Numerous volunteering opportunities – from helping in the office to supporting people after a stay in hospital – are up for grabs supporting carers and clients in the Bradford district.
From making visits to clients at home to helping run social groups for carers, all our volunteers are ‘vital and valued’.
People can find out about the wide range of volunteering roles at an open day on Tuesday, 11 April, 1pm to 3pm, at Carers’ Resource, Unit 15, Park View Court, off St Paul’s Road, Shipley, BD18 3DZ.
Chris Whiley, Carers’ Resource Director, says: “This is a wonderful way for us to show people the variety of ways they can get involved and help support the vital services we provide for carers, clients and vulnerable people in the district.
“Our volunteers are vital and valued and their role is pivotal in the work we do.”
The event has been featured in the Telegraph & Argus.
Volunteer co-ordinator Val Stewart says: “Volunteers can get so much out what they do for us – from developing or learning new skills, to being a member of a dedicated team.
“It brings great satisfaction to many to help others – and what may seem like ‘just a monthly coffee morning’ to someone can be a lifeline to a carer who is feeling isolated.”
Full training is given, as well as ongoing support, and Carers’ Resource has the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard in recognition of the important and valued role volunteers play in the organisation.
Roles include: admin support; helping at carers’ drop-ins, lunches, events and workshops; and one-to-one support with clients, or joining the Home from Hospital team to support vulnerable people on their return from hospital with a weekly visit, over a short time, to help them regain independence.
For more details contact Val Stewart, Volunteer Coordinator on (01274) 449660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org