Poynton Town Council recognise that some residents are keen to give something back to their community. Volunteering can improve self esteem, offer invaluable skills and experience and makes a positive difference in peoples' lives. Opportunities in the town are periodically offered by local groups and organisations.

The most recent opportunities are listed below. Please contact the individual groups/organisations directly if you are interested in helping.

If you run a local group or organisation and would like to advertise a local volunteering opportunity, we can help you spread the word. Please complete the simple form at the bottom of the page, giving details of the opportunity on offer.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

East Cheshire Hospice Dementia Carers Wellbeing Programme Volunteer

Are you a carer for someone living with dementia? East Cheshire Hospice’s Dementia Carers eight-week Wellbeing Programme is starting in May at Poynton Civic Hall.

The course is open to carers of people experiencing dementia and runs for eight weeks. The programme supports carers by developing resilience, knowledge, skills and confidence as well as enhancing coping strategies, developing new ones, sharing experiences, having some respite and gaining peer support from others in similar circumstances.

You can bring the person with dementia and Dementia buddies will take care of them whilst the carer attends the programme, relax in the knowledge they are safe and being supported.

To be eligible for the programme there are some criteria, including the carer should access a GP in East Cheshire and provides regular care support to the person experiencing dementia. Those interested can self-refer or have a professional complete a referral form.

 For more information please telephone 01625 666990 or here’s a link to the relevant section on their website for the referral form https://www.eastcheshirehospice.org.uk/patients-families/sunflower-centre/dementia-support/


Open Hands Community Transport

Office Support Role

Working with another volunteer to communicate with drivers and clients to arrange transport for medical appointments and completing the relevant paperwork.

The office is open from 10am - 12:30pm from Monday to Friday.

At the present time, the role is to help out over holiday periods as and when required. We work on a two week rota, so you may be required to work once or twice in a fortnight. 

Location: Poynton Community Centre (opposite the Club on Park Lane.) 

Contact: Please leave your details with the office on 01625 878 589 and Administrator Adelle Johnson will return your call. 



Telephone Befriender,  Changing Lives Together 

We are looking for anyone aged 18 or above who might be able to provide 30-60 minutes a week to call one of our services users who are over 50 and experiencing loneliness or isolation. Our service is dependent on our wonderful volunteers who are looking for a friendly, flexible way to volunteer and change someone's life.

Flexible. 30 mins per week minimum.

https://www.changing-lives-together.org.uk/b-b-volunteer-charter or contact us to arrange an informal chat. 


Contact Pete Marsden, Lead Volunteer Coordinator: pmarsden@changing-lives-together.org.uk 


Volunteer store assistant, DEBRA

Operating the till
Giving excellent customer service
Sorting donated stock
Keeping the shop clean and tidy
Visual merchandising

Be part of a dedicated team carrying out a wide and varied range of tasks to help make our shops a success whilst helping to raise vital funds to help support people living with the painful genetic skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

Flexible shifts. Location: 3/3a Park Lane, Poynton, SK12 1RD

Contact: Mark Francis, Volunteering Development Manager, mark.francis@debra.org.uk 07501 818423


Volunteer Gardener

 Poynton in Bloom are a group of volunteers who plant and maintain a number of containers which are mostly to be found in and around the centre of Poynton, with the aim of providing additional colour to brighten up the streets of Poynton.

The bedding plants are changed twice a year in spring and autumn and in between the main tasks are to keep the containers weeded, plants deadheaded, trimmed and watered.

We also maintain some other planters on behalf of the Town Council and the task there is to weed and maintain the more permanent planting within those.

The group are currently looking for new volunteers to help the current group that we have. Even if you don’t already know a lot about gardening we can pair you up with people who do and help us with the planting and/or watering.

If you would like more information then please contact us Poyntoninbloom@talktalk.net.


Poynton Pick & Tidy (ongoing)

Volunteers following guidance, safely carry out litter pick activities in Poynton, with the aim of improving the environment and helping to maintain Poynton as a great place to live. 

If you are interested in volunteering for Poynton Pick and Tidy, email chris.oakes@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk and follow the Poynton Pick and Tidy Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/poyntonpickandtidy


Open Hands Community Transport – Volunteer drivers wanted

What: Open Hands drivers collect elderly and vulnerable residents of Poynton and drive them to medical appointments. This can be locally around Poynton to doctors, dentists, clinics or further a field to hospitals in the surrounding areas. We then return the client home safely.

Where: Our office is based at Poynton Community Centre opposite the Club on Park Lane.
Most of our trips are local around Poynton and to Macclesfield and Stepping Hill hospital. We also have trips to Manchester Royal, Wythenshawe Cheadle Royal. but only accept the trips where you are comfortable to drive to.

When: Open Hands ask for between 3 - 5 day notice on all appointments to give us time to locate a driver. So you can fit your time with us around your commitments. The time you give is entirely up to you whether you can commit to one or two trips a month or 2 to three a week the choice is yours. We appreciate all the help you can give.

Contact us: Please call in at the Community Centre between 10am and 12.30pm for more information and to leave your details or phone 01625 878589 and we will call you back.























































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