Volunteering Groups

Are you interested in volunteering in Fenland?

Volunteering in your local community is a fantastic way to meet new people, learn new skills, gain confidence and make a real difference in your area.

Below you will find a list of local organisations, partners and community groups that offer volunteering opportunities within the Fenland area.
 

Children & Youth


Girl Guiding


Members are involved in an incredibly diverse range of activities, from girl-led meetings to volunteering in developing countries. Girls form close friendships, grow in self-confidence, gain new experiences - and have fun!


www.cambseastguides.org.uk


Scouts


A wide range of adult volunteering roles are available with the Scouts, this can be working directly with the young people or in support roles that cover everything from finance to photography to websites and training.


www.cambridgeshirescouts.org.uk

 

Community Organisations


Oasis Centre Wisbech


Volunteers at the Oasis Centre help out with events and Waterlees in Bloom work, which includes litter picking, planting and weeding.


www.theoasiscentre.co.uk


Rosmini Centre


The Rosmini Centre is a community-based organisation focused on helping make the world around a better, happier place. Volunteers organise fundraisers, exciting community-building events, and in-depth training sessions.


www.rosminicentrewisbech.org


Rotary Club


The Rotary Clubs in March, Wisbech, Chatteris and Whittlesey are active in a broad sphere of charitable works for the community. There is also a very active social side, from festive functions, and visit to places of interest both near and far. Membership is open to all. 


www.rotary.org


Lions Clubs


If you're interested in helping your local community, volunteering, fund-raising, organising projects, using your talents, gaining new skills, making friends and having fun - you can do all of this and more as a Lions Club member or volunteer. Clubs are currently running in March & Chatteris, Whittlesey and Wisbech.


lionsclubs.co

 

Community Safety


Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service


Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service offers a variety of different volunteering opportunities.


www.cambsfire.gov.uk


Friends Against Scams


Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams. Anybody can join Friends Against Scams and make a difference in their own way.


www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk


Neighbourhood Watch


Neighbourhood Watch is not just about crime awareness. By becoming a member you have taken the first step to making the area that you live a stronger and safer place to be.


www.ourwatch.org.uk


Volunteering with the Police


There are many volunteering opportunities in the police. Find out how you can contribute to improving public safety and the criminal justice process by working or volunteering in policing.


www.cambs.police.uk


Cambridgeshire Countryside Watch


Cambridgeshire Countryside Watch aims to reduce crime and the fear of crime in rural areas. They work with the National Farmers Union and other rural agencies and businesses to tackle rural crime together.


www.cambscountrysidewatch.co.uk


Cambridgeshire Horse Watch


Horse Watch offers information and advice to horse owners and riders to reduce equine crime in Cambridgeshire and forms part of the National Horsewatch Alliance.


www.ukhorsewatch.org.uk


Cambridgeshire Boat Watch


Cambridgeshire Boat Watch is dedicated to reducing crime and anti-social behaviour around our waterways to make boating safe and enjoyable for all.


For more information, email:
boatwatch@cambs.pnn.police.uk

 

Community Support


Age UK


There are many volunteering opportunities with Age UK that include telephone befriending and shopping schemes for elderly vulnerable people.


www.ageuk.org.uk


Care Network


Care Network is a Cambridgeshire charity working with local people to help them stay healthy, independent and in touch with their community.


www.care-network.org.uk


Citizens Advice


Volunteering with Citizens Advice is a great way to learn something new and give back to your local community in either East Cambridgeshire, Fenland or Huntingdonshire.


  www.citizensadviceruralcambs.org.uk


FACT Befriending Groups


Volunteer with FACT in befriending groups and wellbeing support in Fenland.


www.fact-cambs.co.uk


The Trussell Trust


Whether you want to commit a few days a week or a few hours a month, your support can make a real difference at a local foodbank.


www.trusselltrust.org


Richmond Fellowship


The Richmond Fellowship provides residential, supported housing and employment services for people with mental ill health in Cambridgeshire.


www.richmondfellowship.org.uk


Cambridgeshire Libraries


Volunteering with your local library is a great way to make new friends, inspire others and make a difference!


www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

 

Community Transport


Community Car Schemes


Community Car Schemes are for people who have difficulty using public transport or have no access to public transport. They offer organised door-to-door lifts for people who have no other way of making essential medical or social journeys. 


www.fenland.gov.uk


FACT Community Transport


FACT collect and deliver essential shopping and prescriptions for vulnerable members of the community.


www.fact-cambs.co.uk

 

Environmental


Street Pride and In Bloom Groups


Street Pride and In Bloom groups give volunteers the opportunity to make a difference to their local environment by holding clean up events and getting involved in environmental enhancement projects.


www.fenland.gov.uk


School Pride


Young people are the Street Priders of the future. By carrying out activities where they live, pupils learn about the impact they have on their surroundings and what they can do to improve it.


www.fenland.gov.uk


Green Dog Walker Scheme


The Green Dog Walkers Scheme is a non-confrontational and friendly way to change attitudes about dog fouling. It encourages responsible dog ownership whilst reminding owners that they need to pick up after their dog has fouled and keep them under control.


www.fenland.gov.uk


Getting It Sorted


Getting It Sorted volunteers promote recycling in Fenland through events, recycling checks, providing advice and raising awareness.


www.fenland.gov.uk


CCORRN


CCORRN is a social enterprise that rescues resources like paint, craft materials, food, toiletries and business surplus for members to creatively reuse them.


www.ccorrn.org.uk

 

Historical Interest


Chatteris Museum


Chatteris Museum is entirely run by volunteers and there is always a need for more people to help with cataloguing, research, setting up displays, promoting events, D.I.Y or greeting our visitors.


www.chatterismuseum.org.uk


March Museum


There are plenty of ways to get involved with your local museum, volunteers play a vital role, both front of house and behind the scenes.


www.marchmuseum.co.uk


Wisbech Museum


Volunteers will be involved in a range of aspects of the museum operations, its planning and engagement.


www.wisbechmuseum.org.uk


Whittlesey Museum


Whittlesey Museum relies on volunteers in every aspect of museum life and a wide range of roles are available.


www.whittleseymuseum.co.uk

 

Road Safety


Speedwatch


Cambridgeshire Community Speedwatch is coordinated by Cambridgeshire Constabulary in partnership with local councils and other agencies. The scheme itself is run by the police and community volunteers who are supported by a County Coordinator. Volunteers are trained, insured and audited to ensure the public have total confidence in them.


www.speedwatch.info


School Streets


A School Street Scheme is where the road outside a school temporarily closes to become a pedestrian and cycle/scoot zone during the school's opening and closing times. By removing traffic from around schools, carriageway space can be used for waiting, walking, scooting and cycling.


www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk


HGV Watch


HGV Watch is a new scheme backed by the Police but lead by local volunteers. Volunteers undertake high-visibility roadside operations to educate HGV drivers that they are travelling through weight, height or width restricted routes in local towns or parishes.


For more information, email:
hgvwatch@cambs.pnn.police.uk

 

If you run a local organisation or community group that offers volunteering opportunities in the Fenland area and would like your information to be listed on this page, please get in touch via email at info@fenland.gov.uk

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