Volunteering in Fareham

Fareham Volunteer Centre

 

 Community Action Fareham Main Page

Citizen and Young Citizen of Honour Awards  

Nominate a local hero

 What are the Citizen and Young Citizen of Honour awards?

 Fareham Borough Council runs the awards every year to honour and recognise residents who have made a difference to the lives of local people.

 Who can be nominated?

 There are 3 different categories for the awards including:

Young Citizen of the Year, 4-11 years

Young Citizen of the Year,12-17 years

Citizen of Honour, 18+ years

Closing date for nominations is

30 January 2015

Click HERE to follow a link to the

Fareham Borough Council Web page

 

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Hampshire County Councils Celebrating Good Neighbours

Young and Old Awards

Help recognise and reward volunteers and neighbours who support others in their communities.

Do you know someone or a group of people who have gone the extra mile to support others in their community? If so, nominate them for an award.

Closing date for nominations is 2 February 2015

Click HERE to follow a link to the

Hampshire County Council web page

 

 Happy New Year

A huge Thank You to everyone who supported the Fareham Christmas Day Lunch

Our 82 guests enjoyed a home-cooked 3-course festive meal courtesy of our two chefs Leigh and George. With the able assistance of our many helpers who drove, befriended, served food, sang, washed up and much more, the day was a popular success once again.

Thank you to the Mayor of Fareham

Cllr David Norris for joining us to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas.

Thank you to to our sponsors

Community Action Fareham, Christians Together in Fareham and Fareham Good Neighbours

and to our many donors

Mr & Mrs Whitman, Penny Birch, Linda Roberts, Peter Shurville, Trinity Lunch Club, Fareham Sailing Club, the Good party Co., Mr & Mrs Rider, Vivienne Pugh, David Mugford, Zodiac Store, Mrs Strudwick, John Moreton, Jean Goddard, Fareham Community Transport, Miss Chisham, Mrs Stephenson, St Johns Church, Whistlers Fish & Chips, Lucketts, Reel Cinema Fareham, Nandos, Fareham, Hazel, Linda Phear, West End Chapel, Gillian Price, Mrs Gomes, Mrs Whitehurst, Mr & Mrs Bartlett and many other residents of Fareham.

Spotlight on:

 

Make Volunteering Your

New Year's Resolution

for 2015

 

Are you aged 14-25?

Become a Hampshire Community Court Peer Volunteer. Based at Fareham Police Station you will be part of a team using resorative Justice principles to help young people in trouble with the law. Training given. Gain insight into the criminal justice system.

Closing date for enquiries and applications is 11pm Friday the 30th of January 2015

 

Train as a Volunteer

Production Technician with

Enthusiastic volunteers with a passion for theatre are needed to learn the craft of production technician for this growing local theatre company.

 Learn on the job from professionals in the industry

to gain skills in:

Lighting design and delivery

Sound

Projection

Pyrotechnics

Theatre infrastructure maintenance

 

Training begins in January 2015 with on-going mentoring, development and support.

 

Click HERE for our full

Volunteering in Fareham

vacancies bulletin

 

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

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

 

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

  • 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

 

Hampshire Volunteer Driver Recruitment Campaign

Opportunities in all parts of Fareham to drive your car or a minibus  to help with transport to:

  • health appointments

  • social clubs

  • support groups

  • day drips

  • shopping runs

Times flexible, expenses covered, training provided, does not affect your insurance.

Contact the Volunteer Centre by email CLICK HERE

or phone 01329 223 140

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) application or police check

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 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

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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

  • Helping you achieve the Got It Right Award

  • Coming to talk to your group members about our support and services

 

 

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 to help support Volunteer Involving Organisations in and around Fareham. The site relaunches in January 2015 in a new format.

 

 Not yet registered your volunteering vacancies with Fareham? Just email us CLICK HERE or call Jennie 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