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.
We serve Thornbury and its surrounds, primarily the BS35 and BS32 postcodes of South Gloucestershire.
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.
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, Filton & The Stokes.
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
Christmas closing: The office will be shut from 24 December for the Christmas break. We reopen on 3 January 2019.
Christmas Award Ceremony: To mark our 30th anniversary, we presented special awards to five local organisations.
Alan Hudson award: The 2018 award for volunteering excellence goes to Sandi Shawcross of Thornbury Museum.
Help raise funds through AmazonSmile: If you shop at Amazon we are donated funds. More information.
Meeting dates arranged: Four meetings of the Volunteer Managers’ Network have been arranged for 2019. Details here.
Updated mailing list: You can now manage your subscription to our mailing list for yourself.