Volunteer Opportunities at VAEF

To apply for any of these roles contact

Maggie Gilchrist mgilchrist@vaef.org.uk

 

Volunteer Portal

https://vaef.pm-apps.co.uk/volunteer-portal

 

 

To Apply for a Volunteer Role

Volunteer Application Form: https://vaef.pm-apps.co.uk/forms/volunteer-registration

 

Minibus Driver

As a volunteer driver you will be ensuring that all our lovely customers are collected and transported to the club safely and of course taken back home again after. This role will involve collecting the community mini bus from its location and working from a passenger list to establish your route. You will be assisted by a chaperone who will help clients on and off the bus and remain on the bus with you.

 

Community Clubs

You will find this a very rewarding and fulfilling role as you form a trusting and supportive relationship offering a smile, a listening ear and much needed support. There are roles for club volunteers and volunteers who want to visit a matched person to befriend.  Clubs are based in North Weald, Loughton and Waltham Abbey.

 

Health Drop in Advisor

We are looking for volunteers to help us run a public health funded weight loss service and

to support people to achieve a gradual, long term weight loss by weighing in at a variety of community sites, the service is widely promoted to health professionals and the general public through promotional campaigns, social media and traditional media.

 

Vocal Coach for young adults with learning disabilities- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

We are looking for a person who can work with ensembles, smaller groups and one-to-one, to develop our participants’ vocal. The project is based in and around the Epping District with planned trips to gigs, performances and places of musical interest.

 

Community Music volunteer

Let’s Get Connected is a new music project which begins in the new year and aims to combat loneliness and isolation. It will run initially for 12 sessions at two venues.

To assist the project staff with setting up the room, audio equipment and possibly musical instruments. Engage participants during a range of music-related activities; listening, discussing, playing etc. Keep appropriate records and assist with monitoring. This would be ideal for a person looking to begin a career in community music provision.

 

Minibus Chaperone and Back up Driver

The main role is to chaperone by assisting users on / off the bus and to load / unload wheelchairs and mobility aids, from their home to the club or trip. Our clients are very frail, most will have mobility issues, or problems with their balance. Flexible enough to be able to drive minibus if driver is on leave. Have a category D1 Driving Licence.

 

Community Clubs

You will find this a very rewarding and fulfilling role as you form a trusting and supportive relationship offering a smile, a listening ear and much needed support. There are roles for club volunteers and volunteers who want to visit a matched person to befriend.  Clubs are based in North Weald, Loughton and Waltham Abbey.

 

Community and Event Team Member

Community and Event team volunteers to promote the services of Voluntary Action Epping Forest.

Volunteers should be confident when dealing with people, approachable and have an outgoing and friendly personality.

 

Fundraising

Event volunteer to support fundraising events run by VAEF to support s services.

 

Learning Disability Singing Group Tea Lady or Man

We have a singing group who practice at Grange Farm, Chigwell on a Friday afternoon 1:00 -3:30 pm.  The volunteers sing at various events to fund raise and provide entertainment for the local community.  We are looking for a friendly person who can help to provide a welcome cup of tea whilst the volunteer practice singing.

 

Upcycling Buddy for young person with Learning Disabilities

This is a rewarding opportunity to work alongside a young person with learning disabilities on our exciting new upcycling project. We upcycle old pieces of furniture and make smaller items from wood such as garden planters and picture frames and notice boards.