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.

The Royal British Legion are looking for a Poppy Appeal organiser for the Ross 2021 Appeal. Click here for more details, or contact Jane Harries: JHarries@britishlegion.org.uk or phone 07808263915.

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.

The Friday Lunch Club provide regular get-togethers at the Larruperz for the over-75s. They are currently looking for volunteer mini bus drivers, as well as people with their own cars who might be willing and able to bring individual members on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. They say “For many it is their only source of interaction and company and we desperately need more volunteers for transport help to ensure we can increase our capacity.” Please call Sarah 07814 624417/ 01989 720627 if you can help with transport for this wonderful group.

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.

The Scope shop in Ross is looking for volunteers to join their friendly team. Pop in for a chat with Erica or email rossonwyeshop@scope.org.uk.

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.

The 3rd Ross Brownies are looking for adult volunteers to help plan and run exciting activities for girls aged 7-10 on Wednesday evenings. If you would like to investigate these opportunities further, please email Jenny at rossdistrictbrownies@gmail.com or register your interest: www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/register-your-interest.

Bridstow Village Hall needs you! Bridstow Village Hall is hoping to re-open in June and the committee is enthusiastically looking to recruit new members. The Village Hall is used widely by many different groups, plus they hold four lunches per year which are well attended and great fun.  If you’d like to join this friendly team and bring fresh ideas with you, please contact Carrie (01989 763507) or Betty (01989 567420) or you can email them at bridstowvillagehall@gmail.com.

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire is looking for volunteers for their Companion Line, providing a friendly and regular phone call to a client who may be lonely or isolated, and also for their footcare team.

Companion line volunteer: Could you offer regular telephone support through our Companion Line? Not having someone to talk to regularly can be lonely if you are used to sharing your home and time with others, particularly in the current crisis. Our Companion Line supports people across Herefordshire and Worcestershire with a regular phone call. As a Companion Line volunteer you will be matched with a client that may have similar interests and hobbies to you to ensure the easiest journey through The Companion Line service for both the volunteer and the client.

Footcare volunteer: Ensuring good foot health makes a huge difference to older people, increasing comfort, stability and preventing falls. As Footcare volunteer you will support our busy Footcare & Podiatry service. You will only be cutting toenails on healthy feet, you don’t need to have any experience for this role you will receive full training for the role. Our footcare appointments are held at both our Ross-on-Wye and Worcester offices.

If you’d like to join the team, call  01989 763887 or 567165.

We Are Farming Minds is looking for reliable Helpline volunteers who are empathetic, open-minded and have good listening and communication skills. The charity was set up by farmers for farmers, to break the stigma around mental health.  Contact Emily by email on wearefarmingminds@gmail.com or call 07506 567500.