Supporting individuals to access volunteering and organisations to provide enriching and rewarding volunteering experiences is at the heart of what we do.
Exploring a New Approach to Volunteering Support
For much of the last decade our approach to volunteering has been in the form of a traditional volunteering centre conforming to the framework provided by the the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) and funded by the local authority through a core activity grant.
When that funding came to an end in March 2022, the trustees elected to continue to fund our volunteering service from reserves, recognising our charity’s roots in volunteering as the Langbaugh Volunteering Bureau and it’s commitment to community action as its founding purpose, which we celebrated with what we knew might be our last volunteering awards a couple of months later in June 2022.
In December 2022 our long-standing volunteer co-ordinator, and community champion, Carole, decided to take on an amazing opportunity as the community lead for the Redcar Hydrogen Community by Northern Gas Networks and we were presented with an opportunity to pause and consider how our volunteer offer could be transformed into a sustainable service that supports individuals to deliver change within their communities.
If you’ve used our volunteer brokerage service before as a volunteer or as an organisation that benefits from volunteering and you’d like to share your experience with us or have an idea about how you think we could change our approach for the better then please use the form below to get in touch and let us know:
I Want to Volunteer
Whether you’re seeking to give back to your community, take action and support a cause that you believe in or are looking for experience to help you in change of career or to get a start in the workplace there is a volunteering role that will fit your needs.
Whilst we work through the changes to our system, if you’re interested in volunteering opportunities please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01642 440 571 and ask for Keith.
I Need Volunteers
Whether you’re starting out as a community group and need an extra pair of hands or if you’re an established charity with more defined needs there’ll be someone in our community who’ll be able to help. We’re really keen to understand what you need further as we work through changes to our approach, so if you need some help please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01642 440 571 and ask for Keith.