Volunteering

Support for people looking to volunteer

Although 3VA does not maintain a list of volunteering opportunities and is unable to match people with roles, we work with local volunteering hubs across Eastbourne, Lewes District and Wealden that can help people find suitable roles.

Support for organisations seeking volunteers

If you are looking for Trustees / Directors / Board Members we’d be happy to help you promote your roles. Please add your vacancy to our voluntary & community sector jobs page for free using our online form. We’ll also include your role in our weekly e-Newsletter, which is distributed to contacts across the area.

Please see below for more information about local volunteer hubs, which can help you promote other types of volunteering opportunities. Volunteer Centre East Sussex has also published advice on marketing and recruiting volunteers.

Volunteering in Eastbourne

Eastbourne Volunteers

The Community Hut
The Beacon Eastbourne
BN21 3NW

Eastbourne Volunteers promotes volunteering and addresses disadvantage by collating and sharing a database of social support and volunteering roles available locally, holding regular drop-ins, attending various events and running campaigns. The project also runs a community café with art and craft opportunities.

Visit Eastbourne Volunteers’ website

Volunteering in Lewes District

Havens Community Hub

The Havens Community Hub is a Community Interest Company (CIC) aiming to inspire a new way of thinking about community projects, support and engagement along the Havens coastal stretch – Saltdean to Seaford and the surrounding towns and villages.

Visit the Havens Community Hub website

Volunteering in Wealden District

Hailsham Volunteer Hub

Sheriff Place
Market Square
Hailsham
BN27 1AG

The Hailsham Volunteer Hub, a project of Hailsham Foodbank, brings local volunteering opportunities into one space. The Hub matches people who want to volunteer with volunteer opportunities within charities and community organisations in Hailsham and the surrounding villages. If you are an organisation looking for volunteers, Hailsham Volunteer Hub can help you put together role descriptions and help you with your search.

Visit the Hailsham Volunteer Hub website

Heathfield & District Volunteer Centre

73 High Street
Heathfield
East Sussex
TN21 8HU

The Heathfield & District Volunteer Centre (HDVC) is a charity that was set up in 2016 to meet the needs of local people and local charities. It aims to find the right role for those who want to volunteer and match that with the needs of local charities.

Visit the Heathfield & District Volunteer Centre website

Uckfield Volunteer Centre

79 High Street
Uckfield
East Sussex
TN22 1AS

Founded in 1991, the Uckfield Volunteer Centre was set up to match individuals and groups with volunteering opportunities in our local community. The Centre works to raise awareness of the benefits of volunteering and improve the quantity, quality and diversity of volunteering in Uckfield. You can find out about becoming a volunteer, as well as how to find a volunteer to help your organisation.

Visit the Uckfield Volunteer Centre Volunteer Centre website

Volunteer Centre East Sussex

Volunteer Centre East Sussex, a partnership of 3VA, Hastings Voluntary Action and Rother Voluntary Action, also has lots of information on its website, including good practice around volunteering, advice on recruiting volunteers and best practice resources.

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