Thornbury Volunteer Centre

Who we are

We are the volunteer development agency for Thornbury and district. We promote, support and develop volunteering and provide a service which matches volunteers with organisations that need voluntary help. We provide training, advice and support.

Be a volunteer

We can tell you about local, national and international volunteering opportunities, which may include both regular and one-off placements. We can find you appropriate training courses and offer support and advice throughout your volunteer experience.

Find a volunteer

We help organisations find volunteers for recurring and one-off projects, work with them to identify and develop new volunteering opportunities, advise them on good practice when working with volunteers, and can provide training, subject to funding.

Encourage staff

Give employees the opportunity to volunteer. This may be time off for individual volunteering, or in a programme you develop, such as an ongoing arrangement with a community partner. We have helped local employers establish such links and can do the same for you.

Volunteers in action

  • Facepainting a young visitor at the Wild Place project.

  • Checking donated clothes at the British Heart Foundation shop.

  • Adding donated books to the shelves in the Thornbury Lions Bookshop.

  • Collecting donated furniture for sale by the Multiple Sclerosis People’s Help.

  • Staff from Essilor helping in Turnberrie’s garden on an employer-sponsored scheme.

  • Serving a customer at the Over 60s Tearoom in the Town Hall.

  • Red Cross volunteers attending a local event.

  • Guiding a group at WWT Slimbridge.

  • Giving technical advice in Thornbury Library.

  • Serving a customer at the Oxfam Shop.

  • Painting a locomotive cab at the Vale of Berkeley Railway.

  • Cataloguing donated tools at the Thornbury Museum.

News & information

Quiz Nights at the Swan We have been chosen to receive the funds from the Wednesday evening quiz nights. Please support us. More information.

Bags of help please! We have been chosen as a finalist in the Tesco Bags of Help scheme in its Thornbury store. More information.

Newsletter: Our 2017 newsletter has been published. Get it here.

Plans for 2018: Next year is our 30th anniversary. We plan events to bring organisations and volunteers closer together. Details here..

Personal Resilience and Stress Management Training Tools to help you feel less stressed. 31 January 2018. More information.

Experiences: Michele tells how a local company restored her confidence and helped her back into work.

Volunteering opportunities. Most of our many volunteering opportunities are advertised nationally and can be searched online here. Some are advertised locally only and are listed here.

We’re on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us for news and events. And all our volunteering opportunities appear there as they’re published.

Cookies policy. This site doesn’t use cookies, apart from the search function, on which Google sets two trackers.

Thornbury Volunteer Centre is a registered charity, number 1004285. This site © Thornbury Volunteer Centre. Web design by Michael Quinion. Last updated 20 Dec. 2016.

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