Ode to RISE Volunteers ♥

The RISE volunteers are a special crew,

Always helpful in every job they do.

Patient, kind, loyal and committed,

Part of the fabric that RISE has knitted.

Loved and welcome every one, 

So come along and join the fun!!

by: anon

Find out more about your next volunteer opportunity

RISE Volunteering Information Pack

Did you know?….

RISE receives over 100 new volunteer enquiries every year 

RISE has 70 registered volunteers supporting our range of services 

Our youngest registered volunteer to date is 14 years and our oldest 81 years 

Our volunteers are recognised within the community for the work they do with RISE

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Evening 2023 with fairground stalls and games and even a goldfish to take home 

Thank you to Joan, Laura and Joanna for knitting our goldfish…because no trip to the fair is complete without taking home a goldfish in a bag!!

Everyone gets involved in preparing for the appreciation evening….RISE Youth plant sunflowers and decorate the games.

We asked our volunteers for feedback on their volunteer journey with RISE and this is what they said…..

I am passionate about child development and ensuring children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds can access the support they need. Being a trustee at the RISE has enabled me to be a very small part of making a difference.  All the staff here are incredibly kind and caring with a real passion to help.  Attending the meeting is always the highlight of my weekend and everyone’s selflessness, care and compassion fills me with joy and energy.  The rise and all the staff and volunteers truly are one of a kind!” Mirena, Trustee.

“I knew I wanted to help in Early Years but had time restraints.  The Rise Trust has been great in accommodating this and have come up with a very rewarding role that works for us both. The team could not be more friendly and appreciative and I am learning new things each week.” Parent Group Volunteer.

I decided to volunteer as a step back into the working world. Having just been a full-time mum for the past 14 years. Working with children has always been what I’ve wanted to do. Especially children who are going through a difficult time. As I have had difficult times in my childhood myself. I wanted to make a positive impact on their life. As someone did for me when I was a child. It makes you feel good to know you have helped them. Volunteering is such a good stepping stone to getting back into work again. You can gain so much experience and knowledge for a career for the future.” Anon

“Everyone at RISE is kind, supportive and appreciative of my volunteering. I feel part of the RISE family, and that I’m making a difference to local families. I think that the local to communities are very fortunate to have such excellent services and opportunities available them.” Anon


RISE Mentor Me Service celebrates it’s 10 year anniversary supporting primary aged school children in Chippenham.


We say goodbye and thank you to the wonderful Julia Harle, Chair of Trustees for the last 7+ years and wish her well with her move to Norfolk.


The RISE Family Visiting Service has been nominated to receive a Civic Award for services to the local community due to be presented at the Chippenham Council Civic Service in July 2023.

  • Approx. 60% of our volunteers have previously been supported by RISE


  • Approx. 80% of volunteers leave to find employment 
  • We offer 14 different volunteering opportunities in a variety of locations from pre-school helper to in-school mentoring to gardening
  • We offer 14 different volunteering opportunities in a variety of locations from pre-school helper to in-school mentoring to gardening


  • We offer extended work experience placements and college L2 & L3 extended work placements
  • We offer placements to support the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme 

Volunteering Opportunities

With each volunteering opportunity, you will receive induction training with our volunteer coordinator. After we have identified which volunteering position you would be best suited to, a full DBS check & induction training will be undertaken.

We currently have volunteering opportunities in many areas of the service including:

  • Bookstart Corner
  • Family Visiting Service
  • RISE Youth
  • Breast Feeding Peer Support
  • Child Contact Centre

Volunteering Opportunities 2023

    By sending this form you agree to share your details with our volunteer coordinators. They will contact you to discuss the next steps.
    The RISE Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all volunteers to share in this commitment. All volunteer roles are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and are subject to satisfactory references, and enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check and training as appropriate for the role.

    The RISE Trust work in partnership with:

    Wiltshire Council, Community Co-ordinators, Employment and Community Skills, Special Educational Needs and Disability Service.

    We are also members of:

    The Wiltshire Children and Families Voluntary Sector Forum

    and NCVO: