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hvoss (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service)

Latest Volunteering Opportunities

There are over 300 voluntary and not for profit organisations and charities throughout Herefordshire who are registered with the volunteer bureau and are looking for volunteers.

This page represents a selection of some of the hundreds of live volunteering opportunities that we currently have on our database.

To see the fu ll list of opportunities, click here

August 2021

Hereford MS Therapy Centre

We are urgently looking for volunteers to help at the centre.  We are a small team and need general help with making appointments, taking payments and making teas and coffees when a client leaves the chamber

Please contact 01432 261249 if you can help.

 

2Faced Dance - Chair of Trustees

2Faced Dance is seeking to appoint a Chair to the Board of Trustees. The organisation is open to considering the role as Co-Chair i.e. the position of Chair is shared equally between two individuals whose background and skillsets complement each other. Therefore, even if you do not think you have all the attributes we are looking for, we would still love to hear from you.

2Faced Dance’s Board plays a central role in the life of the company. Its Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the company is focussed on its charitable aims, has strong governance and maintains or strengthens its position as a leader in the field of contemporary dance, education and developing young talent.

2Faced Dance serves a diverse community and we encourage applications from all backgrounds and life experiences. We particularly encourage applications from disabled people and minority ethnic groups.

Our new Chairperson (or co-Chair) will have skills in one or more of the following:

  • Experience in a Leadership role
  • Experience of Governance
  • Experience as a Trustee
  • Ability to analyse risk and opportunity to form a balanced view.
  • A strategic thinker with clarity of purpose.
  • The ability to think, act and lead strategically.
  • An appreciation of and passion for contemporary dance.

Nature of the Role: voluntary, part time. This role is open to the possibility of a job share.

Time Commitment:

  • Minimum 4 Board meetings per year
  • Minimum 4 sub-committee/working group meetings per year
  • 1 Board away day per year
  • Attendance at 2Faced Dance events
  • Background reading and preparation as required
  • Regular meetings with CEO and annual appraisal

Location: Meetings are currently held online, but as COVID restrictions ease, it is anticipated that in future there will be a mix of in-person (in Hereford) and online meetings.

How to Apply: Download and read the Recruitment Pack from the company’s website: www.2faceddance.co.uk/jobs-opportunities

Submit your CV and a personal statement outlining relevant experience you possess, what makes you the ideal candidate and what attracts you to the role to board@2faceddance.co.uk

Deadline to apply is 9am on Monday 13 September 2021.

Interviews will take place in Hereford on Wednesday 22 September 2021.

If you are considering applying and would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Alex Green (current joint Chair) on 07979 598752 or Tamsin Fitzgerald (CEO and Artistic Director) on 01432 620032.

 

July 2021

hvoss Community Wheels NEED DRIVERS URGENTLY! 

Community Wheels is the provider of Community Transport across Central and North Herefordshire.

We are looking for new volunteer drivers in this area.

Our drivers use their own cars and the hours are completely flexible – you give as little or as much time as you would like. We will reimburse you to help cover the running cost of your vehicle.

We also need Minibus Drivers, for this you will need a D1 on your Driving Licence.

If you enjoy driving, helping others in the community and meeting people please ring Linda Jones on 01568 737940 to talk about how to become a volunteer driver. 

 

Scope in Ross-on-Wye

Would you like to give something back to the community? Looking for something to do over the Summer.

How about volunteering at Scope in Ross-on-Wye.

We are a friendly bunch and you would be welcomed to join the team. By the way, you can get 20% of donated goods if you do!!

If this interests you why not call the Ross-on-Wye shop and speak to Erica or Clare on 01989 763804 or email rossonwye.shop@scope.org.uk

 

Volunteer Administrator Role

Royal British Legion, Ross on Wye & District Branch 

The Branch is seeking an enthusiastic individual to support the officers and committee of this lively branch which provides welfare support for its veterans, members and their families and its aims of keeping the name of the Legion alive through its many activities and the organizing of charitable events.

The branch meets eleven times a year with the exception of December. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month in the evening in Ross on Wye.

Please contact Graham Aplin Branch Chairman if you are interested in this role.

Email: rossonwye.chairman@rbl.community

Mobile: 07788 272 500

 

Are you interested in becoming a Community Vaccination Leader?

This is an interesting and important volunteer role with Herefordshire Council.  The purpose is to help increase the uptake of the vaccination in areas where it has been low.

If you are interested, the first step is to sign on to a training session with Herefordshire Council. The training will give you the tools and guidance on how to help promote Covid-19 Vaccinations.

The training sessions will be held via Zoom on:

12/07/2021        13:00 - 15:00
13/07/2021        14:00 - 16:00
14/07/2021        10:00 - 12:00
19/07/2021        10:30 - 12:30
22/07/2021        18:00 - 20:00

To book on to a training session or to find out more information, please email Danielle Mees danielle.mees@herefordshire.gov.uk

 

Herefordshire’s Veteran Support Centre (HVSC) is looking for a Financial Trustee

HVCS was set up to provide a ‘one stop support shop’ and a friendly listening ear for anyone in the armed forces community in Hereford and the wider county that may be requiring support.

