Community First New Forest

Contact us on: 01425 482773

Oxfam in Lymington is desperately seeking volunteers for their newly opened shop with a difference.

This is a great opportunity to volunteer in a new Oxfam shop that is aiming to create a slightly different experience for the customer!

You will be joining a small but growing team helping us to make the most from donations; offering fantastic customer service as well as sorting, pricing and preparing for sale a wide range of products.

As we grow our team our opening hours will increase.

Eventually we hope to open 7 days a week - 8 hours per day Monday - Saturday and 6 hours on Sunday, however your gift of time can be arranged to suit you as well as the needs of our business.

Whatever your interest, from customer facing to sorting stock please do get in touch.

Your help will make a real difference.

For more information and to apply click here: https://www.cfnf.org.uk/opportunity/?slug=retail-assistant-9418&id=9418

Volunteers Urgently Wanted

Would you like to help a local worthy cause?

Can you spare some time?

Why not consider volunteering in your community and 'paying it back'?

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Volunteer Celebration Event

Representatives from organisations

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.

Whilst organisations do a fantastic job of recognising the contributions of their volunteers, the organisations themselves are not often recognised and thanked.

With the help of a local company, South Coast Events, the Volunteer Centre was proud to host a wonderful celebration event specifically for Volunteer Involving Organisations.

Over 25 local charities and organisations, including Councillor Diane Andrews from New Forest District Council, attended the event at Brockenhurst Village Hall on 14 September.

The Volunteer Centre Coordinator, Lorraine Lambert, gave a lively talk on recruiting and retaining volunteers, reducing barriers to volunteering and supporting those with additional needs.

Positive stories of working with volunteers were shared, including the many ways in which they can be supported and thanked.

At the event, the Volunteer Centre’s new online matching system, Volunteer Plus, was launched.

Available through Community First’s website at www.cfnf.org.uk/volunteering, this site supports nearly 200 local charities to advertise over 300 volunteering roles.

It can be accessed by anyone and both organisations and volunteers can create their own personal accounts, applying for or advertising roles online.

The event was rounded off in style with an afternoon tea with some rather special cakes kindly donated by Sadie Smith.

cupcakes from Sadie Smith

cupcakes from Sadie Smith

Yvonne Hobbs, the Stroke Association, said: “A sincere, thank you for arranging the event at Brockenhurst Village Hall.

It was lovely to hear about other services and to be able to speak with many of them.

I found the volunteer recruitment examples and your top tips very helpful, the tea/coffee and cakes were fabulous too”.

For more information about becoming a volunteer or recruiting for your charity contact the Volunteer Centre on 01425 482773 or visit www.cfnf.org.uk/volunteering.

The celebration was sponsored and supported by South Coast Events www.southcoastevents.co.uk  Blu Lake: www.blulake.co.uk and Cakes by Sadie Smith www.cakebysadiesmith.co.uk

For more information about South Coast Events and its motivations for volunteering, visit http://southcoastevents.co.uk/events/charity-event/volunteer-event-giving-back/

 

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