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01 January 2020 Guernsey Sands Memorial Garden
SANDS Guernsey

Guernsey Sands Memorial Garden can be found in Foulon Cemetery and is a place for reflection. The garden has undergone a restoration project to revive, preserve and rejuvenate the area. Guernsey Sands are working with the States of Guernsey but are keen to hear from volunteers interested in helping with the ongoing maintenance and upkeep. If you would like to volunteer or need more information please email guernseysands@gmail.com

01 January 2020 Guernsey Sands Befrienders
SANDS Guernsey

Are you interested in becoming a Guernsey Sands Befriender and playing a vital role in offering support to bereaved families on Guernsey? Many of us know first hand how much comfort and support a Befriender can give. The reassurance of talking to someone else who has been affected by the death of a baby and who is nearby to phone or to meet is invaluable. However, befriending is an emotionally demanding role so at least one year should have elapsed since your own baby's death. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a befriender and the training involved, please contact guernseysandsbefrienders@gmail.com or call our dedicated mobile 07781 103435. More information can also be found on the Sands website - https://www.sands.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-sands/become-befriender

01 January 2020 Guernsey Sands Committee Members
SANDS Guernsey

Guernsey Sands are keen to hear from volunteers that are interested in joining the committee and helping support bereaved families on Guernsey. For more information please contact Chairmain Rob Jones on guernseysands@gmail.com or call our dedicated mobile on 07781 103435.

15 January 2020 Volunteers sought for Independent Panels
The Association of Guernsey Charities

The Committee for Home Affairs are seeking to appoint a number of individuals to roles on Independent Panels - an industry expert to act as Chairperson for the Population Employment Advisory Panel. The Population Employment Advisory Panel (PEAP) was established to assist and advise the States in relation to the newly introduced population management regime. The Panel advises the Committee for Home Affairs in developing employment related population management policies and is made up of industry experts from across a range of employment sectors. Members provide independent advice on policies relating to employment related residency permits, including advice on labour and skills shortages. Applicants for this role must demonstrate current and detailed working knowledge across a range of employment sectors. - The Police Complaints Commission The Police Complaints Commission (PCC) is the independent body that oversees the police complaints system locally. Commissioners work in small teams overseeing the investigation of complaints made against serving officers of the Guernsey Police force. - The Parole Review Committee The Parole Review Committee (PRC) is the independent body that protects the public by assessing prisoners and deciding whether they can safely be released into the community, with conditions. Members are required to read reports that have been produced by experienced professionals. The Committee’s decisions are made in small teams, and members are appointed for the qualities and experience they can bring to the role from their own lives. Applicants must be able express themselves clearly and be open to challenge, and the ability to draw out relevant information from reports is essential. Knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience of conducting risk assessments is desirable. - The Independent Monitoring Panel, at Guernsey Prison The Independent Monitoring Panel (IMP) monitor conditions at the Guernsey Prison. Members make unannounced visits and respond to individual requests from prisoners. - Independent Custody Visitors Independent Custody Visitors (ICV) are responsible for making unannounced visits to the Police and Guernsey Border Agency detention facilities. They observe, comment and report on the conditions of detention, the operation of the custody facilities and they ensure transparency and independent scrutiny of the detention process. Reports completed provide an insight into the running of the custody areas and provide a vital source of information on the environmental and welfare conditions in which detainees are held and are carefully considered by the Senior Management Teams of the Police and Guernsey Border Agency. These posts would suit individuals who have a desire to contribute to their local community and are able to volunteer on a flexible basis, including during evenings and weekends. We are seeking individuals from a range of backgrounds, and are keen to appoint diverse panels reflective of the local community. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced police check prior to appointment. Full training will be provided. “These roles play an incredibly important part in our community and the impact you would have whilst immeasurable is vital. It might be that you are looking to do something to give back to your community, or you may wish to utilise the skills you already have in a new environment, meet new people or challenge yourself. Even if you are not sure of what might be involved I would encourage you to contact the office to find out more, one of these roles could be a perfect fit for you.” Deputy Mary Lowe, President of the Committee for Home Affairs Anybody who is interested or who wants to find out more information should contact Emily Grainger on 717359 or via email at home@gov.gg. The closing date for applications Friday 31st January 2020.

