Benefits of being a volunteer

Discover the benefits of becoming a volunteer and offering your time to make a big difference for other people and your community. The gift of time is important to everyone and a small amount of time goes a long way when volunteering. Volunteering is a great way to keep an active mind and body, make new friends, share experiences and discover new skills.


Volunteer opportunities

Find out more about volunteering as a:

Telephone befriending with Age UK South Gloucestershire

Have you ever considered telephone befriending? Age UK is looking for volunteers aged 18 and over who will be matched with a local older person, for regular phone chats. Telephone befriending isn’t a big commitment, and you don’t need any special qualifications. You just need to be flexible, reliable and up for a good chat. To find out more, email

For information about a wide range of volunteering opportunities across South Gloucestershire, including a short video, see the volunteer section of the South Gloucestershire Council website.

For other volunteer opportunities including community cafes, nature conservation in green spaces and museums see the volunteer centre website.

South Gloucestershire Council - I am a volunteer