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Could you give your time to support survivors of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse?

Thu 25th Jan, 2018

Changes to our Website

Mon 22nd Jan, 2018

During the week beginning 22nd January 2018 we'll be making some changes to our website.

There may be occasional outages - we apologise for any inconvenience

The changes are expected to be completed by 1st February at the very latest.

Thanks for your patience

Discover DeCrypt Volunteers Open Day

Thu 18th Jan, 2018

Volunteers Wanted! 

Would you like to be involved in creative community work in the centre of Gloucester?  


Discover DeCrypt is the project to regenerate the church of St Mary de Crypt and the Old Crypt Schoolrooms in Southgate Street. We are looking for volunteers of all kinds to play a central part in the future of these wonderful buildings. 

Come and find out more!

Discover DeCrypt

Volunteers Open Day

Wednesday 24 January


St Mary de Lode Church Hall

St Mary’s Square (off Archdeacon Street)

The buildings will be closed to the public throughout 2018 while builders carry out the renovation work, but we will be just as busy as ever with plenty for volunteers to do as we take our community art project around the city and spread the word about the new facilities that will be on offer.  Then from 2019 a full programme of activities and events will start, with opportunities to take part in welcoming and guiding, education, art events, music, drama and poetry performance, historical research, exhibitions and more.  

For information please contact Jess Gordon, Community Engagement Officer, Discover DeCrypt jessicagordon@discoverdecrypt.org.uk  01452 385070

Volunteer Placement Success

Tue 19th Dec, 2017

We've received some great feedback from Leonard Cheshire about a volunteer we sent:
XXX is another success story. She started a couple of months ago as a volunteer working in a number of roles but as soon as she had the opportunity to prove herself she was offered a job with as a support worker. She has been great and the support from your organisation is essential and provides so much support to so many people directly helping to improve the quality of peoples  lives.

People who don't give their phone number - serious volunteers? - YES

Mon 2nd Oct, 2017

Most online volunteer recruitment services do not require potential volunteers to give a phone number. Our evidence shows that giving or not giving a number has little impact on the outcome.


See the work of a Volunteer Video Editor we found for Naturewatch

Mon 25th Sep, 2017

Naturewatch Foundation is a Cheltenham-based charity that works to improve the lives of animals by peacefully lobbying, campaigning and rising awareness of various issues. Campaigns include puppy farming, animal experiments, badger baiting and stray animal welfare in Ukraine.

We found them a Video Editor who helped them produce this video on Badger Baiting

The Value of Volunteers

Fri 22nd Sep, 2017

We've just published an introduction to this complex subject on our Resources page

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