Community First New Forest

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Ringwood Good Neighbours group are urgently in need of some help

The group aren’t able to continue running without the support of volunteer coordinators. If you have a few hours to spare a month, would you be able to help co-ordinating the befriending scheme in the BH24 area?

This is a varied and interesting role which includes:

  • Helping to ensure training needs of volunteers are met
  • Assess clients and match them with a befriender
  • Listening and supporting the volunteers regarding their befriending role
  • Deal with volunteer expenses
  • Compile a list of local activities and support groups for the use of befrienders wishing to recommend additional social contact to clients

Full training is given as well as ongoing support as part of a dedicated team. For more information or to apply please click here: https://www.cfnf.org.uk/opportunity/?slug=befriending-co-ordinator-30&id=30

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Celebrating 19 years of success

cfnf -Lorraine Lambert

Thanks to all those who joined us at our AGM on 7 November at Lyndhurst Community Centre.

Lorraine Lambert highlights the various ways the Volunteer Centre brings together both local charities and potential volunteers from across the Forest to form long-lasting partnerships.

Louis, Jacob and Debbie

Louis, Jacob and Debbie

Louis Bonney, New Forest Bike Project (centre) with Debbie Grace, Community Development Worker, as Debbie explains how Community First helped Louis secure funding for the project. Jacob (left) from Minstead Training, helps Louis in the workshop.

We heard some excellent presentations from hArt, the New Forest Bike Project, our Community Development Worker Debbie Grace and the Volunteer Centre.

It was a great opportunity for members to network.

Annie Jeffrey - hArt

Annie Jeffrey – hArt

Annie Jeffrey from hArt charity that helps change the lives of adults and children with mental health and wider social issues.

Thanks to Cllr Christine Ward, our President and Chairman of New Forest District Council, for her support and commitment.

It was also a great opportunity to recognise our own volunteers with Award Certificates.

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Our Events

  • Tue
    25
    Jun
    2019

    Crowd funding workshop

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PMBrockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road, Brockenhurst. SO42 7RY
  • Wed
    21
    Aug
    2019

    Lone Working Workshop

    1.30pm - 3.30pmGreyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood

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

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