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Volunteering in Essex

There is no question that volunteers provide a valuable (often essential) service but why do they do it? The reasons for volunteering are numerous: meeting new people; improving job and / or training prospects; helping their community; learning new skills; keeping fit and active; opening doors for personal training and development; and providing a sense of achievement are just a few.

There are volunteering opportunities to suit people of all ages and all backgrounds with varying degrees of commitment such as retail, gardening and environmental work, healthcare, working with the young, the elderly or disabled, driving and many more.

Make a Difference Day is the UK's biggest day of volunteering. Last year was a huge success with 120,000 people throughout the UK taking part in community projects but it is important to remember that volunteering opportunities exist all year round.

If you are an organisation looking for volunteers or are an individual who would like to tell of your experience of volunteering, or you would like to volunteer and don’t know where to start, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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British Red Cross
make a difference to your community in Essex? All our services in Essex rely on Red Cross volunteers who give up their time to help others. emergency response and first aid volunteering, health and social care volunteering, migration services volunteering, other volunteer work (including charity shop and fundraising volunteering)

Fair Havens & Little Havens
Fair Havens relies upon the support and dedication of its army of volunteers. Our volunteers help out in a variety of ways from helping out an event to cooking the families meals at the hospice, from typing up letters in our fundraising office to weeding the hospice gardens. And don't forget our busy shops

Greengrid Taskforce
A project run by Groundwork South Essex, provides an opportunity for anyone interested in conservation and the environment to get involved as volunteers in their local area.

South East Essex Conservation Volunteers (SEECV)
a group that is part of the BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers) Community Network. It was formed in 1987 to undertake practical conservation projects in South East Essex, It carries out practical nature conservation projects every other Sunday throughout the year.
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Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS)
Helping you support others.

Southend Park Watch
A Borough wide scheme covering all parks, recreation grounds, public gardens, open spaces and cemeteries.
Find out about how you could volunteer locally, nationally or internationally. We make sense of all the different types of volunteering, put you in touch with the right opportunities out there, and offer some homegrown TimeBank projects that might be just what you want.
A huge database of volunteering opportunities in your area.
The volunteering site specifically for 16 - 25 year olds. Whatever you want out of volunteering your local vinspired team can help you find it in your area. Your Youth Volunteer Adviser will provide a personalised service to match you with inspiring opportunities that fit into your life, further your ambitions and indulge your passions. What are you waiting for? Be inspired - vinspired!
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Volunteer Essex
If you are thinking about volunteering, then Volunteer Essex is a great place to start to find out more about the diversity of volunteering roles in the community and how to get involved. Whether you are looking for something to do as a family, would like to learn new skills, build up your CV and experience or have free time and would like to help your community – there is something for everyone.


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