Phone lines open on Wednesday 23 May at 11am Please call 01793 406007 and select option 4 to book.  

Don't forget to check the recommended team size indicated by the key at the bottom of the page. 

  

402  Nobody goes hungry!

Challenge group size: M

Fareshare Birmingham

What's the challenge?

FareShare Birmingham supports communities to combat food poverty and food waste in and around Birmingham. The team redistribute food to many charities and community groups. Their community food members provide vitally needed meals, food parcels and snacks to hundreds of disadvantaged people every day. They work with a huge variety of people experiencing hardship - from people who are homeless or unemployed, people dealing with substance misuse, refugees and asylum-seekers at drop-ins, Sure start centres, and breakfast and after-school clubs for children and young adults

Website                   

Fareshare Birmingham would love some teams to get involved at the heart of their food re-distribution, giving you the opportunity to help them improve the daily lives of people facing food poverty. Their daily operations rely entirely on volunteers and you will be working alongside staff and other volunteers on one or more of the following activities…Picking food orders. Working with staff and fellow volunteers to make up orders for each of their organisations receiving food on that day. Labelling orders and helping to load the vans. Sorting food and organising the depot. Sorting fresh fruit and veg. 

This can be taken up by more than one team.

 

 

 

403  Get ready for some Summer Games!

Challenge group size: M

Queen Alexandra College (QAC)

What's the challenge?

Queen Alexandra College is a specialist college for people with disabilities, aged 16-25. All students have at least one disability to overcome, although many have more than one. These include sensory impairments, physical disabilities and learning disabilities and can vary in extent and impact. 
QAC offer challenging learning opportunities for people with disabilities to realise their potential to live and work as independently as possible and do this by offering highly individualised education and enrichment programmes, catering to students' needs, abilities and interests.

 

Website                                                  

 


Each summer QAC host a Summer Games event, which sees the timetable collapse and students across college take part in a range of sporting and non-sporting activities; including team sports, individual athletics, talent and music activities, bake off competitions and others. The event is an opportunity for the students to come together to share the spirit of the Olympics (it originated to celebrate London 2012) and the college values they promote. 

Given the extent of activities and participants, they love to include volunteers in helping them; the role involves supporting staff in refereeing and coordinating competitions, scoring results and 'ushering' competitors around the various stages

The summer games will be held on 06 July 2018.

 

404  Summer Fete

Challenge group size: M

Queen Alexandra College (QAC)

What's the challenge?

Queen Alexandra College is a specialist college for people with disabilities, aged 16-25. All students have at least one disability to overcome, although many have more than one. These include sensory impairments, physical disabilities and learning disabilities and can vary in extent and impact. 
QAC offer challenging learning opportunities for people with disabilities to realise their potential to live and work as independently as possible and do this by offering highly individualised education and enrichment programmes, catering to students' needs, abilities and interests.

Website                                                  


QAC would really like some arty / creative people to come along and help them make some decorations for their summer fete this year. The event takes place on their courtyard and field, featuring a range of activities including a dog show, craft stalls, entertainers, food, sports, competitions and other activities. The event is open to the public as well as students and is one of their annual fundraising events.

This year they are hoping to make the event bigger with more activities taking place. With this in mind they need more decorations for across the site to welcome and signpost people to what's going on.

When: The Summer Fete is happening on 30th June 2018, so any help in June would be great!

 

408  It's just kids play!

Challenge group size: S

Birmingham Settlement

What's the challenge?

For over 100 years, Birmingham Settlement has helped the people of Birmingham overcome life’s challenges by providing advice, support and access to activities and training to help them achieve their goals and live happier lives. Our services range from helping an older person overcome their fears and the isolation they face by welcoming them to our free tai chi, art or armchair yoga sessions to supporting an individual by delivering fully accredited debt, benefit and financial capability training, advice and support - we are registered through the Financial Conduct Authority and support people from all walks of life with a skilled and trained team of professionals. 

Since 1899 Birmingham Settlement has developed services which react to the needs of the communities we serve. Today we have two hubs, one in Aston (North Birmingham) and one in Kitts Green (East Birmingham), each provides services tailored to the local community which include money advice, youth support, social activities, training, employment support and activities for older people.

