Activity helpers wanted for CBeebies Big Day Out with The Furchester Hotel

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Throughout 2015 the BBC is running a campaign dedicated to encouraging families to cook and have fun in the kitchen called ‘Dish Up’. As part of this campaign BBC Learning is working with our colleagues in CBeebies to stage an event across 5 days this summer at Weston-super-Mare Seafront, Marine Parade, BS23 1BE.

The event will look like something of a mini festival with several tents/stages across the site. In each of these areas approximately 3 or 4 of our partners will be hosting a range of fun and interesting activities/demonstrations which promote healthy eating and kitchen skills. Activities will focus on children ages 0-6 and their families.

We’re looking for a team of bright and enthusiastic volunteers to get involved and support this event. You will be expected to help BBC Staff and partner organisations run hands-on, family-friendly activities and answering queries from the public. It is essential that you have strong inter-personal skills and plenty of energy as you’ll be dealing with the public and will be on your feet most of the day. We are looking for people with an interest in healthy eating, basic cooking, and where food comes from. It’s a great opportunity to pass your passion and knowledge onto our young visitors.

 All volunteers must be aged 18 or over.  

You will gain valuable experience helping out on a large-scale event and meet a diverse CBeebies audience. If you are interested in taking part and live within a 1 hour travel distance from Weston super Mare then please email cbeebiesevent2015.volunteers@bbc.co.uk for more information.

 

The dates for the event are as follows:

·          Wednesday 29th July

·          Thursday 30th July

·          Friday 31st July

·          Saturday 1st August

·          Sunday 2nd August

 

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Free Restorative Justice Training – Volunteer Opportunity in South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol

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nerap@bristol-mediation.org
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  • Are you interested in helping to empower victims of crime, community conflict and anti-social behaviour

  • Are you a good listener, non-judgmental and a fair minded person

  • Are you able to work with people from a range of diverse backgrounds and walks of life

  • Would you like to make a positive contribution to your community

  •  Are you able to volunteer 95 hours per year (daytimes and/or evenings

  •                                                                                                                                                       If the answer is Yes, we are offering you the chance to become a Volunteer Restorative Justice Facilitator with the new South Gloucestershire and BANES RJ Hub and/or the Bristol Neighbour-hood Justice Project. You will gain valuable knowledge and skills in facilitating restorative justice conferences, interviewing victims and offenders and partnership working with professionals within the community and the criminal justice system. 

It will be your role as a volunteer RJ facilitator to talk to those that have been harmed and those that have potentially caused the harm. You will then facilitate any resulting face-to-face meetings or correspondence to help both victims and perpetrators move forwards positively with their lives. 

Volunteers will all need to have excellent communication and listening skills, attend an introductory afternoon and undergo a 3 day Accredited Restorative Justice Facilitator training course (9am to 5pm each day either in South Gloucestershire or Bristol), which will equip volunteers with the skills necessary to facilitate a conference.

Introduction Day  - Thursday 2th July 2015 - 1.30 – 4.30pm at Unitarian Chapel, Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8PE

Training Days:

South Gloucestershire/BANES –  13th, 14th and 15th July at Coniston Community Centre, Pathway, South Glos

Bristol  - 21st, 22nd, 23rd September at Bridewell Police Station, Bristol 

For further information and an application pack please contact:

South Glos and BANES Project – Paul Holder, Bristol Mediation on 0117 9415379 or email nerap@bristol-mediation.org

Bristol Project - Jo Quinton, Bristol Neighborhood Justice Project on

0117 0117 952 9741 or email Joanne.Quinton@avonandsomerset.police.uk

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Healthy Homes Assessment Training

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Julie.French@wecr.org.uk
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0300 323 0700
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Healthy Homes Assessment Training

Each session lasts half a day (9.30-1.30pm).  The training is FREE with lunch provided.

Mon 6 July - WE Care & Repair, St Philips

Tue 11 Aug - WE Care & Repair, St Philips

Tue 29 Sep - Equipment & Demonstration Centre, WSM

Thu 8 Oct - WE Care & Repair, St Philips

For further information, please ring Julie French on 0300 323 0700.

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Law Centre - Settlement Agreements

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wills@ablc.org.uk
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0117 916 7725
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ARE YOU LAYING OFF STAFF OR BEING LAID OFF YOURSELF?

AVON & BRISTOL LAW CENTRE CAN HELP

When staff are laid off they are often given a Settlement Agreement by their employer. This sets out the terms of the ending of their contract. Such an agreement is only legal if the employee has received independent legal advice which the employer usually pays for.

Our experienced employment solicitors can advise employees on settlement agreements and negotiate on their behalf with their employers. Our prices are very competitive and are payable by the employer. We can see employees at short notice.

To find out more or for an employee to make an appointment please contact Will Stone tel. 0117 916 7725 or email wills@ablc.org.uk 

For more information please see 

 

http://www.ablc.org.uk/employment.html 

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Community Awards for young people

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melanie.lavin@1625ip.co.uk
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01173178800
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Cashpoint is a Big Lottery Funded project that aims to improve the financial skills and confidence of young social housing tenants. We currently work in partnership with several housing providers and advice agencies, but we are keen to work with any agencies that come into contact with young social housing tenants. 

