OPPORTUNITIES

Search here for opportunities to help out in your community – and to offer something which could help another person or group. Advertise vacancies or work experience, items you want to donate, or help that you need with a community project.

Methodist Church
Washer-Upper!

Would you like to contribute to a monthly lunch club at Trinity Methodist Church? Most of the attendees are older people who are on their own, so coming together for lunch is a highlight. But we need someone who will help with the washing up!
We can't pay, but we will provide you with a free lunch.
Maybe useful for someone who would like to add to their CV. We can also offer an opportunity to obtain a DBS.

More Information http://trinitymethodistdereham.org
E-mail anne.richardson@methodist.org.uk
Phone 01362 695582
aboutDereham Partnership

Volunteer Gardener

Would you like a small patch of land where you can grow your own veg or flowers? Gardening is very beneficial for both physical and mental wellbeing. This is a great opportunity to help an elderly resident by managing the garden for her - with the added opportunity to grow your own plants. Contact us to talk about this opportunity

More Information https://aboutdereham.org
E-mail hello@aboutDereham.org
Phone
aboutDereham Partnership

St Withburga Ringers

Handbell ringers create the most magical sound. It is fun, creative, friendly and aids wellbeing.

This Dereham-based handbell group are looking for new players to join us. You do not need to be able to read music or have any previous experience. We entertain at care homes, WIs etc, particularly in the run-up to Christmas, but mainly play just for our own enjoyment.

We meet on Monday afternoons 2-3.15pm at Trinity Methodist Church, Theatre Street, Dereham and pay a weekly subscription of £3.

Please contact Sylvia for further information.

More Information https://aboutdereham.org
E-mail
Phone 01362 693425
Friends of Dereham Memorial Hall

Lend a hand for Dereham Day 2024

The second Dereham Day was a huge success! More than 70 local groups took part to share their activities with upwards of 5000 residents and visitors in the Memorial Hall and on Fleece Meadow. We’d like to expand our organising group to get Dereham Day 2024 ready, and to put some of our great new ideas into being. It’s not a lot of work or very time-consuming, and it’s great fun. If you join us you’d be doing something really worthwhile in the community. Saturday 11th May is the date for DD24. We meet up about once a month to plan and check on our progress. If you’d like to help out, call Tim on 696900 or 07432091044 to find out more.

aboutDereham Partnership

Would you like to be our next treasurer?

Here is an opportunity to help aboutDereham in its work. We need someone to look after the money - keep a list of transactions and keep an eye on the bank. We have very few transactions so this is not a demanding role and could offer valuable experience for the right person. It's also a great opportunity to talk to our members and make sure they are making good use of their membership.

More Information https://aboutdereham.org
E-mail hello@aboutdereham.org
Phone 01362 695084
Mid Norfolk Food Bank

Do you have any strong carrier bags?

At the Mid Norfolk Food Bank, based in Dereham next to Wellspring Church, we are facing increasing demand every day. We are very short of strong carrier bags - the ones that are sometimes called A Bag For Life, as these can be used more than once. Plastic bags are generally better than paper bags as they last longer. You can donate bags at the food bank or when you are doing your usual shop at one of several locations in town. See the website link below for drop-off points.

aboutDereham Partnership

Can you be our next social media manager?

Several community groups would like to post about their activities on social media – but they are too busy running their events to do it for themselves.

If you know your way round Facebook would you like to be a social media manager for local groups? This would be a voluntary role and could mean that you log in to Facebook once a week in order to post news and photographs.

If you have an interest in online communication, you may be able to help with websites or newsletters or setting up a Twitter account. This is a very flexible role that you can do from home in your free time.

More Information https://aboutdereham.org
E-mail hello@aboutDereham.org
Phone 01362 695084
Dereham Windmill Charity

Windmill Trustee

Would you like to become a Trustee?
We are a registered charity and are looking for more members of the community to join us. This is a volunteer role and you don't need to have had any experience of being a trustee. All you need is commitment to help keep our Grade 2 listed windmill and Exhibition Centre open and running efficiently.
Trustees meet one evening a month to plan the future of the mill and to help raise much needed restoration funds.
If you can spare a few hours a month to support our charity, please email us. We would love to hear from you.

Dereham Windmill Charity

Dereham Windmill Charity

We are looking for a few more Windmill Guides and other Volunteers to join our friendly team.
We can only keep our Grade 2 listed windmill open to the public with your help. Being a Windmill Guide is our most important role, guides look after visitors to the mill. Most guides base themselves on the ground floor and allow visitors to explore the mill and exhibitions at their own pace. We hope Guides will be available for one morning or afternoon each month, but our rota is very flexible. Volunteers are also needed to help throughout the year, especially our Teddy Bear Zip Wire and Christmas events.
We open every Friday and Saturday between March and December 10 till 3.
If you can spare a few hours a month to help Dereham Windmill Charity, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Non-members can post their offers of help on our Facebook group here. Or join aboutDereham to use this bulletin board and tell other groups about your needs or offers.