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13 November 2020 Committee Members
Multiple Sclerosis Society Bailiwick of Guernsey Group

We are looking for 1 person to join our friendly committee and help in a variety of ways, such as raising awareness of MS, and helping to organise fundraising events.Contact Linda on 07781-139578

13 November 2020 Group Co-ordinator (chairperson)
Multiple Sclerosis Society Bailiwick of Guernsey Group

The Guernsey group of the MS Society needs a new Group Co-ordinator, as the current postholder needs to step down for family reasons. Please contact Linda Fermont on 07781-139578 for further details.

14 November 2020 Flag Day
Guernsey Alzheimers Association

Our flag day this year was postponed from May and will now take place on Saturday 14th November at various locations around Guernsey.

18 November 2020 Volunteer with graphic design skills
Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group

Are you interested in helping Guernsey to maintain its important contribution to international trade justice and environmental protection? Fairtrade Guernsey is looking for someone with graphic design skills to assist with designing posters and flyers for its events and public engagement. No regular time commitment but we would call on you when we had a specific need, particular in the run-up to Fairtrade Fortnight (Feb/Mar each year). You would also be invited (with no obligation) to attend our quarterly steering group meetings. Please contact Hannah Davis if you are interested - email info@fairtradeguernsey.com or call 07911 719799.

18 November 2020 Fairtrade website manager
Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group

Are you interested in helping Guernsey to maintain its important contribution to international trade justice and environmental protection? Do you have skills in maintaining and developing engaging websites? Fairtrade Guernsey is looking for someone to assist with updating and potentially streamlining its website www.fairtradeguernsey.com. This could be done as an ongoing role or as a timebound project – if the latter then we would also ask you to train up one or two members of the steering group to take responsibility for updates going forward. You would also be invited (with no obligation) to attend our quarterly steering group meetings. Please contact Hannah Davis if you are interested - email info@fairtradeguernsey.com or call 07911 719799.

21 November 2020 Board members with a social media / marketing background.
Crimestoppers Trust - Guernsey (The)

Crimestoppers Guernsey is looking an individuals who are passionate about preventing and tackling crime particularly from those with a marketing / social media / digital / youth work background........ to help ensure that Guernsey remains a safe place to live and work. Our aim is to engage with the local community to that more people can " Speak up, Stay safe". 100% anonymous at all times. The time commitment is flexible and would be in the region of 2 -4 hours per month

30 November 2020 Volunteer Fixers for our Repair Cafe
The Clean Earth Trust

Do you enjoy fixing things? We are looking for volunteer fixers to help users repair their items at our Repair Cafes. The Repair Cafe is run by the Clean Earth Trust, a Guernsey based charity with a vision to limit negative human impact on the environment. Our website contains further information about the charity, our work so far and our other campaigns: https://cleanearthtrust.org. The Repair Cafe aims to provide a friendly and sociable place for anyone in Guernsey to bring items that need repair, and either work with a volunteer fixer to repair their item, or to get further information about who or how they can get an item repaired. We aim to reduce the quantity of ‘stuff’ that needlessly ends up in landfill, and promote and encourage a mending culture through skill sharing and promotion of the values and activities of the Repair Cafe across the Bailiwick. How it works Users bring their item(s) to the Repair Cafe and are matched with a volunteer with relevant skills who will try to help fix their item. Users can choose how involved they want to be in the repair; they may want to try part of the repair themselves, or prefer to just watch, but users always remain with their item. Volunteers explain to the user what they are doing and ensure that there is a good understanding about any risks involved in the repair. If the volunteer is unable to help, then we would try to give an alternative path to repair eg. referral to a professional business, online videos or manuals. Overview of role We are looking for volunteer fixers who are keen and able to investigate and repair any of the following sorts of items: Small appliances and gadgets eg. Toasters, kettles, watches, lamps Wooden items eg. Picture frames, wooden toys, small items of furniture Computer equipment eg. Computers, printers, laptops Audio and visual equipment eg. Radios, phones, TVs, DVD players Jewellery eg clasp or link repairs Porcelain and pottery eg Cracks and breaks in plates and vases Mobile phones and tablet devices eg. Cracked screens, battery replacements Clothing and textiles eg. Fixing zips, minor alterations, toy and soft furnishing repairs We are looking for volunteers who can commit to attending a minimum of one Repair Café session per month, with each session lasting 2-4 hours. Experience and skills required Experienced and comfortable fixing items, curious and persistent in finding faults and getting to the bottom of a problem ! Personable, friendly and feel comfortable talking to users. Ability to clearly communicate with users and explain what they are doing as they repair an item. Abilty to show users how to do a repair, if the user wants to learn. Ability to explain how the Repair Cafe works. It would be deirable for fixers to bring their own tools, but this isn’t essential and we can always ask our wonderful community to donate unwanted tools to support the Repair Cafe activities. If you are interested, please get in touch by emailing us at repaircafe@cleanearthtrust.org.

