Carers Week 2018

To celebrate Carers week we are holding a Tea Party for carers and the person they care for.  As well as time spent with other carers whilst your loved one is being looked after there will be a guest speaker.

It will be held in the CCA rooms, Town Close.

On the 8th June from 10am – 12 noon.

Please contact us to find out more.

01642 710085

Celebrating Volunteers Week 2018

To celebrate Volunteers Week, 1st – 7th June 2018, we are holding a display in the Globe (formerly the Library) to let people know how to get involved in their local communities.

We will display posters of local groups/charities and organisations who need volunteers to help them operate.  

There will be ideas of different volunteering opportunities available and information on how to get going.

Volunteer Centre Stokesley

Working together

Each year we support the Marie Curie charity by providing them with a base for their Stokesley collection day – All the volunteers call in to our offices to collect their tins/tabards and daffodils.

This year the collection took place on Friday 23rd March – a total of £650 was raised

 

 

This is one of the Marie Curie volunteers – Ann

Thank you again to the Co-op

A big Thank you to the Springfield Co-op for raising £300 for the Stokesley & District Community Care Day Centre.

The Day Centre was charity of the month for November!

As you may know Stokesley CCA took over the running of the Day Centre after The Alzheimer’s Society decided to close it – the £300 will help to keep the centre running and will buy new equipment which is needed.

Fundraiser 2017

Thank you to everyone who supported us with our fundraiser by baking cakes, donating tombola prizes and giving your time!!

We have raised a fantastic £874.50

 

Thanks to Jim (picture above) who on behalf of Barclays Bank will be able to double a portion of the total ….. 

also pictured is a young volunteer Becky, and Tessa & Katherine from the ‘Living Well’ team, North Yorkshire County Council who donated a day of volunteering to us – 🙂

 

Thank you to everyone who came along and helped us raise this fantastic amount.

 

 

CO-OP Local Cause

 

We have been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund!

It means that we will get a contribution towards all the services we offer in our local communities.

But we need your help. The more support we get, the more funding we could receive. So if you’re a Co-op Member log in to your Co-op Membership account and choose us. If you’re not a member, please join and support us!

Follow this link to back us as your local cause…. www.coop.co.uk/membership  

Why I Volunteer ……

Why I Volunteer –

by George a Respite Sitter with The Community Care Association.

  So why am I a volunteer with CCA. Well, I like to think that in helping those who need some free time, then the promise of a sitter for a few hours each week is a great help. I enjoy sitting as I really like meeting new people. You never quite know what you are getting into, and people’s history and backgrounds can be fascinating. It can be a surprise to both the sitter and the person with whom you are sitting that you have common ground.

I like to sit as I find it a rewarding experience, as it provides assistance to the relative who is a carer on a full time basis. I find it makes the day of all concerned. The carer gets a break; the person being cared for has a change of face; and it makes me appreciate what I have in my life.

 

Volunteering with the Samaritans

INVITATION TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VOLUNTEERING WITH SAMARITANS.

 

INFORMATION EVENTS BEING HELD 7PM TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22nd and 29th at Samaritans, Northallerton and The Dales Branch, 7 Crosby Road, (Just behind the Old Prison) Northallerton. DL6 1AA. Access is via the back door in Crosby Road Car Park.

 

Could you touch another persons life when it really matters? Either by discussing their feelings with them directly by phone, email, text, letter or even face to face? Or perhaps you could support our branch by helping with the Administration, Publicity, Fund Raising or Cleaning etc.

 

Our Confidential, 24hr listening service responds to 5 million contacts a year. We also reach out to our local community by visiting schools, colleges, universities, prisons and workplaces.  With so much happening we’re constantly looking for new people to strengthen our teams.

 

We usually ask volunteers to give 3 to 4 hours a week, including some overnight time. Out of pocket expenses will be paid to volunteers.

 

Please do come along to one of our Information events lasting 60 to 90 minutes.

 

Or request an Information pack and look forward to what many of our volunteers describe as one of the most rewarding things they have ever done contact:-

Margaret
Deputy Director for Recruitment & Selection
Northallerton & The Dales Samaritans
Telephone: 07738 087849
Email: mhm.sams@outlook.com

 

Or contact northallertonsamaritans@gmail.com

 

A Blog by one of our student volunteers ….

I have been a volunteer for Chairaerobics for about a year now. Chairaerobics is a gentle exercise class which accommodates people with a variety of conditions or the elderly community.
The exercise within the class is gentle therefore many people have the ability to carry out the majority of the moves. However, although being gentle the exercises are extremely affective and can be extremely helpful with a range of conditions such as arthritis. The music ranges from upbeat to calm and relaxing. Jan; the leader of the class knows exactly what she is doing as she was previously a PE teacher therefore has knowledge on the specific muscles and what each particular exercise is targeting.
I began volunteering in order to contribute towards my local community, I had heard of Stokesley Community Care volunteer programme through other volunteers within my sixth form (Stokesley). I find it amazing just how rewarding these classes are for not only the members of the class but immensely and unexpectedly so for me as a volunteer. I thoroughly enjoy each session and have had the chance to communicate and build what I would call friendships with each member of the class along with its incredible teacher, Jan. I look forward to each session as it gives me a chance to communicate with people who without this volunteering, I wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to meet. Another enormously rewarding factor is physically being able to see how much each and every member of Chairaerobics enjoys the class. I can honestly say it is amazing how much difference one hour a week makes; everyone is friendly and extremely welcoming to any newcomers.
The class is held each Thursday morning for an hour from 10:30am in Stokesley Town Hall. Any new members/volunteers looking to join our Chairaerobics family would be very welcome.

Volunteering for Young People

Volunteering for young people

 What is volunteering?

Volunteering is where you spend time doing something that aims to benefit groups or individuals.

When can I volunteer?

You can volunteer whenever you want – morning, afternoon or evenings depending on what works best for you.

You can also volunteer as little or as much as you like.

Why should I volunteer?

Benefiting the community that you live in is a great reason to volunteer.  However, volunteering can also benefit you!

How can volunteering help me?

Well, where do we start?! Volunteering can help you:

¨        Share your skills

¨        Learn new skills

¨        Improve/build up your CV

¨        Meet new people

¨        Improve your self confidence

¨        Improve your community

¨        Test a career

¨        Make good use of your free time

 What type of volunteering can I do?

We have hundreds of opportunities and will aim to find you something that relates to a career choice or hobby.

Some of our most popular volunteer areas are:

¨        Computers, Social- Media/websites

¨        Helping the elderly

¨        Retail

¨        Helping people with a disability