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About Us

The Dorset Volunteer Centre is part of a national network of volunteer centres that help voluntary and community organisations recruit and manage their volunteers, and help people interested in volunteering to find interesting and enjoyable opportunities.

Our Mission Statement:

"Volunteer Centre Dorset commits to promote and develop volunteering for all within Dorset."

Our core functions are to:

•    Promote Volunteering
•    Provide Brokerage
•    Enable participation in Volunteering
•    Provide Training & Information Research
•    Comment & Campaign on Volunteering
•    Develop Volunteering

 

Our centre covers the whole of Dorset (except Bournemouth and Poole which have their own centre).

We encourage and support volunteering by everyone, irrespective of age, education, background, health or wealth. Volunteering is a way for all residents to get involved in their community.

The Centre is accredited by Volunteering England, the national body that sets standards of service and confidentiality for volunteer centres and is also a member of N.C.V.O. (National Council for Voluntary Organisations)

 

 

 


Volunteer Centre Library Drop - ins 2018

Some of the dates may vary only slightly this will depend on what activities are happening at Portland library

WEYMOUTH 1ST Tuesday of the month

5th January, 6th February, 6th March, 3rd April, 1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, 7th August, 4th September, 9th October, 6th November, 4th December. 

BRIDPORT last Tuesday of the month

30th January, 27th February, 27th March, 24th April, 26th June, 31st July, 28th August, 25th September,30th October, 27th November, 18th December

WIMBORNE 2nd Monday of the month

8th January, 12th February, 12th March, 9th April, 14th May,11th June, 9th July, 13th August, 10th September, 8th October, 12th November, 10th December.

CHRISTCHURCH 3rd Thursday of the month

18th January,15th February, 15th March, 19th April, 17th May,21st June, 19th July, 16th August, 23rd September, 18th October, 15th November, 20th December.

SHAFTSBURY 2nd Tuesday of the month

10th January,13th February,13th March,10th April, 8th May, 12th June,10th July, 14th August,11th September, 9th October, 13th November,11th December. 

PORTLAND Last Thursday of the month

25th January, 22nd February, 29th March, 26th April, 24th May, 28th June, 26th July, 30th August, 27th September, 25th October, 29th November, 20th December. 

 

 

 

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Volunteer Centre Library Drop - ins 2018

Some of the dates may vary only slightly this will depend on what activities are happening at Portland Library

WEYMOUTH 1ST Tuesday of the month

5th January, 6th February, 6th March, 3rd April, 1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, 7th August, 4th September, 9th October, 6th November, 4th December. 

BRIDPORT last Tuesday of the month

30th January, 27th February, 27th March, 24th April, 26th June, 31st July, 28th August, 25th September,30th October, 27th November, 18th December

WIMBORNE 2nd Monday of the month

8th January, 12th February, 12th March, 9th April, 14th May,11th June, 9th July, 13th August, 10th September, 8th October, 12th November, 10th December.

CHRISTCHURCH 3rd Thursday of the month

18th January,15th February, 15th March, 19th April, 17th May,21st June, 19th July, 16th August, 23rd September, 18th October, 15th November, 20th December.

SHAFTSBURY 2nd Tuesday of the month

10th January,13th February,13th March,10th April, 8th May, 12th June,10th July, 14th August,11th September, 9th October, 13th November,11th December. 

PORTLAND Last Thursday of the month

25th January, 22nd February, 29th March, 26th April, 24th May, 28th June, 26th July, 30th August, 27th September, 25th October, 29th November, 20th December. 

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