The list below has been supplied by organisations looking for volunteers, please contact them directly.


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.
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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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