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Please Note – The roles below and how they are currently operating will be subject to Covid restrictions and guidance.

Role of the week

About Butterflies Mums

Being a parent has its ups and downs and we all benefit from a little help from time to time. Butterflies Mums volunteers have experience of this too and they offer friendship and support to other mums and their families by sharing the joys and challenges of their own parenting experiences.

The project is a community led peer support service that encourages mums to seek help without any judgement. Butterflies Mums volunteers make weekly home visits to support mums and their families. They provide a listening ear and offer non-judgemental, practical and emotional support, and help to build confidence and coping skills.

Volunteers help with things like:

  • Listening to your worries and concerns
  • Practical and emotional support
  • Helping you find solutions to your problems
  • Working with you to build your confidence
  • Helping you to reduce the feeling of isolation
  • Providing information about other services and groups if you need it
  • Giving ideas for play and interaction with your baby or child
  • Helping with routines if needed
  • Helping with anything else we haven’t thought of

Interested in volunteering?

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with a pioneering local organisation and to gain some valuable experience. By volunteering with Butterflies Mums, you can help other mums to grow in confidence, widen their social links and strengthen their relationships with their children.

We are looking for volunteer women who are Mums themselves, or who have parenting experience. All volunteers must be happy to attend training and to complete an enhanced DBS check.

The skills we are looking for in volunteers are:

  • The ability to listen and empathise
  • Parenting experience
  • Awareness of the needs of children
  • Ability to commit to 2 hours per week

What we can offer volunteers: 

  • Training opportunities
  • Transferable skills
  • Ongoing support
  • Personal development
  • Volunteers will be reimbursed for travel expenses for both client support and training

If you are interested in applying for any of these roles please email Ross via

This month

Citizens Advice Witness Service

As a court based volunteer, you will support witnesses, their friends and family when they come to court.

You will give them practical information about the process, as well as emotional support to help witnesses feel more confident when giving evidence.

As an outreach volunteer, you will support witnesses who feel vulnerable or intimidated by meeting them in a safe place like their home, a school or community centre.

Court based Volunteer: What will you do?

  • Support witnesses (and their friends and families) through the experience of attending court and giving evidence.
  • Give witnesses and their supporters confidential support, guidance and information.
  • Help witnesses cope with the emotional impact of giving evidence.
  • Explain court procedures, legal terms and outcomes.
  • Show witnesses and others around the courtroom before a trial so they are familiar and at ease in the environment.
  • Carry out the paperwork necessary to record and evaluate our work.
  • Help witnesses prepare themselves for a range of possible trial outcomes.
  • Go into the courtroom with a witness if permitted.
  • Identify additional support to which we can signpost witnesses.
  • Work as part of a team with other Witness Service court and outreach volunteers and staff as well as liaising with court personnel.

Outreach Volunteer: What will you do?

  • Meet more vulnerable and intimidated witnesses away from the court environment, either at their home if safe to do so, or at an agreed community venue. Witnesses will include children and young people, people with learning disabilities, and people with mental health issues
  • We carry out risk assessments, provide training, and use a ‘call-in’ system to keep volunteers safe.
  • Make an initial visit and assess the needs of vulnerable witnesses in relation to attending court. Develop a tailored plan of preparation and support.
  • Make further visits, according to their needs, to help prepare the witnesses and manage their expectations about the process of the trial, the verdict and the sentence.
  • Invite the witness to have a pre-trial visit, liaise with the court based staff to arrange the visit.
  • Work with court based volunteers in providing support on the day, accompanying the witness into the courtroom when permitted and as appropriate.
  • Ensuring that witnesses continue to receive our assistance after court if they need it, for example: offering a debrief session after the trial.

Location of the role

Grimsby and N.E. Lincolnshire

Will own transport be required?


Are DBS checks required for the role?


Other requirements

A child DBS Certificate is required but there is no cost to our volunteers and we arrange the application.

Will you reimburse out of pocket expenses? (for example travel expenses)

Yes, full travel expenses including parking will be covered and own car use is currently 45p per mile.

Get in touch

If you are interested in these roles then email our volunteer coordinator Ross on

About the role

We are looking for volunteers to help in our community café for 4 hours a day Monday to Thursday 10.30am to 2.30pm.

Roles will include serving hot and cold drinks, bacon and sausage butties, cakes and ice creams.

