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The Town Council's Volunteer Programme was established in 2015, where a small group of local residents joined together to assist the Council at Town Events. The group helps out in many ways from litter picks, allotment maintenance, events and at our fortnightly social club and children's activities at Leigh Community Centre.

The Volunteers also assist the Council by updating the Town Noticeboards, flyering and delivering letters. The Council is incredibly grateful for the help of our Volunteers and aim to build the Programme up significantly over the coming years to ensure an ongoing team of supporters who can really build community spirit within the Town.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer for the Council please contact us directly for more information.

Click here to view our Volunteer Policy


Donald Fraser Volunteer of the Year Award

Every year we ask for members of the public to nominate a hard-working volunteer that lives or volunteers in Leigh-on-Sea.

The award is held in memory of the late Donald Fraser who was a councillor for Leigh-on-Sea Town Council from it's inception in 1996 until 2018. Donald was an avid volunteer and helped many groups and charities throughout his long life, so the Council felt this was a wonderful way to keep his memory alive, and honour those who do so much for our town. 

The only criteria in place is that the nominee lives or volunteers in Leigh. Members of the public can nominate their favourite person who volunteers their time for any good cause. 

2022 Winners - Bob and Jill O'Leary 

We are pleased to announce that this year's award is actually for joint winners Bob and Jill O'Leary. Bob and Jill are both invaluable members of our local Royal British Legion. Not only do they complete all the Branch admin voluntarily, they have also raised thousands over the years for the Poppy Appeal, they support local veterans, and pulled off some amazing events for the RBL Centenary in 2021, including the Leigh Poppy Trail. They are also very active in supporting the Town Council at our events. Bob and Jill are both so hardworking and deserve so much recognition for all the work they put in to helping others in Leigh.

Previous Winners of The Donald Fraser Volunteer of the Year Award 

Year Winner Reason
2021 Tim Watts Volunteer work undertaken as part of the Leigh Lions, Southend Carers, SBC People Scrutiny Committee, and Southend Pier Museum. As well as many hours volunteering during the pandemic. 
2020 Christine Daniels Volunteer work undertaken at Cruse Bereavement Care.
2019 Hilary LeMarie Volunteer work undertaken as part of the Leigh branch of the Royal British Legion, Active Citizenship for the Police, Speedwatch, RSPB and Marie Curie.