On this page we will be posting volunteering opportunities in the Forest of Dean within faith based groups and churches. Where possible there will be a link to further information. If you have a volunteering opportunity you would like us to add, contact Kate: kate@vineyhilladventure.org

If you want to volunteer but can’t see anything here that seems to fit the bill, do get in touch. We’d love to help you find that special place where you and your skills will be welcomed and used for the benefit of God’s kingdom.


BREATHE is a Christian organisation engaging with young people in our communities by running youth clubs.
We also provide support to young people through our mentor programme.
We aim to demonstrate God’s love in a practical way and provide opportunities for young people to explore the Christian Faith in a way that is relevant to them.

We need the following volunteers to:

  • Help with our growing youth clubs for children aged 7-11 years and Young people 11-16 years.
  • Mentor young people who are struggling in a variety of ways  – training and support will be provided
  • Be a mentor Coordinator to work alongside the current coordinator – This person will need to attend a 2 day training and have suitable experience
  • Write and review policies and procedures, some administration, grant applications and fund raising

For more information contact: Ruth Julius:
Tel: 01594 563302 / 07738422831
Email:  ruthin.julius@btinternet.com

Viney Hill Christian Adventure Centre

Our Mission

We are a Christian community working to encourage and inspire personal, social and spiritual development through the creative use of adventure activities and residential facilities in the Royal Forest of Dean and beyond. We also host Wellspring Support, a new organisation seeking to support faith based community work, host joint church training and help organise cross denominational events.
Here at the centre there is a wealth of opportunities for volunteering  including gardening and site maintenance, IT support, Trustee positions, helping organise events and much more. We’d love to hear from you.
Contact Kate Wyatt: kate@vineyhilladventure.org
01594 516162


Linking Lives FOD

A  new befriending project in the Forest of Dean. Our project is about addressing issues of isolation and loneliness in the Forest of Dean. Our exciting plan it to create a befriending project which reaches and supports people through home visits, engagement in social events and signposting to necessary agencies.

Our motivation is from Isaiah 61:2 ‘He has sent me (us) to comfort all those who are sad, and to help the sorrowing people of Jerusalem (Forest of Dean) I will give them a crown to replace their ashes, and oil of gladness to replace their sorrow, and clothes of praise to replace their spirit of sadness. Then they will be called trees of goodness, trees planted by the Lord to show His greatness.’ (NCV)

If you feel you could offer an hour a week and would like to explore becoming a befirender, please contact Louise Maclay.

Email: louisemaclay@gmail.com


Ugly Duckling Company need volunteers. Can you help? 

Can you help? They are a small but growing charity committed to stimulating conversations among friends, family, neighbours and colleagues….

Their resources have been accessed by thousands of churches in the UK and apps have been downloaded in over 85 countries. They are looking for a number of volunteers who can help engage with the many opportunities they have.

They need help with:
Keeping a data base up to date; Fundraising – grant writing; Administration; App Development; Website Building; Marketing; and Research.

Volunteer positions also exist for a Community worker – To liaise with organisations and take resources into the community: Gloucestershire based Schools Worker – To liaise with schools and youth workers: Gloucestershire based; Project Leader – organise the happiness lab tour.

Do message them for more information visit the website www.theuglyducklingcompany.com to see what they do.