Volunteer Opportunities in Elmbridge, March 2012
15th March 2012
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A special opportunity for young people (18+) or keen adults to volunteer as part of a team to support disabled children as they learn to ride, groom horses and perform tasks around the stable.  No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given.  The role would suit somebody with enormous patience, the ability to work as part of a team, a degree of physical fitness and good people skills.  Knowledge of horses is desirable but not essential.  Wednesday evenings between 6pm and 8pm.  ELM1411

Careful and considerate drivers are needed by a number of organisations in all areas of Elmbridge to help people who find it difficult to get out and about for doctors, clinic or hospital appointments, shopping and prescription collection etc.  Must be car owners or have access to a car.  Home based duty officers are also needed to receive calls on a rota basis and to co-ordinate transport.  For both roles a willingness to help with a friendly attitude and an empathy with the elderly is essential.

Volunteers are required for a one-off Olympics inspired event to be held on Saturday 23/6/2012 between 11am and 5pm.  There are a variety of roles including activities such as car parking assistance, providing information to the general public and marshalling.  The ideal person would be friendly, helpful and happy working with the general public.  ELM1410



Female adults over 18 with an interest in working with children are required to train as volunteer Assistant Leaders for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and the Senior Section.  No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given.  The role involves running meetings and planning activities including craft, cooking, games and badge work within the Girlguiding framework.  Opportunities are available on different evenings at varying times and meetings last approximately11/4 hours to 2 hours.  This is a part-time commitment for weekday evenings.  ELM1398

An exciting opportunity to become a part of a team of Trustees for a local charity involved in care for the elderly, disabled and families.  The ideal person would be experienced in supporting staff within the areas of volunteering, management or support and be computer literate with good organisational skills.  The role includes administration, committee work, Trusteeship and employee/group volunteering.  The position is part-time and time flexible.  ELM1380



To find out more about these opportunities (or the many other opportunities) please either drop in & meet the friendly staff at the Volunteer Centre Elmbridge, go to www.vae.org.uk or call us on (01372) 463 587.

We carry out confidential interviews Mon to Fri 10.00 am - 12.30 pm, (afternoons by arrangement). Call us to book an appointment.

We are also at Walton Library on Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm.

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