It is often the generosity of local people giving their own time and commitment through volunteering that means that many voluntary led organisations, groups and clubs are able to deliver projects and hold events and activities that make a real difference in our communities. 

The following organisations rely on volunteers to exist. Get in touch and use your spare time to support your local area.  If you are looking for volunteers, either on an ongoing basis or for a specific event, and would like to promote your group here, please email the details to ecommunications@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.

SSAFA Cheshire Branch Secretary

Are you looking to make a real difference in your local community?
Our network of trained volunteers are at the heart of our work, providing practical and emotional support for serving personnel, veterans and military families.
You don’t need a military background, just basic I.T and admin skills, the ability to get on with people and good communication skills and written English. 
What is a Branch Secretary?
There is a SSAFA branch in each county in the UK. These are divided into local areas that we call divisions. Each branch has a secretary to organise day-to-day activities. This is a key role involving administration and coordinating people. As the first point of contact for SSAFA in the area, you will play a crucial part in promoting SSAFA locally, organising local events and ensuring the smooth running of SSAFA across the divisions in your branch.

Why do we need you?
We’ve been supporting the Armed Forces community for more than 130 years. Our clients come from all backgrounds and age groups and the number of people contacting us for help rises each year. In recognition of their service to the Nation we aim to provide financial, practical and emotional support when it’s needed most. To do this we need local branches and volunteers who can match clients to volunteers and keep things running smoothly behind the scenes.

When would you be needed and where would you be based?
This role is about coordination and administration. As part of your local branch you might have access to an office, but many volunteers are based at home.
The role would suit someone looking to offer a regular time commitment each week. You would also need to organise and attend a number of meetings each year.
During COVID-19 everyone is currently working remotely. 

What about training and support?
  • A three-day course for new branch secretaries. Your trainer will guide your group of like-minded volunteers through everything you need to know to run a SSAFA branch.*
  • On-line training modules to complete at home, so you are up to date on how to keep clients, their families and personal information safe.
  • Access to a range of e-learning courses as well as local opportunities to keep your training up to date.
  • Support from the Chair of the branch
  • Support from the Volunteer Support Manager (per region)
  • Access to the Welfare Team and Volunteer Support Team based at our central office
  • Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses
What are we looking for?
  • Friendly and approachable people of any age (18+) with some experience of coordinating people and admin
  • good written and spoken English
  • ability to be respectful and non-judgemental with clients, their family, other agencies and SSAFA colleagues
  • ability to send and receive emails – you will receive your own SSAFA email address
  • ability to coordinate a team of people volunteering
  • willingness to use our on-line case management system (this is covered in the training course)
  • ability to keep within boundaries of the role with regards to reporting any safety concerns etc
  • reliable attitude, contact clients and volunteers promptly, keep appointments etc.
  • ability to maintain confidentiality and keep information safely
  • access to public transport or a car to travel to meetings, events etc.
  • ability to provide two referees: former employers or other people that know you well (other than relatives)
*Due to COVID-19 we are utilising digital technology to deliver our training. Should you require any further information please message us.

Join our SSAFA Family, the Branch Secretary is a key role involving admin, coordinating people, promoting us locally and ensuring the smooth running across all divisions of the branch. 

To apply, register your interest to:

Become a My Guide volunteer

Do you have a couple of hours a week to help change a life?

Do you live in the local area? Could you help someone with sight loss to get their independence back? We need you now!

Contact Tony:

Contact Sharon

For more information, visit:

SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity

Job description

Looking at making a real difference in your local Cheshire community? Volunteer Caseworkers are the lifeblood of SSAFA, supporting a growing number of people in need of financial, practical and emotional support. Clients come from all backgrounds and age groups and may have served in WW2 or in a more recent conflict like Iraq or Afghanistan. Our trained volunteers listen without judgement to assess and provide tailored support to help people navigate life in and beyond military service. We need you to join your local SSAFA team to help us achieve this.

Skills & Experience

  • Good listening and communication skills including written and spoken English
  • Ability to be respectful and non-judgemental with clients, their family, other agencies and SSAFA colleagues
  • Ability to send and receive emails – you will receive your own SSAFA email address
  • Ability to make enquires on behalf of clients by phone, email, letter or by filling in forms
  • Willingness to use our on-line case management system (this is covered in the caseworker training course)
  • Reliable attitude, contact clients promptly, keep appointments, update the branch regarding your availability
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and keep information safely
  • Access to public transport or a car to travel to appointments with clients
  • Able to provide two referees: former employers or other people that know you well (other than relatives)
  • Happy to be DBS checked (this is paid for by the charity)

Why volunteer with SSAFA?

  • Three-day training course for new caseworkers. Your trainer will guide your group of like-minded volunteers through everything you need to know to get started as a SSAFA caseworker all expenses paid
  • Some short on-line training modules to complete at home and access to a range of e-learning courses
  • Local induction and gatherings for caseworkers to meet and share ideas
  • Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses
  • Support people in your community with a military background
  • Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
  • Experience, training and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews
  • Better physical and mental health – studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!

Caseworkers visit clients to work out what type of help they need. Next, they find the right sources of support and arrange for clients to access it. This might be funds for special equipment for someone with a disability, adaptions to a property so an older client can remain at home or funds for a rental deposit. Caseworkers also sign-post clients onto specialist local services for advice on benefits, housing, mental health, debt, finding work etc.

If your studying to be a social worker, have a background in the military or just want to volunteer some time in your local community we want to hear from you.

To apply please send your contact details through to dorothy.urban@ssafa.org.uk and someone will get in touch to give you some more information.

Appeal for Young Carers Project Volunteer

Hours of volunteering: 
  • Monday – Chester 6pm – 7:30pm and 8-9:30pm
  • Thursday – Ellesmere Port – 5:30-7pm and 7:30-9pm
  • Thursday – Vale Royal (Rudheath) – 5:30–7pm and 7-8:30pm
  • Plus quarterly meetings/training 
As a Young Carers Project volunteer you will be required;
  1. To take responsibility for ensuring that activities are safe and enjoyable for the young people in the group
  2. To maintain client confidentiality
  3. To attend the group(s) on a regular basis
  4. To work as part of a team for the benefit of the young people in the group, to support other volunteers and the group leader as appropriate – e.g. in planning trips or activities
  5. To work within guidelines on child protection and hold this as the highest priority at all times
Skills and Experience
  • Experience of interpersonal work or youth work would be useful but not essential as the role is to work under the instruction of the group co-coordinator with youth work experience.
For further information/to apply please contact:

Recruiting Magistrates now

Magistrates are volunteer members of the judiciary who make decisions in criminal and family courts. We are all ordinary people.

