Ten local causes you can get involved with

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25 June 2018

Looking to donate your time and expertise? Here are nine causes you can support in Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough - plus one nifty DIY option.

Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign

http://www.cambridgerefugees.org/
Do something for a fantastic cause. Pledge to help refugees in times of crisis. Find a role to fill, donate useful and essential items, and help raise awareness.

Oblique Arts

https://oblique-arts.com/
Got a flair for the creative? Turn your hand at creating artistic opportunities for the community. Oblique Arts works with the homeless, people with disabilities, children living in poverty and members of the Traveller community in Cambridge. Help to inspire and educate.

Jimmy’s Night Shelter

http://www.jimmyscambridge.org.uk/
Jimmy’s was Cambridge’s first all-year-round night shelter for the homeless. They offer shelter, food, safety and support for rough sleepers all around the city. Lend a hand by donating or volunteering your time. 

Peterborough Volunteer Centre

http://www.pcvs.co.uk/volunteer-centre/
Unsure about where your help is needed most? Get in touch with PCVS, and they’ll help you with training and finding suitable volunteer work. A great thing to have on your CV.

Youth Offending Services

Offer your support to young offenders and their families in Peterborough. You can help them to make amends, get their voices heard, and help to prevent reoffences. Get in touch with karren.scott@peterborough.gov.uk or sue.magill@peterborough.gov.uk to find out what you can do.

InterAct

http://www.interact.org.uk/help/volunteer
Turn your compassion towards helping young people and young adults with disabilities and their families. Help out in Chelmsford by becoming a mentor, gardener, or by working closely with staff for short break activities.

The Wilderness Foundation

https://wildernessfoundation.org.uk/
Get lost. Wilderness therapy can help people with mental health issues and vulnerable young people and adults, by using nature as a safe space for education, exploration and self-care. Volunteer in Chelmsford or donate to help out.

YMCA

http://www.ymcaessex.org.uk/ and https://ymcatrinitygroup.org.uk/
Well known for their support services for children, young people and families. Volunteer your time in Cambridge or Chelmsford to help offer people in need a safe and supportive place to stay.

CHESS

http://www.chesshomeless.org/
A small charity in Chelmsford that's helped hundreds of homeless people find temporary accommodation and support services for over 21 years. Always in need of good volunteers.

Anglia Ruskin Students' Union

https://www.angliastudent.com
This is the DIY option. Join a society or start your own. Become a course rep and share your knowledge, or join a student council and get your voice heard. Whichever way, you’ll be developing fantastic life skills.




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