We are looking to recruit an Administrative Assistant. The successful applicant will provide administrative support to Staff and Volunteers with the day to day running of the office, and providing cover where appropriate.
The initial contract is a temporary appointment for 6 months (a permanent contract will be considered after 6 months).
Your Duties will include
Assist Reception and Transport volunteers with answering the Telephone and redirecting calls.
Support the team with appointments and diaries.
Assist Resource Centre Volunteer with copying and printing services.
Assist with upkeep of varied databases.
Assist with bulk mail franking.
Assist with administration of Lunch Club.
Assist with administration of fundraising.
Assist staff to update Website and Social Media.
Amend and update own CV during the 6-month period.
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We are looking to recruit a Social Engagement Officer. This role is designed to raise the profile of Pershore and District Volunteer Centre through the development of an Events and Fundraising Programme and delivery of a local engagement activities. The post holder will be involved in the development of the Engagement Strategy for the Volunteer Centre with the CEO and the staff team.
The role requires a pro-active individual who shares the values of the charity, with a commitment to their own personal development, and with a good understanding of the voluntary sector in Wychavon, Worcestershire.
This is a development role, and the post holder will be able to work on their own initiative but also work as part of a small team. The successful candidate will be well organised, have good attention to detail, administrative flair, and show a demonstrable interest in engagement, event co-ordination and PR.
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Please note that the closing date for the Social Engagement Officer has changed to Wednesday 20th October 2021. If interested please ensure you complete and return your application by this date.
Pershore & District Volunteer Centre are pleased to announce they now have a Wheelchair Accessible vehicle
Thanks to recent grants we have been able to purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle meaning that disabled people within our community can benefit from the chance to use this vehicle, offering new freedom and independence to individuals and their families
Excitingly and more importantly this enables us to reach a wider audience and be more inclusive, achieving the aim of helping individuals out of isolation
The vehicle has 4 seats and space for one wheelchair and is available with a driver
What we offer:
Collection can be from home and take you and friends/family out to lunch, or to attend the popular lunch club; take you to medical appointments, opticians etc
Can you spare an hour or two a week?
To allow us to make the most out of this vehicle we do need Volunteer drivers to help them meet demand, expenses are covered.
For more information or to register, please call 01386 554299
Peopleton Parish Council are trying to raise sufficient funds to keep a rural bus service operating taking passengers from Peopleton, Drakes Broughton and surrounding villages to Worcester and Pershore. For many older members of their communities, a bus service is a real life-line. Many of them do not have access to a car or can no longer drive. With the bus services, not only can they now get to the shops, they also get to see old friends and meet new ones. This is particularly important at the present time as many have not been able to get out much in the last 15 months or so.
Both public bus services were withdrawn recently, the Peopleton to Worcester bus in April last year. Peopleton and Drakes Broughton Parish Councils have been working with Pershore Volunteer Centre, Worcester Wheels, Worcestershire County Council Community Transport Development Officer and the Vale Public Transport Group to re-establish the routes in the hope that Worcestershire County Council will recognise the demand for the services and be prepared to re-instate the routes.
Peopleton Parish Council have a project on Space Hive and are asking backers to pledge money to the project and they have secured matched funding from Worcestershire CC and Wychavon District Council. Full details, including costings, can be seen at https://www.spacehive.com/village-connector-bus.
Peopleton Parish Council would very much appreciate it if you were able to pledge your support to help this valuable local community project.
Our office is now open to the public, we are currently having to limit numbers in the office so please call 01386 554299 for an appointment.
As the Government withdraws its funding for prescription delivery services, many medical practices and pharmacies around the country are withdrawing this free service. Pershore Volunteer Centre, which had never received any Government funding and relies solely on volunteers helpers and public donations, will continue to provide its delivery service in Pershore for the time being. So long as we have willing volunteers and there is a demand we will deliver prescriptions to those who continue to self isolate.
