VOLUNTEERING

Helping you to make a difference in your local community with volunteering opportunities.

Red Zebra is helping people to improve the lives of others in their local community while developing new skills, enhancing their CVs and making new friends.

Introducing Volunteer Connect

Discover a range of volunteering opportunities on Volunteer Connect, our local, online portal and apply directly online. If you’d like local organisations to be able to get in touch with you, you can also sign up for the volunteer bank. This allows organisations who are using the site to see your basic profile (no personal details given) and contact you if they think you would be a good fit for them. This is especially great for those who are unsure of what role to apply for but have an area of interest they would like to pursue.

Face-to-face appointments

We also offer face to face volunteer appointments at our centre in the heart of Whitstable, where you can discuss your options within the local area.

For more information, please call us on 01227 262313, email us or visit the Volunteer Connect website using the links below.

Latest volunteering news

New opportunities on Volunteer Connect:

Broadstairs Folk Week Workforce: Folk Week needs people with a huge range of skills and we try and make sure that you are placed in a team that takes full advantage of your area of expertise: Admin; minibus drivers; stage managers; stewards; retail sales; plumbers; electricians; fence builders; roadies; lottery ticket sales; check-in and welcome at the festival campsite. Wherever possible we try and accommodate all ages and abilities. We cannot pay any expenses but it's a great experience and good for CVs.

Food Friends Volunteer Cook: Food Friends is a food sharing initiative recently launched in the Whitstable area. The project connects people who love to cook and are willing to share an extra portion of food with a neighbour who would benefit from a nutritious meal and friendly chat once in a while. Food Friends offers a flexible volunteering opportunity that can fit into a busy week. So if you love cooking, do something great with a plate, and deliver an extra portion to a neighbour in need.

British Red Cross Mobility Aids Volunteer Canterbury: Do you have an interest in excellent customer service? Play a key role in helping people to gain their independence back. A Mobility Aids Spoke Volunteer will be on hand to deal with wheelchair requests and enter details onto a database. This key role will enable people to return home after an illness or surgery and help them to remain independent or go on a holiday or trip with friends or family.

Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable: Hot Meal Deliverers needed. Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable delivers hot meals in Herne Bay, Whitstable and surrounding areas. We are looking for car drivers to deliver hot meals to older people in their own homes. If you can help even a small time donation would be valuable and make a real difference to someone’s day.

Cruse Bereavement Care (East Kent with Swale): Volunteer Treasurer, responsible to the Management Committee, working in close partnership with the Finance Administrator and Chairman. You will be coming into the organisation at a time of great change as new electronic financial systems are implemented. You will be someone with a financial qualification or relevant experience that can ensure the service remains sustainable. We envisage this role taking 2-3 hours each week to fulfill.

Cruse Bereavement Care (East Kent with Swale): Volunteer Area Vice Chair, to work alongside a volunteer Area Chair and be responsible for ensuring the effective functioning of the service. It is the chair’s role to give the board clear leadership and direction, keeping it focused on its core functions. Experience of leading a small team of volunteers would be useful as would experience of committee work. Most of all we are looking for someone open and honest with good strategic vision, independent judgement and a strong head for business.

Cruse Bereavement Care (East Kent with Swale): Volunteer Referral Secretary. We are looking for a patient volunteer who enjoys listening to people on the telephone and can show empathy in highly emotive and sensitive situations. This is a very important role as you will be the first voice that people hear when they refer themselves for bereavement support. This is a fantastic voluntary opportunity for anyone who wants to be able to support people who have been bereaved in the local community.

Christians Against Poverty are looking for Debt Centre Befrienders in the Canterbury area.

Strode Park Foundation are looking for volunteers, aged 16 and over, to help in their Herne Bay and Tankerton Charity shops. We need sociable, friendly people to help run our busy charity shops, keeping the shop tidy and well stocked, cash handling using our till, and providing a high level of customer service.

British Red Cross Canterbury: Could you provide first aid, occasionally life-saving, services to those who need help at public events and to support the ambulance service in accordance with current first aid practice? If you want to help us keep people safe at events, we would love to have you on our team!

Volunteer Disco Superstars needed! Are you a dedicated and organised person, passionate about helping others? Join our Disco Party and volunteer at The MoonWalk London on Saturday 11th May 2019 from Clapham Common! Get down and boogie with 15,000 divas and dudes walking an overnight marathon in decorated bras, raising millions for breast cancer!

Click on the Search Volunteer Roles button above to find out more.