Crawley Community & Voluntary Service (CCVS)



Opportunities in Crawley

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Please also see the complete list of current opportunities, which you can download from the menu on the right.

Desmond Anderson Primary Academy - Volunteer Board Members

Desmond Anderson Primary Academy is a dynamic, happy and welcoming academy at the heart of its local community. The Academy caters for children from Reception to Year 6, and has a Special Support Centre and Nursery on site. Local Board members contribute to the Academy’s vision and future strategy, ensuring that they complement the University of Brighton Academies Trust’s vision and values. The Local Board meets 3 times each year, and Local Board members are invited to events such as Prize giving and shows, and run workshops.

Skills needed:
tbc

Where: Tilgate
When: asap
No of volunteers required: 3+

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Scope - Volunteers to assist in a Charity shop

This is an opportunity for someone who would like to gain experience in a retail environment. Scope is a disability charity, which aims to achieve a society where all disabled people enjoy equality and fairness. There are opportunities for Volunteers to assist in the Scope store in Crawley town centre. The roles involve selling goods to customers, displaying stock, and there are also back of house roles which involve processing donations and preparing items for sale.

Skills needed:
Full training will be given

Where: Crawley town centre
When: asap
No of volunteers required: 5+

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Relate North and South West Sussex - Volunteer Website Assistant

This is a role for someone who would like to join a friendly and welcoming team, and make a big difference for a local charity which helps people to have healthy relationships. The purpose of the role is to update and maintain the website, and to assist with photocopying. The Volunteer for this role will be IT literate, reliable and friendly, with an understanding of websites and social media. A flair for design is desirable. The Volunteer will be asked to provide around 3-4 hours each week or fortnight for around a year. This role could be ideal for someone who wants to gain experience working in a charity. The Volunteer will receive support, opportunities for further training and invitations to Relate social events.

Skills needed:
as above

Where: Southgate
When: asap
No of volunteers required: 2

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The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre - Volunteer Grants Coordinator/Writer

The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre provides a range of services to support local people who are affected by cancer. Good quality research allows The Olive Tree to target limited resources efficiently and effectively. If you are a good researcher with an analytical mind and are able to identify and explore potential sources of grants such as trusts and other major donors, then The Olive Tree would love to hear from you.

Skills needed:
as above

Where: flexible
When: asap
No of volunteers required: 1-2

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Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group

GDWG is a charity that provides emotional and practical support to asylum seekers and immigration detainees held at removal centres near Gatwick Airport.

Volunteer Visitors provide detainees with friendly, non-judgemental conversation and connection with the outside world. They visit the same detainee every week until that detainee is no longer at the centre.

Advocacy and Support Volunteers provide telephone support for detainees, responding to initial needs and prioritising urgent cases, sorting clothes and responding to requests for practical items. They also support advocacy staff with casework.

All Volunteers will be fully trained and supported in their role. Volunteers will need to have emotional maturity, empathy and impartiality, integrity, reliability and good verbal communication. A DBS check will be required.

Skills needed:
as above

Where: Crawley/Gatwick area
When: asap
No of volunteers required: 5+

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British Airways Run Gatwick Half Marathon

British Airways Run Gatwick Half Marathon is an event set in the beautiful West Sussex and Surrey countryside on fully closed roads around Gatwick Airport. Volunteers are sought to join the Racecrew volunteer team. There are roles for volunteers on Saturday 11 May or Sunday 12 May, setting up the race village, looking after runners and spectators, handing out water and finisher t-shirts. Volunteers will receive a breakfast, t-shirt and free 2020 race entry. Contact Elaine at Volunteer Crawley to find out more.

Skills needed:
tbc

Where: Gatwick area
When: Saturday 11 May or Sunday 12 May
No of volunteers required: 200+

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