Young and Free is a buddying and befriending service for disabled people aged 16-25 with physical and/or sensory impairments.
We do our absolute best to make sure that everyone who wants to get involved can be given all the support they need to become a befriending champion.
If you think it is something you may be interested in please get in touch.
Tel: 07468 524364
We are seeking volunteers who are prepared to serve as committee members with a caring manner who may be interest in undertaking the role of Trustee or Chairperson.
Our aim is to support people with physical disabilities and their carers to improve quality of life and reduce social isolation. Meetings are normally held every 2 months.
We urgently require a Treasurer with a good level of accountancy/book-keeping skills to potentially take over as Treasurer given the poor health of our present Treasurer.
Trustees may be needed to support the Project Manger to assist at the office when required or to assist undertake specific tasks. This should provide an overview of project through the work undertaken both at committee and operational level.
This overarching and eclectic nature of the role of committee member /Trustee may appeal to people from a social care perspective with an in interest of working as a member of a team as a committee member and with the Project Manager, the public, community and statutory other bodies.
The role could also appeal to those interested in community sector involvement including raising the profile of our project and sharing ideas with other agencies in utilising both our own and other services more effectively.
We welcome people who can use their own initiative and offer their own skills and ideas to contribute to the aims and objectives of the project. We are for example working with agencies to identify people who may be socially isolated by virtue of a disability and in seeking ways to support people access our service.
Training and support will be provided to understand the wider issues of working within the Charitable sector and the importance of funding, promotion and direct support to people who use our service.
Please contact Project Manager Sheridan Crew should you feel you can assist us.
Tel: 01454 868718
Formerly Avon-North Mencap
We are a South Gloucestershire charity working with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers. We run a volunteer programme where volunteers are matched one-to-one with adults with learning disabilities. We are currently looking for volunteers (who are given training and their expenses are paid) and for people who would benefit from the service.
322 Two Mile Hill Road, Kingswood BS15 1AJ
Tel: 0117 9614372
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Tel: 0117 9589 363
The Volunteer Centre offers free, friendly advice and information to anyone interested in volunteering; we offer an informal chat about your volunteering interests and can place you in roles to suit your skills, interests and availability. Open Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays between 10am and 12pm. Just call in to our office adjacent to Yate Library. We can also offer appointments on Thursdays between 10am and 3pm, please phone or email to arrange. If you are a group seeking volunteers, register with us and we will advertise your role for free, we can also help with advice on developing new volunteer opportunities.
Based at Yate Library
Tel: 01454 324102