At the Volunteer Centre Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire, we know volunteering changes lives. Those of the people we help, and those of the volunteers with whom we work. 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. 

The Volunteer Centre is urgently looking for new volunteers to join our Safe & Sound project. This is one of the easiest and most effective ways of volunteering. All that’s required is that you agree to accept details of one-off tasks required by people in genuine need (simple DIY, accompanying to an appointment, a lift to a relative etc.). Then, only if you are able to help, let us know and we’ll make all the arrangements. All out-of-pocket expenses (such as petrol) will be reimbursed



The Volunteer Centre is working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer support.

We are looking for volunteers who can support people who have a diagnosis of cancer: as sometimes, during illness, treatment or recovery, the smallest task can seem overwhelming. Like the Safe & Sound project above Volunteers can help in a number of ways, from befriending people, shopping, dog walking, transport to a doctor’s appointment, ironing, gardening or general DIY tasks. No offer of help is too small- even 1-2 hours can make a big difference, and there will be lots of one off help request too, so you needn’t feel tied down.


MS Society

We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, listeners, organisers, ambassadors and fundraisers. Our volunteers are a key part of achieving our goals and their support is vital. Join us.

13,000 people affected by MS accessed information, support and services delivered by volunteers through our network of local groups in 2015. Our local networks organiser roles are vital to ensuring this support is available to MS communities throughout the UK.

Finance Volunteer

  • Accurately maintaining income and expenditure records to document and report on group finances using our Online Accounting system
  • Offering objectivity around the spending of money and ensuring money is spent in a cost effective manner
  • Approving income and expenditure with the other group bank account signatories
  • Ensuring that our financial requirements and policies relating to group finances are followed
  • Supporting the group’s shared responsibility for designing and delivering services and activities in line with our Quality Standards so that they are safe, effective and impactful 

Fundraising Coordinator

  • Developing an annual fundraising plan and budget for the group with other team members 
  • Organising and planning fundraising events throughout the year 
  • Overseeing the group’s compliance with MS Society policies and processes  Recruiting, inducting, coordinating and supporting Fundraising Volunteers and ensuring everyone uses our brand and tone of voice 
  • Keeping up to date with guidance and information on local and national fundraising initiatives  
  • Ensuring Gift Aid is maximised 
  • Developing links with local organisations and businesses identifying fundraising opportunities, including giving talks to interested audiences   Researching prospective support 
  • Ensuring regular communication between volunteers and local MS Society staff 
  • Ensuring that everyone takes shared and collective responsibility for the finances of the group and fundraising good practice  
  • Using our processes and procedures to keep people safe

Group Coordinator

  • Coordinating the activities of our local group to meet the needs of the local MS community
  • Coordinating the recruitment, induction and ongoing support of new local group volunteers
  • Leading the group’s shared responsibility for planning and reporting expenditure and income
  • Approving income and expenditure with the other group bank account signatories and ensuring with the Finance Volunteer, that our financial requirements and policies relating to groups are followed 
  • Ensuring the group’s activities comply with policies in order to keep people safe 
  • Regularly communicating and acting as a key contact between staff and volunteers
  • Ensuring disclosure checks are completed and witnessed for volunteer roles that need them 
  • Leading the group’s responsibility for designing and delivering services and activities in line with our Quality Standards so that they are safe, effective and impactful 

In order to volunteer in these roles you will need to:

  • Complete a disclosure check.
  • Our commitment
  • Offer you a role that fits with your life
  • Keep you and everyone safe
  • Welcome you as an individual
  • Help you learn your role and support you to learn as you go
  • Reimburse your out of pocket expenses
  • Listen to your feedback and welcome your ideas
  • Value your personal contribution
  • Keep you connected and up to date
  • Thank you for the impact you deliver

We can support you to develop the skills you need for this role, including an induction into all the areas outlined. You will have a chance to discuss your role and any additional needs with us.


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Volunteers support us with a wide range of local activities including supporting deaf and hearing impaired people by providing advice and support about equipment and the support which is available including demonstrating some of the equipment. Volunteers may also be involved in helping set up and organise local peer support groups and training in lip reading, sign language and IT or anything which would support people with hearing loss.

The volunteer should have clear communication skills when meeting people from all walks of life and of all ages including children.  They should be patient and display empathy with people who are experiencing difficulty in communicating.

Training on the equipment available to deaf people will be given with the expectation that they will then be able to pass that knowledge on.

There is an expectation that the volunteer shall attend most volunteer meetings/ training sessions which are held approximately every six weeks and contribute towards ongoing training/upates.

The correct person for this role is reliable and committed to supporting the service. They will have anything from a couple of hours a week to a few hours a month to spare.


3rd Holmesfield Scout Group

We are looking for a volunteer to run or assist to run a Cub section of 3rd Holmesfield Scout Group. Cubs are aged 8 years to 10 years, male and female with approx 30 members. They meet weekly on a Wednesday evening at 7.15-8.30pm term time only. We would like a volunteer to have a weekly commitment but we can accommodate a volunteer who can volunteer every 2/3 weeks.  This is role is for over 18’s and we can offer training.


Brimington Tuesday Lunch

Each Tuesday at 12 noon we provide a lunch in Brimington Community Centre; this is open to all.  We have just appointed a new cook and we are looking for some additional volunteers to come and join our small friendly team.  We are looking for people that can help set up, assist in the kitchen, help serve and help clean up.  All volunteers eat for free.   Our aim is to provide a relaxed friendly environment for residents in the village.

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“Loneliness is not having anyone to tell that you are lonely”
Janet, Silver Liner
By volunteering as a Telephone Friend for The Silver Line, we match you to one of our Silver Liners (older person) that you call once a week.
Did you know? In the UK, more than 1 million people aged over 65 say they often or always feels lonely. We have 300 older people waiting for a Telephone Friend. They have chosen to be called our Silver Liners.
“Just speaking to someone helps me cope a little better…”
David, Silver Liner
This is a volunteer role that you can do from home or from work. All you need is access to a telephone and the internet. We ask for a commitment of up to a year where possible and the ability to make your call on the same day and time each week. Friendship calls can be made between 8am and 8pm Monday – Sunday. The
Silver Line pays for the cost of all friendship calls and for safeguarding we also record the calls.
In the time it takes to read the paper, watch the news or take a trip  to the shop, you can volunteer with The Silver Line. A regular 30-minute call from a friend really can change the life of a lonely older person.
“Volunteering with The Silver Line has exceeded my expectations in many ways. It is even more enjoyable than I imagined”
John, Telephone Friend

By volunteering as a Community Engagement Volunteer you will help us raise vital awareness of The Silver Line in your local community by giving talks, presentations and attending events on our behalf.
This is a volunteer role that you undertake in your local community. All you need is access to a telephone and the internet. We ask for a commitment of up to a year where possible and the ability to allocate 60 minutes each week to this role.
Community Engagement Volunteers need to be proactive in looking for opportunities to promote The Silver Line, be open to attending events we have been invited to go to, and share our enthusiasm and passion for raising awareness of a service which provides such a vital lifeline to so many older people across the country.

