Find a volunteer

You must be registered as an organisation with us before completing this form. If you are not already registered, please complete our registration form before continuing.

The information you provide here will be used by us to match volunteers for your opportunity. It is in your interests to make it interesting, appealing and worthwhile in order to attract volunteers.

We reserve the right to amend the information. Incomplete or poorly completed forms may require re-submission.

If you are unsure about completing this form please contact us for advice or assistance.

If your opportunity needs to be filled quickly, please bear in mind that it may take us a few days to make it public.

If you prefer, you can instead download, print and complete the Opportunity Registration Form and either post it to us or bring it into the office.

Three of the questions may require you to provide personal information such as name and telephone number (and email address, if it identifies a person by name). The way we store, manage and use personal information is explained in our privacy policy (this link will open in a new tab or window so you don’t lose your place). Do you agree that we may store, manage and use any personal information you provide in accordance with our privacy policy?

We’re sorry that you don’t want to share your personal information with us. This means that we’re unable to help you further. If you would like to discuss the matter with us, you’re very welcome to contact us by telephone or email or visit our office in the Town Hall.

If you wish to change your mind, you can start again.

You need only answer those questions which are marked with a red asterisk (*). However, the more information you can supply the better we shall be able to help you.

Opportunity information

*Opportunity title:

*Organisation name:

Contact details

If the contact person for this volunteering opportunity is not the one that was given when your organisation was registered (or if you’re not sure), please give details.
A contact email is always required.

Contact name:


In full national format with initial ‘O’.


About the opportunity

Please be as accurate as possible while remaining brief. The potential volunteer will read the details in this section when searching for an opportunity. To encourage them, please make this as informative and interesting as possible.


The first sentence only of this text will appear in the list of opportunities returned from a search. (The whole text will appear in the detailed opportunity display if the potential volunteer calls it up.) Make your first sentence a concise summary and then expand on it if necessary in subsequent text.

*What are you looking for?

Please provide us with the details of any experience, skills or qualifications that volunteers may need to participate in this opportunity.

Opportunity information

*Practical considerations:

You may like to say here that the opportunity is suitable for certain groups or that physical limitations apply (this could include information such that the volunteer needs to be reasonably physically fit, that no wheelchair access is available or that the location isn’t accessible by public transport).


Please tick all that apply.


Please tick all that apply.

*Number of volunteers needed:

Maximum 10

Categorise your opportunity

The information you enter in this section allows potential volunteers to focus on the opportunities most suitable for them and limits applications from unsuitable candidates.

Suitable for volunteers interested in:

Select no more than five items.




Culture & Sport

Crisis & Poverty


Crime & Justice

Health & Social Care

People, Youth & Family

What skills will they gain?

Select no more than five items.







What skills should they have?

Select no more than five items.







What activities will they do?

Select no more than five items.



Promotion & fundraising


Supporting others

Technology & online

Teaching & training

Where is the opportunity located?

This section allows you to set where the opportunity is happening. To get the best results, select specific address from the drop-down list, and provide a postcode at minimum.

*Choose a location:

Area or place:


Address 1:

Address 2:


When is the opportunity available?

This section allows you to set the time requirements for the opportunity. Note that none of the dates may be in the past.

*Start date:

Use format ‘day month year’, as in the example. Or select a date by clicking on the calendar icon.

*End date:

Use format ‘day month year’, as in the example. Or select a date by clicking on the calendar icon.

*At what times of day is the volunteer required?

Tick all that apply. Click on a tinted area to select or clear a whole row or column.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

*Minimum time required:



*Advertising start date:

Use format ‘day month year’, as in the example. Or select a date by clicking on the calendar icon.

*Advertising end date:

Use format ‘day month year’, as in the example. Or select a date by clicking on the calendar icon.

Recruitment and training


Please tick all that apply.


Please tick all that apply.


We normally post volunteering opportunities to the National Volunteering Database and give details on our Twitter and Facebook accounts. These referrals will make this opportunity available to large numbers of potential volunteers. Do you want this?


Please note that we always post opportunities to our own website and local media.

Additional information

Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

By clicking on Submit form, you confirm that the information you provide is true to the best of your knowledge.

News & information

Help raise funds through AmazonSmile If you shop at Amazon we are donated funds. More information.

Volunteer Managers’ Network Meeting The next meeting is on 21 November, focussing on the retention and training of volunteers. More details.

Volunteering opportunities: Most of our many volunteering opportunities are advertised nationally and can be searched online here. Some are advertised locally only and are listed here.

We’re on social media: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for news and events. And all our volunteering opportunities appear there as they’re published.

Cookies policy: This site doesn’t use cookies, apart from the search function, on which Google sets two trackers.

Thornbury Volunteer Centre is a registered charity, number 1004285. This site © Thornbury Volunteer Centre. Site design by Michael Quinion. Last updated 25 May 2018.