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Befriender for the Royal Air Forces Association Royal Air Forces Association
The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a member-led, registered welfare charity that provides welfare support to Serving and Ex-Serving RAF personnel and their families. Much of our work is funded by the generosity of our members, donors and supporters and through vital donations from the public to the Wings Appeal. A significant proportion of our work is undertaken by those who volunteer for the charity. Volunteers provide visits to members of the RAF family to help combat loneliness, provide information on our Wings Breaks Hotels or to help them make financial applications in times of hardship. Volunteers help us fundraise by setting up collections, attending events and raising our profile. Volunteers edit sound effects into stories for young children, read by their parents who are away on deployment and they support us in many tasks throughout our branch network across the world. The Befriender role is at the heart of the RAF Association’s objectives in delivering welfare support to members of the RAF family requiring it. The aim of the Befriender role is to help alleviate isolation and loneliness, by giving time to listen to people either in person or over the phone and to encourage communication on a shared interest or topic, leading to improving and developing enjoyable social networks for the beneficiary or by helping facilitate their involvement in community groups and activities to ensure that they remain part of the community and feel socially connected to the wider family. The role of a Befriender is varied and could involve helping out with practical tasks such as driving someone to a doctor’s appointment, it could simply involve a cup of tea and a chat or it could be to accompany them to their first meeting of an interest group in their community.

Contact: Lucie Paddison

Caseworkers for the Royal Air Forces Association Royal Air Forces Association
The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a member-led, registered welfare charity that provides welfare support to Serving and Ex-Serving RAF personnel and their families. Much of our work is funded by the generosity of our members, donors and supporters and through vital donations from the public to the Wings Appeal. A significant proportion of our work is undertaken by those who volunteer for the charity. Volunteers provide visits to members of the RAF family to help combat loneliness, provide information on our Wings Breaks Hotels or to help them make financial applications in times of hardship. Volunteers help us fundraise by setting up collections, attending events and raising our profile. Volunteers edit sound effects into stories for young children, read by their parents who are away on deployment and they support us in many tasks throughout our branch network across the world. A Caseworker is someone who carries out welfare work for the RAF Association. Welfare work is about making a visit and listening to an individual to assess their needs to find out how the Association can provide help and support to them. Support can include anything from helping put a client with a recent disability in touch with social services in order for them to put in an application for a downstairs wet room to putting in an application to the RAF Association for funding for a new kettle for a client who cannot afford to replace their broken one.

Contact: Lucie Paddison

Co-ordinator Dorchester Athletic Club
Co-ordinator to organise volunteers. As the volunteer coordinator, you're responsible for recruiting club volunteers, arranging training for them and making sure they're engaged enough to be retained by the club. It's a vital role in any club or club network. You must understand that volunteers join the club for many different reasons, so you must make the sport as appealing as possible. What you will do:- " Work out what roles need filled in the club each year, bearing in mind special events as well as the day to day running of the club; " Prepare a welcome pack for new volunteers introducing them to your club and the sport; " Plan where you're going to find volunteers, making sure your advertising and appointment is as open as possible; " Work with local organisations such as voluntary services, volunteer centres, local councils, colleges and schools to recruit "new blood"; " Understand why people get involved in club athletics and use this knowledge to recruit them; " Put people in roles that suit their skills and interest wherever possible; " Link with the club welfare officer to ensure that all CRB and Safeguarding requirements are met by volunteers in contact with young people and vulnerable adults; " Train volunteers, and give them support, guidance and encouragement; " Recognise and reward success, nominating volunteers for club, local and national awards; " Create a succession plan so that you have a pool of talented volunteer ready to step up or provide cover for key roles - possibly mentoring or buddying function for key roles. " Think about sharing roles for busy people. " Share good practice with club volunteer coordinators in neighbouring clubs. This role in most cases will take about 1 to 2 hours per week, mainly evenings. At a time and day that suits you. If interested please contact woodlands20@hotmail.com.

