Latest Vacancies

For full listings of our volunteering opportunities on Do-it.org, 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.

More volunteering opportunities can be found on the Voscur website here

Computer Learning Volunteer   - Age UK

The role will include delivering computer-learning courses for older people, including basic key board skills, internet searching, sending and receiving emails, basic word processing and online safety.
The role involves delivering between 5 and 6 courses of 2-hour sessions, each course being delivered by a minimum of 2 volunteers from our accessible offices at 38 Victoria Street, BS1 6BY.

Volunteers will help older people engage and utilise computers in their everday lives. For further information, please contact Shamim Baloo on 01179297537 or shamimbaloo@ageukbristol.org.uk

 

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.

Child Safety Tour Guides - Lifeskills

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 manager@lifeskills-bristol.org.uk

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 starting in January.
 
For more information contact Fiona Kirton by email fiona@temwa.org or call 0117 403 1426.
 

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: lizzie.spencer@windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk

Energy Advice Volunteer - North Bristol Advice Centre

This new role will involve supporting the Money Smart team to deliver community based sessions promoting use of tablets and smartphones to access comparison websites to save money on energy bills and identify simple ways people can reduce energy costs. You will be working with groups of people at sessions that may take place in venues across North Bristol and some areas within South Gloucestershire - transport provided from Lockleaze. This role will offer you an opportunity to use your knowledge and skills to support a wide range of people. 

Contact Volunteer Co-ordinator Helen on 0117 9515751 or email volunteering@northbristoladvice.org.uk.

Volunteer Accounts Assistant - Bristol Children's Playhouse

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer with excellent bookkeeping knowledge to provide support to our office team. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to build on bookkeeping experience and to be a valued member of a friendly and sometimes fast paced office environment. Contact Emma Brown Tel: 0117 9510037

Volunteer Receptionist - Age UK Bristol

Age UK Bristol is a forward thinking organisation, committed to working with and for older people in Bristol, enabling them to maintain their independence and quality of life. The role would involve: Welcoming clients and visitors into Age UK Bristol. Informing staff when appointments arrive. Answering the phone and passing messages to members of staff or volunteers. Signposting clients to other services were appropriate. Booking foot care appointments on Excel for service users and technicians Sorting incoming post Keeping reception clear and supporting staff to keep waiting times to a minimum. Contact Shamim Baloo Tel: 0117 9297537

Swimming Buddy - Milestones Trust

Milestones Trust support people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia in the Bristol area to live as they choose. Our person-centred services include residential and nursing care homes, day services, home care and supported living.  We currently have a male resident in one of our mental health homes in Redland who would like a volunteer to accompany him swimming at a leisure centre in the local area.  You will be given training and will have support staff on hand to introduce to the service user and the home. 

For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact: Lianne Stevens on 0117 9709319 / 9709356 or email: liannes@milestonestrust.org.uk

Gardening Volunteer for Social & Therapeutic Horticulture Sessions - Growing Support C.I.C.

We are looking for friendly volunteers, with an interest in gardening or nature, to support our social and therapeutic gardening sessions for people with health and social care needs. At the moment we work mainly with older people with dementia. In most of our sessions you will work with a trained Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Therapist on an outreach basis, bringing the health and well being benefits of getting outside and gardening to some of the most vulnerable and socially isolated people in our community. 

Community Outreach Volunteer - Healthwatch, Care Forum

As part of this exciting new role, volunteers will hold information stands at local hospitals and GP surgeries to find out what local people want and need from their local health care services. Volunteers might also visit community groups like Dementia cafes, mental health groups or disability groups to complete health questionnaires or attend big community events like Celebrating Age or Bristol Pride to promote Healthwatch. Gain training and skills, meet people, feel good about yourself and make a difference to care quality where you live. Full support is given. Training will be in February 2017.

