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Latest Volunteering Opportunities

I feel that I am doing something worthwhile and making a difference to the people I support

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Listed below are just a few of the many and varied volunteer opportunities you can find within the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales.  Take a further look or contact us to find out more.

If you would like to see how you can help Connex with volunteering you can see our opportunies here

 Buxton Festival Fringe Volunteers

We are looking for helpers with interests in the arts and a knowledge of the Fringe and Buxton.

You will be on the fringe desk in the pavilion gardens. To give information out to people on performances, venues, and show times as well as keeping the office tidy, putting up reviews and posters. Basically a way of finding out what’s going on at the fringe.

We also need volunteers to write reviews of fringe shows and to help us decorate the float for carnival day and get the bandstand ready for fringe Sunday, which is a free show case for Fringe performers.

For more information please contact Gaynor@connex.org.uk

Cycle Patrol Volunteer

Peak National Park Authority

Are you active, with the ability to ride a bike?

Do you like interacting with the public and other people and have a basic knowledge of trails and the Peak National Park Authority?

If you can undertake minor maintenance works on the trails between Parsley Hay and Tissington then this could be the volunteering opportunity for YOU.

Bikes are provided for this role. For further information contact Gaynor at Connex Community Support by emailing volunteer@connex.org.uk

Trails Maintenance Volunteer

Peak National Park Authority

Are you happy to undertake minor maintenance works on the trails, mostly on a bike which would be provided?

Do you have a willingness to work outdoors? Physically able to use small tools (training given) and able to drive or walk to sites? If so this could be the perfect volunteer role for you!,

To find out more please contact Gaynor at Connex Community Support volunteer@connex.org.uk

Group Scout Leader

High Peak Scouts

High Peak Scouts are recruiting Volunteer Managers (Group Scout Leader) in Chapel, Taxal and Hayfield.

Small team. Big rewards.  We prepare young people with skills for life. But who supports the volunteers who make this happen? People like you.

 You can inspire, motivate and plan ahead. You’ll enjoy working with adults and young people in your local area and seeing the impact of your efforts. You’ll be organised, diplomatic and know how to get the best out of people.

We’re not going to pretend this is easy. This is a big role. With big rewards.

And because you believe in the power of Scouting to help more young people you’ll know it’s all worthwhile.

Sound like you? Great. Let’s talk

 To find out more….please contact volunteer@connex.org.uk


Burbage Institute

 We are looking for new trustees to join our board. We have been working very hard to bring the hall up to date and recover from the impact of Covid. Now we just need more pairs of hands to help us to continue to grow and improve.

 Trustees would need to attend 4 x full board meetings per year (at present being held remotely but we hope to hold them at the Institute again soon). There may be opportunities to join sub committees (at present we have two dealing respectively with resources and community).

 Ideally, we are looking for someone to take on treasurer and/or secretary duties.  We are also looking for local people who could be on hand to open and close the Institute as and when required.

 If you have an interest in keeping this valuable community asset open and available to all, please do get in touch with us. We would love to talk to you, however you feel you would be able to help.

 To find out more….please contact volunteer@connex.org.uk

Digital Communications Volunteer

Burning Nights CRPS Support

Are looking for two enthusiastic and reliable volunteers who will provide invaluable experience and skills in the key aspects of Digital Communications – Website content and Email marketing – for a national charity supporting a rare pain condition.

To find out more….please contact volunteer@connex.org.uk



We exist to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Bakewell & District and the neighbourhood without distinction of sex or of political, religious or other opinions by associating the local authorities, voluntary organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time.

We are looking for someone with accounting knowledge who would like to get involved in a thriving Management Committee for Bakewell’s Medway Community Centre.

You will need to be reliable and flexible and willing to work with the volunteer team who run the centre.

To find out more….please contact gaynor@connex.org.uk

Trustee / Chair of Trustees


We have been supporting survivors of victims of sexual violence since 1994, in Derbyshire and Derby City, whenever needed.

We are looking for passionate, proactive and engaged people to support the organisations to be well governed and to work through an exciting time in our organisational development. We need people with a passion for ensuring that victims and survivors get the right support, at the right time.

If you have good interpersonal skills and the ability to challenge others effectively then this could be for YOU.

For more information contact Gaynor at Connex Community Support volunteer@connex.org.uk

Volunteer Counsellor

Burning Nights CRPS Support

Are looking for qualified and experienced Counsellors or Psychologists, ideally with some experience of working with chronic pain patients, to volunteer their skills supporting our clients by carrying out assessment to then triage them.

To find out more…please contact volunteer@connex.org.uk

Online Selling Volunteer


Are you willing to learn, reliable and enthusiastic with the ability to work in a team?

This is an exciting opportunity for you to gain valuable experience in the rapidly growing e-commerce sector, while helping to maximise sales of donated items.

To find out more….please contact volunteer@connex.org.uk



We provide life changing services for the independence of people living with sight loss and their family and friends. We are rooted in the needs of people with sight loss and our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has confidence and support to live their lives to the full.

We are looking for volunteers who like working as part of a team, helping people and have good communication skills.  You will be assisting the local community Fundraising Team in promoting and taking part in a variety of activities to raise money which will enable Guide Dogs to provide life changing services to people living with sight loss.

Activities can range from helping on stalls at local events, taking collection boxes to local businesses, help organise and attend local events, keeping track of what is sold on our stalls, count donations and support in National Fundraising events including online.

To find out more…please contact gaynor@connex.org.uk



If you are looking to promote better outcomes in Health & Social Care for all and have strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and audiences, ability to work collectively as part of a group and engage in constructive debate and dialogue…being a Board Member  with Healthwatch Derbyshire  could be the volunteering opportunity for YOU. Understanding health, social care and experience as a member of a management board, committee or senior management team are skills we would be looking for.

To find out more… please contact gaynor@connex.org.uk

Shop Volunteer (Till Operator or Backroom)


Oxfam are looking for friendly and helpful volunteers with an interest in customer service to help with our Oxfam shops. 

Volunteers are needed across a number of shops in Ashbourne, Matlock, Buxton & Glossop.

If you are enthusiastic, reliable, willing to learn and have the ability to work as part of a team, then this could be the volunteering opportunity for YOU.

To find out more…please contact volunteer@connex.org.uk



We are looking for friendly and outgoing candidates who have skills and/or experience of office administration, use of computers to help us support and grow our membership. Experience is less important than the willingness to learn – full training will be provided.

We provide information about Derbyshire Community Bank savings and loan products. If you want to help to benefit our members , helping us to provide communities with affordable loans and savings products and promote sound money management, this could be the volunteering opportunity for YOU.

To find out more….please contact gaynor@connex.org.uk

We have a wide variety of voluntary roles within Connex to interest you.   Would you like to work with older people?  Help people after hospital discharge?  Work with disabled children? Or how about driving for us?  Is an admin role more your style?  Take a look at our Volunteer for Us page to find out more!

For more ideas about voluntary roles, you can also search Do-it.Life which contains a database of volunteering opportunities.


Poster encouraging people to find out about becoming a Trustee
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