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Volunteering is for everyone

“Rewarding, contributing, enjoyable and empowering” are just some of the words our volunteers used to describe volunteering with us.

​Volunteering with Volunteer Friends can help you make a difference in your own life and in your community. There are many benefits to volunteering, some of these are;

  • Enhance your CV
  • Support a voluntary organisation with your skill set you’ve obtained throughout your working and personal life
  • Learn new skills
  • Build your confidence and meet new people
  • Feel good factor because you’re giving back to the community

Meet Geoff.

​He is one of our volunteers and here he tells us why he became a volunteer here at Volunteer Friends.

​If you want to become part of the team then click the button below to register.

Drivers Needed!

“Rewarding, contributing, enjoyable and empowering” are just some of the words our volunteers used to describe volunteering with us.

We are looking for a number of drivers to join our team either as a Medicar Driver, a Minibus Driver or one of our Social Transport Service Drivers.

If you would like to apply for any of the opportunities below or for more information then please contact us.

Medicar Drivers

About You: 

21 years or above. Good driving record, own car, enjoy meeting people, flexibility, friendly disposition.

The role:
Volunteers use their cars to take older people- & those with disabilities – on medically related journeys.
The drivers help clients at both ends of the journey. Time flexible, as trips must be made to meet appointments!
Drivers needed especially for the Nuneaton area but surrounding areas within the borough are also welcome.

Days/Hours: Any

Training/Other info:
Interview
References needed

Minibus Drivers (General)

About You: 

25 years or above. Full clean driving licence, D1 on licence, MIDAS trained, if not training will be given.

The role: 

Minibus drivers are needed to drive our 15 seater and 12 seater buses to different locations including to some weekends and evening events.

Days/Hours: Any

Training/Other info: 

MIDAS Training
DBS Check needed
Trial period

Minibus Drivers (Supported Shopping Service)

About You: 

25 years or above. Full clean driving licence, D1 on licence, MIDAS trained, if not training will be given.

The role: 

Picking up elderly clients from their homes and taking them to ASDA Nuneaton and back. Some clients may be blind or in wheelchairs. We have 2 minibuses so you will be driving either the 12 seater or the 15 seater minibus.

Days/Hours: Fridays 9.30 – 12.30 

Training/Other info: 

MIDAS Training
DBS Check needed

Bus Escorts Wanted!

“Rewarding, contributing, enjoyable and empowering” are just some of the words our volunteers used to describe volunteering with us.

​We run two successful services which we need more escorts to help with our clients. Both our Supported Shopping and our Social Transport Services are well used services, though we need more volunteers to help escort our shopping clients around Asda and our Social Transport Service clients may need your company whilst out and about.

If you would like to apply for the opportunity below or for more information then please contact us. 

Volunteer Escorts (Supported Shopping Service)

About You: 

You need to have patience, be caring and enjoy working with older and disabled people.

The role: 

Volunteers are required to escort older/disabled people who cannot do their shopping alone.
You will aid people on and off a minibus, assist wheelchair travelers and walk around shops with shoppers.
You may have to travel on the minibus and assist people with shopping to their homes, or just assist them
in the store itself.

Days/Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays – 9:30am to 12:30pm, weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Training/Other info: 

Assistance training will be provided. 
DBS Check may be needed along with references. 
Trial period

Volunteer Escorts/Befriender (Social Transport Service)

About You: 

You need to have patience, be caring and enjoy working with older and disabled people.

The role: 

Volunteers are required to escort and befriend older/disabled people on their social trips.
You will aid people in and out a car, assist wheelchair travelers and walk around venues with shoppers.

Days/Hours: Any.

Training/Other info: 

Assistance training will be provided. 
DBS Check may be needed along with references. 
Trial period

Friendship Group Helpers

“Rewarding, contributing, enjoyable and empowering” are just some of the words our volunteers used to describe volunteering with us.

Friendship Group Helpers

About You: 

You need to have patience, be caring and enjoy working with older and disabled people.

The role: 

You will aid people to, from, on and off a chair, assist wheelchair users, set up rooms with tables and chairs (depending on location). You will also assist our members by refilling refreshments, help with group activities and any other needs they may have.

Days/Hours: Mondays or Tuesdays – Various times between 11am to 3pm, weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Training/Other info: 

Training will be provided. 
DBS Check may be needed along with references. 
Trial period

N&B Dementia Choir Helpers

“Rewarding, contributing, enjoyable and empowering” are just some of the words our volunteers used to describe volunteering with us.

N&B Dementia Choir Helpers

About You: 

You need to have patience, enjoy music, be caring and enjoy working with those living with dementia.

The role: 

You will set up rooms with tables and chairs and set up refreshments. You will also assist our members by refilling refreshments, help with anyone who needs assistance with getting to, from, on and off chairs, assist wheelchair users if needed. At the end of each rehearsal session you will help to tidy up and anything else needed.

Days/Hours: Thursdays –10.30am to 1pm, weekly or fortnightly.

Training/Other info: 

Training will be provided. 
DBS Check may be

Administrator(s)

“Rewarding, contributing, enjoyable and empowering” are just some of the words our volunteers used to describe volunteering with us.

Administrator(s)

About You: 

You need to have patience, basic computer skills, be happy working within an office and willing to help.

The role: 

You will be providing support on reception which includes; answering the telephone, taking messages and dealing with people face-to-face. You may need to access a computer so basic knowledge is desirable but training can be given. Other general admin duties such as photocopying and filing are also included in the role.

Days/Hours: Monday to Friday between 9.30am to 3pm.

Training/Other info: 

Training will be provided. 
DBS Check may be needed along with references. 
Trial period

Caterer(s)

“Rewarding, contributing, enjoyable and empowering” are just some of the words our volunteers used to describe volunteering with us.

Caterer(s)

About You: 

You need to have patience, enjoy cooking and baking and have a selection of dishes in your repertoire.

The role: 

You will be helping to cater for our Friendship Group lunches, with a range of lunch styles to give a good variety for our service users.

Days/Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays –10.00am to 3pm, weekly or fortnightly.

Training/Other info: 

Training will be provided.
DBS Check may be needed along with references.
Trial period

Directors Needed!

“Rewarding, contributing, enjoyable and empowering” are just some of the words our volunteers used to describe volunteering with us.

We are looking for a senior person to join the board as a Director, who is able to think strategically, to apply independent judgment and to speak their mind.. You are to work effectively as a member of the Board with the other Directors and to provide advice to the Chief Executive.

If you would like to apply for the opportunity below or for more information then please contact us.

Director

About You: 

We are looking for a senior person to join the board as a Trustee and Director, who is able to think strategically, to apply independent judgment, to speak their mind, to work effectively as a member of the Board with the other Trustees/Directors, and to provide advice to the Chief Executive.

The role: 

By becoming a trustee of Volunteer Friends, which is an infrastructure Organisation promoting volunteering in the Borough of Nuneaton & Bedworth you will help us support individuals as well as the Voluntary Organisations to serve the community.

Days/Hours: Mondays – Wednesdays PM and EVE

Training/Other info: 

DBS Check needed 
Interview 
References needed 
Trial Period