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Volunteering at Renew Malmesbury - Make a difference!

Volunteering at Renew Malmesbury puts you at the heart of the exciting community project with the mission to Reuse, Recycle and Rethink.

Renew Malmesbury, and its amazing team of volunteers supporting our retail shop and meeting rooms in the High Street, is enabling and engaging the community in making sustainable choices that protect natural resources and our local environment and address the challenge of climate change.

We are showcasing products made from recycled materials, offering alternatives to single-use consumables and sharing skills. Renew Malmesbury reinvests any surplus it makes from its activities into making the business better and providing financial and practical support to other environmental initiatives in Malmesbury. Our shop and meeting rooms on the High Street are rapidly becoming an important community hub.

Volunteering opportunities

In the shop:

  • Welcoming and assisting customers, telling our story, providing great customer service and a fantastic shopping experience
  • Helping to creating eye catching window and in-shop displays
  • Researching new products
  • Championing our product range
  • Keeping the shop floor well stocked, tidy, clean and organised
  • Processing sales and serving on the till
  • Managing stock, bar coding and stock takes

Shop volunteer roles are for 3 to 7 hour sessions and are available across our opening days of Monday to Saturday.

With our courses and workshops

  • Planning and developing our new ‘Sustainability Programme’ - Workshops and courses that will increase knowledge and awareness of the practical steps to make our homes, gardening and lifestyles more sustainable
  • Being a host for our ever-growing course offering (supporting tutors, welcoming course members)

Course volunteer roles are more flexible and follow the pattern of our current and developing course programmes. Being able to support some evening and weekend courses and workshops would be brilliant.

For the Renew Malmesbury Project

  • Acting as an ambassador for Renew; promoting the shop and Renew in our local community either in person or via social media.
  • Using your technical knowledge to lead on specific sustainability issues and engagement opportunities, for example, ‘question of the week’ and ‘book of the month’ with our growing number of highly supportive customers and supporters.

These roles are flexible and only limited by your own availability!

Will volunteering at Renew Malmesbury suit me?

If we had to describe the volunteers who are already contributing at Renew, they are

  • Interested and committed to Renew, Recycle and Rethink
  • Reliable, flexible, friendly and helpful
  • Enjoying working with others and part of a team

If this sounds like you, then yes!

What can Renew offer you

  • A commitment to make your volunteering worthwhile and fun.
  • The chance to meet us and talk through what will work best for you before you commit, including taster sessions for shop roles.
  • A full 1 on 1 induction and ongoing support and guidance from your Shop Manager and other volunteers to make sure you feel confident in your role
  • Support to develop new skills, knowledge and experience.
  • The opportunity to share your existing skills and experience to benefit others
  • The chance to meet new people from a wide range of backgrounds and to join a passionate and committed team.
  • The opportunity to be part of a team contributing in a practical way to overcoming the challenges of climate change, resource and biodiversity crises.

I’m interested!

Please call on 01666 829596 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or pop into the shop to fix a good time to pop in for a talk.





Dimensions UK - Wikipedia

Organisation or Group:  Dimensions UK

Company Information:  Dimensions provides support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK. We help them to live more independently and be involved in their local communities.

Job description:  Do you enjoy driving? Would you like to make a difference to the people we support in your community?

We are looking for friendly drivers to join us in Malmesbury!

You will meet some amazing people, whilst making a positive impact to their lives by helping them get to the activities and appointments that are important to them. Activities will include:

• Driving the people we support between their homes and services in a safe manner, in accordance with UK law.

• Driving around the Malmesbury area, which will be the start and end point of the majority of journeys

• Assisting people we support in and out of vehicles and locations – with assistance from trained Dimensions staff.

• Driving in a manner that is sensitive of physical and emotional requirements of the people we support.

We are looking for drivers who:

• Are aged 21 or over, with at least 2 years driving experience

•Hold a full, clean and current UK Driving License (or equivalent)

• Have the ability to understand verbal and written instructions in relation to journeys

• Are friendly with the people we support and our support staff

• Are willing to commit to volunteer regularly (times and days can be discussed).

A DBS check and two character references will be required for this role.

How Dimensions is managing Covid-19. We confirm we have complied with the government guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19. We would like to assure applicants and new starters that Dimensions is taking all possible steps to minimise risks to volunteers and colleagues during the coronavirus pandemic.

Want to apply for this role? If you’d like to be a Dimensions volunteer, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact our friendly volunteering team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0300 303 9162 (Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm).



Organisation or Group:

Malmesbury and District Link.

