Our Volunteers

Volunteering can be both rewarding and satisfying. Here are some photos of our brilliant volunteers and a few of their comments …………………

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“I enjoy my ring round [telephone befriending] and feel that I have made some interesting friends.”

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“Volunteering makes me realise how many people are worse off than me”

 

“I always know that there is someone there if I need help”

“I wanted to give back something in return for all the help I received.”

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Current Opportunities – Where do we need volunteers?

Volunteers are needed to support carers and their cared for in the following areas:

  • Stafford
  • Cannock / Rugeley
  • Lichfield / Burntwood
  • South Staffordshire
  • Uttoxeter / Burton
  • Tamworth

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    Jane Hinton Volunteer Co-ordinator

What other opportunities are available?

Supporting CASS in the following areas:

  • Social Media & IT
  • Office & Admin Work
  • Fundraising – we are always looking for people with good ideas & to help us with our fundraising activities

Telephone Befriending
Keeping in regular contact with Carers to ensure their well-being and provide support to prevent isolation.

Helpers at Drop-in meetings
Help with setting up, meeting and greeting carers, making drinks and chatting with carers. Required once a month, for 3-4 hours during the day.

Helpers at Living Well with Dementia Groups
Help with setting up, meeting and greeting carers and cared for, making drinks, serving food. Required once a month, for 3-4 hours during the daytime and some evenings.

General Information about Volunteering

For volunteering opportunities which involve travelling it is necessary for the volunteer to have their own transport with appropriate insurance (if applicable). Out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

All volunteers are recruited subject to the satisfactory completion of an application form, interview, references and Disclosure and Barring Service check.

All volunteers will receive a full induction with on-going support and training.

For further information please contact:  Jane Hinton, Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01785 606675 or email: jane.hinton@carersinformation.org.uk or download a leaflet from our literature page.