Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer mentor Brett has received full training and on-going support from our Mentoring Manager, Sian Jones.


We are always delighted to hear from people wanting to volunteer.

We need your help in mentoring, providing learning support for young people, crewing and training people on the Swingbridge Community Boats, supporting our staff at events and office work. Our counsellors are volunteers, too.

Just a few hours can make all the difference and, of course, we pay your travel and other essential expenses.


Current volunteer opportunities


Volunteer mentors required

Unlike other charities I contacted, I felt that the Surrey Care Trust offered a more flexible approach to volunteering which would suit my work and time commitments. I was also impressed by the care that the mentoring team takes to make sure that a mentor is paired with the right mentee, which as I’ve discovered is critical to make sure the relationship will work.” Aimee

I really enjoy chatting to young people and it’s great to know that I can use my life experience to be of some help to them” Alison

I feel I have more patience now and a greater understanding of people. I’m probably better at expressing myself too and of course, I have such a sense of satisfaction knowing that I can help someone – doing something that’s so valuable.” Mike

Mentoring is a simple but effective way for one person to give their support to someone else who is going through a tough time or wants encouragement in making difficult decisions.

Do you enjoy a challenge? Are you patient and understanding? Open-minded and non-judgemental? Do you enjoy meeting people from all walks of life? Do you have time to meet someone regularly, usually once a week?

If your answers are YES then we would love to hear from you. We provide free training which will help you decide if mentoring is for you. There is no commitment if you decide it isn’t.

Read about Aimee’s experience of volunteering as a mentor here.  Find out how Tom has benefited from the support provided by volunteer mentor, Mike here.

Mentor training courses in your area

Our mentoring courses take place over three or four sessions.  Prospective volunteers will need to be able to attend ALL sessions during their training course. People are not making a commitment simply by taking part in the training – it’s how they find out whether they have the right skills and will enjoy this sort of work.  Those who do sign up as volunteers will need to commit to giving about an hour a week. Expert support is available for our volunteer mentors from our team of Mentor Co-ordinators.

Elmbridge

Date: Thursday 16th, 23rd and 30th April 2020
Time: 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Place: Imber Court, Ember Lane, East Molesey KT8 0BT

To book or for further information, please contact our Mentor Administration Assistant, Lucena Ellis on 01483 426990 or email lucena.ellis@surreycaretrust.org.uk

Guildford

Sessions take place in Woking (see below)

Reigate & Banstead

Date: Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th February 2020
Time: 6.15-8.30pm
Place: Canon UK, Cockshot Hill, Reigate, Surrey RH2 8BF

To book or for further information, please contact our Mentor Administration Assistant, Gemma Seldon on 07771 961 619 or email gemma.seldon@surreycaretrust.org.uk.

Spelthorne

Date: Mon 17th Feb, 24th Feb and 2nd March  2020                                                                                                            Time: 4.00pm – 7.00pm                                                                                                                                                              Place: Lord Knyvett Hall, 112 High Street, Stanwell TW19 7JS

To book or for further information, please contact our Mentor Administration Assistant, Lucena Ellis on 01483 426990 or email lucena.ellis@surreycaretrust.org.uk

Waverley

Sessions take place in Woking (see below)

Woking

Date: Wednesday 29th Jan, 5th Feb and 12th Feb 2020
Time: 4.00pm – 7.00pm                                                                                                                                                              Place: Sheerwater Youth Centre, Blackmore Crescent, Woking GU21 5NS

Date: Tues 3rd March, 10th March and 17th March 2020
Time: 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Place: Cap Gemini, Forge End, Woking GU21 6DB

To book or for further information, please contact our Mentor Administration Assistant, Lucena Ellis on 01483 426990 or email lucena.ellis@surreycaretrust.org.uk

We are looking for volunteer mentors across Surrey and will be running more training sessions in other boroughs and locations soon. To find out more about the next course in your area contact our Mentor Administration Assistants, Lucena Ellis on 01483 426990 or email lucena.ellis@surreycaretrust.org.uk or Gemma Seldon on 07771 961 619 or email gemma.seldon@surreycaretrust.org.uk.

Find out more about mentoring


Our Woking Learning Centre is on the look-out for volunteers. The Centre hosts our STEPS to 16 programme which helps young people aged 14-16 who struggle with mainstream school to stay in education.
 
Learning Centre Volunteer Assistant

Our Steps to 16 programme manager is looking for a volunteer assistant to support the class teacher at our Woking Learning Centre on Goldsworth Park, Woking.

As a Learning Centre volunteer assistant you’ll:

– support the classroom tutor and classroom assistant with student learning. This can involve listening to students read, leading discussions, assisting with basic numeracy – with a small group (of up to six students) or individually.
 
– build social skills through recreational games such as pool, table tennis, preparing basic meals together and listening to music.
 
– help students develop their confidence and self-esteem.
 
Ideally you will have some experience of raising or working with teenagers – our current volunteers include a primary teacher and a police officer. But we value your strengths whatever they may be

We need someone every day between 9.30am – 2.30pm (term-time only) but any hours/days would be considered.

Lunch Assistant

We’re also looking for a volunteer Lunch Assistant to help prepare lunches for up to 20 young people.  This includes basic preparation/cooking such as pizza/pasta/jacket pots between 11.30 am and 1.30pm.

For more information, contact the Centre Manager on 01483 487037 or email richard.tweddle@surreycaretrust.org.uk


Trustee – Treasurer

An opportunity has arisen for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees. As a member of the Board of Trustees you will join us at an exciting time for the Trust and participate in the governance of the Trust, sharing your skills, knowledge and experience to help develop and deliver the Trust’s strategy and achieve the Trust’s vision. As the Treasurer you will be responsible for ensuring that the financial management of the Trust is in line with good practice and legal requirements, and reports to the Trustees on the financial health of the Trust. For more information, please read the role description. For an initial discussion about this role please contact Kate Shore, Acting Chief Executive on 07718 475996 or send an expression of interest to recruitment@surreycaretrust.org.uk.

Salary: Unremunerated (reasonable expenses paid)


Events support

We need volunteers to help us run our flagship event – the Surrey 5 Peaks hikeathon.

Build on your college training with practical events experience for a local charity. You can assist with:

  • registration
  • event briefing
  • overseeing health and safety
  • manning and running check-points
  • managing the communications systems

Get your event management career off to the right start – call Hannah Gilmour at Surrey Care Trust on 07748 963617 or email events@surreycaretrust.org.uk


Swingbridge Crew

We’re looking for enthusiastic crew members for our community boats, Swingbridge1 and Swingbridge2. Experience is not required as training is provided but we do need people with a good sense of humour, patience and empathy to encourage our supported volunteers who may have mental health problems, mild learning difficulties or are dealing with addiction or the aftermath of family breakdown or unemployment.  Find out more about how our community boats are benefiting local people by reading our Trust Matters newsletter. For more information about volunteering on Swingbridge, email swingbridgevols@surreycaretrust.org.uk.


Interested in…

Mentoring? Contact Lucena Ellis by email or call 01483 426990

Working with Swingbridge? Contact us by email or call 07712 652675

Giving learning support to young people? Contact Sharon Tweddle at the STEPS Learning Centre by email or call 01483 487037

Counselling? Contact Sian Jones by email or call 07765 257022

Helping with events and fundraising? Contact Hannah Gilmour by email or call 07748 963617

Not sure? Visit our volunteering pages for inspiration


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