Do you have a spare room? Could you help a young person gain confidence to plan for their future and provide them with emotional support, whilst helping them learn the practical skills that they will need for adult life? With support and training from Barnardo’s you could help young people leaving care (aged 16-25) by providing safe accommodation within your own home and support on their journey to independence. In return you will receive a payment of £164 a week. Please call us on 07548 103397 or email BSLmidlands@barnardos.org.uk to start making a difference to a local young person.

The KFPG is a small friendly group which aims to maintain footpaths around Warwickshire. Our work party normally meets on the third Sunday morning of each month at 9.45am in the Tilt Yard car park, finishing about 1pm. New volunteers are always warmly welcome. Contact mail@kfpg.org.uk for more details. 

Don’t throw broken things away – get a free repair! Each month at Stratford Methodist Church (opposite Holy Trinity), volunteers repair things for free. Typically they tackle sewing repairs, bikes, electrical items, computers, IT hardware and software, and things that need gluing or screwing. There’s also tool sharpening. It’s usually the first Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm, and the next ones are on 2nd March and 6th April. Visit www.bit.ly/StratfordRC to confirm the date and check details of the repairs on offer.

A new way of doing Rotary called Direct Membership. What’s this all about you may ask? Have you ever wanted to volunteer and join Rotary but your time is not your own? Are you a volunteer with a passion but lack the expertise to move it forward? Then why not consider joining as a Direct Member. Direct members join a virtual environment with flexibility to join meetings, discuss your own ideas and projects and meet members from other parts of the UK and internationally. Interested? Check this video out www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6if2re5RMw and contact us on 07802 830534.

Are you looking to volunteer in 2024? If so, we have a range of volunteer opportunities which you could get involved with. We have roles such as driving, bus escorting, cooking / baking and admin. If you would like to join us, call 024 7631 5151 or email info@volunteerfriends.org.uk and we’d love to chat to you about what would suit you best. We’re open 9.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

Our lunch club in Wyken Croft is looking for volunteer drivers to drive our minibus to collect people for our lunch club on Tuesdays or Thursdays, for about 4 hours each day. We need drivers to cover our regular drivers for holidays, etc. Volunteers must be over 25 and under 70 with a clean driving license. If anyone is interested please contact Janet Colgrave on 024 7661 2316 or email risenchrist3@yahoo.com.

Are you looking for an interesting and worthwhile volunteering role? You could help make a difference for local people by volunteering with Healthwatch Coventry, your local health and social care champion. We make sure NHS leaders and decision makers hear your voice and use your feedback to improve care. We have several volunteer roles, such as being a member of our Steering Group, reviewing health information to ensure it is clear and easy to understand, or visiting health and social care facilities to see how they run. For more information visit www.healthwatchcoventry.co.uk/volunteer or contact 024 7622 0381 or yoursay@healthwatchcoventry.co.uk.

4-6 Congreve Walk, Bedworth, CV12 8LY (open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm). The Community Space - a place just to be! Drop in for a chat and tea. Mental health support available. Mental Health Peer Support Group, drop in anytime on Thursdays between 11am and 1pm. Chill & Chat (11-16 yr olds), Thursdays 4pm-6.30pm. We have vacancies for various volunteer roles, retail, community space and listening volunteers. Grab a bargain at our charity shop! Bookable space is also available. For more information call Andrea Randall on 07918 648794 or email andrea.randall@independentadvocacy.org or anita.white@independentadvocacy.org.

Could you help people with sight loss in this area feel part of the community? Guide Dogs are currently looking for volunteers over 18 who could give a couple of hours a week or a fortnight to help someone locally, living with sight loss, get out and about. Volunteer sighted guides support the person they are partnered with to feel part of the community. No previous experience is necessary, full training will be provided and the role is extremely flexible! If you could help or would like more information, please contact Guide Dogs at MidlandsMSG@guidedogs.org.uk.

WCAVA are based in Atherstone and offer support to community and voluntary groups in North Warwickshire. We can help groups with the correct governance - constitutions, policies and risk assessments, as well as help identify funding opportunities, for more information contact david.simkins@wcava.org.uk or call 07989 402543. We also help people find volunteering opportunities and help groups who are looking for volunteers. On our database there is everything from helping run walking groups, administration, greeting people, charity shop assistants, social media and much more. For more information email ellen@wcava.org.uk or call 07966 380241 or visit www.wcava.org.uk.

We are a charity run with the aim of helping and supporting people with learning disabilities, their families, dependents and carers, by providing recreation and leisure time activities. The Charity is supported entirely by a group of dedicated volunteers and we provide activities most days, Keep Fit Classes, Cookery Classes, Art Group, Discos and Games Nights. For more information please call Fiona Stott on 07701 028254 or email fstott@hotmail.com.

Get Set To Go is a project which runs across Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth. It encourages those 18+ living with mental health problems to become more active. We are looking for Peer Volunteers who can support individuals attending our sessions by offering support and encouragement. Depending on experience, volunteers may be able to assist with running the sessions. Examples of past sessions have included walking groups, Tai Chi and yoga. If interested. please contact getsettogo@springfieldmind.org.uk or call 01789 298615.

We are a South Warwickshire Charity who provide sessions for children and adults with additional needs. The user-led sessions we deliver promote independence, raise self-esteem and build confidence so participants are always learning, whilst having fun alongside friends old and new. We have a wide variety of sessions both via Zoom and at safe venues. For more information these can be viewed at www.ileap.co.uk or contact sparkle@ileap.co.uk and someone will get in contact. We also have volunteering opportunities for people aged 13 years+ to get involved with. For more information please contact Natalie at volunteer@ileap.co.uk.

We are a small local charity set up to promote for the benefit of the local community the provision of a narrowboat for recreation, education or other leisure time activities. We receive no support from the local authority relying on donations from our passengers. As the charity is run purely by volunteers, we are always seeking new helpers to maintain and crew the boat but you don’t need to have lots of experience to do this. We provide boating experience and training. For more information please either telephone 024 7637 4674 or email mike@hargreavesnarrowboat.co.uk.

We are a well-established voluntary group providing a free, confidential Reading Service for blind and partially sighted people across Coventry. Reading can cover a wide range of materials depending on the needs of the Listener. Letters, general paperwork, newspapers, magazines, labels, instructions, short stories - whatever is helpful or enjoyable. We have been serving local people for over 35 years. Contact us on 024 7641 0049 to find out about joining us as a Listener or Reader.