Contact us... Main Reception Office: 01572 722 622
Transport Office: 01572 724 705

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Voluntary Action Rutland supports and promotes local voluntary action by providing advice, information, support, training and consultation. We offer a wide range of services to members of the Rutland community and give priority to those most in need.

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VAR is based at the Rutland Volunteer Centre, which can be accessed from Lands’ End Way in Oakham. Many Trusts, charities, businesses, volunteers and funders have contributed both time and money to make VAR a pleasant and friendly place to meet.

The Rutland Volunteer Centre is also home to a number of voluntary sector organisations which provide a wide range of services to the community.                      

VAR holds a comprehensive database of community groups and charities supporting the Rutland community, contact us for more details.

VAR is an ideal venue for all your meetings and events because of its central location in Rutland and excellent facilities for disabled users.  There is also easy access to public transport and free parking!!!!

So if you are interested in volunteering, would like to use our transport scheme, or your voluntary group needs some guidance then visit the pages on our website and get in touch with VAR!

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Volunteering at VAR


  • Meet and greet visitors
  • Deal with enquiries
  • Answer the phone
  • General admin
  • Just one morning a week 


  • Using your own car
  • Transport people to appointments, hospital and social visits
  • Times flexible to you
  • Mileage expenses paid

For more details, please contact us!

Rutland Community

Is there something missing in your community?

Do you need support and don’t know where to go?

Do you need to get out the house, make friends or have the need to feel more involved in the community?

Well... We can help

Whether you are an individual or family we can help sign post you to the range of services offered within the Rutland Community. Contact our reception today on: 01572 722622 to find out how we can help you.

If you are a small charity or community group, why not contact us also. We can help support your reach in to the community further and guide you in developing your services for the future. Email: for more details.


Oakham Baptist Church Cinema Club

Every second Saturday of the month at 3:30pm

For free tickets and information about the films, please enquire at the Saturday Cafe between 10am and 12pm at Oakham Baptist Church or email:

Tickets are also available from Voluntary Action Rutland Reception, Lands End Way, Oakham, Monday-Friday 9am-1pm

Donations are welcome in support of Rutland Foodbank


The Royal British Legion - Advice and Information

The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Service charity. They provide practical care, advice and support for those who are serving, or have served in the Armed Forces, and to their dependents and Carers. They support services for many things such as: Money and Benefits Advice, Mobility and Disability Aids, Housing and Accommodation as well as many other things.

Visit or call 0808 802 80 80 for more information