Come and join our team - we need more caring volunteers!
We are incredibly blessed at Carers Count to have an amazing and dedicated team of volunteers. We love to show our appreciation for their continued support and invaluable contribution.
Many of the Carers Count team volunteered for charities before moving into paid work with us. Since setting up in 2012/13, lots of volunteers for our organisation have gained the skills and experience needed to move into paid work of their choice.
From helping you gain valuable new skills and experience to boosting your confidence. There are so many benefits to giving your time to help others.
In addition to the feel-good factor that comes from helping others, studies have shown that volunteering also improves volunteers' well-being!
We are always in need of volunteers to support our various groups, such as Coffee and Chat, Tai Chi and Arts and Crafts. We need voluntary help in reception, within our Information and Advice team and in social media development. Volunteers also play an essential part in our service feedback forums and local authority consultations.
If you would like to support unpaid carers in Kirklees, we have a number of different roles for volunteers at Carers Count.
Some of the roles we have are below, but please ring for a chat if you would like to know more:
- Peer Support Volunteers: Befriending, making calls and meeting with a carer to support them, maybe someone with similar interests to you.
- Telephone Befriending: make weekly calls to carers, some volunteers support more than one person.
- Group Volunteers: help out at carers groups, from Tai Chi to Coffee and Chat.
- Front of House support: Answering the phone and supporting our busy front-of-house team.
- Information and Advice: Help carers to apply for a blue badge or attendance allowance, or refer them for specialist advice
- Promotional Events/ Networking: Come along to some of our events to promote the service and meet with other volunteers and carers. Join the Kirklees involvement network
Training is provided for all roles. And although experience is always helpful - it is not always essential.
If you are currently or have been a carer in the past and would like to get involved, you would be very welcome.
To find out more about these roles or to discuss where you think you could help, please contact our volunteer co-ordinator on 0300 012 0231
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to volunteer or find more information on this, please visit the Contact Us section.