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

Volunteer Centre News

Forest FM Interview with Lorraine Lambert - Volunteer Centre

The audio file below was updated on Friday 1st June 2018

At the Volunteer Centre, we promote and support volunteering.

The Volunteer Centre recruits potential volunteers from all sections of the community and seeks to place them with voluntary organisations who are actively looking for volunteers to assist with their work.

The Volunteer Centre also offers advice, information and training to voluntary groups using or considering using volunteers. We also promote the work of organisations in the New Forest and their ever increasing need for more volunteers.

Working alongside voluntary organisations we promote good practice in working with volunteers, advocate the rights and responsibilities of volunteers and are available to discuss any topics relating to volunteering, covering such issues as insurance, expenses and volunteer policies.

Our Aims

  • To promote and develop volunteering
  • To provide a volunteering brokerage
  • To enable participation in volunteering
  • To provide advice, information and training for volunteers and voluntary organisations
  • To comment and campaign on volunteering

How to contact us

Lorraine Lambert
Volunteer Centre Co-ordinator
Community First New Forest
First Floor Offices,
71 Christchurch Road,
Ringwood
BH24 1DH

Tel. 01425 482773 Fax : 01425 482666

email: vol.bureau@cfnf.org.uk