- 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 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
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
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 have recently launched a community fridge in the centre of Guildford. We are aiming to keep the fridge operating for as many hours a week as possible, but we can only do this if we have enough volunteers to keep it staffed, so get in touch today if you can help with this incredibly worthwhile project. The role will involve:
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
In addition to our specific volunteering roles we are always looking for people who would like to get involved and help out. If you are interested in any way we'd love for you to get in touch by applying for this 'general interest' role. There are all sorts of things that you might do but here are some ideas:
- Event organising
- Running events or organising displays on a particular area of interest
- Social media
- Indoor gardening
A Volunteer Event Steward is part of a team who are responsible for ensuring larger events at ZERO (our building in the Centre of Guildford) run smoothly.
The responsibilities of the Volunteer Event Steward team may include:
- Setting up ZERO for an event.
- Directing guests around the building.
- Providing information to guests.
- Serving refreshments.
- Clearing down ZERO after an event. Events Stewards will work with the on-duty Venue Custodian to help ensure the smooth running of ZERO.
What this role offers:
- An opportunity to be part of a team making an exciting new community project happen.
- The chance to build contacts and friendships with like minded people in the Guildford environmental community.
- A reference from one of the Trustees of ZERO Carbon Guildford for your future development.
Desirable skills, experience and qualities (Ideally, the candidate will possess at least some of the following skills, experience and qualities):
- Reliable and trustworthy
- Friendly attitude when dealing with others
- Willingness to be a proactive part of a team
- Desire to be part of the ZERO team
- Interest in environmental, climate and ecological matters.
Hours: Ad-hoc, depending on availability and ZERO event programme
Location: ZERO - Guildford town centre
Expenses: Reasonable travel expenses via public transport
Date posted 9/9/21
The Society provides information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers through our publications, National Dementia Helpline, website and more than 2,000 local services throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland .
We support health and social care professionals by delivering high quality education, resources and training. We influence politicians and policy-makers, and campaign for better quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers and greater understanding of dementia.
We also fund innovative research in the areas of cause, cure, care and prevention. We work with scientists and people affected by dementia to ensure that the medical and social research programmes we fund have a positive impact on people's lives.
Bells Piece (Farnham)
Bells Piece activity and skills group is lively and inviting -where you can meet friends, have fun and achieve the things you want. We are open Monday-Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
We offer accessible and up-to-date facilities in a lovely setting in Farnham, on the border between Surrey and Hampshire. We are next to Farnham Park and only a short distance from the town centre.
Enthusiasm is a must! We require our volunteers to be caring, supportive and have a good sense of humour.
You will be DBS checked.
You must be aged 18+. Full training will be provided.
Expenses will be paid (private motor or public transport)
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.
We will change the lives of disabled people using expertly trained dogs to improve physical, emotional and social wellbeing.
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.
Catalyst is a non-profit organisation working with people who are dealing with issues stemming from drug and alcohol misuse and mental health.
Guildford-based for over 30 years, we work throughout Surrey and its borders in partnership with a wide variety of statutory and non-statutory organisations and bodies to provide support.
Kindness Integrity, Commitment
- Reception/Admin Support Volunteer
- Amigo Volunteer
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- Outline Helpline Volunteers
- Tuesday Social Drop In Volunteer
- Tuesday Evening Anxiety and Depression Support Group
- Tuesday PM Walk Volunteers
- Wednesday Social Drop In Volunteer
- Young Persons Group Volunteer
- Outline Volunteers - Can you help?
- Admin Support Volunteer
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.
Citizens Advice Guildford and Ash
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.
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Crossroads Care Surrey
Crossroads Care Surrey is an established charity of over 30 years, offering a range of support services to carers and the people for whom they care. We are committed to supporting people at an earlier stage in their care journey and recognise there can be a considerable length of time between a person needing some care and support periodically and them needing full time, round-the-clock care.
Community Support Volunteers will support Crossroads Care Surrey by providing the delivery of essential shopping for cared for people and carers that are struggling with the weekly shop or collecting prescriptions. With access to your own vehicle, you will receive requests made by the Community Support Co-ordinator to complete a shopping trip to help the people Crossroads Care Surrey support in your community.
Befriending Volunteers will support befriending service to the people we support, enabling them to benefit from knowing there is someone there to listen, understand, be their friend and check in on their wellbeing. Calls could last anything from 10 minutes to half an hour and you will need to ensure that you can listen with understanding and patience and then respond appropriately.
Our Companion Volunteers provide visits upwards of 1 and a half hours. Companionship visits are generally provided by our team of volunteers and are geared up towards people in the early stages of their caring journey, and their loved ones who do not – at this stage – require round-the-clock or specialist support.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Dose of Nature
Dose of Nature is a mental health charity whose purpose is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of individuals through increased engagement with the natural world. Our work is rooted in a wealth of scientific evidence that demonstrates the physiological and psychological benefits of spending time in nature.
We deliver ‘nature prescriptions’ to people referred by their GP with a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, trauma, and addiction. Through a combination of education, first-hand experience, and practical and motivational support, we encourage a greater connection with nature, and inspire lifestyle changes that have a significant and lasting impact on mental wellbeing. Our model is a positive, hopeful and outward-looking approach to mental health.
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.
Guildford Borough Council - Community Wellbeing Team
Do you love gardening? Do you like helping those in your community? Then we have the perfect project for you!
