Volunteers are vital in making Nottinghamshire a great place to live.
There are always opportunities to make a difference by volunteering in Nottinghamshire. Whatever your age, location, interests and how much time you are able to give, there is a volunteering opportunity that’s right for you.
Volunteers help people to:
- select books
- support events
- work on the archives
- learn basic IT skills.
Find out more on the library volunteering page.
Volunteers are required to enter information into Excel databases which can then be transferred onto Nottinghamshire Archives' online catalogue (NAWCAT). Training on entering data will be given.
Find out more on the volunteering at the Archives page
Get involved in:
- practical outdoor conservation
- marshalling at events
- dressing up as a costumed character at a themed event!
Find out more on the country park ‘ How to get involved’ page.
Becoming a school governor is one of the most important ways in which you can help your local school. Together with the head teacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, school governors set the school's aims and policies as well as carrying out a number of other important duties including:
- How the school's budget is spent
- The appointing and dismissing of staff
- Hearing appeals and grievances
- Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
- Pupils behaviour and discipline.
Sure Start Centres
These bring together childcare, early education, health and family support services for families with children under 5 years old. To get involved please contact your local children's centre.
Championing Notts, is a sports volunteering scheme that recruits the volunteers that are essential to help deliver some of the fantastic sports events that take place in Nottinghamshire.
There opportunities for volunteer Youth Leaders. To volunteer contact Lyndsey Woolmore on 0115 977 4535
Our Highways team welcomes volunteers to speed watch and to check on grit bins in their local areas. To find out more contact Chris Charnley on 0115 977 2065
We welcome enquiries from anyone who feels they have relevant experience and can make a contribution to the work of an adoption panel. Adoption panels have three main functions:
- they make adoption plans for children
- they consider the suitability of prospective adopters
- they match children with prospective adopters
Our Community Directory lists hundreds of local organisations that exist through the efforts of volunteers.
We fund a wide range of organisations in Nottinghamshire to support voluntary and community groups and help people volunteer.
- Ashfield Voluntary Action
- Bassetlaw CVS
- Community Accounting Plus
- Gedling CVS
- Mansfield CVS
- NAVO – Networking Action with Voluntary Organisations
- Newark & Sherwood CVS
- Rural Community Action Notts (RCAN)
- Rushcliffe CVS
- Self Help Nottingham
- Voluntary Action Broxtowe
Ashfield Voluntary Action
The Council Offices
Sutton in Ashfield
Tel: 01623 555 551
Fax: 01623 555 513
NAVO - Networking Action with Voluntary Organisations
Ransom Wood Business Park
Southwell Road West
Tel: 01623 651 170