(Sandy Hill Community Bungalow) Hale Community Centre
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.
- Trustee - posted 19/11/20
- Check In and Chat / Telephone Befriending Volunteer - Updated 16/01/2023
- Trustee - Treasurer - Posted 1st December 2022
- Clockhouse Minbus Driver - Posted 11/01/2023
- Clockhouse Minibus Helper - Posted 11/01/2023
- Clockhouse Cafe Volunteer - Posted 12/01/2023
- Clockhouse Reception / Administration - Posted 12/01/2023
Artventure Trust Ltd (Merrow, Guildford)
The Artventure Trust enables people with learning difficulties,physical & mental disabilities to explore the visual arts. We aim to help vunerable people integrate into the community. Working alongside practising artists & others with a variety of skills & experience, we combine to give a flexible & fun approach to the creative process.
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
- Finance Project 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
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.
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 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.
Helping local people in Farnham and surrounding villages get to the doctor and dentist, hospital and optician, physio and chiropody etc appointments.
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.
Citizens Advice South West Surrey
We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.
Community Angels Befriending
Responding to loneliness in Guildford
Community Angels are trained befrienders who offer six months of weekly face-to-face support to adults of all ages in Guildford borough struggling with loneliness and/or social isolation.
If you have a couple of free hours a week and enjoy listening and getting to know people, we'd love to hear from you. We provide training to get started (2 x 3 hours sessions), match you carefully with someone to befriend and provide ongoing support while you are volunteering with us.
Hear what our volunteers say on https://youtu.be/5MAb_UVTcc0
Community Angels is one of three projects run by Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy.
Conquest Art is a unique Charity, inspiring people with disabilities and long-term health issues to discover their creative energy and build self-confidence through art.
Creative Response Arts (Ltd) (Farnham)
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 1994, Dance Woking is an innovative dance organisation that provides high quality opportunities to watch, perform and take part in dance, providing new experiences that inspire artists, audiences, participants and communities.
WHO ARE WE FOR?
Our work is primarily for Woking and the surrounding Surrey towns and villages.
We serve and support networks across the age spectrum from schoolchildren, to students and recent graduates, to young people outside training and education, and the perennials.
Dance lovers across the county and into London rave about our regular live public performances.
And our pop-up and festival appearances in shopping centres and local parks bring our public spaces to life.
WHY DANCE WOKING?
Our work brings unexpected and lasting benefits through dance to real communities at grass roots level where it has lasting impact.
We are a thriving and nimble business firmly rooted in Woking and Surrey, soon entering our fourth decade of inspiring dance.
We’re alert to local collaborations and equipped to offer more, especially with our funding partners at the Borough Council.
We work with other regional agents in housing and health, in sport and in schools; and we have successful alliances with independent dance artists and choreographers, and with specialist dance schools and mainstream education providers.
David Williamson Trust
To make grants to charities within the Guildford area to further the training and development of disadvantaged young people and adults with special needs, and to assist the charitable work of Guildford United Reformed Church.
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.
Family Voice Surrey
Family Voice Surrey champions the needs and rights of SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) families in Surrey: families with children or young adults up to the age of 25 who have special educational needs, chronic illnesses, including mental health conditions, or disabilities.
The role of Parent Carer Forums is recognised in the Children and Families Act 2014, providing a platform for us in Surrey as the official voice of parent carers of children and young people with additional needs. We gather parent carers’ views and experiences of local SEND services, and work with families and representatives from the local authority, local schools, and health to improve services and drive change. We also build strong relationships with other Surrey-based organisations working in different ways to support children and young people with additional needs.
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, Fleet and Aldershot Sea Cadets
Sea Cadet units are managed and run by committed volunteers.
The Unit Management Team (UMT) are the unit’s trustees, headed by the Unit Chairperson (UC).
The UMT is responsible for the running of the unit at a strategic and management level.
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.
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.
About Girl Guiding - Guildford Division
Guiding is a game - with a purpose. It provides opportunities for girls and young women to: - Be challenged by new adventures and experiences and achieve a sense of pride in accomplishment. - Develop self-awareness, self-respect and self-confidence. - Develop a personal faith and values to give life meaning and direction think for themselves, govern themselves and make their own decisions. - Make friends and have fun in the family of Guiding. - Develop a sense of tolerance, justice, kindness and honour learn teamwork and acquire leadership skills, working with and for others. - Appreciate the environment and how to live in it.
Girlguiding Surrey West - Herons Wey (Farnham)
If you love the outdoors and would like young people to get the chance to enjoy it too, then welcome to Herons Wey. Herons Wey is a 52 acre campsite in Tilford owned by Girlguiding Surrey West since 1977. Completely run by volunteers, we are looking for as much help as we can find to maintain and improve what we offer. We look forward to meeting you.
