The Volunteer Centre Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire

We are a local volunteering development agency working independently to support organisations from the voluntary, community and public sectors.
In our core work we promote, support and develop volunteering and aim to make a positive impact on the quality of the volunteering experience for individual volunteers and organisations that work with them.


The Volunteer Centre is part of a national network of agencies concerned with volunteers and volunteering – NCVO. We embrace these NCVO beliefs:

“We believe that volunteering is integral to delivering and supporting a diverse range of services and activities that enrich communities. Volunteering builds community capacity and helps to create cohesive, resilient communities that are better able to meet the social and economic challenges they face.”

We are committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in all its diversity.

We do this by:

– Collating and publicising volunteering opportunities
– Supporting volunteers to make informed choices
– Providing training and support for voluntary organisations
– Promoting good practice and other quality issues
– Developing new volunteering initiatives

Publicity and outreach work is carried out at venues in the Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire area as we make our service accessible to everyone. We provide extra support to those volunteers who need it for whatever reason and ensure our service is accessible for people with disabilities. We are working to recognised quality standards and an equal opportunities policy underpins all our work.

Safe & Sound is our ‘volunteering on demand’ service, giving assistance for one-off SAFE AND SOUNDsupport.  By providing a team of ‘rapid response’ volunteers we are be able to react immediately to the needs of the elderly and vulnerable instead of waiting for them to reach crisis point.

ef-logo-5-clearElderfriends is our befriending service, managed by the Volunteer Centre, and aimed at lonely and socially isolated people who are over 50 years old and live in Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire.

Working in partnership with Macmillan the macmillan-safe-sound-logo-3-2‘Macmillan Safe & Sound’ project recruits volunteers within the community to befriend people who have a diagnosis of cancer. We also help in practical ways.

If you would like to know more about volunteering opportunities in your area then you can contact us by phone, post, email or best of all popping into the centre for a face to face interview.

The Volunteer Centre Opening Times:

Monday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
Public holidays: CLOSED

Some 250 volunteer-involving organisations are registered with us. If you would like to know more about volunteering opportunities or any aspect of our work you can contact us using the form here >>


The Volunteer Centre Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Ltd. Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England Company No: 5329651
Registered Charity in England No: 1107942