Linda Curran, Volunteer & Information Officer
Volunteers come from all walks of life, they reap the kind of rewards you’ll never find in a pay packet. For some volunteering is simply a great way to meet new people, a chance to learn different skills, a stepping stone to getting back to work or even finding a whole new career.
How to Volunteer?
You can contact me directly email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01748) 822537 and we can meet to discuss your interests and what opportunities there are to volunteer in the area or you can visit www.Do-it the national database of volunteering, once you register with them they will let us know and we will contact you and support you to find a placement.
See a list of current opportunities HERE and sample volunteering roles below...
Community Transport - Volunteer Drivers needed!
Listen to our Volunteers Week piece from BBC Radio Tees and find out just how beneficial it is being a volunteer driver...
Richmondshire Community Car Scheme requires volunteer drivers who provide a vital service to housebound people, helping them attend hospital or medical appointments and maintain social contacts. Mileage expenses are paid.
Community Sitting Service Volunteer
Could you spare a few hours a week, a fortnight or a month? You could make a real difference in a carers life by sitting with their loved one and giving the carer some time for themselves. The scheme is run by St John's Community Centre, volunteers get full training, support and travel expenses are paid. Interested, then just contact us here at the Volunteer Centre.
North Yorkshire Youth - Buddying Project Volunteer
young people require additional support from a trusted adult. They may be
finding it difficult to engage with education, learning or work, interact
socially with other young people or may need support to move towards independent
living. They may require the support and guidance of specialist support
services for young people. Practitioners in these services build a close
relationship with young people and support them to address their problems,
become more independent and move on from specialist support. Once a young
person does move on they can sometimes feel like they have nowhere to turn and
no one to support them. The aim of this project is to build up a network for
volunteer Buddies who can provide that extra support for young people exiting
specialist support services or who have been identified as someone who would
benefit from the support of a Buddy. Volunteer Buddies will be trained and
equipped with the skills they need to carry out this important role. The project
supports young people aged 9 - 19 years old.