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More than 1,800 people signed up to help our communities as volunteers in the face of COVID-19 via the Buckinghamshire Volunteer Matching Service, which is run by Community Impact Bucks in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council and The Clare Foundation.  Due to this fantastic response, recruitment is paused so that we can match people to where they’re needed most.  Find out below how you can get in contact directly with your local community response groups.

If you have a specialist skill to offer, or want to be a trustee, have a look at the latest opportunities listed below with Reach Volunteering. You can search for all Reach roles here. 

The latest general volunteer roles with Do-it can be found below.  Please note: many charities and community groups may have had to suspend their services, or close them completely in the face of COVID-19, and may not have had the opportunity to update their roles on Do-it. It is recommended that you contact an organisation directly before applying on Do-it.  You can browse all Do-it roles here.

Volunteer Matching Service

We understand that many people are keen to get involved and offer help. Volunteers are an integral part of tackling the impact of Covid-19 on our communities. Right now, we’re pleased to say, most of the need for volunteers in our communities is being met because of the huge amount of support that has been offered. For this reason, we are not able to accept new volunteers into the pool at this moment.

You can still get in contact directly with your local community response groups. If you would like to offer your professional skills as a volunteer, you can create a profile on Reach Volunteering.

For further advice and guidance for volunteers please look at the information here.

Latest Specialist Skilled Volunteering Opportunities from Reach

Latest Trustee Opportunities from Reach

Latest Volunteering Opportunities from Do-It

Volunteering Opportunities from Do-it

Telephone Befriender
Abbeyfield
Buckinghamshire, HP22 6BP

• Do you want to improve the lives of older people? • Do you have a couple of hours a week to spare? • Do you want to gain a new friendship? This role will involve spending time talking to a resident on the telephone, chatting with them and sharing… Read more


Volunteer Parenting Mentor
Connection Support
Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PX and others

At Boost Parenting Service we are looking for volunteers to help as Parenting Mentors. The role of the volunteer will be to provide support, motivation, encouragement and advice to vulnerable parents enabling them to create a stable positive environment in which their children can thrive. Commitment: 2-3 hours/week with a… Read more


Fundraising Volunteer
Brendoncare Volunteer & Fundraising (Homes)
Buckinghamshire, EX1 1GG and others

Fundraising volunteers are core volunteers across our services in the South of the UK. Join our fun and friendly team to help create memorable events like the Boat Party, Fashion Show or Fire-walk! Whether it’s raising awareness through our event stalls or cheering on a team at a local skydive,… Read more


Scam Champion
Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards (VAMS)
Buckinghamshire, RH5 6AR and others

As part of the national Friends Against Scams campaign, deliver local sessions to raise awareness of scams and encourage people to take a stand against them. You will be helping to tackle people's lack of knowledge of scams by providing information to enable communities and organisations to understand scams, talk… Read more


Home Library Service Volunteer
Buckinghamshire Home Library Service
Buckinghamshire, SL0 0DJ and others

The Home Library Service is for Buckinghamshire Residents who are housebound due to age, illness or disability. It is also available to full time unpaid carers. As a Home Library Service volunteer you would be required to deliver library books and other materials to these housebound clients. If you have… Read more


Board Member and Trustee
Bucks Students' Union
Buckinghamshire, HP22 6PQ

As part of our Board, you will support the Chief Executive Officer, the President and other elected officers, in the continued delivery of our high-quality services and assuring the long-term sustainability of the organisation. All trustee positions are voluntary (expenses provided) and offer a range of personal development opportunities. For… Read more


Enter & View Volunteer
Healthwatch Bucks
Buckinghamshire, HP22 6PQ

Are you open minded and interested in talking to people? We are looking for people of all ages and backgrounds to talk and formally report on what is happening in Buckinghamshire locations where health or social care is given. Healthwatch Bucks has been given a power to ‘Enter and View’… Read more


Schoolreaders Volunteer Buckinghamshire
Schoolreaders
Buckinghamshire, HP20 2QA and others

Schoolreaders need volunteers to go into local primary schools in a range of areas across Buckinghamshire during the school day to listen to the children read to them 1:1. The volunteer needs to be able to commit to once a week during term time for one hour or more. Our… Read more


Volunteer Recovery Cafe
The Oasis Partnership
Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PX and others

This role would suit someone who is friendly and welcoming. Someone who likes cooking for a number of people a couple of times a week. Someone who enjoys having interesting conversations, confident in supporting people who might struggle with interacting with others. Friendly and welcoming person Read more


Volunteer co-facilitator of groups
The Oasis Partnership
Buckinghamshire, HP20 2QA and others

Are you someone who could help co-facilitator our groups at One Recovery Bucks, Both structured and peer support group's for Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Chesham . Can you commit to attending daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Read more


 

Case Studies

Small Charity Week 2020 – celebrating Bucks’ small charities

Small Charity Week (15th to 20th June 2020) celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work carried out by the UK small charity sector. Find out about some of our amazing Bucks' small charities below.

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SARAH, VOLUNTEER AT OLYMPIC LODGE

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarah registered online with Buckinghamshire Council to become a volunteer. When the Olympic Lodge opened in April Sarah was one of the first volunteers to step up. She was welcomed by the friendly and well-organised staff and found it very rewarding to be doing something useful as part of a team.

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Maddy – volunteer presenter at Wycombe Sound

Maddy volunteers as a regular presenter on Wycombe Sound and loves the whole experience.

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