Crawley Community & Voluntary Service (CCVS)



Opportunities in Crawley

We will update this page regularly with the latest opportunities.

Please also see the complete list of current opportunities, which you can download from the menu on the right.

Outreach 3Way - Volunteer Model Railway Enthusiast

Are you a keen railway enthusiast? Outreach 3Way has its very own model railway at one of its services in Crawley, but it has fallen into disrepair and could use some TLC to get it back on track. If you are a dab hand with all things trains and would enjoy helping out with this, please get in touch with Elaine at Volunteer Crawley to find out more.

Skills needed:
Knowledgeable about model railways

Where: Crawley (exact location will be confirmed)
When: Flexibility around times and days
No of volunteers required: 1

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Crawley Wellbeing - Sustrans and Wheels for Wellbeing Volunteer

This is a role for a keen cyclist, who is passionate about helping people with a disability. Volunteers help to deliver regular Wheels for Wellbeing sessions for people with a learning or physical disability at the Inclusive BMX Track in Crawley. Why not share your own knowledge, experience and love of cycling to help others discover the freedom that cycling brings? There is a range of volunteering opportunities to choose from, training and support, a chance to develop new skills and the opportunity to meet new people and become a valuable part of the team.

Skills needed:
tbc

Where: Crawley
When: Days and times to be agreed with volunteer

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Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex - Language Champions

Would you like to use your language skills to support women and girls who have experienced sexual violence? Language Champions help the Outreach team to raise awareness of sexual violence and its impacts on women and girls. The role involves providing interpretation support in group workshops and one-to-one sessions with women and girls affected by sexual violence, and spreading the message within your own community that support is here for survivors of sexual violence and they are not alone. Women who speak Polish, Gujarati, Urdu, Tamil, Romanian, Portuguese, French, Wolof, Arabic or Tigrinya are especially needed, but any language skills are welcome. Language Champions will be fully trained and supported in this vital work by the team of women at RCSAS. Volunteers will receive training and induction and expenses will be reimbursed. A DBS check will be required.

Skills needed:
Ability to communicate in any language other than English.

Where: Location in Crawley to be confirmed.
When: To be agreed with Volunteers.
No of volunteers required: 10+

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West Sussex Libraries - Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers

The Summer Reading Challenge this year is “Space Chase” – an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Children will be taking part in this challenge in libraries throughout West Sussex from Saturday 13 July. The role for volunteers involves helping families to register, listening to children talk about books they have read, handing out rewards and encouraging children to keep reading. Volunteers are asked to provide at least 10 hours during the months of July and August, and there is some flexibility around days and times. This opportunity is suitable for adults and young people 14+ who are comfortable engaging with children, parents and other adults and can demonstrate patience and understanding. Opportunities throughout West Sussex.

Skills needed:
as above

Where: Libraries in West Sussex
When: July and August, flexibility around days and times
No of volunteers required: 10+

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Crawley Community Shop Ltd - Charity Shop Volunteer

This is an opportunity to give your time to support 10 local charities that work in the Crawley Community Shop Ltd, in Worth Road, Pound Hill. The shop is open to the public on Friday afternoons and all day Saturday, and there are opportunities throughout the week. The role involves helping to serve customers, processing donated goods and preparing them for sale. Volunteers will be asked to commit to a regular session at least once a month. The ability to move stock and donations is essential for this role.

Skills needed:
as above

Where: Pound Hill, Crawley
When: days and times to be agreed
No of volunteers required: 5+

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Outreach 3Way - Volunteer Swimming Buddy

Do you enjoy swimming? Do you have some free time at the weekend to go for a swim with a gentleman who is supported by Outreach 3Way? “John” loves swimming and would like to go more often to boost his health, as well as to improve his own techniques in the pool. As John’s swimming buddy, you would join him in the water to help ensure he is safe and having fun. Activities would not include physically helping “John” to swim or provide any personal care.

Skills needed:
This is a role for a confident swimmer

Where: Local pool in Crawley
When: Weekend (times and day can be agreed)
No of volunteers required: 1

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