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Stronger South Derbyshire is our dedicated website set up to support the local community response to Covid 19, which is updated regularly. If you want to know how you can help, know someone who needs help, are a community group needing support, or if you’re just looking for links to reliable information, visit

Changes to our Services

Due to the social distancing measures introduced by the Government, South Derbyshire CVS premises are currently closed to the public and visitors, and staff are working from home. All our group activities and most community based face to face services have stopped for the time being.

If you want to help or volunteer please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 07458 304315.

For any other enquiries email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 07458 304316.


Want to Volunteer?


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Why Volunteer?

Volunteers are ordinary people who want to do something positive. Volunteering isn't just about giving either - many volunteers discover they actually get as much out of it as they give, so why not give it a go? 

People often volunteer because they hope to: 

  • Develop new skills
  • Gain new experiences
  • Challenge themselves
  • Make the world a better place
  • Try something different
  • Make new friends
  • Have fun!

What could I do? 

  • Support or befriend someone who is isolated or finding life difficult. 
  • Conservation work to improve the environment 
  • Raise funds for a good cause
  • Give information or advice
  • Help with art, music, craft, sports or other activities 
  • Work with the public in a museum or heritage site 
  • Look after animals
  • Help out at an event 

Skills needed could include: 

  • Listening
  • Social Media
  • Patience
  • Business
  • IT skills
  • Arts
  • Empathy
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Sports
  • Commitment

...Or almost anything else. Everyone has something to offer! 



How much time must I give? 

It's entirely up to you. 

  • An hour or so every now and again
  • An hour or two a week 
  • One weekend a month
  • Or more! 


How can I find out more? 

We advertise local voluntary opportunities to a national website so you can search and apply for volunteering roles online at any time to suit you. Visit, enter your postcode, how far you are prepared to travel, then register your interest with any that take your fancy from the list.

Sign up to our regular Volunteer Opportunities E-bulletin.

Like and follow our South Derbyshire Volunteer Centre Facebook page where we post local opportunities on a regular basis: 

If you need help deciding what to do, or if you can't find an opportunity to suit you online then get in touch with us.

Telephone 01283 219761 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be happy to help. 

Download a leaflet about our service for people who want to volunteer. 




Support for organisations

Click here if you are an organisation looking for volunteers or a volunteer manager wanting advice about involving volunteers

Volunteer Centres Derbyshire

Click here if you want to find out about volunteering in other parts of Derbyshire





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