Girlguiding is the largest organisation for girls and young women in the UK. The aim is to sustain and promote a stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities. These will help girls and young women develop their potential and enable them to play an active role in their community.
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
Would you like to help make Guildford a more sustainable community?
Guildford Environment Forum are a Surrey based charity with a 25 year long history. We work to make Guildford (and the world beyond) a more sustainable place by educating, informing, cutting energy use, reducing ecological footprints, helping wildlife and tackling climate change. We work on local government climate Change committees, and run various hands-on projects that generate action on the environment within our local community.
Volunteer with us
We are looking for a motivated volunteer, passionate about our natural environment, to contribute towards raising the profile of GEF’s work with the aim of growing our membership (200 currently), recruiting volunteers and making the most of our successes, especially our current projects.
Ideally, the candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
- Experience working in the field of communications and marketing
- Experience of updating and managing webpages
- Strong understanding of social media platforms and management tools (e.g. Hootsuite); and of email marketing tools (e.g. MailChimp)
- Good verbal communication skills with the ability to build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
- Good copywriting and editorial skills
- Competence with digital graphic design programmes such as Photoshop, InDesign or similar
As the post is voluntary the specific responsibilities within the role will be negotiable, but would ideally include:
- Managing social media accounts, posting up-to-date information on our activities to promote events and membership
- Attending quarterly meetings of the GEF executive committee
- Lead on the presentation of all external communications including press releases, leaflets, events promotion so as to make GEF better known locally.
- Identifying and pursuing new opportunities to advertise our activities through local publications, radio, partners or events
- Work alongside existing volunteers to maintain the GEF website and help with producing a quarterly newsletter, which is read by about 1,000 in the area.
The minimum time commitment we are looking for would be 2-3 hours per week. Specifics of the role will be negotiable, dependent on the applications received. All expenses will be covered and a modest budget will be available for worthwhile marketing and communication endeavours, subject to executive committee approval.
Hon. Treasurer – Guildford Environment Forum
Salary: Voluntary (expenses paid)
Hours: approx. 2 hours per week
Guildford Environment Forum are a Surrey based charity with a 30 year long history. We work to make Guildford (and the world beyond) a more sustainable place by educating, informing, cutting energy use, reducing ecological footprints, helping wildlife and tackling climate change. We work on local government Climate Change committees, and run various hands-on projects that generate action on the environment within our local community. To find out more about our work to date, please visit http://www.guildfordenvironment.org.uk/.
We are looking for a motivated volunteer, passionate about our natural environment, to contribute towards raising the profile of GEF’s work with the aim of keeping the accounting records of the charity.
Ideally, the candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
- Competence in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and standard software accounts (quite simple to operate – Moneydance instruction available).
- Database skills as we use the membermojo software to manage memberships. The database is managed by a membership officer.
- Ability to operate on line banking – Lloyds Bank.
As the post is voluntary the specific responsibilities within the role will be negotiable, but would ideally include:
- Recording an average of 20 transactions a month on Moneydance accounting software.
- Reconciling Moneydance monthly to bank statements (available online).
- Preparing quarterly accounts for Exec meetings, which summarise the finances since the last accounts and compare actual with budget and help inform the Chair and the Exec.
- Reconciling subscription income (jointly with Membership Officer) of all income due from members, both new and existing.
- Making annual gift-aid claims and collecting up to £1kpa from HMRC.
- Paying bills or grants as they arise – about one a week – mainly online.
- Attending quarterly meetings of the Exec Committee (optional).
- Monitoring Restricted Funds (monies received for specific purposes)- currently the Rosamund garden, Swift funds and the Community Hub project (optional).
The ideal time commitment we are looking for would be 2 hours per week at whatever time suits the applicant. Specifics of the role will be negotiable, dependent on the applications received. All expenses will be covered.
If you are interested and able to volunteer for GEF in the above capacity then please do get in touch with Adrian Thompson by clicking on the Fill in an Application button an he will get back to you for a chat.
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 Town Guides
About the Guildford Town Guides
We are a small band of enthusiastic volunteers who lead walking tours in Guildford town centre.
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.
Hale Community Centre - Youth Centre
Following on from the huge success of our new youth group we are getting busier and are now looking for more volunteers to help us expand!
We are currently recruiting people from all backgrounds to join our vibrant youth team supporting our youth work in Sandy Hill, Upper Hale.
All we ask from you is a willingness to learn, commitment to one evening per week (term time), kindness and resilience. We will provide training and support from the outset and you will be working alongside experienced Youth Workers. We are currently looking for people who are free on Wednesday evenings but other opportunities will be coming up in the next 3 months as we expand.
This is a great opportunity to give back, feel good about helping others and really make a difference to the lives of young people!
Volunteers will require an Enhanced DBS check and suitable references.
