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Parish Safeguarding Officer (volunteer)

Bodmin Way has an urgent vacancy for a volunteer Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO)

 The PSO will be approved by the PCC’s of the churches within the Bodmin Team Ministry.


The role involves giving your time and admin skills for around 3 hours per week. You will help and support new and existing volunteers to remain up to date with safeguarding training, carry out DBS application administration, keep volunteer records.


This is a really interesting role, suited to someone who is a confident communicator. 

The position is available immediately, with a full handover, training and support from the current PSO.


Please apply to or contact us to find out more.

Events Helper, St Petroc’s Church and Bodmin Way.


We have up to 4 vacancies for volunteers to help out at our busy calendar of events which are mostly held in St Petroc’s Church in Bodmin. These volunteers will join other existing volunteers to build a brilliant team who can help the events co-ordinator and organisers deliver safe and enjoyable events for everyone in the community who attends.


Lots of the events happen during evenings and weekends, so our volunteers need to be willing to donate their time, including staying until after events have ended and the public have gone home. The upside to this, is you do get to enjoy the concerts and other entertainment without having to pay for a ticket!


Events volunteers will be involved in all or some of the following tasks.


  • Committing to volunteer for at least 4 events each year.

  • Keeping in regular touch with the events coordinator.

  • Setting up or decorating the church as required.

  • Arranging chairs and other equipment under the supervision of the events coordinator.

  • Helping to set up and serve tea coffee and other catering services.

  • Leaving the church building tidy after the event, ready for the next group using the space.

  • Assisting the event coordinator with directing customers and attendees.

  • Providing information about Bodmin Way activities and offering the public ways to become involved or support.

  • As part of a team, having eyes and ears for any health and safety concerns and making sure event organisers are alerted to any potential issues.


Optional training can be provided in First Aid and/or Fire Warden, for which you will receive a certificate.

The annual schedule of events is updated regularly on the Bodmin Way website and social media pages, and culminates in the Christmas Tree Festival in December.


These volunteering opportunities will suit anyone who has confidence in meeting people, or who wants to build confidence. Volunteers must be prepared to give their time and skills under supervision of the co-ordinator and other staff. These opportunities are open to anyone aged 18 and over, including those with previous events experience and those with none.


Please request further information from Bodmin Way before 31st May 2024.

Director of Bodmin Way Social Enterprise

Bodmin Way is improving the wellbeing of residents in the town and nearby villages. As a social enterprise owned by local parish churches, it’s network of relationships and facilities are deeply embedded in the community. The staff, volunteers and directors are particularly committed to support those who face the most challenges. It provides a range of opportunities for everyone which can be found on its website and social media pages.


Bodmin Way is not a registered charity. It does however operate as a not for profit organisation, a social enterprise, where all of its funds are directed to service delivery for the community.


We have vacancies for up to three new volunteer Directors to join the Board.


Our directors typically have:


  • A strong connection and commitment to Bodmin and the surrounding areas.

  • An understanding of the challenges faced in areas of social deprivation.

  • Shared understanding of our vision mission and values.

  • A passion for making a difference to the lives of ordinary people who deserve better.

  • Willingness to attend Board meetings approximately every 6/8 weeks throughout the year, sometimes in person and sometimes on Zoom as well as away days and AGM.

  • The ability to bring and share their knowledge and skills with the Board and help make strategic and some operational decisions.

  • Some understanding of Governance, setting policies and procedures and organisation culture.

  • Good connections with stakeholders and potential partner organisations in and around Bodmin.

  • The ability to open doors, influence and encourage others to support the work of Bodmin Way.


These opportunities are open to all, but the moment we are particularly looking for Directors with expertise in:


Marketing and/or communications



Social welfare


Please get in touch before 30th May 2024 to find out more by contacting Rev Paul Holley,  Bodmin Way will supply an application form, and asks all volunteers to complete this. We also ask Director level volunteers to supply their CV.


Bodmin Way Larder Volunteer


The Bodmin Way food larder services over 400 members from in and round the town. It provides low cost food to help overcome food insecurity threats bought about by the cost of living and other factors. It also helps to reduce food waste. The larder is primarily supplied by FareShare.


Bodmin Way larder operates for at least 2 days each week, currently Tuesday morning and Thursday tea time.

Staff are supported by a small team of volunteers, who help to prepare and stock the larder for customers, and tidy up afterwards. They also meet and greet customers, assist them where required in selecting items.

The team is small, so volunteers also help provide cover for staff holiday and sickness absence, to ensure this essential service can remain open to serve its members who may rely on it.


Volunteers in Bodmin Way larder enjoy meeting people and will be cheerful and engaging. They will be mindful of confidentiality, and be aware of members privacy. Ideally, they will aware of, or will want to learn about, other key social support services in the local community, and will be confident in helping to signpost members to other sources of help for a wide range of needs.

Volunteers for the larder may be asked to assist in stocking the shelves, freezers etc, and this involves lifting trays of food items from boxes and some reaching to upper and lower shelving. Training in health and safety and safeguarding will be provided. Volunteers do not need to have previous experience in food retail, but if you have, this would be very welcome.

For a volunteer application form please contact

Please send it back to us before 31st May 2024. Thankyou.

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