Wivenhoe Opportunities

Opportunity: 

Date:

0707:0505:20202020

Organisation:

Wivenhoe Mutual Aid.

Details: 

Wivenhoe Mutual Aid, practical help for our Wivenhoe community during Covid-19.

Opportunity: 

Date:

2828:0404:20202020

Organisation:

Wivenhoe Town Council.

Details: 

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.

 

Opportunity: 

Date:

2828:0404:20202020

Organisation:

Volunteers are always welcome at Cockaynes Wood, a community wildlife site jointly managed by Essex […]

Details: 

Volunteers are always welcome at Cockaynes Wood, a community wildlife site jointly managed by Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT) and Cockaynes Wood Trust (CWT).

The site is maintained by regular work-parties of staff and volunteers.

To find out more, email enquiries@cockaynes.org.uk.

Opportunity: 

Date:

2828:0404:20202020

Organisation:

Citizens Advice

Details: 

Citizens Advice are looking for volunteers to help with their service in Wivenhoe Library. You will be helping members of the public with general advice needs, and providing a library service. If you are good with people, and want to help the people of Wivenhoe, they would love to hear from you. Full training will be given.

Email volunteer@citizensadvice.org.uk.

Opportunity: 

Date:

2828:0404:20202020

Organisation:

Wivenhoe Town Council

Details: 

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 enquiries@wivenhoe.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

Opportunity: 

Date:

2828:0404:20202020

Organisation:

Colne Radio 106.6 FM.

Details: 

Colne Radio is a not for profit community station run by volunteers based at the Business Centre in Wivenhoe. If you would like to volunteer email Studio@colneradio.net or call 01206 617877.

Opportunity: 

Date:

2828:0404:20202020

Organisation:

Essex Fire & Rescue.

Details: 

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
Email: volunteers@essex-fire.gov.uk

Find us on Facebook.

Opportunity: 

Date:

2828:0404:20202020

Organisation:

Essex Police.

Details: 

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.

 

Opportunity: 

Date:

2828:0404:20202020

Organisation:

Wivenhoe, Rowhedge and Fingringhoe Ferry Service.

Details: 

Volunteers wanted for 'Wyvern' ferry boat that runs during the summer between Wivenhoe and Rowhedge with occasional trips to Fingringhoe.

The Ferry operates weekends from April to October.

Visit Wivenhoe Fingringhoe Rowhedge Ferry to find out more.

Opportunity: 

Date:

2828:0404:20202020

Organisation:

Colchester Foodbank.

Details: 

Volunteers issue emergency food and offer advice and support for local people in crisis at Wivenhoe Congregational Church, open on Thursdays at midday.

To find out more, email Info@Colchester.foodbank.org.uk  or call 01206 621998.

Opportunity: 

Date:

2828:0404:20202020

Organisation:

Wivenhoe Helping Hands.

Details: 

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.

The service is financed by the generous donations from clients. To find out more or to volunteer, please contact Helping Hands on 07834452764  wivhelpinghands@googlemail.com.

Opportunity: 

Date:

2828:0404:20202020

Organisation:

St Helena Hospice.

Details: 

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.

 

Opportunity: 

Date:

2828:0404:20202020

Organisation:

Essex County Council.

Details: 

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.

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