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Lichfield & District November Volunteering Newsletter

I wrote to you last month and highlighted some volunteering roles that really make a difference.

In this newsletter I will highlight volunteering opportunities that need your support now and in the near future.

Some of the roles are administrative (trustees), but without them the charities would fold; others are very much for the Christmas season.

At the end of the email is a lovely story showing the real difference volunteering can make to a volunteer and the community – a heart-warming read.

The Hub at St Mary's Wednesday Volunteering Advice Day

A new volunteering service has been launched in Lichfield.

Support Staffordshire will have an advisor on hand at The Hub at St Mary’s each Wednesday morning to help people find out more about available opportunities.

Roles currently available include befriending, gardening, helping in museums and working in charity shops.

Volunteer officer Rick Hill said:

“I met some one last week who told me volunteering had changed his life for the better and, as a result of volunteering, he’d got a new job.”

THE RIGHT START: Befriending Skills

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire.  Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.


Who should attend:

This course is aimed at staff and volunteers who are providing a befriending service to anyone in the community and wish to gain further knowledge and skills.   It is also suitable for managers and supporting staff.

Overview:

THE RIGHT START: Involving Volunteers

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire.  Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.


Who should attend:

This session is aimed at both paid staff and volunteers who support other volunteers within an organisation.

Overview:

Landscape Partnership Inspires and Enables Children and Young People to Benefit from Being Outdoors in the South West Peak

Launched in 2017, the South West Peak Landscape Partnership is a group of organisations working together and with volunteers to restore, protect, and improve the landscape of the South West Peak area.

With the Peak District National Park as lead partner and the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund this 5-year partnership (with benefits reaching far beyond that time) works with local communities to build stronger connections with the landscape and with each other.

Featured Volunteering Opportunities

Beam Staffordshire – Trustee – Stafford

Beam wishes to recruit additional members onto our board of trustees. In the past few years some of our trustees have retired and we are looking to replace them. The role will be suitable for anyone who has a learning disability or has experience of working with or supporting a person with a learning disability.

https://www.vcconnectsystem.org.uk/SupportStaffordshireVMS2/VolunteerOpp...