Volunteering is an incredibly rewarding experience that should benefit both you and the organisation you are working for.
For many voluntary organisations in particular, volunteers are a vital part of their team without whose time, skills and knowledge they could not operate. Even just offering an hour of your time a week can really make a difference.
Mansfield Volunteer Centre
Mansfield Volunteer Centre is situated within Community House and managed by Mansfield CVS. Offers a volunteer brokerage service matching potential volunteers with opportunities across Mansfield and District. This service is currently provided by 3 volunteers.
We currently have volunteer opportunities from approximately 104 organisations on our database and carry out around 400 volunteer interviews per year.
Who can become a volunteer?
The simple answer is anyone! There are fewer roles for under-16s, but opportunties are out there. We can point you in the right direction if you don't know where to start.
There is something for everyone, no matter what your skills, experience or availability. Even people who work full time may be able to offer a couple of hours a week to coach a youth sports team or serve refreshments.
What can I expect?
Volunteers are part of a work team, and in the workplace they have the same rights as employed staff. Though you will not be paid, volunteers can expect:
How can I find out more?
You can book a volunteer interview with our Volunteer Centre team here at Mansfield CVS. This is an informal meeting where you can discuss what you want to get out of volunteering, and get some advice and guidance on what to do next.
Our volunteer interviews are conducted by our own volunteers. They really are the best people to start you on your volunteering journey! As well as advice, they can share their own experiences and reassure you if you have any worries.
Volunteer interviews take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please call 01623 392444 to book an appointment.
You can also search for opportunties online at Do-It which lists a huge range of roles across the country,
If you need any other information about becoming a volunteer, you can visit Volunteering England.
I started working at Mansfield CVS aged just 18, initially as an admin apprentice studying a level 2 NVQ and later progressing to doing a “Higher” apprenticeship (NVQ level 3). It was my first job and when I began working here I had very low self-confidence and no practical work experience at all! Due to the nature of the work, helping other charities in the local area, and the lovely people I work with, I soon discovered I really enjoy working in the charity sector and would be very happy to have a career in it – something I had never considered prior to joining MCVS.
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