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Volunteering Matters

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We bring people together to overcome society's most complex issues, building stronger communities through the power of volunteering.

Health Champion Warwickshire

This opportunity takes place between 10 May 2021 and 31 Dec 2021.

We are looking for volunteers to empower and motivate people to get involved in healthy social activities, create groups to meet local needs, and signpost people to relevant support and services. Health Champions will enable people to make positive choices regarding their health and wellbeing. Volunteers will work as part of a team to support people from a wide range of backgrounds.

Health Champions Warwickshire is funded by Warwickshire County Council. Volunteering Matters connect volunteers with individuals and groups within the local community. Volunteers use their local contacts, experience, understanding, and enthusiasm to help people enjoy healthier lives. As well as tackling health and well-being issues such as physical fitness, nutrition, and stress, volunteers also promote the prevention of Covid through local government initiatives.

We provide extensive training for our volunteers, covering mental health awareness and safeguarding delivered by Volunteering Matters Engagement Managers. Some volunteers will also have an opportunity to complete the Royal Society for Public Health Level 2 qualification.

 

Volunteer requirements

  • Aged 18 or over
  • An active and engaged member of the local community in Warwickshire
  • Willing to complete onboarding process with an opportunity to achieve Royal Society for Public Health, Level 2 qualification
  • Have good people and communication skills, patience, and the ability to be empathetic – Interest in health and wellbeing
  • Willing to complete a paid-for DBS check
  • Willing to provide references and photo ID as part of our onboarding process
  • Willing to commit to volunteering for minimum 6 months
  • Support local people to understand the risk of Covid-19 and the vaccine role out
  • Passionate about making every contact count and growing local networks

What we provide

  1. Full training, opportunity to gain Royal Society for Public Health, Level 2 qualification
  2. Volunteer support meetings – opportunities for involvement in events and social activities
  3. Regular support from your Engagement Manager
  4. Out of pocket expenses

 

Hours per week

Flexible

Hours details

This role is flexible and can be done on a weekly, monthly ad-hoc basis.

Training available

Full training, opportunity to gain Royal Society for Public Health, Level 2 qualification

Location

Warwickshire

DBS required?

Yes

Benefits to self

Full training, opportunity to gain Royal Society for Public Health, Level 2 qualification Volunteer support meetings – opportunities for involvement in events and social activities Regular support from your Engagement Manager Out of pocket expenses DBS paid for Provide professional reference

Benefits to others

Volunteers empower and motivate people to get involved in healthy social activities, create groups, and signpost people to relevant support and services. Health Champions will enable people to make positive choices regarding their own health and wellbeing.

Transport details

Volunteers will be provided with any travel expenses.

Time commitment

Flexible

Support

Regular one to one's with Engagement Managers and other Health Champions. Volunteers will be provided with the opportunity to continue further training and developement.

Expenses

Yes, all volunteer's expenses will be reimbursed.
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