HVSC is now recruiting a Board Member with experience in Accounting and Finance to join their existing Board of Trustees. 

To find out more please email trustee@herefordshire-vsc.org.uk

 

June 2021

MS Therapy Centre is looking for a TRUSTEE/ACCOUNTANT

We are a small Charity and we are looking for a qualified Accountant to join a friendly board of Trustees as Treasurer.

You will be required to work from home  approx 2 hours per week and be prepared to attend quarterly meetings in Hereford and also the Charity’s A.G.M.

We need someone with a knowledge of the U.K charity sector, relevant legislation and statutory requirements.

Please Email the MS Therapy Centre for more information herefordmstherapies@yahoo.co.uk

 

Herefordshire Magistracy

Become a magistrate in Herefordshire

Staffordshire and West Mercia Advisory Committee is seeking applications from those interested in becoming a magistrate on the Herefordshire Bench where new magistrates are needed in the Adult Criminal Court.

These are voluntary positions; you do not need legal training or formal qualifications to become a magistrate and we are looking for applications from across the county and from all sections of the community. 

Magistrates are not paid (although some allowances can be claimed), and those who are successful in being appointed must be able to attend training and sit in court for at least 13 days a year – this is a minimum requirement.

Anyone between the ages of 18 and 65 may apply. Applications are particularly welcome from members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, people under the age of 50, people in paid employment, and people with a disability who are able, either unassisted or with the benefit of reasonable adjustments, to carry out the full range of a magistrate’s duties. 

If you are interested go to www.gov.uk/become-magistrate or email swmjco@justice.gov.uk

Applications for the Adult criminal court open on 1st August 2021 and close on September 10th

 

Are you interested in becoming a Community Vaccination Champion?

We are looking for motivated individuals who wish to make a difference in their community and increase vaccination uptake.

You will receive Community Vaccination Leaders training and be offered Community Vaccination Leaders Peer Support Sessions. Training sessions will be taking place on 1st July 10am-12pm and 2nd July 1pm-3pm.

We are also looking for people who speak the following languages in order to help spread the positive vaccination messages to everybody in our community:

-        Romanian

-        Bulgarian

-        Polish

-        Ukrainian

-        Russian

-        Arabic

Training session taking place on 28th June 1pm-3pm.

If you are interested in taking up this role then please email TalkCommunityEnquiries@herefordshire.gov.uk

 

Give An Hour This Summer

www.talkcommunity.org

Can you spare an hour this summer? The Talk Community Team at Herefordshire Council have launched a fantastic new volunteering campaign this month.   If you can spare an hour or more, then there are lots of voluntary groups and organisations who are looking for your help.  You will be able to help in whole variety of ways from litter picking to gardening to helping with a local sports team. 

All the details and to find out how and where you can help this summer is on the website www.talkcommunity.org

 

Hereford Cemetery Crematorium Grounds

By joining us as a volunteer, you will be an important part of our team, learn new skills, meet new people and play a vital role in helping to preserve Hereford Cemetery as a place of historic interest and beauty.  

Volunteer tasks include general weeding, care of memorial trees (three gardens), pruning, caring and monitoring, planting and having a cuppa!

Contact:  For more information, please contact Tracy Morris by phone 01432 383203 or email Tracy.Morris@herefordshire.gov.uk.

 

Hvoss – Covid-19 Vaccination site volunteers

Volunteers are urgently needed to support the vaccination sites across Herefordshire.  Opportunities for volunteering as car park marshalls and door marshalls.

Contact: Get in touch with Nicola Read on 07920 650584 for more information, or to register your interest, please go to CovidRegistration - VMS - Covid Register (vcconnectsystem.org.uk)

 

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire are an independent, local charity and brand partner of Age UK. We have several exciting volunteering opportunities available throughout Herefordshire.

We are particularly looking for Companion line volunteers and Footcare volunteers.

Contact: Visit our website to apply or contact us for more details https://www.ageuk.org.uk/herefordshireandworcestershire/get-involved/volunteer/

T: 0800 008 6077 E: volunteering@ageukhw.org.uk

  

Ross-on-Wye & Monmouth Sea Cadets

Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth Sea Cadet Unit is a youth organisation, which caters for young people from 10 to 18 years of age. We are a registered charity which is run purely by volunteers.

e have a variety of volunteer opportunities - Instructors, Committee Members, Fundraising Officers, Administration Support .

Contact:  Please get in touch with Alethea by calling 07780 642029 or emailing rossmonmouthseacadets@gmail.com    

Website: https://www.sea-cadets.org/ross-on-wye

 

widemarsh ventures

We have a woodworking unit on three elms trading estate where we manufacture garden and leisure items.  We also have a shop in Maylords Shopping centre. 

We are always looking for people with shop skills and/ or woodworking skills and abilities to help and support our work and trainees. We are a local community interest company and a local long running charity.

 Contact: Call in at our workshop at Unit 2, Three ELMS TRADING ESTATE  or phone 01432352010

 

ECHO

ECHO is a charity that provides educational, social and leisure activities for adults with Learning Disabilities. 

