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Want to help transform lives?


Volunteering is a great way to meet people, learn new skills, practice skills necessary for your future career, use skills gained over a lifetime and give something back to the community.                                       


As a growing charity, our volunteers are involved with all aspects of our work from administration through gardening work to front line service delivery. Ideally we would ask for a minimum of 4 hours a week on a regular basis across all roles, a 'can do' attitude - we all help each other whatever the task - and a passion to play a part in your local community.


All staff and volunteers will be required to provide references and some may be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

My take

Stephen, Volunteer Receptionist

As many will be aware, mental health problems have shown a significant increase in recent years amongst all age groups, but particularly among young people. Trained counsellors at The Counselling & Family Centre provide the appropriate assistance to transform the lives of their clients. As a receptionist you can ensure that the counsellors can maximise their time with their clients by performing a wide variety of administrative tasks, such as ensuring clients are warmly welcomed, making appointments and preparing paperwork.

You will be a vital cog in the process that undoubtedly helps many to overcome their problems. As a volunteer receptionist for 4 years, I have found it a most worthwhile experience.

Volunteer / Placement Counsellors

2024 recruitment now closed. See here for more details.

Allotment volunteers

We are looking for enthusiastic help on our new allotment project. Are you interested in being part of this or do you know of a group that would benefit and like to contribute? If so then please contact Jim at the Counselling & Family Centre by emailing: We look forward to hearing from you.


Helping on our front desk, you will be the first welcoming face of CFC as clients enter the centre. You will book them in and help in other areas such as telephoning clients to make new appointments and answering queries over the phone and via email. Full training will be given. Please email expressions of interest to

Café assistant

The Café in the Park is reopen to the public and we need your help as volunteers! Come and volunteer in our busy café. Learn how to use the coffee machine and serve light refreshments to a wide range of customers, as well as general tasks in the café and kitchen.

No experience necessary as full training will be provided given.

Please email expressions of interest to


Description: A flexible role 6-8 hours a week. Duties include:​

  • General DIY

  • Moving furniture

  • Setting up and disassembling meeting rooms

  • Additional cleaning when needed

To apply for this role please submit a CV an equal opportunities and monitoring form to

Click here for the equal opportunities and monitoring form. 

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