Anyone aged between 18-70 can sit as a magistrate and you don’t need any formal qualifications as full training is provided.

Travel and subsistence is paid and if you are employed you are legally entitled to take time off for the role.

Could you offer 14 or more days a year?

Find out more at:

Cheshire Community Development Trust - Buddying and Befriending Scheme

Cheshire Community Development Trust (CCDT) is a charity all about community. We are based in Northwich and have a strong track record of delivering services across Cheshire which support and empower people to:
  • remain independent
  • reduce social isolation
  • attain their goals
  • find a place in society where they can live, work and have a sense of purpose.
We are looking for people to join our exciting new Buddying and Befriending Scheme, which aims to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst the over 50s in Cheshire.

As a Volunteer Buddy you could be helping someone to gain the confidence to leave the house for the first time, or take part in an activity, join a group, or enjoy trips to the cinema, with the aim of making new friends and connecting with the community around them. This is a shorter-term role for volunteers, usually for around 3-6 months.

Our Volunteer Befrienders help create a supportive friendship with people who may not necessarily want to engage with groups or activities, but would like to spend time with another person, maybe just having a cup of tea and a chat or going out for a walk, etc.
If you are interested and would like more information then please get in touch with the Volunteer Coordinators, Pete or Holly:

Volunteering with St Luke’s Hospice is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people, make friends and have fun!

St Luke’s Hospice in Winsford provides care and services for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families in the mid and south Cheshire area.  Without the support we receive from our volunteers, we could not provide these services.

Are you able to spare a few hours to help?

We have a variety of volunteer roles to suit all sorts of interests and skills. You may want to volunteer regularly as a Befriender and help someone feel less isolated, help as a weekend receptionist greeting visitors or join our retail team in the shops and warehouse sorting donations or helping as a cashier.  Or you may prefer to help on a more ad hoc basis with the many events we hold throughout the year. Whatever your choice of role or reason for volunteering, we look forward to hearing from you.

Current vacancies

If you would like to be part of the amazing team of volunteers at St Luke’s Hospice:

Citizens Advice Cheshire West

Volunteering with Citizens Advice Cheshire West offers you a great experience and the chance to make a real difference to local people by providing valuable advice and support to members of your local community. All sorts of people volunteer with us for many different reasons, but one thing that our volunteers say is that volunteering with Citizens Advice Cheshire West is enjoyable, rewarding, challenging and varied.

Citizens Advice Cheshire West is at the heart of your community with offices in Winsford, Ellesmere Port, Northwich and Chester. Volunteering with us not only benefits the local community but also wider society as Citizens Advice influences and informs nationally via social policy and our recognised standing as a trusted and independent voice for our clients.

Being a volunteer adviser has many benefits including; improving your employability, helping you get new skills, using and improving your existing skills and experience, enhancing and building your confidence, working with people who have the same values, beliefs and commitments.

We currently have opportunities for people to train as face to face and/or telephone advisers.
A volunteer adviser’s role is very varied and includes providing information and giving advice by explaining the choices our clients face and helping them understand how those choices will affect them. We provide practical help to clients by completing forms and helping to progress their issues. We work with, and refer our clients to other agencies if they are better placed to help resolve issues and reduce future problems.

Volunteer advisers receive full training in the skills needed to help our clients deal with their problems by learning how to find the information the client needs from our extensive resources. 

Volunteers are fully supported and supervised and will get feedback and development opportunities throughout their time with Citizens Advice Cheshire West.

You don’t need specific qualifications or experience to train for the role of volunteer adviser the opportunity is suitable for many people from a variety of backgrounds; 

The main duties and responsibilities of a volunteer adviser may include:
  • Interviewing clients, both face-to-face and on the telephone; working with the client to explore their enquiry and helping the client to deal with and set priorities.
  • Finding, interpreting and communicating the relevant information to clients by exploring options and outcomes in order that they can understand them and make better informed choices and decisions.
  • Acting, where necessary, on behalf of the client including, negotiating, drafting or writing letters, completing forms and making appropriate referrals.
  • Completing clear and accurate case records.
  • Recognising the problems clients face and taking appropriate action to deal with them including using social policy.
  • Attending team meetings and training sessions.
  • Citizens Advice Cheshire West provides advice to people on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We are independent, impartial, confidential and free.
  • We are looking for people who have:
  • A commitment to the aims and principles of the Citizens Advice service.
  • Good listening skills. 
  • Are helpful, open and approachable.
  • Can communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • The skills to sift through information and extract what is relevant.
  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Respect for views, values and cultures that are different to their own.
  • An understanding of why confidentiality is important.
  • Familiarity with using a computer keyboard and searching the internet.
  • A positive attitude to self-development and assessment.
  • An ability to work as part of a team.
  • The understanding to recognise their own limits and boundaries in the role.
Volunteer Advisers are needed at all four of our offices:
  • Citizens Advice Cheshire West; Winsford: Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1AH
  • Citizens Advice Cheshire West; Ellesmere Port: 1 Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port Cheshire CH65 8AA
  • Citizens Advice Cheshire West; Chester: The Blue Coat, Upper Northgate Street, Chester CH1 4EE
  • Citizens Advice Cheshire West; Northwich: Meadow Court, MeadowStreet, Northwich Cheshire CW9 5FP
For more information on becoming a volunteer adviser at Citizens Advice Cheshire West call into any of our offices and speak to a member of our team or:

Snow Angels

Snow Angels is a local social enterprise based in Cheshire which supports older people to live independently in their own homes through a network of volunteers. We are currently recruiting for volunteers who are able to spend some time supporting local people by carrying out practical tasks. 
These tasks could include:
  • Picking up and delivering essential shopping items
  • Help with dog walking
  • Help with transport to health appointments or social clubs/groups
  • Collecting prescriptions
You could also be part of our befriending team, going round to a customers house, once a week for a couple of hours for a chat and some company.
You can register for a range of different tasks that you are prepared to help with and let us know what your availability is. All volunteers are required to have a full DBS check, are trained and provided with ID and any equipment that may be required.
If you are interested and would like more information then please get in touch with the Well-Being Coordinators Emma or Holly

Age UK Cheshire

Age UK Cheshire provides a range of care and support services to empower and enable older people to continue to live full and active lives, to participate in community activity, and to remain in good mental and physical health for as long as possible.  Our Day Services aim to relieve isolation by promoting independence and integration into social circles. They are ideal for older people who like to get out of the house now and then to join activities and make new friends.  We are looking for volunteers to help in our Day Services.