Volunteers at ECHO range from 16 - 80 years old, are from all walks of life and from lots of different backgrounds. Our volunteers help support the projects to deliver bigger and better activities just by being themselves and getting involved with whatever is going on.

We have the following volunteering opportunities: 

Eaton Barn, Leominster - Gardening and horticulture

Studio Mirai, Leominster - Woodwork and furniture restoration

Priory Centre, Leominster - Arts, crafts, cooking, life skills

Lifelinks, Hereford - community outreach, arts, crafts and life skills

Saxon Cafe, Hereford - catering and serving, customer service

Fundraising, Leominster and Hereford  

Contact: Email echo.info@echoherefordshire.co.uk

Phone the ECHO office on 01568 620307 and our volunteer co-ordinatiors Denise and Claire will be happy to help.

 

tenbury community transport trust

A community transport organisation operating in tenbury wells and surrounding area providing mini bus and car services.

Volunteer minibus drivers are required.

Contact:Please contact chair@tttrust.org.uk

 

plantastik cic

We are a Community Interest Company running a cafe serving plant- based food in Leominster. We have been open for two weeks with a take-away service and will be offering seating inside when Covid regulations permit. We are open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am -3pm.

Volunteers required to help with serving at the counter, washing up, serving and waiting at tables.

Contact:plantastik@myphone.coop

 

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust is part of The Wildlife Trust movement. There are 46 Wildlife Trusts across the whole of the UK, the Isle of Man and Alderney. Our vision is for a Herefordshire richer and more diverse in wildlife.

We are looking for a volunteer to help us with online sales for our Ledbury Charity Shop across a range of platforms.  Main tasks will include researching the value of selected donations, listing items online using various outlets: Depop, eBay, Abe Books etc. and dispatching items that have been sold in the online shop.   

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Annderley Hill: a.hill@herefordshirewt.co.uk

 

Herefordshire City of Sanctuary

Our aims are to promote the public good and reduce conflict by supporting Refugees, and Asylum seekers through:

  • English language practice
  • The provision of a safe space
  • Signposting to support on benefits, housing, and legal matters
  • Promoting access to education

We are looking for a volunteer who is willing to undertake basic immigration advice training to OISC level 1.  This is a significant commitment and will require attendance at online national training.

Contact: email: info@herefordshire.cityofsanctuary.org

Website: https://herefordshire.cityofsanctuary.org/

 

Hay & District Dial-a-Ride

We are a registered charity providing accessible community transport for our members in Hay-on-Wye and outlying villages across both sides of the border.  

Volunteer Minibus Driver - hours flexible, requires D1 on licence

Volunteer Community Car Driver - hours flexible, uses own vehicle

Volunteer Fundraiser - assists "Friends of Dial-a-Ride" with organising events

Volunteer Administrator - hours flexible, assists with office systems and bookings

Trustee/Director Treasurer - one morning p.w. suggested, leading the financial management and associated policies, reporting to quarterly Board meetings

Contact: Email haydialaride@gmail.com

 

The Basement Youth Trust

The Basement Trust is based in Ross on Wye and provides positive activities for young people aged 11-18 for those living in Ross and the surrounding area.

Evening drop-in sessions are organised with informal activity on hand, overseen by a small team of youth workers.

These youth sessions are open-door, enabling young people to engage with each other in a safe environment.

We are looking for a Trustee to assist with the management of the Trust. An interest in youth work is helpful, but not necessary.  

We are also looking for adults with experience of work with young people would be able to contribute to organisational matters such as website and social media upkeep, policy development, linking with youth work team to help as needed.  

Also, youth Workers Anyone wishing to develop their skills or be involved in helping to run the sessions would be welcome.

Contact: For any or all of the above, please send an email (stating your area of interest) to  sawilding@btinternet.com.

 

Herefordshire Mind

We're Herefordshire Mind, your local mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you, whether you’re stressed, depressed or worried about someone else.

Herefordshire Mind is expanding our Safe Haven crisis support service to 7 nights per week from 5pm-10pm. We're looking for volunteers to support participants experiencing emotional distress and support our staff team. If you feel that you want to make a difference to some of the most vulnerable members of our communities, please contact us.

Contact: Please contact us at info@herefordshire-mind.org.uk or on 01432 271643.

 

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SoBS)

Survivors of Bereavement (SOBS) is a registered charity that was founded in 1991 by Alice Middleton MBE.  We have grown to become the only national charity providing dedicated support to adults who have been bereaved by suicide.   

Volunteer Requirements:

New Group Facilitators  We are looking to recruit volunteer Group Facilitators (minimum of 3 per group) who would be interested in establishing a new peer-led support group in their local area.

The purpose of the role is

  • To provide a vital peer to peer support service for those who find themselves in need of support following the loss of someone through suicide
  • To support through shared experiences to help process a bereavement through suicide
  • To raise funds to support your group

Contact: Website: www.uksobs.org

 

Waterworks Museum – Hereford

At the Waterworks Museum visitors can see the UK’s widest range of working pumps and engines from across Herefordshire, neighbouring counties and Wales, most of which are the last working examples of their type.  Heritage engineering at its best – and wholly run by volunteers.

