Volunteer Opportunities:

By volunteering you can make a big difference to our whole community.
But have you thought about how that can benefit you personally?

You can improve an existing skill, or learn new ones. You’ll feel part of the community, make new friends, add something new to your CV & gain confidence.  

Check out these great volunteer opportunities. However much time you have to offer, you’ll find the right role for you right here – This could be the start of something special !

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Café Mamma

Our local breastfeeding support group is run by peer supporters (all mums who have breastfed & have undertaken accredited training in breastfeeding support). If you have breastfed your child & are available to go on a rota to help at Cafe Mamma, keep your eyes out for the regular call for volunteers, over on their Facebook Page. Full training is provided.
Weekly drop in Café Mamma in Portishead (Tuesday) & Backwell (Friday) 

www.mammaonline.co.uk
Cafe Mamma – Facebook Page
Helpline Number: (07816) 366370 (Mon-Fri 10am-3pm & 7-9pm)

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Home Start UK

Home-Start North Somerset offers free, confidential support, friendship and practical help to parents in North Somerset.
If you would like to become a home visiting volunteer you must be a parent yourself, be free to support a family for a minimum of 2 hours once a week and be able to volunteer for up to a year. You should have a non-judgemental attitude and understand the pressures of bringing up a family.

Click Here to find out more

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Cafe Lido

We run a community cafe which provides a valuable service to the community & also raises funds for the Portishead Open Air Pool which we are part of.
We are always looking for volunteers who can offer any amount of time behind the counter in the cafe & all in other roles which are more behind the scenes. You may have the skills we need, so please get in touch.

Click Here to find out more

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Portishead Open Air Pool

We run a community open air pool which provides a valuable service to the community
We’re always looking for volunteers who can offer any amount of time in a wide variety of roles. Why not be part of something amazing & join us to keep our pool going strong.

Click Here to find out more

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Transition Portishead

You could help by: sowing seeds and nurturing seedlings until ready to plant: planting and sowing in raised beds and planters: labelling, weeding, watering and feeding: harvesting; talking to people about the transition movement; helping to establish advice sessions about growing and cooking with herbs and vegetables.

Click Here to find out more

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The Rotary Club of Portishead

We’re strong supporters of community projects, both locally in the Portishead area, nationally in the UK and internationally through links with other Rotary clubs and organisations
We support a number of local projects in Portishead including our Memory Cafe, and Young Carers projects as well as those we organise for Youth.
Additionally we support many other charities through street collections, events, direct donations and direct support such as stweawrding for their events

Click Here to find out more

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NCT – North Somerset Branch

The local North Somerset Branch is ran by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, there are a variety of roles, from fundraising & treasurer, to helping at events or regular groups supporting parents. Maybe you have some new ideas you’d like to share? The services provided by the branch volunteers can vary depending on the ideas, expertise & time the volunteers have.

Click on their Facebook Page to send them a message & ask for more details

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Lions Club International – Portishead

We plan and organise events to raise funds to allow us to be able to serve the local community. We offer our services free of charge and to be able to do this requires a steady income.

Club members pay a yearly subscription which covers our administration costs. We raise money by collecting locally and running events. We would love you to come & join us & are always open to new ideas & enthusiasm.

Click Here for more details on our website

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Pride in Portishead

We are a group who work alongside Portishead in Bloom. We meet monthly to undertake litter picking in the town. Please check out the dates & locations & see if there are any you can make. We’d love your help.

Click Here for more details

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Portishead in Bloom

You can join our Open Garden scheme, help with veg growing or help us with heavy work.
Maybe you’d like to sponsor a planter.
If you’d love to help keep Portishead looking pretty, please come & join us.

Click Here for more details

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Portishead Christmas Lights

Each year local people from all walks of life give freely of their time and expertise to enhance the High Street area at Christmas time.
The Portishead Christmas Lights team help provide volunteer marshals at the Raft Race and the Carnival. Because we are good with ladders, we work with our friends Portishead in Bloom to put up summer banners in the High Street, and we put up and take down the bunting for the flower show.

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Turn the Tide

We are a group of volunteers dedicated to reducing the plastic pollution of Portishead’s beautiful beaches through regular beach cleans and educational projects to reduce single use plastic. Please come along & get involved. You can join our litter picking teams, help with local education projects. Maybe you have a new idea or skill you can bring along?

Click Here for more details