The district council offers many opportunities to take part as a volunteer.

Volunteering in sport

VISPA (Volunteering in Sport and Physical Activity) is a volunteer scheme dedicated to sports volunteering.

It enables volunteers to earn points, rewards and recognition for volunteering in Newark and Sherwood.

Volunteer at the Palace Theatre, Newark

If you are interested in theatre, joining the Palace Theatre's support team could be just for you.

This is a voluntary group whose members assist in front of house duties, poster distribution and generally help by being ambassadors for the theatre.

There are also opportunities to meet the theatre's artistes, invitations to special events and most of all a chance to meet new friends.

Volunteer at the National Civil War Centre

Volunteers have a key role to play helping with the day to day business of the council's National Civil War Centre.

Volunteer at Newark Castle

Newark Castle needs volunteers to help keep it running. Do you have time to dedicate to Newark's history? If so why not get in touch today? For further information email us at newark.castle@nsdc.info or call 01636 655714.

Volunteer in our parks

The Friends of Sconce and Devon Park is a group of volunteers who assist the council with the management and maintenance of the park. The Friends meet every other month and new members are always welcome.

Friends of Vicar Water Country Park meet regularly and welcomes new members. Call 01636 655714 for further details.

Volunteer at Sherwood Forest 

Are you looking for something to do with your spare time, or to use your spare time to build skills for a career? Whatever your reason, there is a volunteering opportunity for you. For more information please contact Kostas.smponias@rspb.org.uk.

Volunteer for our Severe Weather Emergency Shelter

Each winter we open an emergency shelter for those who are homeless and sleeping rough. Our shelter opens when severe weather is predicted for three consecutive nights. 

We require volunteers with a desire to help and improve the lives of those who are homeless and rough sleeping.

You will be part of a team that supports rough sleepers by:

  • Providing an emergency shelter
  • Preparing a light supper and breakfast
  • Being available through the night

Contact Cheska Asman on 01636 655643 or email cheska.asman@nsdc.info for more information.

Newark and Sherwood Community and Voluntary Services (CVS)

Newark and Sherwood CVS provides free support services to voluntary organisations in the Newark and Sherwood District. They can be contacted at:

Newark and Sherwood CVS
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY

Call 01636 679 539 or email volbureau@nandscvs.org

Find out about volunteering opportunities in the district www.nandscvs.org/volunteering

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Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY

01636 650000


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