Welcome to The Volunteer Centre
Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire


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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.

As you know, we are providing a shopping service through the COVID crisis, delivering vital provisions to isolated local folk. Up to 35 a day! There’s no Government funding for this, so if you can support us with a small donation, we’d be truly grateful.


Astonishing total of shopping deliveries since start of crisis.

As you may know, when the COVID-19 crisis hit, we took on the task of recruiting volunteers to shop for groceries and prescriptions, delivering them to people who were locked down, vulnerable or shielded. Today, we’re delighted to tell you the project is continuing and is still  has surpassing everyone’s expectations.

The simple fact is, our volunteers have delivered 1226 shopping orders since March.

“Absolutely incredible work – I was proud to be part it it for several weeks.” 

We salute Claire, and every one of the volunteers who have made this possible.

New website for Home From Hospital

The Derbyshire Home from Hospital Service provides practical support for vulnerable people leaving hospital, or those living at home but at risk of being admitted. They recently launched a brand new website, which you can see here:


And they said…

Probably the most rewarding thing about running our shopping and delivery service throughout the COVID-19 crisis, has been the heartfelt thanks and appreciation we have received from the people who have benefitted. This has been so gratifying, in fact, that we’ve compiled many of the kind words we’ve received. Please read them here…



So here’s the thing. As the lockdown is released, many of our wonderful volunteers are having to return to work. Perfectly understandable, but we really need to replace them. If you can help with our shopping and delivery service in any way, PLEASE let us know asap. Thanks.

01246 276 777

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