Could you spare some of your precious time to help us reach more people in need living in your community? We are facing an unprecedented demand for our Befriending service across the county and one of your neighbours may be in need of help.
Befriending is simple but very rewarding. Our volunteers pop in for a chat once a week for around an hour and talk about everything and anything. It is simple but means so much to the older person.
Our volunteers benefit from the visits as much as our clients. You can help to change the lives of local people and make sure no one has no one. Please get in touch for more information.
Tel: 01454 411707
Could you bring the magic of reading to a child in South Gloucestershire?
Beanstalk is a national literacy charity that transforms children’s life chances by recruiting and supporting volunteers and placing them in local primary schools. These volunteers work with children who have either fallen behind with their reading, lack confidence, or struggle with their fluency, comprehension or vocabulary.
The charity is searching for more members of the community in South Gloucestershire who can spare a few hours a week supporting children in local primary schools. As a Beanstalk reading helper in a local school you will work with three children at a local primary school and spend 30 minutes with each child twice a week, during term-time, for at least one academic year.
Tel: 0845 450 0307
Turnberrie’s is a community based charity located in a modern facility that offers meeting and activity rooms of varying sizes and a large hall, all of which are available to hire by the community, including its people, businesses and organisations.
We are looking for Trustees with particular skills to strengthen our small board of Trustees and manage what is, in effect, a vibrant and expanding small business.
We need Trustees particularly ones with experience in law, business development or marketing, and who are interested in offering some of their time and expertise back to the community.
The principle role is to assist with projects and initiatives relevant to their area of expertise and to attend bi-monthly board meetings.
If you would like further information about Turnberrie’s and the role or would like an informal chat then please visit the website, phone the Centre Manager on or email the Trustees.
Bath Road, Thornbury BS35 2BB
Tel: 01454 868485
PHASE are looking for a volunteer to assist with Book Keeping.
PHASE is a Community Interest Company which supports secondary aged children in Thornbury and the surrounding area. The organisation has been set up in response to a rise in antisocial / risky behaviour and poor mental health in the young people in our town. This has coincided with the education cuts and the local schools no longer having the capacity / funding to offer support interventions or the level of pastoral care that is needed. Teenagers in general are getting a very bad name and we are keen to change this and enable them to feel welcome and included in our community.
PHASE is all about empowering young people to believe in themselves, make good choices and raise their aspirations. We are also working on a support programme for parents/carers of secondary age children with behaviour, social or emotional difficulties.
We are ideally looking for someone with experience in book keeping and familiarity with the workings of a Community Interest Company, however, we would love to hear from anyone interested.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with us please get in touch with Maureen, our lovely Shop Manager by phone or email.
The Thornbury shop is particularly looking for Cash Desk, Customer Service and Sort Room Assistants. Please click below to view the roles that we are able to offer.
16 St Mary Street, Thornbury BS35 2AB
Tel: 01454 417177
We are looking for volunteers to join the Events First Aid team and anyone age 15 upwards is welcome to join us. Sessions are held Monday nights 1930 - 2130. For more information, contact Group Leader Marie Davis.
Based at Turnberrie's Community Centre, Bath Road, Thornbury BS35 2BB
Have your got spare time on your hands? Want to help in the local community? Then become a volunteer driver/leaflet distributor.
We provide transport to those members of the community who, for whatever reason, cannot use existing transport services.
Crossbow House, 58 School Road, Frampton Cotterell BS36 2DA
Tel: 01454 250500
Do you have a passion for health and social care? Help us bring about real, positive change by becoming a Champion, Representative or Enter and View volunteer for Healthwatch. To find out more, click below.
Tel: 0117 9589 363
Oldbury Community Shop has now been operating for over 3 years and is regarded as one of the most successful Community Shops in the U.K. The Shop is run by volunteers so any surplus funds can either be ploughed back into the Shop and/or donated to local good causes.
We are always looking for new volunteers to enable us to maintain the Shop's tremendous success into the future. If interested you will be joining a great group of people and it's a real opportunity to make new friends and importantly give something back to the Community. There is no pressure on anyone to work fixed slots or on how many slots you work. So if you want to work 2 hours a week or 2 hours a month it's your choice. Your help would be really appreciated as you can never have enough help.
