Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

Volunteering at Yate

Volunteer Centre Yate Filton and the Stokes

For more information about volunteering in Yate contact Alex, our Volunteer Centre Coordinator on alexandraswatton@southernbrooks.org.uk or 07929 787478

A new volunteer service started in July 2018 for Yate, Chipping Sodbury and locality. This service is mobile and focused on reaching out into the community. The volunteer co-ordinator Jenni, attends local events and community locations to speak with people who are interested in volunteering.


Contact Alex to chat about roles available or apply over the phone for a role.

She will have a chat with you to find out:

  • your interests
  • what you've done in the past
  • what you're doing at the moment
  • what you'd like to do or have a go at

You might not have had experience of volunteering before. Alex will talk to you about what volunteering means and what you might expect.

Different volunteering roles have different expectations. For example some roles like a weekly commitment and other roles ask for particular skills or qualities which are important to doing the role safely. These requirements are usually explained in a short description about the volunteering role. If you need more details about the role, we can help find out extra information from the organisation.


Popular volunteer roles in the Yate area are:

Children’s Hospice South West  - Charity Shop Volunteers

Four Towns & Vale Link Community Transport  - drivers

Health advocates - talking to people in the community about leading a healthy lifestyle

Yate and Chipping Sodbury Food Bank - website, giving out vouchers, warehouse help

Carers Support Centre - telephone helplines or phone check in service (calling someone at home while their carer is at work), sitting service, in GP practices, young carer activities


You can have help with recruiting the right volunteers for your role.

We can help with:

  • creating volunteer roles
  • advice on volunteering policies and processes
  • connecting organisations together
  • sharing best practice and good ideas

Call or email alexandraswatton@southernbrooks.org.uk

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