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What is volunteering?

How can it benefit me?

Volunteer at Mansfield District Council

Information and support

Celebrate volunteering film

Mansfield Volunteer Awards

Wherever you live and whatever your skills and interests, there are ways that you can give your time as a volunteer. 

What is volunteering?

Volunteering is important to many people because of the benefits it brings to their lives and the satisfaction they get out of helping others.

The best reason to volunteer is because you strongly believe in something and want to make difference to other people and yourself.

How can it benefit me?

Volunteering brings many benefits to you as well as others, which include:

  • meeting people and having fun
  • making new friends
  • updating your skills and experience to help find employment
  • feeling valued, and
  • making a positive difference to your local area.

Volunteer for Mansfield District Council

There are many volunteering opportunities with us:

Information and support

Do-it is the national volunteering website which shows volunteering opportunities for all area in the country.

Mansfield Community and Voluntary Service provide information about local volunteering opportunities. Access the Mansfield Voluntary Sector Directory here to find contact details of local support services, community groups & charities.

Nottinghamshire Association of Voluntary Organisations is a county wide registered charity that promotes the voluntary and community sector in Nottinghamshire.

Reach Volunteering are a charity who run a free national self service online platform for charities to find people with skills and vice versa.

Celebrate volunteering film

Our volunteering video highlights the benefits and opportunities across the district.

Mansfield Volunteer Awards 2017 

The Mansfield Volunteer Awards provide an opportunity to say a big thank you to all the volunteers across the District, who work tirelessly throughout the year to make a difference to their communities.

The Awards Ceremony is organised every year by a steering group of volunteers, and supported by officers from Mansfield District Council, Mansfield Community and Voluntary Service (CVS) and Nottinghamshire County Council.

Chair of the Mansfield Volunteer Awards Steering Group, Mick Beresford said: "The Awards evening is a terrific occasion and a wonderful opportunity to praise our unsung heroes, who volunteer year in and year out because they care about people and their local communities."

Nominations are invited in the following seven categories:

  • Andrew Wallace Memorial Award - Individuals volunteering in the community.
  • Young Person's Award - a young person under 25.
  • Margaret Wilson Memorial Award - issue/cause-based contributions.
  • Emily Dawes Memorial Award - a paid worker in the voluntary sector.
  • Vaughan Thomas Community Group Memorial Award -  a group involved in community action.
  • Outstanding Volunteer Award -an  individual completing exceptional or sustained actions.
  • Business in the Community Award - a business who has given voluntary time to support the voluntary sector (the nominator must be a representative of a local voluntary sector organisation that has benefited)

Closing date for nominations is: Friday 5th May 2017.

The winning volunteers, the nominators, guests and sponsors will be invited to the Awards Ceremony, which will take place on Thursday 8th June, 7pm at The John Fretwell Sporting Complex, Sookholme, Mansfield, NG19 8LL.



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