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Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and have fun, develop new skills, or gain experience – perhaps for employment or to support a university application. Volunteering brings satisfaction of spending time to achieve something that will make a difference to people in Shropshire.

If you are interested in volunteering and feel you have particular skills and interests to bring to our organisation, please take a look at the volunteering opportunities on this page.

Current volunteering opportunities

Care and Share Volunteer Helpers - Church Stretton, Much Wenlock, Market Drayton and Albrightonmore

Our Care and Share groups take place twice a month for people with dementia and the family members who cares for them. They offer a stimulating and varied programme of activities including reminiscence, quizzes, crafts, guest speakers and local outings. They also give family carers a much-needed opportunity for respite while their loved one is participating in the group. 

We currently have four Care and Share groups and are looking for volunteers to help us run them. If you are looking for a volunteering role supporting people in your local community with mild to moderate memory loss then please call 01743 360641.

Further information 

Care and Share Volunteer Helper Church Stretton - role description
Care and Share Volunteer Helper Much Wenlock - role description
Care and Share Volunteer Helper Market Drayton - role description
Care and Share Volunteer Helper Albrighton - role description

Sight Loss Support Volunteers - Ludlow, Oswestry and Shrewsburymore

Do you enjoy meeting new people & supporting your local community? Can you spare 3 hours each month?

Sight Loss Support volunteers are needed to support the Development Officer to facilitate a monthly Sight Loss Opportunity Group (SLOG) for people registered blind or visually impaired.

We will provide training and reimburse your travel expenses. 

For more information, contact the Sight Loss Support Service: / 01743 342163 

Oil Buying Coordinators - Ellesmere and Oswestry areasmore

Our volunteer coordinators are the local face of Shropshire RCC, they are an integral part of our scheme and enable more vulnerable and hard to reach residents to gain access to lower heating oil prices through our scheme.

Main duties

  • To promote the Fuel Buying Scheme amongst their community using leaflets and posters provided and local contacts e.g. village noticeboard/ newsletter.
  • To collect oil orders via email and telephone from their group members and pass these on to Shropshire RCC on the agreed monthly deadline.
  • To communicate price and supplier details to their group once the deal has been made, especially to those who don’t have email.

Coordinators do not have to handle money for memberships or oil purchases. Coordinators benefit from free membership to the scheme which is usually £24 per year for domestic users.

This role is suitable for someone who enjoys playing a useful part in their local community. They must also be reliable and organised with access to the internet at home.  

For more information contact Lizzy Thain on 01743 342167 /



Looking for more information?

Call us on
01743 360641