Bristol’s Volunteer Centre to close

24 April, 2017

 

It is with great regret that Voscur announces that Bristol’s Volunteer Centre will be closing on 10 May 2017.

Voscur will continue to support local social action by providing a regular Volunteer Organisers’ Forum and good practice resources to support the management of volunteers. However, Volunteer Bristol’s drop-in facility at Royal Oak House will close after its last day on 10 May.

Voscur CEO, Wendy Stephenson, said: “Volunteering is changing – increasingly people are looking for different ways of getting and offering help in their communities and want to research options on line.  However, this does mean that there will be no central point in the city for people interested in volunteering to drop-in and get help to find out about the opportunities available to them.”

Bristol has a proud tradition of volunteering, and Voscur wants to say “thank you” and pay tribute to the many staff and thousands of volunteers who have helped to run the centre over the years.  Voscur looks forward to being part of the future of volunteering in Bristol as it continues to change.

Recruiting volunteers via Voscur
 
Local charities and community groups can still advertise their volunteer opportunities and trustee vacancies for free on the Voscur website (select trustee/volunteer under contract type).
 
Ongoing Volunteer services
 
Volunteer Bristol @ Voscur will continue to run the Sustain , Active Together projects and the Boost! Skills Bank. The latter is for those who wish to volunteer using thier professional skills,  please email boost@volunteerbristol.org.uk for further information.
 
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
 
1. Volunteer Bristol started out in 1966 as 'Service 9 - Bristol’s Centre for Young Volunteers'. In 1979 it became an independent charity, in 2000 became Volunteering Bristol and in 2014 merged with Voscur as Volunteer Bristol @ Voscur. For more than 40 years it has been helping thousands of people from all walks of life to make a difference to their own lives and the lives of others through volunteering.
 
2. Voscur supports, develops and represents Bristol’s voluntary and community sector. It builds the capacity and advocates on behalf of local organisations so they can improve the quality of life of individuals and communities. It facilitates partnerships within and between the public, private and voluntary sectors to create social impact, reduce public spending and increase social inclusion. More information can be found at: www.voscur.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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