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.

Helpline Volunteer  -  Womankind

Womankind helpline offers listening support to women experiencing mental health difficulties and emotional distress, including those with experience of domestic or sexual abuse. Helpline volunteers will help women to talk about areas of difficulty in their lives, such as problems with relationships or mental health difficulties, to access support because they are experiencing domestic violence or because of sexual abuse that they experienced in childhood and to access other services offered by Womankind such as counselling.
Deadline for applicants Jan 27th 2017. Training starts Feb 1st 2017      Contact suzi@womankindbristol.org.uk or call 03454582914 if you would like to apply or find out more

Swimming Buddy - Milestones Trust

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

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. 

Treasurer - Shirehampton Public Hall

Shirehampton Public Hall are in desperate need of an experienced Treasurer to undertake the day to day running of our Community Association.  If anyone is interested please email current treasurer on treasurer@shirepubhall.org.uk.  

Publicity Volunteer - North Bristol Advice Centre 

We are looking for someone to maintain our new mail chimp e bulletin, post information on community websites and distribute publicity information to local organisations so that we can reach more people across the communities of North Bristol and South Gloucestershire.  You should have experience of/an interest in marketing, publicity and communications; good IT skills and experience with social media and good written and verbal communication skills.
For further information, please contact: volunteering@northbristoladvice.org.uk before 16 December, 2016

Stay and Play Assistant - Windmill Hill City Farm

Stay and Play is a unique, all year-round opportunity for children aged two to five years to experience farming and nature in the heart of the city and for parents/ carers to be with their children in this experience. Parents stay with their children and engage in activities together including animal care, growing vegetables, mud kitchen, nature play, pond dipping, and bug hunting.
We are looking for a volunteer to enable children (Under 5’s) and parents to engage in Stay and Play sessions. This role will help develop and support the project.  The role will provide you with the opportunity to give something to the community and develop the valuable work of the Farm.
For further information, please contact by email to: lizzie.spencer@windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk

CarersLine Volunteer - Carers Support Centre
We want to reach more carers in need by offering more telephone support. We have a new volunteer role within our telephone helpline service to provide information and emotional support over the telephone to local carers.  Based in Fishponds, Carers Support Centre provides a wide range of information, advice and support services for unpaid adult and young (children) carers. Full training and support will be given. This role provides a unique opportunity to increase your knowledge, enhance and develop new skills and gives the satisfaction of being able to make a difference for carers. 
If you think you are right for this role, we would love to hear from you!  Contact Jan Mussi by email: JanM@carerssupportcentre.org.uk or tel: 0117 958 9987 

Telemarketing volunteer - North Bristol Advice Centre
Are you confident using the phone? Do you have some knowledge or experience of advice services? And are you available for 3-4 hours on a Tuesday or Wednesday? This role will involve phoning past clients to ask them about the support they received from the services offered by North Bristol Advice Centre. Full training around the questionnaire and process will be given and in return we can offer you the opportunity to become part of a friendly and supportive team here in Lockleaze.
For more information please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator: Helen 0117 9515751 or e-mail volunteering@northbristoladvice.org.uk

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 click here.

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.