WHAG Volunteer Service

ROCHDALE VOLUNTEER VACANCIES (Click here to find out more)

Out door project assistant

Outdoor project volunteers is a hands on role working with our clients to encourage them to work outdoors as a team. Supporting an guiding them to grow a range of fruit, vegetables and plants and encouraging them to work outdoors as a team. Help promote tenant use of the garden and support tenants to be aware of the benefits of looking after their environment. Tasks:

• Organise gardening sessions with tenants

• Support tenants with planning what and when to plant

• Supporting with how to care for plants

• Supporting tenants with learning how to attract and provide for wildlife

• Contribute ideas for or provide support during garden based events.

Skills/Attributes: • Work well independently and within a team environment

• Enjoys encouraging & motivating others

• Understands the need for confidentiality

• Has good gardening knowledge

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy,

Initiative Benefits:

• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference

• An excellent opportunity to gain experience in a professional organisation

• The opportunity to develop new and existing skills

• The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team

• Regular supervision and support

• Out of pocket travel expenses Commitment: 1 day in July

Befriender

Our befrienders support women who have been affected by domestic abuse or homelessness, offering companionship, community support and help to reduce isolation and maintain their independence. Being a befriender can be very rewarding and tasks will vary depending on the needs of the client.

Tasks may include:

• Contact ex clients on the telephone to find out how they are managing and whether they need any further support.

• Visit a client at their home or within the community to provide a friendly ear or support them with finding clubs/groups they are interested in joining to help reduce isolation.

• Go to appointments or shopping with clients – helping them to gain confidence to do this on their own or to provide moral support. • Meet with clients who are waiting for support to signpost them to drop-in sessions or give emotional support.

Skills/Attributes:

• Work well independently and within a team environment

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy,

Benefits:

• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference

• The opportunity to develop new and existing skills

• The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team

• Regular supervision and support

• Out of pocket travel expenses When: Days / Evenings to be discussed depending on clients needs.

Gardner

We are looking for a volunteer handy person who enjoys a gardening and has gardening to help maintain the garden at the hub. This would help us to create a welcoming environment for the community. It will help maintain a positive recovery environment for our clients.

Tasks may include:

• Maintaining potted plants and appearance of the hub

• Developing ideas for the garden

• Help with gardening workshops for the community

Skills/Attributes:

• Work well independently and within a team environment

• Understands the need for confidentiality

• Has good knowledge

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy

Benefits:

• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference

• The opportunity to develop new and existing skills

• The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team

• Regular supervision and support

• Out of pocket travel expenses Commitment: dependent on the service needs

Interpreters

Volunteer Interpreter Urdu /Polish/ Bengali/ Romanian In this role you will help our clients to effectively communicate to support their journey to independence. Language barriers can often hinder the client’s journey, unable to express themselves and losing confidence.

Tasks:

• Interpreting for a client at appointments and meetings

Skills/Attributes:

• Speak the language fluently

• Work well independently and within a team environment

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy, Initiative

• Good communication skills

Benefits:

• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference

• An excellent opportunity to gain experience in a professional organisation

• The opportunity to develop new and existing skills

• The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team

• Regular supervision and support

• Out of pocket travel expenses Commitment required: dependent on clients needs

Handy Persons

We are looking for a volunteer handy person who is able to carry out jobs around the refuge. This would help support our clients through what is already a stressful time for them. It will help maintain a positive recovery environment for our clients.

Tasks may include:

• Putting up shelving

• Painting

• Fixing furniture etc

• Changing light bulbs

Skills/Attributes:

• Work well independently and within a team environment

• Understands the need for confidentiality

• Has good knowledge

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy

Benefits:

• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference

• The opportunity to develop new and existing skills

• The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team

• Regular supervision and support

• Out of pocket travel expenses Commitment: dependent on the service needs

Bury 10k Runners

Looking to run a Marathon? What about running the Bury 10k on behalf of WHAG? As a partner charity of the Bury 10k Run for all we have 5 available spaces for runners. Please fill out the application on the website and send to the volunteer coordinator to get the process started.

Skills/Attributes:

• Work well independently and within a team environment

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy, When: Sunday 15th September 2019

 

BURY VOLUNTEER VACANCIES (click here to find out more)

Befriender

Our befrienders support women who have been affected by domestic abuse or homelessness, offering companionship, community support and help to reduce isolation and maintain their independence. Being a befriender can be very rewarding and tasks will vary depending on the needs of the client.

Tasks may include:

• Contact ex clients on the telephone to find out how they are managing and whether they need any further support.

• Visit a client at their home or within the community to provide a friendly ear or support them with finding clubs/groups they are interested in joining to help reduce isolation.

• Go to appointments or shopping with clients – helping them to gain confidence to do this on their own or to provide moral support.

