Urgent volunteer vacancies

More volunteer opportunities can be found in our latest section and on the Voscur website.

If you experience problems, or do not hear back about applications you have made, please contact Volunteer Bristol - 0117 989 7733 or info@volunteerbristol.org.uk, or join us at our drop-in on Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11am-3pm.

Money Advice Assistant
Caseworker support
Marketing Assistant
Admin Volunteer
Energy Project Support Assistant

Multiple roles available to support Talking Money, a Bristol-based independent charity dedicated to improving lives by tackling financial problems. Talking Money have been providing free, high quality advice and support to people in financial hardship for over 25 years.
Contact Vincent Finney on 
Vincent.Finney@talkingmoney.org.uk or call 0117 954 3990 for more information.

Volunteer Buddy - Active Together for Dementia

Active Together is a project to match a volunteer buddy with a person with early stage dementia who has a shared interest. Together you will go out regularly and participate in that activity, examples might include: Gardening; Golf; Swimming; Walking; plus any you would like to suggest... You will meet the person with dementia at their home and travel together to chosen activity, and back to their home afterwards.  This can be an activity you do each week anyway, with the added benefit of enabling someone with dementia to participate too. 
Contact Clare@VolunteerBristol.org.uk for more information or call 0117 989 7734

TESS (Text and Email Support Service) volunteer - Self Injury Support

TESS is a text & email support service for young women up to 24yrs who are affected by self-injury (also known as self-harm), either their own or someone else’s.  Our volunteers respond to messages from young women who contact us wanting to talk via text and email. Some young women find texting / emailing easier than speaking to someone on the phone.  Volunteers use active listening skills to provide a confidential space where young women can talk about their self-harm in relation to what’s going on in their lives, without fear of being judged. They also signpost to resources and offer support and encouragement.
For more information, contact Sarah on info@selfinjurysupport.org.uk

Internet Buddy - West of England Centre for Living (WECIL)

Are you enthusiastic about anything to do with computers?  Do you like sharing your skills and knowledge?  If so, we need you for our Internet Cafe/Workclub to assist disabled and older people to gain confidence to use the internet to search for jobs or simply to book cinema tickets or look for their ancestors.  Contact: Volunteer Co-ordinator on hazel.conibere@wecil.co.uk

Intergenerational Activity Leader - Windmill Hill City Farm

In September 2016, Windmill Hill City Farm will launch the ‘Learning for Life Together’ project, an intergenerational project to connect older isolated people to children through sharing skills and learning together.  We are looking for a team of enthusiastic and committed over 50 volunteers to pioneer the project and deliver the programme of activities. This is an ideal role for an individual who has recently retired, has time to help develop a new exciting project, and would like to learn new practical and group facilitation skills. For further information, please contact: Julie Thorpe on 0117 947 1194 or email: julie.thorpe@windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk

Night Shelter Volunteer - St Mungo's Bristol

Our Bristol Shelter Programme is looking for dedicated and confident volunteers to assist us in the running of our Night Shelter. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to at least one night shift per month (10pm – 8am).  The programme works with our Outreach team to get those sleeping rough off the streets and into overnight shelter.  Experience is not needed as full training will be provided. Email sarah.fox@mungos.org

Community Advice Champion - North Bristol Advice Centre

This role will be based in South Gloucestershire within the Kingswood area working as part of a team at Kingsmeadow Community Flat. As a Community Advice Champion you will support people to complete welfare benefit forms and charity applications and refer or signpost them to other services they may need. NBAC will provide full training and day to day support will be provided by Kingsmeadow Community Flat. You should have some knowledge of the benefit system and experience of working with people on a 1-to-1 basis - and be able to commit to half a day a week for a minimum of 9 months. For more information please contact volunteering@northbristoladvice.org.uk or 0117 9515751.

Could you be a Buddy to a disabled child?

This would involve you taking the child out for the day, giving them new experiences and helping them gain confidence and have fun together! It also give the family of the disabled child a little time to recharge their batteries. Bristol City Council is keen to hear from anyone over 18 who is interested in giving a little time to make a big difference. We would be particularly happy to have some more young male buddies. There are some expenses paid. Contact 0117 3534200 or visit http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/children-and-young-people/can-you-provide-short-break-disabled-childchildren

Professionally skilled volunteers to give Bristol community organisations

Would you like to share your skills with a Bristol-based charity who would really benefit from your experience? The Boost! Programme, run by Volunteer Bristol, matches volunteers with specialist skills to organisations in the Bristol area who really need their help.  We have a number of organisations seeking someone enthusiastic and confident to help them, if you think this could be you then please email us on boost@volunteerbristol.org.uk for a registration pack.