VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Roles available for everyone

For more about Volunteer Now! on their website - www.do-it.org
For more about Volunteer Now! on their website - www.do-it.org

If you’ve been thinking about volunteering, today is the perfect time to do something about it.

Have a look at the roles below or search on www.do-it.org to find a role – there’s something for everyone!

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Ghost writer – Leonard Cheshire Disability

Leonard Cheshire Disability provides services in support of disabled people in the widest context: care at home, supported living, domiciliary support, day services, rehabilitation and respite care.

One of the residents at St Bridget’s (Rustington) would like to create a fictional detective story but needs help to formulate his thoughts into a cognitive clear account.

This would include typing the book up using a computer, so basic IT skills would be needed.

You will also need to be a good listener with clear communication skills, patience and reliability.

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Volunteer speaker – Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs is looking for people who would be interested in training to become volunteer speakers for the local mobility team.

This role is vital in helping to spread the message about the services it provides and how a guide dog can change a person’s life.

Speakers have the ability to enthuse and encourage others to become involved with the charity either through volunteering themselves, fundraising or perhaps applying for one of their services.

Talks can be given to school groups, uniformed groups (such as Scouts) or adult groups (such as the WI or Rotary).

These talks can be as short as ten minutes, or up to an hour, depending on the group.

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Volunteer guide – Look and Sea Centre

Look and Sea aims to provide a first-class experience for visitors to and residents of Littlehampton, capitalising on its unique position on the bend of the River Arun.

They are looking for adults of any age who are interested in assisting with school visits and children’s holiday workshops or acting as a guide for the Littlehampton Experience Heritage Exhibition.

Volunteers may offer as little or as much help as they wish and this can vary from time to time according to their personal wishes.

If local history and helping people interests you, then volunteering at the Look and Sea Centre would be an ideal choice.

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Help running IT club/silver surfers group – Angmering Community Centre Association

After the success of their Windows 7 training courses and drop-in sessions for people with specific problems on their laptops, the Angmering Community Centre Association is aiming to move their sessions on.

Volunteers with a knowledge of smartphones and tablets are particularly needed for the drop-in sessions.

In addition it is about to run short courses to help people new to Windows 10 on their laptops and would welcome a volunteer able to run such courses.

• For more information on any of the above roles, please call Volunteer Now! on 01243 864220, or visit www.do-it.org. For bite-sized volunteering of ten days or less please visit skillshare-westsussex.org.uk

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