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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.

What we offer to our volunteers

  • Induction training prior to starting in your role
  • On-going role related training from our in-house training programme and/or external agencies
  • An allocated volunteer 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 and 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

Volunteer roles

Carer Friends

Role Description: The bereavement befriender volunteer will provide a carer, with an opportunity of a regular `check-in` telephone call to see how they are. We aim for thes...

06 January 2022

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Young Adult Carers Group (SHINE) Co-facilitator

Shine is our programme for young adult carers aged 18-25. We run monthly peer support groups across the county which are an opportunity for young adult carers to meet with ...

30 November 2021

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Carers Groups Co-facilitator – Arun

You will support the locality worker both online or at a local venue where carers can meet with their peers and are enabled to share their experiences, meet with other care...

30 November 2021

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Counselling Placements

We offer counselling placements supporting our carers with counselling sessions through the emotional wellbeing service. To apply for a placement we require that you have ...

19 July 2021

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The Crawley Community Shop – Shop Assistant

The Crawley Community Shop is organised and run by a management committee supporting several charities that operate in the Crawley area. The shop is manned by a team of tru...

29 June 2021

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Digital Champion

The “Digital Champion” is part of our Connecting Carers Service to connect carers socially and digitally.  We will match you with a carer who needs some support to ena...

18 December 2020

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Check in and Chat Telephone Befriending

Role Details The “Check in and Chat Telephone Befriending” is part of our Connecting Carers Service that matches carers with volunteers who will make regular social calls w...

23 October 2020

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