Volunteering with local groups

There are plenty of opportunities to work as a volunteer with charities and local organisations in Ross-on-Wye and across Herefordshire. The Ross-on-Wye Community Development Trust is keen to support these groups by promoting vacancies, as well as the work that these groups do.

Scope Charity Shop in Ross on Wye who is celebrating its 70th year, supporting disabled people and their families, are offering a great opportunity to anyone who is interested in Volunteering and are wanting to pursue a career in Retail.

We can offer full and part time Volunteer positions.

We will provide full training online and on the job training,

The training capsules will cover:

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: which will include: Shop standards, cash and security procedures, merchandising, and the Involvement in the community.
  • BACK OF HOUSE: training on processing of donations, steaming, pricing and stock rotation.
  • HOUSE KEEPING: High Standards of shop cleanliness, personal standards i.e dressing appropriately.
  • All aspects of Administration and achieving weekly targets.

Through the commitment of your hard work and determination there will be opportunities to gain Level one and Level 2 and the prospect in the future to apply for Management positions.

Please get involved and contact us  by e mail: rossonwye.shop@scope.org.uk or tel: 01989 763804 and ask for Erica Pollard.

We are a friendly team and will be fully supported. The opportunity will encourage Growth & confidence building with each individual.

Ross Lions & Ross Rotary need volunteer stewards and bartenders for the Ross Beerfest on 30th April & 1st May.  More details from publicity@rossbeerfest.org.

Ross Area Transport (RVS): we have about 25 volunteer drivers, for our minibus or using their own cars. We could do with more, so if you have time to spare and want to join our team give us a ring. Mileage expenses are paid. You can contact us on 01989 765595 between 9.30-12.30 Monday to Friday.

Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth Sea Cadet Unit is a youth organisation, which caters for young people from 10 to 18 years of age. We are a registered charity which is run purely by volunteers. We are a uniformed youth organisations and our training is based on a nautical theme. We also teach life skills such as teamwork, first aids and catering. Well also offer practical skills both on the land and water. We meet twice a week as well as offering week and weekend activities.

Instructor – As an instructor, you will have the choice of being in uniform or not. You will be involved with teaching our young people new skills and experiences. We will offer all the necessary training and qualifications. Even if you are only available one night a week, please get in touch.

Committee Member – Committee members meet approximately every 6 weeks and they help run the unit by raising funds, ensuring we have the relevant equipment and resources, maintaining our property as well as ensuring everything is in place so we can operate efficiently.

Fundraising Officer – As a Fundraising Officer, you will also be part of the Committee. Ideally you will have experience of writing funding applications / applying for funding.

Administration Support – You will be supporting the instructional team, by ensuring that communications are sent out, personal records are kept up to date and people are book onto relevant courses.

Contact: Please get in touch with Alethea by emailing rossmonmouthseacadets@gmail.com to apply for one of the voluntary positions or to find out more.

Ross Cancer Support Group is looking for new members and would particularly like to hear from anyone who could help with some of the administration. For more information email info@rosscdt.org.uk.

Ross Lions always appreciate volunteers to help to run the Lions Den shop and a variety of Community Services. New Club members are always welcome. Contact valerie@wyenet.co.uk 01989565466 or 07773330569 for more details.

Ross Tennis Centre is looking for help applying for Grants to enable them to offer subsidised or free tennis sessions for individuals or groups in need. If you would like to help this organisation reach more members of our community, contact Val on 01989 762086.

Tudorville and District Community Centre: Before Covid a Lunch Club was held at Tudorville Community Centre once a month for local residents.  TDCC wishes to restart the Club and needs to find a new volunteer leader.  This would involve about 6-8 hours per month, promoting the relaunch of the Club, taking bookings and gently reminding people of what is going on and when the next lunch is being held.  If you can help, please contact: Anthony Lowther:  antony.lowther@ajlowther.co.uk or 07976 686070.