Crawley Community & Voluntary Service (CCVS)



Opportunities in Crawley

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NSPCC - Fundraisers

The NSPCC is committed to fighting for every childhood through local and national services and campaigns such as Childline and Speak Out Stay Safe. Volunteers are needed to help with a Christmas bucket collection at The Hawth during the show of Aladdin. The role involves encouraging theatre-goers to give donations in return for the NSPCC’s Christmas star pin badges. The date of the collection is Thursday 20 December from 4.30 through the evening. Volunteers will receive NSPCC t-shirts, collection buckets and pin badges, and will be supported in the role by the NSPCC’s community fundraising manager.

Skills needed:
Ability to interact with members of the public

Where: The Hawth, Crawley
When: Thursday 20 December from 4.30pm
No of volunteers required: 4

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Footloose Dance Group - Volunteers to assist Dancers

Footloose Dance Group provides creative integrated dance and movement workshops for children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. The group currently has around 15 dancers, some of whom are fully mobile and require little or no support, and others who require a helping hand and guidance. Volunteers work with dancers and assist them with their dancing and creative movement. Dance experience is not required – just an open mind and a willingness to work with people with different needs. Building a rapport and trust with dancers is an important aspect of being a volunteer as Footloose is a real team. Volunteers will gain experience and the opportunity to grow their interpersonal skills, creative skills, choreography and team working. Former volunteers have been able to find careers as teaching assistants and support workers, whilst others have gone on to further education to train as teachers and doctors.

Skills needed:
as above

Where: Manor Green Primary School, Ifield
When: Wednesdays during term time, 5.15 to 6.30pm
No of volunteers required: 5+

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League of Friends of Crawley Hospitals - Volunteer Gardener

Can you spare a few hours a week to keep Crawley Hospital looking bright and friendly? Volunteers are needed to maintain the window boxes and the Jim Smith Memorial Garden. Tasks will include watering, sweeping, weeding, tidying and planting. People who are ill can benefit greatly from positive and natural surroundings, as can staff, carers, family and friends. Please contact Elaine at Volunteer Crawley if you would like to help.

Skills needed:
Basic gardening skills

Where: Crawley Hospital
When: asap

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East Grinstead Museum

The Museum is built with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and money raised by the local community. Visitors are invited to visit the Museum and discover the old market town of East Grinstead and surrounding area.
Visitor Experience Volunteers help a wide range of visitors get as much out of their visit to the Museum as possible (1 morning or afternoon at least once a month).
Web Coordinator Volunteers assist the Museum Manager with updating and expanding content on the Museum’s website (3 hours each week).
Collections Assistant Volunteers assist with aspects of managing the Museum’s collection and making it accessible for visitors.
There are also roles for Children’s Activity Volunteers to assist with activity days which take place each half term, with up to three taking place during longer holidays. Activities are themed and usually involve arts, crafts, games and trails. A DBS check will be required for some roles.

Skills needed:
Varies according to role

Where: East Grinstead
When: As above
No of volunteers required: 6+

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Sustrans - After School Bike Club Volunteer

Do you enjoy being with children and young people? Are you enthusiastic about cycling, walking and scooting for everyday journeys? Volunteers in this role will assist the Bike It Officer and other volunteers to run an after school bike club in Crawley, delivering games and activities to develop children’s cycling skills and carrying out safety checks. Volunteers will need to be able to move around Crawley, and travel expenses will be paid. Training is provided, and there will be opportunities for volunteers to get involved in other activities such as Dr Bikes Bike It Breakfasts and Smoothie Bikes. A DBS check will be required.

Skills needed:
Good communicators with patience and organisational skills.

Where: Please contact Elaine at Volunteer Crawley for locations in Crawley
When: Bike clubs take place in term time after school, approximately 3-4.30pm. Volunteers are asked to commit to a weekly club for a minimum of 4 weeks
No of volunteers required: 10+

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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:
tbc

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 elaine.illingworth@crawleycvs.org.

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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