• Meet with clients who are waiting for support to signpost them to drop-in sessions or give emotional support. Skills/Attributes: • Work well independently and within a team environment

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy,

Benefits:

• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference

• The opportunity to develop new and existing skills

• The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team

• Regular supervision and support

• Out of pocket travel expenses When: Days / Evenings to be discussed depending on clients needs.

Group facilitator

Volunteer Women’s Group facilitator’s help to deliver group sessions for our service users. This is a really important role as it helps our service users to gain new life skills, confidence and supports theirs journey to independence.

Tasks:

• To plan, set up and lead the groups, fully supported by WHAG.

• Setting up the venue and helping to organise snacks/ drinks and entertainment.

• Support the staff to ensure people are having fun in a safe and welcoming environment.

Skills/Attributes:

• Have knowledge of the session facilitating e.g. crafts, writing a CV required skills, qualities and experience

• Work well independently and within a team environment

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy, Initiative

• Good communication skills

• Up for some fun

Benefits:

• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference

• An excellent opportunity to gain experience in a professional organisation

• The opportunity to develop new and existing skills

• The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team

• Regular supervision and support

• Out of pocket travel expenses Commitment required: 1 evening a month

Interpreters

In this role you will help our clients to effectively communicate to support their journey to independence. Language barriers can often hinder the client’s journey, unable to express themselves and losing confidence.

Tasks:

• Interpreting for a client at appointments and meetings

Skills/Attributes:

• Speak the language fluently

• Work well independently and within a team environment

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy, Initiative

• Good communication skills

Benefits:

• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference

• An excellent opportunity to gain experience in a professional organisation

• The opportunity to develop new and existing skills

• The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team

• Regular supervision and support

• Out of pocket travel expenses Commitment required: dependent on clients needs

Bury 10k Marshalls

Help WHAG marshall the Bury 10k on Sunday 15th September 2019. It will be a fun day cheering on the runners and motivating them to keep going. Be a part of a team promoting WHAG services and fundraising.

Tasks may include:

• Marshalling over 1km of the running track

• Cheering runners

• Promoting and fundraising at the event village

Skills/Attributes:

• Work well independently and within a team environment

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy,

Benefits:

• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference

• The opportunity to develop new and existing skills

• The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team

• Regular supervision and support

• Out of pocket travel expenses When: Sunday 15th September 2019

Bury 10k Runner

Looking to run a Marathon? What about running the Bury 10k on behalf of WHAG? As a partner charity of the Bury 10k Run for all we have 5 available spaces for runners.

Please fill out the application on the website and send to the volunteer coordinator to get the process started.

Skills/Attributes:

• Work well independently and within a team environment

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy, When: Sunday 15th September 2019

CHESHIRE WEST & CHESTER VOLUNTEER VACANCIES (click here to find out more)

Befriender

Our befrienders support women who have been affected by domestic abuse or homelessness, offering companionship, community support and help to reduce isolation and maintain their independence. Being a befriender can be very rewarding and tasks will vary depending on the needs of the client.

Tasks may include:

• Contact ex clients on the telephone to find out how they are managing and whether they need any further support.

• Visit a client at their home or within the community to provide a friendly ear or support them with finding clubs/groups they are interested in joining to help reduce isolation.

• Go to appointments or shopping with clients – helping them to gain confidence to do this on their own or to provide moral support.

• Meet with clients who are waiting for support to signpost them to drop-in sessions or give emotional support.

Skills/Attributes:

• Work well independently and within a team environment

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy,

Benefits:

• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference

• The opportunity to develop new and existing skills

• The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team

• Regular supervision and support

• Out of pocket travel expenses When: Days / Evenings to be discussed depending on clients needs.

Gardner

We are looking for a volunteer handy person who enjoys a gardening and has gardening to help maintain the garden at the hub. This would help us to create a welcoming environment for the community. It will help maintain a positive recovery environment for our clients.

Tasks may include:

• Maintaining potted plants and appearance of the hub

• Developing ideas for the garden

• Help with gardening workshops for the community

Skills/Attributes:

• Work well independently and within a team environment

• Understands the need for confidentiality

• Has good knowledge

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy

Benefits:

• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference

• The opportunity to develop new and existing skills

• The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team

• Regular supervision and support • Out of pocket travel expenses Commitment: dependent on the service needs

Interpreters

Volunteer Interpreter Urdu /Polish/ Bengali/ Romanian In this role you will help our clients to effectively communicate to support their journey to independence. Language barriers can often hinder the client’s journey, unable to express themselves and losing confidence.

Tasks:

• Interpreting for a client at appointments and meetings

Skills/Attributes:

• Speak the language fluently

• Work well independently and within a team environment

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy, Initiative

• Good communication skills

Benefits:

• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference

• An excellent opportunity to gain experience in a professional organisation

• The opportunity to develop new and existing skills

• The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team

• Regular supervision and support

• Out of pocket travel expenses Commitment required: dependent on clients needs

Handy Persons

We are looking for a volunteer handy person who is able to carry out jobs around the refuge. This would help support our clients through what is already a stressful time for them. It will help maintain a positive recovery environment for our clients.