Website

BS centre in Aston has a purpose built childcare facility for up to 38 children which is currently only used for occasional stay and play. They run various activities from the space but are intending to re-open a formal nursery for 3 days a week from the site. This will be a free service as they will draw down 15 hour free nursery funding to contribute to the costs although the amounts available through that avenue do not cover full cost. They will fundraise and subsidise the shortfall from their own fundraising efforts and resources.

They would love a team to come in and spruce up the outside area. This space needs to be flexible to allow BS to continue to utilise it for other activities such as their women's fitness programme; but it also needs to be Ofsted compliant and comfortable and safe for the children. The outside area does needs smartening up e.g. they have some flower troughs that are empty, a small shed for storage, fencing etc that needs a lick of paint, and generally the whole place needs a bit of a face-lift and of course, some love There is a lack of nurseries in the area so the children and their families will benefit greatly from access to a support and learning environment they would not otherwise easily access.

 

411  Ain't no mountain high enough!

Challenge group size: L

Acacia Family Support

What's the challenge?

Acacia Family Support offers Pre and Postnatal depression support services to families across Birmingham.

They provide, free of charge, services which include individual befriending sessions, group work therapy, telephone support and practical support in peoples own homes. They run 4 support centres, each with a free onsite crèche and they also provide specialist support projects for teenage mothers, dads and mothers from black and minority ethnic communities.

Their befriending support is delivered by a team of trained volunteers. Some of their volunteers are mums and dads who have personally experienced and recovered from postnatal depression.

Each year, they support over 500 families.

Website                             



On Saturday 30th June 2018, 50 previous users of Acacia's service together with volunteers/staff are going to climb Mt. Snowdon in aid of Acacia Family Support. They are travelling there and back from Birmingham (and climbing the Mountain) in one day! This is the biggest fundraising challenge they have ever organised and they are hoping to raise £10,000. 

Acacia are aiming to give every participant a packed lunch on the day and a goodie bag with a t-shirt before the event to show their appreciation and how amazing they think they are. Many of the mums who have signed up have never done anything like this before and it is a brilliant step on their journey of recovery from postnatal depression. 

Acacia would love a team of Zurich employees help they raise some funds to put together a small goodie bag and Tshirt for every person taking part. They plan to bring all participants together the week before the event for a briefing and give them their goodie bag. They would love it if Zurich employees could be there to hand them out.
Acacia are also planning to give every participant a packed lunch. They would love Zurich employees to also help them raise the funds to put together a simple packed lunch. The packed lunches would need to be assembled on Friday 29th June and it would be great if Zurich employees could come and help to prepare the lunches.
 

 

417  Get your buckets out!

Challenge group size: F

Birmingham St Mary's

What's the challenge?

Birmingham St Mary’s provides expert care and support to local families living with terminal illness. 

Every day, they care for over 350 people across Birmingham and Sandwell, offering a range of services in a number of settings – whether that’s the Hospice, in people’s home or in the local community – making end of life care more accessible for all. 

They also have a dedicated Family and Carer Support Team, who are on hand to support with emotional and practical matters. They aim to give individuals more choice at the end of their life and provide services whenever and wherever they need them.

Website                   

Birmingham St Mary's annual campaign 'The Big Brum Bucket Collection' is in its 8th year, with last year raising over £11,000. Their fantastic ‘Hospice Bucketeers’ volunteer to take over the streets, supermarkets and shopping centres of Birmingham and Sandwell to help raise vital funds for the Hospice. Last year over 100 volunteers supported the collection which gave them a great platform to raise awareness of the hospice too. 

BSM are looking for volunteers to become amazing Hospice Bucketeers on either Friday 28th and/or Saturday 29th September. They currently have a whole city of Birmingham Street Licence and are always looking for Bucketeers to support them with collecting within the city centre. However if volunteers would like to try and find other locations to collect in such as shopping centres or supermarkets, then they would also welcome that.  Some shopping centres and supermarkets may also offer a chance to hold other activities such as a tombola or musical performance if any of your volunteers would like to plan an activity alongside the collection! 

They also have opportunities before the Big Brum Bucket Collection to support with tasks within the office such as packing the volunteer lunch packs, preparing the buckets and preparing the resources for their Head Bucketeers. 

This can be taken up by more than one team

      

 = Wheelchair accessible

 

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403  Get ready for some Summer Games!

Challenge group size: M

Queen Alexandra College (QAC)

What's the challenge?

