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Daventry Volunteer Centre
DDWF Building
13 New Street
Tel: 01327 300614

At the Daventry Volunteer Centre we currently operate projects which provide services to the local community:

Working Progress Project
Working Progress Project Big Lottery - ESF
Working Progress Project Offers Holistic Support into Work
Northamptonshire based organisations are working together to provide holistic support to people across the county. Commsortia has partnered with the University of Northampton to deliver this £1.4 million Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project, helping people back onto the path into employment. Working Progress offers rounded support to participants, which could vary from confidence building and mentoring, to CV writing and money advice; all of which focuses on the needs of the individual.

Who are our beneficiaries?
Anyone who is unemployed can take part, but we focus on those with additional barriers to work who often fall into these categories: Disabilities, Over 50's, BAME Groups, (Ex-)Offenders, and Carers.

How many people will take part?
We are aiming to support 720 people during the lifetime of the project, and have 16 Commsortia Members who are delivering that support.

How long will the project run? The project officially started in October 2016 and is due to be completed by September 2019.

Who is funding the project?
The project is part of the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme and is funded by European Social Fund with match funding from Big Lottery.

At the Daventry Volunteer Centre our Working Progress project offers a range of support for anyone thinking about finding paid work including:-

  • Offering volunteering roles
  • Accessing free training
  • 1-1 Counselling,Coaching and Mentoring
  • CV writing
  • Skills enhancement
  • Confidence building

Just drop in to see Anne or Carella for more information about how we can help you to register for this free support with access to work opportunities.

New Street Cafe
The New Street Cafe project, in partnership with Cummins Engineering is helping to provide a cafe environment for older people. The project aims to provide social activities as well as home cooked food, to help reduce loneliness and improve the health & wellbeing of older people.

A team of volunteers help in the kitchen with cooking breakfast food and community lunches are provided twice a month.

Our cafe is open week day mornings : 9.30am - 12pm
Lunches are 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month

For more information about the project and to book a lunch please contact us

Happy at Home Partnership
Lottery Funded

The Happy at Home Partnership which is a Big Lottery Funded project helping reduce the feelings of isolation in elderly residents across Daventry and South Northants Districts & Northampton, and enabling them to remain living independently in their own homes. Volunteers are recruited to visit elderly residents in their own homes and take them information about access to services in their local area.

The project also recruits volunteers for its social events which bring isolated elderly residents together.

For more information about the project or if you wish to volunteer please email Nicola

Daventry Clean & Green Project

Daventry Clean & Green Project

The Daventry Clean & Green project, in partnership with DDC Environmental Health, is a part-time project focussing on increasing the number of people who want to volunteer to get involved with environmental issues across the district.

Angie recruits new volunteers, supports existing community volunteers, and promotes the project by organising community clean-ups, litter picks and other environmental improvement initiatives. For more information about the project or to volunteer please call Angie 01327 300614

Daventry District TimeBank

Daventry District Time Bank project is a community mutual help scheme using the sharing and exchanging of volunteer skills. Volunteers are rewarded with “credits” for donated skills, e.g. dog walking, babysitting, book keeping, DIY etc. which they can use for themselves, or donate back to the Time Bank for others who need them.

This project is innovative in that it has proved to be highly successful in recruiting volunteers from marginalised groups, and those not usually involved in volunteering.

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For more information about the project or if you wish to volunteer please contact us