Action Tutoring is an ambitious social initiative and registered charity, providing free tuition to GCSE pupils in inner-city schools across England, working with volunteer tutors.
Our mission is to tackle educational disadvantage by making the benefits of tuition more widely accessible, to enable more young people able to reach their potential in life, regardless of background.
Aldershot Military Museum
Hampshire County Council Arts and Museums Service aims to deliver a nationally excellent and innovative cultural offer that engages and inspires people living, working and spending time in Hampshire. We work collaboratively with communities and other cultural providers to increase access to and appreciation of the County’s rich arts and museums resource.
The Museum exists to collect, document, safeguard, interpret and make accessible artefacts and specimens that provide a record of all aspects of life in the Rushmoor area from the past and present. The Museum encourages visitors to explore its collection for inspiration, learning and enjoyment.
We aim to encourage new audiences to come and enjoy our diverse and adaptable museum that works together to connect and enrich people lives with knowledge and ideas. In addition, we aim to inspire a deeper level of interest, enjoyment and understanding of Rushmoor Borough’s heritage and environment, by developing the full potential of the museum collections in our care, and by working closely with organisation’s with similar aims.
Bike Project Surrey
Who is Bike Project Surrey for?
Students not in school come to us for work experience, to learn about bikes and get an industry recognised qualification in Bicycle Care and Maintenance so that they have choices when they leave school.
People in the local community not in work, training or education can come to us to learn about bikes, get work experience and we become a positive part of their routine and life.
Volunteers support students, adults or just work on bikes – because they love bikes too.
Everyone who becomes part of Bike Project Surrey Team contributes to the welcoming and inclusive approach so that people feel good and that they belong at Bike Project Surrey.
- Everyone in the community has the chance to learn about bikes and how to look after them in an environment that is inclusive, welcoming and happy so that people feel valued and that they belong.
- Affordable bikes for the community to buy and use to travel, be healthy, fit and happy.
- Affordable bike service available to the community so that their bikes stay on the road.
- Bikes and parts recycled so that they do not contribute to landfill or pollute the environment. Riding bikes means you’re not driving.
We will provide learning opportunities around bikes for everyone – but especially for young people and adults who are not in education, employment or training. We will offer this through our Alternative Provision and adult placements.
This will be successful because Bike Project Surrey workshops are positive, happy and inclusive places to work and be with others. A shared interest and love of bikes means that while people are at Bike Project Surrey they will meet and learn skills and values from others who they might not otherwise have met.
The bikes we work on will be make made for everyone in the community as affordable recycled bikes for getting about on and keeping fit and healthy. This will also contribute an income to support the vision.
Students, adults and volunteers will be offered industry recognised qualifications, work experience and chance to ‘earn a bike’.
So Bike Project Surrey will…
- Offer access to learning and skills in the local community though partnership with Guildford College
- Provide a range of volunteering opportunities in an inclusive, non-judgemental and supportive environment
- Create opportunities to develop new skills to enhance employability
- Encourage skill-sharing and independence, where new skills are learned in a way that is empowering for all
- Involve volunteers in setting-up a new business and inspire the creation of other similar initiatives
- Promote access to cycling as an affordable and sustainable transport option
- Divert bicycles and their parts from recycling and landfill
- Encourage healthy lifestyles
The Brigitte Trust is a registered charity offering a free service of emotional support and practical help to people and their families at home when a life-threatening illness such as cancer or Motor Neurone Disease has been diagnosed. The service is provided by trained volunteers enabling carers to be supported and for a family member to remain at home for as long as possible. In partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support we are growing our service across Surrey and need volunteers from all areas
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 testing and awareness. We aim to learn educate and use knowledge, to reduce death from prostate and other cancers that regularly respond to early intervention.
Helping local people in Farnham and surrounding villages get to the doctor and dentist, hospital and optician, physio and chiropody etc appointments.
Catalyst (formerly SAdAS) is a non-profit organisation working with people who are dealing with issues stemming from drug and alcohol misuse and mental health – including housing, involvement with criminal justice, relationships with family and friends and getting back into work.
Guildford-based for over 30 years, we work throughout Surrey and its borders in partnership with a wide variety of statutory and non-statutory organisations and bodies to provide support.
We believe change is achievable when facilitated by skilled professional staff and volunteers offering a friendly, respectful, non-judgemental and personal approach.
It’s not just about what we offer, but how we offer it.
Cherry Trees (East Clandon)
Cherry Trees aims to be a model of excellence in respite care for children and young adults with physical and mental disabilities.
Cherry Trees aims to provide a high quality service of respite care to children in a relaxed and caring setting.
We believe that every child is an individual with the right to enjoy a normal pattern of life within the community, appropriate to his/her age.
Although we support individual learning programmes for each child and follow through with all programmes that are being implemented at home or school, we do not provide a structured educational system as we believe we are a “home from home” where children can relax and play.
We advocate respect, dignity, freedom of choice and privacy for each child. We believe in the principle of Child First, Disability Second.
