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Wellbeing Volunteer

Wellbeing Volunteer

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Flexible location
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WellbeingCommunity & familyOlder people
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The Carers' Centre Bath and North East Somerset
#59284
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Summary

Give unpaid carers every chance to support their wellbeing.

Detailed description

Our free Wellbeing activities take place across a variety of days, times and locations. This also allows volunteers like you, lots of opportunities to get involved!


Activities can be in-person, online and over the phone, locations can vary from the comfort of your own home to our office in Bath, community venues, local sites and attractions.


What you will do

Your responsibilities can vary as a Wellbeing Volunteer, depending on the type of activity you support. In a nutshell, you will help carers to take time for themselves, connect with others and have fun! Common tasks you can expect to take on are outlined below.


Offer a warm welcome

This may include taking a register, making hot drinks and helping carers settle in.


Set up activities

Create a comfortable environment and help to take down and clean up.


Support activities

Be on hand to make introductions and encourage participation.


Day trips

Help manage group travel on outings.


Please note, for this role you will be required to provide character references and complete a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check. These will be organised with you, by The Carers’ Centre once you are accepted.


About you

You are a friendly and sociable person that enjoys being around people. You will have excellent listening skills and will be able to empathise with others. You thrive working as part of a team and will ensure everyone is included and feels valued. If you'd like to support online activities, you will be confident in using electronic devices and online platforms like Zoom.


Why join us?

There are lots of amazing reasons to volunteer for a charity. You might feel like you want to give back to your local community, meet new people or gain a new skill. You can do all this and more at The Carers' Centre.


Volunteers are vital to our work in helping unpaid carers, we pledge to provide you with ongoing support throughout your time with us as a volunteer, you will be provided with a full induction and by joining us you will be making a difference to the lives of unpaid carers.


We will, of course, reimburse any out-of-pocket expenses to support you in your role.

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
This volunteering opportunity is expired You can find other volunteering opportunities here.
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About The Carers' Centre Bath and North East Somerset

We are a local charity dedicated to supporting the thousands of people caring for their loved ones in Bath and the surrounding areas.

We provide trusted information, advice and support to anyone looking after their loved ones in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES). We help people of all ages and at any stage in their caring role.

We enable people to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them to others, and by helping them to take control of their caring role. We strive to work with our wider community to improve recognition and support for unpaid carers.

Why we're here:
We are here for the friends and families helping their loved ones get the best out of life.
Looking after a partner, friend or family member due to old age, illness, disability, mental health problem or an addiction can be a very rewarding experience. However, without the right support in place it can take a toll on our physical and mental wellbeing.

What we do:
We work to improve the lives of unpaid carers across B&NES. We do this by supporting carers of all ages to have what they need to stay well, in control and feel connected.

This means listening to carers, amplifying their voices and putting them at the heart of our work. It’s providing free wellbeing activities so they can take some time away from their caring role. It’s helping them navigate a complex health and social care system, offering financial guidance and employment advice. It’s giving them a safe and supportive space to come together.

What we want to achieve:
We’re here for carers, but to be sustainable for the next generation of carers we need to work together.

Three in five of us will care for someone during our lifetime, and it is likely we all know someone who is caring right now. Caring is everybody’s business.

Carers of today and tomorrow need to be recognised, valued and supported by decision-makers, professionals and those around them. We can’t do this without the help of our supporters and volunteers.

Why we need your help:
We are working hard to ensure carers in B&NES are fully recognised, valued and supported in society. But we can’t do this alone.

Volunteers are vital to what we do. They offer their amazing skills to help us deliver life-changing services and they make a huge difference to the local community.

Why volunteer with us?
We want you to get as much out of volunteering as you put into it.
Meeting new friends, learning new skills, advancing your career and feeling happier and healthier; these are just some of the benefits our volunteers say they get from giving their time.

Considering volunteering with us?
Whether you can give the odd hour here or there, or can commit to a more regular role, there are many opportunities to get involved with The Carers’ Centre.