Carers' Resource is the local, specialist carers' centre for the
Bradford and Airedale, Harrogate and Ripon, and Craven districts of Yorkshire.

Volunteering: Home from Hospital Volunteer

Location:                                Bradford, Airedale, Craven, Harrogate

Purpose of Role:                     Home from Hospital is offered to all residents of Bradford, Harrogate and Craven and is a service supported by volunteers by offering practical help and support to someone who has just been discharged from hospital. This is a time limited intervention

Qualities required:      

  • Non-judgemental, sympathetic and a good listener
    • Ability to encourage confidence and motivation
      • Good communication skills
      • Be aware of potential risks
      • Own transport essential

Support provided:

  • Supported and supervised by a named Carers’  Resource staff member
    • Induction to Carers’ Resource
      • Guidance and ongoing support

Time Commitment:                      Time allocated per client to be regularly reviewed.          

Tasks you may be responsible for :

  • Supporting the person back into their own home
  • Light domestic tasks – changing light bulbs, testing smoke alarms, shopping and other household jobs
  • Collecting prescriptions and posting letters for those with mobility problems
  • Checking the client is safe, warm and well

There is no role designed specifically around going shopping for a client, but if this is the one thing that interests you, please get in touch

Expenses:                               Agreed expenses will be reimbursed

Benefits of volunteering:        

  • Increased knowledge of issues experienced by carers
  • Enhance career prospects
  • Gain skills and experience
  • Work as part of a team
  • Further volunteer opportunities with Carers’ Resource
  • Developing Friendships

Contact: Sally Horner; Volunteer Coordinator: 07761 510603 for further information

Want more information? Enquire about the Home from Hospital Volunteer opportunity by completing this form.