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Due to the current situation we have closed our office but we are still busy placing volunteers with the charities and community groups that are helping the old and vulnerable during this pandemic. If you can volunteer and you, or your immediate family, are not classed as vulnerable please get in touch and we will pass you on to one of [...]

Sussex Community NHS – help our District Nurses

Can you help? Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust are looking for volunteers to help their District Nurses at Heathfield Community Centre.  There are two roles available: Admin Support Volunteer for Heathfield District Nurses at Heathfield Community Centre.  Tuesday or Fridays 9.30am - 12.30pm.  Duties include: Filing Archiving Making up patient folders (putting care records into them in readiness to go into [...]

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St Wilfrid’s Hospice Community Support Volunteers – can you help?

St Wilfrid’s Hospice are looking to recruit Community Support Volunteers who visit and befriend patients in their own homes offering a chance to talk, give respite and reassurance to families, laugh, reminisce and even play the odd game of scrabble! Is this something you could do?  If you have a kind heart and enjoy spending time with people, then it’s a [...]

Social Prescribing comes to Heathfield

Did you know that GPs are trying to avoid prescribing drugs to those suffering from anxiety, depression, social isolation and loneliness in our community? This is being replaced with ‘social prescribing’.  Volunteers in our area are helping people overcome their difficulties with activity and social interaction. There are countless different ways to help - from going to activity groups or just [...]

Do you have some time? Want to help?

We can find you the perfect place to volunteer Do you have time to spare?  Would you like to be involved with people, help with animals, work outdoors?  Join us in volunteering, make new friends and gain new skills.  Volunteering can be a real boost for your mental health as well as benefitting those you are helping.  Come in and chat [...]

Watch this space!

Wonderful opportunities to help your community Summer is probably over and the schools are back in session but there's no need for doom and gloom.  Raise your spirits and those of the people around you by volunteering.  Over the next few weeks and months we will be announcing some exciting new ventures, partnerships and collaborations with local charities and highlighting the [...]

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