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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
4 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
Meet & Greet Peer Volunteer (Crisis Safe Space)
We are looking for Meet & Greet Peer Volunteers to support our team at the Crisis Safe Space in Bridgwater.Posted by Second Step
New
4 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
Peer Telephone Support Volunteer (Crisis Safe Space)
We are looking for Peer Telephone Support Volunteers to support our team at the Crisis Safe Space in Bridgwater. Posted by Second Step
New
1–4 hrs/wk · Starting from 1 Jan 2022
Flexible location
Befriending Volunteer
Volunteers needed, across Somerset, to be 'Buddies' for people recovering from an acquired brain injury. Posted by Headway Somerset
New
1 hrs/wk
Flexible location
Active Befriending Volunteer
This role involves joining a local older person for a walk and chat once a week, for 8 weeks initially, to reduce their loneliness and rebuild their confidence.Posted by Age UK Somerset
1 hrs/wk
Crewkerne
Volunteer Arts and Crafts Buddy
Do you enjoy arts and crafts and getting to know new people? Come and make a positive difference to ‘Abby’s’ life and your own by becoming a volunteer buddy!Posted by Discovery
3 hrs/wk
Shepton Mallet
Assistance with Dementia Music & Movement Session (Love To Move Program)
Three hours of fun, every Tuesday morning assisting local people with dementia enjoy a chair based, musical movement and cognitive exercise group. Posted by Art Bank
1–15 hrs/wk
Wincanton
Libraries Volunteer - Home Library Service Local Area Lead Volunteer - Wincanton
As a Somerset Libraries volunteer, there are a variety of different ways that you can get involved and support your local library , or the local community. Posted by Somerset County Council
1–15 hrs/wk
Taunton
Libraries Volunteer - Home Library Service Local Area Lead Volunteer - Taunton
As a Somerset Libraries volunteer, there are a variety of different ways that you can get involved and support your local library , or the local community. Posted by Somerset County Council
1–15 hrs/wk
Yeovil
Libraries Volunteer - Home Library Service Local Area Lead Volunteer - Yeovil
As a Somerset Libraries volunteer, there are a variety of different ways that you can get involved and support your local library , or the local community. Posted by Somerset County Council
1–15 hrs/wk
Wincanton
Libraries Volunteer - Home Library Service Volunteer - Wincanton
As a Somerset Libraries volunteer, there are a variety of different ways that you can get involved and support your local library , or the local community.Posted by Somerset County Council
1–15 hrs/wk
Minehead
Libraries Volunteer - Home Library Service Volunteer - Porlock
As a Somerset Libraries volunteer, there are a variety of different ways that you can get involved and support your local library , or the local community.Posted by Somerset County Council
1–15 hrs/wk
Crewkerne
Libraries Volunteer - Home Library Service Volunteer - Crewkerne
As a Somerset Libraries volunteer, there are a variety of different ways that you can get involved and support your local library , or the local community.Posted by Somerset County Council
1–15 hrs/wk
Cheddar
Libraries Volunteer - Home Library Service Volunteer - Cheddar
As a Somerset Libraries volunteer, there are a variety of different ways that you can get involved and support your local library , or the local community.Posted by Somerset County Council
1–15 hrs/wk
Minehead
Libraries Volunteer - Home Library Service Volunteer - Minehead
As a Somerset Libraries volunteer, there are a variety of different ways that you can get involved and support your local library , or the local community.Posted by Somerset County Council
1–15 hrs/wk
Dulverton
Libraries Volunteer - Home Library Service Volunteer - Dulverton
As a Somerset Libraries volunteer, there are a variety of different ways that you can get involved and support your local library , or the local community.Posted by Somerset County Council
1–15 hrs/wk
Taunton
Libraries Volunteer - Home Library Service Volunteer - Williton
As a Somerset Libraries volunteer, there are a variety of different ways that you can get involved and support your local library , or the local community.Posted by Somerset County Council
1–10 hrs/wk
Yeovil
Chair of Governors for St Gildas Catholic Primary School
You do not need any special qualifications or skills to become a school governor - just energy and enthusiasm!Posted by Somerset County Council
1 hrs/wk · Starting from 17 Aug 2021
Flexible location
Parent support team volunteer - Mendip
We are looking for a volunteer to help support a local team of volunteers who organise NCT parent support activities to support local parents. Posted by NCT
1 hrs/wk · Starting from 17 Aug 2021
From home
Volunteer Parent Support Coordinator - Mendip
We are looking for a volunteer to help build and lead a local team of volunteers who will organise NCT parent support activities to support local parents. Posted by NCT
0–4 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
The Local Pantry, East Bridgwater
