Huntingdonshire Volunteer Centre

RAMSEY OFFICE


The Manager of the Ramsey Office is Linda Garrick. For anymore information please contact Linda on 01487 814117

 

ST IVES OFFICE


The Manager of the St Ives Office is Mike Atkinson. For anymore information please contact Mike on 01480 301462

 

 

HUNTINGDON OFFICE


The Manager of the Huntingdon Office is Mary Watkin. For anymore information please contact Mary on 01480 414766
 

ST NEOTS OFFICE


The Manager of the St Neots Office is Michelle Allison For anymore information please contact Michelle on 01480 414766

 

 

Services We Are Able To Offer!

Huntingdonshire Volunteer Centre (HVC) is part of a nationwide volunteering information service.

The aim of HVC is to link anyone interested  in volunteering, with volunteering opportunities and projects in their local community and further afield.

We hold details of a wide range of volunteering opportunities. If none of them match your skills or interests, then we can explore other volunteering opportunities that do!

HVC matches volunteers to those individuals and organisations who need them.
The Centre also runs a Social Car Scheme for the disabled and elderly .

Who Can Volunteer?

  • People who are:
     
  • Prepared to give up their time free of charge.
  • From any race, social background, gender, disability or ability - everyone can contribute.
  • Looking for life experiences to enhance CVs or UCAS forms.
  • Wanting to do something worthwhile in their community.
  • Wanting to make new friends.
  • Looking for ways to use their skills and experience to benefit others.
     
  • In other words ANYONE!

Benefits of Volunteering.

  • Rewarding and valuable use of your time.
  • Meeting new people.
  • Gaining life / work experiences.
  • Developing new skills.
  • Meeting a new challenge.
  • Filling spare time.
  • Helping a cause you care about.
  • Can relieve stress
  • Not forgetting great personal fulfilment & satisfaction!

Everyone has something to offer. You do not need to have a particular skill. It's enough to have time and enthusiasm!
There are many benefits to volunteering - why not get in touch with us and find out more?

The Process when you apply for a position.

When you apply for an opportunity the form can be e-mailed to one of the four offices which you can find details of on the "Contact Us" page, or posted.  You will then be contacted by email or telephone.

Number of enquiries/applications
Don't send too many enquiries or applications at one time. You might find more than one that interests you, but two or three is probably enough.

Selection
Some opportunities are open to everyone who applies. Others require specific skills or experience. Sometimes organisations will take applications from a number of people before selecting a volunteer, so it is possible that you will be disappointed. However, with more than 65,000 opportunities in the database there's always others to apply for.

Interviews
Informal roles are unlikely to require you to attend an interview. However, if you are applying for a role with more responsibility you will probably need to be interviewed and provide references.

Volunteering England’s Volunteer Management Portal
If you would like to access Volunteering England’s Volunteer Management Portal click on this link. http://www.volunteering.org.uk/vmportal.  This site acts as a gateway to the world of volunteer management with links to over a thousand resources and information on support, training and development opportunities for people managing volunteers.