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Thornbury Radio - Your Choice, Your Voice


We aim to deliver high quality, relevant programming to Thornbury and surrounding villages. We support development of our community through frequent on-air mentions, sponsorship and campaigns. Unlike other stations, scarcely 10 minutes will pass without you hearing the word "Thornbury" or something else that is locally relevant!

Musically we are far more diverse than other stations on the dial. In contrast to most commercial stations that playlist only 300-400 songs, our playlist has over 5000 songs, and that excludes the music we play in specialist shows!

Listen 24 hours a day on 105.1 FM and 107.5 FM, online via the link below, on mobile using the dedicated iOS and Android apps and on internet radio players.

www.thornbury.radio/
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Advocate Volunteers


Swan Advocacy

Much of our work depends on volunteers and we are always looking for more people to join our busy team. Examples include Mental Health Advocate Volunteers and Relevant Person’s Representative Volunteers.

Please find more information about our current volunteer opportunities below.

swanadvocacy.org.uk/opportunities...


Age UK South Gloucestershire Volunteers


Age UK South Gloucestershire relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?

Tel: 01454 411707
www.ageuk.org.uk/southgloucesters...
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British Heart Foundation Shop Volunteering Roles


Whether you want to learn new skills, keep busy or meet new people, we have a range of roles available and Covid-secure measures in place to keep you safe.​ Click below to complete our simple application form today.

16 St Mary Street, Thornbury BS35 2AB
Tel: 01454 417177
www.mythornbury.co.uk/obj/bhfvolu...
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CVS South Gloucestershire


Poole Court, Poole Court Drive, Yate BS37 5PP
Tel: 01454 865205
www.cvs-sg.org.uk
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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
4tvl.org.uk/
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Gillingstool Primary School Governor Opportunity


Gillingstool Primary School is a popular school serving a diverse population in the heart of Thornbury and surrounding area. We have a strong vision and values ethos, where inclusivity for all is a key element. The curriculum for learning is exciting and enriching for the children, and we ultimately seek to Inspire, Believe and Achieve.

The Governing Body is now seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to join an effective and cohesive team of people to hold the school to account, to continually shape the vision and values, and to set and monitor the strategic direction of the school.

You do not need to be an expert in education and a big part of this role will be for you to learn about the many fabulous ways and methods that children learn and grow into well balanced and happy individuals. You will then use this knowledge to support the Senior Leadership Team through appropriate challenge and questioning.

Governors at Gillingstool Primary School are volunteers and benefit from excellent support and development opportunities. These are provided through an induction process and a full programme of training available both face to face and on-line to suit individual needs. There are also regular opportunities to work alongside experienced Governors and to take on a responsibility for an area of the School Development Plan to support the school’s priorities.

The Board of Governors welcomes applications from all interested parties as we seek different perspectives and opinions to ensure that a balanced view for the school is achieved. We are especially keen to hear from people who have any business experience (either local or national) or knowledge of environmental activities.

Expressions of interest can be made by emailing our Clerk to Governors Michelle Galliott, by email in the first instance.

Alternatively, if you have any further questions about the governor role at Gillingstool Primary School, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to share more information about the governor role.

Gillingstool Primary School, Gillingstool, Thornbury BS35 2EG
Tel: 01454 866527
gillingstool.org.uk/
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Girlguiding Leaders and Assistant Leaders


Girlguiding are seeking Leaders and Assistant Leaders across South Gloucestershire. If you’re someone with a sense of adventure looking for a rewarding challenge then Girlguiding could be for you.
Help girls to realise their full potential and share some unforgettable moments along the way. Click below to register your interest.

www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involv...


Green Community Travel Volunteers


Green Community Travel need voluntary drivers to help drive their minibuses and also people who would be willing to drive their own cars to get people to hospital appointments. Cost of training and expenses are reimbursed by GCT. We work with volunteers so it fits around your life!

Please call or email us to discuss further. We hope to hear from you soon!

Yate-based, covering all South Gloucestershire
Tel: 01454 228706
www.greencommunitytravel.co.uk/
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National Garden Scheme - South Gloucestershire


The National Garden Scheme is proud to say that 80% of money raised through opening gardens goes to health charities.

In our area, Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath there are almost 40 gardens to choose from, all described in the local 'Yellow book.' In South Gloucestershire 7 very different gardens open to visitors providing 'Great Gardens, Great Cakes!' Some will open for groups, at a time to suit you, 'By Arrangement'.

Details of all the gardens can be found on the National Garden Scheme website below, or you can download the smartphone app. On both you can search for gardens opening within the distance you are prepared to travel. So why not go ahead and plan the gardens you would like to visit?

