Waltham Abbey Volunteering Vacancies

To find out more about any of these volunteer vacancies please ring the Volunteer Centre on 01992 284 761 or email volunteering@vaef.org.uk

 

Organisation Gunpowder Parkrun

Description

What is Gunpowder parkrun?

It is a free 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am.

Where is it? Gunpowder Park, Stewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3GP

What would I do at the Event?

You could be organising the finish funnel, operating the timer, or scanning the runners’ barcodes with our simple barcode readers;

We try to start people out on a general marshalling type job, so they get a feel for how we operate.

We never ask anybody to do anything they’re not comfortable with.

If you don’t want a particular task, please let us know and we will happily give you an alternative job.

Nevertheless, none of our tasks are too stressful. But if you really want to do something in particular, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

Skills

No particular skills required other than enthusiasm!!

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Organisation Barnardo’s Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service- West Essex

Description

Assist the staff with setting out resources and activities and provide appropriate support.

Be a role model, interacting with children to support their development.

Join in with songs and story-time as required.

Clean and tidy away resources at the end of the session.

Skills

Be reliable and adaptable. Treat all people equally and with respect, being fair, honest and considerate. Be tolerant and understanding towards people from different social, religious, ethical and cultural backgrounds.

Location: Hazelwood, Hillhouse Primary School, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3EL Register your interest by clicking here

Organisation Salvation Army Waltham Abbey

Description

We are looking for a person who will be able to work in a team, duties will include helping in our small and friendly Mini Market on a Tuesday from 9:15am – 12 noon. Our customers include older and lonely people. You will need to be able to make them feel welcome and help them when necessary, to share in a friendly conversation with them. We are a friendly group and look forward to working with you. There will be a need for you to be able to take money for sales and operate a simple cash register.

Skills

2 references will also be required after a satisfactory interview.

Location:

The Salvation Army Sewardstone Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1HZ

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Organisation Salvation Army Waltham Abbey

Description

We are looking for a person who will be able to work in a team, duties will include, serving tea and coffee and light refreshments. Our Coffee Morning takes place every Tuesday Morning from 9:15 am – 12 noon. There is an average attendance of 20+ people, these include older and lonely people. You will need to be able to make them feel welcome, and help them when necessary. We are a friendly group and look forward to working with you.

Skills

A Food Hygiene Certificates level 2 will be provided, we are happy to provide the necessary training.

2 references will also be required after a satisfactory interview.

Location:

The Salvation Army Sewardstone Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1HZ

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Organisation Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

Description

 Regular commitment (particularly weekends and school holidays) to drive the tractor and 30 person trailer 1 mile up and down a private road in between the main visitor attraction and its satellite milking parlour.

To let people on and off the 30 person trailer.

To try to answer basic public questions on farming and milking.

 

Skills

 Good health and physically fit.

 Keen interest in farming.

  • Full valid UK Driving License

Location: Hays Hill Farm, Stubbins Hall Ln, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF.

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Organisation Voluntary Action Epping Forest

Description

Are you kind, friendly and non-judgmental? Are you interested in health and enthusiastic about helping others to achieve their goals? If so this is the role for you!

The purpose of this role is to provide “Front of house” support for a weight management Drop-

In once a week at Waltham Abbey Museum.

What you’ll be doing:

– Meeting and greeting people, offering a warm and friendly welcome to the session.

– Explaining how the programme works (full training will be given)

– Weighing clients & recording their progress

– Handing out relevant supporting materials (leaflets, hand-outs etc.)

Skills

You will be kind, approachable and sympathetic. A non-judgmental attitude is key.

You’ll be enthusiastic and positive for people and their goals – weight-loss is difficult and everyone needs some encouragement!

You’ll be a good listener, able to chat to people from different backgrounds.

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Organisation Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

Description

  • To help run the Bittern Information Point within the Lee Valley Regional Park as part of a team of volunteers.
  • To open and close the Bittern Information Point.
  • To actively engage with members of the public to:-

Skills

  • Outgoing with good people skills.
  • Confident and willing to interact with visitors.
  • Willing to work as part of a team or alone.
  • Knowledge and interest in birds / wildlife (desirable but not essential).

Lee Valley Regional Park, Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF

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Organisation Salvation Army Waltham Abbey

Description

We run a lively Toddler Group every Tuesday Morning (Term Time) from 9:30-11:30am. We are looking for people to assist in getting alongside parents and children. Making and serving refreshments, helping in any other way that is needed.

Located: The Salvation Army Sewardstone Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1HZ.

