Voluntary Roles

Hedge End Town Council promotes and supports a number of local community projects within Hedge End. Working in partnership with both Eastleigh Borough Council and Hampshire County Council we offer advice and support to help establish new groups.


We aim to engender a sense of community throughout the town of Hedge End by bringing people together to get involved and make important decisions about their local area.

Help Needed! 

Volunteers needed to support this years 2019 Carnival! Join us and share in the community spirit! ?

Show Organiser ?
Duties: To administer all aspects of Gala Show on Carnival Day, booking entertainment, booking stalls, arranging layout in advance etc. Full support given, job share welcome. Interest and enthusiasm are more important than experience.

Road Closure Operative ? (6 positions available) 
Duties: To position appropriate signs and barriers as directed. No experience necessary, training given. Must be over 18. Required Saturday July 6th 2019 between 1.30 and 4.00pm.

Gate Supervisor ?(6 positions available)
Duties: To collect admission charges for the Gala Show at Greta Park. Required Saturday July 6th 2019 between 1.00 and 5.00pm or part thereof.

All these positions are available on rolling contracts.

Apply to Hedge End Carnival Committee
Tel. 01489 785041


DATE- Thursday 25TH April 2019

LOCATION – x2 ponds and woodland at Dowds Farm – Clearance and litter picking

TIME- 9.45am to 12pm. (meeting time 9.30am at Dowds Farm car park).

Gloves, litter pickers, along with any other necessary equipment will be provided for the task. Please make sure you wear the appropriate footwear, clothing and make sure you bring with you, wet weather gear if needed.


There will be a 15-minute break for refreshments, please bring your own flask of tea/coffee, biscuits will be provided.

If you are interested in volunteering on the 25th of April, then please do let the Council offices know by Monday 22nd April by email: officemanager@hedgeend-tc.gov.uk or phone: 01489 780440.

If you have any further queries, then please do not hesitate to contact us.



Dementia is everyone's business.... pass it on.


Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance (HDAA)


What is the HDAA?

  • An alliance of organisations who are committed to take actions to help improve the lives of  people with dementia.
  • It is part of the Dementia Friendly Hampshire project.


Examples of actions include ensuring all staff receive dementia awareness training and appointing a dementia ambassador. Actions need not involve you in spending lots of time and money. A collection of small actions can lead to big differences for people with dementia.


Why should you join?

  • There are more than 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this is set to rise to over a million by 2021. Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community . In Hampshire , numbers are predicted  to increase by over 30% to £24,000 in 2020.

Contact us to find out how you an join: dfc@andovermind.org.uk


For more information: www.andovermind.org.uk/hampshire-dementia-action-alliance

Friends of Dowd's Farm Park

Dowd's Farm Lake and Jetty

Would you be interested in joining a Friends of Dowd's Farm Park group?


  • Do you visit Dowd's Farm Park?
  • Do you enjoy using the park?
  • Are you interested in the plants, trees and wildlife in the park?


Hedge End Town Council are hoping to engage with the local community and offer both our support and assistance in the setting up of a small group of volunteers called 'Friends of Dowd's Farm Park' to bring suggestions and ideas to improve the parks and green spaces that surround the Dowd's Farm Development.


If you feel you have the skills and time to get involved in setting up a committee group we would welcome your input, similarly if you know of someone in the local area who you think would be willing to get involved, please ask them to get in touch, we would love to hear from you all soon!


No matter how much or little time you feel you have to spare we really would welcome your input and support. Your support will enable us to maintain and sustain the local wildlife, green spaces and improve the lives of the local community in our newest urban development.


We look forward to hearing from you.


Please contact us to share your thoughts and ideas or to offer your voluntary services.



We are looking for volunteers to visit local lonely people once a week. Expenses paid | Support given.


Email me on: hhamlett@1community.org.uk for further details.


Loneliness is an easily preventable killer




Phone: 02380 902400


Latest Newsletter 

Nexus April 2019.pdf
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Each year the Volunteer Centre at One Community, together with the Mayor of Eastleigh, arranges a volunteer certificate presentation event. Certificates are presented by the Mayor of Eastleigh to volunteers who either live or volunteer within the borough.



To qualify volunteers should have given a minimum of 100 hours service or have volunteered for a year. The next presentation will take place at 6.45pm on Tuesday 4 June 2019 at The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DE.

