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Interested in becoming a volunteer?

We are extremely fortunate to have such lively and involved communities in Peterborough and The Good Neighbours (Rural Peterborough) Trust is designed to foster and support this with a growing group of volunteers dedicated and committed to helping local people.

If you would like to help people in your community (Ailsworth, Ashton, Bainton, Castor or Glinton) and are at least 18 yrs and interested in joining our Good Neighbours charity please contact us to find out more. We’d be delighted to hear from you.

Volunteers can help in one or more of the following roles:

Please note that during COVID, our volunteers will not be able to offer all of the following support in order to comply with Government Guidelines

  • Transport – volunteers use their own cars to transport clients in and around Peterborough. These journeys involve taking clients to hospital or doctors’ appointments (where this service is not already available from their local GP practice), family visits, shopping expeditions, community centres, dentists, opticians, clinics etc.
  • Regular Shopping – volunteers provide help with shopping, relieve carers and collect prescriptions usually for those clients who are housebound.
  • Practical Help – volunteers handle small jobs around the home, e.g. moving furniture, minor repairs, decorating and gardening.
  • Filling in forms and applications
  • Helping with internet and TV problems
  • Befriending – volunteers visit the elderly in their own homes about once a week, to provide companionship and a chat when needed.

Will I need a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check

Volunteers are required to have an enhanced DBS check.

Do I need any qualifications or experience?

No, our volunteers come from all walks of life and range from students to those in their 80’s. A friendly manner and a willingness to help others is all you need.

How much time do I need to give?

Volunteering with the Rural North West Peterborough Good Neighbours charity is extremely flexible. Whether you can offer a couple of hours now and then or a couple of days a week, we would be very grateful for your help.

Can expenses be reclaimed?

All out of pocket volunteer expenses will be reimbursed including mileage (currently 45 pence per mile)

When would I meet other volunteers?

There will be regular opportunities to meet with other volunteers via network support meetings and training opportunities. Volunteers in each area will also benefit from being part of a WhatsAPP group chat for peer support

How do I apply to be a Volunteer?

You can send us an email or call us on 07735 810139

fill in our online Volunteer Application Form here

Or download the application form, complete and return it by clicking here

Registered Address

Good Neighbours Rural-Peterborough

7 Benams Close,
Castor,
Peterborough,
PE5 7AW

Charity No: 1186197

Postal Address

Good Neighbours Rural-Peterborough

27 High Street,
Market Deeping,
Peterborough,
PE6 8ED

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