• Volunteering in East Sussex

  • What is volunteering?

    Volunteering is where you carry out activities for free but get lots back in return. You’ll meet new people, make friends and gain lots of useful experience.

    It will look good on your CV and can help you get a job, as well as giving you the chance to try out different careers.

    Volunteering is much more than just making cups of tea at an office – from helping out at an animal sanctuary to football coaching, there are loads of volunteering opportunities out there for you.

    How do I find out more?

    Just contact the Volunteer Centre East Sussex

    Phone: 01323 301757
    Email: info@vces.org.uk

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    So where can I volunteer in East Sussex?

    There are lots of different opportunities out there. These organisations can help you find something that suits you.

    The National Citizen Service

    The National Citizen Service (NCS) is the Government’s flagship personal and
    social development programme for young people. NCS is a once in a lifetime
    opportunity, open to all 16-17 olds in years 11 and 12, from all schools and
    colleges across England, including state funded, special and independent.

    Find out more about when and where you can join up by contacting your local provider:

    Lewes - MYT

    Eastbourne - Catch 22

    Hastings,Rother and Wealden - CXK   -  download the CXK NCS Summer Programme 2016

    Active Sussex

    If sport’s your thing, you can search for ‘volunteer opportunities’ on the Active Sussex website.

    Do It

    Do It lists volunteering opportunities in your local area, in the rest of Britain and even overseas. Just search on the Do It database.

    You can also take a look at East Sussex County Council’s volunteering information: East Sussex County Council – ways to volunteer.

    Volunteers from vinvolved

    Caption: Volunteers from vinvolved

    How can I find time to volunteer?

    You might be busy with college, uni or work, but volunteering can be fitted in to suit you. Many organisations are willing to be flexible, and fix hours around your schedule, whether you can volunteer for a day, a week or a couple of hours a month at the weekend.

    A volunteer sports leader

    Will I get paid?

    You won’t get paid for volunteering, but lots of organisations will cover your travel expenses.

    Find out more about volunteering

    If you have any more questions about how to get involved in volunteering in East Sussex, contact:

    Volunteer Centre East Sussex
    8 Saffrons Road
    Eastbourne BN21 1DG
    Phone: 01323 301757
    Email: info@vces.org.uk