Interested in volunteering? Do you have a few hours spare each week? SCDA welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds. We have a range of volunteering opportunities in Newhaven, Lewes, Hailsham and across East Sussex and look forward to hearing from you!

Bike Technician, Newhaven

Our Recycle project based on Denton Island, Newhaven needs volunteers who are interested in learning how to mend and refurbish donated bikes. For more information download the Role description Volunteer Bike Technician, contact George Stonehouse on 01273 516347 or email george.stonehouse@sussexcommunity.org.uk.

SCDA shops – Newhaven and Lewes

Our shops are located in High Street, Newhaven and High Street, Lewes. The shops provide useful income for our community projects as well as a friendly space for people to meet up and to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer for a few hours a week or even just now and again, we would like to hear from you! Please contact Eve Collins on 01273 514139 or email eve.collins@sussexcommunity.org.uk.

Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven

Crèche Support: Support our term time crèche which looks after children aged 0-5 years old on Wednesday mornings 9:30am-12:30pm. Must be able to complete an enhanced DBS check and Child Protection Training.

Volunteer Youth Worker: Providing support with our range of Youth activities for 8-18 years old in Newhaven. Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. Must be able to complete an enhanced DBS check and complete Child Protection Training.

Jitterbugs Volunteer: Come and support our Jitterbugs Parent and Toddler Groups and join the fun of singing and messy play!! Must be able to complete an enhanced DBS check and complete Child Protection Training.

Please contact Carly Norris on 01273 517250 or email carly.norris@sussexcommunity.org.uk.

Prospects House, Hailsham

We are looking for volunteers in Hailsham to help cover Prospects House reception. Prospects House is in Hailsham and used as a base for Community Development Hailsham and the Safe From Harm project, both SCDA projects and houses East Sussex Association for the Blind (ESAB); to deliver low cost counselling; to run Employability support services; to offer free and low cost courses

The building is open 9.00am to 4.30pm Monday – Thursday and we are asking volunteers to commit to a minimum of 2 hours per week.

We also have a great opportunity to volunteer for our Join Together project, befriending for isolated people in and around Hailsham.

Please contact Julie Hollister on 01323 446404 or email julie@sussexcommunity.org.uk

Volunteer cycle pilots needed, Bexhill

The Charter Centre owns a tri-shaw that was kindly donated by Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors. Cycling Without Age (CWA) is a global movement originating from Denmark. To find out more about CWA see https://cyclingwithoutage.org/the-pilot/ We are a small group of volunteers dedicated to helping elderly citizens and others who would benefit from the ‘cycling experience’ of the tri-shaw. Passengers can feel ‘the wind in their hair’ along Bexhill seafront. Volunteers can sign up as pilots or as admin / operational support. Cycle pilot training takes place weekly, please call for more information

 Cycle pilots, we are looking for people who: 

  • Share the passion of cycling.
  • Have time to train in the week with other pilots
  • Are motivated and have a passion to help others
  • Enjoy the company of elderly people and people of all ages
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, and un-assisted
  • Have a passion for helping others


  • Have organisational and admin skills
  • To assist the group facilitator with the running of the group.
  • You will benefit from being part of an international movement
  • Gain physical health and well-being benefits
  • You will meet some great people

Please contact Liz MacPherson on 07920 526 226 or email liz.macpherson@sussexcommunity.org.uk