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Archives | Records | Central Bedfordshire Council. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service is jointly funded by Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough and Luton Borough to provide a countywide service. Visitors are welcome and do not need to be booked in advance and there is no entry fee, though any copies of documents will involve a fee. We can also carry out research for you, again for a fee. We hold original records covering most aspects of the history of the county and its people including parish registers and other archives of the Church of England; the records of nonconformist churches; old photographs, records of industry and farming; archives of landed estates; the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment archive; personal archives and local government records including those of parish councils.

Befriending Reader - Do-It - Be More. About the opportunity This role will involve befriending residents and working on a 1-2-1 basis in a reading capacity. The role will involve reading newspapers, stories and other materials to residents. About Agate House | Leonard Cheshire Disability You will find Agate House on the outskirts of the lovely Georgian town of Ampthill in Bedfordshire. Ampthill is known for its connections to Catherine of Aragon, wife of King Henry VIII. We are seven miles from Bedford and 15 miles from Milton Keynes. Our residents make sure their home has a lively atmosphere. We’re proud of our dedicated team. What are they looking for? We are looking for the following >Reliable>Good listening and explaining skills>Good communicator>confident with reading aloud>Willing to support choice and independence for disabled people Practical Considerations All training will be provided by Leonard Cheshire Disability.

When. Buildings Maintenance - Do-It - Be More. About the opportunity We urgently need volunteers to help look after our buildings and other structures. Volunteers help with general repairs and maintenance but they could also get involved with organising contractors to undertake some of the repair work, requesting quotations and working within a fixed maintenance budget. This is a vital role to keep the buildings in good repair. Volunteers interested in this work are welcome to meet up with us at the Stonehenge Works Station, Vandyke Road on Mondays mornings at 09.45.

About Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway Society The Leighton Buzzard Railway is one of the few original narrow gauge lines to survive in England. What are they looking for? Volunteers should have some experience of building repairs and maintainance Practical Considerations To Be Arranged. Careers & volunteering. The Collection – volunteer roles To volunteer for the Collection you will need to be a member of the The Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society (SVAS).

Opportunties of all kinds are available all year round, from working with aircraft, vintage vehicles and motorcyles, to admin and cleaning. To find out more about the SVAS and volunteering for the Collection please contact the SVAS office. Email: svas@shuttleworth.org Vintage vehicle volunteers Want to take part and enjoy vintage vehicles? We are interested in hearing from you if you can spare one day a week to volunteer to join us in our vehicle workshop, helping to preserve and run the Collection’s historic Veteran, Edwardian and Vintage cars and bikes. For more information, call Vehicle Collection Manager Stuart Gray on 07785 258169 or email stuart.gray@shuttleworth.org SVAS volunteer roles Volunteer Office Assistant The Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society (SVAS) require the assistance of an Office Assistant for two days each week. Carpenter & Joiner - Do-It - Be More. About the opportunity The charity require a reception desk/counter to be built and an interpretation area.

We also require some cupboards and shelving in the community room. The decking area needs some screening to be fitted. About Clophill Heritage Trust The preservation of St Mary's Old Church in Clophill through the provision of a financially sustainable amenity for education and Leisure. The creation of trails and interpretation in the area to educate on heritage, nature and landscape.

The creation of a traditional building skills centre in conjunction with Bedford College to promote heritage skills and help preserve our heritage whilst supporting young people into work. What are they looking for? Carpentry skills Practical Considerations Flitwick railway station on Thameslink to London & BedfordArlesey railway station to London & HitchinBuses from Milton Keynes & Bedford.

Carriage and Wagon Maintenance - Do-It - Be More. About the opportunity Maintaining the railway's eight coaches and hundreds of wagons provides scope for volunteers with all levels of skill to work within a team. Many skills are required to help maintaining, repairing and restoring them but people with carpentry, painting, metal work, welding or mechanical skills will find their skills put to good use. The team are mostly work on Tuesdays from 09.30 and volunteers interested in this work are welcome to meet up with us and work in the engine shed at Pages Park Station.