Tasks may include:

• Putting up shelving

• Painting

• Fixing furniture etc

• Changing light bulbs

Skills/Attributes:

• Work well independently and within a team environment

• Understands the need for confidentiality

• Has good knowledge

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy

Benefits:

• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference

• The opportunity to develop new and existing skills

• The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team

• Regular supervision and support

• Out of pocket travel expenses Commitment: dependent on the service needs

Active group facilitator

Are you qualified in any of the following activities: yoga /meditation/ Pilates/ aerobics / Zumba or any other type of exercise? We are looking for a Volunteer Group facilitator’s to deliver fitness sessions for our service users. This is a really important role as it helps our service users health and well being, giving them a space away from there stressful circumstances.

Tasks:

• To plan the exercise session.

• Deliver the sessions.

• Support the staff to ensure people are having fun in a safe and welcoming environment.

Skills/Attributes:

• Have knowledge of the session facilitating e.g. meditation, yoga etc

• Work well independently and within a team environment

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy

• Good communication skills

• Up for some fun

Benefits:

• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference

• The opportunity to develop new and existing sessions

• The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team

• Regular supervision and support

• Out of pocket travel expenses Commitment required: 1 session a week

Coffee morning assistant

Volunteer assistants to help run a coffee morning for the local community. This is a really important role to help bring people from the community together to have a chat or even organise an activity together.

Tasks:

• To help plan the coffee mornings.

• Setting up the venue and helping to organise snacks/ drinks and activity.

• Support the staff to ensure people are having fun in a safe and welcoming environment.

Skills/Attributes:

• Work well independently and within a team environment

• Personable, empathetic and approachable

• Committed, reliable and trustworthy, Initiative

• Good communication skills

• Up for some fun

Benefits:

• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference

• The opportunity to develop new and existing skills

• The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team • Regular supervision and support • Out of pocket travel expenses Commitment required: once a week

Support our services

Come and support our services in a small way that makes a big difference in our service user’s journey. You could be having a chat with our service users for a couple of hours a week, collecting food donations from our local partners every week or assisting clients to their appointments as moral support. We are always looking for volunteer interpreters to support our service users. Particularly if you speak Urdu, Polish or Bengali. There are various roles available. These small contributions have been the most rewarding for our volunteers. The services are provided in the weekdays, evenings and weekend so there is usually a time to suit everyone.

Events

During the year we run a variety of events for our service users to enhance and support their recovery. We also participate in local events raising awareness about domestic abuse in all our communities. Volunteers make a valuable contribution to our cause, by helping at the events from planning it to making tea and coffee.  Join our fun loving team today and meet some interesting new people.

Fundraising

Be a part of our exciting fundraising team to help raise money and promote domestic abuse awareness in your community. Learning and understanding healthy relationships at any age is a life skill that can help support your work colleagues, loved ones and friends. There are many ways you can contribute your time, whether its one off event or you would like to host a fundraising event. Some examples are cake sales, beauty events, quiz nights. There are many varied roles available throughout the year. This is a fun opportunity to meet like minded people, be a part of the team and most of all have fun and make a difference.

Ambassadors

As an ambassador you would represent our charity at events, talking to the public about the services we provide, the training we can give in workplaces, schools and businesses. If enjoy speaking to people or want to develop your communication skills through support from WHAG, join friendly our team. 

Marathon / Sporting Events

We welcome, anyone who would like to do a sponsored sports activity to raise money, help raise awareness and advocate the services we provide for people affected by domestic abuse. This enables us to reach out and inform people about healthy relationships and support that can be accessed.  Currently, we have representative runner at London Marathon 2019.

Office Support

The operations department support our service users in a range of ways. You could be contributing to our social media content, data input, supporting our HR team, resourcing – these are just some of the tasks available. This is a great way to learn some new skills, build confidence, and gain insight into the operations of WHAG. Our friendly team look forward to meeting you.

 

Currently, we have no volunteering opportunities. Please fill in an application form to show interest for future availability. We publicise new opportunities on this page, and also via social media. So please make sure you follow us on twitter and like us on Facebook to receive regular updates.

Our volunteers are a crucial part of WHAG, and they help us provide a wider range of services and support to our clients.

Volunteers receive training, support and supervision, the chance to gain work experience and learn new skills, and the chance to give something back to their community. Many of our volunteers who leave us do so because they have moved into paid employment, and WHAG will provide references after three months of regular volunteering. We also provide travel expenses.

To be a WHAG volunteer, you need to be over 18 and prepared to work to WHAG’s values and policies, which include equalities and having a non-judgemental approach to the issues our clients deal with.

More information

For more information about current volunteering opportunities, please contact manisha.marret@whag.info

Please download an Application form to show your interest.

Send to manisha.marret@whag.info or post to Volunteer Coordinator Rose Court, 679 Manchester Road, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 3AA

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