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Volunteer Team page

Volunteer Team page2020-03-30T09:09:16+01:00

This week’s duty manager

This week’s duty manager is Vanessa Hasted and her number is 07900 742024 .

  • Please use Microsoft Teams where you can to reach out for support from colleagues, your line manager, myself as duty manager and IT Super Users.
  • Prioritise email updates from Sonia – these contain the most up to date and relevant information – we are in a constantly evolving situation.
  • Read the triaging messages carefully – these have a lot of useful content and links.
  • Be kind to yourself – take breaks, stretch, move around and get support if you need it.
  • You don’t have to have all the answers – sometimes a listening ear is enough.

News Feed

2503, 2020

A statement from Robert Adams, Chair of the Board of trustees

I am writing to let you know that, despite not being directly involved with daily Operations and the other key internal support functions of efficiently running our charity business – Finance, Administration, HR, Statistics, Communications and General Management – my fellow trustees and I, together as a Board, are keenly […]

2403, 2020

Vicarious Trauma – how to know, notice and manage the effects of helpline work

Regularly hearing about or responding to traumatic events can take its toll on those people who work in helping professions and supportive jobs.

Doctors, nurses, paramedics, members of the emergency services, social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists, helpline workers and helpline volunteers are all at risk of suffering vicarious trauma. Charity fundraisers can […]

1803, 2020

Employee workplace support and wellbeing solutions

During these quite unsettling times, we would like to remind you about the support available to you through our ‘perks at work’ scheme provided for every one of our staff and volunteers.

Workplace Options EAPs (Employee Assistance Programmes) employ qualified consultants and state-of-the-art technology to allow phone, video and/ or online […]

1603, 2020

Stepping up and being proactive for our carers during the on-going COVID-19 situation

Stepping up and being proactive for our carers during the on-going COVID-19 situation

 Today on behalf of all staff, volunteers, trustees and our carers I have had to make some decisions which I was able to work on with our management group this morning.

The plan is:

  • Tuesday 17th March to be […]
1203, 2020

Caroline Pope – our Carer Services Director will be joining us 6th April 2020

Sonia has confirmed the successful appointment to the post of Carers Services Director and is delighted to welcome Caroline to the team.

Until recently she has been working at Carers First.  Prior to working in a Charity, Caroline was a nurse in various senior positions at Brighton General for over ten […]

Staff Forum

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Volunteer Handbook
Volunteer Handbook – Counsellors Information
Counsellors Information – A5 booklet
CSWS Volunteer Policy
Privacy Statement for Volunteers
WSCC Learning and Development Gateway user guide
Simply Personnel Volunteer Guidelines
Staff and Volunteers carers group
CSWS Winter/Spring Newsletter