Crawley Community & Voluntary Service (CCVS)



Opportunities in Crawley

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Relate - Office Administration Volunteer

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who would like to gain some experience in office administration and an introduction to the charity sector. You will be part of a friendly and welcoming team and will be helping a local charity whose primary aim is to support healthy relationships. The role involves supporting the reception team by carrying out simple administrative tasks. The Volunteer in this role will ensure all paperwork and assessment packs are up to date and available for counsellors, support the team with regular admin tasks in the office including photocopying, shredding and scanning documents, and input client evaluation forms. Volunteers will receive induction, regular support and supervision, further opportunities for training with Relate, travel expenses and invitations to Relate social events.

Skills needed:
A Volunteer for this role will be organised, IT literate and confident with computers, reliable and friendly, and motivated by the opportunity to make a difference to people who are struggling.

Where: Southgate
When: 1-2 hours each week, or 3-4 hours every other week, days and times to be agreed.
No of volunteers required: 1

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World Snooker - Event Support Volunteers

Would you like a free ticket to the English Open snooker tournament, which takes place at K2 Leisure Centre on 14-20 October? There is a range of roles for Volunteers to support the event, including assisting audience members and encouraging them to have a go at Snooker 19, World Snooker’s official game. Days and times to be agreed. All Volunteers will receive a free ticket to watch the live snooker. Contact Elaine at Volunteer Crawley to find out more.

Skills needed:
Ability to engage effectively with members of the public

Where: K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley
When: 14-20 October. Days and times to be agreed with each Volunteer
No of volunteers required: 10+

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Crawley Museum - Treasurer

Crawley Museum tells the history of the town through objects and their stories. It consists of two museums, Crawley Museum in the town centre and Ifield Watermill. A Treasurer is sought to join the management committee. This is a role for someone who has excellent numeracy skills, experience of finance or book-keeping, is highly organised and has good team-working skills. This is a role with flexible time commitment and can be part of a busy lifestyle. A DBS check will be required.

Skills needed:
as above

Where: Local to Crawley
When: This is a flexible time commitment, and is suitable for someone who wishes to volunteer as part of a busy lifestyle.
No of volunteers required: 1

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Refugees Welcome Crawley - a range of roles for Volunteers

Refugees Welcome Crawley would like more Volunteers to help support local refugees and vulnerable migrants in the Crawley and East Grinstead areas. Volunteer roles are varied, and include family support and befriending, driving to medical and other appointments or accompanying on public transport, English teaching, house preparation, DIY and gardening. Volunteers are assured of a warm welcome, support in their roles, and can claim volunteering expenses. Contact Elaine at Volunteer Crawley to find out more.

Skills needed:
varies according to role

Where: Opportunities available in Crawley and in East Grinstead
When: days and times to be agreed
No of volunteers required: 10+

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Rivers Learning Project Community - Volunteer Mentors and English Language Supporters

This is a role for a woman who would like to help and encourage other women to read, write and speak the English language, and to relax in an English-speaking environment. Rivers LPC is a local charity which works towards empowering women to take up new challenges in life, and it supports women who are socially excluded, not able to find assistance from other organisations, or women who need help without the involvement of formal authorities. English does not have to be your first language to be successful in this role.

Skills needed:
as above

Where: Bewbush
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.15-12.15 in school term times only.
No of volunteers required: 5+

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Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre - Independent Monitoring Board Members

Inside every prison, immigration removal centre and some short term holding facilities at airports, there is an Independent Monitoring Board – a group of ordinary members of the public carrying out an extraordinary role. IMB members are independent Volunteers who make around 3-4 visits each month. Their role is to monitor the day-to-day life in their local prison or removal centre and ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained. Full training, induction and support will be provided. The time commitment is around 3 visits per month. One visit will usually be to attend board meetings and the others for monitoring duties. A DBS check will be required.

Skills needed:
Enthusiastic and open-minded, good communication skills and sound, objective judgement.

Where: Tinsley House, Gatwick
When: as above
No of volunteers required: 3+

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Community Transport Sussex - Travel Buddy

We exist to supply transport to the elderly, disabled and those who suffer from social exclusion and cannot access public transport. We take people to local shops, doctors’ surgeries and day centres. We also supply transport to local community groups and assist with school runs to schools which educate children and young people with special educational needs. We are looking for volunteers who would accompany those older people who don’t book on our day trips because they don’t know anyone. As a Travel Buddy you would spend about half a day helping to make them feel supported and comfortable. Travel Buddies will need to meet the cost of any entrance fee or hospitality at venues, but transport will be free. A DBS check is required, and the cost will be covered by Community Transport Sussex.

Skills needed:
Volunteers should be sensible, patient, responsible and willing to be a travel companion to a vulnerable or lonely older person on our excursions.

Where: Crawley and surrounding areas.
When: Times and dates to be agreed with Volunteers. This is a flexible opportunity.
No of volunteers required: 10+

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South of England Agricultural Society - Horticultural Committee Member

Are you potty about peaches, dotty about dahlias and know your onions? Would you like to join our friendly Horticulture Committee who help put together all of the different horticultural elements of our shows?

