Information for Volunteers

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.  It offers a volunteer brokerage service matching potential volunteers with opportunities across Mansfield and District.  

We have a variety of volunteer opportunites on our database and can search for specific roles, if you have something in mind, on your behalf.

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:

  • payment of expenses (e.g. travel)
  • a job description outlining your role and responsibilities
  • training and support

How can I find out more?

There are a number of ways you can find out more information about volunteering;

  • You can book an appointment with our Volunteer Centre team here at Mansfield CVS.  This is an informal chat where you can discuss what you want to get out of volunteering, and get some advice and guidance on what to do next. Our appointments are conducted by volunteers and so they are great to talk to for hands on advice. 
  • You can check out our facebook page where we advertise opportunities as they come up and message us directly.
  • Or you can email Jo who will answer any questions and register you on our database.

Face to face volunteer appointments 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.


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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.

Charlotte Wright, Mansfield CVS

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