Brandon Trust volunteers make a valuable contribution to the lives of the people we support. They help us to provide a bespoke service, and to support and enable people to live their lives in the way they choose.

Volunteers can bring enthusiasm, skills and experience which enriches the support we provide. Whatever the particular activity, the volunteering program aims to support people to develop their skills and interests and become more confident and independent, often helping to reduce isolation.

As well as developing a supportive relationship with you, it is hoped that you can help the people we support make new connections and build new friendships and relationships in their local community.

Volunteers contribute to Brandon Trust’s work in a huge variety of ways, including the following:

Volunteer Buddies

Volunteer Buddies provide 1:1 support to people supported by Brandon Trust, to enable them to:

  • be more active in their local communities
  • develop their skills and interests
  • build their confidence, independence and social networks

Appropriate Adult volunteers

The Appropriate Adult Scheme provides immediate and independent support to vulnerable adults who've been detained or interviewed by police. Working alongside Avon & Somerset Constabulary, Brandon Trust is now involved with the project and we need more volunteers.

Volunteer Community Circles Facilitators

Volunteer Facilitators use group facilitation skills to support someone and the people they care about, to:

  • Decide what they want to change about their life
  • Make change happen; together

Fundraising volunteering

If you have time to spare each week or fortnightly, you could use your skills to give something back and support a local charity.

Volunteer Force - employee and group volunteering

We work with companies, volunteer centres and other partners to engage groups of volunteers to help with practical tasks e.g. renovating gardens and homes, making a big difference to the quality of life of the people we support.

Volunteer Skills programme

Sometimes we need a bit of extra help in the office. It may be that we need some specific experience, skill or knowledge that no one employed here has.  For more information, or to offer your time and/or expertise in an office role, please email Jacqui Shepcott