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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: 16th August 2021

 

St Mary in the Castle are looking for Volunteer Event Stewards to help out on a rota basis at various events and concerts. You will be interacting with customers, answering questions and checking tickets. Stewards are needed particularly on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and at evening and weekends. Full training given. To apply send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@stmaryinthecastle.org.uk  

St Leonards Festival is in need of volunteers for the 14th of August to help handing information to the public, helping with road closures, litter picking and general supervising of the festival. If you or anyone you know is interested, please email a CV and/or a cover letter to maria@18hours.org.uk for more details. 

 

Hastings Old Town Residents Association (HOTRA) are urgently in need of a new Chair Person - possibly the role could be job shared - and would involve 2-3 hrs of time per week communicating with members, networking with other organisations and agreeing an annual work plan. For more details contact dick@hotra.org.uk or philip.white32@btinternet.co.uk. HOTRA also need a tech savvy volunteer to take responsibility for their website and social media and an admin volunteer.       

 

Music for the Memory operate across East Sussex and have two volunteer opportunities that they wish to fill. The first is a general administrative role and the second is for singing leaders. If either of these sound like they might be of interest then contact them on 07788 101518 or via email on musicftmemory@gmail.com  

 

Rother Citizens Advice Bureau have vacancies for volunteer trustees and remote advisers. For more info contact Diane Roberts on 01424 619757. 

 

St Michaels Hospice have a range of volunteer opportunities available including Retail assistants, Wellbeing Equipment Co-ordinator, Lottery Events Volunteer and Telephone Befriender. To find out more or apply contact Jenny Deering on 01424 457952.

 

Hastings Homeless Service are recruiting volunteer nurses who can help out for a couple of hours a month. If you are interested then contact Roger Nuttall on roger.nuttall@sja.org.uk   

 

Mind in Brighton and Hove are looking for volunteers who identify as male to assist with a new project supporting men's mental health in Hastings. To get involved go to www.mindcharity.co.ukget-involved/volunteer

 

British Red Cross have a vacancy for a Customer Service Volunteer (wheelchair volunteer). This is an office based role in Bexhill open to anyone over 18 years of age wo is a good communicator and likes helping people. To apply go to wheelchairvolunteer@redcross.org.uk or phone 03000 040 309

 

South East Community Rail Partnership need volunteers with green fingers to help Hastings Station bloom again. You will be helping out by planting and weeding, all materials and tools are provided. To join in contact Catharine on catharine@southeastcrp.org or phone 07375 531987.   

 

Cats Protection League Hastings are looking for volunteers to help raise the profile of the charity in this area. They need a social media volunteer and also a website editor. if you are interested in either of these roles then go to www.cats.org.uk/support-us/volunteeropportunities

 

Citizens Advice Bureau Hastings are looking for Witness Service Volunteers who can give at least two days per month to support prosecution and defence witnesses at Hastings Magistrates Court. Training provided. To apply go to www.citizensadvice.org.uk/volunteering

 

Ore Community Land Trust need a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to protect and preserve Speckled Wood in the upper Ore Valley. To find out more about the different ways in which you might be able to help go to www.orecommunitylandtrust.wordpress.com/getinvolved 

 

Hastings Library of Things are opening on 1st August and need volunteers to take on regular and one off tasks. To find out more contact Shelley Feldman on hastingslibraryofthings@mail.com 

 

RAF Air Cadets are seeking a Treasurer with some experience in book keeping and completing returns. To apply please contact Sgt Dom Gain on oc.304@rafac.mod.gov.uk or via 07813939117 

 

Hastings Arts Forum are urgently seeking a Volunteer Organiser to recruit and train front of house volunteers, prepare volunteer rotas etc. If you are interested in this role then please contact Martin Bradshaw on admin@hastingsartsforum.co.uk or by calling Angela Childs (Chair of Trustees) 01424 532680

 

His Place Hastings need cooks and kitchen assistants in their community cafe in Robertson Street. Shifts are 9.30-3.30 Mon,Tues, Wed, Fri and Sta and Food Hygiene certificates will be paid for by the organisation. To apply contact Caroline Wheeler at information@hisplacehastings.co.uk or drop in for an application form.

 

Groundworks are currently offering a range of outdoors volunteer activities including gardening and planting, stream maintenance and wild flower auditing. For more details email greenerfutures@groundwork.org.uk or contact Paola on 07736 132772.

 

Hourglass are currently looking for home-based helpline volunteers. Your role will include providing advice and support to callers, making referrals and sharing and logging information. Training is provided. To apply or find out more please contact gailshanahan@wearehourglass.org or call 07508 823975 

 

Friends of the Conquest are looking for volunteers to work afternoons 1.30-5pm in their flower/gift shop on Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays. DBS paid for by the Hospital Voluntary Services, apron supplied. To find out more contact Jayne White on whijy5@aol.com

 

Fellowship of St Nicholas are looking for people to join their Board of Trustees. This is a voluntary position which may suit existing Trustees or someone looking to take their first step at Board level. To find out more go to fsncharity.co.uk or contact jearl@fsncharity.co.uk

 

Seaview Homeless Project are seeking male volunteers to help out with general tasks. They are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has previously worked with marginalised groups but are open to hearing from anyone looking to gain experience in this area too. To find out more contact admin@seaviewproject.org.uk  

  

Association of Carers are looking for Virtual Activity Volunteers to host their online activities such as Bingo and quizzes. This tole can be done from home and volunteers will need to be confident in their presentation and IT skills and have access to a PC/Laptop/tablet and a good internet connection. They will also need to be confident using Zoom. For an application pack please contact kathy@associationofcarers.org.uk or call 01424 722309

Southdown Housing are seeking People in Partnership volunteers to help improve mental health, emotional and wellbeing support across East Sussex. As a volunteeryou will be invited to share your experiences with other and will be supported in doing so . To find out more contact Mel Wilson on 07964 206828 or via email on mel.wilson@southdown.org

 Project Art Works - have a new volunteering opportunity and are looking for someone to support the Support Collective through attending zoom meetings, taking notes, internet research and being a friendly face when supporting this group. Find out more about the role and apply at https://projectartworks.org/the-organisation/volunteering/.

  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 marianne.hoveden@sussex.pnn.police.uk  

 

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 volunteering@optivo.org.uk 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 www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/volunteer

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 info@hastingsindependentpress.co.uk

 

 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 jan@hastingsvoluntaryaction.org.uk

 

Hastings Community Transport currently have volunteer opportunities for drivers, bus buddies and shoppers. To find out more any of these roles contact Lorna on info@hastingsct.com 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 recruitment@citizensadvice1066.co.uk 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 rae@educationfuturestrust.org

 

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.

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 debby@hastingsvoluntaryaction.org.uk 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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