Get involved in your community

Be an active citizen

An active citizen is someone who cares about their community enough to change it. You can become an active citizen and help to make your community a better place in any of the following ways.

Join your local community forum

You can join a community forum in your area and:

  • help with local projects
  • raise issues or
  • oversee forum business

Find out more about community forums.


Volunteers give their time freely to support their communities.

To volunteer with us please take a look at our list of opportunities.

Contact ngage to find out about other volunteering opportunities in Thurrock.

Support a local voluntary organisation

There are many voluntary, community and faith organisations in Thurrock that focus on different issues. To find out more please contact Thurrock Council for Voluntary Service (TCVS).

Take part in a consultation

We often use consultations to find out people’s views on our proposals or policies.

Find out more about taking part in a consultation.