Residents taking part in arts and craft

Volunteering and Work Experience

In response to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the incredible support from our volunteers has never been more important.

We are looking for friendly and compassionate people who can support our teams during these difficult times and help make a positive difference to our residents’ lives.

If you’ve any skills, hobbies, or interests that you’d like to share, or perhaps want to get involved in other ways, we’d love to hear from you! We very much work around our volunteer’s availability – so each volunteer and what they do, is individual. Typically, volunteers might be involved in things like:

  • Spending time with residents who, perhaps, have friends or family who can’t visit them regularly
  • Art and craft sessions
  • Baking and cooking workshops
  • Getting involved in clubs (such as book club or knitting club)
  • Playing cards and board games
  • Helping at mealtimes or with general housekeeping duties

We also offer work experience to individuals and sometimes groups, whether they’re studying a particular course at school or college, are interested in starting a career in the care sector or would like to gain some more life skills in general. This also helps individuals to really understand what care and working in a care home is like, as well as giving them key skills to help in their employability.

Protecting those in our homes and our volunteers:

The safety and wellbeing of our residents, staff and volunteers remain our absolute priority and the following measures are in place:

  • All volunteers and work experience students will receive all the personal protective equipment they need
  • A full induction will be given as well as training on infection control and good hygiene
  • volunteers will be tested for Covid-19 in line with the Government guidance
  • We invite you in for an induction to get to know our home and residents

Our process for volunteering/work experience is:

  • You complete an application form
  • We invite you in for a chat to get to know you
  • We carry out a free DBS check (if aged over 16) and references where applicable
  • We invite you in for an induction to get to know our home and residents

 

 

If you’re interested in volunteering or work experience in one of our homes or even at Head Office, we’d love to hear from you!

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