Latest Volunteering Opportunities

Chelmsford Volunteering Centre

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 on 01245 250731 or email

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 14 September 2020.

Looking to Volunteer as a One-off?

Drivers to deliver hot meals to the elderly - URGENT NEED

Age Concern are in desperate need of drivers to help deliver hot meals to elderly clients in Chelmsford.

11.45am – 13.15pm every day – you would fit into a rota and do as many or as few days a week as you’d like.

Petrol money reimbursed.

Community Volunteers for Victims of Crime

As a Victim Support volunteer you will listen to victims to identify their individual needs, help them explore how their experience of crime has affected their lives and identify ways to enable them to move on. You will do this by providing confidential listening, practical support and advocacy either by phone or face to face, enabling victims to overcome the emotional, psychological and practical effects of crime.

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.

Training Provided: Extensive online learning course, followed by a workshop. Training will include the different type of crimes and the way in which people are affected, the criminal justice system, communication skills, EDI, GDPR & safeguarding.

Creche Assistant

Mid=-Essex Family Centre have an exciting opportunity to work with children from 0-12 years in our 2 hour creche sessions.

No Qualifications required. Experience and an enthusiasm with working with children would be a bonus


10am-12.00, weekdays.

Telephone Befrienders - URGENT NEED

Essex Befriends are in urgent need of warm, empathetic people who enjoy a bit of a chat!

COVID19 has highlighted just how many people there are in our community who are lonely and isolated. Throughout lockdown, Essex Befriends was able to connect with more and more people who were struggling with loneliness, anxiety, and feeling overwhelmed.

Though lockdown is now easing, these people and their concerns are still very much here, and we do not want anyone to slip through the cracks or fall back into unhappiness and isolation.

Sometimes, all that’s needed to prevent this is a simple conversation with someone kind and cheerful. Telephone Befrienders provide company, reassurance, and light-hearted conversation to people who are alone and worried.

You can volunteer from your home, making calls as and when it suits your schedule. Full training is providing, along with constant support and guidance.

Please contact us for more details!

JourneyMakers - Assist people at Chelmsford Railway Station - URGENT NEED

Could you give a welcome and reassurance to travellers at Chelmsford Railway Station for the next 6 weeks?

Volunteers are needed to help guide passengers thought the platform, to remind people to wear face coverings and to observe social distancing, and generally be a reassuring and welcoming presence to people who are nervous or concerned.

This is a short term outdoor volunteering opportunity starting now. Training, support, and official JourneyMakers ID  provided. If you can spare a couple of hours during the day Monday to Friday then please get in touch!

Giving Advice Level 1 & 2 - Chelmsford Citizens Advice Bureau

Are you a good listener? Can you give calm, thoughtful advice and assist people accessing information?

This role is assisting clients by phone to help resolve their practical issues/problems.
By using questioning and listening skills to gain as much detail as possible, you will help worried clients decide what the next best steps are.
This could be by researching and providing them with information; signposting to other organisations; referring clients to other services and charities, or arranging for the client to receive full advice from one of our experienced advisers.

You will receive full training, constant support and advice. You are not expected to know all the answers! Just to be able to listen, ask questions, and use the resources we give you. This role can be done remotely from the comfort of your own home.

Friendly Group Volunteers - DeafBlind UK

We need warm, friendly, kind people to come along to the group meetings each month and support the members by chatting to them, making them cups of tea/coffee, assisting in planned activities, helping to guide them in and out of the building and accompany the group when they go out on the social outings. Our Friendly Group Volunteers are a fantastic support to our members, and you can also benefit immensely by gaining new friendships and sharing this wonderful experience together.

Family Activities Volunteer - The Children's Society

Do you enjoy healthy activities and exercise? Would you like to volunteer for an exciting new project taking part in activities with family groups?

We are looking for volunteers to work with families by taking part in weekly activity sessions with them. Activities may be sports based but we’re looking at a whole range of things families can do together to promote stronger relationships, increase positive family time, strengthen ties and build resilience. Anything from walking, playing sports based games, eating and cooking together, Yoga, mindfulness, household activities and so on.

Mentors - Kids Inspire

Kids Inspire work to help children who have suffered trauma, or whose families are going through traumatic times. We need empathetic, reliable and encouraging volunteers to be mentors for young people all accross Essex.

A volunteer mentor is a “professional friend” who guides a young person by building trust and modelling positive behaviours in a fun an caring environment.

Trustees - Meadows ShopMobility

Trustees of this important charity meet once a month (Thursday mornings) to discuss the current situation and decide the way forward.

We welcome interest in this role from people of all ages, sectors and communities.

Chess Homeless Shelter - Overnight Volunteers

We need you to become one of our sleep-over volunteers; being an overnight presence for those in distress, supporting staff in the event of an emergency and being a sympathetic, caring presence for service users in the evening and morning. We might also ask you to help serve a hot breakfast.

Full training, induction and support is provided, as is a private, lockable room to sleep in.

Mentors and activity helpers - The Wilderness Foundation

The Wilderness Foundation harnesses the power of the wilderness to transform vulnerable lives and empower young people to conserve nature.

They are looking for kind, enthusiastic, adventurous volunteers to help deliver their activities and support the children who attend. No experience necessary, would suit volunteers interested in the outdoors and nature.

Outdoor leaders will assist with preparing and running activities such as bug hunting, pond dipping, forest play and much more!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.