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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:

 

Last updated: 20th July 2020 

 

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 gailshanahan@wearehourglass.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 penhuston@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/593088241612504/?ref=share

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 shelley@heartofhastings.org.uk

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 dancehastings@gmail.com, or call Philippa on 07790698053
www.dancehastings.co.uk

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 lynnesalvage53@gmail.com 

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.

Web Developer:
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.

Safeguarding Specialist:
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 rachael@soundcastle.co.uk 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 museum@hastings.gov.uk   

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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