What is volunteering?
Volunteering is about giving your time to a good cause. You don’t get paid, but you do get the chance to use your talents, develop new skills, and experience the pleasure that comes from making a real difference to other people’s lives, as well as your own.
Who can do it?
Anyone. Whatever your age, background or work experience, you will have a skill someone needs. No matter how busy you are, there will be something you can do. It can be trickier to find volunteer roles if you are under 16, but not impossible. Just ask us.
What can I do?
Anything. (Almost.) More than 100 different volunteer roles are available in Thornbury and its surrounding area. Everything from driving to gardening, befriending to administration, fundraising to shop work. There’s something for everyone.
Worried about risk or liability?
We will do our best to ensure that we signpost you towards organisations with appropriate insurance cover and safeguarding procedures to ensure that your volunteering experience is happy and healthy
How do I do it?
There are many ways to get in touch with the Volunteer Centre and find an opportunity that inspires you.
You can contact us by phone or email or drop in to the office for a face-to-face meeting where you can talk through your thoughts and needs with a Volunteer Co-ordinator.
Want to find out more?
News & information
We’re popping up again! We shall be running our pop-up shop during May and June. More here.
Volunteer Manager’s Network: The next meeting is announced. More here.
AGM date announced: It will be on 18 July with guest speaker and refreshments. All welcome! More details.
Big grant permits local projects: We have been granted £2000 from Tesco's Bags of Help scheme. We plan a series of events during 2018 to bring organisations and volunteers closer together. More information.
General Data Protection Regulation: Two successful workshops help local organisations come to grips with new data protection regulations. Details here.
Quiz nights at the Swan: More opportunities for fun and funds in April. Details here.