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'Breaks for Carers' Sitting Service


Do you want to make a difference to your community? Do you like spending time with people? Are you kind, caring, reliable and responsible?

Carers often find their own well-being is affected due to the pressure of caring, so having a regular short break can make all the difference. The South Glos 'Breaks for Carers' Sitting Service is looking for people who can offer 2-3 hours of their time, (normally during the day on a weekday) weekly or fortnightly to spend with a cared-for person so their carer can take a break. You’ll have induction, training and support, with paid travel expenses. We also have social events for volunteers. We’re looking for men and women over 18.

The Carers’ Support Centre provides support, information and advice to carers living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. For more information about this role, please contact Marilyn Crump, Sitting Service Coordinator for an informal chat.

Tel: 0117 937 5622
Tel: 07722 283 672
www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk
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Age UK Befriending Service


Could you spare some of your precious time to help us reach more people in need living in your community? We are facing an unprecedented demand for our Befriending service across the county and one of your neighbours may be in need of help.

Befriending is simple but very rewarding. Our volunteers pop in for a chat once a week for around an hour and talk about everything and anything. It is simple but means so much to the older person.

Our volunteers benefit from the visits as much as our clients. You can help to change the lives of local people and make sure no one has no one. Please get in touch for more information.

Tel: 01454 411707
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Become a Turnberrie’s Community Centre Trustee


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
turnberries.co.uk
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British Red Cross Events First Aid Team


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
www.redcross.org.uk
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Healthwatch


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
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Julian House Charity Shop Volunteers – Thornbury


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!   

Skill Development:
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!

Other Information:
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
www.julianhouse.org.uk/volunteeri...
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Oldbury on Severn Community Shop Welcomes Volunteers


Oldbury Community Shop has now been operating for over 3 years and is regarded as one of the most successful Community Shops in the U.K. The Shop is run by volunteers so any surplus funds can either be ploughed back into the Shop and/or donated to local good causes.

We are always looking for new volunteers to enable us to maintain the Shop's tremendous success into the future. If interested you will be joining a great group of people and it's a real opportunity to make new friends and importantly give something back to the Community. There is no pressure on anyone to work fixed slots or on how many slots you work. So if you want to work 2 hours a week or 2 hours a month it's your choice. Your help would be really appreciated as you can never have enough help.

If you are interested please give Chris Awde a ring on 01454 418619 or the shop on 01454 501090.


Thornbury Sea Cadets is looking for Adult Volunteers


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.

Tel: 07803259511
www.mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/d...
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Thornbury Volunteer Centre


We help people find something worthwhile to do in their local community whilst having fun and making friends. We have volunteering opportunities for every age, gender, disability, skill level and time available. We have opportunities for those interested in volunteering with all age groups and opportunities in conservation, fundraising, driving, befriending, admin, IT, craft and much more. Most of these require no specific experience; just a willingness to help others. Any amount of time that you are able to spare would help, once a week or month or maybe just a few hours as a one-off can make all the difference.
If your group or organisation needs volunteers we can publicise these opportunities.
For more information please call in 10.30am-12noon Monday-Friday, phone us or click below. You really can make a difference!

The Town Hall, 35 High Street, Thornbury
Tel: 01454 413392
www.volunteer-thornbury.co.uk
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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
www.tortwortharboretum.org
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