Looking for Volunteering in Southend?
Southend Association for Voluntary Services (SAVS) have put together a list of new volunteering roles for March. If you live in the area and would like to volunteer below is a taster of what is avaialble
Furry Friends Fund
A local animal charity provides assistance dogs tosupport disabled adults and children and they can’t do it without your help. They organise all sorts of events, and are looking for volunteers who can spare a few hours to help them. If you have your own transport, love chatting to people and are reasonably fit, this is an ideal opportunity to help provide funds for the future.
Are you a Jack or Jill of all trades, and enjoy getting involved in everything? This local club for the older members of the community provides a place where they can meet new friends, grab a snack or a drink and enjoy different activities in a safe and friendly environment. If you would love to get involved, are friendly and welcoming and can offer a morning or afternoon once a week, then please get in touch to find out more.
If you love being out of doors, gardening and are happy working on your own, a local school and childrens’ centre would love your help. They have a lot of different green spaces that help children to learn and develop, and every year, they enter Southend in Bloom. Help create some inspiring spaces for the children to participate in and enjoy, and know you may be creating gardeners of the future!
Do you have a background in finance, perhaps in accountancy, and a good understanding of Charity law? Are you able to present to Trustees and at the AGM? A local charity supporting the heritage of Southend are looking for a Treasurer to look after its financial position and meet its obligations as a Charity. Perhaps you have just retired and have some time to spare to help this Charity stay on track.
A busy, noisy Childrens’ Centre runs a very popular baby clinic every Wednesday afternoon and would like help to ensure parents and children are welcomed with a friendly face. If you have had children, you know how daunting it can be for new mums to get out to clinic, so come and share your experiences and make them feel at home. Patience is essential as it can be very noisy! Please get in touch to find out all about it.
Young Adult Carers
A local organisation that supports and advises carers is looking for a volunteer with enthusiasm who could inspire young adult carers to achieve their dreams. Carers between 18-25 face many challenges, and this is your opportunity to help provide support at their weekly meetings. Help plan social activities to give them some very important down time. This would suit you if you are looking to work with young people.
Find out more about these roles and apply by clicking the link in the role title or call Emily on 01702 356000