- Zero Carbon Guildford
If you are concerned about the environment, want to make a difference but don't know how then volunteering with ZERO is a good place to start. We run a We are always looking for people who are able to volunteer on a regular basis to help us operate. We have a number of different roles within the community hub so if you are interested in helping out then we would love to hear from you
Zero Carbon Guildford is a charity set up to enable local community action to tackle the climate and ecological crisis and associated social issues.
Zero Carbon Guildford operates a Community Hub, in the centre of Guildford, to enable the community to come together to tackle these issues.
The Hub includes a zero-waste shop, café, climate cinema and meeting/exhibition space and showcases ways local people can make changes to help Guildford's journey towards a zero-carbon future.
Volunteer with Zero
Could you be our new Outreach Volunteer?
Does this sound like you?
- You're a self starter and can give at least two hours a week over the next six months
- You're confident speaking to, and in front of, a wide range of people
- You have a passion for a more sustainable future and agree with Zero Carbon Guildford's charitable objectives
What you would do:
- You'd be on the look out for outreach opportunities for Zero to get involved in e.g. Great Big Green Week, local fairs and events etc.
- You'd liaise with our operations team to agree the goals of each event
- You'd co-ordinate our fabulous volunteers at our outreach events
- You'd represent Zero at the events
If you are interested in finding out more fill in the application form.
We look forward to hearing from you
Abbot's Hospital - helping people in need
Abbot's Hospital - local Almhouse providing much needed affordable homes
Abbot’s Hospital is a local charitable almshouse providing homes to 21 households in need, within a supportive and caring environment. The almshouse, opened over 400 years ago in the Grade 1 listed historic building fronting the High Street in Guildford. It is one of the few buildings in the town that has been used continuously for its original purpose since being built and is now a very special place in the town.
We are looking for volunteers to join our great team who not only support our residents but help safeguard the building for future generations. We have a variety of opportunities available for anyone wanting to make difference to peoples lives.
If any of the opportunities below interest you, do get in touch to find out more using the application link below.
Website : Abbot's Hospital
Abbot's Hospital - volunteering opportunities
Volunteer Tour Guide
Abbot's Hospital have been running tours of our Grade I Jacobean almshouse for nearly 20 years and we couldn’t do it without our team of volunteer tour guides!
Our tour guides are passionate volunteers, coming from all walks of life and bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience. They all have a love for the building and sharing their passion with the many visitors we receive every year. It is truly one of the town jewels
- Tours generally run between April and October - twice a week 11am to 1pm.
- Knowledge of local history would be an advantage, but it is not essential. Training is provided.
Action for Carers Surrey
Action for Carers (Surrey) has a vision ‘to enable all unpaid carers to have a voice and access support to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.’ We are a committed, passionate charity determined to make a difference to young and adult carers across Surrey.
We offer our volunteers a friendly, supportive, flexible experience and are committed to welcoming volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds.
Barnardo's protects, supports and nurtures the UK's most vulnerable children. Barnardo's helps bring out the best in children – no matter who they are or what they have been through. Our volunteers help make this happen.
BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION - Guildford
The British Heart Foundation is the UK’s number one heart charity.
Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it. Our pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.
Our work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are helping to change the face of the UK’s fight against heart disease.
Cancer Testing South
The mission statement of Cancer Testing South
The detection work of Cancer Testing South is driven by a passion to find early indications of prostate cancer and also lead to the uncovering of other frequently overlooked cancer through both testing with a simple blood test and by promoting awareness. We aim to learn educate and use knowledge, to reduce death from prostate and other cancers that regularly respond to early intervention.
Cherry Trees (East Clandon)
Cherry Trees supports some of the most vulnerable children in Surrey, as well as their families. Our home from home respite care is a lifeline to over 100 families. As a volunteer, you can be part of the Cherry Trees community, making a difference every single day.
To be a force for good by transforming lives through exceptional home from home care for children with all disabilities and their families.
