Volunteering opportunities in Rural Rother

Volunteering opportunities in Rural Rother


Working out of Rye Harbour this charity enables people with disabilities to get out on the water and enjoy the fun and freedom of sailing.  Are you able to make a difference, for example, with the day to day running of the charity, such as Data Protection Management, or the secretarial role or by sharing good ideas and sitting on the committee, helping in the galley or raising funds?  Or are you able to make a difference by using your sailing knowledge by helming or crewing on Luey, our adapted Sport 16 dinghy or by crewing on the rescue boat.  Training will be given. For more information please contact carolinewylson@btinternet.com  or call 01797 223112.                                            Rye Harbour Sailability (RHS) registered charity number 8113222.



MOPP holds regular meetings at Fairlight Village Hall from 9.30am – 2.30pm every Friday for older people living in Marsham ward.  they are looking for new people to help on Fridays between 9am and 2pm to help with looking after our members, making tea, serving lunch, collecting money, meeting and greeting etc. and also for those who could help in the kitchen. MOPP is also seeking new Committee members. For more details click here


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Robertsbridge Age Concern run the Monday Lunch Club and are looking for new volunteers: Kitchen assistants to help warm and serve the food; Drivers to take people to and from home; an entertainment organiser.  The Lunch Club runs from 10.45 to 2pm every Monday except Bank Holidays,  Check full details and contact information here Robertsbridge Monday Lunch Club


Volunteer with us at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve – whether you are looking to fill a few hours once a month or make a major contribution to the work of the nature reserve, there are many ways to volunteer. Volunteering can be an enjoyable way to meet new people, learn new skills (or show off your existing ones) and gain useful experience. Check out the wide range of opportunities available through the website


  Hands of Hope (HOH) is a charity based in Peasmarsh, working IN and FOR the local community with two main aims – to tackle social isolation in the elderly (loneliness) & childhood obesity, through the production of locally grown, organic food. From experience in growing, maintaining, preparing and cooking food, to fund-raising, managing market stalls and food-vans, or simply running our Lunch Clubs for the Elderly, HOH desperately need to hear from people who can spare as little or as much time as they have available to support these fantastic projects.  Further details  Hands of Hope charity Mar 2017. Contact 07968 333 097 or info@hohcharity.co.uk


beanstalk-white-on-blue-logoBeanstalk, a national literacy charity, is searching for members of the community in Rye and its surrounding villages to volunteer as Reading Helpers in local primary schools in a bid to raise literacy levels and to inspire confidence in struggling and reluctant readers.

To apply visit www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk – applications for the Rye area will come through to our Maidstone office.  Further details  beanstalk-jan-2017


Become parrye newst of the management team of our community online newspaper by reporting or editing. Visit our website https://www.ryenews.org.uk

Working from home in your own time, going to events that you enjoy and reporting on them, or previewing them to encourage other readers to go.  Four hours per week would probably represent minimum commitment, but it’s up to you how much you do. It helps to enjoy exercising writing and reading skills.  Also ability to use basic computer skills.

Contact Kenneth Bird 01797 225030  info@ryenews.org.uk



Looking for people to get involved in all aspects of running our garden in Love Lane, Rye. We advertise our events and regular work sessions on Facebook:

Usually Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons, but not every week. Details of our next one are chalked up on the sign boards outside the garden

For further details contact ryegarden@hotmail.com 07885 469722


little_gate_farm LITTLE GATE FARM

Opportunities are varied:  Office; Fundraising; Running craft projects; Animal feeding at weekends; Farmers market stall; Contact details: Claire Cordell, Little Gate Farm, Horseshoe Lane Beckley TN31 6RZ  littlegatefm@gmail.com