Volunteer Drop-In Sessions
Confused about all the volunteering options? Don’t know where to start looking?
Perhaps you would just like to spend time talking things through on a one to one basis?
We have just the thing for you
The Volunteer Centre holds monthly drop-in sessions across the New Forest in Hythe, New Milton and Ringwood. The sessions are run by experienced volunteers called Ambassadors.
The Volunteer Ambassadors will spend time with you; answering any queries and helping you select unpaid volunteering roles especially suited to you. They can also advise you how to approach your chosen charity and help you complete any application forms.
Volunteer Ambassador Drop-in dates
No need to make an appointment – just turn up!
Ringwood Meeting House - 10:00am - 12:00noon
- Wednesday 24 April 2019
- Wednesday 29 May 2019
- Wednesday 26 June 2019
New Milton Library - 10:00am - 12:00noon
- Tuesday 14 May 2019
- Tuesday 11 June 2019
*Due to ongoing refurbishment work in the library dates may be subject to change. Please check the website for any updates.
Hythe Library - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
- Tuesday 9 April 2019
- Tuesday 14 May 2019
Lymington St Barbe Museum Cafe - 10am - 12noon
- Tuesday 16 April 2019
- Tuesday 21 May 2019
- Tuesday 18 June 2019
Meet the Volunteer Ambassadors
Viv at Hythe
Viv (pictured right) has plenty of experience working with volunteers, having managed the Test Valley Volunteer Centre for a good number of years. Her passion for helping people volunteer shines through as she is a volunteer herself, running the monthly Hythe Drop-In. Viv has a wealth of knowledge about the local area and beyond and is always ready to welcome people and help them find the perfect role.
Geoffrey at New Milton and Ringwood
Geoffrey has had a long and varied involvement in volunteering. Giving up his time to be involved in a large number of community events and projects including driving mini-buses, giving school talks for the RNLI, supporting the Stable Family Home Trust and DJ-ing for Hope FM. He’s even spent time as a Town Councillor.
Geoffrey believes in the power of volunteering both for the individual and for the wider community. For him it’s about meeting people and helping them to connect to the role that’s right for them.
“After all, it’s not about the money” he jokes, “if it was I’d be rich by now, but it is about feeling valued. I like enjoying the sense that I’ve done a good job and that it’s made a difference.”
Geoffrey runs the drop in sessions monthly at Ringwood and New Milton. So why not stop by, say hello and find out more.
So what next?
- Visit one of our monthly drop-ins at Hythe, New Milton or Ringwood and chat to Geoffrey or Viv our Volunteer Ambassadors
- Check out over 300 volunteer roles in your area at https://www.cfnf.org.uk/volunteering-opportunities-new-forest/ where you can browse by volunteering interest, activity or keyword. You can also apply for roles directly online.
- Or contact Lorraine, your friendly Volunteer Coordinator, on 01425 482773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Think that you could be a Volunteering Ambassador?
There is currently a vacancy for a Volunteer Ambassador in Lymington. Please ring Lorraine Lambert on 01425 482773 for more information on the role and how to apply.