Volunteering

At White Lodge Centre we are always pleased to hear from enthusiastic individuals who are able to volunteer their time and skills. Please download and send your enquiries with a completed Volunteer Application Form and a Staff/Volunteer Declaration Form. Alternatively, call 01932 567131 or email reception@whitelodgecentre.co.uk and ask to be sent a paper copy of the form.
All volunteers are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at an enhanced level.
Please note: We are unable to accept under 16 year olds working directly with our service users and in some instances the age could be higher. 

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

Little Stars

  • A Mother & toddler group for children with disabilities, under 5’s.  It runs every Tuesday (term time only) 10.00am until 2.00pm.  Parents stay with their children and volunteers are wanted to support this group. The group also goes swimming in the hydrotherapy pool after lunch.

Gardener

  • We are looking for an active volunteer to assist our maintenance team with the outdoor areas. This will include mowing, pruning and planting, sweeping leaves and general garden maintenance. If you have a few spare hours each week please contact us.

Adult Therapy Team MS Exercise Group

  • We are looking for a volunteer to help with our exercise group for people with Multiple Sclerosis that runs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11:15am-12:15pm throughout the year. Time needed for assistance is 11:00am – 12:45 including set up and clear away time.
  • The role would involve assisting our fitness instructor in setting up equipment before the group and helping clients during the session with getting on and off fitness equipment, encouraging and motivating them to achieve their best
  • Volunteers will require excellent interpersonal skills and be physically active    
  • We would welcome help on either Tuesdays and/ or Wednesdays

Playschemes Driver

  • During School Easter and Summer holidays, as well as one Saturday every month during the hours of 9am-5pm
  • To transport children, young people and colleagues on trips
  • To transport toys and equipment to different locations
    Criteria:
  • You must hold a valid driver’s licence including D1
  • Minimum of one years experience driving passengers
    Training opportunities:
  • Midas (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme)
  • Safeguarding and Child protection
  • Emergency first aid at work
  • Manual Handling

Playschemes

  • Play & Leisure Activities –  we run a number of after school, evening, weekend and holiday activities for young people and are looking for volunteers to help. 
  • School Summer holidays including Easter, Christmas and ½ term. 
    Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, not necessarily required to do all days. 
    Tasks:  generally playing with the children and taking part in activities, which include painting, water/sand play, swimming, outings.
  • MASC – After school club Manor Mead Shepperton, Monday and Thursday 3pm - 6pm 

Support Worker in Rendezvous

  • We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • To provide general help to our staff team in supporting adults who have physical disabilities. You will be asked to assist with a variety of activity sessions such as cookery, discussion groups, art and craft, music, and at times may be asked to run the session for short periods if the staff member is called away. Ideally, we need people who would be willing to help with personal care and assisting people with their lunch but this is not essential.

Fundraising Office volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to undertake a variety of tasks to assist us in our fundraising and marketing work – jobs include research, letter writing, data entry, preparing fundraising materials etc. We can find you a job to suit your skills and we guarantee to supply you with a delicious cuppa or three when you arrive :-)

Fundraising Events volunteer

In 2018 we want to take White Lodge Centre to our community by raising more awareness about who we are, where we are and what we do. To achieve this we are looking to build a bank of enthusiastic volunteers who can represent White Lodge Centre at local fairs, fetes and other fundraising events. We will need people to help us set up and run promotional stalls, people to hold a bucket at a collection and also cheer and encourage our brave participants in events like the london Marathon or Ride London Bike ride. We'll supply the promotional T-shirts and materials but we need manpower to help deliver our presence. We don't expect you to commit to all events but attendance of a handful of events would make such a difference. Once you are on the bank of volunteers we'll contact you regularly to let you know what events we need help with. It's fun and you don't need to commit regularly.

Ambassador

Have you got what it takes to talk about our work to a group of people? We are looking for impassioned volunteers to join a small bank of public speakers who can visit visit clubs, organisations and even schools to talk about the work of the White Lodge Centre. You could also help when we are exhbiting promotional stalls at local events as your ability to talk about our work to individuals will be so helpful. Full training will be provided to help you learn our key messages and topical activities. This team will play an important role as look to grow awareness and support in the community. 

Can collectors

Did you know that on average one collection can placed in a local shop of business will accumulate £41 in loose change! We are looking for volunteers to help us increase the amount of collection cans that we have in the community - not only do they raise vital money but they also help raise an immeasurable amount of awareness. If you can find time to place 10-20 cans in your community and replace and bring the full cans to White Lodge Centre 2 to 3 times a year then we would love to hear from you.

Charity Shop Co-ordinator

Have you got a talent for retail management? In White Lodge Centre we have a very popular charity shop which attracts sales and donation on a regular basis. We are looking for someone with experience of running a shop to help us maximise it's profitability for the charity. We are looking for a candidate who can afford at least two half days a week to help manage our donations, stock rotation, pricing and who can recognise valuable donationswhich could be best sold through alternative channels. Is so, we would love to hear from you.

Little Stars Volunteer

Little Stars is a group for families with children aged 0-5 with additional needs. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run these sessions.  Volunteers would be expected to help set up/clear away, offer refreshments and prepare a simple lunch. Chatting with the families, offering advice and support is also a vital part of the role – sometimes all that is required is a listening ear.  We also have access to the onsite hydrotherapy pool and volunteers may also be required to assist with the swimming session.  

Other details: 

Based at White Lodge Centre, Chertsey. 
Every Tuesday (term time only), 9.30 - 2.30pm.
Training and support provided!

Little Stars Volunteer


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