Build Community

We all thrive on connection. Here are some of the ways you can engage with the local community, learn new skills or volunteer. Some of these groups will be suspended at the moment due to Covid-19.

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Artswords SwindonArtswords encourages, organises, and supports creative, entertaining, and informative writing, reading, listening, and talking activities, in Swindon.
Central Area Residents Improvement Group Central Area Residents’ Improvement Group (CARIG) is the residents’ association for the Central Swindon area.
Community First Community First is an award winning charity that has supported people and places across Wiltshire and Swindon for over 50 years.
Craft and Chatter Do you enjoy crafts? Or perhaps just fancy a chat? Our open crafts group meets every Wednesday 1-4pm in the Meeting Room at the Central Community Center Emlyn Square, Swindon. Bring any kind of craft you enjoy or would like help to learn or come and enjoy some tea and cake and meet new people. Everyone Welcome!
Extinction Rebellion SwindonExtinction Rebellion Swindon
Friends of the Railway PathPromoting and developing the Coate to Marlborough Railway Path.
Involve SwindonInvolve Swindon is a network of companies, statutory bodies and voluntary organisations working together to encourage employees to give their time and develop their skills through volunteering in the local community.
Lower Shaw FarmLower Shaw Farm offers relaxing breaks, stimulating weekends of new experiences, the opportunity to learn new skills and make new friends.
Richard Jefferies MuseumIn addition to the museum its self, the museum hosts a calendar of events for both young and old.
SMASH Youth ProjectWe put young people aged 9 – 19 back in control of their lives. We involve them in group work or partner them with trained staff or volunteer adults. We enable young people to develop friendships and increase their self-esteem and confidence.
Swindon Christian Community ProjectsSCCP is a Christian charity committed to supporting individuals and communities in times of need through life changing sustainable projects. We work in partnership with local individuals, churches and agencies in Swindon and those concerned for Swindon.
Swindon CirclesLots of older people across Swindon need someone like you who can spend a little time making a BIG difference……
Swindon Circles is about matching local people with a little time to give, skills to share and a willingness to make a difference to older people. Whether you have 15 minutes a week, a day, a month or something in between we could put your precious time to great use. Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!
Swindon Equality GroupSwindon Equality Group promotes the research of The Equality Trust and campaigns for greater equality in Swindon.
Swindon Food CollectiveSwindon Food Collective is a charity providing food to those in need.
Swindon Green Drinks A friendly agenda-free relaxed social for people who care about all things environmental. Normally the second Tuesday of the month in Swindon.
Swindon Philosophical Society The Swindon Philosophical Society meets in term-time, on Fridays from 7.40 to 9.40 at the Friends’ Meeting House, Eastcott Hill, Swindon SN1 3JF.
A typical evening’s format is a one hour talk, followed by an hour’s discussion – which generally continues in a nearby pub. Everyone is welcome – we’re a friendly bunch – just turn up on the night.
Swindon University of the Third Age (U3A)Swindon U3A is a charity to enable people who are no longer in full time employment to meet, in an informal group environment, with others who share their interests and hobbies. Members can choose from over 140 different ‘interest’ groups, ranging in categories from Arts & Crafts to Music; Languages to Health; History to Keeping Fit; in a wide variety of ways, as well as many more recreational and academic activities.
Volunteer to help local librariesVolunteering can help you develop your skills, meet new people and contribute to your local community. Swindon Libraries are looking for volunteers to help with the Summer Reading Challenge, library support, library IT, english conversation clubs, children’s storytime and activities and library events. 
Volunteer Centre SwindonVolunteer Centre Swindon provides guidance to anyone interested in volunteering. We also give free support, advice, guidance and training to volunteer involving organisations. We run various projects to promote and support volunteering including Involve Swindon
Wiltshire Community FoundationGiving money and support where people need it most.
Zurich Community TrustEvery year, through a combination of grant-making, volunteering and fundraising, Zurich Community Trust (ZCT) is able to support over 600 deserving causes across the UK and overseas. 

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