Birchfield Big Local Team

Volunteer Coordinator Post

Interested in helping people contribute their gifts and skills within the local community? 

Birchfield Big Local is looking for an enthusiastic person to take on the role of Volunteer Coordinator. The post is part time, initially for 12 months.

This key role involves recruiting, nurturing and supporting people to ensure that volunteering is a positive and empowering experience open to everyone.

For further details and how to apply please see – https://www.bvsc.org/third-sector-jobs/volunteer-coordinator-3 or contact Andrew at Birchfield Big Local on 07421 994752

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Volunteers wanted for new Meet & Eat Lunch Club @ St Mary’s

We are seeking open-minded, sympathetic and friendly volunteers for our new venture, The Meet & Eat Lunch Club @ St Mary’s, to be launched soon.

The project (developed by volunteer co-ordinator, Tippa Naphtali) will be delivered in collaboration with Access to Heritage Art and Culture (ATHAC), St Mary’s Church Hall and others. Volunteers would act in the role of serving, hospitality and support at the sessions.

The Service Summary:

The proposed Meet & Eat sessions are essentially an extension of Birchfield Big Local’s (BBL) Elders Programme (working collaboratively with others) but the sessions would also be open to any local residents regardless of age.

We feel that this level of integration is important for several reasons:

  • Loneliness and isolation, whilst often prevalent within older members of the community, is not exclusive to this group

  • There is something very important about opportunities for inter-generational and cross-cultural integration which can only assist community cohesion and relations

  • Building better relations across the age, culture and race spectrum is at the heart of BBL’s mission

  • The Meet & Eat initiative will help BBL and involved third parties to identify what local people feel is important to them in terms of critical service provision, whilst also providing a valuable and much-needed local service

As the project develops, some of the additional activities will include:

  • Health & wellbeing talks, workshops or external visits delivered or hosted by third party organisations or practitioners

  • Arts and creative sessions (e.g. tie dye, t-shirt printing, visits to exhibitions, museums and recreational grounds etc)

  • Healthy eating and taster sessions encouraging participants to think about what they eat and the impact on their physical health

  • Incorporating BBL annual Christmas meal and choir events as an integral part of the activities of the Elders Group

To express an interest please contact:
Andrew Simons (community development worker)
Mobile – 07421 994752
Email – andrew@birchfieldbiglocal.org

Training will be provided as part of the volunteer selection process.

Birchfield Big Local is run by local people with the goal of helping all members of the community. It is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

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We are seeking volunteers @ Birchfield Big Local

We are seeking volunteers for two of our community projects which support people over 50 years of age, and job seekers within the Birchfield Big Local (BBL) area.

These current opportunities are as follows:

Role: Stepping Forward Job Club Volunteer Assistants
Four role positions available:

Birchfield Big Local (BBL) is re-developing the Stepping Forward Job Club, and is seeking enthusiastic and experienced people who will have a positive and proactive commitment to providing a friendly and relaxed environment in which local people living in the BBL area can improve their employment prospects for the future and explore the opportunities available to them.

Along with relevant experience, skills and knowledge to undertake the role, volunteer assistants will also be required to undertake training in job club principles as part of the induction process. Other training will be made available that is appropriate to the role.

See full details here >

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Role: Role: Elders Activity & Social Group Volunteer Assistants
Three role positions available:

Birchfield Big Local (BBL) is re-developing the Elders Activity & Social Group, and are seeking enthusiastic and experienced people who will have a positive and proactive commitment to providing socialising and informational activities for people aged 50 and over from a range of backgrounds and cultures, living in the BBL area.

Along with relevant experience, skills and knowledge to undertake the role, volunteer assistants may also be required to undertake training in senior citizens support practices as part of the induction process. Other training will be made available that is appropriate to the role.

See full details here >

Please join us and help make a difference!

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BMet : Open Events November 2018

At BMet’s Open Event find out about their fantastic facilities, choose from hundreds of courses including a wide range of apprenticeships and vocational areas covering art and design, sport, construction, built environment, travel & tourism, health & social care, uniformed public services as well as dental, medical, podiatry, music, performance arts, animal care and horticulture plus loads more.

Events take place at various locations on Saturday 24th November 2018 from 10am to 1pm

For A levels, visit our new A Level Centre at Sutton Coldfield College.

You will have the opportunity to apply, be interviewed and receive an offer on the day. *

* All offers subject to successful interview and meeting of entry criteria. Some courses require maths or English assessment and/or performance/auditions at interview and are therefore excluded from this offer.

