Volunteering in the Community






Ashtead Good Neighbours urgently need more volunteer drivers with a few hours to spare on an occasional basis. Drivers will transport local residents to doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, chiropodists, physios and hospitals.   
Contact Marian Guess on 273 680 or






Improving the lives of older people. Making later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.  
Contact :   Volunteer Coordinator on 01306 899104 or 07442 017169





Immediate needs :   Bereavement councillors (full training given)
Contact :   Mary Start 01372 813 958




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Immediate needs :   Befriender, making meals, helping at social events for elderly.
Contact :   Sharon Seal, 01372 813 200
Website :   Support




Pitstop, a locally based Day Centre for the street homeless, unemployed and socially isolated, are in need of volunteers.   They need help with lunches once or twice a month and people to assist with various other skills.
For more details of their current needs contact Graham, Gayle or Paul on  01372 363 003 or email at




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Helpers to pack Neighbourhood Watch information packs and other community safety material with material supplied to homes and where able to distribute the same by posting through letterboxes.
Contact :  Alan Berridge, Neighbourhood Watch Development Officer on 01483 638125






If  you are a member of a church and would like to be involved  in helping those who are in need in our neighbourhood do contact The Besom in Ashtead and Leatherhead. We would love to hear from you!
Julia Brand or Pat Jane 07904 679 380 or email




In a new initiative Surrey Police are seeking volunteers to undertake a range of roles that will release police officers to fight crime and anti-social behaviour. Below are some of the current requirements, hours are negotiable depending on your availability:
Admin Assistant - Forensic Submissions ; Customer call back assistant; Web Developer; Media support; Safer Neighbourhood Team support; Research / newsletter author; Counter staff for police stations.
For more details contact Jan Langley on 01483 636 728 or email Jan at






LeatherHead Start is a direct access short stay hostel for the single homeless offering a 24hour service to our clients. We aim to help people to achieve a planned move on to further accommodation and also provide activities during the day. After our clients leave we operate a tenants' support service so helping those who need it, to maintain their tenancy.

We are grateful to the many volunteers who help to provide day time activities and if you have a skill or a hobby you would like to share with our clients please contact us on 01372 377790  or at when we can arrange for you to come and have a chat with us. You can also find more information by having a look at







Advocacy In Action needs a voluntary Part Time Secretary / Receptionist to be based in Dorking and with flexible hours.
Contact Anne Sheriff on 01372 272 552 or email
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North Surrey AFASIC need volunteers to help with Junior Friday club for children with speech and language difficulties age 5 – 11 years. This is a play orientated youth club that runs in Ashtead from 6.30 – 7.45 pm on alternate Fridays. It is ideal for young people doing their Duke of Edinburgh award and for anyone with an interest in working with children with speech or language difficulties.


Contact Sophie Drewitt on 07808 592 536 or email


If you are interested in finding out more about Volunteering in the Ashtead area you can visit the national Volunteering website and search for other opportunities in this area at
You can also visit the local Volunteer Centre at Leatherhead Library, The Mansion House, Church Street on Tuesday between 10am to 1 pm.    You can also telephone 01372 740 394 or email