Haverhill Volunteer Centre News

Read articles from the Haverhill Echo about the things we get up to at the volunteer centre! 

October 2023

Community Action Suffolk and Haverhill Volunteer Centre marked Suffolk Action Week with a Volunteering Fair at Abbeycroft Leisure on 6th October.

The event was attended by representatives from Families Together Suffolk and Suffolk Archives and there were lots of enquiries from prospective volunteers looking for opportunities to volunteer locally.

Families Together Suffolk

offers friendly, practical help and support to families with at least one child under 11. Volunteers regularly visit families in their own homes to help prevent crisis and family breakdown; to be supportive in tough times. There is no charge for the service. For information ring 01379 678552

Suffolk Archives

Suffolk Archives manage the historical archives for the county of Suffolk. These archives include a wide range of historical council and parish records, plus various commercial records, local historic book collections, local historic newspapers and various personal items. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact them on volunteer.archives@suffolk.gov.uk

September 2023

This month the Good Neighbour Scheme made its 500th delivery. The scheme was started during lockdown and continues to support some Haverhill residents with their shopping. If you would like to volunteer for the scheme to shop for an elderly person please contact us.

To celebrate Suffolk Action Week we will be joining with Community Action Suffolk and Abbeycroft Leisure to hold another Community Volunteering Fair. This will take place on Friday 6th October at the Haverhill Leisure Centre.

Terrific Tuesdays Dementia Group

The group welcomes new volunteers and would love to see some male volunteers joining them.
They are also seeking a volunteer who holds a Food Hygiene Certificate or would be prepared to work towards the qualification.

August 2023

It was great to see lots of people at the Big Day Out a few weeks ago.

Digital Champions

Could you spare a little time to introduce someone to the benefits of using their phone, ipad or laptop to do simple tasks such as filling in forms, online shopping or keeping in touch with loved ones? Volunteers are urgently needed to set up a group of supporters in Haverhill. 

The Salvation Army 

Volunteer Signposters and Listeners are urgently needed at The Link service in Haverhill High Street. Signposters direct members of the public to services held on the database, and Listeners are there for a friendly chat. Volunteers work in pairs and full training will be given.