Basic cleaning duties to enable us to keep out level 5 hygiene standard. Volunteers will always be with another experienced volunteer.


The Pavilion Café is located on Freshney Drive, Grimsby

Will own transport be required?


Are DBS checks required for the role?


Other requirements

A DBS check and other certificated training may be undertaken after a probationary period of 2 months. Polo shirt will be provided after this probationary time.

Will you reimburse out of pocket expenses? (for example travel expenses)

Yes. Reasonable bus fares will be reimbursed after discussion with volunteer

Get in touch

If you are interested in this role then email our volunteer coordinator Ross on


SSAFA Caseworker – SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity, Grimsby and Cleethorpes Division

Caseworkers visit clients to work out what type of help they need. Next, they find the right sources of support and arrange for clients to access it. This might be funds for special equipment for someone with a disability, adaptions to a property so an older client can remain at home or funds for a rental deposit. Caseworkers also sign-post clients onto specialist local services for advice on benefits, housing, mental health, debt, finding work etc.

Volunteer Caseworkers are the lifeblood of SSAFA, supporting a growing number of people in need of financial, practical and emotional support.

Location of the role

Home and office (if required) based but must reside in North East Lincolnshire.

Other details

  • Own transport will be required.
  • DBS checks are required.
  • An Enhanced DBS will be carried out at our expense during the recruitment process.
  • Mileage plus other essential out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Contact us

If you are interested in volunteering for this role contact Ross via

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Role 1 – SafeSpace Volunteer

The SafeSpace is somewhere people can go virtually on an evening between 6pm and 11pm if they are feeling vulnerable, approaching crisis or feeling suicidal.

The volunteer, with guidance from our Workers, will ensure clients feel supported and participate in the programmed activities.

What does it involve?

  • Welcoming people; giving them one to-one time or encouraging group interaction,
  • Supervising and supporting the session, reporting any issues to the Worker,
  • Maintaining confidentiality and appropriate boundaries

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to motivate self and a group
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to be flexible, resilient and reliable
  • Ability to remain calm in highly emotional situations

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • Direct experience working with individuals over the age of 18 with mental health and additional needs
  • Opportunity to make a positive impact on the individuals accessing the organisation
  • A better understanding of mental health and how this can effect individuals in society
  • Organisational & communication skills
  • The opportunity to be part of a team and meet new people
  • Full training and on-going supervision and support from team

Location of the role: Navigo House, Grimsby

Will own transport be required?: Yes

Are DBS checks required for the role? : Yes

Other requirements: General Volunteer Training (3 hours over zoom), and additional online modules (approx 3 hours) to be completed.

Will you reimburse out of pocket expenses? (for example travel expenses): Yes. Mileage and any costs incurred can be claimed back.

Role 2 – Fundraising Volunteer

North East Lincolnshire Mind organises and takes part in a full range of events across the year and our event support volunteers play a vital part in their success. The money and awareness they raise makes a vital difference to people with mental health problems in our area.

What does it involve?

  • Supporting the fundraising team at an exciting range of North east Lincolnshire Mind events, including comedy nights & national mental health campaign days.
  • Cash handling
  • Being part of a friendly and enthusiastic events team
  • Roles vary for each event- you might be greeting guests, selling tickets, serving refreshments or cheering on runners. The possibilities are endless!

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Enthusiasm
  • A positive and friendly manner
  • The ability to communicate with members of the public
  • Reliability
  • A willingness to get involved

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

  • The opportunity to develop experience in fundraising, events and the voluntary sector
  • Fantastic experience of working with the general public
  • The opportunity to develop a role as a lead events support volunteer
  • Meet new people and be part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team of events volunteers
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to give vital support to people with mental health problems in our area

Location of the role: Various Locations across North East Lincs (mainly Grimsby)

Will own transport be required?: Yes

Are DBS checks required for the role? : Yes

Other requirements: General Volunteer Training (3 hours over zoom) and additional online modules (approx 3 hours)

Will you reimburse out of pocket expenses? (for example travel expenses): Yes. Mileage and any other accrued costs will be reimbursed

Contact us

If you are interested in volunteering for either of these roles contact Ross via

Citizens Advice require volunteers to help with most aspects of our work, from admin, fundraising, and trusteeship, to helping our clients find the information and advice they need. Most our volunteers give confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, to help our clients resolve their problems.

