Carer helpline support
In times of need, carers need to arrange emergency care. We call this our What If? Plan. It helps the carer think about and be prepared, with a peace of mind, in the case of an unplanned event or emergency when they are unable to look after the person they care for.
We are looking for volunteers to call back individuals who have already expressed an interest in registering for the What If? Plan but who need assistance to complete one online form. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is happy to speak on the phone and record information onto a database. We’d ideally like weekly support and the times are flexible.
Market researcher volunteer
Can you support our engagement team with general office administration and research tasks?
We would like you to help to promote the work we do and volunteer your time by reviewing and updating our publication lists and updating events on our website. This will ensure carers of all ages, will know where they can get support.
Could this be you? It’s a great opportunity to develop new, transferable and existing skills and gain experience volunteering in a voluntary organisation whilst meeting new people making a difference to Caring Together.
- Ideally 2-8 hrs per week either in our office or from home.
Shelford carers hub helper
Your main role as a helper will be to ensure that all those attending are happy and safe whilst at the session. You will help them participate in all activities. These sessions help make a difference to someone’s life – whether that be the cared for or the carer – so we need you to come along and support us in the work we do.
You will participate in activities such as word games (Scrabble) and brain games to stimulate those attending. We run a section on poetry and song so you may participate in this activity, ensuring they are engaged in listening and discussing the poetry. You may be required to facilitate tea and coffee rounds and clear away activities at the end of the session. You will be there to ensure there is a happy and safe environment for the participants.
- Fortnightly Thursday (second and fourth Thursday of the month) 10am-12pm mornings.
- Enhanced DBS check required.
As a fundraiser for Caring Together, you will help promote a positive image of the company whilst raising funds to aid us in continuing the life changing work we do. You will coordinate fundraising events and manage and logs funds and donations gained.
You will assist in the development and implementation of a fundraising program. You will help plan for and manage fundraising events. You will be serving as an ambassador for the organisation and promotes a positive image/reputation of the charity.
For this role you will need strong verbal and written communication skills. You will need to be passionate and enthusiastic about making a difference. The role will require you to be flexible and willing to organise and attend events on behalf of the charity.
Caring Together holds regular charity events, not only for fundraising purposes, but to raise awareness of the brilliant services we provide. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us plan and facilitate these events. The events are carried out across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk all year round.
You will be involved in attending local events to either help distribute information and advice to the community to help raise awareness, assist with fundraising activities on stalls or just be there as a support to ensure the event runs smoothly.
This role requires as much or as little commitment as you can give, based on your availability. You will be rostered onto events near where you are based.
We are seeking to train sensitive and supportive volunteers to provide carer awareness training to organisations and community groups to help them identify carers and signpost them to available support. Volunteers will be trained to deliver a standard presentation to organisations and community groups which will help employees/members, as part of their day to day activities, understand the needs of and identify carers, as well as signpost them to the support provided by the Caring Together and other sources of help.
For this role you will need to demonstrate sensitivity and empathy to carers and young carers, be able to effectively engage and communicate with people, have good presentation skills or willing to learn, be self-confident and proactive and able to work as part of a team or individually
We are looking for volunteers who can commit to providing two training sessions (or more) a month. The maximum time a training session would take is 1 hour 30 minutes (the standard session is one hour) alongside travel time to the venue. There is flexibility in the times these sessions could be booked but generally they take place between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday.
If you would like to apply for a specific volunteering role please complete and return the volunteer application form. Please note all applications will be processed and successful applicants will be contacted.
If you are interested in any volunteering positions, please email [email protected] or telephone us on 01480 499090