The South of England Agricultural Society (SEAS) is a registered charity that funds and supports agricultural education and countryside learning. It organises and hosts shows and events that promote farming, agriculture and the countryside, including its flagship event, the South of England Show, which takes place in June each year. Please email info@seas.org.uk to find out more.

Skills needed:
This is a role for someone who is enthusiastic about horticulture, but no specific knowledge or skills are required. Strong organisational and team-working skills are needed in this role.

Where: tbc
When: The Horticultural Committee usually meets every 2 months on a Thursday at 5pm, and would love some new faces!
No of volunteers required: 1

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Outreach 3Way - Tea and Coffee Buddy

Do you enjoy meeting and getting to know new people? “Mary” loves socialising and is a good talker with a great sense of humour. She would enjoy a regular chat over a cup of tea with a female volunteer.

This charity provides support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK. It helps people to live more independently and be involved in their local communities. A wide range of volunteer opportunities is available – contact Elaine at Volunteer Crawley to find out more.

Skills needed:
Friendly, polite, reliable and a good listener. A DBS check will be required.

Where: Crawley
When: to be agreed
No of volunteers required: 1 Volunteer for this role, but many other opportunities available.

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Home-Start CHAMS - Volunteer Fundraising Liaison Assistant

Our team of trained parent Volunteers gives support and friendship to families with young children who are facing challenges including disability, mental health issues, bereavement, poverty and isolation. our aim is to give vulnerable young children the best possible start in life. The Volunteer Fundraising Liaison Assistant will help the fundraising manager to plan, organise and attend awareness-raising and fundraising events in the community, such as the Super Hero Fun Run, Quiz nights and the Snowflake appeal at Christmas. Other activities will include updating social media and administration support.

Skills needed:
This is a role for someone who is enthusiastic and willing to help, with strong organisational and good communication skills, a friendly attitude and ability to show initiative.

Where: Crawley
When: Flexible days and times, events often take place on a Saturday or a Sunday.
No of volunteers required: 3

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Streetlight UK - a range of opportunities for Volunteers

Streetlight UK provides specialist support for women who have been sexually exploited, sex trafficked or involved in prostitution. A woman’s dignity and choices are placed at the centre of the service, and practical support is given to those wanting to exit prostitution. Streetlight UK has many different volunteering opportunities which can be tailored to suit your specific skills and areas of interest. Volunteers for these roles will be committed to the ethos and values of the charity, able to commit to at least 12 months, have lots of common sense, able to communicate clearly and have experience of working with people, or good social interaction skills. Full training and ongoing support will be given. A DBS check and references will be required.

Skills needed:
as above

Where: Crawley
When: Varies according to role
No of volunteers required: 10+

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Surrey Independent Visitor Service - Volunteers to befriend children in care in Crawley

An Independent Visitor is a volunteer who visits, befriends and advises a child in care. A child and visitor choose activities to do together that they both enjoy – from window shopping, visiting the library, enjoying fast food, to dog walking, ice skating or rock climbing. This is a role for someone who is enthusiastic and energetic, with patience, tolerance and understanding. Volunteers are asked to commit to the role for at least two years, so that they can offer the commitment and stability which a child will need. Training, induction and ongoing support will be given, and agreed expenses will be reimbursed. Volunteers in these roles must agree to an enhanced DBS check, references and health check. Contact Elaine at Volunteer Crawley to find out more.

Skills needed:
As above

Where: Opportunities throughout Sussex and Surrey, including Crawley
When: Volunteers offer one day each month, usually at weekends.
No of volunteers required: 5+

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Relate - Marketing and Promotions Assistant

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in marketing and would like to gain experience in the charity sector. The role involves helping the Development Manager to plan and deliver Relate’s external marketing and promotion. Typical tasks will include research, composing press releases, photocopying, maintaining an Excel database and gathering ideas on marketing and promotions. A Volunteer for this role will be creative and flexible, with a good eye for detail and accuracy and the ability to get on well with others. Volunteers receive support, induction, training, and invitations to social events for staff and volunteers at Relate.

Skills needed:
as above

Where: Southgate, Crawley
When: 2-3 hours a week or fortnight for at least a year

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Whizz-Kidz - Youth Activity Volunteer

Youth Activity Volunteers help to deliver fun, exciting and interesting events for young wheelchair users aged between 8 and 25. Volunteers assist the leader to support young people to get involved in the various activities, providing 1-1 support where necessary and acting as a positive role model for the young people attending. There are also opportunities for volunteers to lead activities if they wish. Volunteers for these roles will be supportive, friendly and sensitive to others, with a positive attitude towards disability. Experience of working with young people is helpful, but is not essential. Volunteers are asked to support at 5 sessions each year. An enhanced DBS check is required for all volunteers. No personal care is involved, and reasonable expenses up to a maximum of £30 per session are refunded.

Skills needed:
as above

Where: Crawley
When: tbc
No of volunteers required: 5+

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