Volunteering with the Samaritans



INFORMATION EVENTS BEING HELD 7PM TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22nd and 29th at Samaritans, Northallerton and The Dales Branch, 7 Crosby Road, (Just behind the Old Prison) Northallerton. DL6 1AA. Access is via the back door in Crosby Road Car Park.


Could you touch another persons life when it really matters? Either by discussing their feelings with them directly by phone, email, text, letter or even face to face? Or perhaps you could support our branch by helping with the Administration, Publicity, Fund Raising or Cleaning etc.


Our Confidential, 24hr listening service responds to 5 million contacts a year. We also reach out to our local community by visiting schools, colleges, universities, prisons and workplaces.  With so much happening we’re constantly looking for new people to strengthen our teams.


We usually ask volunteers to give 3 to 4 hours a week, including some overnight time. Out of pocket expenses will be paid to volunteers.


Please do come along to one of our Information events lasting 60 to 90 minutes.


Or request an Information pack and look forward to what many of our volunteers describe as one of the most rewarding things they have ever done contact:-

Deputy Director for Recruitment & Selection
Northallerton & The Dales Samaritans
Telephone: 07738 087849
Email: mhm.sams@outlook.com


Or contact northallertonsamaritans@gmail.com


Tour de Yorkshire 2016

Tour de Yorkshire 2016 – Tour Makers

Welcome to Yorkshire is working with regional police forces to look for a passionate and reliable team of volunteers.

Being a Tour Maker offers a fantastic opportunity to be part of the race and be the welcoming face of Yorkshire for spectators.

Anyone interested in becoming a Tour Maker for the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire can complete a short online surveyOpens new window. Volunteers will need to attend a police-led training session and be available on race weekend (Friday 29 April, Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May).

The 2016 Tour de Yorkshire marks the third return for Tour Makers, following the Tour de France in 2014 and the Tour de Yorkshire in 2015.

Volunteer Drivers Wanted

Would you like to make a real difference?

No regular commitment needed.

Become a driver for us, either using your own car – all expenses for fuel given at 45p per mile, or drive one of our mini buses – no special licence needed – initial training with our own qualified instructor.

Many of our driver’s do both.


Please ring 01642/710085 or call in the office.



Changes to Do-it.Org

To All Organisations

A new Do-it Website is launching at the end of September 2014 as ivo took over the management of the site in December 2013. Instead of the Volunteer Centre uploading your opportunities to Do-it, all opportunities and applications will be handled through the new cloud-based system.

What do you need to do?

* Any existing opportunities that are registered on our system will be transferred to the new site. Contact us if you are not sure which opportunities we advertise for you at present or if you want to ensure all your details are up to date.

* It will be possible, with the new site, to manage the information for your organisation yourself. Let us know if you would prefer to do this so that we can set it up for you after the new system goes live. This opportunity will be available to you in the future and so no decision is necessary now.

* Start taking photos! The new site will make a lot more use of imagery to bring opportunities alive and encourage applications.

You can access more useful information from a Frequently Asked Questions site.

Visit: http://ivo.org/ivo/posts/ivoorg-do-it-faq

Should you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kay Hayward Volunteer Centre Manager, Stokesley.

A project of Stokesley & District Community Care Association –

Charity no. 519662

Volunteers First Aid Training

To All CCA Volunteers

Everyday First Aid Training

You are invited to attend a First Aid Training Session – the session will include everyday first aid.

 Location: Town Close – upstairs in Community Rooms. (next to CCA office)

Time: 10am – 11.30 am

Choice of Dates: Friday 5th September 2014 OR Tuesday 16th September 2014.

These sessions are free to all our volunteers and can act as a refresher if you have attended a First Aid course before. Please ring the office if you would like to attend letting us know which date you would prefer. Spaces are limited to approx. 10 people per session, so do not delay in ringing the office.

Fundraising Update


Volunteers from Community Care spent from 10am to 3pm on the 4th December at the big coop bag-packing.

The people in Stokesley were very generous and we raised a grand total of £221.

Thanks to both the shoppers and to our volunteers.

If you can help with further bag packs or are maybe interested in helping other possible fundraising initiatives, then please get in touch with Clare, Tel 01845 523115 or e-mail clare@tscca.org.uk, or contact our office direct.


Coffee Morning

On Friday 20th December, the CCA hired the Town Hall (main downstairs room) from 9am until 3pm.  As well as our usual refreshments, we had a Tombola and a cake stall.

This event was very successful and raised a significant total.

Thank you to all volunteers who contributed, and to all who supported us by buying tickets and refreshments.

Craft Club Stall

Volunteers from the Community Care Craft Club held a stall in the Parish Church at their monthly tea/coffee and cakes morning (first Saturday in month).

We were really pleased to be able to hold our stall in the church and made over £150! A fantastic amount, which will go into the CCA funds to keep the craft club running and help all the CCA services.

The Community Care Craft Club was set up 2 years ago to help combat loneliness, we invite people to come along and enjoy craft sessions – volunteers are on hand to help. For more information give us a ring 01642 710085.

Craft Materials Request

Community Care Craft Club meet on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each
Month in the Community Rooms, Town Close at 10am – 12 noon.

We are always on the look out for donations of craft materials such as:
wool, material, card making items and our latest request is for
BUTTONS – if you have a tin of buttons in the cupboard and do
not think you will ever use them – We Will!! So please drop them
off to the Community Care Office – 1st Floor, Town Close, Stokesley.

CSV Make a Difference Campaign

We did make a difference to the poorest children across the world this year by taking part in the annual CSV Make A Difference Day Campaign.

We called on all our volunteers, the Community Care Craft Club and Stokesley Day Centre clients to get knitting!!

Between us all we knitted 60 teddy hand puppets and 6 purses to be included in Christmas Shoeboxes which are sent across the world to the neediest children at Christmas time.

Knitted Puppets

Chairaerobics and Circle Dancing

We are looking for volunteers to help us run our exercise classes:
• Chairaerobics – a very popular session for people with limited mobility, runs each Thursday in Stokesley Town Hall.
• Circle Dancing – this is a new venture, we are looking for volunteers to get this up and running, we offer full training and support.

If you are interested or would like to find out more  call  01642 710085 or email volunteercentre@stokesleycca.org.uk.