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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.

Central Bedfordshire Council

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. 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.

Befriending Reader - Do-It - Be More

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. Buildings Maintenance - Do-It - Be More. About the opportunity We urgently need volunteers to help look after our buildings and other structures.

Buildings Maintenance - Do-It - Be More

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. 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).

Careers & volunteering

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: Vintage vehicle volunteers. Carpenter & Joiner - Do-It - Be More. About the opportunity The charity require a reception desk/counter to be built and an interpretation area.

Carpenter & Joiner - Do-It - Be More

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. 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.

Carriage and Wagon Maintenance - Do-It - Be More

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. Collections Photography Volunteer. Collections Photography Volunteer. Contact information - Design Museum. General carpentry worker - Do-It - Be More. 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.

B&MK Waterway Trust

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. HeritageGateway - Historic Environment Record Details. Historic England - Championing England's heritage. 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.

Job Coach - Do-It - Be More

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.

Learning Support Assistant Adults (Central Beds) - Do-It - Be More

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. 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?

Practical Assistance in the workshop - Do-It - Be More

Then we would really appreciate your help. 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. 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 Website Organisation status. 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? 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 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 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. The Military Intelligence Museum - Sharing the secret. UTC Central Bedfordshire » Engineering. Engineering isn't just about construction and manufacturing, it's about the application of science to solve practical problems. Volunteer with Historic England. If you volunteer with Historic England we guarantee you will meet new people, learn new skills, gain useful experience and, most importantly, have fun. We have a range of volunteering roles. Opportunities vary widely, from helping with our huge archive to diving our protected wrecks and helping us out with historical research for some of our ground breaking projects. If you’re interested in heritage, there’s something for you.

Have a look at our current volunteering opportunities and see what’s there. Volunteering. - Library Services - Library - The Institution of Structural Engineers. Loans Books, reports, standards and audiovisual materials can be borrowed. The normal loan period is four weeks for books and three weeks for audiovisual material. We will need your Institution membership number to issue books. Please have your membership card with you when requesting postal loans. Research services. - Mentoring - Careers and development - The Institution of Structural Engineers. - Mentoring - Careers and development - The Institution of Structural Engineers. - Study groups - Study Groups - The Institution of Structural Engineers. The History Study Group was set up to discuss historical aspects of structural engineering, particularly in relation to the evolution of present day engineering methods, to learn from history to solve today’s problems and to understand old construction methods and materials.

Membership is open to all who are interested in the history of construction, not just structural engineers.