Older People’s Activity Volunteer

You will be friendly, kind and caring, previous caring experience is not required just an interest in spending time with older people.  Patience and listening skills are essential.
You will be:
  • Interested in helping older people
  • Friendly with a good sense of humour   
  • Approachable
  • Supportive
  • Patient
  • A good listener
  • A team worker
Main tasks for this role are:
  • Helping with activities and crafts
  • Playing board / card games with clients
  • Help serving refreshments
  • Giving support and friendship to clients
The Day Services Activity Sessions run on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Ellesmere Port, Chester and Northwich.  Opening hours are typically 10am – 3pm.  We are grateful for any help between these hours.

We are also looking for an Older People’s Activity Group Leader for our Ellesmere Port Service and a Volunteer Minibus Driver working from our Hartford centre.  If you would like any more information about these roles please get in touch with Chris Rees, Day Services Development Officer:

British Red Cross volunteering opportunites in Winsford

Retail eBay Volunteer
Learn new skills, CV build or try something new, when you volunteer with our eBay department you will be providing invaluable help in the operation of our eBay centre by photographing, listing and preparing items for delivery. Warehouse - Donation Sorter
This is an exciting opportunity for you to get involved by supporting our stock processing centre. There are a variety of activities available, and where we can we will try to tailor the opportunity around you

Volunteer drivers needed to support Children's Services

A Volunteer Driver Scheme is being run in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council to provide essential transport for young people and adults who need support travelling to their place of education/care service.  If you are interested in supporting/would like more information about this volunteering opportunity please:

Carers Trust 4all CarerLinks - Volunteer Befriender

CarerLinks is a lottery funded project that identifies unpaid carers within the community who may benefit from our free service. 

To compliment the service we are looking for Volunteer Befrienders who can possibly spare a couple of hours on a weekly or fortnightly basis by either:
  • Visiting carers in their own homes
  • A weekly telephone call to a carer
  • A social visit to a café and a cup of tea
  • Accompanying a carer to a social activity or supporting them with a shared hobby
We offer:
  • A first class induction, training and support along with reimbursement of local travel expenses
  • A reference to future prospective employers
  • An opportunity to make a real difference to an individual on a one to one basis
  • A chance for you to meet some new people and make new friendships
To find out more information, contact Rachel Heyhoe:

Appeal for volunteers - Stretton Water Mill

Stretton Water Mill (part of Cheshire West Museum Service) is appealing for volunteers. The role involves:
  • Welcoming the visitors, demonstrating the model and giving a background to the mill
  • Shop and admissions
  • Accompanying mill tours and learning about the mill machinery
  • Maintenance with the miller
To register your interest or for further information please contact Kate Harland, Cheshire West Museums:

Winsford and Middlewich Sea Cadet unit

Join Winsford and Middlewich Sea Cadet unit as an Instructor.
Teach young people valuable life skills and receive training to lead cadets in activities such as power boating, sailing, first aid and meteorology. If you can’t commit on a weekly basis we are also looking for volunteers with business skills to become committee members and help with fundraising and events.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer, contact:

Cheshire Restorative Justice and Mediation Hub

Remedi are a charity who provides a restorative justice and mediation service across Cheshire.

Restorative Justice is all about helping people to communicate following a crime. It provides victims with a chance to explain the impact of the offence and ask questions and it helps offenders to explain their actions and offer an apology. Involvement in Restorative Justice is voluntary and confidential. 

Mediation helps those experiencing conflict to communicate and find a way forward to address the individual needs of all parties. Involvement is voluntary and confidential

Could you:

  • Work with victims of crime AND offenders in a none judgmental way
  • Work with families and communities in conflict in a restorative way
  • Commit to 100 hours volunteering, this is usually during the day or early evening,  Monday – Friday
What we need:
  • People who can listen to others
  • People who want to help other people
  • People who are motivated to make a positive change in people’s lives
  • People who want to use the skills they already have, and build on them
  • People who want to help us develop the service and raise its profile
  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle essential
What we can offer you:
  • Huge degree of satisfaction. You will be helping people
  • Training 
  • All out of pocket expenses
  • The opportunity to work within a passionate and committed team
For further information, or if you are interested:

Catch 22

Catch 22 is recruiting volunteers to support young people across the Cheshire West and Chester area now.  

Volunteers urgently needed for the following two positions:
  • Volunteer Drivers to help transport young people to/from group sessions. Volunteers must be willing to travel to sessions across Cheshire West and Chester.
  • Volunteer Peer Mentors (aged 16-25) to support young people. 
For further information or to apply please contact Gemma Godfrey, Volunteer Coordinator Catch 22:

Cheshire Without Abuse

There are a number of roles available with Cheshire Without Abuse:

Befriender Support

The aim of this role is:
To provide supporting role to enable Cheshire Without Abuse to function efficiently and communicate effectively with service users, volunteers, local groups and other external organisations.

Role Description:
The purpose of the role is to provide social, emotional and practical support to service users to improve their quality of life, promote independence and encourage individuals to access activities within the local community.

Volunteers will be matched with a Service User to provide support to help them become more independent.

The Volunteer Mentor/Befriender role is designed to meet the specific needs of service users and tailored to the meet the requirements of their individual support plan.

Support for individuals may include all or some of the following tasks and activities:
  • providing emotional support;
  • assisting with day-to-day activities, ie shopping;
  • introducing Service Users to the local area;
  • reducing social isolation;
  • accompanying to appointments;
  • providing help with completion of forms, ie housing benefit and applications;
  • accessing appropriate services. 

Timescales (hours, days or length of volunteering role)
We hope that you will be able to volunteer for:
  • A minimum of four hours per week, to be mutually agreed.
What we are looking for (skills, qualities and experience):
  • A willingness to develop an understanding of the issues related to Domestic Abuse, with an empathetic approach to Service Users.
  • Provide a consistent and flexible approach to meeting the needs of the Service User. 
  • A willingness to work with a variety of different people and external agencies.
  • Good listening, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be reliable and arrive on time for meetings.
  • Adhere to the principles of confidentiality and sharing information “on a need to know” basis.
  • Adhere to clear boundaries and diversity policies.
  • Able to contribute to a dynamic team environment.
Benefits to you as a volunteer from taking on this role:
  • Training
  • Support
  • New skills and experience 
  • Making a difference to your local community
  • New friends and colleagues
This role requires the volunteer to have a current DBS check for which Cheshire Without Abuse will cover the cost of this.

