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Voluntary Opportunities

The Harbour

Operates a drop-in centre in St Luke’s Church Hall, Broad Street, near to the bus station in town. It aims to make contact with refugees and asylum seekers and to help them get access to services. More volunteers are needed to welcome visitors to the centre and to give help with some of the practical aspects at the centre such as cleaning and sorting clothes or with small admin duties. For more information click here or contact the centre on 01793 490876.

Roundabout Coffee House

Based in the Pilgrim Centre in the centre of Swindon; need more volunteers for counter and kitchen cover, also to befriend and welcome customers. Would also like some help with fundraising as the project is running at a deficit and struggling to keep going. Call Mary Willis on 01793 537642 to find out more.

Food Bank

Is a ground-breaking concept designed to help individuals and families in crisis by providing free emergency food until the appropriate agencies are in a position to assist. Tinned and dried food is collected from the public at supermarkets, churches, schools and other local groups and "banked" in a warehouse.

Food is then given to people in crisis as a result of referrals from registered care professionals such as Social Services, Health Visitors, and other carers working in the front line.

For more information click here or call Richard Belsham on 07932 108732.

Home from Hospital Service

Part of the Red Cross needs volunteers to visit those discharged from hospital. 2 hours a week for 4 weeks. Janet Doran is the contact to call on 01793 646376.


A befriending and support service for families with children under the age of five, need volunteers to help at the weekly family group meetings by chatting with parents or providing refreshments. They also have a vacancy on their management board, and a need for more financial support. Contact: Jan Aylward on 01793 613886 or via email here.

Swindon Advocacy Movement

S.A.M. (across the road from Christ Church) works with people with learning difficulties/disabilities. Looking for people willing to train as volunteer citizen advocates who would be matched with somebody who needs support / help filling out forms / visiting shops etc. Also need someone who has financial skills to join the committee. Please contact Dawn Sam on 01793 542266 for more information.

Smash Mentoring

Swindon Mentoring And Self Help (SMASH) support vulnerable young people aged 13 to 19. They are recruiting people to join the mentoring programme; you need to be over 18 and able to spare some time on a regular basis to support to a young person. Contact Rebecca Rice on the number below for an application form. They also need an extra person to help out with admin duties in the office, this would include answering phones and using a computer. For more information contact Julie Mycock on 01793 829513 or via email here.