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 in a positive way to carers’ lives and for you 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

Join us

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, Wellbeing Service Manager

Telephone: 0117 939 2562 

Email: volunteering@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

Use our online contact form.

DBS check

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)

Carers Emergency Card form volunteer

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.

Promoting the Carers Emergency Card Discount Scheme

Are you sociable, with an engaging, energetic personality? Carers Support Centre is looking for a well-organised, reliable and honest person who can visit local shops and businesses (in Bristol and/or South Glos) to promote the Carers Emergency Card Discount Scheme, which offers discounts in local shops, cafes etc to unpaid carers.

Please note: There is NO COST involved to either the carer OR the business owner in this scheme, it is simply a “thank you” to carers and something nice that businesses can offer their local community. It would be helpful to have IT skills and your own transport. If you have a few hours or a day to spare each week, we would love to hear from you. We pay your expenses and offer a great package of training and support.

To find out more, please contact: Lisa Saunders, Carers Emergency Card Co-ordinator:
Email: lisas@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 Pauline Edwards-Samuels, Wellbeing Service Manager:
Telephone: 0117 939 2562 | Email: volunteering@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

Digital Communications Volunteer

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. 

Volunteers Newsletter

Volunteers also receive our seasonal e-bulletin newsletter. Feel free to read a previous edition below.

Volunteers Newsletter – Summer Edition 2023
Volunteers Newsletter – Winter Edition 2022
Volunteers Newsletter – Autumn/Winter Edition 2021
Volunteers Newsletter – Summer Edition 2021
Volunteers Newsletter – Spring Edition 2021