If you would like to nominate volunteers from your organisation to receive a certificate and citation in acknowledgement of their work, please complete the form below. Invitations to attend the event will be sent directly to the nominated volunteers and they will be invited to bring a guest. As nominator you will also be invited to accompany them on the day.


Nomination Form 2019.doc
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Drivers required to take Hedge End clients to medical appointments... 


The drivers are an essential part of the Good Neighbours scheme. They are a group of volunteers who can assist the group on days and times to suit themselves. There is no minimum time that the group would expect the driver to do. The co-ordinator will contact the driver after receiving a telephone call from a client and will not be offended if they are unable to assist. 


The trips maybe to local appointments in the area or to hospital appointments. Expenses are paid by the group. A suggested donation will be proposed and the client will be given an envelope to place their money in which is then passed to the treasurer by the driver. The group will carry out free DBS checks.


A list of drivers will be held by the co-ordinator, who will be aware of any restrictions, and will allocate the task to the next available driver on the list. It is envisaged that drivers will be called on a few times a month. 
The service will make a huge difference to local people. The group is friendly and supportive. We need a number of drivers as this is a new group which will be launching in April.


For further information please contact the group on 03330 448842 or find us on Facebook.


Good Neighbours Schemes are there for people who need a bit of help. There are 125 schemes in Hampshire and Good Neighbour volunteers mostly use their own cars to take people to GP and hospital appointments. Volunteers' mileage expenses are paid. 


Please join us to find out more!


Organised by the Good Neighbours Support Service & One Community

Volunteering Matters provides a monthly round up of volunteering opportunities in the local area, provided by Volunteer Centre One Community. These are only a few of the many available, and we are here to help you find a role to suit you.

To find out more about volunteering, come to one of the other events below, have a browse through this newsletter, or go to the website www.do-it.org to find all our volunteering opportunities online.

Otherwise, you can call us to make an appointment for a chat on 023 8090 2458, or ask for information by emailing volunteer@1community.org.uk

Volunteering Matters April 2019.pdf
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Network Eastleigh March 2019.pdf
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The Hedge End Unit is in need of leaders! Can You Help? 


The scheme provides a safe environment where young people can learn as individuals, develop positive relationships with the police and actively support the community. 


The Hedge End Unit is made up of a fantastic group of local young people who are committed to helping make Hedge End a safer place. 


How can I help? 


The scheme is run by teams of fantastic volunteers from the force and the local community. The Hedge End team need new volunteers to get involved and help. 


You do not have to have previous experience, only an interest in helping young people achieve their best and reach their full potential. 


Leaders usually volunteer around 2 hours per week in term times, however any help you can offer would be much appreciated. Whatever time you can spare would be valuable to us. 


Applications now open!

Please contact: PS 18 PLASCOTT on 101 ext: 4712217 or email: volunteer.police.cadets@hampshire.pnn.police.uk


The food centre is a community focused project supported by local churches and councils that enables individuals and families to be assisted with food- aid during a financial crisis.

The food centre provides dry food provisions which are donated by churches, individuals, schools and local councils. This food centre will cover local areas ranging from Botley, Hedge End, West End and other local areas. People with needs are referred from agencies that hold vouchers that will be redeemed for a week’s supply of dry food.


It is based at Kings Community Church, Hedge End and it will open every Thursday 10.00 til 15.00.


Food parcels can also be dropped off at Hedge End Town Council, 2000 Centre, St Johns Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF, where it will be collected by Kings Community Church.


We would greatly appreciate donations of the following items:

  • 1 litre Fruit squashes
  • 1 litre Fruit juices
  • Granulated Sugar 50g
  • Tea bags 40s/80s
  • Instant coffee 50g/100g
  • Powdered and UHT milk
  • Stock cubes
  • Cooking sauces
  • Tomato/Brown sauces 300/400g
  • Various jams/spreads
  • Tinned vegetables (e.g. peas, carrots, beans)
  • Various soup packets and tins
  • Tinned tuna/fish
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned custard/pudding rice/packet desserts
  • Tinned meat/chicken meals (e.g. meatballs, casseroles, pies, hotdogs)
  • Rice/pasta 250g/500g
  • Cereals 500g
  • Toilet rolls
  • Soap/shampoo


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