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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

Supporting Hands Volunteers
Rennie Grove Hospice Care
Buckinghamshire, AL6 9BA and others

The Supporting Hands volunteer role provides patients with a life limiting illness and their carers with support, companionship and respite care in their homes and on trips out. Could you spare some time to help families in your local neighbourhood through some of the most challenging times in their lives?… Read more


Receptionist Rennie House, Tring
Rennie Grove Hospice Care
Buckinghamshire, HP23 4AB

This role requires a high level of customer service skills, as our receptionists are the first point of contact either on the telephone or face to face for clinical services, patients, families, carers, supporters and donors. Requiring a warm and professional manner, this role will include some basic administration tasks… Read more


Retail Team Member - Thame
Shaw Trust
Buckinghamshire, OX9 3EH

Looking for an exciting experience in a retail environment? Join our friendly team as a retail team member, and you will enjoy the experience of being part of something remarkable in your local community. Join a charity that’s based all over the UK - Shaw Trust. As a volunteer retail… Read more


Retail Team Member - Princess Risborough
Shaw Trust
Buckinghamshire, HP27 0AX

Looking for an exciting experience in a retail environment? Join our friendly team as a retail team member, and you will enjoy the experience of being part of something remarkable in your local community. Join a charity that’s based all over the UK - Shaw Trust. As a volunteer retail… Read more


Counsellor volunteer
Rennie Grove Hospice Care
Buckinghamshire, HP22 6PQ and others

Family Support Services counsellor volunteers provide Level 3 support to patients, carers, family members and close friends, from diagnosis, during treatment and bereavement, in accordance with Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s vision, mission and values. Read more


Children's Support Volunteer
Rennie Grove Hospice Care
Buckinghamshire, HP22 6PQ

Children’s support volunteers assist the children’s and family support therapist. They provide support for children/young people under the age of 18 either in their homes or at external venues or by participating in events organised by the FSS team for the children and families known to Rennie Grove and as… 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


Volunteer Host Support Worker
Sanctuary Hosting
Buckinghamshire, HP22 6PQ and others

Feeling helpless in the face of a global refugee crisis? This is a great opportunity to make a difference to people's lives. As a Volunteer Host Support Worker, you will help Sanctuary Hosting to assess and monitor potential hosts, making sure that we are providing the safest and most appropriate… Read more


Host
Sanctuary Hosting
Buckinghamshire, HP22 6PQ and others

We are looking for volunteer hosts: kind-hearted people with a spare room, who would be ready to welcome a refugee, asylum seeker or vulnerable migrant for an agreed period of time. You would decide for how long, from when, and what the ground rules are in your home. Read more


 

Case Studies

Volunteers’ Week 2020 – saying “Thank You” to Bucks’ volunteers

Volunteers’ Week (1st - 7th June 2020) is a national awareness week which gives volunteer-involving groups a chance to publicly thank their volunteers for their invaluable help. Read about some of our incredible volunteers in Bucks below.

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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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