Volunteering with The Safety Centre

Do you want to help this MK charity promote safety awareness? Read on for this guest blog from The Safety Centre:

We are the Safety Centre. We teach people how to stay safe in everyday life and in emergencies.  We share tools to help children and young people make safe choices. Encouraging a lifetime of safe habits and behaviours. We educate in primary and secondary schools taking safety education to children, teachers and parents. We have an interactive education centre, where visitors practice what to do in emergency situations.

We know that practice makes perfect. So we practice escaping a fire. We practice calling 999 in an emergency. We practice the recovery position. We practice crossing the road and getting home safely. We practice what to do if someone’s drowning.

We talk about knife crime. We talk about drugs and alcohol. We talk about violence against women and girls. We talk about online safety. We talk about water safety. We talk about gas safety. We talk about the emergency services.

We give young people the tools to stay safe, for life. We teach adults how to deliver emergency first aid in the community and at work.

Our volunteers are at the heart of our work at Hazard Alley- our interactive safety education centre. Volunteers share safety information that can save lives. They help prepare young people for real life emergencies. Giving them the tools to make safe choices in difficult and dangerous situations.

The Volunteer Roles

Hazard Alley Day and Night Guides

Telephone Volunteer

Social Media Volunteer

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator Tracy to find out more about these opportunities at
volunteerguides@safetycentre.co.uk 01908 714351

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Volunteering with Unity MK

Could you support people experiencing homelessness in Milton Keynes this Winter?

Unity MK are looking for additional volunteers to join their teams this winter. There are opportunities throughout their night shelter venues, but also at their welfare centre (Unity Park Station) in Central Milton Keynes for the evening café and guest interaction roles (Mon-Sun 5-8pm) and locker attendant roles (Fri, Sat and Sun 7.45am-8.30am).

Head over to their website for further details about all the roles and sign up to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness:

🔗 https://www.unitymk.org/volunteerroles

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Searching for a Trustee Role?

As part of Trustees’ Week, a celebration of the positive impact made by Trustees, we’re highlighting available Trustee roles in Milton Keynes. Read on for ways to contribute to some of the organisations making a difference in our city and beyond.

Milton Keynes Centre for Integrated Living are in search of Trustees with lived experience of disability. Read more about their existing, inspiring Trustee board, and find out how you can join them:


Q:alliance are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic person to join their Board of Trustees as Secretary, who’ll use their passion for LGBTQ+ rights to drive positive change. For all the details, click here.

The Arts and Heritage Alliance MK are in search of a Treasurer and Chair, roles where you will be engaging widely with the cultural sector and supporting the development of culture in Milton Keynes with our new status as a city. All the details can be found here.

Milton Keynes Community Cardio-pulmonary Group are also in search of two, new trustees – a treasurer and Vice Chair. If you’d like to find out more, please email tina@mkccg.org

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Celebrating YOUR Heritage

Milton Keynes Arts Centre is looking for applicants to take part in their Heritage Open Day 2024 event, celebrating the rich cultural heritages found in MK. 

On 16 September 2023, for Heritage Open Day, Milton Keynes Arts Centre celebrated the art and culture of Afghanistan. Over the day, more than 600 people visited our site at Great Linford and had the opportunity to try miniature painting and calligraphy with the artist, Samira Kitman; to make and fly kites with Ahmadzia Baktyari; to listen to traditional music and to eat traditional Afghan food.

The event was supported by a grant from The Radcliffe Trust and came about through meeting and working with a group of Afghan women then living in bridging accommodation in Newport Pagnell.

Milton Keynes Arts Centre is committed to celebrating the rich tapestry of cultures that makes up this migrant city of Milton Keynes, and to using the arts to bring all of its people together. They are now inviting Expressions of Interest from cultural and heritage-based groups in Milton Keynes to work with the Arts Centre in developing an event for Heritage Open Day in September 2024.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is Friday 1 December 2023.

How to apply

Please email fiona@miltonkeynesartscentre.org with details of your group, an outline of your group’s purpose, how an event at Heritage Open Day might support this purpose and who the event would be designed to reach. Please be aware that Heritage Open Day events must be free and cannot be used to generate income for your organisation.


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