Volunteering Opportunities in Downham Market

Volunteering is an engaging and rewarding way to help out the community with something that you enjoy as either a hobby or an interest.

There are many community groups and charities around Downham Market and West Norfolk who rely on volunteers occasionally (e.g over summer) or on a regular basis. We have collated some of the groups with vacancies here:

Cats Protection – Downham Market Adoption Centre – please visit website

downhamweb – help us run this website you’re on right now; research and write news articles, show off photography skills, update events and info pages, and much more. A great CV boosting volunteer activity! Email us for more info.

Downham Dementia – please visit website

Downham Market and District Heritage Society – please visit the website

Downham Solidarity Fund – providing grants to people in financial need – please visit the website 

Extinction Rebellion West Norfolk – taking action on the climate and ecological emergency – please visit website

Feed Fenland – feeding the homeless and hungry in fenland – please visit website

Fenland and West Norfolk Friends of the Earth – grassroots environmental campaigning community – please visit website

Girl Guides (Clackclose District) – are always looking for volunteers to assist with various Guiding Units – please visit the website to register your interest

Home Start – looking for parents who are happy to offer informal and friendly support to other local families – please visit the website

Magpie Centre – West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled Association – always looking for volunteers to help with riding lessons and fundraising activities – please visit the website

Norfolk Youth Offending Team – looking for volunteers to support young people to take responsibility for their actions and repair the harm caused by their offending behaviour – please visit the website

Oxburgh Hall National Trust – looking for warm friendly people to help bring the house to life – please visit the website for more information: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/oxburgh-hall/features/join-the-team-at-oxburgh-hall

Volunteering Matters – looking for volunteers and mentors to provide support for young people and adults with learning disabilities – please visit the website

West Norfolk Community Transport – Looking for minibus drivers – please visit the website

West Norfolk Deaf Association – always looking for volunteers to help run The Old Bookshop on the high street, find out more on the WNDA website.

Volunteering can help you to develop new skills or put your interests and hobbies to good use within the community. Showcasing volunteer experience on your CV can help give you a competitive edge when looking for a job, particularly for young people who might not have as much employment history. It’s rewarding and good for your mental health. 

If you are a community group or charity and would like us to publicise a volunteering opportunity, please get in touch via our contact page