Volunteering in Wiltshire

Community First is proud to support volunteering in Wiltshire. Search for a volunteering role or advertise a volunteering vacancy with our free volunteering portal, Volunteer Connect.

Volunteering in Wiltshire

Community First is proud to support volunteering in Wiltshire. Search for a volunteering role or advertise a volunteering vacancy with our free volunteering portal, Volunteer Connect.

COVID-19 Response Volunteers

Are you interested in supporting your local community during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response? Could you make a difference in your community and support those most in need? Register your interest in volunteering by filling in this simple online form. We can put you in touch with organisations and groups that need your help.

Important Information:  Volunteering & COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Volunteering will be crucial in the response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and people have not been stopped from doing this. However, volunteering that requires going out of the house is now only permitted in certain circumstances. If you are well and are not at risk from Coronavirus you can undertake essential activities including:

  • Delivering food
  • Helping people with their medical needs, such as picking up prescriptions
  • Providing essential care or to help a vulnerable person or person(s), including through essential public and voluntary services, such as food banks, homeless services, and blood donation sessions

Even when you are doing this, you need to do so safely. You should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres (6 feet) apart from anyone outside of your household

You can only provide support to people who are in isolation if you fulfil ALL of the conditions below:

  • You are well and have no symptoms like a cough or high temperature and nobody in your household does
  • You are under 70
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not have any long-term health conditions that make you vulnerable to coronavirus.

If you or someone in your household has shown symptoms, or if you are more vulnerable to coronavirus yourself, then you must stay home. You still play an important role but will need to do this from home.

We have also been asked for guidance on delivering leaflets about COVID-19 community response groups. Our view is that if groups deem delivering leaflets as essential to providing help to the vulnerable then they can do so within the following parameters:

  • Social distancing being key, with people always at least two metres apart
  • Washing hands before going out, not touching your face whilst out leafleting, and washing hands as soon as you get home
  • Only go out and deliver leaflets once so you minimise your time outside

To register your interest in volunteering as part of your local COVID-19 response, please fill in our quick and easy online form.

NHS Volunteer Responders

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS and the care sector during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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COVID-19 Community Groups Directory

Wiltshire Council has created a directory of community groups which are supporting local people during the COVID-19 response.

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Support for Volunteering in Wiltshire.

Community First is passionate about volunteering and the positive impact that volunteers have in local communities. From volunteer-led social action, to our board of trustees, many of the successful services and programmes we oversee could not exist without the support of volunteers.

Community First currently provides free volunteering services for people and organisations based in Wiltshire. This includes Volunteer Connect, a free self-service Volunteering Portal which connects Wiltshire-based volunteers with the organisations who are looking for them. Registration for volunteers and organisations is free, quick and easy.

Register for a free profile and start looking for a volunteering role or advertise a volunteering vacancy today!

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Featured Volunteering Roles

Leigh Park Community Centre

Trustee Committee Members Needed: Charity Trustees are the people who serve on the governing body of a charity. They may be known as trustees, directors, board members, governors or committee members. Charity trustees are responsible for the general control and management of the administration of a charity. Most people are eligible to serve as trustees. As a trustee you would serve as volunteer.

If you believe you can help then we would love to hear from! Please contact the Centre Manager

Telephone: 01373 825774 or
Email: leighparkcommunitycentre@hotmail.co.uk

Calne Community Day Centre

The Centre supports socially isolated and lonely older people in Calne and district to keep them healthy, active, and remain independent. The Centre provides social activities, refreshments, lunch, entertainment, and outings for elderly residents who would otherwise not have these opportunities. The Centre is open every Monday between 10.15 am and 4 pm and is managed by one employee and about 15 volunteers. Following recent retirements, the Centre is looking for additional trustees of the charity in a variety of roles that can be tailored to individuals’ skills. Trustees meet every two months at 1.30 pm on the second Monday of the month for about 2 hours. Additional hours tend to average no more than 2 hours per week. Internet access is necessary to fulfil the role.

For further information contact Jan on 01249 740604 or by email to janatbroadacres@gmail.com

 

The Monday Wednesday Club

The Monday Wednesday Club is a much valued charity and volunteer run organisation which has been serving local communities for nearly 32 years, based at the Wesley Road Church Hall in Trowbridge. Its members are adults with learning difficulties and/or other disabilities who come twice a week to find friendship, safety and understanding, together with activities which help them to gain confidence, independence and reduce social isolation. The organisation is looking for volunteers to continue providing this valuable service to the community. If you can spare any time, or would like further information please contact: Fred by Email: mwclub@hotmail.co.uk or Telephone 07849 79436

Splitz Support Service (Phoenix Project)
Volunteer Telephone Advisors

Volunteer Telephone Advisors are being sought by Splitz Support Service to help support clients with various issues they face around domestic abuse. No previous experience or qualifications are required. Full training and ongoing support will be provided. The role will be based at the Splitz head office in Trowbridge. All volunteers will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. For more information, please contact Sam Cooper, Service Delivery Coordinator on 01225 777724. 

Find out more about this volunteer role on the Splitz website.

Your Role Featured

Would you like to see your volunteering role featured on this page? As a member of Community First you could advertise up to 3 roles each year, free of charge.