Volunteering Opportunity of the Week: Volunteer Guides for Adaptive Snowsports

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Adaptive ski/snowboarding sessions are held at Snozone MK on the second Sunday monthly to aid people with various disabilities to be able to ski/snowboard.

Volunteer instructors and guides trained in adaptive methods of teaching skiing/boarding are required to teach the learners.

Helpers (even non skiers) are needed to assist the instructors, pull sit skis from the bottom of the slope to the drag lift, operate and assist with the drag lift and assist at registration etc.
Kitting up and registration starts at 5:30 and the session ends at 9pm.
Initial induction/training is given to helpers and the opportunity to take training courses to become an instructor exist but would incur costs for the volunteer.

Friendly volunteers with good communication skills needed.

For more information visit the Community Action: MK Volunteering site.

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Volunteer Credits Project A Success

The Volunteer Credits Project has now come to an end and we would like to say thank you to those that made it such a success:

The Parks Trust, Local People Project (Lakes Estate), Community Car Service MK, Table Tennis England, Cancer Research UK, Milton Keynes Council, Milton Keynes University Hospital, Barnardo’s, Heelands Rangers, MK Community Cardiac Group, Newport Pagnell Brownies, Stantonbury Arts and Leisure, MK Snap, Works for Us and Adaptive Snowsports MK.

Thank you to Hertsmere Leisure, 1Life and Freedom Leisure in Milton Keynes who provided the credits for volunteers.

We would also like to thank MK Dons SET, who gave us free tickets for the prize draw.

Thanks also goes to MK Community Foundation, Milton Keynes Council’s Public Health, MK Physical Activity Alliance and to the Open University for the allocation of time, funding and support to the project.

Thanks to everyone’s hard work and dedication to the project we received great feedback and look forward to working on similar projects in the future.

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Get Reception Experience at the Spinal Injuries Association

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Are you looking to get experience in a busy reception? This volunteer role at the Spinal Injuries Association could be for you.

The SIA will invest in your training and in return are keen to recruit long- term volunteers for this role.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Answering calls received to the main switchboard and transferring on to the relevant department. Taking messages as appropriate.
  • Being the first point of contact for our office, greeting visitors and dealing with deliveries.   
  • Preparing the meeting rooms e.g. assisting with providing refreshments / room layouts etc. 
  • Assisting with general housekeeping duties.
  • Simple admin tasks, post opening, dealing with outgoing letters and parcels, monitoring stationery and ordering as appropriate, assisting other departments during busy times.
Aim of role Support and assist the SIA reception and general office
Role Title Reception and Administration Volunteer
Start date ASAP
Time commitment We are flexible and can work around school hours but do ask anyone who applies is able to commit to the time on a frequent basis.
Location Milton Keynes, Oldbrook SIA House
Skills/Experience
  • To be able to work as part of the team
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Outward-going with a cheerful manner
  • Be proactive and engaging
  • Reliable and committed
  • Flexible
  • Someone who is interested in making a difference
  • Trustworthy
  • Being happy and confident in using a phone (training is provided)
What they can offer you
  • Help develop new skills and enhance current
  • To gain work experience and add to CV
  • To meet new people
  • To give back to the community
  • To build confidence
  • Travel expenses with receipts will be covered
  • Opportunities
  • Training
  • Ongoing support

If you are interested please visit the SIA website for more information and contact Volunteer Coordinator Jen Sims j.sims@spinal.co.uk or call 01908 604191.

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Netherfield is hosting a DIY Health Check Day!

Local Conversations is a steering group for Netherfield and they are hosting a 

DIY Health Check Day on Friday! 

If you are free between 11- 3pm come and have a look! 

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Local Conversations is a local community group who the Community Engagement team are assisting. They are working hard as a team with the Netherfield residents to enhance the local community and estate.

We are always looking for more volunteers so if you are interested in helping us with our work, then please contact localconversationsnf@gmail.com.

 

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Do something good today ……. Volunteer!

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Community Action: MK is the hub for volunteering in Milton Keynes, connecting charities and community groups to people looking for opportunities to volunteer.

 By volunteering you can:

  • Learn new skills

  • Gain confidence

  • Meet people

  • Gain experience to enhance employability

  • Share existing skills with others

  • Obtain references for job applications

 Heres how to get started:

  • You can visit Volunteer Connect, the new volunteering platform for Milton Keynes, to register your details.  Just visit www.communityactionmk.org

  • Come along to our weekly drop in session on a Thursday at Acorn House from 10 am – 12 noon to chat to an advisor

  • Contact us on 01908 661623 or at volunteering@communityactionmk.org to arrange a 1:1 appointment.

 We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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