Launching a brand new online volunteering service in Gloucestershire
Go Volunteer Glos, the digital home of volunteering in Gloucestershire, has been launched today on 1st June 2022, the first day of national Volunteers Week. It’s a brand new free website for local people aged 16 plus who are looking to offer their time as a volunteer and for organisations, charities and community groups needing volunteers.
Using GoVolunteerGlos.org is the simplest way to find volunteering opportunities – no matter what your interest is – anything from dog walking for an elderly person to creating a new community garden to fundraising.
People wanting to volunteer in Gloucestershire will now be able to use the website to match their skills, interests, location, and availability to the perfect volunteering role. That role could be helping at a one-off event right through to a regular commitment.
For those new to volunteering there are so many benefits for you, as well as the people and causes being helped. You could have the opportunity to gain new skills, make friends, or get to know your community. Whether you want to volunteer from home or get out in the community and meet new people, GoVolunteerGlos.org has something for everyone.
Matt Lennard, from the Gloucestershire Volunteering Collaborative, says:
“We recognise the wonderful work organisations, charities, and community groups can do when supported by amazing volunteers. We want to do everything we can to help link organisations with volunteers in the simplest way possible. Go Volunteer Glos is the first step in our ambition to make Gloucestershire the best county in the country within which to volunteer.”Emma Snell, Go Volunteer Glos Manager, explains:
“We are really excited about the launch of Go Volunteer Glos and the potential it has to transform volunteering in our county, increasing both the number and diversity of people who volunteer. One of our key strengths is our local focus, with all our opportunities being based in Gloucestershire. We also have a fantastic mix of interesting opportunities representing a wide range of different causes and from all sectors, including charities and community groups, as well as the NHS and local government.”
About the Gloucestershire Volunteering Collaborative
Go Volunteer Glos was founded by the Gloucestershire Volunteering Collaborative. The Collaborative is a group of representatives from the local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, health, local government, employers and employees, police, and fire services, along with volunteers themselves, working together strategically to improve the way volunteering works in the county. On a day-to-day basis, Go Volunteer Glos is managed by the Gloucestershire VCS Alliance on behalf of the Collaborative.