As a Pantry Volunteer, you playing a vital part in making sure residents receive food parcels. With other volunteers, you’ll sort and organise surplus food.Posted by The Local Pantry
0–4 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
The Local Pantry, South Bridgwater
As a Pantry Volunteer, you playing a vital part in making sure residents receive food parcels. With other volunteers, you’ll sort and organise surplus food.Posted by The Local Pantry
3–6 hrs/wk
Chard
Kitchen Assistant - Open Mental Health
Would you welcome the opportunity to use your cooking skills and support a community group in Chard?Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
1–3 hrs/wk
From home
Peer Contact Support - Open Mental Health
Are you someone who likes connecting with others through one to one contact? We’ll be asking you to phone a few people who may need some reassurance.Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
4–20 hrs/wk · Starting from 8 Jul 2021
From home
National Support Line Volunteer (External)
Could you provide emotional or practical support to somebody in need? We are looking for volunteers who can provide help to those who need it most.Posted by British Red Cross
0–2 hrs/wk
Flexible location
Become a Get Outside Ambassador
The Get Outside in Somerset campaign is calling the community to get outdoors and move in more ways that suit them and we are looking for ambassadors.Posted by Get Outside Somerset
2 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
Peer Supporter Role - Open Mental Health
As 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
2 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
Befriender Role
As 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
2–4 hrs/wk
Frome
Volunteer
We 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
3–9 hrs/wk
Flexible location
Volunteer Youth Worker
To 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
3 hrs/wk · 1 Jul 2021 – 30 Oct 2021
Axbridge
Museum Steward
Help welcome visitors to our museum. You will work alongside another steward and be given full training prior to starting. Posted by King John's Hunting Lodge museum
4–14 hrs/wk
Taunton
Volunteer Retail Assistant
Working 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
2–4 hrs/wk
Taunton
Volunteer Gardener
We're looking for people to work alongside staff and homeless clients to help us keep our various Taunton gardens looking good.Posted by Arc
Anytime
Yeovil
Libraries Volunteer - Home Library Service Volunteer - Yeovil
As a Somerset Libraries volunteer, there are a variety of different ways that you can get involved and support your local library , or the local community.Posted by Somerset County Council
Anytime
Taunton
Libraries Volunteer - Home Library Service Volunteer - Taunton
As a Somerset Libraries volunteer, there are a variety of different ways that you can get involved and support your local library , or the local community.Posted by Somerset County Council
Anytime
Frome
Libraries Volunteer - Home Library Service Volunteer - Frome
As a Somerset Libraries volunteer, there are a variety of different ways that you can get involved and support your local library , or the local community.Posted by Somerset County Council
Anytime
Bridgwater
Libraries Volunteer - Home Library Service Volunteer - Bridgwater
As a Somerset Libraries volunteer, there are a variety of different ways that you can get involved and support your local library , or the local community.Posted by Somerset County Council
One day · 8 hrs
Flexible location
Event & festival welfare support worker
Offering 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 Volunteer - Open Mental Health
Our 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
Chard
Peer Support Volunteer - Open Mental Health
Our Peer Support Volunteers will be instrumental in engaging with our members at our Thursday Project at Chard Rugby Club.Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
4–10 hrs/wk · 9 Apr 2021 – 31 Dec 2021
Taunton
Volunteer Administration Assistant
We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic volunteer who can help our Project Administrator to provide support to our staff team and clients in a busy office.Posted by Langley House Trust
3 hrs/wk
Flexible location
Talk About Companion - Taunton, Wellington, Bridgwater, Minehead, Burnham-on-Sea
Marie Curie need volunteers for its 'Talk About Project' to have conversations with people about their wishes and preferences at the end of their life.Posted by Marie Curie
2–4 hrs/wk
Chard
Social Media Coordinator
Develop the Museums social media channels to raise awareness of all our activities to the general public and our target audiences .Posted by Chard Museum
3–10 hrs/wk · 1 Mar 2021 – 28 Feb 2022
Taunton
Volunteer Kitchen Assistant
We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to help our chef in our Registered Care Home to keep the kitchen clean and tidy and to help with some food prep.Posted by Langley House Trust
1–2 hrs/wk
Frome
Trustees
Has the lockdown helped you to rethink your priorities, do you have spare time to support a local charity?