Our volunteers need to be need to be friendly and approachable and have a respect for views, values and cultures that are different to their own. Most roles require basic IT skills, good listening skills and good written skills.

Advice roles

Some advice roles involve supporting clients to find this information themselves and to take action, for example, to use a computer to manage their money, pay their council tax bill or find a rented property.

Other roles may involve helping clients with one specific issue, such as completing a benefits form, or switching energy provider, and many of our volunteers help clients with a range of issues, supporting them to weigh up their options and to take action.

Trainee Advisers at Citizens Advice don’t need any specific qualifications or experience. Full training is given and this leads to new skills and qualifications and improves people’s employability and confidence.

For individuals who want to volunteer (or work) in advice giving roles, and who are also training to be a solicitor, if you started training to be a solicitor before 1st September 2021, you may be able to get up to six months reduction in your training contract. If you started training to be a solicitor after 1st September 2021, you may be able to include time spent volunteering (or working) in advice giving roles as part of (or all of) your qualifying work experience. See Solicitors Regulation Authority for more information.

Administration Roles

Our admin and customer service volunteers contribute to the day to day running of the local Citizens Advice making sure that everything runs smoothly. These roles may involve welcoming clients face to face, answering the phone, filing, sorting post, and typing up information.

Many people starting In an administration or customer service role end up progressing into advice roles.


Local Citizens Advice trustees are volunteers who use their skills, knowledge and experience to help guide and govern our local Citizens Advice. They work with the Chief Executive and other staff to shape strategy and give direction to the local Citizens Advice.

Location of the role:

Primarily based at our offices in Town Hall Street, Grimsby. We also have volunteers who work from home or who help to deliver advice at outreach venues around the borough.

Other requirements:

All staff are required to sign a confidentiality agreement and to provide two referees. We carry out ID checks as due diligence. We may also need to consider any potential conflict of interest due to other voluntary or paid roles. Other aspect such as Criminal Records, the age of the applicant where they are under 18 or over 80 and other similar issues can influence the ability to offer a specific role. On rare occasions DBS checks can be needed for outreach work where the venue requires it and/or the volunteer will be in contact with vulnerable adults or children.

All volunteers are required to complete an application and undergo a basic interview process prior to being accepted as a volunteer.

Additional information:

Travel expenses and parking are paid in full for those taking public transport, parking and mileage at a rate set by the organisation is paid for those driving a vehicle.

If you are interested in applying for any of these roles please email Ross via

Have you ever had one person in your life who listened to you and made you feel valued?

Could YOU be that person for a child in the care of the Local Authority? 

We are keen to recruit both male and female Buddies of various ages and backgrounds who would be able to commit to volunteering for at least 18 months, spending quality time with a young person each month for around 4 hours?  You don’t need any special qualifications, but having a caring nature, patience, determination to make a difference, a non-judgmental attitude and a good sense of humour are essential.

In return for the time and care they give Buddies are trained and supported through regular contact with a co-ordinator and will be invited to network meetings to meet with other buddies at least twice per year.

Need to hear more? These two videos really tell the story of how much the Buddies programme means to those involved:


For more information and an informal chat about the role
contact Pippa Curtin on 01472 323298 or Lorren Hewson on 01472 325018.

Or to apply email Ross via

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Volunteer Receptionist

Purpose: To help and direct personal and telephone callers in a welcoming and professional manner and to deal with all reasonable queries/issues from:

Personal callers:

  • Be the first point of contact
  • To greet all visitors to the building
  • Advise staff when a visitor arrives
  • Ask visitor to take a seat whilst they wait
  • Check the availability of staff to accept visitors
  • Escort visitors to their destination if no one is available to collect them
  • Monitor the visitor sheets

Telephone Callers:

  • To answer calls in a polite and professional manner
  • Use the correct greeting stating that you are Age UK N E Lincs and your name
  • To obtain caller’s name and telephone number and nature of the call
  • To write all information on telephone message sheet and reply given
  • Check the availability of staff to take personal calls and to transfer calls through on correct extension number
  • If any of the staff are unable to take the call, write down on a internal telephone message sheet, with name, number and a short message, then pass on the appropriate person
  • To take triage messages on required forms for the Information & Advice team, using a scripted text to then be passed onto the I&A team for booking.

