The Churn really couldn't function without the help of its volunteers. Over 450 people give their time every year - it amounts to over 14,000 hours of help, worth more than £128,000 given in kind (based on the UK Living Wage 2019 of £9.00 ph).

From becoming a trustee to baking cakes for the Tea Club, there are all sorts of things you could do to make a difference with The Churn.

There are lots of reasons for people wanting to volunteer. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to give something back to your community or to do something positive for the people around you. It can also help you to develop new skills and meet new people. Whatever your reason for offering your time and skills, we will value your contribution and make sure we find the right opportunity for you.

Volunteering with The Churn is rewarding. You gain:

• Enjoyment

• Giving something back

• Feeling valued and part of a team

• Confidence and self-esteem

All this helps boost your own wellbeing:

• Meet new people and make new friends

• Share a hobby with others

• Get to know the local community

Volunteering is a great way to improve your employability skills:

• Enhance your CV

• Gain an accreditation

• Learn new skills,

• Gain knowledge and experience

Contact Julie for a chat about volunteer opportunities, including becoming a Good Neighbour, baking, helping at Work Club, leading a Health Walk, delivering newsletters in your own neighbourhood, helping at Sunday Tea Club, help for our tutors who deliver classes in English and Maths. We also look for help with concerts and fundraising events throughout the year. There’s plenty to do!

Anyone can volunteer. Whatever your skills, experience or background, or how much time you have to give, every little makes such a difference.

If you would like to volunteer at The Churn call us on 01285 380038 or pop in for a chat.

For further information please contact Julie Battishill

Call: 01285 380035

Email: julie.battishill@thechurn.org.uk

“Just giving a little bit of time makes all the difference!”

Churn Volunteer