Volunteer for Cambridge Online lunchtime Fairs

Volunteer for Cambridge Online lunchtime Fairs - 25/01/2022 1:00pm

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Venue: Online workshop

Whether you are thinking about volunteering but aren't sure how to go about it or maybe you've been helping out your community but you'd like to do more. Come and find out what's on offer.

We are running two online lunch time fairs you can come to one or both. Each group will give a short presentation and you can ask questions:

Fair 1 - on 25th January between 1pm and 2pm we will feature:

  • Safe Soulmates
  • Care Network
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cambridge Re-Use

Fair 2 - on 1st February between 1pm and 2pm we will feature:

  • Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Age UK
  • Red Balloon of the Air
  • Steel Bones
  • Red Hen
  • Caring Together

These groups all work to improve our communities health and wellbeing and support the most vulnerable. They offer a mixture of face to face, online and virtual volunteering. Some offer training and require a regular commitment others want as little as a few hours to help out at a fun event. You will be able to ask questions and if you want to know more you can submit our super short expression of interest form (we will send this out after the event) and someone will contact you for a chat.

CCVS works with voluntary groups across large parts of Cambridgeshire and is keen to help promote some of the rewarding and valuable opportunties they have available for volunteers. 

If you are from a voluntary organisation and want to register your interest in future events, please contact Chris at volunteer@cambridgecvs.org.uk

More about the organisations who will be at the fair

Groups attending the fair on Tuesday 25th January

between 1pm and 2pm

Safe Soulmates offer opportunities for adults 18+ with additional needs to socialise and find friends. If there is a mutual romantic connection, we support this develop in a positive way. Our aims are to reduce isolation, loneliness and keep people safe but we can only do this with the help of volunteers. If you have passion to help people, please come along to the virtual volunteer fair on 25th January to find out more about Safe Soulmates.

Care Network Cambridgeshire– is a county wide charity helping people stay healthy, independent and in touch with their communities. We do this with the involvement of our wonderful volunteers who help us support clients in a range of ways. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with clients in Cambridge City (and across the county) through our Wellbeing Trusted Friends programme, where volunteers help to build up a client’s confidence to access their community by safely accompanying clients for a e.g. walk, to the shop, to a group or to access other services such as the library. If this sounds like something you would enjoy doing, we’d love to tell you more. You can see more about our Wellbeing provision here.

 

We have other volunteer opportunities where you can support our services and clients from home, such as helping as a Community Navigator Research volunteer or as Check and Chat telephone befriender. To find out more about volunteering for Care Network and the variety of opportunities for you to help your community, come online and see us on 25th January. We’re Care Network: People at the heart of everything. 

 

Volunteers play a vital role in supporting CPFT services, staff and patients. Through giving their time, they make a huge difference to the care of our patients across our Trust, and significantly contribute to the efforts of our Head to Toe Charity. Current opportunities: Fundraising for our Top to Toe Charity; Driving roles delivering Top to Toe wellbeing packages for both service users and staff and the Trust's PPE team; Support a clinician to run activity groups online including crafts, healthy eating, exercise, reading or music; administration and social media support roles; Heart and Soul telephone befriending services; Dementia carer support services volunteer listener, where you have an opportunity to support the carers of people with dementia; Virtual volunteering roles where you can assist service users with technological support and help to attend their virtual appointments.

 

 

Cambridge Re-Use help families on low income make a house a home by enabling them to buy furniture and white goods at low cost. We also take donations of good quality items from the public and help find them a new home. We need volunteers to join our team to help deliver and collect and run our store.

Groups attending the fair on Tuesday 1st February

between 1pm and 2pm

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Age UK are a local charity working in the community to support older people, their families and carers. We believe that no one should have NO ONE. We aim to reduce social isolation and loneliness by bringing people together, providing opportunities to meet people and promoting a positive experience in later life. We couldn’t do this do this without the support of our valued volunteers. To find out more about us and how you can get involved, get online and see us on 1st February.

At Red Balloon Of The Air we offer therapeutic education tailored to reach and rebuild those children unable to access school. We are currently looking to recruit a male support volunteer for our young people who attend weekly face to face social reintegration sessions. We also need an admin support volunteer and exam invigilation volunteers for the summer.

Steel Bones helps amputee families thrive, alongside a proactive supportive peer community. The support we provide empowers the amputee and their family helping in moments of stress, crisis and trauma. We are seeking volunteers to support our events, to act as family mentors, help at school workshops, support us with PR, social media and fundraising.

At Caring Together we’re working to make sure carers and the ones they love have the support they need so that they can live the life they choose for as long as they are able. We have a variety of exciting volunteering opportunities available across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk.

Our team of volunteers help us assist and support carers across all activities in our organisation, including: Take a break volunteers, Volunteer befriender for the Listening Ear Service, Supporting our young carers groups, Supporting our day centres for older people, Helping with our events, fundraising and administration.

The Red Hen Project s a small local charity working with primary schools in North Cambridge. We support children and their families to overcome barriers to learning, and provide a range of outreach activities. The demand for Red Hen to provide these has never been greater. We are looking for volunteers who can help with one off ad-hoc activities and/or regular support e.g. at our drop-in groups, donation collecting, fundraising and social media activities -all to help spread the word about what we do.