Want to Volunteer?

'Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth ' -  1 John 3: 18

Volunteers are vital if churches and organisations in this county are to continue the valuable work that they do tackling poverty. We believe that everyone can have a role to play- whatever their age, gifts or experience. 
Never volunteered before or unsure where to start? Feel free to contact the charities below direct to arrange a visit, or contact Hannah Buck or Alice McGregor, our Development workers, if you would like to chat through where you might be best to start.

Transforming Notts Together is also looking for some volunteers- particularly to provide our Development Workers with administrative support and with the option of being trained up to run courses and support churches.

The organisations below are known to but completely independent of TNT- our role is simply to make it easier for you to get in touch with them.
There is a map on the right if you want to find places closest to you.
If you see somewhere you would like to volunteer, click on the ‘I want to help’ button to fill out a brief contact form to send to the organisation.

 

Nottingham Arimathea Trust

Radford

Provides housing and support for destitute asylum seekers and refugees. Sometimes asylum seekers find themselves stuck in a limbo when they are denied the right to live and work in the UK but at the same time it is impossible for them to return to their country of origin. We provide support to these people by providing a roof over their heads and helping them to submit a fresh claim for asylum.

We are looking for mentors and befrienders who can meet up with our residents on a regular basis to give them moral support, English conversation practice, and social interaction. We are also looking for volunteers to act as Destitution Ambassadors who will raise awareness in the local community about refugee and asylum issues, showing people how they can support those who have come to this country seeking sanctuary.

HOST Nottingham

Largely in Nottingham

We provide housing for destitute asylum seekers in the homes of volunteer hosts for up to three months. We support these asylum seekers in making a fresh claim for asylum. Support is given to all volunteers as well as to their guests.

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to generously host destitute asylum seekers in their homes. Support is given and HOST is there to help with practical matters.

2 Shires Credit Union

Bassetlaw

2 Shires Credit Union is a not for profit financial co-operative who provide a safe place for people to save money and ethical and affordable loans. We are a real alternative to door step lenders and pay day loans.

We presently have 4 volunteering opportunities:- 1) Serving our members and potential members in our Community branches in Harworth & Retford 2) Serving our members and potential members in our main office in Worksop 3) As a member of our Board 4) Promoting our services as a Community Champion

Beacon Project

Mansfield

The Beacon Project is a Christian project working with homeless and marginalised people, providing food, clothing and, more importantly, a listening ear. We operate over the lunchtime period Tuesday to Fridays and also have a soup run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings outside the library.

We welcome help from people with a heart for the poor and vulnerable. Because this volunteering is part of our Christian outreach, volunteers need to be comfortable operating in a Christian setup, following guidance in line with that ethos. If you would like to help, please get in touch.

Transforming Notts Together

Mansfield & Nottingham

Transforming Notts Together works with churches, charities, and local government to tackle poverty in Nottinghamshire. We want to help people use their skills, abilities and passions to make a difference in their community.

We are looking for volunteers with a range of skills but at the moment need particular help with admin, internet research projects and putting together our bi-monthly E-Newsletter. If you could help, please get in touch.

Salvation Army

Sneinton, Nottingham

The Salvation Army is part of the mainstream Christian Church. Its ethos is to provide holistic care through the preaching of the Gospel and practical social care – With Heart to God and Hand to Man.

A range of volunteering opportunities are available at the William Booth Memorial Complex: helping with the In-Tone club working with over 18's with physical impairments and/or learning disabilities, Employment Plus helping people get back into work, assistants to help with the food bank. Also fundraising through coffee mornings, table top sales etc and general gardening and grounds maintenance. Please consider helping.

Mansfield Street Pastors

Mansfield

Street Pastors is an inter-denominational church initiative to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to listen, care and help. In Mansfield, 16 churches are involved. Teams go out into the town centre every Saturday night, from 10pm until 4.00am.

Volunteer Street Pastors commit to one night each month. They are aged over 18 but there is no upper age limit (our oldest street pastor is 82). Volunteers go through an application process and DBS check (previously known as CRB). They are given full training, which is mainly held on Saturday’s. There are 12 different training sessions in total, including roles and responsibilities, conflict management, domestic abuse awareness & safeguarding. The training takes approximately 6 months to complete.

Nottingham Street Pastors

Nottingham

Nottingham Street Pastors is a street and neighbourhood-based project that is part of the Malt Cross Trust. We go out into the community to love, care for, support and listen to those we meet. We go out in the city centre between 10pm-3am on Friday and Saturday nights, in Sneinton between 7pm-11pm on Friday nights and in Bulwell between 7pm-11pm on first 3 Fridays of the month and the 4th Saturday of the month between 11am-3pm

Volunteer roles: Street Pastor – Commitment of one shift a month for a year. Prayer Pastor – Praying for street pastors while they’re out on the street once a month. Fundraising – Primarily office based Monday-Friday 9.30am-5pm. Office support - Primarily office based Monday-Friday 9.30am-5pm. Street Pastors need to be over 18 and attend a local church.

Men in Sheds

Mansfield

The idea behind the “Men in Sheds” scheme is to bring men together to build community and tackle loneliness. Together men learn how to produce wooden items, which can then be sold to pay for the running costs of the workshop.

If you’d like to learn woodworking, why not get in touch. We are also looking for men who have woodworking skills and people with admin skills, who can help with ordering materials and with health and safety assessments etc.

Broxtowe Borough Mediation Service

Broxtowe Borough, Nottinghamshire

You don’t have to like your neighbours but you do have to live near them. We all have neighbours and problems with neighbours occur. If you are in dispute with your neighbours, you don’t have to ignore it. Broxtowe Borough Mediation Service can help!

Interested in becoming a Mediator? No experience is necessary. Volunteers need the ability to: Deal sensitively with people; work with a range of people from different backgrounds; be patient, objective and non-judgmental; keep records; work as part of a team and co-operate with support / supervision. Broxtowe Borough Mediation Service runs an OCN accredited course in Community Mediation Skills, which is free for volunteer mediators.

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1 These organisations are known to, but not part of, Transforming Notts Together. The organisations have not been vetted by Transforming Notts Together and will have their own systems for working with volunteers. The role of Transforming Notts Together is simply to make it easier for you to get in touch with organisations through our website and hopefully to then join in with the important work of tackling poverty