Finding volunteering opportunities in Essex is easier than ever with the launch of the Volunteer Essex website.
The website was simultaneously launched across Essex on 14 January 2016, the Epping Forest launch taking place at Loughton Library. Epping Forest District Council Chairman, Councillor Liz Webster cut a ribbon to mark its launch.
Give volunteering a go
Search for volunteering opportunities throughout Essex by
View photos in a slideshow by clicking on a picture below and then click start slideshow.
The Volunteer Essex website has a comprehensive directory of volunteering roles that are maintained, managed and quality checked by the Volunteer Centres Essex network. It also has a range of features and information to help people get involved.
One-stop shop for volunteering
“The Volunteer Essex website is a one-stop shop for anyone interested in volunteering” said Chairman Liz Webster.
“It holds details of more than 2,000 unique volunteering roles, available to residents throughout Essex. It also promotes the fabulous work of over 1,000 community groups and charities active in the county.”
“Voluntary Action Epping Forest manages the volunteer centre in the Epping Forest district. It does not just help local people to volunteer – it also offers support to community groups and organisations to develop volunteering roles.”
Chairman Liz Webster ended with: “These are challenging times and as a community we need to work together to ensure a happy and healthy community for all.”
People choose to volunteer for many reasons. Some want to make a difference to the people around them and give something back to the community. Others want to develop new skills and knowledge. All find it both challenging and rewarding.
Epping Town Mayor Councillor Michael Wright, Loughton Town Mayor Councillor Judy Jennings, Myrna Gilbert Trustee for Voluntary Action Epping Forest, Maggie Gilchrist Volunteer Centre Coordinator, Sally Panrucker, Marc Balkham Staff at Voluntary Action Epping Forest, Volunteers Alan Oyston, Linda Mays and James Gilchrist all helped to promote the launch.