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Blaby District Council recognises the vital contribution volunteers make to improving quality of life in communities across the District. 

As well as the opportunities we offer to volunteer for Blaby District Council we also: -

Work with the voluntary and community sector, supporting organisations to develop volunteering opportunities and their volunteering programmes.

Encourage good practice in volunteer involvement, so that volunteering is open to everyone and is positive and beneficial for all involved.

Support organisations to help them positively involve volunteers.

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Volunteering for Blaby District Council

Blaby District Council is currently offering the following opportunities for volunteering. 


The aim of telephone befriending is to reduce feelings of social isolation and loneliness for residents who may not have anyone to turn to for support. Having someone to talk to and someone to listen could really make a difference. It could be that you are the only person they speak to that day, or even that week.

Volunteers are required to call a person who has agreed to use the service. As a volunteer you will call the person on an agreed regular basis to check on them and build a befriending relationship.  For more information please complete the contact us form below.

Click here for more information on becoming a Volunteer Litter Picker

Click here for more information on becoming a Volunteer Ranger


Volunteering for voluntary and community groups in the district

Please see the volunteer bulletin below for details of current volunteering opportunities.


Please read the disclaimer below regarding opportunities to access volunteering through organisations other than Blaby District Council.


We need volunteers

Are you a community group, charity or non-profit?

Advertising your roles is a service we offer free of charge but we do have minimum quality standards that we expect from organisations. This is to ensure that both the volunteer and the organisation will be safe, supported and benefit from volunteering. 

If you would like us to advertise your volunteering opportunity, please get in touch using the contact us form below.


Volunteer Management

For good practice resources see our Volunteer Management Strategy in the downloads section below.   Please complete the checklist to ensure you meet the standards required.

Community Volunteer Week

Community Volunteer Week is held once a year to coincide with National Volunteers Week.  It provides an opportunity for Blaby District Council staff to volunteer some of their time and make a positive difference to the local community.  

We look for a variety of opportunities - big or small, indoor or outdoor - for volunteers to take part in. Whether you need one volunteer for a few hours or a team of 20 volunteers over two days.                 

In 2019, 110 staff members from Blaby District Council completed approximately 327 hours of volunteering.  2 businesses, Leicester Marriott & Everyone Active also got involved contributing a further 70 hours completed by 13 volunteers

Here are some examples of who we've worked with and what we've done in previous years:

  • St Crispins Lunch Club/Croft Happy Circle - Served food at local lunch and social clubs
  • Narborough & Littlethorpe Community Library - Sorted books for a local community-managed library
  • Commbus - Valeted community transport minibuses
  • Oakfield Short Stay School/Thistly Meadow Primary School - Helped build features within a Forest School
  • St Mary's Church, Elmesthorpe - St Michael & All Angel's Cosby - Tidied up church gardens
  • Kingsway Primary School/Redhill Primary School - Repainted and spruced up outdoor areas at primary schools
  • Whetstone GNS/Croft GNS - Delivered promotional flyers for local Good Neighbour Schemes
  • Support for Carers - Packed bags at a supermarket to raise money for a charity
  • Countesthorpe Leysland Community College - Delivered mock interviews to pupils at a local secondary school

Community Volunteer Week usually takes place in June.  We hope we will be able to start this again in 2021.

Business Volunteering

Business Volunteering is when a company’s employees offer their time and expertise for the benefit of local voluntary and community groups during work time, all with the support of their employer. Volunteering is promoted, encouraged and recognised by the company.

Blaby District Council's Employer Supported Volunteering Scheme

Blaby District Council runs an employer supported volunteering scheme, which allows staff time off, during working hours, to provide volunteering support to local community groups and organisations.  For further information see the Employer Supported Volunteering Policy and Procedure below.

Business Volunteering Support

If you are a local business that wants to give back to the local community, recognises the important role of voluntary and community organisations and wants to contribute to their sustainability please get in touch using the contact us form below.

Last updated 24 November 2020
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