Can you help?

Without our team of excellent volunteers giving a few hours each month the Centre would not be able to function – they are the life blood of the service we offer.

Would you like to help the local community and be part of a friendly lively team?

We have a variety of volunteering opportunities to suit all levels of experience and ability:

  • Session helpers If you enjoy interacting with older people, we have a rota of volunteers who help the Centre Manager during the sessions on Mondays and Fridays. This involves meeting and talking with guests, serving tea and coffee, preparing for lunch and serving the meals, as well as helping with the varied programme of activities.
  • Lunch Drivers If you prefer a less involved contribution, we have volunteer drivers who collect the hot lunch box from the Walnut Tree Inn and deliver it to the Centre. Most stay on to help wash up and then return the box to the Walnut Tree.
  • Fundraising and publicity  Planning and helping with fund-raising activities

If you’d like to help as a volunteer, contact our Manager to discuss the opportunities. You can send an email to her at manager(at)meredaycentre.org.uk

Trustees If your skills and interest lie more with strategic planning and governance, we have opportunities to join our Management Committee as a trustee.

Our Chair of Trustees will be delighted to tell you about the role. Please contact Jane Mason at chair(at)meredaycentre.org.uk

Here is what some of our volunteers say about their work at the centre:

“Having worked as a volunteer at Rosemary Goddard for nearly two years now, I feel well qualified to be able to promote the rewarding benefits of volunteering at the centre, always enjoyable.” — Sallyann

“I like meeting the guests and love talking to them about anything and everything, they all have interesting histories.” — Moon, volunteer for over six years

“I just wanted to help in some way and was not terribly confident at first so preferred to be in the kitchen.” — Nancy

“I enjoy volunteering at the Day Centre as I get to meet a lovely group of people who mostly live alone and who get a great deal of pleasure from meeting each other and taking part in various activities and occasional outings. They are very appreciative of all that is done for them, we also join in with many of the games and activities and have great fun!” — Pat

Being a trustee of this lively local charity is very rewarding. It stimulates the creative juices as we plan for a sustainable future, and we enjoy working together as a team of colleagues – Jane

Volunteers wait on table at the Christmas lunch

Volunteers wait on table at the Christmas lunch