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Volunteering

We are gathering details of organisations and initiatives that currently need more volunteers. Please do offer your help if you are able to.

 

Alternatively, if you can't find a suitable opportunity for you on the volunteering list below, give us your details on this registration form, and we will be in touch with you to identify ways that you can help others.

 

Last updated: 7th May 2021

 

RAF Air Cadets are seeking a Treasurer with some experience in book keeping and completing returns. To apply please contact Sgt Dom Gain on oc.304@rafac.mod.gov.uk or via 07813939117 

 

Hastings Arts Forum are urgently seeking a Volunteer Organiser to recruit and train front of house volunteers, prepare volunteer rotas etc. If you are interested in this role then please contact Martin Bradshaw on admin@hastingsartsforum.co.uk or by calling Angela Childs (Chair of Trustees) 01424 532680

 

St Michaels Hospice are currently looking for people to join their Board of Trustees. To find out more and request an information pack please contact Karen Mason on 01424 456367. They also have volunteer roles available in Telephone Befriending, E-Learning/IT Support Buddying and Wellbeing Correspondence.  

 

His Place Hastings need cooks and kitchen assistants in their community cafe in Robertson Street. Shifts are 9.30-3.30 Mon,Tues, Wed, Fri and Sta and Food Hygiene certificates will be paid for by the organisation. To apply contact Caroline Wheeler at information@hisplacehastings.co.uk or drop in for an application form.

 

Hastings and St Leonards Food Network would like to establish a bank of volunteers for ad hoc food related tasks which will likely become regular volunteering roles in the future. Tasks could include helping at our food hub, packing food bags or helping with admin. We are particularly keen to hear from experienced cooks and volunteers who drive. For more info contact debby@hastingsvoluntaryaction.org.uk

 

Groundworks are currently offering a range of outdoors volunteer activities including gardening and planting, stream maintenance and wild flower auditing. For more details email greenerfutures@groundwork.org.uk or contact Paola on 07736 132772.

 

Hourglass are currently looking for home-based helpline volunteers. Your role will include providing advice and support to callers, making referrals and sharing and logging information. Training is provided. To apply or find out more please contact gailshanahan@wearehourglass.org or call 07508 823975 

 

Friends of the Conquest are looking for volunteers to work afternoons 1.30-5pm in their flower/gift shop on Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays. DBS paid for by the Hospital Voluntary Services, apron supplied. To find out more contact Jayne White on whijy5@aol.com

 

Fellowship of St Nicholas are looking for people to join their Board of Trustees. This is a voluntary position which may suit existing Trustees or someone looking to take their first step at Board level. To find out more go to fsncharity.co.uk or contact jearl@fsncharity.co.uk

 

Seaview Homeless Project are seeking male volunteers to help out with general tasks. They are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has previously worked with marginalised groups but are open to hearing from anyone looking to gain experience in this area too. To find out more contact admin@seaviewproject.org.uk  

  

Association of Carers are looking for Virtual Activity Volunteers to host their online activities such as Bingo and quizzes. This tole can be done from home and volunteers will need to be confident in their presentation and IT skills and have access to a PC/Laptop/tablet and a good internet connection. They will also need to be confident using Zoom. For an application pack please contact kathy@associationofcarers.org.uk or call 01424 722309

Southdown Housing are seeking People in Partnership volunteers to help improve mental health, emotional and wellbeing support across East Sussex. As a volunteeryou will be invited to share your experiences with other and will be supported in doing so . To find out more contact Mel Wilson on 07964 206828 or via email on mel.wilson@southdown.org

  Project Art Works - have a new volunteering opportunity and are looking for someone to support the Support Collective through attending zoom meetings, taking notes, internet research and being a friendly face when supporting this group. Find out more about the role and apply at https://projectartworks.org/the-organisation/volunteering/.

  Sussex Police and Fire Cadets are looking for volunteers to help out with their cadet units. Help is needed for 2.5 hours max a week although there may be additional hours in the Summer when volunteers are needed. You will need to be over 18 years of age and will be DBS checked. For more details contact marianne.hoveden@sussex.pnn.police.uk  

 

Optivo Housing are looking for Wellbeing Champions to engage with Optivo residents and promote all the social activities that are on offer including health and wellbeing,employment support and volunteering opportunities. To find out more contact volunteering@optivo.org.uk or call 0800 1216060. 

 

 

Sussex Partnership Trust are looking for Discharge Support Volunteers to provide practical, emotional and social support to patients just before they are discharged from The Woodlands Centre for Acute Care, in Hastings. The Woodlands Centre provides inpatient care for adults with acute mental health conditions.  This support will be tailored to the individual patient's needs and is open to patients who are 18 years or over. For more information and to apply for the role, please visit our web page www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/volunteer

Hastings Independent Press need new volunteers on their staff team. If you can help with fundraising, advertising, sales and marketing or writing articles then get in touch on info@hastingsindependentpress.co.uk

 

 Big Local North East Hastings are looking for people who live in that area to join the Resident Led Partnership. The RLP meet monthly to make decisions about spending lottery funds in that area. To find out more about the role and whether you live within the Big Local boundary contact Jan on 07968 828230 or email jan@hastingsvoluntaryaction.org.uk

 

Hastings Community Transport currently have volunteer opportunities for drivers, bus buddies and shoppers. To find out more any of these roles contact Lorna on info@hastingsct.com or phone 01424 436868 Mon-Thurs between 9-12 noon. 

 

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 recruitment@citizensadvice1066.co.uk or phone 01424 721458 for a chat.

 

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 rae@educationfuturestrust.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.

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 debby@hastingsvoluntaryaction.org.uk 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.

 

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