• Movers and Shakers

    A fun class for people in our community who are not as active as they used to be. (more…)

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  • Enhancing lives, supporting communities

    Celebrating 40!

    Volunteer Centre Shepway has been running since 1976, is a registered charity, unconnected with any statutory body and is governed by a Constitution. The primary task of the Volunteer Centre is to pair volunteers with a charity which will best use their skills and provide an opportunity which interests them. (more…)

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  • Make a Difference in Your Community

    Volunteering is giving your time freely, to benefit someone unrelated, a group, or the environment, for no financial reward. As a volunteer you can choose how much time you want to give, and what you want to do. (more…)

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  • Memory Makers

    Memory Makers is an award winning intergenerational project working with young people who volunteer to create memory books with local people living with early stage dementia. (more…)

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  • Stitch & Chat

    Held on Friday mornings between 10.00 and 1.00, Stitch and Chat is a needle-craft group for ladies, a fun time to get together and make things, from knitting hats and scarves to designing and making cushion covers and bags and anything in between. (more…)

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  • The Shed

     

    The word SHED for most people conjures up the image of a wooden building in the garden for keeping your gardening equipment in but here in Folkestone there is a different type of SHED. This one is a location for ex-military personnel and their families to get peer support, advice and learn new skills. (more…)

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Projects & Services

Centre Club

This is a social club for anyone who feels isolated or in need of companionship.   Centre club is for older or disabled people who may feel socially isolated and would like to make some new friends. You can be sure of a warm welcome with lots of different activities to enjoy, quizzes, games, outings, …..

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Déjà-Vu Memory Cafe

This informal social event welcomes anyone who has worries about their memory.   With or without a diagnosis, this is a group for anyone who worries about their memory, or if you care for someone with memory problems. Come for a chat, listen to talks, and other fun activities, also memory professionals are on hand to …..

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Transport

    The Community Transport Service provides transport for the housebound, people with disabilities and the elderly living in the Shepway district who need a car to keep appointments, visit family or friends, go shopping etc. The service is for people who are unable to use public transport and who have no other means of …..

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Task Force

Task Force provides a gardening service for elderly or disabled Shepway residents.   This service is for people who can no longer look after or maintain their gardens. Task Force consists of volunteers who themselves need some support because of learning difficulties or mental ill health. They work in teams under the supervision of the …..

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Befriending

Do you know someone who would like a friend? Would you like to be a Befriender? Our Befriending service is for people that are lonely, isolated and housebound.

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Projects

Volunteer Centre Shepway is involved in various projects throughout the year. Our projects include Stitch and Chat, The Shed, Memory Makers and many more are available for the community to attend.  To learn more about the activities which support the local community, full details are available on the projects page.

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News & Events

News

Following the Volunteers Fair on Thursday 21st April, here are a few photos of some of the organisations that came. It was so nice to see so many turn out, some of whom were volunteers themselves.            

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Events

SUMMER FÊTE

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