Volunteers Wanted!

We raise funds and provide £150,000 in grants for churches every year in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, and North Bristol. Our grants for the repair and improvement of churches are vital to help these buildings stay alive as active centres of community life and landmarks of the wonderful architectural heritage of the area.

Could you help us?

Our new chair, Colin Senior, wants to grow and develop the Trust.  So, we will be looking for volunteers over the next year who would like to help us help our local churches. And, to start we are looking for volunteers who can help with our website and grants but do look out for further opportunities!  These roles are voluntary, but we pay expenses and mileage to any volunteers who wish to claim them.

Volunteer Marketing and Communications volunteer

As we grow we will need more help with our marketing, writing content and improving our communications.  For example, our major annual fund raising event is Ride+Stride and we are looking to grow the success of this event by increasing the number of participants and churches involved in 2021 which will require a focussed and effective marketing campaign working with our PR agency.  If you can write great copy or have good ideas about how to promote this event you could help!  Plus in 2021 it is our 40th year and we’ll need extra help to publicise the Trust and it’s work and to help us increase our income to help historic churches post the pandemic.

Volunteer website update and maintenance volunteer

We have recently launched a new website in WordPress at www.ghct.org.uk and we have had a significant increase in site visits.  So we are now looking for help to add and amend content on the site. We want it to remain relevant and continue to attract visitors who are interested in our work and local historic churches. A volunteer with WordPress experience would be ideal, but we can give instruction to anyone who is confident with web technology and is happy updating the news and campaign content. In a typical month we could have two or three changes with weekly or bi-weekly changes in the period around Ride+Stride so the tasks are not onerous. Some knowledge of Google Analytics would also be helpful to help us understand where we can improve the site.

To find out more

Please complete our Contact form with your contact details and we will get back to you!