Knit to Nurture Volunteer

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Are you a wonder with wool and enjoy knitting? Would like to help others and knit for worthwhile causes? Would you like to improve your knitting skills to help others or perhaps share your knowledge and help people improve their knitting skills?

RRAVS are looking for people to join our friendly Knit to Nurture group in Rayleigh which meets on Thursdays 10.30am-12.30pm.

The group hand-knit items for different local charities and voluntary organisations. Some items are gifted to organisations to help people, other items are gifted and sold by the receiving organisation to raise much needed funds.

Organisations the group regularly supports with hand-knitted items include: –

·         Daffodils for Marie Curie

·         Poppies for the Poppy Appeal

·         Twiddle muffs for the NHS and for centres helping people living with dementia

·         Dog coats for the RSPCA re-homing kennels and Dogs Trust charity shop

·         Premature baby hats and mittens for Southend Hospital

·         Knitted dressing gowns, toys and children’s clothes for Domestic Violence Refuges

·         Hats, gloves and scarves for the street homeless and Seaman’s Mission

·         Lap blankets for local day centres

·         Display items for heritage groups

·         Shoebox Christmas Appeal

You will not be expected to teach someone how to knit unless you wish to, but give your time to knit items for worthwhile causes and where possible, share your knowledge or assist those who are maybe trying something different or haven’t knitted for a while, or need help understanding a pattern. 


Attendees provide their own wool and needles but we often get wool donated by the public which we will pass on to the group. We have to pay for hall hire so if you are able to, we ask for a donation of up to £2 each time you attend as a contribution to the hire costs. The room is light, bright and airy with toilets and kitchen area and you are welcome to bring your own refreshments. There is plenty of space to spread out, there is free parking and the venue is not far from a good bus route.  

What skills do I need?

·         Kind and friendly

·         Likes being part of a group which is helping other people

·         Non-judgmental and able to get on with people from all walks of life

·         Enjoy knitting 


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
    Not required
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    Public Liability Insurance - We will take a copy of your passport, driver’s licence or birth certificate and confirm your address.
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 28/10/2021

End Date: 28/10/2023

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Availability Details

Thursdays - 10.30am - 12.30pm.

Posted for
Rayleigh, Rochford and District Association for Voluntary Service (RRAVS)

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