We respect and acknowledge the role of parents/carers and the challenges they face in nurturing the potential in the child or young adult in their care.
Community Angels (Guildford)
Community Angels is one of three projects run by Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy (GTCC).
GTCC exists to:
Show Compassion, Offer Care and Support Community:
Each of our projects begins with showing compassion to others at their point of need and seeking to understand their situation without judging. We respond by offering care which may include emotional or practical support as appropriate. We work collaboratively with others to support community in Guildford by connecting with those facing isolation, welcoming those who feel rejected and embracing difference and diversity.
Compo, Compton Village Mini Bus
Concordia International Volunteers
“Fostering cross-cultural understanding and friendship by providing young people with quality opportunities for international volunteering, work experience, education and training”
Dan Eley Foundation, The (Godalming)
The goal of The Dan Eley Foundation is to create a supportive environment where disadvantaged young children are given the opportunity to try a range of technical and vocational skills and to provide them with the professional training they need to obtain legitimate employment.
It is our aim to be recognized as a charity that helps young people to help themselves and ultimately achieve true independence.
Emerge is a Christian based charity that supports young people who are struggling with self-harm or feeling suicidal and have found themselves at A&E in Guildford as a result. We are youth workers who will be there for young people in crisis late in the evening and also during (often intense) multi-disciplinary professionals meeting during the day.
We make tea, help people breathe through panic attacks, make mind maps and listen, listen, listen.
We seek to be a voice of hope, even in the bleakest of situations.
Farncombe and Binscombe Good Neighbours
To offer lifts to elderly residents of Farncombe and Binscombe, or others without their own transport or convenient access to public services. Lifts will typically be to medical appointments but are also provided for shopping trips and to visit relatives, etc.
Clients make modest voluntary contributions towards the cost of the scheme.
Drivers offer a personal service using their own vehicles. Clients make requests via a mobile number, which is manned on weekdays from 10 to 12 noon, with a message facility
Our mission is to be there for older people living in Farnham, meeting them where they are and showing God's love through our work.
Farnham Swimming Baths Trust
To benefit the inhabitants of Farnham and its neighbourhood by the provision and maintenance of an open space, including gardens.
Principal activity is the maintenance and enhancement of the Victoria Gardens in Farnham.
Surrey Reuse Network is a group of six social enterprise charities working together in partnership to reduce landfill and help their communities by providing affordable furniture for all throughout Surrey.
G Live (Guildford)
G Live is a live entertainment venue. With two performance spaces, the Main Hall and the Studio, we programme various events across the year, including live music, gigs, musical theatre, comedy and much, much more!
G Live will not use volunteers to replace members of staff, but rather to work alongside our staff to enhance the experiences and opportunities the venue can provide.
Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership is a local charity based in Knaphill. We provide support to people of all ages who are seeking meaningful employment but haven't been able to find it for various reasons. It could be illness or disability, redundancy or simply a lack of confidence in general. Whatever the reason, we will work with the individual to rebuild their confidence and give them the skills they need to get back into the workplace.
We will not rest until people who are blind and partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.
We will deliver a world class guide dog service as part of a range of mobility services, and work to break down barriers to ensure people who are blind and partially sighted can get out and about on their own terms.
The beliefs that guide the entire organisation:
- Dedicated to superior quality
- Always trustworthy
- Inclusive and embracing
- Customer focused
- Maximising impact
- Passionate and determined
Guildford United Reformed Church
Haslewey Community Centre (Haslemere)
Headway Surrey (Guildford)
Headway Surrey supports people with acquired brain injuries and their families and promotes understanding of the implications of acquired brain injury throughout Surrey.
Hill House Dementia Day Care Centre (Farnham)
Woodlands and Hillbrow were set up as a family care homes. We now have a day centre specialising in dementia and a nursing home called Hill House. The homes are all run along the same core principle of dignity, respect, courage and caring for people as though they are our own family.
Once residents come to live with us we want them to have the best possible quality of life and for it to be the last time they ever have to move. In order to achieve this we need volunteers to help us.
I cannot stress the importance of this time in peoples lives, so we try to make it as good as possible at the end of their life.
Jacobs Well Afternoon Tea
Leonard Cheshire Disability Hydon Hill (Godalming)
Hydon Hill is a residential home (with nursing care), providing a range of services for adults with physical disabilities. Ages range from late teens to retirement age.
Set in the beautiful Surrey Hills AONB, our home was purpose-built in the 1970s and is surrounded by peaceful woodland. The scenic and historic town of Godalming is just a short drive away - it offers many useful amenities, including excellent shops, restaurants and pubs.
Our residents make sure their home has a lively atmosphere. At their request, we offer lots of activities in the home, including arts and crafts, games, cooking, and movie-watching. We also have a lovely garden and our own charity shop on site ( - donations and shoppers always welcome between 11.00 and 3.00 pm).
