Who we are
We are the volunteer development agency for Thornbury and district. We promote, support and develop volunteering and provide a service which matches volunteers with organisations that need voluntary help. We provide training, advice and support.
Be a volunteer
We can tell you about local, national and international volunteering opportunities, which may include both regular and one-off placements. We can find you appropriate training courses and offer support and advice throughout your volunteer experience.
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.
Give employees the opportunity to volunteer. This 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 such links and can do the same for you.
News & information
Christmas closing: The office will be shut from 24 December for the Christmas break. We reopen on 3 January 2019.
Christmas Award Ceremony: To mark our 30th anniversary, we presented special awards to five local organisations.
Alan Hudson award: The 2018 award for volunteering excellence goes to Sandi Shawcross of Thornbury Museum.
Help raise funds through AmazonSmile: If you shop at Amazon we are donated funds. More information.
Meeting dates arranged: Four meetings of the Volunteer Managers’ Network have been arranged for 2019. Details here.
Updated mailing list: You can now manage your subscription to our mailing list for yourself.