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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.

Libraries

Volunteers help people to:

  • select books
  • support events
  • work on the archives
  • learn basic IT skills.

Find out more on the library volunteering page.

Archives

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

Country Parks

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.

School Governors

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.

Sports

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.

Youth Service

There opportunities for volunteer Youth Leaders. To volunteer contact Lyndsey Woolmore on 0115 977 4535

Highways

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

Adoption panels

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

Local voluntary organisations

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
The Council Offices
Fox Street
Sutton in Ashfield
Nottinghamshire
NG17 1BD
Tel: 01623 555 551
Fax: 01623 555 513
Email: info@ashfieldvoluntaryaction.org.uk
Web: www.ashfieldvoluntaryaction.org.uk

Bassetlaw CVS
The Priorswell Centre
Priorswell Road
Worksop
Notts
S80 2BW
Tel:  01909 476118
Email:   reception@bcvs.org.uk
Web: > www.bcvs.org.uk

Community Accounting Plus
1st Floor, Ormiston House
32-36 Pelham Street
Nottingham
NG1 2FG
Tel: 0115 947 0839
Fax: 0115 958 8779
Email: caplus@caplus.org.uk
Web: www.caplus.org.uk

Gedling CVS
Gedling Community and Voluntary Services
22a Main Road,
Gedling
Nottingham
NG4 3HP
Tel: 0115 926 6750
Email: admin@gedlingcvs.org.uk
Web: www.gedlingcvs.org.uk

Mansfield CVS
Community House,
36 Wood Street
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG18 1QA
Tel: 01623 651 177
Email: info@mansfieldcvs.org
Web: www.mansfieldcvs.org

NAVO - Networking Action with Voluntary Organisations
Cedar House
Ransom Wood Business Park
Southwell Road West
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG21 0HJ
Tel: 01623 651 170
Email: lesley@navo.org.uk
Web: www.navo.org.uk

Newark & Sherwood CVS
67 Northgate
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG24 1HD
Tel: 01636 679 539
Email: jhughes@nandscvs.org
Web: www.nandscvs.org

Rushcliffe CVS
Level 3a
Bridgford House
Pavilion Road
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 5GJ
Tel: 0115 969 9060
Email: admin@rushcliffecvs.org.uk
Web: www.rushcliffecvs.org.uk

Voluntary Action Broxtowe
Oban House
8 Chilwell Road
Beeston
Nottingham
NG9 1EJ
Tel: 0115 917 8080
Email: lindab@vcb.org.uk
Web: www.vcb.org.uk

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Search for volunteering opportunities

Both these websites allow you to search for volunteering opportunities in your area.

http://www.do-it.org.uk/

http://www.i-volunteer.org.uk/

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