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Fri 17 Mar 2017

About the opportunity

We’re looking to grow our team at the Volunteer Centre and increase the number of people volunteering in the district.  Our Volunteers are the first point of contact for people accessing the centre and need to

be reliable, friendly and enjoy helping people.

The roles are varied and provide volunteers with a wide range of skills and experience in a busy office of a thriving local charity.

 

What will I be doing?

Tasks that a volunteer role might include are listed below to give an example of the work that we do, but we’re keen to hear from anyone who can be flexible and wants to make a difference.

  • Working on reception answering telephone calls and dealing with enquiries from individuals and organisations
  • Greeting visitors to the centre, establishing the purpose of their visit and providing them with information or ensuring they are looked after by the right member of the team as appropriate
  • Using our extensive volunteering database, inputting registration forms and processing online volunteer applications
  • Responding to emails
  • Creating suitable portfolios of volunteering opportunities that match the interests, skills and availability of each client
  • Promoting the work of the Volunteer Centre throughout the District
  • Assisting us with our social media strategy
  • Supporting our pop-up volunteer centres in Bushey, Potters Bar and Radlett

 

About the Organisation
Since being created in 2009 from a merger of two community organisations within Hertsmere, Communities 1st has grown into a successful charitable organisation with strong links to the communities in which we work.

 

Communities 1st aims to develop and promote a healthier and more thriving community by supporting and enabling people to become more actively involved in the community.  We encourage individual volunteering and support groups working to achieve benefits for our community. 

 

Our specific projects have been supported by reputable funders such as the National Lottery, European Social Fund, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Borough Council and Affinity Sutton Housing as well as many local businesses.

 

We involve volunteers in a variety of roles and have something to suit all skills, talents, interests and availability. You will be valued and supported in whichever role you decide to undertake and the chances are you'll have fun too!

 

What are they looking for?

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience

  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate.
  • Good written skills able to speak confidently with variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to monitor and maintain own standards and pay attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible approach and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word
  • Ability to work independently and ask for clarification when needed
  • We need volunteers to be able to commit to at least three hours a fortnight for a minimum period of 3 months

 

Practical Considerations

This opportunity is suitable for those people who would like to get office based experience.

No formal qualifications or prior guiding experience are required to volunteer with us.

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities.

A full charity induction will be given before the volunteer starts with us and ongoing training is offered depending on which event you are working on.

Home based and in your local area.

References will be required from applications and will be taken up.

Please apply asap as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Volunteers MUST be over 16 (or be accompanied by an adult if under 16).

We need volunteers to be able to commit to at least three hours a fortnight for a minimum period of 6 months

 

Benefits:

  • Once a number of sessions have been completed we will be happy to provide a reference.
  • Gain basic office skills, with an opportunity to progress into more varied roles.
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
  • Satisfaction of helping people
  • Positive work environment, part of the friendly Community Hertsmere team
  • Training in Equality and Diversity, Customer Service

 

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Fri 17 Mar 2017

We are looking for Trustees with particular skills to strengthen our current Board of Trustees. You may be a solicitor, retail worker, mum or dad with time to influence, a HR professional with drive and ambition or you are just reading this and believe you are the right person to join our Board.

 

We are looking for your commitment, passion, understanding and a can-do attitude.

 

To serve on the board, you will have the time to read detailed papers and take part in regular trustee meetings as well as make a creative contribution as a trustee.

 

The board is currently made up of local people who volunteer their time and expertise in order to shape the destiny of Community Hertsmere, safeguard its interests and ensure financial stability.

 

The main responsibilities of a Trustee is to:

  • Attend Board meetings
  • Help the Board of Trustees in their role of setting the strategy and policy of the organisation.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the organisation where appropriate.
  • Act with integrity, reasonableness and prudence.
  • Understand the legal and financial responsibilities of being a trustee, the liabilities and implications of decisions.
  • Exercise responsibilities in accordance with the Governing Document.

 

If you have the experience and skill sets in the following areas and are looking to work at Board Level, we would love to hear from you:

  • Networking
  • Legal matters 
  • Property
  • Personnel
  • Health & Safety

 

A knowledge of trusteeship and committee work will be an advantage.

