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charity shops
office and admin roles
reception/customer services
driving
catering
IT
volunteering with children & young people
warehouse/storage
outdoor
care opportunities
supporting adult mental health
counselling
home visiting and supporting older people
history
accountancy/bookeeping
leisure & arts
animal welfare
veteran support
fundraising

 

Charity
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Alice Croft House – 16 Grove Rd, BN21 4TR, tel. 01323 728157. Volunteers needed currently for Monday and Tuesday 10-1. Volunteers are usually started off with one shift a week and offered more if they are available. info@alicecrofthouse.co.uk, www.alicecrofthouse.webs.com

Bookends Volunteer – (second hand book shop within Eastbourne Library), Grove Road, BN21 4TL, tel. 01323 463881. Bookends sells ex-library books and merchandise associated with books and literature. You will price and sell books and merchandise. This role involves customer service skills and cash handling. Bookshop volunteers deputise for the volunteer manager during their absence. Tasks include, selling books, pricing books, cleaning and preparing books for sale, display and presentation of books, cash handling and managing, moving and handling items, welcoming and helping to train new volunteers. www.eastsussex.gov.uk

British Red Cross – 20 Grove Road, BN21 4TR, tel. 01323 412787. Volunteers can work through three levels of volunteering and receive certificated training to help gain experience in retail work. Help with social media also needed. 15yrs + www.redcross.org.uk

Chestnut Tree House – 176-178 Terminus Road, BN21 3NX, tel. 01323 729433. A wide and varied range of roles are on offer to help run the shop, including customer service, sorting and prepping donated stock, operating the till and visual merchandising. Full training will be given. www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk

Demelza House Hospice Care – 220 Terminus Road, BN21 3DF, tel. 01323 739206. As a Demelza volunteer, you will receive ongoing support and training throughout your role. Demelza are proud to have received official recognition for our dedication to our volunteers including The Queens’ Award for voluntary service in 2012 and the Investing in Volunteers (IIV) accreditation in 2015. www.demelza.org.uk

Families for Autism – 6 The Labyrinth, 7 Mark Lane, BN21 4RJ, tel. 01323 430369. You will work within the shop and be supported through a training program and also encouraged to develop your own skills. Email info@familiesforautism.com, www.familiesforautism.com

Samaritans – 31 Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4TT, tel. 01323 646624. A traditional charity shop selling donated goods to raise funds for their listening centre in Eastbourne. Friendly, reliable and enthusiastic people required. Ideally, 3 or 4 hrs each week on a regular basis. samsretail@btconnect.com

Office and admin roles
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Cancer Research UK– The Eastbourne branch is looking to recruit Committee members to help raise funds for research into the prevention and cure for cancer. Committee meetings are bi-monthly on a Tuesday afternoon. Contact Gill Morris gill.morris518@btinternet.com

Children with Cancer Fund – Minute taker required. Tel 07967 436947, email childrenwithcancerfund@gmail.com www.childrenwithcancerfund.org.uk

Warming up the Homeless – a local community group/project that go out into Eastbourne to warm up the homeless. They support the homeless with food, hot drinks, clothing, wash packs, breakfast packs and more. Committee members needed, email scott@goatbadger.com, www.warmingupthehomeless.co.uk

Compass Community Arts – Eastbourne based group encouraging access to the arts for all from St. Elizabeths Church, Old Town. Help needed with general admain, filing, phone calls. Ideally thursday mornings 10-12 or monday 2-4pm email fenya.compass@hotmail.com

Eastbourne District General Hospital, administration and ward help, various hours available around the hospital wards. Roles vary from assisting with outpatient clinic administration through to supporting the administration staff with their daily work. 01323 417400 ext 4880

Furniture Now! Volunteers needed to assist clients on the shop floor, answer customer queries over the phone, coordinate van deliveries and perform general admin for pick-ups as required. Tel. 01323 887199/07702 516769 email volunteeradmin@nowcharity.org.uk

Eastbourne Talking Newspaper Association, Recorders needed,computer literacy essential, training to use Adobe Audition will be given info@eastbournetna.org.uk www.eastbournetna.org.uk

Eastbourne Volunteers Community Hub – volunteers needed to deal with phone calls and drop-ins from members of the public and maintain our database of community information. 1 The Labyrinth, 7 Mark Lane, BN21 4RJ, tel. 01323 381811, email eastbournevolunteers@gmail.com, www.eastbournevolunteers.co.uk

Eastbourne Access Group, The Eastbourne Access Group is a voluntary community group that was created to oversee the making of the Eastbourne section of a county-wide Access Guide. General admin help needed, email info@eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk, www.eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk

Citizens Advice Bureau, Gateway assessor, Highlight House, St Leonards Road, Bn21 3UH, tel. 03444 111444, www.eastbournecab.co.uk

