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Cambridge and Coleridge Athletics Club
This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.
Coaching Assistants support coaches in young athletes’ sessions, including helping to organize and supervise groups of young people at athletic training sessions. The training sessions take place all year and ideally the applicant will be available through both the winter and summer. We are particularly interested in young people who are willing to help these sessions be fun and safe for the children between 11 and 14 years old. Our young athletes training on Monday evenings throughout the year. Indoors from late October to late February. We are looking for people who wish to become qualified coaching assistants to lead coaching sessions under supervision of a qualified level 2 coach.
Supporting coaches at athletic training sessions, particularly for the 11-14 year old age group. From late October to late February C&C runs indoor training sessions in the University of Cambridge Sports Centre. The sessions are between 6pm and 8pm on Mondays. We are particularly interested in young people who are willing to help these sessions be fun and safe for the children between 11 and 14 years old.
Shepreth Wildlife Park
Duties include: general husbandry of all species on an assigned section (East, West, South, Education Department, or Horticulture). It is recommended you bring waterproof clothing, Wellington boots and steel-toe boots (please note: trainers / sandals are not allowed when working on the Wildlife Park).
Volunteering in the Education Centre covers handling animals with pupils of all ages and the general public (training is provided). Sessions are conducted on site and as an outreach service which could involve carrying animal crates and travelling as assistant to the education officer to schools, community groups, etc. Other duties include feeding/cleaning animals in the education centre, maintenance and cleanliness of the education unit, and clear understanding of wildlife park protocol.
You will volunteer in the Hedgehog Hospital as a volunteer hedgehog carer who will be assigned a day (or more, if you wish) per week to come into the hospital to ensure all the hedgehogs are fed and their crates cleaned. You will also complete their daily health record, logging the amount of food they have had and also their weight gain/loss and liaise with the triage team as required. You will also be responsible for assessing any hedgehogs being admitted on the day and dealing with the initial assessment and treatment regime.
Volunteers are being sought to provide a listening service for students within Cambridge. Current services include phone and email, with an instant messaging service opening shortly. V We recruit new volunteers twice per academic year, once in October and once in February. The application process involves an online form and in-person interview.
YMCA Trinity Group
The main focus of this role is to support and champion the rights of young and vulnerable people whilst in police detention. Specific Project Requirements: • To attend Police stations to offer support to young or vulnerable people whilst in custody in line with the specification set by the Youth Justice Manager. • To review custody record information to ensure compliance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1986 and subsequent Codes of Practice. • To ensure that persons in custody receive their rights and entitlements as laid down by statute. • To signpost young and vulnerable persons towards appropriate additional support services on their release form custody. • To monitor interview procedures and ensure that the detainee is dealt with in accordance with the appropriate codes of practice. • To work within YMCA policies and procedures, with particular regard to health and safety, equal opportunities, diversity, protection from abuse, data protection and information sharing. • To complete all relevant paperwork relating to activities, evaluation, clients and risk as decided by the Youth Justice Manager. • To participate in reviews of practice and procedure and implement any changes agreed, working within the agreed YMCA quality framework. • To keep up to date with evidence based knowledge, skills and current legislation. • To continually develop own professional knowledge and skills in line with best practice.
Chelmsford CHESS seeks to relieve homelessness and related hardship and distress amongst single adults in Chelmsford and needs volunteers to help staff the centre as a Sleepover Volunteer. Roles and Responsibilities include: Supporting the staff member in the event of an emergency, intercating with residents, undertaking light tasks on the premises
Rugby Football Union
There are a variety of roles available at a number of local clubs. They include; committee posts, coaching, refereeing and website development.
Assisting with the supervision and support of young people with a Reparation Order working on various ‘hands –on’ projects within the local community and sharing your skills and experience to help motivate and encourage young people whilst undertaking practical, meaningful work. The Reparation service provides professional support for young people who are engaged with the criminal justice system by reasons of offending behaviour and have been allocated a place on a reparation project under the terms of a referral order by a Court.
Anglia Ruskin University Global Sustainability Institute
Sainji is a village of around 400 people situated in the foothills of the Himalayas in the North Indian state of Uttarakahand. As a volunteer...
British Heart Foundation Essex
Bring your shining smile to our weekend-long fundraising drive in Tesco Stores across the UK! We are looking for cash-collecting, bucket-brandishing stars...
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Cambridge Arts Theatre has been bringing quality performing arts to Cambridge and the East of England since 1936. Famous names such as Ian McKellen, Derek...
Cambridge City Council
Could you work with our Community Engagement team to help us improve the quality of your local area? Could you help us share our message...
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Alzheimer’s Research UK is looking for volunteers to cheer on our amazing runners at the Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday 8 March 2020. The...
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