Volunteering Opportunities in Lichfield, March 2024

Welcome to March everyone, there’s plenty happening this month to be aware of! International Women’s Day, Mother’s Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are all coming up and will be here sooner than you think! One of the largest events around the world this March is Ramadan, not only in its importance in Islam but […]

Southeast Staffordshire Healthy Communities VCSE Alliance Engagement Funding

We are looking for applications to this Engagement Funding with outcomes linked to health and wellbeing priorities. For example (but not limited to): Diabetes, Falls/Frailty, Heart Disease, Hospital discharge, Mental health, (MSK) Musculo-skeletal conditions, Respiratory conditions, Stroke and ALDD (Adults with Learning Difficulties or Disabilities). We are looking for new projects and proposals that will […]

Midlands Bowel Cancer Support Group 2024 Meeting Dates

2024 Midlands Bowel Cancer Support Group Meeting Dates, Time & Venue DAY DATE TIME MEETING VENUE Monday 8th January 18:30 – 20:30 Riverside Hotel, Riverside Dr, Branston. Thursday 25th January 10:30 – 12:30 Whittington Village Hall, Nr. Lichfield. Monday 12th February 18:30 – 20:30 Riverside Hotel, Riverside Dr, Branston. Thursday 22nd February 10:30 – 12:30 […]

Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust

Small grants for organisations working in the City of Lichfield.

The aims of the Trust Fund as taken from the Trust Deed are as follows:

  • Provide or maintain or assist in the provision or maintenance of public halls, meeting places, playing fields, sports facilities for the public at large in the interests of social welfare, with the object of improving their condition of life, places for housing the arts, libraries, museums or other educational institutions to which the public have access.
  • Provide or maintain or assist in the provision or maintenance of public gardens or public open spaces.
  • Provide or maintain or assist in the provision or maintenance of equipment or items for use in or with any of the objects mentioned in the above.

Funding is for capital project costs.

Applications are accepted throughout the year and are considered at a meeting of the Trustees held quarterly.

An application form can be found on the Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust website. It is preferred that the \’Word\’ version is downloaded with the completed form sent via email as an attachment to the Trust\’s Clerk. A copy of the organisation\’s last audited accounts should be submitted along with the completed application form.

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 Lichfield December 2023

Support Staffordshire Lichfield and District logo with red santa hat with fluffy white trim

December is here at last and the sun is setting on the year of 2023. I would usually try to make these newsletters catchy, funny and/or jazzy, but for the end of the year we here at Support Staffordshire would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has done any sort of […]

Trustee Roles available in Lichfield District

Thinking about being a Trustee?  It’s great way to support your local community and we have some very rewarding roles available in Lichfield District at the moment that may suit YOU!  Lichfield Waterworks Trust is a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving Sandfields Water Pumping Station with its fascinating history and unique Victorian Pumping Engine.  […]

Volunteer Drivers needed for The Voluntary Car Scheme – Lichfield and Cannock Chase

The Voluntary Car Scheme for Lichfield and Cannock Chase has been supporting the local community for many years to attend medial appointments.  Based in Burntwood, they rely on volunteer drivers to use their own cars to take people to health-related appointments.  This is a lifeline to many people who would otherwise be unable to attend […]

Celebration of the Trent Valley

To celebrate nearing the end of the five year Transforming the Trent Valley (TTTV) scheme, September saw us gather together people from across the region to highlight our successes. We held a celebration evening at the National Memorial Arboretum on Wednesday 6th September to thank the scheme partners, our funders and volunteers who have all […]

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