Discover your next volunteering venture with us!
Whether you’re interested in history, the environment, or simply looking for opportunities to meet new people and create a new network of friends, we're looking for volunteers like you! Find out about our opportunities below and get in touch if you'd like to know more.
Volunteer Coordinator, Charlotte, at the RSC’s volunteer fair - May 2022
The Guild Chapel dates back to the 13th century, so it’s no surprise that we are constantly making new discoveries about this fascinating building’s past – many of these findings have been made by the volunteers themselves!
The primary role of volunteering at the Chapel is as a tour guide for any visitors that wish to find out more about the Chapel, however we also have self-taught experts in the group that have conducted hours of research to unearth some of the Chapel’s fascinating history.
This is a very flexible, on-going volunteer role that also provides you with a friendly and supportive group. If you have an interest in medieval history, art or architecture, or you simply like the opportunity to meet people from around the world, then get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator to find out more about volunteering at the Guild Chapel. All new volunteers will be given an induction and assigned a mentor whilst they develop their knowledge (don’t worry, we don’t expect you to remember everything!).
Our conservation projects vary depending on the need of the land throughout the year and include planting hedgerow, pruning in the Orchard, erecting fencing, and putting up bird boxes. Get in touch to find out when and where our next conservation projects are taking place.
The Repair Café is a one stop shop for locals to bring in any items that are damaged or broken and don’t know how to fix them at home.
If you have a practical skill that you would like to share with your community as a Volunteer Repairer then get in touch today: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are particularly keen to hear from anyone with skills in electrics, woodwork, sewing and upholstery or you can become part of the meet and greet team.
Find out more about the cafe and what our volunteers think about being involved.
Can you help at our Warm Hub?
Our Community Hub is home to a weekly Warm Hub to provide a safe and warm space for people in the local community to access.
It is a sad but real fact that people in the area will struggle to put their heating on each winter.
As a community space already open to the public, we have been successful in getting a grant to provide support and activities for people visiting us as a Warm Hub.
You can find out more about this scheme here: Winter Warm Hubs - WRCC www.wrccrural.org.uk/services/wrcc-warm-hubs/
The volunteer role:
We are looking for volunteers to welcome people to the Hub and be a reassuring friendly face every Thursday from 9.30am - 12.30pm.
Each week, support/advice organisations such as Act on Energy, Foodbank and Orbit will come give advice and there will be fun activities such as Tai Chi, arts and crafts, wreath making, chair-based exercise classes and more - these will be run by other individuals/groups, we just need to facilitate.
As a volunteer your role will include:
- Set up for the sessions
- Meeting & greeting
- Taking part in and helping with activities
- Talking and listening to the attendees
- Planning the sessions
- Helping with any admin or getting resources ready
- Collecting feedback from the group
- Signposting to other support organisations
Why volunteer with us?
- Meet new people from all around the world
- Learn something new
- Develop a new or existing skill
- Create new relationships
- Feel connected to Stratford town
“There always seems to be something going on! So, if you’re looking for an interesting, flexible volunteering opportunity right in the centre of town, this could be it!”
Margo Galvin, Guild Chapel Volunteer
“One of the most enjoyable aspects of volunteering has been meeting and getting to know the other volunteers and talking to visitors from all over the world.”
Rodger Palmer, Guild Chapel Volunteer
“When I started at the Chapel, I didn’t expect to do it for more than a year. But we keep discovering new things about the paintings. And I am still here!”
Janet Hall, Guild Chapel Volunteer
“[I enjoy] meeting people whether they be from South America or Leicester, sharing my enthusiasm and knowledge, giving advice on what to see, where to eat, drink etc. in the town, listening to their views on a range of matters."
Marcus Wall, Guild Chapel Volunteer