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Contact Lorraine at the Volunteer Centre for more information.

Opportunities at Milton Keynes Safety Centre

The Milton Keynes Safety Centre, also known as 'Hazard Alley', was the first of the purpose-built interactive education centres for children built in the UK.

Emergency Telephone call taker - To act as an operator for the "emergency” telephone calls from the children (aged 7 - 12) visiting the Safety Centre. Based in the office answering the 999 calls made by the children, giving answers from a script. Each session is for two hours and there are morning and afternoon sessions.

Tour Guides - Would you like to take small groups of children, aged between 7-12 years, around an indoor interactive centre in Milton Keynes and help them identify hazards and develop safe strategies to deal with potential emergencies and hazards?

During a 2 hr tour in the ‘life size’ village children encounter a range of hazards giving them the opportunity to develop vital knowledge and strategies on how to stay safe.

An excellent team spirit exists between the volunteers and many enjoy coming in before a tour for a chat and a cup of tea,  volunteers vary in age and are from all walks of life.

Marie Curie Collection Box Co-ordinator, Brackley

Place and empty collection boxes in local venues across the community such as pubs, shops and cafes Friendly with good people skills  a good knowledge of the local area. & commitment to help raise money for Marie Curie.

Primary School Co-opted Governors

Deanshanger Primary School is situated in South Northamptonshire, just over the border from Milton Keynes. They are a 'community' school, funded by Northamptonshire County Council to serve the villages of Deanshanger, Wicken, Puxley and Passenham, this is an opportunity to join the Board of Governors and help transform the lives of children.

By guiding, challenging and supporting the Headteacher, Senior Leadership, staff team and community, & help  to provide the very best opportunities for the children.

Brackley Dippers – Helpers

The Brackley Dippers is a fun and friendly group providing swimming opportunities for people with physical difficulties.

Volunteers can help the swimmers enjoy the freedom of being in the water by assisting them in the pool or on the poolside.

They meet at Brackley Swimming Pool every Saturday from 12.00noon to 1.30pm.

You do not have to be a swimmer to help, and the group are very short of gentlemen helpers in particular.

Brackley Area Volunteer Car Service –  Volunteer Drivers

We are looking for car drivers living in Brackley or the surrounding villages (particularly Kings Sutton, Evenley and Brackley) to join our jolly band of volunteers who regularly drive passengers to medically-related appointments.

If you enjoy meeting new people and have patience, understanding and a clean driving licence, get in touch!

For some first-hand information regarding this opportunity, we have a video for you to watch.

This opportunity will require an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS) check and a mileage allowance is paid.


Whatever role you choose, volunteering can help you gain new skills, make new friends, boost your career options, enhance your CV and increase your self-confidence.

snvb can help find the ideal volunteering role for you while offering plenty of information and support too! Contact Lorraine Salmons on 01327 358264 for an informal chat or email Alternatively, you can visit the national volunteering database, to check out the latest volunteering opportunities in your area.

Most organisations will provide training and travel expenses and you can decide how much time you want to give before you start. Please note that some of these roles will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) check.

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