Volunteering

Our countywide Volunteering team can help find the right opportunity for you, or help your organisation find the right person.

I need a volunteer

Community Action Suffolk is committed to offering practical support to groups and organisations working with volunteers across Suffolk.

We can support you with:

  • Recruiting the right volunteers and creating interesting role descriptions.
  • Networking and linking you with other groups and volunteer co-ordinators to share good practice and ideas.
  • Establishing successful volunteer policies and procedures, through one to one meetings with our local Volunteering Field Officers.
  • Organising your event: we can add your event to our Events Calendar and help you recruit volunteers.
  • Managing your volunteers: our training packages enable you to support the volunteers within your organisation.

Please fill in our Volunteer Opportunity Form if you are an individual or organisation who needs volunteers and return it to our volunteering team!

I want to volunteer

Meet new people, give something back to the community, build self confidence, gain new skills, but most importantly have fun! Volunteering is a fantastic experience, with a role to suit everyone.

We can help you with:

  • Finding the right opportunity: make an appointment for a chat with one of our Volunteer Field Officers in your area.
  • Supporting you on your journey: from first steps finding out about volunteering to finding a role you are happy with.
  • Understanding what a volunteer is and how it can fit into your life and help you achieve personal goals.
  • Introducing unique and one-off opportunities, such as youth volunteering, sports or events.

Please fill in our Volunteer Registration Form and return to the volunteering team to get started!

Interested in sports and events?

Our Sport and Event Volunteering Project is unique to Suffolk, bringing together event organisers who need volunteers, and those who want to volunteer their time for events and sports in Suffolk. Find out more

Young InfoLink Volunteers Project

The Young InfoLink Volunteers Project, run by Community Action Suffolk, finds young volunteers (13-25 yrs), parents, carers, grandparents, etc. across Suffolk to contribute information to the Young Infolink website. Find out more

For more details about how we can help, contact your local Volunteering Field Officer:

Ipswich
Karen Osborne karen.osborne@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk

Waveney and Suffolk Coastal
Carolyn Shaw carolyn.shaw@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk

St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath
Elaine Hewes elaine.hewes@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk
Glenn Hubbard glenn.hubbard@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk

Mid Suffolk and Babergh
Glenn Hubbard glenn.hubbard@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk