Volunteers are vital in making Nottinghamshire a great place to live.
There are always opportunities to make a difference by volunteering in Nottinghamshire. Whatever your age, location, interests and how much time you are able to give, there is a volunteering opportunity that’s right for you.
Volunteers help people to:
- select books
- support events
- work on the archives
- learn basic IT skills.
Find out more on the library volunteering page.
Volunteers are required to enter information into Excel databases which can then be transferred onto Nottinghamshire Archives' online catalogue (NAWCAT). Training on entering data will be given.
Find out more on the volunteering at the Archives page.
Becoming a school governor is one of the most important ways in which you can help your local school. Together with the head teacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, school governors set the school's aims and policies as well as carrying out a number of other important duties including:
- How the school's budget is spent
- The appointing and dismissing of staff
- Hearing appeals and grievances
- Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
- Pupils behaviour and discipline.
Sure Start Centres
These bring together childcare, early education, health and family support services for families with children under 5 years old. To get involved please contact your local children's centre.
Find out about volunteering in sport on the Sport Nottinghamshire website.
There opportunities for volunteer Youth Leaders. To volunteer contact Lyndsey Woolmore on 0115 977 4535
Our Highways team welcomes volunteers to speed watch and to check on grit bins in their local areas. To find out more contact Chris Charnley on 0115 977 2065
We welcome enquiries from anyone who feels they have relevant experience and can make a contribution to the work of an adoption panel. Adoption panels have three main functions:
- they make adoption plans for children
- they consider the suitability of prospective adopters
- they match children with prospective adopters
Local voluntary organisations
Our Community Directory lists hundreds of local organisations that exist through the efforts of volunteers.
We fund a wide range of organisations in Nottinghamshire to support voluntary and community groups and help people volunteer.
Ashfield Voluntary Action
The Council Offices
Sutton in Ashfield
Tel: 01623 555 551
Fax: 01623 555 513
The Priorswell Centre
Tel: 01909 476118
Community Accounting Plus
1st Floor, Ormiston House
32-36 Pelham Street
Tel: 0115 947 0839
Fax: 0115 958 8779
Gedling Community and Voluntary Services
22a Main Road,
Tel: 0115 926 6750
36 Wood Street
Tel: 01623 651 177
NAVO - Networking Action with Voluntary Organisations
Ransom Wood Business Park
Southwell Road West
Tel: 01623 651 170
Newark & Sherwood CVS
Tel: 01636 679 539
Tel: 0115 969 9060
Voluntary Action Broxtowe
8 Chilwell Road
Tel: 0115 917 8080