News and forthcoming events

Celebrating Thornbury fair

Come and visit our stall at the Celebrating Thornbury fair organised by Thornbury Welcomes in the St Mary Shopping Centre on Saturday 30 March between 10am and 3pm. This will be a “Freshers’ Fair” style event, showcasing all the wonderful local clubs and societies and the many volunteering opportunities that are available.

Volunteer Managers’ Network Meeting

The next meeting will be held at 10am on Wednesday 6 March at the Carers Centre, Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds BS16 2QQ. This meeting will be focusing on Volunteer Week planning and how the hours worked by volunteer managers compare with the number of volunteers managed.

These meetings are open to all volunteer managers working in South Gloucestershire. They are friendly and informal gatherings where managers can share ideas and expertise and discuss any issues or concerns.

Please contact Kim Webb here at the Thornbury Volunteer Centre if you wish to attend.

Three further meetings are planned for later this year:

  • Thursday 13 June at 10am, at Brunelcare, Saffron Gardens, Prospect Place, Whitehall, Bristol. BS5 9FF.
  • Wednesday 11 September at Bristol Home-Start, The Greenway Business Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead. BS10 5PY.
  • Thursday 14 November at Jigsaw, The Bakery Annexe, 4-7 Chapel Street, Thornbury. BS35 2AW.

Help raise funds through AmazonSmile

The AmazonSmile scheme supports charitable organisations by donating a proportion of the value of sales. Everyone who buys from Amazon and wants to support us can join the scheme by choosing us.

All you have to do is visit the signup page. You will be asked to log in to the Amazon site if you aren’t already. Then all you have to do is click on the button labelled Start Shopping.

The AmazonSmile logo.

After that you can shop the Amazon site as normal. Products, prices and shopping features are exactly the same as before. The one change is that part of the value of your purchases (excluding VAT, returns and delivery) is passed to us as a donation. Amazon doesn’t take any commission.

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News & information

Celebrating Thornbury fair: On 30 March, showcasing local clubs and societies & volunteering opportunities. More here.

Volunteer Managers’ Network: The next meeting, focussing on planning for Volunteer Week, has been arranged for Wednesday 6 March. Details here.

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

Updated mailing list: You can now manage your subscription to our mailing list for yourself.

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.

Support us via AmazonSmile at no cost to you.  

Thornbury Volunteer Centre is a registered charity, number 1180775. The Town Hall, 35 High Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AR. Hours: Monday‑Friday, 10.30‑12.00; Tel: 01454 413392

This site © Thornbury Volunteer Centre. Site design by Michael Quinion. Last updated 21 Feb. 2019.