Latest Volunteering Opportunities

Below are some of the latest Volunteering Opportunities from the Chelmsford Volunteering Centre.  If you are interested in any of the opportunities below please contact Sally or Julie on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk

These are just a few of the hundreds of volunteering roles we have available.  For more opportunities please browse the Volunteer Essex website or contact us using the information above.

This page was updated on 19 July 2019.


If you are interested in any of the opportunities below, contact Sally or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Bereavement Support Group volunteer

We offer a free support and aftercare group to anyone who has suffered a bereavement.

Volunteers are needed to help set-up and put away chairs and tables, make teas & coffee, and chat to members.

Thursdays 10am - 1pm.


Urgent Need |Saturday Drivers - Stroke Association

The Stroke Club desperately need volunteer drivers for their back-lift, transit-sized minibus (a 6/7 seater).

This role involves picking up the minibus from Heybridge on a Saturday morning and collecting and returning stroke disabled members between their homes and the Stroke Centre in Chelmsford. Please get in touch if you can help.


Social Media/ Website Volunteer - B.E.A.R.S

Basic Essex Accident Rescue Service needs a volunteer to help with updating the web site, adding new items of interest, reporting on all events they hold during the year.


Social club for young people with Special Education Needs

At InterAct we are working with young adults who struggle to do the things that other young adults take for granted, such as socialise. We’ve set up the Together club, a place where people with Special Educational Needs, aged 18—25 years, can relax, make friends, learn new skills and have fun.

The club is fortnightly, on Monday evenings at Moulsham Mill.


Conservation Volunteers - Hanningfield Nature Reserve

Do you love being outdoors ? We are looking for extra help to join our conservation parties at Hanningfield Nature Reserve. ConservationParty volunteers are involved with practical maintenance of our nature reserves such as removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more.

A great one for groups or families, as well as people looking to make new friends.


Urgent Need | Visiting Volunteers - Independent Age

Can you stop someone from being lonely?

This role involves anything from dropping in on an older person for a coffee and a chat, checking that someone is alright or arranging a trip to the local shops. Many of the older people we support have life experiences and histories that can fascinate and enthrall. An hour or two can fly by. As a volunteer visitor you will be matched with an older person living near you and you can fit your visits around your other commitments and responsibilities.

Volunteer Minibus Drivers - InterAct

Volunteer drivers are needed to support young people with disabilities to participate in social, recreational and leisure activities in their communities, e.g. bowling, cinema trips and games sessions.
Community First Aid Volunteers

As a First Aider, you’ll provide first aid care to people in need at public events. We provide full training. You will be meeting new people and using your skills to help others at Essex based events such as a school fete, a firework display, fun run, or food and drink festivals.


Urgent Need | Creche Assistants - Mid Essex Family Care

Volunteers are required to assist supervising the care and well being of children 0-12 years. To provide play activities, including crafting, games, playing with toys. The creche is provided so parents and carers can attend supportive group sessions.
Fraud and Scams Volunteer

Essex Police need long-term volunteers to assist Serious Crime directorate by visiting members of the public that have been victims of low level scams.
Urgent Need |Charity shop volunteers across Chelmsford

Farliegh Hospice, the RSPCA, Chelmsford4Good and AgeUK all urgently need help in their shops. These are all fun, lively places to help out, discover treasure, and raise vital funds for local charities.
Support for Victims of Crime - Victim Support

Can you provide emotional and practical support to victims of crime in your local community?

You will get a rewarding sense of having made a positive difference to people's lives, all you need is the willingness to help and a little time. Complete training provided.

Activity Group Volunteers - DeafBlind UK

Can you help make a difference to visual and hearing impaired adults? We are looking for volunteers across Essex to help at our groups which provide drinks, lunch and various craft activities. A friendly personality, patience and empathy are all we require.
We’re counting the minutes until you join us! Minutes Secretary required

Marie Curie Chelmsford raise vital funds to provide Marie Curie nursing care for people with terminal illnesses in Chelmsford and the surrounding area. Our enthusiastic committee meets approximately every six weeks to plan events. We need an efficient and accurate Minutes Secretary to join the committee.
Urgent Need |Volunteer with City of Chelmsford Mencap

Mencap gives people aged 16+ with a learning disability a chance to meet new friends, to get involved in a variety of activities, and to have fun in an environment that is both welcoming and safe.

We urgently need volunteers to help support our Tuesday and Thursday evening groups. If you are fun, friendly, keen, reliable, and caring please get in touch.

Lego! Rasperberry PI! Sewing! Woodwork! - Workshop supporters for The Ideas Hub

If you're passionate about any of the above crafts & skills then we want to hear from you! The Ideas Hub us based in Chelmsford library and hopes to run workshops to help the socially isolated, or less mobile in our community, to engage and have fun.
Children's Activity Supporters - Play & Learn Sessions - Arts & Craft

Barnardo's and Essex Family Care are looking for volunteers to help support and run activity, play, art and learning sessions for young children in Galleywood, Beaulieu and Chelmsford Library.