The huge benefits of gardens and gardening to health and well being are now well recognised. You may feel you would like to become involved in this inspiring organisation. It's possible to volunteer in a small way by helping with serving teas, or you may even feel that your own garden could be enjoyed by others. Seeing the pleasure on visitors' faces and sharing your endeavours with others, whilst helping the NGS charities, has a huge 'feel good factor.'

To find out more, contact the County Organiser, Su Mills by phone or email.

Tel: 01454 615438
ngs.org.uk
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Oldbury on Severn Community Shop Volunteers


Oldbury on Severn Community Shop is a volunteer-run shop. Its sole purpose to provide a much needed service to the local Community and, subject to its continued success, provide donations to local good causes and local charities.

We currently have around 25/30 volunteers but always need more people to help us and importantly ensure the shop's future is guaranteed. Our volunteers come from the local Parish and from Patchway, Thornbury and Sharpness. It’s very friendly and a great place to make new friends and importantly give a little bit back to the Community and good causes.

If anyone is interested in joining please phone Chris Awde on the number below. Volunteer slots are generally only 2 hours and there is absolutely no pressure in terms of commitment, in that the volunteer picks when they want to work and this can be 2 hours a week or 2 hours a month. Basically the volunteer makes the decision when he or she wants to work.

Tel: 01454 418619


Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly)


Supported by a network of volunteers, Re-engage organises monthly Sunday afternoon gatherings for small groups of older people aged 75 and over who are dealing with loneliness and social isolation.

Once a month, normally on a Sunday afternoon, each older guest is collected from their home by a Volunteer Driver, and taken to a Volunteer Host’s home, where they join a small group for refreshments, talk and companionship. The group is warmly welcomed by a different host each month, but the charity’s drivers and older guests remain the same. This means that over the months and years, acquaintances turn into friends and loneliness is replaced by companionship.

Tel: 01225 873812
www.reengage.org.uk/
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RNLI Fundraising Branch Member


The Royal National Lifeboat Institution's Wotton-under-Edge and Thornbury branch needs volunteers to continue our vital fundraising and awareness work within inland communities. Please get in touch for more information.

The impact you will make:
You will enable volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews to save lives at sea by carrying out and supporting vital fundraising and awareness activity in your local community.

What you will be doing:
• Taking part in and supporting fundraising events and activities throughout the year.
• Attending meetings and collaborating with other volunteers.
• Suggesting, promoting and implementing ideas to raise funds.
• Developing an understanding of the work of the RNLI and being a positive ambassador and advocate.
• Encouraging and welcoming new members and supporters into the RNLI, driving our One Crew ethos.

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Sharpness Lifeboat Station - Volunteer Fundraisers


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
www.bit.do/sharpnesslifeboat
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Thornbury Arts Festival Volunteers


Thornbury Arts Festival, one of the longest running multi-arts festivals in the country, is looking for volunteers to join its committee to fill both key and supporting roles.

Entirely run by volunteers, the Festival is an established part of the Thornbury calendar and the organising committee is also responsible for the annual Thornbury Eisteddfod, and the Severn Vale Art Trail, which showcases the work of local artists.

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch.

mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/thorn...
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Thornbury Carnival Volunteers


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.

www.mythornbury.co.uk/carnival
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Thornbury parkrun Volunteers


Thornbury parkrun happens largely because of our fantastic volunteers, who help on a Saturday morning. The weekly team is led by a small group of parkrun enthusiasts who form what we call the 'core team'. They make sure the event is setup and packed away each week, the results published, the tokens resorted, event reports written and so much more.

We're very grateful to the help provided by everybody, both now and in the past, who've helped make Thornbury parkrun happen. Please click below if you'd like to join us and get involved!

www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/volu...
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Thornbury Sea Cadets is looking for Adult Volunteers


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.

Tel: 07803259511
www.mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/d...
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Thornbury Volunteer Centre


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.

Click here or visit our Facebook page to find out latest vacancies.

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
www.volunteer-thornbury.co.uk
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Tortworth Forest Centre


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
www.tortwortharboretum.org
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Tytherington Village Shop Volunteers


We are on the look out for new volunteers to enable us to return to our normal pre-COVID-19 hours, as some of our long serving members are unable to participate due to the current circumstances.

We are delighted with the fact that we have welcomed some new members to the team including, young people keen to make a positive impact in the community as well as new residents who are working in the shop as a way of getting to know people and establishing links in the village.

If you can help, we shall be very pleased to hear from you. Email below, phone the shop or pop in.

Itchington Road, Tytherington GL12 8QE
Tel: 01454 417618
www.tytheringtonpc.org.uk/wp/vill...
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