Great Yarmouth U3A are regularly contacted by organisations/ charities/ groups who are actively seeking volunteers in our area.
If you have time to spare or are looking for a challenge, this page could well be of interest to you.
GRAPEVINE NEEDS YOU!
The charity which supplies a ‘talking newspaper’ edition of the Great Yarmouth Mercury
Grapevine is a voluntary organisation which helps blind and partially sighted people in the Great Yarmouth area to keep abreast of news, events and opinion.
Grapevine could really do with a few more volunteers. As, inevitably, some volunteers do have to leave we need a bit of new blood.
You may, as I was when I joined about a year ago, be a little wary that it may be complicated or rather demanding. I promise you that’s not the case as I hope you’ll see this by reading the Grapevine Appeal download.
There are four teams involved. Each team does one Friday in four so it’s not a massive commitment which will block up your diary.
Each team is made up of four sub-groups to share the work:
If you think you may be able to help and would like more information please email Alan Morris, who is on the Grapevine Committee, via this link, or speak to him at the next U3A meeting. If you need more guidance, please speak to a U3A Committee member.
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SCHOOLREADERS - Improving literacy – increasing life chances
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO LISTEN TO CHILDREN READ IN LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Can you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a local primary school? Schoolreaders is looking for more volunteers in Norfolk to carry out this important role.
Download the Schoolreaders appeal or please visit the website schoolreaders to join or call 01234 924111 for further information
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My name is Dorcas Cogger and I'm chair of governors at Peterhouse CoE Primary Academy School in Gorleston. We are part of DNEAT(Diocese of Norwich Education Academy Trust)and the we are currently looking for volunteers with professional experience and skills in strategic planning, education or finance to join our governing body.
Being a governor can be a very rewarding experience for adults of any age and from all walks of life who want to help our young children grow and develop into successful and amazing adults.
To be part of a governing body is about commitment of time and dedication to the job in hand. We give training and support to new recruits which enables them to carry out their role with confidence and feel part of the school family.
I would be grateful if you would pass this message onto your members and if anyone is interested in joining our governing body then I would be happy to meet with them and discuss in more detail what the governor role entails.
Please email Dorcas Cogger for more details.
Mrs Dorcas Cogger
Chair of Governors, Peterhouse CoE Primary Academy Achool
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Citizens Advice Witness Service, based in Gt Yarmouth Magistrates Court
The witness service is based in every court in the country to provide support for witnesses and their supporters when attending court to give evidence. Volunteers will give them practical information about the process, as well as emotional support to help witnesses feel more confident when giving evidence. Volunteers are needed during normal court hours (9am-5pm) and a commitment for a day a week or fortnight is asked for.
There will be training involved in the volunteering role.
Visit the website Court Witness Support for more details