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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.                                


The next Volunteer Recruitment Fayre to help people find volunteering opportunities and to meet organisations seeking volunteers.  The drop-in event is being held on:

Thursday 22nd September 2016 between 11am-2pm at the Beehive,
West Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6XP.

Our recruitment fayres are a great way for people to find out about volunteering, as it can bring many benefits such as enhancing your CV, making new friends, improving employment prospects and gaining new skills. We also have a Time Bank stall there for people to find out more about the Time bank project.

We have helped a lot of people into volunteering and timebanking through the recruitment fayres, they are very in formal and people can just pop in for a chat and have a cup of tea and some cake.


A huge thanks to the Mayor of Thurrock Councillor Sue Gray for attending the launch of the  new Volunteer Essex Website. The new website allows people to register to become a volunteer and contains a database of all the opportunities available in Essex and links them to their local volunteer centre.
VCLocal is a project that offers a drop in volunteer centre service to support and encourage more people and organisations to access volunteering opportunities at the following Community Hub locations:-
South Ockendon Centre
First Tuesday of the month 10am to 12pm at the South Ockendon Centre/Library, Derry Avenue.
(for more info on South Ockendon Hub)

Acorns - Stifford Clays
First Wednesday of the month 10am to 12pm at Acorns Community Hub, Headon Hall, Crawford Avenue.
(For more info on Acorns Community Hub)

Chadwell St Mary Centre
First Thursday of the month 10am to 12pm at the Chadwell St Mary Centre/Library.
(For more info on Chadwell St Mary Community Hub)
Tilbury Hub
First Friday of the month 10am to 12pm at Tilbury Library, Civic Square RM18 8AD
We want to encourage as many local people as we can to pop in and talk to us about volunteering opportunities. Volunteering can help people in so many ways including building confidence, gaining new skills, meeting new people,improving employment prospects and much more.  We hope to see more people using the VC local drop in service and are keen to talk about ideas for local volunteering projects. Local organisations can also drop in to let us know about any opportunities they may have to use volunteers, and we would like to hear from local businesses who may want to support local projects in the area.
Thurrock Youth Volunteer project is a programme for young people aged between 16 - 24 years of age which can help young people to enhance their CV and build confidence. It can also be a means to gaining a reference or vital experience, to increase young peoples job prospects or further education. If you are aged between 16 and 24 or know someone who would benefit from volunteering,  please contact the centre to find out more.
Timebank Thurrock is a project that helps people to help each other. It’s a great way to be part of the community and to offer your skillsor spare time to help  other people, and to choose help that youd like in return. So 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.  

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