Covid-19 | Mental Health

Mental Health under Lockdown

With the inescapable topic of Covid-19 being on everyone’s lips, it is unsurprising that is having a profound effect on all our mental health ranging from low mood to constant anxiety, to the general feeling of un-comfortableness but this is perfectly understandable and perfectly natural to feel like this. So,  why does lockdown feel so challenging?  Given the uncertainty in our country at the moment, with some news reports…

Covid-19 | Resources | Virtual volunteering

Slowly back to work

As the country is slowly getting back to work, many organisations are preparing for how they will cope with the easing of the lockdown. The extent of virtual working during the lockdown will have significant effects on how people will work and volunteer in the years to come.  In terms of volunteering, there are already many…


A Sparkle Of Good Will In A World Of Turmoil

Underneath the amazing worth the NHS is doing for our country, there are many individuals whose work is going unnoticed. People, amidst the turmoil, are finding creative ways to liven spirits. The Apricot Poodle Knitting & Art Gallery is one of them that deserves some appreciation and support. Val Posener and her team of volunteers…

Virtual volunteering

Bring people closer together

In such a technology-driven world, social media and online services are key to displaying community messages and advertising volunteering roles. In the current climate, we may feel we are becoming increasingly isolated and unsure of ourselves. BUT, this is, in fact, an environment where you can make a difference and bring people closer together. Presenting…

Virtual volunteering

Virtual volunteering Mission

Since 2007 the Canterbury & Herne Bay Volunteer Centre has been supporting, promoting and developing volunteering opportunities within the Canterbury District. As technology continues to evolve, people are looking for new ways to volunteer in a non-traditional way keeping up with the new technologies and trying to better time-manage their lives in this busy world….


Stop spreading the virus, start spreading kindness

The impact of the coronavirus, is being felt all over the world and in the light of uncertainty surrounding the recent outbreak, our priority continues to be the wellbeing of our volunteers, organisations and staff. We are committed to ensure that our work continues in the safest way, as we are taking all necessary steps…

Virtual volunteering

Virtual Volunteering

We are piloting this project in the Canterbury district as this district has a mix of both urban and rural areas.  We aim to work with a number of organisations to explore and co-produce resources to support and increase the development of virtual volunteering opportunities across the District. In terms of volunteers, we will be…