The following sites will be open:

  • Art & Design Centre (ADC)

  • Erdington Skills Centre (ESC)

  • James Watt College (JW)

  • Kidderminster Academy (KA)

  • Matthew Boulton College (MB)

  • Stourbridge College (ST)

  • Sutton Coldfield College (SC)

  • The Botanical Gardens (BBG)

Click here for full details >

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Volunteer Vacancies : Stepping Forward Job Club

Role: Stepping Forward Job Club Volunteer Assistants
Four role positions available:

Birchfield Big Local (BBL) is re-developing the Stepping Forward Job Club, and is seeking enthusiastic and experienced people who will have a positive and proactive commitment to providing a friendly and relaxed environment in which local people living in the BBL area can improve their employment prospects for the future and explore the opportunities available to them.

Along with relevant experience, skills and knowledge to undertake the role, volunteer assistants will also be required to undertake training in job club principles as part of the induction process. Other training will be made available that is appropriate to the role.

How to apply: You can download the role description/person specification at the foot of this article.

Please submit the following:

a) A brief personal summary (of no more than 350 words) that tells us how you think you meet the role description/person specification
b) A copy of an up-to-date CV

If you have any difficulties downloading the documents, you can phone 0121 448 5594 or email info@birchfieldbiglocal.org to ask them to be emailed to you.

If you require any further information regarding the role, please contact Tippa Naphtali: tippa@birchfieldbiglocal.org or Andrew Simons: andrew@birchfieldbiglocal.org

Please return completed documents:
By email to: info@birchfieldbiglocal.org
By post to: Birchfield Big Local
16 Grosvenor Road, Birchfield
Birmingham, B20 3NP

Please note: We will call or email all applicants within 14 days. Suitable candidates will be invited for an informal interview at a time convenient to all parties concerned.

Closing Time/Date: Open until further notice
Informal Interview Date: By arrangement

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Application Pack:

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Volunteer Vacancies : Elders Activity & Social Group

Role: Elders Activity & Social Group Volunteer Assistants
Three role positions available:

Birchfield Big Local (BBL) is re-developing the Elders Activity & Social Group, and are seeking enthusiastic and experienced people who will have a positive and proactive commitment to providing socialising and informational activities for people aged 50 and over from a range of backgrounds and cultures, living in the BBL area.

Along with relevant experience, skills and knowledge to undertake the role, volunteer assistants may also be required to undertake training in senior citizens support practices as part of the induction process. Other training will be made available that is appropriate to the role.

How to apply: You can download the role description/person specification at the foot of this article.

Please submit the following:

a) A brief personal summary (of no more than 350 words) that tells us how you think you meet the role description/person specification
b) A copy of an up-to-date CV

If you have any difficulties downloading the documents, you can phone 0121 448 5594 or email info@birchfieldbiglocal.org to ask them to be emailed to you.

If you require any further information regarding the role, please contact Tippa Naphtali: tippa@birchfieldbiglocal.org or Andrew Simons: andrew@birchfieldbiglocal.org

Please return completed documents:
By email to: info@birchfieldbiglocal.org
By post to: Birchfield Big Local
16 Grosvenor Road, Birchfield
Birmingham, B20 3NP

Please note: We will call or email all applicants within 14 days. Suitable candidates will be invited for an informal interview at a time convenient to all parties concerned.

Closing Time/Date: Open until further notice
Informal Interview Date: By arrangement

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Application Pack:

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Volunteers Wanted

Volunteer Recruitment : Elders Group

After a short period of inactivity, we are re-developing the Elders Group at Birchfield Big Local. We are seeking to recruit a mixture of experienced and interested volunteers.

CAN YOU HELP?

Elders Group Volunteer Assistants will develop and plan activities, outings and events in conjunction with other staff and partners.

Background:

The Elders Group was initially set up to provide socialising and informational activities for people aged 50 and over from a range of backgrounds and cultures, that live within the Birchfield Big Local area.

Some of the types of activities in the revised group may include:

  • Health & wellbeing talks, workshops or external visits delivered or hosted by third party organisations or practitioners

  • Arts and creative sessions (e.g. tie dye, t-shirt printing, visits to exhibitions, museums and recreational grounds etc)

  • Healthy eating and taster sessions encouraging participants to think about what they eat and the impact on their physical health

  • Incorporating BBL annual Christmas meal and choir events as an integral part of the activities of the Elders Group

You can view/download the Elders Group Volunteer Assistants role description here >

For information please telephone: 0121 448 5594 or email tippa@birchfieldbiglocal.org