504/ 07957 970205
Education Futures Trust are looking for volunteer drivers to help deliver food hampers to individuals and families in need. If you have time to spare on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday then please contact Rae on 01424 722241 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Association of Carers are recruiting Virtual Activity Volunteers who have IT skills and access to help out with virtual quizzes, chat groups and exercise classes.
They are also looking for Talk & Support volunteers to make regular friendly calls to carers. You will need access to a landline or mbile and to have a minimum of 30 mins spare each week. For more information on either role contact email@example.com or call 01424 722309.
St Michaels Hospice are currently seeking IT support buddys. Click on nthe link for more details page: https://www.stmichaelshospice.com/index.php?p=support-us/roles-available/e-learning-it-support-buddy
Care for the Carers are looking for volunteers for their telephone listening service for carers who have been identified as at risk of being socially isolated. Currently the role is home-based and more details can be found at the Care for the Carers website www.cftc.org.uk/make-a-difference/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/ or by calling Tracey Luker on 07754 800183.
NHS are again calling for volunteers to sign up as Volunteer Responders helping to support the community and protect the NHS as we approach our first Covid winter. To register go to www.nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk/i-want-to-volunteer or go to the GoodSAM app.
Motor Neurone Disease Association have some volunteering roles new to the Hastings area. For more information take a look at this link: https://volunteering.mndassociation.org/vacancy/association-visitor-hastings-or-bexhill-422956.html
Sussex Elder Abuse Recovery Service currently has two volunteer opportunities -Telephone Support Volunteers helping support service users in their recovery pathway over the phone, minimum of 6 month commitment required. Outreach Support Volunteers supporting service users in a face to face role to access community activities and achieve goals. Training available for both roles. To find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07508 823975.
Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group have a variety of volunteer roles available including Secretary, Minutes taker for meetings, Community Networker and Gardeners. To find out more call Adrian or Linda on 07949 829168.
Xtrax are looking for Support Volunteers who can join our volunteer team to provide our vulnerable young people with emotional and practical assistance. Tasks include providing a drop in service, engaging young people in learning opportunities and in developing their own projects and ideas. They are also looking for a social media volunteer so if you love Face Book, Twitter, websites and IT generally and enjoy working with young people then for more information on both roles please contact Sue Learoyd-Smith (Service Manager) on 01424 722524.
The Crisp Packet Project Hastings are looking for volunteers local to Hastings. The Volunteers are needed to fuse crisp packets together into strips from their own home. Other volunteer roles also available. Equipment supplied but using your own iron would be a bonus. This is to help make survival items for our less fortunate community’s.
Please do check out our Crisp packet project Facebook page for more information or to join the Crisp Packet Project Hastings volunteers group on The Art Shack page email email@example.com
Are you an artist? Would you like to share your skills and support others to develop confidence, in painting, drama, creative writing, clay, dance, or more! Arts On Prescription is looking for volunteer art facilitators to support us by delivering art for wellbeing sessions via zoom/and or physical workshop space. This is a great opportunity for artists to share their creative skills and further develop their own cv working with a not for profit organisation. https://www.artsonprescription.org/
Heart of Hastings are looking for Trustees with a passion for the community who have time available for a few hours each month. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Garden and courtyard volunteers at Conquest Hospital- Looking for volunteers to help enhance the outdoor areas of the hospital site and to maintain the courtyard gardens around the site. For more info call 07855 145622.
Dance Hastings is building a team of volunteer dance buddies to support our dance sessions with adults who have a range of disabilities and support needs. We are also looking for people who would be interested in joining our small team of trustees. Please check our volunteer page on our website for more information, or email email@example.com, or call Philippa on 07790698053
Sew Hastings are currently involved in the making of scrubs and masks. They need home seamstresses of a professional standard to help out, all materials are provided. For more info text SEW HASTINGS to 07854 163540 or email Lynne on firstname.lastname@example.org
Soundcastle supports wellbeing and wellbeing through creative music making with communities. Their current volunteer opportunities are listed below-
Social Media Strategist:
We are currently devising a social media strategy to help us reach more people with our creative music making activities online. We would really benefit from insight into how to do this from somebody who works in communications/ has experience of devising marketing plans. We currently have active accounts on Facebook/ Twitter & Instagram and are building a YouTube channel.
We have a live website (designed via Wordpress), however do not currently have the in-house skills to add certain elements (such as an interactive resources page for families in lockdown). Anyone who has wordpress experience and could help us update the website to be more useful during this time would be greatly appreciated.
As we are taking all our inclusive music making programmes online, we are rewriting policies to ensure best safeguarding practice. It would be really helpful to have support from someone who is aware of best practice in current online safeguarding.
Fundraising/ Fundraising Strategist:
Our current fundraising strategy has been working really well, however many of the funds we were due to apply to this and next quarter have recently closed doors to new applications due to C19. It would be incredibly useful to us to have support in re-designing the strategy to ensure our resilience through this period.
Sales & Marketing Specialist:
We have always been a predominately grant funded organisation, however have recently devised a programme that we believe could sell (in future) to music education hubs and other arts organisations We have very limited sales experience on the team and would really welcome some support in how to best approach a strategy to take this programme forward. The Arts Council have funded a pilot which we will be delivering over the next 6 months and then we hope to be generating some sustainable sales revenue from then to ensure we can continue supporting our communities.
For more details on any of these opportunities contact email@example.com or phone 07525 059570.
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery are seeking volunteers willing to record their experiences of living under lock down and how their lives have changed as a result of the pandemic. Participants would be asked to keep a daily journal and these would be kept as part of the museum's collection potentially being used in future collections. If you live in or around Hastings and are interested in taking part then email firstname.lastname@example.org
Is your group or organisation seeking new volunteers to support your current provision? Or are you looking for volunteers as part of new plans you are putting in place at this challenging time? If so, please do let us know by emailing Debby on email@example.com or by calling 01424 444010.
HVA will be collating the information and sharing via our website, e-bulletins and social networks to help match willing volunteers with need in the local area.