By volunteering as a Silver Circle Facilitator you will support a weekly telephone friendship group – a Silver Circle – for up to 6 older people each week.
Did you know? In the UK, more than 1 million people aged over 65 say they often or always feels lonely. Through this role you will be helping us support the 1,000s of older people who use our service each week and ensuring we continue to reach out to those most in need.
This is a volunteer role that you undertake from home. Volunteers will need to have excellent skills in managing group dynamics and have a desire to support older people through encouraging and facilitating friendly discussions.
All you need is access to a telephone and the internet. We ask for a commitment of up to a year where possible and the ability to facilitate the call on the same day and time each week between 8am and 8pm Monday – Friday.
“I love listening to the wonderful conversations the Silver Liners have in their groups. They share life experiences, what they have been up to during the week and lots more!”
Tess, Silver Circle Facilitator

By volunteering as a Signposting and Information volunteer you will support the many older people who use our service who also require additional services for which they may struggle to access otherwise.
Did you know? In the UK, more than 1 million people aged over 65 say they often or always feels lonely. Through this role you will be helping us support the 1,000s of older people who use our service each week and ensuring we continue to reach out to those most in need.
Volunteers will need to have excellent communication skills and a passion for signposting and advocacy.
The role is available from either our London or Blackpool office or alternatively can be undertaken from home.

Age Concern Chesterfield & District

We are looking for a volunteer to do some gardening work at our offices in South Lodge, Queens Park. It is to keep our car park maintained and entails; sweeping, weeding (spray) leaf collecting and keeping the runners for the gates clear.  It is not arduous work and can be done on an ad hoc basis, between hours of 10am and 1pm.  The Car park is not huge – takes about 4 cars to give you an idea of the area.

Plenty of tea and biscuits are supplied!


Twenty Twentytwenty twenty

We’re called TwentyTwenty for a reason. Our aim is to help young people see beyond their disadvantage and disengagement, recognise their worth and potential, focus on building the skills for success, and develop a clear vision and plan to achieve sustained employment and a bright future.

Activities Assistant
The role will involve:

  • Supporting Mentoring Coordinators, teachers, coaches and centre Manager in setting up activities both indoor and outdoor
  • Assisting in researching, planning and implementing events
  • Ensuring students and volunteers are engaged and safe during activities’
  • Completing administrative tasks prior to and post events
  • Working under the supervision on risk Matrix and Risk Assessment
  • Communicating and liaising with staff at all stages of events preparation;
  • Attend team and supervision meetings when possible

Graphic Designer/Marketing

  • Create original graphics that adhere to TwentyTwenty values and promotional needs. You will either follow a given brief or, in the future, may create graphics based on your own research (all original graphics will be subject to approval by TwentyTwenty).
  • Create leaflets and other promotional materials
  • Work on Charity’s campaigns
  • Liaise with staff members in order to understand better charity’s needs and values
  • Attend team meetings and other activities that will help you become a part of our team

Classroom Assistant
The role will involve:

  • Supporting teachers in setting up activities both indoor and outdoor
  • Assisting in planning lessons for the Young People
  • Ensuring students are as engaged as possible during learning times
  • Getting involved with lessons, understanding the objective of the lesson and sometimes helping teacher to deliver sessions
  • Ensuring a safe space for Young People
  • Communicating with staff in regards to Young people’s progress, development areas and concerns
  • Demonstrate a patient and passionate nature
  • Take responsibility for the class on occasions such as breaks and lunch time

Age/Gender Restrictions: Minimum age 18 due to client group and role
Application Process:
Application form, DBS, Interview/Informal Discussion, References
Additional information:
Expenses: All reasonable and appropriate travel costs/mileage/refreshments as part of volunteering will be reimbursed
Induction: Training course, interview, online e-learning
Insurance Cover: Yes
Support and Supervision: Support will be provided

Successful candidates will:

BE working with a group of Young People who are re-engaging despite their previous difficulties

Be part of our TwentyTwenty team

Gain experience in working with Young People and an insight on what every-day work with young people looks like

Include practical experience in your portfolio

Receive verbal feedback and a written reference for future projects following a successful working relationship.


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Would you like to work with girls and young women to make a difference in your community while developing your skills and making new friends?
If Yes Volunteering with Girlguiding could be for you .
Whatever your skills and interests, and no matter how much time you have to spare, one of our volunteering roles is bound to suit you.
We currently have volunteering opportunities for the following unit:-
  • 3rd Wingerworth Brownies (7-10 Year Old) who meet on a Thursday Night (6.00-7.15pm)

We also have various other opportunities across Derbyshire so please do still enquire as we can discuss these with you

To help give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure!

Assistant Leaders work with other volunteers to assist in delivering a high-quality programme to the girls and young women in the unit, while ensuring the safety of the unit members. Assistant Leaders will have opportunities for ‘on-the-job’ learning and development.

The responsibilities below will be shared among the Unit Leadership Team. As an Assistant Leader you will work with others in the team to make the most of the skills you are able to give.

Any woman aged 18 or over can be an Assistant Leader. You just need to be, or must be willing to become a member of Girlguiding.

Assistant Leaders will work towards an Adult Leadership Qualification and must register as members and be recorded on GO! (our online database). All Assistant Leaders are attached to a unit.



At Sova we recruit, train and support Independent Visitors (IV) for children and young people who are in care.

Our Independent Visitors encourage young people to demonstrate resilience and support them to gain skills required to make the transition to independent living. Volunteers are matched with a child or young person, aged 8 to 18, who needs extra support and encouragement, often because they have little contact with their own families or because it would be in their interests to receive additional 1:1 support. The IV can promote long term outcomes such as reducing social isolation, raising aspirations, increasing independence skills and provide support to build social skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people? Our volunteers are fully trained and you will be offered the opportunity to gain CERTA accreditation. Volunteers are fully supported and receive regular supervision. All volunteer expenses are reimbursed. All volunteers are required to complete an enhanced DBS check and will be expected to commit to meeting with their young person for 2-4 hours per month for at least two years.

A Sova mentor is a consistent, reliable person in a young person’s life, who acts as a positive role model throughout their transition from care to independence. Support is target specific as the young person will have a specific need or aim that they need to overcome or achieve.

Volunteers are required to be over 18 years of age, complete an enhanced DBS check, provide two references, complete an interview and attend training to.


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Playscheme Volunteers (Children aged 4-8 & 8-12)

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the fun and get involved in supporting our Playschemes and trips out for children with disabilities and additional needs. Our Childrens group are split by age into Under 8’s (4-8) and Over 8’s (8-12), you can choose to volunteer at either group or both, it is entirely up to you.

Children’s – What’s on offer

Regular Saturday Clubs throughout the year, Playschemes and trips out during the school holidays, play sessions  at Chester’s Den, Positive Arts Group (every Thursday evening, term time), family days out and fundraising events.


Youth Volunteers (Young People aged 12-25)

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the fun and get involved in supporting our Youth Clubs and activity days for young people with disabilities and additional needs.