Our doors will always be open to families in need throughout the South East, by being a much loved and supported charity.
Our aim at Cherry Trees is to offer the opportunity to children with learning and physical disabilities, most of which are severe, to enhance their quality of life by providing a safe, home-like environment whilst also providing their parents with a meaningful break.
Compassion in World Farming
Today we campaign peacefully to end all factory farming practices. We believe that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialised approach – so we are relentlessly focused on ending factory farming.
Creative Response Arts (Ltd) (Farnham)
ENGLISH REGIONAL TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION
The English Regional Transport Association(ERTA)is a voluntary membership-based, pro-public transport improvement association with several of its projects having a nation-wide positive benefit and impact. Membership is open to all.
Godalming Cricket Club
Green Hub Project for Teens
Like all community organisations, volunteers sit at the heart of what we do, so naturally we are really keen to talk to you if you have an interest in teenagers, mental health, or gardening. Or even all three!
Of course, spending time in the garden with our teenage volunteers is super important but there are other roles too, depending on your skills – we’ve listed some key roles that we are currently hoping to fill below. Whether it’s one of these, or something else you’d be interested in doing with us, your first step is to complete the simple form and we will be in touch with you to discuss the options.
The Green Hub Project for Teens is a local community project serving Surrey & Hampshire and surrounding areas. It supports young people (11-18) facing social, emotional and mental health challenges, along with their families and carers. In addition, Green Hub works to promote awareness and understanding of mental health and emotional wellbeing for young people in the broader community.
Green Hub’s purpose is to achieve positive, measurable outcomes for teen mental health, including self-love, active lifestyles, social interaction and inclusion, as well as the development and application of a range of learned skills. Green Hub achieves this through its Teen Garden social prescribing programme, talks and support groups within the local community, along with sharing useful information via the website.
Green Hub Volunteer Opportunities
Guildford Cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Guildford, covering 500 square miles of Surrey, North east Hampshire, the London Borough of Kingston and a part of West Sussex. With a seating capacity of 1000, the Cathedral provides both focus and resource for the whole community, a venue for concerts, art and education, a place of pilgrimage, as well as stillness, prayer and daily choral worship.
Volunteers support the work and mission of the cathedral in friendly and convivial surroundings with interesting and like minded colleagues.
Guildford Lions Club
The Guildford Lions Club was formed in 1967 and has a focus on making a difference to peoples' lives in Guildford. We are all volunteers, both males and female, with a passion for helping others whilst having some fun along the way. We support our local community but as part of Lions International we also respond to global crises when appropriate.
Guildford Twinning Association
What does the Guildford Twinning Association do?
Guildford Twinning Association is a voluntary group which supports the town twinning of Guildford with the beautiful city of Freiburg in Southwest Germany. We promote international friendship, understanding and co-operation. We do this by:
- helping people in both towns to learn about each other and make friends
- supporting/managing exchanges: schools, sport, arts, music, social
- helping people in both towns to work together
- running events: social, arts, educational, fund-raising
See our website at guildfordtwinning.uk
Guildford United Reformed Church
Our Mission is to share God’s love in the community
We aim to be an open, welcoming Christian church
Serving one another and our neighbours
Working for justice and peace in God’s world.
Our faith may be 2000 years old but our thinking is 21st Century.
Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
halow project (Guildford)
To make a difference
The halow project is a growing community-based charity, situated in Guildford, Surrey. We support young people, aged 16+, with a learning disability on their journey into adult life.
The young people we work with want the opportunity to:
- Build relationships
- Become part of the community
- Find meaningful employment
- Have a home of their own
We believe that the young people we support have the right to be part of and respected in their communities and are entitled to a life they choose in ways which best suit them. halow is committed to developing creative opportunities and removing social barriers.
Headway Surrey (Guildford)
Headway Surrey are looking to recruit a team of volunteers to assist staff at our new weekly sessions "Friday Friends".
