This Volunteer’s Week we’d like to take a moment to thank all the invaluable time volunteers give to our organisation across Suffolk & Norfolk to support our projects across both counties.

With over 40 volunteers that help to support our offerings every day of the year, our organisation wouldn’t be the same without the invaluable time they give towards our work to support people across our communities.

Ranging from supporting in our high street mental health crisis hubs, at our social entprises adult life opportunity centres and so much more.

Benefits of Volunteering:
  • New skills and valuable work experience.
  • Making new friends.
  • Better physical and mental health and wellbeing.
  • Giving something back.
  • Improving your confidence.
  • Sense of connection to others in the community.
  • Improve how things work for the better.
  • Show your commitment.

We’ve spotlighted some current opportunities available to volunteer Across Access’ projects and services below…

Sunrise Film Festival – Lowestoft | Delivered by our social enterprise Sunrise Studios

The Sunrise Film Festival is currently Suffolk’s largest short film festival, dedicated to showcasing the best in independent made British short films. As a BIFA qualifying event, the festival provides a significant platform for undiscovered filmmakers to gain recognition and reach wider audiences.

For Sunrise Film Festival we recruit an enthusiastic team of volunteers to help with the running duties associated with the Festival.

It is fair to say we would be lost without the support of volunteers and we would love to welcome you to become part of the team for the 2024 festival.


Roles Available:

  • Ushering/front of house stewards, Box office, Merchandise sellers.
  • Photography/Videography/Social Media crew.

Volunteering roles really do vary but are all equally great fun and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded individuals + possible new friends. You’ll develop new skills and gain experience within the exhibition/film industry + be able to watch some really great film for free!

| Find out more info & Apply Here |

Olive Centre – Lowestoft | Adult Life Opportunities Centre

The Olive Centre is our free no-membership, adult life opportunity centre which is open to everyone within the community in Lowestoft.

The centre is open to public 5 days a week Mon-Fri and offers a coffee bar, snacks, and our fantastic kitchen team serve a beautiful hot lunch everyday at 12 noon.

Whether it’s bringing a general helping hand, supporting activities, or serving coffee, we’d love to hear from you.

For more information please email

The Venetian Waterways – Great Yarmouth | Social Enterprise

The Venetian Waterways is our flagship social enterprise in Great Yarmouth and includes our cafe and boating located at The Island At The Waterways.
Without the support of our wonderful volunteers the waterways would’ve never be able look as amazing as it does, and they lend a meaningful and to support upkeep of our gardens!
If you’d like to get involved and volunteer at the Waterways, email



Waveney Centre – Beccles | Adult Life Opportunities Centre

The Waveney Centre Beccles has no membership fee and you do not have to pay a penny to use the centre.

Many people use our space to meet friends, enjoy a drink or bite to eat and to engage in the variety of activities and socials we put on.

The centre is open 6 days Mon-Sat and provides a range of regular actives and events.

Whether it’s bringing a general helping hand, supporting activities, or serving coffee, we’d love to hear from you.

For more information please email

Sold Studios – Lowestoft (Oulton Broad) | Adult Life Opportunities Service

Sold Studios was established in 1987 as The Jonathan Day Centre by a local man, for people with disabilities. Jonathan passed away in 1999, but his legacy lives on stronger than ever.

Sold offers a safe environment and support for meaningful experiences to people with disabilities.

For more information on how you can support Sold with volunteering, please email



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