- Zero Carbon Guildford
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 is also about to set up a 'Community Hub', in the centre of Guildford, to enable the community to come together to tackle these issues.
The Hub will include a zero-waste shop, café, climate cinema and meeting/exhibition space and will showcase ways local people can make changes to help Guildford's journey towards a zero carbon future.
Volunteer with Zero
If you have ever wanted to make a difference for the environment but not known how volunteering in the new Zero shop is one of the best things you can do.
Help create and run a beautiful shop where customers fill their own containers with dried foods, cleaning products and toiletries. No plastic, no packaging and no waste going into landfill.
Zero is a community eco hub in Guildford Town Centre and we would love to welcome you to the family of volunteers making a difference in our town.
We are looking for people who are able to commit to doing a regular shift of at least half a day a week. No previous experience of shop work is necessary as training will be given.
Duties will include:
- Talking to customers and other volunteers about environmental issues and the changes they can make
- Serving customers and operating the till
- Ensuring the space is tidy, well-presented and safe
- Restocking products
If you would like to find out more about this role and how you can help please complete the application form below and we'll be in touch soon.
The Zero shop is part of Zero Carbon Guildford; a registered charity promoting education and solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation, we're bringing together the work happening locally to help the borough adapt to a changing planet. Our aim is to
(Sandy Hill Community Bungalow) Hale Community Centre
1st Stoughton Scouts
1st Stoughton Scout Group has been running since 1909 and has witnessed a variety of changes in the area and within Scouting.
We offer Scouting for young people between the ages of 6 to 18 in the Stoughton area of Guildford. The Group has over a 100 members and provides a varied programme of activities to its members.
The Group is run by an Executive Committee made up of Leaders and non uniform members. They help ensure we bring great Scouting to the young people of Stoughton.
261 (Guildford) Squadron Air Training Corps
To be the modern, dynamic, sustainable organisation of choice for young people, offering fun and challenging opportunities.
Age UK Surrey
Age UK Surrey aims to:
- promote the wellbeing of older people in Surrey
- improve public awareness of issues concerning ageing
- influence public policy to meet the needs of older people
- work with other agencies in the provision of relevant services for older people
If you have the time - however little - there are so many ways in which you can help.
The rewards are great. You will use your skills, meet new people, have fun and find it very, very rewarding. You can be sure that the time you give is making a positive difference to older people in the community.
Ash Citizens Advice Bureau
To give advice and information on a wide range of subjects including welfare benefits, employment law, housing, consumer rights, family law, debt management etc. Our service is free, impartial, confidential and independent. We answer enquiries by personal interview, letter, phone or, where needed, home visit. We negotiate, when appropriate, on behalf of our clients with third parties.
Badshot Lea and Hale PCC
We are one Parish with welcoming and inclusive churches. Our vision is for the growth of God's Kingdom so we aim to:
- Grow in Spiritual Maturity
- Grow in Numbers
- Grow Younger
- Grow in Community Engagement
- Grounds Officers needed for St John's, St Mark's & St George's Churches - posted 11/2/2021
- Maintenance Officer(s) needed at St John's, St Mark's & St George's Churches - posted 11/2/2021
- Cleaner(s) needed for St John's, St Mark's & St George's Churches - posted 11/2/2021
- Eco Church Representative - posted 11/2/2021
- Online Services Developers - posted 11/2/2021
- System Support - posted 11/2/2021
- School Mentors - posted 11/2/2021
- Social Media Lead - Posted 11/2/2021
- Magazine Editor - Posted 11/2/2021
- Magazine Delivery Coordination - posted 11/2/2021
- Notice Board Officer - posted 11/2/2021
- Youth Leaders - posted 11/2/2021
- School Liaison Officer - posted 11/2/2021
Bridges Mentoring Project
Our VISION is to see every vulnerable young person have a consistent, trusted and positive adult role model in their life who supports and inspires them to grow into adulthood.
Bridges Project empowers young people to take responsibility for their own lives and choices, to enable a positive impact within the local community
Brightwells Gostrey Centre (Farnham)
Brightwells Gostrey has been in the heart of the community for older people for over 30 years. We provide a warm and friendly environment for senior citizens to meet. Offering a variety of vital activities and services including freshly cooked meals, daily activities, craft workshops, grandparent and toddler groups, outings and much more. We are proud to bring a sense of belonging, companionship, fun and enjoyment to those in their golden years.
