- Zero Carbon Guildford
If you are concerned about the environment, want to make a difference but don't know how then volunteering with ZERO is a good place to start. We run a We are always looking for people who are able to volunteer on a regular basis to help us operate. We have a number of different roles within the community hub so if you are interested in helping out then we would love to hear from you
Zero Carbon Guildford is a charity set up to enable local community action to tackle the climate and ecological crisis and associated social issues.
Zero Carbon Guildford operates a Community Hub, in the centre of Guildford, to enable the community to come together to tackle these issues.
The Hub includes a zero-waste shop, café, climate cinema and meeting/exhibition space and showcases ways local people can make changes to help Guildford's journey towards a zero-carbon future.
Volunteer with Zero
Could you be our new Outreach Volunteer?
Does this sound like you?
- You're a self starter and can give at least two hours a week over the next six months
- You're confident speaking to, and in front of, a wide range of people
- You have a passion for a more sustainable future and agree with Zero Carbon Guildford's charitable objectives
What you would do:
- You'd be on the look out for outreach opportunities for Zero to get involved in e.g. Great Big Green Week, local fairs and events etc.
- You'd liaise with our operations team to agree the goals of each event
- You'd co-ordinate our fabulous volunteers at our outreach events
- You'd represent Zero at the events
If you are interested in finding out more fill in the application form.
We look forward to hearing from you
A community fridge makes use of surplus food from supermarkets to make sure it reaches people who can use it rather than have it go to landfill. In partnership with Mid Surrey Community Fridges we operate a community fridge from ZERO in the centre of Guildford. The fridge is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings and relies on volunteers to keep it running, so please get in touch today if you can help with this incredibly worthwhile project.
There are two ways you can help:
- Ensuring the fridge is kept clean, tidy and that all food is handled correctly.
- Helping to serve customers and talk to them about environmental issues
- Clearing left over food at the end of a session
Or, as a collector picking the food up from local supermarkets and delivering it to ZERO. This role requires you to have your own car and will involve some heavy lifting
A community fridge makes use of surplus food from supermarkets to make sure it reaches people who can use it rather than have it go to landfill. In partnership with Mid Surrey Community Fridges we operate a community fridge from ZERO in the centre of Guildford.
We need more people to help with Sunday collections from local supermarkets. The role involves:
- Contacting stores to check availability
- Collecting food from store, reporting to store shift manager
- Droping off food at Zero
This role requires the volunteer to have their own car and heavy lifting of grocery crates.
Please use the sign up button on this page to contact us and find out more.
We look forward to hearing from you.
(Sandy Hill Community Bungalow) Hale Community Centre
Action Tutoring unlocks the potential of children and young people who are facing disadvantage. We are tackling the attainment gap head-on by forging partnerships with schools nationwide. Our trained volunteer tutors are empowered to enable pupils to make meaningful academic progress, opening doors to future opportunities.
Arthouse Unlimited (Godalming)
ARTHOUSE Meath is a collective of artists living with complex epilepsy and learning disabilities all of whom require varying levels of support. The artists work alongside instructors to create artworks which are developed into designer products for sale. All artwork derives from the skills each artist brings to the enterprise and every contribution holds real value.
Offering a sense of purpose lies at the heart of ARTHOUSE Meath’s philosophy in line with our belief that feeling truly respected improves health and well-being. We strive to challenge perceptions and to create better acceptance and inclusion for all people living with disabilities.
As we grow we hope to offer more opportunities to people in other towns across the UK. 100% of sales revenue sustains the enterprise, enabling it to expand and evolve.
Badshot Lea Village Infant School
Bike Project Surrey
We'd love to hear from you if you're interested in fixing and riding bikes and passing those skills on to others. We are also looking for volunteers who have experience working with young people.
Who is Bike Project Surrey for?
Students not in school come to us for work experience, to learn about bikes and get an industry recognised qualification in Bicycle Care and Maintenance so that they have choices when they leave school.
