Giving you more than great volunteers
At Thornbury Volunteer Centre we provide a range of services to help you to find the volunteers you need.
Volunteer brokerage service
Every month, new people register to volunteer with us — people from all walks of life. To start recruiting volunteers, this is what you need to do:
- If you haven’t already done so, complete our organisation registration form.
- Register your voluntary opportunity so that we can promote it for you.
- Be prepared! We will put your vacancies on this website and — with your consent — on the National Volunteering Database and our Facebook and Twitter sites. It may take a few days for your vacancy to appear.
Finding the right volunteers is just the start
With 27 years of experience behind us, we understand that finding a volunteer is only the start of your journey. Planning is essential to successfully place and retain volunteers.
That’s why we can also provide you with good practice advice, resources, support and training (subject to our obtaining additional funding) and help you provide successful experiences for both yourselves and your volunteers.
We are keen to keep up to date with every volunteer who has been placed. We aim to track all our referrals to organisations but would be very grateful if you could inform us when any new volunteers referred to your organisation through our brokerage service are successfully placed with you.
Please phone or email us for more details.
If you have flyers or leaflets that advertise your volunteering opportunities please send them to us by post or email. If you have any questions or comments do please get in touch.
You may also find our Frequently-asked questions (FAQ) useful.
News & information
Christmas lunch: Our annual Christmas thank-you lunch 2017 draws 50+ local volunteers. More.
Alan Hudson Award 2017: We are proud to present the 2017 award for volunteering achievement to Thornbury Foodbank.
Christmas closing dates announced: Our office will be closed between 18 December and 1 January inclusive, reopening on Tuesday 2 January.
Fun and profit at the Swan! The Wednesday night quiz nights at the Swan during November raised £665 for our funds. 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.
We’re on Facebook and Twitter: Follow us for news and events. And all our volunteering opportunities appear there as they’re published.