Latest Vacancies

For full listings of our volunteering opportunities on, click here, or click on the title of the opportunities below for more information.

If the contact details of the organisation are not contained within the advert, an internet search will help you find their webpage. Many organisations have a dedicated volunteering page, and it may be possible to download or complete an application online.

Training Volunteer - The Hive (Avon) Ltd

Volunteers to assist in facilitating workshops and or acting as support to individuals attending such events. Facilitating or assisting in the facilitation of workshops. Managing workshop activities on a one to one or group basis. Supporting individual to ensure training is fully accessible.  Setting up and/or clearing up at training sessions     Contact Cath Haynes 0117 9614372 or at

Peer Advocacy Mentor - The Hive Avon (Ltd)

The Hive Avon in Kingswood are looking for volunteers with learning difficulties to help empower and assist young adults with learning difficulties to communicate their own life choices and decisions with confidence. Peer advocates are volunteers with learning disabilities whose role it is to speak out for others with learning disabilities. Mentors are an important part of this process by supporting, coaching and encouraging a peer advocate as they in turn work with clients to speak out about everyday issues in their lives.

For more information, please contact: Cathryn Haynes (Volunteer Co-ordinator) on 01179 614372 or at

Swimming buddy - Milestones Trust 

We currently have a resident in one of our mental health homes in Fishponds who would like a volunteer to help them access the local leisure centre to go swimming. Other activities within the home may also be optional some weeks. You will accompany the resident on public transport or walking to the chosen venue. The resident is independent but would like a companion to support her on the journeys to help to build confidence.   No skills are required for this role, but good communication skills, patience and an encouraging approach would be an advantage.

For further information, please contact: Lianne Stevens by tel. 01179709319 or email:

Open Day Volunteer - HorseWorld Trust

HorseWorld is holding Open Days at Keynes Farm on Saturday 29th April, 24th June, 12th August and 7th October from 10.30am to 4pm. 
Visitors will get a chance to see our welfare yard and find out more about our work. To support the event we are looking for friendly and sociable volunteer Greeters to welcome visitors with a smile as they come through the entrance and hand out information packs, keep a tally of visitor numbers and assist with bucket collections.  We are also seeking volunteers to donate home-made cakes, so if you bake and have time to spare, then we would love to hear from you. 

For more information contact Rebecca Hopkins on 
*Email: or
*Telephone: 01275 832425

Support the London MoonWalk on Saturday 13 May (Bristol transport provided) - Penny Brohn UK

Take part in an exciting London Event and support your local Cancer Charity (Bristol transport provided). 

What is MoonWalk?  Grant making charity Walk the Walk organises the world famous midnight challenge marathon. Held each year the event sees thousands of men and women take to the streets of London in elaborately decorated bras all raising money for vital breast cancer causes.  Walk the Walk is a key partner and volunteering at their event is a fun and fantastic way for Penny Brohn UK to say thank you for all their support.

The MoonWalk London is on Saturday 13 May

If you are interested in volunteering at the MoonWalk this year please email with the following bits of information and we’ll pop you on the list.

Activity Supporter - Milestones Trust

Milestones Trust run a service called Stepping Forward South, which offer day opportunities to service users. The service runs on weekdays and some weekends and is based at The Batch in Warmley, but participants do go out and about in the community to take part in activities across Bristol.  We are looking for volunteers who can visit Stepping forward once a week (or more if possible) to support service users with different activities. The activities offered to the service users include: arts and craft; sport and life skills.

For more information contact Lianne Stevens on: Telephone: 01179709319 / 9709356 or Email:

1:1 Advocacy Caseworker - The Hive (Avon) Ltd

We're looking for volunteers to help our clients to speak out about their needs, views and wishes. Volunteers will gather and present up-to-date information to ensure the client can make informed choices but volunteers will not be giving advice, imposing views or opinion.  Volunteers will agree a plan of action and identify initial actions, outcomes and timescales with clients but not be prescriptive or inflexible. Where a client cannot give clear instructions you will take time to get to know them and seeking alternative forms of communication.

