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1st Bernwood Forest Scout Group
Start date: February 1, 2020
Telephone: 07880666672Further Details
Contact Name: Martin Summerhayes
Long Crendon & Dinton
About 1st Bernwood Forest Scout Group:
Hello, we are 1st Bernwood Forest Scout Group. We are based at Long Crendon and Dinton in the county of Buckinghamshire. We have a Beaver Colony (for ages 5 1/2 to 7 1/2), three Cub Packs (for ages 7 1/2 to 10 1/2) and two Scout Troops (for ages 10 1/2 to 14).
We are a very active and fully inclusive group and have a fun-packed and exciting programme of activities for the young people that support them developing skills for life.
As a result of our popularity, we have a large waiting list of young people waiting to join in the fun. That’s where you come in.
You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about mini bus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.
Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in. Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread a group of very hungry eleven year olds - no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.
We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.
Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is. Contact us today to find out how you can help young people develop...
Skills for Life
What are we looking for?
We are looking for adults that want to support young people and their development, but can not commit to being uniformed leaders. Whatever your background, it's your support of the young people that is important.
Our volunteers all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and many have never been involved in scouting before. What they bring to the role includes:-
> Social skills
> Decision making
> A focus on inclusion
So please contact us today to get involved and help young people develop Skills for Life.
Contact Name: Plt Off Kevin Tobin
594 (Thame) Sqn, Windmill Road, Thame.
Contact Name: Colin Peacock
Venue Address:Thame Scout Hut Southern Rd, Thame OX9 2DZ
Additional Information:This is an exciting opportunity to help your local Scout Group. You can decide how much or little time you wish to give. There are four age ranges (sections) where you can volunteer: Beaver Scouts 6 - 8 years/ Cub Scouts 8 - 10.5 years/ Scouts 10.5 - 14 years As part of a leadership team you will help plan, organise and deliver a balanced programme of activities, events and experiences, based around three main themes: outdoor and adventure, skills and world. In each section a range of badges and awards support all aspects of Scouting, including: leadership, teamwork and personal development. Why volunteer? - you'll have fun and feel rewarded - you'll learn new skills - you'll make new friends - you'll add to your CV and have the opportunity to gain qualifications - you'll make a difference and give something back to your community. Love camping, walking, being outdoors and inspiring young people? If you enjoy being part of a team then this is the perfect match for you. Prior experience or a connection with Scouting is not necessary and we welcome people from all backgrounds. Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. Different sections meet on different days of the week (evenings) during school term time and occasionally at weekends for other events and activities. You can choose which day you help on and how often (once a term, month, or weekly if you wish).
Citizens Advice advisers
Normally, our main offices are in Abingdon, Didcot, Henley and Thame. Ninety volunteers and staff are now advising the public from home on our AdviceLine service.
We can all face problems that are too stressful or complicated to sort out alone.
Last year, our 150 volunteers advised over 11,000 people. We helped three quarters resolve their debt, benefits, employment and housing problems.
We now need more advisers to help us during and after the Covid-19 crisis.
What will you get out of it? You will join a friendly team, meet new people, develop your skills and make a real difference to people’s lives.
You’ll need to have good listening and interpersonal skills, a willingness to learn and be confident with computers. Full training will be provided.
If you have 8 hours a week to spare for the next 2 years or more and are looking for a satisfying and stimulating volunteer role in your local community, please contact us on the above details.
Contact Name: Peter Hook
Additional Information:WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY? Phoenix Community Club could be just the thing for you!!! Based in Thame, our aim is to support the local community through charity work and volunteering projects. Supported by Thame & District Rotary Club, we operate through online communications. All ages welcome. If you would like to join, please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Name: Sophia Foster
Our recently rebuilt and very modern and fresh HQ is at Southern Road and our units - Rainbows through to Rangers- are run primarily in there. However we also take our members out and about too.
Plenty of roles in Girlguiding.
Here in Thame we are heavily involved in the community, and we would love to have all types of people to help out with us fundraising and being involved in the Carnival, Music In the Park, and with our trips out.
A few of our popular options are listed here.
