Volunteering is something everyone can do

Whatever your interest, wherever you live, whether you have lots of time – you can make a difference. Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead is here to help you take the first steps

Aspire is a project designed to help and support anyone who faces challenges in their life into volunteering. We have a dedicated project co-ordinator who will work with potential volunteers in a non-judgmental and supportive manner. We can also provide support with attending interviews, help with journey planning and much more.
Since the Aspire Project resumed in July 2018. We have helped 35 people into volunteering positions. These positions are many and varied and cover anything form dog walking to research roles, retail to web design. There is something for everyone and volunteering is a great way to bridge the gap between unemployment and paid work – if that’s what you’re looking for. It may be that you just want to get out of the house or learn a new skill, make new friends or get a reference.

Helping Ex-Offenders to Volunteer in Reigate & Banstead & Tandridge

Through Aspire, Voluntary Action will work with people with a criminal record in a non-judgmental and supportive manner to help you find a volunteer placement that is right for you. We can provide guidance on the status of past convictions, help prepare disclosure statements and attend interviews.

Our Funders


Funded by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Surrey

Contact Us

Referral Form

If you are supporting someone who would like to access Aspire, you can use this referral form to record their details.

After completing please email to annette@varb.org.uk, post it or drop it into our offices – scroll down for our address.

Aspire Referral Form (Word Document) Aspire Referral Form (PDF)

Take the first step into volunteering

Our supported volunteering project is available to everyone
in Reigate & Banstead. The process is simple. You come and see us for a chat to establish what it is you would like to do. We then go through our database of opportunities with you to find the match that is right for you.

To arrange an appointment please call 01737 762115 or 07482 782054
or email annette@varb.org.uk

All interviews are confidential and support workers are welcome to attend.