Volunteers are needed for the following roles:
Voluntary Action Stratford-on-Avon District – Volunteer Drivers. Do you have the time, care and patience to become a Volunteer Driver? This essential service provides transport to hospitals, doctors and day centres, and is a lifeline to many people. An allowance of 45p per mile is paid for authorised journeys.
Shakespeare Birthday Parade – Marshals. Marshals will be located at key positions on 25 April, helping to ensure the safety and smooth passage of the parade itself, and helping to make it a safe, welcoming and enjoyable experience for onlookers. Marshals will need to be calm and able to be firm when necessary.
Girlguiding Kineton District – Guide, Brownie and Rainbow Leaders/Helpers. Volunteers are needed for Guides (10 - 14 years), Brownies (7 - 10 years) and Rainbows (5 - 7 years). Girlguiding offers opportunities for leaders/helpers to learn new skills, make new friends and give something invaluable back to the community.
Warwickshire Vision Support – Volunteer Treasurer in Southam. A Treasurer is needed to collect monies at a fortnightly club, meeting on a Thursday afternoon, 2.00 to 4.00, for teas and coffees etc. Simple book-keeping skills are needed to collect monies and reconcile bank statements.
Avon Navigation Trust – Tourist Information Volunteer. Working from the Trust’s barge on the Bancroft Basin, volunteers are needed to give out information on the town, the River Avon, the Stratford Canal and the various waterways groups. The role may also involve selling licences to boaters.
Springfield Mind – Food for Thought Project Assistants. The Food for Thought Project aims to help people experiencing mental ill health to understand how a healthy diet can improve their wellbeing. Volunteers are needed to help run support sessions working alongside a qualified dietician.
The volunteering website www.do-it.org.uk includes the details of hundreds of roles available locally.