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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 by 20th September 2018. 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 by 20th September 2018. 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

Volunteers Wanted

Volunteer Recruitment : Stepping Forward Job Club

After a long period of inactivity, we are re-developing the Stepping Forward Job Club at Birchfield Big Local. We are seeking to recruit a mixture of experienced and interested volunteers.

CAN YOU HELP?

Volunteer Assistants will develop and plan support activities and specialist service signposting in conjunction with other staff and partners.

Background:

The Birchfield Big Local (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 and explore the opportunities available to them.

This included:

  • Help with writing or checking CV’s

  • Help to access employment, training and education opportunities

  • Help with completing applications and letters

The project also offered access to other BBL provisions for people to learn new skills including conversational English and basic IT to build their confidence. The support provided was tailored to meet the specific needs of those attending and much of the support was on a one-to-one basis.

Over recent years the project has gradually ground to a halt due largely to the loss of key volunteers that led its activities.

You can view or download the IT/Job Club Volunteer Assistants role description here >

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

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Volunteer at Livingstone Road Community Allotment

Enjoy being outdoors, growing healthy food and meeting new people! 

Livingstone Community Allotment are looking for volunteers to help on Wednesdays – 10am till midday.

No experience is needed, just an interest in growing healthy food and the opportunity to meet with new people; learn new skills and get closer to nature.

For more information please contact Andrew Walton on 07966397856 or email: acwalton@hotmail.co.uk

Volunteers for Junk Food Project

178-1Birchfield Children’s Centre is looking for volunteers to help with a Junk Food Project. Shirley Graham describes what the project involves.

“The real Junk food project prepares and cooks food that would have been wasted. If you live in the B19 or B20 area then Birchfield Children’s Centre will be setting up a café in the new year for our local families who are on low incomes or for those who have no recourse to public funds. The families that access this will benefit from a hot cooked meal. We are also looking for volunteers to help with this by preparing and cooking food or assisting with the tidying up.”

For more information please contact Shirley or Davina on 0121 675 2530.