Are you thinking of becoming one of our volunteers?  Carers Support West Sussex now have over 80 dedicated and valued volunteers who are central to delivering many of our services to carers.

Carers Support West Sussex’s network of volunteers “…really makes a difference and helps those who have difficult lives” (Judith Stratton, 2019, Carers Support West Sussex Volunteer of seven years). The generous gift of time, enables Carers Support to deliver exceptional service to carers in need of support.

Can you spare some time to volunteer?

Can you spare some time to volunteer? There are just so many positive benefits available to you as a volunteer. Whether you are returning to work, leaving full-time employment, fancy a career change or would just like to give the gift of time, Carers Support West Sussex has something for everyone with varying levels of commitment.

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 stimulating and inspiring.

What We Offer

As volunteers are the lifeline of our organisation we will:

  • Provide Induction Training prior to starting in your role

  • Provide on-going role related training from our in-house training programme and/or external agencies

  • All our volunteers have a dedicated mentor to guide you in your role, which includes regular reviews* for a chance for feedback, continued development and support. (For Counselling roles – Clinical Supervision arrangements are provided)

  • Regular Volunteer Team Meetings & an annual Social Event (optional)

  • Reimburse any expenses directly related to your time volunteering with CSWS

  • Provide Insurance cover for you whilst you are undertaking any duties as a volunteer

  • Have your voice heard and your contribution valued as part of a growing team within CSWS

If you would like to have an informal chat about volunteering with us then please call or email our Volunteering Team on:

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

Volunteer Privacy Policy

Current volunteer roles

Carers Group co-Facilitator

Carers Group co-Facilitator Working alongside the Support Worker to provide a confidential space for carers to meet on a [...]

Counselling Placements

For counselling placements, please read the job description and complete both of the attached forms below and return by email to Tracey Davidson

Volunteer Counsellor Role Description
Volunteer Counsellor Application Form
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 form