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At SCDA volunteers are at the heart of everything we do – without our dedicated team of volunteers, many of our services simply wouldn’t run. You find up to date volunteering opportunities further down this page, or to arrange to speak to someone and find a placement that suits you, please email [email protected]

Download a copy of our  Volunteer Application Pack.

What you can expect as an SCDA Volunteer

We Will…

  • Offer training & ongoing support
  • Welcome you and respect you
  • Cover your travel expenses
  • Support and listen to you
  • Value your feedback
  • Keep you safe and free from harm

Volunteers Will…

  • Be committed
  • Let your coordinator know if you can’t make it to a session
  • Give ample notice if you wish to stop volunteering
  • Follow SCDA guidelines & policies
  • Complete required training
  • Respect other volunteers, staff and service users

We All Will…

  • Meet regularly to discuss support and development
  • Respect our own boundaries and be clear about our needs
  • Follow the procedure if any problems or complaints arise
  • Share a sense of community and solidarity
  • Treat SCDA service users with dignity, compassion & respect

Current Volunteering Opportunities


Our shop provides 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 [email protected]

Denton Island Community Centre

As we’re getting closer to the summer months, we’re eager to make the most of our green space, and would benefit from someone who knows what they’re doing when it comes to planting and composting!

This would contribute towards our Community Supermarkets, which is a low-cost food provision for local families struggling to afford bills. We also have a community cafe where attendees can have a hot meal, as well as hosting professionals from other services to provide advice and support.

It would be excellent if we could utilise our allotment to grow fruit/veg/herbs that will support the running of our provision.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Amy Walker Food Team Volunteer Co-ordinator [email protected] or 07938486753

Opportunities outside Newhaven

For volunteering opportunities at Willingdon Trees Community Centre in Eastbourne please visit their website.

For volunteering opportunities with community food projects across Lewes District please visit the Lewes District Food Partnership website.

Contact us

Contact SCDA

Denton Island Community Centre,
Denton Island, Newhaven,

Phone: 01273 517250

Email:[email protected]