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Volunteering

Hi, I’m Sarah, I am the Volunteer Coordinator for One Ilfracombe and Ilfracombe Town Council.

I am in the office Monday-Wednesday from 9am-2pm

I’m here to help and support you if you wish to volunteer in Ilfracombe Town Council and One Ilfracombe projects. I will find opportunities that will bring benefits to you and to the work you want to support.

Why Volunteer?

Whilst you’ll want to make a real difference when you volunteer, it’s not just about what you can do for others. Volunteers get a lot out of the experience too. We believe that good volunteering is rewarding for everyone involved.

Here are some of the things that volunteering can do for you:

Give your CV a boost – A recent survey of some of the UK’s leading businesses and 73%* said they’d employ someone who’s volunteered over someone who hasn’t

Get back into work – It’s a great way to get a reference and fill gaps in your work experience. You can also try out different types of work to get a taster – which can really help you if you’re looking for a job or want to change direction.

Improve your health – While you’re busy giving back to your community you could also be getting healthier!  Research  has found that volunteering can do everything from helping you to sleep better to boosting your immune system.

Meet new people – you’ll probably meet people from different cultures and backgrounds that you might not normally.  Volunteering with people who are as passionate about a project as you are, is a great way to meet like-minded people.

Source: Timebank/*Reed Employment

Current Volunteering Opportunities

DRIVERS – COMMUNITY CAR SERVICE

As a Community Car Service Driver you would be assisting those less mobile members of the Ilfracombe Community to attend medical appointments that take place outside of the town.

You would need to have your own vehicle and in turn you would receive a mileage allowance to ensure you are not out of pocket.

Whether you can only commit to a few journeys a month or to a few each week, every little helps and it really makes a difference to peoples lives.

OUT OF THE BLUE HELPERS

The Out of the Blue project in partnership with the fire and rescue services is designed to give young people access to the expertise of the local uniformed services. The programme is for 12 to 16 year olds and will include sessions on first aid, safety in the home, use of fire equipment and living with healthy life styles. There will also be activities which develop team building, leadership skills and citizenship.

We need helpers who will assist and support the cadets through the project. Thursdays at 3.45pm – 6pm

Interested? Click here for more details or get in touch Volunteer Opportunity Profile – Out of the Blue helper

How to Volunteer?

Please download a copy of the volunteering form which can be printed out – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD VOLUNTEERING FORM

Contact

Sarah Hiscock  01271 855300 Sarah.Hiscock@northdevon.gov.uk