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Administration, Community, Outdoor, Environment and Nature, Volunteer
Bridport
Posted 1 month ago

Bridport Millennium Green is looking for a new trustee when an existing trustee’s term of office come to an end during 2024.

Land held in trust includes 1.2 acres of gardens around Mountfield plus some 10 acres of woodlands and meadow on Coneygar hill. The Trustees are responsible for the care and, with the help of Bridport Town Council, the maintenance and enhancement of the land so that it is a recreational space for all to enjoy.

To fund this activity, we are supported by the Friends of the Millennium Green, but also are always seeking grant opportunities to help improve access and the facilities.

There is also a website giving visitor information and details of forthcoming events. See bridportmillenniumgreen.co.uk

The Trust is looking for someone who has an understanding of the current demands on the Green as well as a sensitivity to its history and its ecology. Familiarity with social media and websites would be a distinct advantage.

If you are interested in joining the Trust to protect and care for one of Bridport’s great outdoor amenities, please send a message using the contact page on the website or text 07810 832180 to find out more.

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Bridport Millennium Green is looking for a new trustee when an existing trustee’s term of office come to an end during 2024. Land held in trust includes 1.2 acres of gardens around Mountfield plus s...

Administration, Community
Bridport
Posted 6 months ago
Volunteer Trustees from all backgrounds. If you want to give something back to your fantastic local community, then don't just think about it - do it! Call Us Now. 01308 456594 Email: advice@bridport-cab.org.uk

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Volunteer Trustees from all backgrounds. If you want to give something back to your fantastic local community, then don’t just think about it – do it! Call Us Now. 01308 456594 Email: advi...

Community, Event volunteer, Volunteer
Bridport
Posted 10 months ago
Bridport Hat Festival returns on Saturday, 2nd September and is looking for volunteers! Help the HatFest raise money for charity. Help on the day - for as little as 1 hour - or more! Traffic marshalls - chair provided, or serve refreshments, raise funds with collection buckets etc.  For more information, please call 01308 250 350 or email: general@bridporthatfest.org

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Bridport Hat Festival returns on Saturday, 2nd September and is looking for volunteers! Help the HatFest raise money for charity. Help on the day – for as little as 1 hour – or more! Traff...

Community, Volunteer
Bridport
Posted 12 months ago

Marie Curie is looking for a collection box co-ordinator volunteer in Bridport (DT6)

Support Marie Curie by placing collection tins and daffodil boxes within your local community.

This flexible role can fit around your usual activities and doesn't need a set amount of required attention. No CV or experience is required. Full training and an induction will be provided.

Telephone: 07712 691510 or email kara.frampton@mariecurie.org.uk for more information

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Marie Curie is looking for a collection box co-ordinator volunteer in Bridport (DT6) Support Marie Curie by placing collection tins and daffodil boxes within your local community. This flexible role c...

Community, Volunteer, Young People
Bridport
Posted 1 year ago

The charity Schoolreaders places volunteers in primary schools to listen to children read on a one to one basis.

One in four primary school children leave school without reaching the necessary government literacy standard.

We are desperately looking for volunteers in Bridport for the local primary school.

Volunteers only need a spare hour or two a week and a good command of the English language.

It is very rewarding.

Everything about being a Schoolreaders reading volunteer

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The charity Schoolreaders places volunteers in primary schools to listen to children read on a one to one basis. One in four primary school children leave school without reaching the necessary governm...

Administration, Volunteer
Bridport
Posted 2 years ago

The next training course starts on Monday, 5th September 2022. 

We are always looking for volunteers to fill various roles that help Bridport and District Citizens Advice operate successfully. We are a complex service and we are seeking people with a variety of skills. Most of our volunteers provide face to face and telephone advice to our clients. However, many people prefer to provide ‘back office’ support. This can range from helping with our administration or office management to becoming a trustee who guides our strategic direction and ensures good governance.

In return for your time, you will gain great job satisfaction, good support from colleagues and the certain knowledge that you are making a real difference, not only to our clients but our district and the wider community. For many of our volunteers it’s a chance to give back to their community. Others find it’s an opportunity to gain new skills and perspective and even make new friends. Regardless of your reason for volunteering we welcome the chance to discuss our job roles with you.

For all roles we ask that you have IT competence, good communication skills and a commitment to equality and diversity. For more specialist roles such as advisor and trustee we ask that you also have an ability to process and interpret complex information quickly and can work well in a team.