People in the local community not in work, training or education can come to us to learn about bikes, get work experience and we become a positive part of their routine and life.
Volunteers support students, adults or just work on bikes – because they love bikes too.
Everyone who becomes part of Bike Project Surrey Team contributes to the welcoming and inclusive approach so that people feel good and that they belong at Bike Project Surrey.
- Everyone in the community has the chance to learn about bikes and how to look after them in an environment that is inclusive, welcoming and happy so that people feel valued and that they belong.
- Affordable bikes for the community to buy and use to travel, be healthy, fit and happy.
- Affordable bike service available to the community so that their bikes stay on the road.
- Bikes and parts recycled so that they do not contribute to landfill or pollute the environment. Riding bikes means you’re not driving.
We will provide learning opportunities around bikes for everyone – but especially for young people and adults who are not in education, employment or training. We will offer this through our Alternative Provision and adult placements.
This will be successful because Bike Project Surrey workshops are positive, happy and inclusive places to work and be with others. A shared interest and love of bikes means that while people are at Bike Project Surrey they will meet and learn skills and values from others who they might not otherwise have met.
The bikes we work on will be make made for everyone in the community as affordable recycled bikes for getting about on and keeping fit and healthy. This will also contribute an income to support the vision.
Students, adults and volunteers will be offered industry recognised qualifications, work experience and chance to ‘earn a bike’.
So Bike Project Surrey will…
- Offer access to learning and skills in the local community though partnership with Guildford College
- Provide a range of volunteering opportunities in an inclusive, non-judgemental and supportive environment
- Create opportunities to develop new skills to enhance employability
- Encourage skill-sharing and independence, where new skills are learned in a way that is empowering for all
- Involve volunteers in setting-up a new business and inspire the creation of other similar initiatives
- Promote access to cycling as an affordable and sustainable transport option
- Divert bicycles and their parts from recycling and landfill
- Encourage healthy lifestyles
Our network of offices works with the Catholic community in England & Wales to raise funds and awareness of global poverty and injustice through parishes, schools and networks - working with thousands of volunteers and supporters.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
- Office Admin Volunteers with Headway Surrey - posted 2/11/23
- 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
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
MCR Pathways supports vulnerable young people in the care system, those who have previously been in the care system, or those who have other hardships in their lives to realise their full potential. We do this by providing mentoring in school during term time to help these young vulnerable students to reach their full potential in school and life despite their difficult circumstances. So they are defined by their talent and not their circumstances. We are looking for volunteer mentors for these young people, for one hour a week, for a minimum of one year, in your local area. You could really change a young persons future!
At MCR Pathways our aim is to help young people unlock their potential, no matter their circumstances. Working together with our inspiring mentor community and partners, we can help young people to realise their skills and progress onto a positive destination. Our vision is for all young people to experience equality of education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances.
National Justice and Peace Network (Wonersh)
To promote the advancement of education in the Christian values of justice and peace by charitable means, in particular by:
- promoting the work of justice and peace;
- working in conjunction with the Roman Catholic bishops of England and Wales and their agencies to advance the practice of social teaching of the catholic church by the encouragement and support of diocesan Justice and Peace groups and other bodies that share their concern to bring the good news of Christ's love and peace to people who are disadvantaged and to work to empower them to improve their circumstances;
- promoting appropriate prayer, study, celebration and spirituality within religious practice to inspire solidarity with those in need;
- raising awareness about social justice, non violence, ecological and human rights issues as central to the life of the church and beneficial to the well-being of the community;
- encouraging and promoting work, action and campaigning for social change on issues of justice and peace by raising awareness through provision of training, workshops, conferences, publications and the like; and building networks with all those who share our vision and aims, promoting communication to seek collaboration over action, resources, methods and good practice.
- in pursuing the objects, the network shall be non-party in politics and shall, in its own activities, implement an effective equal opportunities policy.
Sayers Croft Trust (Ewhurst)
To provide an outdoor learning centre for use by schools and other groups at which an individuals' awareness of, and concern for, the natural environment is increased.
