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Volunteering Opportunities

group of volunteers holding up paint brushes and rollersWould you like to learn new skills and support your community? Why not volunteer some time each week?   

We offer a range of volunteering opportunities. 

GGHT and our partners will support you by:
  • Providing full training.
  • Matching your skills to opportunities.
  • Reimbursement of  travelling expenses.

  
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We have volunteer opportunities  doing ‘light’ environmental works in the community for the benefit of local communities and GGHT tenants, e.g. tidying, litter-picking, planting, weeding, garden tidying, pruning, sweeping. ​

You would receive full support and training for any volunteering and would be asked to cover no more than 3 hours per week.  If you have any questions about the roles please contact Graham Pearce on 01925 452452. ​

  
​​To assist Employment Initiative Officers to recruit and deliver Information and Advice Sessions and Job clubs within Warrington Communities. Volunteers are needed to promote and support GGHT employability initiatives within communities which support GGHT tenants and their families into work, volunteering and training.  As a Volunteer Employability Champion you will be making a direct impact on people’s lives by supporting their employment journey. Whilst volunteering  you will be supported by our Employment Initiatives Team and training will be provided so that you are familiar with the client group, the local job market  and all the initiatives available. Volunteers have a choice of working on weekly sessions in Warrington Town Centre, Bewsey, Latchford or Longford. Employability Champions will be required to:   
  • promote GGHT employability initiatives within communities
  • assist clients to develop an up to date CV and completion of application forms
  • assist clients in preparing for interviews, including mock interview sessions
  • help clients with their job search on-line.
  • research and prepare job vacancy information for Job Club Clients to review and send out to those registered with Positive Change Talent Pool
  • assist in planning, and facilitating a weekly sessions along side an Employment Initiative Officer and partners
  • assist in the maintenance of GGHT Positive Change database.
What we are looking for...
  • Ability to connect with people who face barriers to gaining work
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Research skills to source job vacancies
  • Experience of supporting people to find solutions
  • Good IT skills desirable
  • Understanding of Equality and Diversity.
We would like champions to volunteer a minimum of 3 hours per week supporting a job club within Warrington.

For more information email the Employment Team​ on 01925 452452.  Alternatively you can complete and return by email or post to: GGHT, PO Box 1181, Warrington, WA1 9FB
  
​​​​​​​Being a TimeBuilder gives you the opportunity to construct a Timebank for your local community.
A Timebank is a skills exchange club that enables local residents to swap favours and share time with each other. There are over 300 clubs across the country, with a combined membership of 29,000+ people.

Timebanks recognise that time is often peoples’ most precious commodity.  This is why when you spend time with another member in the Timebank, they pay you back with 'time credits'. ​This allows you to buy time from others, enabling members to exchange all manner of skills from Art lessons to Zip mending!

The range of skills that can be exchange d through a Timebank is only limited by the pool of talent that exists in communities, so in that regard it's limitless!

As a TimeBuilder you will be placed within a Timebank Hub – a local organisation that has signed - up with Warrington Voluntary Action to develop a local Timebank.

What would I do as a TimeBuilder?
  • Work with a a small team to help set-up a Timebank Hub - interview & recruit people, maintain a simple membership register, log the number of hours people are swapping favours
  • Assist with the matchmaking process by bringing people together who would like to exchange skills; 'brokering' individual time trades between members to ensure 'neighbourly favours' can successfully take place.
  • Design posters, flyers, newsletters to help promote the initiative to the wider community.

You may decide to mix & match these responsibilities or specialize in a particular role - e.g. marketing.  Full training on how to setup & run a Timebank is provided by Warrington Voluntary Action, so applicants must be willing to attend a 3-day training course, the Timebank Toolkit

Where are these Time Bank Hubs?
Various community venues withinBurtonwood, Fearnhead, Great Sankey, Stockton Heath and Whitecross.

How do I apply to become a TimeBuilder?
Contact Warrington Voluntary Action directly on 01925 246880 or email philip@warringtonva.org.uk or check out www.warringtonva.org.uk

  

​​​We have volunteer opportunities providing I.T support to jobseekers at GGHT job clubs and in community venues; helping people to get on-line and providing support searching for vacancies and navigating around application forms.​

You would receive full support and training for any volunteering and would be asked to cover no more than 3 hours per week.  If you have any questions about the roles please contact Graham Pearce on 01925 452452. ​