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Cost of living support

Financial advice and emotional support on how you can ease the cost of living squeeze.

Volunteering opportunities in Uttlesford

There are numerous voluntary groups in the district supporting a wide range of organisations.

Uttlesford is a diverse community with a wide range of voluntary groups helping with anything from running day centres to looking after local churches. If you have time or skills that you think might be of benefit to the community why not put them to good use as a volunteer. You can contact many groups directly, or there are a number of local organisations that help to coordinate voluntary work.

Uttlesford Community Action Network

Uttlesford Community Action Network (UCAN) was previously known as the Council for Voluntary Service Uttlesford - or CVSU. It is a registered charity whose primary mission is to support communities to thrive, and to improve the quality of life of people in Uttlesford.

UCAN enables volunteers to work with organisations that need volunteers in order to operate effectively. If you're an organisation that's looking for volunteers then UCAN will help you to find the people that you need. If you're someone that's looking to give your time, UCAN can help you find the perfect role.

You can find all the latest volunteering opportunities on the UCAN website.

Saffron Walden Museum

Do you have a passion for history, or just like meeting people? Then maybe you can help out at the museum in Saffron Walden.

The museum currently has over 50 volunteers who give around 3,000 hours of help throughout the year and is always looking for new volunteers to join the team.

To find out more, visit the museum website, call 01799 510333 or email


Citizens Advice

The Uttlesford Citizens Advice offers a free, impartial and independent service, with a wide range of support available from specialists. It also trains and supports volunteers.

Local libraries

Essex Libraries are looking for volunteers to get involved in a variety of activities in Essex libraries. There's something for everyone, whatever your interests and the time you have available. By volunteering at your library you can develop your skills, meet new people and contribute to your local community. In Uttlesford there are libraries in Great Dunmow, Saffron Walden, Stansted and Thaxted.

Find out more about voluteering at your local library on the Essex Libraries website.