Volunteer for Cambridge Online Lunchtime – Fair 1

Date: 25 January 2022
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Online
Training & Events

Whether you are thinking about volunteering but aren’t sure how to go about it or maybe you’ve been helping out your community but you’d like to do more. Come and find out what’s on offer.

We are running two online lunchtime fairs you can come to one or both. Each group will give a short presentation and you can ask questions:

Fair 1 – on 25th January between 1 pm and 2 pm we will feature:

  • Safe Soulmates
  • Care Network
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  • Little Miracles
  • Cambridge Re-Use

Fair 2 – on 1st February between 1pm and 2pm we will feature:

  • Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Age UK
  • Red Balloon of the Air
  • Steel Bones
  • Red Hen
  • Caring Together

These groups all work to improve our communities health and wellbeing and support the most vulnerable. They offer a mixture of face to face, online and virtual volunteering. Some offer training and require a regular commitment others want as little as a few hours to help out at a fun event. You will be able to ask questions and if you want to know more you can submit our super short expression of interest form (we will send this out after the event) and someone will contact you for a chat.

Organisations attending the fair on Tuesday 25th January

Safe Soulmates offer opportunities for adults 18+ with additional needs to socialise and find friends. If there is a mutual romantic connection, we support this develop in a positive way. Our aims are to reduce isolation, loneliness and keep people safe but we can only do this with the help of volunteers. If you have passion to help people, please come along to the virtual volunteer fair on 25th January to find out more about Safe Soulmates.

We’re part of local charity Care Network Cambridgeshire– helping people stay healthy, independent and in touch with their community. We do this with the support of our wonderful volunteers who are helping people build confidence again in these tricky times through our Trusted Friends programme. To find out more about this and other ways to help your community, come online and see us on 25th January. We’re Care network: People at the heart of everything.

Volunteers play a vital role in supporting CPFT services, staff and patients. Through giving their time, they make a huge difference to the care of our patients across our Trust, and significantly contribute to the efforts of our Head to Toe Charity. Current opportunities: Fundraising for our Top to Toe Charity; Driving roles delivering Top to Toe wellbeing packages for both service users and staff and the Trust’s PPE team; Support a clinician to run activity groups online including crafts, healthy eating, exercise, reading or music; administration and social media support roles; Heart and Soul telephone befriending services; Dementia carer support services volunteer listener, where you have an opportunity to support the carers of people with dementia; Virtual volunteering roles where you can assist service users with technological support and help to attend their virtual appointments.

Little Miracles is a charity supporting families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions. Volunteers are needed for a range of roles to help support these families.

Cambridge Re-Use help families on low income make a house a home by enabling them to buy furniture and white goods at low cost. We also take donations of good quality items from the public and help find them a new home. We need volunteers to join our team to help deliver and collect and run our store.

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