The Peterborough Volunteer Awards is open for nominations!
PCVS’ Annual Volunteer Awards is now open for nominations. The award ceremony will be held on 1st November at Peterborough Town Hall. We know that volunteers make a huge difference to voluntary sector organisations big and small in Peterborough and we would like you to join us in celebrating their efforts at our awards ceremony.
We have made some changes to the way the ceremony will run this year, all of the information regarding the award categories and how you can nominate are in the form below.
Welcome to the PCVS Volunteer Centre
Peterborough Volunteer Centre acts as the hub for volunteering activity in the City, working with both organisations and volunteers. We provide training, referrals and comprehensive all-round support.
Volunteering can help provide you with valuable experience, in lots of different areas.
Gain new skills such as IT or administration, through to working with people with special needs, DIY or first aid. You will get lots of training through Volunteer organisations.
Volunteering is a great way of meeting new people and making friends whilst doing something you are interested in. Being a volunteer is a great way to build self-esteem and confidence and a feeling of achievement knowing you have.
Volunteering is a practical way of helping your own community to grow and develop. It gives you a chance to give back to your community by sharing your own skills and knowledge and also meet new people and build new friendships.
Volunteering is a great way to bridge gaps in your CV and also gives you a recent reference for employers to contact. By having volunteering on your CV you are showing that you are proactive with gaining new experience and knowledge and this is beneficial when looking for employment. It also gives the chance to make new contacts with employment possibilities.
Visit the Do-it website
You will find volunteer opportunities in Peterborough. You can apply for these on the Do-it web site. Your completed applications are processed by us here in Peterborough! Do-it is a national database of volunteering opportunities which can be viewed on the internet. Peterborough Volunteer Centre are connected to this database and act as a gateway to local opportunities. Potential volunteers can then express an interest and their details will be sent to us. We will then refer that person to their chosen organisation.
Click here to visit the do-it website
Make an appointment
Contact us if you would like to make an appointment or discuss your interest in volunteering directly. Our offices are based right in the City Centre and is easily accessible by public transport.
Information for Organisations
Many voluntary groups, statutory organisations and public bodies use volunteers to enhance their services. Peterborough Volunteer Centre helps to recruit and place volunteers and offers additional support, advice and information to organisations with their volunteer policies, procedures, and recruiting.Volunteering comes in many forms:
- Describe images or reading for visually impaired
- Write letters/emails
- Holding collection tins
- Attending a coffee morning
- Walking a pet
- Translating documents
- Web Research
Employer volunteering – Very popular with organisations providing staff for volunteering either on a casual basis or as a regular time donation.
Beneficiary volunteering – Service users giving back to the organisation.
The Volunteer Centre is keen to come out and visit your organisation to discuss current and future volunteering vacancies and any other volunteering queries you may have.
This is a great opportunity to spend a little time thinking about your volunteering needs, whether it’s to update and make current vacancies more attractive or create new volunteering roles, the Volunteer Centre can help with both. A visit to your organisation is a really useful way for the Centre to get a feel for your work which is shared with potential volunteers.
If your organisation would like to discuss or register your volunteer needs with the Volunteer Centre please contact us.
Training For Groups and Organizations Using Volunteers
The Volunteer Centre offers training opportunities to organisations and individuals covering aspects of volunteer management.
Peterborough Volunteer Centre work with other local volunteer involving groups and has developed a Volunteer Strategy for Peterborough.
Volunteer Mentoring Project
Volunteering in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
- Cambridge & District Volunteer Centre
- Ely & District Volunteer Centre
- Fenland Volunteer Centre
- Peterborough Volunteer Centre
- Huntingdonshire Volunteer Centre (offices at Huntingdon, Ramsey, St Ives and St Neots)
- Royston & District Volunteer Centre
This network encourages the provision and delivery of high quality, cohesive volunteering services to potential volunteers, existing volunteers and volunteers involving organisations across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough which meet the needs of the diverse population of the county. Some of our activities will include:
- Being the first point of reference in the county on issues relating to volunteering
- Developing a single registration process for county wide volunteering involving organisations
- Increasing marketing opportunities throughout the county, which will in turn increase volunteering awareness.
- Increasing the number and diversity of people volunteering
- Improving communication with all stakeholders in the county
- Helping to deliver quality volunteering experiences
- Raising the standards of volunteer management
- Providing a stronger, more inclusive voice on matters relating to volunteering.