We are keen to develop a diverse board of trustees and advisors and we welcome applicants from all areas of the community.

 

About the Organisation

Since being created in 2009 from a merger of two community organisations within Hertsmere, Community Hertsmere has grown into a successful charitable organisation with strong links to the communities in which we work.

 

Community Hertsmere aims to develop and promote a healthier and more thriving community by supporting and enabling people to become more actively involved in the community.  We encourage individual volunteering and support groups working to achieve benefits for our community. 

 

Our specific projects have been supported by reputable funders such as the National Lottery, European Social Fund, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Borough Council and Affinity Sutton Housing as well as many local businesses.

 

What are they looking for?

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience

  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate.
  • Good written skills able to speak confidently with variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible approach and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Commit at least 1 day per month

 

Practical Considerations

A full charity induction will be given before the volunteer starts with us and ongoing training is offered

Home based and in your local area.

References will be required from applications and will be taken up.

Please apply asap as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Benefits:

  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
  • Satisfaction of helping people

 

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Fri 17 Mar 2017

About the opportunity

Our telephone Befrienders phone older people with long-term health conditions and their carers. They call on a regular basis to offer a friendly chat and a listening ear.

 

By becoming a befriender you will be able to use your skills in caring, listening and communication to make a real difference in someone's life. You should be able to deal with befriendees in a non-judgemental and respectful way, whilst maintaining confidentiality and observing the networks organisational policies and procedures.

 

We hope that volunteers will develop a rewarding relationship with the older people they befriend by offering contact, understanding and information; a few phone calls a month can really make a difference.

 

Our volunteers - ordinary men and women of all ages and ethnicities - love spending time with the older people. Through them, we want to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age.

 

We will also offer ongoing support and mentoring both individually and at group volunteer get-togethers.

 

About the Organisation

Since being created in 2009 from a merger of two community organisations within Hertsmere, Communities 1st has grown into a successful charitable organisation with strong links to the communities in which we work.

 

Communities 1st aims to develop and promote a healthier and more thriving community by supporting and enabling people to become more actively involved in the community.  We encourage individual volunteering and support groups working to achieve benefits for our community. 

 

Our specific projects have been supported by reputable funders such as the National Lottery, European Social Fund, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Borough Council and Affinity Sutton Housing as well as many local businesses.

 

We involve volunteers in a variety of roles and have something to suit all skills, talents, interests and availability. You will be valued and supported in whichever role you decide to undertake and the chances are you'll have fun too!

 

What are they looking for?

You need no specific skills or qualifications other than a great listener, enjoys talking and have a real empathy towards older people. A friendly disposition is useful.

 

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience

  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Flexible approach and willingness to work as part of a team

 

Practical Considerations

No formal qualifications or prior guiding experience are required to volunteer with us.

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities.

A full charity induction will be given before the volunteer starts with us and ongoing training is offered depending on which event you are working on.

Home based and in your local area.

References will be required from applications and will be taken up.

Please apply asap as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Volunteers MUST be over 16 (or be accompanied by an adult if under 16).

A minimum of six months commitment is required.

 

Benefits:

  • Once a number of sessions have been completed we will be happy to provide a reference.
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
  • Satisfaction of helping people
  • Positive work environment, part of the friendly Community Hertsmere team
  • Training in Equality and Diversity, Customer Service

 

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Fri 17 Mar 2017

  • Do you want to gain practical experience working in a Social Media related role?
  • Would you like to show real life experiences of creating and managing communications campaigns?

Communities 1st are looking for a Social Media and Communications Volunteer, who loves to face work challenges; to join their growing team. 

 

This role offers a great opportunity for the right person who is looking to; gain experience in the Third Sector; develop their office based and management experience; or just simply 'give something back to their community'. The role is for you if you are looking for flexibility and autonomy.

 

What will I be doing?