Contact: Ms Lindsey Hole Dr Mike T Furse

Discovery Volunteers : Front of House/Stewards Bridport Area Development Trust
The Bridport Area Development Trust (BADT) is a local community organisation dedicated to the restoration and reuse of historic buildings, one of these is the former Methodist Church at West Bay. West Bay is an undiscovered treasure, up to now it has lacked dedicated interpretation facilities or a visitor centre. Many visitors only discover a small part of all there is here. We want to grow people’s appreciation of West Bay and the Jurassic Coast using the unique stories that tell its history, hidden heritage and natural environment. Our aim is that our visitors will reflect, return and reconnect with us, again and again. The Discovery Centre will also be a hub for information, knowledge and exploratory learning. It will also occasionally act as a base for local schools, youth groups and visiting university students. We will use the Centre flexibly to accommodate changing information and “pop up exhibitions. ”The funding for the running costs will come from donations and fundraising. Once the centre is up and running (around late Summer 2018) apart from one part-time member of staff it will be totally run by volunteers. They will be at the heart of our Centre engaging with visitors and guiding them in their exploration of the Discovery Centre and through it West Bay. Your help is important to us and we will actively encourage volunteers to explore the varied volunteer opportunities we have at the Discovery Centre and share ideas with us in developing the Centre into an excellent and popular attraction.

Contact: Sarah West

Discovery Volunteers: Education Bridport Area Development Trust
The Bridport Area Development Trust (BADT) is a local community organisation dedicated to the restoration and reuse of historic buildings, one of these is the former Methodist Church at West Bay. West Bay is an undiscovered treasure, up to now it has lacked dedicated interpretation facilities or a visitor centre. Many visitors only discover a small part of all there is here. We want to grow people’s appreciation of West Bay and the Jurassic Coast using the unique stories that tell its history, hidden heritage and natural environment. Our aim is that our visitors will reflect, return and reconnect with us, again and again. The Discovery Centre will also be a hub for information, knowledge and exploratory learning. It will also occasionally act as a base for local schools, youth groups and visiting university students. We will use the Centre flexibly to accommodate changing information and “pop up exhibitions. ”The funding for the running costs will come from donations and fundraising. Once the centre is up and running (around late Summer 2018) apart from one part-time member of staff it will be totally run by volunteers. They will be at the heart of our Centre engaging with visitors and guiding them in their exploration of the Discovery Centre and through it West Bay. Your help is important to us and we will actively encourage volunteers to explore the varied volunteer opportunities we have at the Discovery Centre and share ideas with us in developing the Centre into an excellent and popular attraction. West Bay Discovery Centre is looking for volunteers to be ready for our opening in August 2018. We are recruiting now to build up a team, training will be given in July 2018.

Contact: Sarah West

Family Support Workers - Milborne St Andrew - Ref: DOR3238 Longmead Community Farm
To support the wonderful work we do in providing families in crisis with a positive experience and creating lasting positive change, we need a team of dedicated volunteers. Are you friendly, patient and have non- judegmental approach? If you answered yes, we need you! Our Family Support volunteers work alongside families facing crisis, whilst they visit Longmead Community Farm. Volunteers work in a team to help families, rekindle relationships and restore their sense of value both individually and as a family, which helps build hope for a positive future. Volunteers do not tell families what to do, instead we hope to inspire families to make positive change by role modelling positive experiences. Longmead is all about having fun, whilst getting the job done. If you enjoy being around children and being outdoors, you are sure to find this volunteer experience very rewarding. As part of volunteering with us, you will receive rewarding experiences, meals (over the meal times you are at Longmead), travel expenses associated with volunteering at Longmead, training opportunities and support from an experienced children and families’ worker. To find out more about the role please visit https://www.longmead.org/vacancy/ All successful applicants will be subject to reference checks and a DBS check as part of our safe recruitment policy. We accept volunteers over the age of 18, who have the right skills and motivations to join the Longmead Community Farm team.

