Pioneer Credit Union

Pioneer Credit Union is a not-for-profit co-operative run by volunteers. Anyone living or working in the Middlesbrough authority area can join. Working directly in the heart of local communities we offer ethical saving and low cost loans. This helps to encourage thrift and helps members avoid high interest alternatives such as payday lenders, doorstep lenders, pay weekly stores and loansharks.
Types of volunteers needed: 
Volunteers would greet members, take payments for savings, issue cheques for withdrawals and update passbooks. They would handle other associated paperwork for members joining or making a loan application. Full training and support will be provided.
Location or area: 
Middlesbrough

Connecting Canterbury

As well as working with organisations such as Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Canterbury Food Bank and the Job Centre, the Connecting Canterbury community hub network will also be hosting three new branches of Kent Savers Credit Union.
Types of volunteers needed: 
A Connecting Canterbury volunteer will listen to people’s problems and suggest and signpost help and support from local agencies ranging from debt advice, fuel poverty and energy savings, to alcohol and drug dependency and domestic violence. Connecting Canterbury also offers branch services for Kent Savers Credit Union, volunteers who are comfortable with numbers are also welcome.
Location or area: 
Canterbury
Contact’s telephone number: 
07834 573668

Acts435

A tool that links together people in need, with people that want to give. Each request has it's own website link which enables people to give directly to a cause, knowing what their gift is directly helping.
Location or area: 
Wolverhampton

Bridging the Gap

We are a high street charity shop, which provides work experience placements, as well as benefits and debt advice and support. We can help complete forms and support people making benefit appeals and provide support at tribunals. We assist people with making telephone calls about benefits and with making calls to utility companies. We are also able to help with letter and CV writing. Finally we are a Foodbank outlet for Black Country Foodbank.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We would really value volunteers helping with our retail shop, with sales and sorting clothes. If you'd like to help, please get in touch.
Location or area: 
Willenhall
Contact’s telephone number: 
01902 606 615

The Glebe Centre

The Glebe Centre is a drop-in where vulnerable adults can receive support to help address some of the issues or difficulties they are currently facing.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We are looking for caring volunteers to help us with general duties, such as lower level support work, housekeeping, stock control, kitchen work and providing activities for our clients. If this sounds like you, please get in touch.
Location or area: 
Walsall
Contact’s telephone number: 
01922 625 687

Good Shepherd Ministry

We work with disadvantaged people in the Wolverhampton area. We serve hot wholesome food in a dining room environment three days a week. On the remaining four days, we serve sandwiches from a hatch. We also work with outside agencies to connect clients to the professional help they require.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We would love volunteers to help with: Driving: We need qualified drivers to collect donated food from Supermarkets. Sandwich Making: Join one of our daily sandwich making teams. We distribute over 2,000 sandwiches weekly. Food Distribution: Volunteers are needed to assist with the food distribution beginning at 12.00 pm till 3.30 pm daily. Dining Room Service: We need help with the preparation of and serving of food to our guests in the dining room from 11 am 3.30pm and people arrive from 11.30. Please get in touch.
Location or area: 
Wolverhampton
Contact’s telephone number: 
01902 399 955 or 01902 422 218

Safe Families for Children

We are a Christian charity with the aims of stabilising families at times of crisis, preventing child neglect and abuse, and reducing the number of children voluntarily given into the care system. We aim to bring families out of isolation and into community.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We are recruiting volunteers for various roles, to fit with your life experience, passion and availability: Family Friends offer encouragement and friendship support to the family. Host Friends offer short stays for the children (primarily aged 10 and under) – from a couple of nights to a couple of weeks respite. Family Coaches add expertise in managing what the family need (in collaboration with our Family Support Manager) Church Co-ordinators (who hold volunteers together in a Church/cluster of Churches). See facebook: Safe Families for Children West Mids for upcoming information evenings or training days.
Location or area: 
Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Solihull
Contact’s telephone number: 
0121 740 0237

Bishop Latimer United Church

The church runs a Community Garden. This garden provides space for people to tend raised beds, a wildlife area & pond for school use and social space for community activities. It is part of the Winson Green in Bloom initiative.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We need volunteers to help us with the basic maintenance of the garden ready for our 4th entry into Winson Green in Bloom , working alongside the other garden volunteers who tend the raised beds. There are tools available to use and people can volunteer whatever time they would like which will be agreed with the Community Minister who co-leads the Garden Project.
Location or area: 
Winson Green
Contact’s telephone number: 
07957602430

Walking With

We are Walking With asylum seekers, refugees and local people to provide emotional and practical support, food parcels, English lessons, small hardship payments, etc. Walking With them on their journey, no matter how painful, dark and frightening it might be, we hope to bring light into their situation, enabling them to experience 'normal' fun activities such as days out or just sharing a meal. Most importantly, we are very good at giving HUGS!
Types of volunteers needed: 
We are currently looking for volunteers who can either teach English, or help with fundraising and/or applying for funding.
Location or area: 
Saint Luke's Church, Wallsend NE28 6RS
Contact’s telephone number: 
0191 6498974

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