Hastings & Rother

Volunteering

Welcome to the Volunteering Opportunities page. Here you will find opportunities to contribute directly to Hastings and Rother U3A. Additionally, in the section headed Non U3A Opportunities, there are requests for help from external organisations. We have included only requests that appear in accord with the Objects and Principles of our national body, the Third Age Trust. You will need to check out the organisation and ensure the request is appropriate and safe for you.

Hastings & Rother U3A requests for help

Non U3A Opportunities

Hastings Weather Service Hastings Borough Council has a team of volunteers who obtain a weather forecast from the internet, read the instruments in White Rock Gardens and display the forecast and update other information in the kiosk on the seafront. We are looking for an additional volunteer to work on a rota of one week in six. Please contact Kevin Boorman at Hastings Borough Council.

The Sara Lee Trust The Sara Lee Trust has been supporting local people who are living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, and their families and carers for over 20 years. The Trust is also the dedicated provider of these services to patients of St Michael’s Hospice (St Leonards on Sea) and the Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital and supports over 700 people each year, many of whom are receiving end-of-life care.

The charity is almost totally reliant on fundraising, voluntary donations and charity retail and currently operates seven charity shops across Hastings and Rother which stock a wide range of donated goods, the sale of which help fund our essential services.

We are desperately appealing for new volunteers to consider joining our team. If you would like to find out more – please visit our website www.saraleetrust.org to see the full range of voluntary opportunities currently available with the Trust, or if you would like to speak to someone call 01424 272 358 for charity retail or 01424 456 608 for general volunteering queries.

Help us support local people living with cancer and other life threatening illnesses – volunteers needed!

The De La Warr Pavilion (DLWP) The DLWP is supported by a vital and dedicated team of volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to learn new things, meet new people, share skills and feel good. Full training and support will be given to all volunteers
Details of current opportunities can be found at http://www.dlwp.com/opportunities2/ or email grace.clements@dlwp.com

St. Michael's Hospice At St. Michael’s Hospice we really need our volunteers! We have over 900 people supporting us in a wide variety of ways from working in our shops, helping our fundraising team or working in the Hospice. We also have a team of volunteers who provide practical help to people living at home with a life-limiting illness. Without volunteers the Hospice simply could not offer the level of care that we provide. Interested? Get in touch with our Voluntary Services team on 01424 445177, or email volunteering@stmichaelshospice.com

Talent Match South-East Could you use your knowledge, skills and experiences to support and empower young people to fulfil their aspirations? If the answer is yes then volunteer with The Prince's Trust. You will receive training and support to carry out your role. For more information please contact Sue Learoyd: telephone 07436 538 527; email sue.learoyd@princes-trust.org.uk. Talent Match South-East is a partnership of organisations working to provide targeted local solutions that support long-term unemployed young people into employment.

HOST UK invites you to offer a welcome to international students. HOST UK is a charity founded in 1987 by the British Council, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Victoria League. They link adult international students at universities and colleges in the UK with volunteer hosts, who offer one-off invitations to their homes for a day, weekend, or a few days at Christmas. For more information go to www.hostuk.org or telephone 020 7739 6292