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre – is a registered charity aiming to improve the quality of life for Deaf, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex. Minute taker needed, 8 St Leonards Rd, Eastbourne. Telephone or textphone: 01323 722505 or mobile on 07950 855580 (voice / text)

Sussex Oakleaf, Provide a range of support services to people with mental health needs. Volunteer admin support needed, Brightview Resource Hub, 6 Saffrons Rd, BN21 1DG, tel. 01323 430203,
email brightview@sussexoakleaf.org.uk, www.sussexoakleaf.org.uk

St. Wilfrid’s Hospice – admin support required. 1 Broadwater Way, BN22 9PZ, tel. 01323 434200, www.stwhospice.org

Reception/Customer Services
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Chaseley Trust – volunteer needed to assist in our reception area, chatting to residents, greeting visitors, answer the phone and transfer calls as required.
Tel 01323 744207, email georginak@chaseleytrust.org

Eastbourne District General Hospital – Hospital welcomer. Based in the main reception area and front of house, welcome volunteers provide a warm welcome and a wayfinding service for patients and visitors. Volunteers will need to be active and flexible, and will be involved in wayfinding, escorting, interacting and assisting with patients, visitors and staff in a busy face to face environment Uniform, training and full support will be provided. 01323 417400 ext 4880

driving
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Warming up the Homeless – local community group/project that go out into Eastbourne to warm up the homeless. They support the homeless with food, hot drinks, clothing, wash packs, breakfast packs and more. Help needed to collect and deliver donations for the homeless, email scott@goatbadger.com, www.warmingupthehomeless.co.uk

Eastbourne Volunteers Volunteer Driver Scheme – we are currently setting up a community transport scheme to offer people on low incomes a reduced cost means of getting to medical appointments and need volunteers who can use their own cars to help others. For more information please contact 1 The Labyrinth, 7 Mark Lane, BN21 4RJ, tel. 01323 381811, email eastbournevolunteers@gmail.com

Care for the Carers – an independent charity that has been supporting unpaid carers in East Sussex since 1989. Young carers driver required, Highlight House, 8 St Leonards Rd, BN21 3UH, tel. 01323 738390, www.cftc.org.uk

Pevensey Information and Caring Centre – The Volunteer Driver Service organises transport for local residents to get to medical appointments. Volunteers always needed. Contact 01323 766230 .

Pevensey Community Support – Minibus driver required, contact Ethel Wood Community Centre, 129 Coast Road, Pevensey Bay, BN24 6NS, tel. 01323 765915

East Sussex Library & Information Service, home library service volunteer, delivering books to people who are unable to get to the library themselves, tel. 01323 463881, www.eastsussex.gov.uk

Furniture Now! Volunteer van assistants required to accompany the van drivers collecting and delivering furniture and bric a brac, representing the charity in the community. Tel. 01323 887199/07702 516769, email volunteeradmin@nowcharity.org.uk

The Chaseley Trust – Mini bus driver/s needed for Sunday 13th August to go from Eastbourne to Seaford to the 2017 Seahaven Para Games (to include return). The event is 10-3. Contact georginak@chaseleytrust.org

The Chaseley Trust – Drivers needed to transport wheelchair users to social opportunities as and when volunteers are available. georginak@chaseleytrust.org

catering
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Care for the Carers, is an independent charity that has been supporting unpaid carers in East Sussex since 1989. Club cook required, tel. 01323 738390 www.cftc.org.uk

Café Waste Not, intercepting waste food and creating delicious meals on a pay as you feel basis, every Wednesday lunchtime. Help needed to prepare lunch which is then shared with guests and visitors to the cafe.

Charlies YMCA, 56 Seaside, BN22 7QL, tel. 07934 188651, www.facebook.com/cafewastenot

Chaseley Trust – Kitchen and restaurant assistants to work with our catering team. Volunteers can either help out in the kitchen or front of house where they can actively engage with our residents in conversation and help them as required. Tel 01323 744207, email georginak@chaseleytrust.org

Chaseley Trust – CasBar Host. Chaseley have a small bar/bistro area with outside decking to enjoy Eastbourne’s high level of sunshine and are looking for people who would like to develop skills in the hospitality area.
Tel. 01323 744207, email georginak@chaseleytrust.org

Leaf Hall Lunch Club – volunteers required for all aspects of serving lunch to senior members of the community. Cooking, food preparation, serving and liasing with customers. Email leafhalllunchclub@gmail.com or call the Eastbourne Volunteers Information Hub on 01323 381811.

