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Volunteering Opportunities in Lichfield, February 2024

Well, January felt like it just rushed on by and the December Holiday feels like an age ago, 2024 is steaming ahead and the year truly begins now. So! Now we’ve had time to recover from the New Year celebrations and we have got back on track, let’s make this year the best we can!And […]

Friends of Bilbrook Repair Cafes 2024

The Friends of Bilbrook will be offering more free repair cafes in 2024.  one on 23rd March 10-1, one on the 22nd June 10-1 and the 26th October 10-1. All sessions are held at Bilbrook Village Hall.  Please visit http://www.friendsofbilbrook.org for more info.  We have volunteers who will repair bikes, jewellery, clothes, electrical items, sharpen […]

The Chief’s Blog: February 2024

As I have previously flagged, we face an interesting year ahead in terms of politics and public policy. It is widely reported that Labour, led by Keir Starmer, are the next government in waiting and that after what will be 14 years or so of Conservative administration, this will be a major change. It is […]

Project Officer (Rural Housing Enablement)

Fixed term to 31 March 2025 30 hours a week – £27,000 pro rata Main base Stafford/Leek or Lichfield with travel and partial home working Are you passionate about rural communities? Would you like to be part of an award-winning, local charity that helps rural communities to thrive? Could you apply your excellent project management […]

Have Your Say in Shaping Staffordshire’s Future!

As we step into the new year, you can help shape the future of our Staffordshire communities. Staffordshire County Council invites you to take part in a crucial conversation that will guide the development of our new Communities Strategy. Why Your Voice Matters: Your insights and experiences are essential in creating a vibrant, connected, and resilient […]

Asda Foundation – Under 18’s Better Starts Grant

Applications open: 15th January to 1st March 2024Funding for activities & events: up to 1st September 2024 The Under 18s Better Starts (U18 BS) grant is one of three grants within our ‘GrassrootsGrants’ programme, our broadest grant programme which aims to empower our CommunityChampions and grassroots groups to apply for what’s important in local communities. […]

SUPPORTING THE SOCIAL ECONOMY IN THE MOORLANDS

New year, new help for community businesses and social enterprises in the Moorlands Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is funding Support Staffordshire through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to help people in the Moorlands who are running or planning to set up social enterprises and community businesses. Sarah Roberts is Support Staffordshire’s Social Economy Development […]

Welcome to 2024 and very Happy New Year

First things first. A complaint was received by Support Staffordshire, from Mr Richard Grosvenor on 13 October 2023 regarding the contents of the Support Staffordshire Chief Executive blog entitled ‘A Cautionary Tale’, published on 9 May 2023. Investigation into this complaint concluded that while perceptions of the events, the intention of the blog and explanation may […]

Volunteering Opportunities in Lichfield, January 2024

Happy New Year from Support Staffordshire everyone!! We hope your Holiday break was lovely and refreshing, now is the time to look forward into 2024 and prepare for what new things this year will bring. And with the new year come new resolutions, and why not have yours be to Volunteer this year? If it is, let us at Support Staffordshire help you find a role you\’ll enjoy! Take a look at a short list of groups looking for help below!

Healthwatch Staffordshire, Enter and View Volunteer

You’ll be helping to make life better for people by using the insight to make tangible differences to health and care services. You’ll meet a wide range of people who rely on health and care services. You’ll gain valuable experience which may support your job aspirations. You’ll meet new people, be part of the Healthwatch team who act as the public champion for health and care and make a difference for your local community.

Citizens Advice South East Staffordshire, Advice Assistant / Reception Volunteer

What will you do? ● Complete an introduction to Citizens Advice and training for your role. ● Welcome all clients and other visitors to the local Citizens Advice. ● Explain to the client how long they might be waiting and what will happen and give out a form for clients to fill in. ● Type up information from the client form onto a database. ● Answer the telephone, reply to emails and post.

