Volunteer for HVA
We have some fantastic ongoing volunteer roles available with Hart Voluntary Action and you can volunteer across the breadth of our services.
Contact us on 01252 815652 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details about any of these roles.
Youth Counselling Meet & Greet
Meet & Greet volunteers provide a friendly face for each client entering the service. They are the first person the clients see, setting the tone for their counselling experiences, so it is an important first interaction with the 1-2-1 counselling services.
We have vacancies for afternoon/evening support to counsellors at The Annexe, Odiham, to receive clients, maintain attendance lists and ensure health and safety measures are maintained.
The role involves:
- unlocking the venue and ensuring that everything is in place for the counsellors
- greeting clients as they arrive for their sessions
- being onsite for the duration of counselling sessions to ensure everything is running smoothly
- locking up at the end of the evening
You must be able to commit to one evening per week, either every week or every other week. Each shift is around 4 hours long. For more information, please see the role description.
If you are interested in doing this role please email the 1-2-1 Counselling Services team.
“The meet and greet person I have worked with in the service has been extremely valuable. They have been a great support, ensuring I’m not lone-working and have helped me out when needed…They give me peace of mind and assurance” – Volunteer Counsellor
1-2-1 Youth Counsellors
Fully qualified (Level 4) or working towards Level 4 qualification to provide open-ended weekly counselling sessions for 16-25 year olds. Those who have post-qualification experience and training or are in training to work with 11-16 year olds are also very welcome. Clinical supervision and ongoing professional development opportunities provided.
Sunshine & Showers Co-Facilitator
The Sunshine and Showers support groups allowing adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression to come together in mutual support. We currently have a vacancy for our Tuesday evening group in Odiham, starting in January 2024.
The role involves:
- setting up the room before the session
- supporting the facilitator to manage time
- showing empathy and understanding to group members
- maintaining the boundaries of the group
- tidying away at the end
You must be able to commit to one evening per week, every week or every other week. Each session is 90 minutes long and we we ask you to be there 15 minutes before the start time. For more information, please see the role description.
If you are interested in doing this role please email the Sunshine & Showers team.
Hart Volunteer Centre
Help with general enquiries from visitors to the Hart Volunteer Centre, volunteer promotion administration and social media.
Hart & Rushmoor Young Carers
Provide transport for young carers in their own vehicle (or minibus – MiDAS training available) to and from our clubs in Yateley (Monday evenings 18.30-21.00) and Farnborough. Term-time only, occasional help with transport for weekend and other outings.
Ad-hoc drivers are being currently sought.
Assisting with activities’ (arts, crafts, cooking and physical activities) which are run at the Young Carers clubs in Farnborough and Yateley. Role suitable for 17-18 year olds as well as adults.
Hart Health Walks
Walk Leaders/Back Markers
Lead or act as middle or back marker of one or more of our weekly Hart Health Walks, ensuring that all participants are welcomed and supported throughout the walk. Full training and ongoing support is provided before you can become a Walk Leader and you will need to have attended a number of our walks first.
HVA Trustee Board
We are always interested to hear from people who live in Hart District; are involved with a community organisation serving Hart residents, or who have business experience that could be of benefit to the charity.