We also provide a Community Meal Service, ensuring those who need it, regularly receive a nutritious freshly cooked meal and pudding. All dishes are prepared from scratch in our kitchen. However, it is far more than just a meal we are delivering. Our team of volunteers are a friendly face to many, helping to reduce social isolation, something which has become so much more important in the recent months.
The Brigitte Trust is a Queen's Award registered charity offering a free service of emotional support and practical help. The service is normally offered face-to-face in the home supporting people and their carers when a life-threatening illness such as Cancer or Motor Neurone Disease has been diagnosed. Currently, and since first lockdown, our volunteers are offering telephone support, though in time we hope to return to the home visiting for which we are widely known. The Brigitte Trust is a trusted partner of Surrey County Council and over 400 referrals have been received from Community Responders throughout Surrey. More volunteers are needed now to support people who have received a late diagnosis or delayed treatment.
British Heart Foundation
Here at the British Heart Foundation (BHF) we want to beat heartbreak forever from the world’s biggest killers. Heart and circulatory diseases kill 1 in 4 in the UK and 7 million people are living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK.
British Heart Foundation - Farnham Shop
Here at the British Heart Foundation (BHF) we want to beat heartbreak forever from the world’s biggest killers. Heart and circulatory diseases kill 1 in 4 in the UK and 7 million people are living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK.
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.
Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards
Buckinghamshire and Surrey County Council Trading Standards Service aims to create an environment of confident consumers and trusted traders by providing advice and guidance to consumers and businesses. However there will be occasions when a range of different actions may be necessary to deal with cases where trading standards laws have been breached by businesses or others. Our work, campaigns and projects can be found on the Business and consumers page: http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/business-and-consumers/trading-standards
Busbridge & Hambledon Befriending Scheme
We are a local befriending service connecting volunteers with isolated people for friendship and support in the Busbridge and Hambledon areas.
Loneliness and social isolation has become a huge problem in our nation and on a local level. It can affect people of all ages but perhaps the most vulnerable are our ageing population who may have:
- Problems getting out of the house due to poor mobility
- Health concerns meaning they need more help
- Family who may have moved away, or work full-time
- Loved ones who may have died
Through the Befriending Network we hope that you as volunteers can help us achieve our aim of tackling this issue through friendship, support and social activities with your befriender on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
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.
Canterbury Care Centre (Guildford)
S W Association For Mental Health
(Canterbury Care Centre)
The Canterbury drop in day centre runs a service for adults who are suffering, or have suffered with mental illness who live in the South West Surrey area (Guildford, Farnham, Haselmere and surrounding villages). On offer are social activities, a friendly atmosphere, informal help and advice, creative arts and writing, massage and physical activities. Refreshments and lunch are also provided. The centre is open on Mondays from 10am-3pm and Thursday and Friday from 10am-1pm. You may drop in to the centre or be referred by your GP, Social services or Guildford CMHT. A lunch is provided at low cost.
Helping local people in Farnham and surrounding villages get to the doctor and dentist, hospital and optician, physio and chiropody etc appointments.
Change of Scene
Change of Scene objectives are to make a life changing difference for disadvantaged children. Our attendees, aged 6-18 years from Surrey & Hampshire display a wide range of complex learning, social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties causing them to be unable to access learning; many have been excluded from schools, are in short term provision, or are currently not on a school role. We work on a 1:1 basis at our 16 acre small holding in a tranquil South Farnham valley giving the children the vital support and attention they need. The children care for a wide range of animals from reptiles to alpacas. They work in the vegetable patch and polytunnel raising plants and harvesting fruit & veg; they milk the goat and make yoghurt and cheese; they do baking, make jams and chutneys; carpentry; extract & bottle honey; gather wood; repair animal houses, fences & hives; and help around the grounds. It is not a jolly day out. They work really hard in all weathers but they do also have times of rest and play.
The children gain strength through nature and an appreciation that their regular input and care makes a worthwhile contribution. The whole experience engenders calm, self-confidence, a belief in a promising future; that they can create positive outcomes for themselves. These experiences and the learning of new skills translate into the children and young people going back into education with a sense of life purpose.