Visit our website to read more about the Cashpoint Project.

We invite applications from organisations and community groups for the following community awards:-

Community Projects  £500 - £5,000

To  develop a community project that helps young social housing tenants to develop financial skills and confidence (e.g. budgeting, safer borrowing, understanding financial products etc).

The project itself will build on the interests of the young people e.g. sports, food, arts, community improvements, but through their planning and project development, the young tenants involved will demonstrate their learning and grow in confidence with financial matters.
• The immediate beneficiaries need to be aged 16-25 and hold their own tenancies or licences in social housing  (supported housing and hostel accommodation included).
• We would expect at least eight young tenants to be involved who will each secure a range of learning outcomes. (The community project is likely to  benefit a wider group, who may or may not secure outcomes related to money skills/confidence) .
• Impact monitored through a simple before and after tool -  https://myfinancialconfidence.org
• A member of the Cashpoint Team will offer advice and guidance to the project
 

Peer Money Mentoring £500 to £5,000

To train and support one/some young people to act as a Peer Money Mentor to at least 15 other young  people (each) in the local community, providing information and signposting  around financial confidence and capability.
• The young people supported by the Peer Mentor must be young social housing tenants (including supported housing) aged between 16-25
• The organisation receiving the award will host the Peer Mentor and help them identify young social housing tenants to speak to
• A Cashpoint Project worker will support the training of the Mentor. The host organisation may also offer training, in addition to day to day support.
• Impact monitoring is through a simple before and after tool -  https://myfinancialconfidence.org

Match Funding

For both projects, there is an expectation of match funding. We would hope this would be at least 50% match funding or funding in kind, however we would be happy to discuss further if this presents a barrier.

More Information

For further information please contact Melanie Lavin melanie.lavin@1625ip.co.uk  0117 3178800  or visit our website page to download an Application Pack.

Cashpoint Community Awards for young social housing tenants - Applications now open.

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Got a small, 1-day project for a team of willing volunteers?

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Bristol based business regularly approach Volunteer Bristol to enquire about opportunities to support the local voluntary and community sector.  

They are looking for projects that will take a day for a group of about 10 employees to complete, and are prepared to undertake a wide variety of tasks.  

While we are aware that the majority of organisations want regular volunteers, perhaps there are times when your organisation has some ground that needs clearing, some painting done, carpets shampooed or leaflets distributed?

Volunteer Bristol would love to hear from all local organisations that have ideas for challenge activities so that we can link local groups and businesses for mutual gain.

To chat about opportunities or for more information, please call Sian on 0117 989 7734 or email manager@volunteerbristol.org.uk

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Funding available for capital community projects in Bristol and South Glos

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ahaymonds@ibstockcory.org.uk
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£20k grants available in Bristol/South Glos for community projects. Deadline 12 Oct 2014.

Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust is an Environmental Body which provides grants to community and heritage projects through the Landfill Communities Fund. Grants of up to £20k are awarded to projects that deliver benefit to as broad a section of the general public as possible. Projects need to be located within 10 miles of Cory Environmental Limited's landfill site in Shortwood, to the east of Bristol (BS16 9NN). The next deadline for receipt of applications is 12 October 2014 for a meeting on 13 November 2014. The Trust meets every four months.

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Supported volunteering taster for people with dementia

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subitha@volunteerbristol.org.uk
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Here’s a great opportunity for any one with dementia - with or without a formal diagnosis - to give their time and skills to help set up for the Strawberry Tea Party in Barton Hill on Tuesday 7 October from 11am to 2pm. 
 
This volunteering taster comes from Dementia Supported Volunteering (DSV), an innovative pilot project run by Volunteer Bristol @ Voscur, to encourage and enable people with dementia to try out volunteering, alongside trained Volunteer Mentors. 
 
If you are a family member/friend/carer of someone with dementia, this opportunity is also open to you, to volunteer with the person you support, in a small, friendly team. Come along and help us do some simple food preparation and make the place look welcoming. And once we’ve worked up an appetite- we can all stay on for the Tea Party, hosted by Up Our Street and LinkAge.
To find out more, contact Subitha Baghirathan, Co-ordinator of Dementia Supported Volunteering on 0117 898 7734 or email: subitha@volunteerbristol.org.uk
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Bristol Mediation is looking for new Trustees

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Bristol Mediation needs Volunteer Trustees

 

 

·       Do you have an understanding or interest in resolving conflict and improving communities?

  • Do you have the ability to think creatively and flexibly?

  • Do you have good independent judgement?

  • Are you a good listener and able to work well as part of a team?

  • Do you have a burning desire to become involved in a local independent charity?

  • Do you have a minimum of 2 hours free every 6 weeks to meet in East Bristol?

     

    Bristol Mediation is a local charity based in east Bristol with over 25 years’ experience resolving conflict within communities.  We are currently looking for new Trustees and a new Treasurer to contribute towards our work and the development of our strategic plan and to help steer us into the future and are particularly interested in hearing from people who have skills in communities, marketing, fundraising, voluntary or statutory sectors or from a legal background.

     

    For further information and an application pack, please speak to Julie Cox, Service Manager on 0117 9415379 or email juliec@bristol-mediation.org

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