Making Gloucestershire the best place in the UK to volunteer

Go Volunteer Glos, a brand-new volunteering website, launched in June 2022. In the first eight weeks more than 160 organisations across Gloucestershire signed up - creating more than 200 volunteering opportunities.

By Emma Luther  |  Published
The new Go Volunteer Glos website has many organisations from across Gloucestershire with hundreds of volunteer opportunities for people to choose from.

Go Volunteer Glos is the new digital home of volunteering for the county, ​bringing together local volunteers and organisations to help more people than ever before.

After months of research and talks with thousands of people from all walks of life, the Gloucestershire Volunteering Collaborative made up of representatives from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, health, local government, employers and employees, police and fire services, launched in June 2022.

And it has one common goal - to bring together all the rich diversity of volunteering opportunities from across Gloucestershire into a single, easily accessible online home, making it the simplest way to find the widest range of local volunteering opportunities.

In the first eight weeks since launching, Go Volunteer Glos got 166 organisations on board with 207 volunteer opportunities for people to choose from.

Organisations include the Jet Age Museum, NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire Constabulary, Foodloose, Girl Guiding, Honor Thy Woman Group and The Door Youth Project.

Users can match their skills, interests, location and availability to find the perfect role which could be anything from helping at a one-off event right through to a regular commitment.

New opportunities are added every day with a range of opportunities ranging from volunteering to be a horse groom within Gloucestershire Constabulary to helping with events at the Kings Theatre through to mentoring young people with Breathe Youth.

Go Volunteer Glos manager, Emma Snell, said: 'We are really pleased with how our new website is developing. It is exciting to see the diversity in volunteer opportunities across the county and we are already beginning to see the impact on organisations already. It is our first step in making Gloucestershire the best place in the country to volunteer.' 

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