Expert Volunteering Advice, Training and Support
Community Action Suffolk provides advice, training and support to organisations to create and manage their volunteering programmes and to find suitable volunteers for their organisation.
Our support covers the entire Volunteer Journey: Plan, Include / Recruit, Support and Celebrate with training, free networking and advice for Volunteer Managers. We have a specialist officer to support Employer Supported Volunteering and we manage the Volunteer Suffolk website for advertising volunteer opportunities.
The volunteering team works across Suffolk working within all of the local authority boundaries.
New Volunteers are registering daily on the Volunteer Suffolk website which is managed by Community Action Suffolk. It is free of charge to Volunteer Managers to upload their roles in volunteering.
Are you looking for volunteers or trustees?
Running out of time to add volunteer opportunities? Let Community Action Suffolk help you.
NEW OFFER from Community Action Suffolk’s Volunteering Team for November and December.
This offer is for organisations who have never used Volunteer Suffolk before.
Community Action Suffolk will make it easier for you by adding volunteer roles on your behalf, all for free.
January is a peak time for new volunteers to express an interest in volunteering and contact charities, so give your organisation a better chance to recruit volunteers by being seen on Volunteer Suffolk.
Complete this form and we will add your opportunities and organisation:
(Once created you will be admin and contact new volunteer applications)
To request a paper copy or if you have any questions please email: [email protected]
Cost of Living: Volunteering
Volunteering Information leaflet for Suffolk Volunteer Coordinators. This leaflet provides an overview of what you may need to consider to help, support, retain and attract volunteers, as well as sources of further information and resources.
CAS Volunteer-led Projects.
We are proud to be leading on projects that promote and celebrate the impact of volunteering in our communities and for the VCFSE sector.
Learn how to attract, value and support volunteers. Plan – Include – Support – Celebrate
Volunteer Suffolk has new volunteers registering on the website daily and Volunteer Managers can promote their roles.
Employer Supported Volunteering
An initiative developed by an employer to help employees to participate in all types of volunteering.
Suffolk Volunteering Strategy
The Suffolk Volunteering Strategy has been refreshed to allow reflections and learning from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Training is a key area for your organisation to grow, develop and build its capacity to involve volunteers.
Talk Volunteering Network
Free networking for Volunteer Co-ordinators in Suffolk. A chance to meet others in a similar role to you and find out the latest good practice.
Suffolk Action Week
Suffolk Action Week – 2nd – 6th October 2023. Full Programme of the Community & Volunteering Fairs coming soon.
Volunteering: the 20/20 vision
A six month programme for people who oversee, manage or lead volunteers.
Become a Trustee
Could You Be A Trustee? “It helps to be a curious person who is interested in people” Read our Q&A with one of our newest Trustees – Archdeacon Rhiannon King
With thanks to funders such as Community Fund and Sport England we are delivering projects that are using our greatest asset in communities – people. We support those who step forward to volunteer and make a difference. Our pioneering Young Leadership Project project aims to get young people (aged 16 to 25 years old) involved with Suffolk charities as trustees, enrolling them in the Suffolk Young Trustee Programme.
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