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Bringing Volunteers and Charities Together in Gloucestershire


We work with charities and other non-profits to help them recruit the wonderful people who come to us looking for volunteer roles.  It's not just charity shops and gardening - we've loads of "people helping people" roles too!
 
There are several ways to find volunteer opportunities through us:
 

What do you want to do?


Our service is mainly run by volunteers, so it is unfortunately not always possible to meet someone to talk to. Please look through the search facility 'Find your volunteering opportunity' to see what is available.

Important note for professionals thinking of making a referral  - please see here
 
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Find your volunteering opportunity


Use the tool below to find a volunteer role that interests you. There are lots different roles in different locations, working for different charities, in different fields. Search by location or area of interest. Keep an open mind and you might find something that you hadn't previously thought of!
 
 
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Volunteering is for everyone who wants it!

 

We work with charities and community groups to make volunteering available to as many people as possible. Here's some more detail:
 

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Get notified whenever we have new opportunities

 
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Want to help a one-off event or project?


If you are up for a short-term volunteering project - for a few days or hours, enter your email address below and we'll send you occasional newsletters telling you about all the great projects where we've been asked to recruit volunteers
 
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About Volunteering Gloucestershire

 
Volunteers are a valuable part of many organisations. Volunteering Gloucestershire helps charities and volunteers to form mutually beneficial relationships.
 
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About ▶ How our service operates - the volunteer view

Use the search facility to find an opportunity that interests you. The system should be self-explanatory.

We feel strongly that people offering to volunteer deserve a great service. We ask that normally recruiters respond to applications within 7 days and suggest that potential volunteers chase up after 14. 

We aim to check with both recruiters and volunteers at four months to help us know how many volunteers we have successfully placed.


Start your journey now!
 
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About ▶ How our service operates - the recruiter view

 
We are currently reviewing the service we can provide to charities looking for volunteers.

Charities can post their own opportunities on Do It - a search facility listing a huge variety or roles in all types of organisations - or we may be able to provide this service on behalf of different charities.

 
Your advert is live on our system for 6 months (unless you have an earlier "closing date") and we aim to email you a couple of months before the end to check before renewing for another 6 months.

We feel strongly that people offering to volunteer deserve a great service. We ask that normally recruiters respond to applications within 7 days and suggest that potential volunteers chase up after 14. 


Start your journey now!
 
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About ▶ The Volunteering Gloucestershire Team


Sarah GrundyVolunteer Advert Writer: Due to the current Covid situation, the team supporting VG is unfortunately reduced at present. For further information, please visit Volunteer for CCP or Engage in Gloucester

We get lot of help from people in our parent charity, CCP  - in particular:
Debbie EvansCordell Ray - CCP CEO: Cordell is the CEO of CCP. Taking a keen interest in all things volunteering, he recognised the vital work we do and  brought Volunteering Gloucestershire into CCP in 2014.
 

Debbie EvansDaniel Chun - People, Engagement & Quality: Daniel has many years experience as a manager and recruiter of volunteers and has volunteered with the Princes Trust.
 
 
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About ▶ History of Volunteering Gloucestershire

 
1983 Volunteer Centres opened in Cheltenham and Gloucester
1998 Volunteer Centre opened in Tewkesbury
2007 Cheltenham Volunteer Centre used over 200 volunteers and staff to deliver clean drinking water to vulnerable people during the Gloucestershire Floods
 
2010 The volunteer broking/management parts of volunteer centres in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury came together to form Volunteering Gloucestershire. Funded mainly by Gloucestershire County Council, and delivered by Third Sector Services (now Community Connexions) in partnership with GAVCA (closed 2016)
2014 Funding ceased and a large local charity, CCP agreed to take over the service. At this point, the only office was in Cheltenham
2015 Launch of Involve Gloucestershire, a service linking Employer Supported Volunteers with opportunities.  Interview service re-launched in Gloucester Docks in partnership with the City Council. Two more partnerships followed - both Cirencester and Fairford Town Councils agreed to host paper listings of local volunteering opportunities in their respective Town Halls. Similarly, Emmaus Gloucestershire hosted a list of roles likely to be of interest to their service users.
2016 Our own "Search engine" for volunteer roles handled 74% of traffic and other software helped demonstrate volunteer placements worth over £500,000 to local charities
2017 Launch of a Paid Jobs page specialising in roles with charities and other non-profits in Gloucestershire
 
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Resources


Various useful documents and resources

Finding volunteering opportunities in other areas

Articles about volunteer recruitment and management

Organisations

Downloads

  • Download a poster advertising volunteering through Volunteering Gloucestershire

Other

  • Volunteer Trustees and other Governance - a guide from NCVO
  • Volunteering with Scouts & Guides - a quick guide to Beavers, Brownies, etc.
 
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