Other duties:

  • To monitor in coming post and pass on to the Chief Officer
  • To write all out going post in post book
  • To help other members of staff with any small jobs that may need doing e.g. stamping booklets, leaflet etc
  • To make appointments with chiropodist, manicurist and hairdresser


27 Osborne Street, Grimsby, DN31 1EY and 20 Wardall Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8DN

Various hours and days available across both sites. Any travel to work expenses are reimbursed and lunch is provided by means of a sandwich meal

Volunteer Cafe Assistant


  • Setting up the tables each day with cutlery etc
  • Help preparing of the food to include some cooking and baking
  • Serving orders in the café and paying attention to presentation of the food
  • Washing up of the plates and cutlery
  • Serving drinks in the café
  • Operating a till, after training and cash handling
  • Clearing tables and cleaning of the kitchen area
  • Sweeping and mopping of the cafe floor
  • Help with a cleaning rota and stock rotation rota
  • Help to make sure that the service users are made to feel welcome upon arrival

Volunteers should have good communication and people skills along with some catering experience.

Any expenses for travel to work are reimbursed and a sandwich meal is offered for lunch free of charge.

To carry out the duties of the post in accordance with Age UK North East Lincolnshire’s policies and procedures including: Equal Opportunities’, Health & Safety, Confidentiality, Complaints, Data Protection, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults


27 Osborne Street, Grimsby, and 20 Wardall Street Cleethorpes.

Various days and hours available.

You must carry out all the duties of these posst in accordance with Age UK North East Lincolnshire policies and procedures including: Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, Confidentially, Complaints, Data Protection and Safeguarding Adults.


If you are interested in any of these roles please contact Ross on

COVID-19 gave us all a glimpse into the lives that many of our older people are living every single day; lonely, isolated and housebound! The only difference between them and you is that their life isn’t going to return to normal after lockdown!

Volunteering just one hour a week can make a difference!

Some of our current opportunities-

  • Telephone Befriending: Giving a regular call to someone who may be in need of a friendly ear.
  • One to one befriending: Giving one to one support and friendship to older people who are less mobile or socially isolated, in the comfort of their own home.
  • Volunteer drivers: Transport to and from our social clubs to enable an older person to become reconnected with their community and enjoy some social group interaction
  • Social Club volunteering: Help at one of our weekly social clubs or assisting on day trips.
  • Wellbeing chats: Friendly chats to identify needs that ensure an older person has access to everything that enables them to live a full, independent life as much as is possible.
  • Confidence building volunteers: Volunteers to offer support to an older person who has lost confidence and/or abilities to enable them to once again become vital participants in our community.

Location of the role: Different regions within North East Lincolnshire (eg visiting service users)

Will own transport be required?: Yes

Are DBS checks required for the role? : Yes

Will out of pocket expenses be reimbursed? : Yes

If so, please provide details: Travel expenses of 25p per mile for use of own transport where applicable.

If you are interested in volunteering with Friendship at Home in any of the above roles please contact us via

Do you want to help ensure our children have the best possible start each day? Are you confident and happy to support our young people in order to help us make sure they are ready to learn each morning?

If so, Weelsby Academy would love to hear from you. We are looking for a handful of volunteers to help develop our new Breakfast Club provision starting in September. Our Academy is situated in one of the most deprived areas in the country – we need members of the community to support us in tackling this.

We would need you to commit to around an hour each morning, approximately between 8am and 9am however this is negotiable and dependent on the number of interested volunteers. You would not necessarily be needed every day.

Volunteers would typically be involved in supervising groups of children, managing food serving areas and ensuring the environment is kept clean and tidy.

The safety of our children is an absolute priority and you would be expected to report any concerns to a member of appropriate staff. We can also offer reimbursement of any out-of-pocket expenses (in line with our expenses policy)

An enhanced DBS check is required – this will be done via the Academy once a completed application form is received.

This is a new provision and there will be opportunity for volunteers to have input in the shape and direction of the club as time goes on.

Breakfast Club Volunteer Role Description (Word, 13KB)

If you an interest in this role contact us via

Have you been Bereaved by Suicide? Do you have a desire to help other people who have also been Bereaved by Suicide? 

If you are a great communicator, are comfortable listening to the experiences of others and can offer your support, then you could be just the person we are looking for.

In North East Lincolnshire we are hoping to hear from volunteers to be part of our local Suicide Bereavement Support offer by giving their time and experience across two valued roles. Firstly in a one-to-one role providing emotional and practical support to people bereaved by suicide and secondly by operating a self help group allowing people to share, listen and connect with others in a safe, understanding environment.

