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Press Release

Tandridge Voluntary Service Council offers help with New Year’s Resolutions

The start of a new year and everyone’s thoughts turn to making plans, seeking out new opportunities and making lifestyle changes. 

If you are looking for something that is great for the community and can have a positive impact on your life too, think about volunteering as your New Year’s Resolution.  You can be employed, unemployed, retired or a student – all you need is a few hours to spare.

There is evidence that volunteering can improve your health and well-being.  It’s certainly cheaper than joining a gym!   By finding an opportunity that matches your interests you’ll meet new people, face new challenges, learn new skills and even develop or boost your career options.

Tandridge Voluntary Service Council (TVSC) can help you to find just the right volunteering opportunity.

For example, Volunteer Befriending is a great way to make a real difference to someone’s life and is just one of the many opportunities available.  TVSC runs a ‘Befriending Scheme’ providing volunteers to visit and offer companionship to lonely adults in the local area.  These regular visits are so important to those people who may feel isolated and the volunteer befrienders find it very rewarding. Kay Singleton has recently taken over as the Befriending Scheme coordinator. To find out more, please contact her on 07796 307 286 or email  Kay is keen to expand the scheme and would also like to hear from people who may benefit from visits from a volunteer befriender.

TVSC runs three volunteer centres at Oxted, Caterham and Lingfield and each centre has access to lots of interesting and different volunteering opportunities.  Kim Beadle is the volunteer centre manager in Oxted.  She can help you make volunteering your New Year’s Resolution.  You can call her on 01883 715785 or email

TVSC is involved in a wide range of activities and special projects to support the voluntary, community and faith sector in Tandridge. To find out more call 01883 722593 or email:



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