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💻 Surrey Coalition of Disabled People (SCoDP) runs a project called Tech Angels that provides people with access to technology and training. Eligible adults in Surrey are loaned a touchscreen device, if needed, and are then matched to a Tech Angel. Tech Angel volunteers around Surrey visit these Tech Members at home and provide face-to-face basic digital support to help them access the internet.
💼Package of Sunshine (CIC) organised not for profit community events that aimed to promote our diversity, enable inclusivity, and encourage community cohesion. Currently they are looking to change their company status from a C.I.C. (Community Interest Company) into a C.I.O. (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) as with their three main goals mentioned above, they are looking to evolve their services into a community hub. They are currently recruiting for four Trustees with the necessary knowledge, experience and know how in this field to join them towards helping build a stronger community.
🏢 The Lucy Rayner Foundation objectives are to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of depression in young adults, typically school leavers/university students and graduates. They are looking for Volunteer Coordinators who will recruit, support & develop a team of volunteers, to enhance their work supporting young people.
🛠️ Banstead Repair Café - help launch a Repair Café in Banstead to make repair local for all those in and around the area. Repair Café use community repair skills to help people repair and reuse their stuff, without charge, to reduce household costs and reduce waste. They are looking for Repairers & Menders to join them and would love you to come and share your skills and expertise in their project. If there is something that you are good at fixing, they can probably match you with great opportunities to share your knowledge and passion with café visitors, and perhaps with fellow volunteers.
☕ The Friends of East Surrey Hospital support the hospital by providing equipment and amenities for the comfort and welfare of patients, staff and visitors, and by supporting the voluntary work of the hospital. Funds come from the profits made at their coffee shop, situated in the East Entrance. They are looking for Coffee Shop Helpers, the role involves interacting with staff, patients and visitors, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks, taking payments (card/cash), general tidying and cleaning tasks and ensure machines/fridge is stocked and clean.
📱 Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers from all over the world through a live video call. As a sighted volunteer you can help just by installing the Be My Eyes app. A blind or a low-vision user may need help with anything from checking expiry dates, distinguishing colours, reading instructions or navigating new surroundings.
🏢 The Gatton Trust are looking for Education Assistants to assist with school groups who visit the park. Volunteers will engage with the children and their Teachers or Carers and help them with different activities. These tend to be environmentally linked topics around the park such as Pond Dipping, Bug Hunting and Camp Building, or more light hearted topics for the younger ones (fairies and wizards, fun with mud! etc).
🎒 3rd Banstead Scout Group are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join their team running a Beaver Colony at their Scout Group on a Monday between 16:30 and 18:00 during the school term. The role involves supporting the planning and delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating balanced programme to a group of 16-24 children aged 6-8 years old. Also the operation of the Beaver Colony working with others from across the Scout Group.
🎵 Include Project is a choir for people with and without communication or learning difficulties - they use Makaton signs and other inclusive communication techniques when they sing and rehearse. They are looking for Communication Support volunteers to generally assist at their Choir sessions on Wednesday evenings in Merstham. The role will include: Welcoming members and supporting them to enjoy the choir, helping set up and tidy away resources, support their Speech and Language activities and joining in the fun!
👨🏼🏫 The Orpheus Centre is a specialist further education college and charity working to support young disabled adults, who are passionate about the arts, to achieve their potential and lead independent lives. They are looking for Arts Award volunteers to support, encourage and motivate learners in their timetabled lessons to achieve desired learning outcomes as well as assisting tutors with ad-hoc tasks to support the delivery of lessons.
🏡 The Brigitte Trust are looking for Home Support volunteers. When cancer, or any life-threatening illness is diagnosed, a Brigitte Trust volunteer offers emotional support and practical help at home. You will visit the same client each week and give your time to listen, as well as practical tasks like transport and shopping trips… or even a chance to go out for a drive and a cup of tea together. Offering this time to listen can be the greatest support of all at a time of anxiety and change.
🏕️ Reigate District Scouting’s campsite, located on Reigate Hill, a small, secluded site offering camping and activity opportunities to young people in Scouting, Guiding and DofE Groups. Although small, it has great plans, providing a wealth of learning and adventure. They are looking for an Assistant Warden to support the day to day running of the site and future development plans.