Weymouth Community Volunteers

01305 830255

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" Helping you to help yourself. "

Who Are WCV

WCV is a Weymouth, Dorset based registered charity who support and enable people with multiple and/or complex needs to become active members of their local community. We achieve this through improving access to opportunities in Volunteering, Education and by offering Training that improves Employment prospects.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a community where disadvantaged people are valued, included and have the opportunity to achieve a good quality of life and well being. To break down barriers and raise awareness of difficulties faced and overcome by people very often furthest removed from the labour market.

Meet the Team

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Sue Follan (Manager)

Kate Stone (Deputy Manager)

Mark (Ace of Spades)

Mandy (Volunteer)

Thomas (I.T. Tutor)

Award (Volunteering)

Aspects of Our Work

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Supported Employment

If you have been out of the workplace or not been able to work before, we understand how hard it can be to even imagine that you can get a job and keep it. There are also ways to work and keep some or all of your benefits. You CAN reach your goal!


We can support you to access any training you feel you may need. We offer computer training on a one to one basis that enables you to progress at your own pace. We also have strong links with the local college to help you take the first step.


We arrange placements that are local and try to match your interests with the opportunities we have available. We also attend many local community events where volunteers are required in a variety of areas. Make friends,have fun, and get the feel good factor!


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Year Round Opportunities at WCV


Low cost garden projects for the elderly.

Furniture Restoration and Drivers Mates

Assisting WCV's furniture reuse project.

Drivers (Own Vehicle)

We need drivers for WCV's Community Transport Scheme.

Retail Shop Assistants

Customer service and shop replenishing.

Event Stewards and Marshals

Providing support to community events.

Painters and Decorators

Small projects for the elderly and community halls.


General computer usage and telephone call handling.

Web Development / Social Media

Building, development and maintaining of WCV's website projects.

Furniture Re-Use

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Retail Outlets – Reuse Furniture

As part of our efforts to train service users in both furniture repair/restoration and customer service skills, whilst at the same time raise funds in an attempt to become self financing, we have opened a low cost, short term retail outlet.

104 St. Mary Street, Town Centre, Weymouth DT4 8NY. Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10.00am-2.00pm, Not Open on Sun or Wed.

17a Cambridge Road , Granby Weymouth, where we also have larger items, Mon - Fri 10.00am-2.00pm, Not Open on Sat - Sun.

For all Shop Enquiries tel: 01305 830255

We accept donations of furniture that are either in a re-saleable condition or that are in need of a little repair.

We accept:

Suites and mattresses (must have fire labels on)

Tables & Chairs



Chest of Drawers

White Goods (working only)

Wall Units

Dressers Etc:

We do not accept:


Cot Mattresses



We arrange collection of donated items normally on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon. We may be able to offer collection on an alternative day if our van is available. Please ring to ask.

Deliveries of items purchased are made on a Tuesday and Thursday morning for which a small charge is made i.e. £10 if within Weymouth, £15 if in Dorchester area and Portland. We will travel further but the delivery charge will be adjusted accordingly.

Our Furniture Shops

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Shop at Chapelhay

Town Shop

104 St Mary Street,

Town Centre

Weymouth, DT4 8NY

tel: 01305 830255

Shop at HQ

Shop at HQ on the Granby

17a Cambridge Road,



tel: 01305 830255


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Weymouth Community Transport Scheme (WCT)

Weymouth Community Transport - Weymouth Community Volunteers Transport Scheme

This service enables people of 55 years of age and over, to access transport to take them to any health related appointments. We can also take you to visit your spouse/partner in hospital or nursing homes. You must live south of The Ridgeway to use our scheme. All our drivers are DBS checked and carry photo identity badges. Vehicle documents are regularly checked.

Application Form Download

Leaflet Download


How it works:

We charge an annual membership fee of £5.00 per household. At first contact, we will send you a registration form so that we have your accurate details. When you register, we will give you a membership number for you to quote when you ring to book a car.

We ask for a donation for your journey, this is to cover the drivers expenses and help towards paying the costs of running the scheme.

The driver will wait upto 2 hours for hospital appointments and 1 hour for any other health appointments before returning you to your home. Over these times will incur an extra waiting charge.

Please advise us if you know your approximate waiting time.

The scheme runs 7 days per week, dependent on driver availability.

Once your booking is confirmed we will notify you of your drivers name, collection time and suggested donation for the journey.

Our phone line is manned between: 10 am and 2 pm Monday to Thursday plus 10 am and 12.30 pm on Friday.

Ring: 01305 783999

Email: community.transport@wcv.org.uk

Supported By HM Treasury


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Gardening Projects for the elderly and Community Groups

We provide low cost gardening projects for the elderly. Cutting Grass, Pruning, Cutting Back and general tidying of gardens.

Image of Garden and workers
Image of Garden and workers
Image of Garden and workers
Image of Garden and workers


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Events and Projects

To promote inclusion, reduce isolation and raise self confidence WCV attend many local events as stewards/marshals and undertake projects that benefit the wider community.

