Archive for the ‘Volunteers’ Category

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On a very cold, muddy and damp day HOPS volunteers supported by Staff and Trustees spent the day at Combat paint balling in Thetford Forest.

As you can see from the pictures below everyone was very excited to be going paintballing, many of them for the first time.

The day went well and may volunteers were covered in mud and paint and few lost shoes in the muddy ground, these where soon retrieved.

There seems to be some confusion over which of the teams won over all on the day.

It was great to see young people enjoying themselves and many communicating with those they hardly look at let alone chat to during a HOPS day.

“HOPS teenage volunteers give over 4500 hours a year supporting children and young people with severe disabilities, its great to be able to recognise they contribution the give to those less fortunate” said Michael Powley Vice Chair of HOPS.

This team building day was made possible from funding through Suffolk Community Foundation and the Youth Social Action Fund.

15
Jan

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Information HOPS will need from you ( either Post, email, Facebook messenger or text)
Full Name…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Date of birth………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Postal Address…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Email Address……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Telephone number……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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Would like transport from   Stowmarket Rail Station  or Debenham High school for Training Day
Email: midsuffolkhops@gmail.com        Facebook: HOPS playscheme      Text/ Call: 07857618161

12
Aug

Volunteers make HOPS fun

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The young people who volunteer at HOPS are fantastic.

The youth of today always get the bad press, but here at HOPS we have nothing but praise for

The time and effort given to support children and young people with disabilities.

HOPS Volunteers are AMAZING!!

They have fun and enjoy the activities on offer too.

If your interested in finding out about volunteering at HOPS just drop us a line.

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12
Aug

OWLS??!!!

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The children asked if it would be possible to have a Harry Potter Day.
To help bring a different sensory element to the Harry Potter Day,
Owls visited HOPS. The children and young people were able to hold and pet them.

They caused great excitement amongst children and volunteers IMG_1690 IMG_1688 IMG_1668 IMG_1661 IMG_1657 IMG_1653 IMG_1648 IMG_1647

 

HOPS is now looking to recruit Volunteers to

help out on the following days.

Half Term Activity Days 2015

May 27th and 29th

Summer Activity Days 2015

July 24th , 27th, 29th, 31st 
August 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 14th , 15th, 17th, 19th , 21st .

 

HOPS activity days are from 10am until 3pm

at the settling at

Thorndon near EYE.

However we may be able to offer help transport.

If you are interested in Volunteering then its essential that

all HOPS Volunteers attend training day

This year training day in on the 18th April.

 

For more information check out our Volunteers page.

10
Jan

AGM and volunteer awards at HOPS 2

 

The 2014 AGM and Volunteer Awards were held on the 12th November, with 38 volunteers, parents, invited guests and trustees in attendance.

The awards are HOPS way of recognising the hard work our volunteers do throughout the summer. This year a total of 2476 hours were contributed.

This year HOPS presented a new award called the Sue Woolmer Award, in memory of a very dear member of the team who sadly passed away in 2014. The Sue Woolmer Award is given to a volunteer who has overcome personal adversity or difficulties. We were pleased that Adam Woolmer, Sue’s son, and Julie Copping, Sue’s sister, were able to present this new award to Bethany Barratt.

 

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The Bett Barnard Shield for most promising new volunteer went to Sophie Goddard, and the award for the most improved returning volunteer was presented to Ellie Dickinson.

Both Bethany Alliston and Paige Turbidy were given Special Recognition Awards for their outstanding contribution during the summer of 2014.

The Chair thanked the volunteers for their continued hard work, and all volunteers in attendance were presented with recognition certificates.

 

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24
Oct

AGM

9
Mar

We’re now recruiting for Volunteers for this Summer (2011).

If you’d like to volunteer and help with our highly valued Summer Scheme please fill in the form below.

Application Form (DOC Format)

DUE TO TRAINING REQUIREMENTS APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON 8TH APRIL!

14
May

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any more  Volunteering places for HOPS 2010.

It is a requirement that our volunteers has to have attended  the HOPS Volunteer Training day and HOPS Child Protection training, due to the vulnerability of the children at the scheme.

This training Day has been held for 2010.

We are happy accept Volunteer applications for 2011.

Please fill in and complete the volunteers application form and forward via Email or Post to HOPS

Volunteers application form

8
Feb

On the 19th February a group of us will descend upon Theford Forest for what will be a fantastic paint balling day!

Each person attending will be given 300 paint balls provided by HOPS, with extra paint balls on sale for £7 per 100.

Protective clothing will be provided but you may want to consider wearing more than one layer, as this will provide more padding should you be hit (Which you will as it’s paint balling) You may also want to think about footwear and clothes (Which might get muddy) So a spare change of clothes and footwear are a good idea.

A light lunch is kindly provided and there are vending machines on site should you want further refreshments

Photos will be taken so anyone who doesn’t want to be in the photos please let us know

One last thing… HAVE FUN!