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Volunteering opportunities for all


By Spalding Today Columnist


As Spring approaches, do you feel like getting out and about a bit more and getting involved in something new?

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service can help you by matching your interests to a wide range of volunteering opportunities available around the Spalding and South Holland area.

To whet your appetite and give you a taster of some of the things you could get involved in as a volunteer, here are some of the opportunities we are currently recruiting for.

l Holbeach Youth Centre is looking for enthusiastic volunteer youth workers to help run a busy youth club and after-school club. The youth club runs every Friday from 7pm to 9.30pm and caters for around 30 11-16-year-olds.

Volunteers can get involved in a wide range of activities, from helping set up equipment to playing table tennis or football with the young people. Regular or occasional volunteers welcome. No experience is necessary as an induction session will be provided.

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l Little Miracles, based in Spalding and Holbeach, is looking for a support worker to help with various tasks including supervising children, assisting families and food preparation. Volunteers will preferably be over 18 years of age, although sixth form students may be considered.

Younger people looking to volunteer as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award or to enhance their CV or UCAS application, should get in touch with LCVS, as we have a number of opportunities available for 15-18-year-olds.

l Age UK’s The Meadows Day Centre needs drivers and driver escorts to help transport elderly people from their homes to the centre.

Volunteer drivers will pick up and drop off a maximum of 12 passengers from the Spalding and Pinchbeck area for day care sessions at the centre in The Meadows, Spalding. Hours are flexible. Monday-Friday (Mornings 9am-10:30am) (Afternoon 3pm-4:30pm).

Volunteer escorts would be responsible for the safety of the passengers, including making sure the doors were locked, seatbelts are worn at all times and assisting the passengers on and off the bus. No driving is required for this role and times and days can be negotiated.

l Finally, the Ruby Hunt Centre in Donington would also like some volunteers to help with their Lunch Club which is held every Wednesday and the Butterfly Hospice is looking for fundraisers in the Spalding area. A coffee morning will be held on Friday, March 15, at Broad Street Methodist Church from 10am to noon, when potential volunteers can find out more.

If you are interested in any of these volunteering opportunities, or would like to talk to us about what else is available in your area, call Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service area officer for South Holland, Katy Gale, on 01205 510888 (option 2), 07508 950438, or email katygale@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk. You can also visit www.lincolnshirecvs.org.uk.



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