Books To Africa International
This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.
Books To Africa International (Books2Africa) is a UK registered charity (No 1152599) that is educating people and saving the environment by collecting donated books from the UK and sending them to institutions of learning in Africa. Books2Africa is in Special Consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and participates in the UN’s activities and initiatives. Our team of volunteers and interns play an integral part in our day-to-day operations. Volunteers and interns work primarily as Logistics Officers and are responsible for checking, scanning, sorting and packaging donated books and resources at our Processing Centre in Canterbury (CT1 3AA). As part of the Logistics Team, you will be scanning/entering the barcodes/ISBN numbers.
Assisting with the preparation, cooking and serving of food to clients 08.30am-13.30pm.
This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 29 Feb 2020.
The Canterbury Community Shelter will be running from 1st December 2019 through to 29th February 2020. In partnership with 7 churches in Canterbury we will be providing overnight accommodation for rough sleepers to shelter from the cold weather and work with staff/volunteers to find more permanent housing. To help the shelter run smoothly, we require a strong team of volunteers to carry out a variety of roles: Kitchen volunteers to cook supper for the shelter guests at Canterbury Open Centre. (5-7:30pm). Evening volunteers to chat to the guests, play board games, etc at Canterbury Open Centre (5-7:30pm) and at the church venues (7-10pm) Overnight volunteers to support the paid staff at the church venues (can bring bedding and sleep if desired) (10pm-7:30am). Bedding volunteers with their own transport to take bedding to and from the church venues (mornings at 7:45am and/or evenings at 7pm).
Library and Learning Resources
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.
Christ Church Peer Mentoring Service
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.
YHA (England and Wales)
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.
Our hostels would love some volunteer help this winter with Working Holidays. Tasks vary between hostels but mostly involve painting and decorating, garden and grounds work and cleaning.
Kent Association for the Blind
Our volunteer visitors visit sight impaired people in their own homes. They can also accompany people on outings, visits to friends or attend appointments. Many of our volunteer visitors are asked to help with reading personal correspondence and help with light paperwork. It is a very rewarding role, and a fantastic opportunity to make new friends.
Worthgate Scout Group
Support the delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme for the Section taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the Young People. Support the safe delivery of the programme in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules The Scout Association. Actively support and promote the achievement of badges and awards, in particular the Chief Scouts Award. Actively work with other adults in the Group to support and promote Group or multi-section activities and events. Make and maintain good relationships with parents/carers of the Young People. This may include running a parent rota and/or inviting parents to support camps or other residential experiences. Full training and support available
Running games and activities as part of weekly section meetings and other section events. Assisting young people to achieve badges and awards. Assisting with residential experiences for the section. Assisting the section with taking part in a varied, exciting and safe programme of activities.