We aim to support, promote and develop volunteering opportunities within the Canterbury District. If you are a local charity, a volunteer or community group or not for profit organisation, a Public Sector organisation or Private Sector organisation or if you are seeking volunteers, please contact us.
Referral and Support of Volunteers
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 small 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. We also operate a telephone befriending service.
We run regular workshops and training session for both volunteers and organisations that utilise volunteers.
This scheme is aimed 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.