Author Archives: Canterbury District Volunteer Centre

Forthcoming workshops

In associations with the Kent Volunteer Partnership, we will be hosting a number of workshops over the next month focusing on young people and how organisations can manage and recruit young people which includes getting to grips with micro and virtual volunteering as a way or becoming more “youth-friendly”.

Here are the dates times and links for the various short, online workshops:

For more details contact us: T: 01227 452278


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Digital Champions

We have recently started to utilize a number of Digital Champions who help people to utilize their phones, laptops tablets or computers.

We want to ensure that everyone can take advantage of being online and enjoy the huge benefits the internet offers such as saving money, being in touch with friends and family and accessing information.


  • Support will be provided by Canterbury District Volunteer Centre
  • Opportunity to give back to your local community
  • Opportunity to meet new people and possibly make friends
  • Further develop your experience and interpersonal skills
  • Travel expenses paid (on presentation of receipts or expenses claim form)

For more details contact us: T: 01227 452278


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Befriending week 2022:

Befriending Week: 1 – 7 November 2022

The first week in November marked the tenth anniversary of Befriending Week and to celebrate we organised a few events.  We kicked the week off with a tea and cake meet-up for all the volunteers to thank them for all their hard work and dedication.  We are blessed with several longstanding volunteers who came out in force to meet and cheer on some of the new members.  While we were busy chatting, laughing and admiring one of the volunteer’s bold move to royal purple hair the CEO of the charity played “mother” and served us. 

We hosted coffee mornings to attract new volunteers at both of our offices.  One of the days a new volunteer came to help man the table and biscuits were on the ready for anyone who came.  It was a joy to meet everyone who came through the door.  And chat about the befriending service and how we operate.  We also offer a transport service, and we have clients who are linked between the two as well as volunteers through out the years.  We even had individuals from other agencies visit and chat and seek out how our service can interact with their own.   

As you can see from the pictures some of the volunteers was enjoying the chance to get together and catch up. 

T: 01227 452278