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Current Internal Volunteer Roles

Are you looking for volunteering opportunities in South Gloucestershire?

Volunteers make the difference from getting a great project up and running, to making it grow wings and fly. Through sharing their time and energy, our volunteers change people's lives in South Gloucestershire.

There are plenty of different opportunities which regularly come up, so have a browse and if nothing grabs your interest at the moment pop back in a couple of weeks.

Need help deciding 

Contact your local volunteer centre to have a conversation with one of the co-ordinators about what you're looking for.

If you're not sure about what volunteer role you'd like to do, try this quiz. It takes under 5 minutes and might help you decide what roles would suit you best.

Retreat Memory Café

We are looking for volunteers to help make our Memory Café a great place to be!

Our volunteers help ensure that our visitors living with dementia and their carers have a great experience, participating in activities in a safe, understanding, friendly and welcoming environment.

The Retreat Memory Café will meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at: St Stephen's Church Hall, Church Road, Soundwell, Bristol, BS16 4RH.

You will receive full training and support.

If you are interested and can spare one or two mornings each month, speak to Liz for more information on: 07929 787478 or email:

Southern Brooks Trustee

The Board of Trustees of Southern Brooks is recruiting new Trustees to complement the skills of existing Board members at an exciting time of change and growth for the charity.

The Board of Trustees is jointly and severally responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity and its financial health, in accordance with its governing document and the legal and regulatory guidelines issued by The Charity Commission. Trustees of Southern Brooks require good communication skills, the ability to think objectively and make sound, independent judgements and the necessary time commitment to participate fully. Previous governance experience would be advantageous, although this is not essential.

The Six Main Duties of a Trustee are:

  • Ensure your charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit.
  • Comply with your charity's governing document and the law.
  • Act in your charity's best interests.
  • Ensure your charity's resources are managed responsibly.
  • Act with reasonable care and skill.
  • Ensure your charity is accountable.

(For more information, see “CC3 - The Essential Trustee” published by Gov.UK)

Normal term of office:

  • The Trustee appointment is a voluntary role, with an initial term of three years, renewable twice, subject to the terms of the charity’s constitution.
  • The Board normally meets six times a year and the sub-committees normally meet twice a year.  The meetings generally take 1-2 hours.  There is also an annual Board Strategy Review Day.
  • Trustees are expected to attend all Board meetings, to put in the necessary time to read papers ahead of these meetings and to participate in telephone/email discussions between meetings, if needed.
  • Trustees are also expected to join one or two of the five sub-committees of the Board: Finance & Risk Oversight; Community Liaison; Employment & Remuneration; Policies & Governance and Commercial, matching their knowledge, skills, experience and interests, as their time allows.

Out of pocket expenses:

Reasonable expenses can be reimbursed in accordance with charity’s expenses policy.

How to Apply: 

To discuss the role, please contact Rebecca Ecob at

For further information about Southern Brooks, see