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Volunteer for Cambridge 2018 stallholders

Find out more about the annual Volunteer for Cambridge fair.

Acting Now CIC – “We run socially engaged theatre projects that promote self-awareness, hope for the future and confidence to take action.”

Active Lifestyles team – Our Active Lifestyles team provides a wealth of physical activity opportunities for people who live and work in Cambridge. It also supports local sport clubs and organisations.

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust – “Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) is the only registered charity dedicated to supporting innovation in patient care across Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals. Whether it’s treatment for an emergency, acute condition, pregnancy or long term illness, we believe that every patient deserves the highest quality of care available.”

Afrinspire – “We are empowering people out of poverty by supporting African development initiatives in East Africa through a network of partners at a grass-roots level.”

Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – “We're a local charity working in the community to support older people, their families and carers. We want everyone to be able to love later life.”

Alzheimer's Research UK – “Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity, powering world-class research studies that give us the best chance of beating dementia sooner. At Alzheimer’s Research UK, we want to see a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia – and we must make it happen sooner. We are relentless in our mission to bring about a life-changing treatment for dementia by 2025.”

Alzheimer’s Society – “Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.”

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity – “To provide support and care to those living with a life limiting illness and their families.”

Cambridge 105 Radio – “To provide a community radio voice for the people of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire presenting information, music, news and group interests not always covered by mainstream media.”

Cambridge and District Citizens Advice Bureau – “Cambridge and District Citizens Advice provides information, advice and support to help local people overcome their problems. We help people with a wide range of issues, including benefits, debts, housing, relationships, employment and other questions.”

Cambridge Chinese Community Centre – “To promote the benefits of the Chinese Community Centre to both the Chinese and general public of Cambridge and the surrounding area; to promote racial harmony; to provide facilities for social contact, recreation and leisure-time activities to improve the quality of life of our members; to improve general welfare of our members.”

Cambridge City Council’s Streets and Open Spaces team – “A cleaner greener city starts with you!”

The Cambridge Commons – “We raise awareness of harmful inequalities in our city so that local people can take action to improve well-being for everyone.”

Cambridge Conservation Volunteers – “We provide practical conservation help to nature reserves in and around Cambridgeshire.”

Cambridge Dancers’ Club – “Cambridge Dancers' Club is a non-profit organisation, run by its members, promoting dancing around Cambridge, UK. Dancing is the best exercise for both physical and mental health.”

Cambridge Deaf Association – “CDA provide and support important services for deaf people across Cambridgeshire and promote the work of independent groups.”

Cambridge Dial-a-Ride – “Cambridge Dial-a-Ride is a non-profit organisation which provides local transport services that are safe, affordable, and accessible to community groups and to individuals who have difficulty in accessing public transport.”

Cambridge District Scouts – “To promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.”

Cambridge Hub – “Our mission is mainstream student social action; enabling every student to engage in volunteering, skilled placements or project incubation whilst they study at the University of Cambridge.”

Cambridge Live – “Cambridge Live is a not-for-profit charity that runs the Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge Folk Festival and also delivers on behalf of the council a range of free to attend outdoor events that bring diverse communities together including Cambridge's annual Big Weekend and bonfire night.”

Cambridge Museum of Technology – “To preserve and demonstrate the industrial and technological heritage of Cambridge for the inspiration, enjoyment and education of all.”

Cambridge Online – “Cambridge Online is a vibrant and forward-looking educational charity and social enterprise based in Cambridge taking on the challenge of digital skills for all. We help people from the Cambridgeshire area to get online by teaching digital skills, and we then provide a range of courses to help people make the most of being online.”

Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre – “We listen and believe. We are run by women, for women. We are confidential and non-judgemental. You are not alone.”

Cambridge Remap – “Custom-made equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives.”

Cambridge Re-Use – “To help households in need by offering, furniture, electrical items and other household goods, at a price they can afford. To provide meaningful volunteering opportunities. To help the local environment by providing a social and environmental alternative to dumping unwanted goods.”

