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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 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 Ian Ian@coxhoeparishcouncil.gov.uk
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’. Please contact Karen Williams on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Litter Picking Volunteers wanted
Volunteers needed for more litter picks
Volunteers are being sought to help undertake a series of litterpicks in Coxhoe during 2019. The programme of events is as follows;
Saturday 30th March 10.00am -12.00 noon
Tuesday 27th April 4.45pm- 7.00pm
Tuesday 25th May 4.45pm- 7.00pm
Tuesday 29th June 4.45pm- 7.00pm
Tuesday 27th July 4.45pm- 7.00pm
Saturday 27th September 10.00am -12.00 noon.
The litterpicks are kindly being arranged by Muriel Burton who is looking for volunteers to come along and join in. Please contact Muriel on 07821 658324 if you are able to help.
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 the centre on 0191 377 1789.
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.