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Wivenhoe Opportunities 

This space will be used to highlight both paid and voluntary opportunities at Wivenhoe Town Council and other Wivenhoe-based organisations and groups.

If you wish to advertise an opportunity here please send it to the Town Clerk via wivenhoe_council@btconnect.com for consideration.         

 Opportunity  Organisation  Details
Chapel Museum Custodians (Volunteer - 3hrs per session) Wivenhoe Town Council Be Part of Wivenhoe's History at the Chapel Museum!
          



The Chapel Museum in Wivenhoe New Cemetery reopens on Saturday 13th May until 10th September.

 We are looking for volunteer custodians for the Museum on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 1pm throughout the Summer. The museum contains a wealth of artefacts unique to Wivenhoe and there will be an induction for volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Chapel (or in any other capacity), please contact Wivenhoe Town Council Offices on 01206 822864, email wivenhoe_council@btconnect.com

Volunteer Waiters/Event Assistants MS-UK Virtuosity Concert

The Colchester based national charity MS-UK is putting on a fundraising concert  featuring Wivenhoe's own Chris Allard, Ramon Goose and Daryl Kellie at 7pm on Sunday 11th June at Colchester Arts Centre and are looking for volunteer waiters and events assistants. To take part (and also enjoy some of the show for free!) contact Andy Fiore on Andy.Fiore@outlook.com or 07973558438.

Tree Wardens CBC Tree Warden Scheme

The local coordinator for the Colchester Tree Warden Scheme, Liam McGarry is looking for volunteers.

 You can contact him on liam.mckarry@colchester.gov.uk

 For more details see

http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/Take-Part/Near-You

 

A leaflet on what tree wardens do is available here

http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/Portals/0/Take%20Part/Co-ordinators%20Toolkit/Tree_Wardens_Leaflet.pdf

 Volunteers:
                         
"Communty Bus"
Community Minibus Drivers (flexible)

Parks & Gardens Volunteers
(flexible)
 Wivenhoe Town Council

 Appropriate training will be provided.

If you are interested in volunteering,
please contact Wivenhoe Town Council on 01206 822864, wivenhoe_council@btinternet.com
or pop into the Town Council Offices at 77 High Street, Wivenhoe.

Parish Safety volunteers Essex Fire & Rescue Service

See

http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Parish_Safety_Volunteers_in_Wivenhoe/

strong>The Fire Service wishes to engage with communities and visit Parishes.

Their aim is to recruit Parish Safety Agents as volunteers to actively encourage people to have fire alarms fitted into their homes (free service) and advises on general fire safety issues.  The aim is to have 2 Agents in every Parish in the County to serve their immediate community. They will be trained to provide Home Fire Safety Communication as well as equipped to fit Fire Alarms appropriate to resident’s needs. Safety Agents will also receive training from Essex Police that could be shared with other community members. The Fire Brigade train, provide uniforms and pay expenses for the Safety Agents so there is no cost to the local community but they do ask Parishes to identify potential volunteers in their communities, put their names forward and store equipment (fire alarms & screwdrivers) for these Fire Safety Agents. There is obviously a screening process because these Agents will be going into peoples’ homes. The Fire Brigade need the support of Parishes to make the scheme work. There are pilot schemes planned for Tendring & Southend.

If you are interested in the above please contact the Town Council offices .

"Helping hands" volunteers required to help people with errands and difficult chores, drive people to appointments or answer the phone. Wivenhoe Helping Hands  Contact Helping Hands on 07834452764 or wivhelpinghands@googlemail.com
 Parish Paths Maintenance Volunteers  Wivenhoe P3 Parish Paths Partnership  Get in touch via their Facebook Page (click WivenhoeP3)
Wildlife Garden Volunteers  Wild About Wivenhoe  Contact via 
www.wildaboutwiv.org
 
Wild About Wivenhoe Festival are also looking for Barrow Boot Sale Sellers to take part from 12-6pm on Sat 13th May at KGV Field.
The 'green' alternative to the Car Boot Sale, sell your unwanted items from a wheelbarrow, bike trailer or just a plain table. £5 per table, book in advance on stalls@wildaboutwiv.org
 
 Community Radio Volunteers  Colne Radio  Contact via http://colneradio.com/get-involved/
Cockaynes Wood Work Party Volunteers  Cockaynes Wood Trust  Contact via their Facebook page (Click Cockaynes Wood Trust)
Colchester Countryside Volunteer Rangers CCVR Volunteer over 17 different sites including Wivenhoe see CCVR site