CHARITY TRUSTEES NEEDED
Cherry Trees (East Clandon)
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.
Circles South East
The object of the charity is to relieve the needs and promote the rehabilitation, treatment, education and care of persons who have committed, or who are likely to commit offences, particularly sexual offenses, against others, and the families of such persons and others affected by such offences.
Citizens Advice Guildford
We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.
Citizens Advice Waverley
We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.
We operate from offices in Cranleigh, Farnham, Godalming and Haslemere, offering a five days-a-week telephone, drop-in and appointment service. We have over 160 volunteers across our offices, undertaking many roles. These include fundraisers, trustees, administrators, receptionists, social policy campaigners, advisers and assessors.
We use the information we gather carrying out this work to campaign for social justice, so that individuals do not suffer through a lack of knowledge or an inability to express themselves effectively.
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.
Cranleigh Village Care
Cranleigh Village Care is a voluntary organisation set up to help local elderly and vulnerable people to attend a variety of mainly medical appointments both in the village and further afield. Drivers do not have to commit to a set day and may choose to do only local trips. Duty officers take calls on a dedicated mobile phone in their own homes, usually one day a month. The appreciation shown by own clients makes it all worthwhile!
Crossroads Care Surrey
Crossroads Care is Surrey's leading charity providing respite care support to Carers. We've been working across Surrey for over 30 years, with our core purpose being to improve the quality of life of unpaid carers and those they are caring for.
COVID-19 Emergency Response
As a result of Coronavirus, Crossroads swiftly implemented a response by providing essential shopping and prescription collection services to carers and to other vulnerable people that were isolated at home. We provided regular wellbeing calls to check in on people to see how they were coping and to offer support with shopping. We're now developing a volunteer based Outreach Support and Telephone Befriending with Digital Tech project largely in response to Covid, but which enable us to continue to support people who need it with shopping and prescription collections, and also with support in learning and using digital technology. We are seeking new volunteers who are interested in providing Outreach Support and / or Telephone or Digital Befriending.
As an Outreach Support Volunteer you would support people living in the same borough as yourself with shopping and prescription collections. We would provide you with appropriate PPE and pay any related fuel costs.
As a Befriender you would support carers and other older people, or those being cared for, who are feeling isolated and alone and who would benefit from having someone to speak to simply to chat about life, the weather, local services and events etc. We're interested in hearing from volunteers who are relatively IT savvy and would be able to connect to our Cloud based phone system to make telephone or virtual calls to clients. We'd also like volunteers to get involved with an exciting new Befriending with digital tech project, through which you would be able to support people in learning to use, or building confidence in using laptops, smart phones and tablets. Even if you're not computer savvy, but would benefit from being a befriender yourself, please get in touch.
We're also looking for new Trustee's to join us now, so if you're interested in supporting us in leading the development of respite services for carers in Surrey, please enquire through our website www.crossroadscaresurrey.org.uk
We are also always looking for people that are interested in other volunteering roles, including by offering support in care or club settings, in the community or in the head office.
If you are interested in becoming part of our Surrey wide team and being involved in providing support to your community, please email us at email@example.com to request a volunteer pack.
We'd love to hear from you... if you have a good understanding of what it's like to be a carer and are looking to give something back through volunteering.
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.
Established in 1995, Dance Woking is an innovative dance organisation which provides high quality opportunities to watch perform and take part in dance, providing new experiences that inspire artists, audiences, participants and communities. Dance Woking champions and celebrates dance as a socially and culturally relevant force through an annual programme of events that resonate with our audiences. Dance Woking is an outstanding contributor to the arts, culture and sport in Woking and the SE of England, with a regional and national reputation in its support and development of dance.
Dance Woking presents three seasons of dance every year featuring national, regional and local artists, bespoke commissions and premieres of new dance in Spring, Summer and Winter. Dance Woking provides local people with opportunities to engage in creative learning and participation projects.
Dyscover is a charity providing long-term support and opportunities to people with aphasia and their families. Daily sessions are led by professional speech and language therapists and are designed to help people to adjust to living with aphasia. We help our members to develop strategies for communicating, maximise abilities and provide help and support for partners, carers and other family members.
