Get involved

Volunteer with us

You can help the trust by becoming a member, signing up to newsletters, volunteering or getting a job with us. You can also help support our campaign to tackle the stigma around ill health and raise awareness of the support help available.

How to get involved


Volunteering is a very rewarding experience and an invaluable resource to our Trust.

You can gain so much when you volunteer with us. Not only will you be doing something really worthwhile, you will also meet new people and gain valuable experience. Our volunteers are key to supporting the delivery of high quality care and offer an added dimension to the services we provide.

Volunteers bring time, energy, life experience and commitment. Their contribution has significant value and makes a real difference to individuals, the communities where we live and society overall.

The free time that our volunteers willingly give, helps support the delivery of our services and has never been more important. Their contributions help promote hope, recovery and social inclusion.

“I find having a volunteer in the workplace is vital as it supports clients, work colleagues and carers.  I hope our volunteers enjoy all aspects of volunteering.” Gloucestershire Health and Care staff member.

Volunteering can help you to:

  • meet new people
  • gain new skills and experience
  • improve your job prospects
  • increase your confidence
  • be an active member of your community

“I feel it is most worthwhile to support the Trust, to support the people involved, however they are involved.” Gloucestershire Health and Care volunteer.

Becoming a volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering with us, the first step is to fill in an application form. You will then be invited to an interview, so we can find out more about you, and you can find out more about the role/s available, and what it’s like to volunteer with us.

If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer and the roles available, please contact Richard Hobbs, Volunteer Coordinator, at or call 0300 421 8363. 

Frequently asked questions

Who can volunteer?
Volunteers need to be over 18 to apply. We are keen to encourage individuals from all backgrounds, abilities and cultures.
How much time do I need to commit?
All volunteer roles have a role description which details commitment requirements. As there is a lot of work involved in setting up and training our volunteers, we look for individuals who can make a long term commitment.
What does a volunteer do?
Volunteers are involved in many aspects of the Trust’s work and undertake activities including:

  • driving
  • ward activities
  • gardening
  • administration
  • assisting therapists in group activities
  • meal time assistance

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