Programme Support
The aim of this role is:
To support Cheshire Without Abuse in the delivery of the Gateway programme. To quietly observe the group and offer practical and/or emotional support if necessary.

It is important that the sessions are centred around the clients and their experiences and that the focus remains on the specific content of each session. The role of the Gateway volunteer is to enhance the service by supporting the facilitator and clients as and when necessary allowing the clients the space they need to work through the programme.  

Role Description:
To carry out the following tasks:
  • To support attendees to achieve the objectives of each session with practical support such as 
  • To provide emotional support if necessary if clients become upset
  • To support the facilitator to prepare, manage and properly maintain the session materials.
  • To liaise with co-facilitators and/or lead as necessary:  before, during and at the end of the programme session to ensure that quality needs are met.
  • To reflect on practice and support self and peer learning.
  • To complete all administrative activity required in accordance with guidelines.
  • To ensure that data protection and confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • To undertake training and supervision as required.
Timescales (hours, days or length of volunteering role)
We hope that you will be able to volunteer for:
  • A minimum of two hours per week, to be mutually agreed.
What we are looking for (skills, qualities and experience):
  • An understanding of the issues related to Domestic Abuse.
  • A flexible approach to working in a team environment.
  • A willingness to work with a variety of people.
  • Empathy and compassion 
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A clear understanding of the importance of professional boundaries and confidentiality
Benefits to you as a volunteer from taking on this role:
  • Training
  • Support
  • New skills and experience 
  • Making a difference to your local community
  • New friends and colleagues
This role requires the volunteer to have a current DBS. Cheshire Without Abuse will cover the cost of this.

Contact Sharon Stowell Volunteer Coordinator Cheshire without Abuse for further information:

NeuroMuscular Centre - Fundraising Volunteer

The NeuroMuscular Centre is a local charity based in Winsford that provides a unique combination of life enhancing opportunities and support for people and families affected by neuromuscular conditions. As the Centre of Excellence for people with neuromuscular conditions, NMC offers a range of support and services to over 1200 registered patients from all over the North West and beyond. Such beneficial services include physical treatments such as physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, as well as access to our fully accessible gym which is the only one of its kind in Europe. In addition to physical treatments, NMC provides training, employment, and support for people with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular conditions, as well as offering projects and community groups for service users, their carers, and families. 

It costs £1.2million a year to run the Centre, and the majority of this income is generated through fundraising activity. We're looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to help us out at our fundraising collections and events in Northwich and Winsford, either on a one-off basis or through long-term volunteering. 

For more information:

Passion for Learning

Would you like to volunteer in a local primary school, helping to make reading and learning fun for children aged between 4-11? Passion for Learning are looking for volunteers who have between one and a half and three hours a week to spare, to help children on a one-to-one basis in a Winsford Primary School. Passion for Learning are a friendly and inclusive organisation who offer all the training, resources and support that you need and want. No prior experience is needed, just the time and enthusiasm to encourage children to become successful learners at school.

If you think that this might be something that you would enjoy and want to find out more then please get in touch. 

Snow Angels

volunteers who are able to spend some time supporting local people by carrying out practical tasks. 
These tasks could include:
  • Picking up and delivering essential shopping items
  • Help with dog walking
  • Help with transport to health appointments or social clubs/groups
  • Collecting prescriptions
You could be part of our befriending team, going round to a customers house, once a week for a couple of hours for a chat and some company.
We have also started three new lunch clubs. Greenbank and Sandiway Manor lunch clubs are running every Tuesday 11-2 for the elderly in our community to tackle social isolation and loneliness. And our newest venture is called Happy Mondays, starting at the end of June Happy Mondays is a lunch club that will provide a meal and activities for adults 50+ with learning disabilities. Any help is welcomed for these, including transports or providing support throughout the day.
You can register for a range of different tasks that you are prepared to help with and let us know what your availability is. All volunteers are required to have a full DBS check, are trained and provided with ID and any equipment that may be required.
If anything here has caught your eye and would like more information then please get in touch with the Well-Being Coordinators Emma or Holly

Scope, Northwich shop

We currently have vacancies for volunteers in our shop.  Volunteering can help boost skills, improve confidence and enhance a CV. We also offer National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and placements.

Various roles are available including:
  • Helping customers 
  • Working on the till 
  • Window dressing and displays
  • Sorting donations and steaming 
No experience necessary as full training will be given. Please contact the shop for more details.

Volunteering at Mere Brow Farm - Permaculture and Forest Garden Project, Weaverham

We are a 13.5 acre farm in the heart of Cheshire being developed using permaculture principles. 

Our aim is to create an ecological system that is fun, educational, productive, diverse and sustainable with a combination of mixed woodland, orchard, hedging and edible forest. This isn’t a project we can do on our own however, so we are looking for like-minded volunteers to help us deliver our vision. 

We are especially keen to hear from you if you have permaculture experience/interest or general experience in volunteering on horticulture projects.  However please don’t be put off if you don’t have experience – you may have a skill set that we need, whether that be woodworking, bee-keeping or just general enthusiasm and energy! We plan all our days to be fun and want it to be just as much fun for our fabulous volunteers! 

A taste of things you can get involved in are; Greenhouse maintenance, weeding, cutting back of shrubs, clearing ivy from forest areas, collecting leaves, pine needles, mulching, turning of manure, tool maintenance, mowing lawns, slug control, collecting wood from fallen/felled trees, pruning and tree maintenance, building compost bin/treebog/bug hotels/bee hives, pest control management,  prepare/build paths, preparing ground for winter tree planting, basic protective fencing.

You will need to be 18 or over. 16 -17 year olds are welcome but will need to be accompanied by an adult.  No animals are allowed on site without prior agreement. We will consider groups of young people but please contact us in the first instance to discuss in person. 

We will supply all the equipment you will need unless otherwise communicated to you.  However if you have a good pair of gardening gloves it would be helpful to bring those.
  • Volunteering takes place Monday - Friday from 11am - 4pm
For further information:

Information, Advice and Support Service 

We are in need of new volunteers to help us support parents and  carers of children with special educational needs and to support young people with special educational needs. Our trained volunteers support parents and carers After the initial training course a volunteer may help a parent/carer or young person with:

  • viewing schools
  • completing forms
  • accessing the assessment procedure for Education Health and Care Plans
  • accessing Personal Budgets relating to Education Health and Care Plans
  • preparing for school meetings and annual reviews and helping them to express their concerns during the meetings.
  • explaining the education system, the structures and roles of professionals and any confusing terminology
  • signposting to any relevant literature or other organisations that may be able to help
A volunteer may also help out at:
  • parent/ carer information days
  • administration work in the office.
For more information please call 0300 123 7001 or email iasservice@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Winsford British Heart Foundation Shop

Winsford British Heart Foundation shop is now recruiting volunteers for flexible opportunities, which include Customer Service Volunteer, Volunteer Stock Collection Driver, Stock Generation Volunteer and Sort Room Volunteer.
There are lots of benefits to volunteering, such as developing your existing skills, gaining new skills and supporting a cause you care about. Whatever your reason for joining, you can expect to have lots of fun and meet some great people.
Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it.

