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Some of our regular volunteers have taken on extra responsibility for leading volunteer teams or organising special projects and this has been very helpful.

Lead volunteers ensure that volunteers in their team are made welcome, given the information they need for the role and thanked for their contribution.

Main duties will include:

  • Taking a register / collecting funds if needed.
  • Make volunteers feel welcome.
  • Ensure volunteers are given the information they need.
  • Assist with set up for sessions / meetings/ events as appropriate.
  • Thanking volunteers for their contribution at the end of the session.
  • Highlight any issues with the service manager.
  • Assist with guidance / training where needed.
  • Chair volunteer engagement meetings

Benefits and Rewards of the role:

Lead volunteering shows that you are taking on extra responsibility which shows excellent professional development.

As a lead volunteer you will have an opportunity to:

  • Improve your communication, managerial and leadership skills.
  • Build your confidence.
  •  Receive ongoing training and support.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend other Age UK H&W training courses for free like Dementia Awareness training.
  • You will be helping to support people across Herefordshire & Worcestershire.
  • You will be part of a close-knit team of volunteers and staff.

Person Specification:

  • Good communications skills.
  • Reliable and committed to role.
  • A willingness to oversee / guide / lead. 
    Committed to inclusion and treating people from all backgrounds with dignity. 
  • Recognise the importance of confidentiality.
  • Are prepared to complete any necessary initial and ongoing learning and attend future support meetings.
  • Teamwork.

What to expect:

Induction: you will receive training, and an induction

While in role: As part of your volunteer supervisions, your staff contact will check in on how you’re finding the role and give you the opportunity to flag any additional training or support you feel you need.

Optional: you can attend network meetings with other Volunteers to learn from and share best practices.

This role would need regular commitment to be arranged with service leader (time commitment would depend on service supported). It will also take place on site or in the community (depending on service / project supported).

Apply now by clicking on the link below, or for more information please email or call 0800 008 6077.

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