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2nd October – 6th October 2023 

Suffolk Action Week is returning in 2023 for its fifth successful year!

Join us for a week of events to promote and celebrate all the amazing things about our community and volunteering. If you are looking for a volunteering role our events are a great way to find your perfect role. Events are taking place in community spaces around the county, see below for dates and locations. Janet Perry, Senior Manager of Volunteering Development at Community Action Suffolk, encourages the public to get involved: “If you’re contemplating volunteering and aren’t quite sure where to begin, these local events offer an excellent chance to connect with charities in person and explore the diverse array of ways you can make a difference. There’s a volunteer role for everyone, whatever your availability, skills, or experiences”

Our events are also useful to charities and community groups seeking volunteers. If you are a VCFSE organisation and would like to be involved in #SuffolkActionWeek we would love to hear from you. Contact the volunteering team, [email protected]

Visit your nearest Community & Volunteer Event

Community Action Suffolk’s Volunteering Team will be hosting a series of face-to-face events in community spaces across the county during Suffolk Action Week alongside local charities.

Monday 2nd October

  • Woodbridge Library (11am – 1pm.), New Street, Woodbridge
  • Lowestoft Job Centre (10am – 12pm)
  • Britten Shopping Centre, Lowestoft (1.30pm – 2.30pm)

Tuesday 3rd October

  • Ipswich Buttermarket Shopping Centre (10am – 2pm)
  • BACT: Community Transport, Bungay:  Drop by for cuppa and volunteer Chat (11am – 1pm)

Wednesday 4th October

  • Duck & Tea Pot Cafe, Needham Market (10:30 am – 1:30 pm)

Thursday 5th October

  • Hadleigh Leisure Centre, Stonehouse Rd (10am – 1.00pm.)
  • Southwold Market (9:30am – 1:30 pm)
  • Sudbury Market (9am – 3.00pm)

Friday 6th October

  • Abbeycroft Leisure Centre: Bury St Edmunds (Beetons Way)
  • Abbeycroft Leisure Centre: Haverhill (Lordscroft Lane)
  • Abbeycroft Leisure Centre: Mildenhall (Sheldrick Way)

St Elizabeth Hospice- Drop In Sessions during Suffolk Action Week

During Suffolk Action Week St Elizabeth Hospice are offering information drop in sessions in locations across Suffolk. They will be on hand to answer questions and highlight the work of the hospice and the services they offer in the community. They will also offer information about varied volunteering opportunities to use existing skills or learn new ones whilst meeting people and making new friends.

Drop in between 10am – 2pm to meet the friendly team.

Monday 2nd Oct – Moments Coffee Shop, Stowmarket. IP14 1HA

Tuesday 3rd Oct – Moments Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich. IP1 1DH

Wednesday 4th Oct – St Elizabeth Hospice Shop, Halesworth. IP20 9AH

Thursday 5th Oct – Holywells Retail Centre, Ipswich. IP3 0DL

Friday 6th Oct – Martlesham Retail Centre, Ipswich. IP5 3RD

Get Inspired – Discover the many and varied groups at the heart of your community 

Get Involved – Connect with local people and organisations and find out how to get involved.

Get volunteering – Support a cause you care about by volunteering 

Visit our fairs to meet other VCFSE organisations as well as Community Action Suffolk staff.