Temporary opportunities currently available with the council are listed below. The list gets updated regularly, so please continue to check this page for the latest opportunities.
Adults and Communities Engagement Panel
Our Adults and Communities Department is looking for new volunteer members to join its Engagement Panel. If you live in Leicestershire and have personal experience of accessing adult social care services, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
The Engagement Panel consists of volunteer members and the department's senior leaders, including its director.
The volunteer members come from all walks of life, with a diverse array of physical and psychological needs, and use their experiences to advise the department on how it can improve services and ensure that its key decisions are shaped by residents, service users and carers. Your valuable insights help us to give better support to vulnerable adults within the wider community to live active, independent, and fulfilling lives.
We are looking for volunteers to represent each of our key adult social care service user groups including:
- Learning disability
- Mental health
- Older persons
- Physical disability
- Sensory disability
- Transitions (moving from children’s services into adult services)
I wanted to make a positive difference to people’s lives and help them gain knowledge and access to the help they are entitled to. I also wanted to represent people like me, who have physical disabilities as we often have to fight to be heard.
Person:Ellie, current member of the Engagement Panel
If you are interested in becoming an Engagement Panel member or would like to find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0116 305 4886. For further information, please visit the Leicestershire Communities website.
Multiply is a new project that aims to create opportunities for adults to develop numeracy skills to help improve employment prospects and life chances. A variety of courses are being offered to engage Leicestershire residents with maths in everyday situations.
As a Multiply volunteer, you could be involved with supporting learners on courses including cooking, budgeting, digital skills, and basic maths.
The roles will be at a variety of venues around the county.
Volunteers will be supported by coordinators and tutors to:
- gain experience interacting with the public in a learning environment and enhance your communication skills
- build your confidence
- link in with the learning opportunities across the wider Adult Learning Service - GoLearn
- have the opportunity to shadow tutors
We are looking for volunteers with:
- good basic maths skills
- good communication skills and confident engaging with the public
- experience of teaching/supporting people
- basic understanding of confidentiality, safeguarding and data protection
- health and safety awareness
To volunteer, please complete our application form and email it back to email@example.com