  • Support engage current and potential volunteers through digital channels
  • Engage current followers and friends on Twitter and Facebook
  • Identify and create content for our social media channels
  • Report to CEO on effectiveness of campaigns
  • Assist with writing and promoting press releases when needed.
  • Support the general administration of the organisation by undertaking general office tasks as required or requested, including checking the post and voicemail on a regular basis

 

About the Organisation

Since being created in 2009 from a merger of two community organisations within Hertsmere, Communities 1st has grown into a successful charitable organisation with strong links to the communities in which we work.

 

Communities1st aims to develop and promote a healthier and more thriving community by supporting and enabling people to become more actively involved in the community.  We encourage individual volunteering and support groups working to achieve benefits for our community. 

 

Our specific projects have been supported by reputable funders such as the National Lottery, European Social Fund, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Borough Council and Affinity Sutton Housing as well as many local businesses.

 

We involve volunteers in a variety of roles and have something to suit all skills, talents, interests and availability. You will be valued and supported in whichever role you decide to undertake and the chances are you'll have fun too!

 

What are they looking for?

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience
 

  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate
  • Knowledge of using social media tools including Facebook and Twitter
  • Understanding of audience or customer engagement through social media
  • Knowledge of tools to measure impact of social media campaigns
  • Ability to evaluate impact of campaigns and provide recommendations based on this
  • Wider PR experience or knowledge would be an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Flexible approach and willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Commit at least 1 day per month

 

Practical Considerations

This opportunity is suitable for those people who would like to get office based experience.

No formal qualifications or prior guiding experience are required to volunteer with us.

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities.

A full charity induction will be given before the volunteer starts with us and ongoing training is offered depending on which event you are working on.

Home based and in your local area.

References will be required from applications and will be taken up.

Please apply asap as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Volunteers MUST be over 16 (or be accompanied by an adult if under 16).

A minimum of six months commitment is required.

 

Benefits:

  • Once a number of sessions have been completed we will be happy to provide a reference.
  • Gain basic office skills, with an opportunity to progress into more varied roles.
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
  • Satisfaction of helping people
  • Positive work environment, part of the friendly Community Hertsmere team
  • Training in Equality and Diversity, Customer Service

 

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Fri 17 Mar 2017

About the opportunity

Are you a bit techy?   We're looking for someone who can sort, collate and PAT test electrical goods on our and other charity organisations premises.  

 

After the appropriate training you will be carrying out a Portable Appliance Test on electrical items to ensure that they are safe.  This is a combination of a rigorous visual and physical inspection and then testing the appliance with an easy to use BattPAT Tester which will be provided.

 

What training and support will you be given?

No previous experience is required, training is delivered through a DVD Powerpoint presentation and takes about 3 hours to fully complete followed by a short online multiple choice test.  This can all be done at the volunteers own pace and the test can be completed with the aid of all the learning materials supplied by the Training Provider.

 

About the Organisation

Since being created in 2009 from a merger of two community organisations within Hertsmere, Communities 1st has grown into a successful charitable organisation with strong links to the communities in which we work.

 

Communities 1st aims to develop and promote a healthier and more thriving community by supporting and enabling people to become more actively involved in the community.  We encourage individual volunteering and support groups working to achieve benefits for our community. 

 

Our specific projects have been supported by reputable funders such as the National Lottery, European Social Fund, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Borough Council and Affinity Sutton Housing as well as many local businesses.

 

We involve volunteers in a variety of roles and have something to suit all skills, talents, interests and availability. You will be valued and supported in whichever role you decide to undertake and the chances are you'll have fun too!

 

What are they looking for?

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience

  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate.
  • Attention to detail
  • An ability to record simple data in a PAT testing Log Book
  • Able to work without distractions in a busy environment
  • Willingness to carry out instructions from staff
  • Reliable and good time-keeping
  • Physically able to lift and move small and medium sized electrical products
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible approach and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently and ask for clarification when needed
  • Commit at least 1 day per month

 

Practical Considerations

This opportunity is suitable for those people who would like to get office based experience.

No formal qualifications or prior guiding experience are required to volunteer with us.

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities.

A full charity induction will be given before the volunteer starts with us and ongoing training is offered depending on which event you are working on.

Home based and in your local area.

References will be required from applications and will be taken up.

