Volunteering


Martock has a strong community spirit, evidenced by the variety of organisations, groups and businesses that are run or assisted by volunteers. If you feel you can offer your services to any one of these organisations please get in touch with the appropriate contact person to discuss this. In addition to organisations, clubs and schools listed elsewhere on this website the following organisations rely on volunteers. Please note some volunteer positions will require applicants to undertake crb checks before their offers of help can be accepted.

Acorns Pre School Committee

Acorns Pre- school in Bower Hinton is currently looking for members of the local community who would be interested in joining its management committee and who have an interest in Early years education for our young children.

The Pre-school is run by this volunteer committee, all dedicated to offering the children who attend the pre-school, the best possible introduction to education and learning, through play. The committee is an essential part of the life of the pre-school, especially at this really important time for Acorns – with the possibility of a change of premises and an Ofsted inspection due shortly.

Members of the Committee regularly change as children both start and finish at the Pre-school and we are looking for members of the local community who could be a valuable addition to our team and provide some much needed continuity for Acorns as it moves forward.

Our AGM is on Tuesday 5th May 2015 at 7pm in the United Reformed Church Hall in Bower Hinton. 

If you would like to get involved, or have further questions, please get in touch with Nikki Dyer (Manager, 07599981932) or Sarah Barnard (Chair, 07742084736), if possible, before the AGM. We would love to hear from you!

Come join us!


Contact: Sarah Barnard 07742084736


Ash Millenium Wood

A community managed mixed woodland area adjacent to Ash Primary School.

Volunteers needed to help in conservationh management work in this community wood. 


Contact: Mick 01935822103/email mickwooden90@hotmail.com


Befriending Scheme

One of the aims of the Our Place Martock project is to tackle social isolation within our community. We can do this in a number of ways – by working more closely with housing, health and care services, by offering support to carers, by providing more social activities closer to people’s homes or by improving local transport. But we also want to set up a befriending service through which volunteers offer some of their time to those who feel isolated, both for companionship and also to help them make changes in their lives. This might be through telephone conversations, face to face befriending or work in groups. Volunteers will be trained and supported by a professional coordinator, giving up as much of their time as each is prepared to offer.

If you are interested in getting involved, would like to help or want to find out more, please get in touch.

 Contact: Tracey Smith, Community Services Coordinator email tracey.smith@martock-pc.gov.uk , or contact us via this website.


Contact: Tracey Smith 07539 754413


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Church Organist Kingsbury Episcopi Methodist Church

Are you an Organist?

Would you welcome the opportunity to indulge your passion on a weekly basis?

Kingsbury Episcopi Methodist Church are seeking a musician to accompany their services. 

This is an unpaid post but travel expenses will be reimbursed..

 


Contact: Edwin Guttridge 01935 823751/email ejseldomin@gmail.com


First Responder

Every day Responders from across the South West attend emergencies within their local communities. Sometimes the difference is providing reassurance prior to the arrival of an ambulance; sometimes it is saving someone's life.

When you ring for an ambulance the Community First Responder is also notified and often gets there before the ambulance can. They help stabilise and provide basic life support for the patient until the ambulance arrives.

MORE VOLUNTEERS IN OUR AREA ARE URGENTLY NEEDED !  

Could you be that person? Medical background is not necessary full training will be provided by the ambulance service.  

Our local First Responder, Mark Norbury, is happy to have a chat with anyone wanting more details. 

 


Contact: Mark Norbury 01935 825554


Job Club

Martock Job Club is a friendly independent group giving free practical help and friendly advice to anyone of any age looking for work, training or volunteering opportunities or starting your own business. Lisa Whittle is the Job Club Coordinator along with volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and experience. If you could spare one morning a week from 10am-1pm every Tuesday or Friday 
email: lisa.whittle@martock-pc.gov.uk.

 


Contact: Lisa Whittle 07495 611417


Martock Charity Shop

A charity shop at 3 North Street, raising funds for local good causes.
Contact: Call at the shop if you are interested in helping


Martock Information Centre

Our aim is to be a one stop shop for information on local services and facilities. The Centre is in the Market House and we are open 10am - 1pm Monday to Friday.

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join our team. If you have one morning free and would like to join the team of volunteers please contact us, we would loe to hear from you.

To find out more please contact the Information Centre via email: martockinfo@gmail.com 

or call Tracey Smith, Community Services Coordinator on  07539 754413 or send an email tracey.smith@martock-pc.gov.uk 

 


Contact: Martock Community Information Centre 01935 310040


Parish Council

If you are interested in being involved in the local government of our community please contact the chairman or Parish Clerk for more information
Contact: Parish Clerk 01935 822891 email: clerk@martock-pc.gov.uk Alternatively email: chair@martock-pc.gov.uk
http://www.martockonline.co.uk/Pages/54/Martock-Parish-Council.html

Police Volunteering, Market House Martock

Police Volunteers provide an excellent service taking messages and recording enquiries for action by the beat team, as well as ensuring that they are followed up. They also provide information on the risk of crime in the community and advice on how to reduce it, including providing leaflets and information packs.
Contact: Tracey Smith 07539754413 or email: tracey.smith@martock-pc.gov.uk


Retro Fundraising Rally 2016

Looking for volunteers - Anyone who would like to help at the event or
leading up to the big day can please leave their contact details with the
ladies at Martock Charity Shop.
This years show (Fourth show) will take place on Sunday 3 July starting at
the Business Park and ending at Martock Recreation Ground.

More details:
Website: www.retrofundraising.co.uk
Facebook.com/retrofundrasing
email: info@retrofundraising.co.uk
Garry/Kirstie please call 5pm-9pm 01458 851451
Contact: Garry/Kirstie Please call 5-9pm 01458851451
Website: www.retrofundraising.co.uk

Somerset Sight

Somerset Sight is a well-established independent charity that offers support to blind and visually impaired people all over the county.

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join our popular Volunteer Visiting Scheme to visit people in the Martock and Yeovil area. Volunteers offer regular companionship and support with daily tasks such as reading mail, paying bills, accessing appointments and also just getting out of the house for a cup of tea together. If you have two or three hours a fortnight to spare, this is a rewarding volunteering role which can be flexible around your daily life.  You will receive training and have support in your role and are able to claim back reasonable expenses such as mileage.

Being able to rely on a regular visit has a real impact on a person’s life, so please consider joining our team. Please contact us for more information.


Contact: Sandra Harris 01823 325785
sandra@somersetsight.org.uk

South Petherton Hospital

An opportunity to become a volunteer at South Petherton Hospital

Yeovil District Hospital holds daily Respiratory Sleep Clinics at South Petherton Hospital. The specialist nurses would welcome some assistance to escort patients from the waiting area to the clinic rooms and maintain a vital communication link between staff and patients.  It will involve a considerable amount of walking! Some admin duties could also be included.  This is a new service and the volunteer role can develop to suit the individual.
We are looking for help on weekdays, anytime between 9.30am and 2.30pm  

email: lesley.burgess@ydh.nhs.uk


Contact: Lesley Burgess 07796940797


St Margaret's Hospice charity Shop

The Shopping Precinct Martock
Contact: Susan Pearce 01935 825049