Volunteering Newsletter June 2022

Welcome to the latest edition of the Volunteering Newsletter to keep you up to date with volunteering news and opportunities across Norfolk. In this issue:

  • Get inVOLved Norfolk launch
  • Volunteers' Week
  • Norfolk Chaplaincy Case Study
  • Library Volunteers Case Study
  • King's Lynn Volunteer Event

New Volunteering platform coming soon...

Get inVOLved Norfolk launch

We have some exciting news, we will be launching a new Volunteering Platform in Norfolk in July of this year. We are working with a new partner, Deedmob, to create our new volunteering portal, which will provide a user-friendly platform where you can search for volunteering opportunities. 
The transition to the new Volunteering Platform will take place over the next two months and the new site will go live at the beginning of July. We will be sending out further information about how you can sign up to the new site over the coming weeks.

Volunteers' Week

June 1st - 7th

As every year, Volunteers' Week is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all the incredible work volunteers do in their communities. We will be sharing thank you messages on our social media throughout the week, and organisations you volunteer with might also be organising their own events to thank volunteers.

You can also get involved in other ways. Every volunteer has a story to tell. Volunteers’ Week is a great chance to bring attention to the variety of volunteering opportunities that exist and the benefits volunteering has for individual and community health.

If you'd like to share your story, download the ‘I volunteer' sign from the official Volunteers' Week website and share on social media:

  • Why / how you started volunteering
  • What volunteering has given you
  • What advice you would give to people hesitant about volunteering

You can either take a picture of yourself with the sign and write about your volunteering experience in words, or you can make a short video telling your story.

When sharing, don’t forget to include the hashtag #VolunteersWeek and tag us, so that we can see your post and reshare it. You can find us on:

Facebook: @VolNorfolk
Instagram: @voluntarynorfolk
Twitter: @vol_norfolk
LinkedIn: Voluntary Norfolk

Meet the Norfolk Community Chaplaincy Volunteers

‘If you didn’t have the bad times, you wouldn’t know what the good times were’: the amazing impact of volunteering to support prison leavers

Two Norfolk men are celebrating and reflecting on their first year working together after being connected by a local charity.

Read their story on our website.

Meet the Library volunteers

UEA student, Georgina Rowley tells us about her time volunteering at the Heritage Centre in the Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library.

Cecilia King, explains what is involved as a volunteers at Mile Cross Library helping with the bounce and rhyme activities for children and parents.

Read both of their stories in our News story.

July Volunteer Event - King's Lynn

Are you interested in finding out more about volunteering in King’s Lynn or West Norfolk?

Community Action Norfolk, with the support of the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, have organised a ‘Volunteering Marketplace’ event on Thursday the 14th of July to give you the chance to find out more about volunteering opportunities currently available with voluntary and community organisations in the West Norfolk area.

Come along to LynnSport (at Greenpark Ave, King's Lynn PE30 2NB) between 2pm-6pm for an informal chat and find out more about how you can get involved in your community, whilst getting to talk to some of West Norfolk’s key charity organisations. We hope to see you there!”

Roles on the Voluntary Norfolk Volunteering Portal

Below are a selection of the new roles on the Volunteering Portal this month. If you would like to search all of the current roles on the Portal, please click here.

If you would like any help with searching for the right role for you, please contact us at

Norwich Coroner's Court Volunteer

The Coroners’ Court Support Service is seeking volunteers to support families and witnesses that attend Inquests at Coroners’ Courts. 

You will play a key part in providing emotional help and practical support to all that attend Inquests (either in person or virtually via screen) at the Court you choose to volunteer at. You will do this by listening to the concerns and anxieties of families and witnesses that attend Court. Being empathetic, friendly and approachable are vital skills for this role.

Find out more

RNLI Lifeboat Visits Team Member

Could you give inspiring guided tours of the lifeboat station to visitors including groups of young people and adults.

You'll be creating a welcoming and friendly environment within the station for visitors, supporting the RNLI's One Crew ethos.

Find out more
Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer
Libraries across Norfolk

Norfolk Libraries want to engage with as many young people as possible to give them opportunities to develop a love of reading. Reading for pleasure can help young people’s emotional development, academic achievement and promotes wellbeing. 

As a young volunteer you will be working in a library supporting staff with sign-ups, answering questions and being involved in the medal ceremonies.

You should be comfortable talking to children about the challenge, the books they are reading, and encouraging them to continue.
Find out more

Chair of the Board - Active Norfolk

We are seeking an exceptional leader with the ability to inspire others, who can provide constructive challenge and drive forward our strategic vision to ‘Get Norfolk Moving’.

Being passionate about sport and physical activity is important, but it isn’t enough. The Active Norfolk Board Chair will provide strategic leadership, advocacy and management accountability for the Active Partnership and will work closely with the Director and other NEDs to continually challenge the strategic vision and ways of working of the organisation.

Find out more

Events Volunteer - various locations

Volunteer with us and become part of the #TeamBigC family.

Cancer affects us all in different ways. We know it can be difficult. Big C is here, across our county, to support anyone affected by cancer in any way.

Volunteer at our events and you will have lots of fun whilst helping us promote Big C in a positive way and raise those much needed funds to support those affected by cancer in our county.

Find out more
Norwich International Youth Project

Norwich International Youth Project is a small charity which supports young people in Norfolk aged 11-25 who are seeking asylum, have refugee status or are otherwise displaced from their country of origin.

We are looking for volunteers to help out at our drop-in youth group. Sessions are relaxed and we do a wide range of activities including creative activities, sports, games and trips in the local area. When possible we cook and eat a meal together. 

Find out more

Do you have a volunteer story?

If you would like to share your experiences of volunteering in Volunteering News, please do get in touch with us:

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Volunteering News is written by members of the Voluntary Norfolk Volunteering Team and is edited by Voluntary Norfolk volunteer, Melissa Joy.
Empowering Communities is a partnership project between Voluntary Norfolk, Community Action Norfolk & Norfolk Community Foundation.

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