SHEPSHED VOLUNTEER CENTRE

John Storer Charnwood in Shepshed

Shepshed Volunteer Centre is situated in the heart of Shepshed serving the community through the following services;

  • Activity Shed groups
  • Community Transport
  • Jigsaw Library
  • Gardening Scheme
  • Wellbeing Garden
  • Befriending Scheme

We rely on our band of willing volunteers who give up their time to help their community, to provide our services, coordinated by a paid member of staff.

If you are interested in volunteering or want to know more about our services please contact us either by phone 01509 508040 or email gemma@jscharnwood.org.uk

Activity Shed Groups

Are you searching for a flexible and collaborative environment to connect with others? Our activity shed, located in the serene well-being garden just beyond the volunteer centre, is the perfect destination. This insulated and heated area is equipped with a small kitchen and can be used for various activities, such as social gatherings, crafting, and conversations. Whether you want to join one of our existing groups or have your own group that would benefit from this unique space, please contact Gemma at gemma@jscharnwood.org.uk or call 01509 508040. 

Community Transport

Volunteer drivers use their own cars to take people who are registered with us who are unable to use public transport, to appointments locally or further afield to the hospitals.  The charges are to cover the costs of the drivers’ fuel, wear and tear on their vehicle plus a small admin charge.  Drivers are reimbursed monthly with their expenses.  All our drivers have an enhanced DBS check.  To register with us to use our community transport or to volunteer as a driver please contact gemma@jscharnwood.org.uk 01509 508040.

Jigsaw Library

By purchasing jigsaws from the Volunteer Centre, not only are you acquiring a new activity to enjoy, but you are also supporting a good cause. The £1 donation will go towards helping the centre provide services and support to the local community. 

On the other hand, if you have jigsaws that you no longer need, consider donating them to the Volunteer Centre. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated and will allow others to enjoy them as well. 

Gardening Scheme

We have been mowing and tidying gardens in Shepshed for many years, the demand for the service increases every year.  Teams of gardeners go out to registered households, to do mowing, weeding and light pruning, from Spring to Autumn.  Volunteers work in a small team, enjoying the social and physical benefits that gardening brings.  We ask for a donation to SVC for the gardeners to visit, this covers the costs of protective equipment, portable appliance testing and replacing tools when needed. To become a gardening volunteer please contact gemma@jscharnwood.org.uk 01509 508040

Well-being Garden

Located behind the Shepshed Volunteer Centre, the well-being community garden is a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our garden hosts scheduled groups who engage in various gardening activities. We recently received a beautiful summerhouse as a donation from the Rotary Club of Shepshed in 2021, providing a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the garden’s view. If you’re interested in becoming a garden volunteer, please feel free to contact us at gemma@jscharnwood.org.uk or call 01509 508040. 

Befriending Scheme

Our organisation pairs volunteer befrienders with individuals in the Shepshed community who are at risk of social isolation. To become a befriender, we require two references and a completed DBS identity check. If you’re interested in joining our community of befrienders, please contact gemma@jscharnwood.org.uk or call 01509 508040. 

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