Get involved: Volunteering with us
Here at The Orrell Trust we have lots of opportunities for you to get involved. We want to offer volunteering that is both challenging and rewarding. Whether you want the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them or to develop new skills, experience and knowledge then we may have a project that will suit you.
You can give as much or as little time as you like, and we will support you all the way offering guidance and training.
Our current volunteering opportunities are:
Older peoples projects: Volunteer
Community Befriender – Help us to reduce loneliness and isolation by visiting a person in their own home. This may be just for a cuppa and a chat or to help to increase their confidence and where possible encourage them to get involved in their local community. (Various hours to suit you)
Soup in a basket – Our Soup in a basket volunteer will help at our monthly luncheon club your role will include taking orders, serving food to participants, chatting and socialising with members of the community who come along for this great social afternoon. (Once a month – Last Thursday 12pm – 2pm)
Jolly Soap Opera Mob: Support volunteer – Working alongside our two sessional workers to support this fun group of young disabled adults, the volunteer role will include setting up for the session, getting involved in activities with group members, supporting staff to supervise the session, assisting with the planning and development of new activities, supporting trips out. (This role will require a current DBS certificate). (Every Monday 6pm – 9pm)
Coffee & Crochet: Kitchen Volunteer – Help out in the kitchen to prepare tea, coffee and hot toast for our group members. (Every Friday 10.00am – 12.00pm)
General/ Fundraising Volunteer – As a general or fundraising volunteer you will get involved in some of our one-off events and fundraisers, these may include helping at our quiz nights, serving refreshments at our Makers Market or even hosting a stall at a Stand up to cancer Bake off stall. (Hours to suit you).
All our above opportunities will provide you with the chance to meet lots of new people as well as supporting your community. You can volunteer for one or more of the opportunities above simply get in touch with Mary for more details on 0151 933 2116, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the year The Orrell Trust supports national campaigns such as “Macmillan’s Big Coffee morning”, “Stand up to Cancer” and “Comic Relief” as well as organising our own in-house fundraisers to support new and existing projects.
Some of our fundraiser have included:
- Quiz nights
- Drama productions
- Sponsored “sing a long”
- Bring & Buy sales.
Look out on our Facebook and Twitter ages to find our upcoming fundraisers are.
The Orrell Trust was originally set up between St John & St James, and two other churches in the Orrell area, with the aim of helping the people of Orrell but ensuring a Christian ethos. However, over recent years the Trustees have changed.
The Orrell Trust is a Registered Charity No; 1096549 and a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 4425137.