Volunteering News April


The Big Help Out

The Big Help Out which was launched by the King last year returns from 7th to 9th June. This is a great opportunity to give volunteering a go, explore what’s on offer and sign up for some taster sessions. Research shows that volunteering is good for wellbeing so take a look at what’s on offer and get in touch with us, there really is something for everyone.

Staff Wellbeing Fair 

The Volunteer Centre recently attended a Staff Wellbeing Fair at HMP Highpoint. Lots of staff members were interested to find out about volunteering and took information on organisations needing help. Several registered with us and, as usual there was lots of interest in volunteering with animals!

A huge thanks to all volunteers working on the new Scout & Guide building, and to local businesses for donating supplies and appliances. It is great to see the building almost ready to open for leaders to offer opportunities to young people again. Extra hands are needed this Saturday from 10am to finish the cladding and fascias and tidy up after the drainage work. If you can help please go along to the site on Saturday, you will be so welcome.

Open Mind

Open Mind is a local and free mental health drop-in service. Friendly, caring and confidential, Open Mind was formed to support the people of Haverhill and surrounding villages with their mental health.

Volunteers are needed on Wednesday mornings and Monday evenings to support clients using the drop-in service. Training and DBS will be provided to suitable candidates.

Park Run

The Park Run takes place every Saturday morning at 9am at Playing Fields Greenfields Way Haverhill CB9 8NJ and needs volunteers for many different roles.

If you would be interested in this please email haverhill@parkrun.com

Volunteers are needed in units in Haverhill to help girls to have fun, learn new skills and to grow in confidence to know they can do anything! There are Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers, roles available working with the girls or behind the scenes with much needed admin and fundraising. if you would like to know more or call in and see us please contact the Volunteer Centre.

Haverhill Gateway

Haverhill Gateway is a social club for adults with learning disabilities, including mobility issues and other needs. We are a long established, small friendly group with a committee encouraging members to contribute ideas to our programme.

Volunteers are needed to join our members on club evenings to support with fun activities including Kurling, Carpet Bowls, Yoga, Quizzes, Games and more. We also visit pubs and the Arts Centre and have parties and speakers. We would love to meet you and offer taster sessions where you will be very welcome.

The Voluntary Network

The Voluntary network urgently require Befrienders in Haverhill to visit people who are isolated or to have a weekly chat over the telephone. Please contact us for more details.

Volunteer drivers are also needed to transport people for hospital appointments and drive a mini bus in the local area. Full training and DBS will be given and expenses refunded.

Haverhill Family Cafe & Warm Hub

A Community project open to all in Haverhill. They offer free Friday hot meals for families in need from 5pm. 

The Family Cafe also offers debt advice and food bank hub giveaways between 2pm and 4pm courtesy of REACH Community Projects. 

The Cafe and Warm Hub offers a safe space for children to do/ learn crafts and play. 

If you would like to volunteer, please email: revwendy@gmx.com