Volunteer for Cambridge lunchtime Fair

Volunteer for Cambridge lunchtime Fair - 07/03/2023 12:30pm

Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Venue: Online workshop

Whether you are thinking about volunteering but aren't sure how to go about it or maybe you've been helping out your community but you'd like to do more. Come and find out what's on offer.

We are running an online lunch time fair where groups will give a short presentation about the volunteering they have on offer and you can ask questions.

The groups all work to improve our communities health and wellbeing and support the most vulnerable. They offer a mixture of face to face, online and virtual volunteering. Some offer training and require a regular commitment others are more flexible. 

See below for organisations presenting on 7th March:



CCVS works with voluntary groups across large parts of Cambridgeshire and is keen to help promote some of the rewarding and valuable opportunties they have available for volunteers. 

If you are from a voluntary organisation with membership of CCVS or Hunts Forum and want to register your interest in future events, please contact Chris at volunteer@cambridgecvs.org.uk  You can also contact Chris if you are thinking about joining CCVS

More about the organisations who will be at the fair

At the FoodCycle Cambridge project, we cook up a free nutritious veggie lunch for the local community every Saturday. 3 teams of volunteers make the magic happen: A food collection team collects surplus food from supermarkets, wholesalers and independent shops which; a cooking team rustles up into a delicious 3-course meal; which a hosting team serves up in a cafe-like setting. Come and help us tackle food poverty, food waste and loneliness in our local community.

Student Community Action has been providing volunteering opportunities that fit in with student lifestyle since 1972! Volunteering can add a significant amount of fun into your time here in Cambridge. You not only get to help vulnerable members of the Cambridge community, you also get to experience life outside the student bubble and make friendships that last beyond your time here!

Think about joining the CUH Patient and Public Involvement Panel. The panel is a group of people from the East of England aged 16+, who share their opinions on health research ideas to help ensure that projects reflect the needs of patients and the public. No previous experience is required, and panel members choose which projects to get involved with. To find out more about the panel, email: CUH.PPI@nhs.net  

DISH provides vital benefits advice, information, and support to disabled people, older people, families, and carers. The cost-of-living crisis has hit people hard and our team of caseworkers are working hard to support people in need. We are currently seeking telephone buddy volunteers who can provide a much-needed call once a week to people who are struggling. We are also looking for an experienced digital fundraising volunteer. 

The aim of the Help at Home Service is to provide practical support to EACH families who have a child with a life threatening illness. The volunteers provide practical support in the family home and help with tasks such as cleaning, washing and ironing, gardening, one-off DIY, dog walking and sibling support. We ask our volunteers to commit for at least 6 months (unless a one-off), to be able to provide continuity to our families. This is a highly valued role where you will have a direct impact on a family. You will receive training and ongoing support.  

Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough No-one should have no-one – do your share our belief? If so, then see how you can help reduce loneliness and isolation for older people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. We need volunteers to share their time with older people by making visits and phone calls, supporting our day centres and community warden schemes, or fund raising for us to enable us to offer our services to as many older people, their families and carers as need our help. 

Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC) provides practical, emotional and therapeutic support to survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual violence. We are looking for women who would like to volunteer, providing emotional support to survivors on our helpline and email

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Our aim is to improve local health and social care services. We do this by listening to people’s experiences of these services and then work with the people who run and manage these services to improve them, based on what people have told us. Our volunteers are called Community Listeners; they attend community events and listen to what people have to say about their experiences of health and social care – this way we get real experiences we can use to help improve these services.

We welcome people from all parts of the community, from different backgrounds, as well as all ages

– we can offer volunteering to people 16 years and over.We are an inclusive organisation, recognising the value

diversity plays in our work and therefore want our volunteers to reflect the communities we hear from.

Cambridge Community Arts is a charity working in Cambridge and Fenland that supports personal growth and improved health through quality arts activities. We offer creative courses in an inclusive environment to adults aged 19+, many of whom have health conditions and/or disabilities.

We are always looking for volunteers! Artform experience is required for volunteer roles within courses. Volunteering on a course offers excellent experience and insight into an arts for health and adult education setting. We are also recruiting trustees and community advisory panel members.