Both our local Suicide Bereavement Support offer and the voluntary roles will be supported by two fantastic organisations North East Lincolnshire Mind delivering the Together Bereaved by suicide service and SoBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) meaning any volunteer will have the required guidance of two hugely experienced, well established organisations in either of the roles they choose to be part of.

If volunteering in either of these roles is something you feel you are able to give your time and experience to or you would simply like more information on the roles please contact Ross by email at

We are always looking for volunteers to help in our charity shops.

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do, helping us reach more of the 13.9 million disabled people in the UK.

We need to build a movement of committed people who believe disabled people deserve equality. We can’t do this without the thousands of people like you who support us in our charity shops.

Volunteering in our shops is a great way to meet new people and become part of your local community. You can volunteer for a morning or a few days a week.

Help collect and sort goods, serve customers, create eye catching displays, department specialists such as book, furniture, accessories and more. It is also a great way to boost your CV.

You may be able to complete a National Vocational Qualification.

All this, while having fun in a friendly, supportive environment.

Scope is passionate about giving everyone equal opportunities and we welcome your application whoever you are and whatever your needs.

We also work together with schools and colleges, and welcome volunteers from the age of 14.

You will be based at our charity shop on Freeman Street, Grimsby.

For more information please contact us on 01472 346131.

About the British Red Cross

The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.

We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network and we refuse to ignore people in crisis.

Support at Home Volunteer, Grimsby

Could you help us to support someone experiencing a health and social care crisis?

The aim of the Support at Home service is to place the person at the centre of what we do and help them get through a crisis by offering positive encouragement, practical help and emotional support, for a few days or for longer, depending on their needs.

  • Location: Within 30 miles of Grimsby Hospital
  • Commitment: Volunteers for this role should be able to give at least 3 hours per week, on a regular basis, between 10am and 6pm, Monday-Sunday. In order to get the most out of the role, due to the level of training and induction, we hope volunteers can commit for a minimum of six months.
  • Age: 18 years+
  • Training: Approximately 30 hours
  • DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checks are required for this role
  • Must be able to drive with access to their own vehicle
Typical tasks include
  • Visiting the service user on their arrival home from hospital
  • Keeping someone company for a few hours at a time
  • Helping with practical tasks like shopping, collecting prescriptions and light meal preparation
  • Sitting with the service user and relieving the relative or carer of continuous care
  • Keeping paper records of contact and activities undertaken with the service user

Find out more about the Support at Home role and to apply via the British Red Cross website

If there is anything you would like to find out more about prior to applying for the role, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at

Emergency Response Volunteer, Grimsby & Humberside

Could you help to respond to emergencies in your local area?

The British Red Cross responds to hundreds of UK emergencies every year – from major floods to house fires and transport accidents. Our trained volunteers are always available to help, working closely with the emergency services, local authorities and other agencies to support their work responding to crises.

As an Emergency Response volunteer, you will be providing much needed practical and emotional support to individuals, as part of a team, in support of category 1 and 2 responders and other agencies following an emergency or major incident.

  • Location: Grimsby and Humberside
  • Commitment: Volunteers for this role should be available for 2x shifts per month (service operates 7pm-7am, Mon-Fri & 24/7 at weekends) and must be able to reach Cromwell Road Fire Station within 30 minutes. In order to get the most out of the role, due to the level of training and induction, we hope volunteers can commit for a minimum of six months.
  • Age: 18 years+
  • Training: Approximately 45 hours
  • DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)Checks are required for this role
  • Must be able to drive, with access to own vehicle
Typical tasks include
  • Attendance at a wide range of emergency incidents across the UK.
  • Offering practical and emotional support to those affected by significant events or disaster. This may include; providing basic provisions and facilities, shelter, transporting, signposting to other organisations or assisting with seeking temporary accommodation.
  • Working alongside other voluntary organisations and local authority/statutory service partners.
  • Administration and maintenance of appropriate records.
  • Carrying out tasks as agreed with the Operational Team Leader and as per skills and training.
  • Attending briefings and debriefings given by the Operational Team Leader or responding agency.

Find out more about the Emergency Response role and to apply via the British Red Cross website

If there is anything you would like to find out more about prior to applying for the role, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at

The Sports Traider Charity exists to give young people employment and sports participation opportunities. In doing so they gain confidence, self-esteem, retail skills and improve mental and physical health.

