Volunteering Opportunity of the Week: Clearly Speaking Garden Club

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Clearly Speaking Specialist Children and Family Support Service are looking to restart their garden club to encourage young people to come outside and enjoy their outside area.

They are currently looking for volunteers with garden experience to come down weekly to help maintain and water the organic borders and ensure the courtyard stays clean, tidy and safe.

There are no specific requirements for this volunteer role, this would be a great position for someone of retirement age, or a young person who enjoys gardening. The only thing they ask is for reliability and turn up to our centre when agreed.

Read more and apply here.

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Volunteering Opportunity of the Week: Heelands Rangers FC

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Heelands Rangers FC urgently require football coaches, painters, litter pickers, general maintenance volunteers and groundskeepers for this fantastic opportunity to volunteer outside in the sun and get plenty of fresh air!

This is a run down club in need of plenty of tlc, if you take pride in yourself and your work and enjoy seeing the difference you can make this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Read more and apply here.

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Volunteering Opportunity of the Week: Tutor – Basic Maths and English for Refugee Children

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Building Bridges MK is a volunteer run organisation which provides supplementary education for young refugees in Milton Keynes that have been referred to us by the British Red Cross. We provide transitional English and Maths support in their own homes for 4-6 months.

Our aim is to provide basic English and Maths support for newly arrived children to build their confidence in communicating and integrating in school. No prior teaching experience is required. A full induction will be provided, and your initial session will be attended by a member of the administrative team as part of your training.

Once volunteers are inducted, we provide teaching resources and lesson guides which are aligned to the National Curriculum.

A volunteer’s role includes:

• Attending induction and mandatory training sessions;

• Being aware of Building Bridges Milton Keynes’ policies (Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Volunteer Policy etc.);

• Completing Safeguarding training within 3 months of commencing role and Prevent training upon registration;

• Providing DBS check and any relevant updates;

• Planning and teaching engaging lessons with the children based on the Building Bridges Milton Keynes’ Lesson Guide; and

• Recording Progress on a Learning Log after each session.

Support is always readily available through contacting any of the management committee members.

Read more and apply here.

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Volunteering Opportunity of the Week: Groovy Gecko Club Night Volunteer

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The Groovy Gecko Club is Milton Keynes first club night run by learning disabled adults for learning disabled adults and has been running successfully for many years.

Whilst many original volunteers continue to support the club, Interaction MK would like to give others an opportunity to become involved with this exciting and energetic project. Clubs are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Slug & Lettuce, Central Milton Keynes between 7pm – 10pm. Volunteers are required from 6.45 – 10.00pm. However it is possible for volunteers to volunteer half a session e.g. 6.45.pm – 9.00pm or 8.00pm – 10.00pm.

Support is available in the form of Individual Team Leaders, the Project Manager and Interaction MK’s Director as well as experienced volunteers. Existing volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds. There are different volunteer roles: Door Team volunteers, includes welcoming & explaining. Floor Team volunteers: includes getting people dancing, collecting forms, taking down decorations & banners etc.

Age restriction 18+. A DBS check and references will be required.

Read more and apply here.

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Volunteering Opportunity of the Week: Carers MK

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Carers MK are looking for volunteers who are keen to help carers with benefit form completion.

This would include application forms for personal independence payments (PIP), attendance allowance (AA) and carers allowance.

Ideally this should be someone who has some benefit knowledge which would be then be enhanced with further training.

Read more and apply.

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Event: Volunteering Spring Clean for Groups, 13th March 5.30-7pm

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Volunteering Opportunity of the Week: Destination MK Ambassadors

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Destination MK is the official Destination Management Organisation for Milton Keynes – the tourism information service.

They deal daily with enquiries from members of the public, businesses, councils and organisations that visit Milton Keynes. Volunteer MK Ambassadors will enhance this service.

The Visitor Information Centre (VIC) for Milton Keynes and the surrounding area was opened in July 2015 and is situated in the centre:mk to one side of John Lewis. The VIC is available for all visitors to call in and find out information about Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas and they are already getting visitors not just from MK and other local towns, but from right across the world.

As the VIC is still in its infancy the level of visitors is still quite low and can vary from 8 people in a day to 40. They are doing all they can to improve their visibility to increase visitor levels and their volunteers are involved in developing ideas for this to happen.

They are looking for volunteers who are patient, personable, reliable, customer-friendly, and computer-literate. They must have at least an enthusiastic interest in Milton Keynes and be committed to undertaking a very steep learning curve to gain information about its attractions, hotels, transport links, history, heritage, culture, and everything that the city means to its visitors.

Opening hours are from 10 am to 5 pm Mondays to Saturday, with a morning shift from 10 am to 1.30 pm and afternoon from 1.30 pm to 5 pm. On Sundays the opening times are 11.30 am to 3.30 pm which can be one or two shifts. The plan is to have two people for all shifts.

Read more and apply here.

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