Newmarket Day centre CIO




Volunteering Opportunities

  • Do you have any spare time?
  • Would you like to help make a difference to someone else’s quality of life?

 If so, we would love to hear from you. We can offer volunteering opportunities in many roles including:



‘Hot Plates’ Delivery Service

A 2-course pre-ordered meal is delivered to clients at lunchtimes each day, Monday to Friday. Meals are delivered on a set route, they are plated individually and the correct food temperature maintained with the use of a ‘hot box’.


Volunteer commitment: To provide this service, volunteers use their own cars and would need to be available between 12.00 noon to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday.


Ladies Hairdressing

The hairdressing salon is open Monday to Friday and volunteers are needed to undertake a range of general tasks to assist the hairdresser to provide a smooth quality of service.


Volunteer commitment: A morning or afternoon session (minimum of 2 hours)



Volunteers who help in the kitchen have an opportunity to undertake a wide range of different tasks that will assist Kitchen staff to prepare and serve a varied selection of food throughout each day. This may include serving on the counter and helping to serve waiting/table and table clearing over the lunchtime period


All volunteer roles have their own responsibilities but some kitchen tasks require volunteers to be more aware of current guidelines and food safety training.


Volunteer commitment: 9.00am to 1.00pm & 12.00noon to 3.00pm Monday to Friday. (minimum 2 hour sessions)


Afternoon Activities

Afternoon activities include – arts & crafts, exercises and many more. The volunteers would help and assist staff whose role is to ensure that all clients participate fully if they wish.


Volunteer commitment: By arrangement



Volunteers are always needed to stand-in on the reception desk when staff are on holiday etc. This could include answering the telephone, answering questions from visitors and other administrative assistance at busy times.


Volunteer commitment: By arrangement


Light Maintenance & Gardening

The Day Centre does not have an in-house gardener or someone to do small maintenance tasks and we rely on volunteers to maintain the small areas of garden adjacent to the Day Centre and to do a few handy-man jobs as necessary.


Volunteer commitment: By arrangement – can be flexible.


NDC Policies & Procedures

Volunteer Internal Policy

Diclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Ex-Offender Policy

Whistle Blowing Policy


A Big Thank You to All Our Volunteers

See the volunteer pages from the Winter 2018/2019 News Magazine HERE

We are very lucky that so many dedicated volunteers give up so much of their time to volunteer with us. At present we have over 50 volunteers who work on a rota basis, all of which are DBS checked. We are never complacent, we value the time the volunteers’ give and their commitment to the Day Centre Charity.


Many volunteers do two or three different roles, sometimes on the same day. However, even with this fantastic commitment, we never have enough volunteers especially to cover holidays, sickness etc.


If you would like to volunteer, why not find out more by speaking to a member of staff who can answer any questions you may have and you never know, if you decide to volunteer, it could turn out to be one of the best decisions of your life. Not only would you be doing something tremendously worthwhile but it does and has such a positive impact on the elderly in our community.


For more information on how you can help us, please contact Elvis McMinn on 01638 664262 or email