Canterbury District Volunteer Centre
Since 2007 the Canterbury District Volunteer Centre has been supporting, promoting and developing volunteering within the Canterbury District. and providing a number of community services in response to local need.
WHAT WE DO
We aim to support, promote and develop volunteering within the Canterbury District for charities, voluntary or community groups’ not for profit organizations as well as Public Sector organizations.
One of the core functions of any Volunteer Centre or Bureau is the referral of volunteers. On average, we deal with approximately 1000 volunteers per year. Our aim is to match up the skills of volunteers with the volunteering
opportunities offered by organizations.
This scheme is aimed at the provision of a low-cost service utilizing volunteer drivers (who use their own car to transport people to and from medical and social appointments.
We operate a face to face and telephone befriending service matching individuals who are isolated or lonely with volunteers who look for social contact and support on a regular basis.
We run regular workshops and training session for both volunteers and organizations that utilize volunteers.
Understand your experience
We define volunteering as any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment, community or someone (individuals or groups).
Volunteering must be a choice freely made by each individual.