Youth Clubs – What’s on offer

Regular Evening Youth Clubs during term time – Girls Night, Inters, Chesterfield Youth Club & Express Yourself. Activity Day & trips out during school holidays. A Saturday Social Club – once a month. Be Active Be Healthy Group – once a month, aimed at getting our young people out in the community and staying active. A monthly youth club also takes place in the Bolsover Area.


Independent Living Group (Young People aged 16-25)

We are looking for experience volunteers who are interested in supporting young people at our Independent Living Groups, these groups help our young people to develop Independent Living Skills like money management, cooking skills and travel training.

ILG (Independent Living Group) – What’s on offer

We have a SCaRT Group, Moving Forward Group and an Enterprise Group, these groups run every week Monday – Friday (except at Christmas), at the Fairplay Centre.

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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (Norbriggs Flash Nature Reserve)

Come and join our free outdoor gym, not a boot camp but a great chance to get a little bit more active / fitter with a friendly group out and about in nature.  We are looking for volunteers who would like to help experienced staff to manage the fabulous Norbriggs Flash nature reserve (90 acres).  This site is full of wildlife, woodlands, wildflower meadows, and the Doe Lea river which has been restored and improved and is a lovely place to spend a few hours a month.  If you have no skills, we offer training and support; if you have lots of skills we’d love to use them!  This volunteering opportunity is a great chance to gain new knowledge and skills and improve your wellbeing in a very peaceful environment: you can use this to add skills to a CV; keep yourself busy; make new friends; consider a change of career or just try something new!Green-trans-file-logo--We are looking for someone who is willing to contribute to a team and is committed to join activities / training. This can be occasionally or every month (we meet on site the 1st Friday of each month, from October 5th onwards from 10-2pm).  We would like someone who doesn’t mind a bit of walking; likes some physical work (this is adapted for everyone, to complement your skills and abilities) and has an interest in being outside and connected to nature.  We could undertake tree coppicing/removal; hedge laying; boardwalk construction; removing (invasive) plants from the river banks.  If physical work is not your idea of fun we need wildlife surveyors/ recorders/ people to help with educational sessions too.


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The Royal British Legion (the Legion) is the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity, providing practical, emotional and financial support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present, and their families. Our mission is to provide welfare, comradeship, representation and Remembrance for the Armed Forces Community.

What will I be doing?

You may be asked to do some or all of the following depending on the needs of your line manager or location:

  • Meeting beneficiaries in Legion premises or in their homes.
  • Interview beneficiaries to assess their needs, and circumstances, and complete the
    relevant paperwork to ensure they receive the support they are entitled to.
  • Provide an action plan with beneficiaries, and report back to a Case Officer, making
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of services.
  • Develop an the Legion, its mission, objectives and understanding of the statutory  benefits framework, and local support services.
  • Involved in sales of Poppy Shop items using the electronic ordering system (no cash handling), if based in a Pop In Centre, which may include restocking products.

You will agree with your line manager the geographical location that you are able to do your role.

Information Volunteer
What will I be doing?
You may be asked to do some or all of the following depending on the needs of your line manager or location:

  • Welcoming visitors to Legion premises or events.
  • Answering queries about the Legion, including its history and the services it provides.
  • Assisting beneficiaries to identify a range of support options available to them, using our online information site ‘Knowledgebase’.
  • Identifying when beneficiaries need further support from the Legion, and ensuring their details are passed on to the an Area Advice and Information Officer.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of services.
  • Develop a basic understanding of the statutory benefits framework, and local support services.
  • Involved in sales of Poppy Shop items using the electronic ordering system (no cash
    handling), if based in a Pop In Centre, which may include restocking products.

You will be based in one of our Pop In Centres, secondary offices or outreach locations.

Administration Volunteer
What will I be doing?
You may be asked to do some or all of the following depending on the needs of your line manager or location:

  • Supporting the smooth running of the office by answering the telephone and
    undertaking general administrative tasks.
  • Supporting the effective operation of Legion systems and databases by inputting data and maintaining files.
  • Supporting the planning and organising of events and appeals, including booking
    locations and resources, and liaising with attendees and volunteers.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of services.
  • Involved in sales of Poppy Shop items using the electronic ordering system (no cash
    handling), if based in a Pop In Centre, which may include restocking products.

You will be based in one of our Area Offices.


Ability provides a range of services for adults with learning disabilities, autism, behaviours that challenge, mental health conditions and complex health needs.We also manage an independent living service. Here we offer support to individuals wishing to lead a more independent lifestyle with the appropriate support to engage in the local community and develop independent skills. We have a fantastic hard working staff team that are trained to meet individual needs and requirements.We are looking to recruit additional Trustees. Board meetings are held every 2 months and expenses can be paid.
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We are looking to recruit new volunteers to our team as several of our existing volunteers are leaving due to finding employment which is great news for them! And we are hoping that you could possibly help us.
We offer NVQs in Retail and Customer Service for our volunteers provided by Derby College and we have a really great team. It is a lovely little shop which has been opened just over 2 years.
We are very flexible in working hours and we are looking for volunteers for the shopfloor including till work, window display and merchandising.
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We are looking for new board members.

Main Responsibilities
Chesterfield Churches Housing Association (CCHA) has a Board of 7 to 15 members, which may be augmented by the co-option of up to 5 additional members.  It comprises the Chair, Vice Chair, and members, and attended by tenant representatives, the Manager, Finance Director and Association Secretary.

The Board is responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation, and the Chair has specific responsibility for the effective operation of the Board.

Essential elements of the role of the Board
The Board works alongside the Senior Management Team to ensure the effective management of the Association.

The responsibilities of the Board include the following:

  • to define and ensure compliance with the values and objectives of the Association;
  • to establish policies and to endorse plans to achieve those objectives;
  • to approve each year’s budget and accounts;
  • to establish and oversee a framework of delegation and systems of control;
  • to agree policies and make decisions on all matters that might create significant financial or other risk to the Association, or which raise material issues of principle;
  • to monitor the Association’s performance in relation to these plans, budgets, controls and decisions;
  • to manage employment contracts; and
  • to satisfy itself that the Association’s affairs are conducted lawfully and in accordance with generally accepted standards of performance and propriety

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The Chesterfield Youth Group is for Children and Young People aged 8–18 years, who have a visual impairment in Derby City and County. The youth club activities include arts and crafts, cooking, games, bowling, climbing, cycling, trampoline sessions and much, much more.  The group are based at St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield but also meet at various leisure venues across North Derbyshire from 5.45 – 7.45 on a Thursday evening.  During the holidays we run a variety of trips to various venues around the County, such as Alton Towers, Chatsworth farm and parks. Volunteers need to be over 18.
What you will do: When a child or young person has a visual impairment, they can become isolated and often miss out on the opportunity to meet other young people, and enjoy the activities their peers do. The aim of the youth club is to give the Children and Young People we work with the opportunity to make friends, share opportunities, develop social/life skills and gain confidence whilst having fun and trying new activities.

Volunteer Drivers – Bolsover
Our sports, leisure and social group activities enable people with a visual impairment to participate in a variety of activities such as swimming, keep fit, social group meetings and day trips to interesting places.

