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What we do

We are the volunteer development agency serving Thornbury and district. We aim to link volunteers offering their services with organisations that need voluntary help. We work as a clearing house for information and provide training, advice and support.

Our area

We serve Thornbury and its surrounds, primarily the BS35 and BS32 postcodes of South Gloucestershire.

Our organisation

Our office is staffed on weekday mornings by a team of volunteer co-ordinators who work with our development co-ordinator, Kim Webb. The Centre is a charity (number 1180775) whose activities are overseen by a management committee. We are based in the Town Hall in Thornbury. Details of how to contact us are here.

An external view of Thornbury Town hall
Our base is Thornbury Town Hall

Links within the community

We promote good practice to organisations that use volunteers through our health check, our good practice guide and a support package of low-cost training. Through our activities, we increase awareness of the issues that affect volunteering.

We are a member of the Volunteer Centre Partnership South Gloucestershire, which also includes the centres in Yate, Kingswood and Patchway.

The Partnership works closely with CVS South Gloucestershire, the South Gloucestershire Council and other local organisations to inform strategic thinking and planning at a regional and national level. We participate in campaigns and represent local voices in issues affecting volunteering.

News & information

Volunteers’ Week 2024

Discover what volunteers do and how you can join in.

Spring sale

Our Spring Sale on 27 April raised more than £250 for Centre funds.

Sources of Help booklet

Our invaluable guide to organisations that can help you in need is available online.

Discover your perfect volunteering opportunity

Contribute your time and skills to the local community.

Social media

We post details of new volunteering opportunities on and local groups.

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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 11 Feb. 2024.