Cambridge Street Aid – “To help people get off and stay off the streets.”

Cambridge Sustainable Food – “Cambridge Sustainable Food (CSF) is a network of individuals and organisations who support local sustainable food. We are working to inspire change towards sustainable food for all, through positive action, advocating healthy food for the wellbeing of the community and the environment.”

Cambridge University Hospital Volunteer Service – “Volunteers give valuable time to help the Trust deliver its quality service and directly contribute to the quality of patient experience and family support. Volunteers help in various ways to provide a wide range of additional services which improve the quality of life in hospital for patients.”

Cambridgeshire Child and Family Centres – Child and Family Centres (formerly Children's Centres) offer events, activities, parenting courses and help and support for families across the county.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary – “Our police force is proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire. We continue to look at new and better ways to deliver a policing service, which includes making the best use of new technology and working to better understand and manage demand to allow us to respond and adapt to the needs of the public and help keep people safe to create a safer Cambridgeshire.”

Cambridgeshire Hearing Help – “Our mission is to support people with hearing loss to maintain their independence and wellbeing.”

Cambridgeshire Older People’s Enterprise (COPE) – “To represent and look after the interests of those people over 50 years old living in Cambridgeshire.”

Camcycle – “Camcycle works for more, better and safer cycling, for all ages and abilities, in and around Cambridge.”

The Campaign to End Loneliness – “We believe that loneliness is not inevitable. People of all ages need connections that matter. We campaign nationally and locally to ensure that governments and communities are responding to this growing issue.”

Care Network – “Helping people to stay healthy, independent and in touch with their community.”

CCVS – “We support people and groups to work together to create vibrant and thriving communities. We provide people with the knowledge, opportunity and confidence to build strong and effective groups and organisations.”

Centre 33 – “Supporting young people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough with their mental health, practical needs and emotional wellbeing.”

Change Grow Live (CGL) – “We encourage individuals to find the strength and resources within themselves to achieve and sustain the life and behavioural changes they seek.”

Chesterton Community College – “Realising the potential of all young people no matter of their starting point.”

Children and Young People's Participation Service (ChYpPS) – “ChYpPSs provide free open access play provision for children in Cambridge. ChYpPS manage a community centre providing a safe place for the local community to meet, and Cambridge Community Scrapstore providing cheap arts and crafts materials for people in Cambridge.”

Chums – “Chums is a social enterprise, which is a community-interest company whose profits are reinvested into the service for the good of those we support. Our services offer a number of voluntary opportunities. Our volunteers are all committed to making a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families. We support our volunteers by offering a regular ongoing training programme and a monthly communications meeting. All volunteers are offered support and supervision at any time.”

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) – “Our mission is to put people in control of their care. We will maximise life opportunities for individuals and their families by enabling them to look beyond their limitations to achieve their goals and aspiration. In other words: ‘To offer people the best help to do the best for themselves’.”

CWRC – “Supporting women across Cambridge and Peterborough.”

Darwin Nurseries – “Horticulture and farm shop project providing work experience for Adults with learning disabilities in a therapeutic environment.”

Deafblind UK – “Deafblind  UK support people with combined sight and hearing loss to live the lives they want.”

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) – “EAAA is a charity providing a helicopter emergency medical service for the people of East Anglia. We provide advanced clinical care 365 days a year from our bases in Norwich and Cambridge, attending patients with life threatening injuries or medical emergencies.”

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Each) – “We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia and support their families.”

Eddie’s – “Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. We want everyone to have the opportunity to achieve the things they want out of life.”

The Edge Cafe Recovery Hub – “We are a peer-led organisation that works with people in recovery from addiction. We offer volunteering and training opportunities, workshops and peer support.”

Findacure – “Our vision is a world in which all rare diseases have treatments – made together with patients, for patients.”

FoodCycle – “To nourish communities using surplus food. We use surplus food donated by supermarkets and volunteer power to provide free community meals across Cambridge.”

