Volunteer for Guideposts: learn new skills, make new friends


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Learn new skills, meet new people or figure out what you want to do as a career. Make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities, mental health difficulties, or dementia. Volunteer for Guideposts!

Ways you can volunteer


from home

Lead or assist with one of our Zoom groups, write for us, or help us prepare activity packs – we have roles from as little as an hour a week of commitment!


at our groups

We have groups running in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Hertfordshire, and a huge range of activities and socials to get involved in.



Get your hands dirty at our community garden in Oxfordshire or become a befriender and take our members on day trips!


on our Minibus

You can make a huge difference by enabling someone with a learning disability to get to a day centre they attend.


in the community

Help one of our members get out of the house and into the community with our one-to-one support schemes.

Volunteer at our events

Help us run accessible festival areas as a steward, or volunteer at other events such as the Guideposts Ball.

Volunteering in


Find a suitable role across our Gloucestershire services!

Experiences from other volunteers

From volunteer to staff member: Vanessa

From volunteer to staff member: Vanessa

The story of how one volunteer went from blog writer to a key staff member within our marketing ...
Group Volunteer: Becky

Group Volunteer: Becky

Becky is a volunteer for our CONNECT groups in Gloucestershire, as well as with the Dementia Wellbeing Hub ...
Student Volunteer: Nice

Student Volunteer: Nice

Nice has been volunteering for Guideposts at our Community Mental Health Hub in Watford, Henry Smith House, since ...

Not sure where you would fit in?

If you’re not sure you would fit with any of our existing roles, but would still like to see how you can help Guideposts, we’d be happy to talk to you and fit you in! We believe everyone has something they can contribute.

Just fill out the contact form and we’ll be in touch!

What are your interests/skills?

Feel free to use this space to ask us a question.

Other ways you can help

Take part in our Global Challenge

We’re on a mission to travel 21,976 miles by the end of 2021 – enough to get all the way around the world. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to walk, run or cycle a share of the distance and form an important part of that exciting journey.

Corporate partnerships

By working in partnership with Guideposts, your business can support people living with long term conditions, disability, or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing and help them feel included in their local communities.

Raise funds

Find out how you can donate to Guideposts, give money as you shop, or become a fundraising ambassador and raise funds through sponsored challenges or events.