Volunteer with me
April 2020 UPDATE
In the current circumstances we have suspended the below volunteering activity in line with Government guidelines to keep people safe. However, we have launched a telephone support volunteering opportunity. The aim is to provide a friendly voice and listening ear to help our service users feel more connected and less isolated at this time. It may be a quick check in or a longer chat but supporting someone regularly on the phone will make a big difference in this time of uncertainty. If you are interested please contact email@example.com for more information.
Volunteers are essential to what I do, it could be helping out at a coffee morning for socially isolated carers or out in the community raising vital funds. Your time and commitment helps me reach and support more people across Greater Manchester. I will also provide you with induction, training and development opportunities as well as ongoing support throughout your journey with me.
Fundraising & events
As a support volunteer, you will be in a vital role helping us with bucket collections, awareness campaigns in the local community and celebration events for our service users.
Young carers mentor
Mentoring is a great way to share your skills and experience with someone who may not benefit from that support otherwise. You will be matched with a mentee who is or has been a full time unwaged carer and would benefit from someone investing time to help them overcome obstacles and reach their goals. As a mentor you will provide guidance and feedback to work towards your mentee’s goals.
Help out at a social club or activity group
Can you support at one of our popular and much needed groups? We have coffee mornings for isolated individuals and a drama group for young carers amongst others.
Cared for buddy
Many people in a caring role find it difficult to find time to take a valuable break whether that is to attend a support group, go to an appointment or catch up on the favourite TV programme. You will be enabling that break by buddying those who are cared for.
Share your experience
If you have lived experience in a caring role, then you are in a great position to help others who are. Whether that’s providing a listening ear on the phone or connecting with someone face to face, your understanding of being a carer is invaluable. We also have opportunities to share your experience and knowledge at our carers workshops.
If you’re a trainee counsellor looking for placement hours then we can help with the opportunity to gain hours in our adult counselling, child bereavement and IAPT services. See specific role description for recruitment criteria.