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'Breaks for Carers' Sitting Service


Do you want to make a difference to your community? Do you like spending time with people? Are you kind, caring, reliable and responsible?

Carers often find their own well-being is affected due to the pressure of caring, so having a regular short break can make all the difference. The South Glos 'Breaks for Carers' Sitting Service is looking for people who can offer 2-3 hours of their time, (normally during the day on a weekday) weekly or fortnightly to spend with a cared-for person so their carer can take a break. You’ll have induction, training and support, with paid travel expenses. We also have social events for volunteers. We’re looking for men and women over 18.

The Carers’ Support Centre provides support, information and advice to carers living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. For more information about this role, please contact Marilyn Crump, Sitting Service Coordinator for an informal chat.

Tel: 0117 937 5622
Tel: 07722 283 672
www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk
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1st Kingswood BP Scouts


We offer Traditional Scouting for Boys and Girls aged 5 1/2 yrs to 18yrs, and have volunteering opportunities for adults as well.
We meet Mondays and Thursdays in term time with occasional additional weekend activities and Camps for older members.

Based at Cock Road Methodist Church, Kingswood BS15 9SH
Tel: 01275 397493
Tel: 07718092119
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Age UK Befriending Service


Could you spare some of your precious time to help us reach more people in need living in your community? We are facing an unprecedented demand for our Befriending service across the county and one of your neighbours may be in need of help.

Befriending is simple but very rewarding. Our volunteers pop in for a chat once a week for around an hour and talk about everything and anything. It is simple but means so much to the older person.

Our volunteers benefit from the visits as much as our clients. You can help to change the lives of local people and make sure no one has no one. Please get in touch for more information.

Tel: 01454 411707
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Become a Befriending Champion


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
www.youngandfreecharity.co.uk
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Healthwatch


Do you have a passion for health and social care? Help us bring about real, positive change by becoming a Champion, Representative or Enter and View volunteer for Healthwatch. To find out more, click below.

Tel: 0117 9589 363
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Salvation Army Charity Shop and Cafe


Open Monday-Saturday 9.30am-4pm. We accept donations of clothes, books, DVDs, bric-a-brac, and small electrical goods. We are not currently able to pick up donations. To volunteer, please call 0117 961 6129.

387 Two Mile Hill Road, Kingswood
Tel: 0117 961 6129
www.salvationarmy.org.uk/swe/Bris...
Email: 0117 961 6129


The Hive


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
www.thehiveavon.org.uk
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Volunteer for British Heart Foundation


Volunteer and help out in our friendly shop to raise funds for the fight against heart disease.

We have roles in our warehouse where you can keep fit, stay healthy and have a laugh whilst working hard.

Alternatively you can volunteer behind the busy cash desk if you prefer socialising with people, providing great, light-hearted customer service and like to be organised.

We have other smaller roles, can offer flexible timings to suit your availability, offer hot drinks and snacks to all our volunteers and have a monthly social volunteers' quiz too.

To find out more, email or phone and ask for Jack.

52-54 Regent Street, Kingswood BS15 8LE
Tel: 0117 960 5663
www.bhf.org.uk
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Volunteer Opportunities at Grimsbury Farm


We have a great group of volunteers with various skills and contacts that help us operate throughout the year, and we are very keen to build on this group to push our events forward with fresh ideas and inspiration, new skills and simply more pairs of hands!

We would love to hear from anybody of any age and ability that would like to get involved, have a bit of fun and help put their community farm on the map.

If you'd like to come to one of our meetings, please get in contact with us, you'd be most welcome.

www.mykingswood.co.uk/kingswood/g...
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