0300 111 9000

Mon, Wed & Fri 9am-5pm,
Tues & Thurs 8am-8pm

0300 111 9000

Mon, Wed & Fri 9am-5pm, Tues & Thurs 8am-8pm

Why not come and volunteer for Gloucestershire Carers Hub in 2023? 

We are looking for volunteers to fulfil a number of roles. 

We want volunteering roles to work around the lives of our volunteers. So our roles can be flexible around you. If you would like to know more about these role or others or maybe you have a great idea of how to volunteer.  

Please email gloscarershubvolunteering@peopleplus.co.uk  

What our volunteers need 

A Disclosure and Barring Service check will be completed prior to you commencing any volunteering role with us. 

What we provide for our volunteers 

? Reimbursement of costs 

? Extra support 

? Training and the opportunity to gain an accredited qualification  

Volunteer Out of Hours Call Handler 

Summary 

We are currently looking for volunteers who can be part of a team manning phone calls which will be diverted to their own mobile so can volunteer remotely.  

Detailed Description 

Working remotely, we are looking to trial a new project which provide one to two hours cover each evening and two hours on a Saturday and Sunday phone support. These hours will be split between a team of volunteers, and we would love to hear from you even if you can only do one of the shifts each month. The Carer who calls may just need a listening ear or require signposting. The volunteer would need to listen and make basic notes to send back to the Gloucestershire Carers hub the next day.  

The ideal person for this role:  

   

  • Clear spoken communication skills  
  • Excellent manner and people skills  
  • Confidence in communicating in person  
  • Pleasant and welcoming manner  
  • Be comfortable volunteering within a group or by yourself  
  • Being able to use your own initiative but be able to ask for help when you need it  
  • Strong organisational skills  
  • Good timekeeping skills  
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality  

   

Stroll and Chat Volunteer 

Summary  

We are looking for volunteers for 2023 to plan and oversee some gentle walks throughout the county. 

Detailed Description 

We are looking for volunteers to develop and oversee our 2023 stroll and chat groups. To plan and walk with carers and sometimes their cared for. The routes will need to be for all levels of fitness and should include some amenities on route. The volunteer should be able to plan the route which should be about an hour a leisurely pace maybe stopping a few times to take in nature or have a drink and rest. Take a register and fed back any concerns to the Carers Hub. We would love to hear from any volunteers who can help even if you can only help on one of the walks each month, please let us know. The walks can be in various locations across the county. 

Carer Aware Discount Sign Up Volunteer 

Summary 

This is an ideal opportunity for someone wishing to gain valuable experience of working with local businesses within a sales role. 

Detailed Description 

This is an ideal opportunity for someone wishing to gain valuable experience of working with local businesses. You will use your existing sales skills and knowledge to help Carers enjoy the benefits of the card by getting discounts and promoting Carer aware.  

What does this role involve?  

  • Contacting businesses around the County using either email, telephone or face to face approaches to ask if they would be willing to offer a discount to Carers 
  • Talking to Carers about the discounts they would like  
  • Being a champion for Carer Aware by telling businesses what it is and directing them to our website  
  • Staying in touch with us to receive news and updates and to report any concerns  
  • Understanding and applying our approach to maintaining confidentiality  

Carers group volunteer for those supporting a veteran or someone in the Armed Forces or Carers who are a member of the Armed Forces or the veteran community. 

 

Summary 

To support with the running of a monthly support group for those supporting a member of the Armed Forces or the veteran community or Carers who are a member of the Armed Forces or the veteran community. 

Detailed Description 

Gloucestershire Carers Hub are looking to set up monthly support group for those who are supporting for a member of the Armed Forces or a veteran or Carers who are a member of the Armed Forces or the veteran community. The support group will be in two formats; a monthly cafe where Carers can get together face to face over a cuppa, and also a monthly online meeting to get together for a chat, a quiz etc. We are looking for volunteers who have a good understanding of the Armed Forces and veteran community.  

The face-to-face volunteers will meet and greet and record who is at the session and feedback any questions of support we can give members to the volunteer coordinator. The online volunteers will facilitate an hour-long meeting once a month online where Carers from this community can chat and support each other, it would be good if the volunteers could maybe arrange fun online activities for example a quiz, or fun bingo etc. We are looking for several volunteers throughout the county to help us. 

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