Our fully-trained staff work hard to ensure everyone is happy in their home. We support our residents to be independent and to take part in community activities as they wish.
The internationally known Leonard Cheshire Organisation has been offering residential care to people with long term disabilities for over 70 years. Join our team and you will have a wealth of experience and expertise to work with.
Whether you join us for 1 hour a month or multiple hours per week, you will be much valued by our residents and greatly rewarded by knowing you are making such a valuable contribution.
Thank you for your interest.
Mane Chance Sanctuary (Compton)
The Mane Chance mission is to rescue and rehabilitate old, abused and abandoned horses. Our aim is to integrate them with the local community, welcoming sick, special needs and underprivileged youngsters to our Sanctuary and bringing our equine residents to those who are not able to travel.
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Marie Curie Nurses are available in every village, town and city throughout the UK, caring for terminally ill patients who wish to die in comfortable and familiar surroundings at home with their families. Last year in Surrey, our nurses worked over 10,000 hours, through the night and day, caring for many local people. This comes at a cost to the charity of £20 for each hour a Marie Curie Nurse is in the home. This is why collections are so important to us.
Oakleaf Enterprise (Guildford)
Oakleaf Enterprises is an independent registered charity whose purpose is to support people with mental health issues to lead independent, productive and fulfilling lives.
We do this by encouraging the development of their interpersonal, practical and academic skills to gain and sustain mainstream sheltered employment.
This charity also provides advice and support for those who wish to access further education or training.
Painshill Park Trust (Cobham)
Pathways Community Support
Haslemere-based Pathways Community Support project exists to coordinate and host services to assist those hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis to get back on their feet. To that end we aim to offer a broad range of support including pathways back into work or training, benefits advice, mental health and well-being opportunities, for all ages. This means that people in the local area can have the opportunity to be seen in their home town, reducing the need to travel to Guildford Job Centre etc, the costs, potential added health risk, and the carbon footprint that involves. The Job Centre also offers job and training schemes to suit all stages of life and career, including young people, and can also signpost to domestic abuse and mental health services. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant Heritage (Loseley Park, Guildford)
Plant Heritage - safeguarding cultivated plants through the National Plant Collections scheme for everyone
Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People
We work with people with physical and learning disabilities or acquired brain injuries to gain new skills and increase independence. Whether it’s learning everyday life skills, rebuilding a life affected by brain injury, acquiring the skills to drive a specially adapted car or training for future employment, we support disabled people to achieve goals for life.
Rosamund Guildford Community Garden
Royal Air Forces Association
The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a membership organisation and registered charity that provides welfare support to the RAF Family.
The RAF Family includes all serving and ex-serving personnel and their dependants. To be eligible for welfare support, for both themselves and those who depend upon them, service personnel need to have served a minimum of one day in the RAF.
The Association exists in the recognition that RAF personnel and their immediate families dedicate their lives to their country, and to ensure that such a sacrifice does not result in suffering, poverty or loneliness.
Whether it’s an injured airman fighting to get back on his feet, a young child missing their parent away on overseas operations, or a World War II veteran needing a shoulder to lean on, we are here to help all generations of RAF Service personnel and their families.
Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity (Guildford)
We are working to deliver exceptional care in a welcoming and safe environment for patients at Royal Surrey County 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.
Surrey Coalition of Disabled People
The aim of the Surrey Coalition is to campaign and promote the rights of disabled people to have equality of opportunity and to live independently.
The Cedar House Support Group
The Cedar House Support Group is for women who are experiencing postnatal depression. The group provides a safe and supportive environment where mothers can get together with others who may be feeling similar to themselves. This helps their recovery by normalising feelings and reducing the sense of isolation that postntal depression can bring.
The Source Young People's Charity (Aldershot)
The Surrey Care Trust
The Welcome Project
Our aim and mission
Unlocking potential and supporting people to overcome life challenges.
One in 4 of us experience mental health problems every year. We believe that nobody should face mental health problems on their own, experience stigma or discrimination. We all have the right to be well both mentally and physically.
What we do
We provide services and support that focuses on people’s needs to regain their power and strength, lead a well-balanced life, maintain and increase their feeling of well-being. We accept referrals from GPs, CMHRSs and other charities, service providers. And people can self-refer as well.
Why we do it
We all feel less than fine at some time in our lives and often we can feel lonely, stressed, bored or at our wits end. We are not medics, not trying to sell you anything and not on a mission to convert you, we are just genuinely interested in making your world a better place.
Woodlands and Hillbrow Ltd (Farnham)
Woodlands and hillbrow were set up as a family care homes. We now have a day centre specialising in dementia and a nursing home called Hill House. The homes are all run along the same core principle of dignity, respect, courage and caring people as though they are our own family.
Once residents come to live with us we want them to have the best possible quality of life and it to be the last time they ever have to move. In order to achieve this we need volunteers to help us.
I cannot stress the importance of this time in peoples lives, once we have done something it can never be put right, so we try to make it as good as possible at the end of their life.