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.
Family Action: National Digital Parenting Support Service
Families come in all shapes and sizes. No matter how they are constructed, Family Action is committed to supporting them to realise their potential.
All families encounter difficult and challenging times and many will find ways to deal with their problems, getting the support they need from friends and relatives.
There are times, however, when problems can seem too overwhelming to manage.
Family Action works to tackle some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families today – including financial hardship, mental health problems, social isolation, learning disabilities, domestic abuse, or substance misuse and alcohol problems.
These issues can have a huge impact on the stability of family life, and will have a significant impact on the health, wellbeing and development of all family members.
Family Action believes that families facing these difficulties should have the support they need to become stronger, happier and healthier. With the right kind of support, families can overcome their difficulties and find hope for a brighter future.
We work directly with vulnerable children and families through our services and we also support professionals and organisations through our training and consultancy provision.
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 all types of medical appointments..
Clients make modest voluntary contributions towards the cost of the driver's car expenses..
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
Farncombe Day Centre
To encourage social inclusion by providing a welcoming and stimulating environment in which to meet. To facilitate and promote better health among older people. To enable the elderly to be independent and allow them to enjoy life in their own homes for as long as possible.
The Day Centre provides a range of services which are accessible, affordable and attractive for the elderly of Farncombe and Godalming, including:
Balanced and economical lunches and snacks
Outings and holidays
Farnham Neighbours' Network
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!
The G Live volunteers support our staff to enhance the experiences and opportunities the venue can provide.
G Live Volunteers
G Live is a multi-disciplinary live entertainment, conference and hospitality venue situated at the top end of Guildford High Street.
Volunteers at G Live create valuable links with our community and provide a helpful and friendly face to our venue. Volunteers support the Venue Manager and staff with a variety of main hall and studio shows.
If you want to get involved in the Guildford arts and entertainment scene; make new friends, meet new people and share your interests then this is the role for you!
Those aged 16 and above may apply
Please contact us by clicking on the Sign Up button.
GASP Motor Project (Near Albury)
GASP is widely recognised in Surrey as a provider of non-judgmental, caring and practical support. We deliver accredited courses in basic motor mechanics and practical engineering skills and contribute to students’ positive personal development. We do this by providing specialist, practical, hands-on learning within a focused, personalised and disciplined framework. This is either at our fully equipped custom-built workshop in Albury (near Guildford) or through our mobile unit, which enables us to bring the courses out to schools and
youth organisations across Surrey.
Global Sight Solutions (Woking)
Global Sight Solutions is a registered charity, based in Guildford, which provides free eye care to the world’s poorest by establishing eye hospitals in India, Africa and elsewhere. It is estimated that worldwide there are some 50 million poor people in need of this service. Global Sight Solution’s business plan ensures that each facility becomes financially self-sufficient, thereby ensuring that cataract operations, and the like, can be provided on an ongoing basis. Each hospital is administered by members of Rotary International which ensures transparency and accountability of every transaction. Rotary International provides grants for such humanitarian work and thus enables a cataract operation to be carried out for a donation of just £5 here in the UK!
Global Sight Solutions is the trademarked name of The Guildford Rotary Eye Project
To enhance the lives of all those we come into contact with.
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 Club for Disabled
Guildford Club for Disabled provides social support for the physically disabled which results in additional needs and requirements. The Club strives to provide wide ranging entertainment that caters for most age groups and their tastes.
Guildford Environmental Forum
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 Mukono Link
The Guildford Mukono (Uganda) Link was established in 2003 to foster an understanding between the communities of Guildford and Mukono. It is through friendship that we have found many ways of working together.
In Guildford, there are 10 Linked schools, Surrey University and individuals are involved in various projects. Some initiatives have arisen because a need has been identified, others have resulted from spontaneous ideas from chance meetings. All are based on respect for each other’s culture and institutions.
We have an active committee of 10 people and have 200 supporters. There are regular visits to Mukono and reciprocal visits to Guildford.
Guildford Sea Cadets
We are a very well established Sea Cadet unit that has been in operation since 1942. We were recognised in 2010 as one of the best units in the southern area. This is not only because of our central location, right in the heart of Guildford, but because of our ethos and commitment to provide top notch activities for young people.
