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. Learn a little more about our inspirational opportunities....
As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers' wellbeing too.
It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, and boost your confidence.
For more information regarding our volunteer roles, please call 01530 244914.
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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.
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 -Saturday 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 contact 01530 244914