We aim to deliver high quality, relevant programming to Thornbury and surrounding villages. We support development of our community through frequent on-air mentions, sponsorship and campaigns. Unlike other stations, scarcely 10 minutes will pass without you hearing the word "Thornbury" or something else that is locally relevant!
Musically we are far more diverse than other stations on the dial. In contrast to most commercial stations that playlist only 300-400 songs, our playlist has over 5000 songs, and that excludes the music we play in specialist shows!
Listen 24 hours a day on 105.1 FM and 107.5 FM, online via the link below, on mobile using the dedicated iOS and Android apps and on internet radio players.
Much of our work depends on volunteers and we are always looking for more people to join our busy team. Examples include Mental Health Advocate Volunteers and Relevant Person’s Representative Volunteers.
Please find more information about our current volunteer opportunities below.
Age UK South Gloucestershire relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?
Tel: 01454 411707
We all face situations that seem complicated and need some advice to help us though. At Citizens Advice, we can help with most everyday problems from employment to housing, relationship breakdown to benefit entitlement and debt.
Citizens Advice provide free, independent and impartial advice to South Gloucestershire residents, and give them the knowledge and confidence to find their way forward.
We cannot do this without the support of our volunteers and we are currently looking to recruit additional volunteers to support us in the following areas:
• Supporting clients to fill in disability benefit applications
• Benefit checks
• Issuing food and fuel vouchers
• Energy advice
• Appointment booking and other admin tasks
You will need to be available for at least 1 session (3hrs) a week for a minimum period of 6 months. No experience needed, all training will be provided. Please indicate which role(s) you are particularly interested in in your application. For an Application Pack please email below.
The village of Cromhall usually holds a Flower Show and Village Fayre on the first Saturday of September at 2pm on the St Andrew's School field.
***Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Show, which would have been on September 4th.***
Can you help us work towards a 2022 Show? We are currently looking for a new Chair, and we're always looking for volunteers.
To find out more, please call the Show Secretary Lisa Willmott on 01454 294968.
Poole Court, Poole Court Drive, Yate BS37 5PP
Tel: 01454 865205
Have your got spare time on your hands? Want to help in the local community? Then become a volunteer driver/leaflet distributor.
We provide transport to those members of the community who, for whatever reason, cannot use existing transport services.
Crossbow House, 58 School Road, Frampton Cotterell BS36 2DA
Tel: 01454 250500
Girlguiding are seeking Leaders and Assistant Leaders across South Gloucestershire. If you’re someone with a sense of adventure looking for a rewarding challenge then Girlguiding could be for you.
Help girls to realise their full potential and share some unforgettable moments along the way. Click below to register your interest.
Green Community Travel need voluntary drivers to help drive their minibuses and also people who would be willing to drive their own cars to get people to hospital appointments. Cost of training and expenses are reimbursed by GCT. We work with volunteers so it fits around your life!
Please call or email us to discuss further. We hope to hear from you soon!
Yate-based, covering all South Gloucestershire
Tel: 01454 228706
The National Garden Scheme is proud to say that 80% of money raised through opening gardens goes to health charities.
In our area, Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath there are almost 40 gardens to choose from, all described in the local 'Yellow book.' In South Gloucestershire 7 very different gardens open to visitors providing 'Great Gardens, Great Cakes!' Some will open for groups, at a time to suit you, 'By Arrangement'.
Details of all the gardens can be found on the National Garden Scheme website below, or you can download the smartphone app. On both you can search for gardens opening within the distance you are prepared to travel. So why not go ahead and plan the gardens you would like to visit?
The huge benefits of gardens and gardening to health and well being are now well recognised. You may feel you would like to become involved in this inspiring organisation. It's possible to volunteer in a small way by helping with serving teas, or you may even feel that your own garden could be enjoyed by others. Seeing the pleasure on visitors' faces and sharing your endeavours with others, whilst helping the NGS charities, has a huge 'feel good factor.'
To find out more, contact the County Organiser, Su Mills by phone or email.
Tel: 01454 615438
We provide a lifeboat search-and-rescue service on the Severn Estuary between Gloucester and the Severn Bridges – one of the most challenging waterways in the UK. We need a volunteer fundraising crew who can give some of their weekend time, working alongside the operational lifeboat crew to collect the essential donations that keep the lifeboat station running.
If you are 18+, enthusiastic, willing to tell our story to the public – and able to give at least 20 hours a year of your time, then this volunteering opportunity could be just right for you.
In return, we will introduce you to the work we do, give you occasional opportunity to go out on one of the lifeboats, give you a uniform, and involve you in the life of the lifeboat station. Suitable volunteers may also be able to progress to full operational crew in the future.
Please contact Hugh Inwood for more information about this role, or click on the link below to apply.
Tel: 07774 260429
Tortworth Forest Centre is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company which aims to improve lives by reconnecting people with nature, through conservation, wellbeing programmes, outdoor events, courses and volunteering opportunities.
The Centre is based at Tortworth Arboretum, a historically and culturally rich woodland. There is huge potential to bring this unique place back to use and to share it with people who want to learn about woodlands and develop outdoor skills - so get in touch if you want to be a part of it.
Tortworth Arboretum, off Tortworth Road, Tortworth GL12 8HH
Tel: 07717 201 329