Volunteering in Fareham

Fareham Volunteer Centre

 

 Community Action Fareham Main Page

Fareham Volunteering Awards 2015

 

Current Volunteering Vacancies

Find out what you can do to help local voluntary groups in Fareham

Click HERE to view the latest list

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Event Volunteering

Vacancies

Want to volunteer, but cannot commit to a regular time? Event volunteering means helping out at occasional or one-off activities such as street collections, fetes, sporting events and carnivals etc.

To view a copy of our bulletin click HERE

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Want to help a local sports club?

Click here for the Join In UK website

 

Congratulations! to the 82 volunteers

who were awarded

Fareham Volunteering Awards 2015

The individuals and groups of volunteers

represented 32 local groups.

Thank you to the Mayor and Mayoress

Cllr Mike and Mrs Anne Ford

for hosting a really special

Awards Presentation Evening

in the Council Chamber on 4th June

 

Special congratulations to

David Cockshoot

who was awarded the

Les Ballard

Memorial Award

in recognition of

Outstanding Volunteering Contribution to the Fareham Community

The Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham
Cllr Mike Ford and Mrs Anne Ford
present David Cockshoot with the
Les Ballard Memorial Award for 2015
 

Les Ballard, who was a long-time volunteer supporter of Community Action Fareham as well as many other groups and organisations in the borough, sadly passed away earlier this year.  Community Action Fareham has introduced the Outstanding Volunteering Contribution Award in his memory to be presented annually to a local person whose volunteering activity in the borough is recognised as exceptional.

What is Fareham Volunteer Centre?

 

Fareham Volunteer Centre is here to help people find out about local volunteering opportunities and help local groups find new volunteers.

Voluntary groups, charities and some public services advertise their volunteering vacancies through the Volunteer Centre

  • It is also a great way for volunteers to use their skills or learn new ones

Take a look at the vacancies listed in the Volunteering in Fareham Booklet

CLICK HERE for a copy.  You can ask the Volunteer Centre for more information about any vacancy, including how to apply

 

Getting Started
Call or email us to ask about applying for a vacancy we advertise:
We can give you contact details to apply to a group direct, or
We can put your name forward to a group asking them to send you more information

Ask us about opportunities to make use of special skills you may have - we can contact local groups to try to create new opportunities

If you need a bit more help, you can make an appointment to come in for a chat with us and get personal guidance about volunteering that might suit you. You can bring a friend or supporter with you if you like.

Or you can apply on-line to vacancies advertised on the do-it.org recruitment platform

Please note: The Volunteer Centre will not put you in touch with any organisation unless instructed by you either in person or via Do-it.

 

What Happens Next?
Once you are in touch with a voluntary group, most will ask you to:
 - Come in for a chat about the vacancy you have applied for
 - Complete an application form
 - Provide referees (usually 2)
 - Some volunteering roles will require a police check (DBS)     and the group will help you apply free of charge

Once you are Placed
The organisation you are volunteering with will arrange:
An induction - to explain more about their work and how you will help them
A volunteering agreement - to set out how you and the group will work together. This will include matters like expenses, insurance and reviews.
Training. This might be on-the-job or at specific times before you can start volunteering

Keeping in Touch
Fareham Volunteer Centre will contact you from time to time to ask about your volunteering. Your feedback helps us

 

Organisations can register their volunteering vacancies with Fareham Volunteer Centre

 

The Volunteer Centre acts as a brokerage service signposting potential volunteers to local groups and organisations.  Individual groups are responsible for undertaking recruitment processes with new volunteers including reference taking and DBS checking where appropriate.

 

We can upload your vacancy to the on-line volunteering database do-it.org to extend your search.

 

Email us to ask about Registering your Vacancy

  • Download a copy of our Registration Form for Organisations CLICK FOR PDF DOCUMENT and return it to us at 163 West Street Fareham PO16 0EF.

  • See our Writing for Do-it guide for tips on creating an eye-catching advert.

  • Or arrange an appointment to visit the Volunteer Centre to discuss your volunteer needs

 

Do-it is the UK website for volunteering that is used by Fareham Volunteer Centre to promote local volunteering opportunities to the widest possible audience of potential volunteers.  

Not yet registered your volunteering vacancies with Fareham? Just email us CLICK HERE or call us on 01329 223 140

The Volunteer Centre also co-ordinates

Fareham Voluntary Car Scheme - volunteer run door-to-door driving to healthcare appointments for older and disabled people who are unable to use public transport.  Volunteer drivers are always needed.  Click to see if you could be a volunteer car driver.

 

Fareham Gardening Service - A service for older and disabled people who are unable to do their own gardening.  Charges apply.

Click to find out about gardening with us.

 

Fareham Walking for Health - Sociable walks of various levels led by trained Walk Leaders.

See the Walking for Health website for details

Fareham Gardening Service

 

Currently recruiting community gardeners

Click for details

Volunteer Driving

 

Do you enjoy driving?

Do you have some free time?

Would you like to be involved

in your local community?

Contact us for more information about volunteer driving in all parts of Hampshire

 

Would you like us to get in touch?

Please provide a few details.  We will contact you to help you find a volunteering placement.

Your Name:

Address: Postcode:

Daytime Telephone:   Evening Telephone:

email address:                                                                                                                                               

Your Age:     Estimate of time available: hours

What sort of volunteering would you like to do ? (Take a look at Volunteering in Fareham for ideas)

Have you done voluntary work before ?

If yes what voluntary work have you done before ?

If you have a driving licence would you like to do some voluntary driving ?

How about minibus driving?   Training is required

Would you be prepared to use your own car ?   (assuming insurance and expenses are in order)

Some volunteering work involves contact with children or vulnerable people; therefore recruitment to such posts would be exempt from the requirements of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1979.  In such cases organisations will enquire about previous convictions, even if spent, and will request Disclosure (police checks) and references prior to involvement with the organisation.  A previous conviction will not necessarily prevent anyone from being recruited but due consideration will be given in the appointment process; more detail is given in the "Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy".

DBS checks are conducted by asking you to complete and sign a disclosure application form - but this is at a later stage anyway.  

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For links about volunteering beyond Fareham

In Hampshire

   www.hampshirevolunteers.org.uk

   Phone: 0844 499 40 88

  

Various Volunteering Projects

   <Click here>

Nationally

    www.do-it.org.uk

 

 

Contacting us

If you would rather call in or phone

Tel 01329 223140 - Volunteer Centre is staffed in mornings only

 163 West Street, Fareham, PO16 0EF

Volunteering in Fareham