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

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
Telephone: 
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
Telephone: 
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
Telephone: 
0191 6498974

Cedarwood Trust

We are a community development based on the Meadow Well Estate of North Shields working in a variety of ways to tackle poverty in the community by promoting confidence and aspiration in individuals.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We are looking for volunteers to work as Support Workers in our Drop-in Centre. Working with over 50's, children and their parents, adults, etc.
Location or area: 
North Shields
Telephone: 
0191 259 0245

Lozells Methodist Community Centre Job Club

We help people who are facing barriers to employment and the consequences of long term unemployment, including difficulties with language/understanding, difficulties with presenting themselves well, low morale/social isolation, lack of work experience, poor computer skills, and risks of losing benefit.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We need people able to help with creating CVs, using a computer, using the DWP’s Universal Jobmatch and other sites, making job applications, writing letters, filling in forms, going with people to Job Centre interviews – and, crucially, relating to people in a way which helps build their confidence and self-esteem.
Location or area: 
Job Club
Telephone: 
0121 554 4939

Together Lancashire

We support and build networks for church linked projects across Lancashire.
Types of volunteers needed: 
Professional people who are willing to serve as trustees or advisers to a number of different projects across the county who need help with governance, management, finance and fundraising etc. Please contact us with an indication of your skills so we can talk with you about the most appropriate link with an organisation.
Location or area: 
Lancashire

The Olive Branch

The Olive Branch is a support centre to help those who are disadvantaged in some way: Homeless, Addictions, Debt, Relationship problems, Loneliness etc. We seek to listen and give space to enable people to discover and address real solutions.We can also help in practical ways by offering emergency food, sleeping bags, tents etc. We are open 4 days a week Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 11-4pm
Types of volunteers needed: 
Welcome people, make a drink and serve cake or biscuits etc. Listen and help them complete any appropriate forms etc. Pack up food parcels, date tins, rotate stock etc. Data Input Cleaning Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 11-4pm
Location or area: 
Lancaster
Telephone: 
01524 555715 or 07572577426

St Paul's Crossover

St Paul’s Crossover in Bordesley Green works with unemployed people helping them to become job ready and to access employment. We provide courses in ESOL, numeracy, literacy and employability for children, young people and adults. We also provide employment through our Conference Centre, Children’s Day Nursery, Community Café and other projects.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We have a wide range of opportunities for volunteers from reception, administration, helping clients with IT, supporting our tutors, caretaking, serving in the café and working with children, etc. If you would like to get involved, please contact us.
Location or area: 
Working with people who are unemployed
Telephone: 
0121 772 0418

Karis Neighbour Scheme

We are a small, community support charity working with people primarily in Ladywood and the surrounding areas (including Edgbaston and Harborne). We aim to be good neighbours by providing practical help, advice and friendship to people facing hardship or isolation.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We run a wide range of activities and are looking for volunteers to help with activities including teaching English, helping with a crèche, befriending through regular home visits, providing advocacy, and practical jobs in people’s homes such as gardening or decorating.
Location or area: 
Being neighbourly to those facing hardship or isolation
Telephone: 
0121 456 3212

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