Volunteer with Ross CDT

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Ross Community Development Trust and Ross Good Neighbours need your help!

Current vacancies:

Neighbourhood Buddies

What’s involved? Our buddy scheme means that volunteers in Ross can support people close to where they live. Neighbourhood buddies work in teams to offer help to their neighbours, and to link people to the services they need. This will not be a huge time commitment. Full training will be given and a DBS check may be required – we can arrange this.

Time Commitment: Around  2-3 hours per week, plus initial training.
Neighbourhood Buddy Patch Coordinator

What’s involved? You will be the first point of contact for Buddies on your patch, managing an email inbox and allocating buddies to tasks about 2-3 times per month. You will communicate news and information within your team. Full training will be given and a DBS check will be required, as well as initial and update training.

Time Commitment: Around  2-3 hours per week, plus initial training.
Community Events Coordinator

What’s involved? Help plan our Big Picnic community event on 4th July to celebrate the work volunteers did during the pandemicBe available to help manage the event on the day. Come up with ideas for and help with the planning and delivery of other community events.

Time Commitment Around 1-2 hours per week plus attendance at community events. You will have the help of the Ross CDT administrator, trustees, and other volunteers.
Befrienders

What’s involved? Befriending those who have become lonely and try to re-connect them with their interests and community. Working with GPs, social prescribers and other agencies. DBS check required.

Time Commitment: Around  3-4 hours per week, plus initial training.
Social Media Volunteer

What’s involved? Work with the Communications Coordinator to help maintain and moderate Ross CDT’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Next Door, Instagram).

Time Commitment The time you will spend will vary from week to week, but around 3 hours on average.
Drivers
You will need to have a valid DBS certificate or be willing to be DBS checked for this role.

What’s involved? As part of our new CLOVER project you will  Drive your adopted friend to attend a course or event anywhere in the HR9 areaPossibly attend the course or event with your adopted friend before the return journey.

Time Commitment: One morning or afternoon per week, ranging from one offs to blocks of six weeks at the same time each week. 
Companions 
From May, or later depending on Covid restrictions. You will need to have a valid DBS certificate or be willing to be DBS checked for this role.  Training will be provided.

What’s involved? Provide companionship to vulnerable people in their own homes to provide respite for their carers. 

Time Commitment: One morning or afternoon per week either as a one-off or as a regular commitment.