Our office is based at Bolsover Hospital
What you will do: As a volunteer driver you will use your own car to transport people with a visual impairment to and from sport, leisure and social group venues. Assist group members to get in and out of transport, and guide people into and out of venues. The driving will involve picking people up from a designated pick up point or their home address.

Royal Hospital Eye Clinic
The aim of the service is primarily to give support and information to patients who have been diagnosed with sight loss, to their family and to their carers before they leave the clinic after seeing the Consultant. At this time, we offer an opportunity for people to talk about their problems, fears or difficulties. Although you will be working from the Sight Support Derbyshire office in the Eye Clinic at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, this is a roving role and you will be expected to have contact with people in the waiting areas. A room may be available if it needs to be a private discussion.
What you will do: Offer a friendly welcome to visually impaired people at eye clinics, offering them the opportunity to talk and ask questions about their present and on-going situation. Introduce Sight Support Derbyshire and other sources of help and support. Liaise with hospital staff. Record appropriate information about each patient. Help maintain adequate supplies of current information for patients, carers, callers and colleagues.

Volunteering provides a different and rewarding experience for both the volunteer and the member. We will provide:

  • Training and Support: Relevant training will be given and a member of staff will give you support and will meet with you on a regular basis to discuss your personal progress.
  • Expenses: Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed in line with the charity’s expenses policy.
  • Before you start: Before starting it will be necessary to provide the names of two people who can provide a reference and an Enhanced DBS check.

For more info contact the Volunteer Centre

Just Good Friends Clubs

We are looking for volunteers to help out at the following clubs;

Monday – Whitwell and Bolsover Clubs 7 – 9pm and 6.30 – 8.30pm respectively. Tuesday – Fun Sports club at the Arc in Clowne 9.45 – 3.15 – Pinxton Club 7 – 9pm Wednesday – Chesterfield and Clowne Clubs 7 – 9pm.

We also have a opened a small café/sandwich takeaway from our office in Clowne and we are desperately looking for volunteers to help us run it alongside our members with learning disabilities. 9 – 2 Monday – Thursday 8.30 – 3pm -Friday.

For more info contact the Volunteer Centre

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The My Guide scheme matches people who are blind or partially sighted with a trained volunteer. A My Guide helps the person who is visually impaired to get out and about. This could include going to the local shops, the theatre, gym or sporting events. Could you volunteer to help a person with sight loss in Chesterfield to become more independent? Gain a recognised skill, meet different people and make a real difference!

Come and join the Guide Dogs team! We rely on volunteers who give their time for so many things. From the volunteers who care for our dogs, guide people who are blind or partially sighted, drive or raise funds, to those who come out occasionally to hold a bucket or cheer on marathon runners, volunteers are closely involved in almost every area of what we do.

By volunteering for Guide Dogs you’ll be helping to make a huge difference to the lives of people who are blind and partially-sighted. But that’s not all – you’ll be part of a great team, you’ll be learning new skills and we promise you’ll have a lot of fun!


Barrow Hill Community Trust
Treasurer Barrow Hill Community Trust is a recently established Charity which has been set up to create a new community centre in the Barrow Hill Memorial Hall. We are hoping to recruit additional Trustees to help steer the charity through this important period of development. This is an exciting opportunity for some-one to be involved in a new project from the early stages and to have real input into its future growth. We are currently seeking a Treasurer with experience of financial management to be responsible for the financial well-being, strategy and financial administration of the charity and specifically to lead in the Trustees’ duty to ensure that proper accounting records are kept and that financial resources are properly controlled in line with legal and regulatory requirements. Time Commitment: You will need to be able to attend board meetings and, as we are just starting out, to devote some time to setting up the financial systems and records for the charity. You will be given assistance in this but we are looking for a Treasurer who has some experience or knowledge of managing the finances of a charity, who can use their initiative and experience, be proactive and who can take the lead in advisingus

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Do you have time to spare?
Can you help in the fight against food poverty?

At FareShare East Midlands we work with the food industry to rescue surplus in date food from landfill and redistribute to 198 frontline charities across the East Midlands whose beneficiaries are in or at risk of living in poverty.

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do.  We are currently recruiting for a number of roles including delivery drivers and drivers’ mates and warehouse assistants to sort the food and maintain the warehouse.

Whether you are looking to build your confidence and increase your skills or give something back you will be helping FareShare in the fight against hunger, food waste and poverty in your local area.   All we ask is for a commitment of at least 1 shift per fortnight.


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Be Cancer Safe is a community approach to improving cancer survival. We encourage people to become ‘cancer safe’ through a series of talks, events and activities. We encourage attendance at cancer screening, we raise awareness of signs and symptoms of different cancers and we want people in North Derbyshire to visit their GP if they notice any changes in their body. The project aims to help save lives through the early detection of cancer.

We are looking for volunteers to get involved with our events and activities both indoor and outdoor. These events can be general health and well-being events and specific cancer related events. Volunteers should be willing to engage with local people to develop their knowledge of signs and symptoms of cancer and to encourage attendance at screening and GP visits. Access to a car would be useful


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Wherever you live, whatever your interests and no matter how much time you have to offer us, there are loads of ways to volunteer for Help for Heroes.

We need volunteers to:

  • Give talks to presentations to schools and businesses.
  • Look after and find places for H4H collection tins.
  • Assist with or run your own H4H merchandise stall.
  • Volunteer at exciting events such as crufts and Tough Mudder etc..
  • Take part in a collection weekend at Asda, Debenhams or Moto.
  • Run your own baking, cooking or BBQ event.
  • Spread the H4H message in your local community with promotional items that we can provide.
  • Pick up a cheque from a local fundraiser and pose for a quick photo.
  • Support our mobile retail team as they travel to shows around the country.
  • Support our street collections by smiling and holding a bucket.
  • Become Hero Bear for the day and make hundreds of adults and children smile.

Anyone can become part of our local volunteer team. You don’t need experience – all we ask is for you to be committed, passionate and enthusiastic in support of all the wonderful events and fundraising you choose to get involved with.

After an initial period as a General Volunteer, you will become a Local Volunteer and then you will be able to claim travel and food expenses. You will also be invited to ‘meet the team’ days at a Recovery Centre and regular meetings/conferences. Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to come and help.


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As a BBO Peer Ambassador you will have (at some point in your life) experienced a mental health condition or be living with a mental/ physical condition. You will use this experience to help support and mentor others who have complex needs who are on the BBO programme and looking for Peer Support. At BBO we believe in the power of shared experience to empower and inspire people.

This is a flexible role that gives you the opportunity to help people in a way that you are passionate about, from offering one-to-one support, running group workshops or helping someone to try something new. The relationship will be based on mutuality and equality, allowing customers of BBO to open up and flourish in different ways.

Peer Ambassadors are an integral part of the BBO team, and will help make a real impact in people’s lives. You will volunteer alongside healthcare professionals and employment specialists. The peer support you offer will be unique and extremely valuable to our customers.