As an example we have renovated local community halls, created a low maintenance garden for elderly residents, and have supplied support to Dorset Police to help with graffiti removal in the local town.

Quote from Former-Mayor, Cllr Kate Wheller:-

"In my own village WCV supplied the skills and manpower to refurbish own hall which we would have been unable to do without them. The hall is now used daily by local community groups. Weymouth would be a poorer place without the help of WCV."

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If you would like to volunteer for events/projects please call on Tel: 01305 830255

ITC Computer Training

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Computer Tutoring

General Computer Skills

Windows OS


Open Office

Microsoft Office

Project Based Learning

Design with Microsoft Publisher

Open Source, Graphic Design

Front End Web Development with HTML, CSS & Javascript

Back End Web Development with PHP & Laravel

Ionic 3 App Development

We encourage you to learn new skills and pass them on.


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Supported Employment

Supported employment is a very personalised approach to matching the right person to the right job. Employers are seen as key customers for supported employment services. After all, without employers there would be no jobs. Our aim is to successfully place someone into sustainable work. That involves close working with the jobseeker and the employer.

If YOU have been out of the workplace or not been able to work before, we understand how hard it can be to even imagine that you can get a job and keep it. There are ways to work and keep some or all of your benefits.

We can arrange a Better Off In Work interview.

We can accompany/support you at appointments.

We can help you prepare an up to date CV.

We can help you access education or training.

We can help you with job search/applications.

We can support you in the workplace .

Chairman stand near Town Bridge

"I have found employment through the support offered at WCV"

For more Details

Ring 01305 830255 or email sue.follan@wcv.org.uk

For Employers



Why not give us a call and take the first step towards achieving your goal. If you would rather meet in the community, for a coffee and a chat, just give us a ring or fill in the contact us page message board and we will contact you.

"I have started part time work, my employer has been a great support and very understanding of my needs"....JH

"I really didn't think I would work again - but I am!"...KR

Speak to us or your care coordinator, they can refer you to us for help, and let's get the ball rolling.


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A Volunteers Perspective

I came to Weymouth in March, 2008 just starting to get over, and through a 15 year addiction of alcohol and various illicit substances. On top of this I was still coming to terms, and trying to accept my 75% sight loss from a head injury. I was a broken man and wanted to make positive changes to my life.

About a month after coming to Weymouth it was suggested I visit WCV as they help people, with similar backgrounds to mine to develop good structure in their lives through volunteering. I found WCV to be very friendly and welcoming. Over the last 4 years I have volunteered many times and on numerous occasions I have gone in to schools and Weymouth College to give my 'first hand' account of the depths, of substances used but also the detrimental lifestyle that goes with it.

I have now been offered a paid position with the Prison Service and I am currently undertaking induction training.

I am so very grateful for all the help and guidance given to me by all the staff at Weymouth Community Volunteers. My life is back on track and the future is looking bright.

Adey Peers


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About Us

WCV are a registered charity, based in Weymouth, Dorset. We offer a Specialist Individual Placement & Support Service, Voluntary Placements and work experience opportunities.


We have been established for fifteen years and have built up good local networks of supportive agencies and local businesses. We are members of the Local Inclusion Steering Group, the Weymouth & Portland Partnership, and have Agreements with Dorset Probation Trust and Job Centre Plus.

Sponsors are desperately sought to enable us to continue and possibly expand our work.

If you would kindly consider sponsoring an element of our work, or would consider donating towards the core running cost of our service please contact - sue.follan@wcv.org.uk or ring 01305 830255 to see how we can work together for the benefit of our local community and its most disadvantaged members.

We provide the following in-house opportunities;


Furniture repair/restoration


hedge cutting, mowing, tree cutting, weeding/pruning

Community Transport

for elderly residents

Driving (own car, mileage paid for)


Customer Service/Arranging Deliveries

Till Training

Stock control/rotation


E-mail support

job search

Online applications


Help to build a current CV

We are located on the Granby Industrial Estate and have a small retail unit in Chapelhay. For any info please contact number below.

Telephone: 01305 830255

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Contact Details

If you have an enquiry you can contact us using the details below:

Weymouth Community Volunteers

17a Cambridge Road




Telephone: 01305 830255

Fax: 01305 774879

Email: info@wcv.org.uk

Working for the Community

Individual Placement & Support "It's FREE"

Helping you to help yourself

Ace of Spades Low-Cost Maintenance Services

Helping you to solve your property & garden maintenance needs

Community Events & Projects

Helping other sectors of our community

Weymouth Community Transport Scheme

Helping you to reach your health appointments


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WCV is situated in Cambridge Road on the Granby Industrial Estate, in Weymouth. The Granby Industial Estate is based, just off Chickerell Road on the west side of the town.

Recent Funders who Support WCV

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The Bridging Fund

Sir Jules Thorn Trust

The Morrisons Foundation

The Lynn Foundation

The Weymouth & Portland Mayors Christmas Fund

The Valentine Charitable Trust

The Big Lottery Fund

Lloyds Foundation

Royal British Legion

Garfield Weston Foundation

Dorset Community Foundation

Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Foundation