Volunteer at the Foundation
Volunteers are the life blood of the Foundation, with over 100 dedicated volunteers supporting the core activities of the Foundation. With opportunities for one off support, weekly or more why not consider joining our wonderful volunteering team and help us to help others. Read about Roy and learn a little more about our inspirational opportunities;
“I have been coming to the Grange for 9 years, 5 years as a visitor to the Grange once a month on a Friday afternoon with an organised group for retired people to meet and have tea and coffee together. I also helped out at the Manor with car parking whenever they had functions and for 4 years now as a volunteer driving the golf buggy from the Grange tea rooms through to the Manor grounds and back again. The Grange tea room has played a big part in my life and I have met so many different people. With driving the golf buggy it has brought so much pleasure into my life and to others by just being able to take people to see the beautiful views of our grounds and those who are not able to walk far, to me this is so rewarding to see others getting enjoyment. When I'm not driving the buggy I help out in the Tea rooms which keeps me busy – I just love it"
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Throughout the year the Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation holds a variety of fundraising events. Volunteers are required to assist at these events; setting up, selling raffle tickets and manning stalls. Volunteers may also have the opportunity to become involved in the planning and organisation of fundraising events and the promotion of these throughout the year.
Working alongside the Foundations Maintenance Team, volunteers are required to assist with various tasks to ensure the two properties and extensive grounds are kept in excellent condition. Please note this is an active role which can involve being on the go throughout the day.
Based at Ulverscroft Manor, the Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation has a unique outdoor classroom, providing a variety of activities that suit the learning needs and styles of a range of individuals. Here young people can escape the confines of a conventional classroom and observe and investigate a wide variety of flora, fauna animals and birds.
Educational volunteers are required to assist with the activities planned for the day, sometimes leading the activity session. These activities may include, woodland trails, pond dipping, shelter building and mini beast hunts. Comprehensive curriculum linked information and worksheets are provided to support and enhance these sessions.
Based at Ulverscroft Grange, the Tea Room is open Monday -Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm and volunteers are required to assist the Cook and Servery & Catering Assistants. This will include taking orders to the table, washing up and assisting where necessary. Please note that this is an active role which can involve being on the go throughout the day.
Based at Ulverscroft Grange, the Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation runs a Community Allotment project for young people with disabilities. Volunteers are required to assist with aiding the young people and maintaining the allotments in their absence.
Ulverscroft Manor entertains pre-booked groups of the elderly and adults with disabilities on a daily basis Monday- Wednesday and volunteers are required to assist the cook with preparing vegetables, serving lunches and washing up. This role also includes talking to and befriending our visitors, running a small sales table and selling raffle tickets for the daily draw.
Based at Ulverscroft Manor, the Foundation runs a series of Drop In Support Days on Thursdays for people who have a disability or illness, carers or who are socially isolated. Volunteers are required to assist with the serving of drinks and interacting with the visitors. There is also an opportunity for volunteers to become involved in running a Boccia session or other games.
The Foundation boasts two fabulous charity shops which stock a wide range of quality pre loved goods and items. Volunteers will be required to undertake a variety of tasks including, sorting and pricing of incoming items. General tidying duties and basic retail focused task. If you enjoy meeting and greeting the general public and working as part of a team, this may be the role for you!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please come along to our next open days - Please call 01530 244914 for more details.