There are opportunities to volunteer on projects such as those detailed below, as well as supporting our Community Project Co-ordinators on estate enhancement works around our communities.

An average of 4,000 hours a year are gifted by volunteers, with training and employment support available to everyone who volunteers with us.

Thank you to all our volunteers.

Volunteering is the first step to making a change to your life and to others. Our volunteers' lives are changing for the better, as did mine by gaining confidence on the job through skills and training. Now I have a purpose, a direction and a career. Make that first step in to volunteering you won't regret it, I didn't.   Volunteer, Aaron Stringer


View our volunteer boolet and then if you’d like to volunteer with us, we’d love to hear from you!

Please complete this Volunteer application form and send it to


Some of the volunteer projects you can get involved in are detailed below.


Befriending is when two people arrange a convenient time to talk over the phone and then agree on what things they would like to talk about. You can choose what you want to talk about, it might be sharing how you feel, or it might be discussing the latest football results, it really doesn’t matter!

Our befrienders are matched with people who are experiencing loneliness and the important thing is, that they have something to look forward to and know there is someone who will dedicate a set amount of time, to really listen to them.

The Kingfisher Project

Based in Horninglow along the side of the Horninglow Channel, this project aims to improve the environment through enhancement and educational activities accessible to all members of the community.

In 2022, we launched a Garden Therapy Group. The group promotes positive mental wellbeing through working with nature and the opportunity to meet new people.

They meet every Thursday, 10am until 2pm.

181 Community Space

When the former Wishes for Winshill Community Cafe closed, we recreated the venue as a community space.

181, on Hawfield Lane, Winshill, is home to various groups, including arts & crafts, cookery sessions and youth meet ups. 

The space provides a range of activities to benefit all ages as well as offering an opportunity to meet people in the local area. 

Further details of the warm spaces support which is available from 181 can be found here

Short Street Community Café

At the centre of their community, Short St Café, Short Street, Stapenhill, provides low-cost food and a range of activities to benefit all ages as well as providing an opportunity to meet people in the local area.

Further details of the warm spaces support which is available from both these hubs can be found here.

Warwick Street Community Allotment

Featuring raised beds, cultivated by volunteers, the produce is used to provide low cost vegetable bags for sale in the community or for donation to local food banks.

Beresford Close Community Garden

Beresford Gardens is a tranquil space for members of the community to use with fruit and herbs available to pick and use.

On Monday mornings, Beresford Gardens is home to our Places of Welcome where everybody is welcome to come along between 10am until 12pm to enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to have a chat.

Wakefield Avenue Community Garden and Allotments, Tutbury

Situated off Wakefield Avenue in the heart of Tutbury, the community garden is a perfect escape. Beautifully maintained, it’s a great space to meet up for a picnic or for a spot just to enjoy some nature.