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What we do

We match volunteers with organisations that need them.

Our team

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.

A cheerful volunteer

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.

Searching for volunteers

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.

Company staff volunteering

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.


Tesco Stronger Starts award: We’re in the running for one. Please cast your vote in favour at the Thornbury store.

Team building: Two recent examples of employers supporting volunteering by staff in the local community are described.

Summer opening hours: As usual, we shall be open only two days a week during high summer.

Summer Award Lunch: Our annual awards event was a great success.

Alan Hudson award: This year goes to the Over 60s Tearoom.

Clare Fardell awards: Presented to two very deserving young people.

Annual report: Our annual report for 2023-24 is now available.

Wanting to help? You can search our currrent volunteering opportunities. New opportunities are posted to , , and local groups.

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Sources of Help booklet: Our invaluable guide to organisations that can help you in need is available online.

Thornbury Volunteer Centre is a registered charity, number 1180775. The Town Hall, 35 High Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AR. Tel: 01454 413392. Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30-12.00. This site © Thornbury Volunteer Centre. Site design by Michael Quinion. Page last updated 15 Jul. 2024.

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