Volunteer Chesham

Examples of volunteering

Volunteer Chesham is taking place on Saturday 27th October at Broadway Baptist Church (78 The Broadway, HP5 1EG) between 10am and 12pm. This is a Mayoral event to bring potential volunteers and voluntary organisations together all under one roof. Our town is blessed with a large number of voluntary organisations, charities and community organisations, all of whom quietly go about their business helping people, working to improve the town and enriching lives with community events. Please drop in at any point during the event to talk to people from local groups and find out how you can get involved. Here are the organisations already booked to attend:

Alzheimer’s Society
www.alzheimers.org.uk
The leading UK care and research charity for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias, their families and carers. 
Tel: 01296 331 722
Email: aylesbury@alzheimers.org.uk


Bras For Africa
www.facebook.com/groups/2041823832710949/about/
A local appeal for unwanted bras that will be repaired and sent out to impoverished communities in Africa. 

Bucks Adult Learning
www.adultlearningbcc.ac.uk/
Providing inclusive learning opportunities that promote well-being and inspire people living or working in Buckinghamshire to achieve their potential. 
Tel: 01296 382403 

studentenquiries@buckscc.gov.uk

Bucks MIND

www.bucksmind.org.uk
An independent charity working to support and represent people with mental health needs in the local community, through providing services that include activity groups and peer support, older people's services, befriending and employment support.
Tel: 01494 792244

Carers Bucks
www.carersbucks.org/
An independent charity to support unpaid, family carers in Bucks. They support carers of all ages and in different caring roles, including young carers, parents of children with a disability, older carers, carers from the bme community and those looking after someone with mental health problems.  
Tel: 0300 777 2722
Email: mail@carersbucks.org

Chesham and Amersham MS Society
www.mssociety.org.uk/near-me/branches/amersham-and-chesham-branch
The local MS Society branch run by volunteers to offer emotional and practical support, as well as information and social events. 
Tel: 01494 785991

Chesham Community Fridge
www.facebook.com/groups/203080586937487
Making good, surplus food available free of charge to avoid scandalous waste. All are invited to come and collect food that would otherwise be dumped.

Chesham Environmental Group
www.cheshamenvironmentalgroup.org.uk/
An active voluntary group caring for the environment of Chesham. Working parties are held monthly to pick litter, manage vegetation and care for Chesham's habitats, including the River Chess. 
Tel: Phil Folly on 01494 783691


Chesham Rotary
www.cheshamrotary.co.uk
Rotary is for communities. Many members say they join Rotary because it gives them a chance to give something back to their community. There are 1.2 million members of Rotary worldwide in 34,000 clubs in more then 200 countries. Rotarians are working to End Polio worldwide and we are very close to achieving that goal. Closer to home, in Chesham we complete a number of projects each year. For example we run a Stroke awareness day and run the Santa Sleigh at Christmas that raises money for fifteen charities.
Email: Secretary@Chesham.rotary1260.org

Chesham Scouts (Chiltern North)
bucks-scouts.org.uk/
Scouting is part of the local community. It is for all young people, male and female, and from all cultures and faiths. The activities are all provided by volunteers. 
Tel: 0845 094 5526
Email: chesham1.scouts@ntlworld.com 


Chesham4Fairtrade
www.fairtradechesham.org.uk
Works to maintain the Fairtrade Town status of Chesham by raising public awareness of the benefits to poor majority world producers of the Fairtrade label and by encouraging people in Chesham to sell, serve and buy goods bearing the Fairtrade label. 
Tel: 01494 583798
Email: policy@chesham.gov.uk


Chiltern CAB
chilterncab.org.uk/
Citizens Advice Chiltern provides free, independent and confidential advice to people living or working in the Chiltern area. Citizens Advice Chiltern is an independent charity, relying on individuals and organisations for funding. Our aims are to provide the advice people need for the problems they face, and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives. 
 
Tel: 01494 545991


Chiltern Voice
www.chilternvoice.fm/
Chiltern Voice is a not-for-profit community radio platform. Whilst the station can be listened to and enjoyed by everyone, the focus for the station is to help promote local charities and voluntary groups within the Chilterns. The Station is run and presented solely by volunteers.
Tel: 01494 853381
Email: info@chilternvoice.fm


Chiltern Toy Bank
chilterntoybank.org/
Helping families in the Chilterns so that all children can receive a present at Christmas. 


