Community First New Forest

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The Minstead Trust is urgently seeking volunteers for the following roles:

Wood Turning Enthusiast - Working as part of a small team, supporting adults with learning disabilities, on a one to one basis, providing instruction and support on basic wood-turning skills

Skills support with literacy and numeracy - To work one to one in sessions of half an hour with 3 to 5 students on a Monday morning. You would be helping the students with their reading, writing, money skills, telling the time, numbers etc. according to the individuals need and using age-appropriate materials and resources.

Families Matter: Puppet Stage and Sound Crew
Praisin' Hands Puppets based at Hythe URC is looking for 2 people with strong muscles to load and lift equipment from the van, set up the stage, watch the very entertaining children's puppet show and then dismantle the stage and load up the equipment. Any expertise/experience in sound desk/lighting would be valuable, but not required.

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Useful Non-Profit Sector Resources

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  • SIX National Hubs of expertise have been created for the voluntary and community sector.   The links below will take you to each of the hubs for relevant information and advice:
    Governance   ICT   Performance Improvement   Workforce Development   Finance
    To learn more about the National Hubs of expertise and ChangeUp visit the NCVO website.
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisations
    Umbrella body for the voluntary(non-profit) sector in England. NCVO run the following useful online resources:
    Online best practice resource for the voluntary sector
  • Active Citizenship Centre
    Home Office web site which provides information on the range of ways in which citizens can 'take part'.
    Site aims to make it easier for voluntary and community organisations to asses whether or not they need professional help such as legal advice or management consultancy and if so, where they can access it.
  • Common Purpose
    An independent educational charity - which runs programmes to bring together tomorrow's decision makers from all walks of life - business, the public and the voluntary sectors.
  • DotComUnityHampshire
    A simple, completely free, directory. It covers every area of life and will tell you who exists out there
    to support your or others needs.
  • Directory of Social Change
    Publish a wide range of literature and provide training courses on the management and finance of voluntary organisations. Also run the annual Charity Fair event.
  • Sandy Adirondack
    Freelance management and training consultant for the voluntary sector, includes a page of up-to-date legal information for voluntary organisations.
  • The Media Trust
    The Media Trust is a charity which works in partnership with the media industry to meet the communications needs of the voluntary sector. One of the services the Media Trust offers is The Media Resource which identifies the skills of media professionals and matches these with the communications needs of voluntary organisations.
  • Vol Resource
    Information resource for voluntary sector organisations (small and large). Includes information on the legal and financial aspects of running a voluntary organisation, suppliers of services to the voluntary sector and a paid and volunteer jobs section.