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Job Vacancy – Co-ordinator for Warwickshire
Job Title: Volunteer Co-ordinator for Warwickshire
Office location: Honiley, Warwickshire, CV8 1NP
Geographical remit: Warwickshire
Hours of work: 21 hours per week (permanent contract)
This is an exciting and flexible role for a self-motivated person who is passionate about the delivery of person-centred services for disabled people.
We are looking for someone to develop and manage our existing services in Warwickshire including our Volunteer Partnership programme, and assist as necessary in the development of potential new services.
Please download the Job Description below for more information about the role.
Enrych is a well-established charity with a 30 year history of enabling disabled adults to enjoy culture, leisure and learning opportunities. Our vision is enabling adults with a disability to recognise their potential, to connect, engage and enjoy life within their community.
How to apply
You will need to fill out our Application form which you can download below. (CVs will not be accepted).
Closing date for applications is Friday 2 January 2015. (Email applications will be accepted up to 9am on Monday 5th January 2015).
Interviews will take place on Monday 12th January 2015 in Honiley.
Christmas Market fundraiser
We had a great day at the Christ Church Christmas Market on Saturday.
Our stall was busy from the start with people taking part in our tombola and lucky dips and also purchasing hand-made xmas greeting cards by a member and our bags of sweets.
Lots of winners and everyone had a great time including listening to the choir sing carols and meeting Father Christmas.
Many thanks to Men’s shed for the use of the tombola, Christ Church for the organisation on the day and to everyone who stopped by our stall and our volunteers.
Leicestershire and Derbyshire Newsletter Winter 2014
Download the latest newsletter from Enrych Leicestershire and Derbyshire – volunteers’ stories, Healthy Living Club, Supported Transport Service, upcoming social events and much more…
Accessible Britain Challenge
The Accessible Britain Challenge encourages communities to be inclusive and accessible. That means working with disabled people to remove the barriers that stop them participating fully in their community.
The UK’s 12.2 million disabled people make a positive contribution to employment and local economies. The Accessible Britain Challenge wants to share great examples of this so others can learn from them.
The Minister has announced that nominations for the Awards will open on Monday 3 November 2014. The closing date for nominations is 19 December 2014.
There are four Award categories:
- Improved Mobility
- Innovative use of buildings, spaces and places
- Safer Neighbourhoods; and
- Inclusive Social Activities
Lee Mack certainly is the best medicine
Lee Mack has shown his true colours and Enrych is laughing all the way to the bank. In September 2014 Lee organised a one off special evening of comedy at the Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury. Some of us were fortunate and managed to get tickets, as the event was sold out immediately, it was a great night of wit and humour from Lee.
Lee Mack is currently in the middle of his UK tour, but took some time out last week to say “It is a pleasure to help Enrych”. Lee’s donation to the charity is extremely generous and on behalf of Graeme Garden, Enrych patron, and everyone at Enrych we thank Lee and his management company Avalon Promotions most sincerely.
“It is a pleasure to help Enrych” Lee Mack
Trustee’s Week 10th – 16th November
Enrych Swindon & Wiltshire’s trustee’s provide an invaluable resource in volunteering their time and the great work they do which enables our branch to make a huge difference in supporting people with a physical disability enjoy their chosen activity … so a big thank you!
Want to know more about being a trustee for Enrych? read about one of our trustees below.
“I always wanted to give back to the community I live in. Establishing a new branch for Enrych was such a rare and exciting opportunity that I joined as a trustee without any hesitation.
Although it is my first time being a trustee; because of my background from the business world, I feel I contributed different complementary elements to the trustee group, managing the budget with a very cost-conscious approach and bringing in some new sources of funding to our Swindon branch.
In the past two years I have witnessed how Enrych helps the physically disabled adults living in Swindon and I am very proud to be part of it.”
If interested and want to know more about becoming a trustee for Swindon, contact the branch by:
Phone: 07741 253509.
Andrew met Enrych Swindon last year to explain that due to his physical disability it was difficult to leave his home to meet and socialise with people which was having a huge impact on his confidence, isolation and well-being.
Andrew is an artist however due to circumstance had nowhere to draw and paint which is the one thing he wanted to re-start as this is his passion. Through our conversations it was apparent that we could support Andrew by looking at how to regain his enjoyment of art again and have something to look forward to.
Before we could look at a volunteer partnership Andrew needed somewhere he could draw and paint and as we work with other charities and organisations, we contacted REMAP to see if they could help.
With REMAP’s engineer we discussed a suitable adaption of a piece of furniture for Andrew into an easel which needed to be flexible, moveable around the home and easy to use. With this in place Enrych looked at finding a volunteer. We soon found a volunteer with a fine art background who was looking for experience by using their knowledge to teach another keen artist.
Together the partnership has been very successful as Andrew has now reached his original goals of somewhere to draw, have social interaction with another person to reduce isolation and something to look forward to. He is now putting together a portfolio of his work done with the volunteer. Having a volunteer has increased his confidence and well-being and he is working in new mediums such as acrylics and painting on canvass, something he would not have done without his volunteer.
We asked Andrew what has Enrych meant to him and he told us:
“Being with Enrych has given me my artistic life back. For a long time I had nowhere to draw and I now have this and someone to do it with and display my work. I could not do this before”. “Having a volunteer is like having a best friend and having trust in someone which is important to me and reduced my isolation immensly”.
Moving forward Andrew is currently looking at local art forums to eventually display his artwork which we look forward to viewing.
For details about REMAP – www.remap.org.uk
Below are recent paintings by Andrew:
When a picture says a thousand words
Thank you to member John from Banbury who created this beautiful image. We think it sums up so much of what Enrych is all about.
Thank you John, for sharing it with us.
Spooky doughnuts for Halloween
Due to popular demand and as part of our ongoing fundraising activities for 2014, once again for Halloween we have successfully sold out of all the boxes of delicious Krispy Kreme spooky doughnuts through the great support of Nationwide Corporate Citizenship.
Not a crumb has been left so we thank everyone who purchased a box of doughnuts as it is a vital contribution to us as a self-funded charity and our volunteers (pictured) for helping out on the day.
If interested in becoming a fundraising trustee for Enrych Swindon contact Rachel Waine for more information by phone: 07741 253509 or email: email@example.com
Enrych Swindon & Wiltshire have been given the opportunity to be interviewed by Swindon’s very own radio community station Swindon 105.5fm.
Listen in on Friday 31st October between 6pm and 7pm to hear us speaking to the Station Manager, Shirley Ludford.
We are grateful to Swindon 105.5 in enabling us to promote our local charity to the Swindon community.