Volunteering makes you feel good!
Here to support you every step of the way
As a volunteer you will be carefully ‘matched’ with opportunities that suit you.
We meet a variety of people who require a little support or company and therefore we need all sorts of people to volunteer! We are careful to consider each volunteer individually and what they would be comfortable contributing individually. Our aim is to provide volunteering opportunities which fit in with other commitments.
Getting started with Volunteering
When you get in touch with us you will be invited to meet with a local Volunteer Coordinator who will explain the particular opportunities available in your area.
We take time to get to know each volunteer, to make sure we link them with the right opportunity and ensure that the appropriate support is available to them in their role. We know that people appreciate the social aspect of volunteering, the chance to build confidence, make new friends and learn new skills. We need to know what motivates you and what you want out of the experience.
Please get in touch with us so that we can meet you to have a chat about volunteering and so that we can explain how you can get involved.
The safety and wellbeing of our volunteers, and the people they work with is paramount. Because of this, we ask that all our volunteers to complete the following steps before starting their volunteering role: -
- If your contribution requires direct, unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults, you may be required to undergo a DBS (formerly CRB) police criminal records check
- You will be required to provide us with 2 character references – this can be from a neighbour, employer, or someone who has known you for some time, but not a family member
- If you will be driving your own car as part of your volunteering actvities, we will need to have sight of your driving documents (driver’s license, MOT and car insurance certificate)
- We ask that volunteers attend an introductory training session covering volunteering opportunities and wellbeing benefits, safety, confidentiality, safeguarding and inclusion. Our training sessions are informal and relaxed, last around two hours and are free to attend.
The training session was a pleasant introduction with useful content