If you enjoy activities such as board games, general discussions, art, cookery, playing cards or genuinely enjoy just chatting to people over a cup of tea, please do get in touch.
Our sessions run at Headway House, Guildford, 10.30-12.30pm every Friday.
Please contact Chloe Bunce by either email: email@example.com or tel: 01483 455225
Headway Surrey supports people with acquired brain injuries and their families and promotes understanding of the implications of acquired brain injury throughout Surrey.
Healthwatch Surrey (Guildford)
Healthwatch Surrey is an independent champion that gives the people of Surrey a voice to improve, shape and get the best from health and social care services by empowering local people and communities.
We are an international relief and development agency that asks the question, what makes us human? We think the answer is caring for others and changing their lives for the better. That’s what we’ve been doing for over 25 years.
We started in a small flat in Manchester, UK, and this year we have worked in 24 countries, providing humanitarian aid that saves and transforms lives. That’s what makes us Human Appeal.
Our generous donors, supporters and partners have helped us work towards our mission for the past 25+ years. They give us Human Appeal.
Jigsaw Trust (Cranleigh)
Jigsaw Trust is committed to raising awareness of autism and to providing facilities, services and resources for the education, integration, guidance, assessment, outreach and support of people affected
Kids Run Free (Effingham)
The Kids Run Free mission is to create fun, sustainable running opportunities for children of all ages, igniting their passion for sport and physical activity while allowing them to become healthier, happier, more confident children.
The Macular Society is the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss. We have more than 21,000 members and, as the biggest membership group in the sight loss sector, we are the voice of people with macular conditions. We provide information and support to improve the lives of people with macular disease and to ensure no one has to face it alone. We have around 400 Macular Society support groups around the UK and beyond, run by volunteers. We have a helpline as well as befriending and counselling services and we offer one-to-one training in skills to make the best use of remaining vision. We campaign for better care and we fund research so that one day we can overcome macular disease.
Momentum Children's Charity
Helping families of seriously ill children to keep moving forward
From hospital to home and beyond, we’ll be with you and your family every step of the way.
New Ashgate Gallery
The New Ashgate Gallery Trust is a charity specialising in the curation and promotion of arts and craft. Established in 1959, NAG has supported emerging artists and encouraged participation in community through free exhibitions, craft workshops and professional practice seminars.
We curate more than 20 annual exhibitions with some of the best artists working on painting, print, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, glass and wood.
Gallery/Charity/Family Crafts Volunteering & Industry Placements
Puttenham Barn is run by a small environmental charity called Project Oasis North Downs (POND).
Its mission is to provide simple inexpensive overnight accommodation in a 250 year old barn, in an environmentally responsible way.
It is aimed at walkers, cyclists & people enjoying the surrounding beautiful countryside.
The Barn has many environmental features including solar panels (on its bike shed!), rainwater harvesting & local varieties of apple trees in the garden.
We aim to open at weekends, during school holidays and on as many other nights as we can between Easter & October.
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support for families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
This support comes from Family Support Workers who perform a role most people couldn’t imagine. They maintain a sense of normality for the family by helping with hospital trips, performing household duties, taking the siblings to school and in many cases providing care during the final stages of a child’s life, helping with funeral arrangements and bereavement support.
Rainbow Trust has nine care teams across England in Surrey, North East London and Essex, Central London, West London, County Durham, Cumbria, Manchester, Swindon and Southampton. Last year they supported 1,361 families.
Rainbow Trust's vision is that one day all terminally ill children and their families will have access to a Rainbow Trust Carer.
Ronald McDonald House Charities UK
Royal Surrey Charity (Guildford)
We are working to deliver exceptional care in a welcoming and safe environment for patients at Royal Surrey Hospital.
From providing state of the art equipment and redeveloping wards, to investing in staff development and funding innovative research, our patients are at the heart of everything we do.