Please continue to contact the Volunteer Centre on 01386 554299
Transport to Appointments
As the area slowly comes out of lockdown, we have seen a steady increase in the number of routine hospital, dental and medical centre appointments. This has resulted in an increase in the number of requests we have received from people who have no access to transport and need help getting to their appointment. This is a service which Pershore Volunteer Centre has continued to provide throughout the whole of the lockdown. We are now ratcheting up our provision, so if you need transport to your medical appointment or could help us provide transport for others, anywhere in Pershore or the surrounding villages, please contact Donna King 01386 554299
Pershore Town Council and the Community caring for you
These are difficult times but if we all help each other we can get through it. The current Covid 19 virus mainly affects older members of our community and it is these residents that may need help with shopping, collecting prescriptions or transport to essential medical appointments – if you are known to anyone in need please consider offering them your help. If you feel you may be able to assist in some other way please phone the Town Council on 01386 561561 or Pershore Volunteer Centre on 01386 554299.
Anyone needing help who has not received contact from a neighbour or friend can also contact either the Town Council or Volunteer Centre on the above numbers. They will, with your permission, pass your details to someone whose integrity has been fully checked and who may be able to help you. YOUR SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT
NB Please be aware that whilst there is no danger to you receiving help from people you know, there are fraudsters out there who will take advantage of the situation. If you are in any doubt or if feel you are being exploited or threatened in any way please contact the police.
Thank you to Pershore & District Round Table for their generous donation.
Pershore Volunteer Centre operates 2 mini-buses, which are available for other charities and community groups to hire. When not on hire the Centre uses these mini-buses to run a number of services transport people from Pershore and surrounding areas to wide variety of venues, including the weekly shopping trip to the Co Op, fortnightly trips to the lunch club at St Andrews Centre. In the year to March 2018 the centre undertook 2,500 passenger journeys; all using volunteer drivers.
Eric Wiles -Chairman of the Volunteer Centre said “the mini-buses are expensive to buy and maintain and we are incredibly grateful for the generosity of the Roundtable for their help to support one of our mini-buses”.
In recognition of the Roundtable’s support the minibus will soon be carrying their logo, so look out for it around town.
“At Pershore & District Round Table we are committed to helping the local community. By making this donation to your fantastic organisation, it is a great way for us to reach out to the whole community, particularly vulnerable people who rely on your service so dearly. It is a pleasure for us to help in some way and hopefully we can continue to work together in the future.”
We are going green.
With your help we hope to purchase an electric vehicle, reducing our carbon footprint within Pershore.
If each of you could pledge just £2.00 to our cause this will go a long way to help with our Crowdfunding.
I really enjoy helping others and, as I get to know clients and gain a greater perspective of their life and challenges, I also gain a greater appreciation of my own life.
Geena, Volunteer for 14 years
Once again, we are very appreciative of the work you and your volunteers do.
Peter, Worcestershire ME Support Group
It was a pleasure to meet the volunteer recruitment team to talk through suitable opportunities. Together, we narrowed it down to roles offered by five organisations and I was given the chance to visit each before making a decision. This is a super service.
Thank you so much for your assistance, I do not know how I would manage without your support.
Community Car Scheme client
My volunteer experience enabled me to practice my Microsoft Office skills and increased my confidence, which helped me to learn new skills and return to work. I appreciated being consulted on how to assist with change and enjoyed working within a very upbeat fantastic office team.
The attached cheque is a gift from my late mother who so enjoyed the many years she was a member of the (previous) Wednesday lunch club. After my father died, it was a lifeline for her and enabled her to make many valued friends. She was so sad when her increasing immobility prevented her going there any longer and really missed it during the last year or so of her life. The recent move to St Andrews Community Centre as our new Lunch Club venue makes it possible for people with limited mobility… Read more
To everyone who worked and helped at last Sunday’s Christmas afternoon tea. Thank you very much. I really enjoyed myself. I spoke to people I had not seen for at least 30-40 years.
I enjoy being a volunteer and of use to people. Volunteering is a lovely way to put something back into the community.
Derek (Minibus now car driver)
I’ve been driving for the Volunteer Centre for 16 years and absolutely love it. As a driver you meet some really good characters and nice people. I’m helping them and they are helping me as I have to be doing something with my time otherwise I get restless and stressed out at home.
As a community organisation, we value the amazing range of skills offered by volunteers recruited through the Volunteer Centre’s bespoke service. Together they promote our ethos, support the wellbeing of our clients and muck-in at events!