Volunteer Centre

The Role of the Volunteer Centre

RVS Volunteer Centre Logo

Rushmoor Volunteer Centre supports people of all ages and abilities into volunteering. We also provide information and advice to any organisation that uses volunteers.

Quick access on this page:

What do we do?

We provide information, advice and support to anyone interested in volunteering.

We will help you to identify volunteering opportunities that will meet your needs.

We hold a list of over 250 opportunities with at least 200 organisations. We’ll look at your interests and experience, check your availability and discuss your options. There’s no pressure and we’ll help you make an informed choice.

Best Practice Development

We help organisations to develop 'best practice' in volunteer management and will help you to create volunteering opportunities that will suit people of all ages and abilities.

Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Event RVS Volunteer Recognition Awards Ceremony 2016

This year we held our annual volunteer recognition awards ceremony on the 9th November 2016 to formally recognise and thank volunteers who support local voluntary groups and charities in Rushmoor. The event was hosted by the Mayor of Rushmoor, Cllr. Jacqui Vosper.

For the full details about the organisations which nominated their volunteers, the awards and the ceremony see our news release for the 2016 event. (PDF)

The picture shows Alan Hawkins of the Sailors Society; Cathy Egan, Jeff Johnstone and Deborah Sellstrom of Surrey Veterans and Families Listening Project.

For Organisations

We can help you promote your volunteering opportunities through our and our neighbouring volunteer centres.

Is your organisation or group registered with us?

If your organisation is not yet registered with Rushmoor Volunteer Centre, why not register today? Select the file format for our registration form which suits you best:

Organisation Registration Form (Microsoft Word 1997-2003, .DOC format)

Want to promote your Volunteering Opportunities?

Download a form below to register your volunteering opportunity with our new resource, the Volunteer North Hampshire website, found at www.volunteernorthhants.org.

The Volunteer North Hampshire website combines support for volunteering across 3 neighbouring Hampshire districts: Rushmoor Voluntary Services, Hart Voluntary Action and Basingstoke Voluntary Action. The 3 districts together have commissioned and are operating the Volunteer North Hampshire website.

Here are the forms:

Volunteering Opportunity Registration Form (Microsoft Word 1997-2003, .DOC format)

More about Volunteer North Hampshire

Volunteer North Hampshire logo This is our new logo for the Volunteer North Hampshire website. It's in the set of logos for our partner organisations and social media presence on the left hand side of each page. Clicking the logo takes you to the website (opens in a new window or tab).

To read some more about the reasoning behind the formation of the Volunteer North Hampshire website and the collaboration of the 3 Districts of Rushmoor, Hart, Basingstoke and Deane, and to have in a handy location the contact details for each of the 3 Volunteer Centres download the following 2 page document in the format which best suits you:

Changes in how volunteering opportunities are advertised in Rushmoor, Hart and Basingstoke (PDF)

Changes in how volunteering opportunities are advertised in Rushmoor, Hart and Basingstoke (Microsoft Word 1997-2003, .DOC format)

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For Individuals

We can help you search for volunteering opportunities through our and our neighbouring volunteer centres using our new resource, the Volunteer North Hampshire website, jointly run by us (Rushmoor Voluntary Services), Hart Voluntary Action and Basingstoke Voluntary Action.

Why volunteer?

  1. To meet people and make new friends
  2. To improve your C.V. and work prospects.
  3. To be part of your community.
  4. To learn new skills
  5. To enjoy yourself!

Are you registered with us?

You can register yourself on our volunteering web site, Volunteer North Hampshire, where you can also search the database for volunteering opportunities.

Or you can download a Volunteer Initial Enquiry Form in Word 1997-2003, .DOC format.

What next?

Look online for opportunities available:

Visit the Volunteer North Hampshire website, volunteering web page

Look at our Volunteer Centre / Opportunities web page:

Look at our Community Buses / Volunteer Drivers web page

Visit our Resources / Starting a Group web page

You can contact us directly by email: rushmoorvolunteers@rvs.org.uk to find out more about more about getting involved.

Come and see us in person:

You can visit our office for an informal discussion.

We are open from

9.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday

  • Rushmoor Volunteer Centre
  • Meudon Avenue
  • Farnborough
  • Hampshire GU14 7LE

Tel: 01252 540162

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Not in Rushmoor but want to Volunteer in Hampshire?

If you don't live or work in Rushmoor or are moving away or are helping someone else find volunteering opportunities in Hampshire then visit the Hampshire Volunteers website to find other Volunteer Centres in Hampshire.

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Date of last update: February 2017

Rushmoor Voluntary Services, The Community Centre, Meudon Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7LE

Tel: 01252 540162 Fax: 01252 370500

Email: info@rvs.org.uk

Registered Charity - 1059794