The Volunteer Bureau for Tendring helping the community since 1979

  • Volunteer Centre Project acts as recruitment agency for volunteer involving organisations and providing prospective volunteers with access to information about volunteering opportunities.

  • Helping Hands is a community transport project taking elderly and disabled people to medical appointments;


Volunteer Centre



If you are interested in any of the opportunities mentioned in our blog and want further information there are two options;

1. Click on the link above to to search and make enquiries online

2. If you need further advice or you are unable to go online, please call into to see us at Volunteering Advice Session see below for times.

Organisations: Please scroll down to the foot of the page for advice on registering your opportunity with us.

Volunteer Centre Manager David and Client


To register one of your volunteer opportunities please download the document and e mail to:

How to get involved

Volunteer Opportunity Registration

Helping Hands

If you are aged 60 and over or are younger and disabled we may be able to help you with transport and other tasks.


Volunteers use their own cars and normally wait for you to complete your appointment or shopping. They may be able to give assistance where necessary. There is no charge for waiting as our drivers are all volunteers but there is a fuel charge for the transport itself.

48 hours notice is generally required. For further details and an application pack, please contact the office.

Helping Hands Charity Shop

Our shop is in the High Street, Clacton near the main post office and opposite Sainsburys.

We have been open since April 2012 and welcome good quality contributions to sell.

Helping Hands Charity Shop Clacton-on-Sea

The Helping Hands office is situated at the back of the shop and is open on weekday mornings only. All bookings should continue to be made by telephone during opening hours.

Guiding Hands also has a list of reputable companies that have been recommended by users of the scheme and volunteers.

Please note that all assistance given is subject to the availability of the volunteers at any given time. For access to all of the help offered by these projects, there is a small annual registration fee which helps us fund administration costs.

To join the scheme or enquire about joining, please call the office during office hours and request a pack. Alternatively you may download a copy of our membership form and leaflet.

Guiding Hands Downloads

Helping/Guiding Hands Membership Form


Volunteering Admin Office

Please do not call in to the Admin Office in the Helping Hands shop as it is an office base only and the Volunteer Centre is only staffed part time.

Volunteer Centre, 26 High Street, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. CO15 1UQ

Tel: 01255 470847 (Office)  07923 479603 (Mobile)

Contact Helping Hands & Guiding Hands

Office Hours - 9.00am to 12.30pm - Monday to Friday

The Helping Hands Shop, 26 High Street, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. CO15 1UQ

Tel: 01255 427888
e mail: