Mary House loungeVolunteering opportunities within our homes are available Monday- Friday between the hours of 10.30 -16.00.

Volunteer Duties

Working 1:1 with our residents

Volunteers are partnered with a resident, enabling you to build a relationship with each other. You will be required to support them to:

  • Communicate – through talking and reading to them
  • Use the facilities available in our Therapy Suite
  • Participate in art and crafts
  • Participate in sensory cooking
  • Participate in gardening and accessing the garden
  • Participate in daily activities within the homes
  • Access the community (a group activity)

Working with groups of residents

For volunteers or a group of volunteers with a special interest like playing a musical instrument. Types of group activity include:

  • Prayer Meetings
  • Coffee Mornings
  • Reading Groups
  • Music Sessions
  • Celebrating Festivals

Special Events

Throughout the year we hold special events within our homes like Summer Fetes and Resident’s Parties – these often fall outside the normal volunteer hours. We are always grateful of volunteer support to organise these events. Volunteers will be briefed ahead of the event on the tasks they are expected to get involved in, like:

  • Putting up decorations
  • Serving food and drinks
  • Spending 1:1 time with our residents
  • Helping with the clearing and washing up after the event

Volunteer Induction and Support

We like to give our volunteers a warm welcome and on-going support, as part of our induction and support process you will need to:

  • Attend a one day induction – outlining roles and responsibilities and emergency procedures
  • Complete training sessions on Safeguarding, Infection Control and Health and Safety
  • Complete Food Hygiene training –  applicable to anyone involved preparing and serving food
  • Attend an awareness session on pushing our residents wheelchairs
  • Contacted regularly to catch-up on how you are getting on

Find out More

If you are interested in volunteering in our homes simply complete our online enquiry form, download and complete a PDF, or call Kate or Claire in our HR team on 01304 626928.

Online enquiry form

Volunteer form download