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Loneliness Awareness Week

14 - 18 June 2021

After months of lockdowns, social distancing, and restrictions, more of us are experiencing loneliness than ever, which is having a big impact on our wellbeing. 


Volunteering is a great way to connect with others and can make a real difference to the lives of socially isolated people in your community. 


There are lots of opportunities to volunteer and help alleviate loneliness in Somerset. We've listed some of them below.

New
One day · Anytime
Merriott
Group volunteering at ARK at Egwood CICARK welcomes group of volunteers to join us in making ARK an enjoyable, socially engaging outdoor environment. Hours can be as little or as much as you spare.Posted by ARK at Egwood
New
2–4 hrs/wk
Frome
SHARE:Frome VolunteerWe are looking for volunteers to come help out in the shop for just one regular day a week. Posted by SHARE:Frome
New
2 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
Peer Supporter RoleAs a Peer Supporter, you will be working with individuals with emotional or mental health problems who require support from someone who understandsPosted by Mind In Somerset Sedgemoor Community Support Project
New
2 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
Befriender RoleAs a Befriender, you will be working with individuals who are experiencing emotional and mental health problems and require support from someone who understandsPosted by Mind In Somerset Sedgemoor Community Support Project
1 hrs/wk
Crewkerne
Volunteer Arts and Crafts BuddyDo you enjoy arts and crafts and getting to know new people? Become a buddy to 'Abby' to help make a positive difference to her life and your own!Posted by Discovery
1–2 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
MentorWorking with participants to achieve previously set life goals. Empowering and facilitating them be proactive in this. Making community introductionsPosted by Enable South West Community Interest Company
0–4 hrs/wk
Flexible location
DriverTo support with logistics and transporting of staff, young people and equipment. To support young people to access youth services we are delivering.Posted by In The Mix Project
3–9 hrs/wk
Flexible location
Volunteer Youth WorkerTo work as part of the ITMP Team to support and assist in the delivery of our work with children, young people and communities.Posted by In The Mix Project
2–4 hrs/wk
Frome
VolunteerWe are looking for someone to help support our Members and locals here in Frome at our Hubs. Please feel free to contact me for more information, many thanks.Posted by Keyring Living Support Netwporks
3–25 hrs/wk
Merriott
Volunteering at ARK at Egwood CICARK is looking for volunteers to join us in making ARK an enjoyable, socially engaging outdoor environment. Hours can be as little or as much as you spare.Posted by ARK at Egwood
One day · 2–4 hrs
Taunton
Receptionist/Tea & Coffee VolunteerWe need volunteers for Wednesday & Friday mornings 9.30am - 12.30pm to cover Reception or to make tea and coffee.Posted by North Taunton Partnership
0–1 hrs/wk
Shepton Mallet
Shepton Mallet Volunteers for Shepton Together Befriending/Companionship ServiceCan you spare an hour a week to brighten up someone's day?

