Our New Name

We have now changed our name from Shropshire RCC to Community Resource.

To find out more about our new brand and why we’ve updated it, click here.



Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and have fun, develop new skills, or gain experience – perhaps for employment or to support a university application. Volunteering brings satisfaction of spending time to achieve something that will make a difference to people in Shropshire.

If you are interested in volunteering and feel you have particular skills and interests to bring to our organisation, please take a look at the volunteering opportunities on this page and contact us at volunteering@community-resource.org.uk

If you would like to volunteer but aren't sure which role might suit you best, please still get in touch!

Current volunteering opportunities

 Buddy System Volunteermore

We are looking for volunteers to pair with, possibly but not exclusively, an older person who needs some additional support to become more active or to engage with social activities.

Tasks and responsibilities may include any of the following:

  • Provide additional support to people in the community who would like to become more active but are nervous or reluctant to attend an exercise session or activity on their own,
  • Attend an exercise class or other activity (exercise classes, walking groups, yoga classes, etc. ) with the person to be supported for several sessions, until they are confident to attend on their own
  • Provide encouragement to the person to be supported to attend appropriate exercise classes or other social activities on a regular basis and eventually, without accompaniment from the volunteer.

Further information
Buddy System volunteer role description

To find out more about this role, please contact 01743 360641 or email sue.chalk@community-resource.org.uk

Fitness Testermore

Functional Fitness MOTs are held in venues across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and comprise of one-to-one fitness tests, a taster exercise class and a talk on reducing the risk of falling. Our testers help deliver the events and encourage and motivate participants to become more active.

Further information
Fitness Tester role description

To find out more about this role, please contact 01743 360641 or email susie.hancock@community-resource.org.uk

Relevant Person's Representative  - Various, including Bridgnorth area more

Community Resource is recruiting volunteers to become Relevant Persons' Representatives. 

Everyone who is deprived of liberty must have someone appointed to act as their representative. Usually the person or an assessor will select a family member to carry out this role. When there is no one who is able to do it, the Council must appoint someone to carry out the role.

There is currently a waiting list of people in Shropshire who need a representative urgently, so if you think you can help please get in touch.

Apply now

Further information 
Relevant Person's Representative role description

To find out more about this role, please contact Susann Mitchell - susann.mitchell@community-resource.org.uk

Care and Share Volunteer Helpers - Church Stretton, Market Drayton and Albrightonmore

Our Care and Share groups take place twice a month for people with dementia and the family members who cares for them. They offer a stimulating and varied programme of activities including reminiscence, quizzes, crafts, guest speakers and local outings. They also give family carers a much-needed opportunity for respite while their loved one is participating in the group. 

We currently have three Care and Share groups and are looking for volunteers to help us run them. 

Apply now

Further information
Care and Share Volunteer Helper Church Stretton - role description
Care and Share Volunteer Helper Market Drayton - role description

Care and Share Volunteer Helper Albrighton - role description

To discuss the opportunity in more detail please call 01743 360641.

Sight Loss Support Volunteers - Ludlow, Oswestry and Shrewsburymore

Do you enjoy meeting new people & supporting your local community? Can you spare 3 hours each month?

Sight Loss Support volunteers are needed to support the Development Officer to facilitate a monthly Sight Loss Opportunity Group (SLOG) for people registered blind or visually impaired.

We will provide training and reimburse your travel expenses. 

For more information, contact the Sight Loss Support Service: shls@community-resource.org.uk / 01743 342163 

Oil Buying Coordinators - Ellesmere and Oswestry areasmore

Our volunteer coordinators are the local face of Community Resource, they are an integral part of our scheme and enable more vulnerable and hard to reach residents to gain access to lower heating oil prices through our scheme.

Main duties

  • To promote the Fuel Buying Scheme amongst their community using leaflets and posters provided and local contacts e.g. village noticeboard/ newsletter.
  • To collect oil orders via email and telephone from their group members and pass these on to Community Resource on the agreed monthly deadline.
  • To communicate price and supplier details to their group once the deal has been made, especially to those who don't have email.

Coordinators do not have to handle money for memberships or oil purchases. Coordinators benefit from free membership to the scheme which is usually £24 per year for domestic users.

This role is suitable for someone who enjoys playing a useful part in their local community. They must also be reliable and organised with access to the internet at home.  

For more information contact Nickie Long on Nickie.long@community-resource.org.uk

Hearing Loss Support Volunteer - Across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekinmore

Recruitment for Hearing Loss Support volunteers will reopen at the end of 2022, with interviews and training taking place in spring 2023. If you would like to find out more about the role in the meantime, please email shls@community-resource.org.uk

Further information 
Hearing Loss Support Volunteer role description


Looking for more information?

Call us on
01743 360641