Volunteering opportunities

'Volunteering Matters'

The volunteering programme has been designed to support volunteering opportunities at Ashfield District Council.  It enables you to record the details of your community volunteering and Ashfield District Council to recognise your valuable contribution to our community through the volunteering that you do.  We offer several opportunities including assisting at events and on special projects, environmental volunteering and health and wellbeing.

Skills which can be developed and help you link to further opportunities include:

  • Build confidence, social skills and friendships
  • Gain new experiences and knowledge
  • Develop your CV
  • Gain accredited training

We are able to provide equipment, training and advice to help you carry out your volunteer role and improve the District's communities.

If you would like to see our Volunteer Policy please click here.


 General volunteer
Environmental volunteer
Corporate volunteer

Please see a selection of volunteer stories that have touched people's lives and are great examples of the difference volunteering makes not only to individuals but to the services that are provided as a result. 

Ashfield District Council stories



Other opportunities may be available and could possibly be developed to meet your needs, if you think we can assist you please contact us on one of the numbers below.

If you would like to be formally recognised for the volunteering activities that you are doing outside your home, in a local park, in your community, or you just want to get involved please print and complete the Volunteer Enquiry Form and then deliver to the Council Offices, Urban Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield. NG17 8DA or email it to volunteering@ashfield.gov.uk or telephone to speak to a local Community Engagement Officer:-

Gillian Welch (Senior Community Engagement Officer)   01623 457535   g.welch@ashfield.gov.uk
Donna Mellar (Community Engagement Officer)               01623 457451   d.mellar@ashfield.gov.uk
Recognition Event 2017

For the last recognition event, which celebrated local Council volunteers, read the story here.  

Volunteering with other local organisations

The Council is working in partnership with a range of voluntary and community organisations to inspire people to volunteer.  

Please see a selection of partner stories that have touched people's lives and are great examples of the difference volunteering makes not only to individuals but to the services that are provided as a result.  

Partner stories


Ashfield’s volunteers were formally recognised at the 16th Annual Greenwood Community Awards held at Swancar Farm Country House, Trowell on Wednesday 11th September 2019.  Read the story here

Volunteer Photo

Volunteer Photo

The Volunteer opportunities list gives further information and contact details of local organisations involved.  Please contact them directly if you are interested in one of their opportunities.

Click HERE for information on national charity: Reach Volunteering who run a free national self-service online platform for charities to find people with skills and vice versa. Last year over 1,000 people found roles with them in a wide range of professional and business roles across the UK.


Their service enables people to use their professional skills to volunteer for example, after retirement or when in between jobs or for trusteeships.


Click HERE for the BBC's campaign to do something great and discover how you can make a difference by volunteering a little energy and enthusiasm.