Contact: Claire Crescent

Fundraising Team Leader - Bournemouth Royal Air Forces Association
Fundraising Team Leader volunteers are responsible for arranging street or premises collections in their area, with support from the Association. In addition, they will be responsible for ensuring that there is a suitable number (approximately 10 - 20 per activity) of additional Fundraiser volunteers – to support each fundraising activity arranged. The Fundraising Team Leader will then inform these volunteers in the run up to the fundraising activity and manage them on the day. Duties of a Fundraising Team Leader include: • Setting up street or premises collections (with support from the RAF Association) or other local fundraising activities, challenges, etc. • Contacting existing Fundraiser volunteers and recruiting new people to the role, to take part in arranged activities • Providing instructions and information, to Fundraiser volunteers supporting specific activities, about the logistics for the activity they are involved in • Ordering and distributing t-shirts/tabards for volunteers to wear during activities • Checking the risk assessment on the day and informing volunteers of hazards • Briefing and motivating volunteers on the day of the activity • Ensuring volunteers are happy and supported throughout the activity and receive appropriate refreshments • Thanking volunteers after the event, on behalf of the RAF Association, and encouraging them to support a future activity • Helping count the monies raised in accordance with cash handling policies • Returning funds raised to the Association in accordance with policies • Informing volunteers of the total raised from the activity • Encouraging groups of volunteers to go on to complete ‘challenge events’ • To support information sessions for new Fundraising Team Leaders where possible. As a Fundraising Team Leader becomes more experienced in their role, it is expected that they will take on more responsibility, if desired. Examples of the types of more senior responsibilities include proactively assisting with the recruitment drive for Fundraiser volunteers in their area, setting up relationships with key contacts to arrange for more sustained and regular premises collections to take place throughout the year. Fundraising Team Leaders may also go on to set up relationships with businesses in their area to arrange for their staff to support fundraising activities, or for staff to run their own fundraising days supporting the Association, with the Fundraising Team Leader’s support. At every stage, Fundraising Team Leaders will be fully supported by the Fundraising Team at the Association.

Contact: Volunteer Team

Join our local team to organise events & awareness activities in Dorset Crohn's and Colitis UK
Crohn’s and Colitis UK have teams of volunteers based around the country raising awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Join our local team of volunteers where you’ll take an active role in planning and delivering one or more of our awareness raising activities to promote our presence and bring people together locally: - organising events, education and information sessions, social activities - editing newsletters - managing social media pages - fundraising - campaigning This is a regular role that is really flexible - the team decide how often they meet and when they organise local activity. Most activities take place during evenings and weekends but there are opportunities during the day too! The team usually arrange 5-10 events throughout the year and spend time planning and promoting these events in between team meetings. Why get involved? This is a great opportunity to be involved in your local community. You’ll enhance and learn new skills such as leadership and event management, be part of a fun and compassionate team and learn about the work of an ambitious national health charity. How does your support help? We’re much stronger together so your time will: - enable us to reach more people to help them understand the impact that IBD has on people living with these conditions - Access vital support and information from Crohn’s and Colitis UK - Raise more money to channel into Crohn’s and Colitis UK’s services for people impacted by IBD

Contact: Carly Benton

Lead Crohn’s and Colitis UK’s Dorset team to organise events & activities Crohn's and Colitis UK
Crohn’s and Colitis UK have teams of volunteers based around the country raising awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Lead our local team of volunteers who actively plan and deliver events in the local community to promote our presence and bring people together locally. These events include: - organising education and information sessions, social activities - editing newsletters - managing social media pages - fundraising - campaigning What the role involves: - Bring the team together to plan and deliver local activity - Encourage new ideas and positive ways to raise awareness and make a big impact in the local area - Support the team in building good relationships in the local community, including health professionals This is a regular role that is really flexible - the team decide how often they meet and when they organise local activity. Most activities take place during evenings and weekends but there are opportunities during the day too! The team usually arrange 5-10 events throughout the year and spend time planning and promoting these events in between team meetings. How does your support help? We’re much stronger together so your time will: - enable us to reach more people to help them understand the impact that IBD has on people living with these conditions - Access vital support and information from Crohn’s and Colitis UK - Raise more money to channel into Crohn’s and Colitis UK’s services for people impacted by IBD

