We can help you find great volunteers!

We placed around 300 volunteers in 2015 and are headed towards 500 in 2016

We recruit for not-for-profit volunteer engaging organisations and also for public service opportunities. We don't recruit volunteers for commercial organisations or private individuals.

Volunteering Gloucestershire receives more than 2,500 enquiries from people wanting to volunteer each year from a wide cross-section of the community with diverse interests and skills to offer. We know that around 19% of these application result in placement. We get this figure from the feedback the organisations we recruit for participate in.

We recruit all over Gloucestershire but if you need volunteers in the Forest of Dean, you should also contact Forest Voluntary Action Forum

If you need a highly skilled volunteer from the business world, a group for a practical project or other  "Employer Supported Volunteers" contact our partners Involve Gloucestershire

Basic Recruitment Service

We will promote your volunteer opportunities via this website and other appropriate channels. In return, we expect you to respond promptly to the volunteers we refer and also to our feedback requests. To register your volunteering opportunities with us, please complete a registration form. Currently. there  is no charge for this service.

Premium Service

We also offer a premium service:
  • You get a "Donate" button on every volunteering role displayed on the Volunteering Gloucestershire website linking to your JustGiving or other fundraising page.
  • There are also share buttons for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus
  • We hold your Application Pack and email it out to applicants. Some charities find this a useful filter and time saver.
The price for this service is currently £100/year. Please contact us

Enhanced Volunteer Recruitment and Management Services

Using our experience, local knowledge and the resources of our host charity CCP, we work with a number of organizations on a contract basis to help them get their volunteering programme right. Elements of this enhanced service include:
  • Analyzing volunteer requirements and roles
  • Targeting appropriate "markets"
  • Helping you design and implement modern volunteer management practices and policies
  • Recruitment solutions to save you time by increasing the proportion of quality applications you get.
To find out more information about this service or discuss your volunteer requirements please call contact us

Important note about DBS Checks

Please check that the role you are looking to fill with a volunteer is actually eligible for a DBS check. We see a lot of roles that don't qualify. Get this wrong and you could end with your own criminal record! DBS now offer an online tool you can use to see if you are entitled to demand a DBS

Other Volunteer Centre Services

  • Space in Cheltenham: Through our parent charity CCP we are able to offer occasional space in central Cheltenham for small meetings.
  • DBS (was CRB) Checks – Umbrella Service: Some volunteer and paid roles require a DBS check while others are not eligible. We can advise on this and offer a low cost DBS Umbrella Service which will save you time and money if you need less than 100 checks a year.
For either of the above services, please contact us
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