Company Informaton:

Link is a charity that offers transport to Hospitals and any medical or health related appointments in the Malmesbury district. It is run by volunteers who either coordinate from home or drive their own cars to appointments and are all DBS checked. It is funded by donations from clients and drivers are paid a mileage allowance to cover expenses.

Job description:

We are looking for more volunteers, particularly under the age of 70 who would like to join our friendly team of drivers to take clients to medical appointments on an ad hoc basis. We are also looking for volunteers who could spend a small amount of time answering the phone and coordinating, possibly a morning per fortnight.


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Malmesbury Volunteering Opportunities

Malmesbury Primary Care Centre has a well-established and dedicated Team ready to offer and arrange non-medical support, especially for the vulnerable and isolated members of the community, both in the town and in the surrounding villages.

Given these extraordinary times, and our wish to build on this support, we have identified urgent and immediate roles for volunteers to work alongside our health professionals. Our aim is to help people living alone, with no family or friends locally, to meet day to day challenges and maintain their independence and well-being.

The activities you could undertake as a volunteer might include:

  • Helping individuals attend health appointments and collect prescriptions
  • Joining individuals in physical activities, like going for a local walk
  • Helping individuals make connections with others
  • Visiting individuals for a chat, company, companionship and bereavement support
  • Participating in one-to-one activities for fun and to stimulate mental and cognitive functioning (for example, puzzles and reminiscence)
  • Enabling individuals to read books and newspapers and make use of the library
  • Helping with paperwork, errands, shopping and organising meals
  • Helping with pet care (e.g. dog-walking)
  • Helping with basic maintenance and gardening (for example, changing a light bulb or mowing the lawn)
  • Helping with transport, for example, following hospitalisation

All in a Covid Safe Way/ observing the current Covid safe precautions.

Your volunteering can be on a flexible basis – but it is essential you consistently keep to any commitments you make to help. 

If you do volunteer you will be joining a great, growing and supportive team. As well as having fun you will be contributing to improving the well-being of those in need within our community.

To find out more and discuss how you can join in, please contact Lisa Hepworth, Community Care Co-Ordinator, Wiltshire Health and Care, Malmesbury Primary Care Centre: Priory Road, Malmesbury, SN16 0FB.

Phone: 01666 827559

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Malmesbury Abbey - Position of Volunteer from 2nd December 2020

Malmesbury Abbey

Position description

We are looking for volunteer stewards to join our friendly and dedicated team to warmly welcome visitors to our historic building.

This role is for those who like meeting people and are happy to answer questions about the history of the building and help visitors have a great experience. They may be visiting the Café, browsing in the bookshop, enjoying the tranquility of St Aldhelm’s chapel or just experiencing the shear magnificence of the building.


2 hour shifts Monday to Saturday 9.30 – 3.30     Sundays 12 – 4

Some of our stewards work in pairs.

Usually weekly but can be monthly.

Skills and Experience

No experience is needed as all training will be given especially in the extra requirements of Covid 19.

You may be on duty during services such as Weddings, Funerals, and mid-week Communion.

Both the Abbey Café and Bookshop are staffed during opening times.

Email to apply

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Organisation or Group: Athelstan Museum
Opportunity: Museum
Position Description: Welcoming and orientating visitors, dealing with enquiries and questions, making sales and operating the till.
What we Do: Athelstan Museum tells the story of Malmesbury from our Museum in the Town Hall, our new Rausing Building and through education and events.
Where: Athelstan Museum in Malmesbury Town Hall
When: Saturdays or Sundays
Time: Two hour shifts agreed in advance on average between once a week and once a month
Skills or Experience Needed: Training and support will be given on operating the till and operating equipment in the museum and health and safety.
Practical Considerations: You will enjoy this role if you like meeting and helping the public and will be happy operating the shop till. Having some knowledge about the history of Malmesbury or a willingness to learn will help. Weekend Museum volunteers work in teams of two.
Other Information: This is a great chance to join a vibrant and growing volunteer team. There are lots of other ways to get involved too, for example with the collection team, the education team and helping at events.


Local stories in and around the Malmesbury area to keep you up-to-date.


A wonderful place to visit with a wealth of attractions right on the doorstep.


Malmesbury is a beautiful town to visit in its own right and attractions include the jewel in our crown being Malmesbury Abbey, the fabulous Abbey House Gardens, and Malmesbury’s 15th century Market Cross.

For more than two and a half millennia successive generations have populated this hilltop, which forms the centre of the community we now call Malmesbury.


Town Hall, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9BZ

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