We aim to provide a safe and secure residential facility,offering quality first hand outdoor experiences through promoting;
Environmental appreciation and understanding
Social cohesion through shared experience
Individual self confidence and self awareness
Sustainability of the environments
Sime gallery CIO
Sidney Herbert Sime (1865-1941), Sime Gallery at Worplesdon Memorial Hall GU3 3RF.
A talented illustrator, oil painter, landscapes and caricatures of the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Sime Gallery is a unique collection of 800 pieces of his work. He lived from 1904-1941 in Worplesdon and after his widow Mary's death in 1949 his works were bequeathed to the trustees of Worplesdon Memorial Hall. Today, the collection is known as Sime Gallery, a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO). The objective is to preserve the collection and make it available for the public to view.
Skillway trains young people in manual craft skills to give them a better future with ongoing employment opportunities.
INSPIRE - CREATE - FULFIL - SUCCEED
Skillway is based in the Old Chapels in Deanery Road, Godalming. The young people are usually aged 14 to 16 or 17. They come for one day per week, on recommendation of their school.
We have an excellent employed Workshop Manager and two employed tutors, but most skills are taught by volunteers who have specific craft skills, aided by other volunteers who can give skilled and/or pastoral support.
The main skills offered are Woodworking, Metalwork & basic engineering, Practical motor mechanics, stone carving, creative arts including jewellery making and working with glass.
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.
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service
Be a volunteer, make a difference
At Surrey Fire and Rescue Service we are fortunate to have the support and commitment of volunteers.
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service serves diverse and ever-changing communities, with a wide range of risks such as residential, commercial and industrial premises, and large areas of common and heathland.
We work hard to serve our communities, with a focused drive on prevention and safety messaging. Our volunteers take on a wide range of important roles within SFRS to help stations and departments engage effectively with our residents. They help to deliver community safety initiatives, run events, distribute PPE, conduct welfare checks, and assist at exercises to name a few.
Fire Volunteers come from all backgrounds and walks of life, and offer their skills, time and knowledge to deliver a variety of important roles, and their dedication helps to provide invaluable support to the communities and our colleagues within Surrey.
We look forward to your application!
Surrey Libraries is a dedicated local government library service; providing information, knowledge, resources, support and entertainment to our local community.
The Cheryl King Trust
Helping financially disadvantaged young people to make music
CKT believes no young person should be precluded from taking music lessons because either their parents cannot afford them or they are not inspired to take up lessons.
We help fund music lessons for financially disadvantaged children and young people in Surrey whatever their level of musical development and tries to level the music playing field by funding inspirational performances to encourage children to take up instruments in schools where historically take up has been low.
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 Spike Heritage Centre (Guildford)
To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Charlotteville and the neighbourhood (hereinafter called ‘the area of benefit’) without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political or religious or other opinions, by associating together the said inhabitants and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisation in a common effort to advance education and provide facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation and other leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants.
To establish or secure the establishment of a Community Centre and to maintain the same, whether alone or in co-operation with any local statutory authority or other person or body in furtherance of these objects.
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 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.
Watts Gallery - Artists' Village (Compton)
Volunteering at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village
Volunteers give vital support to the Artists' Village, contributing in many different ways from engaging with visitors as stewards in the galleries to supporting our Curatorial Team to assisting at events and workshops. Discover all the Artists' Village has to offer while acquiring new skills and meeting likeminded people.
Watts Gallery Trust is an independent charity, and we rely on the commitment of over 200 volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds and age groups.
From our beautiful and inspiring setting of Watts Gallery - Artists Village, we welcome everyone to connect with the art and ideas of our founders George and Mary Watts. By caring for the collections and our environment, we advocate for the power, impact and relevance of art - onsite, online, with our community and via our international network of artists’ studio museums. Our dynamic and multisensory programme of exploring, looking and making, takes you out of the everyday, into new encounters that invite you to view life through a different lens.