Volunteer with Cheshire Community Development Trust

Like many charities throughout the UK, the effectiveness of Cheshire CDT is dependent on the additional resource, skills and enthusiasm of people who volunteer.

Volunteer

Many people who have volunteered in the past report feeling fantastic afterwards. There is something about doing something for reasons other than getting paid. Whether it’s just a little boost in mood, feeling like part of a positive team or simply knowing that you’ve made a real difference.

When we volunteer, we often witness real change as a result of our efforts and sometimes get to see the positive effects that our efforts have had on our community as a whole. Volunteers make a massive positive impact on people’s lives, often by giving nothing more than their time.

People volunteer for many different reasons but most of us want to help those less fortunate than ourselves. The majority of us do not volunteer because it benefits us, we volunteer because it makes a positive difference for others.

That said, it cannot be denied that the volunteers themselves get many benefits through their volunteering, here are a few benefits that our volunteers have said that they have gotten through their volunteering experience:

  • Increased confidence: Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
  • Meeting new people: Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people, make new friends and experience new cultures.
  • Being part of a community: Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
  • Learning new skills: Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
  • Taking on a challenge: Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
  • Having fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.

Make a difference. Volunteer with Cheshire CDT and have a real, valuable and positive affect on people, communities and society in general.

Support

As a volunteer with Cheshire CDT you’ll be provided with a direct contact for your volunteer role as well as our dedicated Volunteer Co-ordinator.  We’ll provide you with all the of necessary training appropriate for your volunteer role and reimburse any out of pocket expenses incurred as part of your volunteering activities.

Current volunteering roles available

Volunteer Driver – Cheshire Volunteer Car Scheme

This service is provided for people who are unable to access conventional public transport due to mobility issues, physical disabilities or mental health challenges. The scheme’s main aim is to alleviate isolation and to provide opportunities for those who are often put at a disadvantage due to lack of accessible transport.  As a volunteer driver in this car scheme, using your own vehicle, you’ll give up some of your time to help transport people who are not able to access public transport.  For more information on this volunteering opportunity please contact us.

Volunteer Driver – Cheshire Children’s Services

This service is run in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester council providing essential transport to young people and adults who need support in travelling to their place of education or care service.  As a volunteer driver in this car scheme, using your own vehicle, you’ll give up some of your time to help transport and support children and their families.  For more information on this volunteering opportunity please contact us.

Registering Interest

If you are interested in volunteering with Cheshire CDT, get in touch through the contact form on this page or email volunteers@cheshirecdt.org.uk