Our volunteers help our fight for every heartbeat and make a big difference in the local community. As one of our volunteers you will receive a full induction and further training in specific roles. 

For further information
  • Telephone: Kirsten (Shop Manager) on 01606 860453

Volunteer for NYAS

  • Do you want to make a difference to a young person's life?
  • Do you have 1- 4 hours per month to spare?
Why not volunteer as a mentor/befriender for NYAS as an Independent Visitor for children and young people in care.

As a volunteer you will:
  • Have fun
  • Offer support and a listening ear
  • Maybe share a hobby, sport or interest
  • Take young people on outings e.g. cinema
  • Be a positive influence in a young person's life
  • Help build self- esteem and confidence
You don't need any special qualifications. We are looking for reliable and dependable people from all walks of life.

We will:
  • Provide training and ongoing support
  • Pay expenses to a set limit
NYAS is a charity promoting the rights of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

For more information on this rewarding role please contact: You can also find out more in the following places:


Beanstalk is a national literacy charity that has vacancies in the Northwich and Winsford area for Volunteers who would like to help children develop a love of books and a passion for reading. Beanstalk provide support for children from the ages of 3 – 11 years old from Nursery through to the end of Primary School. Our Reading Helpers work on a one to one basis giving consistent support to the same three selected children for between one and one and a half hours twice a week. The role of a Reading Helper is to inspire a child’s love of books by improving their reading ability, their confidence and self-esteem and also their ability to understand and discuss what they have read. No experience is required. Just a keen interest in reading and a desire to make a difference in a child’s life.
Kate, a Reading Helper from Northwich – ʺI’ve been surprised by how quickly the children start to make progress. Each week you notice them gaining another new word, maintaining focus for just a little longer or being more confident when discussing the stories. It's so wonderful to seeʺ. To find out more information or to apply:


Grozone Community Garden is looking for volunteers. The Garden based in Northwich runs regular sessions with permanent and volunteer staff.  All tools, instructions and drinks are provided. Just bring lunch, some old clothes and possibly some wet weather gear if you want to get your hands dirty.
Anyone over 14 are welcome to volunteer, but if under 16 will need to bring permission from a parent or guardian and we can supply a form if requested. 
Grozone is a friendly group and hold regular barbeques, cake days, open days and someone is always getting a brew on (with water heated in a wood burning kettle).  No new fangled inventions like electricity here. For more information:

​​Alzheimer's Society

The Alzheimer's Society it looking to recruit new volunteers to be a part of a fundraising group in Northwich. Meetings will be held monthly, where new ideas will be discussed in the group and plans set in place to organise fundraising events. No experience is necessary, just plenty of enthusiasm. If you would like more details, please telephone Jo Burton on 07803 115497 or email: joanna.burton@alzheimers.org.uk.

Vale Royal Disability Service

Give a few hours a week to an organisation that relies on volunteers to deliver many of its services. 

Shopmobility Northwich and Winsford

Shopmobility Northwich urgently requires volunteers to help run the Shopmobility scheme at its Northwich and Winsford sites. (Northwich Shopmobility is located at the Information Centre; Winsford Shopmobility is located at The Dingle Recreation Centre).

They welcome volunteers aged 18 or over, with all levels of abilities and from all backgrounds. You can volunteer for as little as one day per week – all that VRDS asks of you is reliability, commitment and enthusiasm. For further information:

Get involved with sport

Volunteers are key to the success of sports within Cheshire West and Chester and many of the sporting activities in the borough are provided by voluntary lead organisations, groups and clubs. 

Friends of Anderton and Marbury

The Friends of Anderton and Marbury (FoAM) are an active group who get involved in looking after both parks and have a busy programme of walks, talks, conservation tasks and events.

​​Friends of Marshall's Arm

The reserve has an active Local Management Group and Friends Society who organise events, practical tasks and training. They are always looking for new members.

Home-Start West Cheshire

Would you like to make a difference to families with young children by becoming a family support volunteer? Home-Start is a charity offering regular support, friendship and practical help to families who may be struggling to cope with a variety of challenges including, the demands of parenting young children, post natal illness, isolation, disability and multiple births. You would spend two to three hours a week with a family in their home. Training will be given and out of pocket expenses, reimbursed. You will need to have experience of bringing up children.

Home-Start West Cheshire (Family Support Charity)
Waterside House
Navigation Road

Buzz Youth Group Volunteering

The Buzz Youth Group was set up in response to disabled young people in the Cheshire West and Chester area asking for a place to ‘hang out’ with their friends. The group is funded by Children In Need and is run by the members through a steering group. The group runs on a weekly basis  across Cheshire West and Chester district and all activities on offer are chosen by the young people who attend. To find out more, please call the Cheshire Centre for Independent Living on 01606 872760.

West Cheshire Buddy Scheme for ages 5-18

As a volunteer your role is to support a young person with a disability to enable them to be involved in a leisure activity of their choice. Depending on your own leisure interests and the interests of the young person you will be supporting, you will help him or her to gain access to a mainstream local sport or leisure club or group. Depending on the club and the young person you may need to supervise them only in their chosen activity or get involved to some extent yourself.

Rudheath 5-12

Rudheath 5-12 Youth Club is looking for volunteers. Any skills or talents are welcome - but mainly you just need enthusiasm. The Youth Club is open from 6pm-7.30pm on Fridays at Venue, Gadbrook Road, Rudheath, and aims to develop 5-12 year olds through information, education, leisure and fun. If you would like to volunteer for this rewarding role, contact Hazel using the details below:

Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Cheshire Wildlife Trust is a charity dedicated to preserving Cheshire's plants, animals and wild places for all to enjoy, both now and in the future.

