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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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