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Volunteer Team

Welcome to the Volunteer Team page where you will find information, latest news and a link to the Volunteering resource page. If you need to contact the Volunteering team please email

As an organisation, we like to stay connected on a regular basis and provide a live forum to engage with our CEO Sonia Mangan. Click here for the notes from all previous Q&A sessions.

News Feed

Staff and Volunteer Wellbeing Sessions:

As promised the Wellbeing group has put together the following events for us all to join in, take some time out from what you are doing, turn off the TV or computer and have some time for you. These events need to be booked and joining link will b...

18 November 2020

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Volunteer updates

I am delighted to say that we have been able to re-engage some of our existing volunteers in new services and roles and welcome 2 new volunteers to our teams: Carolyn Doyle – Check in and Chat Volunteer Carolyn has a lot of personal and profession...

28 October 2020

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Connecting Carers Project

We have recently secured funding from Carers Trust and as a result have been able to combine the solution to two issues facing a lot of carers: isolation and digital exclusion. Check in & Chat is a service offered by volunteer telephone befriender...

24 October 2020

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Debbie Curtis leaving the mental health carer team

I’m sorry to share the news that Debbie Curtis is leaving the mental health carer team after almost 7 years with CSWS. Debbie will be greatly missed by colleagues, partners and most of all by carers in the Crawley area. She is moving on to a new a...

02 October 2020

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Hope Works

Free online course for staff to help you balance work and life during and after ‘lockdown’. Life can be stressful at times. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic many of us experience concerns about our health, our jobs and family members. The curre...

25 September 2020

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Check in & Chat Befriending Service, including support to reduce digital exclusion

We have been successful in gaining funding from the Carers Trust to add to our Befriending Pilot (Check in & Chat) by providing training to volunteers and staff to allow them to have a toolkit and information around a digital information. As part ...

25 August 2020

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Volunteer Q&A Session with Sonia

Q: How are we going forward with 1-1 counselling? With 2m distance out of buildings and potentially into people’s homes? A: We are currently staying with Government Guidance that if you can work from home then you should continue to do so. Before ...

11 June 2020

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Dementia Friends Training

We made a commitment some time ago to give all our staff and volunteers the opportunity to become a Dementia Friend. For a long time this session was included in staff induction days. Our staff and volunteers can now become a Dementia Friend by co...

03 June 2020

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