Our success is down to the energy and commitment of dozens of local people, who offer their time and skills to run many of the Trust's activities.
The Rame Centre, Community Kitchen, Old Ship and Meet Up have regular opening hours but they depend totally on the number of volunteers we have - so more people means more public access. If you have any free time, we would love to hear from you.
You can give back to your community and be part of something special. There are a range of volunteer opportunities available, something for every skill, time availabity and wish!
People who like to talk & support others, and people who like to work solo on specific tasks. We don't insist on a regular weekly commitment, you come in when you can, and give us as much energy as you can spare. We have training and induction, and new people learn from others who've been here a while. Contact us to learn more, enquire or volunteer!
Rame Centre Front Desk Team Respond to enquiries from the public, give information, take bookings, sell art, manage the window display and collect for the food bank. Three hour sessions, when you can - weekdays and Saturdays. Regular and casual volunteers needed.
Rame Centre cleaning Weekly cleaning of the public space and main window.
Meet Up Regular Friday event at Millbrook Village Hall - offering support, signposting to services and friendship - helping set up, host or pack up our this vital community support.
Community Cafe Open and close the community cafe at the Old Ship, Cawsand - serving tea, coffee and cakes. The Cafe is open 10am - 1pm on Mondays and Thursdays. Regular and casual volunteers needed.
Old Ship one off events Come & help out at our fundraising events - lots of fun and different every time!
Rame Community Kitchen Open, close and distribute food from the community kitchen, a portacabin located in the grounds of Millbrook Football Club. The RCK is open on Wednesday and Thursdays from 1 - 4pm. Regular and casual volunteers needed.
Gardening Help us keep our outside spaces safe, tidy and nature friendly! We have a small space at the back of the Rame Centre and in the courtyard of the Old Ship.
Food & supplies collection We have to travel quite a way to collect food for the Community Kitchen and the Old Ship, if you make regular trips to Plymouth, you could save us time and unneccessary carbon emissions. This opportunity will suit you if you have your own vehicle, relevant insurance and are able to lift heavy boxes.
Data input Help us ensure that we have plenty of proof of how vital our services are for funders and for our annual report, this can be done in your own time and at home if easier.
Maintenance Painting and decoration, improvements to buildings, fixing breakages,etc. If you are a retired or currently employed tradesperson who can spare a bit of time that would be amazing!
Communications Take photos, post on social media, create posters and digital assets to promote our events and services. Experience in graphic design and website design would be a bonus.
Computer Support Help the public with IT, maintain our laptops, printers and other electronic equipment.
Fundraising Events Organisation and publicity for events and activities to raise money for the trust itself. Can include coffee mornings, raffles/lotteries, exhibitions and auctions.
Support older people with shopping / befriending / activities, help arrange visits or hospital trips, etc.
Advice Service Help residents with form-filling, contact with the authorities, legal, housing, debt and so on. Appointments only.
If you are interested in any of the above, please come into the Rame Centre and complete a volunteer form or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch to discuss the current opportunites, thank you.