Latest Volunteering Opportunities

chelmsford-volunteering-centre-logo-v2Below are some of the latest Volunteering Opportunities from the Chelmsford Volunteering Centre. If you are interested in any of the opportunities below please contact Pauline or Julie on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk

This page was last updated on 17 July 2017. 

You will find both the latest opportunities and one off opportunities below.

Flower Arranger

A volunteer is required to arrange and recycle floral decorations for display around the various areas within the Farleigh Hospice main building

To re-arrange donated flowers and display them in areas around the Hospice (e.g. patient areas, main reception, sanctuary and Courtyard Cafe)  When fresh flowers are in short supply, deadhead and tidy up the floral displays  Water any household plants displayed around the hospice  When working on the In-patient Unit please check with the nurse in charge on arrival to ascertain any special precautions needed.  Ensure effective communication through regular and consistent use of the communication book, informing the Domestic Team Leader of any difficulties of work in progress  Ensure to wear your Flower Team Apron at all times  Leave the flower room in a clean and tidy state after


If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Community Champion Volunteer

The Community Champion Volunteer acts as an ambassador for Independent Age in their local area, promoting our work and enabling us to reach more older people.

This work may include speaking at meetings and network events, distributing information leaflets and books, arranging leaflet drops, signposting older people and their families to our helpline, finding new referrals and signposting new volunteers wishing to work with us.

This role is varied and can be adapted both to suit the time that Community CHampion Volunteers are able to give to the role and their interests and skills. You will need your own transport and the use of a mobile phone. Access to a pc and an internet connection desirable for on line reporting.


If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Are you good with crosswords, why not help Mollie with hers?

Our member likes to stay in doors and she would like a Volunteer to visit her every other week on a Tuesday or Thursday as she has carers and cleaners visit on the other days.

She used to really enjoy completing crosswords and hopes that she and the Home Befriender can complete some together over a cup of tea.

She likes to bake and enjoys knitting. She can no longer hear or see the TV so likes to have the radio on. She likes to talk about places as she is well travelled and also is very interested in local history. Our member communicates with clear speech.


If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Activity Assistant

Deaf/Blind UK have over 35 monthly social groups that are run by our Volunteers. We are looking for organised, enthusiastic and willing volunteers to help our at the monthly group in Chelmsford to enable all local members to come together to take part in social activities and days out.

The group takes place on the 1st Thursday of each month, dependent on what interests of the members are.

You will be assisting the Group Co-ordinator / Local Engagement Officer with organising all activities each month, dependent on what interests of the members are.


If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Would you like to be an Emergency Response Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who can assist us in the opening and manning of rest centres as and when they are required. You will be helping those people evacuated from their homes due to an emergency. This will involve meeting and greeting attendants, providing assistance to people with specific needs, registering of those attending the rest centre and other duties

This opportunity is flexible. A free training course in July 2017 which will cover the theory of rest centres and disaster management, background in recovery from a disaster, survivor needs.

Once trained you will be kept informed of relevant information and further training.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Cafe Assistant - Hanningfield Reservoir

Are you great with people? The Essex Wildlife Trust is seeking cafe volunteers at Hanningfield Reservoir. Help is needed to welcome people to the visitor centre, make hot drinks and food and help with the café outlets as required.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Macmillan drop-in Service Volunteer - Chelmsford

Based in Broomfield Hospital we are looking for a good listener with a caring, patient nature to volunteer once a week (Friday) at the Macmillan POD.

You will be part of a team providing emotional support and giving information to hospital visitors, which will include carers and their cared for. You will be part of the Macmillan Carers Support Service, volunteering alongside team members and liaising with Broomfield hospital staff. This is a varied role which at times can be demanding and requires someone with personal resilience, but it is a hugely satisfying role with support and training provided. You will be a Macmillan volunteer and as such have access to their free training programme and Volunteer Conferences.

Previous experience not required.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Occasional Music Tutor

An opportunity support those with learning disabilities helping to develop their interest and capability in music.

City of Chelmsford Mencap wishes to draw on the talents of volunteer music tutors on an occasional basis for its Junior Gateway and gateway Clubs which run, respectively, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during term time. From to time time , these evening sessions , which last 2 hours, will have a focus on music.

