Community Gateway at Greenfields means creating an environment in which our residents can make a real difference in their communities.

Giving something back to the community


If you would like to learn new skills, increase your confidence, meet new people and give something back, volunteer for Greenfields. Please fill out the form below.

We recognise the immense benefits that volunteers bring and the bridges that they build between us and the local community. In return, we hope to give our volunteers an opportunity to use their skills in a different environment and to undertake new experiences.

Please take a look at our short video to find out about experience of volunteering for Greenfields.

Looking to volunteer?

If you wish to become a volunteer, please view the volunteer opportunities we have available in the Useful Links box on the right-hand-side of this page. Please fill out the form below, or get in touch to find out more.

Community 360

Situated at the heart of the local voluntary and community sector since 1968, Community 360 is an independent, charitable infrastructure organisation whose aim is to inspire groups to seize opportunities and become more enterprising and sustainable.  Community 360 provides practical information, advice and support for local voluntary organisations.  Please clink on this link to find out more Community 360

Not sure about volunteering? Watch this!

Please take a look at our video below, where some of our volunteers explain in their own words what they gain from getting involved.

Apply to volunteer with Greenfields

Your address

Your phone number

Volunteering role you are interested in:  

Please tell us about any skills, knowledge and experience that you can bring to this role:

Do you have any health issues we should be made aware of? If so, please confirm, including any relevant information:

Safeguarding/Criminal Convictions
Some of our volunteering roles may mean that you have prolonged contact with vulnerable people. In the interests of safeguarding we ask you to declare if you have ever been convicted of a criminal offence, been the subject of a safeguarding enquiry or are included on the Disclosure Barring Service Adult Barred list? If so, please confirm, including any relevant information:

Some volunteering roles may require a DBS check. We will tell you if this is the case and arrange for the check to be carried out.

Greenfields will use the information you have provided to process your application to become an involved resident. If your application is successful, we will contact you to discuss your application further.
For further information regarding how we may use, store, process and share your personal information please see Our Privacy Policy.


  • Nov082019
    Katie and Gary

    Learn more and share your concerns for Essex Safeguarding Adults Week

    Greenfields’ safeguarding champions are out and about in our communities for Essex Safeguarding Adults Week 2019, from 18 – 24…

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  • Nov052019
    Gary and Dawn at event

    Charity supporting those living with sight loss

    Support 4 Sight assists people in Essex living with sight loss; including their carers and families. Dawn Simmons and Gary…

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  • Nov042019
    Elaine Beagrie

    Get things off your chest and live to 100!

    Fresh from her well attended birthday party in Bocking Village Hall, 100-year-old Elaine Beagrie proudly holds up her card from…

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  • Oct232019

    Clare’s snap fronts charity diary

    Congratulations to talented amateur photographer and Greenfields staff member, Clare Basham-Smith, whose blooming lovely photo ‘Buttercups at Dusk’ has made…

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  • Oct212019
    John Papworth

    A tribute to popular community figure ‘Skip’

    John ‘Skip’ Papworth MBE was a Greenfields resident who was much-loved in his home town of Kelvedon and far beyond…

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  • Oct082019
    World Mental Health Day

    “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Kelly”

    10 October is World Mental Health Day, with a focus on suicide prevention. After 20 years of severe depression triggered…

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  • Oct032019

    Meeting the Consumer Standards (and surpassing them): our Annual Report 2018/19

    For Greenfields, the Regulator of Social Housing’s Consumer Standards are a challenge we aim to not only meet, but surpass.…

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  • Sep302019
    Stop Hate UK

    Greenfields House is a reporting centre for Hate Crime

    Essex Police have trained seven Greenfields staff members as Hate Crime Ambassadors, to receive reports of hate crime from victims…

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  • Sep302019
    Staff at air ambulance base

    Votes for life-saving air ambulance soar as charity is chosen for 2020

    We’re delighted to announce that much-loved charity, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has been chosen by our staff and…

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  • Sep272019
    MOMA 2019 awards

    It’s official – we’re award-winning marvels of mid-Essex!

    Congratulations to our Support Co-ordinators and Greenfields volunteer, Mark Fribbens, who have won awards for being wellbeing wonders in the…

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Contact us

Contact the Greenfields team on the information below:

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07860 024511

Connect with us

Call us on 01376 535400 or visit our social media pages by clicking on the buttons below.

What is a Community Gateway Association?

We give our residents the chance to be actively involved with Greenfields and have a say on how things are done. We provide additional opportunities and resources to our residents, beyond the development and maintenance of their homes. Click the button below to learn more.

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If you’re a Greenfields resident, you can pay your rent or report a repair by logging into your online account here. Click below.

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Our customer service team

Our customer service centre is open 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, for all enquires. Click the button below to get in touch.

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Latest news

Learn about the latest from Greenfields and what’s happening in your community. Click below to find out about our latest news and events.

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