20 January 2020 Edible Stewards needed on 1st March 2020
Edible Guernsey LBG

Our Community Gardening groups offer a chance for Members to Grow their Own in a community atmosphere with guidance on what to sow, transplant and harvest. Regular group meetings also allow Edible to offer volunteering opportunities to partner charities to promote mental and physical wellbeing. We can only run regular groups if we have Stewards willing to lead the group and to assist with planning the planting and harvesting. If you can spare a couple of hours on a regular weekday evening or over the weekend and would like to get involved then please email guy@edible.gg

22 January 2020 Committee Members
Multiple Sclerosis Society Bailiwick of Guernsey Group

Join our friendly committee and help in a variety of ways, such as raising awareness of MS, and helping to organise fundraising events.

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07 February 2020 Admin Assistant
Guernsey Bereavement Service LBG

The Guernsey Bereavement Service is looking for volunteers to provide some help with the day-to-day administration of the charity. Two or three mornings a week would be ideal but hours can be flexible. For more details please contact Clara, Operational Manager via email: manager@gbs.org.gg

09 February 2020 Risk Assessment Advisor for Outdoor Events
La Societe Guernesiaise

We are looking for someone to advise us on preparing Risk Assessments for outdoor trips such as Botany walks. Please contact Kate Lee Secretary on 725093

10 February 2020 Mini Bus D1 Drivers Required for 2 hours a week
Age Concern Guernsey LBG

We are looking for drivers to help us get members to the 4 Centres. We run a fleet of mini buses on Tues, Weds, Thurs & Friday afternoons if you can help on any day please contact. John on 237413 or Ben on 237000

10 February 2020 Centre Helpers
Age Concern Guernsey LBG

Helpers are required to become involved at the St. Martin Age Concern Centre on Friday afternoons held in St. Martin’s Parish Hall 2.00 – 4.00. If interested in the first instance please call Margaret on 237413

10 February 2020 Conservation Herd Manager
La Societe Guernesiaise

We are seeking a volunteer to take over the role of Manager for the Conservation Herd. The Herd Manager is responsible for the management of the Conservation Herd. As the registered keeper of the cattle, this is primarily focussed on the welfare of the animals – ensuring they have enough forage, water, are safe and secure and their husbandry meets local animal welfare legislation. A team of voluntary stock checkers check on the animals each day and will inform the Herd Manager should any issues need resolving. Roughly twice each week the battery will need replacing and the water bowser filling up. During the grazing season (April – October) the herd require moving frequently; the timing is determined by the Herd Manager and land owner who are jointly responsible for monitoring the state of the grasslands. Deciding when and where the cattle should be moved is dependent on several factors including cattle needs, weather and conservation objectives. The Herd Manager and volunteers undertake the fencing and move the cattle. Other tasks include arranging contactors to cut and bale hay for winter feed, helping to rear young calves, arranging the slaughter, butcher and sale of beef annually, maintaining accounts, fundraising, applying for charitable grants, and promoting the work of the Herd. The manager is actively supported in these roles by a team of volunteers, La Société Guernesiaise and Environment Guernsey staff. The charity owns a working vehicle, livestock trailer and all other necessary equipment to manage the small herd of cattle. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with large animals and a practical attitude. A category BE driving licence is desirable funding may be provided to the successful candidate to obtain this licence if required. The workload varies throughout the year, but averages roughly 10-12hrs a week. This role would suit someone who works part-time or flexible hours, but would also be suitable as a job share.

15 February 2020 Secretarial Assisstance required
Guernsey DriveAbility

We would welcome volunteer help to assist in the organisation of Guernsey DriveAbility. Some IT skills required. Please contact Ken Diamond with current CV at ken.diamond@cwgsy.net

17 February 2020 Corporate Secretariat
Guernsey Disability Alliance

The GDA is looking for a new corporate secretariat to run our meetings, take minutes, run our annual AGM and maintain our registers (members, risk etc) please contact us at info@disabilityalliance.org.gg for a coffee or more information

20 February 2020 Committee Members
Guernsey Sea Cadet Corps (The)

We urgently need more committee members to help with administration, fund raising, and practical tasks like boat maintenance.

29 February 2020 Conservation work party
Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

The Guernsey Conservation Volunteers will be working on National Trust of Guernsey land at Le Bigard at 10am. The work will involve clearing vegetation from around young trees to help them grow. Please check our website for further details: www.gcv.org.uk