Halesworth Volunteer Centre - Registered Charity No. 1001776

Current Volunteering Opportunities





We are always looking for volunteers to befriend clients locally.  Pop in for a visit, a cuppa and a chat.  Some elderly more vulnerable people, may not be able to get out and socialise - a visit from a friendly face can mean the world to someone who is alone.

One off gardening - perhaps a bit of weeding or mowing the lawn for someone recently discharged from hospital.  A little help such as this can help stop worry and frustration about the little things and clients can concentrate on getting better!

The same goes for dog walking, someone recently home from hospital and unable to do such things would really appreciate a volunteer taking some time with their "best friend".

Community Car Driving - use your own car for local journeys for those otherwise unable to access  shopping, dentist, day centre visits etc. Get a generous mileage allowance paid for each mile travelled and meet new friends on the way.


Hands on Heritage

Helping to enable children and young adults to learn about aspects of their heritage, including the Pre-Roman, Roman & Saxon periods. Click here for more information about the role and contact the Volunteer Centre to apply.


Some of our vacancies for other local organisations:


CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

Always in need of new advisors.  Full Training given to suitable candidates.  Positions available throughout Suffolk, including Halesworth, Beccles, Bungay and Lowestoft.

HALESWORTH MUSEUM

Volunteers needed for new project starting soon.  Exhibitions change - help always needed!  Stewards, researchers, cataloguers etc. Get truly involved and find out more about your local area and its history.

LEAGUE OF FRIENDS - PATRICK STEAD HOSPITAL

This local organisation has been in operation for over 50 years!  It supports and enhances the services at this local hospital which has proved to be a vital asset to the local community.  Volunteer with League of Friends - new ideas needed!!!  Local events are currently the biggest fundraising activities we organise.  We do need volunteers to help with setting up and preparation for events, cake makers, trolley shop supervisors and much more….. We need you!!!!

CHARITY SHOP WORKER

Help out in your local charity shop.  Shop workers needed to sort stock and serve customers - hours can vary.  Meet lots of new people and make new friends!

WORLD LAND TRUST

Gallery Volunteer needed.  To assist in the day-to-day running of the World Land Trust Gallery.  Interact with visitors from all over the country, deal with enquiries, distribute Gallery information and confidently enlighten visitors about all the gallery exhibits.  Interests in Wildlife and Art would be advantageous.

HALESWORTH CAMPUS

This exciting local project to transform the old Middle School. The  first phase of this project will focus on sports and leisure developments.

SUFFOLK FAMILY CARERS

Community Volunteer - needed to facilitate a Family Carer Group and raise awareness of family carers within the community.  Welcome new and returning visitors, make refreshments, help raise awareness.

Caring for Dementia with Confidence Volunteer - needed to support the running of the Caring for Dementia with Confidence Sessions. Encourage Family Carers to take part in the sessions, be aware of carers to may need extra support.

SENSING CHANGE - MY GUIDE VOLUNTEER

A new social enterprise formed to provide services to people with sight and/or hearing loss in Suffolk.  Volunteers needed to develop a good relationship with a blind or partially sighted person, their friends and family and other volunteers to promote independence and knowledge sharing.

MEN’S SHED

Our new project, which offers an opportunity for people to come together through sharing experiences, skills and learning