Volunteering opportunities

Volunteer in sport

Volunteer in sport is a scheme dedicated to sports volunteering. As well as gaining valuable experience, you can also earn points, rewards and recognition as a volunteer.

Volunteer with parkrun and become part of an active and welcoming community that will help you learn new skills, improve your fitness and make new friends.

Volunteer at the Palace Theatre, Newark

The Palace Theatre's volunteer support team assist in front of house duties, poster distribution and being ambassadors for the theatre.

Benefits include opportunities to meet the theatre's artistes and invitations to special events.

Find out more about volunteering at the Palace Theatre.

Volunteer at the National Civil War Centre

The National Civil War volunteers play a key role in helping with day-to-day business, getting involved in areas such as visitor welcome and family learning. The team are also keen to hear from you if you have a particular skill to offer.

Find out more about volunteering at the National Civil War Centre.

Volunteer at Newark Castle

Newark Castle needs volunteers to help keep it running. If you’d like to get involved in preserving and sharing Newark’s history email Newark.castle@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk or call 01636 655 714.

Volunteer in our parks

Join The Friends of Sconce and Devon Park to help the Council to manage and maintain this well-loved green space. The voluntary group meets every other month, helping with events, park facilities and promoting the history of the space. New members are always welcome.

The Friends of Vicar Water Country Park meet regularly and welcome new members. No experience is needed - only enthusiasm and tasks range from woodland thinning to conducting visitor surveys.

For more information please contact us.

Volunteer with Home Start, Newark

Home Start are recruiting for volunteers across Newark and Ollerton for one-to-one home support and for their family group in Newark.

Do you have parenting experience? Can you spare two hours per week? By volunteering with Home Start you will be able to make a difference to the lives of families in your community, enhance your well-being and access free high-quality training.

Find out more about volunteering with Home Start.

Volunteer with Inspire

Being an Inspire Community Maker is an opportunity for people with a passion and interest in culture, learning and libraries to support us and get involved.

Inspire's volunteers are a key part of their service, bringing experience, ideas and inspiration, delivering and supporting their vision to help the people of Nottinghamshire to read, learn and enjoy culture. Whatever your interest there is an opportunity for you!

Find out more about volunteering with Inspire.

Volunteer with YMCA

The YMCA in Newark's Saint Mark's Lane needs volunteers for the following:

  • Working on the till
  • Stocking and displaying merchandise
  • Sorting, steaming and tagging donations 
  • Help with putting on events

Boost your CV, social network and job prospects while improving the lives of young people, too.

Please contact Sarah Morgan at sarah.morgan@ymca.org.uk or on 07804 480 168.

Volunteer at the PDSA Charity Shop, Newark

The PDSA's charity shops play a huge role in raising the funds needed to care for the animals that arrive across their 48 pet hospitals each day. Charity shop volunteers take part in a wide range of activities that support the day-to-day running of the shops from customer service to processing transactions on the tills, replenishing the stock on the shop floor, or perfecting eye-catching displays to entice customers in! Behind the scenes, volunteers also get involved in sorting donations, finding hidden gems and preparing goods for sale.

Find out more about volunteering with the PDSA charity shop in Newark.