Welcome to The Volunteer Centre 
Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire (est. 1996)



The Volunteer Centre, Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire, is a local volunteering development agency working independently to support organisations from the voluntary, community and public sectors. In our core work we promote, support and develop volunteering and aim to make a positive impact on the quality of the volunteering experience for individual volunteers and the organisations that work with them.


If you would like to advertise an opportunity, or search and apply for one, please visit our free VOLIFE platform.

A message from The Mayor.

“It was an honour to attend the Voluntary Sector Awards at The Pomegranate Theatre.  The Consort and I were delighted to meet individuals and organisations who have all made an outstanding contribution to our community, and there were some well-deserved award recipients on the night.

Thank you to all the volunteers for your time and dedication, especially during the last eighteen months where no doubt your services have been in demand more than ever before.”

The Mayor of Chesterfield for 2020/22
Councillor Glenys Falconer

‘Through Their Eyes’ features in local magazine.

Our fundraising book by David Radford, which tells the story of WW2 through the eyes of Derbyshire’s residents, is featured in the current issue of Twist magazine.
You can download the article here >

Best short film at this year’s VSAs.

‘RE:SPIRE’ won Best Short Film at The Voluntary Sector Awards 2021. It was written and edited by Magnus Shaw of MKS Creative, a consultancy working with NE Derbyshire’s voluntary sector.

You can view it here


Six reasons you should choose VOLIFE for your organisation

  •  It’s uniquely adapted to your organisation’s needs
  •  We handle ALL technological requirements for you
  •  No installation is needed at your location
  •  Ongoing technical support is part of your license
  •  Full staff training is provided for free
  •  A state-of-the-art VOLIFE app is also available

A read to remember

‘THROUGH THEIR EYES’ is the new book from David Radford, in support of The Volunteer Centre.


Based on a series of fascinating interviews, this extraordinary book relates to real stories of conflict from the people who lived through it.

In vivid detail, and genuinely moving accounts, this unique publication draws the reader into a hugely significant period of history; capturing surprising and emotional stories first hand, before they disappear forever.

These are more than just memories, they are the events that marked the world and an entire generation.


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