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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

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


Independent Living Volunteer - Buckinghamshire
British Red Cross
Buckinghamshire, HP21 8AL

Independent Living Volunteer - Assisted Discharge Team Could you help us to support someone experiencing a health and social care crisis? Location: Stoke Mandeville Hospital Commitment: Ideally we are looking for volunteers who can commit to at least one shift per week either between 11am-3pm, and/or 3.45pm-8pm Monday-Sunday. Age: 18… Read more


Support at Home Volunteer - Aylesbury
British Red Cross
Buckinghamshire, HP21 9PP

Support at Home VolunteerLocation: AylesburyCommitment: 2-3 hours per week between Monday-Friday 9am,-5pm Must drive with access to own transport. Service operates in Bracknell, Ascot, Sandhurst and Crowthorne About the roleThe aim of the Support at Home service is to place the person at the centre of what we do and… Read more


Volunteer Marketing and Communications Assistant
Karibuni Children
Buckinghamshire, HP22 5UJ and others

Volunteer Marketing and Communications Assistant Our small and friendly team are looking for marketing and communications assistance. This is a great opportunity to give something back or to gain experience and add to your CV. Working alongside a small group of Trustees and our existing graphic design volunteer, a range… 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


Awareness Raising Volunteer, Bucks
Alzheimer's Society - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire
Buckinghamshire, HP22 6PQ and others

What's involved...? This is a really flexible role in which you would be promoting services offered by Alzheimer's Society in GP surgeries, libraries, community centres etc. This would be by distributing leaflets, booklets and posters. You would cover an agreed area such as Amersham, Chesham, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Wendover, Buckingham,… Read more


Development Volunteer
Action4Youth
Buckinghamshire, HP19 8UN

Development Volunteer If you want to change lives, call us - we want to hear from you! Become part of a dynamic charity, with a great mix of people committed to making a real difference for young people through a range of fun and challenging programmes and initiatives. Action4Youth provides… Read more


 

Case Studies

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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Francesca – voluntary work experience at Wycombe Sound

Francesca volunteered at Wycombe Sound for 2 weeks to gain practical experience in support of her University course in multi-media journalism.

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