If you would like to speak to someone about volunteering with us, visit 45 South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NY, call us 01308 456594 or email advice@bridport-cab.org.uk.

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The next training course starts on Monday, 5th September 2022.  We are always looking for volunteers to fill various roles that help Bridport and District Citizens Advice operate successfully. We are...

Administration, Community, Health and Wellbeing, Social Support, Volunteer
Bridport
Posted 2 years ago

About The Living Tree The Living Tree is a registered charity which offers friendship, creative activities & holistic therapies, relevant diet & lifestyle information for anyone with any cancer. We offer mutual support, helping people cope with the fear, anxiety, isolation or stress that cancer can bring by offering a chance to unwind and share laughter (we do a lot of this!) and coping strategies.

Volunteering Opportunity We are looking to appoint a part-time administration support person, to help with numerous admin tasks (administration, community work, trusteeships & committees), beginning 1st July 2022 (when our current administrative assistant steps down). The admin assistant will be asked to plan & prepare for trustees meetings (usually held bimonthly on a Wednesday afternoon, either face to face or on Zoom); compile the agenda & circulate to Trustees; attend Trustees meetings & take minutes; compile draft minutes then forward to Trustees for amendment before final circulation; action items when necessary; prepare for & attend additional meetings as required (eg. AGM, Trustee Annual Return submission).

You will gain a large amount of experience in charity administration, plus join a vibrant cancer charity which has grown in the last 10 years into a well regarded community resource. We have strong links with other local community groups & individuals, plus regular contact from Macmillan & other cancer related charities.

For more information please email thelivingtreedorset@gmail.com

 

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About The Living Tree The Living Tree is a registered charity which offers friendship, creative activities & holistic therapies, relevant diet & lifestyle information for anyone with any cance...

Community, Event volunteer, Sport, Volunteer
Bridport
Posted 2 years ago

Volunteering at parkrun is an opportunity to get outside, make new friends, have fun, learn new skills and to be a valuable part of your local community. We are always looking for new volunteers. This page explains how to get involved.

How to get involved

Finding out about St Mary’s parkrun volunteering opportunities couldn't be easier. Simply open a recent parkrun newsletter, results email or volunteer email, click on 'manage my profile', then 'email options', then select the events you'd like to hear from and click 'save opt-in events list'. You will then receive regular emails from those events letting you know all about their volunteering opportunities.

Future volunteer roster

You can see an event's future volunteer roster via their specific future roster page. To get in touch with the event directly, just send an email to stmarys@parkrun.com

What would I do at the Event?

First, and most importantly, we never ask anybody to do anything they're not comfortable with. If you don't want a particular task, please let us know and we will happily give you an alternative job. Nevertheless, none of our tasks are too stressful. You could be organising the finish funnel, operating the timer, or scanning barcodes using the simple Virtual Volunteer app. If you really want to do something in particular, please let us know and we'll see what we can do.

Remember as a volunteer you are the eyes and ears of parkrun. If you have any concerns that arise at a parkrun event, whether involving children or adults, you should discuss those concerns with the Run Director on the day, as soon as possible thereafter or email Head Office at eventsupport@parkrun.com.

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Volunteering at parkrun is an opportunity to get outside, make new friends, have fun, learn new skills and to be a valuable part of your local community. We are always looking for new volunteers. This...

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West Bay
Posted 2 years ago

Can you help?

We are looking for new enthusiastic members to join our organising committee.

West Bay Days are run by a small group of volunteers, we raise money for local causes/organisations through four annual events in West Bay. The first of which this year is our Platinum Pirate Day on 4th June, so if you fancy dressing up as a Pirate (not completely obligatory) and helping us raise lots of doubloons and treasure do get in touch by emailing: info@westbaydays.uk

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Can you help? We are looking for new enthusiastic members to join our organising committee. West Bay Days are run by a small group of volunteers, we raise money for local causes/organisations through ...

Cards for Good Causes has created a catalogue which is available to our volunteers.

Here are some ideas for how you could use it in your local community:

  • Organise a coffee morning
  • Leave a copy in your local parish church
  • Visit a local care home or retirement village

The catalogue includes 8 designs from each of our member charities and can be viewed here: CFGC CHARITY CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE 2021

Once you have collected any orders with the money, you can call or email the order through to us at our office and organise payment. We will then get all cards delivered to you directly to distribute amongst your local community.