For more information, contact Cath on 0117 9614372

Hospital Book Trolley Volunteer  - Above & Beyond

We are looking for volunteers who are available on a weekday to help take a trolley of second-hand books around the hospital wards for sale to patients.
You will be working with a hospital volunteer who is familiar with the areas covered and full training will be given. The support you give will contribute to making a lasting difference to patients and their families cared for at our hospitals.

Contact Rosie Munson on or 0117 927 7120 for further information.

Volunteer Administrator for Journey to Justice Bristol -  Journey to Justice

Bristol will host the Journey to Justice exhibition in October 2017 as part of a range of city wide events, aiming to inspire and empower people to learn about human rights. The event requires administrative support from a volunteer willing to assist the Bristol co-ordinator and other volunteers in order to organise, plan and complete events throughout the year.

Contact Madge Dresser at for further information and an application form.

Trainee Expert by ExperienceWECIL Bristol

WECIL are looking for volunteers to help with various administrative tasks in relation to disability issues, welfare rights and support services for disabled people in Bristol.

Volunteers will receive full training and learn more about how WECIL help people who need it in local communities, and will be trained to signpost members of the public towards specific help and services that can assist them within WECIL.

Contact Duncan on 01179 479958 or on for further information

Employment Mentor - Syrian Resettlement Partnership

Syrian Resettlement Partnership would like to match employment mentors with each Syrian Family, to match the employment sector they are interested to work in. 

The employment mentor will advise the client on how to find work within the relevant occupational sector, discuss the different roles within the sector, help with networking, advise on relevant job sites to look for work etc.

Contact Anne James 07807608240 for further information

Trustee/Director - Avon Counselling & Psychotherapy Service

We're looking for a trustee, working with three friendly others, to oversee the work and development of a vibrant counselling and psychotherapy service established in 1989 to provide the widest possible availability of therapy to adults.

Contact Lin Patterson at or 01225 311163 for more information.

Swimming Buddy - Milestones Trust

We currently hav a resident in one of our mental health homes in Redland who would like a volunteer to help them access th local leisure centre to go swimming. You will accompany the resident on public transport or walking to the chosen venue. The resident is independent but would like a companion to support her on the journeys to help to build confidence.

For further information, please contact: Lianne Stevens by tel: 01179709319 or email:

Festival team - Freedom of Mind C.I.C.

Freedom of Mind are looking for enthusiastic and passionate individuals to join our team, helping bring about Freedom of Mind festival 2017. We want to create conversation around mental health, educate people, and inspire change to make Bristol a happier, healthier city. Last year we transformed the city into a hub of discussion with events focused on creating awareness of mental health and emotional wellbeing. We are looking for empathetic and driven people who share our passion and dedication to reducing stigma and improving mental health to join us in making this year’s festival even better than before.

For more information, contact Katie Finch on or apply here

Telephone Services Administrator - Age UK

The purpose of this role is to provide administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the telephone befriending and telephone shopping services.  This role is based at the Withywood centre on Tuesday mornings for 2-4 hours.  Perfect opportunity to put your administrative skills into practice, helping prepare mailings, data input, relaying messages and letter writing.

For more information please contact Shamim Baloo on 0117 929 7537 or email

Marketing Volunteer - North Bristol Community Project

NBCP is looking for volunteers with experience of marketing to help with adding content to website, delivering radio interviews, designing new promotional materials, liaising with potential corporate sponsors, exploring new opportunities, and contributing towards the development of a new marketing strategy.

For more information, please contact Rita on 0117 924 6228 or

Fundraising VolunteerNorth Bristol Community Project

We are looking for somebody to strategically assess where fundraising fits into the overall organisation strategy and to ensure effective income generation is being achieved, to enable North Bristol Community Project to write successful grants and access other funding opportunities.