Volunteer Requirements: We are looking for Volunteer Engineers to help with restoring, operating and running the Museum's collection of engines and pumps. This is a role that would suit someone who enjoys engineering and learning about how things in our collections(s) work. We are also looking for a Joint Chief Engineer. 

To see the job profiles please visit https://www.waterworksmuseum.org.uk/support/volunteering/volunteering-opportunities/

Contact: For more information, please email volunteering@waterworksmuseum.org.uk

 

The Sidney Nolan Trust

Sir Sidney Nolan was a leading artist of the 20th century. His Ned Kelly paintings became iconic, and today the Sidney Nolan Trust, which he founded in 1985, celebrates his life-long experimentation and passion for creativity, as well as his love for the environment. Located at The Rodd, the Trust cares for his former home, studio, and 250-acre estate, together with a large collection of Nolan’s artworks, his library and personal archive. 

Volunteer Requirements:  Gallery Steward: As a Gallery Steward, you will be joining a dedicated team that brings the work in our gallery to life. You will help visitors learn about the works of Sidney Nolan and share stories of his life here at The Rodd. As the first place that all our visitors see, we like to make sure they are greeted with a smile and are made to feel welcome.

Gardening Volunteer: Do you have a passion for gardening? Why not join our gardening team? Currently, our gardens may seem wild and unkempt as we are in the process of creating a vision for what they could look like in the future. Gardening expertise is welcome but not essential.

Contact:  Email hollie@sidneynolantrust.org. 

 

Yarpole Village

Yarpole Village requires volunteer support

Volunteer Requirements: The church, shop, parish hall and community pub in Yarpole needs people with managerial, secretarial, promotion  and treasurer skills

Contact:  Email banj1@btopenworld.com

 

The St James & Bartonsham Community Association

The St James & Bartonsham Community Association provides a community focus for people living in this part of town to the east of the City centre.

Contact:  If you could offer to help, please contact by email: davidstraker@phonecoop.coop. or by phone: 01432 509728.

 

Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit

We are hoping to set up a volunteer-led café at our arts centre, which is run by a charitable trust.

Volunteer Requirements: We are hoping to train volunteers and fund their food & Hygiene certificates. We would offer reasonable travel expenses, ‘staff’ lunch and one free crafts workshop per year as a reward for helping us..

We currently open Thursdays- Sundays

Contact:  Emma Bevan, Centre Director, The Old School House, Bleddfa LD7 1PA
Tel: 01547 550377 (answerphone available) hello@bleddfacentre.org  www.bleddfacentre.org

 

Walsingham Support - Ledbury

We are Walsingham Support, a charity that has been supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries and complex needs for more than 30 years. We are looking to recruit volunteers for our services in Ledbury - Creative Learning Assistant and Driver

Volunteer Requirements: Creative Learning Assistant and Driver

Contact:  Email Geraint Desmond, Volunteer Coordinator geraint.desmond@walsingham.com

 

hvoss Community Wheels

Community Wheels is the provider of Community Transport across Herefordshire. We are based in Leominster.

Volunteer Requirements: We are urgently looking for new volunteer drivers in this area. Our drivers use their own cars and the hours are completely flexible – you give as little or as much time as you would like.If you enjoy driving, helping others in the community and meeting people we look forward to meeting you.

 

Contact:  Please ring Linda Jones on 01568 737940 to talk about how to become a volunteer driver.

 

Herefordshire Headway

If you have any spare time and are interested in helping others, then maybe we are what you are looking for!

Volunteer Requirements: We need people to help in the wood workshop and other areas, or to just help out generally.

 

Contact:  For more information, please contact us on 01432 761000 or email info@herefordshire-headway.co.uk   Headway House, Trenchard Avenue, Credenhill, HR4 7DX

 

Dynamix Trampoline Club

Dynamix provides children and adults a safe and enjoyable environment to learn trampoline skills whilst keeping fit and healthy.  The club is looking to grow and would love to develop the website and social media presence and is therefore looking for someone ideally with skills and passion for website/social media and the digital platform.

Volunteer Requirements: Volunteer to assist with the website and social media

Contact:  Please call Amy Pitt on 07971044095

 

Hereford Lads Club - Junior football club looking for coaches

Hereford Lads Club CIO provides football training and matches for players aged 6 to 16 and beyond. Our busy beginners sessions are held at Widemarsh Common and are well supported -the children love it, and sessions are getting more and more popular.

Volunteer Requirements: We are always looking for adult volunteers to help run these sessions; the numbers are unpredictable and the more help we have the better the sessions can be run. We are also looking for coaches to take on teams to enter into the local leagues at all age levels, both boys and girls.

Contact:  Sandra Mifflinsandrami-in@aol.com 

herefordladsclub.co.uk

 

May 2021

Community Wheels in Leominster NEEDS DRIVERS URGENTLY! 

Community Wheels is the provider of Community Transport across Herefordshire.

