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Volunteering Opportunities

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All of our opportunities are flexible and can be tweaked around you and your circumstances

Due to the pandemic, we are currently unable to recruit to some of the roles listed here.
However please do make an enquiry and we will contact you when things start looking normal again.

There are lots of ways you can help us as a volunteer.

If any of these opportunities sound like you, please do use our enquiry form to get in touch or just give us a phone call. Alternatively you may have a special skills, interest or area of expertise to offer us. We will contact you to chat through your interest, without obligation.

GP Ambassador 

Lots of people don't realise they are a carer and miss out on support. A GP Ambassador will make sure surgeries have the resources to signpost carers to us.

You'll be a crucial link in the community, connecting carers to support. GPs are in an ideal position to signpost carers but some don't know about us. You will raise their awareness of our support and keep us on their radar.

Find out more about being a GP ambassador

Social Media Sharer

Social media is a great way for us to connect with carers. If you enjoy posting on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, put your thumbs to good use and help spread our messages via social media.

We’ll send you material to share with your followers which will guide them to our support.

You will be there for carers through your own social media accounts, reaching those who may not realise they are caring. As many carers seek help and advice online, this role is a chance for you to make a difference without leaving the comfort of your sofa.

You'll also have the chance to develope your IT and communication skills along the way.

Find out more about being a Social Media Sharer

Early Response

Our Early Response Team ensures that carers receive a timely phone call from a volunteer or staff member following registration with us. Early response volunteers also make 3 month review calls and annual review calls.

You will gather more information or to review their current caring situation; update information on our client database and liaise with the team coordinator

Find out more about becoming an Early Response volunteer

Relaxation therapy

We are not currently recruiting to this role
We know that relaxation therapy can really enhance a carer’s wellbeing and are looking for volunteers to help us offer carers even more of this type of support. 

Group setting  You will give massage therapy to carers who visit one of our many groups around the county. This could be on a regular basis or as and when depending your availability and location.

You will deliver seated, fully clothed therapies in the same room the group is held. A support worker would be available at all times. Suitable treatments would be manicures, hand massage, foot massage, neck and shoulder massage.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

We are not currently recruiting to this role
Cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) is a recommended therapy based on stimulating activities and exercises in a group. People find this helps memory and communication. You'll be an important part of a small team, helping the group leader in the weekly group sessions based on the structure of recognised CST.

You'll help group members to join in with activities, offer refreshments and help prepare and deliver creative and other activities. You may run the sessions yourself if you become accredited after 1 days training. You may also give general support to the carers group which meets in tandem to the CST sessions. Read more about CST support

Telephone Signposting

People with dementia or memory loss and those caring for a relative with dementia can find it difficult to pick their way through the myriad of various local services. Can you be their navigator?
We give you training so you can help signpost people who call our memory navigation helpline. You will also stay in touch with those who have registered for this service to give them updates.
Read more about Memory Navigators

Helping at groups

We are not currently recruiting to this role but would be interested in Zoom buddies
Volunteers are a great help at carers support groups, by welcoming people and offering hospitality - working with staff to create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Read more  about Helping at groups

Admin Support

We are not currently recruiting to this role
Learn or brush up your admin skills in one of our busy offices in Bedford. You can help us with photocopying, scanning, data entry, reception and general office duties. Read more about Admin Support 

Helping young carers

We are not currently recruiting to this role
Volunteers can play a big part at our clubs for Young Carers, aged between 4 – 16 years. The clubs are fun, give the young carer a break and the chance to get some support.
Read more about  helping young carers

121 IT Support for carers and staff 

We are not currently recruiting to this role
Technology can help relieve isolation, and enable carers to connect to others but what if you have a laptop, tablet or mobile and don't really know how to use it? You will be helping carers get the most out of their device and also assist staff in the Biggleswade office.  Read more about 121 IT Support

Ambassador

We are not currently recruiting to this role
Do you like getting out and about? Help us to reach more carers by going to community groups and venues to talk about how we can help. Become an ambassador to tell community groups how they may be able to help us by raising funds and spreading the word. Promote our Carers Discount Card out in the commuity to help carers save money.

Perhaps you could be a GP Link? Check your surgery has our latest leaflets to give out to carers so they know support is there for them.

Fundraising

If you want experience of the fundraising world, you might be interested in helping our fundraising team. At the moment, we are looking for help with coordinating our collecting tins.

Alternatively, you may want to support us in your own way by raising funds 

If you have any further questions please contact Carol Solaiman.

Carol Solaiman
Carol Solaiman

Carol Solaiman

Development & Engagement Lead / Volunteer Coordinator
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