For more information, please contact Rita on 0117 924 6228 or

Website Content Manager - North Bristol Community Project

Volunteer with a background in either marketing, PR, journalism,  IT, media, communications, or  business.  You will need experience of writing web content gained by: blogging or writing on social media, writing marketing materials or newsletters, volunteering for a student newspaper, charity or community group.  Also needed is an excellent grasp of English grammar, punctuation and spelling, the ability to write for a target audience, creative skills to find interesting ways to present information and generate new ideas and an attention to detail, for example when proofreading.  Knowledge of web design, desktop publishing and photo editing will be useful. A portfolio of work to show employers would also be helpful.

For more information, please contact Rita on 0117 924 6228 or

Tea Dance Volunteer - Alzheimers' Society

We currently need volunteers for our monthly Tea Dance in Stapleton (Thursdays 2pm-4pm).  The Group Support volunteer role is essential to support staff and to stimulate and engage with people with dementia during groups. In this role you will ensure that group participants feel comfortable and are able to engage in activities.  Our groups provide a fun activity for people affected by dementia in a relaxed and safe social group environment.

For more information, please contact or call 07801133745

Fundraising Representative - Alzheimers' Society

This role will provide support to the Community Fundraiser in your area, attending cheque presentations, giving talks about the work of Alzheimer’s Society and attending events as a representative of Alzheimer’s Society.  This is an ideal role for someone who has excellent communication skills and is approachable and is willing to learn about dementia and Alzheimer’s Society.

For more information, please contact or call 07801133745

Fundraising Events Volunteer - Alzheimers' Society

This role will provide support to fundraisers within your region and is crucial to the success of the Regional Fundraising team. We couldn’t hold our events without you!  This is a flexible role and duties will vary depending on need, skills and interests. Tasks could include running fundraising/information stall; bucket collection; helping set up and pack down at event; assisting at corporate events; engaging with our supporters.

For more information, please contact or call 07801133745

St Anne's Social Group Volunteer - Alzheimers' Society

The Group Support volunteer role is essential to support staff and to stimulate and engage with people with dementia during groups. In this role you will ensure that group participants feel comfortable and are able to engage in activities.  Our groups inform, educate, support and provide structured activities for people affected by dementia in a relaxed and safe social group environment.

For more information, please contact or call 07801133745

Driver - Legs4Africa

Legs4Africa is looking for a volunteer driver to collect mobility equipment from across the country. Van and all expenses provided. The ideal volunteer will have experience in driving, lifting and will have at least one day a week available for making collections.

If you are interested please send us an email at

Activity Supporter/Befriender - Milestones Trust 

We currently have a resident in one of our learning disability homes in Filton who would like a volunteer to visit them and support with activities inside and outside of the home. The resident is very able and a good communicator and would like to have a volunteer who they can enjoy activities and spend time with.  The day/times you volunteer are flexible, but one visit a week is required for this role (or more if possible) and we do ask for a 6 month commitment due to the nature of our service user group.

For further information, please contact: Lianne Stevens by tel: 01179709319 or email:

Steward - The New Room / John Wesley's Chapel

The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739). We are currently looking for stewards to welcome visitors to the Chapel, the Museum and Charles Wesley’s House. This is an opportunity to meet people from all walks of life in a peaceful space located in the centre of busy Broadmead. Volunteers need to be willing to learn about the historical and contemporary significance of the New Room in the spiritual and social life of Bristol, the nation and the world, to share this with visitors from across the world.

For more information, contact Lucie on 0117 9264740 or email

Shop Assistant - Cats Protection Bristol Branch Shop

We need volunteers for a variety of roles at our brighter and lighter shop on North Street in Bedminster.  Roles include working with the layout on the shop floor, using the till, processing stock and steaming. You can do as few or as many hours as you wish, with no time commitment. The shop is open 9-5 Mon-Sat and 10-4 Sun. 

