Make a difference to your local area and volunteer for Carer Support Dorset.
Our volunteers are the cornerstone of our organisation. They staff our Here to Talk phone lines and offer their committed support and expertise in every way they can, any time they can. But volunteering isn’t just about us and the work we do to help unpaid carers, volunteering can have an extraordinary effect on our own lives.
On the surface volunteering is a fantastic way to meet new people and make new connections. Many of our passionate volunteers have made life-long friends and have discovered a whole new network of support for themselves while volunteering. On a larger scale a volunteering role can provide us with a sense of purpose; doing something meaningful within our local community can help build self-esteem, create a sense of happiness, and help push us out of our comfort zone. At Carer Support Dorset we strive to create a safe place for volunteers to enable our unpaid carers to feel acknowledged and understood, while feeling seen and appreciated themselves.
Volunteering may be something you only do for part of your life, but we can guarantee our charity and the people we support will never be the same once you’ve started your journey with us.
Keeping in Touch Telephone Support
We are currently looking to recruit a Keeping in Touch telephone support volunteer to provide a light touch support service for carers following their registration with Carer Support Dorset with the aim to keep up to date with the cares current needs, and intervene where appropriate to avoid crisis situations through referral to the carer case workers at Carer Support Dorset. Induction training will be provided to meet the needs of the role, as well as ongoing support and supervision, and additional training as necessary. Out of pocket expenses will be paid.
Here to Talk, a friendly voice at the end of the phone.
We are currently looking to recruit new Here to Talk telephone befrienders, who are able to commit to a minimum of half an hour every 2 weeks. The aim of our Here to Talk service is to provide low level emotional support to unpaid carers across Dorset. You will be a friendly voice at the end of the phone, a listening ear to hear carers’ concerns, and someone who will provide reassurance during challenging times.
Successful applicants will have excellent listening skills and be empathetic and non judgemental. Training is provided.
Events Volunteer – Wiltshire location
We are looking for a volunteer to help with irregular events booked throughout the year, mostly over the summer months. Events take place any day of the week, including weekends, ideally a volunteer to commit to 2 hours or more at the event. This role will involve greeting people and talking about CSW activities, referring them to our leaflets and flyers, collecting donations, assisting in other stall activities and assisting set up and clear down of the stall if applicable.
Face Painting Volunteer – Wiltshire location
We are looking for friendly, chatty people who are comfortable engaging with the public. Volunteers with a creative flare who may have experience face painting would be ideal. Volunteers who may live locally to the above confirmed events would also be preferred.
Confirmed dates: May 20 Westbury Soapbox Derby, May 28-29 Devizes Street Festival, July 15 – 16 Market Lavington Vintage Meet, other events yet to be confirmed.
For more information on our volunteering roles email email@example.com or phone 01380 908158.