Marketing & Publicity Coordinator – Towcester Museum
Following the successful opening in December in 2012, Towcester Museum is looking to recruit new Trustees to join its Board. The charitable trust is looking for people with time and energy to help lead this exciting community project and provide a sustainable high quality museum for Towcester.
As Marketing & Publicity Coordinator you will be responsible for liaising with the media and organising publicity, advertising and promotional activities.
Trustees will be encouraged to commit a minimum of 10 hours a month to the development of the museum.
Happy at Home - Volunteer Visitors
Happy at Home visitors provide a lifeline for elderly people who may be socially isolated and vulnerable in the community. Visiting to provide information on services available in the community and a listening ear, these volunteers may be the persons only contact with the outside world. It may not be necessary to offer more than one visit a week to a person in need to make a difference.
All information about services is provided in pack format and training given. All volunteers are supported by a local Happy at Home champion or the project leader.
If you have an hour a week (which could be at weekends, or evenings) and like talking to older people, then why not contact us for an informal chat and more information?
AN AIR RIFLE club is offering an unusual volunteering opportunity - a chance to help visually impaired and blind people enjoy a target shooting session.
Volunteers at the Deanshanger Air Rifle Group help members to achieve a high level of accuracy by setting up equipment, loading guns, directing the shooter, scoring and finally, putting the equipment away.
This lively and fun group (which meets every Monday from 2-4pm at Deanshanger Community Centre) is one of the few groups in the country (and the only one in Northants!) offering this service to visually impaired/blind people.
Intrigued? Want to find out more about this unusual opportunity? Contact snvb for more details. You can also watch a short film about volunteering for this group on You Tube by searching for 'Blind Shooters'.
Get Active with Garden Buddies
AN INVIGORATING new gardening project is offering volunteers a chance to help people in their community and get active at the same time!
Garden Buddies, launched by snvb last summer, provides a basic gardening service to people who have no other source of help with an added bonus of improved fitness and wellbeing for the volunteers!
The green-fingered gang has already tackled more than fifty jobs in the first 6 months with many volunteers saying their health and happiness have been boosted as a result.
A typical Garden Buddies ‘workout’ session lasts 4 hours (optional) and can include: digging, weeding, grass cutting, although volunteers are welcome to choose lighter duties such as pruning and potting, if they prefer.
The project worker supervises every session and all tools, protective equipment and training are provided.
Not keen on gardening? No problem! snvb can help find the ideal volunteering role for you while offering plenty of information and support.
Whatever role you choose, volunteering can help you gain new skills, make new friends, boost your career options, enhance your CV and increase your self-confidence.
snvb can help find the ideal volunteering role for you while offering plenty of information and support too! Contact Nicola Shaw on 01327 358264 for an informal chat or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can visit the national volunteering database, www.doit.org.uk to check out the latest volunteering opportunities in your area.
Most organisations will provide training and travel expenses and you can decide how much time you want to give before you start. Please note that some of these roles will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) check.
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