Please feel free to drop into the shop, contact us through FB, or call the shop on 0117 9639 028

Volunteer Driver - North Bristol Advice Centre

We are looking for an additional driver to help us provide our regular shopping trips for older people in our community. You will need to be confident to drive a minibus to collect older people from their homes, take them to a local supermarket and then return them home 2 hours later.

For more information please call 0117 9515751 or e-mail

Money Smart Online Volunteer Mentor - North Bristol Advice Centre

We are keen to recruit a volunteer to join our team on a Tuesday morning offering people support around using computers, tablets, mobile phones to access the internet and manage their money. 
Your role will include welcoming people to the weekly drop-in session and supporting people to gain confidence around use of computers and accessing the internet - including directing people to relevant money saving websites and apps and helping them complete online forms.

Please contact Helen Stone on 01179515751 or email for more information.

Volunteer Companions - Milestones Trust

We currently have two residents in one of our learning disability homes in Kingswood who would like a volunteer to visit them, support with activities inside and outside of the home and have someone to talk to and keep company.  Ideally you will be aged 18+ and you will need patience, empathy and you are willing to learn. No other particular skills are required, but good communication skills, an encouraging approach and a desire to help people would be a great advantage.

For further information, please contact: Lianne Stevens, on 01179 709 319 or email: 

Volunteer Peer Support Group Facilitator - Changes Bristol

Changes Bristol is now recruiting for new volunteers to regularly help facilitate mental health support groups in Bristol. We currently have 10 weekly meetings and rely on volunteers to help provide our service. 
We need new volunteers for approximately 2.5 hours once a week in Southmead, Fishponds, Knowle Bedminster, Horfield, Barton Hill, and Stokes Croft for our mental health support meetings and in Whitehall and Bedminster for our Over 55s Wellbeing support groups.

Please contact Kath Hill or phone 01179411123

Community Support at Home: home visitor - North Bristol Advice Centre

North Bristol Advice Centre are keen to recruit one further volunteer to join the CS@H team - to visit older clients in their homes across Lockleaze, Horfield and surrounding area to offer support around benefit entitlements PLUS support where there are issues of isolation in terms of finding out about and helping people to access social activities

Please contact Helen 0117 9515751/E:

Sport Buddy - Milestones Trust

Milestones Trust is a charity in Bristol which supports people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia. We currently have a gentleman resident in one of our learning disability homes in Fishponds who is 'sport mad' and would like a volunteer with the same interest who he can befriend and go and watch a local football or rugby match with. The gentleman is visually impaired, but has really good hearing and knows all the
rules relating to sport and would be happy to go to the games to listen and be in the atmosphere. He also likes going to the pub and listening to the sport on the T.V.
Contact Lianne Stevens Tel 0117 970 9319

Wamley Wheelers Assistant - Milestones Trust

We are looking for volunteers to assist the project co-ordinator by helping to maintain bikes and have an active part in fitting service users with appropriate safety attire.  Full support will be given by the project co-ordinator and volunteers will be mentored and coached about the scheme and what they will be expected and required to do.  Warmley Wheelers is based next to Warmley Waiting Room Café. The sessions run Wednesdays, Thursdays and the first Saturday of the month from 11am-3pm. There is also drop in sessions on Fridays from 11am-1pm. We are very flexible for when you volunteer whether it is monthly, weekly or more, but you will need to be available on a day/time that I have specified above. We do also ask for a 6 month commitment.

For further information, please contact: Lianne Stevens on 01179 709 319 or email: regarding this role.

Treasurer Trustee - Nilaari Agency

The Treasurer, who is also a Trustee, oversees the financial matters of organisation in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing document and legal requirements.  As a trustee the Treasurer has a collective Board-level responsibility for oversight of the charity. This is a voluntary role: the role includes liaising with Board members to ensure the financial viability; produce quarterly reports (with the support of book keepers & the Director for board meetings.

