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Volunteering Opportunities in the Dales

Board Member/ Director – Healthwatch Derbyshire

If you are looking to promote better outcomes in Health & Social Care for all and have strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and audiences, ability to work collectively as part of a group and engage in constructive debate and dialogue…being a Board Member with Healthwatch Derbyshire could be the volunteering opportunity for YOU.

Sowing for the Future

In autumn 2021 Darley Dale Town Councillor, Dave Oakley felt that a redundant area of land on the Town Council’s Church Road Allotment site could be developed for wider community use. After working with Asst Town Clerk, Ian Adkin, consulting with the Head Teacher at the nearby Churchtown C/E primary School, some of the existing Church Road Allotment holders, the Secretary of the former First Taste Charity who had undertaken intergenerational work with young people in local care / nursing homes and with local district & county councillors work began on the Darley Dale Community Garden Project.

Jonathan and Sarah will host this informal Zoom session for small community groups.

We will talk you through running your Annual General Meeting, either in person, or virtually.

We will also provide a checklist of things you need to agree at your AGM.

To book your slot please email

Mental Health First Aid Training

There are 7 places currently remaining for Adult Mental Health First Aid Training

The deadline for booking onto the following course is 6 August 2021:
• 4 live sessions: 23 August (afternoon), 26 August (afternoon), 31 August (afternoon), 2 September 2021 (afternoon)
• You must attend all sessions

Please visit this weblink and follow the steps to register – Mental health training – Derbyshire County Council

Support Worker Vacancy with Age UK Derby and Derbyshire

Befriending Service Support Worker

Salary: £9.56 per hour + 8% employers pension contribution (eligibility period) and £0.45 per mile for travel expenses

Hours: 16 hours per week (Monday to Thursday) Base: Hope, Hope Valley

Age UK Derby and Derbyshire is seeking an experienced support worker to support the High Peak & Derbyshire Dales Befriending Service.  The role includes providing administrative and practical support to recruit, train and deploy volunteers and staff, handle referral data, evaluation reporting, invoicing and assisting the Service Coordinator with service development, marketing and sustainability.

Vacancies at Erewash Voluntary Action

Connect Erewash Development Worker
Erewash Voluntary Action are actively recruiting for an exciting new role that will support our work across the community and will be a key position in developing relationships, partnerships and linking to those hard-to-reach areas across Erewash. Our Connect Erewash work is to reduce loneliness and isolation in our local communities.
37 Hours per week to be worked flexibly.
Salary: £25,000 fixed term to July 2022 (possibility to extend/increase hours dependent on funding)
INTERVIEW DATE: 17 August 2021