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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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Elders Group & Stepping Forward Resources

We have compiled a comprehensive range of useful information sheets for people aged 50 and over as well as job seekers that can be viewed or downloaded.

Please Note: These documents may be changed or updated from time to time.

Over 50’s Resources
The BBL Elders Activity & Social Group was initially set up to provide socialising and informational activities for people aged 50 and over from a range of backgrounds and cultures, living in the Birchfield Big Local (BBL) area.

Click here to view >

Jobsearch Resources
The BBL Stepping Forward Project was initially set up to provide a friendly and relaxed environment in which local people could improve their employment prospects for the future, learn or develop their IT knowledge and explore the opportunities available to them.

Click here to view >

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Support services available for the over 50’s

We have listed the following services that are available for people aged 50 and over. Others will also be listed in due course.

In the new year we will also create two new pages on the website with resources on services for elders, disadvantaged and job seekers that can be viewed or downloaded.

Contact The Elderly:
Contact The Elderly run hundreds of groups meeting every month across England, Scotland and Wales for fun, friendship, tea and cake!
Tel : 01522 306565 | Web : www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk

Independent Age:
Independent Age provides (alongside other services) regular phone calls or visits from a trained volunteer.
Helpline : 0800 319 6789
Web : www.independentage.org

See other general and advice and support services here >

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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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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