Let's celebrate Volunteering!
There are many reasons why people volunteer but let's not forget how much difference volunteering makes to so many. . . particuarly in times like these!
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 nee
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.
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.
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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.
We operate face to face befriending service matching individuals who are isolated or lonely with volunteers who look for social contact and support on a regular basis. Due to Covid-19, we are currently only offering this service by telephone.
We aim to work with a number of organizations to explore and co-produce resources to support and increase the development of virtual volunteering opportunities across the District.
Although we have ceased some of our current operations, we continue working on finding volunteers for organisations and places for volunteers, either traditional and virtual volunteers. There are lots of people seeking volunteering at the moment so now’s the chance to recruit people who are willing, able and will almost certainly be around post lockdown.