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Read Easy Leicester is looking for a Referrals Networker

Read Easy UK is a national charity, who provide confidential, one-to-one reading coaching to adults who experience difficulties with their reading, and we are looking at launching a group in Leicester.

The Referrals Networker is a vital and interesting volunteering role in which you will create and develop relationships with local agencies who may be able to refer potential readers to Read Easy Leicester.

If you are interested in more information on this role please contact Kirsty and Ramilla at leicester@readeasy.org.uk

Frontline Programme to support people to become social workers

Are you ready to take on a career that really makes a difference? 

 

At Frontline we believe that no child’s life chances should be limited by their social or family circumstances. 

 

Our mission is to create positive social change for children who do not have a safe or stable home. We do this by developing excellent social work practice and leadership. Our Frontline programme supports outstanding candidates to become incredible social workers and join a movement for change in social work and broader society. 

 

Hope House Befriending Service (part of Hospice Hope) – covering North West Leicestershire

 

The Hope House Befriending Service supports people in the North West Leicestershire area whose quality of life or life expectancy will be affected by their condition, plus their carers and partners. Launched this summer, in response to the isolation people were feeling due to the coronavirus pandemic, the service matches volunteers from all areas, interests, ages and personalities with local people who are maybe feeling lonely, isolated or would simply like someone new to talk to.  A weekly telephone call or Skype/Zoom chat is then arranged for a mutually convenient time.

Hinckley Community Fridge - Looking for Volunteers

The Community Fridge in Hinckley is urgently looking for volunteers to help them as they reopen from Monday 14th September.

The Community Fridges are led from local Children Centres to help reduce food waste and to support people in local communties by providing donated food for free to local residents.

Could you help? They are looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks: https://www.volunteerleicestershire.org.uk/opportunity/community-fridge-...

Fareshare Leicester - looking for volunteers in South Wigston

Fareshare Leicester is a local charity that distributes surplus food to charities and community groups across the local areas: https://www.volunteerleicestershire.org.uk/organisation/fareshare-leicester

Like a lot of charities, they are now settling into a new normal and they are particulalrly looking for volunteers to help in South Wigston. Could you help? Please click on the links below to find out more and to apply.

Supporting young people in animal care and gardening

Anstey Alpacas is a local organisation that works in partnership with schools in Leicester and Leicestershire,to teach and support young people about the various aspects of rearing and caring for livestock, as well as growing and producing fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. The organisation's ambition is to provide young people with a different and alternative experience to what they may receive in a school and classroom environment.

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