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For organisations

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.
Volunteers picking up litter in local woodlands

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.

Castle School students surveying the public

Successful placements

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.

More information

You may also find our Frequently-asked questions (FAQ) useful.

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.

Generous donations in November: We received substantial sums from Quiz nights at the Swan Inn and from Thornbury Round Table.

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.

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.

Thornbury Volunteer Centre is a registered charity, number 1180775. This site © Thornbury Volunteer Centre. Site design by Michael Quinion. Last updated 4 Jul. 2016.