Barrow Hill Community Trust

Barrow Hill Community Trust is a brand new charity which has been created to provide community facilities & activities in Barrow Hill village & the surrounding area. We’re all local volunteers & would welcome you to be involved. We’ll be creating a new community centre in the Memorial Hall building – giving it a new lease of life for the next generation. We’ll also be working with residents, other charities & local councils/groups to start up new activities for social benefit in it – please come & discuss it with us – if you add your views the result will be stronger!


Chesterfield Museum

Chesterfield Museum Service is run by Chesterfield Borough Council.  We tell the story of the town and local area through real objects, and we preserve them for the future. We believe that Chesterfield’s heritage is about and for everyone and we want people from all walks of life to be involved in and benefit from the heritage.
Volunteering is an excellent way of involving people in their heritage and that heritage is enriched by volunteers’ contribution. Volunteering is enjoyable and life-enhancing for the volunteer, who can also develop transferable skills that may lead to employment.

Be a voice for Chesterfield Museum and spreading the word in the community about its work.

As a Museum Ambassador you would be involved in

  • Research and contact local community groups and organisations.
  • Prepare short talks about what the museum does.
  • Raise the museum’s profile by visiting local groups to deliver talks.
  • Come up with new ideas to promote the museum within the community.
  • Distribute Chesterfield Museum promotional leaflets and posters in the local area.

Explore opportunities for fund raising to support the work of the museum.

This is a brand new role, so we don’t know what the extent of local demand will be.  We expect that preparation would take place during the working day with visits to groups on weekday evenings. Talks will take 10-15 minutes

Local volunteers are the best advocates that we could have in promoting the museum within the community.  Without the interest and support of its community no museum can flourish.

You will get from us; an opportunity to share your enthusiasm for the museum with others; a chance to learn new skills; the help, support and any training you will need to carry out this role.

This task would be best suited to someone who has their own transport.  Travel expenses will be paid.  Any printed materials (eg advertising leaflets) will be provided.


CLIC Sargentclic sargent

Collection Tin Coordinator
Why we need you?
We know that for young lives, when the doctor says cancer, normal life stops. Cancer affects every part of life – relationships, confidence, money, school, work. CLIC Sargent care teams will fight tirelessly to limit the damage cancer causes.

Coordinating local collection tins is just one way volunteering with CLIC Sargent can make a difference to our work. Every year collection tins raise thousands of pounds to support our fight for young lives against cancer. Volunteers like you are vital to realising this – join our team



Volunteer required on Saturday for meet and greet. There will a bit of paperwork involved. It will involve moving scooters about. Full training will be given.


Active Derbyshire, Special Olympicsmedium

Within the SO Derbyshire network there are lots of different volunteering opportunities available, including:
Steering group roles: the group are responsible for administration, membership, communication, marketing, fundraising and more.
Coaches: whether you already coach athletes with Learning Disabilities and want to know more about the Special Olympics pathway or whether you want to get involved for the first time, get in touch.
Event volunteers: various events and competitions take place throughout the year where we need volunteers to help out on the day.
Volunteers at clubs: help with the clubs where our athletes train throughout the year; roles include promotion, administration and being a team manager.


The Derbyshire Veterans Group HQ

A group open to all Veterans, their spouses, partners and children who have an alcohol and/or drug and mental health issue. This groups is looking for committee members. A help with the ‘books’ would be ideal.


Gussie Kitchen

Cook, Chef, Kitchen Assistant, Servers and general helpers.
For the  Award winning Gussies Kitchen – St Augustine’s Church, Chesterfield
Every Tuesday anytime you can give between 1pm and 7pm
Join our family of volunteers on Tuesdays to prepare, cook and serve homemade 3-course dinners for the local community.
You will be able to take part in a variety of roles ranging from cooking to washing up to serving.
All Volunteers will be able to eat for free and will be offered training.

Derbyshire Victim Services (REMEDI)

Derbyshire Victim Services exists to support anyone affected by crime in Derbyshire. We need volunteers to help us do that. We do this both face to face and via the telephone. Our mission is to help victims cope and recovery after a crime irrelevant of where they currently are in the justice system.

Could you:

  • Spare a minimum of 3 hours per week (evenings and weekends will be required)
  • Attend an initial 3 day training course
  • Provide support to victims of crime in Derbyshire (Telephone and/or face to face support)

What we can offer you:

  • Huge degree of satisfaction. You will be helping people
  • Training to enhance your CV
  • All out of pocket expenses
  • The opportunity to work within a passionate and committed team
  • Further training


Sheffield ME & Fibromyalgia Group

Sheffield ME & Fibromyalgia Group are looking for volunteers to help in a variety of ways from helping at Awareness and Information Stands and other main events, to helping out in the office based in Sheffield City Centre.

We are also in need of help with editing our quarterly Newsletter and in joining a Fundraising Committee.

Trustees: – We are looking for committed and proactive adults who have life experience, people skills and common sense to strengthen our current Board of Trustees. We’re seeking people with a variety of backgrounds and although experience of accountancy, management and fund raising is preferable it is by no means essential. Some understanding of the needs of people with chronic health conditions is useful but relevant training and the opportunity to broaden knowledge will be given.

We are seeking enthusiastic people with people skills and a willingness to help. Hours to suit and volunteer expenses paid.


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Creative Interpreter Volunteer

What is a Creative Interpreter Volunteer?
“WOW!”  “What an amazing place!”

Can you share your passion through our stories and inspire people?
Are you lively, positive and enthusiastic? We are looking for volunteers to support our visitors to have a brilliant experience at Hardwick and to create lasting memories.

What’s in it for you?
Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team

  • Meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends
  • Using your communication and practical skills
  • Enjoying new experiences and learning something new every day
  • Being an advocate for the National Trust.

 What’s involved?

  • Produce a creative and dynamic performance that will enthrall and inspire visitors to the estate.
  • Immerse our visitors in Hardwick history by sharing our stories and making the most of the conversations you have every day.
  • Help us provide a warm, friendly service and high standards of presentation and interpretation.
  • Adapting your approach to meet the needs of visitor groups with different needs.
  • Encourage visitors to explore and discover for themselves, growing support for our cause and love for our special places.
  • Inspire people to value, protect and conserve our special places.
  • Learning what’s on offer at Hardwick, so you can help visitors to enjoy a memorable day out on the estate.
  • Being proactive in dealing with visitor queries and being able to think on your feet to help deliver exceptional customer service.
  • Adopting a flexible attitude to your volunteering e.g. open to taking on new challenges within your role and if possible being able to be flexible with the days you volunteer to cover sickness and holidays.
  • Completion of mandatory training.
  • Becoming familiar with and then following the National Trust’s Health and Safety routines and emergency evacuations as required.
  • Giving any other appropriate assistance as may be reasonably requested.

Programming Volunteer

Programming is about making a visitor’s day that extra bit special. You’ll help to run a wide range of inspiring and engaging activities for all ages across all departments at Hardwick.
You could be facilitating a creative craft workshop for families, being part of a pop up talk about seasonal work in the garden, sharing about our conservation work in the hall or just helping visitors to enjoy their day.
You’ll be part of a team who go the extra mile to ensure visitors have a great day. You’ll be able to share about why Hardwick is special to you and why the cause of the National Trust is so important.