If you enjoy driving, helping others in the community and meeting people please ring Linda Jones on  01568 737940 to talk about how to become a volunteer driver.

 

Dynamix Trampoline Club

Dynamix provides children and adults a safe and enjoyable environment to learn trampoline skills whilst keeping fit and healthy.  The club is looking to grow and would love to develop the website and social media presence and is therefore looking for a volunteer ideally with skills and passion for website/social media and the digital platform.

If you can help, please call Amy Pitt on 07971044095

Hereford LADS Club

Hereford Lads Club CIO provides football training and matches for players aged 6 to 16 and beyond. Our busy beginners sessions are held at Widemarsh Common and are well supported -the children love it, and sessions are getting more and more popular. We are always looking for adult volunteers to help run these sessions; the numbers are unpredictable and the more help we have the better the sessions can be run. We are also looking for coaches to take on teams to enter into the local leagues at all age levels, both boys and girls.

Contact: sandramifflin@aol.com

HEREFORDSHIRE HEADWAY are looking for volunteers to help in the wood workshop.

Headway House, Trenchard Avenue, Credenhill, Hereford HR4 7DX

If you have any spare time and would like to get involved with helping others, then maybe we are what you are looking for!

We need people to help in the wood workshop and other areas or to just help out generally.

For more information please contact us on:

Tel - 01432 761000 or email - info@herefordshire-headway.co.uk

April 2021

Knife Angel is coming to Hereford from 14th June 2021 to 12th July 2021, hosted by Hereford CathedralThey are looking for volunteers to cover two shifts a day, for 28 days across a whole variety of roles.  To register your interest, or to find out more, please email pauline2169@gmail.com

The Knife Angel is a 27ft high sculpture using over 100,000 knives surrendered and collected in nationwide amnesties in 2015/2016. The angel began its tour around the UK in 2018 when it was housed outside Liverpool Cathedral to raise awareness of the impact of knife crime on society, the victims and their families and friends. To find out more visit www.knifeangelhereford.co.uk

COUNTYWIDE

Girlguiding Herefordshire

They are looking for Leaders/Assistant Leaders and helpers for weekly groups.  Also, other flexible volunteer opportunities available to support Girlguiding Herefordshire.

Email suebucknell@btopenworld.com

Phone Number 07771 817425

 

NYAS

NYAS is a Children’s rights charity who also run Advocacy and Independent Visitor Services across the county and into Wales.  They are looking for volunteers who can commit to monthly outings for a minimum of 2 years. They will need to be able to build a positive relationship with good boundaries, have ability to listen and enjoy the company of young people. They will need to have transport and be able to drive due to the remote locations of some placements.

Email diana.harding@nyas.net Phone Number 07795 362699

 

Herefordshire Lore

Herefordshire Lore has been collecting, publishing and archiving people’s recollections since 1989. It works to remember, celebrate and record Herefordshire’s oral history before it is lost with passing generations. It is run by a group of volunteers who design, plan and gain funding for projects. A diverse range of resources have been published including the quarterly ‘In Our Age’ journal.  

We will train and equip volunteers to research and record memories from members of their communities, and make contributions to our quarterly journal.

Email info@herefordshirelore.org.uk

Phone Number 07989 733870

  

Home-Start Herefordshire

We are a families’ charity who recruit train and match volunteers to struggling families with children at home aged 0-19. The volunteer will visit or call once a week for 2 to 3 hours giving guidance, support, encouragement and friendship. 

Our new volunteers will need to complete some preparatory training, initially online and hopefully face to face as lockdown begins to change. The next preparation course starts on April 22nd and every Thursday thereafter for 8 weeks.

Email ali.homestart@gmail.com

Phone Number 07807 446478

 

Healthwatch Herefordshire

Whether it is improving things today or helping to shape services for tomorrow, local Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local health and social care services. 

We are currently particularly keen to recruit volunteers:

1. That would be willing to become digital support buddies to support individuals in their community that are digitally excluded to use technology

2. That would increase the diversity of Healthwatch Herefordshire and give insight into the views of less represented people. 

Email mary@healthwatchherefordshire.co.uk

Phone Number (01432) 277044

 

Herefordshire Football Association

Football across Herefordshire is always on the lookout for volunteers in a range of roles.

Email alan.darfi@herefordshirefa.com

Phone Number 07838 101368

 

The ELY Memorial Fund

The sole purpose of ELY is to offer a one-off payment towards funeral costs for  families in Herefordshire if they lose a son or daughter between the ageas of 17 to 25 in a road traffic collision.

We are holding a cycle event and young driver experience event. We need volunteers to support these events. Any support to help would be beneficial.

Email hugs4u@ely-memorial-fund.org.uk

Phone Number (01432 274837)

 

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust is the largest membership-based wildlife organisation in the county,dedicated to inspiring people about wildlife, acting as a wildlife champion and creating wildlife havens.

We have a wide range of volunteering roles available from outdoor conservation roles and species monitoring to roles in family engagement, retail or admin. 

