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Volunteering

Enhance your skills, learn and make new friends

Volunteering is a rewarding experience. Knowing that you have made a positive difference, however large or small, puts a spring in your step and a smile on the faces of others. You can enhance your existing skills, learn new skills and meet new friends with a shared interest. Volunteering can boost your confidence and it looks great on your CV.

Events and opportunities:

Volunteering opportunities

DCVS

Dudley CVS provides advice, support and information for both existing volunteers and new volunteers. There is a wide range of interest areas and volunteering opportunities to suit everyone.

Dudley Council recruits volunteers using Dudley CVS.

Lay members for Dudley Safeguarding

As part of our commitment to engaging with local communities we wish to appoint 2 volunteer Lay Members for a period of three years to each Board.

Lay members should live within Dudley

We are seeking to appoint two to serve the Children Board and two to serve the Adult Board.

Your role will be to bring a more ‘grass roots’ perspective to safeguarding; to think as a member of the public; to play a part in the oversight and scrutiny of decisions and information considered by the Boards.

Volunteering with Adult and Community Learning (ACL)

ACL volunteers add value to the service, providing advocacy, additional administration and classroom support.

Volunteers work preferably for a minimum of one 3-hour session up to a maximum of 16 hours per week, however, flexibility due to personal circumstances is considered.

:: more on volunteering with ACL

Volunteering at Priory Park

Volunteer as a:

  • Gardening and maintenance volunteer

  • Events and activities volunteer, or

  • Guided walks volunteer

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You'll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter and developing skills

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Youth Pledge 100

Dudley CVS Volunteer Centre is proud to be launching the Youth Pledge 100 campaign during National Volunteering Month (June 2014). The campaign aims to encourage 100 organisations to pledge to provide volunteering opportunities for young people across Dudley borough.

:: more on the Youth Pledge 100

Volunteering with libraries

Information buddies

Can you help people take the first steps to using a computer with confidence or to help them find information that is available online?  If you enjoy helping people, have reasonable computer skills, and a patient manner, then you are just the person we are looking for.


Summer reading challenge

Become a summer reading challenge volunteer.

Do you love books and reading and have the ability to promote that to others? Are you interested in working with the public, particularly children aged 4-11 years and their families? Can you commit to a minimum of 12 hours to volunteering with libraries during the summer?


Other opportunities with Dudley libraries

There may be other volunteering opportunities available in Dudley libraries.

You can fill in the application form and mark your form as 'other opportunities', and include details of your particular skills and interests.

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Volunteering success

Jodie volunteered for two years running as Summer Reading Challenge volunteer and this helped her gain employment.

“… I would definitely encourage other young people to volunteer with the Summer Reading Challenge as it has been a rewarding experience for me. I have met new people, developed new skills and also had fun volunteering. The skills I have obtained have been very useful for getting a job, so I would encourage other people to volunteer to help enhance their own CVs …”

Also

Jodie

NCVO

NCVO supports, enables and celebrates volunteering in all its diversity. Their site provides a wealth of information for those considering volunteering, including links to help you find the right volunteering role for you. 

Community information directory

The Dudley Community information directory provides information on education, employment and volunteering opportunities from a range of local and national agencies.

Volunteering at Leasowes

We need volunteers to help us with our practical maintenance tasks. If you enjoy wildlife and like to work outdoors come and register as a volunteer with us. It is a great way to keep fit, meet people and make a difference to the environment.

Tasks include fencing, hedgelaying, tree planting, hay making, wildlife surveys and much more.