The ngage website has been designed to help you to become more involved in opportunities to influence local decisions and play a more active role in Thurrock through volunteering, timebanking and active citizenship opportunities.

Volunteer Centre Thurrock can assist local people in finding a volunteering role with either local or national organisations. We can also support organisations in finding volunteers, so visit our website and click on the Volunteer Centre tab to find out more.
Timebanking is a great way to be part of the community and to offer your skills or spare time to help other people and to choose help that you would like in return. For example, a Time Bank member may help with clearing someones garden, and in return, could get help with a DIY project from a different Time Bank member. Each person decides what they can offer and everyones time is equal. So one hour of your time is equal to one hour of someones time. It does not matter what you choose to exchange.                                
   WW1 Memories Project

ngage have launched a  WW1 memories project on behalf of the Thurrock Council WW1 Commemorative Group.

With the help of volunteers, we aim to compile a minimum of 30 stories or biographies reflecting experiences of people living or working in Thurrock during the time of the Great War.

We are recruiting volunteers to help with the project so please sign post anyone you come across wanting to get involved.

WW1 Memory Project volunteers who will be required to interview and research local stories relating to the Great War. They will also be able to provide outreach support to encourage people to get involved and help to promote the project to the wider community.

Training will be provided to equip volunteers with the skills and confidence needed to engage with a wide range of residents about their family history or memories about Thurrock in the Great War.

For more information or to share your story or memories, contact Jacqui Payne on 01375 389893 or email


Volunteer Essex has been successful in gaining the internationally recognised BS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management Award for its work in providing support to people interested in volunteering whilst also supporting organisations that involve volunteers.
Volunteer Essex colleagues worked collaboratively to develop this specialist standard of quality accreditation, with Centres in Tendring, Chelmsford and Epping Forest being the first to undertake external assessment to form the exemplar.

 The Award recognises Volunteer Essex commitment to exceptional quality of service and customer focus as well as compliance. It is generally accepted that organisations who achieve certification to BS EN ISO 9001 are at the forefront of their respective industries.
David Eniffer, Chair of Volunteer Essex and Manager of the Tendring Centre commented: “We’ve always been proud of the level of service offered by our Volunteer Centre and this has now been confirmed by external experts. We are delighted this has been recognised with a formal award.”
Alan Baskerville, the CQS Assessor who undertook the assessment paid particular tribute to “the commitment from management and the investment in people and training that enables the Volunteer Centre to provide an efficient service.”
          Thurrock Youth Volunteer project can help young people aged between 16 - 24 years of age to find volunteer opportunities which can enhance their CV and help them to build confidence.          Volunteering can be a means to gaining a reference or vital experience, increase job prospects or further education. If you are aged between 16 and 24 or know someone who would benefit from volunteering,  please contact the volunteer centre.

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