We support community and voluntary groups in Rushcliffe, from advice centres and lunch clubs to wildlife trusts and scout groups. We're here to help and inspire groups and organisations to get started and run professionally. We offer expert advice and assistance with training, fundraising and volunteering, as well as giving encouragement and moral support.
And because we believe in what these groups stand for, we endeavour to represent their views to those who make decisions affecting their work. To get a fuller picture, click on the Services, Projects and Volunteers tabs.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award
given to local volunteer groups across the UK. This annual award recognises and rewards excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community.
Nominations for this annual award which recognises and rewards excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in communities across the UK will be accepted until 16 September 2016.
Tuesday 6 September | 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Rushcliffe Borough Council, Civic Centre, Pavilion Road, West Bridgford, NG2 5FE
Come and find out more about the new 6 lane indoor bowls facility and what opportunities there are to play at Rushcliffe Arena on Rugby Road in West Bridgford when it re-opens in January. With Rushcliffe Indoor Bowls Club based on site, there will be plenty of opportunities to play, whether its casual bowls, leagues or tournaments, there is something for you.
Our Voluntary Transport schemes cover Rushcliffe and Gedling
with the help of our fantastic volunteer drivers and office volunteers.
They provide safe and affordable transport to people who experience difficultes accessing transport.
For more information about the schemes click here .
You can also download a leaflet about the Gedling scheme here.
(A leaflet for Rushcliffe will be available shortly)
Two community learning courses for older adults will be delivered at Beeston Middle Street Resource centre in September - Talking Memories and Watercolours for Wellbeing:
Talking Memories Course – For Carers and People Living with Dementia
The course is a five week course starting on Monday September 5th in the afternoon with the aim to encourage carers to use reminiscence and object handling, and also to encourage uptake of the free memory lane kit loans offered in the Nottinghamshire County libraries. The course also suitable for people who have been recently diagnosed with dementia.
Friday 16th September 2016
You can download a poster here.
Respiratory Wellbeing Project Worker
15 hours per week £22, 937 - per annum, (pro rata)
This post is funded for one year by Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group (NN&E CCG) but may be extended subject to funding.
A suitably experienced person is required to establish and coordinate a new project aimed at helping patients with respiratory conditions (predominantly Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – COPD) to engage with activities which will help to reduce isolation and anxiety, improve their quality of life and equip them to manage their condition.
The post will involve establishing and coordinating weekly sessions in a community setting incorporating health and wellbeing activities, co-designed by users, with clinical input from health colleagues.
VCSE Personal Health Budget Support Network
Supported by NHS England
This is a NHS England Voluntary and Community Sector (VCSE) Learning and Support Network event. This network is aimed at:
Befriending – Telephone Friend
“Loneliness is not having anyone to tell that you are lonely”
Did you know? In the UK, more than 1 million people aged over 65 say they often or always feels lonely. We have 1,000 older people waiting for a Silver Line Friend. They have chosen to be called Silver Liners.
By volunteering as a Telephone Friend for The Silver Line, we match you to a Silver Liner that you call once a week.
We have teamed up with the Nottingham Post again this year to run the Recognising Rushcliffe Community Awards. Rushcliffe residents are being urged to nominate their unsung and unseen heroes in their communities.
The awards will recognise people in seven categories, including Supporting the Local Economy and Young Achiever.
Councillor Neil Clarke, leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council, said: “The Recognising Rushcliffe Awards are our chance, once a year, to welcome and reward the everyday efforts and achievements of extraordinary people in the borough. Working with the Nottingham Post, we are delighted to have another opportunity to shine a light on some of the special people, organisations and businesses who make a real difference to Rushcliffe, and say thank you for what they give to our communities.”
Wednesday 14th September, 6pm – 9pm
Rushcliffe Borough Council
Rushcliffe Civic Centre, Pavilion Road, West Bridgford
Nottingham, NG2 5FE
This 3 hour first aid workshop will look at skills that would help you to deal with an emergency situation related to sporting environments. A mixture of practical and theory will help develop these skills and provide confidence in dealing with emergency situations
Do you have good listening skills?
Are you approachable, friendly and able to talk to people?
Age UK have a variety of different volunteering opportunities in Nottingham City, Rushcliffe, Gedling & Broxtowe. Roles could include:
The Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 21 September from 6pm to 7pm
Refreshments available from 5pm at Rushcliffe Council Chamber, Rushcliffe Civic Centre, Pavilion Road, West Bridgford NG2 5FE
Open to all Rushcliffe residents.
Click on the logo above to view the latest Directory of Activities - currently August 2016. For more information about Rushcliffe Befriends, click here.
Do you want to win a £10 shopping voucher? Are you aged 50 or over? You can if you complete the questionnaire attached in the link below. This is a non-commercial piece of research by me, a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. I have no connection with any retailers and your information is confidential to you. You will not be contacted for any other information.
Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service is a registered charity (number 1079880) and a company limited by guarantee (number 3867757), registered in England and Wales.