Please apply asap as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Volunteers MUST be over 16 (or be accompanied by an adult if under 16).

A minimum of six months commitment is required.

 

Benefits:

  • Once a number of sessions have been completed we will be happy to provide a reference.
  • Gain basic office skills, with an opportunity to progress into more varied roles.
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
  • Satisfaction of helping people
  • Positive work environment, part of the friendly Community Hertsmere team
  • Training in Equality and Diversity, Customer Service

 

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Fri 17 Mar 2017

Communities 1st are looking for Volunteer leaflet and Poster distributors to supply locally identified shops, businesses and not-for-profit organisations with leaflets and posters that promote activities and events available for local residents.

 

What will I be doing?

  • Monthly leaflet and poster distribution in identified locations
  • Identifying new locations to display leaflets and posters
  • Liaising with the administrator

 

About the Organisation

Since being created in 2009 from a merger of two community organisations within Hertsmere, Communities 1st has grown into a successful charitable organisation with strong links to the communities in which we work.

 

Communities 1st aims to develop and promote a healthier and more thriving community by supporting and enabling people to become more actively involved in the community.  We encourage individual volunteering and support groups working to achieve benefits for our community. 

 

Our specific projects have been supported by reputable funders such as the National Lottery, European Social Fund, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Borough Council and Affinity Sutton Housing as well as many local businesses.

 

We involve volunteers in a variety of roles and have something to suit all skills, talents, interests and availability. You will be valued and supported in whichever role you decide to undertake and the chances are you'll have fun too!

 

What are they looking for?

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience

  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate.
  • Ability to monitor and maintain own standards and pay attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible approach and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently and ask for clarification when needed
  • Commit at least 1 day per month

 

Practical Considerations

No formal qualifications or prior guiding experience are required to volunteer with us.

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities.

A full charity induction will be given before the volunteer starts with us and ongoing training is offered depending on which event you are working on.

Home based and in your local area.

References will be required from applications and will be taken up.

Please apply asap as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Volunteers MUST be over 16 (or be accompanied by an adult if under 16).

 

Benefits:

  • Once a number of sessions have been completed we will be happy to provide a reference.
  • Gain basic office skills, with an opportunity to progress into more varied roles.
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.

 

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Fri 17 Mar 2017

As our Admin Volunteer, your main roles will be to complete everyday admin created within the office as well as maintaining the Communities 1st website. Your post will also include transferring current data onto new software packages and helping us to update our current systems. You will also be on hand to aid the rest of the team with any IT problems they might have.

About the Organisation

Since being created in 2009 from a merger of two community organisations within Hertsmere, Communities 1st has grown into a successful charitable organisation with strong links to the communities in which we work.

 

Communities 1st aims to develop and promote a healthier and more thriving community by supporting and enabling people to become more actively involved in the community.  We encourage individual volunteering and support groups working to achieve benefits for our community. 

 

Our specific projects have been supported by reputable funders such as the National Lottery, European Social Fund, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Borough Council and Affinity Sutton Housing as well as many local businesses.

 

We involve volunteers in a variety of roles and have something to suit all skills, talents, interests and availability. You will be valued and supported in whichever role you decide to undertake and the chances are you'll have fun too!

 

What are they looking for?

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience

  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Reasonable ICT experience, however, no formal qualifications required.
  • Ability to monitor and maintain own standards and pay attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible approach and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently and ask for clarification when needed
  • Commit at least 1 day per month

 

Practical Considerations

This opportunity is suitable for those people who would like to get office based experience.

No formal qualifications or prior guiding experience are required to volunteer with us.

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities.

A full charity induction will be given before the volunteer starts with us and ongoing training is offered depending on which event you are working on.

Home based and in your local area.

References will be required from applications and will be taken up.

Please apply asap as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Volunteers MUST be over 16 (or be accompanied by an adult if under 16).

A minimum of six months commitment is required.