If you are interested please give Chris Awde a ring on 01454 418619 or the shop on 01454 501090.
Are you interested in IT and photography and have a few hours to spare each week? Maybe you're retired, a student on a gap year or someone looking to return to the workplace? If so, then ‘Oxfam Thornbury Online Shop’ needs you!
The role involves helping to organise our successful online shop, photograph and list items for sale online, monitor sales and some research too. Come join our friendly, dedicated team of volunteers. Training and full support given.
If you’re interested in the above role, or indeed in volunteering for Oxfam Thornbury in another capacity, please contact Ali by phone or simply call into the shop.
39 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AR
Tel: 01454 414846
We provide a lifeboat search-and-rescue service on the Severn Estuary between Gloucester and the Severn Bridges – one of the most challenging waterways in the UK. We need a volunteer fundraising crew who can give some of their weekend time, working alongside the operational lifeboat crew to collect the essential donations that keep the lifeboat station running.
If you are 18+, enthusiastic, willing to tell our story to the public – and able to give at least 20 hours a year of your time, then this volunteering opportunity could be just right for you.
In return, we will introduce you to the work we do, give you occasional opportunity to go out on one of the lifeboats, give you a uniform, and involve you in the life of the lifeboat station. Suitable volunteers may also be able to progress to full operational crew in the future.
Please contact Hugh Inwood for more information about this role, or click on the link below to apply.
Tel: 07774 260429
Thornbury Carnival is organised by the Thornbury Carnival Community Interest Company (C.I.C.). If you would like to join the committee in any capacity and help plan the next Thornbury Carnival, please make contact as soon as possible.
There are lots of ways to get involved, many of which do not require Committee work, and can be done in small groups and spread throughout the year.
No experience is necessary, just a friendly approach, resourcefulness and reliability.
The event takes place in the Mundy playing field every Saturday at 9am. The 1st event was attended by nearly 350 runners and the volunteer rosta was full. As the event goes forward number are expect to be maintained at similar number to now, approx 130 runners. The event however cannot go ahead without you - the volunteers. The event needs approx 15 volunteers each week. Each week the volunteer rosta always has a number of slots that still need to be filled on Thursday and often still on Friday night!
Please look at the Thornbury parkrun site for more details on how to take part - as a volunteer or as a participant.
Every week across the UK thousands of young people, aged between 10 and 18, get involved in Sea Cadet activities. To make this happen we need the help of volunteers. We have lots of roles to match your skills from instructional staff to unit management.
Instructional opportunities range from sailing to marine engineering, navigation to catering, first aid to adventure training. Training for would-be cadet instructors is available so anyone interested should not be put off because they don't know anything/much about a particular subject. Unit Management opportunities include marketing and PR, asset management (buildings or boats or equipment), organizing events, recruitment (adult volunteers and cadets).
Please get in touch to find out more using the details below.
We help people find something worthwhile to do in their local community whilst having fun and making friends. We have volunteering opportunities for every age, gender, disability, skill level and time available. We have opportunities for those interested in volunteering with all age groups and opportunities in conservation, fundraising, driving, befriending, admin, IT, craft and much more. Most of these require no specific experience; just a willingness to help others. Any amount of time that you are able to spare would help, once a week or month or maybe just a few hours as a one-off can make all the difference.
If your group or organisation needs volunteers we can publicise these opportunities.
For more information please call in 10.30am-12noon Monday-Friday, phone us or click below. You really can make a difference!
The Town Hall, 35 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AR
Tel: 01454 413392
Thornbury Welcomes is seeking a Director to join the team with regard to strategy and oversight of the organisation, and also volunteers who are passionate about making Thornbury a more inclusive and welcome town. Click below to read more and for contact details.
Tortworth Forest Centre is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company which aims to improve lives by reconnecting people with nature, through conservation, wellbeing programmes, outdoor events, courses and volunteering opportunities.
The Centre is based at Tortworth Arboretum, a historically and culturally rich woodland. There is huge potential to bring this unique place back to use and to share it with people who want to learn about woodlands and develop outdoor skills - so get in touch if you want to be a part of it.
Tortworth Arboretum, off Tortworth Road, Tortworth GL12 8HH
Tel: 07717 201 329