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Paid and voluntary opportunities here in Wivenhoe, including the Town Council and other Wivenhoe Organisations and Groups.

If you would like to advertise, please contact the Council office.

 Opportunity  Organisation  Details
Casual Vacancy for the office of Town CouncillorWivenhoe Town CouncilApplication now closed. 

No request for an election was received in response to the publication of the Notice of Vacancy on 12 July. It therefore falls to the Council to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

The appointment should be made as soon as practicable and the person appointed will have to make the Declaration of Acceptance of Office in accordance with the statutory requirements and complete a Register of Interests form in the normal way.

Persons wishing to be considered for co-option onto the Town Council of Wivenhoe should apply either in writing or by email to the Council office, giving full particulars, by Monday 11 September 2017. 

Please contact the Council Office for more information.

Chapel Museum Custodians (Volunteer - 3hrs per session)Wivenhoe Town Council

Be Part of Wivenhoe's History at the Chapel Museum!


The Chapel Museum in Wivenhoe New Cemetery opens at the weekends from May until September each year.

We are looking for volunteer custodians for the Museum on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 1pm throughout the Summer. The Museum contains a wealth of artefacts unique to Wivenhoe.

If you would like to volunteer at the Chapel (or in any other capacity), please contact the Council Office.


Cockaynes Wood Work Party VolunteersCockaynes Wood TrustContact Cockaynes Wood Trust

Colchester Countryside Volunteer Rangers



CCVRVolunteer at over 17 different sites including Wivenhoe. For further details visit CCVR site
Community Minibus drivers        Wivenhoe Town CouncilFull training provided.

To find out more, contact the Council Office.

Community Radio VolunteersColne RadioVisit http://colneradio.com/get-involved/
Parish Paths Maintenance VolunteersWivenhoe P3 Parish Paths PartnershipGet in touch via their Facebook Page (click WivenhoeP3)
Parish Safety volunteersEssex Fire & Rescue ServiceFor further information click here

The aim is to recruit Parish Safety Agents as volunteers to actively encourage people to have fire alarms fitted into their homes (free service) and advise on general fire safety issues.  You will be trained to provide Home Fire Safety Communication as well as equipped to fit Fire Alarms appropriate to resident’s needs. Safety Agents will also receive training from Essex Police that could be shared with other community members. The Fire Brigade carry out training, provide uniforms and pay expenses for the Safety Agents so there is no cost to the local community but they do ask Parishes to identify potential volunteers in their communities, put their names forward and store equipment (fire alarms & screwdrivers) for the Fire Safety Agents. 

Tree Warden SchemeColchester Borough CouncilAre looking for volunteer tree wardens. Contact 01206 282565 or email: kate.khan@colchester.gov.uk

For more details click here.

Vacancy for Office Manager and Vacancy for Responsible Financial Officer 



Wivenhoe Town CouncilApplication now closed. 

Office Manager job description and application for

Responsible Financial Officer job description and application form

Closing date for applications was 30th October 2018 

Volunteers needed to help Wivenhoe residents with emergency errands and  choresWivenhoe Helping HandsIf you would like to become a volunteer, please contact Helping Hands on 07834452764 or wivhelpinghands@googlemail.com

Volunteers help residents in need in so many different ways - by reading post to you, writing letters for you, sitting with you while your carer takes a break, walking the dog, picking up an emergency prescription, or anything else that someone might need to make their life a little easier


Weekend Key Holder Wivenhoe Town Council

Application now closed. 

Looking for weekend key holder (min 4hrs per week) to open and lock the Car Park Toilets.  Closing date was 16 September 2017. 

Wildlife Garden Volunteers Wild About Wivenhoe Contact www.wildaboutwiv.org or email: info@wildaboutwiv.org  
Wild About Wivenhoe Festival are also looking for Barrow Boot Sale Sellers to take part from 12-6pm on Sat 13th May at KGV Field.
The 'green' alternative to the Car Boot Sale, sell your unwanted items from a wheelbarrow, bike trailer or just a plain table. £5 per table, book in advance on stalls@wildaboutwiv.org