Contact: Carly Benton

Restorative Justice Facilitator Restorative Dorset
Do you know that: Under the Victim’s Code* every victim of crime and anti social behaviour (ASB) has the right to be informed about restorative justice where it is available? Restorative Justice is a process that can bring those affected by crime and ASB into communication in order to repair some of the harm caused? Restorative Dorset has been providing victim centred restorative interventions for those involved in crime and ASB across Dorset since September 2017. We are now seeking additional volunteer Restorative Justice Facilitators to join our existing volunteer team and help to further develop our service. We are particularly looking for applicants who are available during the day and live and/or are happy to travel to meetings in West, East, North Dorset and Purbeck. Facilitators prepare participants for and deliver face to face meetings and other restorative interventions. The restorative process can help to empower victims by giving them a voice while holding offenders to account for their behaviours. Facilitators also work to create an environment that supports participants in community conflict to find and agree their own solutions. http://jobsatpoole.com/charity-work-volunteers-strategy-team-restorative-dorset-volunteer-facilitator/16251.job If you are an excellent communicator, care about victims, and believe that you have the ability to objectively guide and support others through a restorative process, please consider using and developing your current skills in this rewarding role. Initial and refresher training and ongoing support and case supervision are provided. (*The Victims Code was established by the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 and came into effect in 2006.)

Contact: Yvette or Jackie

Safety Centre Education Guide Volunteer Safewise Bournemouth Safety Centre
Volunteer Role Description: Safety Centre Education Guides take groups of children from local schools or community groups around the centre and go through different scenarios, such as road safety, fire safety and water safety. The volunteers deliver key safety messages and encourage the children to be aware of their surroundings, to identify hazards and to think what steps they can take to reduce the risks and stay safe. Interactive methods, using a ‘Discuss, Decide and Do’ approach, helps to develop children’s skills and confidence. Education Guides are currently needed for our Junior Citizen programme, which is for primary schools, for Special Educational Needs groups and for some Family days which are also targeted at the lower age groups. In the next year, new programmes will be introduced for secondary level children as well as homeleavers and older people. When and Where: You can volunteer at our Weymouth or Bournemouth centre. School visits will usually be for a whole school day, 9.30am - 2.45pm. Ideally volunteers would be available for whole days, however it is possible to volunteer for the morning or afternoon (ie. 2-3 hours). There are events that run in the evenings and holidays as well. Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of one whole day or two half days a month, however many enjoy it so much that they volunteer regularly once or twice a week! We are recruiting volunteers now in order to prepare them to start in September / October. What Next: Complete a quick Expression of Interest form Phone or visit a centre to have a chat and find out more Shadow an educational Tour Application and informal interview DBS check and references Induction and Training programme - consisting of group training, shadowing, shared delivery with support, building up to full delivery. Pace is flexible for volunteers. Contact: Website: www.safewise.org Email: bournemouth@safewise.org Phone: 01722 691274

Contact: Elise St. Hill

Safety Centre Education Guide Volunteer Safewise Weymouth Safety Centre
Volunteer Role Description Safety Centre Education Guides take groups of children from local schools or community groups around the centre and go through different scenarios, such as road safety, fire safety and water safety. The volunteers deliver key safety messages and encourage the children to be aware of their surroundings, to identify hazards and to think what steps they can take to reduce the risks and stay safe. Interactive methods, using a ‘Discuss, Decide and Do’ approach, helps to develop children’s skills and confidence. Education Guides are currently needed for our Junior Citizen programme, which is for primary schools, for Special Educational Needs groups and for some Family days which are also targeted at the lower age groups. In the next year, new programmes will be introduced for secondary level children as well as homeleavers and older people. When and Where: You can volunteer at our Weymouth or Bournemouth centre. School visits will usually be for a whole school day, 9.30am - 2.45pm. Ideally volunteers would be available for whole days, however it is possible to volunteer for the morning or afternoon (ie. 2-3 hours). There are events that run in the evenings and holidays as well. Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of one whole day or two half days a month, however many enjoy it so much that they volunteer regularly once or twice a week! What Next: Complete a quick Expression of Interest form Phone or visit a centre to have a chat and find out more Shadow a volunteer shift Application and informal interview DBS check and references Induction and Training programme - consisting of group training, shadowing, and ongoing buddying. Pace is flexible for volunteers. Contact: Website: www.safewise.org Email: weymouth@safewise.org Phone: Weymouth: 01202 591330