Headway Cambridgeshire – “Headway Cambridgeshire provides brain injured people and their families with rehabilitation and support.”

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – “Healthwatch is an independent champion for people who use health and social care services. Working to improve these services by listening to peoples experiences and then sharing this information with those with the power to make change happen.”

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – “Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals, providing independence, confidence and companionship. Our Cambridge branch of volunteers helps by fundraising in many ways and socialising Hearing Dog puppies in training.”

Jimmy's Cambridge – “For over 20 years, Jimmy’s has been providing help for the homeless in Cambridge. We work with the local community, volunteer and partner agencies to deliver 24/7 emergency accommodation and supported housing for those who would otherwise be homeless or vulnerably housed.”

The King’s Hedges Family Support Project – “We believe that confident parenting makes for happier children. We aim to help parents to feel confident to make the choices that are important to them. We work in a welcoming and non-judgemental way. Our staff are kind, approachable and knowledgeable. We help to reduce feelings of isolation and increase a sense of community and offer a high quality, safe place to play, relax and talk.”

Macmillan Cancer Support – “We take the time to understand you as a person, so that we can provide the support, tools and inspiration you need to find your best way through. We do it like this because we understand everyone’s cancer journey is unique.”

Make, Do and Mend – “Make, Do and Mend is a not-for-profit organisation in Cambridge offering strengths-based skills workshops, volunteering opportunities and peer support to people who have experience of mental health distress.”

Marie Curie – “To help people and their families living with a terminal illness make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert care, emotional support, research and guidance.”

Museum of Cambridge – “To explore the histories of the communities living in Cambridge.”

Oxfam – “Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering.”

Papworth Trust – “By offering a range of services to adults with Learning and Physical Disabilities, we aim to increase the amount of opportunities available for improving the lives of disabled people.”

Recycling Champions – “We aim to educate the public about increasing recycling and minimizing landfill waste and to live a life with less stuff. We also promote sustainable living.”

Rotary Cambridge South – “Fundraising for local and international charities.”

The Royal British Legion – “The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families.”

Royal Voluntary Service – “Royal Voluntary Service wants to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age.”

Salvation Army Cambridge – “The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Our message is based on the Bible. Our ministry is motivated by the love of God. Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”

Samaritans – “We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.”

Soroptimist International Cambridge – “Soroptimists transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities. The principles of soroptimism are to strive for: the advancement of the status of women; high ethical standards; human rights for all; equality, development and peace; and the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace.”

SSAFA: the Armed Forces Charity – “To help and support all who have served and are serving in the UK Armed Forces and their families.”

St John Ambulance – “St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity. Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people. Our volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. We’re also always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public.”

Strawberry Fair – “To organise a volunteer run festival that provides opportunities for local artists, musicians and performers as well as supports people who want to learn more about the events industry.”

Total Voice Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – “Strengthening voice, supporting rights, changing lives.”

Transition Cambridge – “Faced with uncertain energy prices and climate change, our response is to build a stronger, more versatile community – a community with the capacity to adapt to whatever happens and where we can be happy and healthy. We aim to build community through participation in groups (eg energy) and projects (eg food-growing).  We also put on events (eg 2018 film season, showcasing films on community responses to climate change).”

University of Cambridge Environment and Energy – “To improve the environmental performance of the University of Cambridge and to lead a movement towards a more sustainable Cambridge.”

Wood Green – “Our vision is of a world where all pets are well cared for in a loving home for life.”

Woodcraft Folk – “At our groups young people can develop self-confidence, make lifelong friends and explore the social and natural world around them through games, crafts, debates, drama and outdoor activities. Our aims and principles involve educating young people in cooperation, environment, international understanding, equality and peace.”

Workers’ Educational Association – “Raising educational aspirations; bringing great teaching and learning to local communities; ensuring there is always an opportunity for adults to return to learning; developing educational opportunities for the most disadvantaged.”

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