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 1004285) 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
Volunteer Managers’ Network Meeting The next meeting is on 12 September, focussing on the publicity and promotion of volunteer roles. More details.
Personal Resilience and Stress Management Workshop. A second workshop has been organised for 4 September. More details.
Volunteer Organiser Forum. To be held in October to bring together local coordinators of volunteers to discuss issues and solutions. More here.
New trustee. Allan Taylor has joined our management committee. More about Allan here.
Summer opening: From Monday 23 July we are open only on Mondays and Wednesdays, but at our usual times. We return to normal opening on Tuesday 28 August.
AGM and Networking event. We had two excellent combined afternoon meetings. More here.