Volunteering on the Mid Cheshire Line

Stations between Mouldsworth and Navigation Road are managed by Northern Rail (Altrincham is also part managed by Metrolink) and there are always opportunities for volunteers to help at stations. Volunteering mainly means helping to keep stations clean and tidy by litter picking or sweeping but there are usually opportunities for weeding, planting and other gardening tasks. They particularly welcome new volunteers with artistic talents, those who work with young people and people who are knowledgeable about the history of the Line.

Waste reduction volunteers

If you are passionate about reducing waste, we would like to hear from you. CWAC is on the hunt for volunteers to advise and empower local residents to reduce waste, compost at home and make the most of leftover food.  The team of dedicated Waste Reduction Volunteers attend road shows and deliver talks throughout the area, speaking to people about home composting and food waste reduction.  If you think you have what it takes to become part of our friendly, enthusiastic team please contact the Volunteer Coordinator on 0300 123 8 123 for an application form or apply online.

Save the Family are looking for new Trustees

Save the Family provide a safe community environment combined with basic support to homeless and troubled families where safeguarding of both children and vulnerable adults is absolutely paramount.

Save the Family are recruiting  new Trustees. For more information:

​​Citizens Advice

There are over 22,000 volunteers involved in the Citizens Advice service, performing a wide range of roles. There are many roles to choose from including advisers, receptionists, information assistants and many more. Please note, not all volunteer roles will be available in every bureau. To view the full range of roles and descriptions please:

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity. Our volunteers are trained in life saving skills and play a key role in delivering first aid care in the community.

If you are energetic, reliable and committed to putting the needs of others first we have opportunities for you now in Winsford.

Visit www.sja.org.uk and search for ’volunteer vacancies’ and take the first step to stand out from the crowd.

Help us be the difference between lives lost and lives saved.

Cheshire West Eating Support Team (C.W.E.S.T)

C.W.E.S.T is Cheshire West eating Support Team. We run self help support groups and therefore looking for volunteers to help facilitate the two monthly meetings. One for those with eating disorders and one for their carers, whether they be parents, partners or friends.
As a facilitator you may have had an experience with an eating disorder or careered for someone who has. However, this is not a requirement, as it is more important that you mare  a good listener, empathetic and patient. If you have a couple of hours a month and would like to support these groups or would like any more information or an informal chat please contact Helen Davies for more information:
  • ​Telephone: 07763061307

Sue Ryder's charity shop

Sue Ryder's charity shop team in Northwich are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to help maximise sales which fund our healthcare services.

Tasks will vary according to need and may include:

  • sorting donations
  • serving customers
  • pricing goods
  • cleaning & preparing goods for sale
  • creating window displays

We'll need you to:

  • be friendly and approachable
  • have common sense
  • use your own initiative
  • work as part of a team.
Previous retail experience would be beneficial but is not essential as all training will be provided.​ If you're interested please:
  • Telephone: 01606 352805
  • Visit: Sue Ryder's charity shop, 46 Witton Street, Northwich

Stroke Association - Resolution Run Delamere Forest

The Stroke Association Resolution Run returns to Delamere Forest on Sunday 12 March 2017. This annual sponsored run is currently on track to be bigger than it has ever been before, and we need your help to ensure the safety of our runners and smooth running of this event.

We’re looking for volunteers to act as route marshals, man our water station, and present medals/water to our runners as they cross the finish line.

The Stroke Association believes in life after stroke. That’s why we campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best possible recovery, and why we fund research to develop new treatments and ways to prevent stroke. 

For more details or to register as a volunteer, please:​

Sunrise Nursery

Over Hall Community Enterprises Limited, a Registered Charity and Social Enterprise which runs 3 Children’s nurseries and an after school club in Winsford are seeking volunteer trustees to join our Board. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community, everyone has something they can bring to our Board. These positions would suit people with an interest in improving the outcome for the children of Winsford by providing targeted help to those families/children that need it, in preparation for starting school. No prior knowledge is needed and the time commitment is not onerous, five meetings a year, each lasting approximately one and a half hours with meeting papers circulated beforehand. There is scope for interested trustees to become more involved if they wish ie recruitment, finance sub committees, policy approval etc but this is not necessary. Full training will be given and the positions are subject to enhanced DBS checks.
For more information please contact Mrs Jo Hopton, Company Secretary.

Mid Cheshire Scouts

Mid Cheshire Scouts are looking for adult volunteers. The work would be working with beavers, cubs and scouts in Northwich/Middlewich and Winsford. The roles available are as follows:
  • Assistant Beaver Leader - Various Groups
  • Assistant Cub Leader- Various Groups
  • Assistant Scout Leader - Various Groups
  • Group Scout Leader - Moulton Scout Group
  • Beaver Scout Leader - Moulton Scout Group
If you are interested please contact Alan Buckley:

Vision Support , Northwich Club for the Blind

Can you spare one Wednesday afternoon a month to support people with Visual Impairment? The Northwich Club for the Blind need volunteers to support them with their monthly meetings which include, activities, speakers and trips out.
For further information please contact Jo Jardine:

Changing Lives

Changing Lives in Cheshire is a charity and social enterprise based in Winsford. We deliver real environmental, social and community impact.

Volunteering at Changing Lives in Cheshire can be for a number of reasons. For some, it’s to meet new people, and to offer something back to the local community or to make a difference to people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or to build upon existing experience and knowledge and further your job prospects.

We have a wide range of opportunities available including Reception, Admin, Finance, Marketing, PR, Shop and Online Sales, Warehouse, Driving, Electrical and Wood Workshops.

All volunteers receive a comprehensive induction plus travel costs, meals (we provide a set limit for lunches for our all-day volunteers), protective clothing, training and ongoing support from the Volunteer Coordinator For an informal chat:
  • Telephone: Carol Halpin on Mobile: 07867 356 796 or
  • Office: 01606 827120

The NeuroMuscular Centre

The NeuroMuscular Centre (NMC), based in Winsford, is looking for volunteers to help out with community events, bucket collections, event marshalling, and a host of other fundraising opportunities. The NeuroMuscular Centre is a pioneering charity that supports hundreds of people in the Winsford and Cheshire region who are affected by Muscular Dystrophy. They offer a range of support and services including physiotherapy, supported training and employment opportunities as well as information, support and advice.

There is no minimum time commitment, and volunteering opportunities will include evenings and weekends. 

We welcome applications from people of all abilities, but applicants must be aged 18 or over.

