Buckingham Volunteering

Interested in volunteering in Buckingham?

Buckingham has a wealth of local community groups that are keen to recruit new volunteers. Do you have a few hours a week or month that you would like to dedicate to a local cause?

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Have a look at the information below from local groups who are recruiting volunteers now:

Buckingham Community Wildlife Project

Buckingham has a group of local organisations called the Buckingham Community Wildlife Project that work together to improve the environment including the Buckingham Railway Walk Conservation Group, The Buckingham Society, River Thame Conservation Trust (Natural Flood Management Project), Maids Moreton Avenue Conservation Group, Buckingham Canal Society. Vale of Aylesbury Conservation Volunteers, Buckingham Town Council and Buckinghamshire Council.

Group of volunteers tree planting at Lace Hill

Roles available: litter picking, heavy gardening, vegetation management, construction - volunteers built a functioning bridge in Cosgrove!

How to get in touch: Website or Facebook

You can also find more information on their YouTube, Twitter and Instagram 

Roles available: Volunteers can support us on a regular or ad hoc basis and we have roles across the county, some of which can be done from home.

Our volunteers support patients and families directly in the Hospice; giving time and help in Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Shops or by helping to organise and staff fundraising events for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. They also provide administrative support in the Charity’s Head Office in Aylesbury, or in the Hospice itself.

How to get in touch: Website, email or on 01296 429 975

You can also find more information by popping into one of our local shops, 23 Bridge Street, Buckingham, MK18 1EL, to speak to the manager.

Buckingham Town Council has direct involvement with the River Warden, Tree Warden and new Flood Warden schemes. Full details about how to get involved are available below.

The Town Council is currently looking for volunteers to help alert residents in the event of flooding in the town.

If you would like to be involved, please email Louise Stubbs at office@buckingham-tc.gov.uk and ask to be added to the list of interested people.

As part of a joint project between the Environment Agency and Buckingham Town Council, with £5,000 of Buckinghamshire County Council's Buckingham Local Area Forum funding; the River Wardens will take part in regularly monitoring the River Great Ouse. Monitoring is done in a variety of ways, from photographs and water sampling to river restoration.

River Wardens also meet regularly for information sessions, learning more about the river, its health and how to look after it. The river wardens are focused on the health of the river, not flooding.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Ruth via
ruth.coxon@tcv.org.uk

Bridge over the river in Bourton Park

Tree wardens are volunteers who gather information about their local trees, get involved in tree matters and encourage local practical projects related to trees and woods.

Please see our information leaflet for more information, or to sign up please email: committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or contact Lee Phillips or Nina Stockill via the Town Council office on 01280 816 426.

We spoke to eight different VCSE groups at Celebrate Buckingham Day on September 4th 2021 - they all told us that they needed volunteers! Watch the video above or open the tabs below to find out more.

Arts and Culture Projects

Roles available: urgently need a pianist, as well as actors, set builders and painters, making costumes, backstage roles, hair and makeup, chaperoning children

How to get in touch: Website or Facebook, Instagram

Roles available: Volunteer roles for Projectionists and General helpers, very flexible commitment.

How to get in touch: Website or email for more details, Facebook

Roles available: Museum shop, general assistance

How to get in touch: Website or pop into the Old Gaol Shop for more details.

Community Projects

Roles available: driving 4x4s to respond to emergencies according to need, has included taking nurses and carers to work in bad weather, delivering food parcels and helping during flooding.

How to get in touch: Facebook, website or email 

Roles available: fundraising, supporting the project

How to get in touch: Facebook or through the names and numbers printed on the AED boxes around town.

The Volunteer Car Service and YC2 Buckingham and Winslow Young Carers are both part of Community Care North Bucks which also includes Open House and North Bucks Carers.

Roles available: Driving patients to hospital appointments, teaching young carers new skills, support for young carers, fundraising

How to get in touch: Website, Young carers Facebook

Still looking for ideas?

Volunteering adverts from across Buckinghamshire can be found and placed through Community Impact Bucks volunteering matching service.