VOLUNTEERING

Volunteers are the beating heart of the The Brightwell and, as the saying goes, you can never have too much of a good thing.

 

If you are interested in getting involved there are a range of roles you could choose, from admin assistants to oxygen chamber operators and, pretty much, anything in-between, some of our current vacancies are shown below.

 

The amount of time that you volunteer is also up to you, some volunteer once or twice a week, whilst others volunteer for a set project or role; whatever you decide to do, whatever your ability we are always very grateful for the help, especially if it involves any form of baking. 

Janet

Fundraising Volunteer

I love keeping my brain active ...

Jane

Oxygen Chamber Operator

I love meeting all my regulars on a Thursday.

Howard

Oxygen Chamber Operator

As a former Deep Sea Diving supervisor, I was already interested in Oxygen Therapy.

Colette

Oxygen Chamber Operator and Bingo Host

An afternoon of me time, doing something I love doing.

Steve

Trustee

It's a priviedge to give time to help others.

WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS SAY

'After I retired it was great to be able to do a small thing that helps others that are a little less fortunate than me'

Keith - Volunteer Driver

Below are just some of the roles we are actively searching for help with, if you have a particular skill or area of expertise you think would be helpful please let us know. 

 

If you are interested in becoming a trustee please email us here.

If you'd like to apply for any of these roles please email us with a brief covering letter introducing yourself, the role you are interested in, if any, and remember to include your contact details. 

GROUNDS KEEPER

Work would include;

Grass cutting, weeding, planting, pruning, painting and general tidying of outside areas. 

You should be;

Able to work without supervision and as part of a team, have an interest in gardening. 

Hours; 

Minimum of 4 hours per week. This role can be carried out Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. 

MAINTENANCE

Work would include;

General building maintenance and some outdoor work.

You should be;

Able to work without supervision. Be competent with hand tools and basic maintenance tasks. Professional qualification/certification would be desirable.

Hours; 

Minimum of 4 hours per week with a preference for mornings, Monday to Friday.

OXYGEN OPERATOR

Work would include;

Initially supporting the lead operator to safely carry out an oxygen session with the prospect of further training to become lead operator.

You should be;

Work within a small team. Reliability as without 2 operators the session cannot proceed. All operating training provided.

Hours; 

Minimum of one morning or afternoon a week. 

eBAY STORE 

Work would include;

Photographing and presentation of items. Monitoring auctions. Packing and posting.

You should be;

Able to work without supervision. Be able to transport packages for posting. Have a basic understanding of eBay and computers.

Hours; 

Minimum of 4 hours per week with a preference for Monday, Tuesday or Thursday

STORE COLLECTIONS 

Work would include;

Organising collections at supermarkets and shopping centres. Placing collection tins in permanent locations.

You should be;

Able to work without supervision. Strong organisational skills, computer knowledge and communication skills.  

Hours; 

Minimum of 4 hours per week with a preference for Monday, Tuesday or Thursday

EVENT SUPPORT

Work would include;

Setting up a stall, collections, marshalling, talking about the Centre, cooking or, even, dressing up as Santa. 

You should be;

Willing to have a go. 

Hours; 

Evenings, weekends and weekdays on an ad-hoc basis. Depending on what the event is, this could be anything ranging from the summer fair, a bag pack in Tesco or marshalling a motorbike ride out. 

RAFFLE COORDINATOR

Work would include;

Making phone calls, writing letters and visiting stores to solicit raffle prizes throughout the year.

You should be;

Confident in communicating across all mediums. Resilient and outgoing.

Hours; 

Minimum of 4 hours per week. This role can be carried out Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. 

ADMIN ASSISTANT

Work would include;

General admin duties to support each of the departments within the Centre. 

You should have;

Strong computer and organisational skills. 

Hours; 

Minimum of 4 hours per week. This role can be carried out Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. 

CENTRE HOST

Work would include;

Meet and greet members and visitors to the Centre. Keeping the central area clean, neat and tidy. Making teas and coffees, helping with the crossword.

You should be;

Friendly and easygoing. 

Hours; 

Minimum of 4 hours per week. This role can be carried out Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.