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Volunteers in action

  • Facepainting a young visitor at the Wild Place project.

  • Checking donated clothes at the British Heart Foundation shop.

  • Adding donated books to the shelves in the Thornbury Lions Bookshop.

  • Collecting donated furniture for sale by the Multiple Sclerosis People’s Help.

  • Staff from Essilor helping in Turnberrie’s garden on an employer-sponsored scheme.

  • Serving a customer at the Over 60s Tearoom in the Town Hall.

  • Red Cross volunteers attending a local event.

  • Guiding a group at WWT Slimbridge.

  • Giving technical advice in Thornbury Library.

  • Serving a customer at the Oxfam Shop.

  • Painting a locomotive cab at the Vale of Berkeley Railway.

  • Cataloguing donated tools at the Thornbury Museum.

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.

Generous donations in November: We received substantial sums from Quiz nights at the Swan Inn and from Thornbury Round Table.

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.

Volunteering opportunities: Most of our many volunteering opportunities are advertised nationally and can be searched online here. Some are advertised locally only and are listed here.

We’re on social media: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for news and events. And all our volunteering opportunities appear there as they’re published.

Thornbury Volunteer Centre is a registered charity, number 1180775. This site © Thornbury Volunteer Centre. Site design by Michael Quinion. Last updated 5 Jun. 2018.