If you would like to get more information regarding any aspect of this opportunity please contact: Jean Smith at Nilaari by email to: or Tel: 0117 952 5742

Retail Sales Assistant - Emmaus Bristol

Would you like to use your experience to provide excellent customer service, encourage sales and contribute towards a positive shopping experience for all visitors to our shops in BS2, BS3 and BS15.  Hours 9.30 to 5 pm Monday to Saturday.
**We urgently require assistants for Saturdays.** Tuesday to Friday also required.  

For further information, please contact: Sharon Howlett on 01179 540 886 or email:

Farm Mentor - Windmill Hill City Farm

Windmill Hill City Farm are looking for a volunteer to join the Health and Social Care Team to support individuals with mental health challenges or learning difficulties to volunteer on the Farm. This role will enable volunteers with support needs to contribute to the Farm through various tasks to look after the animals and site. The supported volunteering service offers purpose, structure and meaningful work to people and helps develop life skills that can aid recovery or personal development. Contact Lizzie Spencer Tel 0117 947 1181

Older People's Session Volunteer - Windmill Hill City Farm

The older people’s groups are run by a caring and professional team who provide a personal service to suit individuals’ needs. The team provides professional support and encourages peer support through activities such as getting out and about, enjoying the Farm environment and activities, providing information, and eating out with company. They are looking for a volunteer to join the Health and Social Care Team and facilitate group sessions. This role will enable older people to take part in group activities.Contact Lizzie Spencer Tel 0117 947 1181

English and Maths Tutors - Action Tutoring

Action Tutoring is an exciting educational charity that supports young people facing socio-economic disadvantage to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment. This enables them to go on to further education, employment or training. Action Tutoring partner high quality volunteer tutors with primary and secondary school pupils to increase their subject knowledge, whilst building on confidence and study skills. Contact Fleur Nicholson 

Tech Volunteer - Improving Life for Older People in BS3 (ilop)

ilop are a volunteer group aiming to reduce isolation and loneliness by connecting people in their community. They are based within Southville Community Development Association at the Southville Centre. Their first project is a computer cafe for over 55's where people can come and receive free computer/tablet/phone support. If computer help isn't wanted, the drop in cafe sessions offer conversation and a friendly safe environment. Contact Ruth Green on 0117 9231039

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

TESS is a national text and email support service for young women affected by self-injury (also known as self-harm). Our volunteers provide a confidential, non-judgemental space where young women can talk about what’s going on in their lives. We are looking for volunteers to start TESS training at weekends in March and welcome applications from women who bring a variety of life experiences and backgrounds to this rewarding role. Females only.  Contact by emailing

Trustee Fundraiser - Temwa

Being a Trustee of Temwa is a highly rewarding experience and our current Trustees are a great team, who are committed to our growth and sustainability. With that aim in mind Temwa are looking to recruit a new Trustee who has comprehensive experience as a Fundraising Manager, preferably with a Certificate or Diploma from IOF, to support the Fundraising Manager.

For more information contact Fiona Kirton by email or call on 07875596858.

Trust Fundraising Assistant - Temwa

We are looking for a volunteer for two days a week, to support our trust and fundraising coordinator in raising funds to help grow our charity.  Your role will involve researching trusts and foundations that may fund our work, keeping the database up to date and sending out application letters. We would prefer somebody that is happy to work with us long term, but would consider a minimum 6 months commitment.
For more information contact Fiona Kirton by email or call 0117 403 1426.
Workshop Support volunteer - Places for People Living +

Places for People Living+ provides a range of personalised accommodation, support and care services to help people with complex needs live independent, fulfilling lives. They are looking for a spirited individual who are looking for work experience within individual support sector. You will be supporting our customers to build confidence and gain independence by encouraging them to attend and engage with activity workshops. You will get to flex your skills and build on your own knowledge within this sector by supporting the planning, promotion and delivery of these workshops led by your peers; the Customer Development Officer and Senior Officer.
For further information, c
ontact Charlotte Chappell on 0117 9704586