Working collaboratively with medical and support staff, we fund projects that make the biggest impact on the 260,000 people we treat each year – from babies, to children and young adults, to older people.
South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Service
South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Service (SWSDA) supports anyone affected by domestic abuse living in the boroughs of Guildford and Waverley.
We provide free, confidential and independent advice, skilled practical help and ongoing emotional support and information. We have helped thousands of survivors living in our local communities to feel empowered and informed to live a life free from domestic abuse harm.
Food Delivery Farnham to Godalming Thursday mornings
Surrey Community Action
Surrey Hills Society
The Surrey Hills Society is an independent charity formed 15 years ago. It promotes the positive enjoyment and care of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is in the course of being rebranded as one of the UK’s National Landscapes. We encourage those who live, work in, or visit the area to explore and learn about the special qualities and distinctiveness of the area. The Society also uses its extensive network to actively promote the conservation and enjoyment of the Surrey Hills.
In June 2019 the Society was presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service which is the highest award for volunteer groups to recognise outstanding work done in their communities and is the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary organisations.
Our mission is summarised by four words: Conserve, Inspire, Educate and Enjoy.
For further information visit our website.
Surrey Libraries is a dedicated local government library service; providing information, knowledge, resources, support and entertainment to our local community.
The Clockhouse Day Centre (Milford)
We offer a warm and friendly environment for the over 50's where members can meet new friends, take part in our many activities or join us for outings or holidays.
The Clockhouse is open Monday to Friday 9.30am-3.30pm. We provide a range of services including hairdressing, chiropody, reflexology, hearing and sight tests.
We offer a in-expensive 2 course homemade lunch with a variety of alternatives on a daily basis as well as a snack bar offering hot drinks, biscuits and homemade cakes.
The National Childbirth Trust
Our vision is that everyone who becomes a parent feels confident, connected, and safe because we believe parents help build the foundations of the future.
Every year we support over 250,000 parents across the UK and Channel Islands on their unique journeys through pregnancy, birth, infant feeding, and early parenthood.
We are the charity that supports people as they become parents.
The Spike Heritage Centre (Guildford)
To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Charlotteville and the neighbourhood (hereinafter called ‘the area of benefit’) without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political or religious or other opinions, by associating together the said inhabitants and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisation in a common effort to advance education and provide facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation and other leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants.
To establish or secure the establishment of a Community Centre and to maintain the same, whether alone or in co-operation with any local statutory authority or other person or body in furtherance of these objects.
Tools with a Mission
Waverley Borough Council Community Meals Service
To deliver a high quality freshly cooked meals service and provide social contact for residents living in the Godalming area.
West Horsley Place Trust
West Horsley Place is a Grade I listed mediaeval manor house and estate of great beauty and historic significance. The manor house dates from 1425, though there has been a building on site since Saxon times. Our recent work to conserve and maintain the house has made our principal rooms safe and comfortable for public access, but the house remains on Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register.
The West Horsley Place Trust aims to bring the house, gardens, 380-acre estate and eight Grade II listed outbuildings back into good repair and to improve people's wellbeing through art, culture, heritage & nature.
We will give people freedom to explore and discover, to create stories and become part of ours.
- To bring about a quiet revolution in the way an historic house and estate is managed
- To be a place that improves people’s wellbeing through culture, heritage and nature
- To be sustainable, financially, environmentally and socially
- To be a catalyst for creativity
- To conserve the listed buildings in our care so that they are no longer on the Historic England ‘at risk’ register
- To provide learning and engagement opportunities in culture, heritage and nature
- To broaden our audience by being welcoming, inclusive and accessible
- To enhance the natural landscape through increasing biodiversity and habitat connectivity
Whitmore Vale Housing Association
Whitmore Vale Housing Association offers services to people with learning disabilities and we work alongside them to achieve the most out of their life. Through supported living and residential care we can meet a wide range of needs, supporting people with a mild learning disability, to those who have profound and complex disabilities.