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Volunteer Centre Thornbury

Who we are ...

We are the volunteer development agency for Thornbury and district. Our overall aim is to promote, support and develop volunteering and provide a service which matches volunteers with organisations which need voluntary help. We provide training, advice and support.

More about what we do.

Become a volunteer ...

We can tell you about local, national and international volunteering opportunities, which may include both regular work and one-off projects. We can find you appropriate training courses and offer support and advice throughout your volunteer placement.

Your next step to volunteering.

Find a volunteer ...

We help organisations find volunteers for recurring and one-off projects, work with them to identify and develop new volunteering opportunities, advise them on good practice when working with volunteers, and can provide training, subject to funding.

More information for organisations

Encourage staff ...

Give employees the opportunity to volunteer. Your support may be time off for individual volunteering, or in a programme you develop, such as an ongoing arrangement with a community partner. We have helped local employers establish links with partners and can do the same for you.

More on employer-supported volunteering.

Volunteers can select from a wide range of activities. Here two are helping in a local charity shop.
The Castle School operates an annual volunteering scheme with its sixth formers. These were pictured at the Sheiling School in 2013.
We help local firms establish and operate schemes to help employees volunteer. Here two members of staff from Essilor are helping in the garden at Turnberrie’s.


Mental health mini-workshop
A free 90-minute introduction to mental health awareness for volunteers and all who work with the public will be on 24 February. More information.

Good Practice Guide
An updated edition of our guide of good practice for groups working with volunteers has been published. See our publications page or download it direct.

New site design
We have redesigned this site to improve our service to you and to make it easier to read on tablets and smartphones. We welcome your emailed comments.

Volunteering opportunities
All our current volunteering opportunities are online here, where you may search for the ones best suited to your needs.

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© Thornbury Volunteer Centre. Last updated 27 January 2015.