Community Action:MK say volunteering empowers people, connecting them to their communities and each other. Here’s some opportunities to help others:
> Living Archive Project are looking for a WW1 Website Project Volunteer.
The Archive already has a lot of research on how the First World War affected people’s lives in Wolverton, New Bradwell and other areas that now make up Milton Keynes but they want someone to help make this archive material available online.
As part of a team you’ll be preparing content such as images and sound clips and then adding them to a new website. Training will be given but volunteers would need to have confidence using computers and ideally have experience of adding content to websites and social media sites.
> Shaw Trust is a national charity that helps people facing disadvantage to gain skills, find work and take control of their lives and they’re currently looking for the support of volunteers in the following two roles.
As a Career Development Coach and Jobseeker Support Volunteer, you will share your skills and experience to help individuals prepare for going into employment.
The volunteers need to be 18 years or over, patient, understanding and flexible. They ask people to give at least two hours per month at their centre, which is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday - Friday. They are very flexible as to when, within these opening hours, people can volunteer.
They provide full support and the volunteers become very much a part of the centre’s team.
Volunteers will need to complete an introductory session and then, if they are successful, a local induction at the centre. The organisation also offers a coaching awareness course.
> Milton Keynes Community Health Services want a Baby Clinic Helper in Stantonbury to welcome parents/carers and babies as they arrive at the Young Baby Clinic and to explain the running of the clinic if they are new attendees.
Other tasks include maintaining a watchful eye on siblings, getting toys out and preparing the room before clinic starts and ensuring that a safe environment is maintained throughout the session and helping the clinic staff to clear away toys and tidy at the end of the session.
Volunteers are required on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month at the Rainbow Childrens Centre from 9.30 - 11.30 am and on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at the Squirrels Childrens Centre from 9.30am to 11.30 am. The volunteer needs to be 18 years or over and commit to a minimum of six months.
To find out more about the volunteering roles contact either Debbie or Shona at Community Action: MK on 01908 661623 or at debbie@communityaction mk.org or shona@ communityactionmk.org to register your details.
Or go along every Thursday to a drop in session at Acorn House from 10am to 12pm.