Get in touch for more details.

Chelmsford Foodbank - Help needed

Chelmsford Foodbank's 4families project to help combat holiday hunger offers a hot meal plus crafts/sports activities to families struggling during school holidays, both to feed the family and with social isolation.

We are looking for a cook willing to lead teams, and team members to help both in the kitchen and join the crafts team.

Gardeners needed at Broomfield Hospital

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to assist in managing green and natural areas to provide an enhanced environment for patients, visitor and staff to enjoy. This is a fortnightly club.
Urgent Need |Become a Walk Leader! - Heart & Sole

Heart and Sole is Chelmsford's healthy walking scheme.

As a volunteer walk leader, you’ll be helping people in your community to get active and healthy, providing vital support that they otherwise might not get.

Children's Play Centre Volunteer - English for Women

Are you friendly, patient, fun and enjoy spending time with pre-school children in a play-led environment? We run free groups on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time from 10 - 12.
Urgent Need |Chelmsford Prison Visitor Centre

Volunteers are urgently needed at HMP Chelmsford to support the families who come to visit their loved ones. Whether offering practical advice with paperwork, explaining prison procedures, making a cup of tea, having a friendly chat, or entertaining the children, Ormiston volunteers provide a vital reassuring presence to visitors who may be anxious or upset.

Training and full support given. Volunteers are never left alone or asked to go outside the visitor area. Taster sessions offered.

Admin Volunteer - Citizens Advice Bureau

This role involves providing administration support to the Citizens' Advice Bureau Law Clinic in our friendly, busy Chelmsford office. We'd like you to be experienced in admin and be available for 3 hours on Tuesdays and/ or Fridays.
Handyman/woman & Gardener - Age UK Essex

We are seeking a friendly person who would like to stay active by supporting the charity with some grounds maintenance, deliveries and some basic repair work across our offices. Flexible hours.
Volunteer Youth Worker - Springfield Youth Centre

Springfield Youth Group needs enthusiastic, energetic volunteers to work with young people aged 11-17 years. No experience required. Just enthusiasm, kindness and a willingness to join in and have fun!
Urgent Need |Receptionists and general help with scooters - Meadows Shopmobility

Meadows Shopmobility need volunteers to help daily admin tasks, booking members in and out, handling cash and assisting those that require a scooter. Volunteers are especially needed on Tuesdays.
Maldon BubbleRun - Farleigh Hospice - Sunday 13th October

Farleigh Hospice need volunteers to help out at their foam-tastic fundraiser in Maldon: 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.



Please contact The Centre for more details.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Sally or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Help Pack Holiday Food Hampers for Children & Families - Thursday 18th July

We are working in partnership with a number of local organisations to put in place some food hampers for low-income school children and their families this summer holiday. We are looking for volunteers who could help pack donated groceries into sturdy shopping bags ready for distribution.

Please contact The Centre for more details.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Sally or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Melbourne Free Festival - 29th July - 2nd August

A week days of crafts and activities to support vulnerable families in the Melbourne area, especially those who struggle during the school holidays. We are looking for enthusiastic people to help us steward the event, run the welcome desk, and sign people up to activities.

Please contact The Centre for more details.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Sally or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Are you ready to bloom this Spring? Help raise funds for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal!

Don a fabulous Daffodil hat and help us raise vital funds to provide Marie Curie nursing care for people with terminal illnesses in Chelmsford and the surrounding area.

We need collectors to receive donations at supermarkets and in the City Centre each Spring and Advent.br>
Volunteers needed from 8.30am to noon.

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

Latest Youth Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer EssexIf you over the age of 16 and wish to get involved with Volunteering, please contact Sally from Chelmsford Volunteering Centre on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk (Youth volunteering opportunities are for people aged 16 to 25) 

