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Register with TakePartNEL

To register and become part of the volunteering family here in North East Lincolnshire fill in our quick and easy volunteer registration .

When you are registered we will keep you up to date with the latest local roles and opportunities. Join the hundreds of local people who are already signed up and be part of the TakePartNEL family.

Helping others while helping yourself

Winston Churchill once said that “you make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give”. This sums up what volunteering is all about. It is about doing something that benefits the local community and makes a difference to peoples lives.

If you want to contribute and make a real difference in our community then volunteering could be the way for you to do this. Not only will it benefit the people and organisations in our area, but you too could benefit by trying something different or learning a new skill.

About TakePartNEL

Let’s talk about volunteering

Let’s talk about TakePartNEL

TakePartNEL has registered hundreds of people here in NE Lincs, people who want to volunteer their time locally, people who become part of the volunteering family here in NE Lincs.

At TakePartNEL we support local groups, organisations and events, so your volunteering will benefit local people and communities.

TakePartNEL volunteers have undertaken such varied roles:

  • Environmental roles
  • Befriending roles
  • Supporting young people
  • Food bank support
  • And many, many more.

What do some of our volunteers have to say?

It feels great to fill in your time doing something meaningful. Not only that I’m meeting new people, learning new skills and gaining confidence.

Josh: TakePartNEL Volunteer

Don’t be afraid to try it. If you are looking for something more to do or a worthwhile activity, volunteering is a great way to do that

Graham: TakePartNEL Volunteer

Go for it, you won’t regret it. A great way to make new friends, learn new things and give something back to your community

Sue: TakePartNEL Volunteer

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Gain confidence
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Experience a new environment
  • Boost mental and physical wellbeing
  • Enhance your CV
  • And many more

So pop along and check out this web page: (www.nelincs.gov.uk/TakePartNEL)

Or find us on twitter using hashtag #TakePartNEL

Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean

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Music credits: Bensound – Royalty free

How volunteering will benefit you

As a volunteer you will:

  • learn and teach new skills in a two-way process
  • enhance your CV and future job prospects
  • increase your social and relationship skills
  • improve your self-confidence
  • gain satisfaction through helping others
  • develop a sense of achievement and purpose
  • escape the day-to-day routine by adding some fun to your journey in life

Volunteering opportunities

Find out what opportunities are out there and apply on volunteering opportunities.

If you want to get involved you can contact our volunteering coordinator by email at volunteering@nelincs.gov.uk.

Request volunteer support

To request volunteer support for your organisation and to allow TakePartNEL to promote your role either via the registered volunteer database or as a role advert on the TakePartNEL ‘Opportunities’ page you must read this guidance and complete our request form.

TakePartNEL will support with sourcing voluntary support from interested and willing volunteers, from there the volunteers will be your (the requesting service/organisations) responsibility. This covers their training, expenses (if applicable), well being, management and all aspects of support they require.

It is then your responsibility to contact those volunteers within 24 hours, even if they will not be utilised with immediate effect – this way we do not lose volunteer enthusiasm.

  1. Before requesting support please ensure you/your organisation has an adequate volunteer policy in place and that your insurance includes volunteer coverage. Evidence may be requested.
  2. Ensure you have a full role description prepared for the role requiring support.
  3. Complete the TakePartNEL Volunteer Support Request form.
  4. Successful requests will be promoted on the TakePartNEL webpage and via our registered TakePartNEL volunteers.
  5. Any volunteer interest will be collated and sent over to the requesting organisation. There maybe some instances where direct referrals to requester can be arranged within role advert.
  6. Once requesting service/organisation has received any interested volunteer details (i.e. name and contact details) the service/organisation has to follow up with direct communication to the volunteer within 24 hours.
  7. The volunteers from this point forward will be the responsibility of the requesting service/organisation.

Please note that we cannot guarantee volunteers or voluntary support, our offer is to promote the role across our database and wider across North East Lincolnshire to reach a larger audience of potential volunteers to help support your search for support.

Once you engage the volunteer that TakePartNEL has sourced your organisation is responsible for that volunteer, please read the following.

Follow your organisation or groups policies/processes when engaging volunteers, including (not exhaustive):  

  • checking if they are suitable for the role
  • If a DBS is required, the individuals DBS check is in line with your organisations policies. DBS checks are not carried out by TakePartNEL. 
  • Health and safety
  • Insurance – Liability insurance requirements
  • Safeguarding
  • GDPR
  • Equality and diversity

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Contact details

Volunteering Coordinator, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU

Email: volunteering@nelincs.gov.uk

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm, except bank holidays