Welcome to Fair Shares

Fair Shares is a community based project that uses two-way volunteering, to reward people for the time and effort they put into their neighbourhood.

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Fair Shares projects

Fair Shares is involved with many different projects, ranging from working with young people, to fundraising events and dementia work.

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Pumpkin Pandemonium at our Allotment
Two pumpkins on a shelf. The pumpkin on the left has crosses for eyes and a smiling face. The pumpkin on the right has hearts for eyes and a toothy smile.

Our popular pumpkin carving day once again took over our allotment on Monday. Across 4 sessions we helped carve over 40 pumpkins! Using a variety of designs we’d printed off as references, the kids set about personalising their pumpkins. Some…read more

Fair Shares Turns 25!
A wide shot of everyone in the hall at the party waving at the camera.

We held a grand celebration at The Friendship Cafe celebrating 25 years of Fair Shares. It was an incredible event; really heart-warming and joyous and just filled with an incredibly positive, uplifting spirit. We had stalls from our wood workshop,…read more

Celebrate Fair Shares 25th birthday!

Fair Shares turns 25 this year, so what better way to celebrate than a party? Join us at The Friendship Cafe for a big celebration of everything that makes Fair Shares. We’ve busted open the archives to share some key…read more

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Different ways you can get involved

As an individual

There are many ways you can get involved; from sharing time and skills with others in the community to taking part in our social activities. The options are endless.

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Make a donation

If you don't feel you can share your time, then you can also give a donation to the Fair Shares community.

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As a group

If you're an organisation that would like to work with us, either on a long term project or for a volunteer day, contact us to find out more.

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How Fair Shares has helped…

I feel part of their community and know that my time and skills are valued

Vivienne from Newent

Fair Shares members have been so supportive. They have moved an ottoman for me and provided lifts and in return I have undertaken extensive sewing repairs. It’s a very effective method.

Gee from Newent

Coming here has helped me become more confident; I am more comfortable with people and I can make and do useful things to help other people, and make friends who don’t judge you. It’s made me think about becoming a social worker, or a teacher.

Courntey, a young participant in Gloucester

I’ve really enjoyed being with younger people and been impressed with their commitment. Without this we would never have met and had the time to speak and listen to each other. This could help change people’s attitudes.

Pammy from Stroud

My illness no longer defines or limits my life. Fair Shares has changed my life. I can’t talk highly enough about it.

Fred in Gloucester

It’s just the natural way of living – everyone helping each other out.

Rob from Gloucester

I’ve been involved in Fair Shares for three years, after volunteering at a woodland project, Gymnation, the Furniture Recycling Project and the City Farm. I don’t like office work, I prefer doing practical things that help people – Fair Shares is all about people helping each other. I’ve learned all sorts of skills – carpentry, gardening, lambing and repairing things. I feel safe, welcome and useful here

Luke from Gloucester