For more information, please contact Lisa:

Skills and Employment Volunteering

Volunteer Employment Mentor Opportunities

Volunteers will work out of their local Work Zone providing one to one support to an individual (or individuals) looking to secure employment.
They help with such things as job searching, IT, interview tips, overcoming barriers into employment. They work with their mentees to help them to establish an action plan, then support and empower them towards achieving their aims.
Training is available, including the possibility to gain a Level 2 qualification in Mentoring.
Applicants should be able to provide a long term commitment to this role as mentees are offered a minimum of 30 hours support should they require it.

Volunteer IT Support Opportunities

Volunteers may be required to support an IT Tutor in the delivery of a computer course in one of the local Work Zones in Ellesmere Port, Chester, Northwich, Winsford.
Working with a Tutor, volunteers be working with learners in whole groups, or on a one to one basis.
Applicants must be willing to undergo an IT qualification if not already achieved. 

Volunteer Administration/Reception Opportunities

Volunteer Administrators/Receptionists will work out of our busy local Work Zones based in Ellesmere Port, Winsford or Northwich.
Each day will be different. Successful applicants would be meeting and greeting visitors and users of the Work Zones, dealing with registration paperwork, signing in sheets, typing letters, updating notice boards, photocopying etc. Good IT skills would be an advantage, but training opportunities will be available, some of which may result in a nationally recognised qualification.

Volunteer Learning Support Tutors (maths, English, IT and Family Learning)

Volunteers may be required to support a course in one of the local Work Zones, or at a community venue in the Cheshire West area (e.g. Ellesmere Port, Chester, Northwich, Winsford).
Working with a Tutor, volunteers will assist in the delivery of courses working with learners in whole groups, or on a one to one basis.
Applicants must be willing to undergo an Adult English or maths qualification at level 2 if not already achieved. 

British Red Cross Emergency Response Co-ordinator

Can you keep a cool head in a crisis? As an emergency response volunteer you would help people in need and have a special role to play in supporting the emergency services. You will be providing much-needed practical and emotional support to individuals, as part of an emergency response team, in support of category 1 and 2 responders and other agencies following an emergency or major incident. Volunteers must be able to reach Birchwood Fire Station within 30 minutes of being called out and ideally be a car owner/driver. ​For more information and to apply: and then select A24 - Emergency Response - Fire and Emergency - (FVS) - Cheshire.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie is looking to recruit new volunteers to join the Northwich Fundraising Group. The group meet monthly and are looking volunteers to help out in lots of ways, including organising and taking part in supermarket collections to helping support the fundraising group in organising events. If you feel you could help Marie Curie fundraise, then we would love to hear from you.  We are recruiting the key role of Treasurer too!

If you would like to get involved with the fundraising group or would just like more information please contact Holly Fraser:

The Cinnamon Trust

The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity for the elderly and terminally ill and their pets. They seek to keep owner and pet together for as long as possible with the help of a national network of volunteers who assist when day to day care poses a problem. Their aim is to relieve the owners of any worry concerning the welfare of their pets both during and after their own lifetime making us unique amongst charities. All volunteers help in the ways that are most appropriate to them. Teams take it in turn to visit housebound owners, to take dogs for walks, volunteers foster pets as one of their family when owners face a spell in hospital, they take pets to the vet, clean cages out. They take any problem posed in day to day care of pets. For more information contact Sally:

Cheshire West Citizens Advice

Cheshire West Citizens Advice are an advice service that help people resolve a wide range of problems from employment, benefits, housing, immigration and debt amongst others, by providing information and guidance to those in need and by influencing policy makers. The Citizen’s Advice Service has provided free, confidential, impartial advice to anyone on almost any subject since 1939 when it was established as an emergency war service. Cheshire West Citizens Advice would not exist without their fantastic team of volunteers that regularly give their time, dedication and enthusiasm. All of their front line services are delivered by volunteers.

Cheshire West Citizens Advice are always looking for more volunteers to continue to support the increasing volume of clients they see on a weekly basis and to be there for the clients across all our various available channels such as telephones, webchat, email and face to face. There are a range of roles available:
  • Volunteer Support Worker - some of our volunteers have additional needs and need a volunteer support worker to enable them to do parts of their role​
  • Telephone Adviser – these volunteers man our phone lines answering calls from clients on a variety of issues. Again our telephone advisers are highly trained and offer brilliant service to those that cannot visit a centre.
  • Webchat and Email Adviser - these volunteers respond to online enquiries from people that need our advice services. They are highly trained to be able to break down issues and offer tailored advice
  • Centre Support Volunteer or Meet and Greet Volunteer – these volunteers manage our waiting rooms making sure clients are comfortable , do admin support for the centre and do initial checks on clients to help the volunteer adviser.
If you are interested, or for more information:
  • Telephone Hailey Wood: 01244 503945

Action Hearing Loss

(Formerly known as RNID) is looking for volunteers to support their Cheshire based information officer, getting out and about across the region and providing information on deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus to deaf and hard of hearing people, their families, carers, community groups and professionals, encouraging independence and reducing feelings of isolation.

The charity has regular information stands in the libraries across Cheshire West and Chester which would benefit from an extra pair of hands. If you like talking, consider yourself to be friendly and approachable and have an interest in hearing loss and information, come and spend an hour or two with us answering questions from visitors to the stand and handing out leaflets as appropriate. In return you will receive training, reimbursed expenses and a great experience! Location is flexible – we are open to visiting anywhere that would benefit from our information and welcome any feedback and suggestions. The length of each information session can vary too, from a few hours a month, to a full day a week. The level of commitment depends entirely on you. 

For more information:

Cheshire Young Carers

Cheshire Young Carers offers support to over 150 young carers across Cheshire. CYC aims to respond to the needs and improve life chances of children and young people providing care to a parent or sibling. This includes parents with mental illness, entrenched substance misuse, physical illness and other conditions and disabilities that may impact on the young person’s wellbeing.

Volunteers make a significant contribution to the work and objectives of CYC. At CYC they recognise that there are benefits for a volunteer too, by having the opportunity to pursue an interest and consequently gain new information, develop new skills or enhance existing ones. Their volunteers learn leadership and social skills as they interact with paid staff, young carers and other volunteers. They develop personal pride and satisfaction as they help young carers, and this self-esteem is matched by a recognition by others of their expertise in specific areas such as tutoring, mentoring, coaching etc. For further information:

Vale Royal Conservation Volunteers

The Vale Royal Conservation Volunteers are a group of volunteers with an interest in working to preserve and enhance the local natural environment and maintain and improve public access to it.

They do this by working by arrangement with local charities and organisations who share their interest, and can provide the supervision, tools and insurance necessary to carry out our work.

By tradition they operate on Thursdays only, and normally confine their activities to within a ten mile radius of Mid-Cheshire.