Help out on a parent rota - by offering a helping hand at a few meetings per year, you can support your daughter's leaders and experience the fun of guiding.
Help with administration - you could get involved with anything from planning events and camps to managing finances and helping with fundraising.
Share a specific skill - whatever you're great at - from football coaching to yoga teaching, graphic design to engineering - you could help inspire girls to try something new.
Become an occasional helper - you'll assist in running groups on an ad-hoc basis. You will be supported by other volunteers to assist in delivering activities, trips and adventures for girls.
Become a leader - if you'd like to support a group more regularly there are lots of opportunities to get involved.
Working alongside other volunteers, you'll be supported with learning and development opportunities and will make a huge difference in your local community.
There is more information on www.girlguiding.org.uk about volunteering with us as a whole organisation
Contact Name: Chris Goodwin
Venue Address:Thame Scout Hut Southern Road Thame OX9 2DZ
Additional Information:Scouting relies on strong leadership. So if you can motivate others, keep a cool head and balance a variety of views then you would be an ideal chairperson for Thame Scout Group . With experience of steering meetings to produce excellent decisions, you’ll be equally willing to speak your mind as encouraging others to express their views. You will use your strong communication skills to help a team of committed adult volunteers who make up a Executive Committee arrive at good decision that will benefit young people. Able to work as part of a team, you will also contribute the direction and development of the Group. No previous experience of Scouting is necessary. What’s more important is your own skills and experience as well as empathy with our mission and values. We will provide all appropriate training and ongoing support.
Start date: 01-09-2021
Telephone: 07747095563Further Details
Contact Name: Kathy Thomas
Additional Information:10 years on and still going! And no, it is not quite Christmas yet!! CCT has been going for 10 years and I feel it is now time to step down from my role as lead organiser. Last year, some of you will know that the lovely Kerry Knight sadly lost her life in a road accident. She was prepared to take on the wonderful role of lead organiser (which, to be honest, she was pretty much set up as already) and so now CCT is looking for another special person to take on this event. My youngest son is now 12 years old and does not remember me ever being at home on Christmas day and in fact all my children, now 15, 14 and 12, have participated and supported our efforts to ensure that no-one is alone on Christmas Day, which is admirable and selfless. However, I do now feel that I would like to be home for the next couple of years to celebrate with my family at home before they eventually fly the nest. All the systems are in place, the venue, the supporters, the funding. My husband, Carl, who has been phenomenal over the years, is happy to continue being treasurer and helping with social media so all we need is someone to take charge of the rest. This is not as tricky as one might think and it may suit a role of a couple or a couple of friends who would like to rise to the challenge of organising this invaluable event. Promotion normally starts around the end of September and obviously finishes by 4pm on Christmas Day after everyone has had an amazing day. This is a highly rewarding role and I cannot express enough how important it has been to people over the years, to know that there are so many people willing to give up some time on the run up and on Christmas Day. Traditionally, Christmas Day is a breeze provided you are organised and is a true joy to be part of. It would be a real shame to see this wonderful event end but I do now feel that it is time someone else rose to this role and enjoyed the fruits of our wonderful, generous community spirit. Anyone who may be interested in this role, please email Community Christmas Thame on email@example.com with the subject line Lead Role Application. Please feel free to post any questions, I will endeavour to answer openly and promptly (I don't necessarily check every day but I will do my best).
Sustrans Phoenix Trail Group
Start date: February 15, 2020
End date: February 14, 2021
Contact Name: Stephen Jeanes
Wildlife and trail maintenance volunteering along the Phoenix Trail.
2nd & 4th Sunday and 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month. Be involved as works for you.
Contact Name: Becky Reid
We are looking for an experienced designer who can spare a few hours to create the following for the Taste of Thame event
3. Social Media graphics
We will be able to provide the logo, fonts colour scheme and content but need someone to pull it altogether.
Contact Name: Becky Reid
We are looking for a volunteer who can take the lead in generating content and connections for and through this event’s Social Media platforms. You will work closely with the event lead and have access to an already created content plan but will need to help write the words and source the images and graphics to be used.