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Events

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Events and Projects

To promote inclusion, reduce isolation and raise self confidence WCV attend many local events as stewards/marshals and undertake projects that benefit the wider community.

As an example we have renovated local community halls, created a low maintenance garden for elderly residents, and have supplied support to Dorset Police to help with graffiti removal in the local town.

Quote from Former-Mayor, Cllr Kate Wheller:-

"In my own village WCV supplied the skills and manpower to refurbish own hall which we would have been unable to do without them. The hall is now used daily by local community groups. Weymouth would be a poorer place without the help of WCV."

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If you would like to volunteer for events/projects please call on Tel: 01305 830255

Gardening

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Gardening Projects for the elderly and Community Groups

We provide low cost gardening projects for the elderly. Cutting Grass, Pruning, Cutting Back and general tidying of gardens.

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Image of Garden and workers
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Our Furniture Shops

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Shop at Chapelhay

Chapelhay Shop

5 Gordon Row,

Chapelhay,

Weymouth.

tel: 01305 830255

Shop at HQ

Shop at HQ on the Granby

17a Cambridge Road,

Granby,

Weymouth.

tel: 01305 830255

Support

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Supported Employment

Supported employment is a very personalised approach to matching the right person to the right job. Employers are seen as key customers for supported employment services. After all, without employers there would be no jobs. Our aim is to successfully place someone into sustainable work. That involves close working with the jobseeker and the employer.

If YOU have been out of the workplace or not been able to work before, we understand how hard it can be to even imagine that you can get a job and keep it. There are ways to work and keep some or all of your benefits.

We can arrange a Better Off In Work interview.

We can accompany/support you at appointments.

We can help you prepare an up to date CV.

We can help you access education or training.

We can help you with job search/applications.

We can support you in the workplace .

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"I have found employment through the support offered at WCV"

For more Details

Ring 01305 830255 or email sue.follan@wcv.org.uk

For Employers

IF YOU ARE AN EMPLOYER AND COULD OFFER A JOB WITH SOME SUPPORT TO A POTENTIAL EMPLOYEE PLEASE GET IN TOUCH AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS FURTHER

Updates

Why not give us a call and take the first step towards achieving your goal. If you would rather meet in the community, for a coffee and a chat, just give us a ring or fill in the contact us page message board and we will contact you.

"I have started part time work, my employer has been a great support and very understanding of my needs"....JH

"I really didn't think I would work again - but I am!"...KR

Speak to us or your care coordinator, they can refer you to us for help, and let's get the ball rolling.

Volunteering

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A Volunteers Perspective

I came to Weymouth in March, 2008 just starting to get over, and through a 15 year addiction of alcohol and various illicit substances. On top of this I was still coming to terms, and trying to accept my 75% sight loss from a head injury. I was a broken man and wanted to make positive changes to my life.

About a month after coming to Weymouth it was suggested I visit WCV as they help people, with similar backgrounds to mine to develop good structure in their lives through volunteering. I found WCV to be very friendly and welcoming. Over the last 4 years I have volunteered many times and on numerous occasions I have gone in to schools and Weymouth College to give my 'first hand' account of the depths, of substances used but also the detrimental lifestyle that goes with it.

I have now been offered a paid position with the Prison Service and I am currently undertaking induction training.

I am so very grateful for all the help and guidance given to me by all the staff at Weymouth Community Volunteers. My life is back on track and the future is looking bright.

Adey Peers

About

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About Us

WCV are a registered charity, based in Weymouth, Dorset. We offer a Specialist Individual Placement & Support Service, Voluntary Placements and work experience opportunities.

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We have been established for fifteen years and have built up good local networks of supportive agencies and local businesses. We are members of the Local Inclusion Steering Group, the Weymouth & Portland Partnership, and have Agreements with Dorset Probation Trust and Job Centre Plus.

Sponsors are desperately sought to enable us to continue and possibly expand our work.

If you would kindly consider sponsoring an element of our work, or would consider donating towards the core running cost of our service please contact - sue.follan@wcv.org.uk or ring 01305 830255 to see how we can work together for the benefit of our local community and its most disadvantaged members.

We provide the following in-house opportunities;

Woodwork

Furniture repair/restoration

Gardening

hedge cutting, mowing, tree cutting, weeding/pruning

Community Transport

for elderly residents

Driving (own car, mileage paid for)

Retail

Customer Service/Arranging Deliveries

Till Training

Stock control/rotation

Computers

E-mail support

job search

Online applications

CV

Help to build a current CV

We are located on the Granby Industrial Estate and have a small retail unit in Chapelhay. For any info please contact number below.

Telephone: 01305 830255

Contact Us

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Contact Details

If you have an enquiry you can contact us using the details below:

Weymouth Community Volunteers

17a Cambridge Road

Weymouth

Dorset

DT4 9TH

Telephone: 01305 830255

Fax: 01305 774879

Email: info@wcv.org.uk

Working for the Community

Individual Placement & Support "It's FREE"

Helping you to help yourself

Ace of Spades Low-Cost Maintenance Services

Helping you to solve your property & garden maintenance needs

Community Events & Projects

Helping other sectors of our community

Weymouth Community Transport Scheme

Helping you to reach your health appointments

Map

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Location

Directions

WCV is situated in Cambridge Road on the Granby Industrial Estate, in Weymouth. The Granby Industial Estate is based, just off Chickerell Road on the west side of the town.