The way they operate gives their members variety of experience both in work and location, whilst , by meeting weekly, providing an ideal environment in which lasting friendships can be forged. For further information:


Brightlife has opportunities for Volunteer Community Connectors to work in our social prescribing areas of Winsford, Chester and Malpas. 

Brightlife is a Big Lottery funded partnership set up to improve the lives of older people across Cheshire West and Chester by reducing social isolation.

As a Volunteer Community Connector, you will support the work of team, by providing practical support to the older people we work with. Our Community Connectors choose the ways in which they would like to support our Social Prescribing Co-ordinators, depending on their own interests and skills.

The ways in which Community Connectors help include:
  • Accompanying Co-ordinators on home visits to help individuals set and reach their goals
  • Transporting an individual to somewhere in the local community
  • Assisting Social Prescribing Co-ordinators with regular drop-in sessions
  • Accompanying an older person on their first visit to an activity or service and staying with them
  • Visiting or making telephone contact with an older person 
  • Being involved in events to promote the social prescribing service
  • Acting as an ambassador for Brightlife within your local community
To find out more information, contact Lynne Humphries:

Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE)

Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE) is the leading greyhound rescue charity in England and Wales independent of the greyhound racing industry. They are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of greyhounds and lurchers, and re-home around 500 of these special dogs every year.

The charity is seeking volunteers across Cheshire to help with dog walking, home visiting, transportation, events and much more! For more information contact Anna Claxton, Volunteer Co-ordinator: 

Royal Voluntary Service Cheshire

The RVS (formerly the WRVS) is a volunteer organisation that enriches the lives of older people across Britain. They are looking to put a team of enthusiastic people together to attend events on their behalf, talking to people about their services and inspiring others to volunteer with them. If you are interested in helping improve the lives of older people in your local community please get in touch.
For more details about the RVS and details of opportunities available across Cheshire:


Saltscape Landscape Partnership works alongside other environmental and wildlife charities to protect enhance and celebrate the unique landscape and character of the Weaver Valley in Cheshire.

We have many volunteering opportunities to work on a range of projects and make a difference to an area steeped in natural and industrial heritage.
You could get your hands dirty helping to look after your local environment by joining our practical workdays volunteering team  or even carry out valuable research into local heritage and join us at events.

All our volunteering opportunities are advertised on our website, why not have a look:

Vision Support - Social Group Supporter Winsford

Could you spare a couple of hours once a month to support a Social Club in Winsford for people with a Vision Impairment?  We need a volunteer who is willing to have a coffee and chat with people, who would also enjoy organising small activities. In return Vision Support offers support and training and expenses.  

For further information please contact Jo Jardine at Chester Office:

Cheshire West, Halton and Warrington Youth Offending Service

Volunteers wanted to support:
  • Referral Order Panels
  • Reparation Projects
  • Girls and Young Women Mentoring Scheme
  • Young people who need help accessing and attending ETE (education, training and employment)
Enhanced ​DBS and references required. Formal interview, induction; training and team meetings. If you are interested please contact Christine Dunn:

Cultural Ambassador for Brio Leisure

If you’re looking to bolster your CV with some interesting and varied volunteer work experience, then you should consider joining our Entertainments team as a Cultural Ambassador!

Not only do you get to meet interesting people and help deliver our ever-growing programme of shows and events, you’ll be having fun and helping out in your community too.

Cultural Ambassadors are here to help raise awareness of the events and shows that Brio Leisure host, and they play a customer service role during events too.

As a Cultural Ambassador, you’ll be:
  • Meeting and greeting audiences as they arrive at events
  • Checking and validating parking and helping manage late arrivals
  • Resolving issues with seating plan and ensuring everyone’s sat in the correct seats
  • Monitoring the audience to ensure restrictions around cameras and recording equipment are being observed
You’ll also get to help with the distribution of flyers, brochures and other printed material in the local area to help make the shows as successful as they can possibly be!

In return, you’ll get valuable experience in a customer service environment. It’s also a nice place to work! There’s a good buzz when we’re running events, and you’ll get to meet lots of people, all excited to see the show.  You’ll also get to watch any show you’re working on for free, once you’ve helped everyone to their seats! You’ll also be able to save up shifts and “cash them in” for free tickets to shows you’re not working on! So for those that love live music, comedy or theatre productions, becoming a Cultural Ambassador is a great way to indulge your passion without breaking the bank!

To apply, send a copy of your cv to:

Just So Festival

Just So Festival, organised by Wild Rumpus CIC, have several volunteering opportunities available where you can boost or gain hands-on events and tourism experience within an arts setting.

For more information and to apply:

St Luke's Hospice Shop Vacancies

Since 1988, St Luke’s has been providing palliative care to local people, supporting them in ways which go beyond the scope and funding of the NHS. Last year we supported over 1,000 local people with a huge range of support from end of life care on our ward to supporting carers, and from helping children cope with grief to helping patients return to work after an illness.
We are a charity and were established following a fundraising campaign in the mid 1980’s which was championed by local people, and all these years later we continue to be supported in this way.  In fact, around 85% of our care is funded by donations.
Volunteers play a key role in the success of St Luke's and the care we can afford to provide. We have nine charity shops in mid and south Cheshire which raise money for St Luke's, and these are mainly staffed by volunteers. Last year, almost 800 volunteers donated 93,000 hours of their time, saving more than £600,000 in salaries and boosting the Hospice team by the equivalent of 48 full-time members of staff.

St Luke's Shop, Witton Street, Northwich

As a Retail Assistant you will support our Shop Managers in every aspect of the shop, providing excellent customer service and going the extra mile to ensure that our shops are as successful as possible. 

Some of the tasks that you may be doing include: 
  • Greeting customers
  • Using the till
  • Receiving donations, sorting and preparing stock for sale
  • Assisting with shop displays
  • Maintaining a stocked and tidy shop floor 
  • Processing Gift Aid and encouraging new donors
We ask that you are free to volunteer with us for as little as four hours each week, usually a morning or an afternoon, but this is flexible depending on your availability. In return, we offer you the opportunity to develop new skills and receive ongoing support and training, as well as having a great time and knowing that you are making an important contribution to St Luke’s. 

What we are looking for:
  • Aged 16 and over
  • Willing to partake in all aspects of the shop and training 
  • Trustworthy and reliable 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Well presented
  • Able to support the overall aims of St Luke’s and respect polices such as Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety
Application Process
  • Application form
  • Informal chat 
  • Trial shifts
For more information: 

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