Becoming a Volunteer

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Hello and welcome to Volunteering
at The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove.

Thank you for showing an interest in volunteering with the Carers Reablement Project..

 

An introduction to Reablement

The Carers Reablement Project, operated by The Carers Centre offers unpaid carers in the Brighton and Hove area an opportunity to learn a new skill, hobby or receive support to attend a local group or class.

I feel much less isolated after using the project, I previously had no support and I’m now in a much better position. I feel more confident to ask for it and know what is out there.

The aim of the Carers Reablement Project is to support unpaid carers, assisted by volunteers, to achieve positive changes in their lives, by setting goals and reaching clearly defined outcomes. These  outcomes will aim to improve the health and or wellbeing or the Carer.

What a nice kind man. He made me feel at ease, was encouraging and patient.

The Carers Reablement Project matches the skills, experience and knowledge of our volunteers to the specific needs of the carer. Some examples of previous success stories include support to go to a gym, one to one support to learn how to use a computer, attend a book group, learn to cook or take up a new sport.

My health and wellbeing has definitely improved, my partner noticed the difference and I felt very good and light.

The project offers unpaid carers a few weeks where they have the opportunity to learn a new skill or interest for themselves.

What a nice kind man. He made me feel at ease, was encouraging and patient.

 

Your Application

Here you will find all you need to complete your application to us, once we have received your application we will invite you into the office for an informal interview and to apply for your DBS check. Once your DBS and references have been returned, and you have attended our induction training, we will aim to get you volunteering as soon as possible.

Please complete these documents and return them to us at The Carers Centre: either via email volunteer@thecarerscentre.org or by post: F.A.O Reablement Project, The Carers Centre, 18 Bedford Place, Brighton, BN1 2PT

  • Reablement Volunteer Role description – pdf
  • Application form – pdf / Word
  • Equalities Monitoring  – pdf / Word

As your volunteering may involve working with vulnerable persons, we require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, we aim to fill out your form when we meet you for an interview as sometimes it can take over a month for it to be returned. Please bring the required ID to your interview.

  • DBS ID Requirements – pdf

 

Your Volunteering

Once your recruitment is complete (application, interview, DBS check and references) we will get you in for an induction training session, introducing the project, your role and how to stay safe while volunteering.

We hold regular group supervision with our volunteers once a month, with guest speakers from local services, a chance to chat to other volunteers and to get involved more with The Carers Centre.

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Carers Reablement Project we look forward to meeting you.

If you have any questions or queries please contact Dan or Linden at The Carers Centre on 01273 746222 or email volunteer@thecarerscentre.org

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