We are delighted to announce that we are now recruiting for volunteers once again and we need your support!

We have around 150 volunteers who add enormous value to the services we offer carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Volunteering with Carers Support Centre provides a great opportunity to contribute in a positive way to carers’ lives and for you to gain new skills and experience.

We ask for a minimum six month 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 Marilyn Crump, Volunteer Co-ordinator on: 07840 818 316 or email: MarilynC@carerssupportcentre.org.uk or use our online contact form.

We currently have the following opportunities:

Walk & Talk Volunteer
Dementia Volunteer Mentors
Carers Breaks Service (S. Glos)

Walk & Talk Volunteer

Carers Support Centre are starting a new ‘walk and talk’ service for adults with the main aim of improving carers’ health and wellbeing by getting some exercise, being outside in nature and connecting with other carers.

The walking groups will be led by an experienced support worker, and we would like to recruit volunteers to assistant on the walks. You will need to be available for 1.5 hours each week for 6 weeks and able to travel to the walk locations, which will be around Bristol and South Glos (dates/location will be provided in advance).

For more information, please contact Stacey Vallis, ‘Walk & Talk’ Project Officer:
Email: walk@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

Or call Marilyn Crump, Volunteer Coordinator on: 07840 818316.

Dementia Volunteer Mentors

We are looking to recruit Dementia Volunteer Mentors who have lived experience of caring for someone with dementia.

You will be offering one-to-one mentoring to carers who are new to their caring role following a recent diagnosis or are struggling in their role.

Carers will get a 30-minute mentoring session every fortnight so as a Dementia Volunteer mentor you will need to commit 2-3 hours a week or fortnightly.

The support will be via telephone, Zoom or even email (can be a combination to suit the carer’s needs)
The sessions will be goal focused and you will receive specific training around Goal Planning & Problem Solving using a CBT based approach. These will be short to medium term interventions.

Volunteers will also receive mandatory training which includes Safeguarding. Mentor Specific Training, Understanding Dementia, Effective Communication Skills as well as a CSC Induction.

Volunteers will be provided with comprehensive support: Peer Support, regular check-ins with their Volunteer Coordinator and regular access to wellbeing activities.

If you are understanding of carers issues, a good listener, well organised, a good timekeeper and have the ability to take on new ideas and tools from training sessions, please give us a call and chat through this exciting opportunity.

For more information, please contact Debi Amor, Wellbeing Coordinator:
Email: wellbeing@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

Carers Breaks Service (S. Glos)

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 Marilyn Crump, Volunteer Coordinator:
Mobile: 07840 818 316 | Email: volunteering@carerssupportcentre.org.uk