We’re always looking for new people to get involved and can provide basic training if you need it.

Register your interest by filling in a Volunteering Application Form.

Regular help needed from volunteers:
KeyholdingOpen and close rooms/centre as needed or on a Rota basisLive locally
Management CommitteeAttend monthly meetings, help decide on the future of the centre and steering of the day to day running of the centreNo specific skills required just a willingness and enthusiasm to help and if anyone has experience in accountancy and governance this will be useful
Maintenance From changing light bulbs, moving furniture and basic DIY to decorating and general small building worksGeneral DIY and/or professional skills in plumbing, carpentry or electrics. Familiarity with building services standards [H&S requirements, gas, electricity, water, etc] an advantage
GardeningBeautifying and general maintenance; weeding, planting and watering flowers and/or vegetables. Also garden designNo specific skills
Marketing/PRTo help with designing and producing a marketing/branding strategy for the CentreKnowledge and experience of marketing and/or PR
EventsTo help devise and deliver a range of events across the year to run elements of the event on the day e.g. run a stall, help in the kitchenNo formal skills required but if you have some experience in organising events at work or in the community your skills would be very welcome. First Aid or Fire Marshal certificates would be great but not essential
Lunch ClubA variety of jobs: plan a menu, order and/or collect ingredients, cook on the day, oversee kitchen during cooking and service, serve attendees with food, chat with attendees, help setup and clear away tables, liaise with local business to support the lunch club with donations or supportNo formal skills required but for cooks: Food safety knowledge. Experience in cooking food for large groups would be helpful as are good communication skills
FundraisingAssist with or lead on completing funding applications, assist or lead on finding funding opportunities. Raise ideas for fundraising activities No formal skills required but a knowledge or experience of fundraising, bid writing or research would be very helpful
WebsiteTo update and develop our current WordPress websiteKnowledge and experience of WordPress development and maintenance and if you have coding skills that would also be helpful but not essential
Social Media and PublicityTo help publicise events and activities at the centreAssist with posting events on Facebook, Twitter and creating e-newsletters
Newsletter Co-ordinatorCoordinate content and production of our (approximately) 6-weekly e-newsletter, collaborating with others to publish. Possibly write an article for each editionExperience working on electronic publications, formatting, editing
Business PlanningTo help the Committee develop and deliver a 5 year business plan, work with the Committee to ensure the Centre is meeting its business objectives and to look at new ways of attracting clients/users to the CentreExperience of working in business development, developing business plans, understanding of running a not-for-profit organisation, excellent communication skills
TreasurerAssume overall responsibility for HVCA finances and support HVCA’s external accountants to prepare the annual financial statementsIdeally an accountancy or book-keeping background
Class/workshop LeaderTo lead sessions in arts/crafts, singing, sports or any other hobby or educational topicKnowledge or experience in activity or topic, enthusiasm and leadership
Project ManagerTo help implement plans for a regular free community café and instigate outreach plans to engage local charities and businessesGood organisational skills, personable. Project management experience would be helpful