We have around 90 volunteers who add enormous value to the services we offer carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire and we’d love for you to join us.

Volunteering with Carers Support Centre provides a great opportunity to contribute positively to carers’ lives and to gain new skills and experience.

We ask for a minimum of one year’s commitment and you can expect that, as a volunteer:

  • Your contribution will be recognised and appreciated
  • Your volunteer role will make the best use of your time, skills and experience
  • You will be provided with on-going support, training and feedback
  • You will be reimbursed for travel costs/expenses linked to your volunteer role

We are always looking for new volunteers to join our friendly team at Carers Support Centre, so if you would like to meet people, learn new skills, use your spare time in a rewarding way and make a difference to carers’ lives’, please contact:

Pauline Edwards-Samuels, Volunteer Development & Counselling Manager

Telephone: 0117 939 2562 

Email: volunteering@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

Use our online contact form.

Please note that some of our volunteering opportunities require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Find out more about DBS checks at About us – Disclosure and Barring Service – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Are you looking for a new year opportunity to develop your skills and experience?

We are looking for a Befriending and Community Connection volunteer for our new Befriending & Connection service for unpaid carers in South Glos, aged 55 and over.  Carers can often be isolated and feel lonely by their caring role and having someone to talk to can really help.

We are looking for volunteers who can offer their time for an hour a week, over one or two phone calls, either during the daytime or early evening.   Each carer is offered up to 6 consecutive weeks of support.  If you can support more than one carer at the same time that would be great, but supporting even one carer will make a real difference.

You will need to demonstrate sensitivity in communicating with people who care for someone who is unwell, be empathic and understanding and be able to manage boundaries. 

If you are reliable, have experience or an awareness of the issues that carers face, and have good listening and communication skills, we would love to hear from you.   We provide an excellent package of training and on-going support to all our volunteers. 

To find out more, please contact: 

Pauline Edwards-Samuels, Volunteer Development & Counselling Manager 
Work Mobile Number: 07840822273 
Email: volunteering@carerssupportcentre.org.uk 

Would you like to gain or share your experience and skills in admin?

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of carers? Do you believe in the importance of supporting those who tirelessly care for others and our dedicated team of volunteers? If so, Carers Support – Bristol and South Gloucestershire has an amazing opportunity for you! 

We are looking for someone who is well organised, enthusiastic, and able to work on their own initiative and as part of a small, friendly team.  We’ll give you full training and ongoing support.

Hours are flexible by negotiation to suit both volunteers and organisation.

For more information, please contact:

Pauline Edwards-Samuels
Volunteer Development & Counselling Manager:
Telephone: 0117 939 2562
Email: volunteering@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

Being a young carer can be difficult and challenging.

Our activities are aimed at supporting these young carers and giving them a break away from their caring role. Our project covering Bristol and South Gloucestershire is looking for volunteers to attend groups and activities with young carers under the supervision of paid staff. Can you offer an hour or more each week or even only sometime in the school holiday or on a term-time only basis? We are looking for volunteers to support activities regularly and occasionally.  

You may have a skill you could share with young carers, ranging from arts, music, or cooking, or you may be a good listener? Volunteers help us to enrich the help and support we provide for young carers.  Aside from the natural feel-good factor you may get from helping someone in need, we offer the opportunity to gain valuable skills and access training. Many of our volunteers’ reports feel truly valued and some have gone on to paid work or formal training or university courses. Others just want to be busy and helpful in their retirement years.  

To make sure you are well-prepped for your role with young carers, we offer a variety of online courses. These range from ‘safeguarding’ to more specific training around equalities and diversity. As a volunteer, you will have a member of the staff team to support and advise you in everything you do. If you have a particular interest or skill you would like to develop, we will try to support you by matching you to a role that suits your needs. 

Download the volunteer description and, if you’re interested, email us at Volunteering@carerssupportcentre.org.uk or give us a ring on 0117 958 9988 and we will be pleased to talk to you and do whatever we can to support you to volunteer with us. We would love to talk further.  

Join Our team as a Carers Emergency Card Form volunteer!

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of carers? Do you believe in the importance of providing support to those who tirelessly care for others? If so, the Carers Support Centre Bristol and South Gloucestershire has an amazing opportunity for you!

If you are good with people on the phone and have basic IT skills or a willingness to learn, we need to hear from you.

We are looking for someone who is methodical, with patience, empathy, excellent attention to detail and good communication skills to help with calling carers, sending out replacement forms, assisting with form filling and recording information.

We’ll give you full training and ongoing support is provided. We ask for 2 to 3 hours a week of your time. And there’s scope for additional promotional/outreach work if you’re interested.

If this sounds like you, please email: volunteering@carerssupportcentre.org.uk for more information.

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of carers and looking for a fulfilling community-based role?

Would you enjoy the satisfaction of achieving your own goals & structure within a project?  Would you like to make a meaningful impact?

If you’re interested in general promotion, collaborating with local businesses and enabling carers to access valued discounts, this scheme has it all. If you have an engaging personality, strong communication skills, like getting out and about and enjoy speaking to people face to face,  this could be the role for you.

Own transport & basic IT skills an advantage. Hours flexible.

For an application form: volunteering@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

To find out more, please contact: Lisa Saunders, Carers Emergency Card Co-ordinator:

Email: lisas@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

You could make a real difference…

Are you kind, compassionate, reliable and caring? You could be the person we’re looking for, who could make a difference to an unpaid carer in your local community.

Unpaid carers look after a family member, often all day, every day, with little or no time for themselves. It’s sometimes impossible for carers to leave the person they care for, so if you can give a few hours of your time, they can take a break.

If you can regularly spare 2-3 hours (Monday to Friday) a week or fortnightly during the day, we’d really like to hear from you. The service we provide covers South Glos, so it would be ideal if you live in or close to this area.

No personal care is involved, and previous experience is not required.

We provide induction, training, on-going support and travel expenses. Successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check.

For more information, please contact Pauline Edwards-Samuels, Volunteer Development & Counselling Manager:
Telephone: 0117 939 2562 | Email: volunteering@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

Do you want to help unpaid carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire by volunteering your digital communications skills? 

We’re on the lookout for a digital whizz to help run our social media accounts and produce video for our digital channels. 

Would also suit someone starting out in communications who needs to get some work experience on their CV. 

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