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Nearly or newly retired?

You could find yourself volunteering in some unexpected places

View our current vacancies >
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Put spare time
to good use

Our volunteers offer an essential service to help get older people to their appointments

Find out more >
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Want to share
your knowledge?

Our volunteers share their stories and help teach children to enjoy reading

Find out more >
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Already retired and bored?

Put something back into life!

View our current vacancies >

About Us

At RSVP West we are volunteer-led and have no salaried staff and that includes our Regional Coordinator and members of the management team.


Join us as a volunteer. You choose what you would like to do, help people, make new friends and have fun. Volunteering is great fun!


We have a number of projects to choose from. You could help in schools or volunteer on the Matthew. Take a look at our projects and choose something to suit you.

News & Reports

Current vacancies

Lay Assessors

Organiser to coordinate the work of RSVP Lay Assessors helping improve the quality of Bristol local authority Home Care services – see current activity in Care Homes. We also need more Lay Assessors for the Care Homes and Home Care services.

Schools Volunteering

Schools Placement Organisers for Bristol and South Gloucestershire – recruiting and placing volunteers in schools and supporting the current RSVP schools members.

Surgery-based Groups

Organiser to help develop our Surgery-based Patient Volunteer Support Groups in South Gloucestershire, and Coordinators of and volunteers for these groups – providing transport and wellbeing services – for surgeries in all areas.