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.

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.

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. 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.