Opportunities with JIGSAW Thornbury

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Without our amazing volunteers JIGSAW Thornbury couldn’t exist.

Get Involved

Thank you to all our JIGSAW volunteers who give up their valuable time and energy to support our families and help make their lives better.

We recognise that we couldn’t do all the amazing things that we do without the help and support of our wonderful volunteers. Since we started 10 years ago, volunteers have helped shape the charity we are today.

 Our current volunteers work in the following areas:
administration, HR, project planning, fundraising, youth work, running services and events.

Here is what some of our volunteers have said about working with JIGSAW:

“After retirement I wanted to do something interesting and useful, to work with children was the icing on the cake!”

“To bring skills and experience to empower others. It is an important part of my life which has a mutual benefit and not just another thing to do”.

“To feel purposeful, learn skills and help others. To have a community, use my skills in a flexible capacity. To connect and support others with similar lives”


If you would like to get involved, please complete the expression of interest form below by clicking on the ‘Get Involved’ button above.

As we are a small charity we periodically take on volunteers when there is a specific role to fill. On receipt of the form we will let you know what roles are available or will offer to keep your details on record for six months in case a suitable role comes up. If you do not wish to have details kept for this period then please make us aware once we have contacted you.

Examples of how you could join in as a volunteer



Youth work

Marketing and communications

Supporting families at groups

Delivering and developing awareness sessions

Helping at community events

Creating communication visuals and tools





Our volunteers

What they have to say

“I decided to volunteer with JIGSAW for a few different reasons. Firstly the huge amount of support and resources for me and my daughter. The feeling of inclusion and being understood is fantastic. Secondly I am unable to work due to disability, my own and my daughters. JIGSAW is able offer Flexible volunteering roles. I can use my skills and experience from my working career for good.”



“I wanted to be a volunteer to help other children like my brother. It’s great fun, everyone is friendly and it feels like a big family.”

Grace (aged 9)

Junior Volunteer

“I admit to having known very little about JIGSAW before I volunteered but having left paid work earlier in 2018, I wanted to be able to continue to use the skills I’d developed over the years. The opportunity to join the team arose in October 2018 and I was impressed by the ethos of the organisation and felt welcomed by a team whose passion and enthusiasm are clearly evident. I hope my small contribution adds value to the team.”