IT
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East Sussex Library & Information Service, ‘IT For You’ volunteer, helping people to use IT to apply for jobs, improve CVs, get back into work, Eastbourne Library, Grove Rd, BN21 4TL, tel. 01323 463881, www.eastsussex.gov.uk

volunteering with children & young people
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Rainbow/Brownie/Guides/Rangers – volunteers needed to help support local groups throughout Eastbourne and Pevensey. Duke of Edinburgh opportunities and training available. Contact Division Commissioner Lynette Benton 01323 768252 or visit website www.girlguiding.org.uk

Care for the Carers – Supporting children and young people aged 5-18 who are caring for someone at home who has a disability, mental health issue, drug/alcohol misuse or long term health condition. Young carers club assistant required, tel. 01323 738390 www.cftc.org.uk

Eastbourne Library – Service, Rhyme Time/Story Time Volunteer, ½ hr sessions reading rhymes and stories to children at Eastbourne Library, Grove Road, BN21 4TL, tel. 01323 463881, www.eastsussex.gov.uk

East Sussex Library & Information Service – Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers, giving out books, prizes and encouraging reading during the summer holidays, Eastbourne Library, Grove Road, BN21 4TL, tel. 01323 463881, www.eastsussex.gov.uk

Youth Employability Service – FREE advice and guidance for 16-18 year olds in East Sussex. Support with finding college courses, apprenticeships, training or employment. Help with CVs, application forms and interview skills. Centre volunteer required, tel. 01323 410803

East Sussex Young Carers – Supporting children and young people aged 5-18 who are caring for someone at home who has a disability, mental health issue, drug/alcohol misuse or long term health condition. Activity volunteer needed helping out at Chill Club with games etc.
email info@eastsussexyoungcarers.org.uk

Skills East Sussex- could you be an Enterprise advisor or industry champion.The purpose of a local enterprise advisor network is to create powerful, lasting connections between local businesses and schools and colleges in the area. email enterprisecoordinator@eastsussex.gov.uk

Children with cancer fund – volunteers needed to bake cakes, deliver the annual newsletter or help out at fundraising events. Call 01323 488561 email fundraising@childrenwithcancerfund.org.uk
The Scouting Association- help young people grow in confidence and explore their potential. Volunteers needed. call 0845 3001818 or email david.floud@scouts.org.uk

warehouse/storage roles
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Warming up the Homeless – local community group/project that go out into Eastbourne to warm up the homeless. They support the homeless with food, hot drinks, clothing, wash packs, breakfast packs and more. Help need to collect and deliver donations for the homeless, manage storage of food, trollies and other supplies at the storage site, email scott@goatbadger.com, www.warmingupthehomeless.co.uk

St Wilfrid’s Hospice – General all round help needed in the donations centre, 1 Broadwater Way, BN22 9PZ, tel. 01323 434200, www.stwhospice.org

outdoor roles
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British Horse Society, access and bridleways officer required, ensuring equestrian access and dealing with local enquiries, tel. 02476 840470, email emma.thompson@bhs.org.uk, www.bhs.org.uk

Warming up the Homeless – local community group/project that are going out into Eastbourne to warm up the homeless. Supporting with food, hot drinks, clothing, wash packs, breakfast packs and more. Evening distributors of food and supplies to the street homeless needed, email scott@goatbadger.com, www.warmingupthehomeless.co.uk

Eastbourne Access Group – is a voluntary community group created in 1981, formed to oversee the making of the Eastbourne section of a county-wide Access Guide. Help needed to distribute EAG booklets in Eastbourne. Do some volunteering whilst our walking delivering the booklet! info@eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk

Chaseley Trust – Gardening help required for our accessible kitchen garden. Tel. 01323 744207 email georginak@chaseleytrust.org

Eastbourne Cycle Centre – Helping people of many different ages and abilities, from toddlers just learning to adults on specially adapted cycles, enjoy the fun of cycling. Peter Bryant. 07881 282725.

Incredible Edible Pevensey and Westham – associate bee keepers and volunteers needed to manage site in Pevensey for the benefit of the local environment. The project often runs workshops from the site on beekeeping, composting, sustainable gardening etc. Email incrediblepaw@aol.com or call Andy/Fiona Durling on 01323 460338

