Volunteers Needed

New  Volunteer Coordinator Judy Mills has just started at the Cotswold Volunteer Centre.  On a Wednesday she will be based up at Moreton and cover the north including Northleach.

Her role is to encourage more people to volunteer, and find organisations who need volunteers, and support with setting up groups of volunteers. 

For more information contact:

Judy Mills
Volunteer Co-ordinator
North Cotswold Volunteer Centre, Moreton Area Centre, High Street
Moreton-in- Marsh. GL56 0AZ
01608 651415

Computer Assistance for Disabled People

IT Can Help is a network of volunteers who are able to offer free local computer assistance to disabled people. We can diagnose and fix most computer related problems; Install and set up hardware, software, internet, email and accessibility settings.

IT Can Help is a programme of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and provides service and support to the community, including individual practitioners, employers of IT staff and the general public. IT Can Help originally began life as I.T.-Can-Help.

The project was devised by Ken Stoner, who was himself severely disabled by Motor Neurone Disease. Ken Stoner joined the Board of BCS Disability Group (BCS-DG) in 1992. Sadly Ken passed away in 2006. The project was launched in 1994 following a two year development programme. IT Can Help aims to address the current shortfall in the availability of technical assistance for disabled people using computers.
The programme is funded through the Social Responsibility Committee of BCS, with additional support since 2006/7 from the Marchday Trust.

We CAN help you in the following ways:

  • Provide impartial advice on computer hardware and software
  • Install new equipment and software
  • Solve technical problems that may arise
  • Give advice and assistance with hardware and software upgrades
  • Help you get connected to the Internet and use e-mail
  • Help you get started with standard packages such as word processing
  • Help you get the most out of your computer and software


  • Provide tuition courses for software
  • Provide training for specialist assistive technology software, i.e. JAWS, SuperNova, ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Provide funds for the purchase of computers, software or peripheral equipment, such as printers or scanners
  • Conduct assessments for specialist access devices

……….but we may be able to put you in touch with other organisations that can.

AbilityNet freephone (& textphone) 0800 269545

Home Support Volunteers Needed

Could you help someone to live independently in their own home? 

1 in 4 of us experience mental health problems.
We urgently need Home Support volunteers to enable local people affected by mental illness to live independently in their own home.

The British Red Cross and Rethink, the leading mental health charity, are working together in Gloucestershire to provide support to help people cope better at home.
Full training is provided and all travel expenses reimbursed
You need to be available for at least 2 hours each week (Mon-Fri)

To find out more call Mandy:
01452 387908 / 07918942659

Home Start in Stow on the Wold


I have recently started working for a charity called Home-Start based in Stow who offer help and support to families with children under the age of 5.  We rely on volunteers to give this support and are looking to enlist more volunteers to join a 10 week prep course in January.

Would it be possible to help me with this?

Look forward to your reply.

Best wishes

Juliet Ralph

Home-Start Cotswolds (North)
Stow Youth Centre, Fosseway, Stow-on-the-Wold, GL54 1DW

T    01451 831781
Charity Registration no. 1110632