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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 North Somerset and South Gloucestershire – recruiting and placing volunteers in schools and supporting the current RSVP schools members.

Surgery-based Groups

We are looking for Organisers to join our existing development team for RSVP’s GP Surgery-based Patient Volunteer Schemes in Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset