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  • Christ Church Peer Mentoring Service logo

    Peer Mentor

    Christ Church Peer Mentoring Service

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    A Peer Mentor helps their mentee(s) to manage their transition into university life and during other times when situations may seem challenging. You will be provided with detailed training and induction and will have regular review touch-points with the Peer Mentoring Officer.

    • Where?Canterbury, Medway, Other, Thanet, All campuses
    • When?Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    • Interests?Education & Literacy, Health & Wellbeing, Mentoring and Befriending
    • Skills?Communication, Listening, Mentoring and Befriending
  • bemix logo

    Discovery Catering Volunteer

    bemix

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We are looking for a volunteer to help support people with cooking and keeping the kitchen safe. The role will also include helping us to prepare food and serve customers at the pop-up cafes. Discovery Catering is a group where we get together to learn about cooking. We meet every Tuesday from 10am – 4pm at Westgate Hall, Canterbury. We think Skillnet Group CIC © 2 March 2015 about food and plan seasonal vegan and vegetarian meals. We prepare the food and cook it. We learn about keeping the kitchen clean and safe. We taste different foods and make lots of different things, like vegan sausage rolls and cakes. We share what we have learnt by serving food for the community at our monthly pop-up cafes. We are looking for volunteers who: Have an interest in, or experience of, supporting people with a learning difficulty and/or autism Have an interest in, or experience of, cooking and baking – in particular, vegan and vegetarian cookery. Be organised and keep your diary up-to-date. Be calm and patient with a good sense of humour. Able to work with people flexibly to adapt to the needs of a team.

    • Where?Canterbury
    • When?Tuesday
    • Interests?Community, Education & Literacy, Health & Wellbeing
    • Skills?Communication, Teamwork
    • Effective Communicator (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Team-worker
    • Professional (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
  • Kent, Surrey and Sussex community Rehabilitation Company (KSSCRC) logo

    Probation Mentor

    Kent, Surrey and Sussex community Rehabilitation Company (KSSCRC)

    This opportunity takes place between 05 Mar 2019 and 31 Dec 2019.

    There are a variety of roles within the KSS CRC Volunteer unit aimed at supporting individuals to improve areas of their lives they have identified as problematic. This could be in housing, addiction, relationships, budgeting, health, how they view themselves and the world around them or education, training and employment. Key responsibilities are: · Spending time with the service user and engaging in activities that are agreed with the responsible officer, service user and volunteer · Supporting the service user to engage in requirements that reduce their re-offending · Assisting with activities that support the service user to achieve positive outcomes · Assisting with public protection by reporting any issues related to the service user's behaviour/actions · Assisting in KSS CRC's aim of reducing re-offending and improving lives. · Attending regular supervision sessions with supervising officer · Actively promoting KSS CRC values in the work with service users · Maintaining knowledge of work practices within KSS CRC that reduces re-offending by attending meetings as required · Working in a non-discriminatory manner · Attending team meetings and participating in ongoing training activities They are challenging and rewarding roles which help some of the most marginalised people in our society reduce their re-offending and through inclusion contribute towards helping our communities stay safer.

    • Where?Canterbury, Medway, Other, Thanet, All campuses
    • When?Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Tuesday, Thursday
    • Interests?Community, Health & Wellbeing, Homelessness and Housing, Mentoring and Befriending, Older People
    • Skills?Communication, Listening, Mentoring and Befriending
    • Effective Communicator (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Intercultural Awareness
    • Organisation
    • Planning and Research
    • Problem Solving
    • Team-worker
    • Professional (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Self-aware (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
  • Shaw trust/ Live Well Kent logo

    Community Wellbeing Volunteer

    Shaw trust/ Live Well Kent

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Time to spare? Skills to share? Our Live Well Kent service helps our clients with mental ill health, improve their everyday living, become more independent and confident. Through your support our clients will meet new people, gain skills and confidence, in helping them access the community.

    • Where?Canterbury
    • When?Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Tuesday, Thursday
    • Interests?Community, Health & Wellbeing, Mentoring and Befriending
    • Skills?Communication, Listening, Mentoring and Befriending
    • Creativity
    • Compassion
    • Effective Communicator (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Intercultural Awareness
    • Problem Solving
    • Team-worker
    • Self-aware (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
  • YHA (England and Wales) logo

    YHA Hostel Placement

    YHA (England and Wales)

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We have residential placements available at some well-loved hostels. City, country or coastal, the choice is yours! Our hostel placements are perfect if you want to gain hospitality experience, complete a work placement as part of your course of study or simply get away from home and lend a hand.

    • Where?Canterbury, Medway, Other, Thanet, All campuses
    • When?Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    • Interests?Arts, Culture and Heritage, Children and Young People, Community, Health & Wellbeing
    • Skills?Communication, Teamwork
    • Adaptability (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Effective Communicator (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Team-worker
  • PACT logo

    Volunteer Mentor

    PACT

    This opportunity takes place between 13 Mar 2019 and 05 Jun 2020.

