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Attention Message

Dimensions is a not for profit social care provider for people with learning disabilities. We support over 3500 people, providing a range of person centred support throughout England and Wales.

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Volunteering Opportunities
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1 - A community volunteering champion, who will work with our local services, supporting them to make volunteering a success, by providing best-practice support to our staff and volunteers, investigating, advertising and promoting volunteer roles according to the interests of the people we support, networking in the local area. This is a relatively new role and will provide a student with an opportunity to make a real contribution and help develop volunteering in the local area. We are looking for a regular commitment of a few hours a week – the role will be based in our local services.

2 – A volunteer storyteller. This role will act as an internal Dimensions journalist for the region. The volunteer’s responsibility will be to research and write/produce content based on our good news stories. This could be in blogs, articles, interviews, videos, podcasts etc. This role will have no set time requirement, but we will set a target of 1 good quality case study per month – as a result it will be a highly flexible role.

Many other opportunities are coming.

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Location
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The Community volunteering champion (CVC) will be based in our local services (to be confirmed)

The Storyteller role can be done from home with travelling in the Warwickshire/Coventry/Birmingham area (travel expenses paid)

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Time Commitment
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Varies depending on the role.

The community volunteering champion is asked to commit a few hours a week for 6 months.

There is no time commitment for the Storyteller role, but volunteers will need to provide one good story per month minimum.

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Requirements
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Volunteers need to be good communicators, have good writing skills and be able to work independently.

Both roles will be required to complete their appropriate online e-learning induction and classroom inductions.

A DBS check will be required for the Community Volunteer Champion role.

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Why get involved?
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View our top reasons why you should volunteer

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This is an external opportunity
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Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.

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How to get involved
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If you are interested in this project, please contact volunteers@warwick.ac.uk and we will pass your contact details onto the volunteers coordinator of this project.
This project is not managed by Warwick Volunteers.
Further information about Dimensions can be found on their website

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