Skills

The volunteer would need to have a love of children, especially pre-school toddlers. Be a good communicator. Able to work within a team but use own initiative when needed. Ready to work within the ethics of the Salvation Army that being we are a Christian Church that serves the community.

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Organisation Epping Forest District Council

Description

Epping Forest District Community Health and Wellbeing Team are looking for volunteers.

We are looking for volunteers gardeners to join our garden club sessions at the Epping Forest Museum in the Waltham Abbey garden. We meet on Wednesdays every week from 2pm – 4pm. No experience needed, we welcome complete beginners to advance. The sessions are educational and people who come along will learn something new and will make new friends too. Each week we do something new. Some area of education include how to plant seeds, how to look after produce and how to gain new growing confidence.

Each week we will help to maintain the raised vegetable bed area and will look after the mushrooms we are growing along with the plants. Some weeks we will be Deadheading, feeding etc.

Skills

None we welcome beginners to the garden club team and the advanced.

Location: Epping Forest Museum Garden, Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1EL

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Organisation Isabel Hospice Shop Waltham Abbey

Description

To help in a charity shop to raise as much money as possible for Isabel Hospice. You will be helping to do a wide range of activities some of which we have listed: using till, tagging clothes, filling shelves, window displays, interacting with customers.

Skills

No formal qualifications are needed for this role. Full training will be given.

Location: Tesco Store, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1NP

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Organisation Royal Gunpowder Mills

Description

The purpose of the charity is to preserve and share the History, Science and Nature of the 170 Acre Heritage site and to provide a safe and interesting place for all to visit.

The Volunteer Role

On our public and event days we offer tractor trailer guided tours and train rides. We sell the tickets from a kiosk central to the visitor area of the site.

RGM is a large site and when visitors arrive they quite often need a friendly face to help them plan their visit and find where things are.

The kiosk works as an information point and ticket booth, and needs to be staffed by volunteers to cover each day we are open.

Keep the tour guides, drivers and railway teams updated with the sales so they can prepare for the passengers

Close the kiosk at the end of the day and ensure that takings, sheets and tickets are returned.

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Organisation Royal Gunpowder Mills

Description

The purpose of the charity is to preserve and share the History, Science & Nature of the 170 Acre Heritage site and to provide a safe & interesting place for all to visit.

The Volunteer Role

Be one of a team of uniformed volunteers assisting visitors to get the most out the experience of being at this historic and natural site. Front of house duties including welcoming visitors onto site, staffing exhibitions & the general site, assisting with events & directing visitors in the car park.

Additional duties can include escorting on the truck rides, and covering for breaks on other activities.

Free attendance to our events and training courses (if availability allows)

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Organisation Royal Gunpowder Mills

Description

The purpose of the charity is to preserve and share the History, Science & Nature of the 170 Acre Heritage site and to provide a safe & interesting place for all to visit.

The Rocket Vault

This exhibition contains rocket motors and missiles relating to the post war research activities of the site in the areas of rocket propellants and materials. They relate to both military and civilian use in upper atmosphere and space research. The Rocket Vault is open on public days during our open season and is opened for

interested groups.

The Volunteer Role

We need volunteers to welcome and assist visitors as they approach the exhibition and then to help the visitors get the most from their visit by giving interesting and relevant information to make the exhibits come alive!

While each exhibit is described in an A4 display panel and a DVD shows them in action, many visitors appreciate a personal guided tour.

The members of the Friends Association who set up and care for the exhibition can provide the appropriate information for new stewards.

There are also opportunities for research into this period of the history of the site, both in on site archives and also in the National Archives at Kew where many of our documents are now stored.

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Organisation Royal Gunpowder Mills

Description

The purpose of the charity is to preserve and share the History, Science & Nature of the 170 Acre Heritage site and to provide a safe & interesting place for all to visit.

Volunteer role

This role will suit a person who has at least basic decorating skills and who can work safely and carefully. It is important that any work is done with consideration to the historic importance of the buildings, (this generally means not splashing paint on the floor and not doing anything unless agreed with management).

It is mainly preparation and painting of the buildings inside and out to keep them presentable and preserve them.

This is a role that will give job satisfaction, you will really have something to show for your work.

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Organisation Royal Gunpowder Mills

Description

Help to create a fun and educational atmosphere at our family activity workshops.

Art, craft and science experiments family activities are offered to visitors on RGM’s public open days.

Support the staff in ensuring the smooth running of the family activity sessions, which are designed around the science history and nature of RGM, by helping with demonstrating, assisting visitors, providing the background information to each activity, the preparation and clearing.

Free attendance to our events and training courses (if availability allows)

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