Whether you have volunteered for charity work before, or are new to the voluntary sector, Cotswold Friends has the right role for you. With four services, which operate across the north Cotswolds, you are always in the right place.

Our services run 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so we can always find a time to suit you.

Your commitment can be as little as an hour a fortnight, or as much as ten hours a week; or you could offer occasional support, offering holiday cover for regular volunteers. You just need to be committed to the level of support you have offered, so we know that we can rely on you. If you would like to drive, befriend, support full-time carers with respite, provide gardening or IT services, help at lunch clubs or set up a new social group, just let us know.

Volunteering is enjoyable and rewarding. Some of our volunteers join us because they want to meet people, some want to use the skills they have acquired during a lifetime of work and life experience; others want to learn new skills, perhaps to help them with future employment.

Volunteers enjoying the Summer Garden party 2016

All of our volunteers want to be part of something that provides a valuable community service.

As we are supporting vulnerable people in our community, all our volunteers complete an application process. Click here to find out more.

At Cotswold Friends, our volunteers are the heart of our services and we do everything we can to support them. As well as regular contact with service managers, we offer community and service-specific events and we are expanding our newsletter and social media programme to make sure we stay in touch and give volunteers more opportunities to make contact with each other.

With over 200 volunteers supporting our services, and over 1,000 people using our services, we are a growing community of friends and I encourage you to join us.

Contact Sheryl Murray: 01608 651415 or sheryl@cotswoldfriends.org for an application form, or apply here.