Our superb location, perched on the banks of the River Wey near the National Trust's Dapdune Wharf, is so close to the water that you can touch it. And this fits well with our aim; to give young people the opportunity to get out onto the water, gain confidence and have a lot of laughs at the same time.
We want to keep our cadets active both on an off the water. Long evenings in the Summer months mean loads of time on the water: Kayaking, sailing, rowing and driving power boats. Then when the nights draw cold and you think that all we can do is in a classroom you find we keep active: rock climbing, leadership games and activities and sports games.
We currently have 65 cadets, male and female aged between 10 and 18, of whom 16 are Royal Marine Cadets.
We have a wide range of facilities and instructional staff which means we can offer you the opportunity to learn new skills in a safe environment whilst having loads of fun!
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.
Hart Voluntary Action (Fleet)
Hart Voluntary Action is a local charity which supports the voluntary and community sector in Hart District by offering one-to-one information and guidance, training, information updates, networking opportunities and volunteer recruitment. Our aim is to support voluntary and community organisations with their capacity to deliver services and activities for the local community.
Haslemere & District Scouts
Our aim is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
The method of achieving the aim of the association is by providing an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training, based on the scout promise and law and guided by adult leadership and to have loads of FUN doing it!
Haslemere 1st Scouts
Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
Haslemere Hard of Hearing Support Group
Advice ,practical help & support for people with hearing aids & hearing difficulties in the Haslemere area.
Haslewey Community Centre (Haslemere)
We are a non-government funded community centre with a wide range of daily activities to suit all needs. With a warm welcome and lots of fun activities, we strive to offer a place for people of all ages to come and enjoy.
The Haslewey is a completely independent organisation and a registered charity that runs as a business. To enable us to continue to benefit the local community, we are heavily dependent on income we generate from our services and events.
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.
Heavens Road fm Catholic Radio (Guildford)
Our Mission is to celebrate our Catholic Faith bt broadcasting a Catholic internet radio station with a wide mix of interesting and original programmes which showcase the creative talent within our Catholic community.
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.
Homes for Farnham
At this very early stage of the project Homes for Farnham consists of a small group of people, who care about Farnham, the future of the town and the people in it. As individuals we are rooted in the Farnham community and have set up Homes for Farnham as a not-for-profit voluntary organisation for local people to learn about Community-Led Housing and how this new approach is able to build affordable homes. We’ve been inspired by other community housing groups elsewhere who have successfully completed projects providing affordable homes fully accountable to local communities. We are developing Homes for Farnham as a local housing hub to which anyone living or working in the Farnham district who faces housing issues is invited to join and share their experience
Parents Supporting Other Parents - a simple idea that really works!
Home-Start Guildford has been supporting families for more than 20 years. We are a charity and voluntary organisation that aims to prevent family crisis or breakdown by offering regular volunteer support to parents who are under stress with at least one child under the age of 5, usually referred to us by Health Visitors.
We recruit and train volunteers who are parents themselves, to visit the families at home for a few hours once a week and offer them informal, friendly and confidential support, as well as practical help.
This support is aimed to help parents grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links with the local community. Ultimately this support helps the children have the best possible start in life.
Please see the volunteer role for more detail.
Jacobs Well Afternoon Tea
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
KJs Community Group - Guildford
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.
To enable those with learning disabilities to develop their potential and enjoy socially inclusive fulfilled lives
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 300 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.
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.
Matrix Trust (Guildford)
We are on a mission to catalyse change for vulnerable young people, helping them to make the most of their lives.
We work in partnership with young people, churches, schools, local organisations and the community to nurture, inspire, connect and empower them.
Medical Cadet Training Corps
MCTC Mission Statement
The Medical Cadet Training Corps provides an environment where young people can learn, practice, focus, enjoy, feel safe and develop leadership skills in the following subjects, Military knowledge of the field gun, Physical fitness, social skills and extensive first aid training, we are also keen on teaching cadets ethical decision making and providing help to the community. The MCTC is able to reach at-risk young people and offer much needed care and support. For these aspirations to become reality however, it is essential that the MCTC is seen to be firmly rooted within the life of the wider community, and supported by all organisations, businesses, charities, schools, the local authority and anyone that is there to support children in our community, and that wherever possible, young people are provided with the opportunity to participate in the life of that community. Through the programmes, activities and ethos of the MCTC, the officers and instructors guide and support young people and act as mentors and role models in their personal, social and physical development. The programmes that the MCTC provides will create opportunity for the young people to develop into mature and responsible adults who will play an important role within their communities and wider society.
