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.

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 fleur@actiontutoring.org.uk 

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

Animation Volunteer - MS Research

MS Research Treatment and Education, a national charity based in Bristol based, is looking for volunteer/s to help with the creation of some short animated films designed to explain some of the effects that Multiple Sclerosis has on the body.  These animated shorts will be used on our website and shared with supporters and services users as a visual aid to allow better understanding and awareness of MS, it’s symptoms and possible treatments.  

If you have Animation skills then please contact: Stephanie Crossland on 0117 9586986 or email: info@ms-research.org.uk

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  info@selfinjurysupport.org.uk.

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  fiona@temwa.org 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 fiona@temwa.org or call 0117 403 1426.

Energy Advice project Support Advisor - Talking Money

The Energy Advice Project provides one-to-one advice and support to people and is dedicated to tackling fuel poverty. The Project Support Volunteer has a largely administrative function, involving communication with clients and colleagues; maintaining accurate records and using a computer.  There is potential for the role to expand over time.

For more information call Vincent Finney on 0117 9543990 or email vincent.finney@talkingmoney.org.uk

Service Support volunteer - St Mungo's

St Mungo's vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfill their hopes and ambitions.  Join the amazing St Mungo's volunteer team and receive thorough training.  You will begin your volunteer journey on the reception desk, where you will complete your induction and get to know the services and clients.  There are then opportunities in the folowing service areas:  street and community outreach, benefits advice, streetlink, and the night assessment centre.  This opportunity would suit an individual interested in the issues around homelessness and those wanting to make a positive impact on the lives of rough sleepers.

For more information contact sommer.rouse@mungos.org 

Volunteer Telephone Services Administrator - Age UK

Age U.K is looking to appoint a volunteer to provide administrative support to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the telephone befriending and telephone shopping services.  The ideal volunteer will have good IT skills, including using email and the internet, be able to work as a team and have an understanding of the needs of elderly people. 

For further information contact Shamim Baloo on shamimbaloo@ageuk.org.uk

Social Media Volunteer - Talking Money

We are recruiting a Social Media Volunteer to assist our Fundraising and Communications Officer. The role of the Social Media Volunteer is to help build awareness, influence and impact of a partnership Talking Money leads, through compelling copy written for social media platforms. Talking Money particularly encourages applications from under-represented groups including people with a disability, people from black and minority ethnic groups, and people who identify as LGBTQI.

For further information, please contact: Vincent Finney on 0117 954 3990 or email: vincent.finney@talkingmoney.org.uk

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 sarah_curnow@hotmail.com

Independent Custody Visiting Volunteer - Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner

Are you interested in what goes on behind the scenes in police custody? If so Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens needs your help in becoming an Independent Custody Visiting Volunteer.  Independent custody visiting is a vital part of the work of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.  Volunteers are sought for North Bristol, Bridgwater, Keynsham and Yeovil and the surrounding areas to join the team.
For more information or if you have any questions about Independent Custody Visiting in Avon and Somerset you can email pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk

Oral History Volunteer - St George's Bristol

In 2016 St George's received Arts Council and Heritage Lottery Funding to build an extension and introduce a new heritage programme and exhibition. The new exhibition will include people's memories of St Georges as a music venue and a church and we are therefore looking for oral history volunteers who can assist us with the recording of interviews. If you have a great interest in local histories, like listening to people and their stories and are very communicative, then get in touch. Tel Doreen Pastor 0117 9294929

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 cognitivepaths@gmail.com for more information

Volunteer Chef  - Borderlands

We are looking for a volunteer chef to join our rota. The commitment is to cook a meal for 120-150 asylum seekers and refugees for 1pm on a Tuesday. You would have to cook roughly once per month, and would be supported by a small team of kitchen volunteers. Inventiveness with ingredients is desirable as we often have strange ingredients donated through FoodCycle, FareShare and M&S. You need good communication skills and a cool head, as the kitchen is very small. That said, we have a wonderful team of volunteers, and I'm sure you will find a warm welcome to our community. Contact steve.borderlands@gmail.com or  Tel 07718598188

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 laurie.king@bristolpound.org

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 volunteers@growingsupport.co.uk or on 07548206158.

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 volunteer co-ordinator  Shamim Baloo on 01179297537 or shamimbaloo@ageukbristol.org.uk

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

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: 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

IT learning support role: Tablet project volunteer - North Bristol Advice Centre

This role involves teaching local people the basic functions of tablets, showing them how to make the most of a tablet and how to access health information and other resources online. This is a flexible role asking for a commitment of 2 - 4 hours per week or fortnight. As a volunteer you will be working with either individuals or small groups following a prepared learning plan at a venue within the local Lockleaze area. Full training and support provided.

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

Community Advice Champions - North Bristol Advice Centre

This role is based in Kingswood 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. North Bristol Advice Centre 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. 

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

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.

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

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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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