"The Hamlet is a highlight of my week" Read volunteer Carons story
We have a range of volunteering opportunities at our two centres, on trips out and about in the local area and at events across Norwich. Opportunities vary from partying with members of our Out of Hours Club at a very special night out, to being an elf supporting Father Christmas!
Check out our opportunities below and find something to suit you. We are always interested to hear what skills and interests you have and how they might support our services. Please get in touch with us to find out more or complete our volunteer application form.
Important Information for Volunteers:
The Hamlet is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
All volunteer positions working with children or our adults are subject to satisfactory references and a DBS check.
Note: There is a small admin fee payable to the company that processes our checks by the volunteer.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
We seek new trustees, especially those who are parents of children or adults with a disability and have skills / expertise in education or finance/ fundraising / project management or marketing to join the board at this exciting time for The Hamlet. For more information visit our Vacancies Page.
We are looking for a Voluntary Admin Assistant to support our Children's Services Team with a range of general administration tasks. This will include being at the reception desk, taking calls, greeting visitors, scanning and other office administrative tasks. You must be able to conduct yourself in a professional manner and be approachable, enthusiastic and friendly. This role is suitable for someone wishing to gain experience of working in an administrative role and is aimed at someone wishing to volunteer regularly for a 6 month period or longer. Hours are negotiable but would be during normal office opening hours, weekdays.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support us with our fundraising events. Events volunteers will support with a range of activities that could include setting up, running stalls and craft activities, customer services and supporting the event planner. We welcome applicants who are able to volunteer at occasional events as well as those who can offer their time more regularly. This is a great opportunity to be involved with a local charity and make a difference to the lives of many as well as being a fun opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support us with a range of tasks, including helping us with events, or collecting donations on our behalf. Fundraising Support volunteers will be part of a team of friendly faces in the community, establishing and maintaining links with local people and businesses. You will be supported by our Fundraising, Marketing and Events Coordinator.
Receptionists (Johnson Place)
The Hamlet, Johnson Place Children’s Service is looking for people to volunteer on our reception desk on a Saturday between 9am and 4pm. You will need to be a good communicator taking telephone calls, recording messages and passing on information to the relevant people. We need someone who can conduct themselves in a professional manner as well as being friendly, approachable and enthusiastic about the services we offer. An ability to complete small administrative tasks such as photocopying, scanning and laminating would be an advantage.
Youth Club Volunteer
Our Children's Service is looking for volunteers to support our Youth Club which runs Thursday evenings for 11-18 year olds. You will support children and young people with disabilities to take part in activities and have fun at our evening Youth Club. We require someone who is reliable, a good communicator, sociable, committed and enthusiastic.
Short Breaks Volunteer
Our Children’s Service is looking for people to volunteer at weekend and holiday play schemes and evening youth clubs. You will support children and young people with disabilities to take part in activities and have fun. We require someone who is reliable, a good communicator, sociable, committed and enthusiastic.
Out of Hours Club Volunteer
Our Adult Service is looking for people to volunteer at weekend Saturday clubs or and evening clubs. You will support and socialise with members, keep them safe, getting involved in real life social opportunities like going to the pub, bowling and at Ella Road interacting. eg baking alongside members, making drinks and tidying up. We require someone who is reliable, a good communicator, sociable, committed and enthusiastic.