I Clarke (MCTC CEO and Commandant)
Motor Neurone Disease Association - West Surrey Branch
A world free from MND
We improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers.
We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND.
We campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society.
MS Society Surrey Group (Guildford)
A world free from the effects of MS.
To enable everyone affected by MS to
live life to their full potential and secure the
care and support they need, until we
ultimately find a cure.
Oxfam Guildford High Street
Oxfam is an international non-governmental organisation working with others to challenge inequality, overcome poverty and work with people to thrive, not just survive.
We share knowledge, evidence, and ideas from our experience and from our work in partnership. Practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, donors and academics are the key audiences for Policy & Practice.
PARENTS ACTION GROUP for special play, Music, Dance & Drama (Camberley)
Park Mead School Governing Body
Our core values show the way we all work together to bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson's.
We're a strong movement for change, informed, shaped and powered by people affected by Parkinson's. We value and support each other.
We're people with Parkinson's, scientists and supporters, fundraisers and families, carers and clinicians. We're working, side by side, to improve the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson's.
We innovate across everything we do. Creative, courageous and with pioneering spirit, we strive to continually improve.
We live and breathe our purpose. We set clear goals and strive to deliver the greatest impact for everyone affected by Parkinson's.
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.
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.
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre - RASASC Guildford
Our mission is to relieve the distress of people who have suffered rape and/or sexual abuse or assault, and to educate the public.
Roots for the Future (Godalming)
Our mission is to engage communities in tree planting to cultivate a lasting legacy of environmental sustainability.
We envisage a future where communities are inspired to implement natural solutions to climate change.
We believe community activities, like Roots for the Future’s are at the root of curbing the global issue of climate change.
Rosamund Guildford Community Garden
Our garden in the sweeping hills of the North Downs overlooking Guildford and its surrounding countryside are home to many species. We are working together with the Wildlife Trust and Guildford Environmental Forum, planting hedges and trees and we are currently planning to improve and extend our existing pond area to include a bog garden and boardwalk. In the food garden we grow a variety of flowers to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects, we also leave some areas wild which allows the wildflowers and grasses to undergo their natural life cycles and provide homes for the bugs, beetles and spiders that are the natural predators to many of the pest of cultivated food crops. We have incorporated permaculture principles into our garden to preserve the balance of nature and often use companion planting so we can manage pests without the need for the pesticides which are so commonly used elsewhere. Our no-dig methods and use of green manures maintain the soil integrity, allowing the vital mycellium to remain intact to transport sugars to the plants. In the meadows outside the food garden there are over 100 different species of plant like wild orchids. Many animals like Skylarks and other birds also live their lives and breed in the sky, ground, hedges, trees and meadows around the food garden. We have an active badger sett and regular fox visitors as well as hedgehogs and slow-worms.
Rowleys Centre for the Community Cranleigh
Rowleys Centre for the Community is situated in the heart of the centre of Cranleigh. We pride ourselves on being a community venue offering many additional advantages to the local community beyond the purpose for which it was initially intended. Providing high quality services to maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of our local community is at the heart of what we do.
Rowleys primarily offers a place for the older population to socialise, keep physically active, stay connected and acquire new skills, which has a positive impact on their overall health and wellbeing and supports reducing social isolation.
Whilst our main aim is to promote the wellbeing of all older people and assist them in making later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience we would like to ensure the Community Centre is open to all and available for other groups to utilise outside of the core offer.
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.
Shooting Star Children's Hospices (Guildford)
Shooting Star Children's Hospices is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.
Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, we are here to make every moment count. We support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.
Our bespoke support is free of charge to families and available 365 days a year. Our care service includes emergency respite care, symptom management and end-of-life care at Christopher's hospice in Guildford and a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family at Shooting Star House in Hampton,
It costs £8 million a year just to maintain our current level of care and, with around 10% of our income coming from government funding, we rely on our supporters’ generosity to keep the service running. What’s more, we know there are many more families desperate for our vital support, so it’s crucial we raise more funds to provide more care.