Contact: Ben Heath

Safety Centre General Assistant Volunteer Safewise Weymouth Safety Centre
SafeWise Weymouth is a safety centre, with fire safety scenarios and an outdoor road network, combined with a thriving community centre with rooms for meetings, community activities and a cafe. This helps to generate income and support our educational work. Volunteer Role Description The Safety Centre General Assistant volunteer role is very varied but it always involves interaction with staff and the public. Volunteers provide customer service support by staffing reception, welcoming visitors and ensuring they know where to go, and processing telephone enquiries. They provide valuable administrative support, such as sending out booking forms, photocopying or taking payments; they also help with housekeeping tasks, such as looking after notice boards, doing inventories and checking facilities. Some General Assistants will help with the setting up of rooms and equipment and ensuring that activities run smoothly. In some instances they have responsibility for opening up or closing the centre. We aim to have two General Assistant volunteers on duty at a time, so that they can support each other with tasks. When and Where: Presently, General Assistant volunteers are only needed at our Weymouth centre. Opening hours at Weymouth Centre are 8.30am - 9pm. Therefore we have Morning, Afternoon and Evening shifts for volunteers. Ideally volunteers would be available for a regular shift each week, however there is flexibility. Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of two shifts a month, however many enjoy it so much that they volunteer regularly once or twice a week! What Next Complete a quick Expression of Interest form Phone or visit a centre to have a chat and find out more Shadow a volunteer shift Application and informal interview DBS check and references Induction and Training programme - consisting of group training, shadowing, and ongoing buddying. Pace is flexible for volunteers. Contact: Website: www.safewise.org Email: weymouth@safewise.org Phone: Weymouth: 01202 591330

Contact: Ben Heath

Trustee Priest's House Museum and Garden
The Priest's House Museum & Garden is an award winning independent museum located in the centre of Wimborne Minster. It serves communities across East Dorset, providing a wide range of outreach activities and learning programmes. The museum has recently been awarded Heritage Lottery funding for an exciting major re-development of the museum incorporating the East Dorset Information Centre that will transform our visitor offer and enable us to reach out to and engage new audiences. The Trust is seeking to appoint up to three new Trustees to join the Trustee Board (two of the vacancies are due to current Trustees coming to the end of their tenure) who can bring experience and skills in some of the following areas: • Accountant/treasurer • Commercial and financial acumen • Digital marketing • Fundraising • Human Resources with focus on learning and development • Local networks – to be well connected across local, regional and national networks • Retail, hospitality and tourism In order to help us deliver this exciting project and develop the Trust's longer term ambitions. Each Trustee is a Non Executive Director, which is a voluntary unpaid position providing a rewarding opportunity to use your expertise and experience to support and shape our future. For an informal confidential discussion to hear about the opportunity and the Priest's House Museum Trust, and for a recruitment pack please contact: Emma Ayling, Museum Director on 01202 882533 or e-mail museum@priest-house.co.uk You are invited to apply in confidence by submitting your CV, together with a brief covering letter highlighting why you want to be a Trustee, outlining your suitability to the role and how you feel you can contribute with reference to the skills and experience we are seeking (please refer to recruitment pack), any other information which you think will help the Selection Panel, and clarifying where you heard about the Trust. Please post or email your application, in confidence, to: David Morgan Chairman Priest's House Museum & Garden The Museum of East Dorset 23-27 High Street Wimborne Minster Dorset BH21 1HR Email: museum@priest-house.co.uk Deadline for applications: Wednesday 17 October 2018 Interviews will be held at the Priest's House Museum & Garden on: Tuesday 23 October 2018

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