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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.

Find out more here

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.