Huntingdonshire Volunteer Centre - supporting volunteers & voluntary organisations

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Celebrating Volunteers Week
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We are partnering with the local libraries in Huntingdon, Ramsey, St Ives and St Neots to offer additional personal support to any volunteers who wish to use the national volunteering website: www.do-it.org.uk
Local Details of 'Do-it' support sessions can be found in the office sections, or make an appointment with your local office.

Come and visit us at the Community Fair in the Burgess Hall on Tuesday 7 June from 2-6pm
We will have a stall there and you can find out about:
How to find local Volunteering Opportunities
How to advertise with your local Volunteer Offices for volunteers in your area
How to ensure you establish good practice in managing your volunteers and free support with our
Five Star Focus Sign-up Scheme
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We will also be launching our Valuing Volunteer Award 2016
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but only volunteers can nominate the organisations for whom they volunteer!

If you wish to download a nomination form please click on the link below:
Valuing Volunteers Award Form 2016


The Award will be presented on Monday afternoon 1 August at the Belfry by
The High Sheriff, Sir David Arculus and CCC CEO Gillian Beasley

Don't forget to call into our shop and say 'Thank you" to our wonderful volunteers!
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1 Princes Street, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3PA

Shop Opening times:
Monday 9.30am - 1.30pm
Tuesday 10am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 10am - 4.00pm
Thursday 10am - 1.30pm
Friday 10am - 4.00pm
Saturday 10am - 4.00pm
We accept Debit and Credit Card payments (5 minimum payment)

Follow the Huntingdon Together Charity Shop on Facebook - Huntingdon Together Charity Shop
Follow the Huntingdon Together Charity Shop on Twitter - @huntstogether


Mayor of Huntingdon Cllr Bill Hensley & High Sheriff Victor Lucas untying the ribbon to officially open
the Huntingdon Together shop!

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Thanking Melanie, our Volunteer Project Manager

Thank you Melanie

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those people who have helped us set up the shop, either by donating time, money or practical support and help. We could not have done it without you - THANK YOU!

Huntingdon Freemen's Trust
Cambridge Community Foundation
Muir Housing
Braiform - hangers
Leed Day Solicitors- Christopher Dodd and Jerome Vego
London House Signs - John Childs
Wickes Huntingdon - paint
Melanie Storey - Volunteer Project Manager for start-up phase of Huntingdon Together
Linda Dupee, Liz Coates, Hannah Lea of CARESCO in Sawtry - advice and support
Judith Chitty - Support Design and knowledge of 'Thrift Shop" procedures
Nicola Rule for donation of Cash Register
HCRfm - Bobby Jones and team for helping to spread the word!

To all Huntingdonshire Volunteer Centre Staff and Volunteers - for patience, perseverance and commitment to seeing this new initiative through, in spite of difficulties and challenges
To Huntingdon residents for generous donations of goods and their support and encouragement!Thank You.. Thank you...Thank You!

Please keep us the good work with...

Goods for donation
Good quality clothing and jewellery for our 50/50 scheme
Any Clothing you no longer need
Bric a Brac and household items
Working electrical items (we will test before selling)
Fresh fruit and vegetables for our Surplus Share Scheme

Volunteers to help in the Shop
Sort, categorise and prepare items for sale
Operate the till and help customers
On-line sales support - IT skills required
Collect items from donors

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All that you would expect from a Charity Shop but with two special features:

50/50 Scheme
Join the scheme and donate high quality items.
If sold within set time period, the donor receives 50% of the sale price.

Surplus Share
Help keep Huntingdonshire families healthy and donate your surplus fruit and vegetables for others to purchase at low cost. Take advantage of the 'Buy one, get one free" offers or share your home grown produce.



How you can apply to volunteer: enter the shop postcode into the do-it widget below PE29 3PA and search under the category 'retail', then look through for 'Retail Assistant, Huntingdon Together'
then simply apply!

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We'd be delighted to have your help!
You can also find out more about volunteering opportunities in your area using the Do-it website by clicking on this link - Link to Do-it website.

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2016 Car Scheme Morning at the Medway Centre - find out more - just click on the Car Scheme Tab!

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Or, use the clever Do-it widget below, to start searching for your volunteering role right now!


Volunteering - Making a Difference

Anyone can volunteer - Huntingdonshire Volunteer Centre believes that we can all make a contribution to our community. There are many different opportunities available working in museums, charity shops, helping with fundraising, being a Trustee or leading campaigns. Our on line site is constantly being updated with new roles. You can either apply on-line or make an appointment and come into any of our local offices to look at the opportunities that might be right for you.

Volunteers are at the heart of everything that Huntingdonshire Volunteer Centre (HVC) does. We work to recruit volunteers - matching personal skills and interests to the right volunteer opportunities - and to promote the benefits that volunteering brings to individuals and to the many charities and organisations in Huntingdonshire. HVC couldn't manage without our own team of valuable volunteers who help run our services and it is our aim to match all volunteers who come to us with the right organisation and role for them.

Our 2015 Volunteer Registration Form is available for download from the link below. Please click on the link below to start the download.

2015 Volunteer Registration Document.