Crawley Community & Voluntary Service (CCVS)

Opportunities in Crawley

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Aspire Sussex Ltd - Learning Support Volunteer and Volunteer Receptionist

Aspire Sussex Ltd delivers adult education across Sussex, enabling people to achieve their aspirations. A Volunteer is sought to support adult learners who have learning difficulties, and who are attending the Art, Craft & Communications course. The class runs on a Thursday during term time from 9.45am to 12.15pm at Ifield Community College, Crawley. Applications are also invited for Volunteer Receptionist roles in Crawley between 6pm and 8.30pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday during term time. This role involves meeting, greeting and escorting students to classes, preparing registers and producing letters, and similar tasks to support the work of the Crawley office.

Skills needed:
according to role - please contact Elaine at Volunteer Crawley to find out more

Where: see above
When: see above
No of volunteers required: 5+

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4Sight Vision Support - Fundraising Volunteers

This is a Charity supporting people with sight loss, based in West Sussex. It provides information, advice and practical support to anyone with sight impairment, carers, families and other organisations. Fundraising Volunteers take part in a variety of activities to raise money for 4Sight Vision Support. This may include helping at organised events, holding your own event, taking part in local street or store collections, or assisting in gathering and distributing collection boxes in your area. Applications are welcomed from reliable, flexible, self-motivated and organised people, who are approachable and friendly and enjoy engaging with the public. There are also roles for Administrators and Drivers.

Skills needed:
as above

Where: tbc
When: Flexible time commitment, including weekends or weekdays to suit Volunteers.
No of volunteers required: 5+

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Crawley Sea Cadets - a range of roles for Volunteers

The Sea Cadets is a uniformed youth organisation which aims to equip teenagers with the skills they need to cope with and enjoy the big and changing world they’re growing into. It provides activities like power boating, catering for a crew, learning how to save a life, and learning about meteorology and engineering. There is a range of opportunities for Volunteers to get involved, including roles for management committee members, administrators, handypersons, fundraising coordinators, fundraisers and minibus drivers. A DBS check will be required for some roles.

Skills needed:

Where: tbc
When: varies according to role. Contact Elaine at Volunteer Crawley to find out more.
No of volunteers required: 5+

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Vision Aid Overseas - Volunteer Admin Officer

This organisation is based in Crawley, and enables people living in poverty in Africa to access affordable glasses and eye care. The purpose of this role is to support the Programmes Team and help with the administration for volunteers preparing to travel overseas. Tasks may include scanning, photocopying, updating databases, sending charity merchandise, assisting with telephone enquiries, drafting newsletters and updates. Training and support will be provided.

Skills needed:
Contact Elaine at Volunteer Crawley to find out more

Where: Manor Royal, Crawley
When: flexible days and times
No of volunteers required: 2+

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Crawley Community & Voluntary Service - Volunteer Minute Taker

Crawley Community & Voluntary Service (CCVS) runs 4 networking events which bring together a wide range of community groups in Crawley around particular themes: Young Crawley Children and Families Forum, Crawley Mental Health Forum, Crawley Older Persons Forum and Crawley Housing and Homelessness Forum. Each Forum meets 4 times each year in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wishes to find out more about the charities and community groups in Crawley, and to support their work. The purpose of this role is to assist at Forum meetings, to help local charities and community groups to share information, knowledge and skills. The role invovles attending Forum meetings, noting Minutes, typing them afterwards and sending them to the CCVS Membership Engagement Officer who will distribute them. Volunteers will have the opportunity to attending all Forums (16 meetings a year) or to choose one Forum (4 meetings a year) depending on their interests. For a list of Forum dates, please contact Elaine Illingworth

Skills needed:
Basic IT skills including Outlook and Word, experience of taking Minutes, a confident and professional approach, good verbal and written communication skills. An interest in the community and voluntary sector in Crawley would be helpful.

Where: Local venues in Crawley town centre
When: Each Forum meets 4 times a year for 2 hours, either 10am-12 noon or 2-4pm.
No of volunteers required: up to 4

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