Volunteers are extremely valuable to Carers Support West Sussex, and we value and welcome their help in a wide range of roles.
We are delighted to support The Big Help Out and welcome this opportunity to raise awareness of the volunteering roles we have available and look forward to new volunteers joining us as a result.
In tribute to His Majesty King Charles’ public service, Monday 8th May, two days after the Coronation, has been designated as a day to encourage people to volunteer in their local community by highlighting the many opportunities available. Whatever you are good at, and no matter how little time you have free, there will be a chance for you to join in.
The Big Help out is being organised by The Together Coalition and a wide range of partners including The Scouts, The Royal Voluntary Service and faith groups throughout the United Kingdom. It aims to highlight the positive effects that volunteering has on local communities.
At Carers Support West Sussex we involve and welcome volunteers from all areas of the community and levels of expertise and skills. The main skill we look for is the ability to listen and have empathy. An understanding of the issues that carers face is always an advantage but not essential. All our volunteers have an induction into Carers Support West Sussex that covers our vision, values and how we support carers. Volunteers are given role-related training and have regular reviews with their designated mentor for feedback, further development and support. For more information, please click on the following link: Volunteering at Carers Support West Sussex. You can also read about some of our volunteers here Volunteer Stories.