Community First New Forest

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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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Community First New Forest is a passionate charity that seeks to improve the quality of life for people and communities living in the New Forest District and surrounding districts.

Who we support:

We do this by:

  • Providing support and advice to local voluntary and community groups
  • Helping people to volunteer
  • Delivering local services that help people with their needs

Our services include:

All of our services will put you at the centre – your needs are important to us and we are committed to providing the best possible service.

Many people have told us that we make a difference and they have said how much our help is appreciated. What you think and feel matters to us – we want to be sure that we are there for you and really helping you.

Please have a look at our services and see how they might be able to help you or someone you know.

Thank you to all our funders for their support; it is appreciated and is vital to our work and the difference we make together. Our key funders are Hampshire County Council, New Forest District Council and Big Lottery.  A list of our funders can be found via this link.

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Our Events

  • Mon
    25
    Sep
    2017

    MiDAS - Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme

    Lyndhurst Community Centre SO43 7NY
  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017

    Trigger Tool Training

    12.30 - 3pmKingfisher Room, The Totton Hub, 1 High St, Totton SO40 9HL
  • Thu
    28
    Sep
    2017

    MiDAS - Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme

    Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Rd, Brockenhurst SO42 7RY

For full information on upcoming events shown above, please visit the Events Page

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It’s National Volunteers’ Week from 1 - 7 June 2017 and to celebrate, Community First New Forest is very excited to launch its brand new, new look Volunteer opportunity website.
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It’s official, studies by the London School of Economics have shown that people who volunteered as little as once a month reported feeling happier than the general population as a whole.
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