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Swan Advocacy

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.

swanadvocacy.org.uk/opportunities...


Age UK South Gloucestershire Volunteers


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
www.ageuk.org.uk/southgloucesters...
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Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) Charity Shop Volunteers


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
www.chsw.org.uk/
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Chipping Sodbury Tourist Information Centre Volunteers


Keen to volunteer? Chipping Sodbury Tourist Information Centre is staffed by friendly volunteers six days a week from Spring to Christmas. We help and advise visitors on local amenities and places of interest in Chipping Sodbury and the surrounding areas. We stock a range of books, gifts, maps and leaflets and sell tickets for local events.

Our team of volunteers work in pairs doing either a morning 10am-1pm (perfect for parents of school-age children) or an afternoon 1-4pm session. We are looking for new volunteers to join us either on a permanent basis or for the odd shift. If you would like to find out more, please call or email Trizia using the details below.

The Clock Tower, High Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AH
Tel: 07932 680055
Email:


Computer Support Volunteers (ongoing position)


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:

  • Are competent and confident users of computers, conversant with use of the Internet and email, and are familiar with Microsoft Office software. An ability to manage photos and music downloading, along with an awareness of social networking sites such as Facebook, would also be desirable.
  • Have a general interest in online information sites hosted by the library and an ability to explore these with customers, such as Ancestry and online encyclopaedias.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and customer care skills, are comfortable with people of all ages and backgrounds; enjoy helping others and have patience.
  • Especially encourage those who are afraid of IT, helping them make the most of the services on offer, particularly encouraging individuals to take advantage of online training resources such as www.learnmyway.com
  • Supporting those who are applying for jobs, composing CVs, contacting the Council or using sites such as www.gov.uk and Universal Jobs match.

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
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CVS South Gloucestershire


Poole Court, Poole Court Drive, Yate BS37 5PP
Tel: 01454 865205
www.cvs-sg.org.uk
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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
4tvl.org.uk/
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Friends of Kingsgate Park Volunteers


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.

myyate.co.uk/yate/kingsgate-park


Girlguiding Leaders and Assistant Leaders


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 the link below to register your interest or call, text or email Development Worker Jo Fletcher if you would like to have a chat about how you could get involved. She is also available on Whatsapp.

Tel: 07774 640229
www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involv...
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Green Community Travel Volunteers


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
www.greencommunitytravel.co.uk/
Email:


Memory Café Activity Volunteers


Do you have a craft, an art, special skill or mastermind subject? Are you a group with a good cause? The Memory Café need YOU, to support our café sessions with exciting and interesting activities! If you have a cause or a talent that could assist or bring joy to our customers, our team would love to hear from you!
To find out more, to donate or to join our team of volunteers, contact our team – call us on 01454 869441 or click below. For volunteer applications, visit our “Vacancies” page. We are more than happy to chat to you about your application and provide support if necessary; full training is provided upon starting.

yatetowncouncil.gov.uk/yate/venue...
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National Garden Scheme - South Gloucestershire


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
ngs.org.uk
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Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly)


Re-engage is a national charity dedicated to connecting people to their communities. Our activity groups bring people over 75 together in local communities across Bristol and the South-West, to keep people active through exercise sessions, tai chi, gardening, boules, carpet curling and dancing.  

Tel: 0800 716543
www.reengage.org.uk/join-a-group/...
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Shopmobility Volunteer Opportunities


Our aim is to support people with physical disabilities and their carers to improve quality of life and reduce social isolation.
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.
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
www.myyate.co.uk/yate/local_organ...
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Tortworth Forest Centre


Tortworth Forest Centre is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company which aims to improve lives by reconnecting people with nature, through conservation, wellbeing programmes, outdoor events, courses and volunteering opportunities.
The Centre is based at Tortworth Arboretum, a historically and culturally rich woodland. There is huge potential to bring this unique place back to use and to share it with people who want to learn about woodlands and develop outdoor skills - so get in touch if you want to be a part of it.

Tortworth Arboretum, off Tortworth Road, Tortworth GL12 8HH
Tel: 07717 201 329
tortwortharboretum.org/
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Volunteering Yate


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.

Tel: 07929 787478
southernbrooks.org.uk/volunteer-c...
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Yate and Sodbury Covid-19 Help & Support


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.

www.facebook.com/groups/650869675...


Yate Heritage Centre Volunteer Roles


We’re looking for volunteers to support Yate Heritage Centre! Our team are always happy to chat about volunteering, application support and full training is provided. To make a volunteer application, click below or call 01454 869441.

yatetowncouncil.gov.uk/jobs




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