We are looking for volunteers to help those in their local community, who are not able to upkeep their gardens. We are aiming to start the project in Merrow during the Springtime. This is a pilot project and in the future, we would love for it to be rolled out across all the wards of Guildford.
Guildford Health Walks
The Health Walks national programme is run by the Ramblers and its goal is that everyone will have access to a short, free and friendly health walk within easy reach of where they live, to help them become and stay active, and we couldn't do this without all the amazing volunteers that make our health walks possible.
From volunteer walk leaders and assistants, volunteers do a fantastic job in supporting and developing the Walking for Health initiative. I'd love for you to be a part of that too!
Guildford Health Walks currently has five walk groups in Guildford. The groups are: Boxgrove Park, Merrow Down, Shalford, Shere, Spectrum leisure centre, Worplesdon and Whitmoor Common.
The walks are aimed at people recovering from illness, or people wanting to get a bit more active.
Leading walks is a fun way of giving something back to your local community. You will make new friends and discover lovely outdoor places.
halow project (Guildford)
To make a difference
The halow project is a growing community-based charity, situated in Guildford, Surrey. We support young people, aged 16+, with a learning disability on their journey into adult life.
The young people we work with want the opportunity to:
- Build relationships
- Become part of the community
- Find meaningful employment
- Have a home of their own
We believe that the young people we support have the right to be part of and respected in their communities and are entitled to a life they choose in ways which best suit them. halow is committed to developing creative opportunities and removing social barriers.
- Art and Craft support volunteer
- Computer support volunteer
- Fitness support volunteer
- Gardening and Cooking Support Volunteer
- Bowling Support Volunteer
- Volunteer Youth Group Assistant
- Sport support volunteer
- Person Centred Planning support volunteer
- Work Experience support volunteer
- Trustee - Care Services
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.
KJs Community Group - Guildford
Mary Frances Trust (Leatherhead)
Our Mission is to:
people experiencing any kind of emotional or mental health issues for as long as they need, and inspire them to develop the skills that will help them to restore and maintain their emotional wellbeing.
people with lived experience of mental health issues at every level of the organisation so together we can design, deliver, monitor and review our services and ensure they respond to their changing needs.
stigma attached to mental illness and raise awareness of the importance of looking after your mental wellbeing.
Lead and co-ordinate
the development and delivery of
first-class, voluntary mental health services in Surrey.
Maintain sufficient funding streams
to be able to provide person-centred services to people experiencing any kind of emotional or mental health issues.
We offer a lifeline to the 176,000 people who run away and go missing each year in the UK.
We listen in confidence, and support missing people and their families to explore their options and, where possible, to reconnect. For those left behind we provide specialised support to ease the heartache and confusion, and help search for their missing loved ones.
NE Hants & Farnham Social Prescribing Project
The overarching aims of Family Action's Social Prescribing service in North East Hampshire and Farnham are to:
- Improve health and wellbeing outcomes for residents in the area
- Reduce inappropriate demand for health and social services
- Enable residents to be proactive in managing their own health and wellbeing
- Help people to access the right support
- Be accessible to as many people as possible within the community
Oakleaf Enterprise (Guildford)
Oakleaf Enterprises is an independent registered charity whose purpose is to support people with mental health issues to lead independent, productive and fulfilling lives.
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 Barn Learning Centre
To work with partners to ensure that those, in Surrey and beyond, who have missed out on learning in the past, have opportunities to learn and to reach their full potential.
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.
ReSkilled is a Christian charity based in Guildford who aim to reduce social isolation and give people back self-esteem, choices and hope by enabling them to rediscover the fulfilment and benefits of being in employment.
We do this using a wood workshop to raise individuals' confidence and teach general work skills, then encouraging Participants to enter into Voluntary work with the purpose of entering sustainable employment.
We work with people aged 25 to retirement age who are have been unemployed for over a year; particularly those who have been homeless. It's also for people who may have been made redundant, perhaps been caring for someone long-term, suffered long-term health difficulties - mental or physical, or may be recovering from alcohol or substance abuse.
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.
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/
The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion (the Legion) is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity, providing practical, emotional and financial support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present, and their families. Our mission is to provide welfare, comradeship, representation and Remembrance for the Armed Forces Community.
The Therapy Garden (Normandy)
The Therapy Garden is a registered charity based in Normandy Village, consisting of one acre of community garden which is managed by a team of horticulturalists, staff and volunteers to provide gardening and horticulture therapy to the more vulnerable members of society. We provide practical horticulture therapy to adults and young people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and physical disabilities.
Our ‘Green School’, enables young people aged 14-19 with learning difficulties such as autism, Down’s Syndrome and Asperger’s to achieve a City & Guilds qualification “Skills for Working Life: Horticulture” in a safe and structured environment. Students are referred to us and funded by mainstream and specialist schools in Surrey and Hampshire and many have gone on to achieve a college place or ongoing employment.
The Therapy Garden is currently organising ‘taster days’ for other groups in the local community such as brain injury and stroke victims and Dementia sufferers and we are able to plan bespoke activities that are tailored to individual client needs.
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.
"Tourettes Action is a charity working to make life better for people with Tourette Syndrome"
YMCA DownsLink Group (Guildford)
YMCA Guildford is a Christian charity which aims to engage young people, aged between 13 to 25 years of age, through positive relationships and help them move on in their journey of personal development.
YMCA Guildford’s vision is of an inclusive Christian Movement, transforming our local communities so that all young people truly belong, contribute and thrive.