We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic about music. The role of volunteers will be to help out with running various workshops as well as supporting and encouraging our members who have a wide range of sensory and communication needs. The music sessions will include singing; involve using various instruments such as percussion and drumming; and feature difference types of music such as choral, reggae and jazz.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Treasurer – Chelmsford Diocesan Mothers’ Union

The Treasurer is a vital role in the organisation and the person appointed does not have to be a member of Mothers’ Union, but does need an understanding of our work with marriage and family life. The person would be asked to attend four trustees’ meeting per year and two meeting of the members as well as giving advice if required to members. Although our income and expenditure mean we do not require an Audit or our accounts, they have to be examined by an Independent Examiner and the treasurer would be expected to get the accounts to the level required for this. It’s hoped the treasurer would advise the trustees regarding financial matters.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Weekend Mini-Bus Driver For Day Trips and Outings

Taking Chelmsford Community Transports members, mostly elderly and disabled, to various places of interest around Essex in one of our mini-buses. D1 licence required – training given.

Have a great day out yourself! Meet new people and visit new places! This role might suit a couple, bring your partner and enjoy free time at the destination before driving back.

Work one Saturday or Sunday once every couple of months.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Volunteer Passenger Assistant

Helping passengers of our Dial-a-Ride service on and off the bus, taking fares and collecting bus-pass numbers, assisting passengers with their shopping etc.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Helper to show how to cook and instruct healthy eating

Once a week we need someone to come to our residential unit in Chelmsford and show the residents how to cook a healthy meal, what to shop for beforehand and talk to them about nutrition.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Caring for Green Spaces

Practical conservation including hedge clearing, pond clearance, woodland management etc. There is a monthly task list of events and volunteers can join on an ad hoc basis, helping with as many projects as they choose. Volunteers will need sturdy shoes, waterproof clothing and a packed lunch! Hard work but fun. Lists of venues and activities are available upon request. Minimum age 16.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Sandford Mill Open Day Volunteers needed for Saturday 29 July

Sandford Mill holds a number of fantastic open days and events throughout the year from the celebration of Marconi’s Birthday Bash in April, to the Science Discovery Days in July and October.

We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help make these days a success. Volunteers perform a range of duties from helping with workshops to assisting with practical demonstrations and ensuring that the event is a fun and safe space for all.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Volunteers required for our Bubble Rush on Sunday 6th August

Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of roles including: Marshalling - this will involve directing runners in the right direction, encouraging runners with a smile, clap and cheer, have a visible presence for runners and ensure the well-being of runners and the general public.

Bubble Station Marshal - Direct the runners, ensure young children are lifted clear of the bubbles and accompanied by an adult, warn members of the public about approaching runners, encourage the runners with a smile, clap and cheer.

Sign and out volunteers - Volunteers will be on the desk signing people in and out also covering varous other duties during the event. Based at Central Park.

All equipment for your role will be provided on the day.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Festival Waste Reclamation Volunteers - Hylands Park, 21 and 22 August 2017

Our motto is 'F.W.R.D. together' because we need people who are willing to work together and get stuck in! Valuable items are abandoned at events, and without us engaging in the problem and caring about the solutions, these items are destined for landfill or an incinerator. We distribute items to the homeless, refugees and anyone else in need.

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic people to be a part of a 'gathering team', going out in supervised groups of 5-10 to the site festivals and to fill a van with a set list of items. We ensure the highest quality items are selected to make best use of the very limited time we have! There will be music, coffee and cold drinks to keep you going!


If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Charity Bike Ride Event Volunteer - Sunday 3rd September in Chelmsford

The Essex 100 is a great charity cycle event. Starting/finishing in Central Park, Chelmsford, we need to create a memorable and supportive atmosphere and need volunteers to help set up the event (gazebos and flags etc), help marshal car parks, cheer the riders off and in and help take down the event at the end.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Pauline or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 

braintree time bankHave you heard of Chelmsford Timebank?

Timebanking is volunteering with a twist! It’s a project which supports and encourages people to help each other and a great way to be part of your community by offering some of your spare time and skills to others.  You can also ask for some help yourself –  perhaps you need help with your garden.  In turn, you may be able to offer someone else some help, perhaps becoming a telephone buddy to a housebound person.  Let’s help build a community where everyone is respected and regarded as an asset!

To find out more about Chelmsford Timebank call Julie on 01245 250731 or email timebank@chelmsfordcv.org.uk