Volunteer with Connex Community Support

Interested in the idea of volunteering in the Derbyshire Dales?

If so, Connex Community Support can help you to identify and apply for volunteering opportunities, whether this is with us as a Telephone Befriender or Volunteer Driver or with other charities, community groups, non-profit or public service organisations. The service is free to members of the public. You may incur some expenses when you start volunteering, such as travel. Many organisations will be able to help with these costs, but not all, so if this is important for you, it is worth asking before you commit your time.

By volunteering you can:
• meet new people, make new friends
• develop your skills and CV
• change the lives of people in your community
• improve your confidence
• gain a sense of self achievement

Do I need any experience or qualifications?
This will depend on what you wish to volunteer to do. However, we can usually help to find a suitable volunteering role for most people, whether they have experience or specific skills or not, and regardless of age, gender or ability.

How do I apply?
Contact our Volunteer Coordinators at the Buxton or Ashbourne offices by email – see the contact details below. They will arrange to talk you to discuss local volunteering opportunities. They will help you consider what you want to gain from your volunteering experience and help you match your interests, skills and development needs to an opportunity that will help you achieve your personal goals.

If you are a community group, a non-profit organisation, a public sector body or charity looking for a volunteer – you can register with Connex for free. Connex will advertise your volunteering opportunity on the website, at the offices and through a network of contacts. Additionally, if you need support and advice on volunteer recruitment Connex would be happy to talk to you.
Contact Gaynor Atkins via the Ashbourne office, email: gaynor@connex.org.uk