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:

Useful Non-Profit Sector Resources

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  • SIX National Hubs of expertise have been created for the voluntary and community sector.   The links below will take you to each of the hubs for relevant information and advice:
    Governance   ICT   Performance Improvement   Workforce Development   Finance
    To learn more about the National Hubs of expertise and ChangeUp visit the NCVO website.
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisations
    Umbrella body for the voluntary(non-profit) sector in England. NCVO run the following useful online resources:
    Online best practice resource for the voluntary sector
  • Active Citizenship Centre
    Home Office web site which provides information on the range of ways in which citizens can 'take part'.
    Site aims to make it easier for voluntary and community organisations to asses whether or not they need professional help such as legal advice or management consultancy and if so, where they can access it.
  • Common Purpose
    An independent educational charity - which runs programmes to bring together tomorrow's decision makers from all walks of life - business, the public and the voluntary sectors.
  • DotComUnity
    A simple, completely free, directory. It covers every area of life and will tell you who exists out there
    to support your or others needs.
  • Directory of Social Change
    Publish a wide range of literature and provide training courses on the management and finance of voluntary organisations. Also run the annual Charity Fair event.
  • Free HR advice
    Populo is a social enterprise providing free HR telephone advice every Wednesday 10am-12noon to small charities and social enterprises. Contact Sonia Wilson, 07584 731420,
  • Sandy Adirondack
    Freelance management and training consultant for the voluntary sector, includes a page of up-to-date legal information for voluntary organisations.
  • The Media Trust
    The Media Trust is a charity which works in partnership with the media industry to meet the communications needs of the voluntary sector. One of the services the Media Trust offers is The Media Resource which identifies the skills of media professionals and matches these with the communications needs of voluntary organisations.
  • Vol Resource
    Information resource for voluntary sector organisations (small and large). Includes information on the legal and financial aspects of running a voluntary organisation, suppliers of services to the voluntary sector and a paid and volunteer jobs section.