Email a.hill@herefordshirewt.co.uk

 

Herefordshire Growing Point

We provide sessions of guided horticulture to individuals and groups who have a variety of impairments. We work with residential homes and care organisations, special schools and charities.

We are in the process of moving to new premises at Credenhill. Once established we will need volunteers to help maintain the garden, work with individuals or support the general functions of the charity.

Email hgrowingpoint@yahoo.co.uk

Phone Number 07816 257983

  

Herefordshire Green Network

HGN is a network of more than 80 organisations in and around Herefordshire who are actively responding to the climate and ecological crisis. 

Volunteering with HGN will put you in contact with a lively, energetic and wide ranging network of people around the county who are actively involved with addressing climate change issues. 

Email admin@hgnetwork.org

Phone Number 07792 053394

 

Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust

Restoring the canal between Hereford to Gloucester

Volunteers with all sorts of skills are needed:

Planners for working with local government / Legal to help with agreements / Architects to help design canal structures / Engineers to build and fix kit / People to help with the promotion of the canal locally and at other canal related shows / Help with grant applications and fundraising events / Back Office work to help with the management of the Trust / People who would like to restore the canal on our many sites.

Email support@h-g-canal.org.uk;

Phone Number 07836 347427

 

Herefordshire Heartstart

We deliver courses in essential life-saving skills to members of the public for free. These skills are even more essential within the current pandemic.

We are in need of volunteers willing to work in the community. We also need additional trustees to support with the governance of the charity.

Email info@herefordshireheartstart.org;

Phone Number (0845) 606-0654

 

Compassionate Communities

Currently in Herefordshire Compassionate Communities (Co-Co) is active in Bodenham and Fownhope. We are a group of volunteers trained by St Michael's Hospice who are linked, through their general practitioners, to people who are lonely or would value a befriender. There is a small group in Leominster and a new group starting in Kington. 

We need a co-ordinator and volunteers in Kington.

Email karilynandrichard@googlemail.com

Phone Number (01568) 797434

 

Marches Counselling Service

Marches Counselling Service, (MCS), is a registered charity and not-for-profit company supporting the residents of Herefordshire and the Marches to live well with or recover from challenges to their mental health. 

We are at a point in our development where we are looking at various new outreach strategies. To pilot new programmes and reach out further into the community we are looking for people with an interest in mental health who can help us explore relationships in new areas and in new ways.

Volunteers with a background in the corporate world or with specific IT skills would be particularly valuable to us at this time. 

Email marches.counselling@gmail.com

Phone Number (01432) 279906

 

Citizens Advice Herefordshire

Citizens Advice offers free, confidential, independent, impartial advice to our clients on a range of issues from housing, employment, benefits, debt, immigration through to consumer and family issues.

We have 2 types of volunteer roles:

1 Generalist Advisers who provide advice by telephone, email and face to face interviews. Our Generalist Advisers all undertake accredited training and assessment, which takes about 1 year to complete.

2 Administrative Volunteers, who greet clients and conduct a range of administrative duties to support the advisers, specialist teams and overall office management.

Email gwen.fraser@citaherefordshire.org.uk

Phone Number (0344) 826-9685

 

Herefordshire Mind

Herefordshire Mind is a local mental health charity affiliated to Mind. We have been operating quality community and housing services across Herefordshire since 1978.

Herefordshire Mind is looking to expand its peer support service and is looking for people with some knowledge and experience of mental health problems to help run activity groups and workshops across Herefordshire.

Email leona.patterson@herefordshire-mind.org.uk

Phone Number 07423 685036

 

HEREFORD CITY

Hereford Museum

Herefordshire Museum Service are looking for Museum Guides for Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

Email jradburn2@herefordshire.gov.uk

Phone Number (01432) 383599

 

The life and soul kitchen

The life and soul kitchen is a registered charity that supports Adults with learning disabilities.

We currently need volunteers to support our fully operational cafe and community hub. These roles include but are not limited to; catering assistants, bakers, administrators, baristas, support workers and general colleagues.  

Email thelifeandsoulkitchen@outlook.com

Phone Number 07821 772-2479

 

Hereford Hospital Radio

A charity that is set to entertain patients by broadcasting to patients at the County hospital and beyond. We are looking for volunteers who are interested to helping the station at all levels.  

Email chris.hughes@hhr.org.uk

Phone Number (01432) 233033

 

Waterworks Museum - Hereford

The Waterworks Museum - Hereford is a thriving industrial heritage museum and one of Hereford's leading attractions, with something for visitors of all ages.

The Museum is run entirely by volunteers.  We are looking for:

* Engineers to help run and maintain the engines and pumps

* Visitor services - help with meeting and greeting visitors, working in the visitor reception area, Museum guide, help with the cafe and helping out at events

* Grounds maintenance

Email kathyjburrows@gmail.com

 

Belmont Community Centre

We are a local community centre catering for many different groups.  Coffee mornings, yoga, Guides, Rainbows, church groups, choir to name just a few.  We run twice monthly lunch clubs and monthly organised events, such as quizzes, concerts, Valentine’s dinners.