 

Benefits:

  • Once a number of sessions have been completed we will be happy to provide a reference.
  • Gain basic office skills, with an opportunity to progress into more varied roles.
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
  • Satisfaction of helping people
  • Positive work environment, part of the friendly Community Hertsmere team
  • Training in Equality and Diversity, Customer Service

 

View Volunteering Opportunities

Fri 17 Mar 2017

This role offers a great opportunity for the right person who is looking to; gain experience in the Third Sector; develop their office based and management experience; or just simply 'give something back

to their community'. If you are looking for flexibility and autonomy, this role is for you.

 

What will I be doing?

As a Volunteer Receptionist and Administrator you will provide a welcome presence for people coming into the service. Your role will include:

  • Covering reception duties, answering the telephones and welcoming users to the shop
  • Making and transferring telephone calls.
  • Taking and logging messages.
  • Providing information about the Shop’s and charity’s activities to the public.
  • Supporting the collection, collation and inputting of service data
  • Undertaking day-to-day administrative tasks such as photo copying and updating records

 

About the Organisation

Since being created in 2009 from a merger of two community organisations within Hertsmere, Communities 1st has grown into a successful charitable organisation with strong links to the communities in which we work.

 

Communities 1st aims to develop and promote a healthier and more thriving community by supporting and enabling people to become more actively involved in the community.  We encourage individual volunteering and support groups working to achieve benefits for our community. 

 

Our specific projects have been supported by reputable funders such as the National Lottery, European Social Fund, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Borough Council and Affinity Sutton Housing as well as many local businesses.

 

We involve volunteers in a variety of roles and have something to suit all skills, talents, interests and availability. You will be valued and supported in whichever role you decide to undertake and the chances are you'll have fun too!

 

What are they looking for?

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience

  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate.
  • Good written skills able to speak confidently with variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to monitor and maintain own standards and pay attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible approach and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word
  • Ability to work independently and ask for clarification when needed
  • Commit at least 1 day per month

 

Practical Considerations

  • This opportunity is suitable for those people who would like to get office based experience.
  • No formal qualifications or prior guiding experience are required to volunteer with us.
  • We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities.
  • A full charity induction will be given before the volunteer starts with us and ongoing training is offered depending on which event you are working on.
    Home based and in your local area.
  • References will be required from applications and will be taken up.
  • Please apply asap as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Volunteers MUST be over 16 (or be accompanied by an adult if under 16).
  • A minimum of six months commitment is required.

 

Benefits:

  • Once a number of sessions have been completed we will be happy to provide a reference.
  • Gain basic office skills, with an opportunity to progress into more varied roles.
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
  • Satisfaction of helping people
  • Positive work environment, part of the friendly Community Hertsmere team
  • Training in Equality and Diversity, Customer Service

 

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Fri 17 Mar 2017

About the opportunity

A 'Digital Champion' is someone who supports family, friends, colleagues, customers or people in their community to enjoy all the benefits that Basic Online Skills can bring.

Are you IT savvy with skills to share? Can you help those who aren’t so confident to start using the net, their smart phones and tablets? 

Want to help your local community with  Computers and a Cuppa - a project that gives older people the opportunity to explore Information Technology through fun learning from each other? 

Communities 1st are looking for people in Hertsmere to train as Digital Champions to support this initiative which provides a social and informal environment for older people to gain confidence on various IT equipment and learn together whilst socialising. 

Professional skills would be welcomed but are not essential – we are looking for friendly, proactive volunteers who have an interest in supporting people and are able to help get this group off the ground, and support/get involved on the day of the sessions. 

Why are Digital Champions important?

Digital Champions are the key to creating and sustaining successful digital skills/projects and programmes to support others within their community.

What will I be doing?

Well, you don't need to be an IT whizz or guru to become a Digital Champion within your community, you just need a bit of spare time and enthusiasm to support others to experience the benefits of the internet and digital technology.

 

About the Organisation

Since being created in 2009 from a merger of two community organisations within Hertsmere, Communities 1st has grown into a successful charitable organisation with strong links to the communities in which we work.

 

Communities 1st aims to develop and promote a healthier and more thriving community by supporting and enabling people to become more actively involved in the community.  We encourage individual volunteering and support groups working to achieve benefits for our community. 

 

Our specific projects have been supported by reputable funders such as the National Lottery, European Social Fund, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Borough Council and Affinity Sutton Housing as well as many local businesses.

