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Volunteering With Us

Carers Support West Sussex now have over 60 dedicated and valued volunteers who are central to delivering many of our services to carers.

We are currently developing new and exciting opportunities for people interested in volunteering with us, so now is an ideal time to consider joining our team.

Why Volunteer?

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on their own experience and knowledge. Regardless of their motivation, many volunteers say they find it both challenging and rewarding.

What We Offer

As volunteers are the lifeline of our organisation we will:

  • Reimburse your travel expenses
  • Provide on-going training and support you need for your role
  • Provide regular friendly feedback and continuing support
  • Provide guidance, encouragement and flexibility to fulfill your role as a volunteer
  • Provide insurance cover for you whilst you are undertaking duties as a volunteer
  • Value your contributions to our objectives

Volunteering Opportunities

We are currently looking for volunteers to join us in the following roles:

  • Support Group Facilitators and Co-facilitators
  • Walking Group Facilitators
  • Providing Counselling Services
  • Providing Telephone Emotional Support
  • Delivering Training
  • Organising and Attending Events
  • Representing Carers Support West Sussex at Meetings and Consultations
  • Carrying out admin tasks including completing mail outs
  • Developing our Social Media and website plans

If you have a particular talent or interest that you would like to use or develop as a volunteer, please let us know as we are always looking at how we can involve volunteers,particulaly those with experiences of caring, in shaping  our services.

How To Apply

If you would like to have an informal chat about volunteering with us then please call or email our Volunteer Coordinator - Pam Thomson.

Phone:  01293 220043
E Mail: volunteering@carerssupport.org.uk

Alternatively you can complete and return the Volunteer Application Form found on the right of this page. Our Volunteer Coordinator will then contact you to find out a little bit more about your interest in volunteering with us and to discuss the next stage of the recruitment process.

For Counselling Placements please email Tracey Davidson: tracey.davidson@carerssupport.org.uk

 

What Do Our Volunteers Have To Say

‘After retiring from a full time job I feel like I am giving something back to the community’.

‘Volunteering has helped me build my confidence after a long break from work due to caring, I am planning to go back to work soon’.

’Thank you for the chance to be part of something meaningful again. Helping to change carers’ lives for the better is so worthwhile’