Community First Aid Volunteers | 16+ As a First Aider, you’ll provide first aid care to people in need at public events. We provide full training. You will be meeting new people and using your skills to help others at Essex based events such as a school fete, a firework display, fun run, or food and drink festivals.
Summer Reading Challenge 2019 - 20 July to Monday 2 September | 16+ Essex Libraries are looking for volunteers aged 14 or over to help children with the Summer Reading Challenge. This year's theme is Space Chase. You'll have fun and gain new skills - and it's great for your CV! We are looking for volunteers who can commit to a minimum of 18 hours from Saturday 20 July to Monday 2 September 2019. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Sally or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Saturday Computer/ IT Club for Seniors - Help needed - Moulsham Lodge | 14+ Are you kind, patient and good with computers? We need volunteers to help us launch a brand new computer club for elderly men & women in Great Baddow. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Sally or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Volunteer from home, and in your own time, with the British Heart Foundation | 16+ Busy lifestyle? You can still change lives. The BHF need trustworthy volunteers to support their efforts to fight heart disease. You might be picking-up donations from funeral homes accepting cheques from local fundraising groups, counting-up and banking-in the money from collection tins, writing thank-you notes, or joining a fun local group in organising on quizzes, raffles, music nights and other fundraising activities.. All these roles can be fitted around your schedule, require only a few hours a month, and can make a huge impact. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Sally or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Multiple Roles - Farleigh Hospice Furniture Project - MALDON BASED | 17+ Can you travel to Maldon? Farleigh Hospice urgently need help with their new furniture and clearance shop. If you can help in the warehouse, assist with deliveries in the van, serve customers in the shop or up-cycle furniture then please get in touch! If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Sally or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk
Multiple Roles - The British Heart Foundation | 16+ The British Heart Foundation are looking for volunteers to fill multiple roles in a wide variety of functions. Be it in retail, customer service, admin, furniture restoring, electrical testing, recruitment or in the warehouse, the BHF have a role for you. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your CV, learn skills and even earn free NVQ qualifications.  If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Sally or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Saturday Receptionists - Citizens Advice Bureau | 16+ Our receptionists are an integral part of the team, managing ‘front-of-house’ on the basis of information provided by the advice session supervisor. If you have good admin skills and a warm, welcoming personality then please do get in touch. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Sally or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Event Volunteer - Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society | 16+ Orienteering is a brilliant adventure sport that involves navigating urban areas, woodlandfs and countryside using a map and survival skills! Participants move at their own speed and can compete at any age. It's a great workout for body and mind and an ideal sport for all ages and great for families. Can you help out an event this summer? Be it marshalling, meet & greet, registration and results there's lots to do. Plus free entry into the competition! If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Sally or Julie now on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk 
Shop Volunteers Needed | 16+ We have various charity shops in Chelmsford City who are looking for volunteers who are able to help either one morning or afternoon a week. You would have the opportunity to be till trained, sort bric-a-brac, clean and organise. Everyone is welcome to volunteer – come and join a great, friendly team! If you are interested in this opportunity, call Sally or Julie on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk for more information.

Help With Horse Riding for the Disabled | 13+

Barrow Farm is a specialist centre offering riding and driving to 120 disabled children and adults. Many of our riders have severe and complex needs, including life limiting conditions. Some of our riders need 3 supporters to help them enjoy their ride so we have over 100 volunteers who work with us every week and new team members are always welcome. You don't need to be knowledgeable about horses, although it can be useful! It is good if you are interested in children and not afraid of horses! You can help for anything from one hour a week to several days. We prefer for the volunteers to come regularly at the same time each week. Age range of our current volunteers is 13 up to 70's, you should be reasonably fit but will get fitter working with us! We love showing prospective volunteers around. We are rural so getting to us on public transport requires commitment! If you are interested in this opportunity, call Sally or Julie on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk for more information.

Stroke Centre Saturday Assistant | 16+

We are looking for volunteers to assist at our Saturday Drop-in. You would be: Helping to set up the Centre facilities, Generally assisting people who come to the Centre, Lending a hand to clear up at the end of the session. The Centre users are lovely people who will really appreciate your support. This opportunity would be beneficial to those who have an interest in rehabilitation If you are interested in this opportunity, call Sally or Julie on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk for more information.

Want to care for Green Spaces? | 16+

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. Opportunities in the Chelmsford area organised via the Colchester office. Task programme available from file upon request. If you are interested in this opportunity, call Sally or Julie on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk for more information.

Allotment Worker Chelmsford Area | 16+

Volunteers will be supporting the Down to Earth local food programme. This is dig for victory for the 21st century. We are growing good quality organic vegetables and fruit for the local community.Tasks include all aspects of food cultivation from sowing and planting through to weeding, watering and harvesting If you are interested in this opportunity, call Sally or Julie on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk for more information.

Cafe Assistant Urgently Needed | 13+

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, call Sally or Julie on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk for more information.


Outreach Academy Volunteers | 16++

The Outreach Academy runs sessions and workshops Monday to Friday for adults disabilities from the age of 19 years and over. The sessions involve tutoring in life skills, literacy lessons, training and help in getting into voluntary or paid work along with travel training. In addition there will be Zumba, pottery and dance movement sessions.To compliment the training session, outings will also take place throughout the year that will help with building confidence, making new friends and team building. We need volunteers to help out with running various activities and also in supporting our members take part in various activities.

If you are interested in this opportunity, call Sally or Julie on 01245 250731 or email volunteer@chelmsfordcvs.org.uk for more information.


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