 

We involve volunteers in a variety of roles and have something to suit all skills, talents, interests and availability. You will be valued and supported in whichever role you decide to undertake and the chances are you'll have fun too!

 

What are they looking for?

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience

  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate.
  • Comfortable with their own abilities and knowledge of being able to get online.
  • Able to use computers, search the internet and send emails
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible approach and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently and ask for clarification when needed
  • Be patient, reliable and organised.
  • Able to explain things easily and clearly.
  • Commit at least 1 day per month

 

Practical Considerations

Digital Champions will be required to help learners within their local community possibly at a library or other communal place.

No formal qualifications or prior guiding experience are required to volunteer with us.

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities.

A full charity induction will be given before the volunteer starts with us and ongoing training is offered depending on which event you are working on.

Home based and in your local area.

References will be required from applications and will be taken up.

Please apply asap as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Volunteers MUST be over 16 (or be accompanied by an adult if under 16).

A minimum of six months commitment is required.

 

Benefits:

  • Once a number of sessions have been completed we will be happy to provide a reference.
  • Gain basic office skills, with an opportunity to progress into more varied roles.
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
  • Satisfaction of helping people
  • Positive work environment, part of the friendly Community Hertsmere team
  • Training in Equality and Diversity, Customer Service

 

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Fri 17 Mar 2017

About the opportunity

Communities 1st are committed to creating opportunities of true value for companies with whom we partner and will work alongside partner organisations to plan and execute meaningful projects and opportunities to meet both the Charity’s and the company’s unique objectives.

 

We are looking for a Corporate Business Sponsorship Volunteer to make a significant contribution to the team and the work of the charity through developing new initiatives and growing our sponsor and business partner relationships.

 

What will I be doing?

These are our initial ideas, but we definitely welcome your input, based on your experience:

  • Develop a plan and budget, with the charity's Chief Executive
  • Develop appealing sponsorship packages for businesses in the local community, to attract their support
  • Get to know Community Hertsmere's projects and activities so you can describe Communities 1st to local businesses in a way that makes sense to them, and helps them see what they’d gain from sponsoring Communities 1st
  • Reach out to local businesses to create relationships that benefit both parties -- probably via existing local business networks and events

 

About the Organisation

Communities 1st represents the community and voluntary sector in Hertsmere, are the Hertsmere Volunteer Centre as well as providing a wide range of Community Development Projects.

 

Communities 1st aims to develop and promote a healthier and more thriving community by supporting and enabling people to become more actively involved in the community.  We encourage individual volunteering and support groups working to achieve benefits for our community.   We promote new activities, provide a voice and influence policymakers.

 

Our specific projects have been supported by reputable funders such as the National Lottery, European Social Fund, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Borough Council and Affinity Sutton Housing as well as many local businesses.

 

We involve volunteers in a variety of roles and have something to suit all skills, talents, interests and availability. You will be valued and supported in whichever role you decide to undertake and the chances are you'll have fun too!

 

What are they looking for?

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience

  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate.
  • Knowledge of the business world
  • Building relationships with corporates & businesses
  • Good written skills able to speak confidently with variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to monitor and maintain own standards and pay attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible approach and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word
  • Ability to work independently and ask for clarification when needed
  • Commit at least 1 day per month

 

Practical Considerations

This opportunity is suitable for those people who would like to get office based experience.

No formal qualifications or prior guiding experience are required to volunteer with us.

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities.

A full charity induction will be given before the volunteer starts with us and ongoing training is offered depending on which event you are working on.

Home based and in your local area.

References will be required from applications and will be taken up.

Please apply asap as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Volunteers MUST be over 16 (or be accompanied by an adult if under 16).

A minimum of six months commitment is required.

 

Benefits:

  • Once a number of sessions have been completed we will be happy to provide a reference.
  • Gain basic office skills, with an opportunity to progress into more varied roles.
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
  • Satisfaction of helping people
  • Positive work environment, part of the friendly Community Hertsmere team
  • Training in Equality and Diversity, Customer Service

 

View Volunteering Opportunities

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