Newmarket Day Centre


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Volunteering Opportunities
Minibus Driver and Escort

Newmarket Day Centre runs 2 minibuses that are specifically adapted to carry disabled and able bodied clients. They are used to go out daily Monday to Friday to transport clients to and from the centre. The area covered is Newmarket and adjacent villages in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire (approx. 9 mile radius).


Each minibus is manned by a driver and an escort. Although the 2 roles are different it is important that volunteers work as a team to ensure passengers are transported safely to and from the centre.


Volunteer commitment – a morning or afternoon slot Monday to Friday.


‘Hot Plates’ delivery service

A 2 course pre-ordered meal is delivered to clients at lunchtime each day Monday to Friday. To provide this service volunteers use their own cars.


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 – 12 noon to 2pm 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 service.


Volunteer commitment – A morning or afternoon session (minimum 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 through each day including serving on the counter and helping to serve waiting/clearing tables 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 – 9am to 1pm & 12noon to 3pm Monday to Friday (minimum 2 hour sessions


Afternoon activities

Afternoon activities include – art, crafts, exercises and many more; volunteers help and assist staff whose role is to ensure all clients participate fully if they wish.


Volunteer commitment – by arrangement



Volunteers are always needed to either 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 and Gardening

The day centre does not have a gardener or someone to do small maintenance tasks as a member of staff and we rely on volunteers to maintain the small areas of garden adjacent to the centre and do a few odd jobs as necessary.


Volunteer commitment - can be flexible.


NDC Policies and Procedures

Volunteer Internal Policy

Diclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Ex-Offender Policy

Whistle Blowing Policy


NB. Policies at NDC are currently being reviewed & will be included on this page upon completion.


Thank you to our volunteers


We are very lucky that so many dedicated volunteers give up so much of their time to volunteer. At present we have over 50 volunteers on a rota all of which are DBS (CRB) checked. We are never complacent, we value the time the volunteers’ give and their commitment to the day centre charity. Many volunteers do 2 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. and to keep our charity shop open 6 days a week.


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.


Please contact:Elvis McMinn (01638) 664262 or email