Volunteer for Cambridge: Online lunchtime Fair

Volunteer for Cambridge: Online lunchtime Fair - 05/03/2024 12:30pm

Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Venue: Online

Volunteer for Cambridge: Online lunchtime Fair

Whether you are thinking about volunteering but aren't sure how to go about it or maybe you've been helping out your community but you'd like to do more. Come and find out what's on offer.

We are running an online lunch time fair where groups will give a short presentation about the volunteering they have on offer and you can ask questions.– each group is allocated 10 minutes for their presentation and for your questions and will present in the order listed.  You can join us at any point for a few minutes or for the full session.

The groups all work to improve our communities health and wellbeing and support the most vulnerable. They offer a mixture of face to face, online and virtual volunteering. Some offer training and require a regular commitment others are more flexible.

Groups attending

  • CPSL Mind are passionate about positive wellbeing and provide support to local people who may experience mental health challenges. Join their progressive and inclusive organisation developing your own skills in a variety of voluntary roles, providing mental health support.

 

  • Camsight is a charity that supports people living with low vision and blindness to live the lives they choose. As an organisation they work to enhance independence, improve wellbeing, and improve inclusion. If you volunteer, you could be supporting at one of their local peer support groups, helping out at an activity, like a Pilates class, or you maybe a volunteer driver, bringing service users to a group, activity or something else!

 

  • Change Grow Live If you want to help other people change their lives, they'd love to have you on the team. The amazing volunteers help make a real difference to people’s lives. You'll give people support and inspiration that will help them change their lives for the better.

 

  • Cambridgeshire Deaf Association (CDA) Hearing Help We all know how easy it is to become isolated and with an impairment in your hearing it makes it harder to connect with others or enjoy listening to music or watching TV. CDA Hearing Help run sessions across Cambridgeshire to support hearing impaired people with using and maintaining their hearing aids.

 

  • EACH (East Anglia's Children's Hospices) The aim of the Help at Home volunteer service is to provide practical support to EACH families who have a child with a life threatening illness. The volunteers provide practical support in the family home and help with tasks such as cleaning, washing and ironing, gardening, one-off DIY, dog walking and sibling support. 

 

  • Magpas Air Ambulance provide lifesaving care, 24/7, across Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and the East of England. Their volunteers play a key role to success, whether its assisting in the office or out cheering on challenge participants, collecting donation tins or leading talks they have a role for everyone.

 

  • Octavia Hill birthplae house We maintain an important building in Wisbech which holds records of Octavia Hill's work from throughout her life. Octavia Hill was one of the three founders of the National Trust and a pioneering thinker and social reformer We host educational visits, and share our archives with researchers. We cover housing, social work, army cadets, the open spaces movement which led to the National Trust, and also the arts. We are looking for volunteers to help with admin across the Trust, including database management and museum accreditation work, also help with fundraising and applying for funding; these can all be done remotely. Volunteers would of course be invited to visit to get a full understanding of the building and Octavia's story, but using online tools to communicate and manage the work is welcomed.
     
  • Home-Start Cambridgeshire is part of the Home-Start network, one of the UK’s leading family support charities. Our mission is to give as many children as possible in Cambridgeshire the best start in life. We offer support to families with at least one child under five, at times when they need us most. Family challenges could include parental mental health issues, isolation, disability, bereavement, multiple births, a lack of parenting skills and/or confidence. Our support services include a Cambridge weekly group session for parents who would struggle to attend open groups and a specialist parent-infant psychotherapy service. However, the main way in which we support families is via volunteer led in-home support. Volunteers spend around two hours per week supporting any one family, for up to six months. The difference our volunteers make is to empower parents with the skills, knowledge and emotional resilience to raise their children to flourish. We offer our volunteers a valuable training provision and ongoing support from a Family Support Co-ordinator. Together we can change lives. Could you join us and help to give the children of our county the best start in life?

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