01 December 2020 Honorary Secretary
Victoria Hospital Incorporated

Are you an organised and friendly person who would enjoy assisting the people that apply to Victoria Hospitals Inc. for a grant to cover their medically-related costs? This interesting role averages about 5 hours a week and tends to be busiest round the 6 committee meetings a year. Contact Kate on admin@vhi.org.gg or 249942 for more details

17 December 2020 Treasurer
Workers Educational Association

The WEA is a charity offering adult education courses and talks. The courses are popular and enrolment and payment is mostly online. There is a simple spreadsheet-based book-keeping system. Please contact Chris Meinke - chair@wea.or.gg

28 December 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

28 December 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

28 December 2020 Maintenance Administrator
Age Concern Guernsey LBG

We are looking for a volunteer who has construction experience to help develop a new project supporting members requiring basic home maintenance.Due to be launched Early 2021 please contact David on 263228 for details.

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01 January 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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.

18 January 2021 Communications rep
Guernsey Disability Alliance

We would welcome voluntary support for our communications strategy, helping us to raise awareness and change attitudes towards disability. Including media releases, web content, campaign communication editing. to find our more please go to https://disabilityalliance.org.gg/people/communications-officer/ or contact Karen. karen@matter.gg

18 January 2021 Fundraiser
Guernsey Disability Alliance

The GDA and We All Matter, Eh? would welcome support for fundraising - to raise funds for our ongoing costs through flag days, small events, contacting local businesses. find out more https://disabilityalliance.org.gg/people/fundraiser/ please contact the team on info@disabilityalliance.org.gg

20 January 2021 Charity Secretary
The Clean Earth Trust

We are seeking a Charity Secretary who has a strong interest in environmental conservation and protection. We are looking for someone who is self-driven, practical and can donate 1-2 hours of their time per week. Whilst the role is general in its duties, there is the potential scope of a broader administrative role as the charity becomes more established. Duties and responsibilities will include: - Organise the practical arrangements of the quarterly board meeting - Develop the agenda with the Chair and Project Leads - Ensure that the agenda and other papers are circulated to all members - Ensure meetings are properly convened, constituted and quorate - Confirm decisions, draft and circulate minutes - Monitor the implementation of trustees' decisions - Write letters and manage charity correspondence - Keep stock of informative literature (policy statements, etc) - Manage charity registrations and profile information - Ad-hoc administrative duties as they arise There are no specific qualifications required for this role, but we are looking for people who demonstrate the following qualities: - Have a passion for protecting and conserving our environment - Personable, friendly and respectful - Great written and verbal communication skills - Self-motivated with a strong work ethic Previous experience in a secretarial role, especially within a charity, would be beneficial but not crucial. Volunteering for the Clean Earth Trust means that you will be part of a progressive and growing local charity supporting Guernsey’s environment, working with a team of passionate environmentalists. Volunteers get free access to the Guernsey Chambers of Commerce events and access to the Sustainable Business Initiative Community. It’s an exciting time to be part of the Clean Earth Trust as we grow, and this is a great opportunity to get valuable non-profit experience including participation in team meetings, where you’ll be invited to contribute to the development of our projects. To apply please send a cover letter and CV to [Email hidden] We are currently recruiting for this role and will be reviewing applicants as they are received. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and experiences.