The Lord Mayor's Year of Volunteering

As part of her Year of Volunteering, the Lord Mayor Jackie Morris is promoting a variety of ways to give. Looking After Each Other offers people who want to help others a choice of opportunities to fit in with their busy lifestyles. All are targeted towards supporting the most vulnerable children and adults in Nottingham.

  • Pop into our Volunteer Centre here on Mansfield Road and see what volunteering opportunities we have for you. In the last quarter we had 255 volunteering opportunities with vulnerable adults and those targetted by the Looking After Each Other programme across the city. If you're interested in helping a vulnerable person, come in and speak to us.
  • Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library gives Nottingham children the gift of reading by delivering a free book to the child’s home every month from birth until the age of five.
  • Safer Families for Children needs second hand equipment or toys to give to families in crisis. You could also share your practical or parenting skills with families that might be struggling. SFFC also provide befriending, mentoring and support services to help parents through times of crisis.
  • Rally Round lets you sign up to give small amounts of time to look after a neighbour by looking in on them, doing their shopping or giving them an occasional lift to a medical appointment or social activity.
  • Click Nottingham is looking for people who can offer their skills to reduce loneliness and social isolation in Nottingham. Through one to one coaching and peer support it helps to grow confidence and self-esteem.
  • Nottingham City Council schools need Governors to help staff and Head Teachers manage their resources and funding to ensure children and young people get the best from their schools.
  • NYAS provides advocates for children, young people and vulnerable adults, supporting them with any difficulties they face and helping resolve issues concerning them.
  • Perhaps you and your family could provide a Nottingham City Council looked after child with a temporary foster care placement or the stability of a permanent loving home for a child in need of adoption?

Last updated: 03 July 2015