Serving the people of Dursley

List of local groups requiring volunteers

ReConnect Gloucestershire are seeking volunteers to support our peer befriending scheme and peer support groups. As a volunteer Befriender or Group Enabler, you will help people affected by Stroke, Aphasia, and other long term health conditions to find company and empathy during a time that is often very isolating.

Volunteering can involve visiting someone at home or at a group. If you would like to find out more, please contact Amy, 07935 810 160

Oxfam Dursley

Can you help the Dursley Oxfam Shop raise money to support and empower some of the world's most vulnerable communities?

We are looking to welcome new volunteers to be the friendly face of our shop, welcoming customers, donors, and visitors to the shop while providing a high standard of customer care.
We don't look for previous experience, however, we do ask that volunteers are honest, reliable, and trustworthy with a positive approach to volunteer work. All new volunteers will receive a full induction, showing you the best shop practices and how to work safely as well as ongoing training and support to make sure you are confident and comfortable in your new role with us. Usually, volunteers join us for a four hour shift each week, but any time you can give us will be much appreciated!

This is a great opportunity if you are looking for hands-on retail experience, to boost your CV, meet local people in your community, or even just to have fun doing something great for those in need!

Please contact: Shop Manager - Flo Yapp

Tel: 01453 548219


Longfield Community Hospice

Longfield provides specialist services for adults affected by life-threatening illness in Gloucestershire. Providing palliative care at home and in addtion complementary therapies, counselling, and a range of out-patient services in our Hospice Day Unit.

Our shop in Dursley is looking for volunteers to help behind the scenes to steam clothing, tag donations and help with other activities.

Please drop into the shop or contact Carol, Shop Manager on 01453 546954 or email

Gloucestershire Age UK

Volunteer with our Out of Hospital Team - Could you visit an older person who has just come out of hospital?

For More Information coantact: Age UK Gloucestershire, 26 Station Road, Gloucester, GL1 1EW



Patchwork Riding for the Disabled Association RDA

We find ourselves needing more volunteers to offer supported riding to people ,of all ages, with physical and learning difficulties. Our volunteers need have no experience, as training will be given.

We operate out of Barton End Equestrian Centre , Barton End , Horsley Nr Nailsworth
GL6 0QF, on Tuesday 1pm –4pm and Thusday 9am –12pm. It is not a requirement to do both days or even the hours. We are flexible to fit in with school pick up/work hours.

Annie Alderwick, Patchwork RDA Group Secretary, 44 Hilltop Close, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1PZ. 01453 752849, 07500428601

Community Wellbeing Service

The Community Wellbeing Service – Stroud and Berkeley Vale is a free, confidential service for anyone over 16yrs. The aim of the service is to connect people to local organisations and groups that can help improve general wellbeing and meet wider social needs.

We have a number of volunteer roles, including befriending, administration, transport, group organisers, welcomers, activity facilitators and much more. We provide training, support and a dedicated Volunteer Co-Ordinator to ensure you are fully supported every step of the way.

We hold regular Volunteer Coffee Mornings for existing and interested volunteers. Why not pop along to our next meeting: Thursday 4th April 2019 from 10am – 11.30am @ Independence Trust Offices, 1st Floor, The Cross, Parliament Street, Stroud, GL5 2HL.
0345 863 8323 (press option 2)

My Guide

As a My Guide volunteer you will be matched with a blind or partially sighted person in your area. You will support them to get out and about for a few hours a week. No previous experience is required, full training will be given.

To find out more call 0345 143 0194 or email

Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Gloucester, GL2 7BT.

Join us at one of our open days on Wednesday 13 February and Saturday 2 March, 1-4pm to find out more about our volunteering opportunities. Our teams will be on hand to answer all your questions and you'll be able to join a short, guided walk or listen to an introductory talk on volunteering with WWT.

For more information visit

Community Connexions

Community Connexions helps people at any age who struggle with transport due to physical or mental reasons, or social or rural isolation. We might therefore be very relevant to members of the community who struggle to get where they need to go.

Jenny Ellis, Marketing Manager, Community Connexions, Telephone: 01242 244635, Email:

Breakheart Community Project, Breakheart Lane, Dursley, GL11 6ER.

Looking for volunteers interested in sharing Breakheart Quarry History, and local knowledge with those visiting the site.

Tel: 01453544661, Mob: 07900318472,,

Cam, Dursley & Uley Greenway

A local project working towards the creation of a 8km cycle & pedestrian greenway linking Uley, Dursley and Cam.

Phil Littleford, Project Lead,, Website:

GL11 Community Hub, Fairmead, Cam, GL11 5JS

There are opportunities for volunteers who are interested in organising activities and events at GL11.

Tel: 01453 548530

Home-Start Stroud District

Welcome anyone interested to become a Home-Start volunteer to visit a family in need. Volunteers need to have parenting experience and to attend a 40 hour course. Many of our volunteers form lasting friendships whilst training and continue to support each other when volunteering.

Tel: 01453 297470 or 07503 630973 Email: Website:

Address: Annexe 3, The Wheelhouse, Bond's Mill Estate, Bristol Road, Stonehouse, Glos. GL10 3RF.

Secret Garden Project - Based at the Chantry Centre in Long Street, Dursley.

Join a team of dedicated volunteers creating a beautiful green space in the heart of our Community. Working Group, every Wednesday morning from March (10am-1pm) - Also from March onwards, there will be one Saturday a month in which we hold a pop up cafe and have a garden working day.


Sharpness Lifeboat Station - Sharpness Old Dock
Berkeley, GL13 9UB

Looking for volunteer fundraisers who can give some weekend time to working alongside the operational lifeboat crew collecting the essential donations that keep the lifeboat station running.

Contact: Hugh Inwood, Tel: 07774-260429, Email:, Details:

The Chantry Centre, Long Street, Dursley, Gloucestershire. GL11 4JB

The Chantry Centre is looking for people with DIY and decorating skills to volunteer on Wednesdays

Please contact Ben Ward to find out more on 07889 512644.

Vale Vision Development Ltd

Looking for volunteers to be trained as health walk leaders, also volunteers to help with the Sculpture and Play Trail.

Telephone 07749 304526, email and website

World Jungle Limited

Various opportunities including helping at events and administration. Please contact World Jungle to find out more.

Tel: 01453 548880 or 07878 865297 Email:


Last updated: Mon, 09 May 2022 12:00