Queen Alexandra College is a specialist college for people with disabilities, aged 16-25. All students have at least one disability to overcome, although many have more than one. These include sensory impairments, physical disabilities and learning disabilities and can vary in extent and impact. 
QAC offer challenging learning opportunities for people with disabilities to realise their potential to live and work as independently as possible and do this by offering highly individualised education and enrichment programmes, catering to students' needs, abilities and interests.

Website

Each summer QAC host a Summer Games event, which sees the timetable collapse and students across college take part in a range of sporting and non-sporting activities; including team sports, individual athletics, talent and music activities, bake off competitions and others. The event is an opportunity for the students to come together to share the spirit of the Olympics (it originated to celebrate London 2012) and the college values they promote. 

Given the extent of activities and participants, they love to include volunteers in helping them; the role involves supporting staff in refereeing and co-ordinating competitions, scoring results and 'ushering' competitors around the various stages

The summer games will be held on 06 July 2018.

403  Get ready for some Summer Games!

Challenge group size: M

Queen Alexandra College (QAC)

What's the challenge?

Queen Alexandra College is a specialist college for people with disabilities, aged 16-25. All students have at least one disability to overcome, although many have more than one. These include sensory impairments, physical disabilities and learning disabilities and can vary in extent and impact. 
QAC offer challenging learning opportunities for people with disabilities to realise their potential to live and work as independently as possible and do this by offering highly individualised education and enrichment programmes, catering to students' needs, abilities and interests.

Website

Each summer QAC host a Summer Games event, which sees the timetable collapse and students across college take part in a range of sporting and non-sporting activities; including team sports, individual athletics, talent and music activities, bake off competitions and others. The event is an opportunity for the students to come together to share the spirit of the Olympics (it originated to celebrate London 2012) and the college values they promote. 

Given the extent of activities and participants, they love to include volunteers in helping them; the role involves supporting staff in refereeing and co-ordinating competitions, scoring results and 'ushering' competitors around the various stages

The summer games will be held on 06 July 2018.

402  Nobody goes hungry!

Challenge group size: M

Fareshare Birmingham

What's the challenge?

FareShare Birmingham supports communities to combat food poverty and food waste in and around Birmingham. The team redistribute food to many charities and community groups. Their community food members provide vitally needed meals, food parcels and snacks to hundreds of disadvantaged people every day. They work with a huge variety of people experiencing hardship - from people who are homeless or unemployed, people dealing with substance abuse, refugees and asylum-seekers at drop-ins, Surestart centres, and breakfast and after-school clubs for children and young adults

Website 


Fareshare Birmingham would love some teams to get involved at the heart of their food re-distribution, giving you the opportunity to help them improve the daily lives of people facing food poverty. Their daily operations rely entirely on volunteers and you will be working alongside staff and other volunteers on one or more of the following activities…Picking food orders. Working with staff and fellow volunteers to make up orders for each of their organisations receiving food on that day. Labelling orders and helping to load the vans. You may also be asked to help deliver the items in the van. Sorting food and organising the depot. Sorting fresh fruit and veg. 

This can be taken up by more than one team 

402  Nobody goes hungry!

Challenge group size: M

Fareshare Birmingham

What's the challenge?

FareShare Birmingham supports communities to combat food poverty and food waste in and around Birmingham. The team redistribute food to many charities and community groups. Their community food members provide vitally needed meals, food parcels and snacks to hundreds of disadvantaged people every day. They work with a huge variety of people experiencing hardship - from people who are homeless or unemployed, people dealing with substance abuse, refugees and asylum-seekers at drop-ins, Surestart centres, and breakfast and after-school clubs for children and young adults

Website 


Fareshare Birmingham would love some teams to get involved at the heart of their food re-distribution, giving you the opportunity to help them improve the daily lives of people facing food poverty. Their daily operations rely entirely on volunteers and you will be working alongside staff and other volunteers on one or more of the following activities…Picking food orders. Working with staff and fellow volunteers to make up orders for each of their organisations receiving food on that day. Labelling orders and helping to load the vans. You may also be asked to help deliver the items in the van. Sorting food and organising the depot. Sorting fresh fruit and veg. 

This can be taken up by more than one team 

402  Nobody goes hungry!

Challenge group size: M

Fareshare Birmingham

What's the challenge?

