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Volunteer Centre Elmbridge
Volunteer Centre Elmbridge – Volunteering opportunities in your local community – would you like to help make a difference?
Volunteering is something that everyone can do. Whatever your interests, wherever you live, whether you have a lot of time or a little – you will be giving your time to help charities and community groups improve lives.
Many Benefits From Volunteering
Not only will you have the satisfaction and achievement of making a difference, volunteering can also provide you with many benefits including:
- the opportunity to make new friends and contacts
- the chance to have fun doing something you’ve never tried before
- increased confidence
- a greater sense of well-being
- increased job and career prospects and new skills
The Volunteer Centre can help you to start making a difference
Before you start to volunteer it is important to take time to think about exactly what it is you want to do, how much time you want to commit and how often you can do it.
We can assist you through this process by either meeting you for a chat, discussing it over the phone or if it’s easier via email.
Once we’ve helped you to narrow down your choices we can then put you in touch suitable organisations.
Some of the ways you can help to make a difference
- caring for animals and wildlife
- spending time mentoring and befriending a vulnerable person
- working outdoors to improve the environment
- helping on local community projects
- becoming a school or college governor
- joining an organisation as a chairman, treasurer, trustee or committee member
- setting up a volunteer scheme at your workplace
Take your next step into volunteering
To come in and discuss the wide range of voluntary opportunities please give us a call.
We carry out confidential, one to one interviews, Monday to Friday 10:00am to 12:30pm (and afternoons by prior arrangement).
Voluntary Sector Hub in the Mole Room of the Civic Centre in Esher
Open Mondays 10:00am-2:30pm.
The Voluntary Sector Hub provides an information point for people wishing to volunteer in Elmbridge or residents wanting to learn more and access the many services provided by local voluntary organisations – whether it is supporting older people, services for children and young people or getting involved with a local conservation, animal or wildlife group. Voluntary Action Elmbridge also offers help to organisations with recruitment advice, DBS checks and funding applications.
The Volunteer Centre in Walton Library
The Volunteer Centre is also in Walton Library on Wednesdays from 10am – 1pm
Please contact us for more details.
Registered Charity No: 1127430
Company No: 6321457
Does your organisation require a small office occasionally or regularly?
The Voluntary Sector Hub, based at the Civic Centre in Esher, can provide you with the opportunity to meet your clients, potential volunteers or members of the public. This facility is free of charge to those organisations that support the Elmbridge community and managed by Voluntary Action Elmbridge.
Voluntary Action Elmbridge (VAE)
Voluntary Action Elmbridge (VAE), a local support and development organisation which incorporates the Volunteer Centre (VC).
Based in the heart of Esher, across from the Civic Centre, VAE supports all Voluntary, Community and Faith Organisations who work and provide care to all those who live and work in the Borough of Elmbridge.
VAE is part of the local support and development network which operates in Surrey and if we are not able to provide the right information for you in Elmbridge, then by following our links you will be able to access the nearest local support and development organisation or VC to where you live.
As a local support and development organisation, VAE provides help in five main areas for voluntary, community and faith organisations:
- Services and Support
- Strategic Direction
Is your organisation looking for volunteers?
If your VCFS (Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector) organisation is looking for volunteers in the Elmbridge area simply complete the Opportunity Registration Form available on the VAE website, return it to them and they will register your opportunity on our database.