We would welcome volunteers with a desire to help in the office or in the kitchen, helping out at events, assisting in our toddler group or with technology.   

Email belmontcentrebelmont@yahoo.com;

Phone Number07859 218939

 

2faced Dance Company

2Faced Dance Company produces innovative, accomplished and aspirational artistic performance and participation programmes alongside a captivating community dance programme. 

We are looking for volunteers who could help us with a variety of tasks, from administration of membership schemes to chaperoning or assisting front of house with shows.

Email manager@2faceddance.co.uk; (Lisa Sullivan)

Phone Number (01432) 620032

 

Madley Environmental Study Centre

MESC is a charity that provides opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to engage with the natural world, including school groups, clubs and play schemes, families and individuals. 

We would like to build up our conservation volunteering team. Volunteers are also needed for our large events 

Email louemurphy@hotmail.co.uk;

Phone Number (01981)251616

 

Yeleni Therapy and Support

Charity supporting anyone living with any cancer and their carers.

We would benefit hugely from a volunteer fundraising team.

Email beth@yelenisupport.co.uk

Phone Number (01432) 342342

 

Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral is a charitable establishment in the heart of the city of Hereford - open to all for worship, events, private reflection, tourism, prayer and more. 

Hereford Cathedral requires Volunteers able to dedicate time to a variety of areas including tour guiding, visitor welcoming, assisting visitors in the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library Exhibition, school visits and more. 

Email Peter.Challenger@herefordcathedral.org;

Phone Number (01432) 374202

 

Hunderton Community Gardens

Formed in 2015 as a year long project, Hunderton Community Gardens has gone from strength to strength and 6 years later is thriving!

Help and extra support is available for families living in or around Hunderton, especially during these testing times.  Getting outside in a garden to play – even in the rain, or make a shelter or a bonfire.  Help is needed in so many ways.

Email: Maggie m_setterfield@hotmail.com

 

MARKET TOWNS

Bromyard & District Local History Society

This Local History Society has its own building with exhibition space, archives and research room.

We are looking for the following volunteers:

1) Reception - Welcome visitors, phone enquiries etc

2) Exhibition - Work on new exhibitions

3) Research - Carry out research for the society and general enquiries

Email grantbromyard@gmail.com;

Phone Number (01885) 482565

 

Leominster Festival

The Annual Leominster Festival is a well-established, volunteer-run celebration offering an exciting, eclectic programme of events across our town. We were due to celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2020 but had to cancel due to Covid-19. We are determined to run an exciting, fun-filled Festival in the town this year, whether socially distanced or online and are looking for new members to join our organising committee and support our efforts.

Volunteer requirements:

Volunteer Treasurer

Volunteer Policy Officer

Email joannadunn@hotmail.co.uk;

 

LARC Development Trust

We are a charity with a board of 7 trustees who run Grange Court in Leominster. We have a small paid staff and teams of volunteers who look after reception and maintain the gardens.

There are a variety of volunteer roles. We need trustees who would have time to help to run the business; we also need volunteer receptionists and gardeners so would welcome any interest.

Email jackyherschy46@gmail.com;

Phone Number 07974 393692

 

Kington Museum and History Centre

Kington Museum and History Centre is purely run by volunteers and we are a charity with no income other than donations or fundraising.

We currently have a committee of eight plus around ten volunteers. We need someone who has knowledge of archival work as we merged with the Kington History Society in 2019/2020 and have a lot of historical information that needs to be accessioned and conserved. We would also like more volunteers to be on the front of house when we open to the public.

Email kingtonmuseum@gmail.com

Phone Number (01544) 231748

  

Dore Community Transport

We are a community transport group covering south west Herefordshire offering a low-cost door to door service to people within our area who have no access to other means of transport. 

We are always looking for volunteer drivers to drive our vehicles or, in normal times, their own cars. It can be for a whole day's driving or just a single trip. 

Email rogermbradley@gmail.com;

Phone Number (01981) 240710

 

Age UK Ross

We offer support and services to older people in the Ross area.

We currently have volunteering opportunities with our Companion Line telephone befriending service. In normal times we also have opportunities for volunteering within our Footcare, Information & Advice and Computer One-to-One services, although these are running on a limited basis at the moment due to the Covid situation.

Email lsimnett@ageukhw.org.uk;

Phone Number (01989) 763887

 

Age UK Hereford & Localities

Covering all of Herefordshire except Ross and HR9.  We are seeking volunteers to help with Care Call project in the county, a telephone befriending service which has seen increased demand from older and vulnerable users over the past year.

Also recruiting volunteers for our Reaching You project, with a prospect of starting them when restrictions end; anyone who can help support older people in their homes with gardening, shopping, DIY and befriending, please get in touch.

Email contact@ageukhl.org;

Phone Number (03330) 066299

 

Bromyard Food Bank & Money Advice Centre

www.communitymoneyadvice.com is a national charity supporting community groups to help people overcome their money problems, the advice is free, confidential and unconditional.

Email info@bfandmac.org.uk

Phone Number 07942 672077

 

Leominster Museum CIO

Leominster Museum is entirely volunteer run & tells the story of Leominster and its people from preRoman times to the present day. 

