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The Avon Centre Currently has the following Vacancies

Volunteer Co-ordinator

The Avon Centre is a horse and nature based activities centre in Henbury, Bristol. There are six areas of the charity, where we regularly rely on volunteer support –

  • · RDA Riding

  • · Our Non-Ridden Shetland Pony Programme

  • · Stable yard

  • · Estate Management

  • · Admin

  • · Events

The Avon Centre is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, and has become a real community hub for its volunteers and participants. This will be a truly rewarding role where you can really see the impact your work has on the community. We are also excited to be developing new programmes and there’s a real opportunity for growth within this role.

We’ve been fortunate to have a fantastic volunteer co-ordinator and we are looking to continue to progress our volunteering programme and develop new avenues.


Duties will include -


  • Recruitment, training and management of volunteers.

  • - recruiting volunteers from local community, dedicated volunteer organisations and businesses, and signposting them to the most appropriate area to volunteer in

  • - processing volunteer applications, DBS checks, references etc

  • - providing in house training specific to the volunteer role

  • - ensuring all volunteers feel supported with regular communications and 1-1s

  • - arranging and coordinating any external training such as first aid or safeguarding

  • - providing or arranging support for anyone who requires supported volunteering opportunities

  • - maintaining volunteer database

  • - Gathering exit data and anonymous equalities monitoring data

  • - identify, engage with and work closely with the Senior Admin to develop new projects


Your Profile


We are looking for a passionate individual with lots of good ideas.

You will be a good communicator (both verbal and written) with the ability to interact appropriately with different audiences. You will need to be confident speaking to groups, for example, when delivering training.

You will be a strong team player able to work with all the different activity streams within the charity.

Experience with horses not necessary, but experience with nature based activities and social proscribing would be beneficial.

We work with many different types of people so an understanding of reasonable adjustments and working with people with additional needs would also be advantageous.

Key Skills


  • · Computer Literate (as long as you are confident using a computer we can train you in our systems)

  • · Ability to speak and write in English

  • · Ability to travel to the Centre


  • · Microsoft office

  • · Google Sheets

  • · Previous volunteer management experience

  • · Previous experience delivering training to individuals or small groups


Job Types: Part-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 12 months
Part-time hours: 20 per week

Salary: From £10.42 per hour

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal chat about the role please contact Claire -

If you would like to apply please either email a CV and brief cover email to or apply via Indeed.

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