Edible Eastbourne – helping Eastbourne develop a resilient, sustainable local food system and increase access to fresh low cost or free healthy food for everyone through community growing spaces, orchards and local food projects. Volunteers needed. edibleeb@gmail.com

care opportunities
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Chaseley Trust – Activities Assistant. Chaseley have a small activities team that work around the home with residents to help relieve day to day boredom and keep residents mind’s active. Tel. 01323 744207, email georginak@chaseleytrust.org

supporting adult mental health
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Sussex Oakleaf, group facilitator needed for adult mental health service, Brightview Resource Hub, 6 Saffrons Rd, BN21 1DG, tel. 01323 430203, email brightview@sussexoakleaf.org.uk, www.sussexoakleaf.org.uk Sussex Oakleaf, Provide a range of support services to people with mental health needs. Peer mentor required giving one to one support to isolated and vulnerable adults, tel. 01323 430203, email brightview@sussexoakleaf.org.uk, www.sussexoakleaf.org.uk
Circles South East – Circles South East, helping to rehabilitate sexual offenders, tel. 01235 816050, email info@circlessoutheast.org.uk, www.circlessoutheast.org.uk

counselling
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Circles South East – qualified councillors only, counselling victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse, expenses paid, room hire/insurance covered, tel. 01235 816050, email info@circlessoutheast.org.uk, www.circlessoutheast.org.uk

home visiting and supporting older people
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British Red Cross, Home from hospital services provide extra support to elderly people who have been discharged home from hospital following surgery, ill health, or an accident. Volunteers required to visit service users after they return home after a hospital stay, tel. 01227 864714, email kentandsussexvolunteering@redcross.org.uk

history
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Eastbourne Heritage Centre, stewards required – especially in the summer. Duties involve guiding visitors, telling visitors about the history of the building, working at the till, helping to design the exhibits and helping with events, tel. 01323 472833, email paulineswift10@gmail.com
, www.eastbournesociety.co.uk

accountancy/bookeeping
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Children with Cancer Fund – Treasurer needed. The volunteer will need to understand sage and payroll issues, willing to spend time with the lady that does the book-keeping and produce reports for trustee meetings that happen in the evenings/at weekends. Tel 07967 436947, email childrenwithcancerfund@gmail.com www.childrenwithcancerfund.org.uk

Compass Community Arts – Eastbourne based group encouraging access to the arts for all from St. Elizabeths Church, Old Town. Trustee/treasurer needed. Will need to attend trustee meetings 4/5 times a year and attend two planning meetings. email fenya.compass@hotmail.com

Eastbourne Hospital – Various.
Eastbourne District General Hospital – Hand care volunteers needed to provide nail care and lower arm massage to patients on the wards, giving a welcome therapeutic and rewarding service to the patients. 01323 417400 ext 4880.

Eastbourne District General Hospital – Patient Library Services, ward trolley book loan/sales service. You will be a welcome and warmly received visitor to the wards by patients and visitors alike, your sales will also help raise money to fund volunteer equipment and services across the trust. 01323 417400 ext 4880
Work Experience – The hospital provides a reference after 6 months service that employers value on a CV. If you are looking for medical placements ie shadowing nursing and midwifery contact the human resources department via the switchboard at 01323 417400

Leisure & Arts
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Compass Community Arts – run an arts drop in at St Elizabeths Church, Old Town on Wednesdays 12-4 and need volunteers to participate in the group and at regular events. Volunteers should have good people skills, have old fashioned community values and be willing to become part of a family, focused on encouraging access to the arts for all. email fenya.compass@hotmail.com

Towner Art Gallery, if you have an interest in art and enjoy interacting with people The Towner would love to hear from you. You will have opportunities to attend social events, receive training, be invited to staff briefing at the start of each exhibition by the curator or artist and enjoy free entry to any paid exhibition and behind-the-scenes art store tour. volunteer@townereastbourne.org.uk

Royal Hippodrome Theatre CIC – volunteer usher, assisting patrons, selling merchandise and confectionary/ices etc, 108-112 Seaside Rd, BN21 3PF, email volunteersrht@gmail.com, www.royalhippodrome.com

Animal Welfare
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Waifs and strays dog rescue – Rescuing, treating and rehoming local dogs in need. Sue Phillips 07557 303460
Incredible Edible Pevensey & Westham – growing food in public spaces for everyone to share, promote cooking and growing skills, supporting local business and improving the local community. Apiary Volunteers needed to help to maintain Pevensey Apiary and keep bees, tel. 01323 460338, email incrediblepaw@aol.com[/accordion]

veteran support
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RAF Association – Caseworker volunteers needed, assessing individual needs for clients, including helping put them in touch with social services so they can apply for funding of a wet room etc, passing on information about the Wings holiday scheme, to something as simple as filling in a form. Tel 0800 0182 361 or visit www.rafa.org.uk/befriending

RAF Association – Befriender volunteers needed, visiting and keep in touch with members of the RAF family (clients) on behalf of the RAF Association. Provide companionship and focused support to a client and ensure that they remain part of the community and feel socially connected to the wider RAF family. Tel 0800 0182 361 or visit www.rafa.org.uk/befriending

fundraising
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Cancer Research UK – The Eastbourne branch needs volunteers to help out at fundraising events, coffee mornings, shopping centers and supermarket collections, stalls at events etc. Contact Gill Morris gill.morris518@btinternet.com