Volunteers

Interested in volunteering? Do you have a few hours spare each week? Would you like to help your community? SCDA welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds. We have a range of volunteering opportunities in Newhaven, Lewes, Hailsham and across East Sussex – please see below: 

Information and Advice Hub, Newhaven

We help people to access information and access generalist and specialist advice. We provide a drop-in service Monday to Friday from 10:00 – 1:30 and access to booked appointments at other times. We have two volunteer roles in Newhaven – Information Assistant and Administrative Assistant:

ROLE DESCRIPTION INFORMATION ASSISTANT 1

ROLE DESCRIPTION ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator on 01273 517375 to apply or to find out more information.

SCDA shops, Newhaven, Lewes and Hailsham

Our shops are located in High Street, Newhaven; High Street, Lewes and North Street, Hailsham. 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 in Lewes, Newhaven or Hailsham, we would like to hear from you!

Please contact Eve Collins, Shop Manager by email eve.collins@sussexcommunity.org.uk or call 01273 514139 for the Newhaven shop and 01323 440548 for the Hailsham shop.

Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven

Interested in being a volunteer in Newhaven? We have a range of roles at Denton Island Community Centre:

Crèche Support: Would you like to get an insight into working with children? 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 complete Child Protection Training.

Volunteer Youth Worker: Would you like to get an insight into working with Young People? Providing support with our wide 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: Would you like to get an insight into working with families? 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 Lucy Hill by email lucy@sussexcommunity.org.uk or call 01273 517250.

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.

Please contact Alice Matthews or Julie Hollister by email alice.matthews@sussexcommunity.org.uk or call 01323 446404.

The SCDA Volunteer Application Form can be downloaded here Volunteers Application Form – please contact us first for a chat about our different opportunities before you complete the form.