Want to Help?

If you would like to help by becoming an Acorn volunteer, please contact Donna on 01647 252701. There are various ways in which you can help with one or more of the services we offer, so if you can spare as little as a couple of hours twice a month we would love to hear from you.

We are always looking for volunteer drivers; either using your own car (£0.45 per mile allowance available) driving clients to medical appointments – either to and from GP surgeries, or to a local hospital or other health care providers. Or maybe you have experience driving large vans or similar vehicles and would be interested in joining our team of minibus drivers? Training will be provided.

You might like to consider being a volunteer escort on the various minibus trips we undertake like the weekly trips to Sainsbury and the lunch club. We are also planning to introduce a Befriending service in the near future. This could include talking to someone regularly on the telephone – so you can even help working from home.


It costs around £36,000 per year to run Acorn. Approximately half of this amount is provided by DCC and we rely on donations and legacies for the balance.

We receive many small donations (and occasional large ones) from grateful clients. We have also been fortunate to receive substantial legacies from generous benefactors within our community – all of which enable us to continue to provide our very comprehensive range of services to a growing number of people.