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Volunteering

The following services are currently accepting volunteers. Apply using the contact details alongside the project or service you're interested in volunteering with. 

 Project or service name  Description  Skills needed  Contact
 IT buddies (libraries)
  • offering one-to-one sessions to people who are completely new to computers
  • teach people how to use the keyboard, mouse and move around the screen, how to create and save documents and how to access the Internet
  • give new users the confidence to sign up for our IT courses
  • help out at work clubs held at libraries around the city
  • you need a working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and how to access the Internet effectively
  • good people skills and a sympathetic approach to people who may be nervous about using a computer for the first time
  • training given to any volunteers with gaps in their knowledge
  • enhanced DBS checks are carried out at no cost to the volunteer
 Jayne Stanley, 01782 238496 or jayne.stanley@stoke.gov.uk
 Read To Me (libraries)
  • people who enjoy reading, and want to share their love of books, read aloud to people who are housebound and who cannot get to a library
  • there may also be opportunities to read aloud to individuals or groups in day care centres or residential homes 
  • you enjoy reading, can read aloud well and with enthusiasm, and enjoy meeting and talking to people
 Richard Marsland, 01782 232441 or richard.marsland@stoke.gov.uk
 Young volunteers (libraries)
  • prepare craft materials for events and held out at the children's events in the libraries
  • need to be friendly, helpful and enthusiastic
  • full training will be given
  • DBS checks are carried out at no cost to the volunteer
 Jayne Stanley, 01782 238496 or email jayne.stanley@stoke.gov.uk 
 Youth offender panels

The panel will meet with the young person, members of their family and where appropriate, the victim with the aim of reaching an agreement that: 

  • ensures the young person takes responsibility for their behaviour 
  • increases the young person’s understanding of the harm done to the victim and how they can make amends
  • reduces the chances of re-offending 
   Sheetal Mistry, 01782 238830 or sheetal.mistry@stoke.gov.uk
 Appropriate adult Accompany young people when they are being interviewed by the police in connection with alleged crimes and ensure they are being treated fairly by the police and other agencies.
 
Full training and support will be provided.  Sheetal Mistry, 01782 238830 or email sheetal.mistry@stoke.gov.uk
 Sports volunteers

Whatever your age or sporting background you can help to deliver activities at locations across the city

  sportsdevelopment.activities@stoke.gov.uk
 Volunteering in schools

If you’re interested in volunteering at one of our schools, contact the head teacher.

DBS check, medical clearance and references.

 
 Co-operative Street Games young volunteer Support and run local sports sessions and tournaments, help at large national sports tournaments, learn how to coach sports, and deisgn youth-led activities. Develop confidence, self-esteem and community leadership skills, gain recognised awards and qualifications.  Email streetgames@stoke.gov.uk