Christmas in Chesham
www.chesham.gov.uk/CiC.aspx
A group of volunteers who organise the town's Christmas Lights Switch On event, which takes place on the last Friday in November each year. This fun event, with charity and market stalls, late-night shopping, fairground rides and entertainment takes a lot of organising! The group are looking for help with publicity, talking to the local shops and organising entertainment amongst other tasks.  
Email: admin@christmasinchesham.org


Community Impact Bucks
www.communityimpactbucks.org.uk/
The nationally accredited Volunteer Centre for Buckinghamshire.  Supporting charities, community groups and volunteering.

Tel: 0300 111 250
Email: info@communityimpactbucks.org.uk


The Elgiva
www.elgiva.com
The town's theatre and cinema hosts a wide-ranging programme of professional and amateur productions, plus digital cinema and live-screenings. The Elgiva benefits from a strong core of volunteers. 
Tel: 582900

Friends of Chesham Cemetery
www.chesham.gov.uk/Friends/Friends_of_Chesham_Cemetery.aspx
A group for people interested in the heritage and maintenance of Chesham's cemetery, which has been open since 1858. Includes practical working parties, historical research, holding open days and guided tours. 
Tel: 01494 774842
Email: admin@chesham.gov.uk

Girlguiding Chesham Vale
www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested
We empower nearly half a million girls, to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today. No matter what their background or ability. We’ve been doing that through adventure, friendship and fun for over 100 years. Our volunteering opportunities can fit around your skills, commitments and interests. You don't need to have been involved in guiding before to make a big difference and find a role that's perfect for you. If you aren’t able to volunteer on a regular basis, you can still make an impact in a supporting role. No commitment is too small - every role is vital to running our charity. 
Tel: 0800 169 5901

Oxfam
www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/local-shops/oxfam-shop-chesham
The Chesham Oxfam shop sells a range of donated clothes and accessories, books and homewares, plus a range of Fairtrade food and a selection of greetings cards. Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who believe that poverty is not inevitable. 
Tel: 775248
Email: oxfamshopf3511@oxfam.org.uk


Pond Park Street Association 
The PPSA brings together local residents who want to make their community stonger, friendlier and more supportive. It provides a directory of services to offer local support, as well as targeting hidden crimes and scams and tackling vulnerabilities like loneliness and isolation.
Email: communities@buckscc.gov.uk


Rennie Grove Hospice Care
www.renniegrove.org
The Rennie Grove shop is Chesham fundraises for the hospice, which provides care and support for adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses and their families. 
Tel:01442 890222
Email: info@renniegrove.org


River Chess Association
www.riverchessassociation.org
A voluntary organisation that seeks to protect and enhance the River Chess, an internationally rare chalk stream, along its entire length from Chesham to Rickmansworth. Involves both lobbying and practical conservation & monitoring of river health.
Email: riverchess@tiscali.co.uk


Scope - Birchwood Scope Home
www.scope.org.uk
Birchwood is a residential care home for disabled adults with a range of impairments and learning difficulties. The service provides a safe and supportive environment where individuals can meet their personal aspirations and pursue their future goals. They can act as a stepping stone to independent living and will work with everyone involved to plan for the future.
Tel: 01494 794112

Sue Ryder
www.sueryder.org
The local shop sells a range of donated and new goods to support the work of this charity which provides hospice and neurological care for people facing life-changing diagnoses. 
Tel: 01494 786 684

Email: chesham2186@sueryder.org

Voices and Choices

voicesandchoices.org.uk/
Voices and Choices is a new Community Interest Company based in Amersham. It is currently being set up to provide information and advice to help people living alone to remain in their homes with the help and support of  community services and other agencies. It will also provide reassurance to family carers living outside Buckinghamshire.
Tel: 07872 600565


Workaid

www.workaid.org/
Workaid is committed to tackling poverty in a practical way by helping disadvantaged people in East Africa, and in the UK, to help themselves through practical skills training. Unwanted tools and equipment are collected from all over the UK and refurbished by a team of dedicated volunteers at the Workaid workshop. The refurbished tools are then sent to vocational training projects where they help vulnerable and disadvantaged people to learn trade skills and start their own businesses.
Tel: 01494 775220
Email: admin@workaid.org