We have volunteer opportunities at our hospices and at our shops. Volunteers roles are very varied and include helping on reception, in the kitchen, housekeeping, gardening, pool watching, admin, fundraising, shops and at our events.
Sight for Surrey
Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey is a charitable organisation that delivers specialist services to people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, have a vision impairment or combined sight and hearing loss. We provide services across Surrey so people may lead fuller, more independent lives.
St Nicolas 9th Guildford Scout Group
We prepare young people with skills for life. Through our programme of activities, camps and expeditions we encourage young people aged from 6 to 18 to do more, learn more and be more.
St Thomas-on-The Bourne (Farnham)
Supporting and Empowering women involved in prostitution to build a new life
Streetlight UK provides specialist support services for women involved in prostitution across Surrey, Sussex and London. We support women and help them overcome the challenges that limit their choices: such as lack of education and training, lack of employment opportunities, as well as the physical and emotional barriers before them.
Our aims are:
- to seek womens emotional, physical, spiritual, mental and economic well-being,
- to promote social inclusion; breaking the cycle of crisis and reducing loneliness,
- to raise public awareness and promote an understanding of the issues surrounding sexual exploitation in the wider community,
- to respect a personal choices, leading to an individual approach for all support given,
- and above all else,
- to empower women to exit prostitution where they wish to do so and support them in sustaining a new life.
Streetlight UK is, at its heart, an organization motivated by its Christian faith. However, no one is excluded from any part of the organisation based on any faith and beliefs they may or may not hold. What truly matters to us is a compassionate approach and a desire to help those stuck in this cycle of abuse.
Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance
Surrey Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE Surrey)
We are the Surrey Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). Our aim is to protect, promote and enhance the countryside and natural environment of Surrey.
We work with local communities and their elected representatives to find positive and lasting ways to enable our countryside and nature to thrive - today and for generations to come.
Our goal is for a beautiful and vibrant countryside that sustains our wildlife, contributes to public health and wellbeing, and enriches all our lives.
Surrey Care Trust - Swingbridge Community Project (Guildford)
Tackle disadvantage, social exclusion and hardship in local communities and to help people improve their life chances. We will reach out to people to equip them with the skills to improve their economic situation, to reduce their social isolation and to convince them that they have a valuable contribution to make to society.
Amongst the ways this is achieved are:
Helping people to help themselves for the longer term by providing life-changing opportunities through education and training.
- Running innovative programmes designed to keep disaffected and vulnerable young people in education, either at mainstream school or at one of our own learning centres, so that they achieve the skills and self-confidence they need for a successful and fulfilling life.
- Offering second chance learning and training to people of all ages whose lack of skills limits their opportunities and leaves them economically vulnerable.
- Making training and education programmes available to offenders and ex-offenders, both to improve their own life chances and to create safer communities by helping to reduce re-offending.
Surrey Clubs for Young People
Surrey Clubs for Young People is a charity dedicated to ensuring that young people across Surrey and South London have access to high quality youth provision. Our aim is to provide a range of exciting and challenging opportunities for young people, through which they can develop into confident young adults. We do this by supporting a large network of youth clubs / projects across the county.
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.
Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care Helpline
Surrey Drug & Alcohol Care is a registered charity which has been set up as a result of a need in the county of Surrey for a confidential Freephone help line for substance misusers and those with mild to moderate mental health problems, their families, friends and colleagues, aiming to make a difference to their lives. Trained volunteers respond to the distress caused by substance misuse or mental health on a high quality help line that is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, emphasising empowerment and self-help.
- To provide information about county and countrywide resources and support to persons and organisations helping people experiencing the effects of substance misuse.
- To promote mental health well being county-wide.
- To promote, liaise and exchange information with relevant agencies both within the Surrey area and outside.
- To raise public awareness of the continuing impact of substance misuse.
- To advance the education of the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol amongst those young students in full time education in Surrey and professional groups.