They do this by managing a professionally run chain of charity sports shops supported by army dedicated volunteers. The charity uses generated funds to invest in local sports participation projects for example providing sportswear to ensure that activities are available to all, using proceeds generated from the retail unit to fund coaching, providing free transport to and from venues and much more.

They are offering an opportunity to be part of the team in Grimsby, volunteering in a retail environment in their brand new outlet.

You will be provided with a Sports Traider unform and be fully trained in:

  • stock Control, checking stock deliveries
  • warehousing , storing stock and maintaining stock records
  • visual display, in-store presentation
  • customer service, interact with customers
  • till control, learning how to use the till and taking payments both by cash and payment cards
  • banking, responsible for daily banking drops
  • book keeping, daily cash sheets, (advanced volunteers)
  • re ordering, stock replenishment (advanced volunteers)
  • full references on completion of project

What we expect from the volunteers in our Sports Traider family:

  • punctuality
  • reliability
  • loyalty
  • honesty
  • respectful
  • smart appearance

This is a chance to shine in a friendly atmosphere, and to build confidence and skills so that you can progress to other opportunities, but not only that, to be part of a fantastic organisation who look to support the local community.

To find out more or apply for this voluntary role email Ross via

Find out more about the charity on Sports Traider.

Climb4 – Family Mental Health Peer Support Volunteer

This is a fabulous programme for a family support project to do with mental health. The volunteers will support a user-led family peer support mental health network.

  • Peer Support Mentors- for those with lived experience of Mental health- to train as a Peer support mentor/assist with project/session planning- support young people and families during Peer Mentor drop in, coffee mornings and Creative Arts 4 health activities.
  • Project Trainees– for Students/those with Mental health qualifications/or experience of working promoting Mental well-being, assist with project administration, planning, monitoring, evaluation and delivery.  Specific areas to develop:-
    • Peer Mentor Groups
    • Arts 4 Health Workshops

Volunteers that want to take part will be able to receive free training on mentoring. This is not compulsory but is welcomed.

To start with the role will be based at home due to social distancing and relevant Covid guidance. Therefore volunteers will need access to a computer, internet and phone,

When restrictions are lifted and it is safe to work in the office, the role will be based at Centre4.

Due to the nature of the role it will require a DBS check, which Climb4 will organise for the successful applicants.

Apply now

So if this role appeals to you please email us at

Would you like the opportunity to get out and about in the community, talking about everything health and social care related?

Would you like to encourage people to get involved and have their say on the health and care services that they receive, or how they could be improved?

Our Accord membership scheme is a way that North East Lincolnshire CCG can communicate with and involve members of the community in decision making. As an Ambassador you will play an integral role in promoting Accord & allowing people to have their say on health and care plans. All ambassadors are provided with training and ongoing support by the CCG. If you have a friendly attitude, enjoy communicating with people and want to learn new skills, this could be the opportunity for you.

To find out more information come along to our information session at Centre4, Wootton Road, Grimsby, DN33 1HE on Thursday 6 February 1pm to 3pm. If you would prefer to give us a call for an informal chat, please contact Jonathan Brooks on 0300 3000 563 or Katie Thomas on 0300 3000 567 or email

North East Lincolnshire CCG is looking to recruit community representatives to be part of our Accord Steering Group.

This small group of Accord  members meets monthly, ensuring that our members have great opportunities to shape local health and care services. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in the planning of our twice yearly public events – Way Forward, and Getting Better Together. Being a member of this Group is a great way to find out more about how the NHS in this area works, as well as giving you the opportunity to help further develop the Accord scheme and the opportunities that members receive to have their say on matters affecting North East Lincolnshire. In recent years, our Accord Steering Group members have helped to plan numerous events, represented Accord on the Citizens Panel for the Humber Acute Services Review, and have helped to shape the new engagement strategy for North East Lincolnshire.

To find out more you can give us a call, for an informal chat, please contact Jonathan Brooks on 0300 3000 563 or Katie Thomas on 0300 3000 567 or email

We have got an exciting opportunity coming up at the CCG and we want you to get involved!

