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Welcome to Pitstop! We are an award-winning society who take teenagers with learning disabilities on day trips in and around the Bristol area.

Pitstop buddies you up with one of the teenagers for the day. It gives you the chance to make a real difference to a young person’s life, and improve your communication and care skills. Becoming a member is very low commitment, and just requires you to attend as many of the 4-5 trips a year as you would like. Usually once members have come once, they always come back to volunteer on more of our trips! No previous experience is required, just be prepared to have a great time! 

In the last few years, we have organised some amazing trips - taking us to Bristol Zoo, the Bristol Hippodrome, Cribbs Causway, the Aquarium, and even Chessington World of Adventures. There’s a huge emphasis on fun and new experiences, so if you have energy and enthusiasm then join our mailing list using the link below, sign up to become a member and we will be in touch with future opportunities and plans.

Pitstop won both the SU Volunteering Society Award and The National Societies & Volunteering Community Award. The NSV Awards page nicely highlights the aims and work of Pitstop and can be read here



Covid-19 massively impacted Pitstop last year, in that we were unable to run any in-person trips and they were all hosted online. HOWEVER, in the 2021/22 academic year we are going to do our very best to run trips as normal and to keep Pitstop going. We will ensure all guidelines are followed to ensure the safety of members and volunteers. 





  • Mailing list - mailing list (just becoming a member doesn't add you to the list so remember to do this).
  • Email -
  • Facebook - @UoBPitstop
  • In order to come along, you must have completed a DBS check (free through the Student Union) and have completed the Safeguarding Unit which is a 10 minute test done online. 

Get in touch via email/Facebook if there's anything else you'd like to know!

We can't wait to meet you!



  • President - Olivia Taylor 
  • Secretary - Isobel Holloway 
  • Treasurer - Ella Woodman 
  • Internal Communications - Tilly Murray & Florence Thomson
  • External Communications -  Katy Fisher 
  • Trip Planner(s) -  Cristiana Veloso
  • Fundraiser - Madeleine Rushworth 


We hope to see you on our next trip soon! 


Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


Download the Code of Conduct


Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


For more information on Bristol Hub visit:


If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.