Posted by The Pod
2–3 hrs/wk
Yeovil
One to One Tutor English or Maths
Help young people age 14-24 gain English and Maths Functional Skills Qualifications for their next steps in lifePosted by The Rendezvous
2–4 hrs/wk
Taunton
Open Mental Health - Volunteering Buddy
We are looking for volunteer buddies, people who can support and encourage others to get involved with volunteering. Can you see yourself in this role? Posted by Open Mental Health
2–4 hrs/wk
Flexible location
Open Mental Health - Somerset wide volunteering buddy
We are looking for volunteer buddies, people who can support and encourage others to get involved with volunteering. Can you see yourself in this role? Posted by Open Mental Health
1–3 hrs/wk
Flexible location
Activities Coordinator - Open Mental Health
Our 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
Shepton Mallet
Shepton Mallet Unpaid Carers Support Group Lead
Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to unpaid carers in Shepton Mallet alongside Somerset Carers Service and Heads Up.Posted by Spark Somerset
2–4 hrs/wk
Wincanton
Open Mental Health - Volunteering Buddy
We are looking for volunteer buddies, people who can support and encourage others to get involved with volunteering. Can you see yourself in this role? Posted by Open Mental Health
0–2 hrs/wk
Wincanton
Wincanton Carers Support Group Volunteers
Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to unpaid carers in Wincanton.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Somerton
Keinton Mandeville Carers Support Group Volunteers
Lead a new monthly Carers Group linked to a Memory Group and potential other activities on a Tuesday 2 hours once a month with other ongoing requirements.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Wellington
Wellington Carers Support Group Volunteers
Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to unpaid carers in Wellington.Posted by Spark Somerset
4 hrs/wk
Yeovil
Independent Living Volunteer - Assisted Discharge - Yeovil
Could 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 - Taunton
Provide health and social care support through our Independent Living service that aims to support people experiencing a health crisis.Posted by British Red Cross
4–5 hrs/wk · Starting from 22 Mar 2021
Taunton
Customer service volunteers-mobility aids
This is a very rewarding role providing much-needed support for people who are accessing our service. Posted by British Red Cross
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
2–4 hrs/wk
Langport
Open Mental Health - Volunteering Buddy
We are looking for volunteer buddies, people who can support and encourage others to get involved with volunteering. Can you see yourself in this role? Posted by Open Mental Health
1 hrs/wk
From home
SSAFA Somerset Caseworker - Bath and Mendip
Be on the Front Line and help SSAFA Somerset make a difference for those in need. Our valuable Caseworkers help servicemen and women as well as veterans.
Posted by SSAFA Somerset
1 hrs/wk
From home
SSAFA Somerset Caseworker - North Somerset
Be on the Front Line and help SSAFA Somerset make a difference for those in need. Our valuable Caseworkers help servicemen and women as well as veterans.
Posted by SSAFA Somerset
1 hrs/wk
From home
SSAFA Somerset Caseworker - South Somerset
Be on the Front Line and help SSAFA Somerset make a difference for those in need. Our valuable Caseworkers help servicemen and women as well as veterans.
