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Relaxation therapy volunteers

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We know that relaxation therapy can really enhance a carer’s wellbeing.

We offer relaxation therapy support to unpaid family carers and are now ready for more volunteers to join our team. We have a range of flexible opportunities for experienced or newly qualified therapists. Read on if you are interested in supporting carers either in a group setting or on a 1:1

We offer relaxation therapy support to unpaid family carers and are now ready for more volunteers to join our team. We have a range of flexible opportunities for experienced or newly qualified therapists. Read on if you are interested in supporting carers either in a group setting or on a 1:1

Group setting

We would like to offer carers relaxation therapy at some of the carer groups around the county. If you have therapy skills and would like to promote carer wellbeing, why not volunteer for us? 

This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and to make a difference, helping a specific client group with caring responsibilities. You will gain experience of working within a well-regarded charity within the health and social care sector, at times working with people with complex needs.

Some examples of groups in the county - 

The Carers Rest held at Dame Alice Court, Bedford held on a Tuesday morning for carers of people with dementia. Some relatives are in the room with the carer. We would require a therapist monthly if possible from 10.30 – 12 working in the corner of the lounge, giving hand and lower arm massages or neck and shoulder massages (clients clothed and seated). No lone working, no lifting or carrying, support worker available at all times.

Parkside Drop In Group held monthly at Parkside Hall, Ampthill on the third Weds from 10.30 - 12pm for carers or with the person they care for. Guest speakers

Parents Together held montly on the second Thursday from 10 - 12pm at the Hub, Ivel Valley School, for parent carers or those who support a child under 18 with additional needs. It provides a chance to meet others, get information and advice, and learn from guest speakers

To see the full range of groups across the county, visit our website

What we are looking for from a relaxation volunteer in a group setting

  • To be fully qualified in chosen therapies and insured to practice.
  • To be a member of a relevant professional body.
  • To work as part of a team but also be confident to work independently.
  • To have good communication skills.
  • Experience as a carer or working with people with serious illness would be an advantage.
  • Desire to help others, some with complex needs.
  • Work in line with data protection and confidentiality policy.
  • Be reliable and committed.

Interested? Please send us your details on this enquiry form and we will get in touch.

Couch 1:1

Our relaxation therapists offer this service from our Bedford and Biggleswade by appointments during the day. A course consists of five 1 hour sessions. If you have therapy skills and would like to promote carer wellbeing, why not volunteer for us? 

This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and to make a difference, helping a specific client group with caring responsibilities. You will gain experience of working within a well-regarded charity within the health and social care sector, at times working with people with complex needs.

You will give full treatments on a couch (provided) working alone with the client in a side room off the main office. In Biggleswade the couch would need setting up, with assistance if required. You may offer massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, reiki – or other therapies if there is demand.

You would need to give a regular commitment so that we can manage appointments for your 2 or 3 clients each time. All products and towels would be provided. Other staff are in the office.

We make a modest charge for this service which goes towards the costs of running it

What we are looking for from a couch 1:1 relaxation volunteer

  • To be fully qualified in chosen therapies and insured to practice.
  • To be a member of a relevant professional body.
  • To work as part of a team but also be confident to work independently.
  • Be reliable and committed
  • To have good communication skills.
  • Experience as a carer or working with people with serious illness would be an advantage.
  • Desire to help others, some with complex needs.
  • Able to keep clear client notes in line with data protection and confidentiality.
  • Obtain feedback now and then from clients

 

Interested? Please send us your details on this enquiry form and we will get in touch.

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