To offer inclusive activities which support the educational, training, employment, cultural and recreational needs of the local community.
To offer inclusive activities which support the educational, training, employment, cultural and recreational needs of 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 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.
- Chair of Trustees posted 1/11/23
- Volunteer Counsellors with Headway Surrey - posted 1.11.23
- Fundraising Volunteers with Headway Surrey - posted 1.11.23
- Centre Helper Volunteers with Headway Surrey - posted 22.06.2023
- Speech & Language Volunteers with Headway Surrey - posted 1.11.23
- Occupational Therapist Volunteers with Headway Surrey - posted 1.11.23
- Walking Talking Volunteer with Headway Surrey - posted 1.11.23
- Online Coffee Morning Helper with Headway Surrey - posted 1.11.23
- Volunteer Office Cleaner
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.
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 25 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 experiencing stress with at least one child under the age of 5, usually referred to us by Health Visitors.
We recruit and train volunteers who have parenting experience, 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 at helping parents to 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.
Interventions Alliance, part of Your Ambition
Your Ambition is a charity with a long and close association with the Group. From its roots as a IT training organisation to its current role as an enabler, the charity works in partnership with the Group on projects that deliver real social value. Our volunteer unit is currently embedded within, and supports Interventions Alliance, the Justice and Social Care division of . Interventions Alliance deliver tailored support to participants across a range of contracts including Activity Hubs, Education, Training and Employment (ETE) services, Accommodation services including Approved Premises, Domestic Abuse Perpetrator and Personal Wellbeing Programmes. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to build a better future, regardless of their past choices or the challenges they face. You can find out more about the work Interventions Alliance do and the projects you may volunteer on here Volunteering | Interventions Alliance
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
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.
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.
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.
Mediation Surrey CIO
About Mediation Surrey
MS Society Surrey Group
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.
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
Oakleaf Enterprises is an independent registered charity whose purpose is to support people with mental health issues to lead independent, productive and fulfilling lives.
The charity’s aim is to transform the lives and futures of adults managing their mental ill-health and help them secure the skills, confidence and training needed to return to the workplace. This pathway is delivered via three main focuses: Work-Related Training, Wellbeing Activities, and Counselling Services.
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.
PeerTalk's vision is to establish a UK wide network of volunteer facilitated peer support group meetings for people who experience depression and to offer support to their families.
In addition to establishing peer support group meetings, PeerTalk aims to inform and equip individuals and communities to make a positive response to mental health issues.
It is often the case that people who experience mental health issues also face difficulties in wider society through discrimination, intolerance and injustice. PeerTalk will seek to inform and equip communities to be confident in supporting people through such issues and enabling the communities to challenge the stigma associated with depression and poor mental health. We do this through promoting a positive narrative around mental health through social media and roadshows.
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.
Roots for the Future (Godalming)
We are looking for people! Roots for the Future plants trees with communities to tackle climate change. We are a Godalming based social enterprise and have run many local tree planting events on public land, in schools and on private estates. We have a number of volunteer positions that need to be filled by people who are passionate about curbing climate change. Some of these positions are formal and would suit people looking to diversify their skillset, get experience of a non-profit organisation, or perhaps people with professional skills they want to share with a good cause. Please get in touch with us via Better Impact to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks!
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.
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.
Denecroft is a small residential home for up to 6 adults with learning disabilities, autism and vision impairment. It is situated near to London Road, Guildford close to GLive.
Volunteers help the people who live there to do the things they love and be active in the community.
We provide specialist support, accommodation and eye care help for people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss.
We don't underestimate people.
We encourage people with disabilities to challenge what they expect from life, from themselves and from wider society.
The people we support overcome huge barriers to achieve exciting new things every day - they challenge us all to think about what’s possible and to rethink disability.
Our aim is that people we support are able to live ambitious lives and achieve things they never thought possible; whether that is forming more friendships and relationships, enjoying new experiences and activities or finding employment.
Our self-advocacy, influencing, supported employment and research programmes mean more people with disabilities are able to change attitudes, influence service provision and change policies towards people with disabilities.
Shooting Star Children's Hospices (Guildford)
Shooting Star Children's Hospices are looking for volunteers to help with a variety of different roles, at Christopher's our hospice in Guildford, in our shops in Guildford and Godalming High Streets and at events. Volunteers are an integral part of the charity and provide a chance to support children, young people and their families in the local community.
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
At present (Autumn 2020) we are running a modified programme under strict COVID-secure conditions to protect leaders and young people. We are looking (now and long-term) for two key people:
Assistant Cub Scout Leader
One evening a week (Monday, 6.45pm-8pm) in central Guildford. Working with the Cub Scout Leader and several Young Leaders from our Explorer Scouts. Approximately 25 Cub Scouts follow a well-organised programme of Scout Association learning activities and games. Occasional weekend camps and plenty of outdoor adventure activities in the summer term. Boys and girls, aged 8-10.
