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:

Volunteer drivers wanted

Want that 'feel good factor'?
Have you got some spare time?
Do you want to help your community?

Why not join one of the New Forest Voluntary Car Schemes!

They provide transport and other help to people who cannot easily get out and about. You can give as little or as much time as you wish. There is not regular commitment - just as and when you are free.

You could:

  • become a volunteer driver - receive reimbursement for your mileage
  • become part of the team - take calls from passengers or join the committee

If you are interested in helping then please contact the Volunteer Centre Co-ordinator on 01425 482773 or

Could you be a Volunteer Minibus Driver?

The Volunteer Centre at Community First New Forest is looking to swell the numbers of volunteers who can drive minibuses in the community.

Do you have some spare time, especially in the summer holiday period to lend a hand taking children to activities in the New Milton area, or perhaps enabling older people to collect their essential shopping?

We are looking to MiDAS train new drivers to be able to assist these groups and many more.

We want anyone who is interested in training to be a minibus driver to get in touch.

It is a flexible opportunity which can fit it with other commitments you may have.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer minibus driver then please contact the Volunteer Centre Co-ordinator on 01425 482773