    Pact Mentoring Role Description Aim: Our service is designed to provide support to offenders through mentoring to encourage full integration and to promote social inclusion. Duties: To be led by each individual service users needs, it could be attending an appointment with them, registering at a GP surgery, discussing feelings and emotions, helping with reading and writing, listening, having a coffee and chat or meeting at the prison gates on release, it really depends on the individual, but it will include: • To build up a relationship • To establish and maintain appropriate boundaries to the mentoring relationship • To acknowledge positive qualities and skills • To spend time with/share activities with service users • To be consistent, reliable and dependable • To work within a spirit of non-discrimination • To respect confidentiality according to Pact policies • To keep in touch with your co-ordinator • To carry out admin tasks (Volunteer Agreement, Contact Records and Expense Forms) • To attend volunteer support meetings Desired Skills: Applicants without the following skills or experience will still be considered as we provide training and support which will help you work towards acquiring these skills. Skills and Experience Desired Personal Qualities Non-judgemental/non-discriminatory Approachable and friendly manner Flexibility Reliable and punctual Organised and able to use own initiative Skills and Abilities Good communication and interpersonal skills Ability to respect confidentiality Ability to work as part of a team Understanding the importance of professional boundaries Previous Experience Experience of working with vulnerable people Important Information: Time Commitment: 6 months (minimum time), with a minimum of 1 hour per week Training: An initial two day foundation training is provided by Pact and ongoing relevant/refresher training will be provided during support meetings. Expenses: Reasonable travel costs (on public transport) or mileage will be reimbursed (to a maximum of £10). Other: This post is subject to security clearances and enhanced DBS.

    • Where?Canterbury, Medway, Other, Thanet, All campuses
    • When?Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Tuesday, Thursday
    • Interests?Children and Young People, Health & Wellbeing, Homelessness and Housing, Mentoring and Befriending, Refugee and Migrant Support, Students' Union
    • Skills?Communication, Mediation, Mentoring and Befriending
    • Compassion
    • Effective Communicator (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Informed (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Innovative (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Intercultural Awareness
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Planning and Research
    • Problem Solving
    • Team-worker
    • Professional (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Self-aware (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
  • Library and Learning Resources logo

    Library champion

    Library and Learning Resources

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    This role will represent a sounding board for our proposals and provide an opportunity to help us shape our services. It will listen to the views of their peers’ on the services, collections and resources and then collate and communicate feedback back to us.

    • Where?Canterbury
    • When?Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    • Interests?Education & Literacy
    • Skills?Communication, Creative and Design, Event Planning, Listening, IT, Computers and Web Skills, Leadership and Management, Literacy and copywriting, Teaching and Training
  • The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre logo

    Arts and Heritage Young Leader

    The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

    This opportunity takes place between 19 Aug 2019 and 31 Mar 2020.

    The Horsebridge Arts Centre is working with Canterbury Archaeological Trust and Whitstable Community Museum to lead a new FREE arts and heritage project for young people. Uncover the ‘Pudding Pans’ Roman Samian ware pots which have been found over many years by local fishermen off the Kent coast. How did the pots get there? Was there a shipwreck? The pots have been re-used by many local fishing families for cooking food and have also been passed down through generations of families and around the local community. We are looking for a group of young people aged 13 –25 to work alongside archaeologists, historians and local artists over the next 10 months to rediscover the history of the pudding pans and interpret them for a new generation. Sessions will take place mainly at weekends and during school holidays at The Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable Museum and Canterbury Archaeological Trust. If you want to take part in the sessions or you would just like to find out more please contact Nicola to book a place, call 01227 281174 or email nicola@thehorsebridge.org.uk . We are able to reimburse any public transport costs, just bring your ticket with you. Highlights of taking part include: Two specialised training courses and a half-term work placement with archaeologists at Canterbury Archaeological Trust. Day trips to local roman sites.  A ceramic making course.  Specialist workshops with local Visual Artists.  The chance to achieve an accredited Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification.  The opportunity to be part of a creative exhibition at The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre.

    • Where?Canterbury
    • When?Sunday, Saturday
    • Interests?Arts, Culture and Heritage, Children and Young People, Community, Events and stewarding
    • Skills?Administration and Clerical, Communication, Creative and Design, Event Planning, Leadership and Management, Marketing and Media, Teamwork
    • Adaptability (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Creativity
    • Effective Communicator (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Informed (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Innovative (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Planning and Research
    • Problem Solving
    • Team-worker
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind logo

    My Guide Volunteer

    Guide Dogs for the Blind

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Become a My Guide volunteer and support someone with sight loss in the community. My Guide is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience supporting people with sight loss and making a real difference to their lives. We will give you all the training in how to provide sighted guiding. Once you are trained and ready to go, you'll meet your match once a week to support them in getting out and about to where they want to go. You will need to be 18 years old or above, agree to a criminal record check, attend a Safeguarding course and complete My Guide Level 1 and 2 to enter into a My Guide Partnership. This training is endorsed by VISION 2020.

    • Where?Canterbury, Medway, Thanet, All campuses
    • When?Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    • Interests?Community, Health & Wellbeing, Mentoring and Befriending, Older People
    • Skills?Communication, Listening, Mentoring and Befriending, Teaching and Training, Teamwork
    • Adaptability (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Compassion
    • Effective Communicator (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Organisation
    • Team-worker
    • Self-aware (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
  • East Kent Mencap logo

    Thanet Thinkers Volunteer

    East Kent Mencap

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Thanet Thinkers is a support group run by East Kent Mencap's GOLD Project that meets every Tuesday, from 1 to 3pm, at Costa Coffee in Cliftonville. The group provides the opportunity for people with a learning difficulty to: - meet new people - find out what's happening in their local area - talk about the things that are important to them and - get information and advice about any concerns they may have. If you are a sociable and outgoing person who enjoys talking to people, we would love to hear from you.

    • Where?Thanet
    • When?Tuesday
    • Interests?Campaigning and Fundraising, Community, Health & Wellbeing, Mentoring and Befriending
    • Skills?Communication, Listening, Mentoring and Befriending
    • Adaptability (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Compassion
    • Effective Communicator (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Problem Solving
    • Team-worker
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