There are a variety of jobs volunteers can do. We need to staff the front desk and meet and greet visitors. We need assistance behind the scenes with caring for and/or re-cataloguing our collection. If research or administration appeal, then we can find roles there too.

No specialist knowledge or qualifications are needed to volunteer, all you need is enthusiasm and a willingness to help.

Email deborah@leominstermuseum.org.uk

Phone Number (01568) 615186

 

Ross District Scouts

Ross District Scouts is looking for volunteers in district roles i.e. chairperson, secretary & treasurer

Email ros.hatherill@icloud.com

 

 

January 2021

ONSIDE– A charity which supports people’s well-being

They are looking for volunteers to become a RPR (Relevant Person’s Representative). An RPR is a person who ‘looks out’ for an older or disabled person living in residential care or a nursing home – making sure they are getting the right care and support and are being treated fairly. To find out more visit their websitewww.onside-advocacy.org.uk or contact Claire Watkinsclaire.watkins@onside-advocacy.org.uk

 

BROMYARD FOOD BANK & MONEY ADVICE CENTRE are recruiting money mentors 

They have seen an increase in people needing the support of the Money Advice Centre and need to generate more volunteers specifically for this service.Full training will be given for the role. The role is usually between 15 and 20 hours each month. Please contact graham@fbandmac.org.uk for further information.

 

HOPE Are looking for Trustees

HOPE offers support to young people when a close family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, such as cancer or even Covid-19. They role of trustee is advertised on their websitehttps://hopesupport.org.uk/stories/

 


 

December 2020 

Emergency Response - hvoss Volunteer Team

If you would like to join our team of volunteers responding to the Covid19 emergency, please click here.

Roles include -

Vaccination Programme Support (non-medical)

Shopping for food and essentials

Collecting prescriptions

Leaflet Distribution

Check in and chat

If you would like to find out about local emergency response groups in your area - please email talkcommunity@hvoss.org.uk and we will connect you.


Age Concern (Ross-on-Wye) are looking for volunteers to join the Companion Line Service supporting people who are isolated or lonely.

Volunteers make regular (usually weekly) phone calls to clients to have a friendly chat. The calls can be made from your home and the frequency and time of the calls can be fitted around your other commitments.


Herefordshire Wildlife Trust have a range of volunteer roles in their Ledbury Charity Shop. 

- Book and/or Collectibles Research Assistant Volunteer (Ledbury Charity Shop)

-Key Volunteer (Ledbury Charity Shop)

-PAT Tester (Ledbury Charity Shop)

-Shop Assistant Volunteer (Ledbury Charity Shop)

-Social Media Volunteer (Ledbury Charity Shop)


 

March 2020

Marches Family Network are seeking Trustees who are passionate about creating a society that includes everyone, particularly people who have experience of social care, childcare, charities, business, or disability issues.  If you would like to become a trustee of our Charity please contact Louise on 01568 614908.

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Herefordshire Riding for the Disabled wants volunteers to carry out a variety of tasks in the Centre.  The main roles are helping clients ride our ponies by leading or side-walking in our arena.  We also need volunteers for yard tasks such as mucking out stables, cleaning tack and field maintenance.

If you can volunteer at the same time each week this allows you to build up a rapport with clients and help our coaches enable them to get the most of our their equine therapy experience.  We welcome volunteers aged 14+

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Herefordshire Veterans Support Centre needs volunteers to welcome visitors and assist the Centre Manager to support serving personnel, veterans, families and/or carers

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The Little Princess Trust offers a unique service supporting young people with wigs made from donated real hair. They need volunteers to help sort hair donations from all around the world.  Look at the Gallery on the website to see who donates their hair.

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The YSS Board of Trustees is looking to recruit a Trustee to take the lead on safeguarding who will bring experience, expertise and knowledge to the scrutiny of safeguarding arrangements and best practice within YSS.

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Community Wheels need volunteer drivers to provide community transport in North and Central Herefordshire

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SSAFA is seeking caseworkers to assist the armed forces community in our area. This is very rewarding work where you will make a positive contribution to military and ex-military people and their families who are in need of support. Full training is given and all out of pocket expenses are paid. You should have access to a car and be computer literate.

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Mentor Link are looking for volunteer mentors to provide long term, one to one mentoring to children and young people.

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Hereford Make CIC would really like to meet you if you have experience in any or all of the following: Health & Safety, Sales & Marketing, Finance & Accounting, HR or Legal and Governance and you would like to join their Trustees.

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The Cart Shed need volunteers to help make a difference in their outdoor woodland centres, including volunteer cooks, volunteer drivers, OTs, site volunteers,  greenwoodworkers, basket makers, horticultural support and participant support volunteers.

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St Michael's Hospice has lots of opportunities for volunteers in the Hospice cafe and in the Whitecross Road Cafe as well as in retail outlets in Leominster, Tenbury Wells, Malvern, Ledbury, Hay-on-Wye, Ross-on-Wye and Hereford - Whitecross Road and Holmer Road.