Volunteers can find and work at their own level. About Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway Society The Leighton Buzzard Railway is one of the few original narrow gauge lines to survive in England. What are they looking for? Although people with carpentry, painting, metal work, welding or mechanical skills are always very welcome, no experience is necessary as training will be given.

Practical Considerations Narrow Gauge Railway, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard. Collections Photography Volunteer. Collections Photography Volunteer. Contact information - Design Museum. General carpentry worker - Do-It - Be More. Get involved | B&MK Waterway Trust. The Trust is an almost entirely voluntary organisation, relying on the support of its members and friends, as well as the generosity of local businesses and local councils.

How you can help Membership By becoming a member you will be providing a useful contribution to the costs of running the project, and helping us to show the decision makers that you really care. National and local government and grant awarding bodies take notice of the amount of support that we have. Showing a growing membership helps us enormously. Members of the Trust receive, as well as the satisfaction of being part of a worthwhile project, a quarterly Newsletter. To join the Trust, please download the Membership Application form below. Membership Application Form Do you have some time to spare? Everyone has something to contribute, volunteering with the trust is flexible and can be from a few hours a year to a couple a week.

To find out more call 01908 351870 (9am to 1pm) or email info@b-mkwaterway.org.uk. HeritageGateway - Historic Environment Record Details. Historic England - Championing England's heritage | Historic England. Historic Environment Record | Central Bedfordshire Council. Job Coach - Do-It - Be More. About the opportunity About Bedford Borough Council - Supported Employment Service The main function is to help people with disabilities into employment, particularly those with learning disabilities.

The team of three work with other providers and agencies to deliver the service for Bedford Borough Residents. What are they looking for? No formal qualifications are required to be a volunteer with Supported Employment Services are necessary:Volunteers will need to have patience and understanding and be able to value people who have learning disabilities as individuals and be able to work along side paid staff in offering support.

Practical Considerations The current service runs from Bedford Borough Hall Cauldwell StreetBedfordMK42 9AP. Learning Support Assistant Adults (Central Beds) - Do-It - Be More. About the opportunity To provide help and support to learners with their learning in a wide range of subjects and a variety of community settings and classrooms. About Bedfordshire Adult Skills & Community Learning Further Education for Adults in the communityPart Time courses that run in daytime and eveningGetting people back into workSkills for Life (basic skills, maths and English) educationESOL (English for Speaker of Other Languages)Arts and Craft educationForeign Language educationBeauty & Complementary Therapy EducationGeneral Interest classes - Gardening, Music, Literature, Counselling, Deaf Awareness, Teacher training, bookkeeping and accounts, PhotographyComputingHealth & Fitness - Dance, Tai Chi, Keep FitFamily Learning Programme in SchoolsCareers Information, Advice and Guidance service for Adults What are they looking for?

Practical Considerations At various locations in our local learning centres and in community venues across Bedfordshire. When. Practical Assistance in the workshop - Do-It - Be More. About the opportunity Are you interested in any of these: motor mechanics, carpentry, woodwork, metal work, cycle repairs? Then we would really appreciate your help. We are looking for volunters to help with a variety of tasks to make the day-to-day running of the workshop go smoothly.

We need volunteers who can help us prepare for the day's activities with the young people, prepare the wood or the metal that they will need. Or you could tidy up at the end of an activity or mend and repair tools that have been broken during the day or prepare for the next day making sure tools and materials are ready to be used. Days/Hours: Flexible, Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 5.30pm any time you can give would be appreciated. About Wheels Community Youth Project To engage young people (14 - 19 years) in learning and to provide them with skills which will lead to employment. What are they looking for? Practical Considerations Must be over 25 years of age. Railway Track Maintenance - Do-It - Be More. About the opportunity In order for the railway to keep running, it is essential that the track is kept in good condition. Working within a team of experienced members, more volunteers are needed for maintenance tasks such as laying out sleepers, re-laying track, unloading balast, lifting and carrying and hedge cutting to clear the tracks (with petrol cutters).