We know that hearing the views of the people in our community helps us to plan and buy services that meet the needs of local people. One way that we do this is through our Equality Impact Assessment panel. Our panel, made up of community members, meet regularly to help the CCG ensure that their plans and policies do not have a negative impact on local people, particularly those with protected characteristics ( eg gender, disability, sexual orientation etc).

We are currently recruiting community members to our panel and would love it if you could join us. We are looking for motivated individuals who are passionate about equality and the services that are delivered in North East Lincolnshire.

To find out more you can give us a call, for an informal chat, please contact Jonathan Brooks on 0300 3000 563 or Katie Thomas on 0300 3000 567 or email

Food Bank

Rock Foundation is seeking reliable volunteers who want to help vulnerable people in their community, alongside our dedicated and dynamic foodbank team.

Applicants must be able to work with people across the whole social spectrum with respect and compassion, and be able to deal with difficult situations in a non-confrontational manner.

Tasks will include interacting with clients, handling food and assembling food packages, and keeping the foodbank organised and presentable. There are two main food banks looking for support:

  • Holme Hill School, Heneage Road/Wellington Street Junction, Grimsby – Opens Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1pm to 3:30pm
  • Willows Community Church, Wingate Road, The Willows, Grimsby – Opens Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm to 3:30pm

Charity Shop

Rock Foundation is seeking reliable volunteers who want to help vulnerable people in their community, alongside our dedicated and dynamic Second hand shop team.

Applicants must be able to work with people across the whole social spectrum with respect and compassion, and be able to deal with difficult situations in a non-confrontational manner.

Tasks will include interacting with customers, sorting donations, pricing up items under the managers instruction and serving customers when necessary. We are looking for an organised and presentable person.

The Shop is based on Freeman Street and open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.

Lincs Inspire provides a free, regular and reliable Home Library and information service to anyone who is unable to come into the library themselves either long term or temporarily due to illness, frailty or disability.

We also provide a library service to carers who find themselves equally housebound.

The service is monthly, free and delivered by volunteers who choose books for their readers and take them to their homes.The volunteers take time to chat about the books they like and keep records of the titles they have read.

The Home Library Service are always looking for new volunteers to join our team. How many people you visit is decided by yourself. Monthly visits are arranged in advance and you will work with another volunteer. If you do not drive we will pair you with a volunteer that has access to a car.

Thoughts from Barbara a current Home Library Volunteer:

“I know that our customers really value what we do, but we also get a lot back from it ourselves and it’s extremely rewarding to know that you can bring a smile to someone’s face by giving up a few hours of your time.”

If you want to volunteer contact us at or by phone on 01472 325985.

So, you would like to volunteer. You’re ready to take the fight against dementia to the next level. But maybe your schedule is constantly changing, or you have a lot on. If so, Side by Side could be just the thing for you.

This fun, friendly, super-flexible volunteering opportunity matches you with someone with dementia so you can help them keep on doing the things they love – and try new things too.

That might be going to a football match. Catching the latest movie. A jog round the park, a splash in the pool, a mooch around the shops, a catch-up over coffee or supporting them to volunteer themselves.

Whatever they would like to do, together you decide where and when. One thing you can be sure of is bringing a lot of joy into someone’s life by empowering them to continue playing an active part in their community.

With someone developing dementia every three minutes, there are nearly 1,000 people waiting for volunteers right now.

Sign up for Side by Side and get ready to make a difference: not only to their lives, but to yours.

Email us at if you are interested in becoming a Side by Side volunteer.

Green Futures is a social enterprise scheme based on a 3.5-acre site on Bradley Road in Grimsby.

They maintain a growing space that includes four poly tunnels; and also have a workshop, a wetland, woodland and orchard. They rely on volunteers to help us grow produce and maintain the site all year round, and in turn our volunteers benefit from open spaces, a nurturing growing environment, and companionship in a safe environment.

Volunteers benefit from a friendly, welcoming environment and companionship in a sanctuary in the heart of Grimsby.

Green Futures are looking for green-fingered volunteers, who are looking for great friends and want to enjoy growing and eating good food with roles including: general gardening and horticulture roles, also a lunchtime cook.

So as you can see there are a number of opportunities available for volunteers on site, across general gardening, pruning, woodworking, working on our veg-box scheme, preparing lunches, site maintenance and looking after our woodland.

For information please email, telephone 01472 870609 or visit Green Futures Facebook

Ongoing opportunities

Could you support a young person in the local area?

We are looking for someone who can give us their time and life experience as an Appropriate Adult, to support young offenders in police custody.

