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 for ‘Crucial Crew’ 

Sudbury Rotary club is running Crucial Crew again this year.  It’s a highly popular experience for 9-10 year olds with over 700 youngsters booked to attend.  The Rotary Club is appealing for people

to volunteer a morning, afternoon or more if they can to help the activities run smoothly.  It takes place this year on 23rd to 27th April. Please help by spreading the word, or volunteering yourself, if you can.  Volunteer with Crucial Crew  2018

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More Volunteers needed, this time for Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts

A message from Mary Davies; 

“I am currently recruiting volunteers to help at the annual Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts, which starts next Saturday, 10 February and runs until 10 March 2018.

 The Annual Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts, which started in 1922 as the Clare Festival, is a competitive festival open to people of all ages.  It gives an opportunity for children and adults to perform as a soloist or as part of a group, in front of a sympathetic audience and to receive an expert and friendly assessment from a professional adjudicator.

We have a list of stalwart volunteer stewards in addition to the Festival committee but would welcome new people to get involved – not just to help but to swell the audiences too.”  

If you would like more information please contact Karen at Sudbury Hive or get in touch with the Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts via their webpage.

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The Christopher Centre runs a free, drop-in homemade lunch 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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  • Like an interior decor project??    French’s Care Haven have a room that needs some attention!

Once it’s finished it can be a training room for Jann Turner, the owner, to provide courses in horse care and horse physiotherapy/massage.  Could your business spend a day finishing this room?  It would make such a  difference to a hard-working and dedicated lady. Please contact Hive for more information.

                  

 

 

 

 

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