By getting involved, you could 

  • Be part of a team who really make a visitor’s day
  • Working with all teams to deliver a wide range of visitor programming
  • Helping visitors to discover something new

 What’s involved?

  • Working with all departments to help them deliver their visitor programme.
  • Facilitate the visitor programme with a wide range of visitors
  • Making visitors feel welcome, answering any questions and encouraging them to get involved
  • Preparing and leading creative workshops such as children’s craft activities
  • Working closely with conservation team to engage visitors in the work we do
  • Proactive in dealing with visitor queries and being able to think on your feet to help deliver exceptional customer service.
  • You are important in making sure things run as smoothly and safely as possible – this includes getting to know health and safety and evacuation procedures

There might occasionally be some other activities that are of interest to you, that we could use your help with.

Room Guide

What is a Room Guide?
Room Guides have a vital role to play in bringing National Trust places to life, for inspiring our visitors and helping them to learn more about their place in an interesting and enjoyable way.  Room Guides also play a valuable part in safeguarding our interiors and collections.

What’s in it for you?

  • Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Enjoying new experiences and learning something new every day

 What’s involved?

  • Providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors as the public face of the National Trust
  • Helping visitors to discover more by answering questions, giving short talks, helping with children’s quizzes, trails, handling collections and so on
  • Learning about Hardwick Hall as a whole; the Elizabethan experience, the Evelyn experience, Below Stairs and our exhibition rooms which showcase examples from our renowned textile collection.
  • Talk to visitors about the preventive conservation needs of the house and the collection
  • Being responsible for the evacuation of visitors in an emergency
  • Helping to protect interiors and collections from damage during open hours
  • Following security procedures to prevent theft or damage
  • Becoming familiar with and then following the National Trust’s Health and Safety Policy at all times
  • Giving any other appropriate assistance in relation to Room Guiding as may be reasonably requested

Propagation Gardenerhardwick8

Propagation Gardeners help develop the garden for the future by propagating plants for use in the garden.  You will also provide a warm welcome for visitors, helping them to explore and learn more about the Hardwick Gardens, so that they have an enjoyable and memorable visit.  You will also play a role in helping with the upkeep, development and protection of the garden and being aware of any access issues/hazards.

What’s in it for you?

  • Enjoying the changing seasons in one of the National Trust’s beautiful gardens.
  • Getting your hands dirty and enjoying the great outdoors.
  • Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team.
  • Meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends.

What’s involved?

  • Providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors as the public face of Hardwick and the National Trust.
  • Propagating herbaceous plants for use in the garden and for sale.
  • Sowing, pricking out, potting on and labelling.
  • Helping out with the general upkeep of the garden.
  • Learning about everything that is on offer at Hardwick, so you can answer any questions and assist/encourage visitors to make the best of their day.
  • Moving around the garden, talking to visitors about Hardwick and its stories; asking and answering questions.
  • Knowing the visitor route and being aware of any potential risks; for children and people with disabilities in particular.
  • Becoming familiar with and then following the National Trust’s health and safety policy at all times.
  • There may be other activities where we could use your help.



Speedwell Eat Well Community Kitchen
Cook, Chef, Kitchen Assistant, Servers, general helpers and buddies for volunteers with additional needs
For the NEW Speedwell Eat Well Community Kitchen – Staveley
Every Wednesday at the Speedwell Rooms, Inkersall Road, Staveley, Chesterfield, S43 3JL.
Join our family of volunteers on Wednesdays to prepare, cook and serve homemade 3-course dinners for the local community, for only £2.50 for adults, 50pence for children, free for children under the age of 5.
You will be able to take part in a variety of roles ranging from cooking to washing up, starting at 11.30am for food preparation.  Starters will be served at 4pm and we aim to be cleared up by 5.30pm.All Volunteers will be able to eat for free and will be offered training.


Volunteer drivers
We are offering a volunteer driving opportunity to support our growing services supporting adults and young people with physical and learning disabilities. The opportunity will be to drive one of our 8-16 seater section 19 minibuses for collection and drop off of individuals within the community whom wish to attend our services at 1 of 2 sites. We have 2 locations where we provide day services with support for young people and adults to promote independence and increase skills, integrate into the community, tackle isolation and loneliness, offer advocacy, interaction and activities.


Morton Grange
As a volunteer you can play games, read books/newspapers, do some gardening, assist on trips or take residents for a walk.  The list is endless, but we are also open to any new ideas that you may bring with you to your volunteering role.  You will have full support from our staff at all times and no personal care will be required for our residents.
If you enjoy helping others and making a difference to other people’s lives, meeting new people from all different backgrounds and walks of life and would like personal fulfillment then this could be the ideal role for you.
You need to be 18 or over.  You will need to complete a DBS to which there will be no cost incurred by yourself.  No qualifications are required, basic training will be provided in-house. 

The Appropriate Adult Service

Are you an assertive, enthusiastic person who is looking to volunteer in a role that is challenging, rewarding and worthwhile?
If the answer is yes, then this is the opportunity for you!
Volunteers can be aged 18 years and upwards and would also suit retired people!
The role is to assist people with learning disabilities and mental health issues when they are detained at a police station.

Volunteers are required to serve on a duty rota, according to when they are free and available to volunteer. The Service will be paged if the person who is in custody requires an appropriate adult to assist them. They will then go and have an active role in the situation and aid communication between the police and the person being interviewed. As you are independent from the police and the solicitor you can provide the person with emotional support, stop the interview if the person becomes too distressed and explain what is happening.


Hope Springs Recovery Centre

A day centre open 10am – 4pm and provides support to those in and seeking recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. The centre has a timetable of activities which is regularly updated to meet the requirements of our clients.

We are looking for people with life skills who have a caring approach and are able to communicate well with people. Someone who has some experience in the area of recovery with skills in art & crafts and coordinating groups.

You must be over 18 years old with the ability to communicate with clients who may be experiencing a lack of confidence and motivation and need encouragement to take part and who has a flare for art and crafts and would like to share those skills. Anyone with counselling skills or able to help run group sessions.


Volunteer Activities Co-ordinator – Reach Out Café & Friendship Club

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We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to join our team of amazing volunteers. The voluntary role is sourcing and planning weekly activities for two Friendship Clubs which take place every Thursday in central Chesterfield and Brimington.

The clubs are primarily for older adults who are lonely and socially isolated and provide an opportunity for social interaction with like-minded people.   Refreshments are provided and a structure of creative crafts, quizzes, guest speakers and a monthly travelling lunch club are all part of the current framework.DSCN0168 (3)

If you enjoy meeting people, have good planning and organisational skills and a zest for creativity, with imaginative ideas, and would welcome an opportunity to be part of our established friendship clubs then please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.


