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
Telephone: 
07825 928496

HALOW (Birmingham)

HALOW is an organisation which runs visitor centres in prisons in the West Midlands. It aims to support family members and friends of prisoners with things like advice and guidance, children's activities and hospitality.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We need volunteers to help with the activities and to be prepared to help within the visitor centre and within the prison itself as needed. We are looking for people who are committed to helping offenders and their families rebuild their lives in a positive way.
Location or area: 
Helping and supporting the families of prisoners
Telephone: 
0121 476 9252

Falcon Lodge Methodist Church, Sutton Coldfield

We are a Christian community reaching out and serving our local community: a community that has high needs. Falcon Lodge is the only council estate in Sutton Coldfield and has high levels of deprivation and social needs.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We are looking for people to help with our Tuesday Toddler group (setting up and serving snacks and drinks, organising art activities); Wednesday Lunches (preparing, cooking and serving food) and possibly our Wednesday Job Club (assisting in searching for work and filling out forms etc). If you could help with any of these, please get in touch.
Location or area: 
Toddler Group, Wednesday Lunches and Job Club
Telephone: 
0121 351 7756

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

Springfield Project

The Springfield Project is a charity offering Children’s Centre services to support local families with children under 5, including a work club to help parents find work, be less dependent on benefit and reduce child poverty.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We need volunteers who can • Make people feel welcome, offer hospitality, smile and put people at ease • Help people learn to use a computer and the internet to find work • Help with CVs, application forms, letters and supporting information
Location or area: 
Work Club
Telephone: 
0121 777 2722

Acacia Family Support

Acacia is a warm and friendly Christian-based registered charity helping to improve the lives of mothers and families affected by pre and postnatal depression (PND). We offer 1:1 befriending, CBT group work, crèche facilities, hospitality and home visiting. We are volunteer-led and are based in North, East and South Birmingham.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We are looking for male and female volunteers to befriend mums and dads, generally on a weekly basis at the same venue, or to help in the crèche, make drinks or co-deliver group work. You need to be warm, empathic with good listening skills and willing to receive our free training. The weekly commitment is generally 4+ hours, usually mornings.
Location or area: 
Postnatal depression
Telephone: 
07869100499 / 0121 301 5990

Burnley Methodist Circuit

Various locations and activities relating to support of vulnerable people including drop-in, addiction & disability support, counselling, children, youth and family outreach, debt counselling, cookery, wood turning, Bible teaching, prayer, Cafe Church, Childrens Holiday Clubs...
Types of volunteers needed: 
Assisting volunteer team with the above activities and helping to create vibrant new and relevant activities for all ages and backgrounds appropriate to context.
Location or area: 
Burnley various locations around Burnley Methodist Circuit: Circuit Office, Central Methodist Church, Hargreaves Street
Telephone: 
01282 455087

Living Glory Girls and Boys Brigade

The Living Glory Girls and Boys Brigade is a community initiative providing opportunities for young people to be able to discover and develop their potential through music, dance, drama, arts and crafts
Types of volunteers needed: 
We are looking for a number of volunteers to help give these opportunities to young people: Singing Coach, Drama Coach, Keyboardist, Drummer, Arts and Craft Teacher, and Child Care Assistant. If you are able to offer any of these skills, please get in touch.
Location or area: 
Helping young people reach their potential
Telephone: 
07956 034069

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

The Springfield Project

We are a Christian project with a passion for showing God’s Love in our majority-Muslim community. We provide a wide range of services which aim to improve the lives of children and families, accepting people and supporting them through difficulties. We work particularly with the communities in Moseley and Sparkhill.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We are looking for Christian volunteers for the Springfield Project in order to maintain our rooting in the Christian ethos. Volunteers can work with children and parents in organised activities, and we are always looking for PR and other skills to help us reach more people and develop our work.
Location or area: 
Working with children and familes
Telephone: 
0121 777 2722

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