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Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre is a fascinating heritage site telling the story of the last truly significant battle of the Wars of the Roses and the rise of the Tudor dynasty. The team are looking for a dedicated group of volunteers to help tell this story.
Description: Digital drop-in sessions at libraries support visitors to develop digital skills. The sessions are run as part of the Moneywise Plus project and are aimed at assisting residents of Leicestershire.
Description: Melton Carnegie Museum is based at Thorpe End in Melton Mowbray. As a volunteer in the museum you would enhance the work of the Museum Service and professional staff by:
Helping to create productive food growing areas according to the "Incredible Edibles" ethos.
Working with other volunteers, maintain the gardens & develop ideas for community food production. - Using your local knowledge to encourage wider community participation with other groups and individuals based on the "Incredible Edibles" project
Helping with creative projects with garden produce and activities.
Description: To deliver books, cds, dvds to people who are unable to get into the local library in the Glenfield area. This could be due to illness or disability, but the majority of these are older people.
We’re looking for independent visitors who can spare a few hours a month to make a big difference to a young person in care.
An independent visitor is someone a young person can establish a relationship with outside of their foster or residential home, who can be a consistent figure in their lives.
You may go bowling, to the cinema or somewhere completely different, but the benefit to the young person is having an adult who is there for them, to listen, support and encourage them during their time in care and often beyond this time.
For some children in care, all the adults around them are professionals such as social workers and foster carers.
As an independent visitor, you cannot be:
an elected member or partner / spouse of the local authority (or any committees or sub-committees) responsible for the child in care
employed by, or a spouse of, someone employed by Childrens Social Care
an employee, patron or trustee of an associated organisation (such as an independent fostering agency)
You would be a volunteer but agreed expenses are paid.
For more information, contact the Fostering Recruitment team on 0116 305 0505 or by using the simple enquiry form
Description: A unique opportunity to gain experience in organising, supporting and delivering a range of diverse events within a library setting. Loughborough library is looking for volunteers to support activities including arts and crafts, author/speaker events and the annual children literary festival.
Description: Real Nappy Advisors work to promote the financial and environmental benefits of using Real Nappies (also called reusable or cloth nappies). Real Nappy Advisors run a scheme whereby parents wishing to try Real Nappies on their children can borrow a kit containing a selection of different styles, brands and types free of charge for a period of four weeks. Our advisors provide assistance on how to use and care for Real Nappies so as to get the best out of them, and can give advice when parents encounter problems.
If you are interested in becoming a Real Nappy Advisor in Leicestershire, please download and read the role description linked below. Send enquiries or applications to the Waste and Environment team or call 0116 305 7005.
Description: Governors are one of the largest group of volunteers in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is key to the effectiveness of a school. Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – and this includes the governing board.
School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the headteacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and they work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing the budget.
The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
Hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
Oversee the financial performance of the organisation and make sure its money is well spent.
Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people. Some schools may however be looking for people with particular skills, such as finance or HR. The type of governor you can become depends on your situation, however all governors have the same roles and responsibilities once part of the governing board.
Description: Help bring great literature to life through the practice of Shared Reading! Volunteer to lead a weekly shared reading group for adults and get involved in: selecting and preparing literature, reading aloud with the group and taking lead in discussions.
If you are interested in becoming a Reader Leader, please visit our website to read the role description and find out more.
Description: Activities may range from helping to explain paragraph use, or where a learner might put an apostrophe, to making the tea or lending a sympathetic ear to a personal problem. The volunteer will be required to sit on a one to one basis with a specific learner and for this reason, will need to have a British Sign Language qualification at level 1.