Sir Arkwrights Cromford Mill

At Cromford Mill Sir Richard Arkwright constructed the world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill in 1771. These mills were the first phase in the development of the factory system and led to the Derwent Valley being described as “the cradle of the Industrial Revolution”. In 2001 its historical importance was acknowledged when this part of the Derwent Valley became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cromford Mills is not a museum. It is a multi-purpose site with visitor attractions and business tenants all contributing to the working nature of the site.
The site is undergoing a long-term programme of restoration. There is a variety of restaurants, shops, exhibitions and a regular events and schools programme.cromford

Volunteers are required in a number of roles:

Visitor Centre Hosts welcome all of our visitors to the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site and perform a range of tasks to ensure they get the most out of their visit, including sharing your knowledge of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Retail Support Volunteers; Based in the Mill Shop our Retail Support Volunteers help with the smooth running of the front of house operations of Cromford Mills. You will be helping to answer the phones, directing enquiries and occasionally operating the till while providing a friendly and helpful service for all visitors.

Cromford Mills_0Promotions Assistant; You will proactively promote Cromford Mills, all of our activities and volunteer opportunities on site and at local events, shows and festivals. You will engage with people about the Arkwright Society, explaining what there is to see and do at Cromford Mills and the role of the charity, whilst encouraging people to join the society through our membership scheme.

As a Learning Volunteer you will work across the Education and Events departments to help to facilitate a wide and varied programme of activities for all ages.  Your role will involve helping with the preparation of activities, both for schools and the public, and the assistance with the delivery of these workshops, so that everyone taking part has a positive experience. Your ideas for new activities will also be warmly received

Events volunteers are key to welcoming visitors and delivering a successful event here at Cromford Mills. From family fun weekends to evening talks, if you enjoy interacting with the public, then this role is for you. Georgian-Reenactors

Costumed School Activity Volunteer; You will play a key role in the delivery of school workshops, acting in character and helping to bring the 18th century world to life as you tell stories of the history of the mills.  You will help to guide the children through their workshops and activities and work with the groups own leaders to ensure that they have all of the information required and that the sessions run smoothly for all involved.

Costumed Interpreter; Our small team of role play volunteers work with the general public to help our visitors understand about the lives of the people involved in the story of Cromford Mills. They wear period costume and play carefully researched and prepared roles such as mill workers, overseer and possibly Richard Arkwright himself, as more characters are developed in the future.


Action Housingaction housing
We are looking for a volunteer to deliver a weekly cookery lesson to the young people living at Highfield Road.  Giving them the basic skills to ensure they’re able to put together cheap, healthy nutritious meals. Short term commitment – 10 weeks course. Basic food hygiene certificate needed Property isn’t wheelchair accessible Previous teaching role or experience in the food industry would be a bonus Funding for  ingredients is provided
Hillstown Miners Welfare Trust
We are a registered charity run by volunteers and we operate a Village Hall, Bowling Green and Sports Ground for community use. We are looking for additional committee members for our Board of Trustees who will help take the organisation forward. Meetings are every two months and are usually held in the either Hillstown or Scarcliffe.

Regulatory Body for Sign Language  Interpreters and Translators (RBSLI)RBSLI

We are looking for a CEO. We really are a brand new organisation; we envisage the CEO dealing with incoming registration applications (on line) processing payments, banking, checking qualifications, updating registration details on line, dealing with queries, dealing with complaints if received, reporting to the Board on a monthly basis outlining registration activity, attending board meetings as required, dealing with payments, cash flow, producing budgets and forecasting expenditure.  Keeping information flowing via Twitter and Facebook.

An ideal volunteer would be someone that has acquired knowledge of administering a business, computer literate and who is able to work on their own initiative.  We are looking for someone we can rely on who has their own set of unique skills, who is enthusiastic and keen to help us set up this new organisation and make it a great success.

We on the Board of RBSLI are all working interpreters or translators who cannot run on a day to day basis RBSLI.  Without the CEO the register will not succeed.  This regulatory body  is vital to ensure the deaf community and service providers have access to fully qualified and regulated interpreting and translation professionals.

We feel this role would be a great challenge for someone who has a good range of skills and expertise who would like to move into a new area and be intellectually stimulated.   This could be a fantastic opportunity for someone who would like to develop and get running an organisation in a way they know will succeed, rather than joining an established organisation with fixed ideas.


Make-A-Wish Foundation UK (wk4jul17)make a swih

Retail Partnership Champion
We’re looking for a friendly, positive and outgoing individual to help support one of our corporate partners with their employee fundraising. 

You’ll be: 

  • Developing a good working relationship with the Charity Champion for your area
  • Visiting retail sites of our corporate partners to support their in-store fundraising activity
  • Attending cheque presentations and local events on behalf of Make-A-Wish
  • Keeping up to date with key messages, fundraising initiatives and latest news
  • Sharing ideas and best practice with other volunteers to enable other stores to replicate successes

 This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to gain experience of corporate fundraising or account management.

How much time do I need to commit?
The opportunity is flexible so you can fit volunteering around work or other commitments. The time you will need to commit will depend on the number of activities the retail stores host.

What support will I be given? 

  • Online induction training
  • Role specific training
  • A dedicated volunteer manager in our Corporate team
  • We’ll reimburse agreed expenses incurred as a result of your volunteer role
  • You’ll have access to our online volunteer community – Wishnet

Where will I be based?
This opportunity will involve being out and about representing the charity in your local community. You may need to carry out some tasks in your home.


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Hands UP: Global Education Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers with experience in teaching or an interest in education to help us deliver and promote our schools project locally.  We ask for a minimum commitment of three workshops per term, with opportunities to get more hands on with strategy development. We will provide training, resources and materials to support you through your volunteering. We are looking for passionate, positive and enthusiastic people to help us inspire the next generation of global citizens!

Our aim is to inspire the next generation to take action on local and global issues, for a fairer more sustainable world. We are recruiting ‘Global Education Volunteers’ to help expand our schools projects.

Village Aid is the Peak District’s international development charity. Based in Bakewell for the past 25 years, we work with people in Africa to define their own route out of poverty. In the UK, our schools project ‘Hands UP’ supports global learning in Peak District schools.

This is an opportunity to join part of an innovative, fully-funded project which offers FREE global education workshops to children in Peak District schools. Working with an enthusiastic and motivated team of like minded volunteers, you will help inspire the next generation of active citizens to create a fairer, more sustainable world.


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Our Moving Forward Volunteers help us deliver our vital Moving Forward courses that help women approach life after breast cancer treatment with confidence.

There are a number of different things that volunteers can help with at Moving Forward Services. The list below is not exhaustive but outlines the majority of the tasks. You would not necessarily be expected to carry out all of the tasks at every Moving Forward service.

  • Assisting in setting up and clearing away at the beginning and end of the event
  • Meeting and greeting participants on arrival and making them feel welcome
  • Helping with provision of refreshments
  • Talking briefly about your role as a Breast Cancer Care volunteer/or Breast Cancer Care services
  • Talking briefly about your personal experience of breast cancer
  • Talking to participants during breaks
  • Offering support to participants if they become upset or need to leave the room.
  • Signposting participants to Breast Cancer Care’s other services where appropriate (or other local services if relevant)

What we look for in a volunteer?

