Community First New Forest

Contact us on: 01425 482773

Volunteer Centre News

Forest FM Interview with Lorraine Lambert - Volunteer Centre

With Volunteers’ Week just around the corner the lovely people at the NCVO have put together a great guide packed full of top tips for celebrating the Volunteers in your life. There’s also a handy events guide where you can list your own activities and see what else is taking place near you.

Welcome Museum Volunteers Wanted

Rockbourne Roman Villa, near Fordingbridge is actively seeking new people to become Welcome Museum Volunteers

This is public-facing role which plays an important part in caring for Hampshire’s ancient heritage and making the Villa  accessible.  As a volunteer you would be responsible for welcoming visitors to the site and assisting with providing customer service, care and security for the benefit of both visitors and the local community.  Rockbourne Roman Villa is open until the end of October and would love to hear from you this season. They offer an induction and training for all volunteers over 16s, as well as guidance and support at all times.  For more information, apply directly following this link.

Totton Citizens Advice Bureau need YOU

Are you:

  • Good at listening
  • Happy to talk to people
  • Open minded and non-judgmental
  • Enjoy helping people

If the answer is Yes then the CAB at Totton would love to hear from you. They currently have a number of vacancies for Volunteer Advisors and Assessors. Full training is given and some travel expenses paid. For more information please or apply directly following these links.




At the Volunteer Centre we promote and support volunteering.

The Volunteer Centre recruits potential volunteers from all sections of the community and seeks to place them with voluntary organisations who are actively looking for volunteers to assist with their work.

The Volunteer Centre also offers advice, information and training to voluntary groups using or considering using volunteers. We also promote the work of organisations in the New Forest and their ever increasing need for more volunteers.

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.

Our Aims

  • To promote and develop volunteering
  • To provide a volunteering brokerage
  • To enable participation in volunteering
  • To provide advice, information and training for volunteers and voluntary organisations
  • To comment and campaign on volunteering

How to contact us

Lorraine Lambert
Volunteer Centre Co-ordinator
Community First New Forest
First Floor Offices,
71 Christchurch Road,
BH24 1DH

Tel. 01425 482773 Fax : 01425 482666