Much of our work depends on volunteers and we are always looking for more people to join our busy team. Examples include Mental Health Advocate Volunteers and Relevant Person’s Representative Volunteers.
Please find more information about our current volunteer opportunities below.
Age UK South Gloucestershire relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?
Tel: 01454 411707
CHSW is on the hunt for enthusiastic volunteers to help run their shop. There’s a variety of tasks that volunteers can get involved with from processing stock received from donations, to window displays, dressing mannequins and processing payments. It’s a great way to meet other people and really help to make a difference in the local community.
To find out more about volunteering, please ring the store or call in.
Unit 3 Tesco, East Walk, Yate Shopping Centre, Yate BS37 4AS
Tel: 01454 323993
We all face situations that seem complicated and need some advice to help us though. At Citizens Advice, we can help with most everyday problems from employment to housing, relationship breakdown to benefit entitlement and debt.
Citizens Advice provide free, independent and impartial advice to South Gloucestershire residents, and give them the knowledge and confidence to find their way forward.
We cannot do this without the support of our volunteers and we are currently looking to recruit additional volunteers to support us in the following areas:
• Supporting clients to fill in disability benefit applications
• Benefit checks
• Issuing food and fuel vouchers
• Energy advice
• Appointment booking and other admin tasks
You will need to be available for at least 1 session (3hrs) a week for a minimum period of 6 months. No experience needed, all training will be provided. Please indicate which role(s) you are particularly interested in in your application. For an Application Pack please email below.
South Gloucestershire’s libraries provide free access to computers, the internet, email and online resources and free Wi-Fi access for all members of the public. Library staff assist the public in using our facilities and when requested can signpost to further local help through our colleagues in the Council’s Community Learning Service, and through courses run by South Gloucestershire and Stroud College in many of our libraries.
Quite often, especially with those new to IT, a more in-depth one-to-one approach is needed and this is where we see a role for computer volunteers. We are thus seeking individuals who:
Volunteering is available at any time libraries are open. You can be as flexible as you like in the pattern of hours you do, and at times that suit you.
Interested in this opportunity? Please ask library staff for an application form to be returned to the librarian or for further information, please contact us by phone or email.
44 West Walk, Yate BS37 4AX
Tel: 07718 130 916
Poole Court, Poole Court Drive, Yate BS37 5PP
Tel: 01454 865205
Have your got spare time on your hands? Want to help in the local community? Then become a volunteer driver/leaflet distributor.
We provide transport to those members of the community who, for whatever reason, cannot use existing transport services.
Crossbow House, 58 School Road, Frampton Cotterell BS36 2DA
Tel: 01454 250500
Do you enjoy our award-winning Kingsgate Park? Then why not join us and help to keep the park looking as good as it always does? Click below to find out more.
Girlguiding are seeking Leaders and Assistant Leaders across South Gloucestershire. If you’re someone with a sense of adventure looking for a rewarding challenge then Girlguiding could be for you.
Help girls to realise their full potential and share some unforgettable moments along the way. Click below to register your interest.
Green Community Travel need voluntary drivers to help drive their minibuses and also people who would be willing to drive their own cars to get people to hospital appointments. Cost of training and expenses are reimbursed by GCT. We work with volunteers so it fits around your life!
Please call or email us to discuss further. We hope to hear from you soon!
Yate-based, covering all South Gloucestershire
Tel: 01454 228706
The National Garden Scheme is proud to say that 80% of money raised through opening gardens goes to health charities.
In our area, Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath there are almost 40 gardens to choose from, all described in the local 'Yellow book.' In South Gloucestershire 7 very different gardens open to visitors providing 'Great Gardens, Great Cakes!' Some will open for groups, at a time to suit you, 'By Arrangement'.
Details of all the gardens can be found on the National Garden Scheme website below, or you can download the smartphone app. On both you can search for gardens opening within the distance you are prepared to travel. So why not go ahead and plan the gardens you would like to visit?
The huge benefits of gardens and gardening to health and well being are now well recognised. You may feel you would like to become involved in this inspiring organisation. It's possible to volunteer in a small way by helping with serving teas, or you may even feel that your own garden could be enjoyed by others. Seeing the pleasure on visitors' faces and sharing your endeavours with others, whilst helping the NGS charities, has a huge 'feel good factor.'
To find out more, contact the County Organiser, Su Mills by phone or email.
Tel: 01454 615438
Supported by a network of volunteers, Re-engage organises monthly Sunday afternoon gatherings for small groups of older people aged 75 and over who are dealing with loneliness and social isolation.
Once a month, normally on a Sunday afternoon, each older guest is collected from their home by a Volunteer Driver, and taken to a Volunteer Host’s home, where they join a small group for refreshments, talk and companionship. The group is warmly welcomed by a different host each month, but the charity’s drivers and older guests remain the same. This means that over the months and years, acquaintances turn into friends and loneliness is replaced by companionship.
Tel: 01225 873812
We are seeking volunteers who are prepared to serve as committee members with a caring manner who may be interest in undertaking the role of Trustee or Chairperson.
Our aim is to support people with physical disabilities and their carers to improve quality of life and reduce social isolation. Meetings are normally held every 2 months.
Trustees may be needed to support the Project Manger to assist at the office when required or to assist undertake specific tasks. This should provide an overview of project through the work undertaken both at committee and operational level.
This overarching and eclectic nature of the role of committee member /Trustee may appeal to people from a social care perspective with an in interest of working as a member of a team as a committee member and with the Project Manager, the public, community and statutory other bodies.
The role could also appeal to those interested in community sector involvement including raising the profile of our project and sharing ideas with other agencies in utilising both our own and other services more effectively.
We welcome people who can use their own initiative and offer their own skills and ideas to contribute to the aims and objectives of the project. We are for example working with agencies to identify people who may be socially isolated by virtue of a disability and in seeking ways to support people access our service.
Training and support will be provided to understand the wider issues of working within the Charitable sector and the importance of funding, promotion and direct support to people who use our service.
Please contact Project Manager Sheridan Crew should you feel you can assist us.
Tel: 01454 868718
A volunteer service for Yate, Chipping Sodbury and locality. This service is mobile and focused on reaching out into the community. Volunteer Co-ordinator Alex Swatton attends local events and community locations to speak with people who are interested in volunteering.
Volunteer drop ins:
Mondays, 3-5pm, from The Rainbow Room at St Nix. Reopening in July.
1st Wednesday of the month, 1-5pm, from Cranleigh Court Hub. Reopening in July.
Tel: 07929 787478
We aim too ensure every road in Yate, Sodbury and surrounding areas has a verified point of contact to serve local residents in case of self isolation.