  • To become a Moving Forward Volunteer you need to have had a personal diagnosis of primary breast cancer (and be at least one year post diagnosis)
  • You will need to be a confident and skilled communicator.
  • We are looking for volunteers who are good listeners and are both non-judgemental and non-directive.
  • We also need people who understand the importance of confidentiality.
  • You may have knowledge of local breast cancer support networks which could be of added benefit to the participants at the events.

Practical considerations

  • You will need to attend a Welcome Workshop induction day and role specific training which will be at our regional offices in Sheffield.
  • A commitment to working within Breast Cancer Care’s policies and guidelines, including respect for client confidentiality and equal opportunities
  • The Services Development team will be responsible for managing and supporting you on a day to day basis which will include guidance and instruction particular to this role. The regional Volunteer Manager will also offer additional support if required.
  • Breast Cancer Care will refund all expenses incurred in travelling for this role
  • You must be over 18 years of age


Time Bank Chesterfield

New Members – Individuals and groups/organisations/charities

As a member (after reference checks and attending an induction for which you receive 1 hour time credit to your TimeBank account, you will get access to a network, receive monthly newsflashes, be able to request for other members to do the jobs and tasks you cant or don’t like to do and choose on an ad hoc basis what volunteer jobs you want to do for other TimeBankers (and receive time credits).

Committee / Board Members / Active members

If you feel able to contribute to the strategic long term planning eg ideas/solutions to financial sustainability etc, please make it known. This is a key area where the committee are actively looking to recruit to strengthen the current skill sets.


Witness Service volunteer role profile:
outreach volunteer

Purpose of the role
● To meet Vulnerable and Intimidated witnesses (VIW) away from the court
environment, either at their home or other agreed safe place, to assess their needs
and provide support.
● Together with the VIW, and where appropriate their carer/ support worker/ parent/
guardian, develop a tailored plan of preparation and support.
● Using this plan, offer sensitive and supportive preparation to VIWs prior to them
giving evidence as witnesses in criminal trials. The purpose of this preparation and
support is to help reduce their anxiety and trauma and enable them to give their
best evidence.
Witness Service volunteer role profile:
court volunteer
Purpose of the role:
To support witnesses (and their friends and families) through the experience
of attending court and giving evidence.
Main duties and responsibilities include:
● Giving witnesses and their supporters confidential support, guidance
and information to make their experience of a criminal court more
● Help witnesses cope with the emotional effects of giving evidence.
● Explaining court procedures, legal terminology and decisions.
● Showing witnesses and others around the courtroom before a trial so
they are familiar and at ease in the environment.
● Listening to the concerns witnesses have, empathising with them, and
and advocating where appropriate.
● Helping witnesses prepare themselves for a range of possible trial
outcomes. Going into the courtroom with a witness when it’s allowed.
● Ensuring that witnesses continue to get our assistance after court if they
need it.
● Working as part of a team with other Witness Service volunteers and
staff as well as liaising with court personnel.
● Working effectively with a diverse range of people.
● Attend training, regular informal Talent Talks with your manager as well
as continued discussions with your mentoring court volunteer on
developing your skills and knowledge in the role.

Transition Town Chesterfield

Seed Swap volunteer to assist current volunteer to organise Transition Chesterfield’s / Inspire Community Garden’s Seed Swap project. Repairer at Repair Cafes to fix or mend, where possible, household items brought in for repair to avoid dumping in landfill.  Repair Cafes currently held on second Saturday of alternate months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec). Campaigner to support current volunteer on various campaigns including anti-fracking, renewable energy, divestment from fossil fuels, 20’s Plenty walking/cycling.


The Elm Foundation

We need reflexologists/Reiki/Yoga/Indian head massage – students or qualified volunteer. To work at the advice centre and in some of the refuges. A morning or afternoon a week.


RSPCA Charity Shop rspca

As part of a friendly team, volunteers in the Charity Shop carry out a range of duties including interacting with customers, money handling, steaming clothes and assisting the shop managers with sorting stock. Those interested in becoming a volunteer within the shop ideally need to have experience within customer service, have a flexible and motivated approach to working and are able to work as part of a team. We ask volunteers to work on a rota system so we kindly ask if you can cover an afternoon or morning or all day shift.


This project run from the Volunteer Centre, is looking for volunteers to visit and befriend socially isolated individuals in Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire areas. Help is given on a good neighbour basis. We have individuals currently awaiting befrienders now. Full training and travel expenses paid.



Site maintenance for open days

We are looking for volunteers who would be able to help at Barrow Hill Roundhouse on open days to ensure that public openings run smoothly. You can undertake a range of jobs, which may include site maintenance helping to set the site for events, car park msteam-locomotives-display-Roundhouse-Museum-Barrow-Hill-Derbyshireanagement and assisting with visitors. This role will give volunteers the opportunity to be part of an exciting venue and gain experience in a working railway Roundhouse whilst working with a wide range of experienced and interesting people.

Learning delivery

We are looking for committed volunteers who would be interested in joining our learning team. The role will involve support and assistance during school workshops on site, as well as holiday activity support where possible. Working alongside a team of learning volunteers, the opportunity will involve full training in delivering engaging learning sessions to groups of children and young adults. Learning volunteers will have the chance to pass on their knowledge about our fascinating heritage site through fun activities and tours for groups. This is an ongoing role and will take place throughout the year, dependant on bookings.

Costumed interpretation

We are looking for committed volunteers who would be interested in being part of our interpretation team at Barrow Hill Roundhouse. This role will involve greeting the public on open days and telling visitors about the fascinating history of the site, whilst in character. Volunteers should be willing to carry out their role in costume, which will be provided.


PRISONERS ABROADprisoner abroad
Volunteers required over the age of 18 years to become pen-pals to write to British nationals held in foreign prisons.  Help and advice will be given to prospective pen-pals.


Bolsover Castle (ENGLISH HERITAGE)BolsoverSpring2
English Heritage offers a range of volunteering and work placement opportunities – there’s something for everyone. As an English Heritage volunteer you can; meet new people; be part of a friendly team; learn new skills; receive training and support; indulge in your passion; engage with your local heritage. For more information on volunteering at Bolsover Castle:


Volunteers needed to provide emotional support to a mum or dad during the perinatal period (the perinatal period is during pregnancy and a year following the birth). The support may be through telephone calls, home visits, group work or support to access other local services. For more info:


RNLI Lifeboats (Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire Branch)littlehampton_rnli_urges_safety_first_after_rescuing_48_people_in_2016
The RNLI would like help with ‘on street’ and ‘in store’ collections across the area. It would usually be about 2 hours but can be as long or as short as you can spare. Remember we may be a landlocked county but we, I am sure, will all visit the seaside at some point.


helens trust

Helen’s Trust is a small charity supporting people with terminal illness in the last six months of life, whose wish it is, to die at home.  Helen’s Trust needs to raise £230.000 per year to provide it’s night sitting and respite support services and with only a very small team need additional volunteers to support us with our fundraising.  If you would like to be part of a community fundraising team then we would love to hear from you.  For more info:



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