- Zero Carbon Guildford
Zero Carbon Guildford is a charity set up to enable local community action to tackle the climate and ecological crisis and associated social issues.
Zero carbon Guildford is also about to set up a 'Community Hub', in the centre of Guildford, to enable the community to come together to tackle these issues.
The Hub will include a zero-waste shop, café, climate cinema and meeting/exhibition space and will showcase ways local people can make changes to help Guildford's journey towards a zero carbon future.
Volunteer with Zero
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
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’ll be opening 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
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
(Sandy Hill Community Bungalow) Hale Community Centre
3rd Farnham Scout Group
Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
The Values of Scouting
As Scouts we are guided by these values:
Integrity - We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal.
Respect - We have self-respect and respect for others.
Care - We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
Belief - We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
Co-operation - We make a positive difference; we co-operate with others and make friends.
The Brigitte Trust is a Queen's Award registered charity offering a free service of emotional support and practical help. The service is normally offered face-to-face in the home supporting people and their carers when a life-threatening illness such as Cancer or Motor Neurone Disease has been diagnosed. Currently, and since first lockdown, our volunteers are offering telephone support, though in time we hope to return to the home visiting for which we are widely known. The Brigitte Trust is a trusted partner of Surrey County Council and over 400 referrals have been received from Community Responders throughout Surrey. More volunteers are needed now to support people who have received a late diagnosis or delayed treatment.
BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION - Guildford
The British Heart Foundation is the UK’s number one heart charity.
Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it. Our pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.
Our work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are helping to change the face of the UK’s fight against heart disease.
British Red Cross Charity Shops
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.
We have approximately 320 retail outlets in the UK and represent a significant fundraising arm of the British Red Cross. The shops generate a lot of much-needed income and are a great way to raise the profile of the charity on the high street. Close to 7 million people visit our shops every year, spending over £25 million in our shops.
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.
Our Purpose: To provide life-changing services for the independence of people living with sight loss and their friends and family.
Our Ambition: A future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support to live their lives to the fullest.
so we can:
Lead by example
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.
Hart Voluntary Action (Fleet)
Hart Voluntary Action is a local charity which supports the voluntary and community sector in Hart District by offering one-to-one information and guidance, training, information updates, networking opportunities and volunteer recruitment. Our aim is to support voluntary and community organisations with their capacity to deliver services and activities for the local community.
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.
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.
Reconnections - Tackling loneliness in older people in Guildford & Waverley
Reconnections by Independent Age is a volunteer-led service that supports over-65s in rediscovering their love of life in the communities where they live. We introduce friendly volunteers to residents and connect them to local activities, gatherings and events that provide vital social connections and help break the cycle of isolation and loneliness. Working together with local partners, we create a safe and supportive environment for people to reconnect with their community.
We couldn't run our service without the support of volunteers so please get in touch.
Sport Godalming is dedicated to developing and encouraging participation in sport by promoting events and the provision of first class facilities in the area, to raise awareness of local sports issues and opinions and to support local sports organisations and individuals.
Surrey Clubs for Young People
Surrey Clubs for Young People is a charity dedicated to ensuring that young people across Surrey and South London have access to high quality youth provision. Our aim is to provide a range of exciting and challenging opportunities for young people, through which they can develop into confident young adults. We do this by supporting a large network of youth clubs / projects across the county.
The Bourne Parish
We are a church in Farnham providing activities and opportunities for children and young people.
As a parish seeking to put faith into practice our vision is that we are 'Radiating God’s love: enriching lives and communities'.
We have a range of services and activities which take place across our three worship centres - St. Thomas-on-the Bourne Church, St Martin by the Green Church and Brambleton Hall.
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.
Time to Share
Building Healthy Communities Together
Timebanking is a way for people to come together to help others and help themselves at the same times. Participants 'deposit' their time in the Time Bank by giving practical help and support to others and are able to withdraw their time when they need something done themselves.
Timebanking is open to people of all ages, abilities, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Watts Gallery - Artists' Village (Compton)
Watts Gallery is one of the most beautiful small galleries in Europe and was shortlisted for the prestigious Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries in 2012 having been showcased on BBC Restoration Village. Showcasing the works of the eminent victorian artist G.F. Watts it also hosts an exciting programme of exhibitions and events.