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 the voluntary sector. 


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 and support each other. 

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



Hedge End Lunch Club

Hedge End Lunch Club has been providing the opportunity for residents in Hedge End to enjoy much needed social time over lunch, for more than 40 years. This valued Lunch Club is looking for some new volunteers. They need a cook and a team of at least 3 helpers to help prepare, cook and serve lunch club members on a Thursday, 9am to 2pm, at the 2000 Centre, Hedge End.


Food is provided for around 35 people each week. This volunteer role also includes shopping for the ingredients.

There are currently 3 volunteer teams and they are looking for another complete team so that each team would then be on a rota every 4 weeks. It is hoped that a new team will be able to start volunteering in February.




For information Email: volunteer@1community.org.uk

Information Sessions & Workshops


Dementia Friends

Date: Tuesday 28th January 2020, Time: 9.30-11.30am At The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DE

Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020, Time: 9.30-11.30am

Cost: Free Learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action.

It’s really easy to become a Dementia Friend. A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community. Too many people affected by dementia feel that society fails to understand the condition they live with. Dementia Friends help by raising awareness and understanding so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want.


Emergency First Aid At Work

Date: Friday 31 January, 2020 Time: 9am till 4pm

At: The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DE

Cost: £75 Voluntary Sector/£90 Others


Tea and coffee included in the price – please provide your own lunch


 This one day training session will cover all aspects of Emergency First Aid at Work.

 At the end of the course, learners will have demonstrated competence in basic life support skills and increased their awareness in managing a first aid incident in the workplace.

 A certificate of competence will be issued and is valid for three years.


Mental Health Awareness

Date: 10 March, 2020 Time: 9.30am-12.30pm At: The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DE

Cost: £40 voluntary sector/£55 others


Sadly one in four people experience mental ill-health at any one time.

This short awareness course will help you

 discover what contributes to poor mental health

 spot the early signs of mental ill-health

 discover what prevents people from seeking help

 gain basic knowledge of some common mental health issues

 help you look after your own mental health

 develop a person-centred action plan


Booking: To book your place, or for further information about any of the above, please contact Sue or Carol:


023 8090 2400



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 taking 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.

Andover Mind can be contacted on 01264 332297. Press option 3 for the Carer Support and Dementia Adviser Service.

Email: enquiries@andovermind.org.uk

Web: www.andovermind.org.uk

Storytime and Rhymetime Volunteer

Library Storytime sessions are all about sharing stories and rhymes with younger children. This is a fun role for someone who enjoys working with young children. The role involves:

 preparing the area where the session takes place and choosing the rhymes or stories

 welcoming the families of small children and babies and overseeing buggy parking

 encouraging parents and carers to join in

 clearing up after the session.


If you’re approachable and enthusiastic and have good interpersonal skills, enabling you to talk and listen to young children in a friendly and patient way, then do get in contact.


Hedge End Library Storytime is on a Thursday morning. Netley Library Storytime is on a Friday morning.

Netley Library is also looking for general branch volunteers, particularly on a Friday all day or Tuesday 2pm-5pm. If you've got a couple of hours spare and would like to make a difference in your local community, then this role could be for you. There is also space on a Saturday morning.


Whether you enjoy reading and chatting to people, or want to help someone conquer their fears of using a computer, the library has an opportunity for you. Get involved and assist members of the public in accessing library services. All volunteers have an introductory session to ensure that this opportunity is the right choice for them before they start volunteering on a regular basis. 


Email: volunteer@1community.org.uk


DATE- Thursday 27th February 2020

LOCATION – Footpath to the rear of Thistle Road – Works to include clearance, scrub removal, tree pruning and litter collection.


TIME- 9.45am to 12pm (meeting time 9.30am, at the entrance to Bridget Mary Gardens).


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.



If you are interested in volunteering on the 27th February, then please do let the offices know by Monday 24th February by email to: officemanager@hedgeend-tc.gov.uk or alternatively by phone on 01489 780440.


All volunteers need to let the offices know prior and must not just turn up on the day.



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


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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



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