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We are gathering details of organisations and initiatives that currently need more volunteers. Please do offer your help if you are able to.


Alternatively, if you can't find a suitable opportunity for you on the volunteering list below, give us your details on this registration form, and we will be in touch with you to identify ways that you can help others.


Last updated: 3rd February 2021


Sussex Police and Fire Cadets are looking for volunteers to help out with their cadet units. Help is needed for 2.5 hours max a week although there may be additional hours in the Summer when volunteers are needed. You will need to be over 18 years of age and will be DBS checked. For more details contact  


Optivo Housing are looking for Wellbeing Champions to engage with Optivo residents and promote all the social activities that are on offer including health and wellbeing,employment support and volunteering opportunities. To find out more contact or call 0800 1216060. 



Sussex Partnership Trust are looking for Discharge Support Volunteers to provide practical, emotional and social support to patients just before they are discharged from The Woodlands Centre for Acute Care, in Hastings. The Woodlands Centre provides inpatient care for adults with acute mental health conditions.  This support will be tailored to the individual patient's needs and is open to patients who are 18 years or over. For more information and to apply for the role, please visit our web page

Sussex NHS Commissioners are seeking people to become Flu Champions. Thi is a three month role that can be done from home promoting the health of our community be raising awareness of the importance of the flu vaccine. There is a £20 Amazon voucher to be earnt for full participation. To find out more email or phone 07920 244 988.



Hastings Independent Press need new volunteers on their staff team. If you can help with fundraising, advertising, sales and marketing or writing articles then get in touch on


 Big Local North East Hastings are looking for people who live in that area to join the Resident Led Partnership. The RLP meet monthly to make decisions about spending lottery funds in that area. To find out more about the role and whether you live within the Big Local boundary contact Jan on 07968 828230 or email


St Michaels Hospice have a wide range of volunteer opportunities available ranging from support roles to tech buddies and also befrienders. To look at and find out more about any of the roles go to



Hastings Community Transport currently have volunteer opportunities for drivers, bus buddies and shoppers. To find out more any of these roles contact Lorna on or phone 01424 436868 Mon-Thurs between 9-12 noon. 


Citizens Advice 1066 urgently require front line volunteers who can give advice via phone or email at a time when their services are in greater demand than ever before due to Covid. Training and claiming back of volunteer expenses is available. For an application pack please email or phone 01424 721458 for a chat.


Education Futures Trust are looking for volunteer drivers to help deliver food hampers to individuals and families in need. If you have time to spare on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday then please contact Rae on 01424 722241 or by email on


Garden and courtyard volunteers at Conquest Hospital- Looking for volunteers to help enhance the outdoor areas of the hospital site and to maintain the courtyard gardens around the site. For more info call 07855 145622.

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery are seeking volunteers willing to record their experiences of living under lock down and how their lives have changed as a result of the pandemic. Participants would be asked to keep a daily journal and these would be kept as part of the museum's collection potentially being used in future collections. If you live in or around Hastings and are interested in taking part then email   

Is your group or organisation seeking new volunteers to support your current provision? Or are you looking for volunteers as part of new plans you are putting in place at this challenging time? If so, please do let us know by emailing Debby on or by calling 01424 444010.
HVA will be collating the information and sharing via our website, e-bulletins and social networks to help match willing volunteers with need in the local area.


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