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Volunteer with Us

Why Volunteer with Swindon Carers Centre?

Whether you can give a couple of hours a day, a month or just every now and then, there are so many different opportunities for you to volunteer with us at Swindon Carers Centre.

There are thousands of people in the Swindon area who have some kind of caring responsibility for a friend, neighbour or member of their family. When someone finds themselves in this situation, quite often they do not know who to turn to for help, what they are entitled to and what support is out there. This is where Swindon Carers Centre come in, helping carers of all ages with our team of dedicated support workers, benefits advice workers, self-help groups, emergency card scheme and carers breaks.

We were delighted to receive some really positive feedback from volunteers in our 2020 Volunteer Survey:

Please see below that volunteer roles that we currently have available. If you would like to apply for any of the volunteer roles, please complete our online application form below or complete the downloadable form here and return it to recruitment@swindoncarers.org.uk.

Volunteer Application Form

Communications Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer with the ability to create and edit photos, video and graphics for key projects. Working with the Media & Communications Officer, you will contribute to the promotion of Swindon Carers Centre activities and campaigns.

In addition to completing the Volunteer Application Form, we would like to ask for a brief portfolio selection. Please send two to three photos, or a video, which best represents your current work to us along with the application form.

Volunteer advert Role description

Adult Carers Groups and Activities Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to support the Adult Carers Groups and Activities Team with the smooth running of groups and activities for carers. These take place at various venues within Swindon in the the daytime as well as evenings.

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Adult Carer Counsellor Volunteer

We are looking for a qualified counsellor to work as a member of the adult carers support team, offering counselling to unpaid carers who are receiving support from Swindon Carers Centre. The post holder will offer 1:1 counselling sessions in accordance with BACP standards. This role is based at Sanford House, Swindon.

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Dementia Group Volunteer

We invite anyone with a good understanding of the needs of those living with dementia to volunteer in this unique group. We work in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society so both carers and the person they care for can come along together. Carers can take a break and have a chat whilst the person with dementia is supported to take part in their own activity next door. The support group meets one afternoon a month.

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Become a Trustee

We are always looking for committed volunteers to add further expertise to our Trustee Board and would particularly welcome trustees with experience/expertise in the following areas:  HR, Fundraising, Networking, Legal, Unpaid Caring. 

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Swindon Carers Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We adhere to a policy promoting equality of opportunity. All staff, volunteers and trustees of Swindon Carers Centre are required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service Check carried out.

If you would like to find out more information about volunteering for Swindon Carers Centre, please email us at carers@swindoncarers.org.uk.