Dover Pantry is a new initiative and a franchise of Your Local Pantry. In response to the increasing financial pressures faced by many local families and the need for access to affordable food, a number of organisations have come together to set up this new community food store.
Under the umbrella of Dover Big Local, volunteers from a range of organisations are working to open Dover Pantry in January 2021, which will provide its members with access to fresh and healthy food each week for a nominal payment.
Interested? Contact Judith Shilling
Volunteer Drivers needed from the whole of the Dover District area for long and short trips to take people who are unable to get to hospital and medical appointments themselves. This may be due to age, disability or no public transport available. Shopping and social trips are undertaken too.
Drivers are reimbursed 45p a mile. More details provided on contact.
To support the conservation effort to save the remaining Lions.
General office duties including, dealing with donations, marketing and design, communicating with funders and other interested parties.
Helping with the day to day running of the organisation
For more details contact Lion Aid
You’ll provide administrative support to our fundraising teams. The role will be varied with tasks such as dealing with correspondence, contacting our supporters on the phone and entering data onto our computer systems.
You’ll also be promoting local fundraising activity and researching new fundraising opportunities in the local community.
Interested? Contact Rose Hutchinson - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mason Mile are looking for people to give as little as 1hr a week, various roles available to help encourage families to be outdoors and active in the form of a mile!
For more details contact The Mason Mile
Volunteer wanted to help raise awareness of our service and of the needs of carers.
For more details contact Carers' Support East Kent - email: email@example.com
Mediation is a way of dealing with disputes that helps those involved to reach an agreement. We will listen to the people involved & encourage them to suggest, discuss & agree a way forward that everyone is happy with.
The role of a mediator will be to work as part of a team within the organisation. There will be a fully comprehensive training package delivered before anyone steps into the role. Mediators will never be expected to work alone.
For more details contact East Kent Mediation on 01303 227 296
We are in urgent need of Processing Officers who are responsible for checking, scanning, sorting and cataloguing donated books at our Processing Centre in Canterbury. As part of the Processing Team, you will be scanning/entering the barcodes/ISBN numbers of books using a computer and a barcode scanner, as well as supporting the sales, multimedia and rare books team.
Casual volunteers: can volunteer any day/time of the week and complete any number of hours they set.
Interns: are expected to commit to volunteering at least once a week and have a target to complete a minimum of 200 hours of volunteering (or set their own target hours beyond this).
Certificates and reference: Only issued to both casual volunteers and interns after completing 200 hours.
Shifts: Anytime between 9am – 5pm weekdays and Saturdays.
Location: Unit 2, Barton Business Park, New Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3AA.
Apply: Complete the online application form https://books2africa.org/volunteer/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org for groups volunteering.
Interested? Contact Tonson Sango
Visiting lonely, isolated and potentially vulnerable older people in their own homes to enable them to feel more engaged with the community. In addition, we provide a non-judgmental and confidential listening ear where needed. We try to match clients with like-minded befrienders (i.e. similar hobbies and interests).
Reliable, friendly, honest people who are good listeners. Own vehicle or access to a vehicle is preferred but not essential. Will require a criminal record check (DBS) and will require two character references.
Meeting new people in the area, and helping to reduce the feelings of loneliness and isolation in the community.
18 and over
Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring
Interested? Contact Rebecca Bullivant
Our Pantry volunteers help check members in, manage payments, keep the pantry stocked and make sure all our food is fresh and ready for members. If you would like to help us increase our impact or pick up new skills and experience please email email@example.com with your name, contact details and the name of the local pantry you would like to volunteer for. Or you can get in contact with your nearest pantry directly.
Interested? Contact Judith Shilling
Volunteer drivers needed to take elderly and/or infirm clients to appointments at hospitals, surgeries, clinics, shopping, etc. using their own vehicles. Drivers may select how often and on which days and at which times they wish to be available for driving.
A clean driving licence is preferable. Expenses are paid at the rate of 45p per mile, and this applies from the time the driver leaves his/her home and back again.
We DBS check all drivers which we pay for.
Interested? Contact Liz Cole
Personable and organised admin assistant volunteer needed to support the SOLVE Founder with various administrative tasks,
Admin,Basic IT skills - internet & email,Good IT Skills,Organising & Planning
Ongoing support working closely with the founder of the charity providing an opportunity to gain on existing skills and support the charity in a rewarding role.
18 and over
For more details contact Solve Mental Health Charity
Dover Big Local has a busy community hub in the centre of town as well as a network of partner organisations that we work with on various projects to support our key themes of Health & Wellbeing, Green Spaces & Environment, Arts & Culture, Local Economy and Communications.
We are looking for an energetic, creative and resourceful Hub Assistant to support our Hub Organiser to deliver a range of activities, services and signposting. Our Voluntary Hub Assistant will be crucial in supporting us to support our local residents, who are central to what we do.
Interested? Contact Linda Aldred on 07771500567
We are looking for individuals, who would like to give their time as a support to Children & Young People across the region. Volunteers support our delivery of bereavement groups for Parents/Carers and Children and Young People up to the age of 25.
We work with a multidisciplinary team of professionals and the Volunteers would enhance the service and support the Children in various different ways.
They would attend the workshops and explain ‘CHUMS’ objectives.
Our Volunteers are all committed to making a difference to the lives of Children, Young People and their families.
Our Bereavement Volunteers will undergo training delivered by our team.
We support our Volunteers by offering a regular ongoing training programme and a bi-monthly communications meeting. We also offer support and supervision at any time.
This service supports the Children & Young People in Kent who have experienced bereavement.
It is a holistic approach and it is important to understand the issues that children & young people face.
The Volunteer would need to enjoy Children’s company and have a genuine concern for the emotional wellbeing of the Child.
- We welcome everyone as a Volunteer and Disabled access will always be considered.
All our Volunteers will undertake training in Safeguarding & Manual Handling.
Volunteers can claim for their travel expenses.
All Volunteers must be over 18 but no upper age limit.
We offer ongoing training & support
Our service is currently well established in Bedfordshire, but new to Kent. Therefore, meetings will be held in locations suitable for the Volunteers.
Volunteers must be able to travel to support groups in other parts of the County.