Toy Researcher Committee Member - South Bristol Toy Library

South Bristol Toy Library is looking for a committee member with specific responsibility for toy researching and buying. The library needs someone to help with finding the most cost-effective source for the toys we purchase, buying the right toys for the needs of the library's users and sorting and cataloging them when they arrive. This would suit people who are interested in child development and or have experience as a trustee. Contact Sarah Curnow Tel 07957222026 or email

Work Zone mentor - Buzz Lockleaze

An exciting opportunity to volunteer as an employability coach and mentor, working 1:1 with clients helping them with CV writing, completing application forms and interview skills. Based in Lockleaze, we are looking for someone with an understanding of the issues facing unemployed people, good communication skills and a helpful and open manner.  Full training provided.

Contact Roisin Tobin 0117 2690006 for more information.

Tea and Tech Cafe Volunteer  - Linkage

We are looking for volunteers who can join us for an hour a fortnight at the Tea and Tech Café in the Henbury and Brentry Community Centre, to help people to develop their confidence using technology over a cup of tea and a chat.  The role will involve supporting individuals who drop-in to the café with basic technology questions they have about their phone or tablet. This may involve helping people to explore the different functions of their device, how to access information online and messaging.  Volunteers are not expected to have expert IT knowledge, but a general understanding of phones, tablets and internet explorer is desirable.  We are looking for volunteers who have excellent communication and listening skills, patience, and an ability to explain things clearly. If that sounds like you, we can’t wait to hear from you.

Contact Freya on 07584279487 to register your interest.

Proofreader / Admin support - Cognitive Paths

We are currently experiencing an influx of correspondence due to the growing number of projects we are involved with. We're looking for an experienced proof-reader / letter writer to support us with admin and help us increase our effectiveness.  We're looking for people who are logical, creative and imaginative, to help us in helping the volunteer sector, public and private sector clients become meaningful partners with local players and governments.

Contact Sibusiso Tshabalala on 07555 188929 or for more information

Community Currency Champion - Bristol Pound

Spread your love of Bristol Pound as a radical alternative to the current economic model and run exciting events.  The role will be based around your schedule, and hours that suit you. Join the forum of Community Currency Champions, help us get new members and support existing members in your area using creative campaign ideas such as social media, art projects and events.

For more information please contact  Laurie on 07954991739 or email

Community Garden Volunteer - Growing Support

Drop in sessions at Growing Support's community gardens giving you the opportunuity to learn how to grow your own food, make friends and create beautiful gardens.  No specialist knowledge required, just an open mind and willingness to get stuck in. Everyone welcome and specialist tools are available for those who might struggle with mobility or bending. Gardening gloves also provided.

For more info contact Sam by email or on 07548206158.

Lifeskills is an interactive safety education centre in Hotwells, Bristol, built as a realistic village, designed to teach children how to deal with potentially difficult or dangerous situations, within a safe environment.  Volunteers are trained to guide small groups of primary school children around the life-like scenarios using an interactive approach to teach safety skills.

For further information, please contact: tel 0117 9224511 or email

Administration and Reception Work Placement - Windmill Hill City Farm

We are looking for an individual to contribute to a number of administration tasks to help us provide our services to the public, and to work on the reception desk. This role will help the smooth running of HR, events and general farm services, and will provide visitors with a positive Farm experience.  

This is an ideal role for someone who has experienced a mental health challenge and would like to develop experience in customer service, administration and information support. You will have the opportunity to meet new people and get to know how the Farm works, whilst increasing your employability and getting back into the work routine.  

For further information, please contact: Lizzie Spencer on 0117 947 1181 or email:


Sports Volunteers for Bristol City of Sport 2017

Bristol represents the UK as European City of Sport in 2017.  With it come many sports-based volunteering opportunities across the city, including the ICC Cricket World Cup.  To find out more, visit our sports volunteering page here.

More volunteering opportunities can be found on the Voscur website here