Community First New Forest

Contact us on: 01425 482773

Volunteer Centre – Organisations

How can we help?

Working alongside voluntary organisations we promote good practice in working with volunteers, advocate the rights and responsibilities of volunteers and are available to discuss any topics relating to volunteering, covering such issues as insurance, expenses and volunteer policies.

We can also assist you in developing new volunteering opportunities.  If you have not worked with volunteers before, or would like help in identifying and developing volunteer roles and opportunities, we can advise and support you with

  • role descriptions
  • person specifications
  • volunteer recruitment
  • what to expect from a referral from us
  • how to welcome potential volunteers
  • interview and selection procedures

Why register with the Volunteer Centre?
We interview many potential volunteers, from people looking for work to the newly retired and all those in between.  By registering with the Volunteer Centre we will ensure that you hear about all potential volunteers who might suit your organisation.  You will also be kept informed of training events, recruitment for volunteer opportunities and access to advertise your vacancies on the website

Registering your organisation is easy.  Contact Lorraine Lambert New Forest Volunteer Centre Co-ordinator on Tel: 01425 482773 or Email

We are happy to visit you to find out more about your organisation and how we can help. If you have any current volunteering opportunities then please see links below for registration forms.

Volunteer Management
Volunteering England’s Volunteer Management Portal acts as a gateway to the world of volunteer management with links to over a thousand resources and information on support, training and development opportunities for people managing volunteers.

For more information follow this link

Employer Supported Volunteering - If you are an employer and would like your staff to get involved in volunteering in the New Forest, we would love to hear from you. We can provide one off or project volunteering for individuals or groups of employees. For more information on employee supported volunteering please get in touch.