Welcome to Volunteering in Tenterden

 

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About Us


We’re here with advice to encourage and help people to volunteer and to help local organisations find the volunteers they need to provide services that are vital to the Tenterden community. 


We believe that the local community is best served by people who live in the area and know its people and their needs.


We are a community group team working with all who are connected with volunteering.


We are working with  local charity organisations, some of which are mentioned below in Places for Work.


We are partnering with/being mentored by Alpha Charity Consulting.  ACC assists charities to become more efficient and effective, and helps them find volunteers. They are advising us on raising our profile and awareness. We assist them in finding volunteers for the charities they work for.


About Volunteering


Any activity which involves spending time, unpaid, doing something which aims to benefit someone (individuals or groups) other than or in addition to close relatives, or to benefit the environment.


Definition by the National Centre for Social Research and the Institute for Volunteering Research


You might be surprised by the following beneficial experiences of volunteering



Enjoyment

Satisfaction and Achievement

Meeting people and making friends

Broadening life experience

Giving something back

Boosting confidence

Reducing stress

Improving physical and mental health

Learning new skills

Making a difference

Being part of a community

Taking on a challenge


For people who might be interested in volunteering while looking for paid work, the following experiences of volunteering might be helpful


Ability to work in a team

Leadership

Problem solving and adaptability

Improved interpersonal skills

Communicating

Planning skills

Time management


 


The Connections


The Centre’s function is to promote connections in the community by being a focal point for information about all aspects of volunteering in and around Tenterden 



TVC is the Tenterden Volunteer Centre


Examples of ORGANISATIONS are Tenterden Social Hub, Tenterden Community Hub, CARM, etc


BENEFICIARIES are members of the community who have work done for them by VOLUNTEERS



 


Email us        info@tenterdenvolunteercentre.org.uk   or   The Team


or phone us   01580 230290