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There are many ways that you can help out your local community whether it is part of local groups or organisation. We will publicise opportunities and call for help on this page.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
Coxhoe Cares Coronavirus Community Response Volunteer Scheme
At this difficult time we want to look after the most vulnerable in our community and particularly our older people.
Our volunteer scheme is about being available to help our older people. It is about volunteers coming forward to enable us to provide that support. We are looking for volunteers to assist in ensuring our isolated older people are looked after.
Find out more on our Coxhoe Cares Coronavirus Community Response Volunteer Scheme page.
This year’s litter picking event diary
As in previous years, a small group of volunteers were planning a series of litter picking events during 2020. The dates are as set out below:
- Saturday 21 March 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
- Tuesday 28 April 5.45 pm to 7.15 pm
- Tuesday 26 May 5.45 pm to 7:15 pm
- Tuesday 7 July 5.45 pm to 7.15 pm
- Tuesday 28 July 5.45 pm to 7:15 pm, and
- Tuesday 29 September 5.45 pm to 7.15 pm
Unfortunately these have now been suspended due to coronavirus till further notice.
The group is always looking for more volunteers as many hands make light work. If you are interested please text the organiser Muriel Burton on 07821 658324 (text only please) .
Coxhoe Scouts, Cubs and Beavers
There are volunteering opportunities with our Coxhoe Group.
Making a volunteering commitment can be a scary thing. We value all support that volunteers give to the group. Volunteering can take many forms, either through helping with a couple of sessions per term or offering to deliver a particular session based on your skills/expertise or helping with a camp or hike.
As you can imagine there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes to ensure that the Group provides the opportunities for our young people. Activities and events take some time to organise to ensure that they are safe for our young people; organising places to visit, activities to participate in, risk assessments, etc. If you would like to help with this side of the Group we’d love to hear from you.
We also have three specific roles open within the group. These are the Chairman and Secretary of our Executive Committee which meets once per term and the Group Scout Leader role. These involve managing and supporting the Group and its Leaders to ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within the Group develops.
Buy a memorial seat
In a previous edition of the Chronicle we mentioned we are looking to improve the village greens in Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill by providing adequate seating when walking the length of the villages. Residents will be given the opportunity of being able to purchase a seat and a memorial plaque for a loved one. We are making progress, we have now received the costings for providing a seat together with a memorial plaque and we are now in a position to request formal applications from residents for a memorial seat at £400 which will include the seat and inscribed memorial plaque. The Parish Council will subsidise the cost of the installation of each seat, as we feel the seats are also of benefit to the community and enhance the villages. All interested residents please contact the Parish Clerk for more information including the style of seating available for this budget. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Coxhoe Parish Youth Service general volunteering opportunity
Are you looking for some work experience with children and young adults? Do you want to make a positive difference to your community? Would you like to gain new skills and experience? Coxhoe Parish Council Youth Clubs may be able to help you achieve these things. Why should you volunteer? It can improve your self confidence and self esteem. Enhance your CV. Make your voice heard within the community and address the issues facing young people within the community. Make a positive difference to your life and the lives of others. What can Coxhoe Parish Council Youth Clubs offer you? Our friendly staff will be available for support and guidance. Project workers will be able to provide you with ongoing mentoring and regular supervision. You will have the opportunity to take part in planning meetings for the youth sessions. This is subject to a reference. If you live in Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill area and would like to take part in some voluntary social action projects then get in touch with Ian@coxhoeparishcouncil.gov.uk
Coxhoe Village Hall
Coxhoe Villlage Hall Association is a charity run purely by volunteers. The hall needs people with ideas and time to help either as being committee Members or as ‘Friends of Coxhoe Village Hall’. Please contact Karen Williams on email@example.com for more information.
Active Life Centre @ Coxhoe
The Active Life Centre is a leisure centre which is run by volunteers on a not for profit basis. The Centre regularly needs people to help. For opportunities contact the centre on 0191 377 1789.
County Durham Volunteering
For more information about volunteering for all ages in County Durham contact Durham Community Action who provide a one stop shop for volunteering. You can also search Do It, the national volunteering website.
Any events we hear about will be advertised here.