Sandiacre Parish Council

Volunteering

Erewash Voluntary Action CVS

Volunteering opportunities available via the Volunteer Centre in Erewash – you can help with our direct services which includes befriending an older or disabled housebound person or sitting with someone to allow a carer to get out.

One of the decorative lamps fitted to the bridge over the Erewash Canal in the centre of Sandiacre.We also run a Shopping Project across the borough and a Transport Scheme.

A Tea Dance/Social is held at our Centre on Granville Avenue in Long Eaton on the 2nd Wednesday afternoon of each month too – dancing not compulsory!

Just one hour a week can make a huge difference to someone’s life and for volunteers it can alleviate loneliness for them also, they make new friends and learn different skills. Training is provided and all out of pocket expenses reimbursed.

We also advertise volunteering vacancies for many other groups and organisations, large and small, on the national volunteering website. People can search via postcode and apply for opportunities of interest online.

Please ring us on 0115 946 6740 for more details about volunteering or email linda@erewashcvs.org.uk.

Go on, make a difference – you won’t regret it!


Time swap in Erewash

Time Swap is an initiative that encourages local communities to help each other by sharing time and talents.

Two swans alongside the Erewash Canal in SandiacreThe idea is simple – as a Time Swap member you can earn 'time' by giving help and support to other members in your community. This could be things you enjoy or are good at.

You can then spend that time on getting help from other members. This could be help with something that you find difficult, or maybe someone in your community could teach you a new skill. If you prefer, you can donate your time gained to someone else.

You can find out more on the Time Swap In Erewash page on the Derbyshire County Council website.


Calling on residents to help clear winter snow

A view of St. Giles' Church, SandiacreVolunteers throughout the county are being called on to help clear snow and ice from Derbyshire’s roads and pavements this winter.

Derbyshire County Council would like to hear from residents and farmers willing to help keep their communities safe when bad weather hits.

Town and parish councils and other community groups are being asked to rally local people to join the council’s Snow Warden Scheme.

Snow wardens get involved in:
• clearing snow and ice from their community’s pavements
• reporting local weather conditions through the council’s website
• co-ordinating volunteers to clear snow and distribute grit
• reporting empty grit bins.

Find out more about the Snow Warden Scheme on Derbyshire County Council's website.


Treetops Hospice Trust

There are various areas for volunteers to help with fundraising, gardening, driving, day care, administration, collecting tins and shops.

Get in touch
Angela Walters – Volunteer Services Coordinator
Volunteer Services
Treetops Hospice Care
Derby Road
Risley DE72 3SS

Tel: 0115 949 1264
Email: volunteering@treetopshospice.org.uk


Blessing the Community

In September 2019, a team of volunteers from Trent Vineyard Church got their garden trowels and paint brushes out as part of an event to put something back into Sandiacre!

The team had fun undertaking two tasks with support from members of the local community. Over 250 spring bulbs were planted on Doncaster Avenue Recreation Ground whilst four wrought iron entrance gates were re-painted around St Giles’ churchyards. To help fuel the team everyone who took part in the morning's activities enjoyed a hot-drink and a Danish pastry!

Volunteers from Trent Vineyard Church have now undertaken four projects in Sandiacre known as ‘Blessing the Community events’. Each project is designed around an activity to help invest in the local area for the benefit of local people.

If you would like to take part next year, please contact the Clerk.


Open Evening For Volunteering Opportunities

Thursday, 24 October 2019

The Police and Crime Commissioner is hosting an open evening to provide further information for three upcoming volunteer posts within his office.

The event is being held on 24 October 2019 at Police HQ in Ripley, between 6pm and 8pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

More details about the roles and to register your interest