Community First New Forest

Contact us on: 01425 482773

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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New Forest Nightstop, a service providing emergency accommodation for homeless people in the New Forest, is to close at the end of March.

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MiDAS – Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme
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For further information, please visit our Training Programme page
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Thanks to all those who joined us at our AGM on 7 November at Lyndhurst Community Centre.
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The Volunteer Centre understands just how vital volunteers are to ensuring local organisations not only run smoothly but also continue to provide vitally important services across the New Forest.

Guess what – we’ve got something NEW to shout about….

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.