FareShare Birmingham supports communities to combat food poverty and food waste in and around Birmingham. The team redistribute food to many charities and community groups. Their community food members provide vitally needed meals, food parcels and snacks to hundreds of disadvantaged people every day. They work with a huge variety of people experiencing hardship - from people who are homeless or unemployed, people dealing with substance abuse, refugees and asylum-seekers at drop-ins, Surestart centres, and breakfast and after-school clubs for children and young adults

Website 


Fareshare Birmingham would love some teams to get involved at the heart of their food re-distribution, giving you the opportunity to help them improve the daily lives of people facing food poverty. Their daily operations rely entirely on volunteers and you will be working alongside staff and other volunteers on one or more of the following activities…Picking food orders. Working with staff and fellow volunteers to make up orders for each of their organisations receiving food on that day. Labelling orders and helping to load the vans. You may also be asked to help deliver the items in the van. Sorting food and organising the depot. Sorting fresh fruit and veg. 

This can be taken up by more than one team 

402  Nobody goes hungry!

Challenge group size: M

Fareshare Birmingham

What's the challenge?

FareShare Birmingham supports communities to combat food poverty and food waste in and around Birmingham. The team redistribute food to many charities and community groups. Their community food members provide vitally needed meals, food parcels and snacks to hundreds of disadvantaged people every day. They work with a huge variety of people experiencing hardship - from people who are homeless or unemployed, people dealing with substance abuse, refugees and asylum-seekers at drop-ins, Surestart centres, and breakfast and after-school clubs for children and young adults

Website 


Fareshare Birmingham would love some teams to get involved at the heart of their food re-distribution, giving you the opportunity to help them improve the daily lives of people facing food poverty. Their daily operations rely entirely on volunteers and you will be working alongside staff and other volunteers on one or more of the following activities…Picking food orders. Working with staff and fellow volunteers to make up orders for each of their organisations receiving food on that day. Labelling orders and helping to load the vans. You may also be asked to help deliver the items in the van. Sorting food and organising the depot. Sorting fresh fruit and veg. 

This can be taken up by more than one team 

402  Nobody goes hungry!

Challenge group size: M

Fareshare Birmingham

What's the challenge?

FareShare Birmingham supports communities to combat food poverty and food waste in and around Birmingham. The team redistribute food to many charities and community groups. Their community food members provide vitally needed meals, food parcels and snacks to hundreds of disadvantaged people every day. They work with a huge variety of people experiencing hardship - from people who are homeless or unemployed, people dealing with substance abuse, refugees and asylum-seekers at drop-ins, Surestart centres, and breakfast and after-school clubs for children and young adults

Website 


Fareshare Birmingham would love some teams to get involved at the heart of their food re-distribution, giving you the opportunity to help them improve the daily lives of people facing food poverty. Their daily operations rely entirely on volunteers and you will be working alongside staff and other volunteers on one or more of the following activities…Picking food orders. Working with staff and fellow volunteers to make up orders for each of their organisations receiving food on that day. Labelling orders and helping to load the vans. You may also be asked to help deliver the items in the van. Sorting food and organising the depot. Sorting fresh fruit and veg. 

This can be taken up by more than one team 

402  Nobody goes hungry!

Challenge group size: M

Fareshare Birmingham

What's the challenge?

FareShare Birmingham supports communities to combat food poverty and food waste in and around Birmingham. The team redistribute food to many charities and community groups. Their community food members provide vitally needed meals, food parcels and snacks to hundreds of disadvantaged people every day. They work with a huge variety of people experiencing hardship - from people who are homeless or unemployed, people dealing with substance abuse, refugees and asylum-seekers at drop-ins, Surestart centres, and breakfast and after-school clubs for children and young adults

Website 


Fareshare Birmingham would love some teams to get involved at the heart of their food re-distribution, giving you the opportunity to help them improve the daily lives of people facing food poverty. Their daily operations rely entirely on volunteers and you will be working alongside staff and other volunteers on one or more of the following activities…Picking food orders. Working with staff and fellow volunteers to make up orders for each of their organisations receiving food on that day. Labelling orders and helping to load the vans. You may also be asked to help deliver the items in the van. Sorting food and organising the depot. Sorting fresh fruit and veg. 

This can be taken up by more than one team