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

Grenfell Baptist Church

We are a Baptist Church running a weekly term-time Children's Club which is attended by approximately 20 Romanian children.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with the club. Romanian speaking volunteers would be particularly welcome but we'd love to have you even if you don't speak Romanian! Volunteer will need a DBS check, which we can arrange if you don't already have one.
Location or area: 
Ward End
Telephone: 
0121 2426810

Street Klub

Street Klub is a pop up Sunday school which operates on streets where children live. The aim is to be church upon the streets contributing to the community building and personal developmetn for those who otherwise struggle to access such opportunities.We take a tarpulling, table and gazebo which enables us to do craft, bible teaching, games and offer prayer as appropriate.
Types of volunteers needed: 
If you enjoy spending time with children, young people and mums., having fun and forming relationships then you would enjoy Street Klub. It enables us to share real life with very real people as well as give kids a place to be kids.
Location or area: 
Canterbury
Telephone: 
07713390606

You're Cherished C.I.C, Sutton Coldfield

Cherished is a newly established Community Interest Company that seeks to 'unveil the true potential and unique value of girls, through acceptance, care and love'. Cherished works with young girls delivering courses, mentoring and support groups in order to explore key issues relevant to their lives including friendships, relationships, self-esteem, family and identity. Our aim is to help boost girls' confidence and support girls who may need someone to talk to and journey with them
Types of volunteers needed: 
We are looking for kind ladies who are passionate about building girls' self esteem and working with young vulnerable girls journeying with them to help encourage and support them. Volunteers are given training for this important role and a DBS check is required.
Location or area: 
Building the self-esteem of girls
Telephone: 
07828144115

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 are volunteer-led and are based in North, East Birmingham and South/Central Birmingham.
Types of volunteers needed: 
We are looking for men and women who would you like to help create a place of hope, healing and reassurance for mothers and fathers with PRE or POSTNATAL DEPRESSION providing either befriending, phone support, crèche or hospitality in N&E B'ham or in our new service on Wednesday mornings in NORTHFIELD. The weekly commitment is generally 4+ hours, usually mornings.
Location or area: 
Postnatal depression
Telephone: 
07869100499 / 0121 301 5990

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