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 also in its length! Ramadan Mubarak to all who will be observing and celebrating this Blessed Month.

I am not Muslim myself but I would encourage anyone to find some time to do a little research into Ramadan over March, I have found myself enjoying reading every bit of information I can find and while this Holy Month allows Muslim men and women to increase their God consciousness and try to be the best version of themselves, I believe everyone can find inspiration in how Ramadan encourages a huge amount of self-reflection community, charity and time with your family.

Also if you have friends, family or co-workers who will be celebrating Ramadan, please remember they will be fasting during this time! They may be completely fine with you eating next to them, but please ask if they don’t mind before you do! It’s a simple gesture of respect and will build further upon a good relationship.

Now, with the theme of charity and community in mind, let’s take a look at what Volunteering opportunities are currently available!

Education Support Assistant, Erasmus Darwin Foundation

You’ll play a vital role in bringing our Museum to life for children and young adults. You’ll have a passion for working with school groups and families. You’ll need to be flexible and adaptable in your approach with an ability to engage children of all ages and be able to contribute to a team.

Collection and Delivery Drivers, Burntwood Be a Friend

Burntwood be a friend is a locally based charity and we are currently looking to recruit several Collection and Delivery drivers.

We are looking for people who are flexible and would be able to commit to one or more sessions per week.

This role involves daytime, evening and some weekend food collections.

Treasurer, Lichfield Waterworks Trust

Working with other Board members to contribute to the overall strategic direction of LWT. Manage the day to day finances of the trust including income and expenditure, investments donations and bequests. To provide monthly reports to the LWT Board and to work with external agencies including the bank as appropriate.

Vegan Community Advocate, The Vegan Society

What does the Advocate role involve?
Being an Advocate for veganism with The Vegan Society will mean communicating with people in your local community. You’ll share the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. You will form part of a local group, headed up by a local Organiser. The Organiser will feed back your collective efforts to staff. You will also be invited to our private Facebook group, for vegan socialising and ideas sharing.

Classroom Volunteer, Young Enterprise

Class Mentor volunteers support young people to develop their financial and enterprise skills within our one-day school-based programmes. Volunteers help to facilitate a group of young people across varied age groups to undertake pre-designed tasks, and share their own experiences to help bring the activities to life. Volunteers can be individuals or groups – employers looking for volunteering opportunities for staff welcomed.

If anyone at all is thinking of Volunteering during Ramadan and the above roles don’t seem appealing, or if you’d like to discuss what else is available, please do not hesitate to contact me using my details below! May practicing sawm and increasing in your salah bring light to your soul this Ramadan.

Thank you very much for reading and I hope everyone, of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and religions, have a wonderful month and take care of yourselves both physically and mentally. Back again next month!

Kindest Regards,

Mitchell Dodd

Email – [email protected]

Phone/Text – 07399 424057

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