Why Volunteer?

Why Volunteer?Opportunities in Sudbury

Why Volunteer?

If you are thinking of volunteering as an individual or as a business, there are plenty of opportunities available in and around Sudbury, plus free training available for you through Sudbury Hive.

Many of the groups supporting the most vulnerable in our community rely on the kind donation of time from volunteers. Whether you and a group of colleagues are looking to volunteer for a one-off event or if you as an individual have some free time and would like to get out and about and meet new people, there are bound to be opportunities for you.

Before you volunteer

Decide on how much time you can offer – even half an hour can be of help!

Think about your skills and interests, and what you can offer- don’t discount your hobbies; any skill can be of help to a charity.

Make a list of what you want to gain from volunteering; is it something to add to your CV, or feeling more involved in your community? Make these your priority when searching for volunteering roles.

What to expect

The charity or not-for-profit organisation will usually give you a volunteer agreement that explains:

  • the level of supervision and support you’ll get
  • what training you’ll get
  • whether you’re covered under the organisation’s employer or public liability insurance
  • health and safety issues
  • any expenses the organisation will cover, e.g. travel costs.
  • For more information about your rights as a volunteer you can read more at;

Opportunities in Sudbury

 Volunteers Needed at Weekly Hub group for Vulnerable Adults in Sudbury

Volunteers are needed at weekly Hub groups where vulnerable adults make new friends, take part in activities and go out on trips.  Around 20 people with learning and mental health difficulties meet each week for fun and friendship and they would love you to join them!

If you’re interested, please call and speak to Sophie or Tash at The Befriending Scheme on 01787 371 333 to find out more.   Volunteer advert poster TBS June2018

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Community Kitchen runs a free, drop-in homemade lunch from 12pm to 2pm every Monday for anyone who needs a hot meal and/or company

Nearly 30 people attend each week and more help is needed.  Could you help for an hour or two each week; a spot of washing up, preparing food or offering a friendly welcome to those who attend? 

If so, please contact Theresa on 01787 311558/Email [email protected]

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Support needed for Molly’s Bingo Club in Great Cornard

Help is needed in accompanying isolated elderly people at the Bingo Club and help them to access and enjoy this weekly club.  The club currently runs on Tuesday afternoons.  Contact Hive for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Sudbury CAB (Citizen’s Advice Bureau) are recruiting advisers- full training is given

Help people with a range of problems by providing advice and signposting them to other organisations.  You will

receive lots of support and full training will be given.

If you might be able to help please contact Frances on 01787 321400 or email [email protected]

 

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For more opportunities to volunteer in the Sudbury area, see the #VolunteerSuffolk website via this link.  You can narrow the search results by selecting the sort of volunteering role you would like and/or the times of the week you are available.  

 

 

 

 

 

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