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The Balsam Centre is supported by a committed group of 132 active volunteers, members of our local community who cook, walk, garden, mentor, guide and assist in many of the groups and activities we offer.

Volunteers wearing red aprons at the Winter Fair vintage clothing stall
Three volunteer walk leaders outside the Balsam Centre
Volunteer cooks wearing red aprons and smiling
Volunteer stands outside the Balsam Centre

Current volunteer vacancies

Offering anything from an hour or two a month to six or more hours a week, our volunteers are valued members of The Balsam Centre team, and help us to extend the reach of our projects within the local community. We're currently keen to hear from people who would like to volunteer in the following areas of The Balsam Centre's work:

What's in it for you?

What's in it for you when you volunteer? Friendship, fun, a sense of achievement and satisfaction that what you do makes a difference. Volunteering can also lead to paid employment. Work of any kind is good on a CV but volunteering shows commitment and a willingness to contribute.


You can also learn new skills and get relevant training that will be useful in work, such as a Level 2 Hygiene Certificate if you want to move in to catering. Volunteering also increases self-confidence and can contribute to maintaining positive mental health. 

Volunteer cooks

What are you waiting for?

If you'd like to find out more about volunteering at The Balsam Centre, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Andrew Pattie on 01963 31842 for a friendly chat. You’d be very welcome to come and visit us in person to see for yourself what the Centre does and get a feel for whether you’d like to get involved.

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