Thornbury Volunteer Centre

October 27 2017

Now is a busy time of year for volunteers and volunteering as people want to escape the cold dark days of winter by doing something positive and helping in their local community. The following are some of our current volunteering offers and opportunities.

Now is a busy time of year for volunteers and volunteering as people want to escape the cold dark days of winter by doing something positive and helping in their local community. The following are some of our current volunteering offers and opportunities.

• A Christian based local organisation which aims to build positive relationships with vulnerable teenagers through street-based contact are seeking street-based youth work volunteers to be part of a small team providing sign-posting and support as appropriate. Workers head out in the evening in pairs, approximately twice a month. There are opportunities to be involved in other group work and events if that is something which interests. Some training will be given in youth work and safeguarding and a worker's safety is paramount. DBS check required.

• Can you help a local charity raise awareness and funds through local events? As a volunteer in the Thornbury/Bristol ‘Friends of Brain Tumour Support’ group, you will work together with other members of the group to source and create fundraising opportunities for Brain Tumour Support, liaising with the Fundraising Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator. You will also work to raise awareness of the charity through all that you do. 

• Volunteer French teacher needed to support a group of "rusty" French learners at (roughly) GCSE/A level standard in local U3A group. This is a fun group for anyone who has rusty French and a love of the language. They read and translate informative articles, poems and songs and subscribe to the Rendez-vous magazine for use at home and in group sessions. They meet at The Chantry on Tuesday mornings.

• 2nd Thornbury Scout Group are looking for a volunteer Committee Secretary to take minutes at 6 meetings per year and provide administration support for the scout group. DBS check required.

If you feel you can help please contact Thornbury Volunteer Centre on 01454 413392 or email mail@volunteer-thornbury.co.uk for further information.

• Poppy Sellers are needed for this year’s appeal from 28 October to 11 November. Volunteers should be respectfully dressed, be polite and courteous. They will sell poppies to members of the public in a variety of public locations around Thornbury. Must be able to commit to 1-2 hours.