Buckinghamshire Volunteer Matching Service

The Volunteer Matching Service, which is run by Community Impact Bucks in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council, 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 coronavirus pandemic. The Volunteer Matching Service continues to place volunteers with volunteer-involving 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 looking for more volunteers from across Buckinghamshire for ongoing volunteer roles that provide essential support.

We are particularly looking for volunteers in Amersham & Villages, Chesham & Villages, Wendover, Missendens, and North West Chilterns areas. There are a wide range of roles available, from youth club volunteers, to administrators, receptionists, helping victims of crime, befrienders, plus many more. To find out more and to get involved, register as a volunteer on the form below under ‘Do you want to volunteer?‘.

To find out more about the Volunteer Matching Service, watch our video and read the stories of some of the volunteers matched with a range of organisations in the county.

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 look out for any potentially suitable and available roles, and telephone you to discuss whether you are interested in the identified role(s). If you choose to go forward with the role, the team will email you with details of how to proceed.

Please note that you may not be needed straight away but may be called in the coming weeks and months depending on the suitability of the roles and level of need in your area.

Information on volunteering during COVID-19 can be found on our Volunteering during the pandemic webpage.


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.

If you are a charity, voluntary or community group or social enterprise, and need help with your volunteering activities, or know of one who does, Community Impact Bucks can provide tailored advice, guidance and bespoke support. Please complete our support request form and one of our team will contact you to discuss the bespoke help we can provide.

If you would like to receive our regular bulletins, Bucks Charity News, with latest guidance, funding opportunities and useful advice, 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.