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'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:

  • 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
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Environmental volunteer
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Corporate volunteer
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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 celebrates work by local volunteers

Volunteers gathered for the celebration and recognition of the support and efforts they have given to Council projects and initiatives during 2016 - 2017.  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 took home the majority of the prizes at the 14th Annual Greenwood Community Awards held at Red Brick House, Mansfield on 11
th July 2017.  Read the story here.

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