Anyone can volunteer. It can be very rewarding and is a great way to:
  • meet new people
  • gain new or use existing skills
  • get experience
  • make a big difference to your community
Volunteering makes you feel good; it makes the most of your talents; helps you learn new skills; builds confidence; looks good on your CV and can lead to new friendships.
Volunteering opportunities

Dereham Blues Festival
Publications designer

Every year when we run the Dereham Blues Festival, we produce a 38 page programme. This is a booklet which includes information about all the bands that are playing, where and when, as well as information about the venues and other businesses in town. We create the page layout on the computer and then send the finished file to the printers who print around 12,000 booklets for us.

The role also involves dealing with spreadsheets to sort data and using word processing to proof-read and copy-edit text. This may suit someone who has a good eye for design but also attention to detail when it comes to checking and spotting typos and other errors.

You have the opportunity to learn how to use various software packages to create the 38 page programme brochure in the period between September 2020 and March 2021. So please apply now if you would like to do this.

Dereham Windmill
Windmill Trustee

The Dereham Windmill Charity Trustees meet every month or so to plan for the future and make sure Dereham Windmill is being managed is a sensible way. If you have management, administrative or other relevant experience or think you could give us a hand please contact me, Alan Ferguson, (AlanFerguson@outlook.com 01362 698209 or 07721670728). I'm the Chairman of Trustees.

Dereham Runners AC
Marshals for 5k race

We need as many people as we can get to help keep runners and public safe for our forthcoming 5k town race. If you think you can help us out for a couple of hours on the morning of Sunday 18th August we would love to hear from you! Please see our web page for more info about the race.

Dereham and District Allotment and Gardeners Society
Committee Member + Membership Secretary

Committee Member General : To assist the Committee in the running of the Society in the planning of regular events and visits. The Role requires attending monthly meetings and taking responsibility for delivering various actions relating to planning and putting on events.

Membership Secretary : To attend monthly meetings and assist the Committee by maintaining accurate and up to date records of Members and contact details and to be the main point of contact (mainly e-mail) to notify Members of events and other matters of interest to the Membership.

Dereham Windmill
Dereham Windmill Charity

Can you spare 3 hours a month to help at either Dereham Windmill or the Dereham Windmill Coffee Shop please? Come and join our friendly team of volunteers and make new friends!