Volunteering Enquiries Direct Line: 01372 732458
Which Volunteering Role Is For You?
We have over 150 amazing volunteers who take on a variety of tasks. We really couldn’t provide our services without them. Below you will find information about some of our roles. However, do get in touch if you have a skill that you feel our clients or charity could benefit from.
As part of our social inclusion programme our Befrienders are matched with a client and visit them at home for about an hour for a cup of tea and a chat. Some of our clients are very lonely, housebound or just lack the confidence to go out. Befrienders take time to get to know our client and give them something to look forward to. This role can be developed into a relationship that suits both you and the client. We ask a commitment of at least 6 months, visiting regularly (preferably once a week) so that a relationship can develop. We always have a waiting list of people who would like someone to visit them.
Are you ‘handy’ around the house? We have a team of volunteers providing an ‘odd job’ service. If you are able to carry out jobs such as hanging curtain rails, repairing broken items, putting up a coat hook then we would love to have you on our list.
We provide a service to collect clients and take them to medical appointments or to visit family members in care. This is a very flexible way of volunteering – some of our volunteers set aside a particular day, or time and others operate on an ad-hoc basis. The choice is yours. You will require your own vehicle.
Another driving role is on a Sunday afternoon, once a month (2nd Sunday of the month). You will be collecting clients (up to 3 if you have the space) and taking them to our client Sunday Tea at Stoneleigh Methodist Church for 2.30pm and then home again around 5pm. You are not expected to stay for the tea.
As an entirely self-funded charity, fundraisers are a key element to our service provision. Our fundraising team is innovative and exciting and we are always looking for volunteers to get involved in our fun events, promotion of services and fundraising.
If you want to host a fundraising event or a sponsored challenge event let us know as we would love to support you.
If you have good IT skills and lots of patience you may like to visit our clients at home to give them advice and encouragement on using IT devices. We support desktops, laptops, iPads and phones. Usually we offer 6 one hour sessions per client.