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Looking to volunteer in the Tenterden area but not sure how to go about it?
Did you know that:
You can assist admin?
Help and support families?
Assist with outdoor activities?
Help with gardening and maintenance?
Assist with fundraising and events?
Volunteer with animals?
Help in a retail role?
Use your management experience and become a trustee?

Tenterden Social Hub, (was Tenterden Day Centre) the web link  is http://tenterdendaycentre.co.uk/  if you would like to read more about the charity. Tenterden Social Hub is looking for volunteers to assist at lunch times with delivering hot meals to older people’s homes, on most occasions you will need to use your own car, mileage costs are reimbursed. They are also looking for new volunteers to assist on their minibuses as transport attendants. If you enjoy art and craft activities there is also an opportunity to assist with these either volunteering with older people or younger disabled people. They also need shop assistant volunteers, and someone who is able to assist with marketing.

Kench Hill, http://www.kenchhill.co.uk/, they provide a range of day events and residential courses. Courses focus on the following topics: environmental, sustainability, healthy eating, gardening (organic kitchen garden), nature walks, history, handcraft and weaving, mindfulness and therapy, raft building and animals. They can also provide activities for people with special needs and can cater for 100+ for the day and up to 50 residential. Volunteering opportunities include: Trustees (business / marketing background or property management experience ideally) Meetings every 4 months, volunteers to look after the gardens and the animals, fundraiser to help organise events, or to assist with course activities.

Tenterden Community Hub, http://www.tenterdencommunityhub.co.uk/ services provided include: Community bank / Kent Savers Credit Union, a listening ear, Friday drop in mornings and monthly soup lunches. Volunteering opportunities include: Volunteer to go into schools (both primary and secondary) to give money talks to both students and parents. Training will be given. Volunteer to assist with fundraising applications, and admin volunteer to follow up phone calls respond to messages etc.

Home start, http://home-start-ashford.co.uk/ (based in Ashford covering the Tenterden area). They provide support for families with at least one child under the age of eight who may be experiencing a wide range of difficulties. They are looking for volunteers to help support families, a free training course needs to be completed before you can volunteer on this role. They are also looking for volunteers to assist at events and activity sessions.

Hypo Hounds https://hypohounds.co.uk/ helping children and adults with Type 1 Diabetes whose pet dogs have the potential to become a diabetic alert dog. Volunteer roles include: helping at events, collection box co-ordinator, leafleting and talks in your local community about their work.

Rye Sailability, offering sailing opportunities to people who have disabilities (they don’t have a website yet) their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RYASailability/ . Volunteering opportunities involve helping at sailing sessions with one or more of the tasks listed below: volunteers for registration of sailors, someone to check the declarations of fitness to sail, to help fit life jackets and buoyancy aids, and check clothes are adequate, to make and serve refreshments to run the bar and or BBQ. At the shoreside they need helpers to ensure everyone within 10 metres of the water is wearing a life jacket. They can help with launching the boat which means helping to pull a heavy trolley plus boat. They can help get people into the boat. They can help the boat in to shore when it returns and help a second crew in to the boat. They are also looking for admin, fundraising and IT volunteers.

The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) is looking for volunteers (Independent Custody Visitors – ICVs) across Kent to visit Custody suites to check on the welfare and conditions of those held in police cells and report back to the PCC. This can be as often as once a month. In addition, ICVs attend training sessions, between two and four panel meetings a year, and an Annual General Meeting. The time commitment required is around three to five hours a month and all ICVs are asked to carry out at least one night-time visit a year (between 10pm and 6am). https://kent-pcc.gov.uk/what-we-do/holding-kent-police-to-account/independent-custody-visitors/

Kent & East Sussex Railway volunteers needed in Tenterden, Northiam and Bodiam to help with all aspects of running and maintaining the railway line. Volunteering opportunities include: Booking clerk / customer service, Painters, carpenters, upholsterers, metal workers, engineers, track workers, Forestry and conservation, ground works and signalling, Gardeners, plumbers, builders, loco cleaners, drivers and firemen, retail assistants, catering assistants, dinning stewards, Signalmen, guards, station masters, ticket inspectors, platform assistants and on train guides. https://www.kesr.org.uk/

NB volunteer vacancies are updated regularly however not all vacancies listed above may be available all the time.