Training is provided by the Scout Association, and our experienced leadership team ensures all volunteers are properly supported.
More information on www.stnicolas9thguildford.org.uk/our-sections/cub-scouts-8-10-5
Assistant Beaver Scout Leader
One evening a week (Wednesday, 5.45-7pm) in central Guildford. Working with the Beaver Scout Leader and Young Leaders. 24 children (boys and girls) aged 6-8. Combining indoor games and projects with outdoor experiences including the chance to camp once a year.
Training is provided by the Scout Association, and our experienced leadership team ensures all volunteers are properly supported.
More information on www.stnicolas9thguildford.org.uk/our-sections/beaver-scouts-6-8
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 Peter's Shared Church
The purpose of the charity is to advance the Christian faith in the area of benefit in accordance with the principles and practices of the participating Churches. In achieving its purpose, the charity will engage in a range of activities, either on its own or with others, including (but not restricted to): A) The celebration of public worship; B) The teaching of the Christian faith; C) Mission and evangelism; D) Pastoral work, including visiting the sick and the bereaved; E) The provision of facilities with a Christian ethos for the local community, including (but not restricted to) the elderly, the young and other groups with special needs; and F) The support of other charities in the UK and overseas.
SURREY APPROPRIATE ADULT VOLUNTEER SERVICE
SURREY APPROPRIATE ADULT VOLUNTEER SCHEME
Are you looking for a challenge? Do you have some spare time? Do you want to give something back to your community? Is justice important to you and do you like to see fair play?
If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of the above you may want to become an Appropriate Adult.
The Appropriate Adult Service offers support to vulnerable adults and young people who find themselves detained in Police custody. Being an Appropriate Adult is a challenging, fulfilling and rewarding role. The service SAAVS offer is 24 hour 365 days per year and each volunteer owns a regular weekly slot of between 6 and 8 hours.
What will be expected of me?
You don’t need previous knowledge of legal procedures or social work. The role of the Appropriate Adult is not to provide legal advice but to offer impartial support and be a friendly face in the absence of a family member or carer to people who may be feeling frightened, bewildered, and confused in an unfamiliar situation. As an Appropriate Adult you’ll join our team of volunteers and will be on call at times to suit you. You will be available to answer a call to custody in a swift and professional manner and have access to reliable transport. You will offer vital support to those who need it when they need it most.
What sort of person becomes an Appropriate Adult?
All sorts of people become Appropriate Adults and bring different skills to the team. Two things they all have in common is an excellent ability to communicate and a willingness to donate their free time to SAAVS.
Our introductory two-day training sessions for new volunteers are planned for:
14th and 21st March 2020
20th and 27th June 2020
3rd and 10th October 2020
This scheme provides for an adult to be present when a juvenile or vulnerable adult is being interviewed in custody, when a parent or other representative is not available. The volunteers are all trained and ready to attend the police station at any time. This scheme is so successful that it has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and is now the only provider of this service to Surrey. The scheme is funded through Surrey Youth Justice Team and Surrey County Council's Mental Health Team.
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 Coalition of Disabled People
Come and join us! We are a user-led organisation based out of a small office in Burpham and we cover the whole of Surrey and North East Hampshire. The aim of the Surrey Coalition is to campaign for, and promote the rights of, disabled people to have equality of opportunity and to live independently. We have volunteering opportunities based in our office, from your home or out and about in the community. There is something for everyone and we would love to talk to you about how we could use your skills.
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 Community Action
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, Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm, 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.surreydrugandalcoholcare.org.co.uk
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 Independent Visitor Service
Recruiting adult volunteers to befriend, support and advise children in care.
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 Kite Academy Trust
Together we inspire a lifelong love of learning, which enables all our children to achieve more than they ever believed possible
To be a first class, inclusive, collaborative and forward thinking family of local academies ensuring excellence in Primary education where:
• Our children will thrive and achieve as confident, caring, local, national and global citizens
• Families will embrace opportunities across the Trust, helping to promote the best outcomes for all children
• Nurtured and empowered teams will enhance expertise, share best practice and have the professional courage to explore possibilities
• With strategies in place for growth, the Multi Academy Trust will develop sustainability, delivering excellent Primary Education in local communities
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 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.
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.
Voluntary Action South West Surrey
Supporting the voluntary and community sector across the Boroughs of Guildford and Waverley.
Voluntary Action South West Surrey (VASWS) is an independent charity set up to support, develop and promote voluntary and community involvement across the boroughs of Guildford and Waverley.
VASWS offers an extensive range of free services to all voluntary groups in our area, so whether you are a very small group just starting out or an established charity we can help.
We also match people who want to volunteer with local organisations seeking volunteers through our Volunteer Centre in Guildford.
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.
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.
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.