Posted by SSAFA Somerset
1 hrs/wk
From home
SSAFA Somerset Caseworker - Taunton and West Somerset
Be on the Front Line and help SSAFA Somerset make a difference for those in need. Our valuable Caseworkers help servicemen and women as well as veterans.Posted by SSAFA Somerset
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
3–4 hrs/wk
Watchet
Employment Support Volunteer
To support people towards work and enhance their confidence, self esteem and support them to overcome barriers. Posted by Community Employment Hubs
3–4 hrs/wk
Wellington
Employment Support Volunteer
Giving one to one support to people towards work and enhance their confidence, self esteem and support them to overcome barriers. Posted by Community Employment Hubs
3–4 hrs/wk
Wellington
Administration volunteer
To support people towards work and enhance their confidence, self esteem and support them to overcome barriers. Posted by Community Employment Hubs
3–4 hrs/wk
Minehead
Employment Support Volunteer
To support people towards work and enhance their confidence, self esteem and support them to overcome barriers. Posted by Community Employment Hubs
1–2 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
Healthwatch Somerset volunteer
Are you a champion? Help us by talking and listening to people in your local community about their experience of health and care services.Posted by Healthwatch Somerset
4–16 hrs/wk
Bridgwater
CAFE SUPERVISER/MANAGER
This is an excellent opportunity to help build up a cafe with another very hands-on person. So the work will not all be on you!Posted by St Mary's Church, Bridgwater
0–2 hrs/wk
Flexible location
Covid Community Champions
Would you like to join our network of Covid Community Champions to help people you know to stay happy and healthy?Posted by Spark Somerset
3–4 hrs/wk
Taunton
Community Employment Hub refreshments volunteer
To support people towards work by creating a relaxed environment with lots of tea, coffee and refreshments being served with a smile. Posted by Community Employment Hubs
3–4 hrs/wk
Taunton
Community Employment Hub support volunteer
To support people towards work and enhance their confidence, self esteem and support them to overcome barriers. Posted by Community Employment Hubs
3–4 hrs/wk
Taunton
Meet and Greet Volunteer
To support people towards work by being a friendly helpful person to greet them and to show them round the employment hub. Posted by Community Employment Hubs
1–2 hrs/wk
Taunton
Volunteer Buddy
We 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 Volunteer - Open Mental Health
Friendly 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 Driver
Volunteer 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 - Sedgemoor
Do 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
0–2 hrs/wk · Starting from 6 Jan 2021
Chard
Directors - Open Mental Health
We are seeking Directors to join our Board. This is an excellent opportunity to join our team at an exciting time.Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
2–3 hrs/wk
Wincanton
Youth Club Volunteers - Open Mental Health
Teenagers in need of fun volunteers! Weekly youth club restarting soon.Posted by The Balsam Centre
Anytime
From home
Regional Support Team
Are you looking for an interesting, challenging, and engaging volunteer role? We are looking for members of our Regional Support Teams across the South West.Posted by Medical Detection Dogs
1–4 hrs/wk · Starting from 17 May 2021
Taunton
Job Seeker Mentor
Work-Wise is a Taunton charity offering free support to job seekers. We offer a variety of volunteer roles- mentors, hospitality, IT, Social mediaPosted by Work-Wise
Anytime
Taunton
Befriender - Mendip
Do 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
2 hrs/wk
Wincanton
Art teacher - Open Mental Health
Love painting and drawing? Want to share your skills? Would you teach a small group of enthusiastic adults?Posted by The Balsam Centre
Anytime
Taunton
Befriender - West Somerset
Do 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 Somerset
Do 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 Deane
Do 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
1–2 hrs/wk
Frome
Volunteers for our child befriending service
Through our befriending service we offer children from vulnerable families the opportunity to have a positive interaction with an adult outside the family.Posted by Purple Elephant Productions
3–4 hrs/wk
Taunton
Administration Volunteer Taunton
The role of Admin Volunteer is essential for the smooth running of the busy and relaxed Employment Hub. Posted by Community Employment Hubs
Anytime
From home
Emotional and bereavement telephone support
Marie Curie is looking for volunteers to provide emotional and bereavement support by telephone to families and carers of people at the end of their lives. Posted by Marie Curie
Anytime
From home
Mindline Somerset - Open Mental Health
Mindline Covid-19 Somerset is an Emotional Support Helpline. Well established since 2002 we are looking for more volunteers to help during the Covid19 pandemic Posted by Mindline Somerset