Volunteering

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Volunteering Opportunities

We have many opportunities to get involved, and as we prepare to open in March 2022 we have started to define those different ways for you to get involved.

Hub Hosts

These are general volunteers who will operate the Café area, serving food, making drinks, operating the cash register and other equipment and making sure that the tables are cleared, cleaned and sanitised. Full training on the equipment and cafe procedures will be given. We would also like these volunteers to act as “Hub Hosts” – welcoming people into The Hub, making them feel comfortable, engaging them in conversation and making sure that no one is left alone. This is particularly important during the ‘Talking Tables’ times. Again, training will be given in this area.

Gardening

We will have a space outside where we can develop a garden, hopefully aiming to build a sensory garden as a quiet space for villagers. Planters could be made for the patio area. Volunteers will be needed to assist others as well as tend the area.

Walking

We would like to arrange walking groups from The Hub and we will require volunteers to set walks and lead groups.

Crafts

We hope to engage some of the community by arranging small craft sessions. These could include Painting, Sewing, Knitting, Card making. The volunteers would need to run small groups such as these on a regular basis. i.e. once a month.

Admin/Bookkeeping

We are looking for volunteers to assist us with simple administration and bookkeeping. General administration will involve maintaining the Volunteer Rota and the Hub Booking System.

We would also need a volunteer who can carry out a bookkeeping role for our income and expenditure. This individual will liaise with our Treasurer on a regular basis.

Community Connector

These volunteers will be trained as in the above, but they will receive further training to help them identify peoples’ needs and be able to signpost them to services that can help. We will be using the LiveWell web site to signpost so computer skills will be necessary. This role will particularly involve engaging with people at the Café tables.

Baking

These volunteers will hopefully bake cakes etc for sale in The Hub. Supplies will be needed on a regular basis and all baked items will need to carry a label of all ingredients. Bakers will be reimbursed for the ingredients.

Games

As with the above we are looking for volunteers to organise game sessions such as Dominoes, Cribbage, Cards, Draughts, Chess etc during the Café opening hours.

Decorating and Trades

We would like to recruit some volunteers who can turn their hand to general maintenance. i.e. painting, plumbing etc, when required.

Transport

There will be some people who wish to come to The Hub who will require transport. It would be helpful to have some Volunteer drivers to assist.

IT

This is an area where we would like to have some volunteers to help people with Technology. This can range from the very simple through to using the Internet but aiming to give people a little more confidence in using technology. This may be on a one-to-one basis or in small group sessions.

Other Specialisations

Any areas where a volunteer feels they have a specialist skill to offer but this would need to be explained in advance to the Management Committee in order that it can then be fitted into the “Partnership Programme”.


This list is not exhaustive and we welcome anyone with ideas on how else you might be able to help.

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