The Volunteer Matching Service, which is run by Community Impact Bucks in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council and The Clare Foundation, matches registered volunteers to roles where they are most needed in the county.
In Spring 2020, more than 1,800 local residents signed up to volunteer via the Buckinghamshire Council’s website to support local communities during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the recovery period and any local outbreaks that may arise. Since then, the Volunteer Matching Service has been placing volunteers with groups and organisations needing help to support our communities.
While many volunteers have stepped forward to help, a number have had a change in circumstances and are no longer available. We are now looking for more volunteers from across Buckinghamshire, and particularly in certain areas of the county to carry out a range of roles from short term or one-off tasks, to ongoing positions providing essential support.
As of Winter 2020, we are particularly keen to receive volunteer registrations from the South West Chilterns, Beaconsfield & Chepping Wye, North-West Chilterns, and Chesham & Villages areas.
Do you want to volunteer?
If you are 18 or over, we would love to hear from you: new volunteer positions are regularly sent to us by organisations needing your help and there is something for everyone – from short term, ad hoc opportunities as well as longer term roles.
If you would like to make a real difference and support local communities, you can register as a volunteer easily via the Volunteer Matching Service registration form. Once this has been submitted, somebody from the Volunteer Matching Service will be in contact with you when a potentially suitable role is available. At that time, you can choose if the role is a good fit for you.
Advice for volunteers during COVID-19 can be found on our COVID-19 Advice for volunteers page.
Do you need volunteers?
If your organisation needs volunteers, please read this information sheet – About the Volunteer Matching Service – and follow the link to the volunteer request form where you can provide details of your volunteer requirements.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: We are currently planning for an expected increase in need in our communities, particularly in the coming weeks. We are resuming matching to non-emergency frontline requests but please bear with us as we are currently experiencing a high volume of requests and will need to prioritise requests for emergency frontline volunteers as/when they come through.
If you need help with your volunteering activities, get in touch with us for one-to-one advice via firstname.lastname@example.org / 0300 111 1250 or have a look at our online support for volunteer-involving organisations on our COVID-19 Advice about volunteering page.
If you would like to receive our regular COVID-19 briefings with latest updates, guidance and funding opportunities for charities and community groups, join Community Impact Bucks’ free membership scheme by registering on our Membership page.
How data is processed
The purpose of the data collected through the volunteer request form and volunteer registration form is to collect your information to provide support to voluntary groups and volunteers. We will store this information specifically for the COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency: the coronavirus pandemic, the recovery period and any local outbreaks that may arise. The contact information will not be used for any other purpose than offering support to voluntary groups and volunteers during this emergency. The full details are in our privacy statement.