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Cost of living support

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


Through volunteering you can: 

  • find out what's involved in a job to see if it's for you
  • try out different career ideas
  • learn new skills or build on ones you already have
  • meet new people
  • develop your network of contacts
  • give something back to your local community


The UCAN Volunteer Centre acts as a broker for voluntary groups and charities across the district, helping them to identify and recruit volunteers to support in a variety of roles. 

Volunteering Opportunities

St Clare Hospice

Every individual person who is part of the volunteering team at St Clare, plays a vital role in supporting the hospice to deliver life-changing care and support to local people facing life-limiting illness, the end of life and bereavement.

Join St Clare Hospice Volunteering team

Home Start

Home Start Essex aims to give children the best possible start in life by supporting parents and caregivers to feel less isolated, to build their confidence in themselves and their parenting and to find ways to manage the challenges they face. 

Home Start Essex

Wilderness Foundation

Through the Wilderness Foundation education and therapy programmes we help children, teens and adults reconnect to society and themselves through outdoor facilitation adventures, nature based therapy and mentoring. 

Wilderness Foundation