The Chapel Museum in Wivenhoe New Cemetery, full of artefacts unique to the town, opens at the weekends each year from May until September from 10am to 1pm.
If you would like to volunteer, contact the council offices.
COULD YOU DRIVE OUR ‘COMMUNTY’ BUS?
Volunteer drivers are needed to take older residents to and from their Club meetings.
A short familiarisation session with the bus is all that is needed.
If you are the holder of a full UK driving licence for groups including D1 with at least 2 years driving experience and over 25 years of age and could help sometimes we would love to hear from you.
Please contact Wivenhoe Town Council 01206 822864 firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers make a vital contribution to the work of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service offering their skills, knowledge and time to a variety of community safety initiatives, including home safety visits, heritage and education events, road safety and crime reduction activity.
Apply to become a volunteer or to find out more or contact:
Andrea MacAlister, Volunteer Manager
Call: 01376 576209
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Contact Essex Police to find out about working alongside them in everything from supporting victims of hate crime to managing community events and talking to schools and local businesses. Volunteers provide crucial support and work in their own time and with their own community.
WHH was formed in 2010 as a community help scheme. Over the years we have provided a much appreciated service to the people of Wivenhoe, transporting them to doctors, dentist, hospital, hairdresser appointments, etc. but also with anything within reason that they need help with. All volunteers are DBS checked and are able to claim mileage at the government rate and most insurance companies do not increase premiums for this work which is considered similar to giving your neighbour a lift. WHH are always in need of more volunteers and try not to call on them more than once a week and any job can be refused without giving a reason.
Wivenhoe St Helena Hospice volunteers hold regular events to raise funds for the local St Helena Hospice. If you would like to join, please contact Carol Golding on 01206 822166.
The work of local volunteer groups is invaluable when it comes to upgrading and improving rights of way on a local basis. Volunteers can help with inspecting local footpaths, keeping routes clear of vegetation, removing route obstructions and in many other ways.
To find out more, contact the Public Rights of Way and Localism Officer who will be able to put you in touch with the existing local group.