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Helping the Community develop
There are many ways that you can help out your local community whether it is part of local groups or organisation. We will publicise opportunities and call for help on this page.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
Buy a memorial seat
In the last Chronicle we mentioned we are looking to improve the village greens in Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill by providing adequate seating when walking the length of the villages. Residents will be given the opportunity of being able to purchase a seat and a memorial plaque for a loved one. We are making progress, we have now received the costings for providing a seat together with a memorial plaque and we are now in a position to request formal applications from residents for a memorial seat at £400 which will include the seat and inscribed memorial plaque. The Parish Council will subsidise the cost of the installation of each seat, as we feel the seats are also of benefit to the community and enhance the villages. All interested residents please contact the Parish Clerk for more information including the style of seating available for this budget. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Coxhoe Parish Youth Service summer programme volunteering opportunity
Coxhoe Parish Council’s Youth Service are planning a programme of events for children during the summer holiday. It includes visits to Planet Leisure on 14th August, Tweedle Farm on 21st August and to Beamish Museum on 31st August. We need two people to assist the visits and are looking for someone who enjoys working with children, has good communication skills and is able to engage and educate young people. You would need an up to date DBS check or a reference.
Times of the events would be between 10am and 4pm approximately.
If you feel you can get involved please contact Youth Worker Lucy Dunbar on 07403 765269 or by email at email@example.com
Coxhoe Parish Youth Service general volunteering opportunity
Are you looking for some work experience with children/young adults? Do you want to make a positive difference to your community? Would you like to gain new skills and experience? Coxhoe Parish Council Youth Clubs may be able to help you achieve these things. Why should you volunteer? It can improve your self confidence and self esteem. Enhance your CV. Make your voice heard within the community and address the issues facing young people within the community. Make a positive difference to your life and the lives of others. What can Coxhoe Parish Council Youth Clubs offer you? Our friendly staff will be available for support and guidance. Project workers will be able to provide you with ongoing mentoring and regular supervision. You will have the opportunity to take part in planning meetings for the youth sessions. This is subject to a reference. If you live in Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill area and would like to take part in some voluntary social action projects then get in touch with Lucy firstname.lastname@example.org
Coxhoe Village Hall
Coxhoe Villlage Hall Association is a charity run purely by volunteers. The hall needs people with ideas and time to help either as being committee Members or as ‘Friends of Coxhoe Village Hall’.
Coxhoe Community Partnership
Coxhoe Community Partnership is a registered charity aimed solely at making Coxhoe a better place. It is a partnership between the County Councillors, Parish Councillors and local volunteers, The partnership desperately needs members of the community to join and help with our task. We are looking for members who just want to help out or want to become active officers such as Chair or Treasurer. If you are interested contact the current Chair on 07904 122440. Check out the Partnerships programme of litter picks, for which volunteeers are required.
Litter Picking Volunteers wanted
Coxhoe Community Partnership have also agreed to undertake regular litter picks and are looking for Volunteers to join in. This year Muriel Burton, from the Partnership, is planning another round of litter picks as part of the community contribution to the ‘Keep Coxhoe Clean Campaign’.
The 2017 programme of picks (which may be subject to change) is as follows:
- Saturday 25th February 10.00 – 12.00
- Saturday 25th March 10.00 -12.00
- Tuesday 25th April 16.15 -19.00
- Tuesday 30th May 16.15 -19.00
- Tuesday 27th June 16.15 -19.00
- Tuesday 25th July 16.15 -19.00
- Saturday 30th Sept 10.00 – 12.00
- Saturday 28th October 10.00 – 12.00
We need the community to get involved in these and make a plea for people to come forward to help for a couple of hours on each of these occasions. We will do a little publicity closer to each event but please put these in your diaries and come along to help out. They do make a difference. If you are interested please contact Muriel on 07821 658324 or email her on email@example.com
Picks leave from Coxhoe Village Hall. Please help out and help to make Coxhoe a better place.
Active Life Centre @ Coxhoe
The Active Life Centre is a leisure centre which is run by volunteers on a not for profit basis. The Centre regularly needs people to help. For opportunities contact Melanie Adams on 0191 377 1789.
East Durham Rural corridor Area Action Partnership
East Durham Rural Corridor AAP Board is recruiting for Board members within the public representative category.
This is an exciting opportunity for those with a keen interest in their local community to join a dynamic and proactive Board who have successfully delivered a number of projects throughout the East Durham Rural Corridor AAP area since the formation of the Partnership in June 2009.
The role itself is not onerous, in terms of time commitments, there is a requirement to attend a Board Meeting every two months, and preferably to have input to the Joint Priorities Task & Finish Group which takes a lead in addressing our local priorities. The role is about sharing your valuable local knowledge and being passionate about your community – helping to make a difference in our area.
If you would like more information about the role of a public representative, or would like to receive the full application pack, please contact a member of the East Durham Rural Corridor AAP team on 03000 261128 / 03000 261129 or firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to help you either over the telephone or in person.
Once the AAP receives your completed application, a member of the AAP team will be in touch to outline the next steps. This is your opportunity to become directly involved in what’s going on in your local area and the AAP look forward to hearing from you. Recruitment and shortlisting for positions will begin in February with interviews taking place during March and April. For further information please follow this link.
Durham County Council
Find out how you can help Durham County Council volunteering services on their website.
County Durham Volunteering
For more information about volunteering for all ages in County Durham contact Durham Community Action who provide a one stop shop for volunteering. You can also search Do It, the national volunteering website.
Any events we hear about will be advertised here.