To find out more contact Steffie Denton at The Care Forum by email volunteering@thecareforum.org.uk or phone 0117 9589 308

Friends of Carers Support Centre - Carers Support Centre

Friends of Carers Support Centre is a small friendly group who raise money for Carers Support Centre to help them provide practical and emotional support to carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.  Becoming a ‘Friend’ will not require a commitment to organise events or attend regular meetings (although you would be welcome at any of the meetings!). If you are willing to help on the day of any events or are able to provide ideas for different fundraising events we would love to hear from you.  No experience necessary just an interest in helping Carers and their families.

Volunteer Tutor - English or Maths - 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.  We partner high quality volunteer tutors with GCSE pupils to increase their subject knowledge, whilst building on confidence and study skills.  We're looking for people who are interested in education and want to make a difference to a young person's future prospects.  Enthusiasm for the subject you're tutoring (English or maths) is crucial and we usually look for volunteers who are educated to degree level or are studying for a degree.  Experience working with young people is helpful but not essential.  All volunteers must be willing to undergo a DBS check.

Support Buddy - Milestones Trust

We currently have a male resident in one of our mental health homes in Redland who would like a volunteer to accompany him to go to work at a farm every Friday. The taxi will pick you both up from the home around 9 am and will take you back just after lunch time.  You will be there to support the service user whilst he is carrying out his work. No specific skills are required, but a calm, patient approach that instils confidence is desirable.

For further information, please contact: Lianne on 01179709319 / 9709356 or by email: liannes@milestonestrust.org.uk

Introduction to Volunteering Course - Lawrence Weston community Farm

This is an opportunity to work in a small group with a member of farm staff to learn some of the basics of volunteering on the Community Farm.  We will work with the participant/organisation to explore appropriate farm volunteer / supported volunteer placement opportunities after the course has ended. Please note we charge a small amount for any supported volunteer placements taken up after the project. Enrolment will finish by 13th Jan 2017 and Course start 23rd Jan 2017

For further information, please contact: Kerry by email: kerry@lwfarm.org.uk

Trustees - CHAS (Bristol)

We're currently recruiting trustees to join our board. You would be joining our committee at an exiting time in the charity's development as we are expanding our service.We'd love to hear from you if you can: come along to our monthly board meetings; support the charity with its strategic aimsOffer some additional time between meetings to support the running and development of the charity.  We're keen to recruit trustees that reflect the community we serve and would also welcome applications from people who have life experience of housing and homelessness issues to support us to develop and shape our service.  

For further information, please contact: Charlotte Eddisford on 0117 935 1260 or email: chasbristol@supanet.com

Internet Buddy - 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 Work Club to assist disabled and older people to gain confidence to use the internet to search for jobs online and to learn more about using email and researching things on the web. The Work Club is open Monday to Thursday between 11am and 2pm.  
For more information contact volunteer co-ordinator Hazel on hazel.conibere@wecil.co.uk or 0117 9479911.

Grassroots Campaigners - RESULTS UK

RESULTS grassroots campaigners take action locally to fight global poverty – using their voices to change the world. They receive training and support to become skilled advocates, from influencing MPs to policy makers, and engaging others within their community. RESULTS campaigners in Bristol meet as a group on the first Tuesday of each month to plan and take campaign actions and organise events. They regularly join our national conference calls, learning more about international development and sharing their successes from around the UK. Contact Maddy Moore, join@results.org.uk, 020 7793 3970. 

Retail Volunteer at Gloucester Road shop - Shelter

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated volunteers who can give a few hours of their time regularly each week to help out in our charity shop and enable us to raise funds for Shelter's important work. A friendly team, lots of fun and lots of cups of tea! A relaxed and supportive environment in which to gain new skills. The opportunity to be part of something positive and meet people in your local community. More vintage clothes, records, books and jewellery than you could ever wish for - and the chance to specialise in an area of the shop and make it your own if you wish.

 

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WE Care and Repair are looking for volunteers in a number of roles.  For more information, contact Nia Hall on 0117 954 3923 or email Nia.Hall@WECR.org.uk or visit www.wecr.org.uk/volunteers.

North Bristol Community Project are looking for volunteers in multiple roles below.  For more information please contact Rita Gupta on 0117 924 6228 or nbcp84@gmail.com