Community First New Forest

Contact us on: 01425 482773


The Minstead Trust is urgently seeking volunteers for the following roles:

Wood Turning Enthusiast - Working as part of a small team, supporting adults with learning disabilities, on a one to one basis, providing instruction and support on basic wood-turning skills

Skills support with literacy and numeracy - To work one to one in sessions of half an hour with 3 to 5 students on a Monday morning. You would be helping the students with their reading, writing, money skills, telling the time, numbers etc. according to the individuals need and using age-appropriate materials and resources.

Families Matter: Puppet Stage and Sound Crew
Praisin' Hands Puppets based at Hythe URC is looking for 2 people with strong muscles to load and lift equipment from the van, set up the stage, watch the very entertaining children's puppet show and then dismantle the stage and load up the equipment. Any expertise/experience in sound desk/lighting would be valuable, but not required.

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Home Improvement Agency

The Home Improvement Agency is no longer provided by Community First New Forest.


New Forest District Council

If you live in the New Forest, the Home Improvement Agency service is now provided by New Forest District Council. Please contact:

Lorraine Sait, Caseworker, New Forest District Council

Telephone: 023 8028 5151


Test Valley District Council

If you live in Test Valley, the service is now provided by Test Valley Borough Council. Please contact:

Judy McPhee, Caseworker, Test Valley Borough Council

Telephone: 01264 368722