This is healthy physical work in the open air, in a relaxed and friendly team atmosphere. Track maintenance work parties meet most frequently on Mondays at 09.45am but also occasionally at weekends So if you like physical work in the open air then this is the role for you. Own transport may be may needed as this site is approx. two miles from the town centre. About Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway Society The Leighton Buzzard Railway is one of the few original narrow gauge lines to survive in England. What are they looking for? Practical Considerations Track maintenance can take place anywhere on the Leighton Buzzard Railway. Search for Agencies • Bedfordshire Advice Directory. This print out is © Bedfordshire Advice Forum Agency Details: The Disability Resource Centre Telephone 01582 470900 (Office and advice line)01582 470959 (Fax) Address Work Poynters HousePoynters RoadDunstableBedfordshireLU5 4TP E mail information@drcbeds.org.uk Website Organisation status Voluntary organisation This agency is a registered charity.

Regions Served Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire We deal with the following groups We deal with anyone with a disability of any age and of any disability, relatives, friends and carers and professionals in Bedfordshire (including Luton). Opening Times 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 4.45pm Friday Accessibility Disability access and parking Areas of law on which we give advice Benefits, Community Care, Consumer, Discrimination, Employment Level of service Information and advice service for any disability related topic including welfare benefits.

We deal with the following other services Description Outreach Services Available. Skills for Life | Central Bedfordshire Council. We can help you improve your skills for everyday work and life. Our classes are run in small groups in local venues across Bedfordshire during the day and in the evenings. Are your English and Maths skills holding you back?

Do you want to improve your skills to get a job or promotion? Do you need a qualification to go on to further study? Do you want to brush up your skills and build self confidence? Do you want some help to support your children/grandchildren with their school work? Do you need help with reading, writing, spelling or basic maths because you missed out on these at school? If so, our English and Maths classes maybe just what you need! English and Maths classes are Free subject to Eligibility. Before enrolling onto one of our classes it is important for us to meet with you at one of our information and assessment sessions. At these sessions we hope to find out a little bit more about you and what you want to learn on our courses. SPAB: Other Building Conservation Organisations.

The Alliance to Reduce Crime against Heritage (ARCH) is a new voluntary national network which will take forward initiatives to tackle heritage crime and galvanise local action as part of the Heritage Crime Initiative. The overriding objective of the group is to reduce the amount of crime that causes damage to or interferes with the enjoyment of heritage assets in England. Listed below are the sites of other organisations which share the SPAB's interest in old buildings. If you would like to add your site to our list please send an email to info@spab.org.uk. The SPAB is a supporter of the Alliance to Reduce Crime against Heritage (ARCH) which is a new voluntary national network taking forward initiatives to tackle heritage crime and galvanise local action as part of the Heritage Crime Initiative.

The overriding objective of the group is to reduce the amount of crime that causes damage to or interferes with the enjoyment of heritage assets in England. Icon - The Institute of Conservation. The Green Team - Do-It - Be More. About the opportunity The Green Team is a project for young people.It’s fully supervised by experienced landscape professionals. The Green Team will get to grips with general maintenance at Millennium Green in Shefford, as well as building a pergola, laying paving and constructing raised beds for the residents of Dunstable’s Downside Sheltered Housing Scheme to enjoy. We will then focus on the Academy of Central Bedfordshire in Stotfold, creating a horticultural centre and a small farm, as well as taking part in a team-building day with construction firm Willmott Dixon. You’ll get experience in:Landscaping - Horticulture - ConstructionPlanting - Fencing - Turfing - Paving - Concreting - Timber treating Benefits:12 weeks of voluntary training (benefits • unaffected)Free protective clothing• Work across Central Bedfordshire• Achieve up to 4 City & Guilds qualifications•CSCS health and safety training and test• Improve your maths and English through • Functional Skills Practical Considerations.

The Heritage Directory | Organisations. The Military Intelligence Museum - Sharing the secret. UTC Central Bedfordshire » Engineering. Volunteer with Historic England | Historic England. Volunteering. Www.istructe.org - Library Services - Library - The Institution of Structural Engineers. Www.istructe.org - Mentoring - Careers and development - The Institution of Structural Engineers. Www.istructe.org - Mentoring - Careers and development - The Institution of Structural Engineers. Www.istructe.org - Study groups - Study Groups - The Institution of Structural Engineers.