Turnberrie’s is a community based charity located in a modern facility that offers meeting and activity rooms of varying sizes and a large hall, all of which are available to hire by the community, including its people, businesses and organisations.
We are looking for Trustees with particular skills to strengthen our small board of Trustees and manage what is, in effect, a vibrant and expanding small business.
We need Trustees particularly ones with experience in law, business development or marketing, and who are interested in offering some of their time and expertise back to the community.
The principle role is to assist with projects and initiatives relevant to their area of expertise and to attend bi-monthly board meetings.
If you would like further information about Turnberrie’s and the role or would like an informal chat then please visit the website, phone the Centre Manager on or email the Trustees.
Bath Road, Thornbury BS35 2BB
Tel: 01454 868485
We are looking for volunteers to join the Events First Aid team and anyone age 15 upwards is welcome to join us. Sessions are held Monday nights 1930 - 2130. For more information, contact Group Leader Marie Davis.
Based at Turnberrie's Community Centre, Bath Road, Thornbury BS35 2BB
Supported by a network of volunteers, Contact the Elderly organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over, who live alone, offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.
We’re in the process of starting the 3rd group in the Thornbury area and to make it happen we need a couple more volunteers – a little time really can make a lasting difference.
Driver - once a month on a Sunday afternoon. Tea parties last 2 hours, plus travel time.
Reserve Driver – a few times a year on a Sunday afternoon.
Host – once or twice a year, welcome the group to your home for afternoon tea. Downstairs toilet and no more than 3 steps required.
There are usually 8 older guests in a group, and we are currently reaching out to find those older people who would benefit from the free monthly tea parties.
For more details about volunteering or getting involved as a guest, please contact Helen Ker-Bridges.
Tel: 01225 873812
Our charity shops play an important role in raising money to help homeless and vulnerably housed people to access shelter, food, help and support in the Bath area. This new shop in Thornbury has a selection of books, clothes, music, DVDs, toys and homewares. Like our other shops, this is a vibrant shop and welcomes volunteers of all ages and experience to help with a variety of jobs, from customer service to sorting books and clothes, through to designing advertising campaigns and promotions.
We pride ourselves on offering a great service in a well presented customer friendly environment.
Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.00pm.
Skills and Qualifications Required:
No formal qualifications are required – just enthusiasm!
Many people find volunteering in our shops a useful route back into work as it increases confidence and helps you get back into a routine. We also aim to develop customer service skills in a friendly yet professional environment.
Volunteering in our shops is also a great way to get out and meet new people while doing something active for a great cause and in your local community!
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Volunteers should be prepared to commit to at least one (you can do more!) half day shift a week.
How to apply:
If you are interested in joining the Julian House team, we would love to hear from you. You can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jessica Lockey for more information, by telephone or e-mail. To apply please visit the Volunteer Page on our website.
10 St Mary’s Way, Thornbury BS35 2BH
Tel: 01225 354650
The Oldbury on Severn Community Shop is due to celebrate 3 years of trading in February. The Shop has proved to be very successful with a real Community spirit and a lovely stop off point for walkers and cyclists for tea/coffee and cakes. The Shop is solely run by volunteers and is a fantastic way to meet new people and do your little bit to help local good causes who are the future beneficiaries from Shop profits. The Shop already have many volunteers who live in Thornbury and they all love working in the Shop and meeting new people. This said we are always looking for new volunteers to come and join our very friendly group. So if you can offer a couple of hours a week or more come and join us and you will be very welcome. If interested contact Marie Stephens on 01454 411134.
Every week across the UK thousands of young people, aged between 10 and 18, get involved in Sea Cadet activities. To make this happen we need the help of volunteers. We have lots of roles to match your skills from instructional staff to unit management.
Instructional opportunities range from sailing to marine engineering, navigation to catering, first aid to adventure training. Training for would-be cadet instructors is available so anyone interested should not be put off because they don't know anything/much about a particular subject. Unit Management opportunities include marketing and PR, asset management (buildings or boats or equipment), organizing events, recruitment (adult volunteers and cadets).
Please get in touch to find out more using the details below.
We have lots of opportunities in the local area from visiting elderly people to helping organise exhibitions, from driving to gardening and from offering advice to working with children.
Volunteering is the ideal way to gain work experience and make new friends. It allows you to try different things and improves self-confidence. In some cases it can lead to paid employment. Mostly though, it should be enjoyable and enriching, helping you to feel worthwhile whilst helping others lead a better quality of life.
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
Do you have a passion for health and social care? Help us bring about real, positive change by becoming a Champion, Representative or Enter and View volunteer for Healthwatch. To find out more, click below.
Tel: 0117 9589 363