We are always looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to help support our fundraising efforts and be a positive ambassador for Minstead Trust. Depending on your time, skills and interests, there are a number of different ways you can get involved including (but not limited to!):
• Lending a hand and getting stuck in at one of our fundraising events
• Meeting the public at supermarket collections and information stands
• Participating in pop-up craft and plant stalls at local fairs and markets
• Placing and co-ordinating collection tins in local businesses
• Distributing leaflets and posters in and around your community
• Organising your own personal fundraiser with help from family and friends
• Creating ways to fundraise online from the comfort of your own home!
…and so the list goes on! Fundraising is exciting, energetic and lots of fun and alongside the list above, we warmly welcome any new ideas and opportunities. Just let us know what your interests are and how you’d like to get involved and we’ll support you to support us every step of the way!
Friendly, cheerful and dynamic, this role requires someone who really enjoys engaging with the general public, meeting new people and has strong communication and interpersonal skills. Joining our small and happy team of volunteers, this role would ideally suit someone who is enthusiastic, motivated and committed to making a huge difference to the lives of adults with learning disabilities. In return we can offer you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and have fun at the same time! The confidence to use your own initiative and the ability to follow instruction as required is essential.
No previous experience is necessary as we will ensure you are given all the support and training required to carry out your role safely, efficiently and effectively, and to make sure your volunteering experience is always a positive one. All we really ask for in return is reliability and the willingness to get stuck in!
This role really can be as flexible as you need it to be! Weekdays or weekends, daytime or evenings, we usually have something going on that you can get involved with. Even just the occasional hour of your time really can make the greatest impact! Access to a car would be advantageous due to the location of some of our sites but don’t let that put you off. We can’t wait to welcome you to the team so contact us today!
Minstead Trust is a charity based in the New Forest and Portsmouth which offers a range of Supported Living, Residential Care, Day Opportunities, Community Programmes and Social Enterprises (including Furzey Gardens and Hanger Farm Arts Centre) to over 200 adults with learning disabilities. Supporting them, and their families, we provide opportunities which encourage the people we support to develop greater independence. We do this though improved health and well-being, the developing of life skills and increasing employability.
In all our roles, we strongly encourage our volunteers to enthusiastically promote the work of Minstead Trust and to embrace our vision of an all-inclusive society.
If you would like more information please contact Ruth Farrell, Volunteer co-ordinator:
07810 580872 / 023 8081 2297 (Main reception at Minstead Lodge)
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