Volunteering News



It has been a busy time preparing for the BIG HELP OUT event which we held on 8th May at Abbeycroft Leisure. This was in response to the request from the King to get more volunteers to sign up.

Several organisations joined us on the Plaza including Scouts, Guides, Abbeycroft, Cancer Relay, and Stambourne Chapel Care as well as representatives from Gateway Club and the Hard of Hearing Group.

The rain held off and we were able to give out information on volunteering opportunities available.

Employer Supported Volunteering

The Volunteer Centre is currently supporting people to look for opportunities to volunteer as part of a scheme run by their employer. Please contact us if your company would like to promote such a scheme, or if you are currently looking for a volunteer opportunity.


A volunteer is needed to support a lady who would like to gain knowledge and skills to maintain her garden. If you are a keen gardener and would be prepared to pass on some knowledge and support at a time to suit you, please get in touch. 

Haverhill in the Park

The Town Council requires a number of volunteers to work the festival alongside the Council team in order to safely be able to run the event. If you are able to offer your time then we would love to hear from you. While this is a volunteering shift we are able to offer you a food voucher to use at one of the concessions. All we ask is that you are physically capable of being onsite for the whole of the shift and your health is good.

Local organisations requiring volunteers

Suffolk Scouts

We are looking for adults to join our Cub pack and Scout troop to help develop the skills of young people aged between 8 and 14 years. We meet on a Tuesday night between 6.45pm and 9.00pm at the Scout and Guide hut on Colne Valley Road, Haverhill. Opportunities to train as a leader if interested, full training provided by the Scout Association at no cost to you. A full enhanced DBS check is required and will be carried out by Scouts.

Salvation Army

Volunteer Signposters and Listeners are needed at The Link service in Haverhill High Street.

If you are keen to help in the community and would like to know more about this role please call in The Link 45a High Street on Tuesday to Friday between 10am and 4pm.

Suffolk Good Neighbour Network

The Good Neighbour Scheme require Volunteers to do weekly shopping for Haverhill residents unable to do this due to circumstances and who are unable to use the internet.

Please get in touch for more information.


Schoolreaders require volunteers in local schools to listen to children reading for an hour a week.

If you could offer your time for this rewarding role please apply directly or contact the Volunteer Centre.