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Organist: Border Kirk, Carlisle

The Border Kirk, Carlisle is urgently seeking an organist for the regular 11am Sunday service. Please contact Rev David Pitkeathly: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 01228 593243.

 
Be a Christian Aid Advocate

Would you like to encourage your local churches to support Christian Aid? Do you go to church meetings anyway? You would be a great person to be a Christian Aid Advocate. Read the task description here and volunteer!

 
Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs are seeking volunteers to fulfil 3 roles:

1. My Guide sighted guides – a new service to create partnerships between people with sight loss and volunteer support to enable them to do the activities and hobbies they need to and want to.

2. Collecting Box Co-ordinators are needed across Cumbria to place and service collecting boxes. This involves regularly emptying boxes, issuing receipts and banking the money collected, and keeping an accurate record of what has been collected and where. The role is flexible and will make a big difference to fundraising in Cumbria.

3. A volunteer driver is needed to assist the Guide Dog Owner who runs the fundraising group in Barrow.

If you might be interested in any of these volunteer roles please contact Claire Devine: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 0118 9835555.

 
Carlisle Christian Aid Group (1) Organiser; (2) Secretary

The Carlisle Christian Aid Group is an active and enthusiastic group of representatives of around 30 churches in Carlisle and the surrounding area.

Organiser

The Group is looking for an organiser to co-ordinate their work and be the key point of contact for Christian Aid in the Carlisle area. The specific role will depend on how much time you are able to give and what is agreed with the other members of the group.

Core tasks will be:

1. To support, and co-ordinate where necessary, Christian Aid Week fundraising activity in the Carlisle area. (Most of the fundraising is done by individual churches, and currently the co-ordinator's work involves checking out requirements for Christian Aid Week materials and ordering and distributing the material, arranging a city-centre street collection, arranging delivery of Christian Aid envelopes in one part of the city, and some local publicity.)

2. To organise other Carlisle-wide events during the year, as agreed by the Group. These could involve fundraising, worship, education, publicity and campaigning.

3. To keep all those involved with the Group in touch with the work of the Group and with other Christian Aid fundraising, worship, educational and campaigning activities in the area.

How much time is involved?

This depends on you, and the time you have available is one of the key factors the group will take into account in deciding on what activities to undertake. Currently, some other members of the Group take on specific events to organise, which shares some of the work out, and in such cases, the Organiser's role will be one of overview.

What skills are needed?

1. Good organisational ability.

2. The ability to work with and motivate others.

3. Patience and a sense of humour.

4. Ability to work in partnership with local churches and Christian Aid staff.

5. A commitment to the work of Christian Aid and an understanding that in taking on this task you are involved with God's work.

6. Access to the internet and email are desirable.

What support is available?

1. A named contact at the Christian Aid North West office (currently Laura Jones, who looks after Christian Aid in Cumbria).

2. Training and opportunity to learn more about Christian Aid's work.

3. Information and resources provided by Christian Aid.

4. An active local Christian Aid Group including other office bearers.

 

Secretary

1. To keep an up to date list of contact details of Christian Aid church representatives and others active in the Carlisle Christian Aid Group.

2. To arrange meetings of the Carlisle Christian Aid Group, and prepare and distribute notes of the meetings.

3. In conjunction with Organiser, to keep Christian Aid church contacts and other active members of the Group, in touch with the activities of the Group.

How much time would I need to give?

Currently the Group meets on 4 occasions each year and the list of contacts is updated as and when a change takes place, plus an annual phone-round. Currently, a short newsletter is prepared 3 times per year, and distributed round the Group (most copies go by email). The majority of the preparation could be done by the organiser.

What skills and qualities do I need?

1. Good administrative ability.

2. A commitment to the work of Christian Aid and an understanding that in taking on this task you are involved with God's work.

3. Basic IT skills including word processing, plus access to the internet and emailing.

 

How do I get involved with either position?

Contact one of the following for an informal discussion:

1. Revd Nick Mark, Chairman, Carlisle Christian Aid Group on 01228 562162 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2. Doug Scott, current co-ordinator of the Carlisle Christian Aid Group on 016974 73556 or 07971 744976 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

3. Laura Jones, Christian Aid Regional Co-ordinator for Cumbria on 01925 573769 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Dunkirk Adult Learning

Volunteers needed in the Dunkirk refugee camp for

  • English and French teaching
  • Outreach and Development

Dunkirk Adult Learning Centre provides a programme of learning relevant to refugees in the camp aimed at creating understanding and unity. There are currently daily French and English classes. Both teachers and outreach workers are needed. Volunteers need to be able to commit a month or more.

More information.

 
Haverigg Prison Independent Monitoring Board seeks volunteers to support inmates

Volunteers are sought who live within 30 miles of Haverigg Prison and could give around 4 days a month. Members of the Independent Monitoring Board ensure standards of decency and care are met.

Recruitment Poster

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