• Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    As a gardening volunteer at our homelessness service you can support us with:
    • Maintaining the ground (digging, weeding, netting etc)...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    We are lucky to have a large garden space for our residents to relax in. Our aim is to use social and therapeutic horticulture to improve residents mental and physical well-being and make our garden a tranquil space for all.
    Residents staying at The Longford Centre like to also get involved alongside volunteers in helping maintain our gardens and the extra hands volunteer can lend make a huge difference to these spaces.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Finance
    Opportunity description:

    We need support in creating a much needed budgeting skills template for our residents at our homelessness service.
    We aim to provide skills...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Budgeting is a skill often requested by our residents who need support to get back on track and manage their money and set goals for the future. The support of developing a budgeting skills template will allow our staff and volunteers to help residents access their income and manage their money efficiently. Some residents may be experiencing debt issues causing anxiety and uncertainty so having a clear tool to budget can relieve some worry.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    We are a small wildlife oasis in the heart of the city. We want to make sure that the site looks as beautiful as possible and need support with...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Your support will:

    - Help us to create a pleasant and safe environment for visitors, customers, staff and volunteers
    - In the longer term, this will hopefully increase bookings we receive for events such as parties and weddings, which will help us to become more financially sustainable.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Leadership/management
    Opportunity description:

    We are going through a period of change and expansion and we would like to learn from and skill-share with managers from different sectors. We are...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Mentoring support for our managers and heads of department will help us to work more effectively and to lead our teams through a period of change and expansion.

    - Staff will feel more skilled and confident about leadership and management.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Business development
    Opportunity description:

    We have a number of different businesses, who come in as groups to help with tasks around the site. We want to develop a mechanism for gathering...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Your support will enable us to develop positive, reciprocal relationships with corporates/businesses.
    - In the longer term, we hope that this piece of work will increase sponsorship, donations (in-kind or financial) and other support from the corporate sector.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    We are a small wildlife oasis in the heart of the city. Environmental sustainability is at the heart of what we do and we want to make sure that...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Your support will help us ensure that our purchasing is as ethical and environmentally friendly as possible.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Consultation
    Opportunity description:

    We are going through a period of change and expansion and we want to better understand (and utilise!) the skills within our staff and volunteer...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Understanding the skills we have available within our team will help us to work more efficiently and more effectively.
    - Staff and volunteers will feel motivated and valued in their roles.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    We are going through a period of change and expansion and we want to apply for more funding. We need someone to support our manager with...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Your support will enable us to apply to a wider range of funders and will also mean that we can plan effectively to meet deadlines.
    - In the longer term, this will help the centre to become more financially sustainable.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Administration
    Opportunity description:

    We currently collect feedback and other information in paper format, which then needs to be entered into spreadsheets/a database. We need someone...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Help us to better understand the difference that our services make and to learn from feedback
    - Enable us to hold all our information electronically
    - Support our future planning by ensuring that we have information at our fingertips

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Finance
    Opportunity description:

    We are going through a period of change and expansion and we need to improve our systems for financial monitoring and reporting. We need someone...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    -Your support will enable us to better monitor and report financial information, which will help with our long term planning.
    -Staff will feel more skilled and confident about managing financial information and will be able to use Quickbooks more efficiently.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Finance
    Opportunity description:

    We are going through a period of change and expansion and we need to improve our systems for financial planning and forecasting. We are looking...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Your support will enable us to plan for the future and to become more financially sustainable.
    - Staff will feel more skilled and confident about financial planning and forecasting.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    We are going through a period of change and expansion and we want to improve how we market and communicate about our activities, events and...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Staff will feel more skilled and confident about making contact with journalists and approaching high profile publications.
    - We will have more success in gaining local/national coverage about our work.
    - We hope that this coverage will attract more people to visit and shop at the centre and use us as a venue for events.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Business development
    Opportunity description:

    We are going through a period of change and expansion and we want to build stronger relationships with local businesses and companies, who may be...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Your support will enable us to develop positive, reciprocal relationships with businesses.
    - In the longer term, we hope that this piece of work will increase sponsorship, donations (in-kind or financial) and other support from the corporate sector.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Administration
    Opportunity description:

    *This opportunity can take place remotely.

    As part of our work we run a youth club. We currently have paper registration forms but we would...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This support will help us in a few ways. It will allow us to take another step towards becoming paperless which is contributes to improved information safety and it’s good for the environment! Having this information stored electronically will also allow us to access it from multiple locations and will support us in evaluation and funding applications.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    *This opportunity can take place remotely.

    We work with young people as part of our NEET programme (not in education, employment or...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    The young people we work with on this project aren’t currently in employment, education or training. Hearing from someone about their career path and what their role involves may spark interest in a particular area and allow them to become more informed about different roles available and the steps they might need to take to get there.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    At Beyond Empower we support disabled people to live healthy, active lifestyles, To do this we offer services including:

    • Lifestyle...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Support in these areas will:

    • Help Beyond Empower to reach as many disabled people as possible
    • Alleviate time to allow delivery team to focus on delivery whilst providing an efficient marketing strategy going forward
    • Support the sustainability of a Community Interest Company to achieve greater long-term impact

    Minimum commitment: 2 days
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    *This opportunity can take place remotely.

    We want to raise awareness about handball, reach new audiences and increase the number of people...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This support will:

    - Enable more young people to participate in handball.
    - Help people to get active.
    - Increase our profile in the community.
    - Increase our team’s knowledge, skills and confidence in marketing.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Business development
    Opportunity description:

    *This opportunity can take place remotely.

    We are passionate about our sport and how participation changes people’s lives. We want to build...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This support will:

    - Enable us to expand our activities
    - Ensure a wider range of people have the opportunity to participate in handball
    - Help people to get active
    - Increase our team’s knowledge, skills and confidence in approaching local businesses

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    *This role can take place remotely.

    We want to raise awareness about handball, reach new audiences and increase the number of people, who...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having this support will:

    - Enable more young people to participate in handball
    - Help people to get active
    - Increase our profile in the community
    - Increase our team’s knowledge, skills and confidence in media work

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Graphic design
    Opportunity description:

    *This opportunity can take place remotely.

    At St. Clement's’ our centre hosts a range of community activities, services and groups. We...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This support will:

    - Help us to communicate more effectively about the services we offer
    - Make our marketing materials more eye-catching and appealing
    - Increase the number and diversity of people using the centre
    - Encourage more people to support our work through donations or volunteering.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day