Staffordshire Pathway Project, Fundraiser

Supporting our community engagement officer by helping at events, setting up, covering stalls, talking to the public about the work we do at Pathway
Researching potential funders, and event opportunities
Helping to sort through items donated
Attending meetings on behalf of Pathway

Victim Support (Staffordshire), ASB Volunteer

– Contacting and meeting ASB (Antisocial Behaviour) victims, either over the phone, at the victim’s home or another mutually agreed location and clearly explaining the role of Victim Support and empowering victims to overcome the emotional, psychological and practical effects of ASB.
– Helping people explore how their experience of ASB has affected their lives and identifying ways to enable them to recover from the experience, by helping people to identify their individual needs and helping them to choose options they feel are right for them.

Kendall & Wall Charitable Trust, Minibus driver

Kendall and Wall is a Lichfield-based charity taking elderly and infirm local residents on day trips to local venues e.g. garden centres, restaurants, canal boat trips and many more using our small fleet of minibuses.

If none of these roles interest you at this time, please consider checking out our search engine here and seeing what else is available. Any training required for the role shall be provided!

Once again, Happy New Year to everyone and let us all do everything we can to make 2024 the best year it can be! Hope to speak with some of you soon!

Mitchell Dodd, Volunteering Officer for Lichfield District and Tamworth.

Volunteering Opportunities in Tamworth, January 2024

Happy New Year from Support Staffordshire everyone!! We hope your Holiday break was lovely and refreshing, now is the time to look forward into 2024 and prepare for what new things this year will bring. And with the new year come new resolutions, and why not have yours be to Volunteer this year? If it is, let us at Support Staffordshire help you find a role you\’ll enjoy! Take a look at a short list of groups looking for help below!

Kendall & Wall Charitable Trust, Minibus Driver

Kendall and Wall is a Lichfield-based charity taking elderly and infirm local residents on day trips to local venues e.g. garden centres, restaurants, canal boat trips and many more using our small fleet of minibuses. Drivers should have a clean driving license with a D1 category on their license.

Citizens Advice Mid-Mercia

Citizens Advice is looking for Volunteers to help in multiple roles within the Tamworth area, please take a look at two of these roles below!

Volunteer Receptionist

Trainee Volunteer Generalist Adviser

Do you have a passion for volunteering in the heart of your local community and are driven by making a difference? Then Citizens Advice Mid Mercia is the organisation for you.

Healthwatch Staffordshire, Healthwatch Enter & View Volunteer

Why should you be a Enter and View Volunteer?
You’ll be helping to make life better for people by using the insight to make tangible differences to health and care services. You’ll meet a wide range of people who rely on health and care services. You’ll gain valuable experience which may support your job aspirations. 

Staffordshire Pathway Project, Fundraiser

Supporting our community engagement officer by helping at events, setting up, covering stalls, talking to the public about the work we do at Pathway.

Victim Support (Staffordshire), ASB volunteer

Contacting and meeting ASB (Antisocial Behaviour) victims, either over the phone, at the victim’s home or another mutually agreed location and clearly explaining the role of Victim Support and empowering victims to overcome the emotional, psychological and practical effects of ASB.

Tamworth District Scout Council, Deputy Treasurer/Book-Keeper

The first thing to say is that this role is open to anyone with the required attributes, whether you are already in Scouts or not. No Scouting experience is necessary.
We’re looking for a Deputy District Treasurer/Book-keeper to work behind the scenes with our District Treasurer. You will also work closely with our Lead Volunteer, District Chair, and District Secretary.

Community Together CIC

Community Together are looking for Volunteers for their Helping Hands Café! This is a big goal for them in 2024 and there are plenty of roles available, please see two of these roles below!

Food Service Volunteer

Hygiene Operative

Our aim is to enhance the lives of individuals, families and communities using early intervention to support them to Grow well; Live well; Age well. 

If none of these roles interest you at this time, please consider checking out our search engine here and seeing what else is available! Once again, Happy New Year to everyone and let us all do everything we can to make 2024 the best year it can be! Hope to speak with some of you soon!

Mitchell Dodd, Volunteering Officer for Lichfield District and Tamworth.

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