Volunteering

Cirencester Town Council welcomes volunteers in all areas of work from the Local Information Centre to its Estate Services.

Opportunities exist for both short term and long term placements to individuals and groups.

Cirencester's Advent Festival - This is one of the hi-lights of the town's calendar.  The Christmas market opens, there is an afternoon of live music and wonderful carol singing. The Advent Festival is put on by the Town Council with the help of a team of volunteers who welcome visitors, hand-out information and programmes, and monitor the crowds.

This year the Advent Festival will be on Saturday 2nd December. If you can help our please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator of Advent 2017 - Lisa Hewett lisavictoriah@gmail.com

 

Receptionist - Our team of receptionists help out at Cirencester Town Council's Local Information Centre, at Bingham House, dealing with enquiries in person and by telephone, presenting local town and community information.  This is a great opportunity to enhance your customer service skills.

 

Estate Services -  The green spaces managed by Cirencester Town Council are at the very heart of the community. Volunteers help in a wide variety of ways such as planting bulbs, helping with woodland management and assisting with green spaces projects. They can be individuals wanting to nurture their local green space or corporate volunteers from local businesses. There are a whole host of activities in a range of spaces that you can take part in.

 

Abbey Grounds - Volunteering drop-in every Wednesday from 10 to 12.  Come and join the team and help out with gardening and park maintenance.

 

St. Michael's Park - Volunteering drop-in every Friday from 10 to 12.  Come and join the team and help out with gardening and park maintenance.

 

Ozone Cirencester is looking for volunteers to help establish and run the new Ozone Café at Kingshill Skate Park in Cirencester. Young volunteers are required, as well as adults and young adults who are willing to volunteer as assistants or mentors.   It is hoped that the café will be open from March to October most days for a selected period of time. Saturday and Sundays will be the most important days for the café to open due to the increase in visitors at these times. If you are interested in any of the above positions or would like more information or an application form to volunteer, please contact Clare Bartlett by emailing info@cirencester.gov.uk.  

For more information please contact us, or visit the national volunteering website - www.do-it.org


Work Experience Placements

Cirencester Town Council actively supports unpaid work placements. We offer an introduction to working in a busy, professional environment as well as an understanding of the wide range of services we provide to the local community. 

Placements are tailored to suit individual skills and needs but we offer every work placement the opportunity to:

•    Take part in an induction on their first morning to gain an understanding of the many services  Cirencester Town Council provides.
•    Understand the main health and safety issues affecting employees in the workplace.
•    Carry out relevant project work relating to a specific service area.

We welcome applications from school, college and university students; graduates; job seekers and adults with learning and/or physical disabilities. 

Students are supervised by a workplace mentor throughout their placement period.  
Please contact info@cirencester.gov.uk for more information and to register your interest.

Please note:- work experience placements are subject to availability.