Volunteering in Fareham

Fareham Volunteer Centre

 

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 Event

Volunteering

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:

Download a copy of our bulletin here

 

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Summer holiday activities for 11-17 year olds in Fareham

Volunteers aged 17+ are required to work with Police, Fire Service, Council  Officers, voluntary sector and community groups,  manning stalls, engaging with young people and ensuring that young people enjoy the activities provided in a safe environment.

Click HERE for dates and venues

Contact the Volunteer Centre for details

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Virtual Volunteering Opportunity

Fareham & Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group (GPs)

Do you automatically know where to go if you have a minor illness or injury?

Or are you confused about your options?

The local NHS wants to hear from as many people as possible who live in or near Portsmouth, to help build up a picture of how well the urgent care options are understood. Your views will help show us what people understand about urgent care, where they go when they have an illness or injury, and whether services could be improved.

Please take just a few minutes to complete a very short online and help us to learn more about what you know about urgent NHS care locally.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY

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On Yer Bike!

CTC is offering volunteers an exciting, unique, opportunity to be at the very heart of Prudential RideLondon the UKs largest cycling festival.

On Saturday 9th August 2014 CTC will be running five Dr Bike stations at iconic London locations including: St Pauls Cathedral, Green Park, Tower Hill, Leadenhall Market and Guildhall Yard. Last year CTC volunteers serviced over 2,000 bikes. This year we are aiming to break a world record by servicing over 3,000!

CLICK for more information

Sunday 10th August 2014 On Sunday 10th August 2014 CTC is offering a range of Marshalling roles coving the whole 100 mile Surrey-100 and RideLondon Classic route. 

CLICK here to volunteer at this event

 

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Remember to tell them you heard about it from Fareham Volunteer Centre

Would you like to be involved in monitoring the quality of care in Hampshire County Council homes for older people?

 

We are looking for volunteers to visit residential and nursing homes owned by Hampshire County Council to talk to residents, staff and relatives and observe what happens in the home.

 

The visits will be focused on the everyday experiences of the residents and the main purpose is to describe What it feels like to be a resident here.

 

This will enable homes to undertake improvements based on what the visitors find during their visit to each home. What we hope for is that this will result in residents of our older peoples homes having an enhanced experience of living in a care home.

 

These visits will complement the existing monitoring arrangements in place.

This is a pilot scheme which will run for a year.  Visits will happen several times during the year and it is hoped that volunteers will be able to commit to at least 3 to 4 days in the year.

 

The homes are in Denmead, Eastleigh, Fareham, Havant, Emsworth and Bishops Waltham.

 

We will not ask volunteers to visit a home where they already have a relative/ acquaintance living.

 
If you are interested  go along to an information evening on Thursday 10 July 2014 at 6:30pm at Wells Place Centre, Wells Place, Eastleigh,SO50 5LJ

Closure for applications 24 July 2014

 

Spotlight on:

Conservation Volunteering

 

Get Out in the Fresh Air!

 Fareham Conservation Volunteers

Click HERE to view their leaflet of Countryside Projects

 

Hampshire Conservation Volunteers

Click HERE for details of forthcoming events

 

Groundwork Solent

Grounds Maintenance Volunteers in Gosport and Havant.  Transport available from Stoke Road, Gosport. Click HERE to go to their website

 

Wednesday Conservation Volunteers

Click HERE for their current programme of activities

 

The Conservation Volunteers

Keep Busy this Summer helping to clear Himalayan Balsam from along Monks Brook in the Eastleigh area.

Dates run from 5th June to 21st August at various sites between 10am and 3pm.

Suitable for over 18s. Those aged 16 or 17 may be able to take part but will require prior parental/guardian consent.

For more information about arrangements, meeting points, clothing and equipment requirements,

click to email Katy

 

Residential Volunteering with

Waterway Recovery Group

A Canal Camp is an enjoyable week's outdoor volunteer holiday spent working on the canals with IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG).

Click to find out why taking part in a Canal Camp is such a great experience!

 

 

What is Fareham Volunteer Centre?

Fareham Volunteer Centre is here to help people find out

about local volunteering opportunities.

 

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

  • Volunteering helps support and improve the community of Fareham for all

  • 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

 

 

How Do I Apply to Volunteer?

On line

Complete our Enquiry Form below

Visit the national volunteering website www.do-it.org.uk to search for local opportunities by area of interest.  You can register and apply for any vacancy

At the Volunteer Centre

Contact us on 01329 223 140 or email enquiries@farehamvolunteers.org.uk to make an appointment to come in for a chat about volunteering.  You may wish to bring someone with you for support.

You will be invited to complete an application form to register with us and will be offered information about potential volunteering placement, help making appointments and guidance on what to expect as a volunteer

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:

  • Meet them for a chat about the role you have applied for

  • Fill out an application form

  • Provide references (usually two)

  • Some voluntary posts will require more checks such as a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure application

Once you are Placed

The organisation you are volunteering with will arrange:

  • An Induction - an introduction to the organisation you volunteer for.

  • Training - Many voluntary posts involve training, either before becoming a volunteer or as 'on-the-job' training.

  • Support - The volunteer co-ordinator/manager/team leader at the organisation will give you the support you need to carry out the tasks you have been asked to do.

Keeping in Touch

Fareham Volunteer Centre will contact you from time to time to ask about your volunteering.  Your feedback helps us to improve our service for volunteers.  You can contact us at any time with questions, concerns or help finding new placements

Fareham Volunteering Awards

9th June 2014

 

The Mayor of Fareham hosted an Evening Celebration of Fareham's Volunteers on 9th June.

 

He presented certificates to 50 volunteers representing a wide range of voluntary and community groups which serve the Fareham Community.

 

The Mayor of Fareham

Councillor David Norris thanks

 volunteers from Fareport Talking News

Fareport Talking News produces a weekly talking newspaper on a memory stick for blind and partially-sighted residents in Fareham and Gosport

 

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.uk to extend your search.

Registering your Vacancy

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

Other support for groups

The Volunteer Centre can help with good practice advice on Recruiting  and Managing volunteers

Signposting your organisation to training and other support from Community Action Fareham

Help you achieve the Got It Right Award

Come and talk to your group members about our support and services

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