If you would like to receive a copy of our catalogue in the post please complete the form with your details and we will get a copy sent out to you: COMPLETE THIS FORM

As always, thank you for supporting our charities.

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Cards for Good Causes has created a catalogue which is available to our volunteers. Here are some ideas for how you could use it in your local community: Organise a coffee morning Leave a copy in your...

Community, Health and Wellbeing, Social Support
Bridport
Posted 3 years ago

Harmony is a small but vibrant charity which faces an exciting and challenging future as it looks to work in partnership with other local organisations to grow and extend services to meet the needs of those currently without support in the local community.

Mayor Ian Bark's Charity of the Year, Harmony, is looking to appoint more Trustees to guide its work in support of Bridport people suffering from, or recovering from, mental health problems.

 Harmony Chair Jane Brennan says; “We are looking for enthusiastic people with knowledge or experience in matters such as Fundraising, HR, Marketing and publicity (including social media), and Accountancy. It will help if they understand the needs of Bridport communities.”

Bridport Community Front Room is now able to offer face to face support at the Assembly Rooms at Gundry Lane. Please call 07385 290804 to make an appointment. Covid compliant. Our telephone service 07385 290804 and video call service is also still available Click Here for details

Harmony Drop In has over 100 members who have used the service. Since April 2018, there are about 45 attendances at the Harmony Drop in every week. Mondays and Fridays are the most popular days.

Opened in July 2019 The Community Front Room provides an essential service delivered through Harmony as part of the Dorset Mental Health’s ‘Access Mental Health’  Analysis from 2019/20 shows an attendance of around 70 to 100 per month.

But the achievements of Harmony are best illustrated by Members Stories.

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Volunteers are an integral part of The Burrough Harmony Centre, and we benefit from the wide range of expertise, skills and knowledge they bring to our services whether it is arts and crafts, cookery,...

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Bridport
Posted 3 years ago

Empowering the Bridport community to create a fair, affordable, zero carbon energy system with local people at its heart.

As part of our Energy Efficiency Campaign, Bridport Town Council are looking for energy champions to support Bridport households in making the radical reductions in home carbon emissions necessary to avoid runaway climate change, as well as tackle local fuel poverty.

What is an Energy Champion? An Energy Champion is someone who gives energy advice to their friends and neighbours in the community to help them be more energy efficient and reduce their carbon emissions, save on their bills and keep warm. Energy champions will receive training and ongoing support from our partners, the Centre for Sustainable Energy.

To register interest in this opportunity, please email: david.dixon@bridport-tc.gov.uk

 

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Empowering the Bridport community to create a fair, affordable, zero carbon energy system with local people at its heart. As part of our Energy Efficiency Campaign, Bridport Town Council are looking f...

Arts, Community, Hobbies, Volunteer, Young People
Bridport
Posted 3 years ago
 

Join us a writing mentor volunteer

The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares is a children’s charity based in Bridport, Dorset. We are a creative writing centre for children aged between 7 and 18 years old. We work on the principle that creative writing can change lives, and by creating an environment that allows children to explore the possibilities can have transformative results. Here we provide child led workshops in storytelling assisted by one to one mentoring via our story volunteers. All the inspiring workshops are developed with teachers and industry professionals that not only challenge writing but all of them have real outcomes at the end. So it could be anything from having a story published, recording a podcast or having a campaign film professionally made, to show the children just how far their writing can take them. It is transformative stuff! 

 

We work with schools during term times providing class visits to the Bank, and out of school workshops during the holidays often with events held at the conclusion from theatre productions to movie premiere events. Writing Mentors are there at every stage to give young people the one-to-one attention that we believe makes the difference. 

 

So, as a mentor, you are at the heart of everything we do. You will directly help children to develop their imaginations, skills and self-confidence, whilst supporting a brilliant West Dorset community. You will become part of our family. We will get to know you, support your learning and experience, and you’ll have our thanks and good fun along the way. All we ask is for is 2-3 hours of your time one morning to assist with our workshops, and ideally you would commit to at least 6 session over 6 months. 

 

If you are interested please get in touch and we can tell you more about it. We are running our first volunteer training program mid to end of October and we would love to get you along. You can read more on the link below.

https://www.thebankofdreamsandnightmares.org/volunteering

 

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  Join us a writing mentor volunteer The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares is a children’s charity based in Bridport, Dorset. We are a creative writing centre for children aged between 7 and 18 yea...