Volunteering

At Cobalt volunteers are always welcome to lend a hand. 

There are plenty of opportunities from helping out with our annual 'Big Sort' of Christmas cards in January to sharing your skills or manning a stand at one of our many events.

We have over 400 volunteers. People volunteer for a variety of reasons. Some want to make a difference, others want to develop new skills or simply meet new people and have fun. We don’t have a typical volunteer. However, every person who volunteers for us has one thing in common; they’re absolutely vital to our work.

There are lots of ways for you to get involved. Here are just a few examples:

  • Join our challenge event team either as a participant or supporter at the events where fabulous people run, walk, swim to raise money for us. You could also be a marshall, a first aider or help organise a stall on the day.
  • Become an office volunteer; put your skills to good use or learn new ones whilst volunteering in one of our offices.
  • Help with the distribution of Cobalt Cards raising vital funds for Cobalt.
  • Coordinate or assist with the collection of donation tins.
  • Help us at events with photography.

Check out our latest events calendar:

Meet Clare Shearer, one of our volunteers and read her story

We catch up with Clare who works full time and still finds the hours to donate to Cobalt and has done for over 11 years.

 

Thanking our volunteers is really important

Watch the video from our Volunteer thank you afternoon tea

Please give Kirsty Bradbury, Fundraising Engagement Officer a call on
01242 535922 if you are interested in volunteering

Greetings cards and collection tins

Why not sell greetings cards for us? Cobalt cards are fantastic upcycled cards, made to a very high standard by our volunteers and are sold at various outlets to raise money for us. The cards are of such good quality, no-one would know that they are upcycled and by displaying our cards and collecting tin, you can help to raise our profile and generate much-needed funds. They are always handy for the last minute forgotten birthday too! We are always looking for outlets to place our Cobalt collecting tins - coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and shops. If you would like to have a card display stand or a tin, please call the fundraising team on 01242 535922. Alternatively, you can email us at fundraising@cobalthealth.co.uk or use the online form.

Collection tin / box request

I’ve picked up new skills, developed existing ones and become more confident in my own abilities.

Reception Volunteer

There’s no typical month with the work I do… I may go to pick up a fundraiser’s cheque, serve tea and cakes at a fundraising event, give a talk to the local Women’s Institute or just help out with a collection at our local supermarket.

Cobalt Volunteer

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