We will be holding a drop in session at Café Hub in Darwen every Wednesday from 11am to 2pm (from next Wednesday, 25th May). Our brilliant colleague Miffy will be there to help people get the support they need from our Action for Jobs project. Miffy can provide advice on employment, training, education and volunteering.
Additionally, we can also link people who have drug and alcohol issues in with specialist support services to ensure they have the help they need in their recovery. People can come and find out about the Community Asset Fund, and generally anything else Community CVS has to offer.
We encourage applications from people from minority ethnic populations, women, and people with disabilities.
We are currently looking for new volunteers to join the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) at four prisons in Lancashire (HMP Kirkham, HMP Lancaster Farms, HMP Preston, and HMP Wymott). The IMB helps to ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained.
Applicants do not need any special qualifications or experience as we will provide all necessary training and support. Candidates need to be over 18 years of age and live within approximately 30 miles of a prison. You need to be enthusiastic, open minded, possess effective communication skills and have the ability to exercise sound, objective judgement. This is an unpaid role, however, expenses will be reimbursed. The time commitment is approximately 2 to 3 visits per month.
Blackburn Festival of Making - Could you be a Festival Maker?
The National Festival of Making is taking place in Blackburn on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June - and volunteers are integral to its continuing success.
Q: WHAT IS THE FESTIVAL OF MAKING?
A: A national celebration of making in Blackburn Town Centre
We take over Blackburn town centre with an explosion of maker and digital technologies, have-a-go workshops, food stalls, international performance, art exhibits, music, food and markets. Last year 100+ volunteers helped us attract 30,000 people visitors and make splash on national television. This year we need your help to put Blackburn on the map with an even bigger, brighter and bolder festival, bringing together Blackburn’s communities for a brilliant celebration of creativity.
Q: WHAT CAN I DO?
A: There are lots of things to experience at the National Festival of Making and we have many roles to reflect this
Information point helpers - Meeting and greeting the public and providing information about the festival (good for: friendly & helpful people, smilers, hospitality and event production students)
Workshop helper - Helping a range of makers and crafters as they deliver workshops to the public (good for: learning new crafts! those who enjoy hobbies and crafting in their spare time, Art and Design students)
Artwork invigilator - Meet the artist in advance to learn about the festival’s heritage artworks, then discuss them and distribute information during the festival (good for: people interested in art or history, chatty people and art & design students)
Evaluation team - if people are your thing then this is perfect role for you, connecting with the public to find out what they liked about the festival (good for: the curious, hospitality and event students)
URGENT - Volunteer Interpreters: Ukrainian language
ARC Blackburn is now beginning to support refugees who have had to flee their homes due to the war in Ukraine. We are looking to recruit volunteer Ukrainian interpreters with a good level of spoken and written English. As volunteers you will be based at home and give support by telephone. You will need to be available occasionally to come into the ARC office at a pre-arranged times to provide the needed support.
We couldn't keep the Charge my Street service running 24/7 without the help of our volunteers. Phoneline volunteers will be there for EV drivers when they feel they have no one else to turn to, by giving a regular shift of up to four hours each week working remotely to help get charging sessions started, answer payment queries and unlock cables that are trapped in chargepoints. Our trained phone advisors support people who are using our chargepoints, getting in touch via phone, or email.
This opportunity is available on weekday evenings (Monday to Friday) and all day Saturday and Sunday.