Volunteering With Us
Some carers need support, information, companionship and a listening ear . . . Can you help?
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre
What is Volunteering?
Volunteering is offering your time and skills and is open to everyone. It offers you experience, new skills, an opportunity to get out of the house and meet others,an opportunity to help and support others or give something back.
No previous experience is needed, just your commitment, good communication skills and a non-judgemental approach. In return you gain useful skills and experience, support and training and out-of-pocket expenses.
“Hello, I am the Volunteer Co-ordinator for the Carers Centre. I enjoy working with all the Centre’s volunteers, we have a great team. I also enjoy getting new people involved and finding out the skills and experiences they can share with local carers to make a real difference”
What roles do we have?
Volunteer Befrienders & Young Carers Befriender
Befriending involves chatting to carers or young carers in person or even over the phone, providing companionship, helping to reduce loneliness, giving support and encouragement, accompanying to groups and activities or helping to access information and services on a one-to-one basis, either in carer’s own home or out and about in their community.
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Young Carers Drivers or Group volunteers
Wigan & Leigh Young Carers are looking for anyone who has understanding and empathy with what young carers may be facing, have good communication skills, be committed and be flexible with time. Use of a car to pick up young carers would be good for Volunteer Drivers. In return you will be making a massive difference in children’s lives in a group or on a one-to-one basis and be part of an exciting team, meeting new people and learning new skills. Check out www.walyc.org.uk to find out more.
What other volunteering roles are available?
Volunteers are vital to the work of the Carers Centre. If you have any specific skills or experience you would like to offer to carers, such as counselling, painting, health & wellbeing, photography, gardening, reception or others skills, we may be able to use those skills here at the Centre.
To keep up to date with all of our current volunteering opportunities you can check out www.do-it.org.uk or www.communitybook.org.uk
A Big Thank You From All The Staff To Our Volunteers
Thanks to our exceptionally hardworking volunteers. Wigan & Leigh Carers Centre have successfully supported isolated carers, delivered great therapy sessions, offered a welcoming and professional service, offered a high quality counselling service and supported many carers on a one to one basis and in groups. And we appreciate everything they do.
How can you get involved?
Contact us to find out more about the roles and for our current availability on opportunities, to ask any questions or to find out about the process of getting involved at the Carers Centre on 01942 705959 or email or email@example.com
As part of our safeguarding policy, the Carers Centre is committed to promoting the welfare of carers, children, young people and adults at risk. We will assess the suitability of all prospective volunteers during the recruitment process in line with this commitment and undertake all appropriate and relevant checks.