NGAGE Project – The role of the ngage project is to promote social action and encourage people, organisations and partners to work together and identify opportunities within communities, solve problems together and help improve the lives of the residents in Thurrock,
Our primary aim is to support community engagement in Thurrock, ensuring people are better informed and involved in decisions that affect them as individuals and their communities.
We encourage and promote Active Citizenship opportunities, empowering people to set up or get involved in local activities within their community such as gardening projects, social clubs or even litter picking the local area. Our other main focus is volunteering and providing a platform to enable people to help others by offering their skills, time or resources,
Volunteer Centre Thurrock – assists people in finding a volunteering role with either local or national organisations. The centre promotes and supports the brokerage of volunteers between VCFSE organisations, which helps to support them their development and increase their capacity.
Time Bank Thurrock – 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 someone’s 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 everyone’s time is equal. So one hour of your time is equal to one hour of someone’s time. It does not matter what you choose to exchange.
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 www.volunteeressex.org/
What is involved?
You need to consider why you want to volunteer, what you hope to give and what you hope to gain.
You may be looking for a full time/part time volunteering role, something to do during the daytime or a flexible role at evenings and weekends. You may want to work with a particular group or organisation, or help younger or older people, or maybe on an environmental project.
Whatever you are looking for, the ngage Volunteer Centre has a choice of voluntary opportunities with different groups and organisations, and we can help point you in the right direction according to your own circumstances and interests.
What Could I do?
From fundraising to practical activities, there are volunteering opportunities for everyone.
As a volunteer you could:
-provide administrative support
-work in a charity shop
-befriend an older person
-provide first aid at events
-volunteer for a driving service
-IT or data inputting
-help with gardening projects and much more
How do I register to become a volunteer?
Once you have registered to become a volunteer you should be contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator or a team member (within approximately 7 working days) to organise a suitable appointment for you to come in and discuss the opportunities available.
We can talk to you about a wide range of volunteering opportunities and support you in finding interesting and rewarding volunteering opportunities.
Should you need to discuss any of the above or have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at:
Telephone: 01375 389853
Facebook: ngage Facebook page
Volunteering can help people to build confidence and gain new skills and experiences, whilst doing something rewarding at the same time. It can provide you with the opportunity to make new friends, meet new people, find new challenges, but most importantly it can be something you enjoy!
Volunteering can sometimes open doors to further training and paid employment and can be a really good thing to have on your CV.
Timebank 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.
Contact the Timebank Coordinator
Phone number: 01375 389 853