The role involves supporting a young person in the event that they are detained by the Police, helping them to understand what they are being told and making sure that they are treated fairly.

We provide a 7-day-a-week service, and you can sign up to cover shifts during days, evenings or weekends – whatever suits you.

You will receive extensive training and be required to complete a DBS check.

For more information you can view the AA job description (Word, 58KB) or contact:

Safeguarding and Youth Offending Service

Telephone: 01472 325252


About the role

In this role you will make a difference in the lives of children and young people when you teach them how to speak out and stay safe from abuse. Visiting one primary school at a time, you will deliver energetic, enthusiastic presentations that inspire courage and create confidence.

You will:

  • Co-deliver engaging assemblies and workshops to primary aged children
  • Give and take feedback to help keep up high standards
  • Sensitively handle and report any concerns you have about a child

To apply go to the NSPCC  website.

More information about the role is in this Role profile (Word, 19KB) .

If you have any questions about the role then please contact the NSPCC on 0121 227 7577 or by email at

As a mystery shopper volunteer you will visit community venues to find out what information is available and find out if staff know where to sign post you to if they cannot help. This will enable Healthwatch and you to make changes to how information is given to the general public and you will make recommendations to organisations how things can be done better or share their good practice and achievements. It is a role in which you have an opportunity to help with the health and wellbeing of our people and place.

If you think that this could be something that you would be interested in supporting and would like to find out more information please contact our volunteer coordinator on

As a community engagement volunteer you will support the Healthwatch staff team at local events, Community venues and GP Surgeries, talking to the local community about their experiences of health and social care services, and handing out information and leaflets promoting the service. if you enjoy meeting people and like a good natter, then this is the volunteer role for you.

Volunteers all undergo DBS checks and must provide references. In return we pay all travel and associated expenses, regular supervision and the opportunity to undertake training.

We welcome Volunteers from all backgrounds and all ages (over 18 yrs) who have good communication and interpersonal skills, are flexible and have an understanding of or personal experience of health and social care services.

If you are interested in supporting this fantastic service please email me at and we can begin the communications around the application process.

As a Volunteer Enter and View Representative you will ‘enter’ publicly funded health and social care settings such as care homes, GP surgeries, Pharmacies etc and, once on site, you will talk to patients, residents, staff, carers and relatives about their experience of the service to find out what is working well or where improvements can be made.

You will also ‘view’ what is going on and write a short review of you findings ready to form the basis of a report compiled by Healthwatch staff.

Volunteers all undergo DBS checks and must provide references. In return we pay all travel and associated expenses, regular supervision and the opportunity to undertake training.

We welcome Volunteers from all backgrounds and all ages (over 18 yrs) who have good communication and interpersonal skills, are flexible and have an understanding of or personal experience of health and social care services.

If you are interested in supporting this fantastic service please email me at  and we can begin the communications around the application process.

Brief overview of role requiring support: Foresight offer classes and activities for adults with learning difficulties. We recruit volunteer support workers to assist the learners within the classes.

Volunteer Support Workers will;

  • Being helpful and assisting learners to their classes, even if it’s not a class you’re volunteering in.
  • Escort learners to their classes in the mornings and afternoons and also to break times throughout the day.
  • Assist wheelchair users, including those who are not sure as to where they need to be.
  • Escorting learners to the toilets when necessary.
  • Reporting incidents to members of staff (including reception), the volunteer co-coordinator or to management when necessary.
  • Treating our learners and other Volunteer Support Workers with respect.
  • We also often have trips which our Volunteers take part in as our learners will need assistance there as well.

Location of the role: Foresight, 60 Newmarket Street, Grimsby, DN32 7SF

Time Commitment: A full day of classes at Foresight is 10am until 3pm, however, volunteers are welcome to only stay for the mornings (10am-12pm) or just the afternoon (1pm-3pm) or all day,  with classes running Monday to Friday. All volunteers will get regular breaks, including an hour for lunch if staying for a full day. Each volunteer can discuss and confirm their hours ahead of time.

Will own transport be required?: No

Are DBS checks required for the role? : Yes

Other information: Foresight reimburse car and bus expenses for all volunteers up to £5 per day that they volunteer.

If this role interests you please email to move your interest forward.

Volunteer now

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these roles then email our volunteer coordinator Ross on

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Contact details

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


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