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 and mandatory Safeguard Training. 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

Rendezvous Reception  

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers on either Mondays between the hours of 9am – 3pm, or Wednesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 12pm and 3pm to provide reception cover in our Rendezvous building.

Tasks include answering the telephone, greeting visitors and passing messages to the staff team. You will also be asked to undertake some general admin duties such as typing, photocopying and filing.

 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, Xmas and half term

Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 5.00, 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 and outings

  • MASC – After school club Manor Mead Shepperton, Monday and Thursday 3pm – 6pm

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 year’s experience driving passengers

      Training opportunities:

  • Midas (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme)
  • Safeguarding and Child protection
  • Emergency first aid at work
  • Manual Handling

Hydrotherapy Pool Assistant

We ideally require a volunteer (starting ASAP) for:

Monday 10am-12pm

An exciting opportunity has arisen to volunteer within our friendly, well established and specialist Adult Physiotherapy and Fitness Team.

A volunteer is required to help support the running of a Parkinson’s hydrotherapy exercise group which runs every Monday morning

The role involves assisting the therapy team in the running of the exercise session which includes keeping the poolside area clean, tidy and safe, being responsible for raising the emergency alarm and may include helping service users to get ready before and after sessions. The role also involves encouraging clients during their session and helping keep them motivated and engaged in the exercises.

Play and Youth Clubs admin support

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers on either Mondays between the hours of 9am – 3pm, or afternoons any other day of the week.

Tasks include answering the telephone, admin support to help us file, type up documents, make picture boards, and to monitor our bookings.

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


18-25 yr old transition service ‘Pulse’

We are looking for reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to help support young adults with physical disability, neurological condition and/or learning disability within our new service. The role will involve helping to facilitate a variety of activities for the young people both on site and out into the community. Ideally, we need people who would be willing to help with personal care and assisting people with their lunch but this is not essential. Someone who has a D1 driving license who is willing to drive our young people out on community trips would be an added bonus.

Fundraising Events volunteer

In 2019 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 clubs, organisations and even schools to talk about the work of the White Lodge Centre. You could also help when we are exhibiting 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.


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