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 Volunteering over the past year. Whether it was helping a neighbour by taking out their bins, helping in your local Charity Shop, distributing food from a Food Bank or whatever else you may have done, thank you so very much for all the support and help you have provided to your local community. And if there is anyone reading this who is considering Volunteering, either during the December Holidays or possibly in the New Year, please consider these roles below.
We are looking for trainee volunteer generalist advisers to join our advice team to support people across Tamworth. You will be trained to give advice to clients across channels including face-to-face and telephone.
Our Short Break Activity Sessions enable disabled children to access fun, inspirational and challenging leisure activities that build life skills and promote independence whilst providing carers with vital short break respite.
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. We are planning for the new Helping Hand Café and as such we would like to recruit a volunteer role to deliver food service. The role is to deliver food and drinks to our customers.
We are looking for volunteers to be part of our team on Friday and Saturday nights. Whilst out and about the team is in direct contact with Townsafe via a radio system. We operate all year round on a rota basis, and it is up to each individual how often they volunteer.
Support for weekly dementia club – Time Out Club run every Wednesday morning in Elford Village Hall.
Tasks undertaken include:
Greeting and making attendees welcome
Interacting with people, being friendly and approachable, providing company and helping those with dementia feel settled, safe and secure
Now whatever you observe over this final month of the year, be it a day of remembrance, thanks, joy or a mix of all three, be it a time for family and friends or simply a a relaxing break and time to refresh for the year to come, we at Support Staffordshire wish you a time of peace and love. Happy Christmas, Hanukkah, Bodhi Day, Kwanzaa, Zartosht No-Diso, Yule and anything and everything else.
Mitchell Dodd, Volunteering Officer, Support Staffordshire.