Volunteering

Volunteers are at the heart of charities and community groups. Volunteers make a difference and have an impact on the lives of people across Buckinghamshire. The last year has seen a groundswell of community spirit with people wanting to support their communities, from individual acts of kindness to mass volunteering action.

As the  Volunteer Centre for Buckinghamshire, we know just how important volunteers are to charities and community groups – just look at some of our volunteer stories to give you a flavour of the breadth of volunteering in action across the county.

If you are a group of charity, we want to help you put in place the best volunteering experience for your volunteers – from support to recruit, manage and retain volunteers to helping you develop a volunteering strategy. To find out more click on the link below, contact Lew Headley lew@communityimpactbucks.org.uk or complete the Support Request Form.

If you are looking for volunteering opportunities, we want to help you find the right volunteering experience for you. Explore the work of our Buckinghamshire Volunteer Matching Service and find out how to register as a volunteer and click on the I want to volunteer button

  • How much of your time does volunteering take up? You can do as much or as little as you want – individual jobs are advertised to all volunteers and you can pick up whichever ones you want to or can manage. This has made it easy to fit in volunteering as a young mum alongside my university course”.
  • What difference does your volunteering role make to others? I’d like to think a huge amount. Whether it’s by being part of a supportive volunteering community – providing a safe space for people to get out and do something or whether it’s the work to protect nature and wild spaces, I feel that what we do benefit others in many different ways”.

Funded by Bucks Council

Volunteer Stories

JULIA – GENERAL PRACTICE SUPPORT VOLUNTEER

Julia volunteers at her local GP Surgery, providing administrative support. She says this means she builds her knowledge and experience and has fun while being helpful and making a difference.

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SUE – GENERAL PRACTICE SUPPORT VOLUNTEER

Sue volunteers at her local GP Surgery and has been putting her skills to good use deciphering handwritten patient notes and putting them on patients’ computerised records.

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The Rape and Sexual Advice Support Service (South Buckinghamshire)

The charity provide free, confidential support and information service to female survivors of rape, sexual assault, domestic abuse, honour-based violence and FGM.

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Image courtesy of Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway