Giving you more than great volunteers
At Thornbury Volunteer Centre we provide a range of services to help you to find the volunteers you need.
Volunteer brokerage service
Every month, new people register to volunteer with us — people from all walks of life. To start recruiting volunteers, this is what you need to do:
- If you haven’t already done so, complete our organisation registration form.
- Register your voluntary opportunity so that we can promote it for you.
- Be prepared! We will put your vacancies on this website and — with your consent — on the National Volunteering Database and our Facebook and Twitter sites. It may take a few days for your vacancy to appear.
Finding the right volunteers is just the start
With 27 years of experience behind us, we understand that finding a volunteer is only the start of your journey. Planning is essential to successfully place and retain volunteers.
That’s why we can also provide you with good practice advice, resources, support and training (subject to our obtaining additional funding) and help you provide successful experiences for both yourselves and your volunteers.
We are keen to keep up to date with every volunteer who has been placed. We aim to track all our referrals to organisations but would be very grateful if you could inform us when any new volunteers referred to your organisation through our brokerage service are successfully placed with you.
Please phone or email us for more details.
If you have flyers or leaflets that advertise your volunteering opportunities please send them to us by post or email. If you have any questions or comments do please get in touch.
You may also find our Frequently-asked questions (FAQ) useful.
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.