Crawley Community & Voluntary Service (CCVS)



Opportunities in Crawley

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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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