Volunteering Opportunities

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Current Vacancies

Admin Volunteer

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your office/admin skills? We are keen to recruit an admin volunteer to join our team within our NBAC office for a minimum of 4 hours each week: Monday PM, Tuesday AM/PM or Thursday PM. You should be confident with IT and office-based tasks including data inputting and comfortable making phone calls to clients as part of our client follow-up processes. We can offer you a friendly and supportive team within a busy Lockleaze-based office and the opportunity to get fully involved in our organisation.

Technical Support Volunteer

We are keen to hear from anyone who could be available once a week/fortnight to support us to maintain our PCs and laptops. You should be familiar with Windows 10 and administrator functions and be confident around software updates, managing user accounts, adding devices to networks and general problem solving. As a technical support volunteer you will contribute to ensuring we have a very happy and contented team here at NBAC!

Summer Gardener

Our small but delightful garden offers people attending courses and workshops at The Langley Centre (behind Gainsborough Square) a lovely outdoor space for time out and relaxation. It would also really benefit from someone who could offer 1 or 2 hours a week over the summer months to prune, weed and generally offer tlc to the plants within the raised beds. If you live locally, enjoy pottering and have a little spare time we would be very happy to talk to you. All gardening tools provided.

Advice Support Volunteer: Welfare Benefits 

Are you looking for an opportunity to work one to one with clients to support benefit applications? We are looking for someone with some knowledge of welfare benefits and direct experience of working with individuals in an advice or support setting to join our advice team here at North Bristol Advice Centre. We provide full training and support into the role and ask for a comittment of 4 hours a week for 9 months. This role will involve 1 to 1 appointments with individuals to support them to apply for welfare benefits or grants from charities plus follow up contact. The position is available on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoon.

Volunteer driver (Friday mornings)

Required for Friday mornings, fortnightly - picking up and dropping off up to 10 older people from their homes in Lockleaze and Horfield to a local supermarket (will vary each trip) ... and returning them 2 hours later. A current minibus licence would be an advantage - or a willingness to complete training which will be arranged with you. This role is ideal for people who enjoy the company of older people and who have a few spare hours on alternate Friday mornings.

Community Support: Older persons champion

We are looking for someone to join our team of champions to visit older people referred to NBAC, in the client's home, meet with them to assess their social/support needs and carry out follow up work arising from the appointments. This may include support to apply for certain benefits, researching local services and accompanying or supporting clients to attend social activities. You will be well supported in this role and full training will be provided.

Energy Advice Volunteer

This new role will involve supporting the Money Smart team to deliver community based sessions promoting use of tablets and smartphones to access comparison websites to save money on energy bills and identify simple ways people can reduce energy costs. The sessions will take place across North Bristol and into South Gloucestershire - transport provided from Lockleaze. If you are keen to join us to promote ways people can reduce their energy bills please get in touch.

IT learning support role: Tablet project volunteer

This role will involve teaching local people the basic functions of tablets, showing them how to make the most of a tablet and how to access health information and other resources online. This is a flexible role asking for a commitment of 2 - 4 hours per week or fortnight. As a volunteer you will be working with either individuals or small groups following a prepared learning plan at a venue within the local Lockleaze area. Full training and support provided.

Community Advice Champions

This role will be based in Kingswood or Southmead working as part of a team within the local community. As a Community Advice Champion you will support people to complete welfare benefit forms and charity applications and refer or signpost them to other services they may need. NBAC will provide full training and day to day support will be provided by a local community project. You should have some knowledge of the benefit system and experience of working with people on a 1-to-1 basis - and be able to commit to half a day a week for a minimum of 9 months. 

Work Zone Mentor Volunteers for Buzz Lockleaze

To provide regular 1:1 support to individuals actively seeking work to help them set and achieve employability goals. Visit the Buzz Lockleaze website for full details.

 

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