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  • Communications and Community Builder November 2, 2023

    Hours: 30 per week.

    Salary: £18,985.20 (FTE £23731.50)

    Do you enjoy collaborating with people and are you looking for a role where you can make a positive difference, work creatively, learn, and do something different every day?

    Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre are working in partnership with Wychavon District Council to recruit a Communications and Community Builder to work in and around Pershore and the surrounding villages.

    The contract is for an initial 18-month term.

    The initial focus of the Community Builder role is to research and establish a deep understanding of the area, collaborating with local residents and existing organisations to uncover the key community assets and skills of local residents.

    The role involves ‘Supporting and encouraging residents to be active in their local community and helping them to take the lead on topics that are important to them.’

    Confident at all levels and ‘have an interest in community led projects and services.

    “As part of the role we also want someone to help showcase the work to the community and play a lead role in our communications. This means we can share community stories, local information, and the work of our organisation to inspire others to get involved.”

    You will have the skills to create graphics, infographics, videos, and posters and also be competent at event organisation.

    The successful applicant will be motivated, flexible in working hours, and a real people-person. Access to a vehicle to get around the area is desirable for which expenses will be paid.

    The role is based within the team at Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre, and there will be significant cooperation and collaboration with Wychavon District Council Communities team and with other statutory, voluntary, and local organisations. This is an exciting new role with potential to make a significant long-lasting impact in the Pershore and south – Wychavon neighbourhoods and communities.

    Please call 01386 554299 or email admin@pershorevolunteers.org.uk for application pack.

    The closing date for applications is 03/05/2024 & interviews will be held on the 15/05/2024

  • Thank You September 8, 2023

    We are so grateful to Sam Nutting who did a sponsored swim in July and raised an amazing £275 for the Wednesday Lunch Club. 

  • August 1, 2023

    PEAK WALKING ADVENTURES

    Do you enjoy a challenge, love walking, meeting people and would like to help your local community by raising funds to help continue the amazing work that the Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre offer, then this is for you.

    The Peak Challenge, Circular, 21km/12 mile walk in the beautiful Peak District, on Sunday 3rd September to help raise funds for the fantastic charity, Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre.

    The walk is a circular walk with stunning scenery, starting from Edale which takes in three summits along the way. Approx time of the start will be around 0900 – 0930, and to finish around 1700 1800. We will be accompanied by qualified mountain leaders throughout the walk ensuring safety, support and first aid if needed.

    Transport will be available from Pershore and back. Meet time to be confirmed. 

    Although we must pay for the guides, we will not pass that cost on to you. The walk will not cost you anything to participate, however we would like you to raise a minimum of £150 through sponsorship.

    Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre provides transport for nearly 5000 elderly and vulnerable people in Pershore and the surrounding area to get to medical appointments, shopping trips or trips to see fiends and family to help reduce social isolation and loneliness, thus supporting their mental health and wellbeing.

    Are you up for the challenge? Hurry as there are only 15 places!

    Then please contact us for information and fundraising pack.

    Telephone  01386 554299                                                                               

    Email    admin@pershorevolunteers.org.uk                                             

    Or

    Download a pack from our social media channels

  • Pavers Foundation keeps Pershore Volunteer Vehicles in Action! June 5, 2023
    Karon Swinburn, CEO, Pershore Plus, Holly Sagar, Communications Coordinator, Pavers and Phil Sagar, Volunteer Driver for Pershore Plus.

    The Pavers Foundation, charitable initiative of multi-channel family-owned footwear retailer, Pavers, has recently donated £2,660 to Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre on behalf of Holly Sagar, Communications Coordinator at Pavers Head Office. The donation was made through the Foundation’s employee-led grant application scheme, which encourages colleagues of the business to apply on behalf of charities and good causes close to their hearts.

    Holly’s dad Phil is a volunteer driver for Pershore Plus, prompting her to apply for the grant funding through the Pavers Foundation. The donation will be used to fund essential maintenance checks on three of the charity’s accessible vehicles for one year, allowing the charity to continue running their community transport service, a lifeline for many elderly and vulnerable people in the local community who live remotely and have no means of accessible travel to appointments and social clubs. The service primarily connects Pershore with Redditch, Worcester and Evesham, where Holly met with Karon Swinburn at the Pavers Store in The Valley to present the donation.

    Holly thanked the Foundation for the grant; “Thank you so much to the Foundation for supporting this essential community service for Pershore and the surrounding area, it is humbling to work for a business with such a strong social conscience, which supports good causes in this way.”

    Karon Swinburn, CEO of Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre explained a little more about the difference this donation will make for the charity; “Our Community Transport Service is, in many cases a lifeline for people in our quest to reduce social isolation and loneliness in Pershore and the surrounding villages. Just to be able to get out to do shopping, meet friends for a coffee, or join a leisure activity goes a long way to supporting and maintaining people’s mental health and wellbeing.

    Pershore Plus also offers trips to local places of interest and attractions, The Valley, Evesham is always a popular trip! We are hugely grateful to the Pavers Foundation for funding the maintenance checks needed on our three vehicles for the next year. This comes at a time when the cost-of-living crisis is impacting on small charities like ours and meaning that we are always looking for more funding opportunities.”

    Holly, Karon and Phil with PPVC’s Wheelchair accessible vehicle.

    The Pavers Foundation is delighted to continually make a difference to local communities, those from disadvantaged backgrounds and a whole host of good causes throughout the UK and beyond through their charitable donations, charity of the year initiative and donations made on behalf of the Paver family. To keep up to date with news about the Pavers Foundation visit www.pavers.co.uk/foundation.

  • April 29, 2023

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