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.

National Trust Charlecote Park – Various roles.  Charlecote is holding drop-in sessions for anyone who is interested in becoming part of the team.  Come and talk to current volunteers and staff about how you can get involved in 2015.  Drop in dates: 17 Feb, 22 Feb, 25 Feb.  Times: 11.00am to 3.00pm.

Springfield Mind – Fundraising Volunteers.  Help is needed to raise funds in the community, as well as researching grant giving trusts and engaging with local businesses to seek sponsorship.  The money raised will help Springfield to continue its essential services for local people with mental ill health.

Entrust Care Partnership – Family Support Volunteer.  Would you like to make a difference to a family affected by disability?  A volunteer is needed to support a family in the Southam area, early evenings: play, meals and bedtime routines.  The volunteer will need to know or be willing to learn some basic Makaton signs.

Futures Unlocked – Volunteer Mentors.  Volunteers are needed to provide practical, emotional and spiritual support for individuals preparing for prison release.  As a mentor you will visit a service user whilst in prison and then provide ongoing support upon their release.  Full training will be given.

Warwickshire Vision Support – Home Visitors in Alcester/Studley.  Volunteers are needed to visit blind and visually impaired people in their own homes to help read correspondence etc. and for a chat and a cup of tea.  Visits usually last for one to one-and-a-half hours and the frequency varies depending on the client.

For more details or to apply for any of these roles please contact the Volunteer Centre on 01789 262889 or info@vasa.org.uk

The volunteering website www.do-it.org.uk includes the details of hundreds of roles available locally.