If the answer is "Yes" then we would love to hear from you.
Posted by Shepton Together
4–14 hrs/wk
Taunton
Volunteer Retail AssistantWorking in a busy charity shop, serving customers, sorting stock, visual merchandising, with the chance to work towards NVQ Qualifications in Customer Service.Posted by Shaw Trust - Taunton
4–14 hrs/wk
Taunton
Volunteer Retail AssistantWorking in a busy charity shop, serving customers, sorting stock, visual merchandising, with the chance to work towards NVQ Qualifications in Customer Service.Posted by Shaw Trust - Taunton
2–8 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
Independent Living Volunteer - North SomersetProvide health and social care support through our Independent Living service that aims to support people experiencing a health crisis.Posted by British Red Cross
One day · 8 hrs
Flexible location
Event & festival welfare support workerOffering practical & emotional support, and advice to people attending festivals and similar events. Prior experience in social care, mental health etc needed.Posted by National Event Welfare Service
2–6 hrs/wk · Starting from 20 May 2021
Chard
Thursday Project VolunteerOur Thursday Project Volunteers will be instrumental in ensuring the smooth running of our Thursday Project at Chard Rugby Club.Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
2–4 hrs/wk · Starting from 20 May 2021
Chard
Peer Support VolunteerOur Peer Support Volunteers will be instrumental in engaging with our members at our Thursday Project at Chard Rugby Club.Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
2–4 hrs/wk
Flexible location
Employment and Volunteering Assisting people to access volunteering and employment opportunitiesPosted by CHARIS Refugees
0–2 hrs/wk
From home
Do you love reading and enjoy bringing people together?Volunteers will be trained to facilitate 1:1 shared reading sessions with people in Somerset who are living with dementia. Presently these are on Zoom. Posted by The Reader Organisation
2–4 hrs/wk
Chard
Social Media CoordinatorDevelop the Museums social media channels to raise awareness of all our activities to the general public and our target audiences .Posted by Chard Museum
1–3 hrs/wk · Starting from 19 Apr 2021
Flexible location
Activities CoordinatorOur warm, fun community project is looking for someone who likes connecting with others through activities and wants to support their local community. Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
0–2 hrs/wk
Crewkerne
Crewkerne Carers Support Group Volunteers Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Crewkerne.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Frome
Frome Carers Support Group Volunteers Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Frome.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Wells
Wells Carers Support Group Volunteers Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Wells.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Bruton
Bruton Carers Support Group Volunteers Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Bruton.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Castle Cary
Castle Cary Carers Support Group Volunteers Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Castle Cary.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Chard
Chard Carers Support Group Volunteers Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Chard.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Martock
Martock Carers Support Group VolunteersHelp provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Martock.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Langport
Langport Carers Support Group Volunteers Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Langport and the surrounding area.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Burnham-on-Sea
Burnham on Sea Carers Support Group Volunteers Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Burnham on Sea.Posted by Spark Somerset
4 hrs/wk
Yeovil
Independent Living Volunteer - Assisted Discharge - YeovilCould you help us to support someone experiencing a health and social care crisis? You will be helping provide practical and emotional support to people.Posted by British Red Cross
2 hrs/wk
Taunton
Independent Living Volunteer - Support at home - TauntonProvide health and social care support through our Independent Living service that aims to support people experiencing a health crisis.Posted by British Red Cross
0–2 hrs/wk
Wellington
Wellington Carers Support Group Volunteers Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Wellington.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–1 hrs/wk
From home
Remote Telephone Befriending/Companionship Calls for the over 55s across Mendip Can you spare an hour a week to brighten up someone's day? If the answer is "Yes" then we would love to hear from you. Posted by MHA Communities Mendip District
3–10 hrs/wk
Taunton
Volunteers needed!Would you like to join our mission to help to support people who have offended so they reintegrate back into society, live crime free and thrive? Posted by Langley House Trust
1–2 hrs/wk
Taunton
Volunteer BuddyWe are looking for people to befriend and help our clients to develop the skills and confidence to tackle everyday tasks and activities. Posted by Arc
Anytime
From home
Friendly Phone Calls VolunteerFriendly Phone Call volunteers help to support and improve the wellbeing of an isolated older person by calling them once a weekPosted by Age UK Somerset
Anytime
Taunton
Volunteer DriverVolunteer Drivers to take our sight impaired members to various activities and events, either a one off event, or a regular activity.Posted by Somerset Sight
Anytime
Flexible location
Befriending - SedgemoorDo you enjoy 1:1 company and conversation and have a couple of hours available to visit someone once a fortnight local to where you live? Posted by Somerset Sight
Anytime
Taunton
Befriender - MendipDo you enjoy 1:1 company and conversation and have a couple of hours available to visit someone once a fortnight local to where you live?Posted by Somerset Sight
Anytime
Taunton
Befriender - Taunton DeaneDo you enjoy 1:1 company and conversation and have a couple of hours available to visit someone once a fortnight local to where you live?Posted by Somerset Sight
Anytime
Taunton
Befriender - West SomersetDo you enjoy 1:1 company and conversation and have a couple of hours available to visit someone once a fortnight local to where you live? Posted by Somerset Sight
Anytime
Taunton
Befriender - South SomersetDo you enjoy 1:1 company and conversation and have a couple of hours available to visit someone once a fortnight local to where you live?Posted by Somerset Sight