- Website: www.sdac-helpline.co.uk
- Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610138639182651/
At TALK, we support people with aphasia by:
Enabling you to practise all aspects of communication
Familiarising you with strategies to aid conversation
Helping you to rebuild confidence and self esteem
Encouraging you to become socially independent
Providing you with information, advice and ongoing support
Helping you to live positively with aphasia following stroke
Working closely with local speech therapists, the Stroke Association and other organisations supporting people with aphasia after stroke
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 Guildford Society
Aims and Objectives
We are a registered charity whose volunteers aim to provide a forum for debate about the issues affecting our town and borough.
1/ We are interested in following issues that affect our town and surrounding area:
- Conserving the best of Guildford Town, Urban Area, Villages and Countryside
- Promoting high standards of planning and architecture
- Influencing the pace and type of development for the future
- Raising the public awareness on issues related to our Built Environment, Heritage and Future
- Identifying, integrating and considering matters that impact across the borough e.g. Transport Flows.
2/ Our Scope
- Geographically we concentrate on Guildford Town and Urban Area but maintain an active interest on major matters affecting the whole of the borough and beyond.
- We recognise areas in the borough have active and effective local groups whose work we don’t wish to replicate.
3/ We have some key principles:
- We recognise Guildford and environs will continue to develop and evolve to meet the needs of the population, and this needs to be managed.
- Guildford should remain a proper town, not just a commuter town for London, so we need to support economic activity, our world class educational facilities, and provide a wide range of public facilities e.g. Theatres, Entertainment Venues, Galleries, Meeting Places, Public Realm etc.
- The area needs to be ‘competitive’ with other South East areas in the Arc formed by Cambridge – Oxford – Guildford – Redhill - Ashford.
- Guildford and environs should aspire to be a leader in preserving heritage assets and surrounding countryside whilst enabling vibrant and sensitive development.
- Environment will be a key consideration including:
- Measures to encourage modal transport shift, pollution reduction, reduction in traffic congestion.
- Measures to encourage alternative energy, management/recycling of waste and flood protection.
- The town and its surroundings need to be better linked in a sustainable manner, including making public transport accessible and attractive.
- Guildford and environs should be a borough for all and thus should provide affordable accommodation for all age groups.
- We will actively seek to collaborate with other relevant groups on matters of common interest.
The Rural Life Living Museum (Farnham)
The Rural Life Centre is a museum that focuses on life in a rural village. This includes static and moving displays, many preserved buildings and rural crafts. We hold many events and courses to preserve the old skills and crafts. Please see our web site at www.rural-life.org.uk for more details.
The Surrey Care Trust
To tackle disadvantage, social exclusion and hardship in local communities. To reach out to families to equip them with the skills to improve their economic situation, to reduce social isolation and break the cycle of deprivation.
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.
Time to Share
Building Healthy Communities Together
Timebanking is a way for people to come together to help others and help themselves at the same times. Participants 'deposit' their time in the Time Bank by giving practical help and support to others and are able to withdraw their time when they need something done themselves.
Timebanking is open to people of all ages, abilities, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
The Treloar Trust provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Our aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.
Valley Trust (Bramley)
As a social action charity we believe everyone should have the opportunity to thrive. So we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering.
We partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackle social isolation and loneliness, improve health, develop skills and opportunity and make sure young people can lead change. And because we’re a national charity, we do this at scale, sharing our expertise and building partnerships to make an even bigger impact.
We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.
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.
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.
We are the children and young people's epilepsy charity.
We exist to create a society where children and young people with epilepsy are enabled to thrive and fulfil their potential.
A society in which their voices are respected and their ambitions realised.
- Young people are at the centre of everything we do
- Our work is driven by the experience and voices of young people.
- We support young people to be advocates for change.
- We work together to make a greater difference
- We believe a culture of partnership and collaboration is the best way to achieve positive lasting change for young people with epilepsy.
- We are courageous and ambitious for change
- We promote and uphold the rights of children and young people with epilepsy.
- We campaign for their voices and best interests to be respected.
yourSanctuary works to prevent domestic abuse and undo the damage it causes to individuals, families and communities. We provide direct services to women, men and children affected by domestic abuse as well as prevention, advocacy and education programmes. Our clients come from diverse communities, sexual orientations, religions, ethnicities, socio-economic and age groups.